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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 13th April 2011.

70 Prime Cattle – Best types easily sold mixed show on offer trade remains good resulting in sale average of 180p or (321.4p @ 56% D/W)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 204.5p from J & N Beattie Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 201.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to M/S Bosomworth Paisley, 194.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd

Heavyweight Heifers
British Blue to 200p from J Retson & Son Gardrum to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 191.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Limousin to 194.5p, 191.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1202.65 Balgrayhill

Lightweight Bullocks Limousin to 196.5p from D & E Lockhart Faulding Cleugh to Border Meats Lockerbie, 186.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to M/S Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 186.5p Newmains Duncow to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Bullocks Limousin to 189.5p from A & WR Wilson Newmains to Border Meats Lockerbie, 186.5p Newmains Duncow to C Anderson, 185.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross £1294.13 Marwhirn

20 Prime Bulls – Trade good for well fleshed. Mainly dairy bred forward
Angus to 163.5p, 162.5p Darlawhill
Holstein Friesian to 154.5p Dinwoodie Green, 154.5p, 153.5p 152.5p Barwinnock
Top Gross Bull £1056.25

64 OTM Cattle – Trade firm for all classes
Cows Charolais to £1381.60 Gairloch, £1062.40 Marwhirn, £1036.35 Kilnford Croft, £1022 Barluith
Limousin to £1066.50 Backburn, £1035.40 Barshill, £1012.50 Newmains
Simmental to £1075.80, £1020.65 Kilnford Croft, £998.30 Backburn
Holstein Friesian to £1004.15 Kirkton Field, £949.90 East Logan, £925.75 Panlands
Angus to £895.35 Castle, £850.90 Tower
Blonde to £965.20 Eastside
Bull Charolais £1017.75 Eastside

Per kilo
Limousin 167p Barshill, 135p Backburn, 135p Newmains, 135p Barluith
Charolais 166p Marwhirn, 157p Gairloch, 147p Kilnford Croft
Blonde 152p Eastside, 140p Gairloch
Simmental 149p Kilnford Croft, 148p Eastside
Holstein Friesian 133p Kirktonfield, 125p Burnside of Baltersan, 123p Castle, 118p East Logan, 118p Outmains
Angus 141p Castle, 130p Tower

707 Prime Hoggs – a poor show for quality maintained their late high rates selling to a top of 274p for Beltex Crosses from NI Boyd, Rockhallhead they also realised the day’s top price of £134.50. Overall sale average 237.1p.

Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 228p av 204.8p
Texel £67.50 Marwhirn, £67.50 Laneside, £57 Seeside
Cross £69.50 Glenkiln
Blackface £61 Marbrack, £60 Beuchan, £57 Mitchellslacks
NCC £70.50 Marwhirn
Lleyn £67.50 Laneside

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 268p av 229.4p
Cheviot £104.50 Rigghead, £90, £80.50 Gillesbie Farms
Texel £84 Penlaw, £77.50 Mosside, £69.50 Seeside
Half Bred £84 (x2), £75.50 Marwhirn
Cross £87 Riggheads, £79.50 Marwhirn
NCC £97.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £96.50 Meikleholm, £86.50 Riggheads, £84 Cleughbrae

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 273p av 246.8p
Suffolk £113.50 Marr, £108.50 Auchengray, £105.50 Shangan
Cheviot £111.50, £107.50 Marr, £95.50 Riggheads
Texel £119.50, £117.50 East Raffles, £112.50 East Polquhirter, £108.50 Gillesbie
Cross £97 Riggheads
Blackface £102.50 East Polquhirter
NCC £117.50 Auchencrieff, £112.50, £108.50 Cleughbrae, £111 Riggheads
Beltex £108.50 Cleughbrae
Lleyn £96.50 Auchencheyne

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 274p av 234p
Suffolk £109.50 Auchencheyne, £106.50 Shangan
Texel £122.50, £114.50 East Raffles, £119.50 H & K Farms, £117.50 Laneside, £111.50 Cleughbrae
Blackface £121.50 Drumbuie, £111.50 Marbrack
NCC £122.50 Auchencrieff
Lleyn £118.50 Laneside

313 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade for all classes similar still very dear.

Top prices
Heavy ewe
Texel £151 Fagra, £140.50 Woodcroft, £139.50 Shieldhill, £133.50 Mitchellslacks
Lleyn £132.50 Laneside
Suffolk £129.50 Dressertland, £125.50 Burncroft, £119.50, £109.50 Auchengray
Leicester £121.50 Kilfaddoch
Cross £120.50 Fagra, £113.50 Bridgestone
NCC £109.50 Marwhirn, £101.50 Auchengray, £93.50 Dressertland
Chev/Mule £107.50 Penlaw
Charollais £93.50 Upper Longbank

Light Ewes
Blackface £85.50, £69.50 Craigdarroch, £89.50 Drumbuie, £89.50 Sweetshawhead
Rams Suffolk £83.50 Liscleugh
Texel £89.50 Maryfield
Leicester £120 Drumbuie

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £98.18
Overall Light Ewes averaged £75.30

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