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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 32 over thirty month cattle, 5,312 prime hoggs and 5,628 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th February, 2011.

A good show of 62 prime cattle forward was met by a flying trade once again. Limousin heifers to 194.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn and193.5p Dashwell Green purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, 188.5p Toppin Castle, 186.5p Dashwell Green, 182.5p Hallburn; British Blue 186.5p, 179.5p Gardrum; Charolais 172.5p Hallburn, 168.5p, 163.5p Wicket Thorn, 163.5p Upper Mains; Blonde d’Aquitaine 171.5p Houghton House;Angus 153.5p, 147.5p Plumpe; Friesian 131.5p Plumpe. Bullocks to 183.5p per kilo for British Blue from Dashwell Green; Limousin 178.5p The Haining House, 174.5p The Gill, 174.5p, 172.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 172.5p Haining House; Charolais 162.5p, 160.5p Sceughdyke. Top price per head of £1,276 for Limousin Bullocks from Haining House, others £1,177, £1,140 (x2) The Gill; British Blue £1,192 Dashwell Green; Charolais £1,171, £1,153 Sceughdyke. Heifers to a top per head of £1,165, £1,139 for British Blues from Gardrum; Charolais £1,162, £1,085, £1,055 Wicket Thorn, £1,047 Upper Mains; Limousin £1,046 Toppin Castle, £1,035 Dashwell Green, £1,017 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,003 Houghton House; Friesian £808 Plumpe.

An smaller show of 32 OTM’s forward met another great trade selling to a top of 148.5p for Charolais from Sceughdyke; British Blue 141.5p Campingholm, 119.5p Ryehill; Limousin 136.5p Campingholm, 107.5p Wardrew and Bryntoplihan, 103.5p (x2) Burnfoot on Esk; Blonde d’Aquitaine 133.5p Campingholm, 129.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage; Angus 144.5p, 142.5p, 140.5p 138.6p, 134.5p Burnfoot on Esk; Hereford 91.5p Kilnhill; Blue Grey 88.5p, 79.5p Potholm. Top per head of £990, £903 for Angus from Burnfoot on Esk; British Blue £979 Ryehill; Blonde d’Aquitaine £932 Wyseby Hill Cottage; Limousin £919 Bryntoplihan; Blue Grey £465, £429 Potholm; Hereford £457 Kilnhill.

Another large show of 5,312 prime hoggs forward sold to the usual ring of buyers and upheld recent high rates to average 189.9p overall with an SQQ of 192.9p. Heavy hoggs were also in demand and short of requirements, more export hoggs could also have been sold. Top price per kilo of 230p for Texels from Messrs MacTaggart, Main Office. Top per head of £115.50 for Texels from Wood Farm, others £105.50 Wood Farm, £103.50 Becks, £103, £102.50 Cubby Hill; Suffolk £108.50 Blackhaugh, £102.50 Golden Lane, £99.50 High Wreay, £98.20 Becton Hall; Beltex £95.50 Wood Farm, £91.50 Ashness, £90.50 Kirkbarrow Hall, £89.80 Blackwoodridgehouse; Hill Cheviot £90.50 Kirkhouse, £89.50 Brown House, £88.20 Becks; Bleu d’Maine £89.50 Branxholm Town; Charollais £89.50 Colte Coates, £85.80 Kirkland Green; Greyface £88.80 Becton Hall, £88.50 Rimington Way and Burnt House, £88.20 Brampton Fell; Blackface £84.20 Smalmstown, £81.20 Blackburn, £80.80, £80.50 Smalmstown; Half Bred £80 Granton, £70.50 Newington; Swaledale £78.80 Brampton Fell, £72.20 Burn House, £70.80 Croft House, £70.50 Naddle; Dorset £76 Newington; Lonk £71.80 Bush of Ewes.

The 1,456 light weight hoggs sold to a top of £73.50 for Beltex from The Swaites; Suffolk £71.80 High Crubasdale; Texel £70, £69.20 Newington; Dorset £69.80 Cara View; North Country Cheviot £69.80 Waterloo; Blackface £68.80 Arnicle, £67.80 Waterloo, £65.80 Culquhasen; Hill Cheviot £68.80, £67.50 Newington; Cheviot Mule £68.20 Whitecroft Mains; Shetland £65.50 Butterdales; Greyface £63.50 Newington, £61.80 Cara View; Leicester £60 Cliftencote; Zwartbles £59.50 Tushielaw; Swaledale £52.50 Howburn; Herdwick £45.50 Middle Farm.

A larger show of 5,628 cast ewes and rams were forward to a busy ring of buyers with trade being £4 to £5 sharper on heavy ewes, especially Mules, but horned ewes just similar. More ewes could have been sold to sellers advantage.

Top price of £138.50 for Texel ewes from Hillhead, others £136.50 Flass, £134.50 Becks, £132.50 Flass; Suffolk £136.50 Traprain, £132.50 Sockbridge, £130.50 Golden Lane, £128.50 Burnt House; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Tormore, £124.50 Durran Mains, £116.50 Buckies, £114.50 Tormore, £111.50 Lythmore; Half Bred £118.50 Westside, £116.50 Traprain, £113.50 Waterloo; Leicester £116.50 Severs, £114.50 Burnhouse, £106.50 Clonrae; Zwartbles £110.50 Waterloo; Beltex £106.50 Roadside, £104.50, £102.50 Bluebell, £96.50 Hobbiesburn; Greyface £96.50 Newbigging Walls and Burnt House, £94.50 Traprain, £93.50 Burnt House and Broomhill, £91.50 Golden Lane and Demesne; Cheviot Mule £96.50 High Stenries, £84.50 Castletown; Milk Sheep £82.50 Golden Lane; Easycare £77.50, £73.50 Kersheugh. Hill ewes to £90.50 for Lonks from Bush of Ewes; Hill Cheviot £82.50 Greenside and The Becks, £74.50 Waterloo, £72.50 Chapel, £69.50 Cliftencote; Blackface £80.50 Stackbraes, others £77.50 Quarry House, £74.50 Clonrae, £73.50 Newbigging Walls and Cliftencote; Jacob £72.50 Howard House, £65.50 Cobblecroft; Lleyn £72.50, £69.50 Gatehouse Cote, £67.50 Greenland Mains; Swaledale £63.50 Sockbridge, £62.50 Howard House, Midtodhills and Snowden Close, £59.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £54.50 Newbigging and Stackbraes, £49.50 Dunjop; Herdwick £35.50 Sockbridge. Rams to £146.50 for Texels from Barnglies, £140.50 Castletown, £126.50 Sandside; Suffolk £136.50 Waterloo, £118.50 Longyester, £106.50 Bellbank; Leicester £124.50 Severs, £98.50 Lythmore; Charollais £116.50 Dunjop, £103.50 Severs; Lonk £98.50 Bush of Ewes; North Country Cheviot £90.50, £88.50 Waterloo; Hill Cheviot £88.50 Tanlawhill, £86.50 Newbigging; Blackface £86.50 Quarry House, £82.50 North Deanhead and Bush of Ewes; Swaledale £74.50 Softley, £68.50 Naddle.


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Light to 222.0p (186.0p)
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Light to £90.50 (£57.96)
Heavy to £138.50 (£88.50)

Cast Rams to £146.50(£85.19)

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