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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 50 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 26 over thirty month cattle, 1,384 prime lambs, 446 prime hoggs and 3,379 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th June, 2011.

A smaller show of prime cattle met an outstanding trade, up 4.5p on the week. Top of 207.5p per kilo for a Limousin bullock from A. Irving, Toppin Castle who also sold a Blonde d’Aquitaine bullock at 206.5p and Charolais heifers at 191.5p.

Limousin – 207.5p Toppin Castle, 195.5p, 192.5p, 191.5p (x2), 190.5p Dashwell Green, 188.5p Houghton House, 187.5p, 186.5p Dashwellgreen, 186.5p (x2) The Gill.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 206.5p Toppin Castle.
British Blue – 184.5p Sceughdyke.
Simmental – 182.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 181.5p Houghton House, 180.5p Sceughdyke.
Hereford – 173.5p, 170.5p Townfoot Farm.
Charolais – 191.5p Toppin Castle, 190.5p Upper Mains, 182.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin – 190.5p Toppin Castle, 185.5p Sandbed.
British Blue – 184.5p Sandbed.

Simmental – £1,332 Sceughdyke.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – £1,311 Toppin Castle.
Charolais – £1,299 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,297 Dashwellgreen, £1,296 Toppin Castle, £1,272 Houghton House, £1,268 The Gill, £1,260 Dashwellgreen, £1.240 The Gill.
Charolais – £1,228, £1,112 Upper Mains, £1,098 Sceughdyke.
Limousin - £1,123 Toppin Castle.
British Blue - £1,116, £1,109 Sandbed.

A small show of Over Thirty Month cattle met another brisk trade and topped at 169.5p per kilo for a Limousin cow from G.R. & S.M. Makepeace, Black House.

Limousin – 169.5p, 166.5p, 161.5p, 159.5p, 153.5p Black House, 144.5p, 132.5p Nunscleugh.
British Blue – 167.5p Sandbed.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 131.5p Wanwood Hill.
Friesian – 123.5p, 120.5p Fauld Farm.
British Blue – 132.5p Laverhay.
British Blue – £1,055 Sandbed.
Friesian – £1,000, £964 Fauld Farm.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – £986 Wanwood Hill.
Limousin – £952, £906, £813 Black House, £895, £821 Nunscleugh.
British Blue – £1,152 Laverhay.

A good show of 1,384 prime lambs was forward with numbers short of requirements due to farmers catching up with crop in good weather. This shortage resulted in the dearest average seen this week of 215.5p per kilo. The sale was topped at 231p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Gray, Sunnycroft and to £123.50 per head also for Texels from Messrs Sutherland, Carran, others £103.20 Sunnycroft, £100.50 Becton Hall and Carran; Suffolk £108.50 Barnglies, £104.50 Sykehead, £103.50 Hermitage; Beltex £104.50, £96.80 Roxburgh Mill; Half Bred £93.80 High Moat; Charollais £92.80 Kilnford Croft, £89.20 Becton Hall, £82.20 Mossthorn; Greyface £80 Sloda Hill; Swaledale £80 Nunscleugh; Zwartbles £77.20 Colte Coates; Oxford £75.80 The Beeches.

A small show of 446 prime hoggs was forward, with lambs short of requirement, hoggs with good flesh were keenly sought after, averaging 153.6p. Top price of 176p per kilo for Suffolks from Goldhill and to £80.50 for Texels from Bluebell, others £76.50 Lyneholm; Suffolk £76.50 Rockcliffe Cross, £75.50 Lirrit; Greyface £69.50 Low Hallburn, £68.50 Riggshield; Beltex £69.50, £68.50 Wood Farm; Blackface £64.80 Plumpe, £64.50 Bluebell; Cheviot £62.80 Plumpe.

A smaller show of 3,379 cast ewes and rams were forward with less numbers leaving buyers short of requirements, resulting in a good trade with averages being £5 to £8 up on the week.

The sale was topped at £156.50 for Texel rams from Lirrit, others £138.50 Severs; Leicester £132.50 Newbigging, £108.50 Williamston; Suffolk £128.50 Roundbush, £116.50 Lirrit; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Waterloo, £96.50 Alton; Charollais £114.50 Severs and Church Road, £98.50 Alton; Beltex £113.50 South Mains; Blackface £92.50 Alton, £88.50 South Mains; Swaledale £88.50 Edges Green, £72.50 East Unthank; Hill Cheviot £86.50 Pitogarty; Woodland £68.50 Riggshield.

Heavy ewes to £150.50 for Texels from Sunnycroft, others £146.50 Sunnycroft and Severs, £144.50 Sunnycroft and Severs; Rouge £128.50 Severs; Charollais £126.50 Roadside, £118.50 Severs; Suffolk £126.50 Hillview, Severs and Roadside, £124.50 Waterloo; Leicester £118.50 Newington, £114.50 Pitogarty, £110.50 East Unthank; North Country Cheviot £110.50 Smerral, £98.50 High Moat, £96.50 Upper Cullernie and Waterloo; Cheviot Mule £107.50 Nirvana, £97.50 Sykehead; Bleu d’Maine £106.50 Severs; Zwartbles £106.50 Netherplace; Beltex £98.50 Netherplace, £62.50 Tercrosset; Greyface £98.50 Park Nook, £96.50 Sykehead and Redhouse, £95.50, £93.50 Red House; Masham £93.50 Colte Coates; Dorset £92.50 Porteath; Woodland £80.50 Riggshield; Romney Marsh £74.50 Trecorner.

Hill ewes to £104.50, £88.50 for Lleyns from South Bowerhouses; Hill Cheviot £88.50 Haythwaite Lane, £87.50 Sykehead, £85.50 Sorbie; Blackface £88.50 West Hottbank, £78.50 The Beeches, £76.50 Pitogarty; Jacob £84.50 The Beeches; Milk Sheep £77.50 Colte Coates; Kerry Hill £60.50 Riggshield; Herdwick £42.50 Mossband House; Shetland £39.50 Newington.


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Medium to 186.5p (164.1p)
Heavy to 207.5p (183.6p)

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Medium to 162.5p (162.5p)
Heavy to 191.5p (180.7p)

Young bulls to 155.5p (155.5p)

Light to 176.0p (157.7p)
Standard to 172.0p (163.9p)
Medium to 171.6p (152.0p)
Heavy to 163.0p (144.0p)
Shlgs to 166.0p (143.1p)

Light to 229.0p (217.2p)
Standard to 231.0p (216.7p)
Medium to 229.0p (215.3p)
Heavy to 222.0p (208.8p)
O/weight to 199.0p (199.1p)

Light to £104.50 (£67.56)
Heavy to £150.50 (£95.14)

Cast Rams to £156.50(£99.39)

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