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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 9th November 2011.

49 Prime Cattle – Trade remains buoyant with numbers present far short of both Butchers' and Wholesalers' requirements. Producers should take advantage of the brisk competition in the ringside
Sale average 205.5p or (366.9p D/W @ 56%)
Bullocks (all heavyweight) Limousin to 214.5p from D & E Lockhart, Fauldingcleugh to Border Meats Lockerbie, 212.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie, 208.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 207.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to M/S Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
British Blue to 208.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to C Anderson
Charolais to 207.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1504.38 Marwhirn
Heifers (all heavyweight) to 213.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Hall, Smithfield, 208.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Hall Smithfield
Charolais to 208.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 207.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1240.58 Marwhirn

14 Prime Bulls (all Dairy Bred) Trade firm
Holstein to 154.5p (x2) Conheath
Top Gross Bull £934.73 Conheath

122 OTM Cattle – Plainer show forward trade remained good for all classes
Galloway to £1364, £1295.85, £1271.90, £1262.80 Cutreoch
Limousin to £1181.50 Birkshaw
Cows Limousin to £1322.40 Hartbush, £1154.40, £1102.60 Dinnans
Shorthorn to £1131 Ryehill
Angus to £1122 Raeburnhead, £985.50 Gillesbie, £965.25 Hardlawbank
Charolais to £1117.50 Hartbush
Blonde to £1005.75 Hightown
Holstein to £1085.80 Park, £1058.40 Panlands, £1033.60, £988.10 Baltier, £906.30 Drum
Stabiliser to £965.85 Southmains
Bulls Charolais £1290 Hartbush Angus £1068.20 Auchenhill

Per kilo Cows
Limousin 175p, 160p Blairshinnoch, 174p, 148p Hartbush, 148p Dinnans, 143p Edingham
Simmental 153p Dinnans, 131p Gillesbie
Charolais 149p Hartbush
Shorthorn 145p, 130p Ryehill
Angus 135p Hardlawbank, 132p Raeburnhead
Blonde 135p Hightown
British Blue 132p Bonshawside
Holstein 144p Panlands, 137p, 136p Baltersan, 122p Newhouse, 122p Park, 121p Baltier, 121p Newhouse
Stabiliser 137p, 133p, 132p South Mains
Bullocks Limousin 170p Birkshaw
Galloway 164p, 163p, 162p, 161p Cutreoch
Bulls Charolais 129p Hartbush

1677 Prime Lambs forward despite being a very mixed show for quality trade was brisk with all classes dearer on the week and good export types selling well. Top price per head was £93.50 for Beltex Crosses from A & AE Park, Harleyrigg, Amisfield. Top price per Kg was 216p for Texel Crosses from Messrs AB Young, Nether Gribton. Overall average for lambs sold was 178.1p

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 215p av 170.4p
Cheviot £61.50 Shambellie Grange
Texel £59 East Kirkcarsewell
Blackface £55.50, £50 Merkland, £45.5 Glenochar
Cross £50 Shambellie Grange, £46.50 Ballinnie, £45 High Drum
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 216p av 180.4p
Texel £80 Nether Gribton, £78 (x2) Newbigging, £75.80 Glenlaugh, £75 Hall
Lleyn £72, £71.20, £70.50 Bennan, £63.50 Riggheads
Suffolk £69.50 Springfield hill, £68 Ford, £60.50 Eastside
Half Bred £68, £65 Marwhirn, £63 East Kirkcarsewell
Blackface £64 Macqueston, £60.50 Merkland, £58.50 Upper Barr
Herdwick £56.50 Margaret Drive
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 192p av 178.5p
Texel £86.50 East Polquhirter, £84 Lanarkland, £79.50 Barshill, £79.50 Shangan
Suffolk £79 Springfield hill, £78 Lanarkland, £77 New Farm
Cross £77.50, £75 Guelt, £73.80 Corsencon
Half Bred £73.80 Marwhirn
Cheviot £70 Rigghead
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 191p ave163.4p
Suffolk £82.50 Springfield hill, £81 North Cowshaw, £80.50 Eastside
Texel £88.50 Townfoot, £86.50 East Polquhirter, £85 East Kirkcarsewell, £80 Shawsmuir
Beltex £93.50 Harleyrigg
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1+over)
Suffolk £85 Harleyrigg, £84 Eastside, £77.50 High Drum
Texel £84.50 Midlock
Cross £70 Nether Gribton

653 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Recent rates met
Leicester £116.50, £101.50 Midlock
Texel £93.50, £91.50 Eastside, £89.50 Laughtmuirside, £85.50 Northcowshaw
Suffolk £94.50 High Drum, £89.50 Auchinkeld Ave, £87.50 Philgowan, £80.50 North Cowshaw
NCC £77.50 Gillesbie, £72.50 Capelfoot
Cross £75.50 Kenmuir, £74.50 Bush, £72.50 Netherhall, Shambellie Grange & Eastside
Lleyn £71.50 Drumlanrig
Blackface £63 Netherhall, £59.50 Drumlanrig, £59 Meikleholm, £56.50 Laughtmuirside
Rams Texel £135.50, £117.50 Drumlanrig Mains, £126.50 Midlock, £125.50 Hall
Cheviot £84.50 Glengeith
Suffolk £81.50 High Drum
Blackface £58.50 Midlock
Heavy Ewe overall average £72.50
Light Ewe overall average £51.50

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