The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
45 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 40 over thirty month cattle, 7,134
prime hoggs and 5,897 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Thursday 31st January 2013.
The best show of prime cattle seen for many months, with an increased
ringside of buyers ensuring a great trade was had and the whole sale
Topping the sale at 232.5p was a Limousin bullock
shown by J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill. Messrs Nicholson’s
run of cattle averaged 229p. Other Limousin bullocks sold to 229.5p
from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage whose run of
cattle levelled at 226.5p. A Charolais shown by J. & N. Blaylock & Son,
Hallburn topped the heifer section at 225.5p with Messrs Blaylock’s
run of cattle averaging 218.9p.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 232.5p The Gill, 229.5p, 227.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 225.5p
Dashwell Green and The Gill, 222.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 221.5p Nether
Onsett, 216.5p Houghton House, 214.5p Fenton Farm, 212.5p Nether
Onsett, 210.5p Fenton Farm.
Blonde d’Aquitaine 222.5p Fenton Farm.
British Blue 212.5p Houghton House.
Galloway 208.5p Kilnstown.
Saler 207.5p Nether Onsett.
Charolais 202.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais 225.5p, 224.5p Hallburn, 204.5p Low Hallburn.
Limousin 220.5p Hallburn, 215.5p Kilnstown, 208.5p Low Hallburn,
202.5p Sceughdyke, 200.5p (x2) Newby Farm.
British Blue 219.5p Netherton.
Blonde d’Aquitaine 218.5p, 205.5p Hallburn.
Galloway 215.5p Kilnstown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,635 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,592 The Gill, £1,506
Nether Onsett, £1,488 The Gill, £1,447 Fenton Farm, £1,465
Dashwell Green, £1,433 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
British Blue £1,439 Sceughdyke.
Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,401 Fenton Farm.
Charolais £1,285, £1,178 Hallburn.
Limousin £1,172 Newby Farm, £1,167 Low Hallburn, £1,154
Sceughdyke, £1,109 Kilnstown.
Simmental £1,183 Sceughdyke.
British Blue £1,163 Netherton.
Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,119 Hallburn.
A shortage of prime bulls and more needed to satisfy
demand, a buoyant trade was had. The sale was topped at 217.5p twice
for a Limousin and a British Blue both from J. & P. Routledge & Son,
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 217.5p Netherton.
British Blue 217.5p, 207.5p, 193.5p Netherton.
Friesian 179.5p, 176.5p Becton Hall.
OTM’s were a much better show of quality
and a brisk trade throughout. Top price was 214.5p for a Limousin
bullocks shown by J.W. Slack & Son, Newby. Limousin cows sold
to 201.5p from K.W. Coulthard & Partners, Low Hallburn.
PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 214.5p Newby Farm, 201.5p Low Hallburn, 160.5p Harehill,
130.5p Englishtown, 123.5p The Lamperts.
Saler 197.5p, 179.5p Catslackburn.
Charolais 188.5p Brydekirk Mains, 133.5p Moss Side.
Black & White 175.5p Sceughdyke, 131.5p Peterscrook.
Galloway 152.5p (x2) Flosh End.
Angus 147.5p, 138.5p Spadeadam.
Simmental 123.5p Sleetbeck Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,340 Newby Farm, £1,027 Low Hallburn, £890
Charolais £1,206 Brydekirk Mains, £907 Moss Side.
Black & White £1,175 Sceughdyke.
Galloway £1,159, £1,052 Flosh End.
Saler £1,076, £906 Catslackburn.
Angus £855 Spadeadam.
A massive show of 7,134 prime hoggs were forward to an increased
ring of buyers. All classes, except Swales, again met a brisk selling
trade resulting in a sale average of 155.3p per kilo.
The sale topped
at £97.80 for Beltex from Messrs Kennedy, Lurgan Farm, Aberfeldy
and to 267p per kilo for Beltex from Backburn, Aberdeen. Many more
best quality export hoggs could have been sold as demand continues
to grow. Also best quality Blackface hoggs sharper on previous weeks.
PRICES PER HEAD
Texel £97.80 Lurgan, £93.80 Nether Albie, £89.80
Riggheads and Bombie; Beltex £90.80 Backhill and Station Yard, £85.80
Cambeckhill, £84.80 Station Yard, £80.80 Gallowberry;
Suffolk £87.80 Guards Mill and Backmuir, £86.80 Backmuir;
Charollais £78.80 Leaona Villa, £74.80 Torgorm; North
Country Cheviot £72.80 Netherplace, £66.80 Catslackburn
and Smalmstown; Blackface £72.50, £68.80 Peel Farm, £67.80
Meggethead and Lamperts; Hill Cheviot £68.80 Sorbie, £64.80
Skelfhill, £62.80 Cooms; Greyface £66.80, £65.80
Sceughdyke, £63.20 Mackilston; Cheviot Mule £57.80 High
Chesters, £55 North House and Crosscleugh.
Beltex 267p Backmuir, 225p Cambeckhill, 222p Lurgan, 221p Station
Yard, 213p Gallowberry, 207p Backmuir, 205p Allanshaws, 202p Gallowberry,
199p Sorbie, 197p Station Yard, 187p Lurgan; Texel 219p Willimoteswick,
218p High Greenhill, 208p Station Yard, 207p, 199p Willimoteswick
and Temon, 197p The Flatt and Netherplace, 195p, 189p Station Yard,
188p Nether Albie.
The 1,727 lightweight hoggs sold to £68.80
for Beltex from Lurgan, £51.80 Allenhead; Texel £67.80
Thorns, £55 Druchtag; Blackface £57.20 Little Larg, £51.80
Glenshanna; Charollais £50 Barend; Suffolk £50 Sundhope;
Greyface £46 Wanwood Hill; Herdwick £42 Longrow; Swaledale £40
Greystoke Castle and Westburnhope.
A larger show of 5,897 cast ewes
and rams were forward to a packed ring of 16 buyers. Trade
for heavy ewes shows a rise of £11
on the week with Blackface, Cheviot and other light ewes up £2.
ewes to £128.50 for Texels from Ballimachiller, £126.50
Hazel Head, £123.50 Barrogill Mains; Suffolk £103.50
Hazel Head, £99.50 Allanshaws, £96.50 Hopehill; Leicester £88.50
Allanshaws, £82.50 Mains of Larg, £79.50 Easter Dawyck;
Beltex £88.50 Nether Brotherstone, £84.50 Kilthill, £78.50
Ballimachiller; North Country Cheviot £86.50 Seaview and Allanshaws, £85.50
Oldfield, £81.50 Allanshaws; Greyface £86.50 Barend, £84.50
Hoddam, £69.50 High Glen Triplock; Cheviot Mule £84.50
Muircleugh, £80.50 Crawthat, £75.50 South Mains.
ewes to £58.50 for Cheviots from Fenwick Farm, £57.50
Alton, £54.50 Granton; Blackface £57.50 Hopehill, £56.50
Wanwood Hill, £54.50 Whiteside; Jacob £46.50 Barend;
Swaledale £44.50 Hesleywell, £34.50 Westernhopeburn and
Denton Mains, £33.50 Coldshield; Shetland £42.50 Kirvennie;
Woodland £38.50 Riggshield; Herdwick £29.50 Mossband
House, £19.50 Ashley Park.
Rams to £108.50 for Texel from
Draperstown, £99.50 Huntington
and Oldfield, £98.50 Ballimachiller; Suffolk £98.50 Allanshaws, £90.50
Cranberry Brow, £85.50 Huntington; Charollais £92.50
Severs, £78.50 Ballimachiller; Lleyn £90.50 Romesbeoch;
North Country Cheviot £86.50 Allanshaws, £79.50 Muirside;
Leicester £78.50 Softley, £69.50 Howburn; Blackface £70.50
Meggethead, £43.50 Garvachy; Jacob £70.50 Barend; Hill
Cheviot £57.50 Twislehope, £48.50 The Cooms; Hampshire £56.50
High Aketon; Zwartbles £54.50 Bogra; Swaledale £52.50
Minsca, £38.50 Howburn; Herdwick £29.50 Ashley Park.
Light to 212.5p (209.4p)
Medium to 229.5p (222.3p)
Heavy to 232.5p (213.3p)
Light to 220.5p (204.6p)
Medium to 225.5p (209.8p)
Heavy to 192.5p (192.5p)
Young bulls 217.5p (194.0p)
Light to 222.0p (134.7p)
Standard to 267.0p (155.3p)
Medium to 221.0p (160.3p)
Heavy to 189.0p (149.3p)
Light to £58.50
Heavy to £128.50 (£62.70)
Cast Rams £108.50 (£57.83)
corresponding week 2012 sale