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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 16th February 2011.

A plainer show of 92 clean cattle were sold to a top of 190.5p/kg for a 570 kg limousin bullock from Woodfield, Annan to Johnstone Butchers, Annan.
Heavyweight heifers, limousin to 190.5p/kg from Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries, 188.5p/kg Woodfield, Annan to Johnstone Butchers, Annan, 180.5p/kg Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 174.5p/kg Branetrigg, Dumfries to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 173.5p/kg Birnieknowe, Auchinleck to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd.
Lightweight heifers 165.5p/kg Challoch, Newton Stewart to Border Meats, Lockerbie. Top gross heifer £1140.43 Woodfield.
Bullocks, limousin 190.5p/kg Woodfield to Johnstone Butchers, Annan, charolais 172.5p/kg Marwhirn, Moniaive.
Top gross Bullock £1070.95 Marwhirn.
Bulls. A larger show presented (48) with increased demand. Plainer types well sought after. Charolais 152.5p Eastside, Simmental 145.5p (x2) Upper Portrack, 136.5p Eastside, Aberdeen Angus 136.5p Eastside, 135.5p Bectonhall, 133.5p Kirkmichael Mains. Friesian 138.5p Conheat, 136.5p Bectonhall, 134.5pBectonhall, 135.5p Redhouse.
93 OTM cattle, beef cows plainer show, dairy cows more fleshier types present.
Cows per kilo: Beef cows av 108p/kg, Dairy cows av 95p/kg.
Charolais 140.5p Greenfield, Limousin 119.5p and 118.5p Meikleholm, 113.5p Greenfield Aberdeen Angus 112.5p Gillespie, 104.5p Bogue, Friesian 120.0p Guillyhill, Simmental 119.5p and 106.5p Greenfield.
Cows per head
Charolais £1215.33 Greenfield, Limousin £906.53 Meikleholm, Aberdeen Angus £753.75 Gillespie, Friesian £1062.00 and £1052.45 Guillyhill, Simmental £973.92 and £612.38 Greenfield.

The firm had forward 802 prime hoggs and 412 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale at Dumfries.
A moderate show of hoggs forward but trade sharper selling to a top of 200p for texel crosses from A and W J Morrison, Seeside, Terregles. Top price per head was £92.50 also for texel crosses from Messrs A Brown and Co, Little Culmain, Crocketford.
Overall average was 189.5 p/kg a rise of 5p on the week.

Top prices:

Light Hoggs (25.5-32 kg) Top 200p av 183.4p
Texel £64 Barbuie Cottage, £62.50 Auchenbrack Estate
Cross £55 Auchenbrack
Blackface £54 Upper Barr
Standard Hoggs (32.1-39 kg) Top 199 av 191.8
Suffolk £74.50 Carswadda, Cheviot £75.50 Rigghead, Texel £75.80 Dunesslin, £74.50 Carswadda, £72 Barbuie Cott, Blackface £72.50 Meilkleholm, £66.80 Meilkleholm, £65 Marbrack, Halfbred £71 Marwhirn, Cross £67.50 Upper Barr, £66.50 Carswadda, £63.50 Belzies.

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.50 kg) Top 200 av 190.3
Suffolk £81.80 Rigghead, £80.50 N Barr, Cheviot £82.50 and £81.50 Rigghead, £80.50 and £78.50 Isle, Texel £84 Isle, £83.50 and £82.50 Lanarkland, £81 Summerhill, £80 Meilkleholm, £80 Seeside Half Bred £79.80 Marwhirn, Cross £75.20 and £74.50 Riggheads, Blackface £74.80 Meilkleholm.

Heavy Hoggs (46kg + over) Top 185 av 172.7p
Suffolk £89.50 Summerhill, £83 Lanarkland, Cheviot £82.50 Rigghead, Texel £92.50 and £91.50 Little Culmain, £83.20 and £84.80 W Shelston £84.50 Belzies Blackface £83.50 Craigdarroch, £78.50 Sweetshawhead.


Cast Ewes and Rams
412 forward met a sound demand and all classes slightly dearer on the week.
Top prices Heavy Ewes:
Suffolk £111.50 Burncroft, Texel £98.50 Little Culmain, £92.50 Eastside, £89.50
M Larbrax, £85.50 Maryfield, Cross £78.50 Innerfield, £77 Seeside, £75.50 Nether Barr, £75 E Kirkcarsewell, North Country Cheviots £77 Raehills, £75 Marwhirn, Lleyn £74.50 M Larbrax, £84.50 Summerhill, Romey Marsh £74.50 and £69.50 Dalhanna
Light Ewes:
Cheviot £63 Oakbank, Blackface £70.50 The Bungalow, £65 Macqueston, £63.50 and £62.80 Merkland, £59.50 Hillhead, Swaledale £55 Nether Barr

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £74.35
Overall Light Ewes averaged £54.45

Cast Rams:
Suffolk £91.50 Shangan, Texel £86.50 Shangan, Leicester £92.50 Belzies. Beltex £88.50 Eastside, Blackface £77.50 Meikleholm, £72.50 Macqueston

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