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Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 6th August 2008.

129 Prime Cattle – Trade Firmed Quality Types keenly sought. More grass fed cattle forward

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 190.5pp from J Watret, Maulcastle to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 172.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 185.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 177.5p East Raffles Carrutherstown to M/S Whannel Wishaw, 170.5p Pennersaughs Ecclefechan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 169.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotch Premier Meats

Also forward Organic Reared Heifers from L S Moses Challoch which sold at 180p and 175.5p purchasers being Hullabaloo Restaurant Dumfries and J D Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross £1017 Marwhirn

Bullocks Charolais to 186.5, 185.5p, 179.5p Greenfield Ruthwell to Galloway Quality Meats, M/S J Whannel and M/S Bosomworth Paisley
177.5p, 174.5p, 172.5p(x3) Aiket Clarencefield to R Johnstone & Son, M/s Whannel and Border Meats
Limousin to 178.5 Yett Johnstone Bridge to M/S J Whannel, 172.5p Cumleys Parkgate to PR Duff & Son Wishaw
Angus to 175.5p, 172.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotch Premier Meats
Top Gross Bullock £1211.93 Marwhirn

43 Prime Bulls – Trade good, more required to fill orders
Limousin to 180.5p, 170.5p Duchra, 177.5p (x2), 173.5p, 171.5p, 168.5p Yett
Charolais 178.5p, 172.5p, 171.5p, 170.5p Greenfield Ruthwell
British Blue 163.5p Knock Stranraer
Holstein Friesian to 140.5p, 132.5p Midtown 138.5 Dinwoodie Green
Top Gross Bull £1193.50 Greenfield

81 OTM Cattle – well fleshed cows much sharper
Per kilo
Limousin to 143 Maulscastle, 135 Blairshinnoch, 135 Hartbush, 133 Gairloch, 131 Barluith
Charolais to 131 Gairloch, 126 Eastside
Angus to 127, 125 (x2), 123 (x2) Challoch
Holstein 117, 111 Guillyhill, 107 Drum
Per Head
Charolais 1203.65 Gairloch, 949.85 Barluith
Limousin 1037.40 Gairloch, 931.50 Hartbush, 888.30 Blairshinnoch
Holstein 924.30, 882.45 Guillyhill, 813.20 Drum, 785.40 Isle
Angus 874.65, 869.95 Challoch

1214 Prime Lambs – Scarce of numbers due to bad trade earlier in the week and consigners were rewarded with a bounce in the trade seeing lambs average 124.1p a rise of £60 for 42Kg Texels from Mr J Wilson, Sandilands.

Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 136.3av 123.7p
Texel £51.80 Upper Laugh, £51.80, £50.20 Eastside, £50.10 Shawsmuir
Suffolk £47.50 Annandale, £46 BQ Farms
Cross £45 Meikle Barncleugh
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 142.8 av 125p
Texel £60 Sandilands, £57 Uppercleugh, £55.60 Newmains
Suffolk £56.20 Newmains, £55 Uppercleugh, £54 The Bush
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 141.3 av 117.2p
Texel £65, £63 Hillhead, £53.50 Uppercleugh
Suffolk £58.50 East Polquhirter, £54.50 Swyre, £54 Annandale
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + over) Top 116p av 102.2p
Suffolk £62.80 Larglea
Charollais £62.50 Wester Park Gate
Texel £61.50 Hillhead

804 Cast Ewes & Rams another large show and all classes maintained late rates
Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £64.50, £63.50 Craigielands hill, £55 Woodcroft, £54.50 Skipmyre
Suffolk £63.50 Hartbush
Half Bred £59.50 Hartbush
Blue Leicester £50 Kirkton of Crawford
Cross £46.50 Hartbush, £46 Carruchan, £45.50 Woodcroft
NCC £43.50 Bankswood
Lleyn £42.50 Summerhill
Chev Mule £41.50 Marwhirn
Light Ewes
Blackface £36.50 High Townhead, £32.80 Guelt, £32 Hartwood, £31 Eastfield of Coulter, £30.20 Kirkton of Crawford, £27 Dalpeddar
Texel £60.50, £44.50 Craigielands Hill

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