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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 13th May 2009.

64 Prime Cattle Forward – more active butchers and wholesalers in attendance trade was dearer on the week. Greater numbers required to fulfil orders.
Heifers to 209.5p ave 175.7p (313.8p D/W @56%)
Bullocks to 178.5p ave 166p (296.4p D/W @56%)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 209.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 200.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 194.5p Backburn, Annan to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 192.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to Fraser Stranraer, 186.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to Fraser Stranraer, 177.5p Meikle Larbrax Stranraer to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 177.5p Meikle Larbrax Stranraer to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 177.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 205.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 197.5p, 194.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna and M/S Fraser Stranraer, 188.5p, 180.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to Border Meats Lockerbie and Fraser Stranraer, 179.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries
Top Gross £1096.13 Balgrayhill

Limousin to 178.5p, 170.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries both to M/S Fraser, 173.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalts to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Bullock £1097.78 Upper Tinwald
31 Prime Bulls – Trade remained good mainly heavyweights
Charolais to 170.5p Meikle Larbrax
Simmental to 156.5p Backburn
Limousin to 150.5p Becton Hall
Angus to 143.5p Parkneuk
Holstein to 138.5p Becton Hall
Top Gross Bull £1091.13 Becton Hall

54 OTM Cattle – Trade Sharper plenty of buyers in attendance all fit for cows
Cows per Kilo
Limousin to 147p Laneside, 137p Maxwellton, 136p St Ninnans, 127p Gairloch
Shorthorn to 137p, 127p, 125p Ballagan
Simmental to 131p Killumpha, 120p Coatston
Holstein to 121p Archwood, 118p, 114p Barndennoch
Angus to 119p Maxwellton, 115p St Ninians
Bulls Blonde to 131p Foregirth

OTM Bullocks Charolais to 147p, 145p Marwhirn
Highland to 143p, 139p, 138p Archwood

Cows per Head
Limousin to £1153.95 Laneside, £1017 Gairloch
Simmental to £1032 Coatston
Holstein to £855.65 Barndennoch, £843.33 Auchencrieff, £814.20 Barndennoch
Shorthorn to £774.05 Ballagan

Bulls Blonde to £1316.55 Foregirth

Bullocks Charolais to £1138.25, £1095.15 Marwhirn
Highland to 750.75 Archwood

84 Prime Lambs – Trade remained Firm
Suffolk X to 211.4 High Drum
Texel to 210p Woodcroft
Sale average 201.6p
Suffolk Lambs to £92 North Cowshaw, £91 Cleughbrae
Texel to £92 North Cowshaw

714 Prime Hoggs
BF to 188p East Mains
Texel to 184p Hall of Drumpark
Cheviot to 184p Cleughbrae
Sale average 176.8p
Texel Hoggs to £86.50 Kenmuir
Cheviot to £84 Riggheads
BF to £75 East Mains
Mule to £80.50 Kenmuir

251 Cast Ewes & Rams – A good show saw all classes of ewes dearer on the week. Top price of £104.50 on two occasions, firstly for a Suffolk Ewes from Hiddleston, Park and also for Texels from Dressertland

Principal prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £104.50 Park, £95.50 Dressertland
Texel £104.50 Dresertland
Charolais £100.50 Rigghead
Mule £92.50 Park, £83.50 Awhirk

Light Ewes
BF £60.50 Dalhanna, £58.50 Hillbank
Cheviot £66.50 Dalhanna, £55.50 Marwhirn

Suffolk £91.50 Dollard
Leicester £84 Hillbank
Texel £68.50 Dollard

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