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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 33 over thirty month cattle, 88 prime lambs, 3,697 prime hoggs and 3,351 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th May, 2010.

Clean cattle saw handyweights meet a similar trade with bigger cattle harder to cash. Top of 167.5p per kilo for a Limousin heifer from A. Irving, Toppin Castle to M. Wharton, Butchers, Wigton, others 166.5p, 164.5p Dashwellgreen, 163.5p, 161.5p Toppin Castle; Charolais 157.5p Hallburn, 154.5p Dashwellgreen, 153.5p Hallburn; Simmental 157.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks to 165.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen to W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, others 163.5p The Gill, 159.5p Houghton House, 157.5p Dashwellgreen and Houghton House; Simmental 153.5p Hallburn; Charolais 147.5p Sceughdyke. Top per head of £1169.03 for a Limousin bullock from The Gill, £1140.83 Dashwellgreen; Charolais £1152.75 Sceughdyke. Heifers to £1024.08 for a Charolais from Sceughdyke.

The 32 OTM cattle forward again met a fast trade for a plainer show of cattle. Top of 123.5p for a British Blue cow from W. Hodgson, Blindhillbush, 100.5p Netherhill, 96.5p Ryehill; Limousin 121.5p Nunscleugh, 111.5p Charlesfield, 109.5p Ladyhousesteads, 105.5p Hilltop (Kennedy) and Wyseby Hill Cottage; Friesian 99.5p Harelawhole, 85.5p Hethermill; Angus 97.5p Lynnshield. Limousins to £917.33 Nunscleugh, £783.75 Englishtown, £733.65 Ladyhousesteads, £730.80 Englishtown; British Blue £791.30 Ryehill, £716.25 High Floweryhirst.

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The 88 new season lambs saw handy weights being easy to cash. The sale levelled out at 211.1p per kilo and sold to a top of 253p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Wise, Tarnside House and to £103.50 per head for Suffolks from Messrs Roots, Kilnford Croft; Texel £96.80, £95.80 Allerby Hall; Charollais £87.80 Yett Farm; Oxford £83.80 Guards.

A smaller show of 3697 hoggs resulted in a similar trade on the week for the sale to level at 190.3p/kg. Good export types were again easy to sell. Top price per head was £109.50 for Beltex from Messrs McIlwraith, Mouldy Hills. Top price per kilo was 241p again for Beltex from Allerby Hall.

Other Beltex to £109.50 Mouldy Hills, £100 Hillside; Suffolk x £97.50 Sceughdyke & Riggfoot, £94.50 Netherstenries; Cheviot £97.80 Netherstenries, £93.80 Easthouse, £92 Wicketthorn; Texel £106.50 Hillside, £102.50 Shatton Lodge, £101.50 Killinochonoch; Bleu de Maine £94.50 Newlands, £81.50 Allerby Hall; Charollais £94.50 Plumpe, £89.50 Shooters Bottom; Halfbreds £80.50 Adderston Shiels;; Greyface £95.50 Shatton Lodge, £93.80 Dunjop; Cheviot Mules £87.50 Low Oldshield, £84.20 Easthouse; Blackface £96.20 Smalmstown, £88.50 Kirkhouse, £87.20 Plumpe; North Country Cheviot £96.50 Smalmstown, £95.50 Kirkland Green, £92.50 Hillside; Swaledale £83.50 Riggfoot, £78.80 Hollinclose, £77.50 Round Meadows; Herdwicks £88.80 Hillside; Leicester £100, £83.50 Hollinclose; LLeyn £96.20, £91.20 Clonhie; Kendal Roug £74.50 Copperthorns; Shetland £78.50 Plumpe.

Lightweight hoggs to £78.50 for Suffolks from Auchnagavil; Cheviots £70.20 Easthouse, £63.80 Linton, £62.50 Hawthorns; Texels £73.50 Copperthorns, £69.50 Hopestead, £64.50 Balliemore; Halfbreds £50 Alton; Greyface £67.50 Cara View, £56.50 Pine Log; Blackfaces £68.80 Cleuchhead & Alton, £59.80 Easthouse; North Country Cheviots £71.20 Mossknowe, £63 Waterside; Swaledales £60 Milescot; Beltex £74.80, £73.80 Hillside.

A slightly smaller show of 3,351 cast ewes and rams was forward. Lean ewes and good fleshy types were easy to cash. Top price of the day was £166.50 for Heavy Charollais ewes from Messrs Bell, Winterhope, £128.50 Severs; Texel £131.50, £128.50 Winterhope, £126.50 Roadside; Suffolk £130.50 Winterhope, £129.50 Golden Lane, £128.50 No 6 Forss; Bleu d’Maine £129.50 Golden Lane; Leicester £126.50 Newbigging, £115.50 Stackbraes, £100.50 Langholm; North Country Cheviot £110.50, £87.50 Alton, £86.50 Rashee; Half Bred £102.50 Stackbraes; Oxford £99.50 Guards; Greyface £95.50 Golden Lane, £94.50 Sceughdyke, £89.50 Miller Hill; Wensleydale £92.50 Rashee; Beltex £88.50 Rashee, £76.50 Stackbraes; Lleyn £87.50 Newbigging; Cheviot Mule £85.50 Harwood House; Romney Marsh £83.50 Severs; Zwartbles £68.50 Vallance Rigg. Hill ewes to £74.50 for Cheviots from Cardewlees, £70.50 Golden Lane and Killean; Blackface £72.50 Ballaglass and Stackbraes; Swaledale £64.50 Newington, Broom House, Round Meadows; Kendal Rough £59.50 Kirkland Green; Jacob £59.50 Ifferdale, £58.50 Golden Lane; Herdwick £51.50 Cardewlees. Rams to £146.50 for Texels from Rashee, £144.50 Severs, £138.50 Tercrosset; Suffolk £140.50 Golden Lane, £132.50 Kirkhouse; Charollais £138.50 Rashee, £104.50 Severs; Dorset £128.50 Rashee; Rouge £126.50 Severs; Beltex £118.50 Rashee; Leicester £118.50 Kirkhouse, £100.50 Shankfieldhead; Border Leicester £118.50 Roadside; Berrichon £116.50 Miller Hill; North Country Cheviot £102.50, £98.50 Hownam Grange; Bleu d’Maine £94.50 Newbiggin; Blackface £72.50 Kirkhouse, £70.50 Carrick Point.


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Heavy to 165.5p (148.8p)

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Medium to 151.5p (151.5p)
Heavy to 167.5p (152.3p)

Light to 220.0p (174.2p)
Standard to 241.0p (191.0p)
Medium to 237.0p (195.7p)
Heavy to 223.0p (183.0p)
Shearlings 201.0p (162.4p)

Light to 253.0p (253.0p)
Standard to 224.0p (220.4p)
Medium to 232.0p (218.6p)
Heavy to 220.0p (207.4p)
Overweight 188.0p (185.8p)

Light to £74.50 (£49.47)
Heavy to £166.50 (£86.22)

Cast Rams to £146.50(£99.67)

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers' Mart plc, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 5LY
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