The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
99 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 57 OTM, 5,159 prime hoggs and 5,141
cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday
8th January, 2009.
A larger show of clean cattle again met a fast selling trade. Top
price of 185.5p paid to LE Grice & Son, Newton for a Limousin
heifer, others to 183.5p Toppin Castle, 182.5p Houghton House; Charolais
Limousin bullocks to 184.5p Dashwellgreen, 183.5p
Hallburn, 180.5p Upper Tinwald & Hallburn; Belgian Blues 181.5p
Top gross for bullocks £1304 Dashwellgreen. Top gross
for heifers £1160
Young bulls sold to 145.5p for Black & Whites from
TB Imrie, Harelaw Hole.
The OTM met the dearest trade for a long time
and were well short of requirements. Top price of 139.5p for a Limousin
cow from Nunscleugh, 119.5p Becks; Simmental 127.5p Philiphaugh;
Blondes 127.5p Blackhouse; Belgian Blues 127.5p Snab; Friesians 125.5p
The Green & Stubbyknowe,
116.5p Todhillrigg; Angus 125.5p Randalinton.
Limousin OTM heifers
to 125.5p Blackhouse; Charolais 115.5p Sceughdyke; Friesian 118.5p
Ashfield. Galloway bulls to 91.5p Summerhill; Limousin 91.5p Stonehall.
Charolais cows to £993 Sceughdyke; Belgian Blues £981
Snab; Limousin £962 Nunscleugh; Friesian £884 Harelawhole;
Simmental £854 Philiphaugh; Blondes £816 Blackhouse.
The large show of hoggs were presented to a larger than ususal ring
of buyers and saw the dearest trade of the season so far. The overall
sale average was 161.5p with the 3,610 lambs over 36 kilos averaged
164.8p and the 1549 under 36 kilos averaged 148.3p.
The sale was
topped at £104.50 for Texel hoggs from R Forsyth, Baltier,
who also sold at £102.50 and £100.50.
Top price per kilo
was 194p for Texels from Messrs Cartner, Clerk Hill. Other Texels
to £92.50 Rosehill; Suffolks £84.80, £84.20, £80.80
Dunjop, £80.20 Sunnycroft; Cheviots £76.50 Roan, £73.50
Kirkhouse, £72.50 Adyar; Charollais £87.50 Sceughdyke, £76.80
Hallburn, £74.80 Mosside; Greyface £73.80, £73.20
Dunjop, £72.20 Boreland; Cheviot Mules £76.80 East Mains, £62.20
Catslackburn; Leicesters £65.50 Sanders Close; Blackface £72.80
Barlaes, £70.20 Kirkhouse, £67.80 Barlaees; Swaledales £59.50
Street House, £52.20 Ballywillan; Herdwicks £54.80 Hillside;
Zwartbles £71.80 Williamswood & Miller Hill.
to £64.80 for Texels from Clerk Hill, £62.20
High Stenries, £57.20 Windyhill; Suffolks £60.20 Acreknowe, £55.20
Sykehead & Springkell; Cheviots £58.80 Bloch & Clerkhill & Tushielaw;
Charollais £53.50 Cossibeg, £53.80 Drinkstone, £53.20
Dalbhraddan, £52.20 Macherquhat; Blackfaces £60.20 Kirkhouse, £46.20
Debog; Swaledales £49.80 Westburnhope, £42.20 Greystoke
Castle, £41.20 Westburnhope.
Also forward were an excellent
show of cast ewes and rams which sold at the dearest rates of this
season to an increased ring of buyers. The sale topped at £94.50
for Texels from C Hastings, Rosehill. Others to £90 Ballyrobert, £88.50
Woodhead, Rosehill & Middle
Farm; Suffolks £88.50, £86.50 Roadside & Huntington, £84.50
Ballyrobert, £82.50 Blackburn; Bleu de Maine £76.50 Middle
Farm; Charollais £82.50, £74.50 Ballyrobert; Halfbreds £76.50
Burnfoot On Esk, £75.50 Huntington, £71.50 Burnfoot on
Esk; Greyface £68.50 Calder Farms, £67.50 Connon, £65.50
Brokenheugh & Camieston; Leicesters £78.50 Quarry House, £76.50
Ashfield, £75.50 Sanders Close; North Country Cheviot £72.50
Nottingham Mains, £66.50 Roadside, £59.50 Ballyquillan;
Beltex £80.50 Ballyrobert.
Lightweight ewes to £59.50
for Cheviots from Woodfoot and Blackfaces from Stooprigg. Other Cheviots £56.50
Sykehead; other Blackfaces £56.50 Quarry House, £55.50
Stooprigg; Swaledales £46.50 Quarry House, Todhillwood & Yewtree;
Herdwicks £33.50, £32.50 Allfornaught; Shetlands £38.50
Laythes, £30 Ballyrobert.
Rams to £78.50 for Texels from
Ballyrobert, £75.50 Laythes, £74.50
West Nubbock; Suffolks £62.50 Barrockend & Riddell Farms;
Cheviots £58.50 Catslackburn, £57.50 Twislehope; Charollais £70.50
Broomhouse, £67.50 The Wreay; Leicesters £68.50 Northfield, £67.50
Springwells; Blackface £49.50 Pirntaton & Ronchan; North
Country Cheviot £58.50 Ballywillan; Swaledale £40.50
Ballywillan; Jacobs £49.50 The Wreay; Beltex £55.50 Maidencoates;
Lleyn £66.50 Over Whitlaw.
Light to 153.5p (143.6p)
Medium to 159.5p (159.5p)
Heavy to 184.5p (166.2p)
Light to 131.5p (129.5p)
Medium to 167.5p (162.5p)
Heavy to 185.5p (165.2p)
Young Beef Bulls to 145.5p (141.6p)
Light to 174.0p (143.0p)
Standard to 194.0p (158.0p)
Medium to 186.0p (167.6p)
Heavy to 177.0p (157.6p)
O/Weight ------p (-------p)
Light to £59.50 (£40.06)
Heavy to £94.50 (£57.21)
Cast Rams to £78.50 (£53.03)