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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 17th February 2010.

61 Prime cattle forward: butchers spec cattle easily maintained recent rates.

Heavyweight heifers: Limousin 200p J Retson & Son, Gardrum to Border Meats, Lockerbie; 197.5p Balgray Hill to Fraser Butchers, Stranraer, 183.5p Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 181.5p Woodfield to J Kerr & Sons, Butchers, Gretna, 177.5p Dinnans to Messrs Whannell, Shotts.
Lightweight heifers: 198.5p Dinnans to Frasers Butchers, Stranraer, 196.5p Balgrayhill to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries, 175.5p Dinnans to Messrs Whannell, Shotts. Top gross heifer £1110 Gardrum.
Heavyweight bullocks: Limousin 187.5p Upper Tinwald to Frasers, Stranraer; British Blue 183.5p Gardum to Frasers, Stranraer. Top gross bullock £1181.25 Upper Tinwald.


23 Prime Bulls: Trade steadier mainly Dairy bred forward.
Limousin 157.5p, 155.5p Yett; British Blue 151.5p Becton Hall; Angus 142.5p Yett; Holstein Friesian 137.5pn Barwinnock, 128.5p Backburn. Top gross bull £1030.20 Becton Hall.


62 OTM cattle: trade for all classes better

Cows - British Blue to 133p Conheath; Angus 130p Glendarroch; Limousin 129p Conheath; Holstein Friesian 116p, 110p; Slacks.
Bullocks – British Blue 141p Conheath; Limousin 135p Conheath.
Bulls – Limousin 105p Archbank

Per head Cows – Holstein Friesian £995,50, £922.20, £798 Slacks, £762.60 Guillielands, £752 Brownrigg; Simmental £787.80 Shieldhill; Angus £780.20 Glendarroch; British Blue £764.40 Shieldhill
Bullocks – British Blue £888.30 Conheath; Limousin £803.25 Conheath
Bulls – Limousin £1128.75 Archbank.


The firm had 1434 prime hoggs and 363 cast ewes.
Prime hoggs were a better show for quality and flesh and but easier on the week. Top price of £88.50 for North Country Cheviot hoggs from R Hastings, West Crossleys. The overall average was 181.4p (-2p on the week).

Light hoggs (25.5-32kg) Top 205p average 173.4p
Cheviot £59.50, £54.50 Glengeith; Suffolk £57.50 Barshill; Texel £57.50 Arnmannoch; Blackface £55.50 Brandleys, £53.80 Beuchan, £51 Mosside, £50.50, £50 Marbrack.

Standard hoggs (32.1-39kg) Top 200p Average 182.7p
North Country Cheviot £75.80, £72.80 Isle; Texel £74.50 Woodhead, £74 Carswadda, £72 Isle; Blackfaces £71.80 Glen, £70.50, £68.20 Craigdarroch, £67 Riggheads; Greyface £71 Mosside, £70.50 Glendarroch

Medium hoggs (39.1-45kg) Top £203p average 186.8p
Texel £83.50 Marwhirn, £83, £80.50 Isle, £83 Riggheads, £79.50 Gribton; Halfbred £82.50, £81.50 Marwhirn; Beltex £82, £81 Bunton; Suffolk £81.50, £78.80 Carswadda, £79.20 West Skelston; Greyface £81.20 Mosside.

Heavy hoggs (46kg + over) Top 179p average 168.7p
North Country Cheviot £88.50 Crossleys; Suffolk £87.50, £84 Townhead, £82.80 Cumleys; Texel £86 Isle, £85.50 Nether Gribton, £84.50 Woodhead; Zwartbles £85 Riggheads; Blackface £85 Sweetshawhead; Berrichon £80.50 Glendarroch; Charollais £80.50 Riggheads.

Cast ewes and rams saw trade similar with quality ewes scarcer.
Heavy ewes: Texel £137.50 Maryfield, £90.50 Drumcruilton, £87.50 Dalgoner; Berrichon £100 Newark; Suffolks £98.50 Philgower; Leicester £98.50 Dalpedder; Greyface £87.50 Newbank, £78.50 Glenlaugh, £73.50 Margaret Drive. Overall average £74.35.

Light ewes: Blackface £67 Macqueston, £63.50 Auchencheyne; £63 Nether Gribton, £62.50 Glenlaugh; Cheviot £52.50 Carswadda. Overall average £50.04.

Rams - Suffolk £109.50 Barshill; Leicesters £100 Macqueston, £94.50 Auchenhessane; North Country Cheviot £90.50 Glenkiln; Blackface £83.50 Macqueston.

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