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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 26th June 2013.

A Small Show of Prime Cattle on offer met a fast Trade throughout and the Sale was topped at 252.5p for a British Blue Bullock shown by Mr R McKelvey, Burnside purchased by Mr C Anderson. Limousin Bullocks sold to 249.5p from Messrs R Neill, Upper Tinwald purchased by Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas. Limousin Heifers topped at 249.5p also from Messrs R Neill, Upper Tinwald bought by R Johnstone Butchers Annan.

Top prices per Kg
British Blue to 252.5p Burnside
Limousin to 249.5p Upper Tinwald, 244.5p Burnside, 235.5p No 4 The Howes
Charolais to 231.5p, 227.5p, 224.5p (x2) 223.5p Marwhirn
Angus to 223.5p Marwhirn

Limousin to 249.5p Upper Tinwald, 244.5p Plumplaburn, 240.5p, 231.5p Meikleholm
British Blue to 246.5p, 242.5p Plumplaburn
Charolais to 237.5p Upper Tinwald, 229.5p Marwhirn

Top Prices Per Head
Charolais to £1694.98, £1650.08, £1615.25, £1585.78 Marwhirn

British Blue to £1576.25, £1540.63 Pumplaburn
Limousin to £1479.23 Pumplaburn, £1359.78 Upper Tinwald
Charolais to £1436.88 Upper Tinwald, £1365.53 Marwhirn

A Bigger show of 72 OTM’s saw meat cows sell well and plainer sorts a shade easier. The sale was topped at 166.5p for a Limousin Cow shown by Balcraigmoor Farming.
Top price per Head £1299.83 for a Charolais Cow shown by AC Austin, Woodcroft

Top Prices Per Kg
Limousin to 166.5p Balcraig Moor, 155.5p Wyliehole, 153.5p, 151.5p Birkshaw
Charolais to 163.5p Woodcroft
Angus to 162.5p Balcraig Moor, 158.5p Newlands, 156.5p Wyliehole
Hereford to 143.5p, 139.5p Woodcroft
Simmental to 147.5p Lochbank
British Blue to 139.5p Millantae
Black & White to 136.5p, 131.5p, 128.5p Newhouse, 133.5p, 131.5p Kerricks, 131.5p Mouswald Banks, 129.5p Conheath

Top prices Per Head
Charolais to £1299.83 Woodcroft
Limousin to £1105.20, £1030.20 Birkshaw, £1098.90 Balcraig Moor
Simmental to £1076.75 Lochbank
Black & White to £1010.10 Conheath, £1002.30, £999.40, £989.63 Newhouse, £1001.25 Kerricks
Angus to £1066, £1046.10 Newlands, £1039.88, £1011.38 Hoddamtown
British Blue to £997.43 Millantae

369 Prime Sheep

Prime Lambs – A good trade prevailed and more quality lambs required selling to a top of 245p for Texel Crosses from the Barony College. Top price per Head was £110 for Heavy Suffolk Lambs from G & T Fitzsimon, Sunnyhill. Overall average 234.9p. Top prices

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 245p ave 233.2p
Texel £95.50 Barony, £94 Drumburn, £92.50 Garmartin, £92.50 The Lodge
Suffolk £92.50 Sunnyhill, £91.50 Margaret Drive

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 244p ave 235.8p
Suffolk £103.50, £93.50 Sunnyhill
Texel £101.50, £100 Kilncroft, £100 The Bush, £99 Barony

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + over) £110, £102.50 Sunnyhill

Prime Hoggs – Sharper on the week selling to 192p for Texel Crosses from The Thorns.

Top prices
Blackface £77 Inglestone, £69.50 Meikleholm
Suffolk £75.50 (x2) Gibbonhill, £63.50 Margaret Drive
Cheviot £57.50 Easthill Cottage
Texel Shlgs £71.50 Inglestone, £70 Meikleholm
Blackface Shlg £66.50, £63.50 Inglestone

186 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward with good meat ewes being dearer on the week and everything else much the same.

Top Prices
Suffolk £98.50 Newmains
Texel £96.50, £85.50 Newmains, £80.50 Bankswood
Mule £83.50, £75.50 Clonrae
Blackface £64.50 Inglestone, £53.50 Meikleholm, £47.50 Gateslack

Texel £113.50 Niviston
Suffolk £100 Niviston
Cheviot £72.50 Bankswood

Overall Heavy Ewe average £72.41
Overall Light Ewe average £40.95

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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