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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 65 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 35 over thirty month cattle, 2,233 spring lambs, 888 prime hoggs and 4,201 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st June 2012.

An increased number of prime cattle saw trade sharper on the week and a top price of 229.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin heifer show by J. & N. Blaylock & Sons, Hallburn and again for a Limousin heifer from J.F. & S.J. MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads. Limousin bullocks sold to 224.5p, 223.5p and 221.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Sons, Dashwell Green. Top price per head of the day was for a Limousin bullock 800 kilos @ 212.5p = £1,700, also shown by Messrs Taylor, Dashwell Green.

Limousin – 224.5p, 223.5p, 222.5p, 221.5p, 220.5p Dashwell Green, 219.5p High Stenries, 216.5p The Gill, 215.5p, 214.5p Dashwell Green, 214.5p The Gill, 213.5p High Stenries, 212.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 209.5p (x2) The Gill, 207.5p Fenton Farm, 206.5p Sceughdyke, 205.5p Dashwell Green, 205.5p Beckhall, 202.5p Low Hallburn.
Charolais – 219.5p High Stenries.
Limousin – 229.5p Ladyhousesteads and Hallburn, 218.5p Ladyhousesteads, 217.5p High Stenries, 216.5p Sceughdyke, 214.5p Slealands, 211.5p (x2) Low Hallburn, 201.5p Slealands and Sceughdyke, 200.5p Smallholms.
Charolais – 216.5p Hallburn, 211.5p, 205.5p High Stenries.
Angus – 205.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,700 Dashwell Green, £1,529 The Gill, £1,514 Becton Hall, £1,504, £1,480 The Gill, £1,472, £1,468, £1,437 Dashwell Green, £1,413 Hallees, £1,404 Sceughdyke, £1,400 Dashwell Green.
Charolais – £1,536 Sceughdyke, £1,481 High Stenries.
Charolais – £1,380 Sceughdyke, £1,212, £1,184 High Stenries, £1,180 Sceughdyke, £1,104 Hallburn.
Limousin –£1,296 Hallburn, £1,216 Ladyhousesteads, £1,158, £1,136 Sceughdyke, £1,109 High Stenries, £1,103 Ladyhousesteads.
Angus - £1,171 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls again met an excellent trade and more numbers are required to fill buyers orders. Top price of 217.5p for a British Blue from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.
British Blue – 217.5p. 211.5p, 207.5p Gardrum.
Limousin – 215.5p, 213.5p (x2) Stonehouse.
Simmental – 193.5p The Hagg.

A better show of OTM cattle saw a sharper trade throughout and topped at 171.5p for a Limousin stock bull from M.J. Irving, Braehead. Black & Whites sold to 170.5p from J.G. Vevers, Peterscrook, with Limousins to 168.5p from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries.
Black & White – 170.5p Peterscrook, 155.5p Low Moat, 154.5p High Stenries.
Limousin – 168.5p High Stenries, 161.5p Upperburnmouth, 160.5p, 150.5p Shankbridge End, 153.5p Slealands, 149.5p High Stenries, 141.5p Burncroft.
Charolais – 149.5p Shankbridge End.
Aberdeen Angus – 149.5p High Stenries.
British Blue – 146.5p Holme House.
Hereford – 145.5p Craigburn.
Limousin Bull – 171.5p Braehead.
Limousin – £1,305 High Stenries, £1,128 Shankbridge End, £1,106 Upperburnmouth, £1,039 High Stenries, £1,025 The Howes, £1,011 Shankbridge End, £944 Slealands.
Black & Whites – £1,135 Low Moat, £927 High Stenries, £946 Peterscrook.
British Blue – £1,106 Holme House.
Aberdeen Angus – £1,068 High Stenries.
Charolais - £1,068 Shankbridge End.
Hereford - £953 Craigburn.
Limousin Bull – £1,440 Braehead.

A larger show of 2,233 Spring Lambs averaged 202.5p per kilo (SQQ 203.6p), in line with this weeks trading. Surprisingly heavy lambs were sought after and short of requirements. Top of 230p per kilo for Texels from Old Rectory and to £108.50 per head for Texels from Woodhouse Hill, £104.50 Old Rectory and Upper Mains, £103.50 Old Rectory; Suffolk £106.50, £98.80 Upper Mains, £96.80 Spoutbank and Burnfoot on Esk; Zwartbles £96.80, £91.80 Woodhouse Hill; Charollais £95.80 Cardew Hall, £90.80 Horseholm, £89.80 Hallburn; Greyface £87.80 Brownleazes, £80 Bidlake; Oxford £87.20, £82.20 Guards; Berrichon £85.80 Moonspark, £75.80 Roseland; Leicester £80 Archerbeck; Blackface £74 Clonrae; Jacob £70.50 Cardewlees.

A smaller show of 888 prime hoggs forward with well fleshed hoggs of all weight ranges realising an excellent trade, 5p sharper on the week. The sale was topped at 194p per kilo for Texels from Cowcorse and to £87.80 per head for Suffolks from Brackenbrae and Texels from Castlenook, other Texels £87.50 Kirkhouse, £85.50 High Aketon; other Suffolk £87.80, £80.50 Brackenbrae; North Country Cheviot £84.50 Muirhouse; Bleu d’Maine £83.50 Stackbraes; Greyface £78.50, £78.20 Castlenook, £76.80 Chapel Farm; Jacob £77.50 Hudspeth; Blackface £76.80 Castle Nook and Far Howe, £75.50 Far How; Hill Cheviot £75.50 Somerton House; Herdwick £61.50 High Aketon.

Another good show of 4,201 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade sharper on the week apart from over fat ewes, hill ewes and small ewes still short of requirements. Rams demand premium prices and more could be sold to advantage.

Top price of £156.50 for Texel rams from Westgate, £148.50 Kirkton; Millenium Blue £148.50 Kirkton, £118.50 Road Side; Leicester £148.50 Castle Nook, £133 Sofley Farm; Suffolk £143.50 Road Side, £124.50 Castle Nook; North Country Cheviot £141 Adderston Shiels; Charollais £128.50 Mulberry, £114.50 Road Side; Lleyn £117 The Height; Hill Cheviot £107 Greenrigg; Blackface £85.50 Castlemilk.

Heavy ewes to £150.50 for Millenium Blue from Road Side, £107.50 Road Side; Suffolk £118.50 Pates Hill, £109 Horseholm; Texel £149.50 Severs, £145.50 Gapshield; Charollais £122.50 Road Side, £112.50 Church Road; Leicester £109 Pryhill, £104.50 Archerbeck, £101.50 Brownleazes; Greyface £94.50 Fellhill, £86.50 Trecorner; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Adderston Shiels; Half Bred £85.50 Road Side, £80.50 Whins; Dorset £85.50 Trecorner, £79.50 Road Side; Zwartbles £84.50 Thornthwaite Close, £76.50 South Slealands.

Hill ewes to £84.50 for Lleyns from The Height; Cheviot £79.50 Carwath, £72.50 Murrathwaite; Blackface £77.50, £69.50 Brownleazes; Swaledale £70.50 Castle Nook, £69.50 Branteth and Kirkland Green; Welsh Mountain £66.50 Greenrigg; Kerry Hill £60.50 Greenrigg; Herdwick £51.50 Cardewlees.


Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 224.5p (205.1p)
Heavy to 222.5p (205.6p)

Light to 214.5p (192.4p)
Medium to 229.5p (211.8p)
Heavy to 193.5p (189.6)

Young bulls to 217.5p (210.4p)

Light to 160.0p (148.1p)
Standard to 194.0p (161.5p)
Medium to 174.5p (149.5p)
Heavy to 182.3p (150.2p)
Shlgs to 192.9p (141.8p)

Light to 222.0p (202.7p)
Standard to 221.0p (205.3p)
Medium to 230.0p (202.9p)
Heavy to 220.7p (194.2p)
O/weight to 193.6p (168.5p)

Light to £84.50 (£59.69)
Heavy to £150.50 (£87.78)

Cast Rams to £156.50(£105.15)

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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