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Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th September 2008.

83 Prime Cattle – Trade remained good, well finished cattle keenly sought

Lightweight bullocks
Limousin to 200p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 171.5p Castlehill Gelston to Border Meats Lockerbie

Heavyweight bullocks
Limousin to 200p from Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 175.5p (x2) West Lanegate Amisfield both to C Anderson
Charolais to 175.5p, 174.5 (x2) Marwhirn, Moniaive to C Anderson and Scotch Premier Meats, 170.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to Scotch Premier Meats
Top Gross Bullock £1265.13 Marwhirn

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 188.5p Dalmakethar Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 181.5p Broomhillbank Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 180.5p Meikle Larbrax to J D Owen & Sons Butchers Newton Stewart, 180 Castlehill Lockerbie to The Nith Hotel, Glencaple, 180p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to M/S Bosomworth Paisley, 170.5p Ingleston Irongray to PR Duff & Son Wishaw

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 182.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright
British Blue to 177.5, 174.5 Broomhillbank Lockerbie to M/S Bosomworth Paisley and P R Duff & Son Wishaw
Charolais to 176.5p, 174.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to Border Meats, 173.5p, 172.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to Scotch Premier Meats, 172.5p (x2) Ingleston Irongray to Border Meats
Top Gross £1055.73 Dalmakethar

89 OTM Cattle – Cows generally lacked flesh, meatier cows keenly sought

Prices per Kg
Saler 137p East Kirkcarsewell
Limousin 125p Drumburn, 123p Ballinnie
Simmental 115p West Lanegate
Angus 113p (x2) Ballinnie, 113 Tinwald Shaws
Holstein 118p Ryemuir, 112p Guillyhill, 110p Redhills, 107p Barvennan, 106p Drum
Devon 117p Sunnydale

Prices per Head
Holstein £896.80 Ryemuir, £873.60 Guillyhill, £805.60 Drum
Angus £825 Woodcroft, £804.60 Greenmerse
Limousin £825 Drumburn
Simmental £810.75 West Lanegate
Devon £756 Sunnydale

2365 Prime Lambs a very mixed show of lambs were forward with quality well fleshed sorts selling well but poorer bred leaner sorts dragging the average down.

Top price per Kg was 155.2p for an outstanding pen of of texels scaling 48Kg from Messrs W Gribbon & Co, Waterside Farm they also made the days top price of £74.50. Overall the sale averaged 126p.

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 119.3p av 116.4p

Blackface £38.20 Mitchellslacks, £35, £31 Auchengruith
Texel £35.80 Mount Kedar
Cross £35.50 The Knowe
Suffolk £34.50 East Fortissat

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 135.3p av 117.2p
Texel £52.80 Ryehill, £51 Upper Tinwald, £49.50 Riggheads, £48 Knocknaib
Beltex £51.80 Westhills
Charollais £46.20 Riggheads
Suffolk £46.20 The Ford, £45.20, £44.80 Hartwood
Cross £45.80 Hall, £45.40 Roughside, £44 Fraserford, £42.80 Elvanfoot
Blackface £41.50 Crairieknowe, £41.20 Mitchellslacks

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 142.5p av 124p
Texel £59, £58.50 Courance, £58 Waterside, £56.80 Riggheads
Beltex £58 Waterside, £57.50 Courance
Suffolk £54 N Barr, £54 Newmains
NCC £53 Riggheads
Cross £52 Guelt

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 155.2p av 122p
Texel £74.50, £65 Waterside, £59.80 West Skelston
Bernchan £60, £51 Newark
Suffolk £58.80 Longbeoch, £57.80 Newmains, £56 Longbeoch
NCC £48 Hastingshall

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg + over) Top 100.7p
Bernchan £66.50 Newark
Suffolk £56, £52 Highfields

1077 Ewes & Rams sold large show quality poorer but trade holding well

Heavy Ewes
Texel £51.50 Meikle Larbrax, £49.5 Netherton
Half Bred £48.50 Annefield
Suffolk £44.50 High Drum, £40.50 Highfield
NCC £44.50 Annefield
Cross £44 Bonshawside, £42.50 Eastside
Chev Mule £41.50, £38.80 Kells
Lleyn £35 Bennan

Light Ewes
Cheviot £31.50 Dressertland, £21.50 Henderland
Blackface £28 Highfield, £26 Guelt, £26 Burnside of Mabie
Herdwick £19 Upper Rigg

Texel £48.50 Hallo f Drumpark
Cheviot £41 Dressertland
Blackface £36 Milnmark

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