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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd September 2010.

38 Prime Cattle – Trade was steady. More grass fed cows forward, numbers short of requirements.
Bullocks (Lightweight) Limousin to 195.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
(Heavyweight) Charolais to 163.5p from D Wilson & Son, Marwhirn to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1166.63 Marwhirn
Heifers (Heavyweight) Limousin to 191.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 182.5p Raeburnfoot, Gretna to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer
(Lightweight) Limousin to 190p from Hogg Raeburnfoot to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 181.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 174.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1081.98 Upper Tinwald

59 OTM Cattle forward
Cows per kilo
Limousin to 152p Haugh Mill, 137p Meikleholm, 109p Haugh Mill
Angus to 133p Meikleholm
Holstein Friesian to 104p Compstonend, 103p Trailflat
British Blue to 101p Longrigg
Bullocks Limousin to 152p Haugh Mill
Charolais to 141p, 135p Marwhirn
Highland to 127p, 125p Compstonend
Per Head Cows
Limousin to £851.20 Haugh Mill, £787.75 Meikleholm, £769.50 Dollard
Angus to £771.40 Meikleholm
Holstein Friesian to £738 Netherwood, £676.40 East Logan, £650 Compstonend, £648.90 Trailflat, £645.25 Foremannoch
Bullocks Charolais to £958.80 Marwhirn
Limousin to £912 Haugh Mill
Highland to £781.25 Compstonend

1614 Prime Lambs – Quality was better on the week whilst quality exports weights could make 160p but with more heavy lambs forward resulting the overall average being 154.6p. This still compares favourable with last years average of 136p. Top price of £74 for Texel Crosses from Messrs A & WR Wilson, Newmains. Top prices:
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 158p av
Suffolk £53.50 Priorsford
Texel £58 Glenjaan, £53 Woodfoot, £51.50 New Cample
Lleyn £58.50 Bennan
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 161p av 154.4p
Suffolk £67 Swyre, £66.50 Abune the Brae, £66 Liscleugh
Texel £68.50, £68 Kirkhill, £67 Newmains, Drumcruilton, £66.50 Liscleugh, £66.20 Shawsmuir
Cross £65 Midlock, £63.50 Guelt, £61 Knockenhair
Chev/Mule £61 Dalhanna, £61 Archbank
Beltex £66.80 Dalhanna
Leicester £58 Guelt
Lleyn £65 Summerhill
Berrichon £66 Glendarroch
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 149p av 145.5p
Suffolk £68.20 Liscleugh, £67.50 Palaceknowe
Texel £74, £71.20 Newmains, £72.80 Shieldhill, £69.50 Barbuie, £69 Bankend of Tinwald
Cross £65 Belzies
Berrichon £73 Glendarroch

674 Cast Ewes & Rams forward. Plainer show with a fair number going back to farms to feed.
Top prices Heavy Ewes
Texel £88.50 Bankend of Tinwald, £87.50 Horseclose, £84.50 Woodfoot, £79.50 Raehills
Charollais £73.50 Woodfoot
Cross £85.50 Beckfoot, £71.50 Barony Coll, £69.50 Bankend of Tinwald, £67.50 Skipmyre
NCC £71.50 Marwhirn
Beltex £68.50, £63.50 Woodfoot
Lleyn £55 Bennan
Light Ewes Cheviot £68.50 Raehills, £58.50 Glenjaan
Chev/Mule £52.50 Glenmaid
Blackface £44.50 Upper Rigg, £44 Craigmuie, £40.50 Craiglearen, £40.50 Laight
Herdwick £32.50 Woodlandsbank
Cast Rams – Suffolk £83.50 Wynholm
Cheviot £56.50, £43 Glenjaan
Texel £92.50 Barony Coll
Beltex £58.50 Glenmaid
Heavy ewes averaged £57.02
Light Ewes averaged £40.45

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