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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 12th November 2008.

92 Prime Cattle – More buyers present – Trade sharper
Bullocks Limousin to 196.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 190.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 184.5 Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 172.5p Outertown Annan to Scotch Premier meats Ltd
Charolais to 175p Meikle Larbrax Lewalt to J D Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Bullock £1155.75 Outertown

Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 190p, 182.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright & Border Meats, 170p Meikle Larbrax Lewalt to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
British Blue to 178.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to West Scottish Lamb Ltd Carlisle
Simmental to 178.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to West Scottish Lamb Ltd Carlisle
Charolais to 173.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to Cleveland Meats Stockton on Tees

Heavyweight Limousin to 184.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie, 170.5p Newmains Duncow to PR Duff & Son Wishaw, 173.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to M/S Bosomworth Paisley
Charolais to 179.5p Broomhillbank Lockerbie to PR Duff & Son Wishaw, 183.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt to Cleveland Meats
Simmental to 178.5p, 175.5p Meikle Larbrax to Cleveland Meats & M/S Bosomworth Paisley
British Blue to 171.5p Broomhillbank Lockerbie to Border Meats
Top Gross Heifer £1124.55 Meikle Larbrax

24 Prime Bulls – Trade improved more numbers required
Limousin to 180.5p Duchra Stranraer to Cleveland Meats others to 180p, 177.5p (x3), 175.5p, 171.5p Duchra, 170p Balgrayhill
Simmental 163.5p Yett
Angus to 153.5p Mid Bishopton
Holstein to 131.5p, 124.5p Mid Bishopton, 123.5p Conheath
Top Gross Bull £1105 Balgrayhill

130 OTM Cattle – more leaner cows forward – trade firmed
Cows per Kg
British Blue to 126p, 120, 119, 117 (x2) Culhorn Mains
Limousin to 107p Blairshinnoch
Angus to 99p Auldmills, 97p Cormaddie, 97p Blairshinnoch
Holstein to 95p Barndennoch, 95p Burnside, 94p, 91p Riggheads

Heifers per Kg
British Blue to 147p Outertown
Limousin to 132p Woodcroft, 122p Kerricks

Limousin to 107p Isle, 101p Kirkbride
Charolais to 93 Marwhirn

Cows per Head
British Blue to £951.30 Culhorn Mains
Limousin to £802.50 Blairshinnoch
Angus to £780.85 Cormaddie
Holstein to £672.10 Riggheads

Heifers per Head
British Blue to £808.50 Outertown
Charolais to £719.55 Woodcroft
Limousin to £713.70 Kerricks
Bulls per Head
Limousin to £984.40 Isle
Charolais to £948.60 Marwhirn

1875 Prime Lambs
All classes of lambs were dearer especially export sorts selling to a top of 143.8p from Mr AC Austin, Woodcroft, New Abbey. Top Price per head was £55.80 for 42Kg Texels from Shawhill Farm, Overall average was 120.4p a rise of 7p on the week but good quality export lambs were 125-135p

Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 101.7p av 99p
Cheviot £32.20 Glengeith
Blackface £31.50 Merkland, £29 Netherton
Texel £28.50 Maryfield
Jacob £24 Barclosh
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 143.8p av 117.4p
Texel £53 Outertown, £51.80 Woodcroft, £50.80 Eastside, £49.80 Blackpark
Cross £47.50 Skemrigghead, £42 Maxwellton, £40 Shambellie Grange
Suffolk £46.50, £44 Hartwood
Cheviot £38.50 Glengeith
Blackface £35, £32.50 Crairieknowe
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 132.8p av 124.6p
Texel £55.80 Shawhill, £55.20, £53.80 Eastside, £54.20 Oakland
Suffolk £52.80 Raehill, £51.50 Outertown
Lleyn £52.20 Bennan
Charladies £52 Shamble Grange
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 113p a 107.8p
Charladies £54 Marcher
Suffolk £53.80 Fore girth, £52 Shaw hill, £51.50 Upper Inward
Telex £52 Eastside, £52 Upper Inward
Cross £48.80 Bigheads, £46 Fore girth

817 Cast Ewes & Rams – All classes sharper especially Heavy Ewes

Heavy Ewes
Telex £59.50 Oakland’s, £46 Drumcruilton, £45 Raehills
Half Bred £48.50, £38.50, £38 Raehills
Suffolk £46 Netherton
Cross £43 Maryfield, £42 Wynholm
Charollais £39 Glenlaugh

Light Ewes
Blackface £28.50 Nethertown, £28 brockhillstone, £26.20 Shambellie Grange
Swale £20 Wynholm, £16 N Barr

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