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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 34 prime cattle, 21 young bulls, 24 over thirty month cattle, 4,234 prime lambs and 3,700 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th August 2013.

prime cattle

Prime cattle were a much plainer show for quality and saw trade similar on the week. Top price to 253.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill, then closely followed at 252.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Charolais heifers sold to 226.5p from K.W. Coulthard, Low Hallburn.



Limousin 253.5p The Gill, 252.5p Dashwellgreen, 249.5p The Gill, 247.5p, 245.5p Dashwellgreen, 244.5p Houghton House, 237.5p, 228.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 228.5p Westwinds.

Saler 224.5p Nether Onsett.


Charolais 226.5p Low Hallburn, 215.5p Upper Mains.

Simmental 223.5p, 221.5p Sceughdyke.

British Blue 216.5p Bloan Farm.



Limousin £1,635, £1,559 The Gill, £1,552, £1,546 Dashwellgreen, £1,536, £1,515 Houghton House, £1,513 Dashwellgreen, £1,500 Nether Onsett.



Charolais £1,325, £1,300 Upper Mains, £1,265 Low Hallburn, £1,233 Upper Mains.

British Blue £1,309 Bloan Farm.

Simmental £1,273 Sceughdyke.

More vendors of young bulls forward to meet another good trade, although a shortage of good under 16 month old bulls meant buyers were left short of requirements. The sale was topped at 224.5p and 223.5p for Limousin bulls from J.F. & S.J. MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads.


Limousin 224.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p Ladyhousesteads, 210.5p Netherton.

Charolais 215.5p Kimmeter Green.

British Blue 199.5p Justicetown.

Angus 191.5p Justicetown.

Black & White 173.5p Justicetown, 172.5p Becton Hall.


Limousin £1,431 Netherton, £1,253, £1,251, £1,201, £1,185 Ladyhousesteads.

Angus £1,351 Netherton, £1,053 Justicetown.

Charolais £1,185 Kimmeter Green.

British Blue £1,107 Justicetown.

Black & White £1,052 Becton Hall, £902 Justicetown.

Again a mixed show of cast cows with flesh cows being a shade sharper. Top price to 154.5p for a Limousin from P.J. & L. Dixon, Upperburnmouth.


Limousin 154.5p Upperburnmouth, 143.5p Greystoke Castle, 137.5p Gallowberry, 133.5p Upperburnmouth, 125.5p, 124.5p, 121.5p Greystoke Castle.

British Blue 131.5p, 123.5p Smallholms.

Black & White 118.5p Roanstree.


Limousin £1,027 Upperburnmouth, £961, £934 Greystoke Castle, £893 Gallowberry, £867 Upperburnmouth.

British Blue £881, £802 Smallholms.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

The 4,235 prime lambs were a similar show with more meated lambs about met a fast selling trade with averages unchanged on the week. Overall average 185p per kilo. Top price of £135 per head for Texels from Carran and to 244p per kilo for Texels from Chapel (Hebson).


Texel £135, £113 Carran, £99.80 Ashkirk Town, £98.80 Kirkton and Dalbhraddan.

Charollais £102.80 Derwent, £88.80 The Chestnuts, £85.80 Rimington, £83.80 Newtown.

Suffolk £98.80 Henrys Hill and Sceughdyke, £97.80 Ashkirktown, £95.80 Becton Hall.

Beltex £94.80 Kirranrae, £90.80 Waterside and Kirranrae, £85.80 Sorbie, £82.80 Waterside.

Bleu d’ Maine £92.80, £84.80 Middle Farm, £83.80 Peela Hill, £75.80 Middle Farm.

Rouge £85.20 Ormiston.

Greyface £83.80 Cardew Hall, £82.80 Mouldy Hills and Greengatehouse, £81.80 Albie Rigg, £80.80 Temple House.

Cheviot Mule £81.80 Barnglies, £72 Crossdykes, £69.50 Potholm.

Primara £80, £72.80 Mouldy Hills.

Half Bred £75.80 Adderston Shiels, £74.80 High Moat.

Lonk £75.80 Keil.

Hill Cheviot £73.80 Caulside.

Leicester £68 Penpeugh.

Oxford £67.80 Guards Farm.

Blackface £67.80 Penpeugh, £66.80 Peela Hill, Allensgreen and Wanwood Hill, £65.80 Clover Hill.


Texel 244p, 230p, 226p Chapel Farm (Hebson), 221p Middle Farm, 218p Chapel Farm, 217p Derwent, 216p Kirkhouse.

Beltex 237p Kirranrae, 226p Sorbie, 221p Kirranrae and Waterside, 207p Waterside.

Rouge 218p Ormiston.

Charollais 207.8p, 206p Derwent, 195p Pates Hill and Compstone End, 193p The Chestnuts, 191p Rimington.

Suffolk 207p Derwent, 199p, 198p Keil, 196p Becton Hall and Barnglies, 195p Falnash.

Bleu d’ Maine 197p Middle Farm, 195p Peela Hill.

Greyface 193p Greengatehouse, 186p Cardew Hall and The Side, 185.6p High Wood, 184p Allensgreen and Mouldy Hills.

Primara 187p, 173.9p Mouldy Hills.

Cheviot Mule 186p Barnglies, 183p Potholm, 180p Crossdykes.

Half Bred 185p Adderston Shiels, 178p High Moat.

Dorset 184p High Crubasdale.

Blackface 181p Peela Hill, 180p Ballywilline, 174p Penpeugh and High Crubasdale, 172p Hillbrae.

Lonk 180p Keil.

Hill Cheviot 168p Caulside.

Oxford 165p Guards

Leicester 158.1p Penpeugh.

Swaledale 154p Bateyshield.

Lightweight lambs recovered last weeks drop and good meat were very easy to sell.

Top price was £72 for Texels from Derwent, £65.80 Ballywilline; Charollais £63.20 Cardewlees; Blackface £60.80 High Crubasdale, £53.80 Toft House; Greyface £60 Bateyshield, £55.20 Haithwaite; Dorset £58.80 High Crubasdale; Suffolk £54 Sunnyside, £50.90 Haithwaite; Swaledale £49.20 Bateyshield.

A smaller show of 3,700 cast ewes and rams were forward and with all the usual buyers present all classes were good to sell at firmer rates on the week.

Cast rams to £128 for Texels from Haithwaite, £96 Hillhead, £93 Whitehouse; North Country Cheviot £95 Hallum Forss; Charollais £94 Jonesboro; Suffolk £91 Clover Hill, £85 Edengrange, £75 High Balcray; Dorset £81 Hillhead; Hill Cheviot £75 Brackside; Beltex £71 Hillcroft; Blackface £64, £51 Sorbie; Herdwick £49 Haithwaite; Easycare £48 Synton Mains Farm; Swaledale £35 Milescott.

Heavy Texel ewes to £107 Clea Hall, £105 Bowsden Moor, £97 Crowhall, Hillhead and Kirkton; Suffolk £100 Edengrange, £99 Bowsden Moor, £93 Cowcorse; Charollais £90 Hillhead, £89 Ballygawley, £79 Cowcorse; Leicester £85 Haithwaite, £73 Crowhall, £68.50 Edengrange; North Country Cheviot £77, £71 Hallum Forss, £69.50 Hoddomtown; Beltex £77 Millside, £76 Sorbie, £75 Hillcroft; Rouge £77 Hillhead; Cheviot Mule £72.50 Crawthat, £68.50 Falnash, £64.50 North House; Greyface £69 Haithwaite, £68 Newington, £67 Waterside; Zwartbles £67 Hillhead; Romney Marsh £64.50, £54.50 Holme Farm; Dorset £60 Higher Bughill.

Light ewes to £67 for Cheviots from Crumahaughhill, £58.50 Commonside, £57 North House; Lleyn £61, £59 The Height, £57 Old Hall Farm; Blackface £57 Crowhall, £55.50 Allensgreen, £54.50 Gibblaston; Swaledale £57 Kirkland Green, £50 Stubsgill, £47 Kirkland Green; Easycare £54 Mossfennan, £53.50 Hillhead, £50 Synton Mains Farm; Herdwick £49 Haithwaite, £35 Cottage; Kendal Rough £45 Golden Lane; Shetland £40, £36 Haithwaite.


Light to 228.5p (228.5p)
Medium to 253.5p (236.3p)
Heavy to 222.5p (214.8p)

Light to 226.5p (211.7p)
Medium to 223.5p (212.6p)
Heavy to 216.5p (212.2p)

Young bulls to 224.5p (194.3p)

Light to 186.0p (171.0p)
Standard to 244.0p (185.5p)
Medium to 237.0p (188.4p)
Heavy to 210.0p (187.9p)
O/weight 199.0p (178.3p)

Light to £67.00 (£35.90)
Heavy to £107.00 (£62.56)

Cast Rams to £128.00 (£58.28)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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