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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 11th March 2009.

53 Prime Cattle – Butchers sorts were sharper although trade in general was steadier.
Bullocks averaged 158.9p (288.9 D/W at 55%)
Heifers averaged 161.6p (293.8 D/W at 55%)

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 195.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 190p, 180p Castlewigg, Whithorn to M/S Fraser Stranraer and Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 175.5p, 170.5p Flathill Dundrennan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 169.5p, 168.5p Townhead Parkgate to PR Duff & Sons, Wishaw and Scotbeef Ltd Bridge of Allan.

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 192.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 190p, 181.5p, 180p Castlewigg Whithorn to M/S Fraser Stranraer and The Nith Hotel Glencaple, 170.5p Meikle Larbrax to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer £1036.15 Balgrayhill

Limousin to 187.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 168.5p, 167.5p Meikle Larbrax to M/S Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas & M/S J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Galloway to 157.5p High Creoch Gatehouse to PR Duff & Son Wishaw
Top Gross Bullock £1115.63 Balgrayhill

75 OTM Cattle – Trade sharper for all classes with more buyers present, cows for further feeding were keenly sought

Per Kilo Cows
Limousin to 153p Allerbeck, 147p (x2) Castlewigg, 120p (x2) Challoch, 117p (x2) Upper Balanan
Charolais to 147p Allerbeck, 127p Tinwald Shaws
Angus to 139p, 121p Palaceknowe, 117 Riggheads
Blonde to 125p Tinwald Shaws
Simmental to 121p Oxgang, 113p Upper Ballanan
Saler to 111p Bennan
Holstein Friesian to 113p Kerricks, 109p Riggheads, 108p (x2), 107p Kerricks, 105p Burnside

Per Head Cows
Charolais to £1220.10 Allerbeck, £920.75 Tinwald Shaws
Limousin to £1071.00 Allerbeck, £1021.65 Castlewigg
Simmental to £907.50 Oxgang, £819 Netherhall
Holstein Friesian to £875.75 Kerricks, £844.75 Rigghead
Angus to £828.85 Palaceknowe, £827.05 Druidhall

1245 Prime Hoggs – Very mixed show for quality but met an excellent trade with quality sorts from 180-205p. Top price at 205p from 43Kg (£88) Beltex Crosses from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae. Top Price per head was £88.50 for a pen of Suffolk Crosses from Mr A McKune, Townhead. The overall sale average 175.4p

Top Prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 188p av 155.4p
NCC £60 Hastingshall
Cheviot £54.50 Riggheads, £46.80 Chanlockfoot, £44.50 Dalhanna
Blackface £51 Meikle Larbrax, £51 Corsebank, £49.50 Macqueston
Texel £50.50 Dalhanna, £50.50 Meikle Larbrax

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 205p av 180.6p
NCC £80, £75 Cleughbrae
Texel n£77.50 Dalhanna, £74.50 Raehills, £74 Nether Gribton
Cheviot £76.50 Riggheads
Blackface £72.80 Craigdarroch, £68.50 Newmains, £68 Netherhall, £62 Eastfield
Cross £63.50 Corsencorn
Lleyn £60 Bennan

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 205p av 176.8p
Beltex £88 Cleughbrae
NCC £84 Auchencrieff
Texel £81.50 Birkshaw, £79 Raehills, £78.50 West Skelston
Blackface £79.50 Lawesknowe, £76.50 Craigdarroch
Suffolk £75.50 The Bush, £73.50 Raehills
Charollais £71 Wester Park Gate
Leicester £60 Macqueston, £69.50 Nether Barr, £67.50 Dunesslin

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) top 186p av 165p
Suffolk £88.50 Townhead, £86.50 West Skelston, £77.50 Birkshaw, £77.50 Netherhall
Texel £85.50, £84.50 West Skelston, £83.50 The Bush, £83.50 Riggheads
Blackface £83.50 Craigdarroch, £74.50 Troloss, £69.50 Macqueston

574 Cast Ewes & Rams – trade exceptionally dear and similar to last week.

Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £106.50 Dempsterton, £96.50 Steilston, £93.50 Netherhall
Texel £105.50 Snade, £90.50 Elvanfoot, £87.50 Thorniethwaite
Half Bred £93.50 Hartbush, £80 Snade
Cross £78.50 Dempsterton, £77.50 Kenmuir, £72 Auchenage, £71 Palaceknowe
NCC £73.50 Gillesbie

Light Ewes
Cheviot £67 Auchenage, £60 Glenlaugh
Blackface £59.50 Auchenhassan, £55.50 Lawesknowe, £48 Sweetshawhead, £46.50 Auchencheyne
Swale £32.50 Netherton
Heavy Ewes averaged £64.05 + £4.03 on the week
Light Ewes averaged £42.38 + £7.26 on the week

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