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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th May 2010.

57 prime cattle – trade in keeping with the national trend was easier as both wholesalers and butchers report slow sales.

Heifers (all heavyweight) – Limousin to 176.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill to Messrs Fraser, Butchers, Stranraer. 174.5p Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 171.5p Upper Tinwald to Messrs Fraser, 170.5p Balgray Hill to Border Meats, Lockerbie.
Top gross heifer £1098.88 Marwhirn.

Bullocks – Limousin 163.5p, 161.5p Newmains to Border Meats and C Anderson.
Top gross bullock £1001.30 Newmains.

84 OTM cattle – trade remains firm for all classes.
Per Kilo – cows
Simmental 132p Ingleston; Charolais 128p Ingleston; Angus 124p Druidhall, 123p Laught Mains, 122p Crarieknowe, 116p Marwhirn; Limousin 121p Ingleston, 105p Upper Tinwald; Holstein Friesian 114p Ingleston, 113p Baltier, 105p Dinwoodie Green, 104p Baltier, Justinlees, Netherwood, Guillelands, Ingleston, 103p Justinlees & Baltier.
Bullocks – Charolais 140p, 130p Marwhirn; Angus 129p Locharbriggs; Limousin 126p Locharbriggs.
Per head – cows
Holstein Friesian £889.60 Guillielands, £892.70, £889.20 Baltier, £793.25 Rue & Ingleston, £790.40 Justinlees & Netherwood.
Angus £829.40 Marwhirn, £719.80 Crairieknowe, £713.40 Laughtmains, £700.60 Druidhall; Charolais £736 Ingleston; Simmental £732.60 Ingleston.
Bullocks – Charolais £1211.00, £1033.50 Marwhirn; Angus £872.20 Locharbriggs.
Bulls – Angus £905.85 Mosslands.

54 Spring lambs saw increased ringside of buyers but trade static due to fall in price in the south.
Mainly heavy lambs selling to a top of 204p and averaging 195.2p overall for lambs in spec.
Lambs 32.1-39kg Dorset £74 Terregle Banks.
39.1-45.5kg Suffolk £90 North Cowshaw; Texel £87 The Lodge, £83.50 Mosshead; Dorset £79 Terregle Banks.
45.6-52kg Texel £96 Cleughbrae; Suffolks £93.50 Cleughbrae, £90, £89 North Cowshaw; Charollais £92 Little Cocklicks.
52.1+kg Dorset £77.50 Terregle Banks.
Prime hoggs – very mixed show for quality, selling to 186p and average 175.2p.
32.1-39kg – Beltex £67 Nether Gribton; Greyface £64.50 Dollard, £61 Upper Rigg; Cheviot Mule £64.50 Springfield; Cheviot £63.50 South Glen; Blackface £62.50 Newmains, £62 East Polquhirty.
39.1-45.5kg – Suffolk £80 Hall of Drumpark, £77.50, £77 Dollard; Texel £78.20 Hall of Drumpark, £76.80 Dollard; Blackface £74 Newmains.
46+kg Suffolk £85.50 Little Cocklicks, £80 Glencrosh; Texel £81.50 Carswadda, £79.50 Woodhouse, £78.50 Glencrosh, £77.50 Upper Rigg; Blackface £76 Newmains; Greyface £74.50 Barndennoch.
Shearlings sold to £82 for Texels from Carswadda,

196 prime ewes and rams – trade for all classes still very dear.
Heavy ewes to £112.50, £93.50 for Texels from Nether Dargavel; Suffolks £100.50 Nether Gribton; Greyface £88.50 Oakrigg.
Light ewes £72 for Cheviots from Dalhanna, £64 Springfield, £83.50 Dalhanna; Blackface £70.20 Carswadda, £63.50 Kenmuir; Swaledale £54 Upper Rigg.
Prime rams to £74 for Suffolks from Glencrosh.

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