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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 89 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 28 OTM cattle, 5156 prime hoggs and 3078 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th March, 2009.

All classes of clean cattle were sharper on the week. Top price of 184.5p for an Angus bullock from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn and purchased by W Kirkup & Sons, Butchers. Limousins to 180.5p, 178.5p, 176.5p, 175.5p Corby Castle, 178.5p Hallburn, 177.5p The Gill; Blondes 181.5p Toppin Castle;

Belgian Blues 177.5p Toppin Castle, 174.5p Corby Castle.

Belgian Blue heifers to 181.5p, 178.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum; Limousin 179.5p Dashwellgreen, 177.5p, 171.5p Houghton House; Blondes 174.5p Toppin Castle.

Young bulls to 159.5p for Limousin from Shaw Cottage.

A smaller show of OTM cattle again met extreme rates with Belgian Blue bullocks to 146.5p Braemar; Bluegrey to 145.5p, 134.5p Braemar; Limousin 143.5p Camping Holm. Limousin heifers 146.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage; Friesian 129.5p Peterscrook. Limousin cows 121.5p Langholm Farm; Friesian 120.5p Becton Hall; Holstein 119.5p Peterscrook. Limousin bulls to 131.5p Gallowberry; Galloways 117.5p Netherhill.

sheep ring

Another grand show of prime hoggs. A full ring of buyers saw hoggs the dearest trade of the season so far with the whole sale averaging 187.8p. The 1784 hoggs under 36kg averaged 186p and the 3372 over 36kg averaged 187.6p. The sale was topped at £112.50 for Texels from Messrs Jamieson, Woodhead and to 227p for Texels from LE Grice & Son, Newtown.

Texel hoggs £112.50 Woodhead, £102.5p Allerbeck, £100.50 Distillery, £100.20 Lydden, £100 Newtown; Suffolk x £107.50, £99.50 Guardsmill, £98.50 Becton Hall, £92.50 Broomhill; Suffolk £102.50 Shielsknowe; Cheviot £90.50 Sceughdyke, £88.50 Fingland, £87.50 Potholm & Upper Hindhope; Charollais £94.50 Kilbride, £89.50 Lydden, £85.20 Culquhasen; Greyface £84 Hillview, £83.80 Middle Shipley, £83.50 Plumpe, £81.80 Lowclosegill; Cheviot Mules £81.50 Naddle, £70.50 Girnwood; Leicesters £84.50 Stackbraes, £80 Arnicle, £75.50 Tecket; Blackface £84.80 Clonrae, £84.50 Plumpe, £83.20 Sceughdyke; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Biggin, £95.80, £93.80 The Land; Swaledale £74.80 Street House, £74.50 The Bog; Herdwicks £69.50 Cardewlees; Jacob £77.50 Stackbraes; Beltex £85.50 Hollands, £77.20 Naddle; Woodlands £86.50 Netherhill; Roussin £89.20 Kirtlebank; Oxfords £72.20 Guards; Hampshire £89.20 Netheralbie.

Lightweight hoggs to £74.80 for Cheviots from Winterhope, £74.20 Becks, £72.80, £70.20, £70 Raeburnfoot; Suffolks £65.50 Raby Grange, £61.80 Clonrae; Texels £71.80 Catslackburn, £71.50 Newington, £70.80 Beyond The Moss; Charollais £62.50 Thackwood; Greyfaces £70.80 Castle Nook, £70 Butterdales; Blackface £70.20 Catslackburn, £68.50 Culquhasen, £66.80 Barlaes; North Country Cheviot £51.50 Tormore; Swaledales £60.80 Castle Nook; Herdwicks £53.80 Beechcroft; Beltex £58.80 Slaghills; Lleyn £57.50 Satchells; Beulah £65.50 Catslackburn.
Hoggs per kilo – 17-25.4kg. Blackface 158p Cocklicks.

25.5-32kg – Cheviot 203p Castle Nook, 202p Girnwood; Texels 197p Clonrae, 195p Beechcroft, 193p Cleuchhead; Charollais 191p Beechcroft; Greyface 187p Catslackburn, 183p Clonrae, 180p Redhouse; Blackface 203p Castle Nook, 198p Catslackburn, 189p Beechcroft; North Country Cheviot 172p Tomore; Swaledale 190p Castle Nook; Herdwicks 179p Beechcroft; Beltex 190p Slaghills.

32.1 0 39 kg – Suffolk 182p Raby Grange; Cheviot 211p Becks, 208p Winterhope, 207p Raeburnfoot, Crawsknowe, Castle Nook & Blackrigg, 206p Becks, Naddle, 205p Becks, 204p Shawhead, 203p Castlewigg, 202p Raeburnfoot , Laws Hall, Castlewigg & Shawhead, 201p Raeburnfoot.; Texels 210p Cleuchhead, 207p Naddle, 205p Newtown & Catslackburn, 204p, 201p Newington, 200p Corries Mill; Charollais 206p Sceughdyke; Greyface 202p Castle Nook; Blackface 208p Streethead, 206p Yett, 202p Cleughhead & Castlewigg, 201p Castlewigg; North Country Cheviot 205p Tomore; Swaledale 175p Street House; Beltex 209p Naddle.

39.1-45.9kg Suffolk 204p Plumpe & Broomhill, 196p Culquhasen; Cheviot 216p Gate Farm, 209p Blackrigg, 208p Wardpark & Potholom, 204p Bloch; Texel 227p Newtown, 211p Cleuchhead & Kirkbarrow, 209p Kirkbarrow, 208p The Gill; Charollais 196p Brocklewath; Greyface 194p Plumpe; Cheviot Mule 190p Naddle; Blackface 202p Clonrae, 201p Haystown, 200p Castle Nook; North Country Cheviot 205p, 203p Whins; Swaledale 182p Street House; Beltex 194p Hollands.
46+kg Suffolk 193p High Cattadale, 189p Broomhill; Cheviot 197p Sceughdyke, 189p Woodhousehill; Texel 195p Netheronsett; Charollais 185p Culquhasen; Greyface 178p Middle Shipley, 174p Lowclosegill; Blackface 168p Netheronsett; North Country Cheviot 200p, 195p Land, 193p Woodhousehill; Swaledale 159p Bog; Jacob 161p Stackbraes; Roussin 194p Kirtlebank; Hampshire 194p Netheralbie.

Blackface Hogg Champions

The firm also held a show and sale for Blackface hoggs kindly sponsored by Johnson Tractors, Carlisle.

The show was judged by R T Booth, Closenook, who awarded the championship to a pen of 20 from Messrs Coltman, Haystown/Glensek, Peebles and scaling 40kg realising £80.20 to the judge.

32-36kg – 1st Bush of Ewes 34kg £65.80 to M Lomax.

36-41kg 1st Haystown 40kg £80.20 to R T Booth, 2nd The Yett 38kg £78.20 to R C Vivers, 3rd Streethead 39kg £81.20 to Woodhead Bros.

41kg + 1st The Yett 41kg £80.80 to R C Vivers, 2nd Netheronsett 48kg £80.80 to J Tucker.

A smaller show of ewes and rams saw the dearest trade in years, with the whole sale averaging £70/head. A new centre record was set as the sale topped at £133.50 for Suffolk ewes from Ballinliss. There was almost 400 ewes at or above £100.

Suffolk ewes £133.50 Seavers Road, £118.50 Roadside, £116.50 Ballyclare, Reaster. £114.50 Ballyclare & Becks; £112.50 Ballyclare; Texels £124.50 Roadside, £120.50 Ballyclare, £118.50 Rosehill, £117.50 Ballyclare, £116.50 Seavers & Stackbraes; Rouge £98.50 Seavers, £84.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £112.50 Thackwood, £111.50 Ballyclare, £102.50 Ballyclare; Halfbreds £92.50 Guardsmill, £88.50 Whins, £84.50 Skinnet; Greyface £90.50 Shielsknowe, £88.50 Cleughbraemill, £88 Highglentriplock, £86.50 Waltonhighrigg , Chapel & Westend; Leicester £102.50 Culquhasen, £94.50 Newtown, £90.50 Morley Hill & Derwent House, £88.50, £86.50 Upper Hindhope; North Country Cheviot £106.50, £86.50 Biggin, £85.50 Ysgubor; Beltex £84.50, £78.50 Lairdlaugh; Lleyn £84.50 Brocklewath, £76.50 Allerbeck; Masham £64.50 Seavers; Zwartbles £90.50 Easthouse; Oxfords £100 Gate Farm; Cheviot Mules £76.50 Easthouse.

Lightweight ewes to £74.50 for Blackfaces from Derwent, £64.50 Shielsknowe, £62.50 Greensburn; Cheviots £64.50 Commonside, £60.50 Shaw of Dryffe & Glendinning, £59.50 Chapel; Swaledales £62.50 Greenburn, £53.50 Newbiggin & Harwoodshield, £50.50 Coldshield; Herdwicks £46.50 North Gillbank; Jacobs £40.50 Knights Lodge; Shetland £35.50 Stackbraes.

Rams to £120.50 for Texels from Ballyclare, £114.50 Ballyrobert, Seavers, £96.50 Stackbraes; Suffolks £110.50 Seavers, £89.50 Highglentriplock, £74.50 Gate Farm; Cheviot £52.50 Rhemullen; Charollais £94.50 Thackwood; Leicester £110.50, £106.50, £90.50 Morley Hill; Blackface £70.50 Chapel, £66.50, £56.50 Kirkhouse; North Country Cheviot £114.50 Biggin, £86.50 Raeburnfoot; Swaledale £64.50 Sanders Close, £58.50 Palmer Hill; Lleyn £78.50 Cleuchhead.


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Medium to 178.5p (175.9p)
Heavy to 184.5p (164.6p)

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Medium to 179.5p (154.7p)
Heavy to 181.5p (158.6p)

Young bulls to 159.5p (159.5p)

Light to 203.0p (180.1p)
Standard to 211.0p (190.9p)
Medium to 227.0p (192.6p)
Heavy to 200.0p (176.7p)
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Light to £74.50 (£45.52)
Heavy to £133.50 (£80.22)

Cast Rams to £120.50 (£71.76)

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