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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 21st April 2010.

49 Prime Cattle – a better show was presented to the usual full ringside of local butchers and wholesalers, trade looked sharper.
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 191.5p, 188.5p from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries and Border Meats Lockerbie, 179.5p Yett, Johnstone Bridge to Border Meats Lockerbie, 177.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 190p from Dinnans Whithorn to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 183.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 180.5p Dinnans Whithorn to The Nith Hotel Glencaple, 178.5p Outertown Annan to M/S Frasers Butchers Stranraer, 176.5p (x2) Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Fraser
Top Gross Heifer £1178.10 Outertown
Bullocks (all heavyweight)
Limousin to 183.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer
Top Gross Bullock £1238.63 Upper Tinwald

58 OTM Cattle – Trade for all classes met a sharper trade more buyers in attendance requiring more numbers.
Angus to 156p, 134p Broughton Skeog, 134p Cormaddie, 129p, 127p (x2) Broughton Skeog
Limousin to 126p Skipmyre, 119p Tower, 117p Drumbuie, 117p Mouswald Banks, 115p Tower
Shorthorn to 119p Tower
Holstein Friesian to 122p, 115p Boreland, 112p (x2), 109p, 106p Lakehead, 107p Newhouse, 108p Mouswald Banks, 107p Netherwood, 107p Rue
Ayrshire 103p Lochenhead
Per Head
Limousin to £854.10 Mouswald Banks
Angus to £811.20 Broughton Skeog
Holstein Friesian to £839.02, £829.25 newhouse, £812.05 Lakehead, £806 newhouse, £805.10 Brownfield
Shorthorn to £803.25 Tower

Small show of Hoggs forward, a very mixed show for quality selling to a top of 198p for NCC from Messrs J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae. Overall average 175.3p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 168p av 153p
Texel £42.50 Ballinnie
Blackface £47 Dalhanna

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 188p av 175.2p
Cheviot £67.50 Riggheads, £63.50 Dalhanna
Texel £70 Maxwelltown, £65 Lochside
Blackface £64 Kerricks, £62 Riggheads, £60 Dalhanna, £59.50 Maxwelltown

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 198p av 183.4p
Texel £80 Backburn, £78.50 Riggheads, £76.20 Ballinnie, £75.50 Shieldhill
Cross £67.50 Marr
NCC £83.50 Riggheads, £83 Cleughbrae

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) top 183p av 160.4p
Suffolk £87, £82.50, £82 Auchengray, £85, £80 Thorniethwaite, £83, £80 Upper Longbank
Texel £90.50 Foregirth, £87.50 Riggheads, £85.50 East Raffles
Half Bred £80.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £80 Riggheads
NCC £84 Cleughbrae, £83.50 Auchengray, £82 Gillesbie
Cross £80 Foregirth

264 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Trade easier for all classes, heavy ewes top prices
Suffolk £120 Larglea, £117.50 Palaceknowe, £89.50 Dempsterton
Texel £95.50 Carsegowan, £95 Shieldhill, £93.50 Foregirth, £90.50 East Polquhirter
Half Bred £83.50 Marwhirn
Leicester £93.50, 374.50 Macqueston, £95.50 Marr
Cross £90.50 Dempsterton, £89.50 Foregirth, £85.50 east Polquhirter, £83.50 Carsegowan
Zwartble £65.50, £60.50 Maxwelltown
Light ewes
Cheviot £78.50, £72.50 Palaceknowe, £56.50, £55.50 Dalhanna
Blackface £71.50 Shambellie Grange, £64.50 maxwelltown, £59.50 Mains of Collin, £59 brandleys
Overall Heavy Ewes average £72.21
Overall light ewes averaged £53.61

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