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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 14th January 2009.

45 Prime Cattle Forward – Cattle were in short supply. Competition was fierce for all classes. Greater numbers required to fulfil increased buyers orders

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 214.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 194.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 190p High Glentriploch, Mochrum to M/S J D Owen & Son, Butchers Newton Stewart, 190p, 180.5p, 177.5p, 173.5p Upper Tinwald to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, The Nith Hotel Glencaple and Border Meats, Lockerbie

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 200p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 195.5, 188.5p Glentriploch Mochrum to R Johnstone & Son Butchers Annan and J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 175.5p Newmains Duncow to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 170.5p (x2) Shangan, Dunscore both to Grierson Bros Castle Douglas Top Gross Heifer £1169.03 Woodfield

Limousin to 175.5p from M/S WK Borthwick & Son, Shangan to J G Renick & Sons Butchers Thornhill. Top Gross Bullock £1118.70 Newmains

99 OTM Cattle – Trade remained good well fleshed cows keenly sought. Leaner dairy types looking the dearest

Per Kilo Cows
Limousin to 145p, 135p, 133p, 131p Castlewigg
Holstein to 127p Ferneycleugh, 115p Guillyhill, 109p Abbey, 105p Kerricks, 104p (x2) Midtown
British Blue to 111p, 105p Cormaddie
Charolais to 107p Cormaddie
Saler to 100p Dalhanna

Limousin to 111p Penningham
Holstein to 105p Abbey
Angus to 100p Burnside

Highland to 142p, 138p, 137p, 135p Archwood

Limousin 143p Boreland
Simmental 133p Boreland
Holstein 121p Baltersan

Per Head Cows
Limousin to £1022.25 Castlewigg
Simmental to £1004.55 Newton
Holstein to £996.95 Ferneycleugh, £931.95 Abbey, £845.25 Guillyhill, £815 Abbey, £813.75 Kerricks
Charolais to £865.80 Hardlawbank

Angus to £1185 Burnside
Holstein to £987 Abbey

Highland to £788.10 Archwood

Limousin to £765.05 Boreland
Simmental to £738.15 Boreland

1472 Prime Hoggs
All classes of hoggs met a sound trade selling to a top of 180p or £75.60 for 42Kg from Messrs DJ Gordon Wright, Innerfield. Top Price per head was £79 for a Charollais crosses from Mrs E Wight, Townfoot, Biggar. Overall average 151.4p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 141p av 136.8p
Blackface £45.20 Merkland, £42.50 Knocksheen, £36.50 Dalhanna
Texel £41 Dalhanna
Cheviot £40.50 Polquhanity
Suffolk £39.50 Riggheads

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 178p av 154.2p
Beltex £69.50, £63 Laight
Texel £69 Cocklicks, £62.50 Glenkiln, £61.50 High Drum
Suffolk £64.80 Nether Barr
Cross £63, £60 Wynholm, £58.20 Hall
Lleyn £61.50, £61.20 Bennan
Blackface £58.50 Knocksheen, £58.20 Riggheads, £51.50 Troloss
NCC £56.80 Archwood
Zwartble £56 Little Fenwick

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 180p av 157.2p
Texel £75.50 Innerfield, £73 Trailflat, £72 Hightownhead
Suffolk £71.50 High Drum, £70 Birkshaw, £66.20 Hastingshall
Blackface £68.50 Glenmanna, £65.80 Fingland
NCC £66.80 Archwood
Cross £65.80 Hillbank
Lleyn £65.50 Laneside

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 157p av 140.2p
Charollais £79 Townfoot
Texel £77.50 Maryfield, £76.20 Townfoot, £74 Seeside, £69 West Skelston
Suffolk £77.50 Ballinnie, £76 Townhead, £71.20 Swyre, £70 West Skelston
Cross £67.50 Corsencorn

878 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward trade once again very firm

Heavy Ewes
Texel £80.50 Glenkiln, £79.50 Nether Keir, £68.50 Drumburn
Leicester £69.50 Foregirth
Charollais £65.50 Nether Keir
Suffolk £63.50 Swyre
Cross £59.50 Martingirth, £58.50 Kirkbride, £57.50 Penningham, £57 Carsegowan

Light Ewes
Kerry £67, £47.50 Justenlees
Blackface £46.50, £43 Merkland, £46.50, £41.80 Glenmanna, £43.20 Hardington Mains, £41 Ballinnie
Cheviot £41.50 Whitespots

Suffolk £70.50 High Drum, £65.50 BQ Farms
Leicester £69.50, £58.50 Midlock
Texel £63.50 Ballaggan, £61.50 Lanehead
Cheviot £55.50 Hall
Blackface £38.50, £37.50 Midlock, £38 Troloss

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