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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 36 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 26 over thirty month cattle, 4,221 prime hoggs and 4,600 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th January 2012.

A small show of prime cattle saw trade slip a little but still maintained a good average of 198.4p and topped at 218.5p for a Belted Galloway bullock from R.M. & P. Armstrong, Slealands, purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, with heifers to 211.5p from A. Irving, Toppin Castle.
Galloway – 218.5p Slealands, 198.5p Spoutbank and Slealands.
Limousin – 208.5p Toppin Castle, 205.5p The Gill, 201.5p Dashwell Green and The Gill, 198.5p Beckhall, 196.5p, 195.5p Dashwell Green.
British Blue – 201.5p The Gill.
Charolais – 194.5p, 191.5p High Stenries.
Limousin – 211.5p Toppin Castle, 210.5p (x2) Hallburn, 209.5p High Stenries, 207.5p, 206.5p Hallburn, 199.5p Houghton House and Toppin Castle.
Charolais – 210.5p High Stenries, 201.5p, 199.5p Hallburn, 197.5p Oakwoodhill.
British Blue – 203.5p Toppin Castle, 197.5p Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,390 The Gill, £1,344 Toppin Castle, £1,325 The Gill, £1,316, £1,300 Dashwell Green.
British Blue – £1,350 The Gill.
Charolais – £1,231 High Stenries, £1,220 Sceughdyke, £1,204 Oakwoodhill.
British Blue – £1,212 Beckhall.
Limousin – £1,197 Toppin Castle.

Bulls met a brisk trade throughout and sold to 176.5p for a Black & White from Firm of A. Lammie, Castlemains.
Black & White – 176.5p, 175.5p (x2), 168.5p Castlemains.
Black & White – £1,123, £1,026 Castlemains.

A plainer show of OTMs again maintained a buoyant trade, topping at 186.5p for a Limousin from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Shorthorns to 153.5p (x2) from F.H.D. Johnston, Brae Mar.
Limousin – 186.5p Dashwell Green, 136.5p, 124.5p Byreburnside, 113.5p High Stenries, 111.5p Oakwoodhill.
Shorthorn – 153.5p (x2) Brae Mar, 138.5p Minsca.
Angus – 147.5p Minsca, 145.5p Archerbeck.
Luing – 139.5p Geltsdale.
British Blue – 125.5p High Stenries.
Charolais – 112.5p Sceughdyke, 111.5p Archerbeck.
Hereford – 109.5p Craighousesteads.
Angus – £1,062 Minsca, £902 Archerbeck.
Limousin – £1,003, £883 Byreburnside.
Shorthorn – £941 Minsca, £874, £851 Brae Mar.
Charolais – £866 Sceughdyke.
Hereford – £865 Craighousesteads.
British Blue – £859 High Stenries.
Luing – £843 Geltsdale.

A good show of 4,221 prime hoggs were forward to an active ring of buyers, with an overall average of 203p per kilo, with export weight hoggs regularly between 205p and 215p and short of requirements, but 45 to 50 kilo lambs harder to sell and over heavys selling well.

Hoggs sold to a top of 270p per kilo for an outstanding pen of Texels from far travelled regular customer Mr R. Mackay, Clyth Mains, Caithness. Top per head of £107.50 for Texels from Latheron Wheel Mains, Caithness £104.50 Hillside, £101.50 Willimoteswick, Philiphaugh and Hillside; Suffolk £104.50 Sceughdyke, £100.50 Middle Shipley, £98.50 Becton Hall; Beltex £100 Miller Hill, £98.50 Philiphaugh, £90.50 Willimoteswick; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Philiphaugh, £95.80, £93.80 Biggin, Caithness; Hill Cheviot £95.80 Henwell, £95.20, £90.50 Potholm; Charollais £95.80 Gatehouse, £89.80 Sceughdyke, £88.80 Shankfieldhead; Greyface £94.50 Sceughdyke, £92.20 Middle Shipley, £91.50 Holylee Farm Cottage; Leicester £89.50 Philiphaugh, £87.50 Holylee Farm Cottage; Blackface £88.80 Westloch, £80.80, £80.50 Sutton Close; Swaledale £80.50 Burn House, £74.20, £73.80 Hayclose; Zwartbles £79.80 Sheala Hill, £74.80 Vallance Rigg and Sheala Hill; Border Leicester £73.80 East Murkle; Half Bred £73.80 East Murkle; Milk Sheep £70 Millaires.

The 866 lightweight hoggs continued to sell at recent high rates. Top of £78.80 for Beltex from Balneil; Texel £77.20 Cooilingel, £75.80 Clyth Mains; Gritstone £75.80 Mosshall; Greyface £75.80 Mosshall, £64.50 Haystown; Suffolk £73.80 Swaites, £73.50 Westburnhope; Hill Cheviot £73.80 Naddle, £64.80 High Chesters; Blackface £70.80 Holylee House, £70.20 Haystown; Lleyn £69.50 South Bowerhouses; Half Bred £68.80 East Murkle; Herdwick £63.80, £61.50 Ashley Park; Jacob £61.50 Tushielaw; Swaledale £61.50 Cooilingel, £58.50 Maidencoates.

A lighter show of 4,600 cast ewes & rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with all classes £2 to £3 sharper on the week. Export weight ewes and all classes of rams were keenly sought after.

Heavy ewes sold to a top of £140.50 for Texels from Jubilee Park, £138.50 South Mains, £136.50 West Morralee; Suffolk £133.50 West Morralee, £127.50 South Mains, £126.50 Bardnaclaven; Charollais £129.50 Jubilee Park, £116.50 Severs, £110.50 Graystale; Leicester £118.50 Crossdykes, £108.50 Holylee Farm, £99.50 The Knells Farm; Blue Texel £117.50 Brantwood; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Bardnaclaven, £106.50 Philiphaugh, Broomhillbank and Bardnaclaven, £99.50 Gospel Hall; Greyface £114.50 South Mains, £100.50 Upper Tinwald, £95.50 South Mains; Millenium Blue £113.50 South Mains; Half Bred £108.50 Jubilee Park; Zwartbles £96.50 Stackbraes, £84.50 Easter Dawyck; Dorset £89.50 Porteath; Cheviot Mule £88.50 Priesthaugh; Beltex £96.50 Church Road.

Hill ewes to £96.50 for Lleyns from South Bowerhouses, £90.50 Townfoot and South Bowerhouses; Hill Cheviot £87.50 Shoestanes, £84.50 Plumpe, £82.50 South Mains; Blackface £79.50 Crowhall, £76.50 Pitland Hills, £75.50 Crowhall; Jacob £72.50 Stackbraes, £64.50 Stone Barn; Swaledale £70.50 Stackbraes and Chapel Farm, £63.50 Randalholme, £60.50 Swaites; Herdwick £55.50 Stackbraes and Seathwaite, £53.50, £49.50 Butterdales; Shetland £46.50 Butterdales.

Rams to £139.50 for Texel from Severs, £130.50 Roadside, £126.50 Bellbanks and Severs; Leicester £129.50 South Mains, £126.50 Philiphaugh and Beamwham, £120.50 Falnash; Border Leicester £126.50 Philiphaugh; Rouge £126.50 Roadside, £114.50 Walton Woodhead; Charollais £118.50 Roadside, £109.50 Severs; Suffolk £113.50 Falnash, £108.50 Hassendean; Hill Cheviot £96.50 Hindhope and Crossdykes, £95.50 Falnash, £90.50 Tushielaw; Blackface £92.50 Barron House and Brantwood, £86.50 Severs; Swaledale £88.50 Deadwater, £80.50 Beamwham, £75.50 Newholme, Eals.


Light to 218.5p (205.2p)
Medium to 208.5p (198.9p)
Heavy to 201.5p (195.8p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 211.5p (202.7p)
Heavy to 199.5p (189.9p)

Young bulls to 176.5p (174.0p)

Light to 261.0p (208.6p)
Standard to 270.0p (208.2p)
Medium to 251.0p (204.3p)
Heavy to 208.0p (187.1p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Light to £96.50 (£62.72)
Heavy to £140.50 (£92.86)

Cast Rams to £139.50(£89.90)

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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