The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
67 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 35 over thirty month cattle, 6,255
prime lambs and 3,755 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Thursday 3rd December, 2009 which included
the Christmas show and sale for prime cattle & lambs.
Prime cattle champion from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn
In the annual Christmas show of prime cattle a good show of cattle
were on offer and met a buoyant trade. The show was kindly sponsored
by Jobsons Animal Health with a special prize dontated by Nutrivet
CF for the champion & reserve. The show was judged by Mr. Peter
Kemp, Derwent House who was present with a nice show of clean cattle.
The champion went to a British Blue x heifer from J & N Blaylock & Son,
Hallburn which later realised 204p and purchased by Wm Kirkup & Son,
Butchers, Longtown. The reserve champion also went to Messrs Blaylock
for a Charolais heifer which sold at 192p and purchased by Border
Meats, Lockerbie. The Best British Beast went to a Galloway Bullock
from WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank and purchased at 170p by Border
Other prize winners were:-
Limousin bullock: 1st Ladyhousesteads, 2nd Hallburn
Charolais bullock: 1st & 2nd Sceughdyke
Any other Continental bullock: 1st The Crook, 2nd Faulding Cleugh
Any British Bullock or Heifer: 1st Spout Bank, 2nd Shankfieldhead
Limousin heifer: 1st Houghton House, 2nd Hallburn
Charolais heifer: 1st & 2nd Hallburn
Any other Continental heifer: 1st & 2nd Hallburn
Continental bull: 1st & 2nd Southlambhill
Non Continental bull: 1st Summerhill
Other prices: Charolais heifers 192p, 182.5p, 166.5p Hallburn; Limousin
183.5p Houghton House, 177.5p Hallburn, 174.5p Houghton House; British
Blue 204p, 184.5p Hallburn.
British Blue steers 191.5p Faulding Cleugh, 175.5p The Lake, 169.5p
Houghton House; Limousin 181.5p, 178.5p Faulding Cleugh, 177.5p Ladyhousesteads,
175.5p Summerhill, 173.5p Hallburn & Houghton House; Charolais
167.5p The Lake, 166.5p Becton Hall; Galloway 180.5p Shankfieldhead.
The OTM cattle met a similar trade to last week. Top was 116.5p for
Angus heifer from Kilnhill, Limousin 114.5p Chapel Farm. Steers 115.5p,
110.5p Braemar; Bluegrey 109.5p Braemar.
Limousin cows to 113.5p, 111.5p, 109.5p, 105.5p Nunscleugh; Friesian
86.5p Becton Hall; British Blue 71.5p Greystoke; Shorthorn 70.5p
Another large show of 6,255 prime lambs included the Annual Xmas
Show and Sale kindly sponsored by Jobsons Animal Health., with extra
prizes from Nutrivet CF The Texel section was kindly sponsored by
The Solway and Tyne Breeders Club. A packed ring of buyers ensured
the best trade seen in any centre this season. The overall sale average
was 176.4p per kilo.
Champion pen of lambs from Messrs Hope, Albierigg
The 5,459 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 173.2p with the 796 lambs
under 36 kilos averaging 179.8p. In the Xmas Show and Sale, ably
judged by Mr Sean Cowan of Vion Foods Ltd., the championship was
awarded to a pen of Beltex lambs from Messrs Hope, Albierigg, Canonbie
which scaled at 46 kilos and realised £150 (326p per kilo)
to Jason Tucker. The reserve champion was another pen of Beltex lambs
from Messrs Oliver, Walton Woodhead, which scaled at 40 kilos and
realised £100 (250p per kilo) also to Jason Tucker.
Texel lambs - 1st prize to Messrs Lawson, Kirkland Green – 42
kilos, £81.50 to Woodhead Bros.
2nd prize to A.B. & C. Main, Byers Farm – 38 kilos, £70
to J. Tucker.
3rd prize to Castlemilk Estates – 37 kilos, £72.20 to
Charollais– 1st prize to Messrs Wilson, Streethead – 51
kilos, £83.80 to R. Booth
2nd prize to Messrs Wilson, Streethead – 47 kilos, £76.80
to R. Vevers.
Suffolk– 1st prize to R. Simpson, Kirkhouse – 46 kilos, £81.20
to Vion Foods.
2nd prize to T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke – 47 kilos, £72.20
to M. Lomax.
English Mules – 1st prize to Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill – 44
kilos, £77.20 to Dunbia.
2nd prize to A. & D. Smith, Kelmore Hills – 43 kilos, £75.20
to Vion Foods.
Scotch Mules - 1st prize to Castlemilk Estates – 39 kilos, £70.20
2nd prize to Castlemilk Estates – 41 kilos, £72.20 to
North Cheviots -1st prize to E. Eastham, Naddle Farm – 44
kilos, £76.20 to Vion Foods.
2nd prize to E. Eastham, Naddle Farm – 42 kilos, £75.80
Hill Cheviots - 1st prize to M. & A. Reid, Glendearg – 39
kilos, £71.50 to Dunbia.
2nd prize to M. & A. Reid, Glendearg – 37 kilos, £66.80
to Woodhead Bros.
Blackfaces - 1st prize to Mrs Reid, Boreland – 41 kilos, £73.80
2nd prize to T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke – 43 kilos, £73.80
Other principal prices:- Beltex £96.50 Mouldyhills, £94.50
Sorbie and Albierigg; Texel £90 Gallowberry and Four O Boot, £88.50
Gallowberry; Suffolk £85.80 Tinnis Hall, £85.20 Sceughdyke, £84.80
Beeches; Charollais £83.80 Streethead, £81.80 Pates Hill, £79.20
Hallburn; North Country Cheviot £77.80 Langholm Mill, £77.20
Whiteknowe, £76.80 Wester Dunnet; Greyface £77.80 Kelmore
Hills, £76.20 Westloch and Kelmore Hills, £75.80 Nunscleugh;
Cheviot Mule £76.20 Howthat, £74.80 Tarrasfoot, £72.80
High Stenries; Half Bred £74.50 High Moat, £73.80 Earlside;
Blackface £73.80 Sceughdyke and Westloch; Hill Cheviot £71.80
Sorbie, £71.20 Glendearg, £69.80 Sorbie; Roussin £67.80
Barrasgate; Swaledale £66.80 Stotsfold; Herdwick £62.50
The 796 Light lambs sold to a top of £66.50 for Texels from
Woodhouselees, £64.80 Walton High Rigg; Hill Cheviot £66.20
Castle Nook, £61.80, £61.20 Catslackburn; Blackface £65.50
Skelfhill, £57.80 Newton; Greyface £65.20 Kirkhope; £64.80
Biggin; Swaledale £54 Howburn.
A smaller than usual show of 3,755 ewes and rams sold at extremely
high rates to a larger than usual ring of buyers due to demand outstripping
supply. The sale was topped at £132.50 for a Texel ram from
H. &. M. Connell, Minsca, others £118.50 Boreland, £106.50
Crookholm; Suffolk £118.50 Newbiggan, £76.50 Seavers;
North Country Cheviot £108.50 Biggin, £98.50 Nether Stenries;
Beltex £100.50 Nether Stenries; Leicester £99.50 Hareshaw
and Brownleazes, £98.50 The Steel Farm; Charollais £98.50, £78.50
South Port O Spittal; Lleyn £92.50 South Port O Spittal, £75.50
Balmaghie; Blackface £78.50 Kersknowe, £70.50 Hareshaw, £66.50
Seavers; Hill Cheviot £74.50 Mossfennan and Lymiecleugh; Half
Bred £68.50 Kilbride; Swaledale £56.50 Ottercops, £49.50
Heavy ewes to £124.50 for Suffolks from G. Reid, Burnstones,
others £122.50 Nether Stenries, £112.50, £109.50
Ballinliss, £104.50 Newbiggin; Texel £118.50 Beckhouse, £114.50
Sockbridge Hall, £112.50 Harmony Cottage, £110.50 Ballinliss;
North Country Cheviot £111.50 Biggin, £96.50 Earlside, £92.50
Damside; Leicester £110.50 Boreland, £98.50 Glendearg;
Half Bred £108.50 Kersknowe; Charollais £104.50 Ballinliss;
Greyface £90.50 Burnstones, £88.50 Brownleazes, £82.50
Upper Mains; Beltex £76.50 Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot Mule £66.50
Glendearg, £56.50 Tushielaw. Hill ewes to £80.50, £78.50
for Cheviots from Allfornaught; Blackface £76.50 The Steel
Farm, £71.50 Brownleazes, £66.50 West Hottbank; Lleyn £63.50
Glebelands, £58.50 Guards and South Port O Spittal; Swaledale £55.50
Coldshield and Coombe Crag, £53.50 Farnbury.
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 175.5p (162.8p)
Heavy to 191.5p (165.5p)
Light to 156.5p (156.5p)
Medium to 161.5p (159.5p)
Heavy to 204.0p (166.6p)
Young bulls to 135.5p (130.7p)
Light to 202.0p (180.1p)
Standard to 254.0p (179.5p)
Medium to 250.0p (174.6p)
Heavy to 326.0p (162.9p)
Overweight 161.0p (149.6p)
Light to £80.50 (£51.58)
Heavy to £124.50 (£72.92)
Cast Rams to £132.50(£70.16)
Reserve Champion from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn
Reserve champion pen of lambs from Messrs Oliver, Waltonwoodhead
Best British Animal from Messrs Kyle, Spout Bank