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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 31st March 2010.

35 Prime Cattle – Trade firmed numbers short of requirements

Limousin to 193.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum, 193.5p from M/S R Neill Upper Tinwald both purchased by M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 172.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Bullock £1170.68 Gardrum

Limousin to 191.5p, 187.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Frasers Butchers Stranraer, 184.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 181.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Galloway Quality Meats, 180.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to The Nith Hotel Glencaple
Top Gross Heifer £1158.58 Balgrayhill

19 prime Bulls – Trade steadier
Limousin to 153.5p Yett
British Blue to 151.5p yett
Holstein Friesian to 133.5p Barwinnock
Top Gross Bull £913.33 Yett


50 OTM Cattle – Trade remains brisk
Cows British Blue to 123p Millantae
Simmental to 114p Croft
Limousin to 113p Croft
Luing to 113p Croft
Angus to 109p Tinwald Shaw
Holstein to 107p Rigghead, 106p Mid Bishopton, 105p Newhouse
Limousin to 109p The Dabbins
Angus to 100p Maryfield
Cows per head
British Blue to £996.30 Millantae
Holstein to £911.60 Mid Bishopton, £787.50 Rigghead, £777 New House, £715.20 Brownfield, £705 Highlaw
Angus to £800.80 Tinwald Shaw
Limousin to £970.10 the Dabbins
Angus to £895 Maryfield


503 Prime Hoggs – numbers very scarce and quality mixed but trade similar to average 190.2p. Top price per head was £103.50 for Texel Crosses from Messrs A Brown & Co, Little Culmain. Top Price per Kg 202p or £89 for NCC from Messrs J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae. Top prices

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 183p av 171p
Texel £58.50 Lawesknowe, £56.50 Torkirra
Cross £55.50 Torkirra, £48.50 Lawesknowe
Blackface £48.50 Glenmanna

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 196p av 188.2p
Cheviot £67.50 Riggheads
Texel £76.50 West Skelston, £73 Lawesknowe, £70 Netherwood
Cross £63.80 Lawesknowe
Blackface £70.50 Newmains, £70.50 Glenmanna, £69.50 Riggheads

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 202 av 194.2p
Suffolk £73.50 BQ
Cheviot £68.50 BQ
Texel £86.50, £85.80 West Skelston, £84.50 Burnton, £83 BQ
Charollais £81.50 Burncroft, £80 Netherwood
Blackface £77, £75.50 Meikleholm
NCC £89, £84.50 Cleughbrae, £80.50 Auchencrieff

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 199p av 170p
Suffolk £97.50 Burncroft, £83 BQ
Texel £103.50 Little Culmain, £97.50 Burnton, £95 Cleughbrae
Blackface £86.50 Craigdarroch
NCC £90 Cleughbrae, £86.50, £84 Auchencrieff
Clun £83.50 Rigghead


203 Cast Ewes & Rams
Trade through the roof especially for heavy ewes. Top prices
Suffolk £131.50 Hillhead, £124.50, £123.50 Burncroft, £97.50 Stonehouse
Texel £116.50 Netherwood, £116.50 Burncroft, £99.50 Burnton
Beltex £99.50 Burnton
Chev Mule £130.50, £119.50 Townhead
Bleu du Maine £129.50 Burncroft
Cross £118.50 Hillhead, £113.50 Townhead, £112.50 Innerfield

Light Ewes
Cheviot £76.50 Hillhead, £63.50 Cowcorse Cott
Blackface £72.50 Clenries, £72.50 Hillhead, £66.50, £63 Craigmuie

Cast Rams
Charollais £116.50 Murthat
Leicester £97.50 Murthat
Blackface £79.50 Murthat, £79.50, £68.50 Craigdarroch, £67.50 Brickhouse

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £98.96
Overall Light Ewes averaged £51.10

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