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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd April 2009.

40 Prime Cattle – Numbers were tighter with more Butchers and Wholesalers supporting the live ring. Producers should take advantage of the healthy competition

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 203.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill purchased by M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 190p Backburn Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie, 186.5p, 183.5p Dinnans Whithorn both to M/S Whannel Wishaw
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 198.5p, 197.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie both to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 186.5p Dinnans Whithorn to M/S Fraser Stranraer, 183.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to M/S Whannel Wishaw
Top Gross Heifer £1181.08 Balgrayhill
Bullocks all Heavyweights
Blonde to 183.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to M/S Fraser Stranraer
Limousin to 177.5p Little Cocklicks Dalbeattie to M/S Fraser Butcher, 173.5p Nether Gribton Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 171.5p West Lanegate Amisfield to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1209.08 Marwhirn

61 OTM Cattle – Trade remains good
Beef cows to 163p average 128.6p
Dairy Cows to 125p average 104p
Per kilo Cows
Charolais to 164p, 147p Marwhirn
Blonde to 125p Lochanhead
Angus to 123p Raeburnhead
Simmental to 121p Lochanhead
Hereford to 119p Drumcruilton
Holstein Friesian to 125p Mid Bishopton, 119p, 117p New Farm, 119p Panlands, 117p, 115p Boreland, 117p Abbey
Highland to 139p, 135p, 133p Archwood
Simmental to 133p Dinnans
Limousin to 129p Drumcruilton
Per Head Cows
Charolais to £1152.68, 3926.10 Marwhirn
Holstein Friesian to £910.35 Panlands, £906.75 Abbey, £871.65 New Farm, 3825 mid Bishopton, £785.40 New Farm, £776.25 Boreland
Angus to £879.45 Raeburnhead
Blonde to £856.25 Lochanhead
Bulls Simmental £1250.20 Dinnans
Limousin £1180.35 Drumcruilton
Bullocks Highland £736.70 Archwood

667 Prime Hoggs
Hoggs were very mixed show but quality sorts 180p – 200p if well fleshed. Top price per Kg was 214p or £92 for 43Kg Texels from Mr d Millar, Trailflat, they also made the days top price.
Principal Prices
Blackface £74 Cruggleton, £66.50 Lawesknowe, £66.20 Rigghead, £64 Maxwellton
NCC £70.50 Cleughbrae, £65.50 Dalhanna
Beltex £68.50 Burnton
Cheviot £55 Archwood
Charollais £51.50 Wester Parkgate

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5) Top 214p av 183.8p
Texel £92 Trailflat, £87 East Raffles, £82.50, £78.50 West Skelston
NCC £83.50 Upper Portrack, £80 Cleughbrae
Beltex £80 Burnton
Blackface £79.50, £78.20 Cruggleton, £76 Dalhanna
Charollais £74 Marwhirn
Cross £70.50 Glendarroch, £70 Gillenbie

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 188p av 155p
Suffolk £88.50, £88 West Skelston
Texel £88 West Skelston, £86.50, £83.50 East Raffles, £83.50 East Polquhirter
Half Bred £85.50, £80 Marwhirn
Charollais £84.50, £80.50 Wester Parkgate
Cross £75 East Polquhirter, £72.50 Marwhirn
Lleyn £72 South Bowerhouse

Overall Hogg average 175.8p

464 Cast Ewes & Rams – Very much a plainer show for quality and, although average much cheaper, trade still very dear and a pen of 7 Suffolk Tup Hoggs sold for £161 from CJ Roots, Kilnford Croft.

Top Prices:
Heavy Ewes
Texel £116.50 Boreland, £106.50 Trailflat, £105.50 South Bowerhouses
Suffolk £105.50 Kilnfordcroft, £94.50 little Cloak, £94.50 Larglea, £90.50 Hardlawbank
Charollais £87.50 Wester Parkgate
Cross £85.50 The Bungalow, £76.50 Backburn, £74.50 Keyla Park, £74.50 Inglestone
Lleyn £75.50 South Bowerhouses

Light Ewes
Blackface £69.50, £57.50 Farthingjames, £61.50 Kirkhill, £54 Inglestone, £53 South Mains
Cheviot £66.50 Little Cloak, £51 Dalhanna

Cast Rams
Suffolk £161, £118.50 Kilnfordcroft
Texel £111.50 Little Cloak
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £61.20 (-£13.58)

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