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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly Primestock sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 21st November 2012.

31 Prime Cattle – Better offering forward more cattle required to fill increasing orders
Sale average 210.1p or (375.2p D/W @ 56%)
Limousin to 230p from D & E Lockhart, Fauldingcleugh to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 226.5p, 223.5p Waterside, Haugh or Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 222.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Hall
Top Gross Bullock £1524.13 Upper Tinwald

Limousin to 222.5p, 221.5p J & L Craik, Waterside to Border Meats Lockerbie, 220.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1346.13 Waterside

6 Prime Bulls – Trade Steady
Holstein Friesian to 153.5p Conheath

31 OTM Cattle – Numbers tighter due to events elsewhere – Trade firmer for plainer show
Per Head
Limousin to £1029.30 Sunnyhill
Simmental to £885.60 Sunnyhill
Hereford to £820.10 Upper Tinwald
Holstein to £908.50 Mid Bishopton

Per Kilo
Limousin 141p Sunnyhill
British Blue to 133p Sunnyhill
Hereford to 129p Upper Tinwald
Holstein to 121p Mid Bishopton

A Smaller show of 531 Prime Lambs – Numbers were short of demand.
Trade peaked at £86 for a pen of Beltex Cross Lambs from Messrs W & J Armour, Milton Farm. Top price per Kg was 173p for Texels from Mr D Hyslop, Clydeside Farm. Overall average for the sale was 157.5p a rise on the week.

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 169p ave 156p
Texel £63, £62.50 Kirkhill, £62.50 Maryfield, £60 Rashgill & Ford
Suffolk £61 Knockenhair, £60 East Polquhirter, £58 Brandleys
Cross £58 Abune the Brae, £55 Brandleys, £55 Clydeside
Blackface £46.50 Clydeside

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 173p ave 156p
Texel £74.50 Clydeside, £74 Ballinnie, £68 East Polquhirter, £67.50 Kirkhill
Suffolk £74.50 Clydeside, £69 Abune the Brae, £67.50, £66.50 Maryfield
Cross £60 East Polquhirter, £60 Ballinnie, £59 Nether Barr
Blackface £56.50 Lawesknowe

Heavy Lambs (45.6 – 52Kg) Top 163p ave 160.3p
Beltex £86 Milton
Texel £77.50, £75 Brieryhill, £69.50 Over Abington, £65 Innerfield

422 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – All types slightly sharper on the week
Texel £75.50 Newmains, £66.50, £65.50 Murthat
Mule £60.50 East Polquhirter, £60 Newmains, £56.50 Murthat
Lleyn £58.50 East Preston
Charollais £55.50 Mosside
Cheviot £51 East Preston
Blackface £47.50, £45.50 Mosside, £46.50 Murthat, £43.50 Laight
Rams – Texel £107.50 Murthat
Lleyn £71.50 Glenkiln
Light Ewes averaged £41.00
Heavy Ewes averaged £57.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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