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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 20th January 2010.

85 Prime Cattle – Trade looked easier more heavy weights forward to average 165.4p (300.7p d/w @55%)

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 180.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 180p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 176.5p Rashgill Dumfries to M/S Whannel Shotts, 173.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Whannel, Shotts, 172.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie.

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 177.5p Yett, Johnstone Bridge to M/S Whannel, Shotts, 176.5p Rashgill, Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 174.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 170.5p Newmains Duncow to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1049.68 Balgrayhill

British Blue to 180.5p Gardrum Esatriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Limousin 172.5p Newmains Duncow to Border Meats Lockerbie, 170.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1100.58 Newmains

40 Prime Bulls – more heavyweight forward beef types steadied dairy types sold at similar rates
Charolais to 164.5p, 158.5p Carwood
Limousin to 158.5p Yett, 158.5p Carwood
British Blue to 150.5p, 149.5p Becton Hall
Holstein Friesian to 133.5p Whins, 132.5p Barwinnock, 132.5p Becton Hall
Top Gross Bull £1109.50 Yett

95 OTM Cattle – Trade maintained recent improved rates for both fat and feeding cows
Cows per Kg
Limousin to 152p, 151p Cowburn, 137p Belridding, 134p Kirkhill Dalton, 121 Hartbush
Luing to 137p Cowburn
Charolais £127 Marwhirn, 119p St Ninians Grove
Simmental to 118p Hartbush, 109p Cormaddie
Saler to 115p Hall
Holstein Friesian to 115p, 104p, 101p Barndennoch, 109p Rigghead, 100p Baltersan

Charolais to 111p Horseholm
Angus to 143p Meinfoot Cott

Cows per head
Limousin to £1070.85 Hartbush, £1061.75 Belridding
Saler to £937.25 Hall
Angus to £849.75 Tinwald Shaws
Luing to £853.15 Cowburn
Simmental to £932.20 Hartbush
Charolais to £825.50 Marwhirn
Holstein Friesian to £798.25 Rigghead, £798 Gamerigg, £753.30 Barwinnoch

Bulls Charolais £1282.05 Horseholm

624 Prime Hoggs
Hoggs scarce of numbers and quality very mixed but best sorts still making around the 200p mark. Top price 203p or £77 for 38Kg Texels from Messrs R & L Weir, Crairieknowe. Top price per head £101.50 for 62Kg Texel X from AC Austin, Woodcroft. Overall average 185.7p Top prices

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 183p av 180.4p
Blackface £58.50 Hayfield, £57.50 Kirkhill

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top203p av 188.8p
Texel £77 Crairieknowe, £75 Little Cloak, £74.20 Ballaggan
Cross £70 Foregirth, £66 Kirkhill, £65 Dempsteron
Suffolk £67.50 Crairieknowe
Blackface £61.80 Hayfield

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 198p av 186.2p
Texel £84.50 Riggheads, £82.50 Round Fell, £81.50 Old Mosside
Suffolk £83, £79 Riggheads, £82.20, £78.80 Springfield, £78.50 Little Cloak
Chev Mule £79 Springfield
Charollais £74.50 Demperston
Half Bred £77, £73.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £72 Sweetshawhead

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over ) Top 181p av 172.6p
Texel £101.50, £96.50 Woodcroft, £85 Seeside, £84.20 Old Mosside
Suffolk £86.50, £84.50 Netherhall, £85.20, £84.80 West Skelston
Half Bred £83 Marwhirn
Cross £81 Mosside
Blackface £79.50 Craigdarroch

307 Cast Ewes & Rams sold and trade very dear, Scarce of requirements.
Heavy ewes
Suffolk £123.50 Netherhall, £106.50 Kingside
Texel £123.50 Crairieknowe, £119.50 Skipmyre, £117.50 Auchengray, £107.50 Seeside
Charollais £138.50 Riggheads
Half Bred £90.50 Kingside
Cross £99.50 Dempsterton, £95.50 Gledenholm, £92.50 Seeside
Zwartble £98.50 Rigghead
NCC £94.50 Kingside, £90.50 Auchenhill

Light Ewes
Cheviot £60.50, £59.50, £58.50 Kingside
Blackface £73 Mosside, £69.50 Drumgrange, £68.50 Marr, £66.50 Gledenholm

Cast Rams
Suffolk £90.50 Backburn
Texel £129.50 Auchencheyne, £117.50 Backburn
Leicester £73.50 Kingside
NCC £89.50 Kingside
Blackface £88.50 Craigdarroch, £80.50 Kingside

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £82.72
Overall Light Ewes averaged £56.72

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