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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 25th February 2009.

40 Prime Cattle – Trade remained firm with more buyer Butchers and Wholesalers present. Numbers were short of requirements for all classes. Producers should take advantage of Ringside Competition
Bullocks averaged 164.4p (298.9 D/W at 55%)
Heifers averaged 169.1p (307.5 D/W at 55%)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 188.5p from JD & M Maclellan, Culhorn Mains to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 180.5p Backburn Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 176.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 175.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 175.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 172.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall to Grierson Butchers Castle Douglas
British Blue to 17.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 185.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 183.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 174.5p, 173.5p, 172.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall to Scotch Premier Ltd, Scotbeef Ltd and Border Meats
Top Gross Heifer £1064.45 Drumbreddan

Limousin to 183.5p, 173.5p Newmains Duncow to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer
Top Gross Bullock £1220.28 Newmains

48 OTM Cattle – Trade remained buoyant for all classes
Hereford to 133p Newton
Charolais to 127p Nether Locharwoods
Shorthorn to 128p Ballaggan
Limousin to 127p Garmartin
Angus to 125p Druidhall
Holstein Friesian to 116p Rigghead, 113p Drum

Per Head
Charolais to £933.45 Nether Locharwood
Shorthorn to £821.50 Brickhouse
Hereford to £791.35 Newton
Holstein to £742.40 Rigghead, £703.25 Drum
Angus to £787.50 Druidhall

794 Prime Hoggs
Hoggs were much scarcer for numbers and slightly easier on the week particularly Heavy Hoggs. Top Price per Kg was 186p fro Beltex Crosses from Mr W Nairn, Burnton. Top Price per head was £83.50 for 50Kg Texel Crosses from Mr A Sommerville, Waterhead. Overall average was 165.1p

Top Price
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 155p av 150p
Blackface £49.50 Hartwood, £49.20 Glendarroch, £49.20 Lawesknowe
Leicester £48 Marr Cottage
Cross £46 Hartwood

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 186p av 168.8p
Beltex £69.50, £69 Burnton
Texel £67 Hillbank, £63.50 Crairieknowe
Cheviot £67 Riggheads
Cross £64.50 Crairieknowe, £64 Hillbank, £58.50 Bridgemark
Suffolk £63.50 Crairieknowe
Blackface £62 Riggheads, £59.580 Drumbreddan
Half Bred £60.20 Marwhirn

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 183p av 171.2p
Texel £76.50 Waterhead, £73.50 Hillbank, £72.50 Kirkbride
NCC £76, £75 Cleughbrae
Suffolk £73.50 Auchengray, £69.50 Nether Barr
Cross £72.20 Nether Barr, £62.50 Porterstown

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 167p av 146.8p
Texel £83.50 Waterhead, £76.50 Low Kirkbride, £74.50 west Skelston
Suffolk £80 Annefield, £75 Low Kirkbride, £73 Archbank, £70 West Skelston
Leicester £74 Marr Cottage
Cross £69 Hillbank

603 Cast Ewes and Rams forward and trade dearer on the week especially heavy ewes
Top Prices

Heavy ewes
Suffolk £112.50, £80.50 Glenkiln, £100.50, £97.50 Sunnyhill
Berrichon £97 Maryfield, £75.50 Newark
Texel £84.50 Glenkiln, £82.90 Klondyke, £82.50 Bridgestone, £79 Nether Barr
NCC £78.50 Annefield
Cross £70 Third, £69 Nether Barr, £68.50 Alton, £67.50 Abune the Brae, £66.50 Wynholm Farms
Lleyn £65 Summerhill

Light Ewes
Cheviot £54 Cleugh Bank
Blackface £52.50 Nunnerie, £50 Auchencheyne, £50 Abune the Brae, £50 Upper Barr, £50 Liscleugh
Swale £37.50 Wynholm Farms, £32.50 Nether Barr

Cast Rams
Leicester £79.50 Cleugh Bank, £67, £62Liscleugh
Texel £79 Klondyke, £74.90 Third

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £63.53 + £8 on the week
Overall Light Ewes averaged £36.07 + £1.20 on the week

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