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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th September 2010.

61 Prime Cattle – all classes continue to meet a brisk demand
Heavyweight Heifers Charolais to 186.5p from T S Farming, Rigghead to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries. Limousin to 178.5p High Glentriploch Mochrum to M/S Whannel Shotts, 173.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Border Meats Lockerbie.

Lightweight heifers Limousin to 186.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 184.5p High Glentriploch Mochrum to M/S Whannel Shotts, 171.5p High Glentriploch Mochrum to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 170p Tinwald Shaws Collin to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Top Gross Heifer £1093.28 Gardrum

Bullocks (all heavyweight)
Charolais to 174.4p Marwhirn Moniaive to M/S Whannel Shotts
Galloway to 163.5p Low Three Mark Stoneykirk to M/S W Tulloch Paisley
Top Gross Bullock £1151.50 Marwhirn

103 OTM Cattle – Best Cows maintained recent values whilst leaner sorts were easier
Simmental to 145p Raeburnfoot, 115p Corbelly Hill
Stabiliser to 136p South Mains
British Blue to 125p Meikleholm, 121p West Crossleys
Angus to 129p Netherfield, 121p Meikleholm
Limousin to 117p Laught Mains, 115p Woodcroft
Holstein Friesian to 115p Hillhead, 102p Abbey, 102 Burnside
Bulls Limousin to 114p Tregallon
Hereford to 108p Russet
Stabiliser to 104p South Mains
Bullocks Angus to 133p Low Three Mark, 120p Marwhirn
Highland to 125p, 118p Compstonend

Cows per Head
British Blue to £1064.80 West Crossleys
Angus to £961.05 Netherfield, £836.55 Redhall, £855.65 Innerfield
Limousin to £782 Woodcoft, £763 Gillespie, £754.65 Laught Mains
Simmental to £826.50 Raeburnfoot, £717.10 Auchnotteroch
Stabiliser to £809.20 South Mains
Holstein Friesian to £793.50 Hillhead, £749.70 Burnside, £712.50 Laigh Tarbeg, £710.40 Braehead

Limousin to £1259.70 Tregallon
Hereford to £1117.80 Russet Est
Stabiliser to £1019.20 South Mains

Angus to £857.85 Low Three Mark
Highland to £755.20 Compstonend

1922 Prime Lambs – Sale very mixed for quality trade easier. Top price of 173p fro Beltex Crosses from Messrs W Halliday & Son, Capelfoot. Top price per head was £78 for Texel Crosses from Mr DB Fleming, Lyndsaylands. Overall average was 155.2p.

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 157p av 157p
Easy Care £38 Harthope

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 169p av 160p
Suffolk £61.20, £60 Carswadda, £61 Cotland, £60.80 Knocknaib
Texel £65.20 Cotland, £64.50 Gillesbie, £63 Archwood
Charollais £59.50 Riggheads
Cross £61.20 Liscleugh, £58 Nisbet
NCC £58.50 Archwood
Lleyn £59 Bennan
Blackface £55.50, £50 Bogue, £55.20 Crairieknowe
Easy Care £53.20 Harthope

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 173p av 154.2p
Suffolk £68 Hartbush, £67.50 Longbeoch, £67.20 Birkshaw, £67 Abune the Brae
Texel £73 Cotland, £71 Drumcruilton, £70 Liscleugh, £69 Westhills
Charollais £66.50 Carsegowan, £64 Rigghead
Cross £67 Fraserford, £66 Longbeoch, £65 Liscleugh, £65 Guelt
Chev Mule ££63.20 Corriehills
Beltex £73 Laight, £69 Capelfoot

Heavyweight Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 159p av 151.4p
Suffolk £74 West Skelston, £73 Townhead, £68.50 Hartbush
Texel £78 Lyndsaylands, £75, £74 Muircleugh, 374.50 Drumcruilton, £71.80 East Polquhirter

865 Cast Ewes & Rams forward. A large show and all classes easier following English trade. Quality mixed.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £128.50 Townfoot of Glencaple, £105.50 Castlehill, £88.50, £86.50 Druidhall, £82 Netherton
NCC £79.50 Collochan Court, £68.50 Dressertland
Suffolk £73.50 Backburn, £66.50 Townhead
Beltex £73.50 Laight
Cross £69 Birkshaw, £68.50 Glenmaid, £67.50 Druidhall, £66.50 Backburn
Chev Mule £63.50 Backburn
Leicester £67.50 Marr
Lleyn £57.50, £57 Bennan

Light Ewes
Cheviot £67.60 Dressertland, £64.50 Castlehill
Blackface £51.50 Drumlanrig Mains, £51.50 Auchenhessnane, £49.50, £48.50 Dalveen, £45.50 Mitchellslacks

Suffolk £73.50 Marr
Texel £98.50 Druidhall
Leicester £90.50 Knocksheen, £85.50 Marr
Blackface £48.50 Knocksheen
Heavy Ewes averaged £57.47
Light ewes averaged £40.25

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