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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 36 over thirty month cattle, 761 spring lambs, 1,894 prime hoggs and 2,944 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th June 2012.

A smaller show of prime cattle saw trade very dear and topped at 228.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, others to 227.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Sons, Hallburn. Limousin bullocks sold to 226.5p from Messrs Taylor, Dashwell Green, others 221.5p from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill.

Limousin – 226.5p Dashwell Green, 221.5p The Gill, 218.5p Dashwell Green, High Stenries and The Gill, 217.5p, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 213.5p, 210.5p Dashwell Green, 207.5p The Gill, 204.5p Sutton Close, 200.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 212.5p High Stenries, 208.5p, 204.5p Sceughdyke, 200.5p The Gill.
Limousin – 228.5p Dashwell Green, 227.5p Hallburn, 225.5p Dashwell Green, 219.5p Hallburn, 218.5p Slealands, 215.5p Stonehouse, 214.5p Dashwell Green, 212.5p Smallholms, 211.5p Slealands, 207.5p Sceughdyke, 206.5p Stonehouse and Slealands.

Charolais – £1,636 Sceughdyke, £1,540 High Stenries, £1,482, £1,416 Sceughdyke, £1,403 The Gill.
Limousin – £1,529 The Gill, £1,483 Dashwell Green, £1,472 The Gill, £1,453 High Stenries, £1,431 The Gill, £1,420, £1,415 Dashwell Green.
Limousin – £1,228, £1,222 Dashwell Green, £1,213 Sceughdyke, £1,185, £1,156 Stonehouse, £1,152 Slealands, £1,141 Hallburn, £1,126 Dashwell Green, £1,114 Hallburn.
British Blue - £1,199 Becton Hall, £1,137 Sceughdyke.
Charolais – £1,187 High Stenries.

Young bulls met a flying trade and proved that Longtown can satisfy vendor’s expectations. Top price of 227.5p and 223.5p for British Blues shown by J. Retson & Son, Gardrum. Black & Whites to 178.5p Jerriestown.

British Blue – 227.5p, 223.5p Gardrum, 214.5p, 211.5p Netherton, 207.5p Becton Hall.
Black & White – 178.5p Jerriestown, 176.5p, 175.5p Becton Hall, 174.5p Jerriestown.

British Blue – £1,431 Becton Hall, £1,415, £1,311 Netherton, £1,285, £1,262 Gardrum.
Black & White – £1,096, £1,041 Becton Hall.

A larger and improved show of quality OTM cattle met a buoyant trade throughout, topping at 178.5p for a British Blue from T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke, with Limousins to 173.5p from R.M. & P. Armstrong, Slealands and Black & Whites selling to 164.5p, 163.5p from J.G. Vevers, Peterscrook.

British Blue – 178.5p Sceughdyke, 147.5p Snab Farm, 142.5p Greystoke Castle.
Limousin – 173.5p Slealands, 147.5p Snab Farm and Catslackburn, 143.5p Catslackburn and Greystoke Castle.
Black & White – 164.5p, 163.5p Peterscrook, 144.5p Harelawhole, 131.5p Hethermill.
Saler – 163.5p Slealands, 142.5p Catslackburn.
Simmental – 142.5p Catslackburn.
Galloway – 141.5p, 131.5p Becks Farm.

British Blue – £1,151 Sceughdyke, £907 Snab Farm.
Limousin – £1,110 Slealands, £1,039 Snab Farm, £920 Greystoke Castle.
Black & Whites – £1,095, £1,061 Peterscrook.
Saler - £1,087 Slealands, £926 Catslackburn.

A larger show of 761 Spring Lambs averaged 213p per kilo, well in front of national and deadweight prices. More could have been sold to advantage. Lambs do not need to be heavy in weight. Top of 239p per kilo for Zwartbles from Cardewlees and to £99.20 per head for Suffolks from Spoutbank, £95.20 Sceughdyke, £91.80 Cambeckhill; Texel £96.80 Lanehead, £95.80 Kimmeter Green, £95.20 The Beck; Charollais £94.80, £88.80 Yett Farm, £79.80 Lawshall; Beltex £90.80 Nether Brotherstone; Oxford £89.80, £82.80, £79.80 Guards; Zwartbles £83 Westhills; Dorset £71.80 Zetland.

A smaller show of 1,894 prime hoggs forward with well fleshed hoggs of all weight ranges realising an excellent trade, with plain hoggs still hard to cash. The sale was topped at 199p per kilo for Texels from Cowcorse and to £100 per head for Suffolks from Red House, £89.50, £87.80 Broomhills (Marrs); Texel £95 Red House, £94.50 Broomhills, £90 Red House; Hill Cheviot £92.20 Bloan Farm, £85.80 Blackwoodridge House, £79.80 Red House; Greyface £79.80, £75.50 Cowcorse, £75.50 High Aketon; Blackface £79.80 Meggethead, £77.80, £76.50 Chaplehope; Herdwick £70.50 Stackbraes; Lonk £67.50 Bush of Ewes; Jacob £48.50, £42.50 Parks Farm.

A smaller show of 2,944 cast ewes and rams were forward with small ewes £3 up on the week and heavy ewes £8 to £10 up on the week. Lean selling ewes short of buyers requirements.

Top price of £158.50 for Charollais rams from Hopehill, £129.50 Severs, £128.50 Staffler; Suffolk £138.50 Lirrit, £119 Riddell, £106.50 Upper Cullernie; Rouge £124.50 Hopehill; Leicester £109.50 Bayldon, £104.50 Morley Hill, £90.50 Upper Cullernie; Blackface £104.50 Meggethead, £99.50 Lirrit, £93 Skelfhill; Hill Cheviot £96.50 Balmore, £71.50 George Street, £70.50 Morley Hill; Oxford £85.50 Aikton; Swaledale £70.50 Lirrit.

Heavy ewes to £146.50 for Texels from Hopehill and Charollais from Severs, other Texel £136.50 Hopehill, £135.50 Stackbraes, other Charollais £124.50 Mid Farm, £114.50 Church Road; Bleu d’Maine £131 Loughrigg, £99.50 Ridley Stokoe; Beltex £126.50, £120.50 Hopehill, £102.50 Kirkland Green; Zwartbles £118.50 Hopehill, £87.50 Thorns, £85 Grange Farm; Suffolk £111.50 Severs, £109.50 Loughrigg and Severs, £108.50 Red House; Leicester £110.50 Red House, £108.50 Barron House, £99.50 Stackbraes; Cheviot Mule £104.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £99.50, £97.50 Lirrit, £95.50 Norland Road; Half Bred £97 Sibmister, £89.50 Lirrit, £85.50 South Mains; Greyface £86.50 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £84.50 Aikton, £83 Riddell; Dorset £86.50 Aikton; Rouge £78.50 Roadside; Romney Marsh £73.50 Cacrabank.

Hill ewes to £85.50, £62.50 for Lleyn from The Mark, £51.50 Grange Farm; Blackface £84.50 Upper Cullernie, £79.50 Barron House, £78.50 Mossband House; Hill Cheviot £82.50 Lirrit, £80.50 Whitehill, £79 Glengolly; Kerry Hill £75.50 Stackbraes; Easycare £75 Lowmoor Head, £67.50 Kersheugh; Swaledale £70.50 Bayldon, £69.50 Snowden Close, £65.50 Morley Hill; Kendal Rough £66.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £56.50 Cowcorse Cottage, £45.50 Lirrit, £43.50 Haithwaite; Herdwick £54.50 Stackbraes, £53.50 Cardewlees, £50.50 The Mark.
Goats to £50 Low Roughill, £48.50 Lanehead.


Light to 199.5p (189.1p)
Medium to 226.5p (205.0p)
Heavy to 221.5p (207.1p)

Light to 227.5p (204.8p)
Medium to 228.5p (205.7p)
Heavy to 199.5p (186.3p)

Young bulls to 227.5p (198.1p)

Light to 182.8p (138.6p)
Standard to 199.0p (148.1p)
Medium to 190.0p (162.1p)
Heavy to 187.0p (160.2p)
Shlgs to 178.0p (133.1p)

Light to 238.0p (235.0p)
Standard to 239.0p (218.5p)
Medium to 226.0p (212.2p)
Heavy to 196.0p (193.3p)
O/weight to ------p (-------p)

Light to £85.50 (£59.03)
Heavy to £146.50 (£90.69)

Cast Rams to £158.50 (£103.22)

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