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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 40 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 40 over thirty month cattle, 6,959 prime hoggs and 4,593 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th March 2013.

prime cattle

A quality show of prime cattle forward sold to recent high rates with the sale topping at 237.5p twice firstly for a Limousin bullock from JC & D Nicholson & Son, The Gill and another Limousin from N Forster, Haining House. Heifers to 234.5p from A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen.

Limousin 237.5p The Gill & Haining House, 236.5p Houghton House, 233.5p Dashwellgreen, 231.5p The Gill & Houghton House, 230.5p, 229.5p Dashwellgreen, 226.5p The Gill, 224.5p Fenton
British Blue 235.5p The Gill, 212.5p Dashwellgreen

Limousin 234.5p, 233.5p, 231.5p Dashwellgreen,
British Blue 231.5p, 219.5p Gardrum

Limousin £1,701 The Gill, £1662 Haining House, £1620 Houghton House, £1616 Haining House, £1606 Dashwellgreen , £1585, £1579 The Gill, £1564 Dashwellgreen , £1516 Houghton House, £1504, £1436 Fenton.
British Blue £1660 The Gill, £1423 Dashwellgreen

Limousin £1,342 Gardrum
Charolais £1361, £1306 Sceughdyke

A small show of bulls forward met a brisk trade topping at 209.5p for a Limousin from TA Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke, black & whites to 186.5p (x2) from W A Clark, The Whins.

Black & White 186.5p Whins
Ayrshire 171.5p Whins
Limousin 209.5p Sceughdyke, 195.5p Becton Hall

Limousin £1,613, £1469 Sceughdyke, £1368 Becton Hall
Black & White £1,202, £1174 Whins

An improved and increased number of OTM forward to plenty of keen bidders with more required to fulfil the demand. The sale was topped at 219.5p for a Bazadaise x heifer shown by Messrs Ritson, Swaites, others to 218.5p for a British Blue heifer from M/s Pattinson, Temon.

Limousin 207.5p Swaites, 175.5p Morley Hill, 163.5p Highend, 139.5p Bleatarn, 137.5p Morley Hill, 136.5p Highend, 135.5p Harelaw Hill.
Black & White 142.5p Peterscrook, 127.5p, 118.5p The Nook
Angus 177.5p, 176.5p The Plumpe, 153.5p Falnash, 144.5p Highend, 142.5p Cubby Hill.
Bazadaise 219.5p Swaites
British Blue 218.5p Temon, 188.5p Sceughdyke

Black & White £997 Peterscrook
Limousin £1193 Highend, £1167 Morley Hill, £1037 Swaites, £934 Bleatarn
Angus £1059 Plumpe, £982 Falnash, £923 Plumpe, £895 Highend, £833 Cubbyhill.
Bazadaise £1097 Swaites
British Blue £1366 Sceughdyke, £1289 Temon
Saler £841 Falnash
Simmental £937 Cavaghan

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

Another superb show of 6,959 prime hoggets were forward to a busy ring of buyers all keen for sheep, especially well fleshed export weight hoggs which met extreme rates, with an excellent show of heavy weight hoggs forward keenly sought after. Lightweight hoggs also in demand especially if meaty.

The sale average was 202p per kilo with an SQQ of 206p per kilo. The sale was topped at 309p per kilo for Texels from Snowhill Partners, Ericstanes, Lockerbie, closely followed at 301p per kilo for Beltex from Messrs Nixon, Oakwood, Selkirk. Top per head of £123.50 for Texels from Messrs Robertson, Becks, Langholm.

Texel £123.50, £119.50 Becks, £117.50 Ericstane, £116.50 Oakrigg.
Beltex £118.50 Whitehill, £117.50, £112.50 Station Yard, £111.50 Station Yard & Oakwood.
Suffolk £114.50 Murraythwaite, £113.50 Oswie, £110.50 Sceughdyke & Becks.
North Country Cheviot £109.50 Ericstane, £108.50 Whiteknowe, £104.80 Keith Farm, £103.50 Ericstane.
Charollais £105.80 Keith Farm, £96.50 Oswie.
Hill Cheviot £105.20 Becks, £98.80 Glendearg, £97.80 Falnash & Becks.
Dorset £98.80 Keith Farm;
Cheviot Mule £98.80 Backgate, £92.80 Potholm.
Oxford £97.50 Keith Farm, £83.50, £80.50 Guards Farm.
Blackface £95 Nether Onsett and Longburgh Fauld, £94 Glenshanna.
Greyface £94.80 Killiguer, £93.80 Oswie, £91.80 Oswie and Hallworthy.
Half Bred £88.80 Keith Farm.
Zwartbles £88.50 Woodfoot.
Lleyn £87.80 Broomhillbank, £80 Guards.
Leicester £80 Sanders Close; Blackface £95 Netheronsett, Longburghfold, £94 Glenshanna.
Swaledale £79.80, £79 High Dunashey, £74 Hayclose.
Kendal Rough £71.50, £65.50 Low Northsceugh.
Easycare £62.80 Glenapp.

Texel 309p, 291p, 286p Ericstane, 281.3p Newton Cottage, 281p Ericstane, 280p Guards, 279p Longburgh Fauld, 273.2p Keith Farm, 271p Station Yard, 270p Mosshead, 268p Keepwick and Roughet Hill, 264p Wiston Place, 262p Keepwick, 261p Middle Farm, Cowcorse Cottage and Langshawmuir, 259p Station Yard and Cubby Hill, 258p Oakwood, 251.2p The Height, 250p Keith Farm, 237p Keith Farm, 236p Langshawmuir, 231.7p Newton Cottage, 231p Oakwood, 229p Mosshead, 226p Stotsfold, 220p Whinneyknowe and Keith Farm;
Beltex 301p Oakwood, 294p Station Yard, 288p Green Aton, 282p Whitehill Cottage, 281p Station Yard, 274p, 272p Station Yard, 271p Green Aton, 260p Sorbie, 257p Station Yard and Green Aton, 255p Howgillside, 243p Main Office.
North Country Cheviot 244p Keith Farm, 236p Ericstane, 235p Potholm, 230p Hillcrest, 229p, 228p Keith Farm, 226p Hillcrest and Keith Farm, 221p Keith Farm, 220p Ericstane, 215p Raby Grange, 213p, 200p Keith Farm, 199p, 191p Ericstane.
Hill Cheviot 234.1p North House, 231p Blackwoodridge House, 227.8p North House, 226p Blackwoodridgehouse, 225.2p Newton Cottage, 224p Cossarhill, 223p Sorbie, 222.3p Glendearg, 222p Becks, 221p Kirtlebank and Barrogill Mains, 220p Henwell, 210p Becks, 204p Falnash, 201.7p Blackwoodridge House.
Suffolk 226.9p North House, 220p Tarrasfoot, 219p Keepwick, 210p Keith Farm, 208p Becks and Keith Farm, 207p, 206.5p Keith Farm, 206p Guardsmill.
Blackface 219p Glenshanna, 216p Longburgh Fauld, 215p Bush of Ewes, 213p Glenshanna, 191.5p Longburgh Fauld, 185p Nether Onsett.
Charollais 218p Keith Farm, 216p Keith Farm, 213.3p Oswie, 212p Low Struthers; Greyface 206p Killiegruer, 200p Oswie, Woodfoot and Keith Farm.
Lleyn 213p Broomhill Bank, 209p Broomhill Bank.
Oxford 207p Keith Farm.
Swaledale 193p High Dunashery, 190p Hayclose, 187p, 185p High Dunashery.

Also held today was the Annual Prize Show and Sale of Blackface and Swaledale prime hoggets. There were 20 pens forward for judging and presented in pens of 20. The task was easily managed by Mr Haig Murray of Dunbia who awarded the Blackface Championship to regular consignor Mr W Tod, Glenshanna which scaled at 43kg and realised £94 to the judge.

The Blackface hoggs were kindly sponsored by Guy Hall Agricultural Services.

In the Swaledale department the Championship was awarded to Mr J Casey, High Dunashery, Tayiloan, Kintyre which scaled at 41kg and realised £79 to Mr M Lomax, Deepthwaite.

The Swaledale hoggs were kindly sponsored by Border Vets, Longtown.

Prize winners and prices:

Up to 36 kilos – 1st prize Mrs Linda Graham, South Lambhill, 32 kilos, £59 to M. Lomax.

37-43 kilos – 1st prize W. Tod, Glenshanna, 43 kilos, £94 to Dunbia.
2nd prize R. Simpson, Kirkhouse, 43 kilos, £90 to Dunbia.

44 kilos + - 1st prize J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett, 61 kilos, £95 to M. Lomax.
2nd prize J. Jardine, The Yett, 45 kilos, £90 to R. Booth.

The champion Swaledale was awarded to a pen of 41kg from J. Casey, High Dunashery which realised £79 to M. Lomax.

Prize list :-
Up to 36 kilos – 1st prize N.B. Scott, Bridgend, 33 kilos, £45 to J. Brown.

37 kilos + - 1st prize J. Casey, High Dunashery, 41 kilos, £79 to M. Lomax.
2nd prize Claremont Properties, Hayclose, 39 kilos, £74 to R. Booth.

The 1,656 lightweight hoggs sold to £91.50 for Texels from Keith Farm, £86.50 Shaw Cottage, £75.80 High Stenries; Suffolks £74.80 Keith Farm, £69.80 Kilmaho, £64.50 Mains of Tig; Hill Cheviot £74.80 Roughet Hill, £72.80 The Old Shop, £67.80 Tangytavil; Charollais £67.50 Keith Farm; Greyface £58.80 Murraythwaite, £58.50 Hutlerburn; Blackface £65.80 Sorbie, Milnmark & Bush of Ewes; North Country Cheviot £56.80 Keith Farm; Swaledale £64.80, £55.80, £53.20 High Dunashey.

A much reduced show of 4,593 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. The big ewes were short of requirements and dearer on the week, but again a large show of plain ewes were presented with demand not too fast.

Heavy Ewes to £132.50 for Texels from Sharplaw. £130.50 Newside, £128.50 Flass, £126.50 Charlesfield; Suffolks £119.50 Shaw Cottage, £118.50 Churchside, £106.50, £104.50 Newside; Rouge £112.50, £110.50 Tobemore; Charollais £110.50 Newside, £109.50 Churchgate, £106.50 Newside, £99.50 Berryside & Tobemore; Greyface £82.50, £81.50 Roxburgh Mill, £78.50 Pitogarty & Conniven, £76.50 Crookston & Spawell; Cheviot Mule £72.50 Gilston, £62.50 Skelfhill, £56.50 Cadgillhead; Leicester £96.50 Roachburn, £93.50 Roxburgh Mill, £89.50 Sanders Close; North Country Cheviot £99.50 Buckies, £98.50 Tormore, £96.50 Brantwood; Beltex £120.50 Nether Ernambrie, £112.50 Newside; LLeyn £75.50 Settereth Park, £66.50 The Height, £64.50 Sloda Hill; Zwartble £50.50 Old Wall; Dorset £72.50 Keith Farm; Wensleydale £69.50 Oswie.

Light ewes to £66.50 for Cheviots from Balure, £64.50 Sloda Hill, £61.50 Brantwood; Blackface £57.50 Crogo Mains, £55.50 Brantwood, £54.50 Glenshanna; Swaledale £58.50 Sanders Close, £47.50 High Dunashery, £42.50 Roachburn & High Dunashery; Easycare £60.50 Scotchgate.
Goats to £49.50 Poolside.

Rams to £106.50 for Leicesters from Kilnstown, £96.50 Kilnstown; Lleyn £60.50 Keith Farm; Zwartble £74.50 Roxburghmill; Easycare £57.50 Glenapp; Border Leicester £56.50 Tangy; Suffolk £80.50 Raby Grange; Cheviot £63.50 Skelfhill, £59.50 Tanlawhill; Texel £90.50 Hallworthy, £89.50 Scotchgate, £86.50 West Logan; Bleu de Maine £74.50 Tangy; Charollais £72.50 Bellymore on Tig; Greyface £74.50 Bellymore on Tig; Blackface £59.50 Horseholm, £58.50 Glenshanna, £49.50 Tangy; North Country Cheviot £104.50 Stittley Farm, £93.50 Tobemore; Swaledale £52.50 Kilnstown; Beltex £104.50 Hutlerburn.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 230.5p (206.5p)
Heavy to 237.5p (221.7p)

Light to 234.5p (214.9p)
Medium to 231.5p (209.2p)
Heavy to 199.5p (196.9p)

Young bulls 209.5p (192.8p)

Light to 273.2p (177.5p)
Standard to 309.0p (203.8p)
Medium to 294.0p (217.7p)
Heavy to 237.0p (192.0p)

Light to £66.50 (£34.18)
Heavy to £132.50 (£69.45)
Cast Rams £106.50 (£61.46)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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