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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 3rd August 2011.

39 Prime Cattle – Trade continues to be sharper for both Butchers and Commercial Cattle. Greater numbers required to fill orders Sale average 193.4p or (345.4p at 56%DW)

Heavyweight Bullocks Limousin to 217.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to Border Meats Lockerbie, 206.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to C Anderson, 199.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie, 197.5p Little Cocklicks Dalbeattie to M/S Whannel Shotts
Lightweight Bullocks Limousin 209.5p from D & E Lockhart Faulding Cleugh to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 198.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 202.5p Outmains Tarbolton to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1303.50 Little Cocklicks

Heifers (All Heavyweight) – Limousin to 215.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 201.5p Gardum Eastriggs to M/S Whannel Shotts, 198.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1250.55 Upper Tinwald

15 Prime Bulls – Trade much sharper suckler bred bulls wanted
Limousin to 198.5p Dinnans
Simmental to 195.5p Dinnans
Holstein to 148.5p Millisle
Top Gross Bull £1264.25 Dinnans

71 OTM Cattle – More leaner dairy cows forward beef cows met brisk demand
Per Head Cows
Simmental £1185.60 Garleffan
British Blue £1130.50 Snade
Limousin £1036.35 Cleughbrae
Charolais £1067.60 Bush of Craigs
Angus £952.50 Castle
Hereford £945.30 Park
Holstein £992.20 Barony, £937.50 Auchencrieff
Bulls Simmental £1427.90 Stenrieshill
Angus £1263.60 Stenrieshill
Saler £1273.00 Stenrieshill

Cows per kilo
Limousin 177p Garleffan, 144p Fagra
British Blue 170p Snade, 154p Garleffan
Simmental 156p Garleffan
Charolais 157p Bush of Craigs
Angus 133p Fagra, 132p Abune the Brae
Hereford 137p Park
Holstein 133p Park, 125p Auchencrieff, 121p Barony
Bulls Saler 134p Stenrieshill
Simmental 132p Stenrieshill

1120 Prime Lambs – Trade slightly easier
Overall Sale average 184.6p

Principal Prices
Standard (32.1-39Kg) Top 201p ave 185.6p
Texel £73.20 Burnside Cott, £72.50 East Kirkcarsewell, £70.50 New Farm
Suffolk £70 Brandleys & New Farm
Cross £69 Airds of Balcary
Charollais £69 Maryholm
Lleyn £67.20 Bennan

Medium (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 209p ave 182.3p
Texel £92, £85.50 Kerricks, £81.50, £79.80 Drumcruilton, £79.50 Eastside & Dalhanna
Beltex £83 Nether Dargavel
Suffolk £77 Barshill & Lanarkland, £76.50 Outmains & Drumcruilton & Kirkbride
Charollais £75.50 Kirkbride
Cross £74.80 Guelt, £74 Dalpeddar, £72.20 Marr
Half Bred £70 Marwhirn

Heavy (45Kg + over) Top 178p ave 177.2p
Suffolk £82 Blackpark, £80 Barr
Texel £85.20 Dalhanna, £82, £83.80 Airds of Balcary, £80.50 Kirkbride, £80 South Auchleach

Larger Show of Cast Ewe & Rams 621 forward – met a recent strong trades
Texel £130, £101.50 Castlehill, £129.50, £117.50 Mitchellslacks
Half Bred £94.50 Maryfield, £79.50 Fairgirth
Leicester £100 Guelt, £82.50 Foregirth
Cross £94 Barshill, £90.50 Gateslack, £88.50 Wynholm
Lleyn £88.50 Summerhill
NCC £85.50 Marwhirn, £69.50 Fairgirth
Roussin £89.50 Fairnbank
Chev Mule £77.50 Castlefairn
Blackface £76.50 Margaret Drive, £68.50 Merkland, £66.50 Castle Fairn, £65 Dalveen & Guelt
Zwartble £68.50 Little Fenwick, £62.50 Fairgirth

Rams Texel £129.50 Castlehill

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