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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 25 over thirty month cattle, 604 spring lambs, 1,900 prime hoggs and 3,870 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd June, 2011.

Another good show of prime cattle saw trade sharper on the week, selling to a top of 198.5p for a British Blue bullock from Mr A. Irving, Topping Castle, purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown. Mr Irving sold a run of bullocks and heifers to average 196.6p.

Principal Prices (per kilo)
British Blue – 198.5p Toppin Castle.
Limousin – 197.5p Toppin Castle, 192.5p Dashwell Green, 189.5p The Gill, 188.5p Dashwell Green and The Gill, 187.5p The Gill, 185.5p, 184.5p Dashwell Green, 184.5p, 183.5p The Gill.
Charolais – 188.5p The Haining House, 173.5p Fenton Farm.
Limousin – 197.5p Toppin Castle, 195.5p The Yett, 192.5p Toppin Castle, 174.5p Wicket Thorn.
Charolais – 182.5p, 177.5p Sceughdyke, 175.5p, 174.5p Wicket Thorn.
British Blue – 178.5p Hallburn.
Principal Prices (per head)
Limousin – £1,368, £1,367, £1,317, £1,300 The Gill, £1,283 Toppin Castle.
British Blue – £1,310 Toppin Castle.
Charolais – £1,198, £1,167, £1,151 Wicket Thorn.
Limousin – £1,145, £1,106 Toppin Castle.

Young bulls sold to 156.5p (£939) for Angus from Barron House.

Over Thirty Month cattle met a brisk trade throughout with Limousin bullocks selling to 174.5p from J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett and Limousin cows to 137.5p and 136.5p Burnfoot on Esk.

Principal Prices (per kilo)
Limousin – 137.5p, 136.5p, 130.5p Burnfoot on Esk, 130.5p, 126.5p Greystoke Castle, 124.5p The Nook.
British Blue – 124.5p Burnfoot on Esk.
Galloway – 119.5p Netherhill.
Black & White – 102.5p Hethermill.
Limousin – 174.5p Nether Onsett.
Principal Prices (per head)
Limousin – £1,058, £1,003, £861 Burnfoot on Esk, £815 (x2) Greystoke Castle.
British Blue – £921 Burnfoot on Esk.
Black & White – £594 Hethermill.
Limousin – £977 Nether Onsett.

A grand show of 604 Spring Lambs was forward and were in demand. More could have been sold to advantage. The sale average was 240.5p per kilo, which was far better than anticipated in comparison to most mid week trades. The sale was topped at 299p per kilo and £113.50 per head for Texels from Golden Lane, other Texels to £112.50 The Yett, £111.50 Hermitage and Cardew Hall; Suffolk £112.50 Sykehead, £107.50 Wilseydown, £105.50 Sykehead; Charollais £99.50, £95.50 Rottington Hall, £89.50 Wyseby Hill Cottage; Dorset £98.50, £87.80, £79.80 Guards.

Another fine show of 1,900 hoggets forward were keenly sought after for all classes. Again good flesh was best sold and hoggs shall continue to be required for a few more weeks yet. Top per kilo of 243p for Texels from Derwent House with a top per head of £136.50 for North Country Cheviots from Red House Farm, others £105.20 Red House, £103.50 Priesthaugh; Texel £132.50 New Farm, £127.50 Sherra Craig, £126.50 Newbigging; Charollais £126.50 Hyde Park, £118.50 Barend; Suffolk £125.50 Quoyshakes, £120.50 Rumsdale House, £111.50 Alton; Beltex £124.50 Whitehill Cottage; Blackface £101.50 Maidencoates, £98.50 Meggethead, £97.80 Southend; Hill Cheviot £97.50 Southend, £87.50 Harwood House, £85.80 Red House; Greyface £95.50 The Mark, £92.50, £86.50 Red House; Leicester £88.50 Williamston, £86.50 Collinbank; Dorset £82.50, £81.50 Golden Lane; Half Bred £78.50 Quoyshakes; Swaledale £76.50 The Bog; Herdwick £72.50 Golden Lane.

The 513 lightweight hoggets sold to £82.50 for Texels from Derwent House; Hill Cheviot £75.50 Winterhope, £74.20 Newbigging; Beltex £74.50 Winterhope; Herdwick £74.20 Golden Lane; Greyface £73.50 Golden Lane; Blackface £73.50 Underburnmouth, £68.20 Golden Lane.

Another very good show of 3,870 cast ewes and rams, which met an animated trade to a full ring of buyers with trade being £5 up on the week for ewes and the ram average being £20 up on the week. Small and lean selling ewes remain very dear by comparison. The sale was topped at £152.50 for Texel tups from West Hill, others £150.50 Newbigging, £146.50 Faugh Beeches; Rouge £148.50 Shinn Road; Suffolk £146.50, £138.50 High Glentriplock, £138.50, £136.50 Winterhope; Leicester £132.50 Newbigging, £123.50 Pitogarty, £122.50 Severs; Zwartbles £128.50 Cubby Hill; Lleyn £126.50 Fountanbleau; Blackface £118.50 Newbigging, £90.50 West Hill; Beltex £116.50 Aldery Terrace; Hill Cheviot £108.50 Pitogarty, £100.50 Sloda Hill; Bleu d’Maine £94.50 Barend; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Lirrit; Easycare £86.50 Orrisdale.

Heavy ewes to £148.50 for Texels from Severs and for Suffolks from Stackbraes, other Texels £146.50 Mossburnford, £144.50 Derwent; other Suffolks £146.50 Durran Mains and Fountanbleau, £138.50 South Mains; Charollais £142.50 Colte Coates, £140.50 Stackbraes, £136.50 Thackwood; North Country Cheviot £138.50 Severs, £112.50 Bridleway, £106.50 Severs; Half Bred £135.50 South Mains, £124.50 Stackbraes, £120.50 Fountanbleau; Millenium Blue £134.50 Glans Gors; Cheviot Mule £120.50 Derwent, £108.50 Mossburnford and Sykehead; Leicester £120.50 Stackbraes, £116.50 Williamston, £110.50 Raggetsyke; Beltex £116.50 Alton, £108.50, £96.50 Rumsdale House; Bleu d’Maine £112.50 Stackbraes; Zwartbles £108.50 Whitehill Cottage, £96.50 Severs; Greyface £102.50 Thorns, £100.50 Stackbraes, £99.50 Sykehead, Glan Gors and Archibald; Masham £100.50 Colte Coates.

Hill ewes to £102.50 for Cheviots from Mossburnford, £93.50 Harwood House, £90.50 Priesthaugh; Blackface £88.50 Newbigging and Stackbraes, £86.50 The Row and Crawfordjohn Mill, £85.50 Collin Bank; Jacob £86.50 Lirrit, £78.50 Golden Lane, £72.50 Gibstown; Lleyn £86.50 Netherhirst, £68.50 Whitslade; Woodland £82.50 Cannon Park; Swaledale £79.50 Sockbridge Hall, £78.50 Riggfoot, £77.50 Williamston; Kerry Hill £78.50 West Hill; Easycare £76.50, £70.50 Orrisdale Farm; Herdwick £60.50 Cannon Park, £58.50 Allfornaught, £56.50 Cannon Park; Shetland £50.50 Southernby Hall, £40.50 Tarnside House.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 161.5p (161.5p)
Heavy to 198.5p (175.5p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 197.5p (173.2p)

Young bulls to 156.5p (156.5p)

Light to 236.0p (205.3p)
Standard to 227.0p (209.8p)
Medium to 229.0p (212.9p)
Heavy to 230.0p (197.7p)
Shlgs to 243.0p (190.4p)

Light to 286.0p (262.4p)
Standard to 299.0p (240.9p)
Medium to 271.0p (237.8p)
Heavy to 245.0p (232.8p)
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Light to £102.50 (£70.14)
Heavy to £148.50 (£106.87)

Cast Rams to £152.50(£118.81)

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