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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th July 2009.

48 Prime Cattle – Numbers were tighter, trade steadied

Limousin to 194.5p, 191.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan and J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Top Gross Heifer £982.23 Balgrayhill

Limousin to 164.5p from Shawhill Annan to M/S JD Owen & Sons Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Bullock £1062 Upper Tinwald

32 Prime Bulls – Trade Easier
Limousin to 165.5p Lantonside
Charolais to 163.5p Greenfield
Angus to 146.5p Yett
Holstein Friesian to 137.5p Mid Bishopton
Top Gross Bull £1084.03 Lantonside

87 OTM Cattle – Trade Better than anticipated
Limousin to 144p Hazelbank, 134p Archbank, 126p Kirkland
Angus to 132p Archbank, 124p Drumcruilton, 122p Little Fenwick
British Blue to 128p Belridding
Charolais to 125p Woodcroft, 122p Greenmurse
Holstein Friesian to 119p Horseclose
Bull Angus to 117p Slacks, 114p Holm of Daltallochan
Limousin to 114p Upper Tinwald
Holstein to 113p Smallholmburn

Per Head Cows
Charolais to £966 Woodcroft, £845.25 Greenmerse
Limousin to £964.80 Archbank, £936, £913.50 Kirland
Shorthorn to £891.25 Glenkiln, £791 Bettyknowes
Angus to £861.35 Archbank, £812.20 Drumcruilton
British Blue to £844.80 Belridding
Holstein to £703 Cruggleton

Holstein to £1203.45 Smallholmburn
Angus to £1077.30 Holm, £1012.05 Slacks
Limousin to £991.80 Upper Tinwald

1213 Prime Lambs – Sharper on the week selling a top of 161p or £61 for 38Kg Texel Crosses from Mr WC McNay, Little Fenwick. Top price of £72.50 for Texel Crosses from Mrs K Wight, Midlock. Overall average 152.1p

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 161p av 152.1p
Texel £61 little Fenwick, £58.20 High Drum, £56.50 Barnbackle
Suffolk £60.80 Outertown
Chev Mule £59 Outertown

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 160p av 152.4p
Texel £69.20 Drum, £67, £65.80 Ballaggan, £66.50 Gelston Castle
Suffolk £67.50 Hartbush, £65.50 BQ Farms, £65.50 Birkshaw

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 150p av 146.7p
Texel £72.50 Midlock, £68.20 Eastside
Suffolk £70 Palaceknowe, £69.50 Hartbush, £68.80 Maryfield

283 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade dearest ever for time of year. Numbers scarce of buyer’s requirements.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £100 The Drum, £83.50 Backburn
Suffolk £85.50 Outertown, £68.50 Lanarkland
Leicester £75.50 Marr, £73.50 Macqueston
Cross £70 Gelston Castle, £69.50 Mount Kedar

Light Ewes
Blackface £48.50 High Drum, £48.50 Lawesknowe

Cast Rams
Texel £80 Palaceknowe
Heavy Ewes averaged £63.05
Light Ewes averaged £44.62

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