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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 20th May 2009.

42 Prime Cattle – Trade remained firm, demand continues to outstrip supply.
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 197.5p, 186.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie and M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 183.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 177.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Ballard Castle Douglas
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 190p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 184.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 171.5p Townhead Bankend to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 170.5p Oxgang Collin to M/S JD Owen Butchers Newton Stewart
Top gross Heifer £1064.00 Balgrayhill
Bullocks all Heavyweights
Limousin to 173.5p, 171.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr
Angus to 165.5p Wyliehole Tundergarth
Top Gross Bullock £1129.38 Marwhirn

55 OTM Cattle – Trade Sharper
Charolais to 145p Marwhirn
Shorthorn to 137p Ballaggan, 119p Corbelly Hill
Angus to 137p, 135p, 134p Glencaple, 133p, 121p Newlands, 120p Druidhall
Limousin to 137p Crairieknowe, 125p Bush of Craigs, 119p Ardoch
British Blue to 137p Gass, 117p Sunnyhill
Holstein Friesian to 118p, 116p Hillhead, 114p Boghead, 112p Bellfield
Saler to 117p Martingirth
Bulls Angus to 138p Corbellyhill
Limousin to 117p Bonshawside
Charolais to 142p Marwhirn
Angus to 128p Glencaple
Holstein to 123p Hillhead
Per Head Cows
Holstein Friesian £922.20 Hillhead, £877.80, £837 Boghead, £873.60 Bell Field, £813.75 Shawsmuir
Angus £877.80 Newlands, £850 Glencaple, £836.20 Foregirth, £822 Druidhall
Shorthorn £868.70 Corbelly Hill
Angus £1000.50 Corbelly Hill
Limousin £994.50 Bonshawside
Charolais £1029.50 Marwhirn
Holstein £867.15 Hillhead

54 Spring Lambs, 384 Prime Hoggs and 309 Cast Ewes & Rams

Spring Lambs were short of requirements and dearer on the week selling to a top of £105 for 46Kg Suffolk Crosses from Messrs C Kennedy & Partner, North Cowshaw.
Overall average 210.8p
Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 212p av 211p
Texel £92 Maryfield, £89 Philgown
Suffolk £92 Little Cloak, £84.50 Drumburn, £77.50 Little Cloak
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 218p av 217p
Suffolk £105, £104, £102.5 North Cowshaw, £99, £87.50 Palaceknowe
Texel £104.50 North Cowshaw

Prime Hoggs – mixed quality trade dearer than expected selling to a top of 190p for Texel Crosses from Mr G Shankland, East Raffles.
Top price per head £89.50 for 56Kg Texels from Messrs Chapelhill Farmers, Lanarkland. Overall average 162.4p
Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 176p av 165.8p
Texel £65.50 Gass, £60.50 West Skelston
Cheviot £65 Steilston
Blackface £65 Corsebank
Half Bred £65 Marwhirn
Medium Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 190p av 158.4p
Texel £89.50, £88 Lanarkland, £87.50, £86.50 East Raffles, £82.50 Gass
Half Bred £80 Marwhirn
Cross £75 Upper Rigg

Cast Ewes & Rams – all classes remained very dear. Heavy Ewes
Texel £91.50 Shancastle, £89.50 Belridding, £86.50 Upper Rigg
Suffolk £85 Philgown
Leicester £74.50 Barr
Cross £71.50 Third, £71 Crairieknowe, £70.50 Belridding
Half Bred £71 Cushag
Light Ewes
Cheviot £61 Upper Rigg, £58.50 Dalhanna, 350.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £52.50 Upper Rigg, £52.50 Merkland, £48.50 Barr
Rams – Suffolk £69.50 West Skelston
Texel £92.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £85.50 Third
Beltex £89.50 Arnmannoch
Light Ewes average £47
Heavy Ewes average £65.53

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