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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th January 2011.

55 Prime Cattle – Trade for best types remanded firm whilst secondary types looked easier. A plainer show was forward.
Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 190.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 182.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 180p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 178.5p Hartbush Amisfield to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 177.5p Dinnans Whithorn to M/S Bosomworth Paisley
Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 190p from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 181.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 180p Dinnans Whithorn to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 178.5p, 176.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie.
Top Gross Heifer £1098 Upper Tinwald
Bullocks (All heavy) Limousin to 169.5p from A & WR Wilson Newmains to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1189.58 Stormont

11 Prime Bulls - Trade steady
Limousin to 154.5p Laneside
Holstein to 146.5p Becton Hall
Top Gross Bull £915.63

98 OTM Cattle – Trade no worse more leaner cows forward
Cows Limousin to 135p, 110p Balgrayhill, 127p Kirtlevale, 119p Laneside, 118p Haugh Mill
Simmental 125p Dinnans, 114p Cormaddie
Holstein Friesian 104p No 1 Todholes, 100p, 95p Midtown, 96p Shawsmuir, 97p Dinwoodie Green, 94p Netherwood, 97p Greigsland
Bulls Charolais to 103p Woodcroft
Cows per head Limousin £1019.25 Balgrayhill, £946.05 Laneside, £879.10 Haugh Mill, £876.30 Kirtlevale
Simmental £862.50 Dinnans
Holstein Friesian £835.20 Shawsmuir, £774.25 Midtown, £760.50 Drum, £760 Midtown
Bulls Charolais £1081.50 Woodcroft
Simmental £970 Highlaw

927 Prime Lambs – A mediocre quality show of Hoggs but quality in demand selling to a top of 204p for Beltex Crosses from W Gribbon & Co, Waterside, Cargen Bridge they also made the days top price of £92. Overall average was 178.4p but all quality sorts were in the 180-190p range.

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 203p av 168.6p
Texel £65 Philgowan
Cross £61 Over Abington
Blackface £56.50 Blackburn, £52 Marbrack, £49.80 Bridgemark
Lleyn £53 Bennan

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 191p av 178.6p
Suffolk £67.50 Philgowan, £63.50 Springfield
Cheviot £64 Marbrack
Texel £72.50 Rigghaeds, £70 Shangan, £68.50 Knocksheen
Cross £68.80 Knocksheen, £65 Dempsterton
Half bred £69, £65.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £66.50 Macqueston, £63 Knocksheen, £62.50, £61 Marbrack
Lleyn £57, £56.50 Bannan
Chev/Mule £51.50 Springfield

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 204p av 179.3p
Suffolk £78.50 West Skelston, £77 Shangan
Texel £92 Waterside, £84.50 Shangan, £78 Seeside
Chev/Mule £69.50 Springfield
NCC £71 Raehills
Beltex £92 Waterside, £71.50 Nunnerie
Blackface £65.50 Nunnerie
Cross £71.50, £70.50 Riggheads, £69.50 Marwhirn

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 192p av 166.4p
Suffolk £83.50 Shangan, £83.20 Kenmuir, £82.50 Newmains
Texel £84 Nether Gribton, £83.50 Kenmuir, £83.50 Lanarkland
Cross £76.50 Dempsterton
Beltex £92 Waterside

485 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Trade similar. Top prices
Suffolk £97.50 Newmains, £96.50 Sunnyhill, £85.50 Shangan
Cross £70.50 Nether Gribton, £70 West Skelston
Texel £87.50 Shangan, £85.50 Druidhall, £80.50 Hardlawbank
Half Bred £87.50 Hartbush, £84.50 Sunnyhill
Leicester £81.50, £62.50 Macqueston
NCC £74.50, £72.50 Dressertland, £71.50 Raehills
Lleyn £68.50 Ballaggan
Light Ewes
Swale £59 Dalhanna
Blackface £56.50 Lochwood, £56 nether Gribton, £55.50 Hillbank
Cheviot £54.50 Springfield, £58.50 Dalhanna
Cast Rams
Suffolk £93.50 Hartbush, £80.50 Dressertland
Cheviot £68.50 Clenries
Texel £83.50 Hall, £82.50 Raehills
Leicester £88.50 Macqueston
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £69.72
Overall Light Ewes averaged £51.73

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