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

52 Prime Cattle – Trade for all classes was easier on the week being a reflection of the National Trend.

Heifers Limousin to 180p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 173.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 171.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 170.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna
Top Gross Heifer £993.23

Bullocks Limousin to 175.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie, 172.5p, 170.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries all to M/S Frasers Butchers Stranraer
Top Gross Bullock £1108.25 Upper Tinwald

10 Prime Bulls – Trade Stready
Limousin to 158.5p Laneside, 150.5p Yett
Angus to 128.5p Maryfield
Top Gross Bull £1128.75 Bull

72 OTM Cattle – Trade remains firm for Prime and further feeding cows looking dearer than Prime Cattle

Limousin to 144p, 132p Gribton, 127p Foregirth, 127p Cowburn
Angus to 127p Auchenhessane, 125p Hall, 107p Killymingan
Simmental to 127p, 116p Dinnans, 106p Oxgang
Holstein Friesian to 110p Balker, 97p Mouswald Grange, 96p Brownfield, 99p Drum, 99p (x2) Baltier
Bulls Limousin to 123p Drumgrange

Per Head
Limousin Cows to £1087.30 Gribton
Simmental to £1029.60 Gribton
Holstein Friesian to £871.20 Drum, £841.50 Baltier
Angus to £838.20 Auchenhessnane
Bulls Limousin to £878.70 Drumgrange

1437 Prime Hoggs – a mixed show for quality, trade slightly sharper on the week selling to a top of 219p for Beltex Crosses from Mr W Nairn, Burnton. Top price per head was £94.50 for Texel Crosses from Craig Halliday, Dressertland Cott. Overall average 188.2p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 219p av 175.2p
Suffolk £61.50 Corriehills
Cheviot £58.80 Auchenage
Cross £52.50 Carswadda
Blackface £54.80 Riggheads
NCC £48 Archwood
Beltex £57 Burnton
Roussin £58 Drumgrange

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 205p av 184.3p
Texel £79.50 Maxwelltown, £73 Shawsmuir
Bleu du Maine £77 upper Portrack
Half bred £74.50 Marwhirn
Beltex £80, £69.50 Burnton
Blackface £75 Glen, £73.50 Craigdarroch
Lleyn £64.50 Bennan

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 205p av 193.6p
Suffolk £84, £83.50 Kenmuir, £80 Marwhirn
Texel £90 east Raffles, £87.80 West Skelston
Blue du Maine £87 upper Portrack
Charollais £85 Riggheads, £85 TS Farming
Half bred £86 Marwhirn
Cross £87 Kenmuir, £77.50 Riggheads
Blackface £85.50, £75.80 Fingland, £81.80, £76 Craig Darroch, £74.50 Dressertland
NCC £88.50 Auchencrieff, £84.50 Edingham

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 201p av 183.5p
Texel £94.50 Dressertland, £94, £91.50 Lanarkland, £92.50, £92 West Skelston
Suffolk £92.50 Lanarkland, £90 Townhead, £89.50 Riggheads
Bleu du Maine £89 upper Portrack
Cheviot £83 Dressertland
Cross £84.50 Druidhall
NCC £93.50 Archwood, £88 Auchencrieff

461 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward, Trade very firm especially for quality heavy ewes.

Top prices
Suffolk £92.50 Druidhall, £87.50 Auchengray, £77.50 Thorniethwaite
Texel £127.50, £107.50 Carruchan, 115.50 Abune the Brae, £109.50 Corriehills
Cross £111.50, £91.50 Druidhall, £107.50 Abune the Brae, £99.50 Kenmuir
Leicester £119.50 Abune the Brae, £107.50 Drumgrange, £89.50 Auchengruith
Blackface £73 Abune the Brae, £68.50 Drumgrange, £63.50 Gledenholm

Texel £119.50 Bush of Craigs
Bleu du Maine £90.50 Upper Portrack
Leicester £139.50 Justinlees, £100.50 Foregirth
Blackface £68.50 Merkland, £59.50 Craiglearen
NCC £84.50 Archwood

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £82.45
Overall Light Ewes averaged £51.95

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