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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 24th June 2009.

28 prime Cattle – Prime cattle scarce of buyers requirements and sharper.

Top price of 195.5p for a 525kg Limousin heifer from Messrs R Neill, Upper Tinwald, 194.5p Culhorn Mains, 189.5p Upper Tinwald, 188.5p Balgray Hill; British Blue 175.5p Culhorn Mains; Charolais 173.5p Riggheads. Top gross heifer £1129.60 Culhorn Mains.

Bullocks to 175.5p for Limousin form JD & M Maclellan, Culhorn Mains others from the same to169.5p, 167.5p; Charolais 163.5p Marwhirn. Top gross bullock £1149.53 Culhorn Mains.

35 Young bulls – A sound trade prevailed for all classes.
Limousin 175.5p, 173.5p, 172.5p Duchra; Charolais 166.5p, 161.5p Carwood; South Devons 156.5p, 154.5p, 150.5p Mossburn; Angus 149.5p Mid Bishopton; Friesian 148.5p, 145.5p Dinwoodie Green, 144.5p Whins, 140.5p Mid Bishopton; Holstein Friesian 138.5p, 136.5p, 135.5p Mid Bishopton.
Top gross young bull £1234.80 Duchra.

66 OTM cattle – good quality show forward and trade above expectations.

OTM Cows
Limousin 133.5p Drumtrodden, 132.5p, 129.5p Fagra, 128.5p Marwhirn, 125.5p Hightown of Craigs; Angus 120.5p Hardlanbank; Saler 120.5p Fagra; Simmental 118.5p Meikle Labrax; Friesian 107.5p Low Ardwell, 103.5p, 102.5p Kerrick; British Blue 118.5p Aird of Balcary, 115.5p Mosside; Bluegrey 115.5p Lochmailing.

OTM Bulls
Friesian 137.5p Kirtleton Hill, 127.5p Prestonhall, 114.5p Abbey, 111.5p Riggheads; Limousin 111.5p, 109.5p Fagra. Top price gross bull £1425.53 Abbey.

OTM Galloway bullock 136.5p Lochmailing. OTM Charolais heifer 144.5p Marwhirn.

505 Prime lambs
Numbers scarce and trade dearer than anticipated. Top was 169p/kg for Texel x lambs from Mrs MJ Little, Beechgrove. Top price per head £73.50 for Texels from J & T Hiddleston, New Mains. Overall average 159.6p (-7p on the week).

Top prices:-
Standard (32.1-39kg) top 169p average 158.6p.
Texels £66 Beechgrove, £62 Townhead, £61 Midtown Cottage, £60.50 New Farm; Suffolks £60.50 New Farm, £56.50 Mardon; Greyface £53.50 High Drum, £53 Hartwood.

Medium (39.1-45.5kg) top 166p average 160.2p
Suffolks £72.50 Cumleys, £72 Cushag, £69.80 Barshill, £68.80 Carruchan; Charollais £71.20 Westerparkgate; Texels £69 Barshill, £66.50 Kerrick, £66.20 Drumburn, £66 Kerrick, £65.80 Woodcroft.

Heavy (45.6-52kg) top 159p average 151p.
Texels £73.50 Newmains, £73 Townhead, £71 Midlock; Suffolks £72.50 Roundfell & Cumleys.

260 Prime ewes and rams. – trade easily withheld recent high rates.

Heavy ewes to £94.50 for Texels from Midlock, £93.50 Barsalloch, £85.50 North Cowshaw; Suffolk £74.50 Merrick; Charollais £75 Midlock; Halfbred £74.50 Cumleys; Greyface £69 Merrick, £68.50 Cumleys & West Skelston; North Country Cheviot £61.50 Easthill Cottage; Leicester £82.50 Midlock, £79.50 Barr.

Light ewes to £64.50 for Cheviots from High Drum; Blackface £53.50 Midlock, £47.50 Glenmanna, £45.50 Barr.

Rams to £89.50 for Texels from Park Farm, £88 Barr, £87.50 Park Farm; Blackface £53.50 Barr.

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