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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their pre Christmas sale of primestock in Dumfries on Monday 22nd December 2008.

A Small selective show of Prime Cattle was forward. Trade was good to level at 174.3p
Limousin X Heifers from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to 193.5p, 180.5p purchased by R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan and Border Meats Lockerbie others to 182.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna. Top Gross Heifer £1035.23 Balgrayhill

836 Prime Lambs forward – Trade for all classes was much dearer to average 144.7p

Top price per Kg was 161p for 46Kg Beltex Crosses they realised the days top price of £74 per head from W Gribbon & Co, Waterside, Cargen Bridge

Other Top Prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 159p av 146.4
Beltex £59.80 Burnton
Texel £59 Gass, £56.20 High Drum
Blackface £51, 41.50, £43 Courance Farms, £51 Wyliehole
Leicester £41.50 Glendarroch

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 161p av 144.8p
Charollais £66 Conhuith
Texel £64.50 Waterside, £62.50, £61 Shawsmuir, £61.50 Drumcruilton, £61.50 West Skelston, £61.50 Foregirth
Beltex £64.50 Drumcruilton, £61.80 Burnton
Berrichon £60.20 Glendarroch
Cross £56.80 Hillbank, £54 Dempsterton
Blackface £58 Courance Farms
Leicester £57 Glendarroch
Half Bred £56 Marwhirn
Cheviot £55 Wyliehole

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 161p av 130.2p
Beltex £74 Waterside
Texel £69 Waterside, £64 Shawsmuir
Suffolk £65.50 West Skelston, £63.50 Beckfoot, £62 Dempsterton
Half Bred £58 Marwhirn

Super Heavy Lambs (52.1Kg +over) Top 117p av 113.8p
Texel £72.50 Drumcruilton, £70 Beckfoot, £65.50 Foregirth
Cross £60 Dempsterton

Dumfries Mart, Huntingdon Road, Dumfries DG1 1NF Tel : 01387 279495
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