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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 16 young bulls, 22 over thirty month cattle, 4,090 prime lambs and 6,760 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st August 2013.

prime cattle

Prime cattle continued with the national trend and were a shade harder to cash. The sale topped at 249.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, others to 242.5p twice, firstly from Messrs Taylor then shown by J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill. Charolais heifers sold to 232.5p from W.G. & N.A. Lockhart, Wicketthorn.



Limousin 249.5p Dashwell Green, 242.5p The Gill and Dashwell Green, 239.5p The Gill, 238.5p Dashwell Green, 237.5p The Gill, 236.5p, 234.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 234.5p Houghton House and Dashwell Green, 233.5p, 231.5p Dashwell Green.


Charolais 232.5p, 230.5p Wicketthorn.



Limousin £1,760, £1,636 The Gill, £1,576, £1,547, £1,537 Dashwell Green, £1,524 Houghton House, £1,521 Dashwell Green.



Charolais £1,267, £1,256 Wicketthorn.

Simmental £1,366 Sceughdyke.

More bulls on offer with a larger proportion being dairy bred with trade not far short of last weeks prices. The sale topped at 241.5p for a Limousin shown by J.A. Rome & Co., Niven Hill. Simmentals to 215.5p from Shaw of Dryfe and Black & Whites peaking at 187.5p from Mr W.A. Clark, Whins Farm.


Limousin 241.5p Niven Hill, 201.5p Walton Highrigg, 193.5p Nirvana.

Simmental 215.5p, 213.5p, 201.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Black & White 187.5p, 183.5p Whins, 178.5p Justicetown.


Limousin £1,642 Niven Hill, £1,131 Nirvana.

Black & White £1,350, £1,165, £1,160 Whins.

Simmental £1,152, £1,142 Shaw of Dryfe.

Cast cows slightly less but trade wasn’t as bad as first feared. The sale topped at 166.5p for a Limousin cow shown by WH & DA Gass, Nunscleugh.


Limousin 166.5p Nunscleugh, 140.5p Aimshaugh, 128.5p Netherton, 125.5p, 122.5p Aimshaugh.

British Blue 160p Cottage, 153.5p Barsalloch.

Charolais 159.5p, 143.5p, 141.5p Cottage, 140.5p Burnside.


Limousin £1,115 Nunscleugh, £962, £834 Aimshaugh.

British Blue £1,008 Cottage.

Charolais £927 Burnside, £877 Cottage.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

The largest show of the season so far of 4,090 prime lambs was forward to the usual full ring of buyers all keenly bidding for sheep. Resulting in a very satisfactory average of 201p per kilo, up 11p on the week. Top price of 237p per kilo for Beltex from Snowsgreen and to £113.50 for Texels from Kilnfordcroft.


Suffolk £101.80 Guards Mill, £101.50 Barnglies, £99.80 Guards Mill and Barnglies, £97.80 Yett.

Texel £113.50, £112.50 Kilnford Croft, £104.80 Roachburn, £98.80 Newtown, £97.80 Pennersaughs.

Greyface £98.80, £95.80 Roundbush, £84.80 Peela Hill, £83.80 Bidlake, £82.80 Roachburn.

Charollais £96.80 Kimmeter Green, £94.80 Brisco Meadows, £89.80, £85.80 Maryholm, £83.80 Yett.

Beltex £94.80 Snowsgreen, £93.80 Waterside, £90.80 Walton Woodhead.

Bleu d’ Maine £93.20 Braehead, £86.80 Walton Woodhead.

North Country Cheviot £85.80 Hownam Grange.

Leicester £83.50 Midtodhills, £70.80 The Cooms.

Cheviot Mule £81.80 Hownam Grange, £74.20 Temon.

Zwartbles £76.50 Haithwaite.

Oxford £74.80 Guards and New Hummerbecks.

Cheviot £74.80 Catslackburn.

Swaledale £70 Cottage.


Beltex 237p Snowsgreen, 235p Waterside, 233p Walton Woodhead, 226p Cowcorse, 219p Copperthorns.

Texel 231p Kimmeter Green and Corriefield, 228p Kilnford Croft, 226p Nunscleugh, 225p Snowsgreen, 223p Sunnyside, 222p New Hummerbecks, Waterloo and Glencartholm, 220p Broomhills, 219p New Hummerbecks and Copperthorns.

Bleu d’ Maine 217p Braehead, 202p Walton Woodhead.

Suffolk 215p Snowsgreen, 212p Castle Creavie and Snowsgreen, 209p Copperthorns, 208p Lustruther and Ryehills, 207p Brisco Meadows, 204p Waterside, Upper Mains and Barnglies.

North Country Cheviot 211p Hownam Grange.

Greyface 210.9p, 200p Golden Lane, 199p Chapel, 198p Awhirk, 197p Westhills, High Edges Green and Softley, 196.8p Stonehall, 196p Redgate Head, Old Police House and The Newton.

Charollais 210.7p Brisco Meadows, 206p Cottage, 202p Westhills.

Hill Cheviot 210p Thorns, 209p Damhead, 207p Sunnyside.

Cheviot Mule 208p Hownam Grange, 195p Temon and Hownam Grange.

Blackface 206p Clonrae, 203p Chapel, 200p Blackburn, 199p Crosshouse.

Swaledale 199p Stonehall.

Leicester 197p Cooms.

Oxford 197p New Hummerbecks, 192p Guards.

The 770 lightweight lambs were again short of buyers requirements and more could have been sold to an advantage. Top price of £80.80 for Texels from Kimmeter Green, £75.80 Sunnyside; Beltex £76.80 Copperthorns, £64.20 Cowcorse; Greyface £73.80 Golden Lane, £65.80 Softley; Suffolk £73.20 Copperthorns, £72.20 Snowsgreen; Cheviot Mule £72.80 Hownam Grange; North Country Cheviot £71.80 Hownam Grange; Charollais £69.80 Maryholm, £65.80 Cottage; Hill Cheviot £66.80 Damhead, £60 Sunnyside; Blackface £65.80 Clonrae, £64 Blackburn; Swaledale £53.80 Stonehall.

Also weighed this week on a weigh and pay basis were 120 lightweight lambs between 26 and 36 kilos, which are now sought after weekly.

A much larger show of 6,760 cast ewes and rams was forward to the usual ring of buyers all keen for ewes as the festival to mark the end of Ramadam approaches in the middle of next week. Trade was again £3 to £4 dearer on the week.

Heavy ewes to £130.50 for Texel from Four o Boot, £128.50 Cranshaws, £120.50 Seaview and Barnaclaven; Suffolk £106.50 Mossband Hall, £104.50 Wick, £102.50 Snowsgreen; Bleu d’Maine £106.50 Seaview; Charollais £106.50 Seaview, £100.50 Hillhead, £98.50 Jonesboro; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Forss, £86.50 Hownam Grange and Bardnaclaven, £84.50 Dounreay; Beltex £90.50 Wick, £80.50 Seaview; Zwartbles £86.50 Mossband Hall, £85.50, £75.50 Seaview; Cheviot Mule £86.50 Wick, £78.50 Stobo Home Farm and The Cooms, £76.50 Hassendeanburn and Hawthornside; Greyface £82.50 Randalholme and Upper Tinwald, £78.50 Hornby Hall, Cambeck Hill, Sceughdyke and Seaview, £77.50 Highglentriplock, Porteath and Awhirk; Leicester £89.50 Midtodhills, £86.50 Softley, £79.50 Newbiggin Walls and Colmslie Hill; Wiltshire £77.50 Golden Lane; Wensleydale £76.50 Golden Lane; Dorset £76.50 Porteath, £67.50 Seaview; Hampshire £69.50 Snowden Close.

Hill ewes to £72.50 for Cheviots from Potholm, £70.50 Airyolland, £68.50 Skelfhill; Lleyn £69.50, £64.50 Wick, £58.50 Hunderlee Pastoral; Herdwick £66.50 The Bents, £49.50 Cottage; Blackface £60.50 Cacrabank, High Staward and Hartside, £58.50 The Newton, £56.50 Cacrabank, Hartside, Cottage, Housebyres, Wester Dawyck, Crowhall and Meggethead; Swaledale £57.50 Kirkland Green, £56.50 Roachburn, £55.50 Stubsgill and Miller Hill; Jacob £56.50 New Hummerbecks; Kerry Hill £49.50 Riggshield; Milk Sheep £48.50 Millaires; Soya £34.50 High Nook.

Rams to £158.50 for Texels from Jonesboro House, £133.50 Hillhead, £132.50 Gillesbie; Suffolk £140.50 Thornington, £124.50 Seaview, £110.50 Pawston; Charollais £128.50, £103.50, £88.50 Seaview; Leicester £116.50 Haithwaite, £106.50 Stubsgill; Woodland £114.50 Seaview; North Country Cheviot £110.50 Bardnaclaven, £106.50, £92.50 Reaster; Hill Cheviot £98.50 Gillesbie, £88.50 Tushielaw, £84.50 New Farm; Dorset £93.50 Wood Vale Crescent; Border Leicester £88.50 Hillhead; Zwartbles £88.50 Haithwaite; Lleyn £76.50 Braehead, £70.50 Ringligate; Blackface £69.50 High Staward, £68.50 Woodhall, The Newton and Crowhall, £59.50 Roughtor and Uppercleuch; Swaledale £58.50 Randalholme, £47.50 Cottage.

Goats sold to £70.50 Seaview.


Light to 212.5p (187.3p)
Medium to 249.5p (218.4p)
Heavy to 242.5p (218.9p)

Light to 153.5p (153.5p)
Medium to 232.5p (213.3p)
Heavy to 214.5p (213.5p)

Young bulls to 241.5p (193.1p)

Light to 226.0p (203.8p)
Standard to 233.0p (201.6p)
Medium to 237.0p (199.7p)
Heavy to 214.0p (196.5p)
O/weight 206.0p (176.4p)

Light to £72.50 (£38.27)
Heavy to £130.50 (£72.23)

Cast Rams to £158.50 (£79.82)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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