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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 37 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 3,098 prime lambs, 589 prime hoggs and 4,070 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th July 2013.

prime cattle

Prime cattle short of requirements and continued to sell to late high rates. Top price to 261.5p (£1,869.73) for a British Blue bullock shown by J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill, closely followed at 260.5p again for a British Blue this time from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers sold to 239.5p, twice, both from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.



British Blue 261.5p The Gill, 260.5p Dashwellgreen.

Limousin 256.5p Dashwellgreen, 251.5p The Gill, 250.5p, 249.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 248.5p The Gill, 247.5p, 246.5p Dashwellgreen, 244.5p High Stenries, 238.5p Dashwellgreen and Houghton House, 224.5p Newby Farm and Houghton House.

Charolais 246.5p, 236.5p, 226.5p High Stenries, 225.5p Sceughdyke.


Limousin 239.5p (x2), 235.5p Hallburn, 225.5p (x2) Sceughdyke, 222.5p Becton Hall.

Charolais 229.5p Sceughdyke.

British Blue 223.5p Beckhall.



British Blue £1,869 The Gill, £1,784 Dashellgreen.

Limousin £1,794 Dashwellgreen, £1,685 The Gill, £1,678, £1,614 Dashwellgreen, £1,605 Houghton House.

Charolais £1,614 High Stenries.



Charolais £1,455, £1,342, £1,269 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,236 Hallburn, £1,232 Sceughdyke, £1,221 Hallburn.

Angus £1,221 Netherton.

Some smart bulls on offer saw trade on par with recent weeks. Top price of 244.5p for a Limousin shown by Mr J. Jardine, Yett and 242.5p from Messrs J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.


Limousin 244.5p Yett, 242.5p, 237.5p Gardrum, 235.5p Yett, 216.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Blonde d’Aquitaine 218.5p Yett Farm.

British Blue 215.5p Gardrum.

Simmental 209.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Black & White 181.5p Becton Hall.


Limousin £1,818 Morley Hill, £1,540 Yett, £1,491 Gardrum, £1,436 Yett, £1,377 Gardrum.

Black & White £1,143, £1,114 Becton Hall.

More meat cows on offer and beef cows sold sharper to average 144p.

Top price to 196.5p and 183.5p for Limousins from Mr J. Watret, Burnside.


Limousin 196.5p, 183.5p Burnside, 155.5p, 151.5p Netherton, 136.5p Swaites.

British Blue 162.5p, 142.5p, 141.5p Nether Albie.

Angus 153.5p, 148.5p Sorbie.

Black & White 127.5p, 121.5p Peterscrook.

Galloway 117.5p Barfil.


Limousin £1,444, £1,146 Burnside, £1,022, £1,010 Netherton.

British Blue £1,080, £954, £849 Nether Albie.

Black & White £1,073 Becton Hall.

Angus £951, £950 Sorbie.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

Another large show of 3,098 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers but no one very keen to buy lambs as supply this week has by far outstripped demand, causing the trade to take a dramatic downwards spiral nationwide since Tuesday, resulting in todays very disappointing average of 175p, although this average was still better than many others seen through the country.

Hopefully this collapse in trade will be short lived and the lamb price will level out at a sensible trade for everyone.

Top price of 205p per kilo for Texels from A. Craig, Compstone End with a top per head of £93 for Beltex from J. McKay & Sons, Broughton Mains.


Beltex £93, £80 Broughton Mains, £70 Upper Tofts.

Suffolk £89 Stoneflatts, £87.50 Broughton Mains, £85 Guardsmill, £84 Barnglies and Keppoch.

Texel £85.50 Old Walls and Nunscleugh, £85 Pennersaughs, Sykehead and Compston End.

Charollais £81 Lanehead, £74.20 Pumplaburn, £73.50 Burnhouse and Pumplaburn, £71 Nunscleugh.

Greyface £80 Kirklinton Park, £65 Denbie Yett, £64 Moorhills, £62 Penpeugh.

Cheviot Mule £74 Potholm, £66.50 Crossdykes, £66 Potholm.

Leicester £70 Forget me Not.

Oxford £65 Guards.

Blackface £62 Greyside, £60 Sykehead, £58 Penpeugh.

Jacob £60, £53 Zetland.


Texel 205p Compstone End, 200p Rascarrel, 198p Cottage, 197p Supplebank and Thornthwaite Close, 195p Cardew Hall and High Greenhill.

Beltex 202.2p Broughton Mains, 184p Upper Tofts.

Suffolk 200p D’Mainholm, 197p Cardew Hall, 188p, 185p Cambeckhill, 183p Keppoch and Thomasdene.

Hill Cheviot 192p Brocklewath, 187p High Stenries, 162p Supplebank.

Charollais 189p Porterstown, 179.5p Lanehead, 179p Ardlamy and Rottington Hall, 178.4p Windyhill, 177p Porterstown.

Greyface 173p Golden Lane, 170p Kirklinton Park, 168p Burnhouse, 167p Northdeanhead.

Cheviot Mule 172p Potholm, 171p Crossdykes, 169p Potholm.

Herdwick 172p Butterdales.

Oxford 167p Guards.

Leicester 166p, 163p Forget me Not.

Blackface 157p Penpeugh.

Jacob 154p Zetland.

The 718 light weight lambs sold to a top of £65 for Texels from Middle Farm, £60 Windy Hill; Suffolk £64 Thomasdene, £58 Milnholm; Charollais £62.50 Ardlamy, £53 Porterstown; Leicester £58 Forget me Not; Greyface £57 Burnhouse, £55 North Deanhead; Hill Cheviot £56 High Chesters, £55 Supplebank; Herdwick £50 Butterdales.

Also weighed this week on a weigh and pay basis were 499 lightweight lambs between 26 and 36 kilos, which are now sought after weekly.

A smaller show of 589 prime hoggs were forward and the sale average was 140p per kilo. As from next week hoggets will be sold amongst the ewes, although there will still be some demand for them. The sale was topped at £79.50 per head for Texels from Thorns and to 225p per kilo for Texels from Keldhead.


Texel £79.50 Thorns, £74.50, £72.50 Falla, £67.50 Golden Lane.

Easycare £68.50 Kersheugh, £65.50 Godscroft.

Suffolk £65.50 Thorns, £60.50 Muirfield.

Hill Cheviot £59.50 Sorbie, £52.50 Fountain Square.

Dorset £58.50 Quoyshakes.

Greyface £57.50 Golden Lane, £56.50 Thorns and Westernhopeburn.

Charollais £56.50 Wick.

Beltex £56.50 Sorbie.

Blackface £54.50 Thorns, £53.50 Greyside.

North Country Cheviot £54.50 Whitchesters.

Another good show of 4,070 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade for all classes £4 to £5 back on the week due to Ramadam. Small ewes and rams of all classes continue to be easily sold, heavy fatter ewes harder to cash.

Heavy ewes to £115, £114.50 for Texels from Riverview, £112.50 Crookholm, £110.50 Rascarrel; Suffolk £114.50 Bogend, £98.50 The Land, £90 Thorns; Charollais £108.50 Seathill, £96.50, £93.50 Riverview; Bleu d’Maine £98.50, £86.50 Braithwaite Hall, £80.50 Rascarrel; Half Bred £90.50 Braithwaite Hall, £72.50 High Moat, £70.50 Whins; Beltex £89.50 Seathill; Leicester £88.50 Dreva, £83.50, £80 Midlock; Cheviot Mule £84.50 Sibmister, £82.50 Chapel Farm, £80.50 Sibmister; North Country Cheviot £82.50 Bardnaclaven, £73.50 Philiphaugh, £70.50 Quoyshakes; Greyface £73.50 Newington, £72.50 Quoyshakes, £70.50 Newtown.

Hill ewes to £62.50 for Cheviots from Supplebank and Potholm, and for Blackface from Greyside and Cowcorse, other Cheviot £57.50 Tyddyn, £56.50 Brocklewath, other Blackface £58.50 Greyside, £56.50 Sceughdyke; Lleyn £53.50 Over Whitlaw; Easycare £52.50 Kersheugh, £50.50 Godscroft; Swaledale £52.50 Nettling Flatt, £50.50 Haithwaite, £49.50 Rosgill Hall and Forget me Not; Herdwick £48.50 Nettling Flatt.

Rams to £142.50, £132.50 for Texels from Rascarrel, £123.50 Greyside; Charollais £110.50 Seathill, £88.50 Pates Hill; Suffolk £110.50 Cambwell, £103.50 Seathill, £93.50 Bardnaclaven; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Bardnaclaven; Oxford £98.50 Jonesbro House; Dorset £98.50 Seathill; Blackface £78.50 West Craigs, £58.50 Barfil; Easycare £74.50 Godscroft and Kersheugh; Hill Cheviot £68.50, £64.50 Crossdykes; Beltex £64.50 Broughton Mains; Soya £50.50 Kirklinton Park.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 256.5p (232.3p)
Heavy to 261.5p (239.8p)

Light to 239.5p (227.9p)
Medium to 239.5p (226.9p)
Heavy to 220.5p (209.3p)

Young bulls 244.5p (213.2p)

Light to 150.0p (130.7p)
Standard to 161.0p (143.0p)
Medium to 169.0p (148.2p)
Heavy to 162.0p (125.9p)
Shlgs 157.0p (122.0p)

Light to 198.0p (179.6p)
Standard to 205.0p (173.5p)
Medium to 200.0p (173.9p)
Heavy to 202.2p (177.1p)
O/weight 139.0p (127.8p)

Light to £62.50 (£40.81)
Heavy to £115.00 (£69.74)
Cast Rams £142.50 (£79.85)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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