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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 16th September 2009.

43 Prime Cattle – Butchers types were in big demand. More numbers are required to fill orders.

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 208.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 207.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 206.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 180.5p Genoch Mains Stranraer to Border Meats Lockerbie, 177.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
British Blue to 189.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son butchers Gretna
Charolais to 177.5p Genoch Mains Stranraer to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer £1141.25 Gardrum

Bullocks all Heavyweights
Limousin to 194.5p, 175.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer and Border Meats Lockerbie, 172.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Fraser Stranraer
Top Gross Bullock £1235.08 Gardrum
10 Prime Bulls – Keenly bid
Angus to 161.5p Parkneuk
Simmental to 155.5p Backburn
Holstein to 128.5p Kirktonfield
Top gross Bull £1049.75 Parkneuk

52 OTM Cattle – plainer cows looked sharper on the week
Angus to 145p Meikle Richorn
Charolais to 141p Cocklicks
Limousin to 123p East Arndarroch, 117p Drumburn
British Blue to 107p Shieldhill

Per Head
Angus £957, £768.75 Meikle Richorn, £795.40 Glen Darroch
British Blue £882.75 Shieldhill
Charolais £719.55 East Arndarroch
Limousin £719.55 Drumburn
Friesian £643.80 Brownfield

2111 Prime Lambs
Despite a moderate show for quality with many more Mule & Blackface Lambs forward trade was firm throughout and the average of £72 was paid for a pen of Texel Crosses from Messrs LW Goodfellow & Co, Glengeith, Elvanfoot

Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32 Kg) Top 147p av 136.8p
Charollais £47 Starburns
Texel £46.50 Starburns, £40 Bogue
Blackface £44 Waterhead
Easy Care £38.50 East Fortissait

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 157p av 144.8p
Charollais £59.50 Upper Tinwald
Texel £58.20, £57.50 High Cairn, £56.50 Glengeith
Cross £58 Guelt, £56 Barbuie
Suffolk £57.50 Brandleys, £56.80 High Cairn
Blackface £55.50 Waterhead , £55.50, £55 Craigdarroch

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 160p av 146.1p
Texel £66.20 West Montgarwood, £64.50 Shawsmuir
Suffolk £65.50 Bogue, £64 East Hill Cottage
Berrichon £65 Glendarroch
Beltex £64.20, £64 Nether Dargavel
Blackface £60 West Montgarswood
Charollais £62, £60.50 West Montgarswood
Cross £63, £62.20 (x2) Midlock, £59.50, £59.20 Dalpeddar
Berrichon £65, £63 Glen Darroch

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 144p av 139.3p
Texel £72 Glengeith, £66.20 East Polquhirter
Cross £64.20 Dalpeddar
Berrichon £63.50 Glen Darroch

864 Cast Ewes & Rams
– Trade still remarkably dear and holding well. Top prices

Heavy Ewes
Texel £86.50, £81.50 Nether Dargavel, £80 Abune the Brae
Suffolk £86.50 The Dabbins, £79.50 Backburn
Charollais £84.50 Glendarroch
Berrichon £79.50, £75.50 Glendarroch
Suffolk £70.50 Abune the Brae, £67 East Kirkcarsewell
Half Bred £78.50 Cushag

Light Ewes
Cheviot £54, £47.50 Burn
Blackface £53 Abune the Brae, £48.50 Dressertland, £43.50 Sweetshawhead
Rams Texel £77.50 Capanoch, £69 Backburn
Leicester £71 Abune the Brae
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £57.83
Overall Light Ewes averaged £33.97

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