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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 24th September 2008.

70 Prime Cattle Quality was mixed trade easier
Lightweight Heifers to 185.5p from G Shankland, East Raffles to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 180.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 175.5p Dalmakethar Lockerbie to Border Meats, 173.5p 172.5p Broomhill Bank Lockerbie to Border Meats

Heavyweight heifers
Limousin to 181.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 180.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright, 174.5p Dalmakethar Lockerbie to Scotch Premier Meats, 173.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to The Nith Hotel Glencaple
Top Gross Heifer £1047 Broomhill Bank

Limousin to 171.5p from G Lockhart & Co Robgill Mains to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 170p Robgill Mains Kirtlebridge to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna
Top Gross Bullock £1119.38 West Lanegate

63 OTM Cattle more leaner cows forward trade eased
Limousin to 115p, 111p Carsegowan
Devon to 115p Glendarroch
British Blue to 108p Glendarroch
Holstein to 100p Riggheads

Per Head
Angus to £976.50 Glendarroch
Devon to £851 Glendarroch
British Blue to £837 Breconside
Limousin to £730.25 Carsegowan
Holstein to £728, £710.40 Guillyhill

1837 Prime Lambs
A mixed show of quality but better for flesh was forward and trade was good throughout selling to a top of 151.3p of £56 for £37Kg Texel from Robin Campbell, Kerricks, Dumfries. Top price per head was £75.50 for a charollais lamb from Messrs FH & M Kennedy, Westerparkgate, Dumfries. Overall average 130.3p a rise of 9p on the week

Top Price
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 151.3 av 127.8p
Texel £56 Kerricks, £51.50 Hall of Drumpark, £50.80 Upper Barr, £50.70 Shawhill
Beltex £52.20 Hall of Drumpark
Blackface £51.50 Wyliehole, £50.80 Guelt, £48.50 The Knowe
Cross £51 Corsencorn, £48.50 Merkland, £47.80 Upper Barr
Jacob £50.50 Hillbank
Suffolk £48.20 Hartwood

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 141.2p av 130.4p
Texel £59.80 Kirkton of Crawford, £59.20 E Polquhirter, £58.20 Carsegowan, £58 Skemrigghead, £58 Lochwood
Suffolk £59.20 Marwhirn, £58.50 Auchengray, £58 Archbank, £57.50 Abune the Brae
Beltex £59 Kerricks, £58 Waterside
Cross £56.50 Kirton of Crawford

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg( Top 133.7av 127.2p
Texel £64.20 Carsegowan, £63 Foremannoch, £61 Kerricks, £60.50 Auchengray
Suffolk £62.50 Carruchan, £62.20 Archbank
Berrichan £59.80, £55 Glendarroch
Cross £59 Glendarroch, £52.50 Dalpeddar
Leicester £54 Guelt, £45 Ardoch

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1+over) Top 129.4 av 115.2p
Charollais £75.50 W Parkgate
Texel £72.50 Kirkcarsewell
Suffolk £67.50 marwhirn, £63.50 Auchengray

874 Cast Ewes & rams large show all classes similar trade
Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £73.50 Park, £70 Craigielandhill, £64 Waterhead, £58.50 South Mains
Suffolk £58.50 Waterhead, £44 Shawhill, £41.50 High Drum
Cross £44 Park, £42.50 South Mains, £40.50 Capelfoot, £39.20 L Shieldhill
Half Bred £43.50 Cushag

Light Ewes
Blackface £28 East Polquhirter, £26.50 South Mains, £25.80 Sweetshawhead, £25.20 Ardoch, £25 Barbuie
Cheviot £25.50 Burn, £24.80 Lawesknowe, £20 Ewanston
Swale £19 Wynholm Farms
Rams Texel £55 East Kirkcarsewell
NCC £46.50 Cossarhill
Beltex £45.50 L Shieldhill
Cheviot £38 Cossarhill
Blackface £23 Lowes

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