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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 26th October 2011.

65 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm. Mixed offering forward
Sale average 195.6p or (349.3p at 56% D/W)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 218.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to M/S Hall Smithfield, 215.5p Dunjop Bridge of Dee to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 207.5p Upper Brydekirk Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 208.5p, 204.5p Merrick Portpatrick to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 213.5p from J Retson & Son Gardrum to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Charolais to 212.5p Merrick Portpatrick to PR Duff & Son Wishaw, 205.5p Merrick Portpatrick to C Anderson, 204.5p Dunjop Bridge of Dee to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
British Blue to 211.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1226.70 Kenmuir

Bullocks (all heavy) Limousin to 209.5p (x2) from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh both to M/S Hall Smithfield, 205.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 201.5p Merrick Portpatrick to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Bullock £1438.28 Marwhirn

Small show of Prime Bulls – Trade Steady
Simmental to 159.5p Upper Portrack
Top Gross Bull £1012.83 Upper Portrack

107 OTM Cattle – Trade fine for all classes
Cows per head
Charolais £1282.50 Beastockrigg, £1008.15 Woodcroft
Holstein £1043.75 Lakehead, £1025.10 Trailflat, £957.95 East Logan
Limousin £1097.40, £1005.55 Merrick, £991.60 Blairshinnoch
Shorthorn £989.10, £940.10, £931.50 Glenkiln
Angus £993.85 Beastockrigg, £1089.90 Landis
British Blue £979.95 Grove
Bull Charolais £1339.20 Meikle Larbrax Limousin £1111.50 West Skelston

Cows per kilo
Limousin 177p, 169p Merrick
Angus 173p, 157p, 155p Landis
Holstein 167, 141p Lakehead, 134p Trailflat
Shorthorn 158p, 135p Glenkiln
Charolais 171p Beastockrigg, 141p Woodcroft
British Blue 139p Grove
Bulls Charolais 124p Meikle Larbrax

2017 Prime Lambs forward – Sound trade prevailed with lambs selling to a top of 204p for Texel Crosses from Mr R Paterson, Over Abington. Top price per head was £87 also for Texels from Chapelhills Farm, Lanarkland. Overall average was 172.8p

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 180p ave 165.6p
Cheviot £52.20 Glengeith, £46 Burn
Blackface £54 Ardoch, £51.20 Burn, £47.50 Laight

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 204p ave 180.2p
Texel £79.50 Over Abington, £77 Crairieknowe, £75 Powhillon
Suffolk £73 Ford, £69.50 Barnbarroch
Cheviot £69.50 Glengeith
Cross £64 Lawesknowe, £64 Kirkhill, £61.50 Merkland
Blackface £62 Bogue, £61.80 Ardoch, £60 Guelt

Medium Lambs (39.1-45Kg) Top 195p ave 174.2p
Beltex £84.50 Kerricks
Suffolk £78, £75.50 Hartbush, £75.80 Palaceknowe
Lleyn £74.80, £74.20, £72.80 Bennan
Texel £80 Ryehill, £79.50 Isle of Dalton, £78 Over Abington, £77.50 East Polquhirter
Half Bred £72.80, £69.50 Marwhirn
Cross £71 Kirkhill, £68 Lawesknowe, £67 Bogue
Blackface £65 Crairieknowe

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 174p ave 158.1p
Suffolk £79 Lanarkland, £77.50 Annefield, £77.20 Abune the Brae
Texel £87 Lanarkland, £85 Ryehill, £84 Farthingwell
Half Bred £74 Annefield
Cross £72 East Polquhirter, £68.50 Corsencorn
Berrichon £71 Glendarroch

637 Cast Ewes & Rams which met a sound trade especially for quality heavier sorts.

Top price
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £121.50 Mosside, £78.50 Palaceknowe
Texel £109.50 Torkirra, £104.50, £97.50 Dressertland, £96.50 Crawston
Cross £86 Torkirra, £82.50 Palaceknowe, £81 Abune the Brae
NCC £91.50 Annefield, £68.50, £65 Marwhirn
Leicester £61.50 Grennan
Berrichon £59 Newark

Light Ewes
Cheviot £74.50 Hastingshall, £64.50 Palaceknowe, £64.50 Torkirra
Blackface £62.50 Corsencon, £56.50 Lawesknowe, £55.50 Crairieknowe, £55.50 Hillbank
Rams Texel £101.50 Hardlawbank
Suffolk £83.50 Hardlawbank
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £77.48
Overall Light Ewes averaged £45.14

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