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

51 Prime Cattle – Commercial cattle easily sold, butchers types maintained recent values
Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 192.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 183.5p, 175.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S T Johnston Butchers Falkirk
Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 190.5p from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 188.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 174.5p Garleffan Stranraer to M/S Bosomworth Paisley
Charolais to 183.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 173.5p Hightownhead Auldgirth to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer £1186.25 Allerbeck
Bullocks (all heavy) Limousin to 184.5p, 183.5p (x2) from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to Border Meats Lockerbie, 182.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to M/S T Johnston Butchers Falkirk, 177.5p Garleffan Stranraer to M/S T Johnston Butchers Falkirk, 175.5p Nether Barr Corsock to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 175.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1202.18 Faulding Cleugh


61 OTM Cattle – Trade much sharper with more buyers in attendance requiring greater numbers of all types
Beef cows averaged 119.3p Dairy Cows averaged 108.4p
Cows per kilo
British Blue 151p, 143pDryfesdale Gate, 144p Stockholm
Angus 143p Carzield
Galloway 137p Park
Devon 133p Glendarroch
Holstein Friesian 133p, 125p Baltier, £133p Park, 129p, 128p Stair, 122p, 119p Dinwoodie Green, 130p Dryesdale Gate
Simmental 131p Cormaddie, 129p Balannan
Bullocks Holstein Friesian 144p, 136p Archwood
Galloway 143p Gallaberry
Cows per head
Devon £1183.70 Glendarroch
British Blue £1102.30, £979.55 Dryfesdale Gate, £900 Stockholm
Holstein £1051.90 Newmains, £977.55, £943 Baltier, £925, £900.60 Newhouse
Angus £837.80 Maxwelltown
Simmental £806.25 Balannan
Bullocks Holstein £914.40 Archwood


1104 Prime Hoggs – A buoyant trade for all classes prevailed with the overall average of 209.8p for a mixed show for quality. Top price per head was £121.50 for a pen of Leicester Hoggs from Mrs S Hamilton, Tower, Sanquhar
Highest Price per Kg was 237p for Crosses from Kirkhill Farms. Other Top prices

Super Light (17-25.5Kg) Top 200p av 200p
Cross £46.50 Kirkhill
Blackface £50 Hayfield

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 237p av 209.3p
Cheviot £64.50, £54.50 Hardgrove Dairy
Cross £61.50 Kirkhill, £60.50 Dunesslin
Blackface £64.80 Wyliehole, £62.50 Dunesslin, £62.50 Lowthers
Leicester £68.50 Drumbuie

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 229p av 210.2p
Suffolk £82.50 Gallaberry, £73.50 Dressertland
Cheviot £70 Raehills, £64 Chanlockfoot
Texel £85 Riggheads, £82 Maxwelltown
Cross £85 Nether Gribton, £73.50 Maxwelltown, £72 Dunesslin
Blackface £78.50 Leithenhall, £78 Cleughbrae, £78 Cruggleton, £74.50 Lawesknowe
NCC £98.50, £88.50 Auchencrieff, £89.50 Cleughbrae, £82.50 Rigghead

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 230p av 215.6p
Suffolk £95.50 Cleughbrae, £94 East Raffles, £91.50 Riggheads
NCC £95 Cleughbrae, £94 Rigghead
Texel £97.50, £97, £95.50 Little Culloch, £95.50, £94.50 (x2) West Skelston
Charollais £84 Dempsterton
Cross £85.50 Rigghead
Leicester £74.50 Marr
Blackface £90 Lawesknowe, £88.50, £86.50 Meikleholm, £86.50 Hopetoun Farms

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 216p av 193.2p
Suffolk £110.50, £103.50 West Skelston, £106.50 Old Mosside, £102.50 East Polquhirter
Cheviot £95 Aithrie
Texel £106.50 Leithanhall, £106 East Raffles, £104.50 Dressertland Cott
Cross £103 West Skelston, £96.50 Foregirth
Leicester £121.50 Tower, £96.50 Foregirth, £90.540 Macqueston
Blackface £95 Drumgrange, £94.50 Snar, £88.50 Hopetoun Est
NCC £102.50 North Short Cleugh
Zwartble £89.50 Glendarroch


347 Cast Ewes & Rams
Trade remains very dear for all classes. Top prices Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £139.50 Newmains, £97.50 Low Kirkbride
Texel £125.50, £123.50 East Raffles, £115.50 Newmains, £115.50 Woodcroft
Cross £105.50 Newmains, £105.50 Leithanhall, £103.50 West Skelston
Leicester £129.50 Macqueston, £124.50 Justinlees, £123.50 Dempsterton, £119.50 Tower
Berrichon £115.50 Newark
Light Ewes
Blackface £84.50 Chanlockfoot, £75.50 Drumbuie, £75.50 Waterside, £73.50 Lawesknowe
Rams Cheviot £81.50 Glengeith
Charollais £125.50 Riggheads
Cross £90 Nether Gribton
Leicester £98.50 Barr
Blackface £79.50 Drumbuie, £67.50 Barr, £58.50 Drumgrange
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £97.83
Overall Light Ewe averaged £65.17

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