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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 8th October 2008.

41 Prime Cattle – Best sorts keenly bid numbers short of buyers requirements, Trade remained firm.

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 194.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 190p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 187.5p Cocklicks Annan to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 171.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 194.5 from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright, 1909, 178.5p Cocklicks Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Annan and The Nith Hotel Glencaple
Top Gross 1035.50 Upper Tinwald

Charolais to 172.5p, 170.5p Marwhirn Moniaive both to Cleveland Meats Stockton on Tees
Limousin to 170.5p Shawhill Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Galloway to 160p Lochmailing Auldgirth to J D Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Bullock £1274.35 Marwhirn

126 OTM Cattle – Flesher cows met a keener demand prices per kilo

Simmental to 131p Gillesbie, 110p Greenmerse, 107p Woodcroft
British Blue to 123p Westlanegate, 111p Glendarroch, 107p Woodcroft
Charolais to 119p Woodcroft, 114p Greenmerse, 113p Nether Garrel
Limousin to 110p Garmartin, 107p Woodcroft
Shorthorn to 103p Drum, 100p Mark, 99p Abbey, 98p Guillyhill

Holstein to 121p, 117p Burnside

Angus to 108p Glendarroch
Prices per Head – Cows
Charolais to £940.10 Woodcroft, £894.90 Greenmerse
Simmental to £872.05 Woodcroft, £864.45 Nether Garrel
British Blue to £861 Westlanegate, £771.45 Glendarroch
Holstein to £851.40 Abbey, £774.20 Guillyhill, £720 Mark, £707.55 Braehead
Limousin to £803 Garmartin

Holstein to £719.55 Burnside

Angus £874.80 Glendarroch

1956 Prime Lambs
All classes of lambs of lambs slightly easier on the week but quality sorts still making in excess of 130p. The sale was topped at 137.7p for 45Kg Beltex Crosses from Mr W Nairn, Burnton and realising £62. Top price per head was £66 for Texel crosses from RD Lang, Bridgemuir Farm. Overall average was 120.2p

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 133.8 av 117.2p
Texel £49.20 Barbuie Cott, £49 Outertown, £47 Lochwood, £46.80 Hall of Drumpark
Cross £48.20 Hall, £47.80 Lochwood, £43.60 Hartwood
Beltex £47 Hall of Drumpark
Suffolk £44.80 Outertown
Half-bred £44.20 Outertown
Blackface £40.20 Bogue, £38 The Knowe
Swale £38 Cowcorse Cott

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 137.7p av 122.1p
Beltex £62, £55 Burnton
Suffolk £55.50 Hartbush, £53.50 Abune the Brae
Texel £55.20 Abune the Brae, £54.80 Longbeoch, £54.50 Skemrigghead, 54.50 Glendarroch
Berrichan £52 Glendarroch

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 126 av 121.1p
Texel £64, £61.20 Bridgemuir
Suffolk £63.50, £59 longbeoch, £56.80 Abune the Brae, £55.20 Upper Tinwald, £54.80 Townfoot
Leicester £53 Glendarroch, £52 Cowcorse Cott

Super Heavy Lambs (52Kg + over) Top 122.2p av 114p
Texel £66 Bridgemuir, £64 Greenhead
Suffolk £55 Netherhall

1217 Cast Ewes & Rams another large show and trade slightly easier but still easily sold

Texel £56.50, £49.50 Craigielandhill, 49.50 South Mains, £46.50 Capelfoot, £45.50 Eastside
Suffolk £52.50 N Barr, £45.50 Drumbreddan
Cont £47.50 Glencrosh
Beltex £43.50 Mosside
Berrichan £40.50 Glendarroch
Cross £39 Drumbreddan, £36.80, £36.50 Bankswood
Leicester £39.50 Cairnhall

Light Ewes
Cheviot £25.80 Ramsay Cleugh
Swale £22.50 N Barr
Blackface £22.50 Dalpeddar, £21.80 South Mains, £21.20 Drumbreddan, “20 Dardarroch

Leicester £45.50 Wynholm Farms
Cheviot £37.50 Ramsay Cleugh

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