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Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 9th July 2008.

104 Prime Cattle – Trade reflected plainer show of cattle best quality scarcer were easily sold
Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 200p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & sons, Butchers Annan
183.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son, Butchers Gretna
182.5p Castlehill, Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries
176.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons, Annan
Charolais to 176.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to M/S Whannel, Wishaw

Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 183.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to The Nith Hotel, Glencaple
171.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to J D Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
171.5p East Raffles, Carrutherstown to M/S Whannel, Wishaw
Charolais to 177.5p Marwhirn, Moniave & 167.5p Gillrigg, Lockerbie both to P R Duff & Son, Wishaw
Top Gross Heifer £1159.73 Gillrigg

Lightweight Bullocks Limousin to 172.5p Kirkbride, Auldgirth to Border Meats, Lockerbie
Charolais to 162.5p Shawfield, Dumfries to Border Meats, Lockerbie
Heavyweight Bullocks Limousin to 172.5p Castlehill, Lockerbie to Border Meats
167.5p Gillrigg, Lockerbie to J Hall & Son, Butchers Kirkcudbright
163.5p (x2) Shawfield Dumfries to WP Tulloch Paisley
Simmental 164.5p Gillrigg Lockerbie to J Scott Meats, Paisley
Top Gross Bullock £1142.93 Gillrigg

47 Prime Bulls – Trade remained firm for best sorts
Limousin to 174.5p Dinnans, Whithorn to Cleveland Meats others to 172.5p, 168.5p Dinnans, 167.5p Barluith
Charolais to 168.5p Gairloch, 160.5p Greenfield
Simmental to 167.5p, 163.5p Dinnans
Luing to 143.5p Craigdarroch
Angus to 138.5p, Sunnyhill, 138.5p Marwhirn
Holstein to 132.5p Rue, 130.5p West Galdenoch
Top Gross Bull £1088.75 Dinnans

53 OTM Cattle – Trade eased back mainly dairy cows forward
Beef Cows averaged 104.8p
Dairy Cows averaged 86.3p
Angus to 107p Newlands
Holstein 105p Braehead
Aberdeen Angus to 107p Slacks, Charolais to 104p Crowdieknowe
Per Head Cows
Angus to £749 Newlands, £660 Meikle Richorn
Holstein to £741.65 Baltier, £705.60 Drum, £693 Braehead

Bulls Angus to £973.70 Slacks, Charolais to £866.70 Auchengruith

1137 Prime Lambs
All classes of lambs were easier on the week selling to a top of 146.8p for Texel Crosses from Mrs J Marshall, Hermitage, Hollee, they also made the day’s top price of £70.50 for 48Kg. Overall lambs averaged 126.2p

Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 116.2 av 116.2p
Cross £37.20 Nithside
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 141.5p av 124.8p
Texel £53.80 Townfoot, £51 Kerricks, £51 Drumgrange
Suffolk £50 Cleughbrae, £48 Denbieyett, £47 Barshill
Cross £44 Marr, £43.50 Blindburn
Charolais £44 Horseholm
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 143.1p av 127.4p
Texel £63 Skemrigghead, £57.50 Townfoot, £56.20 Kerricks
Beltex £54.50 Bridestone
Suffolk £54.20 Lanarkland, £54 Abune the Brae
Berrichon £54.20 Glendarroch
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 146.8p av 118.4p
Texel £70.50 Hermitage, £56.50 Drumgrange
Suffolk £63 Carsegowan, £58.50 Palaceknowe £56 Netherhall, £56 Dempsterton
Blackface £57.20 Horseholm

824 Cast Ewes & Rams
Large show forward and all classes remained dear
Top Prices
Texel £59 Skemrigghead, £58.50 Park, £57 High Drum
Leicester £55.50 Abune the Brae, £53.50 & £54.50 Marr
Suffolk £55 Park, £53.50 Kingside
Cross £53.50 & £51 Third, £51.50 East Gallaberry
NCC £53 Kingside
Chev/Mule £46.50 Kingside
Blackface £40.50 & £32.50 Kingside, £35.50 Bradleys
Cheviot £28.50 Kingside
Texel £70.50 Third, £68.50 Skemrigghead
Leicester £57.50 Nithside
Suffolk £42.50 Sunnyhill
Blackface £30 Lockenkit

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