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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 21st September 2011.

50 Prime Cattle – Butchers quality cattle easily sold. Secondary types also sharper more grass cattle on offer

Bullocks Lightweight
Limousin to 220p from D & E Lockhart, Fauldingcleugh to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 215.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie, 212.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 206.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 207.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie

Limousin to 215.5p, 214.5p, 202.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming all to M Hall, Smithfield, 209.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie
Angus to 197.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd.
Top Gross Bullock £1395.15 Marwhirn

Heifers Heavyweight
Limousin to 218.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 213.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M Hall Smithfield, 203.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
British Blue to 211.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to PR Duff Wishaw
Top Gross Heifer £1281.00 Upper Tinwald

Bull British Blue to £1407.68 (206.5p) from Haigh & Townend Airyhemming to C Anderson

80 OTM Cattle – Trade steadier with more leaner cows on offer
Per Head Cows
Holstein Friesian £1019.25 Hillhead, £1008.90 East Logan, £985.60 Barndennoch, £959.40 Ferneycleugh, £941.50 Drum, £940 East Logan , £921.05 Slacks
Limousin £1065.80, £958.50 West Lanegate, £909.45 Bush of Craigs
Simmental £962.85 Barend
Angus £1015.30, £986.70 Raeburnhead, £988 Capelfoot, £958.88 West Mains
Blonde £941.70 Marwhirn
Bulls Angus £1163.75 Rue

Per kilo Cows
Holstein Friesian 151p Hillhead, 135p, 130p Lakehead, 128p Drum, 128p Barndennoch
Limousin 146p West Lanegate, 141p Bush of Craigs, 135p West Lanegate
Angus 143p (x2) Raeburnhead, 130p Capelfoot
Shorthorn 133p Drumgrange
Simmental 131p Barend
Blonde 129p Marwhirn
British Blue 129p Eastside
Bull Angus 133p Rue

1279 Prime Lambs – due to the atrocious weather lambs were dirty and wet with a large number in the 44-48Kg range so although the average was up on the week in effect they were much dearer than that with all the quality export weights making in excess of 170p. Top price per Kg was 190p for Beltex Crosses from Messrs Woodfoot Farms. Top price per head was £82 for Beltex Crosses from the Barony College, Parkgate and jointly topped at £82 for Texel Crosses from G Kilpatrick & Sons, Eastside. Overall average was 169.1p

Top price
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 181p ave 164.5p
Suffolk £65 Airyhemming, £58 Knockenhair
Texel £69 Belzies, £67 Eastside
Cross £59.80 Corsencorn, £56.50 Margaret Drive, £55.50 Knockenhair

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 190p ave 170.6p
Beltex £82 Barony College, £78 Airyhemming, £76.50, £75 Netherton, £76 Woodfoot
Suffolk £73.50 Airyhemming, £73 Eastside, £72.80 Marwhirn
Texel £78 Airyhemming, £76.50, £75 Barony College, £76 Nether Locharwoods
Berrichon £73.50 Craigdarroch
Charollais £73 Barony College
Cross £70.50, £70 Dalpeddar, £67 Foregirth
Blackface £70 Guelt

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 167p ave 159.9p
Suffolk £78.50 Airyhemming, £77.80 Longbeoch, £77.80 Barony, £77 Marwhirn
Texel £82, £78, £77.80 Eastside, £78.80 Foregirth, £77.80 East Polquhirter
Cross £72.80 Lawesknowe, £72.50, £71.80 Guelt, £70 Lawesknowe

503 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade similar
Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £105.50 Glencaple, £88.50 East Polquhirter, £85.50 Wynholm
Suffolk £76.50 Druidhall
Cross £72.50 Blackburn, £72.50 East Polquhirter, £68.50 Glendarroch
NCC £69.50 Archbank, £63.50 Dalhanna, £61.50 Marwhirn
Berrichon £68.50 Glendarroch

Light Ewes
Cheviot £61.50, £48.50 Castle Crawford, £48.50 Chanlockfoot
Blackface £58.50, £56.50 Lowthers, £56.50 Chanlockfoot, £52.50 Craiglearen
Swale £49.50 Wynholm Farms
Rams Texel £97.50 Wynholm, £94.50 Over Abington
Charollais £68.50 Drumgrange

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £65.34
Overall Light Ewes averaged £45.84

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