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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th October 2011.

42 Prime Cattle – Trade again sharper for both butchers and supermarket spec cattle.
Sale average 198.1p or (353.89 at 56%)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 221.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to M/S Bosomworth Paisley, 211.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Border Meats Lockerbie, 206.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 204.5p Porterstown Keir to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 216.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to Border Meats Lockerbie, 214.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 214.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 205.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1237.95 Townhead

Bullocks All heavyweight
Charolais to 205.5p, 203.5p from D Wilson & Son Marwhirn to Scotbeef Ltd
Limousin to 203.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to Scotbeef Ltd
Angus to 201.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1393.98 Marwhirn

124 OTM Cattle – Trade remains buoyant for all types

Cows per head
Angus £1275.75 Tower, £1090.60 Drumbuie, £1090.05 Tower, £910.45 Guillyburn
Holstein £1149.35, £1142.40, £1064, £1017.45, £1011.50 Baltier, £1021.20 Smallholmburn, £990.50 Kerricks, £988.20 Drum, £959.40, £955.90 Baltier, £953.25 Kerricks
Limousin £1036.75 Foregirth, £1032.75, £978.75 Meikleholm, £957 Newmains, £954.60 Burn, £952.15 West Skelston
Hereford £1066.80, £1033.20 Russet
Montbelliard £1002.15 Upper Portrack

Bulls Angus £1376 Druidhall, Holstein £1078.80 Smallholmburn
Bullock Charolais £1237.50 Burn, Highland £1036 Gubbhill

Cows per kilo
Limousin 172p Burn, 145p Newmains, 143p Foregirth, 137p West Skelston, 137p Meikleholm
British Blue 162p Gass, 137p Drumburn
Holstein 145p Gullielands, 138p Smallholmburn, 133p (x2) Baltier, 130p, 127p Kerricks, 127p Baltier
Hereford 127p, 123p Russet, 123p Tregallon
Angus 135p Tower, 133p Drumbuie, 132p, 131p Guillyburn, 129p Laught Mains, 129p Tower
Bulls Angus 128p Druidhall, Holstein 116p Smallholmburn
Bullocks Charolais 165p Burn, Highland 148p Gubbhill

1035 Prime Lambs – poor show for quality with lambs dirty due to the recent inclement weather. Good quality (25-36Kg) Lambs were in demand selling from 170-182p whilst big lambs were easier on the week. Top price of 191p was paid for Texel Crosses from Auchenbrack Estate. Top price per head was £76.50 for Texel Crosses from R Laird, East Polquhirter, New Cumnock. Overall average was 170.2p

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 173.3p av 171p
Blackface £52 Holm of Daltallochan, £51.50 Merkland

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 191p av 177.2p
Texel £73.50 (x2) Drumcruilton, £66.80 Margaret Drive, £66.80 (x2) Auchenbrack Estate
Beltex £72 Little Fenwick
Suffolk £68 Marwhirn, £68 Springfield, £65 High Cairn
Herdwick £64.50 Margaret Drive
Charollais £64.50 Barr
Blackface £63.80 Upper Barr, £60, £59.50, £58 Holm of Daltallochan
Cross £62.50 Auchenbrack, £60.50 High Cairn, £58 Merkland
Berrichon £67.50 Glendarroch

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 183p av 167.2p
Suffolk £72 Longbeoch, £71.80 Springfield, £69 Upper Barr
Texel £75.80 Shambellie Grange, £75 Drumcruilton, £74.50 Sandilands, £74 East Polquhirter
Charollais £67.20 N Cample
Half Bred £67 Marwhirn, £65.80 Marwhirn
Cross £67 Shambellie Grange, £62.50 Outmains
Berrichon £73.20 Glendarroch
Suffolk £72 Longbeoch, £71.80 Springfield, £69 Upper Barr

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 157p av 154.2p
Suffolk £75 Cumleys, £74 Longbeoch, £72.80 Outmains
Texel £76.50 East Polquhirter, £69.50 New Cample

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1 + over)
Suffolk £73.50 Swyre

523 Cast Ewes & Rams forward more feeding ewes about, still demanding recent high rates.
Principal prices
Texel £86.50 Hayfield, £67.50 West Roucan
Cross £82.50, £75 South mains, £74.50 Nether & West Roucan, £72.50 Foregirth & Swyre
Suffolk £80 Upper Barr, £60.50 Nether Barr
Chev Mule £77.50 Springfield
Lleyn £68.50 Bennan
Blackface £66.50 Craigdarroch, £62.50 Lawesknowe, £60 Auchenbrack, £59.50 West Roucan
Charollais £56.50 Hayfield
Swale £55.50 Nether Barr
Heavy Ewes averaged £68.80
Light Ewes averaged £50.61

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