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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 5th November 2008.

64 Prime Cattle – Trade much sharper, all major wholesalers and Butchers requiring greater numbers of prime cattle.
Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 188.5p from JE Craik, Waterside to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright, 181.5p Genoch Mains Stranraer to Border Meats Lockerbie, 175.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 170.5p Cocklicks Annan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Simmental to 176.5p Genoch Mains Stranraer to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 173.5p (x2) Genoch Mains Stranraer to J D Owen & Sons Butchers Newton Stewart and Scotch Premier Meats Ltd
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 185p Cocklicks Annan to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries
British Blue to 181.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Charolais to 180.5p Genoch Mains Stranraer to Border Meats
Simmental to 174.5p, 173.5p Genoch Mains Stranraer to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright and PR Duff & Son Wishaw
Top Gross Heifer £1164.68 Newbie Mains
Limousin to 180.5p (x2) Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats & PR Duff & Son, 180.5p Nether Ernambrie Crossmichael to PR Duff & Son, 180p Waterside Castle Douglas to Cleveland Meats Stockton on Tees, 177.5p Nether Ernambrie Crossmichael to The Nith Hotel Glencaple, 175.5p Sunnyhill Dumfries to M/S Bosomworth Paisley, 171.5p, 170.5p (x2) Waterside Castle Douglas to PR Duff & Son and CM Kirkpatrick
Top Gross Bullock £1159.40 Waterside

136 OTM Cattle forward – Trade firmer more buyers operating
Per Kg
Simmental to 134p Lochbank
Limousin to 126p, 109 (x2) Meikle Barncleugh, 124p, 103p Waterside, 118p Grove, 112p, 105p Hillend
Charolais to 109p Gairloch, 107p Lochanhead
Angus to 101p Hillend, 97p Foregirth
Holstein to 111p, 91p Ingleston, 96p, 94p, 93p (x2) Baltier, 92p Brownrigg
Per Head
Limousin to £992 Waterside, £729.75, £693.50 Hillend
Charolais to £855.65 Gairloch, £716.90 Lochanhead
Simmental to £850.90 Lochbank
Angus to £727.50 Foregirth, £688.50 Greenbank, £676.40 Brownrigg
Holstein to £782 Baltier, £765.90 Inglestone, £720 Baltier, £702.15, £700.30 Colts, £692.85 Baltier, £767.20 Brownrigg
Cast Bulls
Saler £952.30 Drumcruilton
Charolais £933.75 Gillesbie, £904.80 Holme

1903 Prime Lambs – were easier on the week selling to a top of 145.6p for Beltex Lambs from Messrs W Gribbon & Co, Waterside, Cargenbridge they also made the top price of £67 per head. Overall average was 113.6p.

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 126.3p av 109.1p
Texel £49 Skemigghead, £49 Hall, £48 Longbeoch, £47 Nisbet
Cross £43 Porterstown, £42 Longbeoch, £41.80 Lawesknowe
Suffolk £42 Upper Barr
Lleyn £41.50 Laneside
Bleu Du Maine £41.50 Laneside
Beltex £38 Merkland
Blackface £35.20 Nisbet
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top141.8p av 116.7p
Beltex £61, £60, £55.50 Nether Ernambrie
Texel £53.20 Glengeith, £52.80, £51.20 Skemrigghead, £52 Drumburn, £52, £51.50 Shawsmuir, £52 Mitchellslacks
Half Bred £51 Marwhirn
Suffolk £51 Dressertland
Charollais £50.50 Martingirth
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 145.6p av 111.4p
Beltex £67 Waterside
Texel £53.20 Shawsmuir, £53 Newmains, £52 Longbeoch, £51.80 Keyla Park
Suffolk £52.80 Kilnford Croft, £52.20 Springfield, £47.50 Nithside

814 Cast Ewes & Rams
Strong ewe’s slightly dearer, plainer leaner stuff cheaper
Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £72.50 Skemrigghead, £61.50 Dressertland, £57.50 Kirkton of Crawford, £49.50 Bogue
Suffolk £48.50 Longbeoch
Leicester £45 Kirkton of Crawford
Cross £39.50 Tower, £39 Skemrigghead, £39 Longbeoch, £38.50 Laight
Light Ewes
Cheviot £28.50 Dressertland
Blackface £27.50 Bankswood, £27.50 Carigdarroch, 27.50, £26.50 Hopetown, £27 Tower, £26 Inglestone
Leicester £50.50 Kirkton of Crawford
Texel £49.50 Netherton

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