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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 16th January 2013.

Prime Cattle
59 Prime Cattle – Trade remains form. Quality poorer on the week.
Sale average 207.8p or (371.1p D/W @ 56%)

Limousin to 230.5p, 228.5p, 223.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill all to Border Meats Lockerbie, 222.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 222.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 221.5p (x2) Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie, 221.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1422.30 Balgrayhill

Charolais to 206.5p from A & B Hannah, Myroch to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1339.48 Myroch

65 OTM Cattle – Trade steady further feed cows forward
Per Head
Blonde to £1352 Shangan
Charolais to £973.50 Shangan
Limousin to £929.50 Tinwald Shaws
Angus to £917 Rigghead
Holstein to £824 Thwaite

Per Kilo
Charolais to 177p Shangan
Limousin to 141p Cormaddie
Angus to 136p Druidhall
Simmental to 135p Dinnans
Holstein to 135p Lakehead
Blonde to 130p Shangan

736 Prime Hoggs – A moderate show for quality hoggs were a better trade at average 140.8p dearer on the week. Top price per Kg was 188p for Beltex Crosses from Messrs D & J Cruikshank, Nether Yett. Highest price per head was £77 also for Beltex Crossed from Nether Yett.

Other Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 185p ave 146.2p
Beltex £55.50 Nether Yett
Texel £41 Hightownhead
Soay £33.50 Mabie

Standard Hoggs (32.1+39Kg) Top 167p ave 136.4p
Berrichon £65, £62 Glendarroch
Texel £60.50 Sandilands, £60, £55 Liscleugh, £55 Hightownhead
Suffolk £58.50 Townhead
Cross £50 Woodfoot, £48.50 Ballinnie
Lleyn £48, £45.80 Bennan
Half Bred £47.20 Marwhirn
Blackface £46 Ballinnie & Nisbet
Jacob £42.50 Mabie

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 188 ave 146.8p
Texel £77 Nether Yett, £66 Marr
Cross £60.50 Third, £58.8 Marr
Suffolk £60 Townhead, £57 Marwhirn
Cheviot £58 The Cottage
Half bred £51.50 Marwhirn

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top143p ave 136p
Suffolk £73.50 Kenmure, £73 Netherhall
Texel £70 Kenmure
Cross £57 Netherhall

278 Cast Ewes & Rams forward best fleshed heavier ewes met a strong trade
Texel £101.50 Balgrennan, £76.50 Martingirth, £73.50 Margaret Drive
Leicester £78.50 Foregirth
Beltex £72.50 Blackpark
Half Bred £70.50 Cushag
Cross £62.50 Blackpark, £60.50 Newmains
NCC £53.50 Newbank
Rams Suffolk £74.50 Liscleugh
Texel £70.50 Liscleugh
Cheviot £58.50 Liscleugh
Blackface £69.50 Netherhall

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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