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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 7th August 2013.

21 Prime Cattle – Trade Sharper. Numbers short of requirements for the fuller ringside of wholesales and Butchers.
Heifers Limousin to 264.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Border Meats Lockerbie, 262.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 258.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 252.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to M/S Mogerley Butchers Dumfries
Top Gross Heifer £1460.25 Upper Tinwald
Bullocks Limousin to 248.5p from J & L Craik Waterside to M/S Whannel, Shotts
Top Gross Bullock £1608.75 Waterside

43 OTM Cattle – Trade better than anticipated although Dairy types continue to meet a more hesitant demand.
Per Head Cows
Holstein to £1050.90, £1017 Baltier
Limousin to £975.95 Nether Barr, £938.45 Waterside
Angus to £824.60 Burrance of Courance
Per Kilo
Limousin to 155p Grove, 149p Nether Barr
Angus to 143p Wylliehole
Holstein to 131p Baltier

1316 Prime Lambs & Ewes

1010 Prime Lambs – Prime Lambs maintained recent rates with best quality lambs needed in greater numbers. Sale average 191p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 188.5p to 220p Eastside
Texel to £82.50 Eastside, £77.50 Midtown
Beltex to £82 Barony
Suffolk to £76.50 Barony, £73.50 Archwood
Mule to £67.50 Ardoch
Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 194.1p to 220p Eastside
Suffolk to £87 Dempsterton, £86.20 Eastside
Texel to £84.50 East Kirkcarsewell, £84 Eastside
Charollais to £83 Clydeside, £81 Horseholm
Beltex to £80 Bungalow
Blackface to £72.50 Ardoch
Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 184.1p to 196p Roshglen
Texel to £90 Roshglen
Suffolk to £87 Barshill, £85.50 Lanarkland

306 Cast Ewes & Rams with the festival of Ramadam being over and more ewes coming forward all ewes sold to lesser rates especially smaller and leaner ewes.

Texel £84.50 Netherhall, £77.50 Arnmannoch, £76.50 Upper Tinwald
Suffolk £79.50 Upper Tinwald, £72.50 Copewood
Beltex £72.50 Walton Park
Mule £66.50 Upper Tinwald
Dorset £63.50 Mabie Farm
Blackface £55.50 Meikleholm
Cheviot £54.50 (x2) Glenjaan
Charollais £90.50 Horseholm, Leicester £70.50 Whitedyke

Heavy Ewes averaged £64.22
Light Ewes averaged £30.65

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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