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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 51 over thirty month cattle, 208 spring lambs, 4,998 prime hoggs and 4,230 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th May, 2011.

Prime cattle saw more heavyweights on offer and topped at 199.5p for a Limousin heifer from G.P. & E.A. Coates, Beckhall Farm with British Blue bullocks to 193.5p Upper Tinwald.

Principal Prices (per kilo)
British Blue – 193.5p Upper Tinwald, 182.5p The Gill.
Limousin – 190.5p Upper Tinwald, 188.5p, 187.5p Dashwell Green, 187.5p The Gill, 185.5p The Haining House, 181.5p Houghton House, 180.5p Dashwell Green and Roughet Hill.
Charolais – 181.5p High Stenries.
Limousin – 199.5p Beckhall, 189.5p Upper Tinwald, 185.5p Houghton House.
Charolais – 177.5p Hallburn, 171.5p Sceughdyke.
Principal Prices (per head)
Limousin – £1,400, £1,289 The Haining House, £1,288 High Moat, £1,273 The Gill.
British Blue - £1,350 The Gill, £1,325 Upper Tinwald.
Limousin – £1,127 Beckhall, £1,089 Upper Tinwald.
Charolais – £1,062, £1,042 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls sold to 139.5p for Holstein from Gillalees.

Principal Prices (per kilo)
Holstein – 139.5p, 135.5p Gillalees
Principal Prices (per head)
Holstein – £785 Gillalees

A bigger show of OTM cattle saw better quality cattle forward which met another brisk selling trade. Limousin cows topped at 153.5p from J. Common & son, Crossdykes Farm, others 142.5p, 136.5p Brisco Hill. Black & White cows to 121.5p Underwoodhouse.

Principal Prices (per kilo)
British Blue – 150.5p Newhouse.
Angus – 123.5p Hutlerburn.
Limousin – 153.5p Crossdykes, 142.5p, 136.5p Brisco Hill, 133.5p High Stenries, 132.5p Blindhillbush, 131.5p Newhouse, 130.5p, 128.5p Morley Hill, 128.5p Crossdykes.
Devon – 138.5p Brisco Hill.
Simmental – 133.5p High House.
British Blue – 131.5p, 125.5p Newhouse, 119.5p The Throp.
Black & White – 121.5p Underwoodhouse, 117.5p Harelawhole, 113.5p Blackrigg, Halltown, Underwoodhouse and Townhead.
Limousin – 119.5p, 111.5p Burnside.
Principal Prices (per head)
Limousin – £1,083 Brisco Hill, £990 Crossdykes, £966 Newhouse, £941 High House, £940 Newhouse, £925 Crossdykes.
Black & White – £959, £930, £812 Townhead.

A larger show of 208 Spring Lambs was forward with demand for under 45 kilos very strong. More handy weighted lambs could be sold to vendors advantage.

Top price of 331p per kilo and £145.50 per head for Texels from Rottington Hall, others £142.50 Low Hallburn; Oxford £121.50, £116.50 Guards; Suffolk £118.80 Bankhead of Tinwald, £118.50 Rottington Hall and The Land; Charollais £117.50 Rottington Hall.

In the second week of May, C & D Mart continued to surprise with numbers of Hoggs - 5,000 head again being forward. Good fleshed hoggs easily upheld recent high rates with a sale average of 238.9p per kilo. Many best hoggs regularly sold between 250p and 270p per kilo.

Messrs Errington, Sockbridge Hall sold 730 hoggs to average 41 kilos, £97.81, 235p per kilo.
Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown, 191 hoggs, 42 kilos, £140.63, 245p per kilo.
Messrs Head, Dover, 193 hoggs, 50 kilos, £116.67, 231p per kilo.
Messrs Marrs, Broomhills, 143 hoggs, 39 kilos, £97.28, 247p per kilo.
Messrs Miller, Eycott, 376 hoggs, 32 kilos, £80.01, 243p per kilo.
Messrs Barnes, Todhillrigg, 168 hoggs, 41 kilos, £111.70, 268p per kilo.

Top price of 275.6p per kilo for North Country Cheviots from H. Martindale, Land Farm. Top per head of £132.50 for Texels from J.T. Davidson, Bellmount, others £130.50 North House, £129.50 Lydden; Suffolk £128.50 Winterhope, £126.50 Sceughdyke, £120.50 Whitcastles; Charollais £121.50, £117.50, £116.50 Lydden; Blackface £119.50 Winterhopeburn, £117.50, £112.50 Smalmstown; Hill Cheviot £118.80, £117.80 Bloan, £116.50 Pilmuir; North Country Cheviot £118.50 The Land, £116.50 Hyde Park and Carruthers; Beltex £116.50 Cardew Hall, £115.50 Hillside, £114.50 Cardew Hall; Greyface £112.50, £110.50 Jubilee, £101.50 Colte Coates; Swaledale £109.50 Greystoke Castle, £86.50 Weeds, £85.50 Ballaglass; Zwartbles £93.50 Shoestanes; Kendal Rough £89.50 Colte Coates, £86.50 Westhills; Jacob £87.50 Newington; Herdwick £84.50 Westhills; Leicester £84.50 Westhills.
The 1,491 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £88.80 and £83.80 for Cheviots from Golden Lane; Texel £86.80 Broomhills, £86.50 Bush of Ewes; Beltex £86.50 Waterside; Blackface £85.50 Colte Coates, £84.50 Dykehead; Herdwick £84.50 Colte Coates, £73.50 Tarnside House; Swaledale £82.80 Weeds, £64.50 Newbiggin; Greyface £75.50 Alton; Suffolk £74.20 Ballaglass; Shetland £63.50 Tarnside House; Jacob £70.50 Westhills; Soya £40 Westhills.

Another excellent show of 4,230 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual full ring of buyers with trade for the heavy fat ewes being £5-£8 cheaper, but the hill type ewes and lean selling ewes maintaining recent rates.

The sale was topped at £150 for Texel rams from Lydden, others £146.50, £138.52 Newbigging; Charollais £146.50 Colte Coates, £118.50 Roadside, £112.50 Severs; Suffolk £138.50 Newbigging, £118.50 West Lyth, £110.50 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £118.50 Newbigging, £98.50 Longoe, £86.50 East Mey; Romney £116.50 Newbigging; Leicester £114.50 Randalholme, £104.50 Hott Farm and Stackbraes; Beltex £114.50 Lydden, £98.50 Winterhope, £94.50 Waterside; Zwartbles £106.50 Seavers, £86.50 Romanway; Hill Cheviot £106.50 Bloch, £86.50 Wardlaw; Rouge £93.50 Dinwoodie Green; Blackface £88.50 Derwent House and Newbigging, £84.50 Newbigging, £82.50 Graystale; Jacob £80.50 Longoe; Swaledale £68.50 Newbigging, £58.50 Ballafayle.

Heavy ewes to £146.50 and £139.50 for Suffolks from Bardnaclaven, others £136.50 Severs, £133.50 Road Side; Texel £144.50 Upper Northfield and Rowanston, £142.50 Rowanston and Stackbraes; Greyface £128.50 Maryside, £110.50 Derwent House, £99.50 Colte Coates and Waterloo; Charollais £128.50 Severs, £122.50 Road Side, £120.50 Whinneyknowe, Seavers and Severs; Beltex £126.50, £102.50 Roadside, £98.50 Westloch; North Country Cheviot £123.50, £108.50 Waterloo, £108.50 Bardnaclaven and Winterhope, £99.50 Hillhead; Leicester £120.50 Newbiggin, £104.50 Seavers; Cheviot Mule £116.50 Mossband House, £100.50 Whinneyknowe and Stackbraes; Half Bred £100 Whins, £98.50 Waterloo; Rouge £128.50 Middle Farm, £106.50 Road Side; Dorset £98.50 Trencreek, £92.50 Roadside; Zwartbles £92.50 Waterloo; Berrichon £84.50 Mossband Hall.

Hill ewes to £96.50 for Lleyns from Whitcastles and for Cheviots from The Bloch, other Cheviots £93.50 Roadside, £90.50 Winterhope, £88.50 Newbigging; other Lleyn £90.50 Guards; Shetland £90.50, £88.50 Hendrefor; Blackface £86.50 New Hall, £83.50 Boreland, £82.50 Bush of Ewes and Newbiggin, £81.50 West Loch and New Hall; Swaledale £82.50 Bellmount, £78.50 Randalholme, £76.50 Stackbraes; Herdwick £78.50 Farmers Close, £58.50 Stackbraes; Welsh Mountain £54.50 Tarnside House.


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Heavy to 193.5p (172.6p)

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Medium to 180.5p (174.8p)
Heavy to 199.5p (169.6p)

Young bulls to 139.5p (133.1p)

Light to 262.0p (240.6p)
Standard to 271.0p (238.9p)
Medium to 275.6p (241.8p)
Heavy to 256.1p (228.6p)
Shlgs to 256.0p (188.7p)

Light to 294.0p (268.7p)
Standard to 312.0p (293.3p)
Medium to 331.0p (275.8p)
Heavy to 248.0p (236.0p)
O/weight to 234.0p (234.0p)

Light to £96.50 (£61.36)
Heavy to £146.50 (£100.25)

Cast Rams to £150.00 (£97.04)

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