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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 20th April 2011.

54 Prime Cattle – Trade continues to benefit all sellers more heavier cattle forward
Heifers averaged 186.9p or (333.8p D/W at 56%)
Bullocks averaged 175p or (312.5p D/W at 56%)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 212.5p from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 205.5p Dinnans Whithorn to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 203.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Bosomworth Paisley, 200p No 6 Stonehouse Gretna to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 196.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 208.5p from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 195.5p Newmains Duncow to C Anderson, 192.5p No 6 Stonehouse Gretna to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 190.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 191.5p Maryholm Dumfries to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Top Gross Heifer £1290.30 Newmains

Bullocks (all Heavy)
Limousin to 193.5p from A & WR Wilson Newmains to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 188.5p 185.5p Newmains Duncow to Border Meats Lockerbie, 182.5p Garleffan Stranraer to C Anderson, 180.5p Myroch Port Logan to M/S Whannel Shotts, 180.5p Newmains Duncow to Scotbeef Ltd
Charolais to 180.5p Myroch Port Logan to C Anderson
British Blue to 180.5p Stormont Gretna to M/S Whannel Shotts
Top Gross Bullock £1291.23 Myroch

68 OTM Cattle – Trade maintained recent brisk rates more grazing cows on offer
British Blue to £1050.80 Garleffan, £890.80 Third
Limousin to £1022.45 Dinnans, £837 Balcraigmoor
Holstein Friesian to £1000.50 Todholes, £971.70 Barndennoch, £962.80 Brownfield, £926.30 Stair, £902.40 Outmains, £902.70 Dinwoodie Green
Charolais to £975, £950.90, £945.30 Woodcroft
Hereford to £945.30 Park
Angus to £836.20 Auchencheyne, £809.20 Stockholm

Bull: Limousin to £1319.50 Dinnans

Per kilo
Cows Limousin 169p Dinnans, 156p Balcraigmoor, 143p Woodcroft
Angus 135p (x2) Balcraigmoor, 127p Palaceknowe
Hereford 137p Park
Charolais 143p, 138p, 131p Woodcroft
Holstein Friesian 138p, 123p Todholes, 128p, 121p Outmains, 127p(x2) Barndennoch
Bulls Limousin 130p Dinnans

679 Prime Hoggs, 1 Spring Lamb, First Spring Lamb of the season forward making £110 for a Berrichon from Barbour Newark. Prime Hoggs very mixed show easier on the week but well fleshed sorts still in good demand. Top price of 252p for Texel Crosses from Messrs Pole Hoseason & Co, Little Culloch they also made the day’s top price of £117.50. Overall average was 226p.

Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 232p av 209.8p
Blackface £52 Dunesslin
Texel £67.50 Dunesslin, £61.50 Foregirth
Dorset £56 Craigside

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 236p av 213.2p
Suffolk £88.50 Riggheads, £75.50 Summerhill
Texel £85.50, £75.50 Dunesslin, £82.50 Auchengray, £75.50 Holmhead Cott
Cross £67.50, £60.50 Dunesslin
Blackface £84 East Polquhirter, £83.50 Lawesknowe, £79.20 Newmains, £78.50 Riggheads
NCC £89.50 Cleughbrae

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 252p av 236.3p
Suffolk £91 Philgowan
Texel £111.50 East Raffles, £106 Little Culloch, £104.50 West Skelston, £102.50 East Polquhirter
NCC £110 Cleugh Brae, £97 Riggheads
Beltex £101.50 Cleughbrae
Cross £78.50 Maxwelltown, £77.50 Burncroft
Blackface £77.50 Maxwelltown

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 247p av 230p
Suffolk £112.50 Auchengray, £110.50 East Raffles, £110.50 West Skelston, £107.50 Riggheads
Texel £117.50 Little Culloch, £116.50 East Raffles, £115.50 West Skelston, £114.50 Newmains
Cross £101.50 Riggheads
NCC £107.50 Riggheads

343 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Trade similar
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £128.50 Netherhall, £115.50 Snade, £113.50 Palaceknowe
Texel £135.50 Boreland, £124.50 Park, £116.50 Belridding
Charollais £126.50 Riggheads
Half Bred £103.50 Snade
Cross £126 Bankend of Tinwald, £107p Newmains, £98.50 Park, £96.50 South Mains
Leicester £122.50 Foregirth, £114.50 Justinlees, £108.50 Netherhall
NCC £110 Belridding
Beltex £104.50, £88.50 Snade
Zwartble £92.50 Maxwelltown
Berrichon £94.50 Newark

Light Ewes
Cheviot £87.50 Palaceknowe, £74.50 Bankend of Tinwald
Blackface £80.50 Belridding, £79.50 Netherhall, £77.50 Maxwelltown
Dorset £74.50 Craigside

Cast Rams
Suffolk £129.50 Bankend of Tinwald, £126.50 Little Cloak
Texel £132.50 Little Cloak, £120 Dinnans, £100 Lawesknowe
Charollais £114.50 Skipmyre
Beltex £116.50 Bankend of Tinwald
Lleyn £85.50 Maxwelltown

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £96.20
Overall Light Ewes averaged £60.85

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