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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 48 prime cattle, 15 young bulls, 33 over thirty month cattle, 21 spring lambs, 4,344 prime hoggs and 3,052 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th April 2013.

Some good prime cattle on offer but a shortage of numbers saw a flying trade throughout. The sale was topped at 253.5p, twice, firstly for a Limousin heifer shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, then for a Limousin bullock from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill, others to 251.5p and 250.5p from M. & G.A. Nicholson, The Lake. British Blue heifers sol to 242.5p shown by J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.



Limousin 253.5p The Gill, 251.5p, 250.5p The Lake, 249.5p Dashwellgreen, 248.5p, 247.5p, 245.5p The Gill 243.5p Dashwellgreen, 240.5p Fenton Farm, 237.5p Dashwellgreen, 236.5p Dashwellgreen, 227.5p, 219.5p Fenton Farm, 212.5p Middlebie Hill.

British Blue 246.5p Dashwellgreen.

Charolais 237.5p Dashwellgreen, 232.5p, 222.5p Sceughdyke.


Limousin 253.5p, 245.5p Dashwellgreen, 240.5p Gardrum, 237.5p Houghton House, 236.5p Hallburn, 226.5p, 225.5p Gardrum.

British Blue 242.5p Hallburn, 227.5p Houghton House, 218.5p Sandbed.

Charolais 237.5p Dashwellgreen, 221.5p, 219.5p Hallburn.



Charolais £1,720 Sceughdyke, £1,686 Dashwellgreen, £1,646 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,695, £1,681, £1,673, £1,640 The Gill, £1,635 Fenton Farm, £1,609 The Lake, £1,607 Dashwellgreen, £1,590 The Lake, £1,584, £1,559 Dashwellgreen.

British Blue £1,589 Dashwellgreen.



Limousin £1,406 Gardrum, £1,401 Houghton House, £1,330, £1,325 Gardrum, £1,300 Hallburn, £1,267 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,369 Sceughdyke, £1,270 Dashwellgreen.

British Blue £1,333 Hallburn, £1,267 Sandbed.

A great show of prime bulls saw trade very dear and more numbers needed to fill buyers orders. Top price to 249.5p for a British Blue shown by J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton, others to 245.5p and 237.5p from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum. Top price per head of £1,953.55 for a Charolais shown by W.N. Douglas, Catslackburn.


British Blue 249.5p, 232.5p Netherton, 245.5p, 237.5p, 216.5p Gardrum, 210.5p Becton Hall.

Charolais 219.5p, 217.5p Catslackburn.

Black & White 185.5p Becton Hall.


Charolais £1,953, £1,674 Catslackburn.

British Blue £1,646, £1,615 Netherton, £1,583, £1,520 Gardrum.

A plain show of cows on offer. Top price of 227.5p for a Charolais from T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke and 222.5p from Messrs J. Watret, Burnside.


Charolais 227.5p Sceughdyke, 222.5p Burnside.

Black & White 181.5p Sceughdyke, 143.5p The Stubb, 123.5p Peterscrook, 117.5p Hethermill, 111.5p (x2) Hillhouse.

Shorthorn 135.5p Midtodhills.

Angus 123.5p, Kilnhill.

Charolais bull 119.5p Sleetbeck.


Charolais £1,435 Burnside, £1,433 Sceughdyke.

Black & White £1,324 Sceughdyke, £1,018 The Stubb, £802 Peterscrook.

Shorthorn £921 Midtodhills.

Angus £827 Kilnhill.

courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

A smaller show of 4,344 prime hoggs was forward, being a far smaller show on the week but with a far better quality of hogg on offer with more flesh. The sale average was 206.5p per kilo (SQQ 208.4p), a rise of 6p on the week. 124 hoggs were sold as stores, 63 two tooth hoggs forward, 937 lightweight hoggs and 3,257 prime hoggs. The sale was topped at £124.50 per head for Texels from Kilncroft with a top per kilo of 260p for Texels from Keith Mains.


Texel £124.50 Kilncroft, £116.50 Byreburnside, £115.50 Mossband Hall and Broomhills (Marrs), £112.50 Kirkland Green.

Beltex £112.50 Keith Mains, £96.80 Smalmstown, £85.80 Ericstane.

Charollais £107.80 Laws Hall, £104.80 The Gill, £102.50, £94.80 Sykehead.

Suffolk £107.50 Sykehead, £103.50 Newington, £103 Whitstonehill, £101.50 High Parsonbridge.

Hill Cheviot £100.80, £100 Dykehead, £99.50 Sandbed and Broadlea Cottages, £97.50 Creca Hall.

North Country Cheviot £100.80 Dykehead, £99.80 Hill Crest, £96.50 Longburgh Fauld, £94.50 Ericstane.

Blackface £96.50 Milnmark, £89.80 Smalmstown, £89.50 Milnmark. £85.50 Justicetown and Upper Hindhope.

Greyface £94.80 Broomhills (Marrs), £90 Bidlake and Sandbed, £88.80, £87.80 Balgray Hill.

Cheviot Mule £94.80 Whitstonehill, £81.80 Tushielaw.

Bleu d’Maine £84.80 Braithwaite Hall.

Lleyn £75.80 Guards.

Shetland £70 Abbeymoss.

Swaledale £70 Sanders Close, £60 Newbiggin.

Dartmoor £67 Litharge.


Texel 260p Keith Mains, 246p Cocklicks, 243p Keith Mains, 241p Tom of Cluny, 239p Cocklicks, 236p Keith Mains, 235p High Parsonbridge.

Beltex 257p High House, 250p Keith Mains, 242p Smalmstown, 235p Keith Mains, 232.8p Nether Albie, 228p Balgray Hill, 226p Ericstane, 222p Oakwood.

North Country Cheviot 234p, 232p, 228p Hill Crest, 224p Keith Mains, 220p Ericstane, 217p Plumpe, 215p, 210p Ericstane.

Hill Cheviot 232p Creca Hall, 231p Sandbed, 228p Shaw Head, 227p, 225p Smalmstown, 223p Creca Hall and Justicetown, 222p Thorns, Lawshall, Whins and High Knells.

Cheviot Mule 226p Whitstonehill, 190.2p Tushielaw.

Charollais 223p Whins, 216p Braithwaite Hall, 215p Sykehead, 205p The Gill.

Bleu d’Maine 223p Braithwaite Hall.

Suffolk 212p Smalmstown, 211p Sykehead, 207p Guardsmill and Sykehead, 205p Whitstonehill, 204p Cowcorse Cottage.

Blackface 212p Smalmstown, 209p Justicetown, 207p Sykehead, 204p Smalmstown, 194p, 190p Upper Hindhope.

Greyface 205p Bidlake, 204.1p Upper Hindhope, 202p Broomhills, 200p Newington and Smalmstown, 196p Lower Godsworthy.

Lleyn 194.4p Guards Farm.

Swaledale 164p Kirkland Green, 150p Newbiggin.

The 937 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £80 for Beltex from Keith Mains, £79.80 Balgray Hill; Texel £80 Keith Mains, £75.80 High House; Hill Cheviot £71.80 Whitstonehill, £70 Shaw Head; Suffolk £70.80 Trencreek; Greyface £66.80 Lower Godsworthy, £59 High House; Charollais £65 Moss Side; Blackface £63.80 Plumpe, £63 High House; Swaledale £55.80 Kirkland Green; Zwartbles £53.50 Sheala Hill.

Also forward were 22 spring lambs to top at £120 for Charollais from Messrs Kennedy, Wester Parkgate and to 263.9p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Ramsay, Dockray Hall. Lambs are now being sought after, especially handy weight Continental lambs and a supply each week is now needed.

Another light show of 3,052 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade would be a few pounds back on the week, but heavy ewes still realising well over £100.

Heavy ewes to £130.50 for Texels from Bascodyke Foot, £126.50 Kilncroft, £120.50 Bascodyke Foot; Suffolk £128.50 East Cliff, £119.50 North House, £114.50 Keith; Charollais £125.50 Draperstown, £124.50 Hillside, £122.50 Wester Parkgate; Leicester £107.50 Hopehill, £96.50 Sanders Close, £94.50 Keith; North Country Cheviot £104.50 Keith, £89.50 Balgray Hill, £85.50 Ericstane; Zwartbles £100 Morningside, £90.50 Eastside; Half Bred £90.50 Eastside; Oxford £86.50 Guards; Cheviot Mule £85.50 The Croft, £74.50 Balgray Hill; Greyface £84.50 Roughet Hill, £82.50 Litharge and Newtown, £80.50 Newington and Keld Head; Bleu d’Maine £78.50 Braithwaite Hall; Dorset £75.50 Porteath.

Light ewes to £70.50 for Cheviots from Catslackburn, £58.50 Whitstonehill, £56.50 Netherbrotherstone; Swaledale £65.50 Maidenway House, £49.50 Spoutbank, £46.50 Bellmount; Blackface £64.50 Dirrups, £63.50 Golden Lane, £58.50 Sykehead; Lleyn £57.50 Harper Hill, £54.50 Craighouse, £50.50 Kilngate.

Rams to £138.50 for Texel from Bascodyke Foot, £128.50 Wood Vale Terrace, £126.50 Byreburnside; Hampshire £120.50 Hempland; Leicester £112.50 Keith, £106.50 Crowhall, £102.50 Spital Shields; Dorset £112.50 Hempland; Charollais £110.50 Hillhouse, £98.50 Eastside, £89.50 Wood Vale Terrace; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Bellmount, £98.50 Eastside, £90.50 Longburgh Fauld; Rouge £103.50 Hillhouse; Suffolk £98.50 Hillside, £96.50 West Moss-side and Townhead, £93.50 Wood Vale Terrace; Lleyn £96.50 Easthill; Hill Cheviot £78.50 East Side; Blackface £72.50 Wileysike, £68.50 Derwent; Swaledale £56.50 Bellmount, £50.50 Newbiggin.


Light to 208.5p (208.0p)
Medium to 243.5p (230.1p)
Heavy to 240.5p (223.3p)

Light to 252.5p (246.8p)
Medium to 226.5p (211.8p)
Heavy to 213.5p (211.0p)

Young bulls 234.5p (214.4p)

Light to 228.0p (185.5p)
Standard to 281.0p (197.2p)
Medium to 288.0p (211.4p)
Heavy to 244.6p (196.8p)

Shlgs 199.0p (173.0p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Standard to 304.2p (295.9p)
Medium to 296.6p (296.6p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Light to £76.50 (£42.43)
Heavy to £139.50 (£85.58)

Cast Rams £148.50 (£83.01)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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