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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 15th September 2010.

79 Prime Cattle – a plainer show of mainly grass fed cattle forward resulting in averages being less.

Heifers (all heavyweights) Limousin to 195.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 177.5p Yett, Johnstonebridge to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 174.5p Cleughbrae Mouswald to M/S Whannel Shotts, 174.5p Edingham Dalbeattie to M/S Whannel Shotts
Top gross Heifer £1085.03 Gardrum

Bullocks (all heavyweight) Limousin to 177.5p from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae to M/S Whannel Shotts, 171.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 160.5p Lambholm Parkgate to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw
Galloway to 154.5p Low Three Mark Stoneykirk to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Bullock £1123.50 Lambholm

10 Prime Bulls – poorer show on offer
Limousin to 160.5p Yett
Charolais to 121.5p Cumleys
Holstein Friesian to 119.5p Conheath
Top Gross Bull £930.90 Yett

92 OTM Cattle – Fleshier types met a demand. Leaner sorts easier on week

Cows Limousin to 147p Harleyrigg, 111p Trailflat
Angus to 107p Laught Mains
Simmental to 99p Auchenhill, 97p Meikle Larbrax
Hereford to 96p Balcraigmoor
Holstein Friesian to 95p Gullielands, 92p Kerricks, 92p Baltier

Bulls Angus to 106p Innerfield
Charolais to 105p Third
Bullocks Luing to 132p Arbigland
Galloway to 123p Cumleys
Highland to 119p Compstonend

Cows Limousin to £1227.45 Harleyrigg, £754.80 Trailflat
Simmental to £767.25 Auchenhill, £649.90 Meikle Larbrax
Angus to £765.05 Laught Mains
Holstein Friesian to £729.80 Trailflat, £685.40 Baltier, £667.25 Becton Hall

Bulls Charolais to £1097.25 Third
Angus to £1044.10 Innerfield
Bullocks Luing to £775.13 Arbigland
Galloway to £725.70 Cumleys
Highland to £737.80 Compstonend

817 Prime Lambs – Numbers were very tight with quality on offer was moderate. Top price of 169p for Texel Crosses from R Laird, East Polquhirter, New Cumnock. Highest price was £78.20 for Suffolk Crosses from Messrs C Kennedy & Partners, North Cowshaw. Overall average 152.8p similar to last week.

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 145p av 143p
Blackface Tup Lambs - £46.50 Hopetoun Farms
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 163p av 151p
Suffolk £59.20 Ford, £56.80, £51 Ruthwell
Texel £60.20 Ford, £59.50 Lawesknowe, £58.50 Auchencairn Cott
Cross £56.80 Roughside, £50 Upper Rigg
Blackface £58 Knocksheen, £52.50 Snar
Leicester £53 Moyle View

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 169p av 153.7p
Suffolk £69 Abune the Brae, £68 East Polquhirter, £66.20 High Cairn, £64 Low Drumrae
Texel £69.20 East Polquhirter, £68.50 Ballaggan, £67.50 Belzies, 367 Ringan Drive
Charollais £67 Craigdam Farm, £63 Martingirth
Cross £63.80, £60.50 Ardoch, £62.20 Grove
Blackface £62.50 Upper Barr
Lleyn £62.80 Summerhill
Berrichon £65.50 Glen Darroch

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 154p av 148.8p
Suffolk £75 (x2), £70 North Cowshaw, £72 High Cairn, £69.20 Upper Barr
Texel £72.50 (x2) Ringan Drive, £69.50 East Polquhirter, £69.20 Kirkbride
Berrichon £69 Glen Darroch

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1+over)
Suffolk £78.20 North Cowshaw, £71 Hillhead
Texel £76.50 Ringan Drive

482 Cast Ewes & Rams forward and much plainer show of quality. Average down but trade similar.

Heavy ewes
Beltex £90 Crairieknowe
Texel £79.50 East Polquhirter, £75.50 Hayfield, £71.50 Craigadam Farm
Charollais £79.50 Crairieknowe, £63.50 Hayfield
NCC £65.50, £62 Dalhanna
Cross £69 North Cowshaw, £66.50 Crairieknowe, £63.50 Mount Kedar, £63.50 Abune the Brae

Light Ewes
Cheviot £54.50 Dalhanna
Blackface £56.50, £42.50 Fraserford Farms, £48.50 Hopetoun Estates, £48.50 Crairieknowe, £36.50 Gateslack

Heavy Ewes averaged £58.71
Light Ewes averaged £38.40

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