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

48 Prime Cattle – Brisk competition between a full ringside of buyers ensured that trade was sharper for all classes. Greater numbers required to fill orders.

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 190p from Castlewigg Farming Co Ltd to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 187.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 186.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 184.5p, 183.5p Castlewigg Whithorn to M/S Whannel Wishaw and Border Meats, 181.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries and 180.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie both to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 190p, 188.5p Castlewigg Whithorn to Border Meats and J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 185.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall and 184.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie both to M/S Whannel Wishaw, 183.5p Drumbreddan Ardwall to Border Meats, 180.5p Castlewigg Whithorn to The Nith Hotel Glencaple
Top Gross Heifer £1145.10 Drumbreddan

Limousin to 167.5p Nether Ernambrie Crossmichael to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1084.13 Shenrick
68 OTM Cattle – all classes continued to improve in value

Cows per kilo
Blonde to 141p Longbeoch, 119p Holm
Devon to 133 Longbeoch
Holstein Friesian to 127p Hardgrave, 120p, 117p Ferneycleugh, 119p, 115p Abbey, 115p Larglea
Angus to 127p Druidhall, 117p Auchenknight
Shorthorn to 117p Ferneycleugh
Simmental to 121p Eastside
Bull Angus to 115p New Farm

Angus to 139p Carzield
Simmental to 135p Eastside
Galloway to 135p Holm

Cows per Head
Devon to £1090.60 Longbeoch
Holstein Friesian to £963.90 Abbey, £952.50 Hardgrove, £920 Abbey, £894 Ferneycleugh, £862.50 Larglea
Angus to £831.85 Druidhall, £754.80 Kirkhill
Blonde to £803.70 Longbeoch
Bull Angus to £1086.75 New Farm

1037 Prime Hoggs – despite a very moderate show of quality trade for all classes was the dearest of the season selling to a top of 204p for Cheviots from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae. Top price per head was £91 for 49Kg Texel crosses from Messrs RG & I Dunbar & Co. Overall average 184.7p

Top Prices
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 175p av 166.8p
Cheviot £56 Burnfoothill
Blackface £55 Meikle Larbrax, £469 Glenmanna
Half Bred £45.50 Auchenknight

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 201p av 182.3p
Texel £76.50 Drumcruilton, £73.50 Hillbank, £69 Dunesslin
Cross £75.50 Awkirk
Blackface £74.50 Rigghead, £73.50 Glenshesk, £65.50 Chanlockfoot
Cheviot £70.50 Burnfoothill, £70 Cleughbrae, £65 Riggheads
HalfBred £62.50 Auchenknight

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 204p av 189.2p
NCC £88 Auchencrieff
Blackface £88, £81.50 Lawesknowe
Cheviot £83.50 Cleughbrae
Texel £82.50, £82 Little Culloch, £78.50 Drumbreddon
Half Bred £82.50 Marwhirn
Cross £76 Hillbank
Suffolk £75 Auchenknight

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 193p av 184.7p
Suffolk £91.50 Little Culloch, £88.50 Lanarkland, £82.20 Burnfoothill
Texel £91 Burnfoothill, £90, £89 Holestane, £89 Lanarkland, £89 Drumcruilton
NCC £89.50 Auchencrieff
Leicester £63.50 Macqueston, £62.50 Tower

351 Cast Ewes & Rams
Numbers scarcer and all classes dearer again

Top Prices
Heavy ewes
Texel £109.50 Kerricks, £86.50 Fell of Lochronald
Leicester £102.50 Awhirk, £102.50 whitedyke, £73.50 Macqueston
Cross £88 Awhirk, £84.50 Kerricks, £84.50 lochmailing, £83.50 East Gallaberry
Suffolk £86.50 High Drum

Light Ewes
Cheviot £74, £67.50 Gillesbie, £56.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £62.50 Drumbreddan, £58 Awhirk, £54.80 Drumbuie, £50.50 Dunesslin

Texel £93.50 Awhirk, £92.50 Kerricks, £90 Nithside
Suffolk £79 Mardon
Leicester £78.50 Marr Cottage, £65.50 Tower
NCC £76.50 Nithside
Blackface £71.50 Whitedyke

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