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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 45 prime cattle, 30 over thirty month cattle, 4,921 prime hoggs and 5,049 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th March, 2011.

Prime cattle continue to improve in value with buyers keen to purchase greater numbers. The sale was topped at 182.5p on four occasions for Limousin x heifers from Dashwellgreen (x2) and Toppin Castle and for a Charolais from Hallburn, purchasers being Border Meats Lockerbie and Messrs Jewitt, others to 180.5p, 177.5p Dashwellgreen, 179.5p (x2) High Stenries, 177.5p Toppin Castle. Bullocks sold to 179.5p for Limousin from The Gill bought by W. Kirkup, Butchers, Longtown, others 178.5p Dashwellgreen, 175.5p The Gill.

Bullocks to £1,258.13, £1,220.45 Sceughdyke, £1,247.53, £1,246.05 The Gill.
Heifers to £1,114.35 Brisco Hill, £1,121.88 High Stenries.

30 OTM cattle, plenty of trade, more feeding cows forward. Cow to 130p Howard House, 128p Peela Hill, 123p Gallowberry, 121p Minsca. Bulls to 125p Howard House, 122p Catslackburn.
Cows to £901.45 Minsca. Bulls to £1075 Howard House.

An excellent show of 4,821 prime hoggs sold to a packed ring of 17 active buyers, many more 38kg to 48kg well fleshed hoggs could have been sold The sale average was 213p per kilo overall with an SQQ (32kg-48kg) of 217p. A great consignment of 750 hoggets from Kintyre sold to a top of 246p per kilo for Texels from Mr Black, Tangy and to £105.50 for Texels from Mr Duncan, East Skeroblin. Another excellent run of 200 Hill Cheviot hoggs from Messrs Robertson, The Becks averaged 224.5p per kilo and £93.50 per head.

Top price per kilo of 226p for Texels from Low Longthwaite. Top per head of £126.50 for Texels from Kirkton and Kilnfordcroft, others £120.50 Kirkton, £116.50 Bowsden Moor; Hill Cheviot £110.50, £106.50, £100.50 Potholm, £99.50 Bloch and Crossdykes; Lleyn £110.50, £107.50 Westerhouses; North Country Cheviot £109.50 Whiteknowe, £104.50 Ericstane, £103.50 Main Office; Beltex £109.50 Naddle and Bowsden Moor, £108.50 Creca; Suffolk £109.50 Bowsden Moor, £108.50 Sceughdyke, £107.50 The Land, Justicetown and Sceughdyke; Dorset £108.50, £100.50 Golden Lane; Charollais £106.50, £100 Thackwood; Greyface £102.50 Kirtlebank, £100 Justicetown, Dippen Farm and Crossibeg; Blackface £100 Syart and The Yett, £99.80 Knockreoch, £99.50 Bennettsfield; Leicester £100 Finnieness, £86.50 Dalbhraddan; Swaledale £84.20 Kirkland Green, £79.50 Naddle; Milk Sheep £70.50 Beech House.

The 1,113 light weight hoggs sold to a top of £91.50 for Texels from Shaw Cottage, £82.50 Shaw of Dryfe, £79.20 Westernhopeburn; Hill Cheviot £83.50 Shaw Head, £76.50 Becks; Blackface £76.20 Clonrae, £72.80 West Scales; Greyface £75.50 Clonrae, £70.50 Ashness; Swaledale £70.20 Naddle; Suffolk £69.80 Newbigging, £63.50 Newington; Herdwick £56.50 Ashness, £51.50 Middle Farm.
5,049 cast ewes and rams were forward to a packed ring of buyers with 12 men active. The sale was topped at £170.50 for Suffolk rams from Kilnfordcroft, others £143.50 Colte Coates; Texel £160.50 Bradley, £150.50 Eastside; Leicester £132.50 Eastside, £130.50 The Ash; North Country Cheviot £130.50 Skaill, £126.50 Roadside; Hill Cheviot £130.50 Severs, £96.50 Carterton; Charollais £124.50 Roadside, £93.50 Barsalloch; Lleyn £123.50 Bradley, £98.50 Seavers; Zwartbles £116.50 Stanley House; Blackface £99.50 Riskinhope, £93.50 Meggethead; Beltex £98.50 Thackwood, £84.50 Drumbreddan.

Heavy ewes to £148.50 for Texels from Kirkton, others £142.50 Severs and Kirkton, £140.50 Roadside; Suffolk £140.50 Sceughdyke, £138.50 Fountanbleau, £136.50 Skaill; Millenium Blue £132.50 Winterhope, £122.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £130.50 Church, £126.50 Thackwood; Greyface £128.50 Kirkton, £118.50 Church, £111.50 Aikton; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Traprain, £120.50, £118.50 Ericstane; Leicester £124.50 Allfornaught, £116.50 High Crossgill; Beltex £118.50 Roadside, £110.50 Kirkland Green, £108.50 The Wreay; Half Bred £118.50 South Mains, £113.50 Severs; Zwartbles £114.50 Port o Spittal, £108.50 Stanley House; Cheviot Mule £110.50 Fountanbleau, £98.50 Severs; Dorset £110.50 Fountanbleau, £94.50 Church; Romney Marsh £90.50 Fountanbleau.

Hill ewes to £92.50 for Cheviots from Burnfoot of Ewes, £87.50 Allfornaught, £86.50 Cara View and Barsalloch; Shetland £90.50 Fountanbleau; Milk Sheep £88.50 Beech House; Blackface £86.50 Clonrae, £84.50 Milnmark and Allfornaught, £82.50 Pole Farm; Lleyn £86.50 Newbigging; Swaledale £84.50 The Close, £72.50 Devonport Farms, £68.50 Dinwoodie; Jacob £70.50 Barsalloch, £58.50 East Skeroblin; Herdwick £64.50 Ashley Park.

Goats to £140 Southwaite Green Mill, £120, £90.50 Beechtree.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 147.5p (147.5p)
Heavy to 179.5p (161.7p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 182.5p (177.7p)
Heavy to 182.5p (166.5p)

Young bulls to -------p (-------p)

Light to 264.0p (213.9p)
Standard to 265.0p (218.3p)
Medium to 266.0p (216.9p)
Heavy to 234.4p (199.6p)
O/weight to 199.0p (160.4p)

Light to £92.50 (£61.39)
Heavy to £148.50 (£100.78)

Cast Rams to £170.50 (£96.86)

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