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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 38 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 32 over thirty month cattle, 3,724 prime hoggs and 3,665 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th February, 2010.

A smaller show of prime cattle saw trade sharper. Top prices of 187.5p, 185.5p, 179.5p and 173.5p for Limousins from Hallburn, others to 173.5p Houghton House and Brisco Hill, 171.5p (x2) Hallburn; Blonde d’Aquitaine 171.5p Houghton House; Charolais 171.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks to 177.5p Haining House.

The 32 over thirty month cattle met a sharper trade with Charolais cows selling to 129.5p from Blindhillbush; Limousin 124.5p Campingholm, 120.5p Blindhillbush, 103.5p, 101.5p, 93.5p Kilnhill; British Blue 120.5p D’Mainholm; Friesian 99.5p Halltown, 96.5p Windy Hill, 91.5p, 86.5p Halltown; Galloway 88.5p Campingholm, 77.5p Hartsgarth. Overage steers to 129.5p for Galloway from Moorhills; Blue Grey 125.5p Spoutbank. Friesian heifers to 115.5p Ashfield.

Another good, yet smaller show of 3,724 prime hoggs sold to the usual full ring of buyers, resulting in an overall average of 199p per kilo. The 1,009 hoggs under 36 kilos averaged 206.1p and the 2,722 hoggs over 36 kilos averaged 197p.

Top price of 241p per kilo for Cheviots from Castle Farm and to £110.50 per head for Suffolks from Reaygarth, others £108.50 Upper Mains, £99.50 Shield Green and Mouswald Grange; Texel £108.50 Old Walls, £103.50 Hackford, £100 Mouswald Grange; Charollais £98.50, £97.50 Leaona Villa; North Country Cheviot £94.50 Whiteknowe, £88.50 Stackbraes, £87.80 Whitecroft Mains; Hill Cheviot £93.50 Kirksteads, £78.80 Dinley; Zwartbles £89.50 Stackbraes; Blackface £89.50 Kilbride, £87.50 Kirksteads, £86.20 Kirkhouse; Greyface £86.80 Sandbed £85 The Nook, £84.50 Linglie and Kirkland Green; Leicester £78.50 Burnbrae, £77.50 Hackford; Swaledale £67.20 Newbiggin.

The 1,009 light hoggs sold to £77.20 for Texels from Cumcrook, £76.20 Killiegruer; Suffolk £73.80 Archerbeck, £73.50 Burnbrae; Blackface £72.80 Holylee House, £70.20 Broadmeadows; North Country Cheviot £72.80 Murtholm; Charollais £71.80 Colter Coats; Greyface £70.80 Westloch, £68.20 Wallholm; Beltex £70 Haithwaite; Hill Cheviot £69.80 Brydekirk Mains, £69.50 High Chesters; Swaledale £57.50, £55.80 Cairnbowie.

The 3,665 cast ewes and rams were presented to a full ring of buyers and met a brisk trade with light ewes in short supply. Big ewes were still easy to sell, however fat ewes were harder to cash.

Top price of £154.50 for Texel rams from Lawston, £150.50 Roadside; Charollais £144.50 Rashee, £138.50 Severs; Suffolk £138.50 Rashee, £116.50 Severs; Hill Cheviot £102.50 Catslackburn, £89.50 Hill Crest; Leicester £100.50 Castlemilk, £96.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £91.50 Longoe; Blackface £85.50 High Staward, £75.50 Alton; Beltex £67.50 Thornbrough; Swaledale £52.50 Newbiggin.

Heavy ewes to £151.50 for Texels from Ballyclare, others £146.50, £145.50 Severs; Charollais £146.50, £128.50 Seavers; Suffolk £142.50 Stackbraes, £135.50 Cleughbrae, £134.50 Catslackburn; Bleu d’Maine £118.50 The Wreay; Half Bred £118.50 Dodgsonstown; Leicester £104.50 Blacksmiths and Severs, £96.50 Kirksteads; Beltex £94.50 Newton; Greyface £90 Ty-llwyd, £87.50 Roadside, £86.50 Hackford; Zwartbles £88.50 East Mains; Cheviot Mule £85.50 Alton, £85 Priesthaugh, £84.50 Skelfhill; Dorset £79.50 Seavers, £77.50 Stackbraes.

Hill ewes to £87.50 for Cheviots from Severs, £86.50 Alton, £84.50 Severs; Lleyn £83.50 Stackbraes, £73.50 Tundergarth Mains, £64.50 Chipknowe; Blackface £77.50 Alton, £74.50 Stackbraes and Whiteside, £73.50 High Staward; Shetland £66.50 Skidaw View; Swaledale £59.50 The Throp, £58.50 Stackbraes and High Crossgill, £53.50 High Edges Green; Jacob £67.50 Alton; Herdwick £50.50 High Aketon, £39.50 Laalsteins. Goats to £68.50 Rashee.

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 157.5p (153.0p)
Heavy to 177.5p (158.7p)

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Heavy to 187.5p (163.3p)

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Light to 241.0p (209.0p)
Standard to 229.0p (202.1p)
Medium to 227.0p (197.9p)
Heavy to 205.0p (186.1p)
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Light to £87.50 (£57.34)
Heavy to £151.50 (£83.13)
Cast Rams £154.50(£80.84)

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