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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th February 2010.

32 Prime Cattle – Handy weight Heifers continued to be in demand for the butcher trade

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 187.5p, 183.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 180.5p High Glentriplock to Border Meats Lockerbie, 178.5p Gardrum to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1023.75 Balgrayhill

Limousin to 158.5p from R McKelvey, Burnside to Border Meats Lockerbie
Angus to 155.5p from G Hill, Drumcruilton to J Hall & Sons Butchers Kirkcudbright
Top Gross Bullock £935.15 Burnside

52 OTM Cattle – Trade very dear with leaner sorts especially dear

Cows per Head
Angus £884 Drumcruilton
Friesian £851.40 Archwood
Devon X £795 Millantae Farms
Simmental £757.50 Meikleholm
Limousin £746.75 Archwood

Cows per KG
Friesian 129p Archwood
Angus 120p, 107p Newlands
Limousin 111p Kenmuir
British Blue 105.5p Middlebie Rigg
Cast Bull 109p or £975.55 Drumcruilton

1462 Prime Hoggs
Hoggs a very mixed show for quality but best sorts still making over £2 p pKg. Top price per kg was 210p or £88 from Messrs LW Goodfellow & Co, Glengeith. Top price per head was £94.50 for Texels from Messrs Max Farms, Nether Laggan
Overall average was 182.4p.

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 184p av 170p
Cheviot £58 Riggheads
Cross £53.50 Nisbet
Blackface £58.80 Hayfield, £58 Dalveen

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 206p av 185.7p
Suffolk £71.50 E Polqhirter, £70 W Challoch
Cheviot £63 BQ Farms
Texel £75 BQ Farms, £75 Woodcroft, £74.50 Shawsmuir
Charollais £73.50 Shambellie Grange
Lleyn £69, £65.50 Bennan
Cross £69 Dunesslin, 368 Hayfield
NCC £78 Whitecroft Mains, £66.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £68.50 East field, £68.50 Lawesknowe
Swale £58 Nether Barr

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 210p av 188.2p
Suffolk £84 Lanarkland, £83 West Skelston
Texel £88 Glengeith, £87 Lanarkland, £86.50 Woodhead
Half Bred £83.50, £76.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £79.20 Glen Gatehouse, £73 Ardoch
NCC £84 Riggheads

Heavy Hoggs (46 Kg +over) top 189p av 168.8p
Suffolk £86.50, £84 West Skelston, £83.50 Townhead
Texel £94.50 Nether Laggan, £89.50, £85.50 West Skelston
Charollais £84.50 Riggheads
Leicester £80.50 Kirkton Crawford
Cross £81.50, £77 Farthingjames, £75.50 Barndennoch
Blackface £83.50 Craigdarroch, £77.50 Nunnerie
NCC £77.50 Whitecroft Mains

523 Cast Ewes & Rams
Plainer show quality but trade still very dear

Heavy Ewes
Texel £121.50 Meikleholm, £101.50, £95.50, £91.50 Glengeith
Suffolk £104.50 Little Cloak
Leicester £90.50 Kirkton, £88.50 Leithenhall
Cross £76.50 lanarkland, £74.50 Kirkhill

Light ewes
Blackface £68 Margaret Drive, £64.50 Carswadda

Cast Rams
Texel £97.50 Hayfield
Charollais £88.50 Hayfield
Suffolk £83.50 Margaret Drive
Leicester £77.50 Farthingjames
Blackface £67.50 Nunnerie
Overall Heavy ewe average £64.75
Overall Light ewe average £47.36


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