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

40 Prime Cattle – Trade remained fine with a mixed offering forward.
Heifers averaged 169.9p or (303.3p D/W at 56%)
Bullocks averaged 164.5p or (293.8p D/W at 56%)

Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 186.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 183.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 181.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie, 180.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 184.5[ from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 183.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 180.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 179.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to J Scott Meats (Meats) Ltd
Top Gross Heifer £1083 Gardrum

Bullocks (all Heavy)
Charolais to 168.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Galloway to 164.5p Low Three Mark, Stranraer to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Bullock £1076.25 Stormont

98 OTM Cattle – Trade improves. Heavy cows keenly sought, more leaner cows on offer
Beef Cows averaged 106.1p to £1020.70
Dairy Cows averaged 91.4p to £983.75

Per Kilo
Limousin to 142p, 139p, 135p Conheath, 117p Marr, 115p No 2 Tregallon
Angus to 135p, 125, 121p Newlands, 118p Glencaple, 117p (x2) Newlands
Charolais to 126p, 117p Oxgang
Simmental to 118p Palaceknowe, 105p Cormaddie
Holstein Friesian to 118p, 115p, 113p, 111p (x2) Slacks, 109p Rigghead, 106p Drum

Per Head
Angus to £1020.70 Glencaple, £994.40 St Ninians, £962.50, £889.35, £843.75 Newlands
Charolais to £936, £907.20 Oxgang
Simmental to £944 Palaceknowe
Limousin to £903.50 Conheath, £871.65 Mark
Holstein Friesian to £983.25, £909.50, £902.70, £902, £888 Slacks, £826.20 Milton, £795.70 Rigghead

Bulls Swiss Red to 105p Brownfield £929.25

727 Prime Hoggs forward – hoggs sharper on the week but short on quality. Top price 195p for Texel crosses from Messrs IA & ZAL Milligan, Dunesslin, Highest price per head £86.50 for Suffolk Crosses from Mr H McLeish, West Skelston.
Overall average 180.1p.

Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 189p av 171.4p
Charollais £58.50 Marbrack
Cross £54.80, £44.80 BQ Farms
Lleyn £53.50 Firth
Easy Care £54.80, £44.80 BQ Farms
Blackface £51.50 Marbrack, £48 Craiglearen

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 186p av 177.2p
Cross £67.80 Dunesslin, £67 (x2) BQ Farms
Blackface £68.20 Rigghead, £66.80 Crairieknowe, £64.50 Burnside
Lleyn £72 Firth

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 195p av 185.2p
Suffolk £76.50 Park, £75.50 Burnside
Texel £80.50 Woodfoot, £80.50 West Skelston
Cross £77.50 Woodfoot, £75.50 Rigghead, £75 BQ Farms
Blackface £74 Rigghead, £70 Marbrack, £69 Barr

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 175p av 168.2p
Suffolk £86.50, £83.20 West Skelston
Texel £83.80 Hall, £80.50 Woodfoot
Leicester £74.50, £70 Marr, £68 Barr
Blackface £70 Fingland

239 Cast Ewes & Rams – Scarce of numbers and considerably sharper £6 on the week. Top prices

Heavy Ewes
Texel £127.50 Park, £119.50 Castlehill, £114.50 Park, £113.50 Woodcroft
Suffolk £110 Palaceknowe
Leicester £86.50 Barr
NCC £79.50 Palaceknowe
Cross £76.50 Nether Gribton, £76 Hightownhead, £76 West Skelston
Lleyn £76.50 Firth
Beltex £69.50 Oakbank

Light Ewes
Cheviot £80.50 Oakbank, £67.50, £63.50 Castlehill
Blackface £72.50 Barr, £69.20 Fingland, £66.50 Hightownhead, £65.50 Nether Gribton

Texel £75.50, £74.50 Craiglearen
Blackface £57.50 Barr
Beltex £81.50 Crairieknowe
Romney Marsh £99.50 Barvennan

Heavy ewes averaged £76.13
Light ewes averaged £62.55


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