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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 44 prime cattle, 26 over thirty month cattle, 3,498 prime hoggs and 3,836 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th March 2013.

prime cattle

Fewer prime cattle were on offer but there were still some quality sorts forward. Top price of 246.5p (twice), firstly for a Limousin heifer purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, then for a Limousin bullock which was knocked down to Highgate Turkeys, both cattle shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & son, Dashwellgreen. Other Limousin bullocks to 242.5p from W.H. & M. Sisson & Sons, Fenton Farm and other Limousin heifers to 236.5p shown by W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House.

Limousin 246.5p Dashwellgreen, 242.5p Fenton Farm, 241.5p Dashwellgreen and The Gill, 240.5p The Gill, 238.5p, 231.5p, 228.5p Dashwellgreen, 224.5p The Gill, 221.5p Fenton Farm.
British Blue 241.5p Dashwellgreen.
Blonde d’Aquitaine 225.5p Fenton Farm.
Angus 220.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin 246.5p Dashwellgreen, 236.5p Houghton House, 234.5p, 233.5p Gardrum, 229.5p Dashwellgreen, 224.5p Gardrum, 223.5p Dashwellgreen, 213.5p Gardrum and Sceughdyke.
Charolais 224.5p Houghton House, 218.5p Hallburn.

Limousin £1,693 Dashwellgreen, £1,588 Fenton Farm, £1,575 The Gill, £1,562, £1,553 Dashwellgreen, £1,545 The Gill, £1,528, £1,521 Dashwellgreen.
British Blue £1,678 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,251 Sceughdyke, £1,243 Hallburn, £1,201 Hallburn.
Limousin £1,360 Gardrum, £1,306 Dashwellgreen, £1,225 Gardrum.

A small of OTMs and more numbers required, all classes sold well. Limousins to a top of 219.5p and 214.5p from Messrs Ritson, Swaites. Black & Whites to 167.5p shown by T. Armstrong & Son, Sceughdyke.

Limousin 219.5p Swaites, 160.5p, 137.5p Bleatarn, 133.5p Morley Hill.
Bazadaise 214.5p Swaites.
Montbeliarde 187.5p Peterscrook.
Charolais 185.5p Burnside.
Black & White 167.5p Sceughdyke, 158.5p Crookdake Hall, 149.5p Peterscrook, 133.5p Low Moat, 129.5p Baileytown, 125.5p Crookdake Hall.
British Blue 143.5p Burnside, 138.5p Morley Hill.

Charolais £1,326 Burnside.
Limousin £1,207 Swaites, £906, £804 Bleatarn.
Black & White £1,189 Sceughdyke, £1,204 Crookdake Hall, £971 Baileytown, £907 Low Moat, £852 Peterscrook.
Simmental £1,099 Bellfield.
Bazadaise £1,051 Swaites.
Montbeliarde £1,021 Peterscrook.
British Blue £1,017 Morley Hill, £925 Burnside.
Montbeliard £938 Peterscrook.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

A smaller entry of 3,498 prime hoggs was forward, due to the Easter holidays. The usual buyers were operating, quality was not as good as normal with trade very dear for the best meated hoggs. The whole sale averaged 200p per kilo (5p down on the week) with a top per kilo of 295p for Beltex from Messrs Cavers, Sorbie and to £127 per head for Beltex from B. Ryder, Oakrigg.

Beltex £127 Oakrigg, £121, £119.50 Lairdlaugh.
Texel £121 Oakrigg, £119.80 Station Yard, £119 Kirkton.
North Country Cheviot £111 Fingland, £102.80 Longburgh Fauld, £97.80 East Buccleuch.
Suffolk £106.50 Kilnford Croft, £105.80 Sceughdyke, £103.80 The Bents.
Hill Cheviot £99.80 Sorbie, £93.80 Shaw Head, £92.80 Upper Hindhope.
Greyface £93.80 Sceughdyke, £87.80 Cooilingel, £84.50 Roughtor Farm.
Blackface £91.80 Station Yard, £86.80 Roxburghmill, £85 Yett Farm.
Charollais £88.80 Lower Godsworth, £78.80 Newtown, £77.80 Whinneyknowe.
Herdwick £80.80 Longrow.
Jacob £79.80 Rhoin.
Zwartbles £70 Whinneyknowe.
Swaledale £50 Prior Rigg.

Beltex 295p Sorbie, 289p Lairdlaugh, 265p, 261p Sherra Craig, 260p, 257p, 250p Lairdlaugh, 224p Westfield, 223p Sherra Craig, 219p Oakrigg.
Texel 292p, 279p Station Yard, 270p Lairdlaugh, 244p Station Yard, 240p Lairdlaugh, 239p, 237p Station Yard, 236p Whitstonehill and Station Yard, 232.p Oakrigg, 232p Langholm Farm.
North Country Cheviot 239p, 235p, 233p Longburgh Fauld, 200p Dykehead, 199p Clochkeil, 197p Oakrigg, 195p Dunrobin.
Hill Cheviot 228p Blackwoodridge House, 223p Shaw Head, 221p Whitstonehill, 220.6p Sorbie, 220p Shaw Head, 219p Dinley and High Knells, 217p Shaw Head and Sorbie, 216p Dinley.
Suffolk 227p Whitstonehill, 222p North House, 215p, 212p Stoneflatts, 208p Lower Godsworthy, 202p Cara View.
Charollais 216p Whinneyknowe, 207p Lower Godsworthy, 197p Newtown.
Blackface 205p Newlands, 204p Thorns, 202p Sorbie, 201p, 200p Thorns, 199p Justicetown, 197p Westfield, 196p Oakrigg, Prior Rigg and Maryholm.
Greyface 203p Upper Hindhope, 195p Whinneyknowe, 194p East Buccleuch, 178p Low Eals, 177p Cooilingel.
Herdwick 202p Longrow, 194p Shielswood, 189p Hillcrest, 176p Sunnyrigg.
Lleyn 199p, 183p Westfield.
Cheviot Mule 193p Coulter Station.
Easycare 191p Westfield.

The 1,481 lightweight hoggs not as many recorded as last week. Top per kilo of 261p for Texels from Midknock, with a top per head of £90 for Beltex from Lairdlaugh, £88.80 Midknock; Hill Cheviot £77.20 Sorbie, £75.80 Shaw Head; Suffolk £72.80 Lower Godsworth, £69.80 Whinneyknowe; Texel £72.50 Great Bidlake, £66.80 Hall of Drumpark; Blackface £68.50 Thorns, £66.80 Prior Rigg; Lleyn £67.80, £56.80 Westfield; Herdwick £65.80 Shielswood, £45.80 Sunnyrigg; Easycare £64.80 Westfield; Greyface £62.20 Low Eals, £50 West Hottbank; North Country Cheviot £60.80, £58 Commonside; Swaledale £52.80 Kirkland Green; Dorper £47.50 Lower Godsworthy; Shetland £35 Hillcrest.

A smaller show of 3,824 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. All classes up £10 on the week and far short of requirements.

Heavy ewes to £143 for Texels from Tercrosset, £139, £136 Golden Lane; Charollais £131, £117 Mosshill, £112 Fowrass; Suffolk £127 Skelfhill, £126 Manor House, £119 Townhead; North Country Cheviot £119 Durran Mains, £103 Ach, £101 Longoe; Leicester £109 Maryhill, £107 Broomhills, £106 Haithwaite; Greyface £103.50 Holme House, £99 Hopeside, £98 Cardew Hall; Beltex £101 Woodhead, £75 Scalerigg; Cheviot Mule £99 Clochkeil, £96 West Wharmley, £95 Clochkeil; Bleu d’Maine £93 Cardew Hall; Masham £93 Newbiggin; Zwartbles £93 Miller Hill; Romney Marsh £89 Pennant; Oxford £89 Killinochonoch; Dorset £69 Porteath.

Light ewes to £81 for Blackface from High Staward, £76 West Hottbank, £65.50 Tamsacre; Easycare £80.50 Glebe Cottage, £57 Maryhill, £53 Bairnkine; Lleyn £75 Glebe Cottage, £64, £60 Pallet Hill; Hill Cheviot £63 Byreburnside, £60.50 High Stenries, £59 Upper Hindhope; Kendal Rough £57 Little Galla; Swaledale £56.50 Glebe Cottage, £54.50 Pentire and Hole House, £46.50 Newington; Shetland £47 Oak Stables; Herdwick £31 Chapel Farm and Sunnyrigg, £30 Longrow.

Rams to £136 for Suffolk from Thuster Mains, £119 Kilnford Croft; Texel £131 Woodvale, £129 Stud, £123 Kilnford Croft; North Country Cheviot £111 Haithwaite, £106 Hole House; Leicester £99 Upper Hindhope, £97 Haithwaite; £89 Hole House; Hill Cheviot £99, £91 Murtholm, £86 Upper Hindhope; Jacob £66 Rhoin; Blackface £63 Mains, £59 Upper Hindhope, £50 Plenderleith; Swaledale £40 Hole House.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 246.5p (215.6p)
Heavy to 242.5p (228.1p)

Light to 229.5p (230.9p)
Medium to 246.5p (225.2p)
Heavy to 205.5p (226.3p)

Young Bulls to -------p (-------p)

Light to 212.3p (180.1p)
Standard to 295.0p (198.8p)
Medium to 289.0p (214.4p)
Heavy to 260.0p (196.4p)
Shlgs -------p (-------p)

Light to £81.00 (£46.24)
Heavy to £143.00 (£85.79)

Cast Rams to £136.00 (£79.30)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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