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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 77 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 45 over thirty month cattle, 3,210 prime lambs and 5,686 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th September 2013.

prime cattle

A larger show of prime cattle forward with many more grass cattle on offer which sold to recent rates, indoor fed cattle continued to sell at a premium topping at 251.5p for a great Limousin heifer shown by John Blaylock, Hallburn. Bullocks sold to 248.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen.



Limousin 248.5p, 245.5p, 242.5p, 239.5p Dashwellgreen, 239.5p High Stenries, 237.5p (x2) Newby Farm, 237.5p Dashwellgreen, 223.5p Newtown, 222.5p Dashwellgreen.

British Blue 222.5p, 213.5p Sandbed.

Charolais 211.5p Low Hallburn, 205.5p Plumpe.


Limousin 251.5p Hallburn, 248.5p, 239.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 233.5p Newby Farm, 228.5p, 224.5p Sceughdyke.

Charolais 232.5p High Stenries, 228.5p (x2), 225.5p, 220.5p Upper Mains, 218.5p Hallburn, 217.5p High Stenries, 213.5p Plumpe.

British Blue 218.5p Sandbed.

Simmental 208.5p Sceughdyke.



British Blue £1,646, £1,515, £1,494 Sandbed.

Limousin £1,553 Dashwellgreen, £1,515, £1,514 Houghton House, £1,508, £1,496, £1,490, £1,485, £1,473, £1,382 Dashwellgreen, £1,365 High Stenries, £1,318, £1,282 Newby, £1,229 Newtown.

Charolais £1,332 Low Hallburn, £1,202 Plumpe.


Charolais £1,465, £1,450 Upper Mains, £1,395 High Stenries, £1,367 Upper Mains, £1,353 Greystoke Castle, £1,325 Upper Mains, £1,168 Hallburn, £1,141 High Stenries, £1,099, £1,073 Plumpe.

Limousin £1,405 Sceughdyke, £1,404 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,389 Becton Hall, £1,307 Newby, £1,270 Hallburn, £1,269 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,256, £1,241 Sceughdyke, £1,097 Low Hallburn, £1,046 Newby.

Simmental £1,063 Sceughdyke.

British Blue £1,398 Sandbed, £1,055 Plumpe.

A small show of young bulls sold to recent rates with more required. Simmentals to 229.5p and Limousin to 227.5p.


Simmental 229.5p Kirtleton House.

Limousin 227.5p High Stenries.


Limousin £1,660 High Stenries.

Simmental £1,445 Kirtleton House.

A larger and improved show of OTM’s forward met a brisk trade with all classes selling well and more required on a weekly basis. Top price of the day was 235p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs Wilson, Plumpe Farm.


Limousin 235p Plumpe, 200p Becton Hall, 178p Blindhillbush, 162p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 157p The Flatt, 149p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 145p,140p High Stenries, 140p Cumcrook.

British Blue 207p, 204p, 200p, 181p Plumpe, 156p The Flatt, 149p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 127p Albierigg and Snab Farm.

Angus 205p, 195p Plumpe, 136p Birchtimber Hill, 133p Englishtown.

Charolais 195p Greystoke Castle.

Black & White 165p Plumpe, 128p Becton Hall, 123p Whins.

Saler 163p Sceughdyke.


Limousin £1,350 Becton Hall, £1,245 Plumpe, £972 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £959 Cumcrook, £926 The Flatt, £907 Blindhillbush, £836 Snab Farm, £834 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £833 High Stenries.

British Blue £1,312, £1,293, £1,250, £1,234 Plumpe, £983 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £975 The Flatt, £901 Snab Farm.

Charolais £1,228 Greystoke Castle.

Angus £1,209, £1,158 Plumpe, £979 Birchtimber Hill, £831 Englishtown.

Black & White £1,089 Plumpe, £966 Becton Hall, £934 Whins.

Saler £1,083 Sceughdyke.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

The 3,210 prime lambs were a smaller show for numbers with best quality and well fleshed lambs dearer on the week, heavyweight lambs continue to meet strong demand. Export lambs require to be drawn harder with leaner types best sold store. Overall average 173p per kilo. Top price of £110 per head for Texels from Carran and to 224.4p per kilo for Texels from Glencartholm.


Texel £110 Carran, £104, £100 Colinton Mains, £99 Kirkton.

Beltex £93.50 Wallend, £74 Waterloo Farm.

Suffolk £93.50 Tinnis Hall, £87 Midtown, £86 Slealands, £85.80 Kilnford Croft, £84 High Wreay.

Charollais £90 Tinnis Hall, £87.80 Annan Hill, £84 Tinnis Hall, £77.80 The Chestnuts, £73.50 Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Rouge £80 Springwell.

Greyface £79 High Greenhill, £75.50 Henrys Hill, £72.80 Spoutbank, £72.50 The Ash, £72 Henrys Hill.

Berrichon £76.80 Sceughdyke.

Half Bred £76.20, £64 High Moat.

North Country Cheviot £74.80 Damside, £72.80 Curlew, £64.80 Damside.

Cheviot Mule £71 High Frost Hall, £70 Crossdykes.

Zwartbles £69.50 Curlew.

Hill Cheviot £68.80 North House, £65 Falnash, £65 Skelfhill, £58 Airyolland.

Blackface £65.80 Blackburn, £62.80 Penpeugh, £59 Blakehope, £55 High Keenly.

Easycare £63.80 East Fortissat

Oxford £62 Guards Farm.

Lleyn £61 Low Tipalt.


Texel 224.4p Glencartholm, 214.3p High Greenhill, 210p Carran, 205p Wallend and Middle Farm, 204p Colinton Mains, 203p D’Mainholm and Wallend.

Beltex 217.1p Wallend, 206p Waterloo, 195p Wallend.

Charollais 195p Burnhouse, 187p Annan Hill, 179.3p Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Blackface 188p, 182p Baitlaws, 170p High Keenly, 165p Blakehope, 162p High Keenly.

Suffolk 187p Kilnford Croft, 184p Glebelands, 181p North House, 179p High Wreay, Slickly and Sceughdyke.

Hill Cheviot 183p Cowcorse, 172p North House and Cowcorse.

Cheviot Mule 179.5p Crossdykes, 161p High Frost Hall.

Berrichon 179p Sceughdyke.

Greyface 178p D’Mainholm, 174p The Old Police House, 172p High Greenhill, 169p Woodhouse and Spoutbank.

Rouge 170p Springwell.

Half Bred 169p High Moat.

Lleyn 169p Low Tipalt

North Country Cheviot 162p Curlew.

Easycare 159.5p East Fortissat

Oxford 159p Guards.

Lightweight lambs were short of requirements this week and easier to sell so long as well fleshed, small lean lambs better marketed in the store ring.

Top price was £76 for Beltex from Wallend; Texel £67 Meinbank, £60 Tarnside, Meinbank and Hilltop;

Blackface £64 Baitlaws, £56 Blakehope; Hill Cheviot £56.80 Blackburn; Lleyn £50.50 Dolphinston; Easycare £45.80 East Fortissat.

The 5,686 cast ewes and rams were a smaller show on the week with trade easier apart from best selling Texel and Continental ewes, this will continue to be the trend for the foreseeable future.

Heavy Texel ewes to £126.50 for Texels from Townside, £125.50 Millaires, £124.50 Hillhead; Suffolk £93.50 Hillhead, £90.50 Kilnford Croft, £88.50 Hillhead; Bleu d’Maine £113.50 Millaires; Charollais £106.50 Townside, £81.50 Hillhead; Beltex £87.50 Townside, £79.50 Mains of Machermore; North Country Cheviot £83.50, £81.50 Carruthers, £77.50 Wynholm Bridge; Cheviot Mule £78.50 Upper Tofts, £66.50 Marygate, £65.50 Mains of Machermore; Greyface £73.50 Torkirra, £71.50 Third Farm and Jacksonrigg, £69.80 Haithwaite; Romney Marsh £64.50 Holme Farm.

Light ewes to £70 for Lleyns from Glebelands, £67.50, £63.50 Gatehouse Cote; Cheviot £67.50 Bradley, £60.50 Crossdykes, £57.50 Wynholm Bridge and Crossdykes; Blackface £65.50, £56.50, £55.50 Raeshaw, £52.50 Old Police House; Easycare £64.50, £56.50 Mitchelston; Swaledale £45.50 The Laws Farm, £41.50 Woodhouse, £39.50 Taylorburn; Herdwick £42.50 Burnfoot of Ewes, £35.50 Scotsbrig.

Cast rams to £136.50 for Texel from Hillhead, £122.50 Hillhead, £118.50 Hillhead; Suffolk £108.50 Hillhead, £98.50 Haithwaite; North Country Cheviot £100.50 Hillhead, £84.50 Longoe; Hill Cheviot £80.50 Raeburnfoot, £67.50 Airyolland; Beltex £79.50 Mains of Machermore; Dorset £73.50 Lowfield House; Lleyn £69.50 Burnfoot of Ewes, £66.50 Hillhead; Blackface £54.50 Haithwaite; Swaledale £52.50 Sanders Close, £49.50 Ottercops.

Goats to £70.50 Lanehead.


Light to 237.5p (214.1p)
Medium to 248.5p (225.2p)
Heavy to 232.5p (217.7p)

Light to 219.5p (210.3p)
Medium to 251.5p (214.9p)
Heavy to 232.5p (221.4p)

Young bulls 229.5p (228.4p)

Light to 183.0p (150.2p)
Standard to 217.1p (176.6p)
Medium to 224.4p (174.2p)
Heavy to 204.0p (173.5p)
O/weight 190.0p (176.2p)

Light to £70.00 (£41.66)
Heavy to £126.50 (£64.55)

Cast Rams £136.50 (£68.42)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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