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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 31 over thirty month cattle, 25 spring lambs, 4,381 prime hoggs and 3,645 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th April 2013.

prime cattle

A larger show of prime cattle were forward although a slightly plainer show on offer. Good, well finished cattle still remaining at recent high rates with the sale topping at 252.5p twice for two great Limousin bullocks show by JC & D Nicholson & Son, The Gill. Heifers topped at 249.5p for Limousin from A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen and to 241.5p from M/s Blaylock, Hallburn.



Limousin 252.5p, 251.5p The Gill, 249.5p Dashwellgreen, 249p, 248.5p The Lake, 244.5p The Gill, 242.5p Dashwellgreen232.5p Becton Hall, 221.5p High Stenries

British Blue 248.5p Dashwellgreen.

Charolais 236.5p, 227.5p High Stenries


Limousin 249.50, 231.5p Dashwellgreen,

British Blue 213.5p Sandbed. 211.5p Plumpe

Charolais 241.5p Hallburn, 238.5p Dashwellgreen, 233.5p, 229.5p Hallburn, 222.5p Sceughdyke



Charolais £1,667 High Stenries. £1583 Sceughdyke, £1558, £1536 High Stenries, £1505 Sceughdyke, £1504 Fenton

Limousin £1,868 The Gill, £1770 Dashwellgreen, £1729, £1672 The Gill, £1664, £1643 The Lake, £1638 The Gill, £1634 Dashwellgreen, £1625 The Gill, £1584 Dashwellgreen

British Blue £1,689 Dashwellgreen


Limousin £1,354, £1334 Dashwellgreen

Charolais £1,364, £1342 Hallburn, £1368 Sceughdyke,£1264 Dashwellgreen, £1246 Sceughdyke, £1204 Hallburn

British Blue £1,248 Sandbed

A smaller show of prime bulls forward the sale was topped at 212.5p for a Limousin shown by TB Imrie, Harelawhole.


Black & White 185.5p Harelawhole

Limousin 212.5p Harelawhole, 196.5p Becton Hall, 193.5p Harelawhole


British Blue £1119 Becton Hall

Limousin £1129 Becton Hall, £1051 Harelawhole

A similar show of OTM’s forward and sold well to keen buyers. Top price of 216p for a Charolais heifer shown by J Watret, Burnside. Many more required.


Charolais 216p, 215p Burnside, 209p Plumpe

Black & White 135p Harelawhole, 131p Peterscrook

Angus 121p Blindhillbush

British Blue 213p Plumpe, 209p, 205p, 197p Plumpe

Hereford127p Meadow View

Simmental 150p Sceughdyke

Limousin151p Blindhillbush

Galloway 135p Gibstown

Limousin bull 175p Snab, 161p Meadow View


Charolais £1,419, £1328, £1159 Burnside

Black & White £713 Peterscrook

Simmental £1102 Sceughdyke

Limousin £951, £779 Blindhillbush

Galloway £654 Gibstown

British Blue £1363, £1348, £1322, £1162 Plumpe,

Limousin bull £1478 Snab. £1119 Meadow View

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

A smaller than expected show of 4,381 prime hoggs were forward to a keen ring of buyers all desperate for sheep with a distinct lack of good flesh forward. 327 hoggs sold as stores, 115 2 toothers, 1357 lightweights (up to 36kg) and 2583 other hoggs were sold. The sale averaged 209p (SQQ 210.7p) and was topped at £128.50 for Suffolks from JS MacKay, Biggin, Caithness and to 284p for Beltex from Messrs Wharton, The Snade.


Texel £118.50 Cardew Hall, £116.50 Clyth Mains & Cardew Hall, £114.50 Moor Edge & Dinwoodie Green.

Beltex £113.50 Snade, £106.5p High Coates

Charollais £109.5p Keith Farm, £98.50 The Gill, £98 Robin Drive

Suffolk £128.50 Biggin, £118.50 Becton Hall, £112.50 Becton Hall, £111.50 Smalmstown, £110.50 Pouton

Hill Cheviot £96.50 Sandbed, Plumpe & Dykehead, £95.50 Plumpe, Station Road & Smalmstown

North Country Cheviot £120.50 Biggin, £106.50 Ericstane, £105.50 Dykehead, £102.5p Smalmstown

Blackface £97.50 Cramlat, £95.50 Smalmstown,£94.50 Meggethead

Greyface £95.50 Pouton, £95 Smalmstown

Cheviot Mule £86.50 Eastham

Bleu d’Maine £121.50 Snade

Lleyn £75.50 Oaktree Drive, £73.50 Whitcastle

Swaledale £70 Hayclose

Leicester £79.50 Midtodhills


Texel 253p Snade, 242p, 240p High Coates, 240p Longbrough Fauld, 238p Dinwoodie Green

Beltex 284p Snade, 275.8p, 261p 239p High Coates

North Country Cheviot 233p Smalmstown, 224p Dykehead, 224p Kirtlebank & Cardew Hall, 221p High Coates

Hill Cheviot 235p Dykehead, 230p Plumpe & Sandbed, 227p Station Yard & Smalmstown, 226p Stoneraise Place, 224p Laws Hall, Todhillrigg & Airryolland, 222p Station Yard.

Cheviot Mule 211p Longbrugh Fauld

Charollais 226p High Coates, 217p Kirkend, 215p Robin Drive & Keith Farm, 212p Kirkend, 209p Culquhasen

Bleu d’Maine 184p Snade.

Suffolk 217p Keith Farm, 215p Cowcorse, 214p Eycott & Smalmstownm 213p Eycott, 209p Bents & Keith Farm

Blackface 222p Cramlat, 218p Southlambhill & Smalmstown, 215p Glenshanna, Meggethead & Eycott

Greyface 218p Cowcorse, 213p Smalmstown, 210p Fellend, 209p Eycott & Midharrietsfield

Swaledale 179p, 177p Hayclose

Herdwick 188p High Coates

Meatlinc 173p Whitcastles

Kerry Hill 168p Whitcastles

The 1357 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £96.50 for Texels from Mid Harrietsfield, £81.50 High Coates; Suffolks £70.50 Finnieness, £68.50 High Coates; Cheviot £79.80 Station Yard, £77.50 Ribton House, £73.50 The Shaws; Charollais £69.50 Kirkend; Greyface £72.50 Blackhamilton; Blackface £75.50, £73.50 Glenshanna, £69.50 Mid Harrietsfield; North Country Cheviot £65 Ericstane; Herdwick £65.80 High Coates; Beltex £91.50 High Coates, £78.80 High Coates.

Also forward were 25 spring lambs with handyweight lambs in demand topping at 250p for Charollais from Wester Parkgate and Suffolks from Lands. Also to £112.50 for Suffolks from Lands. The average was 239p.

Other Suffolks to £100 The Land; Charollais £99 Westerparkgate; Dorsets £90, £87 High Coates.

A larger show of cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with averages being back £10 on the week, although they were back the ewes were actually easier to sell and there was a good demand.

The sale topped at £146.50 for Texel rams from Clyth Mains, £134.50 Severs, £128.50 Church Farm; Suffolks £106.50, £100.50 Church Farm; Cheviots £88.50 Church Farm; Charollais £138.50 Severs, £118.50 Lanehead; Blackface £78.50 Meggethead, £74.50 New Place; North Country Cheviots £126.50 Biggin, £90.50 Stagghead.

Heavy ewes Texels £118.50 Keith, £116.50 Church Lane, £114.50 Snowsgreen, £112.50 Clyth Mains; Suffolk x £116.50 Bluebell & Church Farm, £109.50, £107.50 Waterstreet; Cheviot £66.50 Newgate, £58.50 High Coates & Charity; Bleu de Maine £112.50 Wick; Rouge £92.50 Mountgate, £84.50 Dinwoodie Green; Charollais £112.50 Wester Parkgate, £108.50 Churchside, £100.50 Chuch Farm; Greyface £80.50 Holme House, £78.50 Jacksonsrigg, £77.50 Coytre, Slealands & Wickside; Cheviot Mule £88.50 Cardew Hall, £84.50 Quarryside, £78.50 High Coates; Leicester £88.50 Waterfoot, £86.50 Midtodhills; North Country Cheviot £104.50, £82.50 Allanshaws, £78.50 Newgate; Beltex £85.50 Wickside, £84.50 Cowcorse, £80 Rumsdale House; Romney Marsh £76.50 Nipster, £74.50 Wickside.

Light ewes to £68.50 for Cheviots from Larel & Lleyns from Todholes. Other Cheviots to £64.50 Whitstonehill & Cemetry Lodge; Blackface £60.50 Culquhasen, £56.50 Newgate & Mooredge, £55.50 Minsca; Swaledale £50.50 The Bog & Reaygarth; Beulah £65.50, £61.50 Golden Lane.

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 249.5p (215.7p)
Heavy to 252.5p (233.4p)

Light to 210.5p (210.5p)
Medium to 249.5p (212.3p)
Heavy to 222.5p (216.1p)

Young bulls 212.5p (184.0p)

Light to 275.8p (202.2p)
Standard to 261.0p (207.5p)
Medium to 284.0p (216.9p)
Heavy to 234.0p (200.7p)

Shlgs 213.0p (158.9p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Standard to 250.0p (250.0p)
Medium to 250.0p (234.9p)
Heavy to 206.0p (198.5p)

Shlgs 187.0p (186.8p)

Light to £68.50 (£36.25)
Heavy to £118.50 (£70.04)
Cast Rams £146.50 (£81.98)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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