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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 7th January 2009.

48 Prime Cattle Forward – with more buyers present bidding was very competitive resulting in more cattle being required to fulfil orders. Sale Average 172.7p

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 208.5p, 192.5p from D&R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan and Border Meats, Lockerbie, 185.5p Backburn, Annan to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 180.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie, 179.5p Backburn Annan to JG Renwick & Sons Butchers Thornhill. British Blue 182.5p, 179.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to P R Duff & Sons Wishaw and Border Meats Lockerbie.

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 203.5p, 194.5p, 187.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan and Border Meats Lockerbie, 191.5, 187.5p, 181.5p Dinnans Whithorn to J D Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart and Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 183.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to P R Duff & Sons Wishaw, 182.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Whannel Wishaw
Top Gross Heifer £1118.38 Balgrayhill

Limousin to 188.5p, 187.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie purchased by M/S Whannel Wishaw
Top Gross Bullock £1140.43 Balgrayhill

21 Prime Bulls – Far short of requirements
Charolais to 180p Carwood Biggar to Cleveland Meats
Limousin to 177.5p Yett
Simmental to 174.5p Cleughbrae
Blonde to 171.5p Yett
Holstein to 157.5p Whins
Top Gross Bull £1341 Carwood

78 OTM Cattle – Trade much dearer for all classes
Cows per kilo
Simmental to 141p Dinnans
Limousin to 131p Dinnans, 126p Blairshinnoch
Stabiliser to 120p Bennan
Angus to 118p Blairshinnoch
Holstein to 123p Brownfield, 111p Mouswald Grange, 109p, 107p Newhouse, 107p (x2) Kerricks, 105p Netherwood
Bullocks to 148.5p Fagra

Cows per Head
Simmental to £1057.50 Dinnans
Angus to £974.40 Mouswald Grange
Holstein to £925.55, £872 Newhouse, £913.50 Netherwood, £877.40, £823.90 Kerricks
Limousin to £875.70 Blairshinnoch, £851.50 Dinnans
Stabiliser to £774 Bennan

2074 Prime Hoggs
Despite a large quantity of Mule & Blackface Sheep all classes of hoggs were easily sold. Top price of 195p was paid for a pen of Texel Crosses from D Wilson & Son, Marwhirn, Moniaive they scaled 38Kg and realised £74. Top price per head was £86 for 46Kg Beltex Hoggs from Harry Austin, Woodcroft, New Abbey. Overall average for was 160.2p

Top Prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg)
Cross £48.20 Barndennoch
Texel £44.80 Lochmailing, £43.50 The Ford
Blackface £44 Nisbet, £43.50 Netherhill
Cheviot £42.50 Barndennoch
Beltex £40 Woodcroft

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg)
Texel £74 Marwhirn, £69.50 Woodcroft, £67 Wynholm Farms, £66.50 Raehills
NCC £67 Isle
Cheviot £65.50 Sundhope
Suffolk £65.50 Raehills, £63 Isle, £61.50 Shawhill
Blackface £60.80 Wyliehole
Cross £59.50 Midlock, £57 Mosside, £56.50 Wynholm

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg)
Texel £80 Isle, £75.50 Skipmyre, £75.50 Hillbank, £72 West Skelston
Suffolk £76 Riggheads, £75 Newmains, £72 Isle, £71.50 Archbank
Cross £72.50 Mosside
NCC £67.20 Isle

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over)
Beltex £86 Woodcroft
Suffolk £86 Townhead, £81.50 Springfield, £76.50 Hillbank
Texel £82 Canniven, £81 Innerfield, £76 Nether Locharwoods
Cheviot £75 West Crossleys
Cross £73 Marwhirn
Blackface £68 Craigdarroch
Berrichan £66.50 Newark
Leicester £58.50 Dalpeddar, £57 Tower

Cast Ewes & Rams – 610 Forward
Dearest trade of the season
Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £87.50 Huntingdon Road, £87.50 Laneside, £69.50 Cormiston, £68.80 Klondyke Farms
Suffolk £84.50 Newmains, £77.50 Druidhall, £69.50 Glendarroch
Leicester £74.50 Tower, £71.50 Druidhall, £67.50 Dalpeddar, £66.50 Tower
Half Bred £69.50 Maryfield
Cross £69 Newmains, £64.50 Cowcorse Cottage
Lleyn £66.50 Laneside

Light Ewes
Cheviot £55 West Crossleys, £52.50 Springfield, £44 Elvanfoot
Blacface £55 Foregirth, £53.50 Cowcorse Cottage, £50 Nether Locharwoods, £48.50 Glenmanna, £47 Dalpeddar

Cast Rams
Suffolk £57.50 Upper Tinwald
Texel £69 Druidhall
Hampshire £65.50 Whitedyke
Leicester £65 Dalpeddar
Blackface £48.50 Nisbet

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