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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 25th August 2010.

41 Prime Cattle – Trade was better. Quality was very mixed with best sorts in short supply.

Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 195.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 184.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 178.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S Bosomworth Paisley, 172.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to John Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 170.5p Sunnyhill Dumfries to M/S Bosomworth Paisley.

Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 182.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 174.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to Border Meats Lockerbie, 172.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 170.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart. Charolais to 173.5p Ingleston, Irongray to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas. British Blue to 173.5p East Raffles Carrutherstown to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd.
Top Gross Heifer £1060.68 Culhorn Mains

Bullocks Galloway to 160.5p Low Three Mark, Stoneykirk to W Lindsay Butcher Creetown
Top Gross Bullock £981.08 Low Three Mark

62 OTM Cattle – Trade Sharper. More active buyers present wanting greater numbers of all classes.

Cows per kilo
Charolais to 142p Compstonend, 121p Inglestone
Limousin to 135p Waterside, 115p Culhorn Mains
Stabiliser to 130p South Mains
Angus to 127p Compstonend, 108p Sunnyhill
British Blue to 129p Inglestone, 124p Culhorn Mains
Simmental to 117p Sunnyhill, 109p Upper Portrack
Holstein Friesian to 117p Dinwoodie Green, 110p Kerricks, 104p Linns, 104p Brownrigg, 106p Burnside of Baltersan, 102p Kerricks
Bullocks Highland to 130p Compstonend
Bulls Limousin to 101p Gillesbie

Cows per head
Limousin to £1167.65 Waterside, £810.75 Culhorn Mains
Charolais to £951.40 Compstonend, £810 Foregirth
British Blue to £886.60 Culhorn Mains, £756 Sunnyhill
Holstein Friesian to £878.80 Brownrigg, £813.15 Dinwoodie Green, £764.50 Kerricks, £752.60 Burnside of Baltersan
Bulls Charolais £960.30 Gillesbie
Limousin £909 Gillesbie

1406 Prime Lambs – Prime lambs sold to a top of 194p for Beltex Crosses from Mr W Nairn, Burnton. Top price per head was £87 for Texel Crosses from AC Austin, Woodcroft. Overall average was dearer than expected 164.2p

Top prices
Standard lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 194p av 168.2p
Beltex £68.50 Newton cott, £68 Burnton
Suffolk £66.50 Lanarkland, £65.20 Springfield
Texel £66.50 Lanarkland, £64 Maryfield, £63.80 Hall, £62.20 Dabbins
Cheviot £60.50 Archwood
Lleyn £60 Bennan
Cross £58 Dunesslin, £56.20 Merkland

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 174p av 162.2p
Texel £75 Lanarkland, 373.50 Eastside, £72.50 Maryfield
Beltex £70.20 Newton Cott, £67.50 Burnton
Suffolk £70 Springfield, £69.50 Cushag, £69 Birkshaw, £68.50 Palaceknowe
Charollais £68 Hayfield
NCC £65 Collochan Court
Cross £64 Hall, £60.50 Lawesknowe

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 171p av 159p
Suffolk £79.50 Hillhead, £76.50 Netherhall, £73 Woodcroft
Texel £87 Woodcroft, £83 Barbuie, £77.50 Lodge, £75 Drumcruilton
Cross £66 Hayfield

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1+ over)
Suffolk £77.50 Barr
Texel £85.50 Woodcroft

457 Cast Ewes & Rams Trade good

Heavy Ewes
Texel £109.50 Hightownhead, £90.50, £86.50 Belridding, £87.50 Druidhall, £84.50 Barshill
Suffolk £103.50 Nether Barr, £82.50 Druidhall
Cheviot Mule £76.50 Townhead
Beltex £76.50 Laight, £71.50 Bridgestone
Cross £75 Nether Barr, £72 Barshill, £71.50 Townhead
Lleyn £67.50, £59.50 Ballaggan, £67.50, £57.50 Bennan
Zwartble £59.50 Lochwood Cott

Light Ewes
Cheviot £67.50 Dressertland, £60.50 Capelfoot, £60 Palaceknowe
Blackface £49 Newbigging, £43.50 Craiglearen, £37.50 Hayfield

Texel £129.50 Townhead

Heavy Ewes averaged £64.46
Light Ewes averaged £48.92

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