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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 16th June 2010.

33 Prime Cattle – Trade was sharper with butchers and local wholesalers very active.

Lightweight Heifers
Charolais 185.5p, 181.5p, 180.5p, 175.5p Merrick Portpatrick all to Border Meats Lockerbie, 178.5p Merrick, Portpatrick to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Limousin to 185.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to M/S Fraser’s Butchers Stranraer, 170.5p Seafield Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Heavyweight Heifers
Charolais to 195.5p from AH Fisher Merrick to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 178.5p Merrick Portpatrick to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 177.5p, 170.5p Merrick Portpatrick both to Border Meats Lockerbie
Limousin to 183.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to the Nith Hotel Glencaple
Top Gross Heifer £1091.63 Merrick
Bullocks (all heavy)
Limousin to 169.5p Shawhill Annan to Border Meats
Angus to 162.5p Kirkmichael Mains to Border Meats
Top Gross Bullock £943.08 Shawhill

33 OTM Cattle – Trade similar to recent levels

Limousin to 139p West Skelston, 125p Old School House, 111p Gairloch
Angus to 112p, 109p Raeburnhead
Ayrshire to 107p Upper Portrack
Limousin to 136p Cumleys
Limousin to 105p Hazelbank
Cows per head
Angus £1013.70 Raeburnhead
Limousin £889.60 West Skelston
Holstein £743.70 Kirkland, £722 Bruntshields
British Blue £888.80 Braehead

454 Prime Lambs – trade dearer than expected selling to a top of 199p twice for Beltex crosses from Mr J Mcdermid, Waterside scaling 39Kg & realising £77.50 and also for 41Kg Texel crosses from L & N Shuttleworth, Drumburn realising £81.50 which was also the top price per head. Overall lambs average 176.2p

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) top 199p av 176.2p
Texel £68.80 Park, £64.20 Upper Rigg, £64 Airds of Balcary
Beltex £77.50 Waterside
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) top 199p av 175.9p
Suffolk £79 Eastside, £77.80 Carsegowan, £74.20 Maryfield, £72.20 New Farm
Texel £81.50 Drumburn, £81 Waterside, £77.80 The Bush, £77 Eastside
Lleyn £70 Summerhill
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) top 174p av 171.2p
Suffolk £80.20 Carsegowan, £76.80 New Farm
Berrichon £80.50 Maryfield

57 Prime Hoggs – Small show trade slightly easier
Suffolk £72, £67.20 West Skelston
Cross £68.50 BQ Farms
Lleyn £62.50 Meikle Richorn
Texel £59.50 BQ Farms, £51.50 West Skelston
Cheviot £52 Alton

201 Cast Ewes & Rams – remain very scarce and dear for all classes

Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £74.50 Hayfield, £71 Bridgestone
Texel £94.50 Gass, £91.50, £83.50 Drumcruilton, £86.50 BQ Farm
Half Bred £83.50 Maryfield, £78.50 Gass
Leicester £79.50 Ardoch, £77.50 Marr, £74.50 Eastlands
Lleyn £83 Meikle Richorn
Cross £78.50 Hall, £76.50 Leithenhall, £75.50 BQ Farms
Berrichon £83.50 Maryfield

Light Ewes
Blackface £64.50 Marr, £59 Hayfield, £57.50 Ardoch, £54.50 Grove
Swale £36.50 Airds of Balcary
Herdwick £35.50 Upper Rigg

Suffolk - £108.50 Bridgestone, £83.50 Carruchan
Texel - £89.50 West Skelston
Lleyn £93.50 Meikle Richorn

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £76.77
Overall Light Ewes averaged £55.99

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