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Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 3rd September 2008.

100 Prime Cattle – Trade was very buoyant well fed cattle were keenly sought in scarce supply

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 195.5p from M/S R Neil, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 183.5 Fagra, Dundrennan to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 180.5p Claycrop, Kirkinner to J D Owen & Son Butchers, Newton Stewart, 173.5p Claycrop, Kirkinner to M/S Bosomworth, Paisley, 172.5p (x2) Claycrop, Kirkinner to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweights Heifers
Limousin to 194.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 188.5p East Raffles, Carrutherstown to Border Meats, Lockerbie
Charolais to 173.5p, 172.5p (x2) Marwhirn, Moniaive to Scotch Premier Meats Ltd and P R Duff & Son Wishaw, 172.5p Greenfield, Ruthwell to C Anderson, 171.5p Allerbeck, Eaglesfield to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries

Top Gross Heifer £1220.70 Millhill, Dumfries

Limousin to 187.5p from A G Dempster, Castlehill to R Johnstone & Son Butchers Annan, 186.5, 185.5p Claycrop, Kirkinner to Haining Butchers Kirkcudbright and M/S Bosomworth Paisley
Charolais to 180p, 179p Allerbeck, Eaglesfield to M/S J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd and Border Meats Lockerbie, 173.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotch Premier Meats Ltd
Galloway to 167.5p Gass, Glenluce to M/S Bosomworth, Paisley

Top Gross Bullock £1257.88 Marwhirn

25 Prime Bulls – Trade Firmer Numbers short of requirements

Blonde to 177.5p Yett, Johnstone Bridge to Bowland Foods
Limousin to 173.5p Yett, Johnstone Bridge to Bowland Foods
Charolais to 170p Allerbeck
Holstein to 145.5p Becton Hall
Top Gross Bull £1615 Allerbeck

108 OTM Cattle – Fleshy Cows Keenly Sought. Leaner cows easier

Limouisn to 130p Laneside, 125p Allerbeck, 122p Upper Tinwald
Charolais to 120p Riggheads, Lochmaben
Angus to 119p Carsegowan, 188p Riggheads
Saler to 118p Gall
Holstein to 110p Drum, 109p Guillyhill, 109p Gallaberry

Charolais to 115p Auchencheyne
Limousin to 109p Barvennan
Angus to 104p Gillesbie
Heifers Holstein to 123p, 121p Rigghead, Collin
Simmental to 113p, 111p Glenkiln

Per Head Cows
Limousin to £1261 Laneside, £881.25 Allerbeck
Charolais to £948 Riggheads
Angus to £843.70 Riggheads, £839.45 Bellevue
Holstein to £784.80 Gallaberry, £775.75 Drum, £769.50 Newbie Mains

Angus to £1128.40 Gillesbie
Charolais to £1018.56 Cormaddie
Holstein to £859.10 Rigghead, Collin

2114 Prime Lambs despite lambs being wet & dirty trade continued to hold. Top Price of 166.6p or £60 for 36Kg Texels from Mr H McLeish, West Skelston, Dunscore. Top price per head was £64.20 also for texels from West Skelston. Overall average was 127.8p the same as last week

Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 125p av 114.8p
Texel £36.50 Glenkiln Farms
Cheviot £35.50 Dalveen
Blackface £35 Glenkiln, £32.80 Dalveen
Charollais £32 Maryholm

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 166.6p av 125.4p
Texel £60 West Skelston, £54 Waterside, £53, £51.80 Eastside, £49.80 Bogue
Beltex £54 Waterside, £46.50 Hall of Drumpark
Suffolk £49 Longbeoch, £46.20 Bogue
Cross £48 Kirkconnel
Blackface £47.50 Holestane
Charollais £47 Maryholm
Half Bred £47 Dressertland

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 140p av 129.2p
Texel £60.50 Springfield, £60 Eastside, £59.80 Drumcruilton, £59 Glenguith, £59 Kenmuir
Suffolk £58.80 Carruchan, £58.80 Springfield, £58.50 Kenmuir, £58 Hastingshall
Beltex £60 Eastside, £59.80 Drumcruilton

Heavy lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 131.5p av 128.8p
Texel £64.20 West Skelston
Suffolk £63.50 West Skelston, £62.50 Hayfield, £61.50 Springfield
Herdwick £59.20 North Auchenbrain

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1 + over) Top 128.5 av 128.3p
Texel £68 Kilford Croft

1104 Cast Ewes & Rams Another Large show with heavy ewes dearer on the week and plainer sorts slightly easier

Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £75.50 Luce Mains, £71.50 Shancastle
Cross £48.50 Beechgrove, £40 Trailtrow
Leicester £46.50, £52.50 Dalpeddar
Suffolk £45.50 Upper Longbank, £38.50 Ewanston

Light Ewes
Blackface £34.50 North Auchenbrain
Cheviot £30.50 West Montgarswood , £26.50 Castlehill

Texel £48.50 Castlehill, £46.50 North Park
Cross £49.50 Tariltrow
Suffolk £42 Upper Longbank

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