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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 49 over thirty month cattle, 7,122 prime lambs and 6,707 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th September, 2009.

Clean cattle lacked overall quality. Top price of 187.5p paid by Messrs Nattrass, Butcher, for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Ritson, Swaites, others to 174.5p Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers from A. Irving, Toppin Castle sold to 180.5p, 173.5p and 171.5p to W. Kirkup & Son, Butcher and Border Meats, Lockerbie, others 178.5p Newham Hall; Charolais 171.5p Jopling of Seamer.

The 49 Over Thirty Month cattle were dearer on the week. Blue Grey bullocks 143.5p Braemar; Galloway & Shorthorn 136.5p Braemar. Limousin cows 131.5p Brisco Hill, 123.5p Blackhouse, 115.5p Smithsteads; British Blue 125.5p Kilbride Farm; Simmental 115.5p Four O Boot; Luing 108.5p Glendearg; Angus 106.5p Glendearg, 104.5p (x2) Synton Park Head; Black & White 96.5p Hawkshole. Limousin bulls 101.5p Swaites.

A massive show of 7,122 prime lambs saw a similar trade to last week. The overall average was 147.5p with the 4,566 lambs over 36kg averaging 148.7p. Top price per kilo was 182p for Beltex’s from Clement Leaze. Top per head of £76.50 for Suffolks from Messrs W.N. Douglas, Catslackburn, others £74.20 Hardhurst; Beltex £75.80, £74.80 Clement Leaze; Texel £73.80 Tinnis Hall, £72.20 South Common; North Country Cheviot £69.80 Langholm Mill, £65.20 Raeburnfoot; Half Bred £65.80 High Moat, £64.80 Adderston Shiels; Greyface £65.80, £64.80 Stubsgill; Charollais £64.80 Greensburn; Lleyn £63.80 Whitcastles; Oxford £62.80 Guards; Hill Cheviot £61.20 Chapel Farm; Cheviot Mule £60.20 Tarrasfoot; Dorset £59.20 Edge; Blackface £58.80 Lanehead, £57.20 Borthwickshiels; Leicester £57.80 Townhead; Easycare £57.20 East Fortissat; Jacob £54.20 Colisinn Steading; Herdwick £52.80 Whitney; Zwartbles £50.50 Beechcroft.

The 2,432 lightweight lambs averaged 145.1p. Texel £54.80 Catslackburn, £54.20 Powheads and The Bank; North Country Cheviot £54.20 Killean Estate; Hill Cheviot £53.20 Coombs; Easycare £51.80 East Fortissat; Suffolk £51.20 Catslackburn; Blackface £51.20 East Fortissat; Cheviot Mule £50.80 Dinley; Greyface £48.20 Beechcroft; Herdwick £44.20 The Bank; Swaledale £41.20 Naddle;
Another large show of ewes and rams were forward to the usual ringside of buyers. All classes maintained recent rates, with a better show for quality of horned ewes saw several pens over £55. Top was £100 for Texel ram from J. Bendle, The Croft.

Heavy ewes to £98.50 for Texels from Winterhope, £97.50 Roadside, £96.50 Mouldyhills, £94.50 Shankbridge End; Suffolk £92.50 Roadside, £88.50 Vicarage, £87.50 Shielsknowe; Greyface £86.50 Barrogill Mains, £74.50 Unity, £73.50 Townfoot, £67.50 Vicarage; Leicester £81.50 Shitlington Hall, £72.50 Greensburn; Charollais £79.50 Roadside; North Country Cheviot £78.50 Lammombie Hill and High Moat, £76.50 Haithwaite; Beltex £75.50 Mouldyhills; Cheviot Mule £73.50 Lammombie Hill; Half Bred £64.50 Gilmascleugh; Woodland £59.50 Severs; Easycare £58.50 East Fortissat; Dorset £58.50 Prendwick Farm Cottage; Bleu d’Maine £55.50 Elmside; Wensleydale £54.50 Ellershope.

Light ewes to £88.50 for Cheviots from West Deloraine; Lleyn £70.50 Whitcastle; Blackface £67.50 Murthat, £57.50 Knockreoch; Beulah £57.50 Roadside; Swaledale £53.50 Bullshill, £48.50 Knarr; Jacob £43.50 Wardrew; Welsh Mountain £27.50 Cleuch Head; Herdwick £26.50 The Bank; Shetland £23.50 Prendwick.

Rams to £100 for Texels from The Croft (Bendle), others £95 Townhead; Charollais £84.50 Seavers; Beltex £82.50 Stackbraes; Rouge £76.50 Roadside; Suffolk £76.50 Hamlet; Hill Cheviot £68.50 Glendearg; Leicester £66.50 Lythmore; Blackface £64.50 Seavers; Swaledale £62.50 Wolfhills; North Country Cheviot £59.50 Larel; Zwartbles £50 Colisinn Steadings; Welsh Mountain £44.50 Cleuch Head.


Light to 159.5p (146.7p)
Medium to 187.5p (154.9p)
Heavy to 160.5p (153.4p)

Light to 129.5p (117.6p)
Medium to 178.5p (155.2p)
Heavy to 180.5p (155.0p)

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

Light to 168.0p (142.6p)
Standard to 166.0p (149.7p)
Medium to 182.0p (149.0p)
Heavy to 147.0p (141.6p)
Overweight 134.0p (131.4p)

Light to £88.50 (£32.95)
Heavy to £98.50 (£58.20)

Cast Rams to £100.00 (£63.12)

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