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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th April 2009.

44 Prime Cattle – trade remained firm. Mainly heavyweights forward
Heifers averaged 171.95p (307p @56%) to 197.5p
Bullocks averaged 165.8p (294.1p @56%) to 170.5p

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 197.5p from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan and M/S JD Owen & So Butchers Newton Stewart, 185.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 185.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 180.5p Dinnans Whithorn to The Nith Hotel Glencaple, 172.5p Culhorn Mains, Stranraer to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Charolais to 172.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to PR Duff & Son Wishaw
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 195.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 190p Backburn Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 186.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie, 179.5p, 176.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas and Border Meats Lockerbie.
Top Gross Heifer £1101.75 Marwhirn
Angus to 170.5p Culhorn Mains, Stranraer to C Anderson
Limousin to 169.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw
Galloway to 166.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Bullock £1122.25 Upper Tinwald

47 OTM Cattle – Trade was good – plainer show of mainly dairy cows forward
Per Kilo Cows
Limousin to 147p Backburn, 135p Dinnans
Holstein Friesian to 118p, 115p, 113p Abbey, 105p Dinnans
Angus to 117p Martingirth
Hereford to 113p Sunnyhill
Limousin to 155p Broomdykes, 149p Townfoot
Holstein to 119p Carse
Per Head
Limousin to £1209 Carzield, £891 Dinnans
Holstein Friesian £862.50, £843.70 Abbey

1104 Prime Hoggs
Hoggs were a very mixed show for quality and this reflected on the trade averaging 176.8p but best sorts were still 180-210p. Top price per Kg was 210p for Texel Crosses from Mr HW Sloan, Riggheads scaling 46Kg and realising £96.50. Top price per head was £114.50 for Suffolk Crosses from CJ Roots, Kilnford Coft.
Top prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg)
Top 200p av 166.8p
Blackface £56 Allanton Farming, £45.50 South Mains, £40.50 Barr
Cheviot £53 Burnfoothill, £51 Dressertland
NCC £45 Alton
Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 209p av 180.6p
Beltex £77.50 Mitchellslacks
Texel £75 Auchengray, £66.50 Raehills
Cheviot £74 Riggheads, £60.50 Burnfoothill
Blackface £72.50 South Mains, 371.50 Meikleholm, £64.50 Riggheads
NCC £72.50 Cleughbrae, £68.50 Alton
Lleyn £62.50 Bennan
Cross £59 Milton, £58.50 Maxwellton
Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5) Top 193p av 180.5p
Suffolk £81.50 Raehills, £77.50 Little Culloch
Texel £81.50 Riggheads, £79.80, £78.80 Little Culloch, £79 Mitchellslack
Cheviot £81.50 Riggheads
Cross £79 Farthingjames
Charollais £79 Rigghead
Lleyn £77.50 Laneside
Blackface £77.50, £73 Mark, £73.50 Riggheads, £71.80 Sweetshawhead
NCC £74 Cleughbrae
Cross £65.50 Barndennoch
Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 210p av 161.4p
Suffolk £114.50, £113.50, £105.50, £98 Kilnford Croft, £89.50 Maryfield, £87.80 Palaceknowe
Texel £109.50 Kilnfordcroft, £96.50 Rigghead, £89.80 West Skelston
Beltex £100 Millhill
Cheviot £79 Cossarhill
Lleyn £78.50 Laneside

351 Cast Ewes & Rams
Trade slightly easier but still very dear. Top prices

Heavy ewes
Texel £119.50, £96.50, £87.50 Townfoot
Suffolk £105.50, £104.50 Kilnford croft, £93.50, £87 Glencaple
Berrichon £87.50 Newark
Cross £78.50 Keyla Park, £76.50 East Raffles
Lleyn £77.50 South Bowerhouses
Half Bred £73.50 Maryfield

Light Ewes
Blackface £53 South Corrielaw, 352.50 Corsebank, £51.50 Craigdarroch, £47.50 Glenmanna
Cheviot £48.50 Palaceknowe, £41.50 Cossarhill

Suffolk £89.50 Kilnford Croft, £73.50 Catlins
Leicester £83.50 Farthingjames
Overall Heavy ewes averaged £70.34 (-£4.40 on the week)
Overall Light Ewes averaged £45.79 (-£4.85 on the week)

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