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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 4th May 2011.

41 Prime Cattle – Trade remains good with sale average of 186.5p (333p D/W at 56%)

Heifers – British Blue to 214.5p, 207.5p from TW & J Hunter, Upper Brydekirk to Border Meats Lockerbie and M/S Bosomworth Paisley. Limousin to 207.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 204.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 198.5p Outertown Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie, 197.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to M/S T Johnstone Butchers Falkirk, 197.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Whannel Shotts, 190p Hallmyre Castle Douglas to M/S T Johnstone Butchers Falkirk
Simmental to 191.5p Balannan Ringford to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 189.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1274.45 Hallmyre

Bullocks Limousin to 193.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to M/S T Johnstone Butchers Falkirk
Top Gross Bullock £1263.83 Waterside

47 OTM Cattle – Trade sharper

Cows Limousin £1247.75, £1190.35, £1075.40 Hartbush, £982.50 Third
Angus £924.75 Woodcroft, £918 Raeburnhead
British Blue £957.60 Third
Charolais £970.90 Maryfield
Holstein Friesian £978.20 Lakehead, £897.75 Milton, £873.30 Dinwoodie Green, £862.75 Mouswald Grange

Bulls Limousin £1447.20 Park, £1178.10 Rashgill

Bullocks Charolais £1074.20 Balannan

Cows per kilo
Holstein Friesian £146p Lakehead, 135p Milton, 123p Dinwoodie Green
Angus 131p Balannan, 135p Woodcroft
Limousin 155p, 137p Hartbush, 131p Third
Simmental 140p Balannan

Bulls Limousin 144p Park

Bullocks Charolais 164p Balannan

20 Spring Lambs averaged 282.6p or £124.64ph and sold to a top of £128.50 for Suffolk Crosses from Northcowshaw.

Smaller show of Hoggs forward quality mixed averaging 239p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 265p av 221p
Texel £73.50, £70.50 Meikle Larbrax, £71.50 Farthingwell
Cross £72.50 Knockenhair

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 262p av 242p
Texel £94.50, £75.50 Farthingwell, £79.50 New Cample
Cross £88.50 Dollard, £79.50 Over Abington, £77.50 Upper Rigg
Blackface £87 Meikleholm
NCC £102, £87.50 Upper Portrack, £93.50 Cleughbrae

Medium Hogg (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 265p av 251p
NCC £115 Cleughbrae, £103.50 Upper Portrack, £95 Round Fell
Beltex £110.50 Cleughbrae
Cheviot £110.50 Glen Darroch
Cross £92.50 Upper Rigg, £87.50 19 Margaret Drive
Texel £88.50 New Cample
Suffolk £78.50 Meikle Larbrax

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 233p av 215.8p
Suffolk £95.50 Farthingwell

273 Cast Ewes & Rams – met recent high prices

Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £127.50 Cleughbrae, £110 Bogue, £97.50 Meikle Whitriggs
Texel £137.50 Ryehill, £127.50 Newbiggin, £124.50 Waterhead, £123.50 Nether Dargavel
NCC £103.50 Meikle Whitriggs, £96.50 Burn, £95.50 Edingham, £95.50 Castlefairn
Half Bred £99.50 Justinlees
Beltex £99.50 Dalpeddar, £89.50 Glenmaid, £82.50 Woodhead
Cross £98.50 Ballaggan, £98.50 Low Kirkbride, £94.50 Bogue
Lleyn £95.50 Ballaggan
Leicester £94.50 Dalpeddar

Light Ewes
Cheviot £74.50 Castle Fairn
Blackface £85.50 Newbiggin, £81.50 Knockenhair, £80.50 Dalpeddar, £79.50 Fardingjames, £79.50 Bogue

Suffolk £96.50 Margaret Drive
Beltex £88.50 Upper Rigg
Lleyn £89.50 Meikle Whitriggs

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