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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 19th November 2008.

70 Prime Cattle – Quality was better trade remained firm

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 186.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 177.5p Waterside, Castle Douglas to Scotch Premier Meats Ltd, 173.5p, 171.5p Fagra, Dundrennan to Border Meats Ltd
Charolais to 175.5p, 173.5p North Cowshaw to Border Meats and J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 185p Backburn Annan to J Kerr & Son butchers Gretna, 176.5p, 174.5p, 170.5p Fagra, Dundrennan to West Scottish Lamb Carlisle, Border Meats and Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1056.13 Waterside

Limousin to 183.5p Waterside Castle Douglas to Cleveland Meats Stockton on Tees, 176.5p, 175.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer and J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 174.5p (x2) Fagra Dundrennan to West Scottish Lamb Carlisle and C Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie, 173.5p, 172.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer and J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Charolais to 170.5p, 170 Gillrigg Lockerbie to M/S Howitt Smitton
Top Gross Bullock £1165.23 Waterside

88 OTM Cattle – More plainer cows forward
Per Kilo
Limousin to 144 Fagra
Galloway to 115 Tara
Simmental to 101 Newbie Mains
Holstein to 99 Newbie Mains
Angus to 93 Innerfield
Bullocks Galloway to 124 Polquhanty
Per Head
Holstein to 869.25 Meikle Killantral
Simmental to 800 Newbie Mains
Limousin to 703 Waterside
Angus to 623.10 Innerfield
Charolais Bull to 923.65 Burnton
Galloway Bullocks to 678.30 Polquhanity

1748 Prime Lambs
A mixed show for quality well fleshed lambs are still making 125p/130p whilst plainer sorts were easier on the week. Top Price was £59.50 for Charollias X from Mr HW Sloan, Riggheads. Overall average was 119.4p

Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 113.1p av 106.4p
Lleyn £36.20, £33.20 Bennan
Texel £33.80 Skemrigghead
Blackface £33.50, £31.80 Nisbet, £30 Auchengruith
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 130.7p av 118.4p
Charollais £51 Lawesknowe
Texel £49.50 Bogue, £49 Lawesknowe, £48.80 Skemrigghead, £48.50 Meiklewood
Berrichan £47.80 Glendarroch
Suffolk £45.50 Old Hall, £43.80 Barbuie
Cross £44.80 Lawesknowe, £42.50 Hall
Blackface £44 Castlemilk
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 129.5p av 119.8p
Suffolk £53.80 Longbeoch, £52 E Polquhirter, £52 Bogue
Texel £53.20 Archbank, £51.80 Foregirth, £51.80 Knocknaib
Berrichan £51.80 Glen Darroch
Cross £51.80, £49.50 Riggheads, £48.80 Abune the Brae
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 119.5p av 112p
Texel £55 Longbeoch, £53.20 Archbank
Suffolk £54.80 N Cowshaw, £54.80 Longbeoch
Berrichan £54 Glen Darroch
Cross £48 Castlemilk, £47.50 Foregirth

1152 Cast Ewes & Rams
A large show but trade continued to hold and all classes of better sorts firmer on the week

Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £67.50 Boreland, £63.50 Mitchellslacks, £50.50 Bridgestone
Suffolk £57.90 Cowcorse Cott, £49.50, £47.50 Bridgestone
Half Bred £49.50 Cushag
Cross £47.50 Steilston, £40.50 Birkshaw, £40 Abune the Brae
396 Heavy Ewes Ave £32.30
Light Ewes
Blackface £31 Lawesknowe, £28.50, £27.20 Meikleholm, £28 Dreva
756 Light Ewes ave £19.21

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