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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 3rd April 2013.

33 Prime Cattle – Trade much sharper for all types more ringside buyers in attendance. Sale average 230.9p or (412.4p or 56% D/W)

Limousin to 251.5p, 245.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill both to M/S Whannel, Shotts, 243.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to C Anderson, 241.5p, 238.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Whannel Shotts, 238.5p Outertown Annan to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 237.5p Outertown Annan to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries. Top Gross Heifer £1509.70 Waterside

Limousin to 250p from I Nelson Outertown to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 248.5p, 243.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie. Top Gross Bullock £1632.08 Waterside

52 OTM Cattle – Trade remains good for both fleshed and feeding cows more buyers in attendance.
Per Head Cows
Shorthorn to £1295.25 Newlands
Limousin to £1269 Meikleholm
Simmental to £1178.60 Longrigg
Angus to £1120.50 Meikleholm
Holstein Friesian to £1314.80 Midtown, £1311.75 Park, £1170.30 Barwinnock, £1154.75 Todholes

Per Kilo Cows
Limousin to 180p Meikleholm
Angus to 166p Meikleholm
Shorthorn to 165p Newlands
Holstein Friesian to 165p Park, 155p, 154p Todholes, 153p Park, 152p Midtown

780 Prime Hoggs forward – Trade sharper for the better fleshed hoggs which were easily sold peaking at 248p for North Country Cheviot from AQF Farming, Almagill Farm. Overall average was 198.8p a rise on the week.

Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 163p ave 162.5p
Blackface £52 Riggheads

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 220p ave 186p
Texel £81.50 Round Fell, £74.50 Blindburn, £71.50 Dunesslin
Blackface £77.50 Riggheads, £75.50 Almagill
Cross £73.50 Barclosh, £70 Blindburn, £70 Maxwelltown
Suffolk £70 Maxwelltown, £66.50 Round Fell
Charollais £70 Horseholm, £64.50 Blindburn
Cheviot £68.50 Sandilands
NCC £65 Cleughbrae, £64 Burn

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 248p ave 215.2p
NCC £106.50, £104.50 Almagill
Texel £105.50 Lanarkland, £103.50, £96.50 Almagill
Suffolk £96 (x2) West Skelston, £90 Almagill
Cheviot £91.50 Almagill
Blackface £85 Birkshaw, £73.50 Lawesknowe
Cross £80 Lawesknowe

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 223p ave 202.2p
Texel £105, £103.50 Lanarkland, £103.50 Almagill
Suffolk £103.50, £100.50 (x2) Lanarkland
Blackface £90.50 Dalveen
Cross £80 Hillbank

319 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade maintained last weeks excellent rates.

Top price
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £130 Sunnyhill, £117.50 Bush of Craigs
Texel £105.50 Dressertland, £100 Sunnyhill
Leicester £100.50 Tower, £96.50 Druidhall
Charollais £99.50 Riggheads
Beltex £92.50 Nether Garrel
Cross £92.50 West Skelston, £92.50 Druidhall, £89.50 Tarbreoch
NCC £84.50 Upper Portrack
Lleyn £68.50 Maxwelltown

Light Ewes
Blackface £60.50 Dalhanna, £55.50 Maxwelltown
Rams Texel £110.50 Dalhanna
Leicester £120.50, £97.50 Tower
Beltex £80.50 Dalhanna

Overall Heavy ewes averaged £74.97
Overall Light ewes averaged £45.07

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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