The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
76 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 11 over thirty
month cattle, 6,421 prime lambs and 6,853 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Thursday 1st December, 2011.
A total of 19 cattle were on display at the Christmas Show & Sale
of prime cattle, where the Judge Mr Daniel Kemp cast his eye over them
and awarded the Championship to a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs J.W.
Vevers, High Stenries which later realised 240p (£1,296) and
was purchased by local butchers W. Kirkup & Sons, Longtown.
|Overall Champion Beast - from
J W Vevers, High Stenries
reserve ticket was awarded to W.H. & M. Sisson & Sons, Fenton
Farm for a Limousin steer selling at 216p to W. Kirkup & Sons,
Butchers, Silloth Shop.
|Reserve overall Champion Beast
- from Messrs Sissons & Sons, Fenton Farm
Also awarded was the cup for The Best British
Beast which was given to a Galloway steer shown by A. Carruthers & Sons,
Peela Hill, which went on to realise 218p purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons,
|Best British Breed from A
Carruthers & Sons, Peela Hill
We would like to thank The Judge Mr Daniel Kemp, The Sponsors
Jobsons Animal Health and a special prize donated by Nutrivet CF
for the Champion and Reserve, also to the vendors who have supported
the Show and to everyone supporting us each week.
CHAMPION: Limousin Heifer from Messrs J W Vevers, High Stenries,
240p to W Kirkup & Sons, Longtown
RESERVE CHAMPION: Limousin Steer from WH & M Sisson & Sons,
Fenton, 216p to W Kirkup & Sons, Silloth
1st - WH & M Sisson & Sons, Fenton (Reserve Champion)
2nd - Messrs R Neill, Upper Tinwald, 215.5p, W Kirkup & Sons,
1st - Messrs T Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke, 196.5p, W Kirkup & Sons,
ANY OTHER CONTINENTAL STEER:
1st - WH & M Sisson, Fenton, 213.5p, W Kirkup & Sons, Longtown
ANY OTHER CONTINENTAL HEIFER:
1st - D J Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, 209.5p, Megahy,
ANY BRITISH BREED STEER/HEIFER:
1st - A Carruthers & Son, Peela Hill, 218p, W Kirkup & Sons,
2nd - Mr P J Armstrong, High Moat, 195.5p, W Kirkup & Sons, Longtown
1st - Messrs J W Vevers, High Stenries (Champion)
2nd - D J Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, 207.5p, Border
1st - Messrs J W Vevers, High Stenries, 226.5p, S.McGimpsey, Thorns
2nd - Messrs T Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke, 208.5p, Border Meats,
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Galloway – 218p Peela Hill, 198.5p Summerhill, 196.5p Spoutbank,
194.5p Summerhill, 188.5p Spoutbank.
Limousin – 216p Fenton Farm, 215.5p Upper Tinwald, 211.5p Brydekirk
Mains, 210.5p, 208.5p Dashwell Green, 208.5p Beckhall, 207.5p, 205.5p
The Gill, 198.5p Bleatarn and Sceughdyke, 195.5p Sceughdyke, 194.5p
British Blue – 214.5p The Lake, 213.5p Fenton Farm.
Simmental – 200.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 196.5p Sceughdyke.
Shorthorn – 195.5p High Moat.
Limousin – 240p High Stenries, 218.5p Upper Tinwald and Hallburn,
214.5p Swaites, 213.5p Yett Farm, 211.5p, 209.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage,
207.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 199.5p Hallburn, 198.5p Low Hallburn and
Brydekirk Mains, 194.5p Houghton House.
Charolais – 226.5p High Stenries, 212.5p Brydekirk Mains, 210.5p,
208.5p Sceughdyke, 196.5p Hallburn, 190.5p Sceughdyke.
Bazadaise – 199.5p, 195.5p Houghton House.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER
Limousin – £1,400 The Gill, £1,378 Dashwell Green, £1,369
Sceughdyke, £1,368 Upper Tinwald, £1,360 Fenton Farm, £1,344
Dashwell Green, £1,319 Sceughdyke.
British Blue – £1,377 Fenton Farm.
Charolais – £1,326 Sceughdyke.
Charolais – £1,378, £1,313 Sceughdyke, £1,200
Limousin – £1,296 High Stenries, £1,256 Upper Tinwald, £1,215
Wyseby Hill Cottage.
OTM’s were very short of numbers selling to a top of 137.5p Englishtown.
PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 137.5p Englishtown, 111.5p Roachburn.
Friesian – 119.5p Becton Hall, 111.5p Roanstree.
Friesian – £1,039 Becton Hall, £903 Roanstree.
Limousin – £990 Englishtown.
Another outstanding show of 6,421 prime lambs sold to a full ring
of buyers, resulting in the best average seen this week and for some
time. The whole sale averaged 212.1p per kilo, with the SQQ weight
range averaging and excellent 214.2p per kilo.
Today we held our
Annual Xmas Show and Sale which saw an entry of 42 pens of ten. Judging
was ably carried out by Mr Andrew Dawson, Sedburgh, who made an excellent
job and awarded the Championship to regular, longtime customers,
Messrs Cavers, Sorbie, Langholm for a pen of ten Beltex scaling 44kilos
and realising £150 (341p
per kilo) to Mr J. Tucker.
|Overall Champion sheep from
Messrs Cavers, Sorbie
The reserve champions went to a pen of
superb Texel lambs from Messrs Whiteford, Tercrosset, which scaled
at 50 kilos and realised £130 (260p per kilo) also to Mr J.
|Reserve Overall Champion Sheep
from Messrs Whiteford Tercrosset
Other awards & prices:-
Texel lambs – 1st Tercrosset, £130 to J. Tucker, 2nd
Walton Woodhead, £108 to J. Tucker.
Beltex lambs – 1st Sorbie, £150 to J. Tucker, 2nd Albierigg, £129
to J. Tucker.
Continental lambs – 1st High Stenries, £106 to Dunbia,
2nd The Gass, £99 to S. Stoddart.
Suffolk lambs – 1st Beeches, £106.50 to J. Tucker, 2nd
Beeches, £102 to R. Booth.
North of England Mules – 1st Spoutbank, £91.50 to Messrs
Griffith, 2nd Spoutbank, £91.50 to Mr Pickstock.
Scotch Mules – 1st Kirkhouse, £95.80 to M. Lomax, 2nd
Old Police House, £91.50 to Dunbia.
North Country Cheviots – 1st Naddle, £83.80 to R.J. Vevers,
2nd The Gass, £77.50 to Dunbia.
South Country Cheviots – 1st Sorbie, £97.50 to J. Tucker,
2nd Sorbie, £86.50 to J. Tucker.
Blackface – 1st Boreland, £95.50 to J. Tucker, 2nd Sorbie, £90.80
to M. Lomax.
Swaledale – 1st Coldshield, £77.80 to M. Lomax.
Outwith the show, the sale was topped at 296p per kilo for Beltex
from Kinning Hall and to £118.50 per head for Suffolks from
Sykehead, others £114.50, £113.50 Sykehead, £108.50
Sceughdyke and Beeches; Texel £117.50 Bardnaclaven, £113.50
Slamptonhill, £110.50 The Wynd; Leicester £106.50 High
Edges Green, £99.50 Nunscleugh, £90.50 New Hall; Charollais £106.50
Broughton Mains; Cheviot Mule £102.80 West Whatten, £93.50
Playfair Farms; Greyface £101.50 Kirkhouse, £99.50 Sceughdyke;
Dorset £99.50 Guards; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Glencroft, £95.80
Wicketthorn, £94.50 Glencroft; Blackface £95.50 Boreland, £94.50
Westloch, £90.80 Sorbie; Charollais £95.50 Slamptonhill;
Half Bred £93.80 Dodgsonstown; Hill Cheviot £92.50 Kirkhouse, £89.80
Bardnaclaven; Zwartbles £88.50 Newington; Oxford £87.80
Dyke; Bleu d’Maine £81.80 Achreamie; Swaledale £77.80
Coldshield, £76.80 Greystoke Castle, £72.50 Williamston;
Easycare £73.80 East Fortissat.
Lightweight lambs sold to a
top of £100.50 for Beltex from
Kinning Hall; Texel £84.50 Nether Brotherstone, £79.80
Skelfhill, £75.50 Stackbraes; Blackface £78.80 Cramalt, £77.80
Meggethead, £72.80 Pitland Hills; North Country Cheviot £77.80
Naddle Farm, £77.50 Gass Farm; Hill Cheviot £77.50 Byers
Farm, £73.50 Mainside; Greyface £74.80 Low Tirfergus, £67.50
Rosgill Hall; Suffolk £72.50 Coshogle, £68.80 The Bank
Farm; Half Bred £68 Dodgsonstown; Swaledale £65.50, £58.50
Williamston; Herdwick £61.50 Westhill; Shetland £56.50
Another excellent show of 6,853 cast ewes & rams were
forward to the usual ring of buyers, heavy ewes maintained recent
high rates but Hill ewes, Blackface, Swaledale and Cheviots were £4
up on the week with lean ewes realising the largest lift.
The sale was
topped at £138.50 for heavy Texels from Severs, £137.50
Roadside, £134.50 Nether Brotherstone, £132.50 Roadside, £130.50
Little Galla, £128.50 Cambwell, Netherplace and Kirkton; Suffolk £130.50
Lowes Fell and Severs, £122.50 Alton and Riddle Cottage, £118.50
Cardew Hall, £117.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £121.50
Carruthers, £114.50 Westhill, £112.50 Glencroft; Charollais £118.50, £106.50
Severs; Leicester £114.50 Lowes Fell, £108.50 Barnshangan;
Half Bred £112.50 Fontanbleau; Bleu d’Maine £112.50
Roadside; Roussin £98.50 Cambwell; Greyface £97.50 Arnmannoch, £97.50
Trecoy, £93.50 Newbigging; Cheviot Mule £97.50 Clackmae, £89.50
Murtholm; Beltex £90.50 Hallum; Zwartbles £90.50 Crofthead.
Hill ewes to £89.50 for Cheviots from Sornfallow, £87.50
Alton, £85.50 Mainside and Nether Brotherstone; Blackface £86.50
Alton, £83.50 Lowes Fell and Brackenthwaite; Jacob £77.50
Tarnside House, £72.50 Newbigging; Easycare £76.50 East
Fortissat, £75.50 Godscroft; Kerry Hill £69.50 Fellview
Farm; Swaledale £68.50 Stotsfold, £66.50 Spital Shields
and Brydekirk Mains; Lleyn £67.50 Chipknowe, £66.50 Marygate, £65.50
Windshiel; Herdwick £67.50, £55.50 Westhill, £53.50
The Bank Farm; Kendal Rough £55.50 Haithwaite; Shetland £42.50
Hallum, £37.50 The Bank Farm.
Rams to £134.50 for a Leicester
from High Edges Green, £122.50
Westhill, £113.50 Spital Shields; Texel £128.50 Nether
Brotherstone, £114.50 Severs, £112.50 Roadside and Severs;
Rouge £118.50 Severs; Charollais £116.50 Severs, £106.50
Westhill; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Bardnaclaven; Suffolk £116.50
Severs, £112.50 Roadside, £110.50 Clackmae; Oxford £113.50
Guards Farm; Hill Cheviot £96.50 Marygate, £95.50 Dinley;
Blackface £88.50 Westhill, £83.50 Cara View; Easycare £84.50
Godscroft, £78.50 East Fortissat; Swaledale £79.50 High
Goats to £72.50 Campingholm.
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 218.0p (199.6p)
Heavy to 216.0p (196.6p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 214.5p (192.6p)
Heavy to 240.0p (195.6p)
Young bulls -------p (-------p)
Light to 239.0p (208.1p)
Standard to 296.0p (216.1p)
Medium to 341.0p (213.7p)
Heavy to 263.0p (202.7p)
O/weight to 210.0p (198.3p)
Light to £89.50
Heavy to £138.50 (£87.15)
Cast Rams £134.50 (£81.05)