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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 18th November 2009.

51 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm. Quality sorts in short supply

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 192.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 180p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 176.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to M/S Whannel Shotts, 174.5p Edingham Dalbeattie to I Baird, 172.5p Gledenholm, Parkgate to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 176.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 172.5p Woodfield Eastriggs, 172.5p Kenmuir, Ardwall, 172.5p Nether Ernambrie Crossmichael all to Border Meats
Top Gross Heifer £1109.50 Foregirth

British Blue to 180.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to M/S Whannel Shotts
Limousin to 168.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Scotch Premier Meats Ltd
Simmental to 165.8p Springfield Auldgirth to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1083 Gardrum

77 OTM Cattle – Trade steady more feeding type cows forward

Per kilo
Bullocks to 157p Snade
Cows Galloway to 124p High Creoch
Limousin to 109p Boreland
Angus to 104p Blairshinnoch
Holstein to 103p Thwaite

Per Head
Bullocks Limousin £949.85 Snade
Cows Friesian £779, Longrigg
Limousin £757.55 Boreland
Shorthorn £731.50 Burn

1604 Prime Lambs forward
Lambs sold to a top of 176p or £67 for 38Kg Blackface from G & A Bertram, Nisbet. Top price per head was £84 for Beltex X from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside. All classes exceptionally dear, the best of the season to average 162.2p.

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 169p av 162.8p
Texel £54.20 Dalveen, £50 Knockenhair
Blackface £48.50 Dalveen
Cross £46 Lawesknowe

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 176p av 169.2p
Texel £68.50 Over Abington, £67.80 East Polquhirter
Lleyn £67.80 Bennan
Blackface £67, £65 Nisbet, £65 Fingland
Cross £65 Nisbet, £65 Over Abington
Suffolk £63 Barbuie
NCC £62.50 Dalhanna

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 173p av 162.2p
Texel £74.50 Archbank, 374.50 East Kikcarswell, £73.50 Martingirth
Suffolk £71 Clydeside, £70.20 Shawhill
Cross £69.50 Marwhirn, £65.50 Kirkton of Crawford

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 162p av 149.9p
Texel £79.50 East Kirkcarswell, £77.50 keyla Park
Suffolk £76.50 Clydeside, £76.50 East Raffles
Cheviot £72.50 Clydeside
Cross £70 Midlock

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1 + over) Top 149p av 145.8p
Suffolk £82, £78 West Skelston, £73.50 Maryfield
Texel £80 Maryfield, £76.50 Clydeside
Blackface £69.50 Fingland

457 Cast Ewes & Rams forward, enjoyed another excellent trade. Top prices

Heavy Ewes
Leicester £89.50, £78.50 Midlock
Texel £85 East Raffles, £84.50 Druidhall
Half Bred £80.50 Maryfield
Chev/Mule £70.50 little Cloak
Suffolk £77.50 Druidhall
Cross £69.50 Druidhall
NCC £69.50 Over Abington, 69.50 Alton

Light Ewe
Kerry £66.50 Maryfield
Blackface £53.50 Druidhall, £46.50 Hillbank, £45.50 Gillesbie, £44.50 Marwhirn
Heavy Ewes averaged £63.19
Light Ewes averaged £40.27

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