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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 53 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 24 over thirty month cattle, 2,274 prime lambs, 1,160 prime hoggs and 3,166 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th June 2013.

prime cattle

More prime cattle forward with quality sorts sharper and more required. Top price to 264.5p for a British Blue shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, Limousins sold to 263.5p, 261.5p (x2), 257.5p also from Dashwellgreen. Messrs Taylors run of 12 bullocks sold to average 255.3p. Limousin heifers sold to 256.5p and 253.5p both from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, whose run of heifers averaged 249.7p.



Limousin 264.5p, 263.5p, 261.5p (x2), 257.5p, 253.5p (x2), 252.5p Dashwellgreen, 250.5p, 247.5p, 245.5p The Gill, 235.5p Fenton Farm.

British Blue 258.5p, 247.5p Dashwellgreen.

Charolais 248.5p, 243.5p Dashwellgreen.


Limousin 256.5p, 253.5p Hallburn, 249.5p (x2) Gardrum, 238.5p Brydekirk Mains, 237.5p Low Hallburn, 236.5p Hallburn, 226.5p Sceughdyke, 224.5p Low Hallburn, 222.5p Woodslee.

Charolais 251.5p Hallburn.

British Blue 227.5p Gardrum.



Limousin £1,794 The Gill, £1,745, £1,699 Dashwellgreen, £1,693, £1,678 The Gill, £1,647 Dashwellgreen.

British Blue £1,707 Dashwellgreen.



Limousin £1,436 Hallburn, £1,302 Sceughdyke, £1,267 Hallburn, £1,246 Low Hallburn, £1,212 Sceughdyke, £1,204 Brydekirk Mains.

Charolais £1,332 Hallburn, £1,326, £1,257, £1,203 Sceughdyke.

Good quality prime bulls selling well and more needed to fill buyers orders. Top price of 248.5p for a Limousin shown by Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm.


Limousin 248.5p, 235.5p Yett Farm.

British Blue 241.5p Yett Farm.

Some good cows on offer selling to recent rates. Sale topped at 170.5p, twice, both from Messrs J.P. Lee, Morley Hills.


British Blue 170.5p (x2) Morley Hill, 135.5p, 134.5p Netherhill.

Simmental 159.5p, 130.5p Morley Hill.

Limousin 149.5p Dumbretton, 145.5p, 135.5p Morley Hill.

Black & White 130.5p Harelawhole, 124.5p, 121.5p Peterscrook.


British Blue £1,193, £1,091 Morley Hill, £901, £880 Netherhill.

Simmental £1,172, £985 Morley Hill.

Limousin £994 Dumbretton, £931, £867 Morley Hill.

Black & White £802 Harelawhole.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

A larger than anticipated show of 2,274 prime lambs was forward to a full ring of buyers, all actively buying lambs. The trade proves that lambs don’t have to be very heavy to realise decent money, best quality Beltex and Texel lambs still keenly sought after and short of requirements. The overall average was 232.5p per kilo. The most noticeable trade was the demand for lambs between 26 and 36 kilos, which regularly sold between 230p and 260p. More lambs now required on a weekly basis to keep our packed ring of buyers satisfied.

Top price of 290p per kilo for Texels from P.G. Bouch, Copperthorns with a top per head of £116.50 for Texels from H. & G. Fisher, The Beeches.


Texel £116.50, £113.50 The Beeches, £112.50 Thorns, £110 Waterside, £109.80 Wood Farm.

Suffolk £114.50 Beechgrove, £111.50 High Wreay, £110.50 Moorhills, £108.50 Long Strumble, £107.50 Upper Mains.

Charollais £113.50 Johnstone Bank, £103.80 Pates Hill, £99.50 Braithwaite Hall, £98.80 Pates Hill, £94.80 Culquhasen.

Beltex £104 Waterside, £90, £85 Wood Farm.

Zwartbles £88 Whitedyke.

Dorper £88 Port o Spittal.

Oxford £86.80, £86 Guards.

Blackface £85 Barnsallie, £62.80 Castlemilk.

Greyface £77.80 Parkside, £72.80 Stonehall, £70 High House.

Half Bred £70.50 High Moat.


Texel 290p, 287.3p Copperthorns, 286p Whitedyke, 284p High Greenhill, 281.5p Wood Farm, 276p New Hummerbecks and Middle Farm, 274.5p Wood Farm, 270p Cubbyhill, 269p Cowcorse Cottage, 268p Catslackburn and Mossband Hall.

Beltex 274p Wood Farm and Waterside, 273p, 266p Wood Farm.

Charollais 260p Pates Hill, 249p Hallburn, 239p Wyseby Hill Cottage, Porterstown and Hallburn.

Suffolk 250p New Hummerbecks, 247p, 244p Golden Lane, 244p Wallend and Upper Mains, 243p Carsegowan, 242p New Hummerbecks and Copperthorns.

Greyface 240p Whitedyke, 217p Castlemilk, 216.1p Parkside, 212p Cowcorse.

Easycare 230p Golden Lane.

Blackface 217p Castlemilk.

Oxford 212p Guards.

Half Bred 196p High Moat.

Zwartbles 196p Whitedyke.

The 817 light weight lambs sold to a top of £94.80 and £92.80 for Texels from Copperthorns, £87.80 Fowrass; Beltex £90, £85 Wood Farm; Charollais £84.80 Hallburn, £77 Fowrass, £74 Porterstown; Suffolk £80 New Hummerbecks, £75 Park Nook; Greyface £67.80 Cowcorse, £64.80 Whitedyke; Blackface £62.80 Castlemilk; Easycare £62 Golden Lane.

Also marketed during the week on a weigh and pay basis were 735 lightweight lambs between 26 and 36 kilos, which are now sought after weekly.

A smaller show of 1,160 prime hoggs were forward to a busy ring of buyers all keen for hoggs providing they had good flesh. The sale average was 160p per kilo. Demand for hoggs is likely to continue into July, as long as they are carrying flesh. The sale was topped at £97.80 per head for Texels from Marygate and to 201p per kilo for Beltex from Cowcorse.


North Country Cheviot £109 Southend, £80.80 Thorns, £79.80 Lowfield Cottage.

Texel £97.80 Marygate, £94.50 Westerhouses, £89.80 South Port o Spittal.

Charollais £108.50 Southend, £80 Cowcorse.

Suffolk £92.50 Cowcorse, £88.50 Summerhill, £80.50 Bondgate.

Blackface £96.50 Arnicle, £92.50 Cowcorse, £74.50 Barron House.

Hill Cheviot £80.80 Derwent, £74.50 Sloda Hill, £71.50 Catslackburn.

Greyface £87.80 Marygate, £85 Drinkstone, £80 Whitton.

Lleyn £54.80, £54.50 Barnside Farmhouse.

Swaledale £53.80 Lyneholm.


Hill Cheviot 225p, 184p Southend, 184p Mid Harrietsfield, 179p Netherplace.

Texel 218p Becks, 209p Kinning Hall, 202p Golden Lane, 200p Thorns, 197p Netherplace.

North Country Cheviot 218p Southend, 202p Thorns, 194p Ribton House, 190p Lowfield Cottage.

Charollais 217p Southend, 189p Golden Lane.

Suffolk 210p Hillcrest, 200p Thorns, 199p Golden Lane, 189p Thorns.

Greyface 189p, 186p Thorns, 174p, 171p Crawfordjohn Mill, 171p Westfield.

Blackface 186.3p Barron House, 184.1p Thorns, 183p Westfield, 183p, 180p Thorns, 178p Poltalloch.

Swaledale 147p Lyneholm, 145p Westernhopeburn.

A similar show of 3,166 cast ewes and rams was forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade for all classes £2 to £3 dearer on the week and short of requirements.

Heavy ewes to £116.50 for Texels from Clantibuies, New Mills and Tobemore, £114.50 New Mill and Colinton Mains, £112.50 Tercrosset, New Mill, Hillhead and Baltier; Suffolk £110.50, £108.50, £106.50 New Mills, £102.50 Tobemore; Leicester £110.50, £80.50 Whitton, £78.50 Hillhead; Charollais £108.50 Jonesboro House and New Mill, £106.50 Wood Farm, £102.50 New Mill; North Country Cheviot £86.50, £74.50 Hillhead, £72.50 Cottage and Burnhouse; Greyface £86.50 Haythwaite Lane, £82.50 Marygate, £79.50 Trecorner, £78.50 Chapel; Zwartbles £83.50 Hillhead; Cheviot Mule £82.50 Haithwaite, £78.50 Haythwaite Lane and North House; Beltex £77.50 Wood Farm; Dorset £73.50 New Mill.

Hill ewes to £71.50 for Lleyn from Westerhouses, £62.50 Ringliggate, £60.50 Gatehousecote; Hill Cheviot £70.50 North House, £68.50 New Mill, £64.50 Henderland, £62.50 North House and Supplebank; Blackface £70.50 Henderland and Gibbs Hill, £66.50 Cowburn and Penchrise, £65.50 Cottage, £64.50 Crindledykes; Swaledale £59.50, £54.50 Whitton, £52.50 Farnbury and Low Northsceugh, £49.50 Cottage and Pentire; Herdwick £56.50 Cowcorse, £41.50 Cardewlees; Kerry Hill £56.50 Whitcastles; Beulah £53.50 Cottage; Jacob £52.50 Haithwaite, £50.50 Golden Lane.

Rams to £124.50 for Texels from Balgerran and Jonesboro House, £118.50 Hillside and Castle Nook, £114.50 Wood Farm; Zwartbles £120.50 Severs; Suffolk £116.50 Jonesboro House, £86.50 Borthwick Brae; Charollais £112.50 Marygate, £98.50 Hillside; Beltex £102.50 Hillside, £88.50 Wood Farm; Leicester £92.50 Denton Mains, £78.50 Knarr; Blackface £89.50 Chapel Farm; North Country Cheviot £76.50 Whitton; Lleyn £69.50 Port o Spittal; Swaledale £62.50 Castle Nook, £60.50 Whitton, £59.50 Low Northsceugh.


Light to 214.5p (212.1p)
Medium to 263.5p (248.1p)
Heavy to 264.5p (231.0p)

Light to 253.5p (226.7p)
Medium to 256.5p (226.4p)
Heavy to 217.5p (203.8p)

Young bulls to 248.5p (214.6p)

Light to 172.0p (139.2p)
Standard to 201.0p (162.2p)
Medium to 199.0p (170.8p)
Heavy to 189.0p (160.1p)
Shlgs 182.0p (138.1p)

Light to 290.0p (238.0p)
Standard to 287.3p (235.9p)
Medium to 274.5p (227.0p)
Heavy to 241.0p (219.9p)
Overweight to 216.0p (183.6p)

Light to £71.50 (£46.33)
Heavy to £116.50 (£75.67)

Cast Rams to £124.50 (£83.76)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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