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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 23rd February 2011.

46 Prime Cattle – Trade for all classes looked sharper for a mixed show
Bullocks averaged 169p (301.9p D/W @56%)
Heifers averaged 170.3p (304.1p D/W @56%)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 195.5p from J & N Beattie Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 184.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries
Simmental to 174.5p Dinnans Whithorn to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 193.5p from J Retson & Son Gardrum to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 182.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 180.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Grierson Butchers Castle Douglas, 177.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 173.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Scotbeef Ltd. Top Gross Heifer £1173.00 Raeburnfoot

Bullocks (all heavy)
Limousin to 178.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Border Meats Lockerbie, 173.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick to C Anderson
British Blue to 174.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Charolais to 173.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1223.18 Faulding Cleugh

72 OTM Cattle 0 plainer show forward. Trade easily upheld recent values, feeding cows keenly sought

Cows per kilo
Angus to 127p Blairshinnoch, 125p Raeburnhead, 117p Innerfield
Limousin to 118p West Lanegate, 113p Ballaggan
Saler to 116p Hall
Simmental to 113p Cormaddie
Holstein Friesian to 113p Justinlees, 112p Burnfoothill, 108p Flathill, 108p (x2) Mark, 105p Boreland, 104p Ryemuir

Limousin to 135p Capelfoot £1390.50
Shorthorn to 121p Auchengray £1034.55
Charolais to 120p Rigghead £1206.00
Simmental to 118p Tinwald Shaws £1138.70

Cows per Head
Angus to £882.45 Innerfield, £864.45 Raeburnhead
Limousin to £877.50 Innerfield, £849.60 West Lanegate
Simmental to £823.20 Cormaddie
Holstein Friesian to £834.75 Castle Farm, £804.60 Mark, £780.30 Coopon Carse, £772.80 Burnfoothill

1173 Prime Hoggs – Quality export sorts making 200p + over but in general a very mixed show for quality with a lot of 26-32Kg hoggs making in the 175-185p category. Top price per Kg 211p for Texel hoggs from Mr DB Fleming, The Cottage, Nisbet. The Price per Head was £97.50 for Leicester Crosses from Messrs J Wight & Sons, Midlock, Crawford
Overall average was 188.2p

Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 200p av 178.8p
Texel £54.20 Craiglearen
Cross £50.80 Marbrack, £48 Kilmichael, £47.50 Lawesknowe
Blackface £62 Top o the hill, £58 Maryfield, £57.20 Glen

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 204p av 191.8p
Cheviot £78.20 Glen Darroch, £73.50, 370.20 Robgill Mains
Texel £73.50 Eriff Est, £71.20 High Townhead
Cross £72.20 Robgill Mains, £66.50 Carswadda, £66 Lawesknowe
Leicester £62.50 Nether Barr
Blackface £73.20 Robgill Mains, £73 Woodhouse, £72, £69.50 Riggheads
Swale £63.80 Nether Barr

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 211p av 195.8p
Suffolk £84.80 Nether Barr, £84.50 Woodhouse Bung, £83 Low Kirkbride
Texel £86.50 Nisbet Cott, £84 (x2) West Skelston, £83 Hightownhead, £83 Carswadda
Cheviot £84 Rigghead
Charollais £83.50 Dempsterton
Cross £78.50, £77.50 Woodhouse Bung, £77.80 Nether Barr
Blackface £79.20 Rigghead

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg +over) Top 182p av 172.1p
Suffolk £95 Netherhall, £88 Old Mosside, £87.50, £84, £83.50 West Skelston
Leicester £97.50 Midlock
Cheviot £83.80 Rigghead
Texel £89 Burnfoothill, £88 Woodhouse Bungalow, £85.50 Little Culmain
Blackface £85 Glen

314 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade sharper for heavy ewes with blackfaces and light ewes a similar trade.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £100.50 Low Kirkbride, £97.50, £93.50 Auchengray, £89.50 Nether Gribton
Cross £86.50 Auchengray, £81 Carswadda, £80.50 Glenlaugh
Charollais £75.50 Loaning Foot
Leicester £75 Nisbet Cott
NCC £87.50 Top o the Hill, £86.50 Auchengray

Light Ewes
Cheviot £58.50 Ruthwell
Blackface £70.50 Maxwelltown, £69.50 Nether Gribton, £67.50 Over Abington, £67.50 Carswadda

Texel £117.50 Over Abington
Leicester £103.50 Over Abington, £71.50 Midlock
Blackface £82.50 Maxwelltown, £69.50 Craiglearen, £61.50 Nethertown
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £84.45
Overall Light Ewes averaged £53.28

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