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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 86 prime cattle, 33 OTM cattle, 5092 prime hoggs and 3983 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th March, 2009.

In the prime cattle section more heavyweights were on offer and averages were down by 1p. Top price of 180.5p for a Belgian Blue heifer from Hallburn to W Kirkup, Butcher, others to 174.5p Gardrum. Limousin heifers 170.5p Dashwellgreen to Border Meats.

Limousin bullocks 177.5p The Gill to Messrs Nattrass, , Butcher, 174.5p, 172.5p Corby Castle, 172.5p Hallburn, 171.5p Upper Tinwald & Houghton House; Belgian Blues 172.5p Hallburn.

The Over-Thirty-Month cattle again met a fast selling trade. Blonde cows to 155.5p, 133.5p Hallburn; Simmental 149.5p Hallburn; Charolais 128.5p, 115.5p Mosside; Shorthorn 118.5p Brisco Hill; Angus 113.5p Hallburn & Cleughead; Friesian 111.5p Todhillrigg; Limousin 114.5p Mosside. Charolais heifers 141.5p Brisco Hill. Belgian Blue bullocks 139.5p Plumpe.

Prices per head – Blonde cows £1197, £1074 Hallburn; Simmental £1016 Hallburn, Charolais £970 Mosside, Charolais Bull £964 Sleetbeck.

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The excellent show of hoggs incorporated the show and sale of Cheviot hoggs. The 3381 hoggs over 36 kilo averaged 176.1p with the 1711 under 36kg averaged 165.5p.

The overall sale average was 174.4p. The sale was topped at £98.50 for Texel hoggs from Messrs Graham, Upper Mains and 207p for Texels from Maxton House. Others to £92.50 Smalmstown, £90.80 Kirtlebank; Suffolks £94.50 Burnstones, £89.50 Smalmstown, £88.50 Wiltonburn; Cheviots £84 Woodhall, £83.80 Woodhousehill, £83.50 Potholm; Charollais £82.50 Netheralbie, £79.20 Hallburn, £75.80 Sceughdyke; Greyface £78.20, £75.80 Hallburn, £75.20 Kirkhaugh; Cheviot Mule £76.50 Philiphaugh; Leicester £77.50 Pates Hill, £70.50 Minsca; Blackface £83.50 Cramalt, £82.50 Meggethead, £77.50 Cramalt; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Catslackburn, £90 Halket Leathes, £87.50 Waterloo; Swaledale £62.20, £61.50 Aimshaugh; Herdwicks £72.50, £71.50 Rowhead; Zwartbles £90 Woodhousehill; Romney Marsh £90.50 Lydden.

Lightweight hoggs to £74.50 for Beltex from Stackbraes; Suffolks £57.80 Beechcroft, £55.50 The Mark, £50 Kimmeter Green; Cheviots £66.20 Falnash, £64.80 Limekilns & Becks; Texels £64.80 Streethead, £61.80 Catslackburn & Raby Grange & Killiegruer; Greyfaces £59.50 Kilkeddan, £58.20 Streethead, £56.50 Stonehouse; Blackface £62.80 Meggethead, £60 Barlaes, £56.80 Queenshaugh; Swaledale £44.50 Spoutbank, £43.50 Prior Rigg; Herdwicks £57.50 Cardewlees, £55.20 Rowhead.

Prices per kilo: 17-25.4kg – Blackface £159 Dippen.

25.5-32kg – Suffolk 181p Beechcroft; Cheviot 188p Beechcroft, 187p Sorbie, 184p Catslackburn; Texel 185p Kilkeddan, 178p Beechcroft; Greyface 173p Miller Hill; Blackface 183p Sorbie, 171p Craigdhu; Swaledale 140p Prior Rigg; Herdwicks 149p Rowhead; Beltex 205p Balliemore.

32.4-39kg – Suffolk 176p Swaites, 175p Kimmeter Green & Langholm; Cheviot 195p Falnash, 193p Rimington Way, 191p Becks; Texel 197p Maxton House, 191p Streethead, 189p The Gill; Greyface 172p Langholm, 170p Kilkeddan; Blackface 186p Smalmstown, 181p, 179p Netherwood; North Country Cheviot 185p Whins; Swaledale 164p Aimshaugh; Herdwicks 160p Cardewlees; Beltex 207p Stackbraes; Oxford 185p Guards.

39.1-45.9 kg – Suffolk 189p Plumpe, 187p The Mark, 185p Plumpe; Cheviot 197p Falnash, 195p Woodhousehill & Becks & Crawsknowe; Texel 207p, 200p Maxton, 197p Miller Hill, 196p Blackrigg; Charollais 182p Brocklewath, 180p Hallburn; Greyface 176p Castle Nook, 175p The Mark, 174p Oswie; Blackface 183p, 182p Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot 193p Kirkbarrow Hall, 191p Blackrigg & Whins; Herdwick 179p, 177p Rowhead.

46kg + - Suffolk 174p Wiltonburn, 173p Waterloo, 167p Wiltonburn; Cheviot 183p Woodhall, 180p Crawsknowe; Texel 188p Blackrigg, 184p Netherwood & Uppermains; Charollais 172p Netheralbie; Greyface 161p Hallburn; Leicesters 141p Minsca; Blackface 168p Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot 176p Halketleathes, 172p Kirkbarrow Hall.

The cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers and saw another very good show of ewes upholding recent high rates, with good hill ewes short of requirements. Throughout the day there were 151 ewes realised over £100 per head.

The sale was topped at £115.50 for a Texel tup from Messrs Halliday, Crawthat and ewes to £112.50 for Suffolks from Messrs Clark, Candybank.

Suffolk rams £88.50 The Tofts, £84.50, £83.50 Ballyrobert; Cheviot £69.50 Upperhindhope, £64.50 Winterhope; Texel £115.50 Crawthat, £98.50 Hamlet, £95.50 Crawthat; Bleu de Maine £66.50 Cliftoncote; Charollais £90.50 Golden Lane; Leicester £88.50 Crawthat, £72.50 Severs Road; Blackface £66.50 Gall, £60 Halls, £59.50 Riskinhope; North Country Cheviot £94.50 Ericstane, £74.50 Cliftoncote; Beltex £53.50 Netherwood; Lleyn £76.50 Golden Lane.

Suffolk ewes £110.50 Roadside, £109.50, £107.50, £104.50 Ballyrobert, £104.50 Roadside, £103.50, £101.50 Ballyrobert, £100.50 Severs; Texels £108.50 Roadside, £100.50 Severs, £100 Streethead; Rouges £88.50 Whins; Charollais £106.5p, £96.50 Roadside; Halfbreds £86.50 Candybank, £84.50 Whins; Greyface £84.50 Watling, £80.50 West Farm; Cheviot Mules £76.50 Castle Nook, £71.50 Winterhope; Leicesters £91.50 Upper Hindhope, £86.50 Pates Hill, £82.50 Watling; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Hillside, £96.50 Ballyrobert, £87.50 West Farm; Beltex £74.50 Roadside; Lleyns £82.50 Golden Lane; Dorset £70.50 Severs.

Lightweight ewes to £64.50 for Cheviots from Smallholms, £59.50 Raby Grange, £58.50 Upper Hindhope; Blackface £55.50 Winterhope, Gall & Queenshaugh; Swaledale £48.50 Mossfennan, £47.50 Dyke; Herdwick £38.50, £34.50 Rowhead; Shetland £54.50 Golden Lane.


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Medium to 174.5p (159.8p)
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Light to £64.50 (£36.30)
Heavy to £112.50 (£69.72)

Cast Rams to £115.50 (£57.83)

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