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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 17th September 2008.

117 Prime cattle – Best kinds recent rates whilst secondary sorts eased back

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 200.5p from JE Craik, Waterside to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 176.5p Hartbush Amisfield to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright, 170.5p Shawhill Annan to Cleveland Meats. Charolais to 172.5p Allerbeck, Eaglesfield to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 194.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 174.5 Hartbush Amisfield to Scotch Premier Meats, 170.5p Auchencrieff Dumfries to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart

Top Gross Heifer £1167.95 Auchencrieff

Lightweight Bullocks
Limousin to 191.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to R Johnstone & Sons Annan. Charolais to 180p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to The Nith Hotel Glencaple

Heavyweight Bullocks
Limousin to 183.5p, 172.5p, 171.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to CM Kirkpatrick

Top Gross Bullock £1258.43 North Bowerhouses

42 Prime Bulls – Trade remained firm
Limousin to 177p(x2), 174.5p, 173.5p(x3), 172.5p(x2) Duchra Lochans
Charolais to 173.5p, 169.5p Greenfield
British Blue to 169.5p East Raffles, 166.5p Becton Hall
Montbeliard to 146.5p, 144.5p Ingleston
Holstein Friesian to 135.5p Ingleston, 132.5p Dinwoodie Green
Top Gross Bull £1118.25 Duchra

86 OTM Cattle – Trade eased
Beef cows averaged 110.3p Dairy cows averaged 76.3p
Limousin to 140p Maulscastle, 131p Gallaberry
Charolais to 129p Woodcroft, 115p Greenmerse
British Blue to 115 Carzield
Devon to 113p Mossburn
Holstein Friesian to 112p Burnfoothill, 104p Gallaberry, 101p Lochbank

Per Head
Charolais to £891.25 Woodcroft
Devon to £881.40 Mossburn
Limousin to £877.50 Carzield
British Blue to £874 Gallaberry
Holstein to £777.70 Lochbank
Longhorn to £734.40 Robbiewhat

1637 Prime Lambs
Overall quality for lambs was very mixed but in real terms trade was dearer selling a top of 138.2p for Texel Crosses from Messrs W Gribbon & Co, Waterside, Cargen Bridge, they also made the day’s top price of £65. Overall average was 122.4p

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 115.6p av 101.8p
Blackface £37, £34.50 Mitchellslacks, £30 Auchengruith
Suffolk £33 High Cairn
Texel £32 Townhead

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 136.3 av 120.8p
Texel £51.80 Cocklicks, £51.80 Powhillon, £49.80 Shawhill
Suffolk £50, £49 Outertown
Lleyn £47.50, £46.50 Bennan
Cross £45.20 Hightownhead, £44, £45 Wynholm, £43.20 Netherhall
Blackface £44.20 BQ Farms, £41.50 Mitchellslacks

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 138p av 125.1p
Texel £59.20, £59 Drumcruilton, £58 Carsegowan
Beltex £56.50 Waterside
Suffolk £54.80 Longbeoch, £53.50 Hastingshall, £53.20 Gibbonhill

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 138.2p av 122.6p
Texel £65 Waterside, £58.50 Carsegowan, £57.80 Hightownhead
Beltex £64.50 Laight
Suffolk £57.80 Porterstown, £54.20 Highdrum
NCC £53.50 Wyliehole

Super heavy Lambs (52.1 + over)
Texel £60 Kilnford Croft
Suffolk £53.50 Porterstown, £50 Kilnford Croft

758 Ewes & Rams sold all classes firmer on the week

Heavy Ewes
Texel £78.50 Nether Keir, £71, £69.90 Laneside
Suffolk £51 Bridgestone
Cross £48.50 Cowcorse, £42.50 Hightownhead, £40.50 Laight
Lleyn £48.50 Laneside, £40.80 Bennan
Leicester £48 Foregirth
NCC £46.20 Burn
Charollais £43.50 Druidhall

Light Ewes
Blackface £31.50 Hightownhead, £26 Druidhall, £20.50 High Cairn
Cheviot £25.50 Glenjaan

Suffolk £70.50 Kilnford Croft
Texel £60 Laight, £47.50 Ballagan, £40.50 Laight
Charollais £37.50 Shaw of Dryfe

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