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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 18th February 2009.

64 Prime Cattle – Trade much dearer, with more buyers in attendance demand exceeded supply. It is to the benefit of all producers in taking advantage of the fierce ringside competition.

Bullocks to 179.5p Averaged 172.4p (313.5 D/W at 55%)
Heifers to 203p Averaged 174.8p (317.8 D/W at 55%)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 203.5p, 197.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Son, Butchers Annan and Border Meats, Lockerbie,190.5p, 178.5p Outertown, Annan to M/S Whannel Wishaw and Border Meats, Lockerbie, 188.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 173.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Grierson Bros, Butchers Castle Douglas
Simmental to 174.5p Outertown Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie.

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 201.5p, 192.5p, 175.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart and Border Meats Lockerbie, 176.5p Fagra Dundrennan to Border Meats, Lockerbie
Charolais to 175.5p Oxgang Collin to Grierson Bros Castle Douglas, 172.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Heifer £1121.25 Marwhirn

Aberdeen Angus to 179.5p Townhead Parkgate to M/S Pauls Butchers Kilsyth
Limousin to 177.5p, 173.5p Fagra Dundrennan to M/S Whannel Wishaw
Charolais to 176.5p, 174.5p Townhead Parkgate to M/S Pauls Butchers Kilsyth and Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1085.98 Townhead

34 Prime Bulls – Trade dearer for all classes
Limousin to 194.5p, 189.5p, 185.5p, 184.5p, 182.5p Duchra, Stranraer, 183.5p Yett
Charolais 178.5 Marwhirn
Angus 174.5p Parkneuk
Holstein Friesian to 152.5p Conheath, 146.5p Mark
Ayrshire to 146.5p Upper Portrack
Top Gross Bull £1260.18

65 OTM Cattle – All classes sharper
Simmental to 153p Oxgang, 120p Upper Portrack
Charolais to 145p Oxgang
Holstein Friesian to 141p, 138p, 137p, 131p, 129p Balterson, 113p Muirside, 109p Abbey
Ayrshire 113p Muirside
Angus 111p Balcraigmoor, 110p Druidhall
Charolais to 155p Marwhirn
Hereford to 143p Park
Heifers Charolais to 159p, 150p Marwhirn
Per Head Cow
Charolais £1276 Oxgang
Holstein £889.35, £882.90 Abbey, £862.50 Baltersan, £839.45 Kerricks, £829.25 Muirside
Ayrshire £830.25 Upper Portrack, £774.05 Muirside
Simmental £777 Meinfoot Cott
Bullocks Charolais £1023 Marwhirn
Heifers Simmental £1017.45 Oxgang

1664 Prime Hoggs – All classes of hoggs were in demand with quality sort 180-192p. Top Price of 192p or £91 paid for a pair of 37Kg Texel Crosses from Raehills Farms Ltd, Johnstone Bridge. Top price of £91.50 for Suffolk Crosses from Messrs TR & S Hyslop, Westlanegate. Overall average 170.1p similar to last week.

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 164p av 158.4p
Texel £52 Boreland of Southwick
Blackface £50 Beuchan, £46.80 Chanlockfoot, £43.80 Lowes
Cross £47.50 Chanlockfoot
Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 192p av 171.7p
Texel £72 Marwhirn, £71.80 (x2), £71, £70.50 Raehill Farms
Blackface £71, £69.50 Craigdarroch, £65.50, £64.80 Riggheads
Cheviot £67.50 Netherhill
Suffolk £67 Outertown
Cross £65.20 Hightownhead, £65.20 Porterstown
Lleyn £63.80 Bennan

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 189p av 170.8p
Texel £80 Auchengray, £77.50 Drumcruilton, £76.50 Kenmuir
Zwartble £78.50 Elizabeth Field
Blackface £77.50 Craigdarroch, £70 Riggheads
Charollais £76.80 Newmains, £72.50 Riggheads
NCC £76.50 Auchencrieff
Suffolk £72.50 Netherhill, £74 Longbeoch, £73.50 Shawhill
Cross £69.50 Fingland, £68.80 Hall of Drumpark

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 180p av 166.2p
Suffolk £91.50 Westlanegate
Zwartble £90 Riggheads
Texel £88 Auchengray
Suffolk £88 Marwhirn, £87.50 Longbeoch, £85.50 Kenmuir
Charollais £87.50, £83 Riggheads
NCC £79.50 Auchencrieff
Blackface £77.50 Snar
Cross £70 Riggheads, £69.50 Kerrick

868 Cast Ewes & Rams – Large show forward and trade continues to be very dear. Top Price £100.50 for a Suffolk Cross from C J Roots, Kilnford Croft. Top Prices

Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £100.50, £98.50 Kilnfordcroft, £93 Newmains, £88.50 Townhead
Leicester £94.50 Cairnhall, £77 Grennan
Half Bred £85.50 Justinlees
Texel £80.50 Backburn, £78.50, £74.50 Shawhill
NCC £73.50 Blackpark
Cross £67 Blackpark, £67 Shawsmuir, £66.50 Nether Gribton

Light ewes
Blackface £55 Dunesslin, £50.20 Spango, 350 Craiglearan, £48.80 Glenmanna
Cheviot £52.50 Muirside, £43.50 Mid Murthat

Cast Rams
Suffolk £80.50 Horseclose
Leicester £64.50 Auchengruith
Blackface £55 Fingland, £51.50 Glenmanna
Heavy Ewes averaged £55.12 + £5 on the week
Light Ewes averaged £38.22 +£3 on the week

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