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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 23rd October 2013.

23 Prime Cattle – Mixed offering met a steady demand.
Heifers Limousin to 245.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan.
Bullocks Limousin to 236.5p from RB Halliday, Gledenholm to Border Meats Lockerbie

56 OTM Cattle once again a Show of Leaner cows forward. Cows although sharper on the week with a fuller ringside of active buyers in attendance.

Cows per Head
British Blue to £1050 Nisbet
Simmental to £1010.80 Maryfield
Holstein to £996.30 Hardgrove, £953.55 Thwaite
Limousin to £923.10 Belridding

Per Kilo Cows
Holstein to 163p, 147p Thwaite, 123p Hardgrove, 121p Kirktonfield
Jersey to 123p Millsle
Limousin to 147p, 140p Belridding
British Blue to 140p Nisbet, 135p Belridding
Angus to 133p Crairieknowe, 127p Nisbet
Simmental to 133p Maryfield

1207 Prime Lambs and Ewes
980 Prime Lambs – More heavier lambs forward. Trade on par with Last week. Sale average 170.9p

Lambs 32.1 to 39Kg ave 172p to 198p Arnmannoch
Beltex to £71.50 Arnmannoch
Texel to £69.50 Eastside, £69 Over Abington, £69 Glencrosh
Lleyn to £64 Bennan

Lambs 39.1 to 45.5Kg ave 172p to 192p Hall
Texel to £77 Rashgill, £76.50 Over Abington, £76.50 East Polquhirter, £76.50 Eastside, £76.50 Ballinnie
Suffolk to £76 Abune the Brae, £75 Barshill
NCC to £72 Capelfoot
Lleyn to £71 Bennan
Mule to £70 Nisbet, £68.50 Foregirth, £68 Abune the Brae

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 163.2p to 175 Eastside
Suffolk to £83.50 Abune the Brae, £80.50 Eastside, £80 Bankhead
Texel to £81.50, £80.50 Eastside, £80.50 Midtown Cottage, £80 Rigghead
Berrichon to £75.50 Glendarroch

Increased Number of 434 Cast Ewes & Rams forward with all ewes being sharper on the week with much greater demand
Top prices
Texel to £91.50 Bankswood
Suffolk to £76.50 Midtown
Mule to £72.50 Glendarroch, £65.50 Barshill
Berrichon £75.50, £73.50 Glendarroch
Leicester £70.50 Grennan
Blackface £42.50 Dalhanna, £42.50 Glenwhargen
Rams Texel to £69.50 Midtown; Leicester to £77.50 Marr Cott

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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