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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st September 2010.

66 Prime Cattle forward – Trade was firmer. Demand was good for all classes.
Bullocks (all heavyweights) Limousin to 194.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 187.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to M/S Whannel Shotts, 183.5p, 182.5p Mid Bishopton to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 175.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Whannel Shotts. Galloway to 160p High Creoch Gatehouse of Fleet to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Top Gross Bullock £1357.90 Mid Bishopton

Heifers (Mainly heavyweights) Limousin to 192.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 187.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to M/S Whannel Shotts, 180p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 177.5p Trohoughton Dumfries to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 173.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
British Blue to 179.5p East Raffles Carrutherstown to I Baird, 174.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to M/S Whannel Shotts
Top Gross Heifers £1069.50 Trohoughton

20 Prime Bulls (all dairy bred) Trade held at recent rates
Limousin to 137.5p (x2) Mid Bishopton
Angus to 136.5p, 135.5p Mid Bishopton
Holstein to 131.5p Mid Bishopton, 128.5p Becton Hall, 124.5p Barwinnock
Top Gross Bull £806.23 Mid Bishopton

86 OTM Cattle – all classes continue to improve
Cows per kilo
Charolais to 133p Marwhirn, 109p Eastside
British Blue to 133p Netherwood, 129p Newbiggin, 125p Tinwald Shaws, 119p Rigghead
Limousin to 131p Rigghead, 117p Drumbuie, 109p Newbiggin, 107p Bellevue
Blonde to 129p Rigghead
Simmental to 128p, 127p Eastside, 127p Hayfield
Angus to 123p Newlands, 117p Drumbuie, 115p (x2) Tower
Holstein Friesian to 104p (x2), 103p Smallholmburn, 101p Mouswald Grange, 102p West Trailtrow, 105p Byreholm
Bullocks Highland to 132p, 131p, 129p Compstonend
Galloway to 138p Grove, 138p Meikle Barncleugh
Bulls Holstein to 101p Smallholmburn

Per Head
Angus to £1064.70 Drumbuie, £1063.95 Newlands
Holstein Friesian to £930.80, £893.85, £884 Smallholmburn
Blonde to £890.10 Rigghead
Limousin to £864.60 Tinwald Shaws
British Blue to £864.30 Newbigging

1505 Prime Lambs
Despite a very mixed show for quality trade was excellent for all classes selling to a top of 177p for Texel Crosses from Gillesbie Farm. Top price per head was £81 also for Texel Crosses from Gillesbie Farms. Overall average was 168.2p.

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 166p av 162.8p
Blackface £53, £51.20 Kilmichael

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 177p av 168.8p
Suffolk £65 Ford, £63.50 Brandleys, £61.20 Bogue
Texel £67.80 Bogue, £67 Gillesbie, £66.50 Corencorn, £65.50 Ford
Cross £65 Dalpeddar, £58.50 Kilmichael, £57.80 Dalwyne, £55.80 Roughside
Beltex £68, £61.20 Little Fenwick
Blackface £59 Kilmichael

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 176p av 168.6p
Suffolk £73 Margaret Drive, £71.50 Abune the Brae, £71.20 Marwhirn, £70.50 Archbank
Texel £75.20 East Kirkcarswell, £73.50 Meikle Whitriggs, £73.50, £72.50 Eastside, £72.20 Ballaggan
Charollais £66.80 Maryholm
Half Bred £66.80, £65.80 Marwhirn
Cross £69.80 Dalpeddar, £68.20 Hall, £68.20 Maxwelltown, £66.50 Grove

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 180p av 157.8p
Suffolk £74 Abune the Brae
Texel £77, £76.50 Gillesbie, £76 East Polquhirter
Cross £70 Grove
Half Bred £70.50 Marwhirn

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1+over)
Texel £81 Gillesbie Farms

563 Cast Ewes & Rams
Trade Similar i.e very good. Top prices Heavy ewes
Texel £93.50 Wynholm Farms, £90.50 Abune the Brae, £82.50 Eastside
Cross £76 Abune the Brae, £75.50 South Mains, 374.50 Inglestone, £74 Wynholm
Charollais £98.50 Riggheads
Light Ewes
Blackface £56.50 Inglestone, £53.50, £46.50 Brandleys, £46.50 Dalwyne, £42.50 Kilmichael
Rams – Texel £71.50 East Kirkcarsewell
Heavy Ewes averaged £70.26
Light Ewes averaged £40.36


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