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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 51 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 4,440 prime hoggs and 3,891 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th March, 2010.

The 51 prime cattle were sharper on the week. Limousin heifers to 181.5p Hallburn, 174.5p Englishtown. Limousin bullocks 177.5p and 168.5p No 6 Stonehouse. Young bulls to 143.5p for Hereford from South Lambhill.

The 18 over thirty month cattle on offer were short of requirements and dearer on the week averaging 99p. Top prices for Limousin 131.5p West Deloraine, 125.5p Ladyhousesteads; British Blue 110.5p Gallhills; Simmental 108.5p Sceughdyke; Black & White 103.5p Becton Hall; Shorthorn 99.5p West Deloraine.

A smaller show of 4,440 prime hoggs was forward to the usual ring of buyers. The shortage in numbers resulted in a dearer trade, the overall average for the 3,699 hoggs under 46 kilos was 195.24p, while the 741 hoggs over 46 kilos were dearer on the week to level at 183.26p per kilo. Top price of 270p per kilo for Beltex’s from S. Stoddart, Hillside and to £125.50 per head for Texels from Messrs Millar, Crookholm, others £116.50 Spittal Hill, £114.50 Crookholm; Suffolk £113.50 Sceughdyke, £94.50 Newbigging, £93.80 Tinnis Hall; Beltex £111.50, £100 Hillside, £94.80 Stackbraes; Charollais £110.50, £98.50, £96.50 Leaona Villa; Greyface £106.50 Newbiggin, £88.50 Low Closegill, £86.80 Finnieness; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Tofts of Tain, £92.80 Newbigging, £91.50 Chapelknowe; Hill Cheviot £91.50 Catslackburn, £89.80 Becks Farm, £88.50 Mainside; Blackface £90.50 Sceughdyke, £89.50 Allensgreen, £87.80 Sceughdyke; Bleu d’Maine £90 High Stenries, £80.80 Branxholm Town; Isle d’France £83.50 Branteth; Leicester £81.20 Dalbhraddan; Cheviot Mule £79.80 High Stenries, £79.20 Byers Farm; Swaledale £79.50 Wolf Hills, £76.80 Itonfield, £73.80 East Unthank; Herdwick £74.80 Rowhead.

The 1,092 light hoggs sold to £75.50 for Beltex from Finnieness; North Country Cheviot £73.80 Stackbraes; Blackface £72.20 Glenshanna, £62.20 Sorbie; Hill Cheviot £70.20 Sorbie, £69.80 Becks; Suffolk £69.80 Stackbraes, £65.20 Auchaleek; Texel £69.80, £67.80 Ridley Stokoe; Swaledale £65.20 Howburn; Greyface £63.50 The Park Farm and Nunscleugh, £63.20 Ryehills; Ryeland £60.50, £59.20 Newington.

A smaller show of 3,891 cast ewes and rams was forward to the usual ring of buyers. Due to the shortage of sheep a tremendous trade was met with 229 lots making over £100 per head mark. All classes were easy to sell especially the heavy types. Top price of £168.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Messrs Jamieson, Woodhead Farm, others £156.50 Seavers and Winterhope; Suffolk £166.50 Winterhope, £156.50 Roadside; Leicester £160.50 Quarry House, £154.50 Newbigging; Charollais £158.50 Severs, £140.50 Rashee and Golden Lane; Half Bred £156.50 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £140.50, £123.50 Waterloo, £120.50 Graystale; Beltex £136.50 Dalton, £115.50 Rashee; Rouge £123.50 Roadside, £110.50 Rashee; Greyface £120.50 Aikton Farm, £118.50 Dalton, £116.50 Middle Shipley; Cheviot Mule £120.50 Waterloo; Hampshire £120.50 Golden Lane; Oxford £117.50 Guards; Easycare £88.50 Bairnkine. Hill ewes to £100 for Blackfaces from Quarry House, £95.50 The Steel Farm and Quarry House, £94.50 Duns House; Hill Cheviot £92.50 Stybeck, £86.50 Waterloo and The Wynd; Swaledale £82.50, £72.50 Newbigging, £62.50 Derwent House; Herdwick £68.50, £62.50 Stybeck; Jacob £56.50 Turnbank; Shetland £47.50 Culgower. Rams to £155.50 for Texel from Roadside, £150.50 Rashee; Wensleydale £146.50 Golden Lane; Suffolk £140.50 Severs, £116.50 Rashee; Charollais £136.50 Rashee, £112.50 Golden Lane; Leicester £126.50 Severs; Beltex £118.50 Mound Field, £112.50 Old Rectory; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Rashee, £108.50 Severs; Blackface £89.50 Duns House and Toft House, £76.50 Cramalt; Hill Cheviot £88.50 Stackbraes, £82.50 Glendinning; Swaledale £83.50 Howburn, £78.50 Wolf Hills.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 154.5p (141.8p)
Heavy to 177.5p (158.0p)

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Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 181.5p (153.2p)

Young bulls to 143.5p (138.2p)

Light to 216.0p (187.3p)
Standard to 270.0p (194.4p)
Medium to 226.0p (198.5p)
Heavy to 232.0p (183.2p)
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Light to £100.00 (£55.43)
Heavy to £168.50 (£99.80)

Cast Rams to £155.50(£84.93)

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