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

39 Prime Cattle – Trade holds firm for all types. Sale average 224.6p or (401.1p at 56% D/W)

Limousin to 242.5p from I Nelson, Outertown to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 240.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright, 240.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Mogerley Butchers Dumfries, 232.5p (x2) Outertown Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie, 232.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1436.80 Outertown

Limousin to 233.5p from D & E Lockhart Faulding Cleugh to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 232.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Top Gross Bullock £1454.48 Marwhirn

Prime Bulls met a steady demand. Holstein to 165.5p Barwinnock

65 OTM Cattle – Trade brisk for Fleshed cows
Per Head
Angus to £1449.50 Tower, £1346.40 Drumbuie
Limousin to £1273.80 3 Woodhall, £1102.85 Blairshinnoch
British Blue to £1118.90 Sunnyhill
Hereford to £1092.10 Woodcroft
Holstein Friesian to £1271.70 Newhouse, £1193.50 Barwinnock, £1160 Brownfield, £1146.75 Slacks

Per Kilo
Limousin to 201p Blairshinnoch, £193p Woodhall
Angus to 187p Tower, 181p Crairieknowe
Bazadaise to 193p (x2) Ingleston
Hereford to 163p Woodcroft
British Blue to 167p Sunnyhill
Holstein Friesian to 165p Slacks, 160p Brownfield, 157p Newhouse, 154p Todholes, 154p Barwinnock

413 Prime Hoggs forward – a small show forward but export weight well fleshed sorts easy to sell. Overall average 190.2p similar to last week. Top price per Kg 234p for Texels from J Muir, Cleughbrae

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 161p ave 158p
Blackface £50 Hayfield, £49.50, £45.80 Chanlockfoot
Cheviot £47 Chanlockfoot

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 213p ave 188.7p
Texel £83 Riggheads, £76.50 Dunesslin, £72 Struanlee
Cross £70 Dunesslin
Blackface £67 Cleughbrae, £64 Lawesknowe
Suffolk £64.50 East Polquhirter
Cheviot £63 Whinney Knowe

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 234p ave 196.5p
Texel £95 Riggheads, £93.50 Cleughbrae, £76.50 Kerricks
Suffolk £94.50 Cleughbrae, £82.50 Struanlee
Blackface £80 Lawesknowe, £79 Riggheads
Cross £78 Kerricks, £75.80 Riggheads

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 177p ave 168p
Texel £97.50 Bush of Craigs
Cross £83 Riggheads
Leicester £70.50 Lawesknowe

203 Cast Ewes & Rams – numbers scarcer and £14 dearer on the week.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £119.50 Sunnyhill
Cross £99.50 Hillhead, £91.50 Capelfoot, £89.50 Sunnyhill
Berrichon £95.50, £82.50 Newbank
Texel £94.50 Hillhead, £92.50 Drumcruilton, £89.50 Innerfield
Zwartble £87.50 Glendarroch
Lleyn £76.50 Hillhead

Light Ewes
Blackface £61.50 Glenmanna, £53 Carruchan, £51.50 Gledenholm, £46.50 Hillhead
Cast Rams Texel £97.50 Capelfoot

Heavy Ewe averaged £79.39
Light Ewes averaged £50.25

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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