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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 110 prime cattle, 24 OTM cattle, 4847 prime hoggs and 4,450 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd April, 2009.

Well finished clean cattle maintained late high rates. Top price of 187.5p for a Charolais heifer from WH & M Sisson, Fenton and purchased by Messrs Nattrass, Carlisle. Limousin heifers to 185.5p Ladyhousesteads to Border Meats, Lockerbie, others to 177.5p Houghton House, 176.5p Hallburn; Belgian Blues 173.5p Hallburn.

Limousin bullocks to 185.5p, 178.5p, 177.5p Corby Castle Estate, 184.5p, 179.5p Hallburn, 177.5p Bloan Farm, 175.5p The Gill; Blondes 182.5p The Gill; Belgian Blues 183.5p Corby Castle Estate, 178.5p Bloan Farm.

The OTMs were short of requirements and also met extreme rates. Limousin to 157.5p Desoglin, 131.5p, 130.5p Copperthorns; Belgian Blues 128.5p Rinnion Hills; Friesian 110.5p Hillhead; Angus 105.5p Scugg House. Limousin bullocks 141.5p Burnside. Friesian heifers 135.5p Becton Hall.

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Another large show of prime hoggs selling to the usual busy ringside of buyers to average 177p overall. The 3488 hoggs over 36 kg averaged 176.1p and the 1359 hoggs under 36kg averaged 177.5p. Top price per kilo was 224p for Beltex hoggs from Messrs Stoddart, Hillsde and top price per head was for Texel hoggs at £100 Willimoteswick & Blackrigg. Other Texels to £97.50 Easthouse, £94.50 Willimoteswick & Hillside; Suffolks £90.50 Waterloo, £89.50 East Cliff, £87.50 Snade; Cheviot £82.80 Wicketthorn, £82.50 Springwells, £81.80 Todhillrigg; Charollais £89.50, £81.80 Culquhasen, £78.80 Plumpe; Halfbreds £81.50 Snade; Greyface £89.50, £85.50 Waterloo, £82.50 Sceughdyke; Blackface £85.50 Justicetown, £83.80, £82.80 Smalmstown, £82.80 Dunjop; North Country Cheviot £95.50, £93.50 Oakwell, £89.80 Sceughdyke, £88.50 Whitton; Swaledale £68.50 Milescott, £66.50 Sockbridge Hall & Williamston, £65.50 Castle Nook; Herdwicks £66.50 Cardewlees, £64.50 Farmers Close; Jacobs £69.50 The Bank, £63.50 Finnieness; Beltex £91.50 Cardew Hall, £90, £87.50 Hillside, £86.50 Blackrigg; Lleyns £90.50 Westerhouses, £82.80 Quarry House; Oxford £99.50, £87.50 Winterhope.

Lightweight hoggs to £70.50 for Texels from Easthouse & Boghead, £69.50 Rosgill Hall; Suffolks £65.20 Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot £69.80 Shawhead, £65.80 Sockbridge Hall, £65.20 Tushielaw; Greyface £70.50 Finnieness; Blackface £67.80 Barlaes, £64.50 Streethead; North Country Cheviot £69.80 Castlewigg; Swaledale £52.50 Shankfieldhead, £51.50 Milescott; Badgerface £64.50 Finnieness; Zwartbles £53.50 Fairgirth; Shetlands £50.50 Farmers Close; Welsh £50 Milescott.
Hoggs per kilo 25.5 – 32 – Cheviot 216p Becks, 185p Farmers Close; Texel 199p Bush of Ewes, 192p Beechcroft; Greyface 173p Sockbridge Hall, 166p Beechcroft; Blackface 195p Bush of Ewes, 174p Crawfordjohnmill; Swaledale 142p Milescott; Shetland 180p Farmers Close.

32.1 – 39 kg – Suffolk 186p Sockbridge Hall, 183p Catslackburn, 176p Crawfordjohnmill; Cheviot 206p Southlambhill, 199p, 196p Shawhead, 194p Sockbridge Hall; Texel 207p Easthouse, 201p Boghead, 199p Bush of Ewes, 198p Sockbridge Hall; Charollais 177p Brocklewath; Greyface 196p Finnieness, 180p Streethead; Blackface 199p Bush of Ewes, 188p Barlaes, Easthouse & Sockbridge Hall; North Country Cheviot £195p Oakwell, 194p Effgill & Castlewigg; Swaledale 160p Milescott, 158p Street House; Jacob 163p Finnieness; Beltex 224p, 200p Hillside; Badgerface 184p Finnieness; Zwartbles 153p Fairgirth; Oxford 180p Guards.

39.1 – 45.9kg – Suffolk 184p Guards Mill, 183p, 182p Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot 188p Potholm, 187p Laws Hall & Sockbridge Hall, 186p Wicketthorn, Todhillrigg & Hoddamtown; Texel 206p Willimoteswick, 201p Boghead, 195p Dunjop & Oakwell; Charollais 184p Culquhasen, 183p Plumpe; Greyface 185p Sockbridge Hall, 182p Dunjop & Sockbridge Hall, 181p North Deanhead; Blackface 190p, 188p Smalmstown, 187p Plumpe, 185p Crowdieknowe; North Country Cheviot 196p Blackrigg, 195p Oakwell, 193p Oakwell; Swaledale 163p Milescott, 156p Castle Nook; Herdwicks 162p Cardewlees; Jacob 158p The Bank; Beltex 200p Snade, 197p Oakwell, 196p Snade; LLeyn 176p, 170p Whitcastles.

46kg + - Suffolks 182p Sceughdyke, 177p Oakwell Road; Cheviot 176p Wicketthorn, 159p Becks; Texels 191p Oakwell, 185p Willimoteswick, 184p Smalmstown, 179p Willimoteswick; Charollais 178p Culquhasen; Halfbreds 157p Snade; Greyface 182p Waterloo, 174p Smalmstown; Blackface 174p Justicetown, 173p Dunjop, 168p Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot 179p Effgill, 177p, 173p Oakwell; Swaledale 131p Morley Hill; Beltex 199p Cardew Hall; Lleyn 176p Quarry House, 164p Westerhouses.

A larger show of prime ewes and rams sold easier on the week especially for heavier ewes with plainer and horned ewes maintaining recent rates. Top was £134.50 for Suffolk rams from Messrs Roots, Kilnfordcroft.

Heavy ewes to £129.50 for Suffolks from Messrs Irving East Cliff, £124.50 Land, £122.50 Stackbraes; Cheviot £80.50 Millbank, £79.50 Westerkirk; Texel £120.50 Orchardton Mains, £114.50 Cardew Hall, £108.50 Hamlet Gardens, Douganhill, Railway; Bleu de Maine £87.50 Cardew Hall; Rouge £89.50 Severs; Charollais £101.50, £94.50 Hamlet Gardens, £92.50 Roadside; Halfbred £118.50, £92.50 Mouswald Grange; Greyface £78.50 Slealands, £76.50 Sykehead & Roadside, £75.50 Knowe & Greensburn; Cheviot Mules £79.50, £64.50 Stackbraes; Leicester £97.50 Sanders Close, £92.50 Whitton, £82.50 Williamston; North Country Cheviot £82.50 Hamlet Gardens, £80.50 Upper Dounreay, £79.50 Severs; Beltex £90.50, £88.50 Stackbraes; Zwartbles £80 Roadside; Oxford £59.50, £57.50 Winterhope; Dorset £64.50 Castle Drive.

Light ewes to £79.50 for Cheviots from Westerkirk, £60.50 Millbank; Blackfaces to £74.50 Edges Green, £68.50 Yewtree, £65.50 Roadside; Swaledale £62.50 Whitton, £58.50 Kilnstown, £56.50 Yewtree.

Rams to £134.50 for Suffolks from Kilnfordcroft, £97.50 Severs, £90.50 Hamlet Gardens; Cheviot £64.50 Westerkirk, £56.50 North Deanhead; Texels £116.50 Stackbraes, £112.50, £104.50 Seavers; Charollais £122.50 Hamlet Gardens, £118.50 Severs, £109.50 Roadside; Leicester £118.50 Hamlet Gardens, £108.50 Balgray Hill, £102.50 Whitton; Blackface £68.50 North Deanhead, £64.50 Brackenthwaite & Greensburn; North Country Cheviot £1209.50 Whiteknowe, £101.50 Whitton, £100 Hamlet Gardens; Swaledale £64.50 Edges Green; Beltex £64.50 Stackbraes; Lleyn £78.50 Harper Hill; Zwartbles £64.50 The Bank; Oxford £120.50 Winterhope; Dorset £94.50 Castle Drive.


Light to 149.5p (149.5p)
Medium to 185.5p (161.1p)
Heavy to 184.5p (164.7p)

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Medium to 153.5p (149.3p)
Heavy to 187.5p (157.8p)

Young bulls to -------p (-------p)

Light to 216.0p (165.7p)
Standard to 224.0p (181.7p)
Medium to 206.0p (183.6p)
Heavy to 199.0p (164.9p)
Shlgs 165.0p (130.6p)

Light to £79.50 (£37.04)
Heavy to £129.50 (£72.31)

Cast Rams to £134.50 (£76.40)

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers' Mart plc, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 5LY
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