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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 67 prime cattle, 9 young bulls, 29 over thirty month cattle, 5,328 prime hoggs and 4,196 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th April, 2011.

Yet another outstanding show of quality prime cattle on offer and a fantastic trade was had for all classes of cattle. Top price of the day to 201.5p (twice) for Limousin heifers from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green and A. Irving, Toppin Castle, bought by Border Meats, Lockerbie and Jewitts Wholesalers. Mr A. Irving sold 5 bullocks and heifers to average 194.5p and Mr Taylor sold 14 bullocks and heifers to average 188.5p.



British Blue – 198.5p The Gill.

Blonde d’Aquitaine – 195.5p Toppin Castle.

Limousin – 192.5p Dashwell Green, 189.5p High Stenries, Dashwell Green and Toppin Castle, 188.5p, 187.5p Dashwell Green, 187.5p, 186.5p Upper Tinwald, 186.5p Houghton House.

Charolais187.5p High Stenries, 178.5p Sceughdyke, 172.5p Plumpe Farm.


Limousin – 201.5p Toppin Castle and Dashwell Green, 198.5p Toppin Castle, 194.5p, Dashwell Green, 193.5p High Stenries and Dashwell Green, 187.5p Toppin Castle and Hallburn, 185.5p, 183.5p Dashwell Green.

Charolais195.5p, 193.5p Hallburn, 188.5p High Stenries, 185.5p Sceughdyke, 183.5p Hallburn.



Limousin – £1,430 Dashwell Green, £1,323 Sceughdyke, £1,319 The Gill, £1,303 Upper Tinwald, £1,284, £1,281 The Gill, £1,275, £1,268 Upper Tinwald, £1,241 Dashwell Green.

Simmental - £1,267 Sceughdyke.

Charolais - £1,246 High Stenries, £1,231 Sceughdyke.

British Blue – £1,240 The Gill.


Charolais£1,196 Sceughdyke, £1,140 High Stenries.

Limousin – £1,141 Toppin Castle, £1,102 Dashwell Green, £1,093 High Stenries.

OTM cattle met another brisk trade with the sale averaging 116.3p and topping at 157.5p for a British Blue bullocks from D. & Y. Wilson, The Plumpe. Charolais cows to 138.5p and 132.5p Moss Side with Black & Whites topping at 124.5p Halltown. Bulls to 125.5p (£1,317) for Charolais from Philiphaugh.


Charolais138.5p, 132.5p Moss Side.

Black & Whites – 124.5p Halltown, 120.5p Underwoodhouse, 118.5p Glencartholm, 113.5p, 111.5p Halltown, 109.5p Underwoodhouse, 103.5p Halltown.

Limousin – 120.5p Snab Farm, 114.5p Wanwood Hill.

British Blue – 113.5p Wanwood Hill.

Simmental – 112.5p Snab Farm.


Charolais£1,135, £987 Moss Side.

Limousin – £951 Snab Farm.

Black & Whites – £927 Underwoodhouse, £852, £839 Halltown, £799 Underwoodhouse.

Prime bulls met a brisk trade and more numbers required. Top price of 176.5p for Charolais from Shaw of Dryfe with Black & Whites to 154.5p Harelawhole.


Limousin – 173.5p The Gill and Harelawhill, 167.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Charolais176.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Black & Whites – 154.5p, 150.5p Harelawhole.


Limousin – £1,135 Harelawhill, £1,119 The Gill.

Charolais£1,041 Shaw of Dryfe.

Black & Whites – £842, £820 Harelawhole.

An excellent show of 5,328 prime hoggs was forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade was flying all day creating a centre record average of 243.9p per kilo (SQQ 246p per kilo). More well fleshed hoggets could easily have been sold, but small hoggs also were easy to sell.

Included in the sale was the Annual Show of Blackface hoggs which was ably judge by Mr Haig Murray, Dunbia Ltd. The Championship was awarded to Messrs J.P. Fisher, Smalmstown and later sold to the judge at £121.50 for 48 kilos.

Prize list:– up to 42 kilos – 1st prize Cleugh Brae, 2nd prize Glenshanna, 43 kilos and over – 1st prize Smalmstown, 2nd prize Milnmark.

An excellent run of 382 hoggs from Messrs Crick, Beach Farm averaged 238p per kilo and 190 superb Texel hoggs from Messrs MacTaggart Bros. sold to average £119.62 with a run of 231 Blackface hoggs from Smalmstown averaging £114.53. The sale was topped at 301p per kilo for Beltex hoggs from Messrs Eastham, Naddle Farm, with a top per head of £136.50 for Texels from Messrs Wales, Thackwood, others £134.50 The Land, £132.50 Haithwaite; Suffolk £130.50 Guards Mill, £128.50 Lirrit, £126.50 Justicetown; North Country Cheviot £123.50 Lirrit, £119.50 High Moat, £116.20 Creca; Charollais £123.50 Becton Hall, £114.50 Mosshall and Thackwood; Beltex £123.50, £105.50 Naddle; Hill Cheviot £121.50 The Land, £117.50 Newbigging, £115.50 Sceughdyke; Blackface £121.50, £118.80, £118.50, £117.50 Smalmstown, £117.50 Yett; Greyface £119.50 Justicetown, £117.50 Sceughdyke, £112.50 Justicetown; Zwartbles £118.50 Lirrit, £100 The Cottage; Lleyn £117.50 Westerhouses; Leicester £117.50, £109.50 Plenderleith, £107.50 Shielsknowe; Half Bred £109.50, £104.50 High Moat; Kerry £100.50 Westerhouses; Swaledale £100 Naddle; Shetland £99.50 Beach Farm; Dorset £83.50 Westhills.

The 1,352 light weight hoggs sold to a top of £88.80 for Cheviot Mules from Ballygroggan; Hill Cheviot £87.50 Shawhead, £86.80 Becks; Texel £87.50 Oatfield Lodge, £86.50 Beach Farm; Blackface £86.80 South Lambhill, £80.80 Milnmark, £80.50 Wanwood Hill; North Country Cheviot £85.20 Golden Lane, £84.50 Bluebell; Beltex £83.80 Winterhope, £79.50 Oatfield Lodge; Charollais £82.50, £79.50 Beach Farm; Zwartbles £79.50 Newington; Suffolk £78.50 Butterdales; Herdwick £77.20, £74.80 Rowhead; Greyface £73.50 Newbigging, £72.50 Burnbank; Leicester £70 Langholm Farm; Swaledale £65.50 Hillside.

A very good show of 4,196 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual buyers with all classes similar on the week but the best heavy ewes dearer. The sale was topped at £156.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Roadside, others £148.50 Brantwood and Drinkstone, £145.50 Haithwaite and Severs; Beltex £154.50 Newbigging, £136.50 Hillside; Suffolk £148.50 Newbigging, £147.50 The Land, £142.50 Drinkstone, £139.50 Severs and Draperstown; Charollais £142.50 Newbigging, £136.50 Thackwood, £134.50 Roadside; North Country Cheviot £127.50 Hownam Grange, £126.50 Graystale, £118.50 Lirrit, £116.50 Philiphaugh; Leicester £126.50 Baurch Rigg, £124.50 Harwood Shield and Whintingstown; Half Bred £124.50 Golden Lane, £110.50 Fountanbleau, £108.50 Draniegower; Millenium Blue £122.50 Stackbraes; Greyface £115.50 Golden Lane, £114.50 Blunderfield, £112.50 Tarra; Dorset £114.50 Branteth; Wensleydale £112.50 Golden Lane; Berrichon £104.50 Mid Bishopton; Easycare £102.50 Bairnkine; Woodland £100.50 Upper Manor Farm; Bleu d’Maine £92.50 Fountanbleau.

Hill ewes to £108.50 for Blackfaces from Mid Bishopton and Lleyns from The Height; other Blackface £105.50 Hawick Farm, £90.50 Leahaugh; Cheviot £106.50 Greenburn, £96.50 Skelfhill and Lirrit, £86.50 Fountanbleau; Swaledale £86.50 Naddle, £80.50 Bellmount and Upper Manor Farm, £74.50 The Flatt, £72.50 Harwood Shield; Jacob £78.50 Hillside; Shetland £64.50 Haughton Farm; Kendal Rough £59.50 Penfoel; Herdwick £59.50 Penfoel, £48.50 Hillside.

Rams to £146.50 for Texels from Roadside, £135.50 Fountanbleau, £130.50 Slickly; Suffolk £138.50 The Land, £137.50 Severs, £129.50 The Land; North Country Cheviot £136.50 Fountanbleau, £128.50 Upper Manor, £120.50 Oliver; Oxford £128.50 Golden Lane; Charollais £126.50 The Cottage, £119.50 Golden Lane; Wensleydale £116.50 Golden Lane; Leicester £116.50 Severs, £106.50 Pool; Hill Cheviot £110.50 Low Tirfergus, £106.50 Greenburn, £104.50 Skelfhill; Beltex £108.50 Stackbraes; Blackface £108.50 Newbigging, £92.50 Balliemore, £85.50 Arnicle; Swaledale £92.50, £88.50, £86.50 Harwood Shield; Lleyn £90.50 The Height.

Goats to £104.50 Beechtree, £96.50 Snowsgreen, £84.50 Draperstown.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 158.5p (158.5p)
Heavy to 198.5p (177.5p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 194.5p (187.9p)
Heavy to 201.5p (176.4p)

Young bulls 176.5p (163.1p)

Light to 273.0p (231.6p)
Standard to 293.0p (239.0p)
Medium to 301.0p (254.3p)
Heavy to 268.0p (228.7p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Light to £108.50 (£64.58)
Heavy to £156.50 (£108.62)

Cast Rams £146.50(£94.82)

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