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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th November 2010.

50 Prime Cattle – Best quality cattle were in short supply. Commercial sorts sharper

Heifers Limousin to 188.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 182.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 178.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 176.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 175.5p to P R Duff & Son, Wishaw, 174.5p Gledenholm Parkgate to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 171.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1177.20 Allerbeck

Bullocks (all heavy)
Limousin to 169.5p from R B Halliday Gledenholm to Border Meats Lockerbie, 166.5p (x2) Mull of Galloway Drummore to Scotbeef Ltd
Charolais to 165.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1258.95 Marwhirn

10 Prime Bulls – Trade sharper for all classes all dairy bred forward
Limousin to 144.5p Meikle Larbrax, 132.5p Dinwoodie Green
Holstein Friesian to 130.5p Dinwoodie Green, 123.5p Becton Hall
Top Gross Bull £1018.73 Meikle Larbrax

112 OTM Cattle – meat was scarce more leaner cows forward trade easier

Per kilo Bullocks Hereford to 143p Russet Est
Highland to 116p Compstonend
Holstein to 109p Millisle

Cows Charolais to 133p, 115p, Allerbeck
British Blue to 121p Gass
Limousin to 121p Millisle, 108p Allerbeck, 104p Trailflat, 104p Meikleholm
Holstein to 103p Midtown, 97p Longrigg, 101p Millisle

Per Head Cows
Charolais £1283.45, £1121.95 Allerbeck
Limousin to £939.60 Allerbeck, £852.80 Trailflat
Holstein to £829.15 Midtown, £727.50 Longrigg, £726.25 Brownrigg, £719.95 Millisle

Bullocks Hereford £1043.90 Russet Est
Highland £765.60 Compstonend
Holstein £664.90 Millisle

1452 Prime Lambs – a Moderate show for quality, trade was similar to last week selling to a top of 178p for Outstanding Beltex Crosses from Messrs W Gribbon & Co, Waterside they realised £85.50 to R Johnstone & Son Butchers Annan. Top price per head was £95.50 for Texel Crosses from Mrs K Wight, Midlock. Overall average was 156.4p

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 151p av 142p
Cross £45 Crofts
Blackface £48.20 Crofts, £44.50 Mitchellslacks
Isle de France £37.50, £30 Burrance of Courance

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 169p av 161p
Suffolk £61.80, £59.20 Ford, £60 Park, £59.50 Marbrack
Cheviot £56.20 Glengeith
Blackface £65 Macqueston, £63.20 Crairieknowe, £59.50 Marbrack, £59 Nisbet
Texel £64.50 Crairieknowe, £63.80 Foregirth, £63 Abington, £63 Maxwelltown
NCC £61.20, £60.20 Archwood
Charollais £60 Martingirth, £60 Shambellie Grange
Half Bred £60.50 Marwhirn
Cross £58.20 Marbrack, £58 Over Abington

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 170p av 152.8p
Texel £75 Maxwelltown, £67.20 Foregirth, £66.50 Park
Charollais £66.20 Kirkbride
Suffolk £67 Backburn, £67 Park, £66.80 Outertown
Cross £66.20 Dalpeddar, £64 Foregirth, £64 Maxwelltown
Blackface £68 Midlock, £65, £62 Little Larg, £62.80 Fingland
Cheviot £62.20 Glenjaan

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 178p av 147.8p
Beltex £85.50 Waterside
Texel £74 Huntingdon, £72 Backburn, £72 Townfoot
Suffolk £73 Top o the Hill, £70 Carruchan, £69, £66.50 Marwhirn
Cross £68.20 Kirkbride, £64 Dalpeddar
Blackface £65.50 Fingland

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + over)
Suffolk £70 Kirkbride, £74.50 Little Cloak
Texel £95.50, £80.50 Midlock, £80 Townfoot
Leicester £73.50 Foregirth, £70.50 Midlock

807 Cast Ewes & Rams
Large Show and trade slightly easier.

Top prices Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £82.50 Dreva, £71.50 Castlefairn
Texel £102.50 Midlock, £87.50, £80.50 Drumcruilton, £83.50 Thorniethwaite
Cross £67.50 Lawesknowe, £65.50 Mull of Galloway, £65 Drumcruilton
Leicester £85.50 Dreva, £82.50 Midlock, £82.50 Foregirth, £77.50 Marr
Chev/Mule £60 Little Cloak
Lleyn £59.50 Maxwelltown

Light Ewes
Cheviot £57, £55 Dalhanna, £48.50 Glenjaan
Blackface £58.50 Dreva, £52.50 Maxwelltown, £51.50 Macqueston, £48.50 Dalhanna
Rams Suffolk £85.50 Dreva
Texel £99.50 Townfoot
Blackface £58.50 Dreva, £58.50 Macqueston

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £62.06
Light Ewes averaged £36.27

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