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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 43 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 4,526 prime hoggs and 5,238 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th January, 2011.

A mixed show of prime cattle saw quality sorts maintaining recent high rates to a top of 184.5p (x2) for Limousins from A. Irving, Toppin Castle, others 180.5p Toppin Castle and Hallburn 177.5p, 175.5p Houghton House, 174.5p, 167.5p, 165.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks to 176.5p Dashwell Green, others 171.5p The Gill, 169.5p, 167.5p (x2) Dashwell Green. Top per head of £1,191 (x2) for Limousin bullocks from Dashwell Green, Limousin heifers to £1,079 and £1,060 Toppin Castle, £1,044 Houghton House.

Young bulls sold to 155.5p for Limousin from Whiteclose.

A lot of feeding cows on offer were met by a similar trade with top prices of 141.5p and 123.5p for Simmental and Charolais heifers from J.W. Coulthard & Son, Brisco Hill. Cows to 114.5p for British Blue from Mill Street; Simmental 98.5p Sceughdyke, 95.5p, 82.5p Hallburn; Limousin 98.5p Shaw Cottage South, 93.5p Ladyhousesteads, 91.5p Hallburn.

An excellent show of 4,526 prime hoggs were forward. A few new buyers around the ring resulted in a stronger trade and an overall average of 185.9p per kilo. More lean export weight lambs (35-42kg) could have been sold to advantage (SQQ 32-45kg 186.2p per kilo). The price per kilo of 249p for Beltex from Stockwellhall.

The sale was topped at £110.50 for Beltex from Messrs Dickinson, Kirkbarrow Hall, others £100.50 from the same home, £99.50 High Greenhill; Texel £107.50, £106.50 Kirkton, £100.50 Kirkbarrow Hall, £99.50 Chapel House; Charollais £102.50 High Glen Triplock, £92.50 Maryholm; Suffolk £89.80 Brown House, £88.50 Knowe Farm and Tinnis Hall; Greyface £89.50 Colte Coates, £84.20 Kirkland Green, £83.50 Newington; North Country Cheviot £84.80 Whitecroft Mains, £84.20 Wester Dunnet, £83.50 Westhouses; Leicester £84.50 Kilnstown, £78.80 Hesleywell; Blackface £79.80 Westloch, £75.50 Brownleazes, £73.50 Mount Benger; Half Bred £77.80 High Moat; Hill Cheviot £76.80 Tarrasfoot, £74.80 Bloch Farm; Kerry £74.80 Westerhouses; Swaledale £70.50 Kilnstown, £64.50 Hesleywell, £64.20 Ravenwood; Herdwick £67.80 Butterdales.

The 595 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £79.80 for Beltex from Brown House; Texel £70.80 Glencartholm and Nether Ernambrie; Suffolk £70.80 Desoglin; Hill Cheviot £69.80 Bloch Farm; Blackface £70.20 Burnside; Charollais £69.80 Kirkwood Farms; Greyface £64.80 Silloans; Swaledale £43.20 West Shipley.

An excellent show of 5,238 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Hill ewes (Blackface & Cheviot) and lean selling Continental ewes were sharper on the week with thick fat ewes still proving hard to cash. The sale was topped at £128.50 for Texels from Stackbraes, others £118.50 Pirntaton and Kirkton, £116.50 Pirntaton and Grey Peel; Beltex £114.50 Crailloch, £93.50 Cumcrook; Suffolk £110.50 Pirntaton, £100.50 Burnside Cottages and Thurso School House, £96.50 Broughton Mains; Bleu d’Maine £108.50 Kirkton; Charollais £104.50 Maryholm, £96.50 Stackbraes, £79.50 High Glen Triplock; North Country Cheviot £101.50 Netherplace, £96.50 Sordale, £94.50 Thurso School House; Leicester £96.50 Kildaloig, £92.50 Cara View, £84.50 Hesleywell; Greyface £92.50 Westerhouse, £79.50 Cottage Farm, £78.50 Chapel Farm; Half Bred £91.50 Skinnet, £84.50 Netherplace; Cheviot Mule £79.50 Skinnet. Hill ewes to £73.50 for Cheviots from The Farm, Aikton, £72.50 Newbigging, £69.50 Mount Benger, £68.50 Crossdykes; Blackface £70.50 Redesmouth, £69.50 Roan, £67.50 Cara View; Lonk £68.50 Colte Coates; Swaledale £67.50 East Farm and Cowrigg, £61.50 Chapel Farm; Herdwick £55.50 Cottage Farm, £49.50 Townfoot; Jacob £53.50 Stackbraes, £52.50 Cairnbowie; Lleyn £46.50 The Mark; Shetland £32.50 Chapel Farm. Rams to £108.50 for Texels from Netherplace, £104.50 Middle Farm, £102.50 West Morralee; Suffolk £106.50 Carpet Farm, £90.50 Stirches Mains, £72.50 Stackbraes; Leicester £98.50 Yatesfield, £89.50 Kildaloig; North Country Cheviot £94.50 Gospel Hall, £81.50 Mount Benger; Hill Cheviot £88.50 Carpet Farm, £82.50 Newbigging, £79.50 Crossdykes; Blackface £88, £79.50 Haithwaite, £75.50 East Farm; Beltex £79.50 Broughton Mains, £76.50 Uppercleugh; Swaledale £59.50 Randalholme, £52.50 Kilnstown.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 167.5p (164.5p)
Heavy to 176.5p (161.3p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 164.5p (155.5p)
Heavy to 184.5p (163.4p)

Young bulls to 155.5p (147.9p)

Light to 196.0p (174.2p)
Standard to 249.0p (188.4p)
Medium to 230.0p (185.9p)
Heavy to 216.7p (175.2p)
Shearlings to 153.8p (122.0p)

Light to £73.50 (£51.08)
Heavy to £128.50 (£73.34)

Cast Rams to £108.50(£68.56)

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