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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 2nd December 2009.

65 Prime Cattle – Trade was sharper on the week
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 200p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 194.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 184.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie, 181.5p, 180.5p Merrick Portpatrick to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Charolais 183.5p Merrick Portpatrick to Border Meats Lockerbie
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 185.5p Nether Ernambrie, Crossmichael to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 185.5p Merrick Portpatrick to M/S Whannel, Shotts, 184.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Whannel Shotts, 182.5p, 180.5p Dinnans Whithorn to The Nith Hotel Glencaple and I Baird, 177.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1097.78 Balgrayhill
Charolais to 180.5p, 170.5p Townhead Parkgate to Border Meats Lockerbie
Limousin to 177.5p Nether Ernambrie, Crossmichael to M/S Whannel, Shotts
170.5p Merrick Portpatrick to Scotch Premier Meats Inverurie
Top Gross Bullock £1136.13 Marwhirn

84 OTM Cattle – Trade remained steady
British Blue to 151p Inglestone
Charolais to 143p, 139p (x2) Ingleston
Angus to 141p, 129p Park of Tongland
Limousin to 141p Ingleston, 137p Allerbeck, 131p Barshill, 131p Wylliehole, 121 Pearsbyhall, 115p Allerbeck
Holstein Friesian to 92p Kerricks
Bullocks Limousin to 140p Mosside British blue to 129p Mosside
Cows Per Head
Limousin to £859.10 Pearsbyhall, £805, £790.55 Allerbeck
Friesian to £699.20 Kerricks, £668.15 Upper Portpatrick, £655.70, £623.20 Boghead
Bullocks per Head
Limousin to £1085 Mosside
British Blue to £967.50 Mosside
Heifers per Head
Angus to £867.15 Park of Tongland
Charolais to £836.55, £813.15 Ingleston
British Blue to £822.95 Ingleston
Limousin to £815.15, £812.20 Allerbeck

1019 Prime Lambs
Trade was the dearest of the season for a very mixed show of lambs selling to a top of 201p or £80.20 for Beltex Crosses from Mr W Nairn, Burnton, New Cumnock. Top price per head was £93.50 for Texel Crosses from Messrs E & AE Park, Harleyrigg
Overall average 171.2p
Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 169p av 167.4p
NCC £54.20 Archwood
Blackface £51.20 Knocksheen, £44.50 Roughside
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 188p av 173.2p
NCC £72, £71.60, £71.20 Archwood
Texel £67.80, £65.80 Martingirth, £66.20 Castlefairn, £66 Belzies
Cross £66.80 Knocksheen, £65.80 Hillbank, £65.50 Sorn Est
Half Bred £64.40 Marwhirn
Blackface £60 Wyliehole, £56 Leithenhall, £51.20 Knocksheen
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 201p av 173.6p
Beltex £80.20 Burnton
Texel £79 Steilston, £78.50 Third, 377.80, £77.50 Shawsmuir
Suffolk £76 West Montgarswood, £73 Upper Tinwald
Cross £72.50 Hillbank, £71.20 Glenshinnoch, £70.50 Wyliehole
Blackface £71 Drumbuie, £70.50 Glenshinnoch, £70.40 Corsebank
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 195p av 163.6p
Texel £93.50 Harleyrigg, £86.50 Drumcruilton, £86 Third, £82 Foregirth
Beltex £85 South Corbelly, £84.50 Burnton
Charollais £83.80 Dempsterton, £76 Upper Tinwald
Suffolk £78 West Skelston
Half Bred £74.50, £70 Marwhirn
Herdwick £66 Auchenbrain
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1 + over) Top 143p av 140p
Texel £84 Drumbuie, £83 Harleyrigg
Suffolk £80 Abune the Brae, £78 BQ Farms, £77 Netherhall

449 Cast Ewes & Rams – trade dearer again on week
Top Price
Heavy ewes
Texel £84.50 BQ Farms, £84.50 Millhill, £79.50 Sorn Est
Cross £74 Abune the Brae, £73 The Bungalow, £71 Dreva
Leicester £68.50 Ardoch
Half bred £58.50 Marwhirn
Light Ewes
Blackface £58 Ardoch, £57.50, £56.80, £54.50 Dreva, £57.20 Sorn Est
Rams Texel £89, £84.50 BQ Farm
Suffolk £80 BQ Farms
Beltex £79.50 Westhills
Blackface £58.50 Gateslack

Heavy Ewes averaged £63.84
Light Ewes averaged £50.39

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