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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 29th July 2009.

40 Prime Cattle – Trade – Butchers types keenly sought commercial sorts sharper.

Heavy Heifers
Limousin to 206.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 187.5p East Raffles, Carrutherstown to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 186.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 185.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 173.5p waterside Castle Douglas to Border Meats Lockerbie.

Light Heifers
Limousin to 191.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 173.5p Outertown, Annan to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 173.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Annan
Charolais to 173.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer £1104.78 Balgrayhill.

Limousin to 200.5p from TR & S Hyslop, Westlanegate to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 168.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 167.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 167.5p Outertown, Annan to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright. Top Gross Bullock £1090.13 Waterside.

60 OTM Cattle – Trade improves for all classes
Per kilo Cows
Simmental to 132p, 127p (x2) Newbie Mains, 125p Glenkiln
Limousin to 130p, 125p Hillend, 113p Ampherlaw
British Blue to 122p Meikle Larbrax
Angus to 105p Glenkiln
Ayrshire to 104p Muirside
Holstein to 97p Hardgrave

Per Head
Simmental to £1023 Newbie Mains
Angus to £939.75 Glenkiln
Ayrshire to £852.80 Muirside
Holstein to £640.20 Hardgrave
Limousin to £774.05 Ampherlaw

1631 Prime Lambs forward – Trade similar to last week with best lambs selling £15-£20 above weight.

Texel Lambs to 181p Craigdhu Sale average 140.5p

Texel Lambs £75 Craigdhu, £73 Cotland, £70 Drumcruilton, £65 Romebeoch, £65 Waterside, £64 Kerricks, £64.50 Shieldhill, £63.20 Kirkton of Crawford, £63 Gleston Castle, Beltex £68 Waterside, £65 Craigdhu, £64 Cotland, Suffolk £67.20 Longbeoch, £62.20 North Cowshaw, £60.80 Boreland, £61.50 Midtown, £65.50 East Polquhirter

Included in the Sale was the Lower Nithsdale YFC Fat Lamb Competition, a change of venue for this year saw a massive entry of 29 Lambs infront of the Judge Billy MacTaggart.

A high quality selection of lambs saw the results as follows
1st Prize K Crichton, Rue 38Kg £68
2nd Prize G Brough, Cotland 46Kg £73
3rd Prize K Crichton, Rue 38Kg £65

Judge Billy MacTaggart & Champion Winner Kerrie Crichton of Rue Farm
Judge Billy MacTaggart & Champion Winner Kerrie Crichton of Rue Farm

Another Large show of 724 Cast Ewes & Rams were forward to the usual ringside of buyers. A lot more leaner ewes forward although trade still upheld recent rates except for plainer horned ewes.

Top prices
Texel £90.50 Gelston Castle, £89.50 Backburn
Suffolk £86.50 Shangan
Leicester £77.50 Dempsterton
Mule £62 Gleston Castle
NCC £68 Marwhirn

Blackface £49 Dalpeddar, £44 Barr
Jacob £56.50 Low Meadow
Cheviot £58.50 Marwhirn

Texel £65.50 Gass
Blackface £49 Spango

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