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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th June 2011.

53 Prime Cattle – Trade for all classes met a brisk trade with plainer show on offer to average 185.6p or (331.4 D/W at 56%)

Heavyweight Heifers
Charolais to 199.5p from AH Fisher, Merrick to Border Meats Lockerbie, 196.5p, 195.5p Merrick, Portpatrick both to Border Meats Lockerbie, 193.5p Merrick Portpatrick to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 190.5p Merrick Portpatrick to M/S Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 197.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 195.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 192.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie. Charolais to 196.5p Merrick, Portpatrick to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1117.20 Merrick

Bullocks all heavy
British Blue to 186.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to C Anderson. Angus to 182.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1258.88 Upper Tinwald

16 Prime Bulls - Trade firmer (all dairy bred)
Simmental to 162.5p Barwinnock. Holstein Friesian to 155.5p Whins, 147.5p Barwinnock
Top Gross Bull 979.65 Whins

50 OTM Cattle – Trade good
Cows – Charolais £1316 Horseholm, £952.50 Rigghead
Angus £1153.40 Croft Manor, £1017.45 Hayfield
Limousin £971.50, £944.30 Dempsterton, £904.20 Birkshaw
British Blue £917.40 Sunnyhill
Simmental £918 Woodside, £860.70 Horseholm
Holstein Friesian £1004.55 Woodhead, £877.80 Conheath, £840 Dinwoodie Green
Bullock Galloway £1013.20, £1000.50 Cutreoch
Cows per kilo – Angus £146p Croft Manor, 134p Hayfield
Limousin 145p, 133p Dempsterton
Charolais 140p Horseholm
Simmental 135p Woodside
British Blue 132p Sunnyhill
Holstein Friesian 120p Dinwoodie Green, 119p Gamerigg
Bullocks Charolais 159p Marwhirn. Galloway 151p, 149p Cutreoch

301 Prime Lambs & 62 Hoggs
Lambs sold to a top of 249p for Texel Crosses from Mr H Fergusson, Eastside which also made the day’s top price per head of £119.50. Overall average 231.4p.

Top Prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 245p av 237.2p
Suffolk £90, £89.50 Dressertland
Texel £93.20 Dressertland, £88.50, £88 Lodge, £88 East Raffles

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 246p av 227.4p
Suffolk £100 Newmains, £96 Drumburn, £95.50 (x2) Eastside
Texel £100 Maryfield, £99.50, £97.50 Drumburn, £98.50 Dressertland Cott
Charollais £95.50 Rigghead

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 249p
Texel £119.50 Eastside

Prime Hoggs – Very small show best sorts to 200p

202 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade brisk for all classes
Heavy Ewes – Texel £119.50 Woodcroft, £118.50 Kilfaddoch, £118.50 Dressertland Cott
Half Bred £102.50 West Crossleys, £93.50 Maryfield
Cross £97.50 Eastside, £90.50 Drumburn, £90.50 Woodcroft
Zwartble £93.50 Riggheads
Charollais £127.50 Rigghead
Leicester £97.50, £71.50 Kilfaddoch
Lleyn £88.50 Hall, £88.50 Hemplands

Light Ewes
Cheviot £78.50 North Shortcleugh, £68.50 West Crossleys
Blackface £81.50 Hall, £75.50 Hopetoun, £67.50 Roughside
Goats £83.50 Bogue
Rams – Suffolk £134.50 Sunnyhill
Blackface £85.50 North Shortcleugh
Leicester £114.50 Hall, £105.50 Crairieknowe
Beltex £85.50 Little Fenwick
NCC £81.50 Marwhirn
Texel £72.50 Crairieknowe
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £90.64
Overall Light Ewes averaged £65.30

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