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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 31 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 39 over thirty month cattle, 5,698 prime lambs and 8,498 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th September 2012.

prime cattle

Prime cattle saw a shortage of numbers, quality saw trade good to sell, and three times as many could have been sold to advantage.

Top price to 219.5p (twice) for Limousin bullocks from D. & E. Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh. Limousin heifers sold to 218.5p from Messrs Rutherford, Bleatarn.

– 219.5p (x2), 214.5p, 203.5p Faulding Cleugh.
British Blue – 209.5p Faulding Cleugh.

– 218.5p Bleatarn, 214.5p Hallburn, 209.5p Low Hallburn, 195.5p Woodslee.
Charolais – 214.5p Hallburn.
Saler – 198.5p Low Hallburn.

– £1,491 Becton Hall, £1,404 Faulding Cleugh.

– £1,311 Bleatarn, £1,201 Hallburn.
Charolais – £1,265 Hallburn.
Saler – £1,210 Low Hallburn.

Prime bulls were a small show and quality sorts in short supply saw trade top at 206.5p for a British Blue x Friesian from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.

Limousin – 196.5p, 189.5p Harelawhole.
British Blue – 206.5p Becton Hall, 199.5p Broomhills.
Friesian – 167.5p Becton Hall.

Limousin – £1,061 Harelawhole.
British Blue – £1,331Becton Hall.
Friesian – £1,122 Becton Hall.

The 39 OTM cattle were a larger and better show which saw a top of 176.5p for an Angus cow from Mr I. Nelson, Outertown, Limousins to 172.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

Limousin – 172.5p Hallburn, 159.5p Sorbietrees and Outertown, 150.5p, 148.5p, 144.5p, 143.5p, 135.5p, 127.5p Blindhillbush.
Angus –176.5p, 126.5p Outertown.
Hereford –158.5p Hallburn, 139.5p Bleatarn.
Simmental - 138.5p Hallburn.
Friesian – 112.5p Riddings.
Montbeliard Bull – 155.5p Peterscrook.

Limousin – £1,098 Blindhillbush, £1,086 Hallburn, £1,084 Outertown, £1,030, £989, £975, £918 Blindhillbush.
Angus –£1,094 Outertown.
Hereford –£1,172 Hallburn.
Simmental - £1,004 Hallburn.
Montbeliard Bull – £1,306 Peterscrook.
Charolais Bull – £1,255 Peterscrook.

ewe ring

A larger show of 5,698 prime lambs were a mixed trade this week with a big difference between lambs with flesh and lean lambs, good lambs regularly sold between 180p and 190p but leaner lambs were little more than store price with many more light weight lambs forward.

The sale averaged 179.1p per kilo. Top price of 205p per kilo for Texels from Maidencoates with a top price per head of £100.20 for Texels from Dyke Farm, £98.50 Wood Farm, £97 Carran; Suffolk £93.50 Sceughdyke and Barnglies, £88.50 Clayock, £87.80 Guardsmill; Charollais £92.50 Golden Lane, £90.50 Braithwaite Hall, £84.80 Broomhouse; Beltex £88.80 Wood Farm, £84.80 Sorbie, £83.80 Wood Farm; Greyface £88.50, £76.80 Golden Lane, £76.80 Penpeugh; Dorset £86.80 Golden Lane; Zwartbles £80 Cottage, £69.50 Viewfield; Hill Cheviot £76.20, £75.80 Balure, £62.80 Mainside; Blackface £72.50 Wanwood Hill, £70 Culquhasen, £65.80 Penpeugh; Bleu d’Main £71.80, £67.80 Middle Farm; Oxford £66.20 Guards; Cheviot Mule £60.80 Tushielaw; Ryeland £60 Gall Farm.

A larger show of 1,291 lightweight lambs saw well fleshed lambs easily sold with Swales and plainer types harder to cash. Top of £67.20 for Charollais from Low Tirfergus; Suffolk £65.20 Low Tirfergus, £61.20 Eastfield of Wiston; Blackface £62.20 Milnmark, £59.80 Wanwood Hill; Hill Cheviot £60.50, £51.50 Mainside; Greyface £60 Golden Lane, £59.80 Arnicle; Swaledale £53.80 Kirkland Green, £42.20 Softley; Easycare £49.80, £44.80 East Fortissat.

An extraordinary show of 8,498 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade a couple of pounds easier on last week. Good selling Continental ewes remain easily sold and rams constantly short of buyers requirements, realising extreme rates and a many more plainer hill type ewes forward proving harder to cash.

Rams to £173.50 for Texels and Charollais’ from Burdon, other Texels£148.50 Roadside, £143.50 Willimoteswick, other Charollais £139.50, £138.50 Roadside; Leicester £148.50 Dunns House, £133.50 Stonehall, £127 Ottercops; Suffolk £123.50 Golden Lane, £118.50 Haithwaite, £110.50 Brae Road; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Catslackburn, £86.50 Cooilingel; Blackface £100.50, £92.50 Milnmark, £88.50 Crewe Road; Zwartbles £98.50 Main Street, £82.50 Cooilingel; Dorset £98.50 Burdon; Hill Cheviot £84.50 Glenlea, £64.50 Eweslees; Swaledale £64.50 Coldshield, £57.50 Stackbraes.

Heavy ewes to £122.50 for Texels from Roadside, £120.50 Colinton Mains, £118.50 Cooilingel; Suffolk £106.50 Flagstaff, £98.50 Cowcorse and Roadside, £97.50 Flagstaff; Charollais £104.50 Roadside, £102.50 Brae Road, £92.50 Severs; Leicester £100.50 Cowcorse, £94.50 Coldshield, £78.50 The Side; Cheviot Mule £100 The Croft, £84.50 Colmslie Hill, £80.50 Severs; Half Bred £95.50 Cowcorse; North Country Cheviot £93.50 School House, £90.50 Forss, £88.50 Skaill; Greyface £92.50 Westerhall, £89.50 Todburn, £86.50 High Wood.

Hill ewes to £73.50 for Lleyn from Flagstaff, £59.50 Braehead; Hill Cheviot £69.50 Cottage, £68.50 Potholm, £67.50 Lough Road; Blackface £64.50 Dunns House, £62.50 The Side, £58.50 Wanwood Hill; Swaledale £54.50 Nettling Flatt, £51.50 Settereth Park, £50.50 Black House; Shetland £44.50 Shop Farm, £39.50 Edgehill.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 219.5p (207.9p)
Heavy to 195.5p (183.2p)

Light to 193.5p (190.0p)
Medium to 214.5p (201.2p)
Heavy to 218.5p (208.4p)

Young bulls 206.5p (182.0p)

Light to 185.0p (160.5p)
Standard to 201.0p (179.2p)
Medium to 205.0p (182.4p)
Heavy to 192.4p (176.9p)
O/weight to 175.0p (158.2p)

Light to £73.50 (£44.02)
Heavy to £122.50 (£71.69)
Cast Rams £173.50 (£94.81)

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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