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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 34 over thirty month cattle, 4,573 prime hoggs and 3,635 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st January, 2010.

Prime cattle saw top prices of 180.5p, 175.5p, 173.5p and 172.5p for Limousin heifers from Hallburn. Limousin bullocks sold to 177.5p Toppin Castle; British Blue 173.5p The Gill. Simmental bullocks to £1,236 Sceughdyke; Limousin £1,250 Haining House. Limousin bulls to 160.5p Nunscleugh.

Over thirty month cattle followed the national trend this week with a top price of 144.5p for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Hewson, Jerriestown. Cows to 127.5p for Angus from Burnfoot on Esk; British Blue 111.5p Nunscleugh; Simmental 109.5p Englishtown; Limousin 99.5p Sceughdyke, 98.5p Bleatarn, 95.5p Nunscleugh; Friesian 104.5p, 97.5p The Green, 88.5p The Stubb, 87.5p Halltown.

The 4,573 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers to average 196.2p per kilo overall. Hoggs were dearer on the week and in short supply. The 1,581 hoggs weighing under 36 kilos levelled out at 198.1p and the 2,968 over 36 kilos averaged 195.6p, the dearest trade on the week thus far. Top price of 271p per kilo and to £108.50 per head for Texels from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall, others £103.50 High Greenhill, £100 Brampton Fell, East Unthank and Tercrosset; Beltex £105 Tercrosset, £91.80 Byers Farm; Suffolk £100 Kilnford Croft, £97.50 Newtown, £93.20 Tinnis Hall; North Country Cheviot £94.50 Granton, £84.20 Kelsocleugh; Charollais £91.50 Kilmaho, £87.50 Sceughdyke, £85.20 Tinnis Hall; Hill Cheviot £84.20 Catslackburn, £83.80 Sceughdyke, £81.50 Upper Hindhope; Blackface £83.80 Cowburnrigg and Fruid, £80.50 Cowburnrigg, £79.80 Cramalt and Garvilland; Greyface £83.80 Coshogle, £82.80 West Foreshield, £82.50 Calliburn, £82.20 Netherton; Leicester £80.50 Greensburn, £80 Easter Dawyck; Swaledale £79.80 Greystoke Castle, £77.50 Coldshield, £68.80 Nookton; Lleyn £79.80 Rerrick Park; Cheviot Mule £77.20 Dinley.

The 1,581 light hoggs sold to £82.20 for Texels from Sharplaw, £77.80 Dashwellgreen; Suffolk £74.80, £73.80 Dashwellgreen; North Country Cheviot £74.80 Kelsocleugh, £71.80 Hownam Grange; Hill Cheviot £73.20 Granton, £71.80 Dinley; Blackface £72.20 Bush of Ewes, £72 Cumstone, £69.80 Skelfhill; Lleyn £71.80 Hemplands, £70.20 Rerrick Park; Jacob £71.20 Windyhill; Swaledale £71.20 Stotsfold, £64.80 Coldshield; Greyface £68.50 South Lambhill and Greenburn; Cheviot Mule £68.50 Dinley; Beltex £66.80 Dashwellgreen; Herdwick £62.50 Tarnside House.

Another good show of 3,635 cast ewes and rams saw a full ring of buyers present, meaning trade kept up at recent high rates. The sale closed with an overall average was £81.60. Heavy ewes sold to £151.50 for Texels from Halliday Hill, £147.50 Newbiggin and Orchardton Mains, £146.50 West Whatten; Suffolk £149.50 Roadside, £145.50 Newbigging; Suffolk cross £136.50 Coytre, £133.50 Seavers; Charollais £132.50 Coytre, £126.50 Seavers and Roadside; Rouge £126.50 Severs; Cheviot Mule £121.50 Orchardton Mains, £89.50 Whitstonehill; Half Bred £117.50 Mouswald Grange and Halliday Hill, £94.50 Mid Farm; Greyface £100.50 Seavers, £100 Coytre, £95.50 Dunn and Halliday Hill; Oxford £100 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £99.50 Hownam Grange, £97.50 Longoe, £95.50 Severs and Roadside; Leicester £94.50 Stackbraes, £89.50 Seavers, £83.50 Parcelstown; Zwartbles £92.50 Easter Dawyck, £87.50 Rashee; Dorset £79.50 Railway Road; Beltex £79.50 Severs, £75.50 Seavers; Easycare £68.50 Mossfennan. Hill ewes to £92.50 for Blackfaces from Cowburnrigg, £86.50 Well House, £81.50 Cowburnrigg, £74.50 Deuchrie; Hill Cheviot £85.50 Railway Road, £79.50 Newbigging, £77.50 Whitstonehill, £73.50 Arkleton; Lleyn £73.50 Marygate; Swaledale £69.50 Midtodhills, £68.50 East Cragside, £63.50 Derwent House, £61.50 Trough Head. Rams sold to £169.50 for Texels from Rashee, £137.50 Roadside; Suffolk £139.50 Roadside, £124.50 Seavers; Leicester £129.50 Roadside, £100 Granton; Charollais £124.50 Seavers; Lleyn £115.50 Roadside; Hill Cheviot £104.50 Severs, £87.50 Cowburn; North Country Cheviot £103.50 Rashee, £96.50 Laalsteins; Blackface £79.50 Castlemilk, £74.50 Skelfhill and Deuchrie; Swaledale £77.50 Deadwater; Jacob £65.50 Skelfhill.


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Medium to 165.5p (152.3p)
Heavy to 177.5p (160.6p)

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Medium to 119.5p (119.5p)
Heavy to 180.5p (160.3p)

Young bulls to 160.5p (160.5p)

Light to 230.0p (193.7p)
Standard to 265.0p (202.2p)
Medium to 271.0p (199.2p)
Heavy to 204.0p (176.5p)
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Light to £92.50 (£57.34)
Heavy to £151.50 (£90.22)

Cast Rams to £169.50 (£82.63)

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