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Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart Plc held their Fortnightly Sale of Store Cattle in Dumfries on Monday 8th September 2008.

418 Cattle Forward – Quality sorts were scarcer, Trade remained good.

Bullocks averaged 151.4p
British Blue to 191.4p Barsalloch, Newton Stewart
Charolais to 180.3p Bogue, Dalry
Simmental to 175.3p Bogue, Dalry
Limousin to 177.3p (Kirkhaugh) Corsebank Sanquhar

Heifers averaged 148.6p
Charolais to 183.1p Eastside, Durisdeer
Limousin to 182.2p (Kirkhaugh) Corsebank Sanquhar
British Blue to 176.5p Horseclose, Annan
Angus to 171.4p Portling, Dalbeattie

Bullocks per head
Simmental to £980, £950, £900 Nether Garrel
Limousin to £950, £835 Nether Garrel, £785 Orchard, £780 Kirkbride, £780 Cushag, £775 Woodcroft, £775 Seafield, £770 Boreland, £760 Foregirth
Angus to £855 Fostermeadow
Devon to £805 Mossburn

Heifers per head
Angus to £818 Fostermeadow, £640 Barsalloch
Charolais to £778 Eastside, £755 Borgue House
Devon to £775 Mossburn
Shorthorn to £772 Newbie Mains
British Blue to £750 Horseclose, £732 Newbie Mains
Limousin to £720 Cushag
Simmental to £722 Borgue House

Breeding Cattle
Charolais Cows with Calves at foot - £800, £730 Williamwood
Limousin Heifers & Calves - £900, £890, £860 Lochhill
I/C Blonde Heifers - £770, £740 Auchencairn

27 Dairy Cattle at their special sale at Dumfries. A large ringside of buyers were present and trade was very firm.

The top price of £2000 was paid by Mr Lindsay, North Clutag, Newton Stewart for a Brown Swiss Heifer in Milk from BQ Farms, Drumlanrig Mains, Thornhill.

Top Prices
Holstein F Heifers in Milk - £1950, £1750, £1650 BQ Farms, £1850, £1650 Brownfield, £1680, £1620 Longbridgemuir
Holstein Cows in Milk - £1580, £1520, £1480 BQ Farms
Brown Swiss Heifers in Milk - £1950, £1750 BQ Farms

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