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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 11th August 2010.


30 Prime Cattle – Trade firmed for all classes Butchers types in short supply. Quality was very mixed
Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 187.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 175.5p Flathill Dundrennan to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 174.5p Sarkshield Eaglesfield to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart.

Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 186.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 180.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 174.5p Gardrum, Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 174.5p Sarkshield, Eaglesfield to Border Meats Lockerbie, 171.5p Flathill, Dundrennan to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas. Top Gross Heifer £1053.75 Upper Tinwald
Bullocks (all heavy) Limousin to 180p from J Retson & Son Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. Charolais to 173.5p Townhead Parkgate to Border Meats Lockerbie


57 OTM Cattle – Trade Sharper
Cows Limousin to 125p Meikleholm, 109p Birkshaw
Angus to 113p Meikleholm, 107p Gillesbie
Simmental to 113p Gillesbie, 103p Airds of Balcary
Holstein to 105p, 104p, 102p Baltier, 100p Lakehead, 99p, 98p Slacks
Bulls Angus to 117p, 114p Slacks
Bullocks British Blue to 119p Landis

Cows Per Head Holstein to £850.25 Slacks, £802.95 Lakehead, £798, £780.30, £775 Baltier
Limousin to £793.10, £746.65 Birkshaw
Angus to £765 Gillesbie
Bulls Angus to £1123.20, £1037.40 Slacks

1274 Lambs forward, slightly easier on the week, but still a good trade. Top price per Kg 183p fro Texel crosses from Firm of R Laird East Polquhirter. Top Price per head £96.50 for Suffolk’s from Mr J Harkness, Netherhall. Overall average 165.2p
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 171p av 165.4p
Suffolk £65 Knocknaib, £62 Gibbonhill
Texel £66.80, £64.20 East Kirkcarswell, £66 Dempsterton, £62.80 Knocknaib, £62 Nithside
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 183p av 165.5p
Suffolk £70 Barshill, £70 Shangan, £69.50 Westhills, 368.80 Longbeoch
Texel £82 Longbeoch, £77.80, £73 Eastside, £73 Foregirth, £73 East Polquhirter, £73 Dalhanna
Charollais £66 Shambellie Grange, £64.20 Dempsterton
Beltex £73.50 Dalhanna
Leicester £61 Dalhanna
Cross £67 Airds of Balcary, £67 Westhills
Lleyn £65 Townfoot
Berrichon £70.20 Glendarroch
Heavy Lambs (52.1+over) Top 153p av 140p
Suffolk £96.50, £84 Netherhall
Texel £82.50 Castlehill
Berrichon £80.50 Newark


435 Cast Ewes & Rams – Heavy ewes good trade, smaller plainer sorts easier. Top price
Heavy Ewes Suffolk £107.50 Netherhall, £89.50 Shangan, £72.50 Barvennan
Texel £122.50, £84.50 Castlehill, £107.50, £94.50 Mitchellslacks, £104.50 Townfoot
Half Bred £73.50, £67.50 Maryfield
Leicester £88.50, £82.50 Kirkton
Cross £72.50 Dressertland, £72.50 Newmains, £69.50 Martingirth, £69.50 Barvennan
Chev Mule £57.50 Castlehill
NCC £74.50 Burn, £72.50, £71.50 Raehill, £66.50 Archwood
Romney Marsh £65.50 Barvennan

Light Ewes Cheviot £41.50 Upper Rigg
Cross £66.50 Dempsterton
Blackface £56.50, £45 Kirkton, £42 Liscleugh

Cast Rams Suffolk £135.50 Abune the Brae
Texel £103.50 Park, £95.50 Castlehill
Cheviot £74.50 Dressertland
Leicester £74.50 Abune the Brae
Lleyn £83.50 Abune the Brae
Heavy Ewes averaged £65.77
Light Ewes averaged £38.40

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