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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 0 young bull, 25 over thirty month cattle, 1,205 spring lambs, 1,434 prime hoggs and 4,778 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th June, 2011.

An increased number of prime cattle forward met an outstanding trade with many cattle selling from 190p to 208p which ensured all vendors going home delighted. Prices peaked at 207.5p twice for Blonde d’Aquitaine and British Blue heifers both from Mr A. Irving, Toppin Castle, purchased by S. McGimpsey. Mr Irving’s run of cattle averaged 202.4p. Limousin bullocks sold to 199.5p on three occasions twice from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill and once from A. Irving, Toppin Castle.

Limousin – 199.5p (x2) The Gill, 199.5p Toppin Castle, 197.5p Dashwell Green, 196.5p Toppin Castle, 189.5p, 187.5p Dashwell Green, 187.5p The Gill, 184.5p Dashwell Green.
British Blue – 179.5p Houghton House.
Charolais – 173.5p Sceughdyke.

British Blue – 207.5p Toppin Castle.
Blonde d’Aquitaine 207.5p Toppin Castle.
Limousin – 194.5p Sandbed, 188.5p Brydekirk Mains, 179.5p Hallburn, 173.5p Brydekirk Mains.
Charolais – 191.5p Sceughdyke, 188.5p, 183.5p High Stenries.

Limousin – £1,356 Toppin Castle, £1,323, £1,317 Dashwell Green, £1,312, £1,296 The Gill, £1,259 Dashwell Green.

British Blue – £1,162 Toppin Castle.
Charolais – £1,158, £1,139 Sceughdyke, £1,128 High Stenries.
Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,151 Toppin Castle.

A plain show of cows met another brisk trade selling to 134.5p for Shorthorn cows from H. & M. Connell, Minsca Farm

Shorthorn – 134.5p Minsca.
Charolais – 130.5p High Stenries.
British Blue – 126.5p Snab.
Limousin – 124.5p Dodgsonstown, 119.5p Blindhillbush, 117.5p Minsca.
Angus – 129.5p Enzieholm, 121.5p, 119.5p Campingholm.
Simmental – 117.5p High Stenries.
Hereford – 123.5p Enzieholm.

Shorthorn – £1,049 Minsca.
Charolais – £848 High Stenries.
British Blue – £910 Snab.
Limousin – £902 Dodgsonstown.

The 1,205 Spring Lambs were the largest show so far and averaged 225.7p per kilo. More lambs are wanted as trade seems to be settling as demand grows.

Top price per kilo of 263p for Beltex’s from Messrs Hutton, How farm and to a top per head of £119 for Suffolk from Slickly, others £113.50 Staffler, £110.50 How Farm and Long Strumble; Texel £117.50 Whins and Johnstone Bank, £109.50 The Land and Thorns; Beltex £107.50 Wood Farm, £94.50 Tercrosset; Greyface £103.50 Lanehead; Blackface £99.50 Brownchesters; Charollais £99.50 Barrockend, £93.80 Rottington Hall, £90.50 Mossband Hall; Dorset £85.20 Guards.

Another fine show of 1,434 prime hoggets were forward and averaged 185p per kilo. But hoggs well fleshed were keenly sought after with plainer sorts just reality prices. Top price of 228p per kilo for North Country Cheviots from Red House, top per head of £105 for Texels from Townfoot, others £99.50 Alton, £98.50 Commonside; North Country Cheviot £100 Newbigging, £98.50, £88.80 Red House; Dorset £87.50 Golden Lane; Greyface £86.50 Low Northsceugh, £76.50 Broomhills; Suffolk £84.50 Sandbed and Kirkwood Mains; Blackface £81.50 Sloda Hill, £72.20 Alton, £71.50 Laythes; Hill Cheviot £78.50 East Deloraine, £76.50 Broomhills; Leicester £75.50 Farneyshield, £74.50 North Deanhead; Easycare £61.50 Barnside.

Another impressive show of 4,778 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Heavy ewes were £6 back on the week with fat suffering especially hard as none keen for fit. Hill ewes and good lean selling ewes upheld recent high rates and short of requirements.

Top of £138.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Mossburnford, Stackbraes and Severs, £137.50 Newbigging, £136.50 Cardew Hall; Suffolk £136.50 Roadside, £129.50 Fountanbleau, £127.50 Road Side; Charollais £128.50 Severs and Roadside, £125.50, £124.50 Seavers; Bleu d’Maine £128.50 Severs, £110.50 Roadside; Leicester £128.50 Farney Shield, £116.50 Hightown, £108.50 High Lovelady Shield; Rouge £126.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £118.50 Lirrit, £116.50 Waterloo, £112.50 Midtown; Beltex £118.50 Newbigging, £100.50, £98.50 Wood Farm; Greyface £118.50 Townfoot, £98.50 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £96.50 Mossburnford, Newtown and Hightown; Cheviot Mule £111.50 Lirrit, £110.50, £107.50 Harwood House; Millenium Blue £110.50 Derwent; Half Bred £106.50 School House, £105.50 Fountanbleau; Dorset £92.50 Severs, £88.50 Seavers; Zwartbles £88.50 Fountanbleau; Easycare £81.50 Godscroft, £76.50 Barnside; Vendeen £70.50 Kirkwood Farms.

Hill ewes to £91.50 for Cheviots from Lirrit, £88.50 The Barns, £86.50 Ty Croes; Blackface £87.50 Pitogarty, £86.50 Seavers and Hallbank; Swaledale £80.50 Merry Knowe, £79.50 Farney Shield, £77.50 Parcelstown; Herdwick £49.50 Cardewlees.

Rams to £136.50 for Texels from Newbigging, £128.50 Severs, £126.50 Roadside; Suffolk £130.50 Church Street, £122.50 Hallbank, £112.50 Upper Cullernie; Charollais £128.50 Roundbush, £124.50 Roadside, £122.50 Shinn Road; Beltex £126.50 Hallbank, £102.50 Newbigging; Leicester £118.50 Roadside, £116.50 Upper Cullernie; Dorset £116.50 Shinn Road; Zwartbles £116.50 Shinn Road; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Sockbridge Hall, £98.50 Upper Cullernie; Hill Cheviot £110.50 Low Northsceugh; Lleyn £108.50 Shinn Road; Easycare £98.50 Church Street, £82.50 Godscroft; Blackface £80.50, £72.50 Newbigging.

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Heavy to 199.5p (179.6p)

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Medium to 188.5p (163.3p)
Heavy to 207.5p (171.8p)

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Light to 198.0p (171.4p)
Standard to 228.0p (188.7p)
Medium to 224.0p (190.8p)
Heavy to 203.0p (168.7p)
Shlgs to 199.0p (154.5p)

Light to 252.0p (233.5p)
Standard to 263.0p (230.3p)
Medium to 239.0p (221.4p)
Heavy to 245.0p (226.0p)
O/weight to 209.0p (209.0p)

Light to £91.50 (£70.14)
Heavy to £138.50 (£100.14)

Cast Rams £136.50(£101.36)

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