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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 29th June 2011.

40 Prime Cattle – Trade improved with numbers tighter to average 186.1p or (332.5p D/W at 56%)

Limousin to 200p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 198.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 197.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Son Butchers Annan, 194.5P Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 191.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie.
British Blue to 192.5p Outertown Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 190.5p Outertown Annan to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1100 Gardrum

Bullocks – Limousin to 190.5p from A Ritchie, Stormont to Border Meats Lockerbie, 186.5p, 184.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna both to C Anderson, 184.5p, 182.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna both to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1332.58 Stormont

83 OTM Cattle – Trade continues to improve for all classes

Per head cows
Holstein Friesian £1183.70, £960 Mid Bishopton, £1045.50 Barndennoch, £967.50 Drum, £956.30, £922.35 Slacks, £931.25 Upper Portrack
Limousin £1044.90, £969.90 Conheath, £987 Carscreugh
Angus £922.35 Carscreugh, £925.75 Conheath
Simmental £912.50 Auchenhill

Bulls Charolais £1280.30 Carsegowan Friesian £1040.75 Over Airies

Bullocks Galloway £1215.55, £1189.90, £1156.20 Cutreoch
Limousin £1081.20 Conheath

Per kilo cows
Limousin 162p, 161p, 160p, 159p Conheath
Blonde 141p No 3 Stonehouse
Angus 141p Carsreugh, 139p Mid Bishopton
Holstein Friesian 139p Over Airies, 133p Mid Bishopton, 131p, 129p Slacks, 129p Drum

Limousin 121p Mid Bishopton
Charolais 118p Carsegowan
Friesian 115p Over Airies
Galloway 164p, 163p, 161p Cutreoch
Limousin 159p, 155p Conheath

473 Prime Lambs – Lambs scarcer due to good weather conditions selling to a top of 222p for Beltex X Texels from Messrs Haigh, Airyhemming. Top price per head £90 for Suffolk Crosses from Messrs JR Jackson & Son, Cushag and Mr W Barbour, Carsegowan, Texels also to £90 from Dale – Sunley, Lochmailing. Overall average was 204.2p.

Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 222p av 205.8p
Suffolk £78 Cushag, £73 Airyhemming
Texel £80 Airyhemming, £79.50, £79 Lochmailing

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 210p av 203.8p
Suffolk £90, £88 (x2) Carsegowan, £87.20 Drumburn, £86.50 Barshill
Texel £89 Garmartin, £89 Kerricks, £88.50 Lochmailing
Charollais £84 Riggheads

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 191p av 190p
Suffolk £90 Cushag
Texel £90 Lochmailing, £89.50 Bankhead of Tinwald

203 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade remains firm
Texel £98.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £90.50 (x2) Mabie Farm Park, £82.50 Skipmyre
Cross £89.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £88.50, £85 Park, £88 Lochmailing
Leicester £92.50 Lochmailing
Suffolk £84.50 Lochmailing

Blackface £63.50, £44.50 Gateslack

Rams – Cheviot £101 Dressertland
Texel £125.50 Dressertland, £123.50 Hightownhead
Lleyn £108.50 Hightownhead
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £86.05
Overall Light Ewes averaged £57.65


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