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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 62 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 161 prime lambs, 5,086 prime hoggs and 4,130 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd May 2013.

prime cattle

An increased number of prime cattle saw trade a shade easier on the week but Limousin heifers still sold to 257.5p shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, with bullocks selling to 250.5p from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.



Limousin 250.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 249.5p Dashwellgreen and The Gill, 247.5p Dashwellgreen, 244.5p Upper Tinwald and Dashwellgreen, 243.5p Upper Tinwald, 241.5p, 240.5p The Gill, 239.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage and Dashwellgreen, 238.5p Dashwellgreen, 233.5p The Gill and Dashwellgreen, 231.5p Dashwellgreen, 229.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 226.5p Bleatarn, 225.5p Sceughdyke.

Charolais 225.5p High Stenries.


Limousin 257.5p Dashwellgreen, 246.5p Upper Tinwald and Dashwellgreen, 245.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage and Gardrum, 239.5p Hallburn, 236.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage and Hallburn, 226.5p Houghton House.

Charolais 241.5p Dashwellgreen, 217.5p Hallburn.

British Blue 238.5p Gardrum.

Bazadaise 221.5p Hallburn.



Limousin £1,758 The Gill, £1,704 Upper Tinwald, £1,702, £1,646 The Gill, £1,643 Dashwellgreen, £1,635 The Gill, £1,625, £1,621 Dashwellgreen.



Limousin £1,454 Upper Tinwald, £1,413 Hallburn, £1,374 Gardrum, £1,339 Dashwellgreen, £1,336 Hallburn, £1,288 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,243 Houghton House, £1,227 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,207 Dashwellgreen.

British Blue £1,395 Gardrum, £1,257 Sandbed, £1,225 Becton Hall, £1,215 Sandbed.

Charolais £1,352 Dashwellgreen, £1,241 Sceughdyke, £1,239 Hallburn.

A shortage of prime bulls and more needed. Best bulls remained good to sell to a top of 245.5p for a British Blue from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.


British Blue 245.5p Gardrum, 195.5p High Stenries.

Limousin 239.5p Gardrum, 196.5p Becton Hall.

Black & White 188.5p Harelawhole, 183.5p Becton Hall, 182.5p Harelawhole.


Limousin £1,508 Gardrum.

British Blue £1,497 Gardrum, £1,456 High Stenries.

More cast cows forward and trade sharper. Top price of 169.5p for an Angus shown by A. & A. Ewing, Dumbretton.


Charolais 173.5p Burnside, 165.5p Enzieholm, 152.5p Burnside, 148.5p Moss Side, 136.5p Enzieholm.

Angus 169.5p Dumbretton, 148.5p, 130.5p, 127.5p High Crubasdale.

Limousin 144.5p Nickies Hill, 141.5p Smallholms, 139.5p Nickies Hill, 135.5p, 128.5p Howard House.

Simmental 143.5p Pennersaughs, 133.5p High Stenries.

Friesian 141.5p Peterscrook, 123.5p Whins Farm.


Charolais £1,357 Enzieholm, £1,084 Moss Side, £1,075, £997 Burnside, £907 Enzieholm.

Angus £1,008 Dumbretton.

Friesian £990 Peterscrook, £957 Whins Farm.

Simmental £882 Pennersaughs, £834 High Stenries.

Limousin £841 Smallholms .

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

Another large show of 5,086 prime hoggs was forward to the usual ring of buyers but with less firms operating for hoggs. Best quality, well fleshed hoggs keenly sought after in every weight range, but a large amount of tail end store types and two tooth hoggs were forward. 236 hoggs sold as store, 568 two toothers, 1,487 light weight hoggs and 3,130 other hoggs. The sale averaged 189.1p per kilo but best hoggs were regularly between 220p per kilo and 250p per kilo. The sale was topped at 258p per kilo for Beltex from Sorbie with a top per head of £140 for Texels from Kirkton.


Texel £140, £136 Kirkton, £135, £134.50 Broomhills.

Bleu d’Maine £134 Kirkton.

North Country Cheviot £127.50 Wentworth, £114.50 Carruthers.

Suffolk £124.50 Boundery Farm and South Boreland, £119.50, £117, £116.50 Broomhills.

Hill Cheviot £114.50 Bloan Farm, £110.50 Crosslee, £104.50 Broomhills, £102.50 Bloan Farm.

Charollais £110 Boundery Farm, £94.50 Elveden.

Beltex £108.50 Sorbie, £107 Broomhills, £96.50 Sorbie, £90 Willimoteswick.

Greyface £104.50 Marry Vale, £102.50 Kirkland Green.

Blackface £103.50 Bush of Ewes, £90.50 Hillside, £87.80 Marry Vale, £84.80 Lirrit.

Jacob £100 Boundery Farm.

Zwartbles £99.50 Burden.

Dorset £96.50 Wasdale Head Hill.

Cheviot Mule £93.80 Corriehills.

Half Bred £90.50 East Murkle.

Herdwick £85.50 Whinney Brow.

Lleyn £80 Pilmuir.

Swaledale £74 Roachburn, £72.50 Oswie.


Beltex 258p Sorbie, 249p Broomhills, 244p Hillside, 220p Willimoteswick, 218p Kelmore Hills.

Texel 251p, 248.9p, 241p Broomhills, 239p Harleyrigg, 238p Broomhills, 237p Carsloe, 234p Dinwoodie Green and Corriehills, 230p Beech House and East Raffles, 225p Broomhills and Carsloe, 224p Broomhills, 221p Westhills and Dinwoodie Green, 220p Carsloe.

Hill Cheviot 239p Bloan Farm, 238p Broomhills, 230p Lirrit, 227p, 226p, 225p Todhillrigg, 221p Marry Vale.

North Country Cheviot 227p, 202p Wentworth.

Suffolk 219p Golden Lane, Hill Side and Lirrit, 217p, 216p Broomhills, 215p Wentworth, 210p Parcelstown.

Cheviot Mule 213p Corriehills.

Greyface 213p Marry Vale.

Blackface 209p Marry Vale, 201.9p Broomhills, 200p Smalmstown.

Lleyn 200p Pilmuir.

Herdwick 194p Whinney Brow.

Swaledale 181p Oswie, 174p Kelmore Hills.

The 1,487 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £76.80 and £72.80 for Texels from Westhills; Beltex £75.50 Hillside; Hill Cheviot £71 Sykehead, £69.50 Kirkland Green; Greyface £63.80 Lirrit, £61 Westhills; Blackface £61.80 Lirrit, £60 Westhills; Herdwick £58 Westhills; Suffolk £56.50 Newington; Swaledale £50 Kirkland Green.

A larger show of 161 prime lambs was forward and averaged a respectable 254p per kilo. Good quality lambs in demand and more could be sold to advantage. The sale was topped at 285p per kilo for Texels from Hermitage with a top per head of £125.50 for Texels from Rottington Hall.


Texel £125.50 Rottington Hall, £120 Hermitage, £117.50 Porteath, £116 Waterside, £114 Hermitage and Holme House, £113.50 The Land.

Suffolk £116, £115 Holme House, £113.50 The Land, £110 Holme House and Low Hallburn.

Charollais £112, £110, £109 Rottington Hall, £100 Hermitage.

Beltex £71.50 Sorbie.


Texel 285p Hermitage, 278p Holme House, 265p The Land and Mossband Hall, 261p Hermitage and Rottington Hall.

Suffolk 275p Low Hallburn, 264p, 256p Holme House, 252p The Land, 250p Holme House and Mossband Hall.

Charollais 273p, 262p, 260p Rottington Hall.

A larger show of 4,130 cast ewes and rams sold to the usual ring of buyers. Heavyweight ewes would be £3 to £4 back on the week on average with the Blackface and Cheviot export and plain ewes remaining similar on the week.

Heavy ewes to £119.50 for Bleu d’Maine from Loughrigg, £89.50 Millrigg; Charollais £116.50, £106.50 Loughrigg, £105.50 Fieldmount; Texel £112.50 Crookholm, £111.50 Greenbank, £110.50 Buldoo; Suffolk £105.50 Townhead, £102.50 Broomhills, £100.50 Gortin; North Country Cheviot £98.50 East Murkle, £90.50 Croft, £85.50 Carruthers; Zwartbles £96.50 The Grange, £72.50 Sheala Hill; Leicester £88.50 Rosedene, £84.50 Glenafon, £68.50 Nunscleugh; Greyface £88.50 East Farm, £84.50 Oswie, £78.50 Low Cairndoon; Beltex £80.50 Nether Albie; Cheviot Mule £76.50 High Aketon, £72.50 Hightown.

Hill ewes to £88.50 for Lleyn from Westhills, £56.50 Fieldmount, £54.50 Wester Parkgate; Lonk £80.50, £66.50 Bush of Ewes; Hill Cheviot £76.50 Allerby Hall, £66.50 Sandside, £62.50 Blackburn; Blackface £67.50 East Farm, £66.50 Tone Hall, £64.50 Broomhills; Herdwick £56.50 Cowcorse, £43.50 Butterdales, Cardewlees and Auchentaggart; Swaledale £54.50 Kirkland Green, £53.50 Hightown, £51.50 Denton Mains; Shetland £40.50 Butterdales.

Rams to £136.50 for Texels from Wentworth, £130.50 The Old Police House, £110.50 Meikle Tongue; Charollais £130.50 Newmill, £128.50 Fieldmount, £108.50 Loughrigg; Bleu d’Maine £129.50 Loughrigg, £84.50 Fieldside; Suffolk £126.50 East Murkle, £110.50 Barsalloch and Cooilingel, £106.50 East Murkle; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Olrig Mains and Carruthers; Oxford £102.50 Guards; Dorset £102.50 Wasdale Head Hall Farm; Leicester £100.50 Kirkland Green, £98.50 Wentworth, £93.50 Butterdales; Hampshire £99.50 High Aketon, £90.50 Cowcorse; Hill Cheviot £78.50 Beachmenach; Zwartbles £78.50 Cowcorse; Blackface £76.50 Tone Hall, £64.50 Cooilingel, £62.50 Golden Lane; Jacob £66.50 Croft House; Swaledale £64.50 North Moorhouse, £59.50 Kirkland Green.


Light to 239.5p (239.5p)
Medium to 250.5p (238.0p)
Heavy to 249.5p (227.9p)

Light to 246.5p (229.8p)
Medium to 257.5p (218.8p)
Heavy to 217.5p (202.2p)

Young bulls to 245.5p (205.5p)

Light to 244.0p (168.3p)
Standard to 237.0p (186.7p)
Medium to 258.0p (200.8p)
Heavy to 248.9p (197.1p)
Shlgs 218.0p (172.2p)

Light to 233.0p (222.4p)
Standard to 265.0p (246.6p)
Medium to 285.0p (260.4p)
Heavy to 261.0p (249.7p)

Light to £88.50 (£40.82)
Heavy to £119.50 (£75.46)

Cast Rams to £136.50 (£87.38)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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