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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 55 prime cattle, 18 young bulls, 36 over thirty month cattle, 116 spring lambs, 6,175 prime hoggs and 3,179 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th May 2013.

prime cattle
Another fantastic show of prime cattle on offer to a larger ringside of 12 active buyers, maintaining last weeks high rates. Top price was 263.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others sold to 260.5p from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill. Limousin heifers sold to 255.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, Messrs Taylor sold 3 all selling at 254.5p. Charolais heifers sold to 252.5p also from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn. Limousin bullocks top per head to £1,849.55 from Messrs Nicholson, The Gill.



Limousin 263.5p Dashwellgreen, 260.5p The Gill, 253.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 251.5p Fenton Farm and The Gill, 250.5p The Gill, 249.5p Fenton Farm, 249.5p, 248.5p, 246.5p Dashwellgreen, 245.5p The Gill, 244.5p, 242.5p Dashwellgreen, 229.5p Houghton House, 224.5p Fenton Farm and Dashwellgreen.

Charolais 247.5p Dashwellgreen.


Limousin 255.5p Hallburn, 254.5p (x3) Dashwellgreen, 250.5p Houghton House, 243.5p Gardrum, 233.5p Hallburn.

Charolais 252.5p, 223.5p Hallburn.

British Blue 228.5p Gardrum.



Limousin £1,849, £1,760 The Gill, £1,696, £1,685, £1,649 Dashwellgreen, £1,647, £1,646 Fenton Farm, £1,633 Dashwellgreen, £1,628, £1,620 The Gill, £1,613 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,658 Dashwellgreen.



Limousin £1,546 Gardrum, £1,352 Houghton House, £1,328 Hallburn, £1,297, £1,285 Dashwellgreen, £1,225 Hallburn, £1,212 Sceughdyke.

Charolais £1,376 Hallburn, £1,286, £1,261 Sceughdyke.

British Blue £1,371 Gardrum.

More prime bulls forward which continued to sell well and topped at 246.5p and 243.5p for a Limousin and a British Blue shown by J. Retson & Son, Gardrum. More bulls required for the growing demand.


Limousin 246.5p Gardrum, 239.5p, 237.5p Netherton.

British Blue 243.5p Gardrum.

Simmental 211.5p (x2) Kirtleton House, 208.5p, 202.5p Stirches Mains.

Angus 205.5p Stirches Mains.


Simmental £1,512 Kirtleton House, £1,387 Stirches Mains.

Limousin £1,448, £1,437 Netherton, £1,392 Gardrum.

British Blue £1,448 Gardrum.

A larger show of cast cows with fleshed cows still in demand. The sale was topped at 224.5p and 208.5p for Bazadaise shown by Messrs Ritson, Swaites. Simmentals sold to 195.5p from G.L. & A.J. & A.L. Graham, Stonehall.


Simmental 195.5p Stonehall, 148.5p Ashkirktown.

Bazadaise 224.5p, 208.5p Swaites.

Limousin 164.5p Shaw of Dryfe, 154.5p Cumcrook, 149.5p Shaw of Dryfe and Cumcrook, 139.5p Howard House, 135.5p Horseholme, 131.5p Bleatarn, 129.5p Swaites, 129.5p (x2) Albierigg.

Angus 153.5p, 142.5p, 140.5p Lynnshield.

Friesian 149.5p Low Moat, 147.5p The Stubb.

Shorthorn bull 155p Softley.


Simmental £1,300 Stonehall, £928 Ashkirktown.

Bazadaise £1,245, £1,125 Swaites.

Friesian £1,158 Low Moat.

Limousin £1,052, £1,031 Shaw of Dryfe, £956, £911 Cumcrook, £906 Howard House, £861 Albierigg, £802 Swaites.

Angus £1,028, £1,026, £983 Lynnshield.

British Blue £856 Ladyhousesteads.

Shorthorn bull £1,139 Softley.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

An excellent show of 6,175 prime hoggs was forward to a packed ring of buyers with well fleshed hoggs in any weight range keenly bid for. The sale averaged 216.5p. 169 were sold as stores, 355 2 tooth hoggs, 1590 lightweight hoggs and 4359 other hoggs. The sale was topped at 312p for a pen of outstanding Beltex hoggs from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside and to a top of £138.50 for Texels from Messrs Marrs. Broomhills.


Texel £138.50 Broomhills (Marrs), £134.50 Dunjop and Morningside, £132.50 Dunjop and Mossband House.

Suffolk £126.50 Wick Farm, £120 Broomhills (Marrs). £117.50 Keepersshield, £114.50 High House.

North Country Cheviot £124.50 Bloan, £115 Drycleuchlea, £113.50 Southend, £111.50, £110.50 Smalmstown.

Charollais £118.50 Moss Side and Wick Farm, £112.50 Sceughdyke and Southend, £105.50 Hallburn.

Greyface £118.50 Tushielaw, £108.50 Mossband House, £102.50 Cardew Hall, £96.50 High House and Johnstone Bank.

Hill Cheviot £117.50 Blackwoodridgehouse, £116.50 Tushielaw, £111.50 Hyde Park, £110.50 Bloch and Tushielaw.

Beltex £112.50, £100.50 Waterside.

Blackface £108.50 High Staward, £99.50 Broomhills (Marrs), £97.50 Glenshanna, £96.50 High Staward, £90.50 Smalmstown.

Leicester £90 Shatton Lodge.

Jacob £90, £70 Westhills.

Herdwick £74.50 Westhills.

Swaledale £70 Sunday Sight.


Beltex 313p, 251p Waterside, 227p Colter Coats.

Texel 288p, 279p Broomhills (Marrs), 278p Shatton Lodge, 276p, 274p Broomhills, 273p Glebelands, 271.6p, 264p Broomhills.

Hill Cheviot 267p Blackwoodridgehouse, 259p Hyde Park, 251p Smalmtown, 249p Blackwoodridgehouse, 247p Smalmstown.

North Country Cheviot 263p, 253p Smalmstown, 248p Creca Hall, 247p Southend, 245p Creca Hall, 244p Bloan Farm, 241p Creca Hall.

Charollais 258p High Parson Bridge, 245p Southend, 230p Wick Farm and Sceughdyke, 229p Hallburn.

Suffolk 241p High House, 238p Kirkwood Mains and Keepersshield, 233p Smalmstown, 230p Stoneflatts and Keepersshield.

Blackface 237p Broomhills (Marrs), 223p, 217p Glenshanna, 217p Smalmstown, 212p Glenshanna, 211p Smalmstown.

Greyface 228p Cardew Hall, 225.7p Tushielaw, 225p Whiteclose, 217p Shatton Lodge, 216p West Logan.

Herdwick 208p Cardewlees.

Cheviot Mule 200p Achow.

Swaledale 182p Owlethirst.

The 1,590 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £80.50 for Hill Cheviots from Stoneraise Place, £79.50 Thorns; Texel £78.50 Cardew Hall, £77.50 Colter Coats, £75.50 High Crubasdale; Blackface £75.80, £73.50 Glenshanna, £69.50 Plumpe; Greyface £74.50 Stoneraise Place, £70.50 High House; Suffolk £70.50 Kirkwood Mains, £69.50 Colter Coats; Herdwick £64.50 Cardewlees; Swaledale £60 Owlethirst.

The firm had forward larger show of 116 spring lambs which sold to 260p for Texels from Mossband House and Suffolks from Waterside. Top per head was £118.50 for Suffolks from Guards Mill. The overall average was 248.8p


Suffolk £118.50 Guards Mill, £110 Old Rectory, £109.50 Guards Mill, £106.50 Riddings Hill.

Texel £114.50 Waterside, £113.50 Old Rectory, £107.50 Hermitage, £105 Mossband Hall.

Dorset £100 Guards Farm.

Zwartbles £93.50 The Smiddy Bungalow.


Texel 260p Waterside, 252.2p Old Rectory.

Suffolk 260p Mossband House, Riddings Hill and Colter Coats, 251p Guards Farm.

Another good show of cast ewes and rams to a packed ring of 18 active buyers all keen for sheep with trade being £3 up on the week and numbers well short of requirements. The sale topped at £136.50 for Texel rams from Wick.

Heavy ewes to £130.50 for Texel ewes from Pathead, £128.50 Manor Farm, £125.50 Hilltop; Suffolk £119.50 Pathead, £117 Fenton, £114.50 Pathead; Charollais £114.50 Fieldmount, £112.50 Hilltop, £108.50 Fieldmount; Cheviot Mule £96.50 Fieldmount, £90.50 Mulberry, £78.50 Fieldmount; North Country Cheviot £94.50 Hilltop, £87.50 Purdomstone, £84.50 Hownam Grange; Leicester £90 Cowcorse, £87.50 Meadows, £82.50 Shatton Lodge; Greyface £84.50 Lower Ardmannoch, £83.50 Newlands, £80.50 Kellah and Fenton Farm; Zwartbles £74.50 Kilnknowe; Romney Marsh £64.50 Almagill; Wensleydale £62.50 Ringliggate.

Hill ewes to £77.50 for Lleyn from Pallet Hill Barn, £73.50 Meadows, £58.50 Netherhirst; Blackface £70.50 Auchaleek, £62.50 Kilchamaig, £60.50 Kellah; Cheviot £68.50 Auchengray, £64.50 Falnash and Kilbride, £60.50 Mulberry; Swaledale £62.50 Sanders Close, £60.50 Spoutbank, £58.50 Henrys Hill; Beulah £60.50, £57.50 Golden Lane; Jacob £46.50 Kilnknowe.

Rams to £136.50 for Texels from Wick Farm, £133.50 Fieldmount, £130.50 Pathead; Suffolk £126.50 Fenton Farm, £109.50 Riverside, £96.50 Castle Nook; Leicester £124.50 Roachburn, £80 Park House, Castle Nook and Roachburn, £76.50 Mulberry; Zwartbles £120.50 Fieldmount, £98.50 Bogra; Beltex £116.50 Woodhead; Charollais £99.50 Mulberry, £96.50 Fieldmount, £90 Hilltop; North Country Cheviot £88.50 Hownam Grange; Blackface £73.50 Pathead, £66.50 Invernoaden, £56.50 Drumyeonmore; Hill Cheviot £72.50 Bloch Farm.


Light to 197.5p (197.5p)
Medium to 263.5p (226.2p)
Heavy to 260.5p (233.2p)

Light to 254.5p (254.5p)
Medium to 255.5p (231.0p)
Heavy to 243.5p (206.5p)

Young bulls to 246.5p (212.6p)

Light to 240.0p (187.9p)
Standard to 313.0p (207.8p)
Medium to 288.0p (229.9p)
Heavy to 271.6p (225.0p)
Shlgs 241.1p (181.7p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Standard to 260.0p (251.9p)
Medium to 260.0p (252.6p)
Heavy to 229.0p (205.6p)
Shlgs 219.4p (219.4p)

Light to £77.50 (£41.35)
Heavy to £130.50 (£78.74)

Cast Rams to £136.50 (£85.95)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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