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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 38 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 29 over thirty month cattle, 7,401 prime hoggs and 5,897 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th February 2013.

prime cattle

Another good show of quality prime cattle on offer and once again trade did not disappoint, best quality bullocks regularly selling from 220p to 230p. Top price of the day was 231.5p, twice, for Limousin bullocks, firstly from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill, then again from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, others sold to 230.5p and 229.5p shown by M. & G.A. Nicholson, The Lake. The heifer section sold to 219.5p for a Charolais shown by J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

Limousin 231.5p Dashwell Green and The Gill, 230.5p, 229.5p The Lake, 226.5p The Gill, 222.5p Raeburnfoot, 217.5p Dashwell Green and Fenton, 214.5p The Gill, 211.5p Dashwell Green, 210.5p, 208.5p Fenton Farm.
British Blue 227.5p Raeburnfoot.

Charolais 219.5p, 216.5p, 214.5p Hallburn, 201.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin 211.5p, 209.5p Houghton House.
Hereford 209.5p Woodcroft.
Simmental 208.5p Sceughdyke, 204.5p Woodcroft.

Charolais £1,633 Sceughdyke.
Limousin £1,551 Dashwell Green and The Gill, £1,533, £1,517 The Gill, £1,498, £1,480 The Lake, £1,427 Dashwell Green, £1,424 Raeburnfoot.
British Blue £1,501 Raeburnfoot.

Simmental £1,322 Hallburn.
Charolais £1,266 Hallburn, £1,209 Sceughdyke.
Hereford £1,204 Woodcroft.
British Blue £1,110 Becton Hall.

More prime bulls forward met a brisk trade more could have been sold. Top price to 211.5p for a Limousin shown by Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm.

Limousin 211.5p Yett Farm, 203.5p, 202.5p Sceughdyke.
Angus 206.5p Yett Farm.
Friesian 175.5p, 174.5p, 173.5p Harelawhole.

All classes of cast cows saw a rise on the week with the sale being topped at 186.5p for a Galloway from J. Robertson & Son, Becks. Black & Whites sold to 167.5p shown by T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke.

Galloway 186.5p, 132.5p Becks.
Black & White 167.5p, 146.5p Sceughdyke, 123.5p Low Moat.
Limousin 159.5p Englishtown, 145.5p Tinnis Hall, 131.5p Becks, 127.5p Kimmeter Green.
Angus 159.5p Sceughdyke, 133.5p Kimmeter Green, 115.5p Fieldhead.
Charolais 153.5p, 145.5p Yett Farm.
British Blue 149.5p Englishtown.
Simmental 129.5p Kimmeter Green.

Black & White £1,222, £966 Sceughdyke.
Galloway £1,063, £854 Becks.
Angus £1,052 Sceughdyke.
Limousin £1,038 Becks, £925 Englishtown.
Charolais £1,033, £990 Yett Farm.
British Blue £986 Englishtown.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

Another tremendous show of 7,401 prime hoggs were forward to an increased ring of buyers. All classes met a brisk selling trade resulting in a sale average of 168.5p per kilo, an increase of 13p on the week.

The sale topped at £95.80 per head and to 246p per kilo for Texels from M. Postlethwaite, Close House. Many more best quality export hoggs could have been sold as demand continues to grow. All other classes of hoggs definitely sharper on recent weeks.

Texel £95.80 Close House, £94.80 Close House, £93.50 Newbigging; Beltex £94.80 Killocraw, Kintyre £89.50 Ericstane, £88.80 Watchill; North Country Cheviot £85.80, £81.80 Ericstane, £80.80 Yadhill; Suffolk £84.80 Sceughdyke, £83.80 Longburgh Fauld, The Dyke and Tarrasfoot, £82.80 Beyond The Wood; Charollais £80 Thackwood, £70 Hallburn, £68.80 Tinnis Hall and Newtown; Blackface £77.80 Balgray, £71.80 Larg Farm, £64.80 Glenbeg; Hill Cheviot £75.80 Sundhope, £73.80 Crossdykes, Smalmstown and West Scales; Greyface £73.80 Balgray, £71.80 Kirkhouse, £71.20 Justicetown; Cheviot Mule £73.20 Balgray, £72.80 Tarrasfoot, £70.80 Temon; Jacob £66.80 East Skeroblin, Kintyre; Leicester £60 Laidlawsteel, £50 Thorns; Kendal Rough £56.80, £52 Low Northsceugh; Swaledale £50 Hayclose.

Texel 246p Close House, 241p Heyess, 234p Station Yard, 231p Close House, 219p Station Yard, 219p Home Farm; Beltex 243p Killocraw, Kintyre, 235p High Greenhill and Waterside, 234p Balneil, 222p Walton Woodhead, 220p High Stenries; Hill Cheviot 203p, 199p, 193p Watchill, 186p Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot 185p Adderston Shiels, 184p Yadhill, 183p Muirhill, 173p Yadhill, 172p Muirhill; Suffolk 183p Fauld, 177p North House, 176p Muirhill; Cheviot Mule 174p Temon, 165p Tarrasfoot, 164.7p Temon; Charollais 172p Newtown, 171p Hallburn; Greyface 168p Smalmstown, 167p Kirkhouse, 166p East Skeroblin, Kintyre 164p Balgray Hill; Blackface 166p Bush of Ewes and Balgray Hill, 164p Crookdake Hall and Bush of Ewes, 162p Barlaes, 161p Glenbeg, Kintyre and Kirkhope.

The 1,787 lightweight hoggs sold to £80 for Beltex from Waterside, £79.80 High Greenhill; Texel £70 Watchill, £64.80 Stonehill; North Country Cheviot £64.80 Adderston Shiels, £54.80 Smiddyhill; Hill Cheviot £60.80 Kirkhouse, £59.80 Watchill; Rouge £58.80 Walton Woodhead; Blackface £55.80 Crookdake Hall, £52.80 Barlaes; Suffolk £54.80 Smiddyhill, £50 Cooilingel; Greyface £54.20 Clonrae, £49.80 Broomhope; Charollais £50 Maryholm; Kerry Hill £40 Whitehill Cottage; Kendal Rough £37 Low Northsceugh.

A larger show of 6,708 cast ewes and rams were forward to a packed ring of 16 buyers. Trade for heavy ewes was up another £2 on the week with hill ewes remaining similar.

Heavy ewes to £136.50 for Texels from Old Wall, £130.50 Severs, £122.50 Bensons Fell; Charollais £120.50 Muirback, £104.50 Draperstown, £98.50 Roadside; Beltex £108.50 Macherquhat, £88.50 Woodhead; Suffolk £92.50 Severs, £90.50 Roadside, £89.50 Screel and Draperstown; Cheviot Mule £87.50 The Croft, £62.50 Hassendeanburn, £60.50 Higher Grenofen; North Country Cheviot £86.50, £81.50 Ericstane, £76.50 Temon; Leicester £80.50 Terrona, £80 Kersknowe, £78.50 Kersknowe; Greyface £69.50 Manor Farm, £68.50 Awhirk, £67.50 Grainhead and Westmillriggs.

Light ewes to £57.50 for Blackfaces from The Steel Farm, £53.50 Westcott, £51.50 Edges Green; Lonk £56.50 Bush of Ewes; Clun £54.50 Wick; Hill Cheviot £54.50 Priesthaugh, £52.50 Manor Farm, £51.50 Terrona and Chapel Farm; Lleyn £50.50 Greenlaw, £48.50 Westcott; Easycare £39.50 Alton; Swaledale £38.50 Miller Hill, £36.50 Stubsgill, £35.50 Whinfield; Shetland £34.50 Plumpe, £30 Cornish Cottages; Jacob £33.50 Chapel Farm, £29.50 Screel.

Rams to £110.50 for Texel from Bensons Fell, £106.50 Hassendeanburn, £104.50 Draperstown; Charollais £104.50 Derwent, £90.50 Hassendeanburn, £80.50 Severs; Suffolk £102.50 Tinnishall, £85.50 Hassendeanburn, £84.50 Guardsmill; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Kelsocleugh, £66.50 Greenlaw; Hill Cheviot £80.50 Cowcorse, £70 Thorns, £58.50 Commonside; Leicester £78.50 Laidlawsteel, £68.50 Priesthaugh; Blackface £76.50 Hillhead, £58.50 Peel Farm, £54.50 Kersknowe; Swaledale £60.50 Miller Hill, £39.50 Ballaglass.
Goats to £56.50 Roadside.

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 230.5p (221.1p)
Heavy to 231.5p (215.1p)

Light to 204.5p (202.0p)
Medium to 219.5p (205.7p)
Heavy to 201.5p (203.4p)

Young bulls 211.5p (192.5p)

Light to 212.0p (152.7p)
Standard to 246.0p (171.3p)
Medium to 231.0p (169.5p)
Heavy to 190.0p (152.1p)

Light to £57.50 (£33.83)
Heavy to £136.50 (£65.34)
Cast Rams £110.50 (£63.57)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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