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Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 16th July 2008.

64 Prime Cattle – Numbers short of Buyers Requirements – Trade improved on week

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 182.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie
175.5p (x2) Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries and R Johnstone Butchers Annan, 175.5p East Raffles Carrutherstown to M/S Whannel Wishaw

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 178.5p Merrick Portpatrick to J D Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 176.5p Outertown Annan to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 169.5p, 168.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to The Nith Hotel and Border Meats
Top Gross Heifer £993.23 Outertown

Limousin to 180p, 178.5p, 173.5p A H Fisher Merrick to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright and M/S Whannel Wishaw
Charolais to 168.5p Townhead Parkgate to M/S Whannel
Top Gross Bullock £1133.68 Townhead

35 OTM Cattle –Trade firmer more buyers in attendance
Limousin Cows to 109p Meikle Larbrax
Holstein to 100p Rigghead
Charolais Bull to 108p Gelston Castle

Per Head
Limousin Cows to £780 Meikle Larbrax
Holstein to £683.10 Holmhead, £661.50 Drum
Charolais Bulls £1272 Gillesbie, £1177.20 Gelston Castle, £1020 Clonrae

Prime Lambs were sharper on the week selling to a top of 156.5p for Beltex Crosses from BQ Farms, Drumlanrig Mains, Thornhill. Top price per head was £68 for Texel Crosses Mr A McKie, The Drum, Thornhill. Overall Average was 136.8p a rise of 10.2p on the week

1247 Prime Lambs
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 156.5p av 137.8p
Beltex £59.50 BQ Farms, £55.50 Dinwoodie Green
Texel £59.50 BQ Farms, £55.50 Dinwoodie Green, £55.20 Woodcroft
Suffolk £52.80 Nether Barr, £51.50 The Bush, £47 Upper Longbank
Charolais £52.50 Porterstown
Cross £52.20 Midlock, £45 Blindburn

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 140p av 136.2p
Texel £61.80 Woodcroft, £61 Ballaggan, £60 Inglestone, £59.80 Longbeoch
Suffolk £60.50 Linnside, £60 Hartbush, £59.60 Longbeoch, £58 Carruchan

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 147.8 av 133.4p
Texel £68 The Drum, £66.50 Dreva

Superheavy Lambs (52.1Kg + Over)
Texel £63 Inglestone
Suffolk £63 Easthill

1143 Cast Ewes & Rams
Large Show, Trade easier but still easily sold

Top Prices
Texel £55 Newmains, £53.50 Ryehill, £50 Skemrigghead, £50 Drumburn, £49 Spango
Charollais £47.50 Linnside
Leicester £46 Nunnerie
Suffolk £45.50 Woodcroft, £45.50 Nether Barr
Cross £43.50 Newmains, £42.50 Park, £42 Ballaggan, £41.50 Hayfield
Half Bred £42 West Lanegate
Blackface £34, £28 Midlock, £31.50, £27 Nether Gribton, £30.50 Dreva, £29.80 Spango
Cheviot £33 Nether Gribton
Swale £26 Nether Barr
Rams – Texel £37.50 Meikleholm

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