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

62 Prime Cattle – trade was firm. Plenty of trade for commercial type cattle. Butchers sorts easily sold
Heifers averaged 172.2p (307.5 at 56%D/W)
Bullocks averaged 167p (298.2p at 56%)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 193.5p from R Huston, Branetrigg to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 192.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 190.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to Border Meats Lockerbie, 182.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 192.5p, 185.5p Branetrigg Torthorwald both to Border Meats Lockerbie, 184.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 181.5p Branetrigg Torthorwald to Grierson Bro Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1256.25 Raeburnfoot

Bullocks Limousin to 182.5p from J Retson & Son Gardrum to C Anderson, 172.5p, 171.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to Border Meats Lockerbie and J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Hereford to 168.5p Rigghead Collin to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1209.08 Stormont

10 Prime Bulls – Dearer more required for both Dairy and beef bred
Simmental to 158.5p, 153.5p Upper Portrack
Holstein to 142.5p, 140.5p Barwinnock
Top Gross Bull £1051.48 Upper Portrack

53 OTM Cattle – all classes much sharper
Limousin to 140p Foregirth, 132p Lairdlaugh, 129p Woodcroft
Blonde to 131p Foregirth, 120p Branteth
British Blue to 120p Knockenhair, 118p Branteth
Stabiliser to 124p South Mains
Holstein Friesian to 129p Upper Portrack, 123p Coopon Carse, 121p Millisle, 121p Brownfield, 116p Slacks, 116p Mouswald Grange

Bulls Angus to 124p Brownrigg, 120p Brownfield

Bullocks British Blue to 133p Auchencrieff
Holstein to 119p Millisle

Cows per head
Devon X £1094.40 Upper Portrack
Limousin £1078 Foregirth, £951.20 Barshill, £924 Lairdlaugh
Holstein Friesian £962.8, £908.50 Slacks, £889.35 Millisle, £841.50 Auchencrieff, £841 Mouswald Grange, £792.55 Brownfield
Blonde £844.95 Foregirth, £816 Branteth
British Blue £822 Knockenhair, £812.70 Upper Portrack
Bulls Angus £1240 Brownrigg, £1008 Brownfield

1503 Prime Hoggs, another excellent trade prevailed and despite a mixed quality on offer the sale average was 210.54p the highest of the season, dearer on the week. Prime Hoggs sold to 235p for Beltex Crosses from Messrs J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae and for Texel crosses from Chapelhill Farmers, Lanarkland. Top price per head was £114.50 from Messrs Osbourne & Co, Castlehill and £114.50 AC Austin Woodcroft. Top prices

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 220p av 208.2p
Cheviot £61.50 Chanlockfoot
Cross £59.50 Over Abington
Blackface £66.50, £59.20 Dalwyne, £58.50 Lawesknowe, £57 Hopetoun Farms

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 230p av 205.2p
Suffolk £81 Riggheads, £73.50 Maryfield
Cheviot £68 Sandilands, £68 Third
Texel £82 Foregirth, £80.50 Riggheads, £77.50 Third
Cross £78 Maxwelltown, £73.50 Over Abington
Half Bred £77.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £81.50, £75 Craigdarroch, £77.50 Wyliehole, £72.50 Crairieknowe
NCC £86 Marr, £83.20 Glendarroch
Swale £70.50 Nether Barr

Medium Hoggs(39.1-45.5Kg) Top 235p av 219.1p
Suffolk £95.50 Lanarkland, £92 Townhead, £89.50 Nether Barr
Cheviot £95.50, £93.50 Riggheads, £91.50 Hazelrigg
Texel £98.50 Lanarkland, £95.80 West Skelston, £95.50 East Polquhirter
Blackface £98 Lawesknowe, £89.50 Meikleholm, £88.50 Riggheads
Half Bred £89.50 Marwhirn
Cross £80.50 Riggheads
Beltex £96.50 Cleughbrae
NCC £98.50 Cleughbrae, £98.50 Marr, £94.50, £92.50 Cleughbrae

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 224p av 209.2p
Suffolk £112.50, £107.50, £103.50 Cleughbrae, £109.50 West Logan, £101.50, £100 Townhead
Cheviot £102 Riggheads, £97.50 Wyliehole
Texel £114.50 Castlehill, £114.50 Woodcroft, £111 West Skelston, £110.50 West Logan
Blackface £99.50 Dalwyne, £93.50 Fingland, £92.50 Wyliehole
Cross £97.50 Muircleugh, £96.50 West Logan

417 Cast Ewes & Rams forward and heavy ewes dearer, light ewes easier.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £149.50, £142.50, £133.50 Sunnyhill, £142.50 Larglea, £111.50 Townhead
Texel £134.50, £118.50, £103.50 Little Culmain, £132.50 Midtown, £125.50 Carruchan
Cross £108.50 Little Culmain, £103.50 Thorniethwaite, £103.50 Carruchan, £97.50 Capelfoot
Charollais £76.50 Dallowie
Leicester £104.50 Foregirth, £96.50 Ardoch
Zwartble £93.50 Riggheads
Lleyn £73.50, £69.50 Bennan

Light Ewes
Cheviot £79.50 North Shortcleugh, £67.50 Oakbank
Blackface £82.50 Marwhirn, £74.50 Ardoch, £73.50 Foregirth, £70.50 Dallowie

Suffolk £149.50 Larglea Texel £129.50 Castlehill
Blackface £68.50Gateslack
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £99.06
Overall Light Ewes averaged £58.53

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