The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
46 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 5,032
prime hoggs and 4,371 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Thursday 25th March, 2010.
The prime cattle again met a
buoyant trade with handy weight cattle very good to sell. Top price
was 186.5p for a Limousin heifer from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn and
purchased by W Kirkup & Sons, Butchers,
Longtown, others to 167.5p No 6 Stonehouse, 166.5p Houghton House.
Belgian Blues to 185.5p from Gardrum and purchased by W Kirkup, others
178.5p Gardrum; Charolais to 175.5p Hallburn, 171.5p Plumpe, 167.5p
Sceughdyke; Angus 157.5p Plumpe. Limousin steers to 167.5p No 6 Stonehouse,
166.5p The Gill, 161.5p Bleatarn; Simmental 152.5p Sceughdyke.
bulls to 133.5p for Friesians from Southlambhill.
More grazing cows
were on offer and saw them meet a brisk trade. Top was 133.5p for
a Limousin heifer from G. Brodie, Cadgillhead, 129.5p Plumpe; Shorthorn
118.5p Synton Park Head; Angus 121.5p Plumpe & Synton
Park Head. Cows to 111.5p for Charolais from Mosside; Limousin 110.5p,
101.5p, 99.5p Synton Park Head; Friesian 98.5p Southlambhill, 90.5p,
86.5p Plumpe; Bluegrey 83.5p Moorend; British Blue 96.5p Snab, 87.5p
Gallowberry; Angus 104.5p, 91.5p Synton Parkhead, 87.5p Horseholm.
There was a larger show of prime hoggs with the sale levelling at
197.1p Good quality export types were easily sold and short of requirements,
regularly selling between £2 and £2.40 per kilo with
the very best quality hoggs breaking the £3 per kilo mark.
Top price per head was £120.50 twice for Texels from J. MacTaggart,
Orchardton Mains and for Beltex from Lisa Irving, Netheralbie. Top
price per kilo was 318p for Beltex from Messrs Eastham, Naddle.
Champion pen of South Country Cheviot hoggs
from W & J Glendinning,
on this day was the annual Cheviot show & sale with
the champion pen being for 20 South Country Cheviots weighing 44kilos
from W & J Glendinning, Crawsknowe and realised £90 selling
to the judge Mr. John Mitchell, Dunbia on his final outing to Longtown
before moving to a new position.
20 S C Cheviot hoggs up to 40 kilos 1st Warden, Skelfhill, 2nd Bell,
20 S C Cheviot hoggs over 40 kilos 1st Glendinning, Crawsknowe, 2nd
Robertson, The Becks
20 N C Cheviot hoggs up to 45 kilos 1st Maxwell, Halket Leathes
20 N C Cheviot hoggs over 45 kilos 1st Maxwell, Halket Leathes, 2nd
MacTaggart, Station Road
Other prices: Texels £119.50 Orchardton
Mains & Kilncroft, £118.50
Orchardton Mains; other Beltex £105.20 Station Road, £100
Winterhope; Suffoolks £96.80 Tone Hall, £96.50, £95.50
East Cliff, £93.80 Sceughdyke; Cheviots £90 Crawsknowe & Tushielaw, £89.20
Falnash, £88.50 Clonhie & Tushielaw; Charollais £90
Leaona Villa, £89.80 Oswie, £88.50 Leaona Villa & Thackwood;
Halfbred £80 Clover Hill; Greyface £90.50 Finnineness, £86.20
Kirkland Green, £85.80 West Farm; Cheviot Mules £85.50
North House; Leicesters £94.50, £81.20 Quarry House, £79.50
Finnieness; Blackface £88.80 Smalmstown, £88.20 Sceughdyke, £86.50
Quarry House & Yett; North Country Cheviots £96.50 Edge
Farm, £93.50 Orchardton Mains & Easthouse, £93.20
Station Road, £92.80 Halket Leathes; Swaledales £83.50
Hollinclose, £80 Kilncroft; Jacobs £84.50 The Green;
Lleyns £84.50, £83.80 Whitcastles; Cambridge £77.80
Kirkwood Mains; Welsh £72.80 Longbrough Fauld.
to £114.50 for Beltex from Naddle Farm; Cheviot £71.80
Unthank, Butterdales & Falnash; Texels £73.20 Clonrae, £70.50
East Mey; Charollais £73.80, £73.20 The Cottage; Greyface £72.20
Clonrae, £67.50 Aimshaugh; Blackfaces £73.20 Clonrae, £70.50
Spoutbank; North Country Cheviot £65.20 Raeburnfoot; Swaledales £57.80, £52.50
Sunday Sight; Jacobs £68.50 Skelfhill; Cambridge £74.20
Kirkwood Mains; Easycare £64.80 Kersheugh, £62.20 Baillie.
larger show of cast ewes and rams with no change to the trade on
the week. All types were easy to sell to the usual full ring of buyers.
The sale averaged £88.37.
Top price heavy ewe was £180.50, £178.50, £173.50
for Texels from Rascarrel; Suffolks £177.50 Lands; Suffolk
x £163.50 Roadside, £158.50 Kilnfordcroft, £156.60
Severs; Bleu de Maine £106.50 Dunjop; Rouge £110.50 Jonesboro;
Charollais £156.50 Seavers, £143.50 Thackwood; Halfbred £126.50
Broomlands; Greyface £124.50 West Farm, £120.50 Sceughdyke, £110.50
Cardew Hall; Cheviot Mules £158.50 Rascarrel, £117.50
Broomlands; Leicester £108.50 High Farm & Hole House, £106.50
Severs; North Country Cheviot £136.50 The Park, £110.50
Waterfoot, £101.50 Ericstane; Beltex £134.50 Dunjop, £130.50
Severs, £108.50 Woodhead; Lleyn £90.50 Whitecastles, £88.50
Harperhill; Zwartble £89.50 Jonesboro; Vendeen £76.50
Light ewes to £95.50 for Cheviots from Alton, £93.50
Severs, £90.50 Seavers; Blackface £78.50 Wanwood Hill, £71.50
Newbigging Walls, £70.50 Longyester; Swaledale £76.50
Wolfcleugh, £66.50 Aimshaugh; Herdwicks £33.50 Eastside;
Jacobs £59.50 The Nook; Kerry £67.50 Whitcastles.
Rams to £148.50 for Texels from Chapel Farm, others to £138.50
Roadside & Fowrass, £136.50 Rashee; Suffolks £130.50, £126.50
Roadside; Suffolk x £114.50 Rashee, £110.50 Jonesboro, £104.50
Severs & Eastside; Cheviots £89.50, £88.50 Upper
Hindhope, £83.50 Severs; Charollais £108.5p Roadside, £103.50
Rashee; Leicesters £118.50, £103.50 Severs, £98.50
Gapshield & Severs; Blackface £74.50 Stackbraes, £66.50
Chapel, Bush of Ewes; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Rashee, £89.50
Achow; Swaledale £56.50 Queenshaugh; Beltex £112.50 West
Farm; Lleyn £68.50 Whitcastles; Zwartble £76.50 Jonesboro;
Cambridge £84.50 Kirkwood Mains.
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Medium to 154.5p (141.8p)
Heavy to 177.5p (158.0p)
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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)