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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 28th January 2009.

57 Prime Cattle – Trade steadied Best types continued to in full demand to a full ringside of local Butchers and Wholesalers

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 190p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 188.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 180p Dinnans Whithorn to J D Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 177.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 185.5p Upper Tinwald to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 181.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 177.5p, 176.5p Dinnans Whithorn to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Top Gross Heifer £1122.25 Nether Dargavel

Limousin to 183.5p from Balgrayhill Lockerbie
Others to 171.5p Nether Gribton
Top Gross Bullock £1226.23 Nether Gribton

104 Cast Cows & Bulls – Better show of cows – Trade remained good

Cows per Kg
Limousin 145p, 137p Belridding, 127p Dinnans, 123p Sunnyhill, 117p Mark, 117p Gairloch
Angus 117p Gateslack, 115p Meikleholm, 109p Camling
Simmental 141p West Trailtrow, 114p, 113p Mark, 111p Meikleholm
British Blue 123p Gateslack
Holstein 128p, 115p, 113p, 111p (x2), 110p Baltier, 113p Drum, 111p Boghead
Simmental Bull to 115p Garmartin

Per Head
Limousin to £1061.75, £949.75 Belridding, £982.50 Gairloch, £971.55 Dinnans
Friesian to £945, £906.65, £897 Baltier, £926.60 Drum, £909.50 Boghead, £888.10 Crichton
Simmental £871.65 Mark
Angus £822.25 Meikleholm
Simmental £813.75 Meikleholm
Simmental Bulls £1236.25 Tarbreoch
Angus Bull £1096.75 Hall

1659 Prime Hoggs – a very mixed show of quality trade maintained recent high values

Beltex Hoggs to 198p South Corbelly
Sale average 168.8p
Beltex Hoggs to £94 Waterside, £77.50 South Corbelly
Texel £90 Waterside, £85.80 Ryehill, £83.20 West Skelston, £81.20 Kenmuir
Suffolk £85.80, £85 Swyre, £85.50 West Skelston, £85.20 Townhead
Cheviot £81.80 Swyre, £70.50 New Farm
Blackface £80 Mitchellslacks, £68.80 Macqueston, £65.50 Craigdarroch
Mule £77.50 Hillbank, £70 Rigghead

890 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade remained firm

Heavy Ewes
Texel £78, £77.50, £70.50 Castlehill
Berrichon £73.50, £65.50 Newark
Leicester £69.50 Leithhall
Suffolk £69.50 Hartbush
Mule £65 Foregirth, £63.50 Newbiggin, £62.50 Abune the Brae, £61.50 Bankswood, £61.50 Castlehill, £61.50 Midloch
NCC £60.50 Swyre, £60 Castlehill

Light Ewes
Blackface £47.50 Foregirth, £45.80 Kenmuir, £45 Midloch, £44.20 Dalpeddar, £44 Glendarroch, £44 Castlehill, £43.50 Abune the Brae, £43 Hillbank, £42.20 Chanlochfoot

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