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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 2nd October 2013.

24 Prime Cattle – Trade firmer more numbers of all classes required of fill demand

Limousin to 267.5p from Mrs M Paul, Greigsland to Border Meats Lockerbie, 250.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to M/S Whannel Shotts

Top Gross Bullock £1564.88 Greigsland

Limousin to 255.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Whannel Shotts, 252.5p Pumplaburn Wamphray to Border Meats Lockerbie, 250.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan

Top Gross Heifer £1622.43 Upper Tinwald

56 OTM Cattle – a Plainer Show forward only the best beef cows in demand. All leaner cows met difficult trading as with other centres

Per Head
Charolais to £1290 Gairloch, £1223.60 Barluith
British Blue to £1199.45 Trolane
Limousin to £1124.55 Foregirth, £1073.25 Townhead
Angus to £1086 Foregirth

Per Kilo
Charolais to 197p Gairloch, 161p Barluith
British Blue to 161p Trolane
Limousin to 147p Foregirth, 141p Cocklicks
Angus to 136p Newmains, 135p Townhead
Holstein Friesian to 144p Linns

2066 Prime Lambs and Ewes forward

1254 Prime Lambs – Well flashed lambs meeting abattoir SPEC weight met a sharper trade whilst lean and overweight lambs met more resistance. Sale average 160.3p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 163.7p to 195p Barony
Beltex to £74 Barony
Texel to £64.80 Third, £64.50 Over Abington
Suffolk to £62 Ford
Cheviot to £60.50 Upper Portrack
Mule to £58 Ford
Blackface to £56.50 Guelt

Lambs 39.1-45Kg ave 158.7p to Maulscastle
Texel to £76 Eastside, £71 Kiraugh Park
Beltex to £73.50 Maulscastle
Suffolk to £68.50 Lanarkland, £68.50 Upper Portrack
Mule to £66 Abune the Brae, £65 Guelt

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 153.1p to 160p Roshglen
Texel to £78.50 Shangan, £78 Eastside
Suffolk to £77.50 Eastside, £76 Upper Barr
Charollais to £75.50 Lochside, £75 Cowans

803 Cast Ewes & Rams – A poor show for quality, Trade slightly firmer especially heavy ewes. Top Prices

Heavy Ewes
Texel £90.50, £78.50 Meikleholm, £80.50 Kirkhill, £76.50 Upper Tinwald
Charollais to £76.50 Loaningfoot
Leicester to £72.50 Kirkhill
Mule to £70.50, £64.50 Abune the Brae, £65.50 Clonrae, £63.50 Innerfield, £63.50 Leithanhall
Suffolk to £68.50 Shangan
Chev/Mule to £54.50 Penlaw

Light Ewes
Blackface to £45 Upper Barr, £43.50, £41.50 Dressertland, £42.50 High Cairn
Rams Blackface to £39.50 Sweetshawhead, £34.50 Bridgemark

Light Ewes averaged £26.38
Heavy Ewes averaged £54.91

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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