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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 42 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 36 over thirty month cattle, 45 spring lambs, 4,977 prime hoggs and 3,281 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd May 2013.

prime cattle

A smaller show of prime cattle saw best quality well fed cattle still making 240p plus with the sale topping at 251.5p twice, both for Limousin bullocks shown by J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill, others to 249.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers topped at 249.5p and 247.5p also from Messrs Taylor, Charolais sold to 247.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. Limousin bullocks sold to a top per head of £1,809.63 from Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen.



Limousin 251.5p (x2) The Gill, 249.5p Dashwellgreen, 248.5p The Gill, 247.5p, 243.5p, 233.5p Dashwellgreen, 231.5p Bleatarn, 228.5p Dashwellgreen, 224.5p Dashwellgreen, 219.5p Bleatarn and Fenton Farm.

Blonde d’Aquitaine 227.5p Fenton Farm.

Charolais 225.5p, 209.5p Sceughdyke.


Limousin 249.5p, 247.5p Dashwellgreen, 235.5p Stonehouse, 233.5p Dashwellgreen, 213.5p Houghton House.

Charolais 247.5p, 240.5p Hallburn.

Blonde d’Aquitaine 237.5p Hallburn.

British Blue 211.5p Sandbed.



Limousin £1,809 Dashwellgreen, £1,710 The Gill, £1,707, £1,704, £1,696 Dashwellgreen, £1,677, £1,647 The Gill, £1,539 Bleatarn, £1,526 Fenton Farm.

Charolais £1,770, £1,550 Sceughdyke.

British Blue £1,689 Dashwellgreen

Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,524 Fenton Farm.



Limousin £1,460 Dashwellgreen, £1,299 Sceughdyke, £1,259 Dashwellgreen, £1,216, £1,208 Houghton House.

Charolais £1,275 Sceughdyke, £1,262 Hallburn.

Best bulls sold to recent high rates with plainer bulls a shade easier. Top price to 238.5p and 233.5p for British Blue from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.


British Blue 238.5p, 233.5p, 211.5p Netherton, 203.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Limousin 219.5p, 218.5p Gallowberry, 216.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Black & White 182.5p, 176.5p, 174.5p Whins.


British Blue £1,526, £1,447 Netherton.

Limousin £1,420 Gallowberry.

A much improved show of cast cows with more meat cows on offer. Top price to 215.5p for a Limousin shown by Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill with British Blue to 207.5p from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.


Limousin 215.5p Wanwood Hill, 177.5p, 170.5p Nunscleugh, 169.5p Wanwood Hill and Nunscleugh, 165.5p Nunscleugh, 164.5p Becton Hall, 150.5p Netherton, 149.5p Wanwood Hill, 132.5p Greystoke Castle.

British Blue 207.5p Becton Hall, 159.5p 6 Stonehouse, 144.5p Rinnion Hills, 143.5p Netherton.

Shorthorn 159.5p, 145.5p Minsca.

Angus 137.5p Englishtown.


Limousin £1,422, £1,254 Wanwood Hill, £1,153, £1,075, £1,048, £1,000 Nunscleugh, £978 Becton Hall, £925 Netherton, £841 Greystoke Castle.

British Blue £1,421 Becton Hall, £1,180 6 Stonehouse, £989 Rinnion Hills, £810 Netherton.

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

Shorthorn £1,188, £1,091 Minsca.

Angus £962 Englishtown.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

Another large show of 4,977 prime hoggs was forward to a busy ring of buyers with all classes sharper on the week. Well fleshed hoggs of all weight ranges continue to realise a fantastic trade but many plain hoggs still keep coming forward. 103 hoggs sold as store, 252 two tooth hoggs, 1,683 light hoggs up to 36 kilos and 2,939 other hoggs. The sale average was 207.8p with a top price per head of £135.50 for Texel hoggs from Douganhill and to 283p per kilo for Beltex from Waterside.


Texel £135.50 Riggheads, £125.50 Bowsden Moor and Hillside, £122.50 Orchardton Mains and Bowsden Moor.

Hill Cheviot £118.50 Potholm, £117.50 Catslackburn, £108.50 Wicket Thorn.

Suffolk £114.50 Catslackburn, £112.50, £111.50 Sceughdyke.

Beltex £107.50 Waterside, £100.50 Colter Coats.

North Country Cheviot £107.50 Smalmstown, £105.50 Crossdykes, £102.50 Smalmstown.

Charollais £101.50 Glebelands, £98.50 Colter Coats, £97.50 Golden Lane.

Blackface £99.50 Smalmstown, £95.50 Yett and Edges Green, £90.50 Smalmstown.

Lleyn £92.80, £91.50 Sloda Hill.

Greyface £90 Smalmstown, £89.80 Brampton Fell and Oswie.

Swaledale £85.50 Morley Hill.

Leicester £70 Barlaes.


Beltex 283p Waterside, 269p West Meiklethwaite, 260p Thorns, 229p West Meiklethwaite, 225p Gallowberry.

Texel 267p Lairdlaugh, 256p Smalmtown, 246.4p Colter Coats, 243p Smalmstown, 242p West Meiklethwaite, 240p Lawshall, 239p Waterside, 238p, 237.9p Sykehead, 237p Cardew Hall.

Hill Cheviot 238p Creca, 236p Sorbie, 235p Potholm, 234p Tushielaw and Wicket Thorn, 233p Oswie and Crosslee, 232p Blackburn, Laythes and Justicetown.

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

Suffolk 231.5p Smalmstown, 230p Sykehead, 226.7p Fern House, 225p Lirrit, 224p Glebelands.

Blackface 226p, 221p Smalmstown, 219p Sorbie, 217p Smalmstown and Clonrae, 216p Sykehead, 212p Yett, 211p Barlaes.

Lleyn 213p, 189p Sloda Hill.

Charollais 205p Colter Coats and Swelle Piggery, 200p Thorns, 177.7p Golden Lane.

Greyface 206p Low Hallburn, 204p Sykehead, 201p Sandbed, 200p Smalmstown and Clonrae, 194p Oswie.

Swaledale 168p Kirkland Green, 159p The Wynd, 153p Morley Hill.

Herdwick 168p The Wynd.

The 1,683 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £88.80 and £80 for Beltex from West Meiklethwaite; Hill Cheviot £82.50 Sorbie, £78.50 Colter Coats; Texel £79.80 Meadowview, £76.50 Newington; North Country Cheviot £79.80 Colter Coats; Blackface £74.50 Sorbie, £72.50 South Lambhill, £68 Clonrae; Charollais £71.80 Swelle Piggery; Suffolk £65 Newington, £60 Stackbraes; Greyface £62, £59.50 Thorns; Swaledale £58.80 Kirkland Green.

Also forward were 45 spring lambs selling to a top of £107.50 for Texels from Mossband Hall and to 250p for Texels from Dockray Hall and Charollais from Maryholm. More lambs could be sold to vendors advantage and they do not need to be of heavy weights.


Texel £107.50 Mossband Hall.

Charollais £105.50, £103.50 Pates Hill.

Dorset £101.50 Trencreek.

Suffolk £95.50 Trencreek.


Texel 250p Mossband Hall.

Charollais 250p, 220p Pates Hill.

Suffolk 233p Trencreek.

Dorset 231p, 230p Trencreek.

A slightly smaller show of cast ewes and rams sold to a full ring of buyers with all classes a little sharper on the week except for the very heaviest ewes.

The sale topped at £135 for Texel rams from Crumhaugh Hill, £117.50 Sydwell, £116.50 Todburn; Charollais £130 Crumhaugh Hill, £108.50 Townhead; Rouge de L’Quest £114.50 The Wreay; Suffolk £106.50 Bowsden Moor, £98.50 Jonesboro, £90.50 Sydwell; North Country Cheviot £87.50 Jonesboro House; Leicester £86.50 The Old Police House and Brampton Fell, £82.50 Overton Bush, £80 The Old Police House; Hill Cheviot £79.50 Overton Bush, £68.50 Crosslee, £62.50 Mossknowe; Blackface £58.50 Redesmouth, £55.50 Earlshaugh; Swaledale £58.50 Colter Coats.

Heavy ewes to £126.50 and £122.50 for Texels from Riggheads, £116.50 Africanda Road; Suffolk £111.50 River View, £107.50 Townhead, £101.50 River View; Beltex £105.50 Haithwaite, £84.50 Sydwell, £70.50 The Wreay; Charollais £102.50 Medomsley, £101.50 Sydwell, £100 River View; Leicester £96.50 The Old Police House, £82.50, £68.50 Barlaes; Greyface £85.50 Riggheads, £81.50 Wolfcleugh Cottage, £80.50 Roundmeadows; Cheviot Mule £84.50 Whitstonehill, £77.50 Overtonbush, £75.50 Medomsley; North Country Cheviot £81.50 Upper Tofts, £76.50 Morebattle Tofts, £68.50 Haithwaite; Zwartbles £75.50 Wardrew, £72.50 Cowcorse Cottage; Masham £67.50 Newbiggin.

Light ewes to £69.50 for Swaledales from Roundmeadows, £68.50 Reaygarth, £53.50 Roundmeadows; Cheviot £67.50 Brocklewath and Beechwood, £64.50 Clackmae, £63.50 Beechwood; Blackface £54.50 The Old Police House, £46.50 Redesmouth, £46.50 Bankend and Mouldy Hills; Lleyn £49.50 Broomhill Bank, £46.50 Wardrew; Jacob £36.50 The Wreay.

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 228.5p (216.8p)
Heavy to 251.5p (230.8p)

Light to 240.5p (237.2p)
Medium to 249.5p (220.8p)
Heavy to 202.5p (188.5p)

Young bulls to 238.5p (205.8p)

Light to 234.0p (194.6p)
Standard to 283.0p (206.0p)
Medium to 267.0p (215.9p)
Heavy to 234.0p (196.9p)
Shlgs 224.0p (161.3p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Standard to 258.0p (248.5p)
Medium to 250.0p (245.2p)
Heavy to 220.0p (208.0p)

Light to £69.50 (£32.65)
Heavy to £126.50 (£71.88)

Cast Rams to £135.00 (£78.97)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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