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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 29th October 2008.

87 Prime Cattle – Best Quality finished cattle met a brisk demand others met a steadier trade

Lightweight Bullocks
Limousin to 185p from A H Fisher, Merrick to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright, 180.5p Shawhill Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 180p Merrick Portpatrick to M/S Bosomworth Paisley, 176.5p Kenmuir Dunscore to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 174.5p Merrick Portpatrick to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd

Heavyweight Bullocks
Limousin to 184.5p Gatehouse Farm, Laurieston to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 176.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to P R Duff & Sons Wishaw
Top Gross Bullock £1250.78 Marwhirn

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 184.5p, 181.5p, 176.5p (x3) Merrick Portpatrick to Border Meats Lockerbie, M/S Bosomworth Paisley, J G Renwick & Son Butchers Thornhill and Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 183.5p, 180p, 177.5p Merrick Portpatrick to J D Owen & Sons Butchers Newton Stewart and J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright, 173.5p.170p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to The Nith Hotel Glencaple and Scotch Premier Meats Ltd
Top Gross Heifer £962.93 Upper Tinwald

15 Prime Bulls – Trade Easier
Limousin to 160.5, 155.5p Midtown
British Blue to 151.5p Eastside
Blonde to 150.5p Cleughbrae
Holstein to 125.5p Drum
Top Gross Bull £1075.35 Midtown

132 OTM Cattle – Cows generally lacked flesh Trade was more hesitant.
Angus to 126p Kerricks, Limousin to 121p Kerricks, British Blue to 100p Bridgestone, Holstein to 94p, 92p Kerrick, 89p Guillyhill, 87p Drum, 86p Brownfield
Per Head
Angus to £825.60 Newlands, Friesian to £733.20 Kerricks, Blonde to £716.10 meikle Barncleugh

1544 Prime Lambs
All classes dearer on the week with well fleshed better bred sorts making in excess of 130p. Overall average was 121.2p.

Top Prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 133.8p av 119.2p

Texel £52.20 Upper Tinwald, £49.50, £47.80 Raehills Farms, £47 Hall of Drumpark
Lleyn £50 Bennan
Charollais to £48.80 Lochwood
Cross £44 Lochwood
Blackface £48.80 Maqueston, £41.80 Dalhanna, £37.40 Netherton, £36 Guelt
Suffolk £41.80 Hartwood, £38.80 Craighead

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 136p av 122.6p
Texel £56.50 Skemrigghead, £56 Marwhirn, £55.80 Powhillon, £54.80 Martingirth
Cross £54 Riggheads, £54, £53.20 Midlock
Beltex £53.20 Nether Gribton
Half Bred £52.50 Marwhirn
Suffolk £52.20 E Polquhirter
Charollais £52 Lochwood

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 122.1p av 118.2p
Suffolk £56.80, £56.20 Longbeoch, £56 Marwhirn, £55.80 Westlanegate
Texel £56.20 Longbeoch, £56 Upper Tinwald, £55.20 Skemrigghead
Beltex £54.80 Nether Gribton

764 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade Similar
Texel £70 Huntingdon Road, £54.50 Grennan, £51.50 Blackpark, £51.50 nether Laggan
Leicester £45.50 Grennan
Cross £39.50 Merrick, £39.20, £37 Kirkhill, £38 Barshill, £36.80 Abune the Brae
Lleyn £38.80 Bennan
Chev/Mule £37.50 Kells
Light Ewes Cheviot £29.50 Marwhirn, £18.50 Woodfoot
Blackface £25.50 Liscleugh, £24.50 Tower, £20.50 Farthingjames, £19.50 Abune the Brae
Rams £44 Bennan

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