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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 15th October 2008.

103 Prime Cattle - trade eased
Limousin Bullocks to 180.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer
British Blue to 170.5p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1135.90 Newmains

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 180p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 172.5p, 171.5p Laneside New Abbey to Cleveland Meats Stockton on Tees, 170 Woodfield, Eastriggs to PR Duff & Son Wishaw
Charolais to 170.5p Inglestone Dumfries to PR Duff & Son Wishaw
British Blue to 175p Culhorn Mains Stranraer to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer to £1082.05 Marwhirn

41 Prime Bulls – Trade remained firm
Limousin to 174.5p, 170.5p, 169.5p(x2) Duchra, 170.5p Sarkshields
Luing to 154.5p Yett
Devon to 147.5p Mossburn
Montbeliard to 139.5p Inglestone
Holstein to 131.5p Inglestone, 128.5p, 124.5p Whins
Top Gross Bull £1351.88 Drumburn

124 OTM Cattle - more flesh on offer. Plainer cows looked dearer

Principal Prices per kilo
Angus to 130p Hardlawbank, 129p Blairshinnoch, 117p Hightown of Craigs
British Blue to 120p, 107p Blairshinnoch
Charolais to 107p Gairloch
Holstein to 108p, 97p Kerricks, 102p, 97p Baltier, 96p Fingland

Devon to 131p Upper Portrack
Angus to 118, 114p (x2) Calf Park

Montbeliard 99p Upper Portrack

Principal Prices per Head
Holstein £846 Baltier, £785 Kerricks, £733 Baltier, £687 Shawsmuir
Angus £761, £752 Blairshinnoch, £700 Hightown
Charolais £749 Gairloch

Devon £838 Upper Portrack
Angus £803 Calf Park

Montbeliard £811 Upper Portrack

1767 Prime Lambs
Easier on the week but a large percentage of mule lambs and plainer sorts forward well fleshed quality sorts making 125-135p. Top Price per Head £70 for 48Kg Beltex Crosses from Messrs W Gribbon & Co, Waterside, Cargen Bridge, Dumfries. They also made the top price per Kg of 145.8p. Overall average was 115.2p

Top Prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 115.7p av 110.2p
Texel £44 Bennan, £44 Eastside
Cross £43.40 Netherton, £42.20 Merkland, £42 Fraserford Farms, £40.80 Over Abington
Lleyn £42.20 Bennan
Suffolk £41 Iron losh
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 136p av 117.8p
Texel £56 Waterside, £55.80, £54.80 Drumcruilton, £53.50 Lochmailing
Suffolk £52 Skemrigghead, £50.80 Longbeoch
Cross £50.50, £50.20 Midlock
Heavy Lambs (45-52Kg) Top 145.8p av 113.8p
Beltex £70 Waterside
Texel £57 Lochmailing
Suffolk £55 Marwhirn, £54 Hartbush
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg +over)
Texel £67.50 Townfoot
Suffolk £55 Hastingshall

1016 Cast Ewes & Rams
A Large show of ewes forward and better fleshed quality sorts were £4 dearer on the week
Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £67.50 Midlock, £64.50 Carsegowan, £56.50 Auchenknight, £55.50 Lochmailing
Suffolk £49.50 Townfoot
Chev/Mule £42 Kells
Half Bred £41.50 Newmains, £39.50 Marwhirn
Cross £41 Hightownhead
Leicester £40 Midlock, £39.50 Kirkton
NCC £39 Marwhirn

Light Ewes
Cheviot £35 Dalhanna, £33.50 Lochmailing, £22.50 Dalhanna
Blackface £25 Hightownhead, £24.50 Carserigg, £24 Lawesknowe, £23.20 Dunesslin

Texel £57.90 Barvennan, £48.50 Hayfield

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