The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
107 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 31 over thirty month cattle, 7,276
prime lambs and 7,849 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Thursday 25th August, 2011.
Once again a large show of
107 prime cattle saw a tremendous trade throughout
and vendors going home delighted with their returns. Limousin bullocks
topped the sale at 221.5p for an outstanding animal from J. Retson & Son,
Gardrum, other Limousin bullocks to 215.5p Toppin Castle, 211.5p,
209.5p, 208.5p Outertown, 208.5p Toppin Castle.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER
Limousin – 221.5p Gardrum, 215.5p Toppin Castle, 211.5p, 209.5p,
208.5p Outertown, 208.5p, 206.5p Toppin Castle, 206.5p Newby Farm,
203.5p (x2) Outertown, 200.5p Townfoot, 199.5p Nether Onsett, 195.5p
Outertown, 195.5p, 192.5p Newtown.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 213.5p Gardrum.
Charolais – 193.5p, 190.5p, 189.5p, 188.5p, 187.5p, 185.5p (x2)
British Blue – 192.5p Outertown.
Saler– 188.5p Hallburn, 184.5p Blackwell Hall and Hallburn.
Simmental – 184.5p, 183.5p Blackwell Hall.
Charolais – 198.5p Outertown, 196.5p Sceughdyke, 195.5p, 192.5p
Limousin – 194.5p Newby Farm, 192.5p Bleatarn, 191.5p Townfoot
and Bleatarn, 190.5p Brydekirk Mains.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,386 Outertown, £1,368 Nether Onsett, £1,361
Outertown, £1,357 Toppin Castle, £1,343 Outertown, £1,334
Toppin Castle, £1,332 Outertown, £1,329 Gardrum, £1,317
Charolais – £1,362 Blackwell Hall, £1,335 Sceughdyke, £1,309, £1,304, £1,300, £1,298, £1,289, £1,286
Saler – £1,304, £1,273 Blackwell Hall.
Limousin - £1,137 Newby Farm.
Charolais – £1,443, £1,368 Upper Mains.
Over Thirty Month Cattle were a better show for quality and sold
to a top of 168.5p for a British Blue from Messrs T. Armstrong & Sons,
Sceughdyke with Limousins to 159.5p Kilbride Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais – 148.5p, 128.5p Byreburnside.
Limousin – 159.5p Cowburn, 144.5p (x2) Greensburn, 143.5p Byreburnside,
134.5p (x2) The Flatt.
British Blue – 168.5p Sceughdyke, 132.5p The Flatt, 127.5p
Friesian – 131.5p Becton Hall, 124.5p Grainhead, 114.5p Peterscrook,
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,230 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,062 Greensburn, £1,011 Byreburnside, £960
Friesian – £1,038 Becton Hall.
Charolais – £1,017 Byreburnside.
Simmental – £1,003 Sceughdyke.
Young bulls – more required.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 169.5p Becton Hall.
Galloway – 168.5p Calees Cottage.
Friesian – 151.5p Becton Hall.
A collosal show of 7,276 prime lambs on Thursday, selling to the
usual full ring of buyers and averaging a very respectable 176.1p
per kilo for that sheer volume, a good 6-10p ahead of other centres
on the same day.
The sale was topped at 207p per kilo for Beltex from
Janey and Libby Hall, Blacksmiths Cottage. Top per head of £92.50
for Charollais from Messrs Ryder, Black Hamilton, Blackford, others £82.50
Annanhill, £81.50 Allfornaught; Texel £89.50, £87.50
Kirkton, £83.50 Staffler; Beltex £82.80 Bolton Wood Lane, £81.50
Beck View; Suffolk £78.50 Red House, £77.20 Whins, £76.80
Albierigg; Greyface £78.20 Haining House, £77.20 Highwood, £75.50
Crosshill; Cheviot Mule £76.80 Gospel Hall; Blackface £74.50, £63.50
Cooilingel, £63.20 Milnmark; North Country Cheviot £74.20
Hownam Grange, £70.80 Wham Head; Bleu d’Maine £73.80
Middle Farm; Hill Cheviot £71.20 Dinley, £69.80 Raeburnfoot.
The 2,079 lightweight lambs sold to a top of 207.5p per kilo and £72.50
per head for Texels from Miss Robyn Bowker, Ashrigg Park, Gretna,
others £67.80 Catslackburn and Ronachan; Beltex £69.80
Bankhead; Suffolk £65.80 Leahaugh, £64.80 Brantwood;
Greyface £60.80 Whitslade, £59.20 Arnicle; Hill Cheviot £59.50
Crawfordjohn Mill; Charollais £59.50 Cardewlees; Blackface £57.20
Chapel Farm, £56.20 Arnicle, £55.80 Ballywilline.
A phenomenal show of 7,849 cast ewes and rams were forward to the
usual full ring of buyers and met a fantastic trade to be up £3
on the week as Ramadam comes to an end. The sale was topped at £160.50
for a Charollais ram from Newbigging, others £148.50 Sibmister;
Suffolk £158.50 Severs, £153.50 West Farm, £138.50
Carterhaugh; Texel £158.50 Sibmister, £143.50 West Farm, £138.50
Cooilingel; North Country Cheviot £143.50 Miller Place, £128.50
Hownam Grange, £118.50 Roadside; Beltex £140.50 Haithwaite;
Hill Cheviot £133.50 Raeburnfoot, £118.50 Skelfhill;
Leicester £123.50 Sanders Close, £118.50 Kirksteads;
Oxford £118.50 Winterhope; Blackface £88.50 Glenbeg and
Uppercleugh, £86.50 Black Mountain; Swaledale £88.50
Randalholme, £76.50 Dumblar Rigg.
Heavy ewes to £134.50 for Texels from West Farm and Roadside,
others £132.50 Newbigging, £130.50 Graystale and Newry;
Suffolk £128.50 Fountanbleau, £122.50 Roadside and Newry, £120.50
Kilnfordcroft and Woodside; Bleu d’Maine £122.50 Waterside;
Leicester £116.50 Newbigging, £113.50 Nunscleugh; Charollais £116.50
Roadside and Winterhope; Continental £106.50 Waltonwoodhead;
North Country Cheviot £102.50 Achscrabster and Lirrit, £100.50
Wester Dunnet; Cheviot Mule £101.50 Colmslie Hill, £100.50
Ashrigg Park; Half Bred £98.50 Backmuir; Greyface £92.50
Fountanbleau, £91.50 Church Street, £90.50 Burnbank;
Beltex £91.50 Crossgates, £90.50 Mouldy Hills and Waterside.
ewes to £90.50 for Cheviots from Raeburnfoot, £86.50
Terrona; Lleyn £88.50 Marygate, £77.50 Hazelbank; Blackface £82.50
Low Carry House, £76.50 Newbigging, £74.50 Kilchamaig;
Kerry Hill £78.50 Winterhope, £76.50 Churchview; Swaledale £70.50
The Hollows, £68.50 Batey Shield and Pole Farm; Herdwick £58.50
Goats to £76.50 Common House Farm.
Light to 147.5p (147.5p)
Medium to 206.5p (182.4p)
Heavy to 221.5p (183.6p)
Medium to 175.5p (166.1p)
Heavy to 198.5p (182.7p)
Young bulls to 169.5p (158.6p)
Light to 204.0p (172.8p)
Standard to 207.0p (179.5p)
Medium to 204.0p (175.8p)
Heavy to 180.0p (160.3p)
O/weight to 162.0p (140.4p)
Light to £90.50 (£58.59)
Heavy to £134.50 (£84.53)
Cast Rams to £160.50(£98.85)