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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 59 prime cattle, 15 young bulls, 22 over thirty month cattle, 1,066 prime lambs, 1,857 prime hoggs and 2,953 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th June 2013.

prime cattle

More prime cattle forward with some great quality on offer and all classes up 7p on the week. Top price to 261.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen then from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill, others to 259.5p from W.H. & M. Sisson & Sons, Fenton. Limousin heifers sold to 250.5p shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage. British Blue bullocks to a top gross of £1,903.90 from Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen.

Limousin 261.5p Dashwellgreen and The Gill, 259.5p Fenton Farm, 257.5p, 256.5p The Gill, 254.5p Dashwellgreen, 252.5p Dashwellgreen, 251.5p Upper Tinwald and Fenton Farm, 246.5p Dashwellgreen, 245.5p Fenton Farm, 244.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 219.5p Bleatarn, 218.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue 253.5p Dashwellgreen, 250.5p Dashwellgreen, 249.5p Upper Tinwald, 226.5p, 218.5p Sandbed.
Charolais 253.5p, 247.5p Dashwellgreen, 240.5p High Stenries, 224.5p, 219.5p, 218.5p Dashwellgreen, 217.5p High Stenries, 214.5p Sceughdyke.

Limousin 250.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 248.5p Dashwellgreen, 244.5p Dashwellgreen, 239.5p Low Hallburn, 235.5p Hallburn, 231.5p Low Hallburn225.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Charolais 241.5p Dashwellgreen, 230.5p High Stenries, 225.5p Hallburn, 216.5p Sceughdyke, 214.5p Hallburn.
Angus 215.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue 213.5p High Stenries.

British Blue £1,903 Dashwellgreen, £1,671 Upper Tinwald, £1,608 Sandbed.
Limousin £1,804 The Gill, £1,730, £1,725 Dashwellgreen, £1,722 Fenton, £1,718, £1,712 The Gill, £1,686 Fenton.
Charolais £1,780, £1,711, £1,633 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,388 Dashwellgreen,£1,342 Sceughdyke, £1,256 High Stenries.
Limousin £1,302 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,296 Low Hallburn, £1,271 Dashwellgreen, £1,245 Low Hallburn, £1,217 Dashwellgreen.
Angus £1,282 Sceughdyke.
British Blue £1,216 High Stenries.

A good show of prime bulls met a rise in trade and topped at 248.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum, then for a British Blue from Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm.

Limousin 248.5p, 240.5p Gardrum, 219.5p Harelawhole, 215.5p Becton Hall, 209.5p Harelawhole.
British Blue 248.5p, 243.5p Yett Farm.
Simmental 218.5p, 214.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
Shorthorn 207.5p Shaw of Dryfe, 193.5p Nirvana.
Black & White 188.5p Harelawhole, 185.5p Becton Hall.

Limousin £1,602, £1,430 Gardrum, £1,336 Becton Hall.
British Blue £1,577, £1,534 Yett Farm.
Black & White £1,281 Harelawhole.

Some better quality cows on offer met a fast trade and topped at 193.5p for a Limousin from T. & A. Bowman, Brampton Fell and 182.5p for a Charolais from T. Armstrong & Son, Sceughdyke.

Limousin 193.5p, 168.5p, 165.5p Brampton Fell, 164.5p Sceughdyke, 163.5p Brampton Fell.
Charolais 182.5p Sceughdyke.
Black & White 156.5p Sceughdyke, 120.5p, 119.5p The Stubb.
Simmental 135.5p High Stenries.
Ayrshire 130.5p Middlebie Hill.

Charolais £1,660 Sceughdyke.
Limousin £1,258 Brampton Fell, £1,184 Sceughdyke, £1,122 Brampton Fell, £1,027 Nunscleugh, £982, £893 Brampton Fell, £805 Baggarah.
Black & White £1,072 Sceughdyke, £819, £818 The Stubb.
Ayrshire £972 Middlebie Hill.
Simmental £873 High Stenries.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

An excellent show of 1,066 prime lambs saw an average of 225.8p per kilo on a falling national trade. Quality Texel and Beltex lambs short of buyers requirements and more could be sold to advantage, but more noticeable was the extreme demand for lambs between 28 and 35 kilos, which regularly sold between 230p and 250p. More lambs now required on a weekly basis to fulfil our large ring of buyers orders.

Top price of 284p per kilo and £113.50 per head for Texels from J. & D.M. Graham, Laws Hall.

Texel £113.50 Laws Hall, £109.50 Catslackburn and The Land, £105.50 Hermitage, £104.50 The Land.
Charollais £109.50, £97.50 Trailhill, £96.80 Rottington Hall, £95.80 Greenburn.
Suffolk £106.50 Long Strumble, £104 New Farm, £100.50 Bleatarn, £100 Sykehead, £99.80 Bankhead of Tinwald.
Zwartbles £106.50 Woodhousehill.
Oxford £94, £83, £81 Guards.
Greyface £85 Westend.

Texel 284p Laws Hall, 270.9p Middle Farm, 267p Cottage, 265p Hermitage, 264p The Land, Hermitage and Oaktree Drive, 263p Laws Hall.
Charollais 261p Cottage, 236p Rottington Hall, 232p Greenburn.
Suffolk 248p Thorns, 242p Derwent, 239p Cottage, 232p Derwent.
Zwartbles 212.9p Marygate, 190p Smiddy Hill.
Oxford 200p, 198p Guards.
Greyface 198p Westend.

The 1,857 prime hoggs were a large show for the time of year and keenly sought after in any weight range providing they were good flesh. More could be sold to advantage. The sale average was 169.2p per kilo with best hoggs regularly between 180p and 200p per kilo. 33 sold as stores, 277 two tooth hoggs, 589 light hoggs, 958 others. The sale was topped at £112.50 for Texels from Marygate with a top per kilo of 204.8p for Beltex from Mid Murthat.

Texel £112.50 Marygate, £111.50 Maulscastle, £108.50 North Deanhead, £97 Nilston Rigg.
Leicester £106.50 North Deanhead, £70.50 Sloda Hill.
North Country Cheviot £100.50 Ericstane, £99 Hyde Park, £90.50 Ericstane.
Suffolk £99, £96 Marygate, £95.50 Sceughdyke, £95, £94 Marygate.
Beltex £97.50 Hillside, £84, £83.50 Rumsdale House, £80.50 Waterside.
Greyface £90 Golden Lane, £83.80, £80.50 Hyde Park, £77.50 High Burnfoot, £76.80 Hyde Park.
Blackface £88.50 North Dean Head, £86 Meggethead, £85 Syart, £81.80 Winterhopeburn.
Hill Cheviot £80 Ericstane, £75.50 Dod Farm and Sykehead, £74 Ericstane.
Charollais £75.50 Newtown, £72.50 Lanehead, £65.50 Sloda Hill.
Jacob £68.50, £67 Stone Barn.

Beltex 204.8p Mid Murthat.
Texel 197p Sykehead, 192p Maulscastle, 191p Sloda Hill and East Raffles, 189p Sloda Hill and Powheads.
Blackface 195p Meggethead, 184p Sykehead, 182p Winterhopeburn, 181p Meggethead, 180p Golden Lane.
Hill Cheviot 194p Dod Farm, 190p Ericstane, 189p Sykehead, 184p Ribton House and Dod Farm.
Suffolk 188p Sloda Hill, 186p The Challenge, 184p Sceughdyke, 183p Golden Lane, 182p Sykehead.
North Country Cheviot 186p, 181p, 172p Ericstane.
Charollais 177p Lanehead, 176p Golden Lane and Newtown, 168p Sloda Hill, 163p Cardewlees.
Greyface 173p Golden Lane, 171p Hyde Park, 170p Swaites and East Kildarroch, 168p Swaites.
Jacob 171p, 163p Golden Lane.

The 589 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £66.80 for Texels from East Raffles, £62 Branteth; Hill Cheviot £65.80 Dod Farm, £64.50 Ribton House; Beltex £63.50 Mid Murthat; Blackface £60 Marygate, £55.50 Burnhouse, £55 Steilston; Jacob £59.80 Golden Lane; Charollais £58 Golden Lane; Greyface £58 Golden Lane; Swaledale £56.50 Marygate; Badger Face £47.50 Almagill; Herdwick £47 Golden Lane.

A smaller show of 2,953 cast ewes and rams were forward to a smaller ring of buyers with trade £4 to £5 easier on the week, especially for heavy fat ewes with lean ewes and hill type ewes still easy to sell.

Heavy ewes to £122.50 for Texels from Gortin, £117.50 Stud Farm, £114.50 Trailhill; Charollais £106.50 Stud Farm, £100.50 Jonesboro, £98.50 Golden Lane; Suffolk £102.50 Stud Farm, £100 Jonesboro, £94.50 Skaill; Rouge £90.50 Trailhill; North Country Cheviot £86.50 Jonesboro, £83.50 Ericstane, £74.50 Whiteknowe; Leicester £79.50 Stud Farm, £76.50 High Burnfoot, £74.50 Jonesboro; Bleu d’Maine £77.50 Middle Farm; Zwartbles £77.50 Derwent, £50.50 Westhills; Half Bred £72.50 Smerral; Greyface £72.50 Sykehead, £70.50 Holme House, £68.50 Broomhills; Beltex £71.50 Tercrosset, £61.50 Mid Murthat; Cheviot Mule £69.50 Cottage, £68.50 Powheads and Priesthaugh, £60.50 Mossburnford; Romney £64.50 Marygate, £56.50 Westernhopeburn.

Hill ewes to £70.50, £64.50 for Cheviots from Sloda Hill, £60.50 Mid Murthat; Blackface £59.50 Golden Lane, £56.50 Haprew, £55.50 Shitlington Hall; Lleyn £58.50 Devonshire, £55.50 Golden Lane, £51.50 Guards; Swaledale £55.50 East Greenridge and Albyfield, £51.50 High Burnfoot, £50.50 Powheads; Herdwick £54.50 Farlam Hill, £46.50 Powheads; Jacob £51.50 Red House, £41.50 Tarnside House.
Rams to £126.50 for Texels from Skinnet, £124.50 Severs, £112.50 Marygate; Suffolk £115.50 Trailhill, £110.50, £106.50 Stud Farm; Leicester £110.50 Happrew; Oxford £106.50 Guards, £86.50 Trailhill; North Country Cheviot £90.50 Commonside, £74.50 Upper Cullernie; Dorset £87.50 Stud Farm; Hill Cheviot £83.50 Catslackburn, £79.50 Rosgill Hall; Charollais £82.50 Trailhill; Easycare £78.50 Marygate; Blackface £66.50 Geiselittle, £65.50 Meggethead; Beltex £62.50 Wood Vale, £56.50 Golden Lane.

Goats to £57.50 Kilnknowe.


Light to 252.5p (252.5p)
Medium to 259.5p (217.7p)
Heavy to 261.5p (236.8p)

Light to 248.5p (216.0p)
Medium to 250.5p (223.3p)
Heavy to 216.5p (216.0p)
Young bulls 248.5p (216.3p)

Light to 204.8p (169.0p)
Standard to 194.0p (167.0p)
Medium to 195.0p (173.5p)
Heavy to 192.0p (169.0p)
Shlgs 197.0p (148.5p)

Light to 267.0p (248.0p)
Standard to 270.9p (230.2p)
Medium to 284.0p (220.5p)
Heavy to 233.0p (211.5p)
Shlgs 197.0p (186.6p)

Light to £70.50 (£41.66)
Heavy to £122.50 (£72.67)
Cast Rams £126.50 (£80.04)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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