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.
PRICES (PER KILO)
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.
PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,356 Toppin Castle, £1,323, £1,317
Dashwell Green, £1,312, £1,296 The Gill, £1,259
British Blue – £1,162 Toppin Castle.
Charolais – £1,158, £1,139 Sceughdyke, £1,128
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
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Shorthorn – 134.5p Minsca.
Charolais – 130.5p High Stenries.
British Blue – 126.5p Snab.
Limousin – 124.5p Dodgsonstown, 119.5p Blindhillbush, 117.5p
Angus – 129.5p Enzieholm, 121.5p, 119.5p Campingholm.
Simmental – 117.5p High Stenries.
Hereford – 123.5p Enzieholm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
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.
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.
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
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;
Farney Shield, £116.50 Hightown, £108.50 High Lovelady
Shield; Rouge £126.50
Severs; North Country Cheviot £118.50 Lirrit, £116.50
Midtown; Beltex £118.50 Newbigging, £100.50, £98.50
Wood Farm; Greyface £118.50 Townfoot, £98.50 Wyseby Hill
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
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
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
Shinn Road; Beltex £126.50 Hallbank, £102.50 Newbigging;
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
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Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 199.5p (179.6p)
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Medium to 188.5p (163.3p)
Heavy to 207.5p (171.8p)
Young bulls -------p (-------p)
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
Heavy to £138.50 (£100.14)
Cast Rams £136.50(£101.36)