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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 31st August 2011.

34 Prime Cattle forward – Quality cattle met the dearest trade seen, commercial types also sharper. More numbers are required to fill buyer’s order books. Sale average 200.6p or (358.2p D/W @ 56%)

Limousin to 225.5p, 224.5p, 223.5p from J & L Craik Waterside all to M/S Worsley Wholesale Butchers Yorks, 222.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 216.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 212.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Worsley, 211.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna.
Top Gross Heifer £1329.83 Waterside

Limousin to 224.5p from J Retson & Son Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 211.5p Faulding Cleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie, 208.5p Muirfield Hightae to M/S Worsley, 205.5p, 204.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie.
Top Gross Bullock £1365.68 Muirfield

Prime Bulls in short supply much dearer
Limousin to 204.5p Waterside
Holstein Friesian to 168.5p Dinwoodie Green
Top Gross Bull £1308.80 Waterside

60 OTM Cattle – Trade easily upheld recent high values for all classes
Cows per head
Limousin £1260 Waterside, £1078 Bellevue, £951.75 Lairdlaugh
Angus £1056 Corbelly Hill, £993.25 Bellevue, £937.20 Meikle Larbrax
Holstein Friesian £963.90, £870 Broathill, £951.90 Shawsmuir
Bulls Charolais £1349.95 Woodcroft

Cows per kilo
Limousin 180p Waterside, 141p Drumburn, 142p Meikle Larbrax
Angus 165p Corbelly Hill, 156p Ingleston, 145p Marwhirn
Holstein Friesian 142p Byreholm, 129p Kerricks, 119p, 117p Broathill, 117p Balker
Bulls Charolais 145p Airds of Balcary, 141p Woodcroft

1265 Prime Lambs – Lambs were a better trade than expected selling to a top of £80.50 for Beltex Crosses from Messrs J Hyslop & Sons, Netherton, Abington they also made the days top price per Kg of 201p. Overall average was 170.1p.

Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 158p av 155.9p
Blackface £49 (x2) Kilmichael

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 183p av 170.4p
Suffolk £69 Shawhill, £63 Ewanston
Texel £71.50 Capelfoot, £67.20 Shawhill, £66.50 Townhead of Auchencairn
Half Bred £64.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £63.50 Burn, £60.50 Breconside
Cross £61 Merkland, £51 Mount Kedar
NCC £68 Hastingshall

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 201p av 170.8p
Beltex £80.50, £75.50 Netherton
Suffolk £76.20, £76 Longbeoch, £75 Shawhill, £71 Marwhirn, £71 Hastingshall
Texel £78, £76.60, £76.40 Shieldhill, £76 Ballaggan, £75.20 East Kirkcarswell
Charollais £72 Hastingshall
Cross £74.20, £73.80 Guelt, £74 Hall, £73.80 Abune the Brae
NCC £75 Archwood
Berrichon £72.20 Glendarroch, £72 Newark
Lleyn £68 Laneside

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 165p ave 160p
Suffolk £79.80 Townhead
Texel £79.80, £77.50 East Polquhirter, £79 Bankhead of Tinwald

503 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade was similar with more feeding types forward.

Principal Prices
Texel £102.50, £87.50 Laneside, £88.50 Heithat, £84.50 Glenmaid
Cross £85 Shawhill, £83.50 Woodcroft, £78 Dressertland
NCC £85 Capelfoot, £77.50 Marwhirn, £73 Dressertland
Leicester £74.50 Merkland
Lleyn £74.50, £73.50 Laneside, £68.50 Bennan
Chev Mule £77.50 Shawhill, £74 Heithat
Berrichon £69.50 Maryfield
Beltex £68.50 Glenmaid
Blackface £59.50 Craigmure, £52.50, £50 Breconside £47.50 Marr

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