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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 21st January 2009.

87 Prime Cattle – Trade remained firm for all classes

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 194.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 190p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats, 187.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 186.5p, 180.5p Castlewigg Whithorn both to M/S Whannel Wishaw, 180p Dinnans Whithorn to The Nith Hotel Glencaple

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 190.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 190.5p Castlewigg Whithorn to Whannel Wishaw, 187.5p Dinnans Whithorn to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 180.5p High Glentriplock to M/S JD Owen & Son, Butchers Newton Stewart, 180p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to M/s Whannel Wishaw. Top Gross Heifer £1110.08 Castlewigg

Limousin to 173.5p, 170p Cleughbrae Mouswald, 171.5p Challoch Newton Stewart, 170p No 4 Howes Annan. Top Gross Bullock £1153.78 Cleughbrae

20 Prime Bulls – Trade good. Numbers short of requirements
Limousin to 184.5p, 180.5p 178.5p Castlewigg, 178.5p, 170.5p Yett
Simmental to 164.5p Cleughbrae
Holstein to 143.5p (x2) Becton Hall, 143.5p Dinwoodie Green
Top Gross Bull £1204.88 Becton Hall

92 OTM Cattle – Trade was brisk. Plainer dairy types maintained recent high values. Cows for further feeding keenly sought

Cows per kilo
Limousin to 137p Kenmuir, 120p Drumburn, 119p Craiglearn
Luing to 109p, 107p West Preston
Holstein to 109p Braehead, 109p, 108p Boghead, 108p Park
Angus to 132p Wyliehole, 105p Auchencheyne
Bulls Limousin to 130p Holmhead

Per Head
Holstein to £964.65 Boghead, £833.25 Auchencrieff, £793.8 Boghead, £777.60 Park, £754.80 Netherwood
Luing to £821.50, £763 West Preston
Limousin to £835.70 Kenmuir, £760 Shieldhill
Simmental £750.75 Shieldhill
Bulls Limousin to £1111.50 Holmhead
Simmental to £883.50 Merkland
Holstein to £868.15 Guillyhill

945 Prime Hoggs forward
Hoggs were scarce and in demand selling to a top of 190p or £76 fro Beltex Crosses from Mr S Carlisle, Nether Dargavel, Dumfries. Top price per head was £91 for Texel Crosses from D & D Aitken, Upper Cleugh, Johnstonebridge. Overall average was 162.4 the dearest of the season for a show of very mixed quality.

Top Prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 156 av 140.2p
Blackface £50 Nunnerie, £46.80 Upper Barr, £46.50 Waterside, £41.80 Troloss

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 177p av 158.4p
Texel £62.50 Waterside, £65.50 Ryehill, £63 Boreland of Southwick
Suffolk £66.20 Upper Barr
Half Bred £62.80 Marwhirn
Cross £61.50 Springfield, £57.80 Wynholm, £57 Porterstown, £52.50 Canniven
Charollais £60 Porterstown
Blackface £50 Nunnerie, £49 Mosside, £48 Troloss
Swale £42.50 Nether Barr

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 190p av 168.4p
Texel £77.50 Drumcruilton, £76.50 Ryehill, £75 The Drum, £74.20 Steilston
Beltex £76 Nether Dargavel, £74.50 Waterside
Charollais £74.50 Waterside
Cross £73 Belzies, £66.50 Nether Barr
Suffolk £71.50, £70.20 Springfield, £68 Waterside

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 174p av 161.4p
Texel £91 Upper Cleugh, £85.50 The Drum, £81 Old Mosside, £79.50 Newmains
Suffolk £86.50 Townhead
Cheviot £77.50 Snar
Half Bred £75 Marwhirn
Cross £71.50 Mosside
Blackface £67 Snar, £66 Nunnerie

356 Cast Ewes & Rams – Smaller Show
Trade for all classes very dear and more could have been sold to advantage
Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £77.50 Belridding, £76.50 Trailtrow, £76.50 Nether Dargavel, £75.50 Rowantree Cott
Half Bred £70 Cushag, £65.50 Newmains
Cross £68 East Kirkcarsewell, £67 Drumburn, £64 Trailtrow
Suffolk £65.50 Cushag

Light Ewes
Blackface £42 High Drum, £42 Marr, £42 Nunnerie, £41.50 Bettyknowe

Cast Rams
Texel £61.50 Newmains, £54 High Drum
Leicester £46 Dardarroch
Blackface £39.50 Upper Cleugh

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