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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 74 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 32 OTM cattle, 2,460 prime hoggs and 3060 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th April, 2009.

All classes of clean cattle met a sharper trade with top prices of 185.5p for a Limousin bullocks from JC & D Nicholson, The Gill, others to 184.5p, 182.5p Corby Castle Estate, 183.5p Crookholm, 182.5p The Gill. Charolais bullocks 182.5p Corby Castle; Belgian Blues 179.5p Houghton House. Limousin heifers 175.5p from Wyseby Hill Cottage & Hallburn, 171.5p Gardrum. Heavyweight young bulls to 149.5p from Sceughdyke.

The Over-thirty-month cattle were forward to the usual ring of buyers and overall lacking fleshy kinds. Belgian Blue cows to 155.5p Ladyhousesteads; Luing 141.5p Kilberry; Limousin 145.5p Dumbretton; Blondes 127.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage; Friesian 119.5p Evertown; Charolais 115.5p Cumcrook; Bluegrey 103.5p Hole of Lyne. Friesian heifers to 145.5p Peterscrook; Belgian Blues 139.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage; Galloway 147.5p Bloch; Limousin 129.5p Whiteclose. Limousin bulls 131.5p Townhead; Angus 103.5p Burnfoot on Esk; Shorthorn 101.5p Hallsford.

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Due to the Easter holidays there was a smaller show of hoggs. The 1721 hoggs over 36kg averaged 184.3p and the 739 over 36 kg averaged 186p. The overall sale average was 184.7p with export type hoggs 38-45kg averaging 189.5p. The sale was topped at £106.50 for Texels from Maidencoats and to 217p for Beltex from Maidencoats.

Other Texels to £95.50 Maidencoats, £94.20 Oakwell Road, £92.50 Smalmstown; Suffolks £95.50 Roadside, £88.50 Streethead, £87.50 Crawfordjohnmill; Cheviots £81.20 Newtown, £80.80 Becks, £79.80 Potholm; Charollais £94.50 Mosside; Greyface £84.50 High Airyolland, Langholm & Mossband Hall; Cheviot Mule £73.20 Bloch; Leicester £77.50 Waterloo; Blackface £88.50 Smalmstown, £86.50 Silloans, £85.80 Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot £91.20 Oakwell Road, £86.50 Cara View, £85.80 Oakwell Road; Swaledale £78.50 Street House, £76.50 Clachan; Herdwicks £69.80 Rowhead; Beltex £79.50 Thackwood; Lleyns £74.50 Toppin Castle.

Lightweight hoggs to £74.50 for Cheviots from Southlambhill, £68.80 Tushielaw; Suffolks £69.80 Broomhill, £61.20 High Cattadale; Texels £64.50 The Mark, Winterhope & Wydon Eals; Charollais £54.50 Mosside; Greyface £66.20 High Cattadale, £63.50 Swaites, £62.50 Kildaloig; Blackface £69.80 Streethead, £60.80 Crawfordjohnmill; £56.50 Debog; North Country Cheviot £71.20 Naddle; Swaledale £58.50, £52.50 Prior Rigg; Herdwick £65.50 Rowhead; Beltex £74.20, £66.80 Naddle; Shetland £57.50 Waterloo, £55.50 Butterdales; Welsh £63.50 Longbrough Fauld.

Prices per kilo:

17-25.4kg – Blackface £154p Killeonan.

25.5-32kg – Suffolk 191p High Cattadale; Cheviot 195p Tushielaw; Texel 202p Wydon Eals, 193p The Mark; Charollais 195p Mosside; Greyface 205p Langholm, 202p Wydon Eals; Blackface 205p Upper Hindhope, 195p Debog; Beltex 217p, 204p Maidencotes; Welsh Mountain 198p, 195p Longbrough Fauld.

32.1-39kg – Suffolk 205p Broomhill, 199p Cadgillhead, 190p The Mark; Cheviot 207p Southlambhill, 203p Becks, 202p Tushielaw; Texel 197p Smalmstown, 190p The Gill; Greyface 196p, 189p High Cattadale; Cheviot Mule 193p Bloch; Blackface 199p Streethead, 193p Southlambhill; North Country Cheviot 210p Oakwell Road, 209p Naddle, 203p Whins; Swaledale 176p Street House, 167p Prior Rigg; Herdwicks; Beltex 206p,202p Naddle.

39.1-45.9kg Suffolk 200p Plumpe; Cheviot 204p Laws Hall, 202p Becks, 195p Potholm; Texel 210p, 209p, 208p. 206p Oakwell Road, 206p Rosehill & Naddle; Charollais 179p Mosside; Greyface 197p Mossband Hall, 185p High Airyolland, 184p Plumpe & Westernhopeburn; Blackfaces 200p Smalmstown, 190p Plumpe & Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot £209p, 203p Oakwell Road, 197p Wickethorn; Swaledale 157p Westforeshield; Herdwicks 170p Rowhead; Beltex 189p Thackwood.

Hoggs 46+ - Suffolk 170p Wiltonburn, 167p Streethead; Texel 189p Waterloo, 186p Rowhead, 184p Mid Harrietfields; Charollais £170p Wiltonburn; Greyface 182p Street House, 178p Crawfordjohnmill; Blackface 185p, 177p Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot 188p Cara View.

The cast ewes and rams were the dearest trade ever seen at any centre. 1016 sold at £100 or above and to a top of £134.50 for Suffolk ewes from Hamlet Gardens and Texels from Roadside, with an overall sale average of £87.14 per head.

Other Suffolks £132.50 The Land, Stackbraes &Roadside,£124.50 Roadside, £122.50 Hamlet Gardens & Cardew Hall; Texel £130.50 Gateside, £129.50 Ballinliss, £126.50 Roadside; Bleu de Maine £100.50 Hamlet Gardens; Charollais 128.50 Thackwood, £124.50 Hamlet Gardens; Halfbreds £118.50 Stackbraes; Greyface £90.50 Cardew Hall, £87.50 Henrys Hill, £86.50 Newbiggin; Cheviot Mules £60.50 High Stenries; Leicester £100 Severs Road, £98.50 Peela Hill £94.50 Bog; North Country Cheviot £104.50 Seavers, £96.50 High Moat; Beltex £76.50 Hobbiesburn; Lleyn £76.50 Glebelands; Zwartbles £90.50 Hobbiesburn; Dorset £108.50 Gateside.

Light ewes to £66.50 for Blackfaces from Peela Hill, £62.50 Cadgillhead, £57.50 Parish Holm; Cheviot £64.50 East Durran, £59.50, £58.50 Stybeck, £57.50 Cadgillhead; Swaledale £64.50 Shankfieldhead, £63.50 Beckhouse, £62.50 The Bog; Herdwicks £54.50 Cardewlees.

Rams to £132.50 for Suffolks from Severs; Suffolk x £118.50 Ballyrobert; Cheviot £86.50 Winterhope; Texel £128.50, £126.50, £118.50 Hamlet Gardens, £106.50 Killeonan; Charollais £124.50, £114.50 Hamlet Gardens; Leicester £90.50 Beckhouse, £80.50 Hamlet Gardens; Blackface £90.50 Medomsley, £76.50 Killeonan; North Country Cheviot £128.50, £116.50 Ericstane; Jacob £78.50 Gateside; Lleyn £74.50 Butterdales; Zwartbles £106.50 Achaurole Mains


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Medium to 184.5p (167.4p)
Heavy to 185.5p (168.9p)

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Medium to 157.5p (157.5p)
Heavy to 175.5p (160.2p)

Young bulls to 149.5p (147.5p)

Light to 217.0p (184.1p)
Standard to 210.0p (185.3p)
Medium to 210.0p (194.6p)
Heavy to 189.0p (167.5p)
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Light to £100.50 (£49.78)
Heavy to £134.50 (£90.96)

Cast Rams to £132.50 (£90.69)

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