The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward
75 prime cattle, 31 young bulls, 21 over thirty month cattle, 3,855
prime lambs and 7,630 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Thursday 16th August 2012.
A larger show of 75 prime cattle met a fast trade throughout and
more numbers could have been sold. Top price of 225.5p for a Limousin
bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, purchased
by Border Meat Wholesale Butchers, Lockerbie, others to 224.5p, 223.5p
(x2), 222.5p, 221.5p all shown by Messrs Taylor. Charolais heifers
sold to 223.5p from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries, with Limousins selling
to 222.5p and 221.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 225.5p, 224.5p, 223.5p, 222.5p,221.5p Dashwellgreen,
220.5p Newby Farm, 219.5p Houghton House, 217.5p, 213.5p, 209.5p
Dashwellgreen, 207.5p High Stenries, 203.5p Houghton House, 201.5p
British Blue – 223.5p Dashwellgreen.
Charolais – 223.5p, 214.5p High Stenries, 213.5p Hallburn,
202.5p Plumpe Farm.
Limousin – 222.5p, 221.5p Hallburn, 218.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p,
214.5p Upper Tinwald, 214.5p High Stenries and Newtown, 211.5p Bleatarn,
210.5p Hallburn, 204.5p High Stenries, 204.5p (x2) Bleatarn.
PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue - £1,486 Dashwellgreen.
Limousin – £1,465 Dashwellgreen, £1,410 Newtown
Limousin – £1,363 Newtown, £1,329 Upper Tinwald, £1,218
Hallburn, £1,216 Bleatarn, £1,206 Upper Tinwald, £1,196
(x2) Bleatarn, £1,179 High Stenries, £1,168 Hallburn, £1,158
Upper Tinwald, £1,153 Upper Mains, £1,126 Newtown.
Charolais – £1,277, £1,152, £1,143 Upper
Mains, £1,233, £1,195 High Stenries, £1,163 Hallburn, £1,154
British Blue - £1,108 High Stenries.
An increased number of prime bulls forward were a very good to sell
and still short of buyer’s requirements. Take advantage of
the good trade. Top price bull sold to 221.5p for a British Blue
from Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm and Limousins sold to 218.5p shown
by J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue – 221.5p Yett Farm, 217.5p Gardrum, 198.5p Shaw
Limousin – 218.5p Gardrum, 209.5p, 208.5p Netherton, 205.5p
Gardrum, 204.5p Yett Farm, 203.5p Shaw Cottage South, 196.5p Gardrum
and Becton Hall.
Simmental – 197.5p, 192.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
Friesian – 167.5p Whiteclose and Jerriestown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,305 Gardrum.
Simmental - £1,307 Stirches Mains.
Limousin - £1,431 Gardrum, £1,322 Shaw Cottage South.
The 21 OTM cattle were a small show due to the
weather, selling to 178.5p and 177.5p for Galloways from J. Robertson & Son,
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Galloway –178.5p, 175.5p Becks Farm
British Blue – 159.5p Nunscleugh.
Limousin – 152.5p 6 Stonehouse, 147.5p, 119.5p High Vevers.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 133.5p High Stenries.
Friesian – 121.5p Hethermill.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,181 6 Stonehouse, £973 High Stenries.
Galloway - £1,124, £1,061 Becks Farm.
British Blue – £861 Nunscleugh.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – £801 High Stenries.
The 3,855 prime lambs were a similar entry and better than expected
to average 191p overall, a fall of 9p on the week, with all the usual
Top price of 212p per kilo for Suffolks from Lustruther
with a top price per head of £110.50 for Texels from Kingfisher
Farm, £98.50 Kirkton, £95.80 Miller Hill; Half Bred £105.50
Lynegar; Suffolk £105 Sibmister, £92.50 Sceughdyke, £90.80
Farnbury; Bleu d’Maine £96.80 Kirkton; Charollais £93.80
Rottington Hall, £87.80 Rabygrange and Streethead, £86.20
Ardlamy; Rouge £89.50 Braithwaite Hall; Cheviot Mule £84.20
Balgray, £77.20 Hownam Grange, £74.80 Edgerston; Hill
Cheviot £79.80 Mouldy Hills, £77.20 Terrona, £73.20
Ballywilline; Greyface £77.80 Balgray, Mouldy Hills and Burnhouse, £76.20
Nunscleugh, £75.80 Castlemilk; Blackface £77.50 Chapel
House, £73.50 Milnmark, £68.50 Penpeugh; North Country
Cheviot £75.20 Balgray, £74.80 Earlside.
A bigger show of 999 lightweight lambs were again good to sell with
a top price of £71.80 for Texels from Newington, £70.80
Tarnside; Beltex £70 Amoshill; Hill Cheviot £68.80 High
Tirfergus, £60 Ballywilline; Suffolk £67.80 Lustruther;
Greyface £64.20 Castlemilk, £64 Mouldy Hills; Charollais £64
Cardewlees; Blackface £63.80 Milnmark, £61 Penpeugh;
Swaledale £57.20 Burnhouse, £55.80 Stoneriggs.
A very large entry of cast ewes and rams attracted extra buyers,
as a result trade remained unchanged on the week.
Rams to £161
for Rouge from Severs; Charollais £150, £140
Burdon, £139 Severs; Texel £146 Crumhaughhill and Sibmister, £140
Burdon, £139 Butterdales; Leicester £137, £133
Westhill £126 Burdon; North Country Cheviot £119 Catslackburn, £116
Glen-ssor; Suffolk £119 Draperstown, £113 Brae Road, £109
Burdon; Bleu d’Maine £117 Burdon; Hill Cheviot £111
Kelsocleugh, £101 Cowburn, £100 Raeburnfoot; Romney Marsh £109, £100
Burdon; Blackface £101 Chapel House, £83 Cowburn, £81
Roadside; Easycare £99 Burdon, £83 Mossfennan; Lleyn £96
Burdon, £89 Lustruther; Beltex £91 Roadside, £74
Severs; Swaledale £79 Stonerigg, £77 East Unthank; Zwartbles £67
Heavy ewes to £142 for Texels from Roadside, £139
Kingfisher Farm, £133 Severs; Charollais £126 Severs, £121
Draperstown, £96 Stackbraes; Suffolk £116 Draperstown, £111, £107
Hassendeanburn; Bleu d’Maine £113 Kirkton, £99
Crumhaugh Hill, £95 Middle Farm; Beltex £111 Stackbraes;
Leicester £99 Haithwaite, £98.50 Westhill, £95
Sanders Close; North Country Cheviot £96.50 Wester Dunnet, £85.50
Roadside, £83 Watertop; Cheviot Mule £89, £87 Colmslie
Hill, £81.50 Hassendeanburn; Half Bred £81.50, £68.50
Lynegar; Greyface £77 Stackbraes, £76.50 Shieldhill, £75
Hill ewes to £75.50 for Cheviots from Granton, £73
Raeburnfoot; Lleyn £68.50, £55 Hilltop; Blackface £67.50
Westhill, £65.50 Chapel House, £64.50 Winterhopeburn;
Swaledale £67 Beamwham, £58.50 Woodhall, £57 Stonehall;
Herdwick £64 Golden Lane, £44 Stackbraes; Beulah £55.50, £50
Marygate; Kendal Rough £48.50 Churchview; Easycare £46.50
Mossfennan; Welsh Mountain £44 Stackbraes; Shetland £33
Goats to £59.50 from Mossview.
Light to 219.5p (183.5p)
Medium to 225.5p (206.0p)
Heavy to 223.5p (191.6p)
Light to 198.5p (182.8p)
Medium to 223.5p (202.3p)
Heavy to 216.5p (199.2p)
Young bulls to 221.5p (192.7p)
Light to 212.0p (190.8p)
Standard to 208.5p (192.3p)
Medium to 211.0p (192.4p)
Heavy to 206.0p (188.0p)
O/weight to 198.1p (175.9p)
Light to £75.50 (£48.50)
Heavy to £142.00 (£73.82)
Cast Rams £161.00 (£84.87)
corresponding week 2011 sale