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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 30th January 2013.

36 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper more numbers required to fill extra ringside buyer’s orders. Sale average 214.4p or (382.9p at 56% D/W)

Charolais to 232.5p from D Wilson & Son, Marwhirn to Border Meats Lockerbie. Limousin to 227.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to M/S Mogerley Butchers Dumfries, 225.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Ramsay, 225.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 224.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1309.83 Woodfield

Bullocks Limousin to 220.5p from A & B Hannah, Myroch to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, Charolais to 218.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to M/S Ramsay.
Angus to 216.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to M/S Ramsay
Top Gross Bullock £1485 Meikleholm

67 OTM Cattle – Trade for all classes looked sharper

Per Head Cows
Simmental to £1117.20 Meikleholm
Limousin to £1095 Gateslack
Angus to £1017 Bogue
Holstein Friesian to £1011.20 Barndennoch, £1000.40 Shawsmuir
Saler £953.75 Hall

Per Kilo
Angus 180p, 176p Bogue
Saler 175p, 170p Hall
Charolais 155p Denbieyett
Limousin 151p Meikleholm, 146p Gateslack
Simmental 147p Meikleholm
Holstein 128p (x2) Barndennoch, 127p Ryemuir

567 Prime Hoggs – Very small show forward and short of good quality export types but other classes sharper on the week and the overall average of 142.6p. Top price per head was £74.50 for Texel Crosses from A & WJ Morrison, Seeside to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. Top price per Kg was 170p also for Texel Crosses from Mr David Graham, Hillhead. Other Top Prices

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 149p ave 138.9p
Cross £43.20 Nisbet
Cheviot £40.50 Chanlockfoot
Blackface £30 Chanlockfoot

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 168p ave 144.2p
Texel £65.50 Crookedstone, £62.50 Seeside, £61.50 Bush
Charollais £61.50 Shambellie Grange
Suffolk £59 Barbuie
Cross £51 Shambellie Grange, £50.50, £49.50 Nisbet, £49.50 Burnhead
Blackface £51.50, £50.50, £45.50, £45 Nisbet, £40.50 Chanlockfoot

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 170p ave 152.3p
Texel £68 Hillhead, £67.20 Shambellie Grange, £67 Riggheads, £67, £65.80 Eastside
Lleyn £58 Laneside
Blackface £56.50 Riggheads

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 159p ave 135.1p
Texel £74.50 Seeside, £66.50 Bush, £65.50 Riggheads
Lleyn £64, £63.50 Laneside
Cross £61.50 Shambellie Grange

242 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – all types selling dearer on the week.
Texel £103.50, £94.50 Nisbet
Suffolk £71.50, £68.50 East Preston, £67.50 Banks
Half Bred £65.50, £57.50 Marwhirn
Cross £62.50, £56.50 Bush, £54.50 Newbank
Cheviot £57.50 Trailtow, £56.50 Newbank
Blackface £49.50 Merkland, £45.50 Banks, £39.50 Nisbet
Goats £55.50 Polquhanity
Rams Texel £97.50 Eastside
Charolais £58.50 Shambellie Grange
Leicester £50.50 Shambellie Grange

Overall Heavy Ewe average £46.50
Overall Light Ewe average £60.50

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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