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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 28th April 2010.

32 Prime Cattle forward – Trade reflected the difficult trading conditions of the Prime Cattle sector.
Heifers (all heavyweight)
Limousin to 177p, 175.5p, 167.5p, from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie and M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Simmental to 167.5p Kirkblane Bankend to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer £1088.10 Balgrayhill

16 Prime Bulls – all dairy bred, trade no cheaper
Angus to 144.5p Backburn
Limousin to 139.5p Backburn
Simmental to 137.5p Becton Hall
Holstein to 135.5p Becton Hall
Top Gross Bull £1008.45 Dinwoodie Green

60 OTM Cattle – Trade maintained recent good values for both prime and feeding cows
Charolais to 135p, 131p Allerbeck
Angus to 130, 124 Burncroft
Simmental to 124p Fagra
Mont to 121p Griegsland
Limousin to 115p (x2) Fagra, 115p Backburn, 113p, 111p Skipmyre
Holstein to 116p Chapelcroft, 115p Carse, 106p Becton Hall, 118p Little Culmain
Bulls Charolais to 117p Highlaw, 110p Hall
Simmental to 115p Longrigg
Holstein 105p Innerfield, 107p, 104p Baltier, 104p Greigsland
Angus 108p Sunnyhill
Cows per head
Charolais £1282.50, £1185.55 Allerbeck
Holstein £914.85, £863.20 Baltier, £858.60 Becton Hall, £837.20 Greigsland, £818.85 Baltier, £798 Innerfield
Angus £901.80 Sunnyhill
Bulls, Charolais £1474.20 Highlaw, £1237.50 Hall
Simmental £1380 Longrigg


428 Prime Hoggs
Top price 206p for NCC Hoggs from Messrs R & L Austin, Upper Portrack. Top price per head was £119.50 for a pen of Texel X from Bruce Goldie, Townfoot. Overall average for a very mixed show was 189.2p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 184p av 173p
Cross £54.40 Newmains
Blackface £58.80 Newmains, £57.80 Beuchan

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 205p av 185.7p
Texel £71.50 West Skelston, £66.50 Allerbeck, £64.80 Over Abington
Blackface £69.50 Newmains, £59.50 Crairieknowe
NCC £80 upper Portrack

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) top 206p av 193.7p
Suffolk £81 West Skelston, £80.50 Auchengray, £78.50 East Raffles
Texel £86.50, £87.50 Auchengray, £88, £86.50 East Raffles, £84 Millhill, £80.20 West Skelston
Cross £68.50 Over Abington
Blackface £80.20 Marbrack, £77.80 Cleughbrae, £74.50, £70.50 Newmains
NCC £90.50, £84, £80 upper Portrack, £84 Horseclose

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 191p av 172.1p
Suffolk £88, £86.50 Auchengray
Texel £119.50, £97.50 Holme, £92.50, £90.50 Auchengray, £91 Ruthwell, £90 Cleughbrae, £90 Allerbeck
Beltex £95, £93.50, £89.50 Woodfoot
NCC £88 Cleughbrae

117 Cast Ewes & Ram
Very small show and mixed quality. Trade slightly easier especially for heavy ewes. Top price
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £85.50 Castle, £77.50 Horseclose
Texel £123.50 Townfoot, £96.50 Barshill, £87.50 Dressertland, £87.50 Ballaggan, £86.50 Castle
Charollais £97.50 Woodfoot
Half Bred £85.50 Woodfoot
Cross £87.50 West Skelston, £87.50 Barshill, £81.50, £80 Castle
Lleyn £88.50 South Bowerhouses
Chev Mule £81.50, £68.50 Little Cloak
Light Ewes
Cheviot £71.50 Dressertland
Blackface £66, £63, £59 East Fortissait
Cast Ram
Texel £80 Townfoot
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £76.30
Light ewes averaged £60.92

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