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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 1st October 2008.

75 Prime Cattle – Butchers quality in short supply trade eased for plainer types

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 193.5p R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 181.5p Maulscastle, Annan to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries
British Blue to 164.5p Gatehouse Laurieston to P R Duff & Son Wishaw
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 185.5p Maulscastle Annan to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna
Charolais to 167.5 Tinwald Shaws Dumfries to The Nith Hotel Glencaple, 162.5p Whins Ecclefechan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1031.88
Heavyweight Bullocks
Limousin to 193.5p D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright, 167.5 Gatehouse Laurieston to P R Duff & Son Wishaw, 163.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Lightweight Bullocks
Limousin to 191.5 Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Haining Bros Kirkcudbright, 167.5p Sunnyhill Holywood to Scotch Premier Meats Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1161 Balgrayhill

20 Prime Bulls – Trade remained firm
Limousin to 173.5p Sarkshields, 170.5p Yett, 168.5p Third
Simmental to 169.5p Yett, 168.5p Third
Charolais to 168.5, 166.5 Carwood
Holstein to 151.5p Dinwoodie Green, 148.5p Mid Bishopton
Top Gross Bull £1240.43 Carwood

58 OTM Cattle – Fleshier sorts sharper

Limousin to 144p Maulscastle, 107p Edingham
Angus to 105p Meikleholm, 103p Auchenhay
Hereford to 102 Newbiggin
Holstein to 106p Guillyhill, 98p Drum, 95p Castle
British Blue to 148p Carzield
Galloway to 139p, 136p Archwood
Per Head
Limousin to £780.30 Maulscastle, £765 Edingham
Hereford £739.50 Newbigging
Angus to £727.50 Auchenhay
Holstein to £705.60 Drum
British Blue £1087.80 Carzield
Galloway £979.95 Archwood

2032 Prime Lambs better trade than expected selling a top of 155.4p for outstanding Texel Crosses from Gelston Castle Farms, Boreland of Kelton, Castle Douglas, they also made the days top price of £71.50 per head. Premium Quality Lambs sold to a top of 155.4p and averaged 133.2p
Prime Lambs topped at 130p averaged 126.2p
Lightweight lambs sold to 122p average 111.6p

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg)
Beltex £53, £52.50 Dalhanna
Texel £52.50, £51.50 Dalhanna, £50.80 Barshill, £50.20 Mosside, £49 Little Cloak, £49 East Kirkcarsewell
Lleyn £50 Bennan
Suffolk £47 Hartwood
Cross £46 Mosside, £43.50 Lawesknowe, £39.50 Guelt
NCC £43.20 Archwood
Blackface £42.80 Craireknowe
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg)
Texel £64.50, £57 Drumcruiton, £57.50, £57 Gelston castle
Cross £55 (x2), £55.20 Midlock
Suffolk £54.80 Shangan
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg)
Texel £71.50, £62 Gelston Castle, £60 Bridgemuir
Charollais £64.50 Midlock
Suffolk £60 Auchengray, £58 Newmains, £57.20 Birkshaw
Cross £55.50 Midlock, £50 Leithanhall
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1 + over)
Suffolk £69.50 Hardlawbank
Charollais £69 Maryholm
Texel £65.80 Bridgemuir

1303 Cast Ewes & Rams – Another huge show forward trade remained firm for all classes

Heavy ewes
Texel £64.50, £47.50 Gelston castle, £54.50 Leithanhall
Charollais £54 Bridgemuir
Leicester £45.50 Abune the Brae, £44.50 Leithanhall
Suffolk £43.50 Crairieknowe, £40.50 Shangan
Blue du Maine £42.50 Shangan
NCC £42 Raehills, £39.50 Capelfoot
Cross £43 Eastside, £42 Abune the Brae
Light Ewes
Blackface £37 Crairieknowe, £25.80 Raehills
Cheviot £26 Dalhanna
Swale £18.20 Wynholm

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