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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 26th August 2009.

40 Prime cattle – Quality Butcher types in short supply. More heavyweight grass cattle forward. Trade remains firm
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 202.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer
British Blue to 176.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Stabiliser to 170p South Mains Sanquhar to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Lightweight Heifers to 174.5p Fagra Dundrennan to Border Meats, 172.5p Stormont Gretna to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 170.5p Fagra Dundrennan to Border Meats
Top Gross Heifer £1154.25 Gardrum
Bullocks (all Heavyweights)
Limousin to 194.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 190.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 187.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Bullock £1176.73 Gardrum

72 OTM Cattle – all classes continue to meet a brisk trade
Per Kg
Blonde to 155p Brandyburn
Limousin to 137p Fagra, 136p West Lanegate
Stabiliser to 135p South Mains
British Blue to 122p West Lanegate
Angus to 117p upper Tinwald
Saler to 114p Dalhanna
Simmental to 111p Lochbank
Holstein Friesian to 99p Baltersan
Blonde to 113p Brandyburn
Limousin to 111p Burn
Saler to 105p Dalhanna
Charolais to 106p Knowe
Per Head Cows
Blonde £1333 Brandyburn
British Blue £854 West Lanegate
Holstein Friesian £826 Shawsmuir
Stabiliser £823 South Mains
Hereford £770 Shambellie Grange
Saler £770 South Glen
Saler £1186 Dalhanna
Limousin £1159 Burn, £1133 Belridding
Blonde £1005 Brandyburn
Charolais £993 Burn

1263 Prime Lambs – mixed show for quality sold to 163p or £67 for 41Kg Beltex from Messes J Hyslop & Sons, Netherton Abington. Top price per head £75.50 for 46Kg Beltex from Messrs CJ Guild & Son, Laight, New Cumnock. Overall average was 143.4p similar trade to last week.
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 153p av 141.3p
Texel £58.20 Hartwood, £58 Lanarkland, £57 Over Abington
Lleyn £54.50 Summerhill
Cross £53 Netherhall, £49.50 Kilmichael, £51.50 Merkland
Suffolk £52.50 Sunnyhill, £52 Hartwood
Blackface £51 Craigdarroch, £47 Crairieknowe, £44 Kilmicheal
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 163p av 145.8p
Beltex £67, £65 Netherton
Berrichon £64 Glen Darroch
Texel £64 East Polquhirter, £63.20, 363 Eastside, £61.80 East Kirkcarsewell
Suffolk £61.80 Hartwood
Cross £57 Ardoch, £57 Guelt
Romney Marsh £56 East Kirkcarsewell
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 163p av 143.7p
Beltex £75.50 Laight
Texel £68 Laight, £67 Gillesbie
Suffolk £68 Hayfield, £65 Marwhirn

A smaller show of 521 Cast Ewes & Rams were forward to the usual ringside of buyers. Big ewes would be easier on the week, horned and light ewes still a good trade.
Heavy Ewes
Texel £86.50, £77.50 Chapel, Suffolk £84.50 Netherhall, Leicester £70.50 Hayfield, Half Bred £70.50 Hartbush, Mule £62.50 Ballinnie
Light Ewes
Blackface £53.50 Ballinnie, £50 Aithrie, £47 Knowe, Cheviot £47 Dalhanna, £45 Glengeith
Suffolk £73.50 Hartbush
Texel £71.50 Chapel
Beltex £59.50 Laight

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