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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 27th February 2013.

27 Prime Cattle – Trade better. Greater number needed to satisfy buyer’s needs
Sale average 217.5p or (388.4p at 56%)

Limousin to 234.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to C Anderson, 228.5p Waterside Haugh or Urr to M/S Grierson Butchers Castle Douglas, 225.5p (x2) Faulding Cleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to M/S Ramsay and Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1477.35 Waterside

Limousin to 231.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Mogerley Butchers Dumfries, 231.5p from M/S D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to M/S Ramsay, 227.5p Yett Johnstone Bridge to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1342.70 Upper Tinwald

65 OTM Cattle – Plenty of competition for all classes. Heavy meated cows in big demand. More numbers required on a weekly basis.

Per Head
Simmental to £1513.35 Meikleholm
Limousin to £1400.70, £1387.25 Meikleholm
Charolais to £1029.50 Marwhirn
Holstein Friesian to £1273.95 Slacks, £1255.10 Netherwood, £1208.35 Baltier

Per Kilo
Limousin 191p Cocklicks, 179p Meikleholm
Simmental 177p Meikleholm, 145p Cormaddie
Angus 174p Meikleholm, 156p Woodcroft
Charolais 145p Marwhirn
Holstein Friesian 163p Netherwood, 153p, 152p, 149p Slacks, 151p, 145p Baltier, 148p Mid Bishopton

961 Hoggs Forward – a few more forward and trade sharper for the better quality sorts 39Kg + over.

The Sale was topped three times at 195p for Texel x Hoggs from Messes RJ & HC Thomson, Lanarkland, Mr H McLeish, West Skelston and Messrs J McMillan, Ballaggan.

Top price per head was £87.50 for Texel Crosses from Mr RJ & HC Thomson, Lanarkland, Glencaple
Overall average for everything sold was 168.1p a rise on the week.

Other top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 167p ave 148.4p
Suffolk £52.50 Riggheads, £48.50 Barbuie
Texel £50 Riggheads, £39.50 Woodcroft, £37 Ellgood
Blackface £47.80 Chanlockfoot, £44.20 Dornal
Cheviot £36.50 Capelfoot

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 195p ave 166.8p
Texel £76.20 Ballaggan, £76 West Skelston, £74.50 Riggheads
Suffolk £68 Barbuie Cottage, £62 Woodfoot
NCC £66.50 Auchencrieff
Cross £63 Riggheads, £57.50 Over Abington, £56.50 Maxwelltown, £56 Guelt
Cheviot £58 Capelfoot
Chev Mule £57.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £57.50 Lawesknowe, £54.50 Maxwelltown, £52, £50.80 East Polquhirter

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 192p ave 172.7p
Texel £83 West Crossleys, £80.80 West Skelston, £80.50 Lanarkland
NCC £80.20, £75, £70 Auchencrieff
Suffolk £79.50 Lanarkland, £78 Whinneyknowe, £74 Riggheads
Blackface £77, £75, £68.50 Craigdarroch, £60 East Polquhirter
Cross £71.80 Riggheads, £70 Whinneyknowe
Cheviot Tup Hoggs £60 Glenjaan

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 174p ave 161.4p
Texel £87.50, £85.50 Lanarkland, £82.80 Upper Locharwoods, £80 Nether Gribton
Suffolk £86.50 Kenmure, £83.50 West Skelston, £79.50 Old Mosside
Texel £87.50, £85.50 Lanarkland, £82.80 Upper Locharwoods, £80 Nether Gribton

387 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Better quality well fleshed sorts £4 dearer on the week whilst leaner plainer sorts still difficult to sell.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Leicester £95.50 Guelt
Texel £78 The Lodge, £72.50 Kenmure
Charollais £80.50 Steilston
Texel £78 The Lodge, £72.50 Kenmure
Cross £76 Kenmure, £66.50 Steilston, £64.50 Maryfield
Suffolk £63.50 Clydeside
Roussin £63.50 Clydeside
Easy Care £58.50 Clydeside

Light Ewes
Blackface £62 Kenmure, £52 Fingland, £47.50 Merkland, £42.50 Gateslack
Cheviot £46.50 Castle Crawford
South Devon £49.50 Clydeside

Cast Rams
Texel £90.50 Capelfoot
Suffolk £71 Clydeside
Beltex £64.50 Margaret Drive
Hampshire £49.50 Clydeside

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £53.85
Overall Light Ewes averaged £35.05

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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