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

32 Prime Cattle – Quality average and better sorts – Short of requirements – Trade good
Bullocks averaged 150.2p, Heifers averaged 170.1p

Limousin Heifers to 189.5p (x2) from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to R Johnstone & Son, Butchers Annan, 189.5p, 184.5p From Dinnans to Grierson Bros, Butchers Castle Douglas, 187.5p, 179.5p From Dinnans to Border Meats Lockerbie, 179.5p J & N Beattie, Woodfield to Grierson Bros, Butchers Castle Douglas.

Top Gross Limousin Heifers £1040.63 Dinnans, Top Gross Charolais Heifer £1045 Marwhirn, Top Gross Bullock £1028.78 Allerbeck Farms

Young Bulls – More required especially well fleshed sorts
Top Prices
Charolais to 149.5p Yett
Angus to 136.5p Parkneuk, 134.5p, 132.5p Rue
Simmental to 148.5p Yett
Friesian to 136.5p Dinwoodie Green, 135.5, 130.5p Whins, 127.5p Conheath
Top Gross Bull £1133.13 Castlewigg

34 OTM Cattle – Trade good with Feeding cows again very dear.
Top Prices per KG
Limousin to 125p, 122p, 118p Meikleholm, 123p Bridgestone, 118p, 116p Woodcroft, 117p Shancastle
Angus to 113p Maxwelltown, 106p Woodcroft
Charolais to 123p Meikleholm, 110p Woodcroft
Friesian to 108p, 106p West Trailtrow, 104p Woodcroft
Top Prices per Head
Charolais to £836 Woodcroft
Limousin to £807.30, £779.70 Klondyke Farms
Friesian to £795, £772.20 West Trailtrow

1392 Hoggs – Quality very mixed but best sorts still in demand and easily sold whilst plainer stuff easier on the week. Top price per head of £102.50 for a Texel cross from Messrs J Wight & Sons, Midlock. Top price per KG was 200p or £76 foe Beltex crosses from Messrs DW & AW Crichton, Rue Farm. Overall average was 166.8p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 181p av 158.8p
Cheviot £56 Riggheads
Blackface £52.80 Dempsterton, £48.50 Snar, £48 Hopetoun Est
Texel £52.50 High Drum

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 200p av 170.6p
Texel £76.50 Druidhall, £63.80 Barr
Beltex £76 Rue
NCC £72.50 Cleughbrae
Blackface £68.80 Craigdarroch, £65 Clonrae
Suffolk £63 Carswadda

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 189p av 171.3p
NCC £79 Cleughbrae, £78.50 Upper Portrack, £77 Auchencrieff
Texel £77.80 West Skelston, £77.50, £76 Auchengray, £75.50 Langberrick
Cheviot £75.80 Riggheads
Suffolk £67 Springfield
Blackface £69 Fingland
Cross £75 Rigghead, £67.50 Auchengray, £66.50 Corsencorn

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 174p av 155.1p
Texel £102.50 Midlock, £89 Druidhall, £85.50 Lanarkland, £85.50 West Skelston
Suffolk £83 High Drum, £82 West Skelston, £78 Auchengray
NCC £80 Auchencrieff, £80 Langberrick
Half Bred £80 Marwhirn
Blackface £74 Midlock
Cross £73.50 Swyre

526 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade continues very dear except the very plain ewes which were easier on the week. Top Prices

Heavy ewes
Suffolk £100 Dempsterton, £94.50 Cowcorse Cott
Charollais £100 Riggheads
Texel £97.50 Waterhead, £92.50 Carswadda, £87 Bankhead of Tinwald
Cross £73.50 Dempsterton, £72.50 Carswadda, £71 Bankhead of Tinwald

Light Ewes
Blackface £57.50 Cowcorse Cott, £56 Carswadda, £53 Clonrae, £52 Corsencorn, £49.20 Midlock
Heavy Ewes av £61.89
Light Ewes av £40.12

Texel £86.50 Shancastle, £74.50 Laneside, £66.50 Carswadda
Blackface £66.50 Meikleholm, £58.50 Maxwelltown
Charollais £62.50 Bankswood

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