The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
71 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 5,419
prime lambs and 6,156 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Thursday 4th August, 2011.
Another big show of 71 prime cattle saw keen bidders ensure
prices were up on the week. Prices peaked at 213.5p for a Limousin
steer from Mr A. Irving, Toppin Castle, purchased by W. Kirkup, Butcher,
Longtown. Heifers topped at 211.5p for a Limousin from Messrs J.W.
Vevers, High Stenries, purchased by Border Meats Wholesaler Butcher,
Lockerbie. Mr Irvings run of cattle levelled at 210.3p, with Mr Vevers
cattle averaging 204.5p.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 213.5p Toppin Castle, 206.5p, 203.5p The Gill, 202.5p
Newtown, 194.5p, 191.5p The Gill, 187.5p Fenton, 186.5p Townfoot, 185.5p
British Blue - 209.5p Toppin Castle, 197.5p The Hagg.
Charolais – 204.5p High Stenries, 182.5p Nirvana.
Limousin – 211.5p High Stenries, 207.5p Toppin Castle, 198.5p
Newby Farm, 197.5p High Stenries, 196.5p Snab Farm, 195.5p, 191.5p
Newby Farm, 187.5p Wicket Thorn.
Charolais – 202.5p, 192.5p, 187.5p, 181.5p, Wicket Thorn, 181.5p
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,387 Newtown, £1,363 The Gill, £1,334
Toppin Castle, £1,283, £1,280 The Gill, £1,270 Fenton, £1,254
British Blue – £1,288 Toppin Castle.
Charolais – £1,216 High Stenries.
Charolais – £1,414, £1,245, £1,225, £1,190
Limousin - £1,269, £1,165 High Stenries, £1,153 Wicket
Thorn, £1,113 Newtown.
A better show of Over Thirty Month cattle saw another firm trade
throughout. Limousin cows topped at 143.5p from R.M. & P. Armstrong,
Slealands and 138.5p from T.L. Hogg & Son, Ryehills.
PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 143.5p Slealands, 138.5p Ryehills, 131.5p Sceughdyke,
127.5p, 120.5p Kildaloig.
Luing – 130.5p Kildaloig.
British Blue – 127.5p Stonehouse.
Friesian – 126.5p, 123.5p Broathill.
Angus – 125.5p, 124.5p Kildaloig, 119.5p Langholm Farm, 113.5p
Charolais – 124.5p Sceughdyke.
Shorthorn – 117.5p, 113.5p Barend.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,156 Ryehills, £904 Slealands.
Charolais – £1,064 Sceughdyke.
The largest show of the season so far saw 5,419
prime lambs forward
to the usual ring of buyers with trade following this weeks national
trend and averaging 181p per kilo.
Lambs 28-32 kilos averaged 200p,
32-41 kilos averaged 190p, 41-44 kilos averaged 180p, 44 kilos
+ averaged 170p. Heavy lambs were harder to cash.
The sale included
the Annual Show and Sale of Young Handlers Lambs
Outwith the sale a lambs sold to a top of £95.50
per head and 214p per kilo for Texels from Mr Alistair Bell, Kirkton,
Messrs Forster, The Nook also sold Suffolks at £95.50. Other
Texels to £94.50
Minsca, £92 Fountanbleau,£90 Lynegar; other Suffolks £92
Knells, £87.50 Roughet Hill; Greyface £89.50 The Nook, £84.50
Mosshead, £77.50 Highside; Rouge £88, £82 Middle
Farm; Bleu d’Main £83, £80 Middle Farm; Charollais £85.80
Nunscleugh, £84.80 Southburn; Zwartbles £80 Viewfields;
Hill Cheviot £75.50 Tushielaw; Half Bred £72.80 Earlside;
Cheviot Mule £71.80 Terrona, £69.80 Tushielaw; Leicester £74.50
Nunscleugh, £71.50 Tinnis; Blackface £73.50 Tinnis, £64.50
Penpeugh; North Country Cheviot £72.80 Earlside; Swaledale £72.50
Roachburn; Oxford £69.80 Guards; Vendeen £69.80 Milton
Mains; Lleyn £65.50 Craighousesteads.
Another massive show of 6,156 cast ewes and
rams was forward to the
usual full ring of buyers. The sale was topped at £178.50 for
Suffolk rams from Fountanbleau, others £123.50 Newbigging;
Texel £163.50 Kingfisher Park, £153.50 Burn House and
The Reddings; Leicester £144.50, £134.50 Kilnstown; Charollais £123.50
Lirrit; Hill Cheviot £113.50 Elsdonburn, £106.50 Naddle;
Blackface £98.50 Shitlington Hall, £94.50 Clonrae; Swaledale £80.50
Stackbraes, £68.50 Burn House and Wolfhills; Beltex £68.50
Heavy ewes sold to £140.50 for Texels from Carran
and Kingfisher Park, £138.50 Oldfield, £136.50 East Middle
and Fountanbleau; Suffolk £129.50 Mossilee, £128.50 Lynegar, £126.50
Fountanbleau; Half Bred £120.50 Fountanbleau; Charollais £118.50
Roadside, £114.50 Severs; Leicester £114.50 Roachburn, £113.50
Kilnstown, £110.50 Nunscleugh; North Country Cheviot £106.50, £100.50
Lirrit, £100.50 Roadside, £98.50 Haithwaite and Severs;
Cheviot Mule £106.50 Clackmae, £104.50 Colmslie Hill, £96.50
Stobo; Greyface £104.50 West Wharmley, £96.50 Glencartholm,
Bartondale, Lintlaw, Sceughdyke, £95.50 Mossilee; Beltex £98.50
Fountanbleau, £96.50 Roadside; Zwartbles £86.50 Viewfields.
Hill ewes to £102.50 for Lleyns from Sharplaw; Cheviot £88.50
Oldfield, £84.50 Murtholm, £82.50 Winterhope; Blackface £84.50
The Nook, £82.50 Slaterfield, £80.50 Balliemore; Swaledale £78.50
Midtodhills and Nunscleugh, £69.50 Roachburn, £67.50
Kilnstown; Herdwick £58.50 The Bank Farm and The Bents, £55.50
Haithwaite; Jacob £54.50 Beyond the Moss; Shetland £36.50
The Bank Farm.
Goats to £78.50 Common House, £73.50 Lamb
Hill Terrace, £70.50
Light to 183.5p (171.7p)
Medium to 197.5p (176.3p)
Heavy to 213.5p (181.7p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 184.5p (177.9p)
Heavy to 211.5p (187.7p)
Young bulls 159.5p (147.2p)
Light to 217.0p (194.7p)
Standard to 512.8p (186.3p)
Medium to 261.9p (178.1p)
Heavy to 230.8p (172.7p)
O/weight to 177.8p (152.2p)
Light to £102.50
Heavy to £140.50 (£87.57)
Cast Rams £178.50(£107.57)