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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd July 2009.

20 Prime Cattle
A small show forward and numbers were well short of buyer’s requirements and very dear. Top price of 200.5p for a Limousin Heifer from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan
Limousin to 189.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 197.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 176.5p (x2) from Shawhill to Border Meats, Lockerbie and Ballard Butchers, Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1056.63
Limousin 176.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Ballard Butchers, Castle Douglas
Top Gross Bullock £1076.65

15 Prime Bulls
Limousin 170p Yett
Simmental 138.5p, 137.5p Yett
Friesian 130.5p, 123.5p Dinwoodie Green
Top Gross Bull £1113.50

53 Cast Cows and trade easier on the week
Per Kg
British Blue 90p Braehead
Angus 86p Corriehill
Friesian 85p (x2) Braecroft. 85p Limekilns, 82p Baltersan
OTM Bulls
Simmental to 84p Longrigg
Holstein 71p Netherwood
OTM Hfrs
Simmental 107p, 101p Eastside
Hereford 106p Baltersan
Angus 101p Braecroft
Friesian 100 Baltersan

1232 Prime Lambs sold above expectations to overall average of 138.9p. Top price per KG of 156p and £70 per head for Texel from Mr Hill, Drumcruilton
Lambs 32.1-39Kg
Texel £55 Kirkland, £54.50 East Kirkcarsewell
Beltex £52.80 Little Fenwick
Suffolk £52.20 Ford, £51.50 Kirkland
Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg
Texel £70, £62.20 Drumcruilton, £63.20 Blairshinnoch, £62 Ballaggan
Suffolk £61 Kirkbeck, £60.80 Hartbush
Cross £55.80 Abune the Brae
Lambs 45.6-52Kg
Suffolk £64.50 Lanarkland
Texel £64.50 Lanarkland, £64.20 Carsegowan
Lambs 52.1Kg +
Texel £68 Castlehill
NCC £62 Kirkbeck

A larger show of 976 Cast Ewes & Rams were forward with a high proportion of Blackfaces. All classes met with high demand especially heavy ewes. Top price £97.50 for Texels from Castlehill
Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £97.50, £91.50 Castlehill, £96.50 Shieldhill
NCC £78.50 Kingside
Cross £71.50 Third, £69.50 Tower
Jacob £59.50 Spango
Light Ewes
Blackface £54, £48.50 Spango, £47.50 Clonrae, £46.50 Kirkton
Cheviot £53 Kingside
Leicester £87.50 Kirkton
Texel £85 Skipmyre
Cheviot £61.50 Mid Murthat

Dumfries Mart, Huntingdon Road, Dumfries DG1 1NF Tel : 01387 279495
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