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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 5th August 2009.

58 Prime Cattle – Trade improved. Full attendance of local Butchers & Wholesalers at ringside ensuring brisk competition for all classes. Greater weekly numbers required to fulfil orders.
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 195.5p from L Hair, Drumbreddan to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 194.5p Flathill, Dundrennan to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 189.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall to Border Meats Lockerbie, 187.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 178.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall to M/S Ballard Castle Douglas, 178.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to Grierson bros Butchers castle Douglas, 176.5p Upper Tinwald to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Angus to 180.5p Gillrigg Lockerbie to M/S Ballard Castle Douglas
Charolais to 175.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Border Meats Lockerbie
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 189.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 189.5p, 187.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall & 187.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth all to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 179.5p Marwhirn Moniaive, 179.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall both to Grierson bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1075.25 Drumbreddan
Bullocks all Heavyweights
Limousin to 181.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats
Simmental to 175.5p Gillrigg, Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 173.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Border Meats Lockerbie
Luing to 170.5p Gillrigg Lockerbie to Scotbeef Ltd Bridge of Allan
Top Gross Bullock £1108.25 Marwhirn

22 Prime Bulls – Trade Sharper
Limousin to 168.5p, 165.5p, 164.5p Drumbreddan
Angus to 161.5p Parkneuk
British Blue to 153.5p Becton Hall
Holstein Friesian to 148.5p Dinwoodie Green
Top Gross Bull £1145.63 Drumbreddan

40 OTM Cattle – Trade improves for both slaughter and further feeding cows
Per Kilo
Limousin to 144p Flathill
Angus to 143p Drumbreddan
Charolais to 125p Woodcroft
Simmental to 125p Greenmerse, 114p Oxgang
Shorthorn to 119p, 118p Glenkiln
Holstein to 116p Conheath, 112p Park
Per Head
Limousin to £914.40 Flathill, £821.40 Dalpeddar
Charolais to £866.25 Oxgang, £743.75 Greenmerse
Angus to £855.75 Newbank, £795.70 Oxgang
Simmental to £849.30 Oxgang, £750 Woodcroft
Holstein to £835.20 Conheath, £805.10 Kerricks
Shorthorn to £815.15, £778.80 Glenkiln
Bull Luing to £843.33 Croft

1401 Prime Lambs forward – Numbers were short of buyer’s requirements. Trade better for all classes
Texel Lambs 165p Drumcruilton
Suffolk Lambs 158p Hartbush
Sale average 150.2p

Suffolk Lambs £72 Larglea, £68 Marwhirn, £67.20 Cushag, £67.20 Longbeoch, £67 Cumleys, £66.50 Hartbush, £65.80 New Farm
Texel Lambs £70 Drumcruilton, £68.50 Glengeith, £68 Rashgill, £68.20 Longbeoch, £68.20 Midtown, £66.20 Sandilands, £66 Knockenhair
Mule Lambs £56 Abune the Brae

Another large show of 792 Cast Ewes & Rams were forward
A better show for quality with less plain horned ewes forward saw all classes dearer on the week. Top price of £110 for a Texel Ram from D Fleming, Elvanfoot
Principal prices Heavy Ewes
Texel £102.50 park, £100.50 Ryehill
NCC £78.50 Cushag
Suffolk £75.50 Elvanfoot
Mule £68 Keyla Park, £66 Backburn & BQ Farms, £65.50 Martingirth
Light Ewes
Blackface £53.50 Kirkhill, £52.50 Barr, £50.80 Knowe
Cheviot £49.80 Sundhope
Texel £110 Elvanfoot
Leicester £70 Nunnerie

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