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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 2nd September 2009.

82 Prime Cattle Forward – Trade remains firm for the best types more grass fed cattle forward

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 198.5p JE Craik, Waterside to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 183.5p Waterside, Castle Douglas to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries
British Blue to 174.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 172.5p Broomhillbank Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 181.5p, 180.5p Waterside Castle Douglas to Border Meats Lockerbie, 172.5p Broomhillbank Lockerbie to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 171.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 170.5p Broomhillbank Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1111.60 Waterside

Bullocks (Mainly Heavyweight) Limousin to 193.5p, 190.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna and R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Charolais to 171.5p Third Farm Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries
Top Gross Bullock £1187.70 Culhorn Mains

27 Prime Bulls
Limousin to 161.5p Gardrum, 159.5p Yett
British Blue to 160.5p, 158.5p Gardrum
Saler to 156.5p Cuil
Angus to 147.5p Auchnotteroch
Holstein to 136.5p Dinwoodie Green, 133.5p Mid Bishopton
Top Gross Bull £1025.13 Parkneuk

112 OTM Cattle – well fleshed cows met keen competition, more plainer cows on offer

Cows per Kilo
Angus to 145p, 126p Glen Darroch
Simmental 132p Meikle Barncleugh
British Blue 128p Culhorn Mains
Limousin 125p Grove, 118p Upper Tinwald, 117p Culhorn Mains, 112p Kenmuir
Holstein Friesian 115p Shawsmuir, 109p, 107p Kerricks, 106p Isle, 103p Castle
Bullocks Angus to 135p Waterside
Bulls Limousin to 108p Meikleholm

Cows per Head
Angus £1102, £819 Glen Darroch
British Blue £825.60 Culhorn Mains
Holstein Friesian £818.55 Kerricks, £776.25 Shawsmuir
Limousin Bull £901.80 Meikleholm

1504 Prime Lambs, an increased ringside of buyers meant that all classes of sheep were dearer on the week selling to a top of 162p or £68 for 42Kg Texel Crosses from Messrs G Hill & Co, Drumcruilton.

Top priced lambs were £69.50for Texel Crosses from Messrs M Dodd & Sons, Boreland of Southwick. Overall average was 148.2p

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 147p av 136p
Cross £44 The Knowe
Blackface £45.50 The Knowe

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 160p av 150.5p
Texel £62.50 Cocklicks, £60 Boreland of Southwick, £60 Burnton, £59.20 Corsencorn
Suffolk £56.20 High Cairn, £56 Outertown
Cross £55.50 Auchengruith, £54.50 High Cairn, £54.20 Corsencorn

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 162p av 148.9p
Texel £68, £67 Drumcruilton, £66 Archbank, £65.50 Corsencorn, £65.20 Cocklicks
Suffolk £65.20 Longbeoch, £65 Hartbush
Beltex £65 Burnton, £64.20 Dalhanna
Cross £58.50 Guelt, £58.50 The Knowe, £58 Lawesknowe, £57.90 Grove

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 143p av 141.2p
Texel £69.50 Boreland of Southwick, £66 West Skelston, £65 Carsegowan
Suffolk £65 Townhead, £65.50 Longbeoch, £64.80 West Skelston

601 Cast Ewes & Rams, slightly easier on the week still a very dear for time of year and a good demand for all classes

Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £98.50, £84.50 Townhead of Glencaple, £89.50 Laneside, £70, £71 Druidhall
Suffolk £78.50, £67.50 Druidhall, £69.50 Bridgestone
Leicester £64 Guelt
Cross £63.50 Druidhall, £59.50, £54 Archbank, £59, £55.50 Kirkbride
Lleyn £59.50, £51.50 Laneside

Light Ewes
Blackface£43.50 The Knowe, £42.80 Mitchellslacks
Rams Suffolk £85.50 Bridgestone
NCC £58.50 Archbank
Leicester £44.50 Nunnerie

Heavy Ewes averaged £55.24
Light Ewes averaged £31.26

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