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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st December 2010.

62 Prime Cattle – Trade firmed for all classes (especially commercial types) more buyers present demanding greater numbers.

Heifers averaged 168.5p or (301.4p at 56% DW)
Heavyweight Heifers – Limousin to 194.5p from Miss Ellen Neill, Upper Tinwald to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 193.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 175.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 176.5p North Cowshaw Lochmaben to I Baird Stewarton
Lightweight Heifers – Limousin to 188.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 184.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 179.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 178.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 175.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1093.28 Balgrayhill

Bullocks (Mainly Heavyweights) averaged 166.4p or (297.1p at 56% DW)
Limousin to 187.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to Border Meats Lockerbie, 181.5p, 180p, 179.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to I Baird Stewarton, 178.5p Waterside Haugh or Urr to J Scott (Paisley) Ltd, 176.5p (x2) Waterside Haugh of Urr to I Baird Stewarton
Charolais to 168.5p Lambholm Parkgate to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1191.38 Waterside

81 OTM Cattle – a better trade for well fleshed and feeding cattle
Per head Cows
Limousin to £1010.35 Waterside, £841.85 Meikleholm
Angus to £824.60 Meikleholm, £821.10 Merrick
Simmental to £805.20 Meikleholm
Holstein Friesian to £830.25 1 Todholes, £755.25 Balker, £692.85 Isle
British Blue to £1135.65 1 Todholes
Charolais to £1013.65 Hartbush
Angus to £1010 Kirkland
Luing to £818.10 Merkland
Per Kilo Cows
Limousin to 138p, 132p M
Merrick, 124p Meikleholm, 121p Waterside
Angus to 124p Meikleholm
Holstein Friesian to 123p, 114p 1 Todholes, 103p Isle
Simmental to 122p Meikleholm
Bulls British Blue to 113p 1 Todholes
Luing to 101p Merrick
Angus to 101p Kirkland

2007 Prime Lambs
A Large show met the dearest trade of the season will all classes in demand selling to a top of 195p for Texel Crosses from Miss J Burgess, Bush, Hightae. Top price per head was £87.20 also for Texel Crosses from MJ & C Hastings, Rosehill, Dumfries
Overall average was 175.2p a rise on the week

Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 190p av 180.2p
Suffolk £70.50 Marwhirn, £69 Riggheads, £68.50 Carruchan
Texel £74.20 Outertown, £73.50 Foregirth, £70.20 Corsencorn
Charollais £65.20 Martingirth
Cross £68.20 longbeoch, £67 Corsencorn, £66.50 Kirkland
Blackface £70.50, £70 Glenmanna, £69.80, £69, £67.20 Midlock, £66.20 Guelt
Lleyn £72.20, £70.20, £69 Bennan
Berrichon £64 Glendarroch

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 195p av 178p
Suffolk £77.50 Marwhirn, £77.50 Annefield, £77.50 Cushag, £76.80, £76.50 Outertown
Texel £82 bush, £81 Woodhead, £80.50 Drumcruilton, £80.20 Steilston
Charollais £80, £75 Townfoot
Blackface £74.50 Fingland, £70.50 Snar, £67.50 Crairieknowe
NCC £77 Outertown
Cross £73 Midlock, £73 Townfoot, £72.80 Dalpeddar, £72 Corsencorn

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 179p av 168.6p
Suffolk £83 Hartbush, £82 Dempsterton, £81.50 Swyre
Texel £87.20 Rosehill, £83 Lanarkland, £82.20 Shawsmuir
Charollais £78.20 Dempsteron
NCC £79, £77 Annefield
Berrichon £77.50, £77 Glendarroch
Cross £71 Torkirra

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1 + over) Top 159p av 151.5p
Suffolk £85 Hartbush, £85 Netherhall
Texel £84.50, £83.50 Breckoniehill, £84.50 Torkirra, £83.50, £82.50 Hillhead
Charollais £79 horseholm

503 Cast Ewes & Rams
Plainer show of ewes & Trade slightly easier for heavy ewes but Blackface ewes similar to last week.

Top prices
Heavy ewes
Suffolk £44.50 Hayfield
Texel £98.50 Woodcroft, £79.50 Hartbush, £79.50 Torkirra, £76.50 Hayfield
Half bred £82.50, £76.50 Hartbush
Chev Mule £88.50 East Polqhirter, £65.50, £57 Little Cloak
Cross £77 Torkirra, £76 Bush, £75.50 Outertown
Leicester £59.50 Nether Barr
Lleyn £67 Cowcorse Cott

Light ewes
Cheviot £56.50 Torkirra, £54.50 Cowcorse Cott
Blackface £58.50, £57 Cowcorse Cott, £54.50 Guelt
Swale £47.50 Cowcorse
Rams Suffolk £95.50 Cowcorse Cott
Texel £85.50 Drumcruilton, £79.50 Hayfield
Hampshire £71.50 Cowcorse
Leicester £71.50 Cowcorse, £70 Fraserford

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £68.18
Overall Ewes averaged £48.72

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