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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th August 2011.

52 Prime Cattle forward – more grass cattle on offer. Quality mixed best sorts in short supply
Sale average 187.6p or (335.2p D/W at 56%)

Bullocks Blonde to 211.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Limousin to 196.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 192.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1343.03 Raeburnfoot

Heifers Limousin to 204.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Border Meats Lockerbie, 197.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 195.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Munro Ltd Dingwall, 195.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Top Gross Heifer £1264 Archwood

98 OTM Cattle – Trade good for both fleshy cows and leaner types

Per head cows
Blonde £1181.75 Hightown, £989.10 3Woodhall
British Blue £1132.50 Longrigg, £923.55 Garleffan
Limousin £1087.80, £1015.20 Meikleholm, £975.95 Heathhall
Holstein Friesian £1096.50 East Logan, £1061.10 Newhouse, £1014.70 Kerricks, £1006.40 Newhouse, £999.75 Kerricks
Hereford £979.95 Tarbreoch

Holstein £1026.75 Panlands Charolais £1159.20 Auchenhill

Per Kilo Cows
Blonde £163p Hightown
Holstein Friesian 155p, 139p (x2), 137p Kerricks, 135p Inglestoneford, 136p, 131p, Newhouse, 131p Challoch
British Blue 151p Longrigg, 141p Carsegowan, 139p Bellevue
Hereford 139p Tarbreoch, 135p Heathhall

Bullocks Angus to 162p Gillenbie

1506 Prime Lambs – easier on the week selling to a top price of £79 for Texel Crosses from Messrs G Kilpatrick & Son, Eastside, Kirkconnel.
Overall average 164.2p

Top Prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 184p av 165.8p
Texel £70 Marbrack, £70 Over Abington, £65.80 Barbuie
Suffolk £64 Barbuie
Blackface £60 Dalhanna
Cross £56 Auchengruith

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 189p av 164.8p
Beltex £85 Newton Cott, £69.50, £66 Dalhanna
Texel £74.80, £73.50 East Polquhirter, £74.50 (x2) Drumcruilton, £73.20 West Logan
Suffolk £71.20 Carsegowan, £71 Knockenhair, £69, £68.50 Abune the Brae
Cross £69.50 Kirkton of Crawford, £65.50, £65 Grove
Berrichon £68 Glendarroch

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 166p av 160.1p
Texel £79, £76 Eastside, £78 Hillhead, £75 Archwood
Beltex £76 Dalhanna
Cross £72.20 Grove

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + over)
Texel £78.20 Powhillon, £77 Hillhead

601 Cast Ewes & Rams forward. Trade slightly easier but still very dear for time of year.

Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £97.50 Backburn, £95.50 Dressertland, £95.50 H & K Farms
Cross £91.50 Barshill, £84.50 Backburn, £82 H & K Farms
Suffolk £79.50 H & K Farms

Light Ewes
Blackface £69.50 Grove, £64.20 Kirkton, £58.50 Auchengruith
Cast Ram Texel £60.50 Barshill Cross £70 Grove
Blackface £62.50 Drumgrange

Overall Heavy Ewe averaged £76.80
Overall Light Ewes averaged £42.92

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