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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 15th April 2009.

54 Prime Cattle – Trade Improved numbers forward short of buyers needs, mainly heavyweights on offer.

Heifers to 194.5p averaged 171p (305.4 @ 56% D/W)
Bullocks to 184.5p averaged 166p (296.4p @56% D/W)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 194.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 184.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 176.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
Charolais to 190.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Limousin to 186.5p Newmains Duncow to Grierson Bros Castle Douglas, 180.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Annan, 180.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats, 173.5p Newmains Duncow to Scotbeef Ltd, Bridge of Allan
Top Gross Heifer £1044.40 Newmains
Limousin to 184.5p Newmains Duncow to Border Meats, 174.5p, 171.5p Little Cocklicks Dalbeattie to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright and Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1348.20 Newmains
Sale average per Head £1015.44

16 Prime Bulls – Maintained recent good values
Blonde to 167.5p Yett
Simmental 158.5p Yett
Angus 154.5p Mid Bishopton
Holstein to 150p Mid Bishopton
Ayrshire to 127.5p Palaceknowe
Top Gross Bull £1204 Parkneuk

74 OTM Cattle – Trade firm mainly Dairy Cows forward
Beef cows to 157p averaged 126.4p
Dairy Cows to 127p averaged 101.6p

Per Kilo
Charolais to 157p, 151p, 147p Marwhirn
Angus to 131p West Lanegate
Simmental to 123p Mosside
Hereford to 122p Mosside
Holstein Friesian to 127p, 119p Guillyhill, 125p, 115p Gullielands, 117p kerricks, 117p (x2), 116p Lakehead, 115p Drum, 113p Meikle Killantrae, 113p No 1 Todholes
Jersey to 113p Garlieston Home Farm
Limousin to 131p No 1 Todholes
Per Head Cows
Charolais £999.60, £958.85 Marwhirn
Holstein Friesian £996.95 Guillyhill, £949.05, £931.50 Drum, £943 Guillylands, £941.85, £895.05 Lakehead, £887.05 Meikle Killantrae
Angus to £825.30 West Lanegate
Limousin to £1231.40 No1 Todholes

707 Prime Hoggs – Good well fleshed hoggs sharper on the week and more could have been sold. The top price of £99 or £2.20p/Kg for 45Kg Beltex Crosses from Mr I Carlisle, Nether Dargavel. Overall average was 190p

Light hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 170p av 157.3p
Blackface £54.50 Mitchellslacks, £45 Beuchan, £43.50 Crairieknowe

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 210p av 195.7p
Cheviot £82, £81 Riggheads
Blackface £80.20 Cruggleton, £75.50 Meikleholm, £74.50 Crairieknowe, £71 Macqueston
Cross £74.50 Over Abington, £69.50 Grennan
Charollais £70.50 Riggheads

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 220p av 192.9p
Beltex £99, £95 Nether Darvel
Texel £85 Barr, £84.50 Shancastle
Blackface £85 Rigghead, £84.50 Cruggleton, £81 Meikleholm
Lleyn £84.50, £83.50 Laneside
Cross £84.50, £82 Marwhirn
Half Bred £83 Marwhirn

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 190p av 170.4p
Suffolk £98.50 Bush, £86.50 Upper Longbank
Texel £95.50 Shancastle, £92.50 Laneside, £87 Riggheads
Lleyn £88.50 Laneside
NCC £84.50 Riggheads
Half Bred £84.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £83.50 Meikleholm

313 Cast Ewes & Rams
Trade dearer again for all classes and scarce of requirements. Top prices

Heavy Ewes
Charollais £137.50 Maryholm, £102.50 Loaning Foot
Suffolk £122.50 Shangan, £114.50 The Bush, £95.50 Palaceknowe
Texel £112.50 Shangan, £105.50 Palaceknowe, £103.50 Nether Dargavel, £98.50 Nether Gribton
Leicester £108.50 Boatrigg
Cross £82.50 The Bush, 380.50 Shangan, £80.50 Midtown, £80.50 Ryecroft

Light Ewes
Blackface £66 Palaceknowe, £57.50 Craigdarroch, £55 Gillenbie
Cheviot £60 Palaceknowe
Heavy Ewes averaged £74.78 + £4.44
Light Ewes averaged £53.78 + £7.99

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