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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 9th January 2013.

44 Prime Cattle – Trade firm better show of quality on offer
Sale average 213.5p or (381.2p at 56%)

Limousin to 229.5p from Kenmuir Farmers to M/S Mogerley Butchers Dumfries, 228.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 227.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 225.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Whannel Shotts
British Blue to 225.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1315.88 Dinnans

Limousin to 224.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to C Anderson, 223.5p Waterside Haugh or Urr to M/S Hall, 222.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 222.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to Border Meats Lockerbie, 222.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1508.63 Waterside.

93 OTM Cattle – Trade firmer for all classes
Per Head
Angus to £1353 Newlands
Limousin to £1192.50 Meikleholm
Simmental to £1113.90 Meikleholm
British Blue to £1082.25 Leithenhall
Charolais to £1071.60 Meikleholm
Holstein to £941.85 Conheath
Per Kilo
British Blue to 185p Leithenhall
Limousin to 156p Meikleholm
Simmental to 150p Meikleholm
Angus to 143p Auld Mills
Holstein to 140p Barndennoch

1412 prime hoggs – a moderate show of hoggs were forward and trade was the poorest of the season averaging 130.6p. Top price per Kg was 170p for Beltex crosses from B Ryder, Newton Cottage, they also made the day’s top price of £85

Top prices:

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 148p ave 128.8p
Texel £43 Kirkhill, £42 Clydeside, £40.80 Kirkbride
Cross £40.50 Ardoch
Blackface £40.20, £36.80 Kirkhill, £37.20 Blackburn

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 149p ave 129.5p
Texel £58 Archbank, £57.50 Foregirth, £57.50 Dunesslin, £56.50 Clydeside
Suffolk £54 Marwhirn, £50 Barbuie
Chev Mule £50.50 Archbank
Roussin £50 Drumgrange
Charollais £49.50, £45.50 Mosside
Half Bred £48.50 Marwhirn
Cross £48 Over Abington
Cheviot £46.50 Glenjaan
Blackface £44 Blackburn, £42.50 Bogue

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 154p ave 135p
Texel £65, £64 Hillhead
Suffolk £59.50 Clydeside, £59, £57 Carswadda
Cheviot £55.50 Riggheads
Half Bred £54, £50 Marwhirn
Cross £50.80 Foregirth
Roussin £55, £54 Drumgrange
NCC £54 Archbank
Blackface £50 Sweetshawhead

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg +Over) Top 170 ave 122p
Texel £85 Newton
Suffolk £65 Bankhead of Tinwald, £62 Abune the Brae
Half Bred £55 Annefield
Zwartble £52 Rigghead

363 Cast Ewes & Rams met a steady trade
Texel £97.50, £91.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £85.50, £80.50 Nether Garrel House
Suffolk £80.50 Sunnyhill
Leicester £72.50 Cairnhall
Cross £58.50 Kirkbride, £56.50 Longbeoch, Meikleholm & Abune the Brae
Charollais £43.50 Riggheads
Zwartble £40.50 Riggheads
Blackface £42 Meikleholm, £38.50 Garroch, £32.50 Longbeoch
Rams Suffolk £79.50 Maryfield
Cheviot £84.50 Glenjaan
Texel £49.50 Bankhead of Tinwald
Leicester £73.50 Over Abington, £69.50 Guelt
Blackface £66.50 Troloss, £51.50 Sweetshawhead

Overall Light Ewe average £32.50
Overall Heavy Ewe average £59.50

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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