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Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 23rd July 2008.

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

Limousin to 179.5p from Mr G Shankland, East Raffles, Dumfries to M/S Whannel Wishaw, 174.5p from Mr L Hair, Drumbreddan to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries, 173.5p (x2) from Mr L Hair, Drumbreddan to J D Owen Butchers Newton Stewart & Haining Bros, Butchers Kirkcudbright, 170.5p from Mr L Hair, Drumbreddan to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries
Charolais to 167.5p from Mr L Hair, Drumbreddan to Border Meats Lockerbie, 164.5p from Mr L Hair, Drumbreddan to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1077 East Shankland

Charolais to 164.5p from Messrs Edgar, Southfield to Mr C Anderson, 156.5p from Thomson Roddick & Laurie to Scotch Premier, 152.5p from Thomson Roddick & Laurie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1011.68 Southfield

29 Bulls
Limousin to 164.5p, 157.5p from Mr L Hair, Drumbreddan to Mr C Kirkpatrick & Cleveland Meats, 156.5p from Mr L Hair, Drumbreddan to Bowland Foods
Charolais to 157.5p from Mr J Jardine, Yett to Bowland Foods
Top Gross Bull £1250.45 Carwood

40 OTM Cattle –Trade firmer more buyers in attendance More Cows Required
Angus Cow to 113.5p T S Farming
Friesian Cow to 113.5p Messrs J Hunter
Hereford Cow to 107.5p Russet Estate
Charolais Bull to 96.50p Dalpeddar
Per Head
Angus Cow to £851.73 T S Farming
Friesian to £845.58 Lagganlees
Charolais Bulls £1095.28 Dalpeddar

1214 Prime Lambs were easier on the week selling to a top of 138.4p from Beltex Crosses from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill. Top price per head was £68 for 58Kg Texels from Mr W Barbour, Carsegowan. Overall Sale Average 126.2p

Top Prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 138.4p av 123.4p
Beltex £54, £52 Balgrayhill
Texel £54, £52 Balgrayhill, £49.50 Barshill, £46 Outertown
Suffolk £48 Innerfield, £46.80 Outertown

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 135.2p av 126.8p
Suffolk £57.80 Cushag, £57.20 Seeside
Texel £57.80 Arnmannoch, £57.20 Kirkton of Crawford
Cross £51.60 Kirkton of Crawford, £48.80 Hannaston

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 129.7p av 124.4p
Texel £61 Dreva, £59.50 Shangan, £58.50 Barnbackle
Suffolk £60.80 Dreva, £58.20 Birkshaw

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + Over) Top 117.2p av 117.2p
Texel £68 Carsegowan

585 Cast Ewes & Rams Good Quality Show & Trade Firm

Top Prices
Suffolk £58.50 Park, £53.50 Shangan
Texel £57.50 Glencaple, £54.50 Park
Charolais £56 Maryholm
Leicester £51.50, £50 Dalpeddar
Beltex £46.50 Nether Dargavel
Cross £42.50 Barnbackle, £41.50 Laight, £41.50 Park, £41.50 Backburn
Blackface £27.50 Hastingshall, £25 Maxwelltown, £25 Sweetshawhead

Heavy ewes averaged £36.14 overall
Light ewes averaged £20.10 overall

Suffolk £60 Kilfordcroft
NCC £32.50 Hastingshall

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