The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
81 prime cattle, 40 OTM cattle, 1,201 prime hoggs, 828 prime lambs
and 2,474 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on
Thursday 18th June, 2009.
Prime cattle were sharper on the week to a
top of 182.5p and 178.5p for Limousin bullocks from J.C. & D.
Nicholson, The Gill, others 174.5p Dashwellgreen, 173.5p (x2) Houghton
House, 172.5p Dashwellgreen, The Gill and Hallburn; British Blue
181.5p from J.F. & S.J. MacDonald,
Ladyhousesteads. Limousin heifers from J. & N. Blaylock & Son,
Hallburn to 182.5p, others 179.5p, 178.5p (x2), 176.5p Dashwellgreen;
Charolais 176.5p Brydekirk Mains and Hallburn; British Blue 175.5p
from G.P. & E.A. Coates, Beckhall.
Over Thirty Month cattle were
also sharper with Hereford heifers to 140.5p, 132.5p and 125.5p Horsegills;
Angus 138.5p Kilnhill, 137.5p Ryehills; Limousin 135.5p No 3 Stonehouse;
Friesian 128.5p Hethermill. Cows to 131.5p for Angus from Cambeck
Hill; Shorthorn 121.5p Cambeck Hill; British Blue 119.5p Cambeck
Hill; Limousin 115.5p Greensburn; Friesian 111.5p (x2) The Stubb.
828 prime lambs were easier on the week following the national trend,
however, best lambs sold above expectations. The sale averaged 163p.
Top price per kilo of 209p for Texels from Messrs Edminson, Middle
Farm, with top price per head of £86.50 for Suffolks from Messrs
Douglas, Swainsteads and also for Texels from Messrs Hastings, Rosehill.
Suffolk £86.50 Swainsteads, £78.50 Spoutbank; Texel £86.50
Rosehill, £84.80 Rhoin; Charollais £85.50 Meinfoot, £83.80
Pates Hill; Oxford £65.80 Guards Farm.
A mixed show of prime
hoggs with a lot of vendors clearing out their tailenders. Best type
hoggs still sold between £8 - £10
above their weight. Top price of £73.50 for Texel hoggs from
Messrs Stoddart, Hillside, others £63.50 Winterhope; Beltex £73.50, £61.50
Hillside; Hill Cheviot £65.50 Falnash, £59 Longoe; Suffolk £57.50
Borders, £52.50 The Nook; Blackface £53.20 East Mains, £52.50
The Mark; Greyface £51.50 Hillside; Jacob £43.80 Tundergarth
A smaller show on the week of 2,474 cast ewes and rams saw
heavy and horned ewes maintaining recent high rates, but fat ewes
proving more difficult to cash. Top price of £129.50 for a
Texel ram from J.C. & D. Nicholson, The Gill, who also sold two
more at £126.50;
Charollais £110.50 Castle Drive, £100.50 Bluebell; Leicester £96.50
Tecket; Suffolk £92.50 Borders, £90.50 Castle Drive;
Beltex £80.50 Hillside; North Country Cheviot £76.50
Lephinmore; Blackface £61.50 Brown Hill.
Heavy ewes to £118.50
for Suffolk crosses from The Grange and for Texels from Roadside;
other Suffolks £117.50 Winterhope; other Texels £114.50
Stackbraes; Charollais £116.50 Roadside; Half Bred £110.50
Bluebell, £100.50 Newbiggin; Beltex £95.50 Abbey Cowper, £90
Smyllum Road; Leicester £91.50 Waterloo; North Country Cheviot £86.50
Bluebell, £85.50 Castle Drive; Cheviot Mule £76.50 Sceughdyke;
Greyface £74.50 Winterhope, £72.50 Old Rectory.
ewes to £59.50 for Lleyns from The Height; Hill Cheviot £54.50
Winterhope, £53.50 Twislehope; Blackface £52.50 West
Craigs, £49.50 The Nook; Swaledale £52.50, £51.50
Ballywillan; Herdwick £49.50 Genesis.
Steers Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 163.5p (140.6p)
Heavy to 182.5p (162.3p)
Heifers Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 178.5p (169.5p)
Heavy to 182.5p (160.1p)
Young bulls ------p (-------p)
Hoggs Light to 114.0p (100.2p)
Standard to 124.0p (108.3p)
Medium to 124.0p (116.2p)
Heavy to 127.0p (103.6p)
Shlgs 126.0p (105.8p)
Lambs Light to 172.0p (162.0p)
Standard to 209.0p (167.5p)
Medium to 204.0p (159.0p)
Heavy to 177.0p (156.3p)
Overweight 150.0p (148.5p)
Ewes Light to £59.50 (£40.29)
Heavy to £118.50 (£72.25)
Cast Rams £129.50(£68.66)