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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 6th March 2013.

27 Prime Cattle – Trade improving. All classes in short supply buyers keen to buy greater numbers
Sale averaged 219.2p or (391.4p at 56% D/W)

Limousin to 241.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. Charolais to 235.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1450.55 Marwhirn

Limousin to 235.5p (x2) from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to M/S Mogerley Butchers Dumfries and M/S Ramsay, 234.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 229.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to M/S Grierson Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1317.50 Kenmuir

50 OTM Cattle – Trade sharper again more heavy meated cows required. Leaner cattle also wanted.

Per Head
Simmental to £1605.80 Longrigg
Limousin to £1255.10 Tower, £1188.45 Lochbank
Angus to £1218 Tower, £1130.30 Dempsterton
Ayrshire to £1101.10 Brownfield, £1034.35 Ryemuir
Shorthorn to £1165.45 Newlands
Holstein Friesian to £1303.10, £1292.85 Conheath, £1245.75 Smallholmburn

Per Kilo
Limousin to 182p, 171p Blairshinnoch
Angus to 168p Tower, 168p Crairieknowe, 165p Drumbuie
Shorthorn to 143p Newlands
Ayrshire to 143p Brownfield, 137p Ryemuir
Holstein Friesian to 175p Guillyhill, 157p, 153p Conheath, 154p Flathill, 151p Smallholmburn

1174 Prime Hoggs – Plenty trade around for quality heavy hoggs and well fleshed 39-43Kg but 30-37Kg still a moderate trade especially if lacking quality or flesh.

Top price per head was £90.50 for Beltex Crosses from Messrs GE Clark & Co, Steilston. Messrs Clark also had the day’s top price of 210p for Texels Crosses. Overall average for all classes 184.8p.

Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 155p ave 153p
Blackface £49.50 Eat Polquhirter

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 210p ave 178.8p
Texel £82 Steilston, £81.50 Ballaggan, £77 Holmhead Cott
Beltex £76.50 Steilston
Suffolk £68.50 Low Kirkbride, £64.50 Third
Blackface £68 Fingland, £67.50 Inglestone, £67 Craigdarroch
Cross £63.50 Fardingjames, £63 Dunesslin
Half Bred £63 Marwhirn

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 206p ave 188.4p
Beltex £90.50 Steilston
Texel £89.50 Riggheads, £89 Lanarkland, £89 West Skelston, £88, £87 Steilston
Suffolk £88 Lanarkland, £87.50 West Skelston, £80 Corbelly Hill
NCC £87.50, £82 Auchencrieff
Berrichon £80 Glendarroch
Blackface £78 Fingland, £76.50 (x2) Craigdarroch
Cross £72 Riggheads, £71.50 Ballaggan, £71.50 Dalgonar, £71 Macqueston

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 189p ave 177p
NCC £89 Cleughbrae, £87.50 Auchencrieff
Suffolk £86.50 West Skelston, £86 Low Kirkbride
Blackface £86 Craigdarroch
Texel £80.50 Inglestone
Cross £77 Dalgonar
Leicester £72.50 Macqueston

303 Cast Ewes & Rams – smaller show forward. Heavy ewes slightly sharper, light ewes easier on the week.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Half Bred £88.50 Hartbush
Texel £84.50 North Cowshaw, £83.50 Backburn, £83.50 Mosside
NCC £81.50 Woodlandsbank
Leicester £79.50 Fardingjames
Cross £74.50 Newlands, £67.50 Nether Gribton, £64.50 Belridding
Zwartble £68.50 Lochwood Cott
Suffolk £60.50 Backburn

Light Ewes
Cheviot £62.50 Newbank
Blackface £52, £44.50 Grennan, £49 Dressertland, £45.20 Mains of Collin, £43.50 MacQueston

Texel £96.50 Carswadda; Zwartble £75.50 Hartbush; Cheviot £74.50 Dressertland; Leicester £66.50 Dressertland

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £61.71
Overall Ewes averaged £32.68

corresponding week 2012 sale report

Dumfries Mart, Huntingdon Road, Dumfries DG1 1NF Tel : 01387 279495
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