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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 17th August 2011.

35 Prime Cattle – Scarcity of Prime Cattle forward made all classes of both commercial and butchers types sharper to average 191.2p (or 341.4p at 56% D/W). Greater numbers needed to fill wholesaler and butchers order books.

Limousin to 215.5p from J Retson & Son Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 212.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 207.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie.
Top Gross Heifer £1224.25 Upper Tinwald

Bullocks Limousin to 209.5p from J Retson & Son Gardrum to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw, 203.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Shorthorn to 187.5p Low Three Mark Stoneykirk to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart.
Blue Grey to 187.5p Low Three Mark Stoneykirk to Scotbeef Ltd.
Top Gross Bullock £1314.83 Carse Mains

Small show of Prime Bulls easily sold
Holstein Friesian to 158.5p Barwinnock
Top Gross Bull £944.03 Barwinnock

78 OTM Cattle – Trade for all classes of suckler and dairy cattle continue to improve
Cows per head
Charolais £1444.40, £1302 Gairloch, £1377.75 Barluith, £1154.40 Grove
Angus £1120.95 Newlands, £1098.10 Druidhall, £1058.20 Auchtralure
Limousin £1100.25 Gairloch, £1070.30 Auchtralure, £1039.50 Gillesbie, £993.85 Druidhall
Holstein £1041.40 Shawsmuir, £1035 Slacks, £998.30 Kerricks
Bull Blonde £1345.05 Barluith

Cows per kilo
Charolais 184p, 165p Gairloch, 168p Barluith
Limousin 165p, 162p, 157p Conheath, 163p Gairloch, 154p Gillesbie, 154p Auchtralure
Angus 148p, 145p Auchtralure, 147p Tinwald Shaws, 141p Newlands, 141p Blairshinnoch
Simmental 145p Blairshinnoch
Holstein Friesian 142p, 140p Linns, 138p Slacks, 134p Kerricks, 133p Baltier
Bull 147p Barluith
Bullocks Galloway 169p Low Three Mark

1482 Prime Lambs averaging 173.9p
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 193p ave 178p
Texel £59.80 Kilmichael, £54.50 Mardon
Cross £56.50 Kilmichael
Chev Mule £51.20 Lochmailing

Medium Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 187 ave 175.8p
Suffolk £70 Longbeoch, £66.50 Gibbonhill, £64.80 Bank
Texel £71.20 Hall, £70 Knocknaib, £69 Dalhanna
Chev Mule £65.50 Dalhanna
Cross £64.20 Kilmichael
Lleyn £63.50 Summerhill

Standard Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 194p ave 172.8p
Texel £77, £75.80 Drumcruilton, £75.40 East Polquhirter, £75 Shawsmuir, West Lanegate & Bush
Charollais £75 Riggheads, £72.20 Shambellie Grange
Cross £72.50 Guelt, £71.50 Foregirth, £70 Corsencon
Suffolk £74.20 Gelston, £73.80 Longbeoch, £73 Drumcruilton

Heavy (45Kg +over) Top 174.8p ave 162.8p
Texel £82 Boreland, £77 Nether Laggan, £76.50 Shambellie Grange
Suffolk £74 Third, £73.50 Palaceknowe
Charollais £79 Riggheads

437 Cast Ewes & Lambs – all types slightly easier on the week.
Texel £102.50 Boreland, £97.50 Gelston Castle, £95.50 Boreland, £92.50 Barshill
Suffolk £101.50 Netherhall, £85 Eastside, £83.50 Broomhill
Cross £92.50 Palaceknowe, £86.50 Carsegowan, £83.50 Barshill
Leicester £92.50 Barr
Half Bred £76.50 West Lanegate
Blackface £57.50 Guelt, £53.50 Kilmichael


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