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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 89 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 21 OTM cattle, 5,128 prime hoggs and 4,628 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th March, 2009.

Another good show of clean cattle with trade slightly easier by 2p on the week. Top price of 189.5p paid by W Kirkup, Butcher, Longtown for a Belgian Blue heifer from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn, others to 179.5p from Gardrum. Limousin heifers 181.5p, 179.5p Hallburn.

Belgian Blue bullocks to 188.5p Hallburn to Messrs Nattrass, Carlisle; Limousin 180.5p, 177.5p Corby Castle Estate, 178.5p Haining House, 176.5p Toppin Castle & Corby Castle, 175.5p, 174.5p The Gill, 174.5p Toppin Castle & Haining House.

Heavyweight young bulls sold to 158.5p (£1158) Sceughdyke.

A smaller show of OTM also lacked quality. Friesian heifers to 118.5p Evertown. Simmental cows 199.5p Sceughdyke; Friesian 108.5p Harelawhole.

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Another grand show of hoggs with a better show for quality forward resulting in a brisk trade throughout. The 3436 over 36kg averaged 169p with the 1692 under 36kg averaging 163p. The sale was topped at £100 3 times for Beltex from East Mains, Texels from Harene and Suffolks from Hallburncroft. Top price per kilo was 205p for Beltex lambs from East Mains.

Suffolk hoggs £100 Hallburncroft, £96.50 Mouswald Grange, £95.20 Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot £80.50 Tushielaw, £75.50 Winterhope, £73.50 Milnholm; Texel £100 Harene, £94.50 Lydden, £93.80 Sockbridge Hall, £92.50 Sunnycroft; Charollais £80.50 Sceughdyke, £77.50 Brocklewath, £74.20 Sockbridge Hall; Halfbreds £80.50 Waterloo; Greyfaces £78.80 Sockbridge Hall, £77.80 Finnieness, £75.80 Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot Mules £72.80, £65.20 Stenries; Leicesters £88.50, £73.50, £70.50 Quarry House; Blackfaces £78.50 Smalmstown, £76.50 Boreland, £75.80 Westloch; North Country Cheviots £90.50 Ericstane, £86.50 Carruthers, £84.50 Wester Dunnet, Ericstane & Carruthers; Swaledale £55 Aimshaugh, £53.50 Williamston, £52.80 Copperthorns; Herdwicks £58.50 Ashley Park; Beltex £100, £94.50 East Mains; Lleyns £78.50, £73.80 South Bowerhouses; Zwartbles £80 Cocklet Hill, £74.50 Waterloo, £72.50 Miller Hill; Oxfords £66.80 Guards Farm.

Lightweight lambs to £77.50 for Greyfaces from Raby Grange, £55.20 Bush of Ewes; Suffolk x £60.80 Maidencoates; Cheviots £64.20 Crawesknowe, £63.20 Becks, £60.50 Halterburnhead; Texels £63.50 Lowthwaite, £62.20, £60.50 Haymont, Charollais £63.20 Netherton; Cheviot Mules £57.50 Maidencoates; Leicesters £48.50 Finnieness; Blackface £69.20 Cleughbraemill, £63.20 Arnicle, £61.80 Dashwellgreen; North Country Cheviots £58.50 Naddle; Swaledales £53.50 Whitbysteads, £44.80 Lowthwaite; Herdwicks £54.20 Ashley Park; Jacobs £53.50 Tushielaw; Shetlands £40 Copperthorns.

Hoggs 17-25.4kg Texel 165p Castle Lachlan, 160p Rottington Hall.
Hoggs 25.5-32kg Suffolk 171p Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot 183p Westburn; Texel 177p Low Tirfergus, 173p Alderley Terrace, 167p Ifferdale; Greyface 178p Laalsteins & Cairnbaan, 173p Bush of Ewes; Blackface 173p Sorbie, 168p Dashwellgreen, 163p Westloch; Swaledale 149p Lowthwaite, 146p Copperthorns.

Hoggs 32.1-39kg Suffolks 184p East Mains, 175p Culquhasen, 172p Westloch; Cheviot 181p Becks, 178p, 176p Crawsknowe; Texels 184p Shankfieldhead, 182p Shawhill; Charollais 181p Netherton, 176p Brocklewath; Greyfaces 188p Netherton, 174p Rimington, 173p Low Tirfergus; Blackfaces 192p Cleughbrae, 178p Yett & Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot 184p Whins, 177p Naddle; Swaledale 153p Whitbysteads, 147p Beechcroft; Beltex 181p Rydal.

Hoggs 39.1-45.9 Suffolk 187p Plumpe, 182p East Mains, 179p Aimshaugh; Cheviots 184p Milnholm, 179p Winterhope, 177p Becks; Texel 201p Sunnycroft, 194p Sunnycroft, 190p Station Yard; Charollais 192p Sceughdyke, 175p Brocklewath; Greyface 174p Langholm, 169p Culquhasen, 168p Miller Hill; Cheviot Mules 173p High Stenries; Blackface 175p, 174p Smalmstown, 171p Justicetown; North Country Cheviots 191p, 190p Raeburnfoot; Beltex 186p, 185p Noss.

Hoggs 46kg + Suffolk 182p, 174p Waterloo, 173p Langholm; Cheviot 148p Bush of Ewes; Texel 184p Harene, 181p Sunnycroft, 180p Harene; Halfbreds 171p Waterloo; Greyfaces 171p Sockbridge Hall; Blackfaces 167p Smalmstown, 160p Netheronsett; North Country Cheviot 177p Haymont, 169p Hownam Grange, 166p Wardpark; Beltex 205p, 196p Eastmains.

Another large show of cast ewes and rams with late high rates easily maintained and more could have been sold. The sale was topped at £112.50 for Suffolk ewes from Mr. Clark, Candybank, others £98.50 Gateside, Stackbraes & Candybank, £90.50 Tone Hall; Texels £103.50 Candybank, £100.50 Ballinliss & Greenwood Farm; Charollais £103.50 Westparkgate, £100.50, £97.50 Ballyrobert; Halfbreds £80.50 Maxton; Greyfaces £84.50 Roadside, £80.50 Leaona Villa, £79.50 Low Carry House; Cheviot Mules £86.50 Gateside, £79.50 Maxton; Leicesters £100.50 Sunnyside, £88.50 Knells, £86.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £88.50, £84.50 Raeburnhead, £75.50 Ericstane; Beltex £86.50 Stackbraes, £78.50 Tercrosset.

Lightweight ewes to £74.50, £68.50, £66.50 Tonehall, £65.50 Lowcarry House; Swaledales £54.50 Medomsley Edge, £50.50 Copperthorns, £45.50 Lowcarry House; Cheviots £62.50 Naddle, £57.50 Alfornaught, £55.50 Sarkside.

Rams to £105.50 for Leicesters from Hownam Grange, £86.50 Kelsocleugh, £84.50 Reaygarth; Suffolks £91.50 Tone Hall, £76.50 Haymont, £72.50 Wilseydown; Cheviots £60.50 Murtholm; Texels £95.50 Knells, £92.50 Wilseydown; Charollais £84.50 Ballyrobert, £69.50 Clement Leazes; Blackfaces £56.50 Marchmont, £48.50 Vicarage, Silloans; North Country Cheviots £101.50 Ericstane, £69.50 Carruthers; Swaledale £44.50 Moss Peteral; Beltex £68.50 Ballyrobert; Zwartbles £88.50 Bogra.


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Medium to 180.5p (175.7p)
Heavy to 188.5p (165.5p)

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Medium to 168.5p (149.9p)
Heavy to 189.5p (159.8p)

Young bulls to 158.5p (144.9p)

Light to 183.0p (157.1p)
Standard to 192.0p (168.2p)
Medium to 201.0p (173.4p)
Heavy to 205.0p (162.7p)
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Light to £74.50 (£39.10)
Heavy to £112.50 (£65.80)

Cast Rams to £105.50 (£55.80)

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