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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 20th October 2010.

33 Prime Cattle – Trade was firm. Plainer show forward

Heavyweight Heifers
Charolais to 187.5p from C Kennedy & Partners, North Cowshaw to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, Limousin to 181.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 179.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Grierson Bros butchers Castle Douglas, 174.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 170.5p to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 180p Woodfield Eastriggs to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 170.5p Nether Gribton Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 165.5p Mosside Dunscore to JG Renwick & Sons Butchers Thornhill, 165.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas

Top Gross Heifer £1143.75 North Cowshaw

Bullocks (all Heavyweight)
Limousin to 176.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to JD Owen & Son Butchers, Newton Stewart, 169.5p Nether Gribton Dumfries to C Anderson

Top Gross Bullock £1267.88 Marwhirn

85 OTM Cattle – Trade improved for all classes
Cows – Holstein Friesian to 117p, 100p Outmains, 111p Gullielands, 109p Preston Hall, 97p Mouswald Grange, 96p Burnfoothill, 95p Conheath
Limousin to 106p Waterside, 103p Nether Barr, 99p Roadside
Angus to 98p Mosslands, 98p Grove

Bullocks Galloway to 135p, 130p Cutreoch

Bulls Galloway to 101p Fell of Lochronald
Per Head South Devon £916.75, £902.10 Broadlea Brae
Holstein £871.65, £842.80 Outmains, £764.75 Conheath, £736 Baltier, £719.10 Hartfield
Limousin £757.05 Nether Barr, £720.80 Waterside
Bullocks Galloway £945, £890.50 Cutreoch

1832 Prime Lambs
After a bright start to the week trade has slipped back to where it was a week ago. Top price of 181p for Texel Crosses from S & J Edmonds & Son, Little Cloak from Messes C Kennedy & Partners, North Cowshaw, Lochmaben. Overall average was 152.2p

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 155p av 148.2p
Cross £48 Gateslack
Blackface £46 Gateslack, £42 Glengeith

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 181p av 153.4p
Suffolk £61 Springfield, £60.50 Riggheads, £60.50 Margaret Drive, £60 Barbuie
Texel £68 Gelston Castle, £65 Little Cloak, £63.50, £61.50 Barbuie
Cross £58.80 Over Abington, £57.80 High Cairn, £55.50 Barbuie
Blackface £59, £57 Guelt, £58 Nisbet, £57.50 Crairieknowe

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 160p av 152.1p
Suffolk £68 Riggheads, £68 Gelston Castle, £67.50 Lanarkland, £67.20 Marwhirn
Texel £70.50 Waterhead, £68, £67.20 Gelston Castle, £67 Lanarkland, £67 Nisbet
Cross £65.50 Riggheads, £64.80 Maxwelltown, £64.50 Fingland, £64.50 Abune the Brae
Blackface £60.20 Fingland
Lleyn £63 (x3) Bennan
Berrichon £65.80, £64.50 (x2) Glen Darroch

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 150p av 145.1p
Suffolk £70 Marwhirn, £70 Longbeoch, £69 Springfield, £69 Gelston Castle
Texel £75.50 North Cowshaw, £74.50 Over Abington, £73.50 Maxwelltown, £70.50 Drumcruilton
Charollais £68, £67.50 Anstiesean
Half Bred £65.50 Marwhirn
Berrichon £70 Glen Darroch
Cross £66.50 Fingland

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + over)
Suffolk £73 Abune the Brae, £69.50 North Cowshaw
Texel £75 Newmains

471 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward
Poorer show for quality and easier on the week

Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £78.50 East Polquhirter, £76.50 Anstiesean, £76.50 Crairieknowe, £75.50 Craigielands
Cross £65.50 Abune the Brae, £65.50 East Poquhirter, £65.50 Crairieknowe

Light Ewes
Blackface £48.50, £42 Craigdarroch, £47.80, £46.50 South Mains, £46.50 Broadlea Brae

Cast Rams
Texel £77.50 Craigieslandhill, £77.50 Waterhead

Heavy Ewes averaged £53.89
Heavy Ewes averaged £36.31

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