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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 2nd March 2011.

65 Prime Cattle forward – Trade much better. Greater numbers of all classes required to fill orders.
Heifers averaged 174.4p or (311.4p D/W @56%)
Bullocks averaged 170.4p or (304.3p D/W @56%)

Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 197.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 185.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 179.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 177.5p No 6 Stonehouse Gretna to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

Heavyweight Heifers to 195.5p, 187.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie both to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 177.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S T Johnstone & Sons Butchers Falkirk, 173.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 173.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1173.00 Balgrayhill

Bullocks (all heavy)
Limousin to 196.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 186.5p Gardum Eastriggs to M/S T Johnstone & Son Butchers Falkirk
Simmental to 172.5p Rigghead Collin to Scotbeef Ltd
Charolais to 172.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to C Anderson, 171.5p Robgill Mains, Kirtlebridge to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1208.48 Upper Tinwald

24 Prime Bulls – Trade sharper. Well fleshed bulls keenly sought all dairy bred forward
Holstein Friesian to 140.5p Bectonhall, 139.5p Kirkonfield, 137.5p, 134.5p Becton Hall
Top Gross Bull £885.15 Becton Hall

51 OTM Cattle – Scarcer numbers made trade much dearer for all types

Per kilo
British Blue to 150p Culhorn Mains, 120p Sunnyhill
Simmental to 139p Castlehill, 120p Upper Balannan
Charolais to 121p Powhillon
Angus to 131p, 123p, 119p Hayfield
Limousin to 123p Croft Mains, 117p Upper Balannan, 115p Caplefoot
Holstein Friesian to 118p East Logan, 117p, 115p Chapelcroft, 116p Kirktonfield, 117, 114p Dinwoodie Green, 116p, 115p Barndennoch, 112p East Logan, 112p Milton

Per Head
Holstein Friesian to £971.25, £893.20 Kirktonfield, £945.40, £897 Barndennoch, £826.20 Conheath, £817.60 East Logan
Charolais to £919.60 Powhillon
Simmental to £854.85 Castlehill
British Blue to £918 Sunnyhill, £840 Culhorn Mains
Angus to £922.25 Croft Manor, £871.65 Upper Balannan, £839.50 Capelfoot

1117 Prime Hoggs – hoggs met a great trade with new buyers at the ringside contributing. Top price per Kg was 220p for Texel Crosses from Kilfaddoch, Closeburn. Top price per head was £111.50 from the same consignor. Overall average was 197.8p.

Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 209p av 185p
Blackface £57 Macqueston, £56, £55.50 Chanlockfoot, £55, £52 Marbrack
Beltex £67 Glenmaid
Lleyn £57.50 Summerhill

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 209p av 197.8p
Suffolk £68.50 The Dabbins, £66.50 Auchengray
Cheviot £73 Riggheads, £73, £72 Isle, £71.50 TS Farming
Texel £79 Seeside, £77.50 Laneside, £73.50 Auchengray
Blackface £75, £73.50 Rigghead, £75 Craigdarroch, £70.80 Crairieknowe, £70.80 Fingland
NCC £80 Auchencrieff

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 220p av 200.7p
Suffolk £85.50 Little Cloak, £84 Netherhill, £83.50 Auchengray
Cheviot £84.20, £83.80 Isle
Texel £94.50 Kilfaddoch, £90, £91.50 West Skelston, £91.50 Auchengray
NCC £93.50 Auchencrieff, £89.50 Rigghead
Chev Mule £83.50 Netherhill
Cross £80 Fingland, £76.50 Belzies
Blackface £80 Fingland, £79.80, £79.50 Craigdarroch, £79.20, £77.50 Riggheads
Beltex £79.50 Glenmaid
Lleyn £77.50 Summerhill

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 201p av 185.2p
Suffolk £91.50 Netherhill, £88.50 Dabbins, £83.50 Third
Texel £111.50 Kilfaddoch, £109.50 Auchengray, £108.50 Dabbins, £104.50 Foregirth
Blackface £102.50, £80.50 Craigdarroch, £83.50 Macqueston
Lleyn £100.50 Summerhill
Beltex £92.50 Glenmaid
Cross £86.50 Macqueston

463 Cast Ewes & Rams – Heavy ewes again dearer on the week by £10, lighter ewes a similar trade.
Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Charollais £125.50 Nether Keir
Leicester £122.50 Guelt
Texel £114.50, £107.50 Backburn, £110.50 Laneside, £106.50 Capelfoot, £102.50 Carruchan
Cross £97.50 Backburn, £93.50 Carruchan, £91.50 third
Suffolk £95.50, £86.50 Auchengray
Lleyn £80.50 Laneside

Light Ewes
Blackface £74.50 Drumlanrig Park, £69.50 Mosside, £69 Drumgrange, £66.50 Merkland

Suffolk £103.50 Third Texel £90.50 Third Roussin £108.50 Drumgrange

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £90.02
Overall Light Ewes averaged £53.35

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