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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 15th December 2010 which included the Christmas show and sale for lambs.

53 Prime cattle: Trade better with all buyers active

Limousin to 200p, 190p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan and J Kerr & Sons, Butchers, Gretna, 193.5p, 180.5p Balgrayhill both to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 180p Birnieknowe, Auchenleck to Grierson Bros, Butchers, Castle Douglas, 176.5p Kenmuir, Ardwell to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 176.5p Merrick, Portpatrick to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw, 175.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 175.5p Birnieknowe Auchenleck to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd.
Charolais to 184.5p Merrick, Port Patrick to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 181.5p Merrick, Port Patrick to C Anderson, 176.5p Merrick to JD Owen & Son, Butchers, Newton Stewart
Top gross heifer £1100.00 Balgrayhill

Limousin to 170p W & J Henderson, Lambholm to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd.
Galloway to 161.5p High Creoch Gatehouse to J Hall & Son, Butchers, Kirkcudbright
Top gross bullock £1402.50 Newbie Mains.

106 OTM cattle: trade upheld recent rates

Per kilo Cows
British Blue to 125 Hayfield, 104 Cormaddie
Hereford 124p, 119p Park
Angus 125p, 104p Newlands
Simmental 114p, 111p Newbie Mains
Limousin 114p Rigghead, 113p Tinwald Shaws, 106p Isle of Dalton
Charolais 106p Burrance of Courance
Luing 103p Craigdarroch
Holstein 107p Netherwood, 98p Outmains, 97p Highlaw

Charolais 144p Cleughbrae, 137p Hayfield
Galloway 136p, 130p Snowdon Close

Per head cows
Charolais £895.70 Burrance of Courance
Simmental £871.35, £849.30 Newbie Mains
Limousin £872.10 Tinwald Shaws, £836.20 Rigghead
British Blue £875 Hayfield, £722.80 Cormaddie
Angus £893.75, £759.20 Newland
Hereford £830.80, £755.65 Park
Luing £746.75 Craigdarroch
Holstein £795.40 Highlaw, £744 Panland, £741 Outmains, £739.35 Rigghead, £709.05 Longrigg

Charolais £1144.80 Cleughbrae
Galloway £863.60 Snowden Close

Tony Gribbon, Waterside, Haig Murray from Dunbia, David Bryson from Natural Stockcare Ltd the sponsors
Champion Lambs with Tony Gribbon, Waterside, Haig Murray from Dunbia, David Bryson from Natural Stockcare Ltd the sponsors

Prime lambs 1687 forward
The firm held their Christmas prize show and sale of prime lambs which was ably judged by Mr. Haig Murray, from Dunbia. He awarded the following:-

Champion W Gribbon & Co, Waterside for a pen of 5 Beltex lambs weighing 44 kilos and selling at £120 to R Johnstone & Son, Butchers, Annan.

Reserve Champion and 2nd prize Beltex D & D Aitken, Uppercleugh 46kg selling at £118 PR Duff, Wishaw.

Texel lambs
1st Aitken, Uppercleugh 43kg £77.50 Woodhead Bros, 2nd Patterson, Borness Cottage 43kg £80 R Johnstone & Son.

Suffolk lambs
1st Kirk, Hall of Drumpark 45 kg £74 Woodhead Bros

Any other breed lambs
1st & 2nd Wilson, Marwhirn (Halfbreds) 49kg £74.50 A Argo, 46kg £74.50 A Argo

Mule lambs
1st Anderson, Ardoch 41kg £72 Dunbia, 2nd Kirk, Hall of Drumpark 41kg £71.50 S R Eardley

Blackface lambs
1st Wallace, Fingland 42kg £76 Scotbeef, 2nd Renwick, Corsebank 38kg £67 SR Eardley

The show was kindly sponsored by Natural Stockcare Ltd

Other prices
Lambs 25.5-32kg top 181p average 164.3p
Texels £57.80 Marwhirn, Greyface £52.50 Kirkhill, Blackface £51.80 Elvanfoot, £51.50 Laight, North Country Cheviot £48 Archwood

Lambs 32.1-39kg top 189p average 177.7p
Suffolks £72.20 Marwhirn, £66.50 Palaceknowe; Cheviot £67.20 Palaceknowe; Texel £73.50 Eastside, £72 Hall of Drumpark, £71.50 Burnside; Charollais £67 Struanlee; Greyface £68 Over Abington, £67.80 Dalpeddar, £67.50 Brandleys; Blackface £69 Elvanfoot, £68.20 Maryholm, £68 Meikleholm; North Country Cheviot £68.50 Archwood, £64.80 Archwood; Beltex £68 Nether Gribton.

Lambs 39.1-45.5 top 273p average 175.1p
Suffolk £76.50 Longbeoch, £74.80 Outertown, £74 Marwhirn & Outertown
Cheviot £74.20 Burnside; Texel £80 Borness Cottage, £79.20 Shieldhill, £77.50 Uppercleugh; Charollais £75 Eastside; Halfbred £70 Marwhirn, £69.50 Marwhirn; Greyface £72.50 Riggheads, £72 Corsencon & Dalpeddar & Ardoch; Blackface £76 Fingland, £72 Meikleholm, £71 Maryholm; Swaledale £65.50 Netherbarr; Beltex £120 Waterside, £74 Hall of Drumpark, £72 Laight; Llynn £74.20 Barshill

Lambs 45.6-52kg top 257p, average 162.4
Suffolk £78 Riggheads, £76.50 Newmains, & Rigghead; Cheviot £67.50 Palacknowe; Texel £95 Nether Garrell, £87.50 The Drum, £83.50 The Drum; Halfbreds £74.50 Marhwirn; Greyface £67.50 Brandleys; Leicester £64.50 Foregirth; Blackface £70.50 Ashmark; Beltex £118 Uppercleugh

Lambs 52.1+kg top 152p average 145.4p
Suffolk £82, £80.50 Newmains; Greyface £65.50 Foregirth

Ewes & Rams 596 forward
All classes were easier on the week, especially Mule ewes, which would be £5 less on the week.

Heavy ewes to £88.50 for Texels from Horseclose, £76.50 Laight, £71.50 Drumlanrig Mains; Suffolk x £78.50 West Skelston, £75.50 Drumbuie; Suffolk £83.50 NetherBarr; Greyface £73.50 Newbank, £69.50 West Skelston & Barshill, Birkshaw, £69 Netherbarr; Cheviot Mule £62.50 Outertown; North Country Cheviot £69.50 Drumbuie, £67 Raehills; Beltex £65.50 Laight.

Ewes light Blackface £62.50 Drumbuie, £60 Drumbuie, £57.50 Raehills; Swaledale £53.50 Netherbarr

Rams to £73.50 for Leicester from Balgerran; Suffolk x £68.50 Balgerran; Cross £72.50 Waterside; Blackface £55 Corsebank; Beltex £60 Horseclose.

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