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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 94 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 41 OTM cattle, 3031 prime hoggs, 192 prime lambs and 3365 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st May, 2009.

Clean cattle maintained late rates. Top price of 183.5p for a Limousin heifer from W & W Faulder, Houghton House, others to 173.5p Gardrum, Wysebyhill Cottage, 171.5p Dashwellgreen; Charolais 176.5p Upper Mains. Limousin bullocks to 180.5p The Gill followed at 177.5p Hallburn; Belgian Blues 174.5p, 171.5p Corby Castle.

Heavyweight young bulls sold to 143.5p for Angus from Fenwick & Borthwickshiels.

41 OTM with more leaner cattle on offer, trade maintained late high rates. Limousin cows to 125.5p Snab & Ellary Estate, 122.5p, 121.5p Horseholm; Friesians 119.5p Stubbyknowe, 117.5p Bectonhall; Angus 118.5p Woodhead; Saler 118.5p Poltalloch Farm, 116.5p Greystoke; Belgian Blues 117.5p Woodhead. Galloway heifers to 135.5p Bateyshield.

The good show of spring lambs met a good trade selling to £102 for Texels from G Beattie, Guards Mill and to 229p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Carruthers, Glenzierfoot. The overall average was 212p. Other Texels to £90.80 Newtown, £84.80 Broomhills, Glenzierfoot & Kimmeter Green; Suffolks £98.70 Kimmeter Green & Kilnfordcroft, £88.80 Calees Cottage, £87.80, £86.80Kilnfordcroft; Charollais £98.80 Westerparkgate; Oxfords £83.20 Guards.

Another large show of hoggs met a very strong trade to average 170.7p overall. Top was 215p for Texels from A Thom, The Mark and to £102.80 for Texels from Messrs Woodburn, Haas Grove, others to £91.80 Kirkend.

Suffolks £94 West Farm; Hill Cheviot £88.20 Bloan; Charollais £78.80 Wester Parkgate; Greyface £91.80 Smalmstown; Blackface £91.20 Smalmstown, £83.80 Smalmstown & Maidencoates, £81.20 Southend; North Country Cheviot £89.20 West Farm, £86.50 Meiklewhitriggs, £84 Reaster; Swaledale £67.20 Hammershields, £64.20 Wolfcleugh, £63.80 Streethead; Herdwicks £79.80 Oakbank; Zwartbles £71.80 Maidencoates.

Light hoggs again dear to average 164p overall to a top of 211p for Beltex from J Retson & Son, Maidencoats who was also top price per head at £71.80. Suffolks £59.80 Wallholm; Cheviot £62.80 Branteth; Texel £69.80 Maidencoates; Greyface £70.20 Bush of Ewes; Blackface £66.20 Smalmstown, £65.20 Easthouse; North Country Cheviot £68 West Farm; Swaledale £55.80 Owlethirst; Herdwick £66.20 Smalmstown.

Another large show of cast ewes and rams with all classes sharper on the week to average £69.65 overall. In the cast ewe section heavy Suffolks sold to £128.50 from Roadside, others to £126.50, £120.50 Seavers, £119.50 Greenah-Villam £118.50 Guards Mill; Texels £123 Roadside, £116.50 Hamlet, £115.50 Greenah-Villa; Charollais £109.50 The Country, £104.50 Severs; Halfbred £104.50 Guards Mill; Greyface £85.50, £84.50 Stackbraes, £82.50 Eastlane & Roadside; Cheviot Mules £76.50 West House; Leicesters £115, £103.50 Eastlane; North Country Cheviot £120.50, £116.50 Hillhead; Beltex £103.50 Hillside; Lleyn £83.50 Eastlane.

Hill ewes to £66.50 for Blackfaces from Achadunan, others to £63.50 Peelahill, £60.50 Murthat, Uppercleugh & Easthouse. Hill Cheviots to £60 Pingle, £59.50 Carlenrigg; Swaledale £62.50 Kirkland Green, £61.50 Hayclose; Herdwicks £55.50 Oakbank.

Cast rams to £127 for Texels from Tuckfield, others to £115 Roadside, £114.50 Hamlet; Suffolk £113.50 Seavers, £109.50 Tuckfield, £103.50 Seavers, £103 Roadside; Bleu de Maines £112.50 Branxholmtown; Charollais £123 Roadside, £114 Gatehouse; Leicesters £106.50 Tenterhouse, £104.50 Roachburn, £102.50 Coldshield; Swaledale £64.50 Wolfcleugh Cottage.


Light to 131.5p (131.5p)
Medium to 167.5p (159.9p)
Heavy to 180.5p (159.6p)

Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 166.5p (160.9p)
Heavy to 183.5p (158.8p)

Young Bulls 143.5p (139.5p)

Light to 203.0p (162.4p)
Standard to 211.0p (170.5p)
Medium to 215.0p (176.1p)
Heavy to 190.0p (170.9p)
Shlgs 166.0p (139.4p)

Light to 211.0p (211.0p)
Standard to 229.0p (214.0p)
Medium to 207.0p (198.8p)
Heavy to 217.0p (199.2p)
Overweight -------p (-------p)

Light to £66.50 (£46.35)
Heavy to £128.50 (£77.00)

Cast Rams £127.00 (£72.37)

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