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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 86 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 3,279 prime lambs and 6,107 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th September 2013.

prime cattle

Another large show of prime cattle saw quality dearer on the week with the sale topping at 263.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage. Limousin bullocks sold to 261.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen.

Another large show of prime cattle saw quality dearer on the week with the sale topping at 263.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage. Limousin bullocks sold to 261.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen.



Limousin 261.5p, 259.5p (x2), 257.5p, 250.5p Dashwellgreen, 249.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 239.5p Houghton House, 230.5p Newtown, 229.5p Hallees, 224.5p Houghton House, 219.5p Westwinds.

British Blue 249.5p Dashwellgreen, 218.5p, 215.5p Sandbed.

Simmental 217.5p Sceughdyke.

Charolais 211.5p Low Hallburn, 205.5p Plumpe.


Limousin 263.5p, 260.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 251.5p, 247.5p Gardrum, 236.5p Newtown, 230.5p, 222.5p Newby Farm, 218.5p The Ash.

Charolais 236.5p, 218.5p High Stenries.

Simmental 221.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p Sceughdyke.

British Blue 213.5p Sandbed.



Limousin £1,746 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,673, £1,634, £1,569 Dashwellgreen, £1,549 Houghton House, £1,525 Westwinds.

British Blue £1,649, £1,622 Sandbed, £1,521 Dashwellgreen.


Limousin £1,523, £1,383 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,332 Gardrum, £1,300 Newtown and The Ash, £1,293 Sceughdyke.

British Blue £1,398 Sandbed, £1,305 High Stenries, £1,267 Sandbed.

Charolais £1,383, £1,234 High Stenries.

Simmental £1,332, £1,261, £1,218 Sceughdyke.

Less young bulls forward but better sorts on offer met a sharper trade topping at 249.5p for a British Blue shown by Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm with Limousins selling to 248.5p from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.


British Blue 249.5p, 244.5p Yett Farm, 239.5p Netherton.

Limousin 248.5p Netherton, 224.5p Gallowberry, 211.5p, 207.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Saler 221.5p Gallowberry.

Black & White 183.5p Nirvana.


British Blue £1,571, £1,430 Yett Farm, £1,425 Netherton.

Limousin £1,504 Gallowberry, £1,404 Netherton.

OTM’s saw a mixed show sell to a similar trade, topping at 182.5p for a Galloway from Messrs Ritson, Swaites.


Galloway 182.5p Swaites.

British Blue 156.5p Nirvana, 136.5p Greensburn.

Limousin 154.5p Harelawhill, 147.5p Meadow View, 137.5p Swaites, 134.5p Greensburn, 130.5p The Flatt.

Black & White 143.5p Meadow View, 119.5p The Stubb.

Simmental 140.5p Sceughdyke.


Simmental £969 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £927 Harelawhill, £833 Meadow View, £820 Greensburn.

Galloway £912 Swaites.

Black & White £904 Meadow View.

British Blue £887 Greensburn, £852 Nirvana.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

The 3,279 prime lambs were a similar show for numbers with more buyers forward, best quality lambs keenly sought after regularly between 220p and 240p, other lambs similar on the week, lightweight lambs short of requirements. The overall average 169p per kilo was well in line with this weeks trading. Top price of £98.20 per head for Texels from Kirkton and to 237p per kilo for Texels from Corriefield.


Texel £98.20, £97.80 Kirkton, £97.20 Corriefield, £96.80 Slealands, £95.80 Kirkton.

Beltex £89.20 Sorbie, £83.80 Meadowhead, £81.80 Supplebank.

Suffolk £84.80 Slealands, £83.50 Newbiggin, £82.80 Whins Farm, £82.20 Sceughdyke, £80.80 Henrys Hill.

North Country Cheviot £83.80, £71.80 Balure, £67.80 Adderston Shiels, £65, £60 Whiteknowe.

Charollais £82.20 Leaona Villa, £78.80 Henrys Hill and West Brims, £77.80 Archerbeck, £76.80 Outertown.

Berrichon £76.20 Sceughdyke.

Hill Cheviot £73.80 Broynach, £71.80 Keil, £65.80 Chapel Farm.

Leicester £71.80 The Old Police House.

Cheviot Mule £70 Byers Farm, £63.20 Granton, £63 North House.

Half Bred £69.80 Dodgsonstown, £62.80 Adderston Shiels.

Greyface £68.80 High Parkfoot, £65.80 The Nook, £65 The Hagg, £64 Highside, £63.80 Roughet Hill.

Lleyn £65 Guards Farm

Roussin £64.80 Debog.

Lonk £63 Bush of Ewes.

Blackface £60.50 Peela Hill, £60 Gibbs Hill, £59.20 Bush of Ewes.

Zwartbles £60 Viewfield.

Easycare £60 Low Tipalt.

Oxford £60 Guards Farm.

Herdwick £57 Allfornaught.

Swaledale £46.80 Highside.


Texel 237p Corriefield, 228p Bankhead, 223p Kirkton, 222p Bombie, 219p Kirkton, 217p Wydon Eals, 207p Kirkton.

Beltex 223p Sorbie, 215.3p Supplebank, 210p, 202.7p Meadowhead.

Suffolk 187p Commonside, 184p Whins, 182p Bleatarn, 175.7p Henrys Hill.

North Country Cheviot 186p,175p Balure, 170p Adderston Shiels.

Hill Cheviot 185p Broynach, 167p High Chesters.

Charollais 179p West Brims, 175p Henrys Hill, 173p Archerbeck, 172p Auchengray.

Greyface 176p Kildalloig, 164p Kilberry.

Blackface 174p Gobergrennan, 171p, 168p Ballywinnine, 167p, 164p Black Mountain.

Berrichon 173p Sceughdyke.

Oxford 159p Guards.

Lonk 158p Bush of Ewes.

Lleyn 155p Guards.

Cheviot Mule 154p North House.

Half Bred 152p Dodgsonstown.

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 £68.80 for Texels from Byers Farm, £59.80 Kilberry; Greyface £60 Kildalloig, £57 Collinbank; Blackface £56.50 Cowburn, £53.80 Ballywilline; Hill Cheviot £50 Ringliggate and High Chesters; Suffolk £46 Collin Bank.

The 6,107 cast ewes and rams saw good big ewes and lean selling ewes easy to cash, leaner Mule and Hill ewes steadier on the week as more numbers come forward.

Heavy ewes to £116.50 for Texels from Hill Farm, £112.50 Hogstown, £108.50 Hill Farm; Beltex £108.50 Round Meadows, £99.50 Hopehill; Suffolk £87.50, £85.50 North House, £84 Tufthill; Bleu d’Maine £97.50, £83.50 Middle Farm; Charollais £97.50 Stud, £85.50 Fieldhead, £85 Brough Farm; Cheviot Mule £76.50 Outertown, £75.50 Upper Hunderlee, £64.50 Outertown; Zwartbles £73.50 Tufthill, £72.50 Viewfields; Greyface £71.50 Kirknewton, £70 Round Meadows, £69.50 Haithwaite; North Country Cheviot £71.50 Purdomstone, £70.50 Bardnaclaven, £68.50 Oakhill; Leicester £70 Nunscleugh, £67.50 Haithwaite, £65.50 Peasemyres.

Light ewes to £63.50 for Cheviots from Bush of Ewes, £56.50 Chapel Farm, £54.50 Byers Farm and Bush of Ewes; Blackface £60.50 North Deanhead, £55.50 Cross House, £49.50 Chapel Farm; Easycare £49.50, £44.50 East Fortissat; Lleyn £49.50 Beech Grove, £48.50 Cowcorse and Crakeplace Hall, £44.50 Low Tipalt; Herdwick £45 Higher Bughill, £30 Powheads; Kendal Rough £40.50 Churchview; Swaledale £35 Nunscleugh, £34.50 Woodhall and Crakeplace Hall, £33.50 Powhead.

Cast rams to £122.50 for Texel from Muirhouse, £117.50 Tufthill; Charollais £110.50 Ardlamy, £108.50 Woodhill; Suffolk £100.50 Haithwaite, £89.50 Marygate; North Country Cheviot £96.50, £90 Commonside; Lleyn £90 Tufthill; Zwartbles £87.50 Viewfields; Easycare £86.50, £74.50 Woodside; Leicester £80.50, £74.50 Haithwaite; Hill Cheviot £66.50 Haithwaite; Blackface £67.50 Townhead, £62.50 Cross House; Swaledale £50 Round Meadows, £44.50 Moss Peteral.


Light to 257.5p (229.5p)
Medium to 261.5p (225.7p)
Heavy to 249.5p (220.3p)

Light to 247.5p (239.2p)
Medium to 263.5p (227.6p)
Heavy to 218.5p (214.3p)

Young bulls 249.5p (226.4p)

Light to 174.0p (162.8p)
Standard to 228.0p (172.6p)
Medium to 237.0p (169.2p)
Heavy to 206.0p (166.8p)
O/weight 179.0p (153.3p)

Light to £63.50 (£32.61)
Heavy to £116.50 (£60.89)

Cast Rams £122.50 (£68.32)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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