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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th October 2012.

35 Prime Cattle – more grass cattle on offer. Trade remains steady.
Charolais to 225.5p from D Wilson & Son, Marwhirn to Border Meats Lockerbie
Limousin to 221.5p Gledenholm, Parkgate to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 217.5p Thorns, Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 217.5p Gledenholm, Parkgate to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1316.70 Marwhirn
Charolais to 215.5p Marwhirn to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1362.75 Marwhirn

9 Prime Bulls – Trade steadier
Charolais to 180.5p Foregirth
Holstein to 150.5p Mid Bishopton
Top Gross Bull £1210.55 Foregirth

80 OTM Cattle – More weathered cows on offer trade reflected this.
Per Head
Angus to £1128 Mid Cottage, £959.40 Newlands
Limousin to £943.80 Hearthstaines, £937.65 West Skelston
Holstein to £862.75 Boreland, £830.55 Brownfield
Ayrshire to £812.05 Waterside

Per Kilo
Angus to 170p Laught Mains, 141p Mid Cottage
Limousin to 143p Hearthstaines, 141p West Skelston
Holstein 145p Boreland, 113p Brownfield

1134 Prime Lambs – The quality end of the prime lambs were sharper on the week. Well bred, well fleshed sorts were easy to sell even if they come into the heavy category. Top price per Kg was 200p or £78 for 39Kg Beltex x Lambs from D Hyslop, Clydeside, Abington. Top price per head was £78.50 for Suffolk crosses from Messrs J Strawhorn & Son, Annefield. Overall average was 161.2p

Standard lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 200p ave 162.8p
Beltex £78 Clydeside
Texel £72.50 Maxwelltown, £67 Martingirth, £67 Barnbackle
Suffolk £66 Clydeside, £60.50 The Ford, £57.50 Hastingshall
Lleyn £59.50, £58.50 Bennan
Cross £57 Woodhouse, £55 The Ford

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 180p ave 160p
Texel £76.50 Arnmannoch, £75.50 Barshill, £74 Lawesknowe, £74 Clydeside, £74 Achie Farming
Berrichon £72.50, £65 Glendarroch
Suffolk £70.50 Maryfield, £70.50 Nether Barr, £68 Maryfield
Half Bred £68.50, £68 (x2) Marwhirn
Cross £66 Abune the Brae, £65 Lawesknowe, £65 Achie Farming
Lleyn £63.50 Bennan
Cheviot Mule £63 Marwhirn

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 167p ave 162p
Suffolk £78.50 Annefield, £75 New Farm
Half Bred £77.50 (x2) Annefield

A Larger offering of 782 Cast Ewes & Rams forward sharper on the week and easier to sell.
Texel - £95.50 Glendarroch, £80.50 Arnmannoch, £78.50 East Polquhirter
Berrichon £89.50, £74.50 Glendarroch
Leicester £83.50 Lawesknowe
Mule £75.50 Mount Kedar, £74.50 Barshill, £72.50 Barnbackle
Half Bred £72.50 Justinlees
Chev Mule £70 Arnmannoch
Suffolk £59.50 Beckfoot, £54.50 Philgowan
Blackface £54.50 Lawesknowe, £44.50 Belzies
Heavy Ewe average £58.50
Light Ewe average £36.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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