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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries. on Wednesday 21st December 2011.

23 Prime Cattle – Trade good for a small select offering
Heifers Limousin to 222.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 220.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 217.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 215.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 209.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 203.5p Cormaddie Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1234.80 Balgrayhill

Bullocks Limousin to 214.5p from Kenmuir Farmers Ardwall to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
British Blue to 210.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1211.93 Kenmuir

45 OTM Cattle – Trade easier for all classes

Per Head cows
Limousin to £930 Kirklawhill
Angus to £908.250 Newlands
Holstein to £876.75 Baltier

Per Kilo Cows
Angus to 136p Kirklawhill
Limousin to 133p Hearthstaines
Holstein to 105p Baltier

957 Prime Lambs – Despite a very mixed show for quality all classes of lambs were in demand. The days top price per Kg went to Messrs R Laird, East Polquhirter with a pen of Texels at 229p. Top Price per head was £95.50 for Beltex Crosses from Max Farms Nether Laggan Dunscore. Overall average was 205.2p

Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg)
Top 203p ave 197.8p
Blackface £63, £61.50 Marbrack, £54 Kirkhill

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg)
Top 212p ave 204.8p
Suffolk £78.50 Liscleugh
Texel £80.50 Kirkhill, £78.50 Sandilands, £78.50 Liscleugh
Cross £80 Mount Kedar, £75.50 Hall, £74 Kirkhill
Blackface £76.50 Marbrack, £74 Glenmanna, £73.50 Corsencon
Lleyn £71.80, £71.50, £70.80 Bennan
Easy Care £66.50 Townfoot

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg)
Top 229p ave 206.7p
Suffolk £87 Ford, £82 Shawhill
Texel £97.50 Wyliehole, £94 Upper Longbank, £93.80 East Polquhirter, £92.50 Glenlaugh
Cross £86 Lawesknowe, £84 Dunesslin, £83.50 Glenmanna
Blackface £86.50 Fingland, £86 Wyliehole, £82 Macqueston
Half Bred £88.50, £86.50 Marwhirn
Beltex £95.50 Nether Laggan
Lleyn £77.50 Summerhill

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg)
Top 194p ave 190.8p
Texel £95 Foregirth, £91.50 Hall, £91 Wyliehole
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1+over) Blackface £84.50 Marbrack

283 Cast Ewes & Rams met a strong trade many more could have been sold
Texel £127.50 Townfoot, £119.50 Horseclose, £107.50 Crairieknowe, £100 Kenmuir
Cross £94.50 Nether Laggan, £93.50 Foregirth, £92.50 Kenmuir, £92.50 Broadlea
Suffolk £96.50 Broadlea
Chev Mule £83.50 Liscleugh
NCC £79.50, £72.50 Broadlea
Blackface £79, £75.50, £73 Glenmanna, £72.50 Nunnerie

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £87.40
Overall Light Ewes averaged £69.20

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