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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 4th November 2009.

25 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm quality mixed numbers were far short of buyers requirements, more required to fill both local Butchers and national wholesaler’s demands.
Limousin to 191.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 180p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 176.5p, 167.5p Gledenholm, Parkgate to Border Meats Lockerbie and M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Charolais to 167.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £995.80 Upper Tinwald
Limousin to 174.5p Cocklicks Annan to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Charolais to 164.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1170.88 Upper Tinwald

94 OTM Cattle – Trade continues to be steady more leaner type’s cows forward.
Per Kilo – Cows
Holstein Friesian to 117p, 107p Baltier, 105p Drum
Limousin to 113p Meikleholm, 105p Grove
Charolais to 109p Foregirth
Stabiliser to 105p South Mains
Angus to 107p Beastockrigg
Bulls Charolais to 108p Meikleholm
Per Head
Charolais to £1366.20 Meikleholm
Cows Limousin to £881.40 Meikleholm
Holstein to £830.70 Baltier
British Blue to £795.40 Beastockrigg
Angus to £787.05 Newland
Simmental £744 Millhill

1731 Prime Lambs – Lambs experienced a sound trade with Lightweights and quality sorts up to 44Kg showing a good rise on the week whilst heavier lambs especially if on the thick side met a more hesitant demand. The Top price of 168p or £67 was paid for a pen of Beltex Crosses from Messrs Ryder Farming, Newton. Top price per head was £86 for Texels from Messrs AT Waugh & Co, Mitchellslacks. Overall average 144.2
Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 148p av 146.2p
Blackface £45.80, £45.20 Dalveen, £45 Mitchellslacks, £45 Merkland
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 168p av 148.8p
Suffolk £58.50 Marwhirn, £58.50 Barbuie
Texel £61 Over Abington, £60 Barbuie, £60 East Polquhirter, £59 Hall
Cross £55.80, £53.50 Barbuie, £53.50 Newton, £53.20 Hall
Blackface £54.20 Hartwood, £54 Kirkton
Herdwick £58 Burnside
Beltex £64 Newton
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 165p av 147.1p
Suffolk £63.50, £62 Outertown, £62 Longbeoch
Texel £68.50 Mitchellslacks, £67.50 Kirkton
Charollais £57 West Montgarwood
Half Bred £60.50 Marwhirn, £58 Outertown
Cross £60, £59.50 Glendarroch, 359.50 Hartwood, £59 Kirkton
Leicester £53 Blindburn, £50 Lawesknowe
Beltex £67 Newton
Berrichon £67, £65, £64 Glen Darroch
Lleyn £60 Bennan
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 140p av 131.7p
Suffolk £64.50 West Skelston, 364.50 Abune the Brae
Texel £66.50 Newton, £65.80 Powhillon, £65.80 North Cowshaw
Half Bred £60 Marwhirn
Leicester £63 Glen Darroch

401 Cast Ewes & Rams smaller show and all classes dearer, lack of quality sorts
Top Price Heavy Ewes
Texel £74.50, £72.50 Bankhand of Tinwald, £73 Outertown
Cross £72 Birkshaw, £67 Barshill, £66 Bankhead of Tinwald
Leicester £71 Merkland, £70 Over Abington
NCC £59.50 Gillesbie
Berrichon £77.50 Glen Darroch
Light Ewes
Cheviot £40.50 Glengeith
Blackface £60 Hillbank, £50.50 Inglestone, £50 Gillesbie, 350 Merkland, £50 Abune the Brae
Heavy Ewes averaged £60.76
Light Ewes averaged £42.98

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