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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 14th September 2011.

48 Prime Cattle – Best sorts in short supply. Trade for all classes sharper more grass cattle forward. Sale average 191.8p or (348.7p D/W @56%)
Limousin to 225.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 221.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 201.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 200p Gillrigg Lochmaben to Border Meats Lockerbie, 199.5p Gillrigg Lochmaben to JG Renwick & Sons Butchers Thornhill
Top Gross Heifer £1220.78 Dinnans
Bullocks Limousin to 206.5p from M Hyslop, Gillrigg to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 198.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd
Angus to 195.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1328.25 Marwhirn

22 Prime Bulls = Trade good for a mix offering of mainly dairy bred
Limousin 176.5p Barwinnock
Holstein 171.5p Dinwoodie Green, 168.5p Barwinnock
Simmental 169.5p Upper Portrack
Top Gross Bull £1365.13 Marwhirn

111 OTM Cattle
Holstein £1181.75, £1075.45, £1008 Newhouse, £910.45 Thwaite
Simmental £1062.50, £1047.80, £1014.80 Dinnans
Limousin £1086.30 Meikleholm, £937.20 Gateslack
Angus £938.40 Crairieknowe, £924.60 Balannan
British Blue £1107.60 Meikleholm
Charolais £1042.80 Marwhirn
Limousin £1490.40 Kirkland, £1260.80 Newbiggin
Angus £1302.75 Newlands, £1203.60 Outmains
Charolais £1175.85 Gateslack
Galloway £1064.70 Burnbrae
Bullocks Limousin £1312.50 Kirtlevale
Cows per kilo
Simmental 172p, 170p, 169p, 168p Dinnans
Limousin 158p Sunnyhill, 142p Meikleholm
Charolais 150p Marwhirn
British Blue 142p Meikleholm
Angus 138p Balannan, 136p Crairieknowe
Holstein 145p, 137p Newhouse, 143p New Farm, 139p Thwaite, 139p Kerricks
Bulls Limousin 139p Dinnans, 138p Kirkland
Angus 135p Newlands
Limousin 175p Kirtlevale

1343 Prime Lambs – a mediocre show for quality with lambs now showing the effects of the adverse weather conditions meant that trade was easier for all classes but in line with expectations. Top price of 181p for Texel Crosses from A Wilson & Co, Outmains, Mauchline. Top price per head was £81.20 also for Texel Crosses from Messrs Chapelhill Farmers. Overall average 160.1p

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 151p ave 150.9p
Easy Care £46.80 E Forissait
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 181p av 160.8p
Suffolk £63.80, £63 Linn & Ford, £62 Knocknaib
Texel £70.50 Outmains, £65.80 Knockenhair, £65 Ford
Beltex £65 Little Fenwick
Lleyn £64, £63.80, £60.20 Bennan
Cross £60 Merkland, £59.80 Over Abington, £59.80 Ballaggan
Easy Care £58 E Fortissait
Leicester £56 New Farm
Blackface £54.50, £53.50 Sweetshawshaw
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 176p ave 161.4p
Suffolk £72.20 East Polquhirter, £71 Barnbarroch, £71 Abune the Brae
Texel £72.80 Lanarkland, £72 Ford, £71 (x2) Knockenhair
Cross £65.50 Abune the Brae, £64.50 Grennan, £63.50 Ford
Chev Mule £60.50 Hastingshall
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 158p ave 153.4p
Suffolk £77.20 Lanarkland, £76.50 Barnbarroch, £73 Springfield
Texel £78.20 Barbuie, £76 Lanarkland, £74 Bush of Craigs
Charollais £73.50 Wester Parkgate
Cross £67.20 Roughside
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1+over)
Texel £81.20 Lanarkland, £75.50 Rashgill

913 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – large show and all classes easier. Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £75 Palaceknowe
Texel £93.50 Hillhead, £88.50 Skipmyre, £86.50 Barshill
Cross £78.50 Hightownhead, £77.50 Barshill, £75 Palaceknowe
NCC £84.50 Dressertland, £68.50 Capelfoot
Lleyn £69.50 Bennan, £63.50 Bogue
Leicester £64.50 Dalpeddar
Light Ewes
Cheviot £72.50 Glengeith, £57.50 Glenjaan, £57.50 Dressertland
Blackface £72.50, £69 Lawesknowe, £63.50 Snar, £62.50 South Mains, £60 Hillhead
Rams Cheviot £73 Glenjaan
Leicester £94.50, £60.50 Dalpeddar
Blackface £58.50 South Mains
Overall Average heavy ewes £64.75
Overall Average light ewes £46.85

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