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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 17th November 2010.

65 Prime Cattle – Competition for all classes was brisk with all sections of the trade operating and requiring greater numbers of cattle in the build up to Christmas.
Bullocks averaged 165p or (294.6p D/W @56%)
Heifers averaged 171.6p or (306.4p D/W @56%)
Limousin to 181.5p, 179.5p Faulding Cleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie, 176.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 175.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 174.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to J Scott Meats Paisley Ltd.
Top Gross Bullock £1283.98 Marwhirn
Heifers (Heavyweight) Limousin to 188.5p from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 183.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 182.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 178.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 174.5p Merrick Portpatrick to PR Duff & Son Wishaw
Lightweight Limousin to 184.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 181.5 Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 175.5p Merrick, Portpatrick to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 180p Merrick Portpatrick to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 177.5p Merrick, Portpatrick to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Top Gross Heifer £1170 Marwhirn

96 OTM Cattle – Trade remained firm
Shorthorn to 138p Glenkiln
Limousin to 135p Kilnford Croft
Angus to 123p Cormaddie, 117p Holm
Simmental to 103p Cormaddie, 101p Kirkhill
Holstein Friesian to 130p Drum, 129p Lakehead, 110p Trailflatt
Per head
Limousin to £958.20 Kilnford Croft
Shorthorn to £883.20 Glenkiln
Simmental to £839.45 Cormaddie, £752.45 Kirkhill
Holstein Friesian to £877.20 Lakehead, £806 Drum, £782.60 Outmains, £748 Trailflat, £709.05 Byreholm, £706 Braehead
Angus to £744.15 Cormaddie

905 Prime Lambs forward – a mixed show for quality and trade similar for all classes. To price of 166p for Texel Crosses from Messrs F & AL Kenyon, New Farm, Southwick. Top price £70 for Texels from Mr R W Nairn, Shieldhill, Lochmaben.
Overall average 155.2p
Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 166p av 156.8p
Suffolk £61 Knocknaib
Texel £63 New Farm
Cross £59, £57.50 Fraserford, £57 Auchenbrack
Blackface £54.50 Dalpeddar
Roussin £54 Hillhead
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 160p av 155.8p
Suffolk £67.50 New Farm, £66 East Polquhirter
Texel £68.50 Eastside, £67 Shieldhill
Charollais £68 Eastside
Lleyn £64.50 (x2), £63 Bennan
Chev/Mule £62.50 Archbank
Cross £64 Eastside, £61.50 Fraserford
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 150p av 144.2p
Suffolk £70 Carruchan
Texel £70 (x2) Shieldhill, £70 Trailtrow
Charollais £67 Newmains

304 Cast Ewes & Rams sold, plainer show & Scarcer on the week and trade similar. Top prices Heavy Ewes
Texel £72.50 Carruchan, £63.50 Trailtrow
Bleu Du Maine £80 Hillhead
Cross £72.50 Innerfield, £68.50 Barbuie Cott, £67.50 Carruchan
NCC £66.50 Dalhanna
Light Ewes
Goats £48.50, £37.50 Bogue
Blackface £53 Dalhanna, £48.80, £40.80 BQ
Swale £45.50 Dollard
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £58.89
Overall Light Ewes averaged £36.59

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