The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
67 prime cattle, 20 OTM cattle,
3,210 prime lambs and 4,111 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale
at Longtown on Thursday 17th July, 2008.
Clean cattle were short of
quality sorts. Limousin bullocks from A. & W.J.
Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen sold to 172.5p, 171.5p, 169.5p and
165.5p. Charolais bullocks to 170.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son,
Hallburn and to £1,228 per head from T. Armstrong & Son,
Sceughdyke; Belgian Blue £1,134 Fenton; Limousin £1,089
Fenton; Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,018 Nether Onsett. Limousin
heifers to 172.5p and 171.5p (£1,140) from J.M. Wharton & Son,
The Snade, others 166.5p Gardrum.
OTM cattle were also a plainer show
with well fleshed easily sold and plainer sorts cheaper. Limousin
cows to 113.5p Stonehall, 104.5p Nunscleugh; Hereford 105.5p Cambeck
Hill; Charolais 102.5p Cambeck Hill. Shorthorn bullocks to 99.5p
The 3,210 prime lambs were a larger show of very good quality and
with buyers very keen a fantastic trade was realised to an overall
average of 133.3p.
Top of £71.50 for Suffolk crosses from Mr E.A. Dodd,
Roanstree, Bailey, Newcastleton, others to £68.20 Wallend, £66.20
Hallees; Texel £69.10 Upper Mains, £67.20 Long Strumble, £65.70
Falla; Charollais £61.20 Glendivan; Greyface £58.70 East
Highberries, £55.80 Kelmore Hill and High Floweryhirst, £53.40
Midlock; Half Bred £56.20 High Moat, £55.60 Earlside.
Top price per kilo of 146.8p for Texels from Messrs Hewitt, Cardewlees.
902 lightweight lambs were also forward in larger numbers, all classes
met an extreme demand and were short of requirements. Top of £49.20
per head and 140.5p per kilo for Texels from Nirvana, other Texels £47.80
Murtholm, £46.20 Sloda Hill; Suffolk £48.90 Murtholm;
Clonrae; Greyface £44.20 Kelmore Hills, £42.70 Nettling
Flatt; Charollais £40.80 Kelmore Hills.
The 4,111 cast ewes
and rams were a smaller entry with all classes again very good to
sell. Top was £73.50 for Texel cross ewes
from Crailloch, others £66.50 Little Gala, £64.50 Meikle
Killeary; Bleu d’Maine £66.50, £65.50 Newry; Charollais £65
Ballyclare; Suffolk £64.50 Hallees, £63.50 Newry; Suffolk
cross £63.50 Caledon, £62.50 Loughrigg; Beltex £63.50
Ballee, £62.50 Meikle Killeary; North Country Cheviot £57.50
Ballyclare and Newry; Leicester £55.50 Stackbraes, £54.50
Penpeugh; Half Bred £54 Caledon; Zwartbles £47.50 Caledon;
Greyface £47 Stackbraes, £46 Laalsteins; Oxford £47
Caledon; Lleyn £46.50 Satchells; Cheviot Mule £45.50
Hill ewes to £46.50 for Cheviots from Streethead; Blackface £36.50
Ballee, £33.50 Penpeugh, £32 Stackbraes; Swaledale £33.50
East Highberries, £30.50 Kelmore Hills, £30 Parcelstown;
Herdwick £32.50 Cardewlees (Glaister). Rams to £73.50
for Suffolks from The Land Farm; Leicester £67.50 Overburn;
Meikle Killeary; Texel £56.50 Newry; Bleu d’Maine £50
Meikle Killeary; Blackface £34.50 MacQueston Farm.
Light to 138.5p (127.5p)
Medium to 169.5p (151.2p)
Heavy to 172.5p (152.6p)
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Medium to 136.5p (134.4p)
Heavy to 172.5p (147.3p)
Light to 138.1p (126.1p)
Standard to 146.4p (133.9p)
Medium to 146.8p (135.0p)
Heavy to 143.9p (136.2p)
O/Weight 130.0p (115.7p)
Light to £46.50
Heavy to £73.50 (£41.13)
Cast Rams £73.50 (£35.80)