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

49 Prime cattle – Trade was sluggish reflecting the slow Butcher and Wholesalers trade
Bullocks Limousin to 190.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 177.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Whannel Shotts
Top Gross Bullock £1069.20 Marwhirn
Limousin to 189.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 185.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 173.5p Cleughbrae Mouswald to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 170.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Charolais to 170.5p Outmains, Tarbolton to M/S Bosomworth Paisley
Top Gross Heifer £1080.73 Nether Barr

45 OTM Cattle – Trade improved on week
Per kilo Limousin to 124p Meikleholm, 107p Upper Tinwald
Blonde to 117p Shangan
British Blue to 113p Gillesbie
Angus to 107p Meikleholm
Simmental to 99p Gillesbie
Holstein Friesian to 97p, 95p Outmains, 90p Conheath, 92p Kerricks
Per Head
Holstein Friesian to £814.20 Kerricks, £745.75 Outmains, £717.75 Conheath
Angus to £749 Meikleholm
Limousin to £700.85 Kerricks

633 Prime Lambs – a mixed show for quality trade was good selling to a top of 176p for Cross Lambs from Messrs Achie Farming Co, Balmaclellan and 175p for Suffolk Cross Lambs from Messrs J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae, Mouswald.
To price per head was £80 for a pen of Texel Cross from Messrs R Kingan & Son, Blairshinnoch. Overall average 167.6p or £67.48.
Top Prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 176p av 168.4p
Suffolk £65.50 Hayfield, £60.80 Kenmuir, £60.50 Burnside Cott
Texel £66.80 Hayfield, £66.50 Nether Gribton, £64.80 Achie Farming, £63 Woodhouse Bungalow
Charollais £63 Riggheads
Zwartble £63 Riggheads
Cross £62 Grove, £60 Achie Farming
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 175p av 167.2p
Suffolk £76 The Bush, £73.80 Cumleys, £70.80 Margaret Drive, £70.20 Kenmuir, £70 Cleughbrae
Texel £75.80 West Skelston, £75 Blairshinnoch, £73.50 Drum, £73 Kenmuir, £72.80 Bush
Charollais £67.50 Hayfield, £66, £65.50 Dempsterton
Cross £72.80 Grove Farm, £67 Dalpeddar
Beltex £70 Cleughbrae
Lleyn £64.50 S Bowerhouses
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Texel £80 Blairshinnoch

337 Cast Ewes & Rams – Better show for quality and dearer on the week. Top prices
Heavy Ewes Suffolk £97.50 Burnside Cott, £70.50 Cleughbrae
NCC £70.50, £60.50 Lynsaylands, £69.50 Drumgrange
Texel £102.50, £96.50, £94.50 Burnhead Elvanfoot, £87.50 Dressertland, £84.50, £77.50 BQ Farms, £81.50 Drumgrange, £80.50 The Drum
Roussin £95.50 Drumgrange
Leicester £80.50 Drumgrange, £75.50 Marr
Lleyn £72.50, £69.50 S Bowerhouses
Light Ewes
Cheviot £48.50 Drumgrange
Blackface £52 Upper Hardland, £49.50, £37.50 Barr, £47.50 Castlefairn
Texel Ram £90 Burnhead Elvanfoot
Overall heavy Ewes averaged £66.08
Light Ewes averaged £42.09

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