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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 45 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 19 over thirty month cattle, 876 prime lambs, 2,841 prime hoggs and 3,394 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th June 2013.

prime cattle

A mixed show of prime cattle saw best quality cattle remain a good trade and plainer sorts a shade easier. Limousin bullocks topped the market at 256.5p and 251.5p shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, Limousin heifers topped at 249.5p (twice) also from the same home. Messrs Taylor’s run of cattle averaged 244.8p.



Limousin 256.5p, 249.5p (x3), 246.5p Dashwellgreen, 247.5p The Gill, 242.5p The Gill and Nunscleugh, 239.5p, 238.5p Dashwellgreen, 236.5p The Gill, 235.5p Houghton House and Nunscleugh, 215.5p Dashwellgreen.

British Blue 231.5p Houghton House.

Charolais 214.5p Sceughdyke.


Limousin 249.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 244.5p Hallburn, 242.5p Dashwellgreen, 239.5p Hallburn, 236.5p Hallburn.

Charolais 226.5p Hallburn, 211.5p Sceughdyke.

Simmental 221.5p Sceughdyke.



Limousin £1,693, £1,688, £1,684, £1,672 Dashwellgreen, £1,670, £1,655 The Gill, £1,616 Dashwellgreen.



Charolais £1,306 Upper Mains.

Simmental £1,273 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,271 Hallburn, £1,261, £1,259 Dashwellgreen, £1,253 Hallburn.

British Blue £1,235 Sandbed.

A shortage of prime bulls met a good trade again topping at 245.5p (£1,939.45) a Limousin from Borthwick Mains. British Blue sold to 242.5p from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.


Limousin 245.5p Borthwick Mains, 236.5p Gardrum.

British Blue 242.5p Gardrum.


Limousin £1,939 Borthwick Mains, £1,395 Gardrum.

Charolais £1,704 Borthwick Mains.

British Blue £1,382 Gardrum.

Some plain cows on offer and a scarcity of meat cows saw trade sharper on the week. Top price to 168.5p for a Limousin cow shown by W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh.


Limousin 168.5p Nunsleugh, 136.5p, 127.5p Baggarah Farm, 127.5p The Nook.

Black & White 135.5p, 121.5p Peterscrook, 120.5p Baileytown.

British Blue 132.5p Longrow, 110.5p Barsalloch.

Ayrshire 115.5p Barsalloch.


Limousin £1,027 Nunscleugh, £805 Baggarah.

Black & White £887 Peterscrook.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

The 2,841 prime hoggs were a large show for the time of year and keenly sought after in any weight range providing they were good flesh, with lean hoggs realisation. The sale average was 180p per kilo with best hoggs regularly between 180p and 210p per kilo. 45 sold as stores, 411 two tooth hoggs, 1,099 light hoggs, 1,286 others. The sale was topped at £122.50 for Texels from East Kirk with a top per kilo of 250p for Beltex from Hillside.


Texel £122.50 East Kirk, £116.50 Little Orton House and East Kirk, £100.50 Haythwaite Lane, £100 Westerly.

Hill Cheviot £119.50, £94.50 Bloan Farm, £84.50 East Deloraine.

Suffolk £99.50, £92.50 Norton Farm, £90 Low House.

Beltex £97.50 Hillside, £84, £83.50 Rumsdale House, £80.50 Waterside.

Blackface £88.50, £82.50 Bush of Ewes, £82.50 Townhead, £76.50, £72 Hyde Park.

Greyface £88.50, £83.50 Roses Bower, £77.50 The Beeches, £74.50 Hyde Park.

Easycare £86.50 Hyde Park, £78.50 Blackhaugh.

Charollais £82.50 Thackwood, £73.50 Cowcorse.

Lleyn £80 Holt Ball, £76.50 Wilseydown, £65.50 Holt Ball.

Leicester £76.50 Cowden.

Jacob £73.50 Higher Grenofen, £69.50 Hyde Park.

Herdwick £68.50 Hillside.

Swaledale £55.50 Hyde Park, £43.50 Todhillwood.


Beltex 250p, 238p Hillside, 226p Rumsdale House, 218p Waterside, 205p Rumsdale House.

Texel 221p Amoshill, 211.3p Cruise Farm, 208p Copperthorns, 207.8p Glengolly, 207p Hillside and Cruise, 206p Trillick, 204p Cruise Farm.

Jacob 214p Golden Lane.

Hill Cheviot 210p Bloan, 198p, 195p Almagill, 193p Ribton House, 192p East Deloraine, 190p Almagill.

Suffolk 199p Golden Lane, 196p Copperthorns, 194p Hyde Park, 191p Branteth.

Herdwick 199p Low House, 198p Auchentaggart, 190p Hillside..

Greyface 192p Roses Bower, 177p Hyde Park, 175p The Beeches, 174p Roses Bower, 172p Branteth.

Blackface 188p Townhead, 187p Plumpe, 183p Almagill, 178p Hyde Park, 177p Branteth.

Charollais 180p Swaites, 174p Golden Lane.

Lleyn 177.9p Wilseydown, 164p Holt Ball.

Leicester 166p Cowden.

Swaledale 146p Crosshow.

The 1,099 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £87.50 for Beltex from Hillside; Texel £68.50 Almagill, £66.50 Glengolly; Hill Cheviot £67.50 Ribton House, £61.50 Almagill; Herdwick £67.50, £53.50 Low House; Blackface £65.50 Plumpe, £60 Westfield; Suffolk £60 Golden Lane, £54.50 Westerhopeburn; Charollais £59.50 Swaites, £59 Golden Lane; Greyface £54.50 Eycott; Swaledale £49.50 Crosshow; Shetland £44 Hyde Park, £38.50 Golden Hill; Soya £40.50 Westhills.

An excellent show of 876 prime lambs, almost 200 head more than last years corresponding sale, in a slow season, saw a fine average of 245.8p per kilo, selling to a top of 310p per kilo for Texels from G. & C.E. Edminson, Middle Farm and to £125 per head for Suffolks from J. & N. McNeillie, High Balcray. More could be sold to vendors advantage. Many firms keen to kill Friday morning and smart Texel and Beltex lambs didn’t need to be too much weight to realise between 280p and 320p per kilo. Light weight lambs also keenly sought after.


Suffolk £125 High Balcray, £120.50 Long Strumble, £116 High Balcray, £112.50 Carsegown.

Texel £117.50 The Land and Edisdaw, £116.50 Kilnhill, The Baurch and Lanehead, £115.50, £114.50 Cardew Hall, £114.50 Lanehead.

Charollais £106.50 Edisdaw, £103.50, £99.50, £97 Rottington Hall, £92 Maryholm.

Oxford £88.50, £83.50 Guards, £77 Zetland.

Jacob £74 Zetland.

Dorset £73.50 Zetland.


Texel 310p Middle Farm, 299p No 3 Baurch, 296p Hermitage, 281p Edisdaw and Rottington Hall, 280p The Land, 277.8p Nether Brotherstone.

Charollais 280p Edisdaw, 252p, 249p Rottington Hall.

Suffolk 256p Carsegown, 251p Thorns, 250p Cardew Hall, 246p Oswie, 245p New Farm, Waterside and Carsegowan, 244p Thorns, 242p Nirvana.

Oxford 216p, 214pGuards.

Dorset 209p Zetland.

Jacob 200p Zetland.

A larger show of 3,394 cast ewes and rams was forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade very similar on the week. Smaller ewes short of requirements.

Heavy ewes to £122.50, £119.50 for Texels from Stud Farm, £118.50 Tercrosset, £115.50 Edisdaw; Charollais £113.50 Stud Farm, £106.50 Edisdaw, £105.50 Murray Holme, £100 Glebelands; Suffolk £110.50 Biggin, £106.50 Cardew Hall and Bardnaclaven, £105.50 Thorns, £101 Stud Farm; Half Bred £108.50 Torrabus; Rouge £108.50, £104.50 Stud Farm; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Biggin, £90.50, £84.50 Bardnaclaven; Cheviot Mule £89.50 Wick, £77.50 Haythwaite Lane and Hermitage; Greyface £81.50 Wick, £78.50 Forget Me Not, £76.50 Wick, £75.50 Redgate Head; Leicester £80.50 Nunscleugh, £74.50 Townhead, £72.50 Stud Farm.

Hill ewes to £69.50 for Cheviots from Carterton, £67.50 Cowburn, £66.50 Cottage, £56.50 Kirkstyle Cottage; Blackface £66.50 Geltsdale, £65.50 Mill View, £64.50 Balker Farm, £60.50 Evistones; Jacob £66.50 Hillside; Lleyn £59.50 Hunderlee Pastoral, £58.50, £56.50 The Mark, £46.50 Crosshow; Swaledale £58.50 High Edges Green, £52.50 Spoutbank, £49.50 Bayldon and Stonehall, £46.50 Hammershields; Easycare £54.50 Wilseydown, £53.50 Blackhaugh; Herdwick £48.50 The Mark and Crosshow.

Rams to £140.50 for Texels from Bush of Ewes, £132.50, £130.50 Stud Farm, £128.50 Newtown; Charollais £126.50 Edisdaw; Oxford £114.50 Jonesboro House; Leicester £110.50 Ysgubor, £86.50 Stonehall; Lleyn £110.50 Guards, £98.50 Hunderlee Pastoral, £88.50 Jonesboro House; Bleu d’Maine £106.50 Stud Farm; Suffolk £106.50 Main Street, £104.50 Stud Farm; Beltex £98.50 Stud Farm, £64.50 How Farm; North Country Cheviot £90.50 Wick, £82.50 Edisdaw; Blackface £78.50 Brownchesters, £74.50 Jonesboro House; Herdwick £70 Wick; Easycare £66.50 Blackhaugh; Swaledale £60 Brownchesters.

Goats to £75 Fairnbank.


Light to 242.5p (217.3p)
Medium to 256.5p (223.1p)
Heavy to 251.5p (221.6p)

Light to 249.5p (238.3p)
Medium to 249.5p (215.1p)
Heavy to 202.5p (197.7p)

Young bulls to 245.5p (229.3p)

Light to 208.0p (161.9p)
Standard to 250.0p (178.2p)
Medium to 238.0p (183.2p)
Heavy to 210.0p (175.2p)

Light to 256.0p (239.5p)
Standard to 310.0p (248.9p)
Medium to 280.0p (245.7p)
Heavy to 249.0p (237.4p)
Overweight to 208.0p (203.5p)

Light to £69.50 (£46.90)
Heavy to £122.50 (£77.28)

Cast Rams to £140.50 (£81.37)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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