The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 54
prime cattle, 8 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 4,646 prime
lambs and 5,306 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown
on Thursday 26th July 2012.
Prime cattle were an improved show of quality and saw trade a little
sharper with the sale topped at 225.5p and 224.5p (twice) for Limousin
bullocks from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Charolais
heifers topped at 218.5p from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries, Limousin
heifers to 216.5p from J.F. & S.J. MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 225.5p, 224.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 218.5p Slealands,
217.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 216.5p, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 214.5p
Wyseby Hill Cottage, 212.5p Dashwell Green, 212.5p The Gill, 210.5p,
208.5p Dashwell Green, 201.5p Houghton House, Fenton Farm and Becton
Hall, 200.5p The Gill.
British Blue – 216.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 212.5p Dashwell Green.
Saler – 204.5p Nether Onsett.
Charolais – 218.5p High Stenries, 214.5p Hallburn and Upper
Tinwald, 213.5p Hallburn, 207.5p High Stenries, 202.5p High Stenries.
Limousin – 216.5p Ladyhousesteads, 211.5p Upper Tinwald, 207.5p
High Stenries and Slealands, 201.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue – 209.5p Ladyhousesteads.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais – £1,551 Dashwell Green.
British Blue - £1,472 Dashwell Green.
Limousin – £1,469, £1,424 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,390
Charolais – £1,319 Upper Tinwald, £1,136, £1,123
Limousin – £1,223 Ladyhousesteads, £1,216 Upper
British Blue - £1,194 Ladyhousesteads.
Young bulls were a good trade again but more numbers required. Top
of 216.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin from Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm
and also for a British Blue from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 216.5p Yett Farm, 202.5p Gardrum.
British Blue – 216.5p Gardrum.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 197.5p Yett Farm.
Shorthorn – 182.5p, 172.5p Minsca Farm.
The 37 OTM cattle were a better show and saw plain cows cheaper but
meat cows good to sell. Top price of 179.5p for a Limousin from K.W.
Coulthard & Partners, Low Hallburn
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 179.5p Low Hallburn, 151.5p, 149.5p Aimshaugh, 149.5p
Wyseby Hill Cottage, 144.5p, 143.5p Nunscleugh, 142.5p, 137.5p Upper
Tinwald, 136.5p Harehill.
British Blue – 147.5p Sceughdyke, 140.5p, 139.5p Greensburn.
Angus – 139.5p Waughslea.
Friesian – 128.5p Peterscrook, 125.5p Riddings.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,268 Sceughdyke, £920, £885
Limousin – £1,128 Aimshaugh, £1,040 Nunscleugh, £960
Low Hallburn, £955 Harehill, £941 Aimshaugh, £926
Wyseby Hill Cottage, £904 Nunscleugh, £848 Harehill.
Angus – £969 Waughslea, £947 Harehill.
Friesian – £899 Peterscrook, £872 Riddings.
A much larger show of 4,646 Prime Lambs averaged 201.4p per kilo,
well in line with this weeks trading as more numbers come forward.
More heavy weight lambs (44 kilos+) required. Top of 228p per kilo
for Texels from Oswie and to £110.50 per head for Texels from
Kilnfordcroft and High Stenries, £109.50 Tonehall, £107.50
Baltier; Suffolk £104.50 Bardnaclaven and Oswie, £99.80
Tonehall, £99.50 The Croft; Charollais £95.20 Moss Side, £90.20, £87.80
Winshield; Beltex £90.80 Hilltop; Greyface £86.80 Stoneriggs, £85.20
Nunscleugh, £79.80 Harelawhill; Half Bred £83.80 Adderston
Shiels, £77.80 Earlside; Hill Cheviot £82.80 Chapel Farm;
Cheviot Mule £80.20 Crossdykes, £74.80 The Cooms; Oxford £79.80, £78.80
Guards; North Country Cheviot £79.80 Riggshield, £78.80
High Moat; Kerry £73.80 Riggshield; Swaledale £69.80
Stoneriggs, £68.50 Coach House; Blackface £69.80 Chapel
Also included in the sale was a Show & Sale of Suffolk
Lambs on behalf of the Suffolk Sheep Society. The Show was in pens of 10
and was ably judged by Mr Haig Murray, Dunbia, who awarded the Championship
to a pen from Messrs J. & K. Fell, Staffler, which scaled at
47 kilos realising £96.80 to M. Lomax, 2nd prize went to T.
Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke, scaling 45 kilos and realising £94.80
to M. Bowe with 3rd prize to Messrs Lumley, Newbiggin, weighing 45
kilos and selling at £86.80 to M. Lomax.
An excellent show of 5,306 cast ewes, rams
and hoggets were forward
to the usual ring of buyers with trade £7-£8 back on
the week, especially for big ewes. Good lean selling ewes remain
in demand. Good fleshed hill ewes and plain ewes were easily sold.
Tups short of requirements and continued at recent high rates.
price of £152.50 for Texel rams from Burdon, £150.50
Cambwell, £149.50 Severs; Zwartbles £139.50 Severs, £104.50
Fowrass; Suffolk £137.50 Millhill, £124.50 Burdon, £112.50
Glebelands; Beltex £121 Fowrass, £118.50 Wallend; North
Country Cheviot £119.50 Severs, £108.50 Cowburn; Hill
Cheviot £102.50 Crossdykes, £96.50 Tushielaw, £94.50
Longburgh Fauld; Leicester £99.50 Highside, £98.50 Castlenook;
Blackface £98.50 Redesmouth, £94.50 Tonehall and Kersknowe, £89.50
Cowburn; Swaledale £76.50 Stackbraes, £69.50 Waterloo.
ewes to £132.50 for Texels from Bardnaclaven, £130.50
Road Side, £127.50 Baltier; Bleu d’Maine £108.50
Severs; Suffolk £106.50 Dockray Hall, £105.50 Morley
Hill, £100.50 Road Side; Leicester £101.50 Hillhouse, £100.50
Redesmouth, £98.50 High Edges Green; Charollais £99.50
Severs and Burdon, £97.50 Road Side, £94.50 Severs; Border
Leicester £93.50 Kersknowe; North Country Cheviot £93.50
Bardnaclaven, £82.50 Hillhead, £80.50 Earlside; Cheviot
Mule £89.50 High Stenries, £74.50 Tushielaw, £70.50
Mossband House; Half Bred £89.50 St Johns, £85.50 Newington;
Zwartbles £86.50 Roadside, £81.50 Hillhead, £8050
Achaurole Mains; Greyface £85.50 The Croft, £84.50 Haithwaite, £78.50
Hill ewes to £76.50 for Cheviots from Sorbietrees, £74.50
Longburgh Fauld, £73.50 Buchtrig; Blackface £71.50 Redesmouth, £67.50
Old Police House, £64.50 Minsca; Swaledale £69.50 Stubsgill
and Kirkland Green, £61.50 Stoneriggs, £60.50 Snowden
Close; Kendal Rough £57.50 The Bents; Herdwick £55.50
Light to 192.5p (192.5p)
Medium to 225.5p (206.6p)
Heavy to 217.5p (196.0p)
Light to 214.5p (208.2p)
Medium to 218.5p (201.2p)
Heavy to 214.5p (214.5p)
Young bulls to 216.5p (194.2p)
Light to 215.5p (193.9p)
Standard to 221.0p (201.4p)
Medium to 228.0p (202.6p)
Heavy to 216.6p (200.6p)
O/weight to 208.0p (193.9p)
Light to £76.50 (£50.41)
Heavy to £132.50 (£78.06)
Rams to £152.50 (£105.45)
corresponding week 2011 sale report