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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st May 2013.

20 Prime Cattle – Trade looked steadier less quality sorts forward. Sale average 226.2p or (404p D/W @ 56%)

Limousin to 243.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to Border Meats Lockerbie, 238.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas. British Blue to 241.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie. Top Gross Heifer £1569.43 Marwhirn

52 OTM Cattle – plainer show of cows forward meeting an animated trade

Per Head
Limousin to £1373.75 Foregirth
Simmental to £1262.90 Meikleholm
Angus to £1240.80 Meikleholm
Holstein to £1144.80 Longrigg

Per Kilo
Charolais to 189p Netherhall
Limousin to 188p Meikleholm
Angus to 175p Foregirth
Simmental to 173p Meikleholm
Holstein to 159p Auchencrieff, £144p Millisle, £144 Longrigg

489 Prime Hoggs – well meated hoggs met keen competition. Sale average 205.9p

Principal Prices
Per head
Texel to £104.50 Auchengray
Roussin to £103.50 Summerhill
Suffolk to £102.50 Auchengray
Cheviot to £94.50 Edingham
Blackface to £90.50 Meikleholm

Per Kilo
Texel to 238p Auchengray
Suffolk to 223p Auchengray
Blackface to 213p Rigghead
Cheviot to 220p Edingham
Mule to 220p Baltier

Good show of 282 Cast Ewes & Rams were forward selling to a top of £129.50 from Meikleholm. Good fleshy ewes easily sold more ewes required.

Top Prices
Texel £129.50, £109.50 Meikleholm, £117.580 Shancastle
Leicester £90.50 Dalpeddar, £87.50 Macqueston
Beltex £58.50 Dalpeddar
Zwartble £86.50 Wallacetown
Half Bred £77.50 Hartbush
Charollais £79 Riggheads
Mule £64.50 Lawesknowe, £61.50 Gledenholm
Blackface £63.50 Fardingjames, £55.80, £48.50 Meikleholm, £54.50 Lawesknowe
Cheviot £59.50 Meikleholm

Leicester £117.50 Macqueston
Blackface £71.50 Meikleholm, £69.50 Macqueston

Heavy Ewe average £70.53
Light Ewe average £36.60

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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