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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 61 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 53 OTM cattle, 5,288 prime lambs and 5,254 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th October, 2008.

All classes of clean cattle were much sharper on the week selling to 174.5p for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn, others 165.5p Becton Hall, 164.5p Swaites & Faulding Cleugh. Belgian Blues 172.5p Hallburn, 171.5p, 169.5p Faulding Cleugh. Limousin heifers sold to 166.5p from Slealands, 164.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 164.5p, 163.5p Hallburn, 163.5p Swaites. Heavyweight Charolais heifers from Upper Mains to 163.5p, 161.5p.

The OTMs were also dearer on the week with more buyers in attendance. Limousin cows 115.5p 3 Woodhall, 113.5p Rotherhope, 111.5p Whamtown, 106.5p The Nook, 102.5p Barnglies; Blondes 106.5p Cambeck Hill, 103.5p Blackhouse; Angus 105.5p Raeburnhead; Holstein/Friesians 105.5p Harelawhole; Charolais 102.5p Barnglies; Shorthorn 94.5p Cambeck Hill; Galloway 85.5p Bateyshield. Angus heifers 121.5p Minsca, Limousin bulls 85.5p Hallburncroft; Angus bulls 83.5p Raeburnhead.

There was another large show of lambs forward. The usual ring of buyers were keener on the week and saw the overall average up 8p to level at 118.3p. The 3966 lambs over 36kg averaged 120.3p with the 1324 under 36kg averaging 110.3p.

The sale was topped at £73.50 for Texels from T Carruthers, Peela Hill and to 176p for Beltex from Messrs Eastham, Naddle Farm. Other Texels £65.20 Branxholm Town, Barnglies & Gallowberry; Suffolks £67.20 Barnglies, £62.80 Sceughdyke & Barnglies; Cheviots £47.20 Naddle, £45.20 Catslackburn; Charollais £57.20, £56.80, £55.80 Leonavilla; Halfbreds £57.20 High Moat; Greyfaces £55.20 Barnglieshead & Stubsgill, £54.80 Stubsgill; Cheviot Mules £47.80 Copperthorns, £46.80 Brookfield; Leicesters £50.20 Midtodhills, £50 Westend; Blackfaces £51.20 Peela Hill, £49.20 Roughet Hill, £47 Sorbie; North Country Cheviot £53.80 Whiteknowe, £52.10 Raeburnfoot, £49.80 Greystoke Castle; Swaledale £39.80 East Unthank; Herdwick £48.80 Craigdhu; Beltex £70 Mouldy Hills, £67 West Glengyre, £63.80 Mouldy Hills; Zwartbles £55.80 Cocklet Hill.

Lightweights to £59.80 for Texels from Naddle, £49.20 Jefferson Cottage, £46.80 Hyndlee; Suffolk x £44.20 Nookton, £42.20 Beechcroft; Cheviot £40.80 Dinley; Charollais £36.20 High Floweryhirst; Greyface £42.20 Burn House, Kirkhouse; Cheviot Mule £40.80 Dinley; Blackface £42.20 Peela Hill, £41.20 Horseholm, £40.80 Riskinhope; North Country Cheviot £35.20 Naddle; Swaledale £33.80 Kilnstown & East Unthank; Herdwicks £37.20 Laalsteins; Zwartblesw £41.20 Laalsteins; Roussin £37.80 Debog.

The large show of ewes were easily sold and would be £4 - £5 dearer on the week. Top was £87.50 for Texel ewes from Stackbraes, others £80.50 Eastmains, £78.50 Ballyrobert & West Glengyre; Suffolk x £69.50 Waterloo, £56.50 Ballyrobert & Long Byers; Suffolk £76.50, £70.50 Lands; Bleu de Maine £59.50 Fell View; Charollais £49.50 Pasture House; Halfbred £47.50 Sockbridge Hall; Greyface £48.50, £47.50 High Loveladyshield, £44.50 Horsley Hill; Cheviot Mules £49.50 Colmslie Hill, £46.50 Derwent; Leicesters £56.50 Eastmains, £54.50 Waterloo, £51.50 Colnslie Hill; North Country Cheviot £50.50 Carruthers & Reaster; Beltex £68.50 Mouldy Hills.

Lightweight ewes to £43.50 for Cheviots from East Mains, £35, £34.50 East Mains; Blackface £36.50 East Mains, £33.50 Roughet Hill & West Hottbank; Swaledales £26.50 Nunscleugh, £23.50 Westernhopeburn, £20.50 Nunscleugh; Herdwicks £21.50 High Borrans, £16.50 Fell View; Jacobs £28.50 Fell View.

Rams to £74.50 for Suffolks from Mossburnford, £56.60 Eastmains; Cheviots £31.50 Catslackburn; Texels £62.50 Mossburnford, £60 Ballyrobert, £58.50 Walkergate; Charollais £28.50 Colmslie Hill; Leicesters £57.50 Westend, £55.50 Colmslie Hill; Blackfaces £34.50 Walkergate, £30.50 East Mains; North Country Cheviots £64.50 Reaster; Swaledales £37.50 Whiteside.


Light to 146.5p (146.5p)
Medium to 164.5p (164.5p)
Heavy to 174.5p (156.3p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 163.5p (151.0p)
Heavy to 166.5p (152.0p)

Young Beef Bulls to -------p (-------p)

Light to 123.0p (105.9p)
Standard to 176.0p (118.4p)
Medium to 156.0p (121.3p)
Heavy to 139.0p (116.9p)
O/Weight 125.0p (112.1p)

Light to £43.50 (£17.75)
Heavy to £87.50 (£38.21)

Cast Rams £74.50 (£38.94)

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