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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 6th May 2009.

35 Prime Cattle – A small show of mainly heavy cattle forward. Trade reflected poorer show of quality.

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 186.5p, 184.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Son Butchers Annan and Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 184.5p Backburn Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 185.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 182.5p Backburn Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top gross Heifer £1065.63 Balgrayhill

Bullocks Blue Grey to 167.5p from High Creoch Gatehouse of Fleet to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Limousin to 164.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Charolais to 163.5p Little Cocklicks Dalbeattie to Scotbeef Ltd
Galloway to 160.5p High Creoch Gatehouse of Fleet to JG Renwick & Sons Butchers Thornhill
Top Gross Bullock £1077.48 Upper Tinwald

44 OTM Cattle – Trade firm more leaner cows forward
Limousin to 134p Shieldhill, 121p Hayfield, 120p laneside, 115p Macqueston
Holstein Friesian to 119p Gullielands, 107p Tregallon, 107p New Farm, 107p Prestonhall
Angus to 113 Portling
Bulls Angus to 107p Cruggleton
Limousin to £964.80 Shieldhill, £871.20 Hayfield
Holstein Friesian to £815.15 Prestonhall, £770.40 New Farm
Angus to £742.95 Shieldhill
Bulls to £845.30 Cruggleton

27 Prime Lambs, 761 prime Hoggs, 284 Cast Ewes & Rams

Spring Lambs - mixed show selling to 213p for Suffolk Crosses from Messrs C Kennedy & Partner, North Cowshaw. Top price £96 for 45Kg also North Cowshaw
Suffolk Lambs £96, £90.50 North Cowshaw, £96, £78 Netherhall

Prime hoggs sold to a top of 197p or £86.50 for 44Kg Beltex Crosses from Mr S Carlisle, Nether Dargavel. Top price per head was £92 for heavy hoggs from Chapelhill farmers Lanarkland
Overall average 173.4p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 195p av 170.4p
NCC £58.80 Dalhanna
Cheviot £58.50 Kells
Blackface £57.20 Dalhanna, 355 Auchengruith, 354.50 Balgrennan

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 190p av 179.5p
Texel £74 East Raffles, £68 Dollard
Blackface £70.50, £70.50 The Mark, £70.20 Cruggleton, 366 Dalhanna
Cross £66.80 Dollard, £63 Dalpeddar
Roussin £66 Dollard

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 197p av 179.2p
Beltex £86.50 Nether Dargavel
Texel £85 West Skelston, £83.50, £75.50 Nether Gribton
Blackface £78.50 The Mark, 375.50 Cruggleton
Half Bred £75 Marwhirn
Cross £63 Over Abington

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 191p av 158.4p
Texel £92 Lanarkland, £88 West Skelston, £83.50 Nether Gribton, £82 East Raffles
Jacob £85.50 Waterside
Half Bred £83 Marwhirn
NCC £80 Easthills
Blackface £80.50, £77.50 Fingland
Suffolk £81.50 West Skelston

284 Cast Ewes & Rams, scarcer and dearer

Heavy Ewes £78 Barshill, £69.50 Eastown
Texel £86.50 Nether Dargavel, 380.50 Barshill, £77.50 East Raffles
Beltex £85 Nether Dargavel
Leicester £84 Park
Half Bred £68.50 Marwhirn

Light Ewes
Cheviot £66.50 Roundhill, £58.50, 356.50 Dalhanna, 351.50 Chanlockfoot
Blackface £57, £54 Dalhanna, £55.50 Midtown, £55.50 Eastside

Cast Rams – Texel £79.50 Eastown, Cheviot £72.50 Chanlockfoot

Heavy Ewes averaged £63.12 (+£2.08)
Light Ewes averaged £48.59 (+6.63)

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