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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 3rd February 2010.

43 Prime Cattle – against the national trend trade met a firm demand numbers were short of requirements

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 195.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 175.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 191.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 183.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1081.98 Balgrayhill

Limousin to 177.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1165 Gardrum

18 Prime Bulls – Trade remained steady
Limousin to 164.5p Yett
British Blue to 154.5p Becton Hall
Holstein Friesian to 138.5p Mid Bishopton
Ayrshire to 122.5p Bellfield
Top Gross Bull £1131.53 Yett

87 OTM Cattle – Trade remained good for all classes
Cows per kilo
Limousin to 152p, 151p, 145p, 141p, 139p Castlewigg
Angus to 121p Grove, 119p Brickhouse
Holstein Friesian to 123p, 118p, 115p (x2) Millisle, 112p, 109p Lakehead, 105p Maryfield
Bullocks Charolais to 140p Eastside

Cows per head
Limousin £1123.40, £1094.40, £1080, £1007.75, £1004.15 Castlewigg
Holstein Friesian £828 Baltier, £822.95 Lakehead, £819 Bectonhall

Limousin £1086.75 Castlewigg
Charolais £1074.15 Grove
Holstein Friesian £1033.05 Baltier

1494 Prime Hoggs and Ewes Forward
Trade for all classes was good with mainly Mule and Blackface hoggs forward. The Sale averaged 196.9p

Hoggs per kilo
Texel 220p Seeside, 216p Drumcruilton, 212 Upper Locharwoods, 208p Eastside, 206 West Skelston
Lleyn 206p Upper Locharwoods
Blackface 207p Dalpeddar, 202 Troloss, 198 Marbrack
Mule 203p Dalpeddar
Charollais 205p Maryholm, 203p Riggheads

Hoggs per head
Texel £99.20 Third, £99 West Skelston, £95.50 Eastside
Suffolk £96.50 Rigghead, £93 West Skelston, £91.20 Cumleys, £90 Low Kirkbride
Beltex £94 Waterside
Mule £89.50 Rigghead, £88 Tinwald Shaws, £87.50 Dalpeddar
Blackface £90 Glenmanna, £86.80 Nisbet, £82.50 Dalpeddar, £81 Fingland

446 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade maintained recent levels
Rams per head
Texel £137.50 Third
Suffolk £80.50 North Cowshaw
Cheviot £72.50 Glenochar
Blackface £75.20 Fingland, £72.50 Mitchellslacks, £66.80 Snar

Suffolk £116.50 Little Cloak, £105.50 Cumleys
Texel £113.50 Mitchellslacks, £100.50 Nether Gribton, £95.50 New Biggin
Mule £98.50 Kirkhill, £87.50 Auchengray, £85.50 Newbigging, £85.20 Third, £81.20 Little Fenwick
North Cheviot £93.50 Auchengray
Lleyn £86.50 upper Locharwoods
Kerry £76.50 Justinlees
Blackface £59.50 Barr, £53.50 Newbiggin, £52.80 Merkland.


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