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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 65 prime cattle, 15 young bulls, 22 over thirty month cattle, 3,119 prime lambs and 6,112 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th September 2013.

prime cattle

A plainer show of prime cattle with mostly grass fed cattle on offer saw trade similar on the week, the sale was topped at 256.5p, 251.5p and 250.5p (x2) all shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others to 243.5p from M. & G.A. Nicholson, The Lake.



Limousin 256.5p, 251.5p, 250.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 244.5p The Lake, 241.5p, 239.5p, 238.5p, 229.5p Dashwellgreen, 222.5p Houghton House, 219.5p West Winds; 215.5p Newby Farm and Houghton House.

British Blue 225.5p The Lake.


Limousin 229.5p, 213.5p Sceughdyke.



Limousin £1,728 The Lake, £1,564, £1,553, £1,532 Dashwellgreen.

British Blue £1,725 The Lake.

Charolais £1,678, £1,543 Sceughdyke.



Limousin £1,285 Sceughdyke, £1,225 Nirvana, £1,221 Newby Farm.

Charolais £1,362, £1,304, £1,251 Upper Mains, £1,210 Sceughdyke.

Some good bulls on offer which saw trade a shade less than last weeks high rates. Top price to 243.5p for a Limousin from Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm with British Blues selling to 239.5p from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.


Limousin 243.5p, 238.5p Yett Farm, 222.5p, 217.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p Ladyhousesteads.

British Blue 239.5p, 235.5p Netherton.

Black & White 182.5p, 181.5p Walton Highrigg, 179.5p Becton Hall.


British Blue £1,628, £1,365 Netherton.

Limousin £1,534, £1,311 Yett Farm, £1,216, £1,201 Ladyhousesteads.

Black & White £1,112 Becton Hall, £1,022, £1,016 Walton Highrigg.

Another mixed show of OTMs sold to a similar trade topping at 171.5p for a Highland cross from J.F. & S.J. MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads.


Highland 171.5p, 157.5p Ladyhousesteads.

Limousin 155.5p, 153.5p The Throp, 143.5p Sceughdyke, 126.5p Terrona.

Black & White 147.5p Hethermill, 120.5p Brisco Hill.

Angus 143.5p Girnwood.

Shorthorn 122.5p Potholm.


Angus £1,033 Girnwood.

Limousin £1,018, £997 The Throp, £939 Sceughdyke.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

3,119 prime lambs were forward, with more buyers present, best quality lambs keenly sought after and well short of buyers requirements, regularly selling between 220p and 245p, other lambs similar on the week with more Mule and less Continental lambs forward, lightweight lambs short of requirements but still little more than store price. The overall average 169.2p per kilo was well in line with this weeks trading. Top price of £105 per head for Texels from A.R. Bell, Kirkton and to 245p per kilo for Texels from D.E. & J. Birket, Hexpath.


Texel £105, £104, £103, £102 Kirkton, £99 Hawkhill, Kirk House and Kirkton, £98 Hexpath and Harleyrigg.

Charollais £96 Woodhouse, £85 Burncroft, £74.50 Windy Hill, £74 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £73.50 Fenton.

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

Suffolk £87 Sceughdyke, £85 Cowcorse, £80 Sceughdyke, £79.50 High Wreay, £79 Newlands.

North Country Cheviot £85.50 Swanson.

Berrichon £83 Sceughdyke.

Greyface £80 Hightown and Braehead, £77 Oswie, £76 Longrow, £75 Highend.

Half Bred £71 Ringliggate.

Leicester £68 Softley.

Oxford £67 The Ash, £60 Guards Farm.

Blackface £66.50 Kilchamaig, £66 High Staward, £65 Pitland Hills and Penpeugh, £64.50 Allensgreen.

Zwartbles £60 Westhills.

Hill Cheviot £58 Hillhead, £56 Cardewlees.

Cheviot Mule £58 High Frost Hall.


Texel 245p Hexpath, 241p, 240p Kirk House, 236p Hexpath, 229p Kirkton, 228p Middle Farm, 226p Windyhill and Kirkton, 225p Kirkton.

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

Suffolk 186p, 183p, 181p Hexpath, 175p Shield Green, 173.8p Windyhill, 173p High Wreay.

North Country Cheviot 182p Clatequoy.

Berrichon 180p Sceughdyke.

Charollais 175p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 173.5p Burncroft, 171.4p Woodhouse, 171p Fenton Farm.

Greyface 173.9p Braehead, 164.1p Kimmeter Green, 163p Wallend and Highend, 161p Woodhouse, Penpeugh and Hightown.

Blackface 172p, 166p Kilchamaig, 161p High Staward, 158.5p Penpeugh.

Half Bred 169p Ringliggate.

Cheviot Mule 161p High Frost Hall.

Hill Cheviot 157p Hillhead.

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 £65 for Texels from Crops Hall, £62 Ronachan; Blackface £58.50 Kilchamaig, £50 Scabcleugh; Hill Cheviot £53 Southend; Greyface £50 Cowcorse; Suffolk £50 Kimmeter Green; Kerry Hill £42 Ringliggate; Swaledale £37 Softley.

The 6,112 cast ewes and rams appeared cheaper on the week although averages were similar with the biggest majority of the ewes being of lesser quality with good selling heavy ewes (not fat) short of buyer requirements.

Heavy Texel ewes to £118 for Texels from Keith Farm, £115 Haithwaite and Fagra, £108 Haithwaite, £101 Crumhaugh Hill; Bleu d’Maine £110 Streethead; Suffolk £96 Shaw Cottage, £92 Keith Farm, £90 Shaw Cottage; Leicester £90 Cowcorse, £74 Laidlawsteel; Charollais £86, £79 Streethead, £75 Stud; Beltex £76 Castlehill, £70 Laidlawsteel; Cheviot Mule £73 Torwoodlea Mains, £69 Haithwaite, £68 Colmslie Hill; North Country Cheviot £67 Colmslie Hill, £64 Torwoodlea Mains, £60 Stud Farm; Greyface £66 Pirntaton, £63 Castlehill, £62 Mossilee and Wallend; Roussin £65 Drumgrange.

Light ewes to £66, £58 for Lleyn from Over Langshaw, £54 Brims Mains; Cheviot £58 High Trowier, £55 Chapel Farm, £53 Henwell and Potholm; Blackface £50 Collin Bank and Haithwaite, £49 Upperburnmouth, £48 Redesmouth and Cowcorse; Easycare £48 South Mains, £35 Mitchelston; Swaledale £43 Burn House, £41 Softley, £37 Woodhouse.

Cast rams to £128 for Texel from Southend, £122 Crumhaugh Hill, £108 Stud Hill; Suffolk £116 Langholm Farm, £100 Shaw Cottage, £88 Cowcorse; North Country Cheviot £110 Haithwaite, £84 Dinley; Beltex £108 Keith Farm, £86 Todholes; Hill Cheviot £88 Dinley, £82 Sorbietrees, £70 Dinley; Blackface £84 Cowburn, £65 Chapel Farm; Charollais £78 Drumgrange; Leicester £76 Shaw Cottage; Easycare £68 Bank House, £61 Mitchelston, £60 Mossfennan; Swaledale £58 Round Meadows, £50 Lilswood Cottage.


Light to 251.5p (251.5p)
Medium to 256.5p (219.1p)
Heavy to 243.5p (215.9p)

Light to 213.5p (198.2p)
Medium to 229.5p (204.3p)
Heavy to 205.5p (199.2p)

Young bulls to 243.5p (204.0p)

Light to 171.0p (149.3p)
Standard to 236.0p (168.1p)
Medium to 245.0p (169.8p)
Heavy to 226.0p (172.2p)
O/weight 198.0p (185.9p)

Light to £66.00 (£32.43)
Heavy to £118.00 (£60.63)

Cast Rams £128.00 (£68.78)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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