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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 63 over thirty month cattle, 4,504 prime hoggs and 5,249 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th February, 2011.

Yet another great show of prime cattle forward saw trade very dear. Limousin heifers to 190p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, 184.5p Toppin Castle, 182.5p Houghton House, 178.5p Brydekirk Mains, 177.5p Dashwell Green and Brydekirk Mains, 176.5p Toppin Castle; Charolais 178.5p, 169.5p (x3), 164.5p Hallburn; British Blue 178.5p Toppin Castle; Blonde d’Aquitaine 173.5p Toppin Castle. Top per head of £1,218 for Bazadaise bullocks from Sceughdyke; Limousin £1,205, £1,127, £1,122 The Gill; Simmental £1,157 Dashwell Green. Heifers to £1,088 for Limousin from Toppin Castle, £1,011 Houghton House; British Blue £1,017 Toppin Castle; Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,014 Toppin Castle; Charolais £991, £919 Hallburn, £917 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls to 151.5p for Limousin and British Blue from Shaw of Dryfe.

An excellent show of 63 OTMs was met by an outstanding trade and a very much improved show saw well fleshed Limousin cows often making 110p to 125p and Black & Whites 100p to 108p. Cows sold to 154.5p for Angus from The Plumpe, 137.5p Burnfoot on Esk, 135.5p, 119.5p Synton Park Head, 113.5p, 111.5p Burnfoot on Esk, 97.5p Potholm, 95.5p Synton Park Head; Limousin 142.5p Brisco Hill, 141.5p Burnfoot on Esk, 139.5p Synton Park Head, 133.5p Sceughdyke, 131.5p Plumpe, 120.5p, 118.5p Burnfoot on Esk, 118.5p The Throp, 117.5p Burnfoot on Esk and Englishtown, 114.5p, 112.5p (x2) Burnfoot on Esk, 109.5p High Greenhill, 108.5p Saddell Home Farm, 107.5p Burnfoot on Esk and Killeonan, 106.5p Saddell Home Farm; British Blue 131.5p Mossfoot, 112.5p Standingstone Rigg and Burnfoot on Esk, 107.5p Tangytavill, 105.5p, 101.5p Killeonan; Simmental 123.5p Killeonan; Friesian 107.5p Brisco Hill, 106.5p Hethermill, 103.5p Brisco Hill and The Nook, 102.5p Highmoorhead, 97.5p The Nook; Hereford 107.5p Killeonan; Charolais 106.5p Garth Head, 99.5p Killeonan. Top price per head of £1,104 for British Blue from Mossfoot, £759 Burnfoot on Esk; Limousin £1,068 Burnfoot on Esk, £869 Englishtown, £841 Burnfoot on Esk, £817 The Throp, £816 Synton Park Head, £769, £765 Burnfoot on Esk; Angus £907, £828, £786 Burnfoot on Esk.

Overage bullocks to 145.5p (£807) for Angus from The Plumpe; Limousin 141.5p (£898) Snab Farm.
Cast bulls to 120.5p (£1,289) for Limousin from Moss Side.

Prime hoggs were a similar show again and trade was sharper with good quality Texel and Beltex lambs very dear and selling between 220p and 240p/kg. The overall average was 194p a rise of 8p on the week. Several pens of heavy hoggs made over £100. Top price was £103.80 for Texels from Upper Mains, £102.80 Low Fauld, £100 Stackbrae; Suffolks £98.80 Little Culloch, £93.80 Beeches, £90.80 Trailtrow; Cheviots £86.80 Hillcrest, £85.80 Upper Hindhope & Hillcrest, £85.50 West Foreshield; Bleu de Maine £96.50 Maidencoates; Charollais £90.80 Maidencoates, £87.80 Naddle, £82.20 Stackbraes; Greyface £88 Drycleughlea, £87.80 Becton Hall, £82.80 Kirkland Green; Cheviot Mule £86.80 Micklethwaite, £85.80 Micklethwaite; Leicester £75.50 Kirkland Green; Blackface £85.20, £84.80 Smalmstown, £83.20 Ashintully & Blaigour; North Country Cheviot £90 Whiteknowe, £87.80 Whiteknowe, £84.80 Stackbraes & Whiteknowe; Swaledale £68.80 Naddle; Herdwick £75.80 Ashley Park; Beltex £100.80 Laidlawsteel, £98.50 Willimoteswick, £96.80 Old Hall; Llynn £82.80 Sloda Hill; Zwarbles £70 Westhills.

Lightweight hoggs (1107) met a buoyant trade just averaging short of £2 per kilo and numbers short of requirements. Top price was £76.80 for Texels from High Greenhill, £73.20 Stonehouse, £71.80 Colt Coats; Suffolks £68.80 Dickstree, £67 Mossknowe; Cheviot £70.80 Falnash, £69.80 Becks, £62.80 Cara View; Charollais £69.20 Cara View; Greyface £67.20 Culroy, £65 Mossknowe, £64.80 Crawfordjohnmill; Blackface £74.80 Sorbie, £71.20 Howthat, £67.80 Howthat; North Country Cheviot £73.20 Naddle, £66.80 Airyhemming; Herdwicks £72.80 Ashley Park; Beltex £69.80 Old Wall, £61.80 High Greenhill; Dorset £63.80 Newington; Easycare £54 Churchview.

Cast ewes and rams were a good show and more buyers present with all classes the best trade of the season to average £74.98 overall. They were mostly £5 to £10 up on the week. Top was £135 for Texel ewes from Easthouse, £133 Westmillhills, £129 Roachburn; Suffolks £127 Chapel Hill, £121 Severs Road & Roadside, £119 Church Street & Riddell Farm; Bleu de Maine £83 Ridley Stokoe; Rouge £116 Roadside; Charollais £111 Roadside, £109 Stackbraes, £105 Severs Road; Halfbred £97, £94.50 Lintgate; Greyface £85.50 Gateside & Sceughdyke, £85 Chapel Hill; Cheviot Mule £97 Dunjop & Church Street, £95 Sceughdyke, £89.50 Chapel Hill; Leicester £107 Eastgate, £98.50 Severs Road, £97 Old Police House & Minsca; North Country Cheviot £99 Stackbraes, £97 Severs Road, £94.50 Gilston & Mosshead; Beltex £85 Raby Grange, £83.50 Lingate; Masham £89 Chapel Hill; Zwarbles £80 Townfoot; Oxford £77 Millcroft; Dorset £79 Chapel Hill; Romney Marsh £95 Gateside.

Light ewes to £84.50 for Cheviots from Attonburn, £81.50 Relief, £76.50 Daltongate; Blackface £81 Quarry House, £80 The Gall, £79 Meadowview; Swaledales £65 Quarry House, £63.50 Oswie; Jacob £57 Wreay, £54.50 High Aketon; Shetland £47 Mossknowe; Kendal Rough £77.50 Churchview.

Goats to £76 Meadowview, £74 Moyadam.

Rams to £133 for Texels from Riddle, £119 Trough Head; Suffolks £126.50, £113 Stackbraes; Cheviot £75 Drycleughlea; Charollais £97 Roadside & Broomisle; Leicesters £107 Tinnis, £89 Quarry House; Blackface £71 Ridley Stokoe & Tinnis, £69.50 Orchard Mains; North Country Cheviot £96 Westmillhills, £78 Sockbridge Hall; Swaledale £40 Westforeshield; Jacob £57 Scarlett Hall; Beltex £126 Fellview.


Light to 153.5p (153.5p)
Medium to 140.5p (134.4p)
Heavy to 173.5p (157.4p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 177.5p (157.0p)
Heavy to 189.5p (162.9p)

Young bulls to 151.5p (143.0p)

Light to 227.0p (198.7p)
Standard to 259.0p (199.8p)
Medium to 240.0p (194.5p)
Heavy to 206.0p (176.6p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Light to £84.50 (£57.73)
Heavy to £135.00(£86.25)

Cast Rams to £133.00(£79.34)

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