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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 15th July 2009.

33 Prime Cattle – Butchers were out in greater numbers and should be complemented in their support of the live ring.
Quality handier weight cattle easily sold whilst commercial types looked good value.
Heavyweight heifers
Limousin 197.5p from M/S Hair & Brewis Drumbreddan to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 194.5p, 180.5p, 177.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas & Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Lightweight Heifers to 197.5p, 195.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 195.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & son Butchers Gretna
Top Gross Heifer £1026.38 Balgrayhill
Bullocks Limousin to 168.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S Fraser
Top Gross Bullock £1065.90 Culhorn Mains

35 OTM Cattle – Trade Steadier
Limousin to 118p Birkshaw
Angus to 117p Blairshinnoch
Friesian to 105p Ryecastle
Simmental to 113p Marwhirn
Saler to 107p Drumcruilton
Per Head
Saler £797.15 Drumcruilton
British Blue £782.25 Ryecastle
Limousin £791.80 Drumcruilton
Angus £693.50 Marwhirn
Angus Bull £836 Newlands

1117 Prime Lambs
Lambs maintained the week’s trade selling to a top of 161p or £66 for 41Kg Texel Crosses from Messrs GA & M Marshall, Cocklicks, Annan. Top price per head was £74 for Suffolk Crosses from Messrs J Wight & Sons, Midlock, Crawford
Overall average was 148.8p
Other Top Prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 159p av 148.8p
Texel £61.50 Elvanfoot, £59 Upper Tinwald, 358.20 Foregirth
Beltex £60.50 Woodcroft
Suffolk £58.50 Summerhill, £56.20 Hartwood, £55 Elvanfoot
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 161p av 148.4p
Texel £68 Woodcroft, £67 Powhillon, £66, £65.50 Cocklicks
Suffolk £65.20 Lanarkland, £64.50 Newmains, £64.20 Carsegowan
Cross £61.80, £59.80, £58.80 Midlock
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 149p av 142.1p
Suffolk £74 Midlock, £71.50 Newmains
Texel £70.50 Shangan, £60 Riggheads

747 Cast Ewes & Rams, much larger show and well fleshed ewes (not fat) easier on the week
Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Leicester £91.50 Tower, £88.50 Guelt, £70 Dreva
Charollais £89.50 Marchbank
Texel £88 Newmains, £75.50 Carsegowan
Suffolk £85.50 Shangan
BDM £74.50 Shangan
Cross £73.50 Tower
Light Ewes
Cheviot £60.50 Cowcorse Cott
Blackface £54.50 Midlock, £52.50 Nether Stenries, £50 Marwhirn, £49.50 Clonrae
Charollais £110.50 Belridding
Texel £98.50 Cocklicks, £70.50 Elvanfoot
Suffolk £90.50 Cumleys, £67.50 Elvanfoot
Heavy Ewes averaged £57.26
Light Ewes averaged £38.86


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