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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 17th July 2013.

A Shortage of Prime Cattle with 15 forward saw trade similar with Limousin Bullocks topping the Sale at 253.5p shown by F & J Connon, Pumplaburn purchased by Border Meats Butchers Lockerbie, Limousin Heifers to 249.5p also from Pumplaburn purchased by Mr C Anderson.

Top prices per Kg
Limousin Bullocks 253.5p Pumplaburn, 240.5p Wyliehole
Limousin Heifers 249.5p, 241.5p Pumplaburn, 245.5p, 244.5p Upper Tinwald, 245.5p, 244.5p Birkshaw
Charolais Heifers 234.5p Pumplaburn

Per Head
Angus Bullocks £1515.15 Wyliehole
Limousin Heifers £1484.53 Pumplaburn

53 OTM Cattle – mixed show of cows saw meat cows remain in good demand. The sale topped at 185.5p for a Holstein Friesian shown by H & A Hiddleston, Park Farm and Limousin’s to 170.5p from Laneside.

Top prices per Kg
Holstein Friesian 185.5p, 142.5p Park
Limousin 170.5p Laneside
Angus 156.5p Balannan, 142.5p Mid Cottage, 132.5p Upper Rigg
Simmental 153.5p Bridgestone, 145.5p Balannan, 143.5p Bogue
British Blue 142.5p Knockenhair

Top prices per Head
Limousin £1295.80 Laneside
Angus £1307.78(Bull), £1267.65 Balannan, £1197
Simmental £1120.55 Bridgestone, £1120.35 Balannan
Holstein Friesian £1307.78 Park £971.10 Ryemuir, £853.40 Shawsmuir

773 Prime Lambs – Lamb prices continued to fall from earlier in the week selling to a top of 200p for Beltex Crosses from SI Carlisle & Co, Nether Dargavel. Top price per Head was £89 for Texel Crosses from Messrs W Slaven & Son, Foregirth. Overall average 182.7p

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 185p ave 178.8p
Texel £55.50, £51.80 Marbrack
Standard (32.1-39Kg) Top 193p ave 182.4p
Texel £75 Lanarkland, £73.20 Clydeside, £73 Dempsterton
Suffolk £72.80 Outertown, £71.50 Gibbonhill, £71.20 Park Street
Charollais £70 Hillhead
Cheviot £66.50, £62 Lochmailing

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 200p ave 182.06p
Beltex £86, £79 Nether Dargavel
Texel £85 Clydeside, £83 Eastside
Suffolk £82.50 Kirkbride, £81 Copewood, £80 Kirkbride
Lleyn £74 Laneside

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 175 ave 174p
Texel £89 Foregirth

318 Cast Ewes & Rams with the start of Ramadam all ewes would be a shade easier on the week.
Top prices
Beltex £96.50 Horseclose
Texel £89.50 Newmains, £79.50 Priestside, £78.50 Lochmailing
Suffolk £76.50 Horseclose
Cross £69.50 Newmains, £68.50 Drumburn
Blackface £54.50 Midlock, £52.50 Hillbank

Heavy Ewes averaged £64.60
Light Ewes averaged £38.70

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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