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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 6th April 2011.

30 Prime Cattle – as numbers tighten trade greatly improves. All Prime Cattle producers should seriously consider their options with the sale average being 181.3p or (323.8p at 56% D/W)

Heifers Limousin to 205.5p from J & N Beattie Woodfield to Border Meats Lockerbie, 197.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 195.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 194.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 191.5p Hartbush Amisfield to Border Meats Lockerbie, 190p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 188.5p, 184.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas. Top Gross Heifer £1143.45 Waterside

Bullocks (all Heavy) British Blue to 187.5p from D & E Lockhart Faulding Cleugh to C Anderson
Limousin to 187.5p, 185.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to C Anderson, 184.5p Challoch Newton Stewart to Border Meats Lockerbie, 183.5p, 181.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to C Anderson, 182.5p Challoch Newton Stewart to Scotbeef Ltd. Top Gross Bullock £1363.43 Faulding Cleugh

77 OTM Cattle – A marvellous trade for all classes
Best dairy cows regularly 125p to 148p
Best Beef cows 135p +
Charolais to 163p Horseholm, 140p Gairloch
Holstein Friesian to 148p Drum, 144p, 137p Byreholm, 134p Burnside, 134p Milton, 131p East Logan, 131p Burnside
Angus 146p Drumbuie, 137p Tower
Limousin 145p Bush of Craigs, 141p Rashgill, 140p Meikleholm, 138p Bush of Craigs
Bulls Limousin 134p Rockhallhead
Angus 125p Slacks
Charolais 118p Horseholm

Cow per head Charolais £1442.55 Horseholm, £1078 Gairloch
Holstein Friesian £1145.70 Milton, £1083.60 Conheath, £1045.50, £1032.50 East Logan, £995.60 Burnside, £963.99, £939.40 (x25) Slacks, £907.20 Byreholm
Angus £1122.30 Hartbush, £975 Raeburnhead
Limousin £1092.10 Hartbush, £1029 Meikleholm, £958.80 Rashgill
Bulls Limousin £1494.10 Rockhallhead
Angus £1212.50 Slacks
Charolais £1162.30 Horseholm

722 Prime Lambs – very few quality hoggs on offer but trade remaining very dear selling to a top of 250p for NCC from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae. Top price per head was £116.50 for a pen of Blackface Tup hoggs from Messrs W Graham & Son, Craigdarroch. Overall average was 222.1p the dearest of the season.

Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 211p av 206p
Suffolk £60.50 Little Cloak
Cheviot £64 Lawesknowe
Cross £61 Druidhall
Blackface £64.50 Snar, £62 Chanlockfoot
NCC £67.50 Upper Portrack

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 245p av 221.6p
Suffolk £73.50 Little Cloak
Cheviot £83 Lawesknowe, £78 Aithrie Est
Texel £95.50 Cleughbrae, £87.50 Maxwelltown, £87.50 Little Cloak
Cross £85 Lawesknowe
NCC £90 Cleughbrae, £84.50, £80.50 Upper Portrack
Blackface £81.50 Cleughbrae, £81 Riggheads, £80.50, £79.50 Newmains

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 250p av 232.1p
Suffolk £97.50, £91.50 Auchengray, £96.50 Cleughbrae, £91 Rigghead
Cheviot £97 Rigghead
Texel £100.50 West Skelston, £99 Auchengray, £98.50 Maxwelltown, £96.80 Druidhall
Cross £93.50 Lawesknowe, £83.50 Maxwelltown
NCC £105, £106 Cleughbrae, £95.50 Auchencrieff
Blackface £94.50 Riggheads, £93 Newmains, £89.50 Snar, £86.50 Sweetshawhead

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg+ over) Top 233p av 209.5p
Blackface £116.50 Craigdarroch, £106.50 Macqueston
Texel £114.50, £109.50 East Raffles, £111.50 West Skelston, £109 Cleughbrae, £104.50 Backburn
NCC £108.50 Auchencrieff, £107.50 Riggheads
Cheviot £100 Aithrie Est
Cross £90 Druidhall
Leicester £89.50 Cairnhall

233 Cast Ewes & Rams forward. All classes scarce and very dear.
Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £143.50 Druidhall, £132.50, £129.50, £119.50 Auchengray
Texel £139.50, £126.50 Backburn, £127.50 Little Cloak, £127.50 Midtown
Half Bred £118.50 Hartbush, £109.50 Maryfield
Cross £112.50 Whitecroft, £111.50 Carruchan, £111.50 Midtown, £109.50 Backburn
Chev/Mule £119.50 Little Cloak
Leicester £115.50 Cairnhall
Beltex £109.50 Steilston
Lleyn £90.50 Maxwelltown

Light Ewes
Cheviot £71.50 Clenries, £70.50 Oakbank
Blackface £79.50 Sweetshawhead, £78.50 Gledenholm, £71.50 Milton, £70.50 Druidhall

Cast Rams
Texel £121.50 Backburn, £110.50 Maryfield
Leicester £153.50 Macqueston
Blackface £88.50 Castle Fairn, £83.50 Sweetshawhead

Overall Heavy Ewe average £111.03
Overall Light Ewe average £69.71

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