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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th June 2009.

57 Prime Cattle – Butchers type cattle remained at recent rates whilst commercial types were sharper
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 194.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 188.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 184.5p, 175.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to J D Owen 7 Son Butchers Newton Stewart and JG Renwick & Sons Butchers Thornhill
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 190p, 183.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to The Nith Hotel, Glencaple and Grierson Bros Butchers castle Douglas, 181.5p, 178.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1171.08 Marwhirn
Bullocks Mainly Heavyweights
Limousin to 177.5, 176.5p, 173.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S McGimpsey, M/S Grierson Bros Castle Douglas and J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright, 173.5p, 172.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to C Anderson and Scotbeef, 172.5p, 171.5p, Outertown Annan to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1221.63 Marwhirn

10 Prime Bulls - Short of Supply
Limousin 157.5p Yett
British Blue 153.5p Becton Hall
Holstein 136.5p Becton Hall
Top Gross Bull £1128.73 Gairloch

82 OTM Cattle – Trade remains good. Plenty of buyers keen to purchase both fat and further feeding cows
Charolais to 140p Allerbeck, 125p Marwhirn
British Blue to 135p Culhorn Mains
Limousin to 131p Philgowan, 127p, 125p (x2), 123p Grove, 123p Tinwald Shaws
Shorthorn to 125p Philgowan
Angus to 125p Marwhirn, 123p Drumgrange
Holstein to 130p, 125p, 123p Lakehead, 121p Longrigg, 114p Meikle Killantae
Bulls Angus to 117p Braehead, 117p Marwhirn
Per Head
Charolais £1295 Allerbeck
British Blue £1005.75 Culhorn Mains
Angus £987.50 Marwhirn, £805 Maxwellton
Limousin £912.50 Grove, £886.55 Blairshinnoch
Holstein £897, £811.20 Lakehead, £820.80 Meikle Killantrae
Bulls Angus £1152.45 Braehead, £1064.70 Marwhirn

466 Spring Lambs – Lambs easier on the week apart from top quality 36-39Kg which were still making in excess of £2 per Kg. Top price of 224p or £85 for 38Kg Texels from Mr WG Gold, Craigdhu. Top price per head £91 for 46Kg Texel Crosses from Messrs C Kennedy & Partners, North Cowshaw
Overall Average was 190p

Light Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 224p av 195.7p
Texel £85 Craigdhu, £84 Bridgestone, £79 1 Dressertland Cott
Suffolk £79 Dressertland, £68 hartwood
Hampshire £66 Dressertland

Standard Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 200p av 190.4p
Suffolk £82.50 Cumleys, £80 Craigdhu, £79.20 new Farm
Texel £79 Skipmyre, £79 Drumburn, £78 Beechgrove

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 198p av 185.4p
Texel £91, £88.50 North Cowshaw, £86 Carsegowan, £81.80 Skipmyre, £81.50 Townhead
Suffolk £85.50, £84.60 north Cowshaw
Berrichon £82.50 Newark

143 prime Hoggs – mixed show for quality selling to 165p for cheviot crosses from Mr J McRobert, Fingland, Tweedsmuir. Overall average 150.2p

337 Cast Ewes & Rams
Trade still very dear for all classes and an excellent selection for quality. Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £107.50 Boreland, £97.50 Newmains, £93.50 Nithside
Charollais £97 Riggheads
Leicester £88.50 Farthingjames
Suffolk £83.50 Merrick, £77.50 High Drum
Half Bred £77.50 Justenlees
Cross £75.50 Nether Gribton
Light Ewes
Cheviot £71.50 Nether Gribton
Blackface £64.50 Newmains, £58.50 Dollard, £58.50 Nithside

Heavy Ewes averaged £70.16
Light Ewes averaged £45.68

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