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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th August 2009.

107 Prime Cattle – Trade remained good more secondary and heavier sorts forward best quality types scarcer.

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 193.5p from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 190.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Simmental to 167.5p Killymingan Kirkgunzeon to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 180.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 180.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 170.5p Townhead Bankend to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
British Blue to 174.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Scotch Premier Meats
Charolais to 172.5p, 170.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotch Premier Meats Inverurie and Border Meats Ltd
Simmental to 168.5p Garmartin Springholm to Border Meats Ltd
Blonde to 167.5p Leithenhall Wamphrey to Border Meats Ltd

Top Gross Heifer £1092.03 Gardrum

Prime Bullocks (all heavyweights)
Limousin to 192.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 171.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to Scotch Premier Meats Ltd, 171.5p 170.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Ltd

Top Gross Bullock £1186.50 Culhorn Mains

48 Prime Bulls – Quality types sharper as were all other classes
British Blue to 187.5p Gardrum
Limousin to 175.5p Gardrum, 172.5p Mid Bishopton, 171.5p Backburn, 169.5p Duchra
Simmental to 174.5p Townhead
Holstein Friesian to 154.5p, 141.5p Barwinnock, 143.5p, 139.5p Dinwoodie Green, 138.5p Mid Bishopton
Top Gross Bull £1314.95 Allerbeck

107 OTM Cattle – Trade remains brisk
Cows per KG
Limousin to 153p, 135p Allerbeck, 143p West Skelston, 141p Blairshinnoch, 130p Merrick
British Blue to 139p Allerbeck, 127p Archwood
Charolais to 135p Allerbeck
Hereford to 116p West Skelston
Angus to 119p Merrick, 115p West Skelston, 113p Challoch
Friesian to 119p, 111p Archwood, 105p Baltersan, 110p, 105p Abbey, 105p Kerricks

Charolais to 157p Marwhirn
Limousin to 148p Garmartin
Highland to 135p Archwood

Per Head Cows
Charolais £1174 Allerbeck
Limousin £1162 Allerbeck, £923 Blairshinnoch, £837 Culhorn Mains
Angus £939 Allerbeck, £825 Merrick, £816 Allerbeck
British Blue £931 Allerbeck, £882 Archwood
Holstein Friesian £834, £819, 3766 Abbey, £743 Archwood

Charolais £981 Garmartin
Limousin £907 Garmartin
Highland £816 Archwood

Angus £1060 Dempsterton
Holstein £1039 Mid Bishopton
Simmental £1020 Croft

1855 Prime Lambs - Prime Lambs a plainer show for quality but top Kg dearer on the week averaging 146.2p. Top price of £72 paid for Suffolk X from Messrs TT Hamilton High Cairn.

Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 152p av 147.2p
Texel £57.80 Dressertland, 357.80 Arnmannoch, £57.50 Blindburn
Charollais £56 Porterstown
Suffolk £55.20 Brandleys, £55.20 Springfield, £52.20 Knockenhair
Chev/Mule £54 Springfield
Lleyn £54.50, £54.20 Bennan

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 160p av 145.8p
Texel £65 Eastside, £64.20, £64 Drumcruilton
Suffolk £64.20 Marwhirn, £64 Cumleys, £63.80 Lanarkland, £63.50 Upper Tinwald
Charollais £63 Riggheads

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 145p av 141p
Texel £69 Gall, £68 Eastside, £66.50 Old Mosside, £66.20 East Polquhirter
Charollais £68.20 Maryholm
NCC £66 Collochan Court
Cross £57 Gibbonhill
Suffolk £64.50 Eastside, £62 Birkshaw

Super Heavy Lambs
Suffolk £72 High Cairn
Charollais £71 Maryholm

817 Cast Ewes & Rams forward and still exceptionally dear except plain ewes which were slightly back on the week. Top prices

Heavy Ewes
Texel £88.50 Waterhead, £87.50 Leithenhall, £87.50 Laneside, £86.50 Halldykes
Suffolk £77 Collochan Court
Leicester £77 Knocksheen, £74.50 Guelt, £74 Barr, £68.50 Halldykes
Cross £72.50 Kirkhill
Beltex £68 Laight

Light Ewes
Blackface £42.50 High Cairn, £41 Drumberg Road, £36.50 Blindburn

Leicester £82 Knocksheen
Charollais £79.50 Rigghead
Texel £73.50 Dressertland

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