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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 12th January 2011.

44 Prime Cattle – best sorts upheld recent rates, secondary types continues to meet sharper demand. Greater numbers needed.
Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 188.5p TW & J Hunter, Upper Brydekirk to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 181.5p Upper Brydekirk Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie. Charolais to 183.5p Oxgang Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 170.5p Oxgang Dumfries t Grierson Bros Butchers. British Blue to 181.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to Border Meats Lockerbie.
Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 188.5p from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 174.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 173.5p Newmains Duncow to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 171.5p (x2) Upper Tinwald Dumfries both to Border Meats Lockerbie, 169.5p Waterside Castle Douglas to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 181.5p High Glenjorrie, New Luce to Border Meats Lockerbie.
Top Gross Heifer £1200.85 Newmains
Bullocks (all heavy) Limousin to 176.5p from J & L Craik Waterside to C Anderson, 173.5p Newmains Duncow to Scotbeef Ltd, 171.5p Newmains Duncow to Border Meats Lockerbie. Galloway to 168.5p Low Three Mark Stranraer to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart. Top Gross Bullock £1173.73 Waterside

117 OTM Cattle – Trade better for all classes
Cows Simmental 134p, 120p Cormaddie
Limousin 123p Flathill, 104p Waterside
British Blue 123p, 117p Balsalloch
Luing 124p Croft
Charolais 118p Woodcroft, 120p Cormaddie
Holstein Friesian 119p Kirktonfield, 105p Kerricks, 105p Kirktonfield, 104p Balker, 104p Newhouses, 103p Barndennoch, 101p Coopon Carse
Angus 102p Barnean
Bullocks Charolais 129p High Glenjorrie
Per Head Cows
Holstein Friesian £1009.40 Barndennoch, £910 Newhouse, £856.35, £856.35, £792 Newhouse, £819 Kerricks, £787.50 Shawsmuir
British Blue £1000.35 Barsalloch
Charolais £961.70 Woodcroft
Simmental £790.60 Cormaddie
Limousin £787.20 Flathill
Luing £756.40 Croft

1038 Prime Lambs – much sharper on the week especially good quality hoggs in the 37-43Kg range. Top price of £90.50 paid for Texel Crosses from Max Farms, Nether Laggan. Top price per Kg was 196p fro Texel Crosses from Messrs D Wilson & Son, Marwhirn. Overall average for a moderate show of sheep was 177.2p. Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 161p av 140p
Texel £51.50 Bankhead, £46 Leithenhall
Blackface £42 Marbrack
Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 196p av 179.2p
Texel £74.50 Marwhirn, £72 Riggheads, £64 Abune the Brae
Charollais £62 Martingirth
Half Bred £71, £68.80 Marwhirn
Cross £64.20, £63.80 Fraserford Farms
Blackface £68.20 Glen, £64 Dunesslin, £60.50 Leithanhall
Lleyn £71.20, £68, £65.50 Bennan
Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 193p av 179.1p
Suffolk £80.50 New Farm, £75.50 Rigghead, £75.50 Hillbank
Texel £81.20 Shawsmuir, £79.50 Leithanhall,. £79.20 Barony
Half Bred £73.80 Marwhirn
Cross £71.50 Third, £69.50 Dunesslin
Lleyn £76 Bennan
Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 193p av 178.1p
Suffolk £86.20, £83.50 West Skelston, £83.80 Kenmuir, £78.50 Muircleugh
Half Bred £83.50, £79 Annefield
Texel £90.50 Max farm, £85.50, £81 West Skelston, £85 Third
Beltex £85.50 Nether Dargavel

264 Cast Ewes & Rams – smaller show due to large numbers at cast sale last Friday. Trade similar – Top prices
Heavy Ewes – Texel £84.50 Nether Dargavel, £79.50 Carruchan
Half Bred £82.50 Cushag
Cross £73 Carruchan, £70.50 Longbeoch, £69.50 Muircleugh
Light Ewes – Blackface £54 Hillbank, £52 Longbeoch, £51.20 Marbrack
Rams Texel £88.50 Cushag
Suffolk £72.50 Summerhill
Cheviot £64, £54.50 Clenries
Lleyn £92.50 Summerhill
Heavy Ewes averaged £67.36
Light Ewes averaged £45.88

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