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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 4th February 2009.

73 Prime Cattle – Trade was steadier for all classes
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 184.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 183.5p Fagra Dundrennan to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 178.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 172.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats

Heavyweight Heifers
Charolais to 182.5p from RP Findlay & Sons Townhead to M/S Fraser Stranraer
Limousin to 177.5p, 176.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie both to Border Meats, 172.5p Upper Tinwald to Grierson Bros Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1095 Townhead

Limousin to 177.5p, 174.5p from JE Craik Waterside to J D Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart and C M Kirkpatrick, 174.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Galloway Bullocks to 154.5p High Creoch Gatehouse to W Lindsay Butcher Creetown
Top Gross Bullock £1215.88 Waterside

35 Prime Bulls – Trade Sharper
Limousin to 190p from A J Forsyth & Co Mid Bishopton to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer and to 180p Yett, 168.5p Ibrack
Charolais to 169.5p Gairloch, 169.5p Barluith
Simmental to 167.5p Barluith, 166.5p Midtown
Devon to 153.5p Upper Portrack
Holstein to 149.5p Becton Hall, 149.5p Dinwoodie Green, 145.5p Whins
Top Gross Bull £1225.50 Mid Bishopton

A small show of 30 Cull Cows generally lacked flesh even so trade was still good with a full attendance of buyers present
Simmental to 105p Raehill
Holstein to 103p Longrigg
Ayrshire to 99p Ballagan
Shorthorn to 95p Yett

Per Head
Holstein to £707.75 Ibrack

1378 Prime Hoggs – despite a mixed show the sale met the dearest trade of the season selling to a top of 193p or £79 for 43Kg Texels from A & WJ Morrison, Seeside. Top Price per head was £93.50 for Texel Crosses from Mr RCH Graham, Barr. Overall average was 168.2p

Top Prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 159p av 155p
Texel £51 Cocklicks
Blackface £50.80 Mosside, £48.50 Lawesknowe, £46.50 Nisbet, £45.50 Courance Farms
Cross £48.50 Mitchellslacks

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 192p av 171.4p
Texel £73.50 Courance Farms, £70.50 Barndennoch, £70.80 Blindburn, £70.50 Bogue
Cross £70 Courance Farms, £69.80 Fraserford, £68 Nisbet, £66.80 Barndennoch
Beltex £68.50 Nether Gribton
Suffolk £67.50 Nether Gribton
Blackface £66.50 Riggheads

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 193p av 171.2p
Texel £79, £77 Seeside, £78.50 Castlehill, £75.50 Bogue, £75 Nether Gribton
Suffolk £77.50 Shawhill, £73 Nether Barr
Chev/Mule £74.50 Castlehill
Charollais £72.80 Courance Farms
Blackface £67.50 Wyliehole
Cross £71.80 Nether Barr, £71.50, £69.50, £69 Barndennoch, £69 Porterstown

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 177p av 165p
Texel £93.50, £89.50 Barr, £83.50 Over Abington
Suffolk £86.50 West Skelston, £85.50 Dempsterton, £85.50 Bogue, £83 Riggheads
Cross £81 Maxwelltown
Blackface £77 Dempsterton
Leicester £70 Guelt

583 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade very dear for all classes
Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £97 Barr, £79.50 Cumleys, £70.50 Backburn
Texel £90 Barr, £77 Backburn, £69.50 Glenmaid, £69.50 Castlehill
Leicester £69 Druidhall
Cross £67.50 Glenmaid, £59 Capelfoot, £56.50 Barbuie, £55.50 Shawhill
Half Bred £60.50 Cumleys

Light Ewes
Blackface £45.50 Dalwyne, £45 Spango, £43.50 Kirkton of Crawford
Heavy ewes averaged £51.45
Light Ewes averaged £35.02

Cast Rams
Texel £120 Barr
Leicester £62.50 Broom Isle, £50.50 Lawesknowe
Suffolk £50.50 Dempsterton

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