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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 26th November 2008.

61 Prime Cattle – Trade remained firm. All buyers were operating and more could have been sold.

Lightweight heifers
Limousin to 190.5p, 186.5p, 184.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, Border Meats, Lockerbie and J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 188.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 185.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 170p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to The Nith Hotel Glencaple. Top Gross Heifer £1029.53 Upper Tinwald

Limousin to 170.5p Cleughbrae Mouswald to Border Meats, 170p, 166.5p Nether Ernambrie Crossmichael to Border Meats and J Scott & Son (Paisley) Ltd, 163.5p Gatehouse Laurieston to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas. Top Gross Bullock £1118.25 Birkshaw

19 Prime Bulls – Trade Steady
Limousin to 170.5p, 168.5p Midtown Caerlaverock to Cleveland Meats Stockton on Tees
Simmental to 156.5p Cleughbrae
Angus to 154.5p Cleughbrae
British Blue to 154.5p Sanilands
Holstein to 116.5p Conheath
Top Gross Bull £985.95 Cleughbrae

122 OTM Cattle – Plainer dairy bred cows sharper – more required

Cows per Kilo
Charolais to 133 Nethertown
Limousin to 113p Barbuie, 109 Drumburn, 105 Park
Holstein to 96p, 94p, 89p Burnside of Baltersan, 89p Kerricks, 89 Brownfield
Saler 95p Cushag

Limousin to 146p Outertown
Charolais 140p Marwhirn
British Blue 140p Marwhirn, 140 Outertown
Bulls Charolais to 84p Nethertown

Cows per Head
Charolais £864.50 Netherown, £732.60 Marwhirn
Holstein £743.15, £710.40 Burnside of Baltersan, £716.45 Brownfield
Saler £646 Cushag
Bullocks Limousin £1070.70 Outertown
British Blue £1085 Marwhirn
Charolais £1050 Marwhirn
Bulls Shorthorn £839.80 Gillesbie

1662 Prime Lambs – sharper on the week selling to a top of 145.8p or £70 for an outstanding pen of Beltex Lambs from Messrs W Gribbon & Co, Waterside, Cargenbridge, Dumfries.
Overall average was 121.4p

Top prices
Light lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 127.8p av 107.4p
Suffolk £35.80 Eastside
Texel £35 The Bungalow
Cross £31.80 Dalwyne

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 144.7p av 119.2p
Texel £55 Midlock, £50.20 Marwhirn, £46.80 Upper Tinwald
Suffolk £48.80 Outertown
Blackface £48.80 Wyliehole, £47.50 Burnside, £40.50 Corsebank
Lleyn £47.40 Bennan

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 132.5p av 124.4p
Texel £56.20, £55.20 Drumcruilton, £55.80 Eastside, £55.50 Rigghead
Suffolk £54.80, £53.80 Rigghead, £53.20 Kenmuir
Cross £53.80 Riggheads, £52.20 Dalpeddar, £52 Midlock
Half Bred £53.20 Marwhirn

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 145.8p av 116.5p
Beltex £70 Waterside
Texel £57.20 Eastside, £55 Gillesbie
Suffolk £56 Park, £55.80 Greenhead, £55.50 Rigghead
Cross £55 Hillbank, £53 Dalpeddar
Half Bred £54 Marwhirn

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1 + over) Top 113.1 av 109.9p
Suffolk £64.50 East Gallaberry, £62.80 Dempsterton

1133 Cast Ewes & Rams
All types cheaper on the week but more flesh required

Heavy Ewes
Texel £67.50 Glen Darroch, £54 Thorniethwaite
Suffolk £53.50 Swyre, £47.50 West Skelston
Leicester £46.50 Lawsknowe
NCC £43.50 Swyre
Cross £39.80 Swyre, £39.50 Glen Darroch, £38 Cowcorse Cott

Light Ewes
Cheviot £37.50 Marwhirn, £32 Barndennoch
Blackface £29 Gillesbie, £27, £25 Cormiston, £26.50 West Mosside
Swale £19 Wynholm
Heavy Ewes average £30.15
Light Ewes average £19.57

Texel £47.50 West Skelston
Blackface £34.50 Lawesknowe
Leicester £27 Hartwood

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