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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 14th October 2009.

64 Prime Cattle – Trade no dearer for all classes, mixed offering forward.
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 187.5p, 184.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan and J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Charolais to 181.5p, 176.5p, 174.5p (x2) Merrick Portpatrick to Border Meats Lockerbie and M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 185.5p No 6 Stonehouse Gretna to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 180p, 176.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries and Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 181.5p, 180.5p Merrick Portpatrick to The Nith Hotel Glencaple and M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer £1085.48 Waterside
Bullocks Limousin to 180.5p from JE Craik Waterside to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 168.5p Marwhirn to Scotch Premier Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1178.95 Upper Tinwald

23 Prime Bulls – Trade firm, Mainly Dairy Bred heavyweights forward
Charolais to 154.5p Eastside
Limousin to 151.5p Becton Hall
Angus to 150.5p Mid Bishopton
Holstein to 149.5p Mid Bishopton
Top Gross Bull £1106.30 Marwhirn

77 OTM Cattle – Leaner cows forward trade looked sharper on week
Per KG Cows
Limousin 137p Foregirth, 127p Starryheugh
Simmental 128p Merrick, 111p Blairshinnoch
Angus 122p Burnfoothill, 117p Newlands
British Blue 109p Barnbackle, 105p Porterstown
Holstein 115p, 105p Mark, 96p Guillyhill, 96p Shawsmuir
Shorthorn 100p Brickhouse
Limousin 124p Porterstown
Holstein 98p Kerricks
Bullocks British Blue 135p Glencaple
Per Head Cows
Angus to £918 Newlands, £740 Porterstown
Holstein to £787 Mark, £765 Guillyhill
Limousin to £794 Foregirth, £771 Blairshinnoch
Simmental £750 Porterstown, £688 Gillespie
Bulls Limousin £961 Porterstown
Holstein £764 Kerricks

1823 Prime Lambs
All classes easier on the week particularly fatter types over 45KG. Top price of 152p or £72 paid for 48KG Beltex Crosses from Messrs W Gribbon & Co, Waterside
Overall average 133.4p
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 148p ave 132.8p
Beltex £43 Woodcroft
Blackface £48 Drumlanrig Mains, £40.80 Scabcleugh, £35.50 Craiglearen
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 141p ave 136.2p
Texel £53.80 Over Abington, £53.20 East Kirkcarsewell, £52.80 the Ford, £52.20 Nether Laggan
Suffolk £53.50 Balgrennan, £51.80 The Ford
Mule £51.80 Maxwelltown, £50.80 Dalpeddar, £50 Merkland
Blackface £50.50 Castle Fairn
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 150p av 135.2p
Texel £60.50 Gelston Castle, £60.50 Drumcruilton, £60 Cocklicks
Suffolk £59 Archbank, £57.50 Hillbank, £57.50 East Kirkcarsewell
Charollais £57 Eastside
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 152p ave 122.8p
Beltex £72, £70 Waterside
Suffolk £63.80 Kenmuir, £61.20 Swyre, £60.20 Barshill
Charollais £62 Horseholm, £57.80 Eastside
Berrichon £60.50, £58 Glendarroch
Texel £60.20 Barshill

902 Cast Ewes & Rams forward, all classes maintained recent high rates. Top price per head of £90.50 for a Texel Ewe from Nether Laggan
Principal Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £90.50 Nether Laggan, £88.50, £86.50 Castlehill
Roussin £69.50 Castlefairn
Half Bred £69.50 Annefield
NCC £62 Alton
Mule £70.50 Outertown, £61.50 Barshill
Light Ewes
Blackface £54 Brandleys, £47.50 Cowcorse, £44.50 BQ
Swale £35 Wynholm
Cheviot £52.50, £47 Castlehill, £45 Glengeith
Suffolk £60 Hayfield
Blackface £60 Mitchellslacks
Heavy Ewes ave £53.49
Light Ewes ave £30.22

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