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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 28th October 2009.

75 Prime Cattle Forward – Trade remains firm, more weathered cattle forward
Limousin to 187.5p from M/S McClelland, Culhorn Mains to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 186.5p Stormont, Gretna to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 183.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Fraser Stranraer, 179.5p Stormont Gretna to Border Meats Lockerbie, 178.5p Carslae Newton Stewart to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 170.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Charolais to 170.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotch Premier Meats Ltd, 170.5p (x2) Inglestone Irongray to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd and C Anderson
Top Gross Heifer £1137.65 Stormont
Limousin to 184.5p Carslae Newton Stewart to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 180p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 171.5p No 4 Howes Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Annan Butchers Annan, 170p Stormont Gretna to M/S J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 170p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S Fraser Stranraer
Top Gross Bullock £1215.50 Culhorn Mains

22 Prime Bulls – Trade steady – all dairy bred forward
Blonde to 158.5p Cleughbrae
British Blue to 146.5p Becton Hall
Limousin to 143.5p Becton Hall
Angus to 141.5p Mid Bishopton
Holstein to 137.5p Backburn
Ayrshire to 123.5p Cowhill
Top Gross Bull £1025.65 Becton Hall

125 OTM Cattle – Plainer show of cows forward – trade remains good
Per kilo Cows
Limousin to 153p Ingleston, 153p, 137p Carslae
Angus to 130p Corbellyhill, 126p Ingleston
Simmental to 126p Carslae, 121p Auchnotteroch
Charolais to 117p Netherfield, 115p Kirkland
Blue Grey to 118p Lochmailing
Holstein to 117p, 99p Bowerhouses, 93p Barndennoch
Per Head
Charolais to £1024.60 Nether Locharwoods
Holstein to £1012.05 Bower Houses
Angus to £856.75 Kirkland
Limousin to £841.50 Carslae
Simmental £812.50 Corbelly Hill
Per Kilo Bulls
Blonde 123p Leithenhall
Limousin to 119p Sunnyhill, 117p Carslae
Stabiliser to 107p South Mains
Per Head
Blonde to £1150.05 Leithenhall
Limousin to £1093.95 Carslae, £1035.30 Sunnyhill
Stabiliser £1048.60 South Mains
Ayrshire £940.90 Bellfield

1634 Prime Lambs – very mixed show for quality selling to a top of 152p for Texel Crosses from Klondyke Farms, Shancastle. Top price per head was £77 also for Texel crosses from J Rome Ingleston. Overall average 139.8p
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 143p av 141.4p
Blackface £44 Drumlanrig Mains, £42.20 Netherhall
Texel £42.80 Bogue
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 142p av 137.2p
Texel £55 Dunesslin, £54 Drumlanrig Park
Cross £53 Merkland
Suffolk £51.50 Knockenhair, £51.50 Ewanston, £51 The Ford
Blackface £51 Snar
Cross £49.50 High Cairn, £49.50 Roughside, £49 Ardoch
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 152p av 137.8p
Texel £67 Shancastle, £62.20 Upper Ingleston
Berrichon £62.80, £58.50 Glen Darroch
Suffolk £62.50, £61 Marwhirn
Cross £58.20 Guelt
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 150p av 127.2p
Beltex £70.50 Waterside
Suffolk £67 Abune the Brae, £66 Marwhirn
Texel £65.50 Drumlanrig Park, £63.50 Hillhead, £63.20 Shawsmuir
Cross £60.20 Hillhead, £60 Shancastle
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + over)
Texel £77 Ingleston
Suffolk £70 the Dabbins, £68.50 Netherhall

717 Cast Rams & Ewes forward – good show and quality better – trade slightly sharper
Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £78.50 Capelfoot, £78.50 Shancastle, £75.50 Third
Suffolk £77.50 Townhead
Half Bred £74.50 Newmains
Cross £70.50 Nether Gribton, £64 Townhead
Light Ewes
Blackface £58.50 Burnside of Mabie, 346.50 Leithenhall, £44.50 Sweetshawhead
Cheviot £50 Auchenage
Rams Suffolk £83.50 Glenkiln, £63.50 Nether Barr
Texel £59.50 Shawsmuir
Charollais £52.50 upper Tinwald
Heavy ewes averaged £58.52
Light Ewes averaged £32.47

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