The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
46 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 30 over thirty month cattle, 5,004
prime lambs and 6,202 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Thursday 15th September, 2011.
A much smaller show of prime
cattle due to the dry day, with the quality cattle very dear once
again. Top price of 213.5p for a Limousin bullock from D.J. Garthwaite & Son,
Wyseby Hill Cottage, others 212.5p J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether
Onsett. Limousin heifers to 211.5p and 206.5p L.E. Grice & Son,
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 213.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 212.5p Nether Onsett,
197.5p Fenton Farm, 195.5p Newtown Farm, 193.5p Nether Onsett, 190.5p
Galloway – 211.5p Nether Onsett.
Limousin – 211.5p, 206.5p Newtown Farm, 204.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage,
200.5p Newtown Farm, 190.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 197.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,381 Nether Onsett, £1,348 Newtown
Farm, £1,323 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Galloway – £1,311 Nether Onsett.
Limousin – £1,173, £1,135, £1,102 Newtown
Farm, £1,101 Low Hallburn Farm.
Charolais – £1,224 Sceughdyke.
Trade saw Over Thirty Month Cattle a shade easier, topping at 145.5p
for a Limousin from E. Wilkie, Shaw Cottage.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 145.5p Shaw Cottage, 141.5p Wanwood Hill, 125.5p
Howard House and Branteth.
British Blue – 139.5p Howard House, 130.5p Shaw of Dryfe, 120.5p
Angus – 134.5p Clarghyll Farm.
Simmental – 121.5p Jerriestown
Another strong show of 5,004 prime lambs were forward, selling to
the best trade of the week, averaging 170.5p per kilo. Export good
quality lambs sold at recent high rates with lighter lambs also keenly
sought after, but too many lean lambs are being presented to affect
the averages. Could vendors also please ensure that due to recent
weather conditions, lambs are presented clean! The sale was topped
at 198p per kilo for Texels from A. & B. Fox, Hilltop and for
Beltex from D. & R. Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill. Top per head of £93.50
twice for Texels from W.J. Corrie & Son, Shankcastle and from
D. Creer, Cooilingel, others £88.80 Kirkton and Sibmister;
Suffolk £83.80 Hallburncroft, £79.80 Sceughdyke and Cooilingel, £79.50
Backmuir; Beltex £83.20 Balgray Hill, £80.20 Ryehills, £79.80
Balgray Hill; Greyface £83.20 Carsloe, £69.80 Cooilingel,
Gibbs Hill and Glen Lough; Charollais £78.20 Newtown, £77.80
High Wreay, £69.20 Milton Mains; Blackface £74.80 Wanwood
Hill, £67.80 Chapel House and Allensgreen, £66.20 Gall
and Allensgreen; North Country Cheviot £71.80 Balgray Hill;
Cheviot Mule £69.80 Balgray Hill, £68.20 Skelfhill; Dorset £67.20
Guards Farm; Easycare £66.20 Cleongart, £62.80 Townfoot;
Hill Cheviot £65.80 Chapel Farm, £64.80 Catslackburn
and Over Kirkhope; Lleyn £63.20 Windyknowe; Leicester £61.80
Walton High Rigg; Zwartbles £60.50 Farmers Close; Swaledale £54.80
The 1,040 Lightweight lambs sold to £65.20 for Suffolks from
Killimister, £63.80 Castlecreavie; Beltex £64.80 Waterloo;
Texel £60.80 Mossband House, £59.80 Killimister and Castlecreavie;
North Country Cheviot £60.20 Durran Mains; Hill Cheviot £59.80
Catslackburn, £52.20 Woodcroft; Greyface £57.80 Meggethead, £56.80
Blackburn; Charollais £53.80 Farmers Close; Swaledale £53.20
Coldshield; Kerry £53.20 Farmers Close; Easycare £52.80
Another large show of 6,202 cast ewes and rams were forward to the
usual ring of buyers. Trade would be slightly easier on the week
but good selling ewes still dear, still easily ahead of most other
The sale topped at £142.50 for Texel ewes from Cranshaws,
West Watten, £132.50 Roadside; Suffolk £118.50 Backmuir, £109.50
Severs, £108.50 Roadside and Severs; Beltex £104.50 Lirrit;
Bleu d’Maine £100.50 Severs; Charollais £99.50
Derwent House, £96.50 Roadside; Greyface £98.50, £88.50
Crumhaugh Hill, £81 Upper Hunderlee, £79.50 Stackbraes;
Half Bred £96.50, £84.50 Broomhill Bank; North Country
Cheviot £94.50 Reaster and High Moat, £88.50 Hillhead
and High Moat, £84.50 Reaster; Cheviot Mule £89.50 Barnglies, £84.50
Sibmister and Severs, £82.50 Branxholm Braes; Border Leicester £84.50
Fountanbleau; Leicester £82.50 Severs, £80.50 Shitlington
Hall, £72.50 Gill Farm; Dorset £72.50 Lirrit, £69.50
Dunnabie; Half Bred £70.50 Relief.
Light ewes to £74.50
for Cheviots from East Field of Wiston, £70.50
Falnash, £67.50 Stackbraes, £66.50 Northfield; Blackface £72.50
Stackbraes, £69.50 East Mains, £68.50 Craigdouglas, Shitlington
Hall and Fruid; Lleyn £71.50 Townfoot, £63.50 Glenapp, £56.50
Newbigging; Swaledale £67.50 Pry Hill, £65.50 Upper Burnmouth, £64.50
Dykehead, £62.50 Softley; Clun £67.50 Backmuir; Easycare £66.50
Barnside and Glenapp; Welsh Mountain £60.50 Gill Farm; Herdwick £57.50
Powheads, £44.50 Gill Farm; Jacob £56.50 Parks Farm;
Shetland £49.50 Barrogill Mains; Hebridean £28.50 Sunnyside.
Rams to £134.50 for Texels from East Middle, £130.50
Severs, £120.50 Catslackburn; Suffolk £120.50 Hott Farm, £106.50
Lirrit; Lleyn £108.50 Bogues, £98.50 South Bowerhouses, £79.50
Townfoot; Hill Cheviot £106.50 Cowburn, £96.50 Catslackburn, £90.50
Smithy House; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Fountanbleau, £80.50
Lirrit; Easycare £88.50 Glenapp; Blackface £86.50 Craig
Douglas, £73.50 Haithwaite; Herdwick £78.50 Powheads;
Jacob £66.50 Parks Farm; Charollais £62.50 Roadside.
Goats to £69.50 Barnside.
Light to 141.5p (138.5p)
Medium to 169.5p (153.5p)
Heavy to 213.5p (189.6p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 201.5p (180.1p)
Heavy to 211.5p (182.8p)
Young bulls to 129.5p (129.5p)
Light to 181.0p (168.1p)
Standard to 198.0p (173.6p)
Medium to 198.0p (170.2p)
Heavy to 183.0p (158.7p)
O/weight to 168.0p (140.7p)
Light to £74.50 (£49.10)
Heavy to £142.50 (£77.74)
Cast Rams to £134.50(£83.94)