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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 98 prime cattle, 22 Over Thirty Month cattle, 4929 prime hoggs and 3692 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th April, 2009.

All classes of prime cattle were easier on the week. Top was 179.5p, 178.5p for Limousin bullocks from Corby Castle Estates, 177.5p Faulding Cleugh & Hallburn, 174.5p The Gill & Corby Castle, 173.5p Hallburn & Corby Castle. Heifers sold to 175.5p, 171.5p for Limousin from Dashwellgreen; Charolais 169.5p Sceughdyke.

The OTM were short of requirements and sold to 155.5p for Limousin cows from Southwoodhead, 147.5p Solmain, 136.5p East Foreshield; Friesian 112.5p Southlambhill. Charolais heifers 147.5p, 145.5p Blindhillbush; Limousin 145.5p Moorhills, 139.5p Blindhillbush. Highland bullocks 113.5p Summerhill.

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The large show of prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade maintained last weeks rates with an overall average of 176p. Top price per kilo was 216p for Texel hoggs from Stackbraes, top price per head was £98.50 for Suffolks from Dykehead, £93.80 Sockbridgehall, £92.50 Trailtrow, ; Cheviots £93.50 Sockbridge Hall, £88.50 Sockbridge Hall, £85.50 Wicketthorn; Texel £94.50 Maidencoates & Dykehead, £92.80 Sockbridge Hall; Charollais £87.50 Stackbraes, £74.50 Allfornaught; Halfbreds £86.50 Stackbraes, £80 Haithwaite; Greyface £79.50 Brisco Hill, Stackbraes & Sockbridge Hall, £79.20 Dunjop; Cheviot Mule £69.50, £57.50 Murtholm; Leicesters £64.50 Priorsford; Blackface £86.80 Smalmstown, £82.50 Sceughdyke, £81.80 Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot £89.80, £87.50, £83.50 Sceughdyke, £80 Philiphaugh; Swaledales £59.50 Copperthorns, £58.50 Newbiggin, £53.50 Kilbride; Jacob £48.50 Eastside; Beltex £74.50 Aldermanseat; Zwartbles £76.50 Copperthorns, £60 Castle Nook.

Lightweight hoggs to £69.50 for Texels from Lurgan, £68.50 Shaw of Dryffe; Suffolks £65.20 Castle Nook, £60.50 Haithwaite; Cheviot £66.80 Potholm, £66.20 Maidencoates; Charollais £56 Sockbridge Hall; Greyface £63.50 Clonrae, £60.80 Newington; Blackface £63.50 Clonrae, £62.20 Sewing Shields; North Country Cheviot £50.50 Lurgan; Swaledale £53.50 Prior Rigg, £50 High Dovecote; Herdwicks £60.50 Cardewlees; Jacob £53.50 Parks; Welsh £60.50 Eastside.
Prices per kilo. 17-25.4 Cheviot 146p Laws Hall.

25.5-32kg Suffolk 186p Wallholm; Cheviot 194p Castle Nook, 183p Maidencoats, 180p Castle Nook; Texel 189p Newington; Greyface 163p Clonrae; Blackface 177p Beechcroft & Lurgan, 176p Prior Rigg; North Country Cheviot 180p Lurgan; Swaledale 156p Copperthorns.

32.1-39kg Suffolks 181p Castle Nook, 178p Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot 199p Clerkhill, 192p Sockbridge Hall, 191p Castle Nook, 190p Tushielaw; Texel 201p Shaw of Dryffe, 199p Wallholm, 193p Lurgan, 190p Copperthorns, 189p Willimoteswick & Castle Nook; Greyface 182p Lurgan, 181p Clonrae; Blackface 185p Smalmstown, 182p Trothlands, 181p Maidencoates & Clonrae; North Country Cheviot 188p Blackrigg, 176p Plumpe; Swaledale 157p Prior Rigg; Herdwicks 168p Cardewlees; Welsh 183p Eastside.

39.1-45.9kg – Suffolk 181p Stackbraes, 179p Newbiggin, 177p Plumpe & Eastside; Cheviot 190p Wicketthorn & High Knells, 189p Trothlands & Todhillrigg; Texel 216p Stackbraes, 199p Stackbraes, 192p Trailtrow; Greyface 177p Sockbridge Hall, 168p Newington; Cheviot Mule 170p Murtholm; Blackface 181p Crowdieknowe, 179p Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot 189p Plumpe, 184p Blackrigg, 182p Plumpe; Beltex 169p Aldermanseat.

46kg+ Suffolk 193p Sockbridge Hall, 189p Dykehead; Cheviot 174p, 173p, 171p Sockbridge Hall; Texels 197p Dykehead, 189p Trailtrow, 187p Sockbridge Hall; Charollais 165p Stackbraes; Halfbred 166p Stackbraes; Greyface 165p Dunjop, 163p Beyond The Moss; Blackface 171p, 170p Smalmstown, 165p Sceughdyke.

Another good show of cast ewes and rams were forward. Heavier ewes sold cheaper on the week, with good selling and hill ewes maintaining recent rates. Top was for Texel rams selling at £127.50 from Cooilingel, £105 Roadside; Rouge £102.50 Hamlet Gardens; Charollais £108.50 Hamlet Gardens, £102.50 Aldermanseat, £100.50 Roadside; Cheviot £80.50 Gateside; Blackface £64.50 Roadside, £55.50 Severs; Suffolk £110.50 Marygate, £108.50 Roadside, £101.50 Hamlet Gardens; Leicester £120.50 Netheroakshaw; Dorset £86.50 Hamlet Gardens.

Heavy ewes to £114.50 for Suffolks from Stackbraes, £106.50 Hamlet Gardens, £103.50 Anchor, £100 Stackbraes; Texels £113.50 Stackbraes, £104.50 Hamlet Gardens & Cooilingel, £103.50 Severs; Charollais £100.50, £99.50, £92.50 Roadside, £91.50 Hamlet Gardens; Halfbred £84.50 Skaill; Greyface £86.50 Stackbraes, £76.50 Spawell, £75.50 Spoutbank; Leicester £100.50 Eastside, £86.50 Priorsford, £82.50 Shitlington Hall, £78.50 Eastside; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Biggin, £84.50 Eastside, £77.50 Severs, £75.50 Skaill; Beltex £76.50 Hamlet Gardens; Lleyns £74.50 Eastside; Dorset £59.50 Severs; Clun £66.50 Severs.

Light ewes to £62.50 for Cheviots from Potholm, £61.50 Crossdykes, £60.50 Allfornaught, £58.50 Haithwaite; Blackfaces £58.50 Boatcroft, £56.50 Roadside, £54.50 Penpeugh, £48.50 Eastside; Swaledale £56.50 Spoutbank, £50.50 Stackbraes, £50 Woodhouse; Shetland £58.50 Ballyrobert.


Light to 150.5p (150.5p)
Medium to 178.5p (168.6p)
Heavy to 179.5p (158.1p)

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Medium to 175.5p (147.0p)
Heavy to 171.5p (153.4p)

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

Light to 194.0p (156.8p)
Standard to 201.0p (178.4p)
Medium to 216.0p (176.6p)
Heavy to 197.0p (157.1p)
Shlgs 158.0p (134.9p)

Light to £62.50 (£33.54)
Heavy to £114.50 (£66.74)

Cast Rams to £127.50 (£64.19)

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