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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 29th May 2013.

36 Prime Cattle – Trade firm more lighter weights forward.
Charolais to 258.5p, 250.5p, 246.5p from AH Fisher, Merrick to C Anderson and R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. Angus to 258.5p from R Temple, Wylliehole to C Anderson. Limousin to 247.5p Yett, Johnstone Bride to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. British Blue to 246.5p Yett, Johnstone Bridge to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifers £1484.05 Marwhirn

50 OTM Cattle – Trade remains good more smaller dairy cows forward.
Per Head
Limousin to £1444.95 Meikleholm
Charolais to £1208.40 Gairloch
British Blue to £1369 Meikleholm
Blue Grey to £953.25 Burn
Holstein Friesian to £1167.25 Braehead, £1012.50 Townhead
Ayrshire to £940.95 Brownfield

Per Kilo
British Blue to 185p Meikleholm, 139p Heithat
Limousin to 169p Meikleholm, 159 Gairloch
Angus to 159p, 145p Dressertland
Shorthorn to 155p Burn
Blue Grey to 155p Burn
Montbelliard to 145p Smallrigg
Holstein Friesian to 161p Braehead, 135p Millisle
Ayrshire to 123p Brownfield

55 Spring Lambs forward – Top price per kg 244p for Texels from Craig Halliday, 1 Dressertland Cottage, Thornhill. Top price per head £108.50 for Suffolk Crosses from Messrs C Kennedy & Partners, North Cowshaw. £108.50 for Texels from J Sugden, The Lodge, Kirkbog and £108.50 also for Texel Crosses from EW Nelson, Bankhead of Tinwald. Overall Lamb average 239.8p

207 Prime Hoggs – Easier on the week but well fleshed hoggs still selling well. Top prices; Texel £93.50 Kirkhill, £91.50, £86.50 Leithenhall, £83.50 Drumpark
Cross £80 Whitedyke
Suffolk £78.50, £74.50 Townhead
Blackface £70 Dressertland, £65.50 Ballinnie, £64.50 Meikleholm
Cheviot £60.50 Upper Portrack, £55.50 Locherben, £54.50 Dalhanna

268 Cast Ewes & Rams which sold to extreme rates, more required to meet demand. The Sale topped at £117.50 from Bankswood for a Texel Ram

Top prices
Texel £114.50 Dressertland & Leithenhall
Suffolk £111.50 Netherhall
Mule £81.50 Bridgestone, £78.50, £76.50 Barshill, £76.50 Druidhall
NCC £89.50 Dalhanna
Cheviot £82.50, £81.50 Dalhanna
Blackface £59.50 Netherhall, £55.20 Ballinnie
Tups Texel £117.50 Bankswood, £113.50 Druidhall
Charollais £93.50 Bankswood
Blackface £83.50 Netherhall

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £70.60
Overall Light Ewes averaged £49.40

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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