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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 5th October 2011.

52 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm with the biggest lift for strong supermarket spec cattle. Competition for Live weight cattle of all classes is extremely competitive. All producers should take full advantage.
Sale average 194.4p or (347.2p D/W @ 56%)
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 215.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Hall, Smithfield, 208.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to PR Duff & Son Wishaw, 203.5p Millhill Dumfries to M/S Hall Smithfield
Charolais to 206.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to M/S Hall, Smithfield, 200.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Border Meats Lockerbie
British Blue to 205.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Top Gross Heifer £1404.15 Millhill

Heavyweight Bullocks to 214.5p from D & E Lockhart, Fauldingcleugh to M/S Hall, Smithfield, 212.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 208.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie, 204.5p Little Cocklicks Dalbeattie to Grierson Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 203.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd.

Lightweight Bullocks
Limousin to 211.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 209.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie, 208.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Bullock £1444.85 Marwhirn

92 OTM Cattle – Trade good for all classes
Per head cows
Limousin £1419.60 South Bowerhouses, £1108.25 Gairloch, £1021.65 Wynholm
Charolais £1386 South Bowerhouses, £1255.10 Gairloch, £1073.10 Barluith
British Blue £1162.20, £992.25 Meikleholm, £1087.30 Grove
Angus £1143.10 Gillesbie, £1034.15 South Bowerhouses, £984.20 Newlands
Saler £1015.20 South Bowerhouses, £962.85 Gillesbie
Holstein £966 Auchencrieff, £958.45, £945 Kerricks, £890.60 Highlaw
Per kilo cows
Limousin 182p Townfoot, 155p Gillesbie, 143p Gateslack, 143p Gairloch
Charolais 165p South Bowerhouses, 154p Gairloch, 147p Barluith
British Blue 156p, 147p Meikleholm
Shorthorn 153p Gall, 147p Gillesbie
Saler 141p South Bowerhouses
Angus 142p Gillesbie, 137p Newlands, 137p South Bowerhouses
Holstein 131p, 127p, 126p Kerricks, 119p Highlaw

1011 Prime Lambs – poor show forward, selling to a top of 185p for Beltex Crosses from Messrs J Hyslop & Son, Netherton. Top price per head was £80.50 for Texel crosses from Robin Campbell Kerricks. Overall average was 160.8p but with the large quantity of Mules & Blackface lambs forward it would be wrong to compare the average with last week.

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 173p ave 168.5p
Blackface £53.50 Merkland, £49.50 Grove Farms

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 176p ave 164.8p
Suffolk £64.80 High Cairn
Texel £68.80 Knocknaib, £68 Martingirth
Highland £61, £57.50, £55.20 BQ
Cross £60 Kirkton, £60 High Cairn, £56.80 Grove
Cheviot £63.50 Crookedstone

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 185p ave 160.6p
Texel £80.50 Kerricks, £75 East Polquhirter, £75 Kirkton, £72.50 Glenlaugh
Beltex £75 (x2), £74 Netherton
Suffolk £70.50 Marwhirn, £70 East Polquhirter, £70 New Farm
Cheviot £65.50 Crookedstone
Cross £65.50 Nisbet, £63.50 Merkland, £63 Hall
Charollais £70.80 Eastside
Half Bred £64.50, £63.50 Marwhirn
NCC £70, £68.20 Archwood
Blackface £64 Kirkton, £62.50 Guelt

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 157p ave 149.4p
Texel £80.50 Kerricks, £75 (x2) Barbuie Irongray, £74 Glenlaugh, £73.80 East Polquhirter
Cross £69.80 Kirkton
Blackface £70 Nisbet
Leicester £62 Glenlaugh

863 Cast Ewes & Rams – Less heavy ewes about – recent trade still met
Texel £121.50, £78.50 Ashtree, £108.50 Kerricks, £107.50, £80.50 Barony Coll, £77 Hightownhead
Suffolk £70 Ashtree
Mule £76.50 Kerricks, £70.50 Kirkton of Crawford & Barony, £70 Hightownhead, £68.50 Dressertland & Wynholm
Chev Mule £68.50 Dalhanna
NCC £80.50, £73.50 Ashtree, £69.50 Capelfoot, £65 Ewanston
Blackface £70 Dunesslin, £57 Dressertland, £55.50, £54.50 Lawesknowe, £53.50, £53 Guelt
Heavy Ewes averaged £64.50
Light Ewes averaged £47.80

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