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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 25th November 2009.

58 Prime Cattle – Trade improved for better sorts. All other classes met a similar demand

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 194.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstones & Sons Butchers Annan, 190.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 182.5p Belridding Torthorwald to M/S Whannel Shotts, 182.5p Kenmuir, Ardwall to M/S Whannel Shotts, 176.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 172.5p Gledenholm Parkgate to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 170.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 193.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 179.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to The Nith Hotel Glencaple, 179.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Whannel Shotts, 175.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas Top Gross Heifer £1157.70 Balgrayhill

Bullocks (All Heavyweights)
Limousin to 176.5p, 174.5p Shawhill Annan to M/S Whannel Shotts, 172.5p, 170.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright, 173.5p Gledenholm Parkgate to I Baird, 169.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1067.83 Shawhill.

17 Prime Bulls – Trade Steadier mainly lighter weights forward
Limousin to 162p Balgrayhill
Angus to 155.5p Yett
Simmental to 141.5p Backburn
Holstein to 127.5p Backburn
Top Gross Bull £1150.20 Balgrayhill

92 OTM Cattle – Trade steadied more leaner types forward

Per kilo
Bullocks Limousin to 152p Culhorn Mains

Charolais to 146p Marwhirn
Limousin to 133p Yett, 133p Drumcruilton, 131p Backburn
Angus to 127p Over Abington, 115p Glendarroch
Holstein to 110p Abbey, 102p Kerricks, 97p Longbridgemuir, 97p Kirkbog
Stabiliser to 100p South Mains

Blonde to 105p Shangan
Charolais to 98p Marwhirn

Per Head
Bullocks Limousin to £1071.60 Culhorn Mains
Bulls Blonde £1055.25 Shangan
Charolais to £1014.20 Marwhirn

Limousin to £917.70 Drumcruilton, £910.45 Backburn
Angus to £858 Glendarroch
Holstein to £797.50, £731, £726 Abbey, £700 Longbridgemuir

1439 Prime Lambs forward
A Mixed show for quality and many lambs dirty & wet due to adverse conditions sold well to a top of 177p or £69 for 39Kg Texel Crosses from Messrs W Slaven & Son, Foregirth. Top price per Head was £74.50 also for Texel Crosses from Mr H Fergusson, Eastside
Overall average was 157.4p

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 161p av 157.2p
Cross £50 Barbuie
Texel £50 Barbuie, £45 Burnside
Cheviot £39.50 Castle Crawford

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 177p av 159.4p
Texel £69 Foregirth, £64.50 East Polquhirter, £63.50 The Ford
Suffolk £62.50 Dressertland, £60.20 The Ford
Lleyn £62.20 Laneside
Blackface £61.50 Gateslack
Cheviot £59.50 Castle Crawford

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 170p av 161.7p
Texel £73.20, £71.50 Foregirth, £72 The Ford
Suffolk £73, £69.50 Springfield, £69 Outertown
Charollais £72.80 Drumburn
Berrichon £70 Glen Darroch
Lleyn £67.50 Laneside

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 156p av 148.6p
Texel £73.50 Drumlanrig Park, £72.50 Eastside, £71.80 West Skelston
Suffolk £70.50, £70 Nether Barr, £69.20 Carruchan, £67.50 Croft

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + over )
Texel £74.50, £74 Eastside
Suffolk £70 Horseclose, £69.50 Low Kirkbride

452 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward
Trade £4 dearer on week.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £79.50 Carruchan, £76 Barony, £74.50 Drumlanrig
Leicester £79.50 Shinnelhead
Suffolk £77.50 Drumburn, £77.50 Nether Gribton
Half Bred £75, 369 Annefield
Cross £72 Torkirra, £70, £69 Longbeoch, £68.50 Barony

Light Ewes
Cheviot £54.50 Springfield, £51 Castle Crawford
Blackface £52 Torikka, 346.50 Macqueston, £46.50 Dalveen

Kerry £89.50 Riggheads
Texel £77.50 Dressertland
Leicester £65.50 Macqueston
Suffolk £61.50 Nether Barr
Blackface £56.50 Macqueston

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £64.30
Light Ewes averaged £39.90

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