Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Prime Cattle in Dumfries on Wednesday 11th December 2013.
24 Prime Cattle - Trade Steadier
Heifers Limousin to 256.5p.
250.5p from D & R Cornthwaitem Balgrayhill
to R Johnstone & Sons Annan. Charolais to 242.5p Tinwald Shaws, Dumfries
to Border Meats Lockerbie.
58 OTM Cattle – Numbers were short of the increased buyers demand. More required weekly. Trade firmer.
Per Head Limousin to £1309.80 Balgrayhill, £1097.25 Harleyrigg; British Blue to £1191.90 West Lanegate, £1105 Middlebie Rigg; Simmental to £1185, £1136.85 Middlebie Rigg; Charolais to £1115.10 Airds of Balcary; Luing to £1164.40 Kirkland, £1093.95 Craigdarroch; Angus to £1087.75 Newlands, £1025.55 Middlebie Rigg; Holstein to £971.80 Rue
Per Kilo Limousin to 222p Balgrayhill, 165p Harleyrigg; Luing to 187p Craigdarroch, 142p Kirkland; British blue to 191p 170p Middlebie Rigg; Charolais to 189p Airds of Balcary, 151p Glenshalloch; Simmental to 150p, 135p Middlebie Rigg; Angus to 143p Middlebie Rigg, 135p Newlands; Holstein to 113p Rue, 106p Upper Locharwoods.
Annual Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Lambs
30 Pens of Show Lambs were presented to the day's Judge M Foster who awarded The Championship Trophy to D & D Aitken, Upper Cleugh with Dutch Texel Lambs 42Kg selling at £125 to The Judge. Reserve Champion was won by B Ryder, Newton Cottage selling at £106 (46Kg) to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan.
Champion D & D Aitken; Reserve Champion B Ryder
Class 1 Texel Lambs
The Show was kindly sponsored by Natural Stockcare Ltd.
1165 Prime Lambs & Cast Sheep Forward
1051 Prime Lambs – All classes firmer with Lightweight (30-35Kg) Lambs meeting the biggest demand. Sale average 177.1p
Lambs 25.5to 32.5Kg
ave 174.8p to 183p Dalhanna
Lambs 32.1 to 39Kg ave 177.9p to 232p Newton Cott
Lambs 39.1 to 45.5Kg ave 177p to 298p Upper Cleugh
Lambs 45.6 to 52Kg ave 168p to 230p Newton Cott
574 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Trade
better for all classes in particular Lighter Ewes. Top Prices
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