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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 50 prime cattle, 18 young bulls, 25 over thirty month cattle, 3,902 prime lambs and 6,739 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th September 2013.

prime cattle

A mixed show of prime cattle saw quality in demand with the sale topping at 254.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others to 253.5p (twice), firstly from Messrs Taylor then again from N. Forster, The Haining House. Charolais heifers sold to 231.5p from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries.



Limousin 254.5p, 253.5p Dashwellgreen, 253.5p The Haining House, 251.5p, 250.5p (x2), 249.5p, 248.5p (x2), 247.5p, 245.5p Dashwellgreen, 245.5p The Haining House, 237.5p Newby Farm and Houghton House.

Charolais 226.5p, 220.5p High Stenries.


Charolais 231.5p, 228.5p, 223.5p High Stenries.

Limousin 227.5p Newby Farm and Snab, 223.5p Newby Farm, 222.5p Sceughdyke.



Limousin £1,615 Houghton House, £1,584 Sceughdyke, £1,528 Houghton House, £1,571, £1,534, £1,517, £1,501 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,512 Nether Onsett.

Angus £1,548 Westwinds.


Charolais £1,427, £1,350, £1,249 Upper Mains, £1,318, £1,307, £1,256 High Stenries, £1,224 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,285 Sceughdyke, £1,225 Nirvana, £1,223 Sceughdyke, £1,221 Newby Farm, £1,217 Snab Farm.

Simmental £1,239 Sceughdyke.

Some good bulls forward saw trade buoyant again and more required. Top price to 250.5p for a fantastic Limousin bull shown by J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.


Limousin 250.5p Netherton, 239.5p, 237.5p, 226.5p, 223.5p Gallowberry.

British Blue 231.5p Netherton, 203.5p Becton Hall.

Black & White 177.5p, 175.5p Harelawhole.


Limousin £1,653 Netherton, £1,425, £1,341, £1,336, £1,318 Gallowberry.

Cast cow trade followed national trend with the plain cows hardest to cash. Top of 203.5p for a Limousin cow from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries, others to 167.5p from W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh.


Limousin 203.5p High Stenries, 167.5p Nunscleugh, 133.5p Ladyhousesteads, 125.5p Greystoke Castle, 124.5p Ladyhousesteads, 117.5p The Flatt.

British Blue 128.5p Nunscleugh, 122.5p Greystoke Castle.

Black & White 124.5p, 111.5p Whins.


Limousin £1,282 High Stenries, £1,164 Ladyhousesteads, £1,055 Nunscleugh, £887 Ladyhousesteads, £840 Greystoke Castle.

Black & White £933, £841 Whins.

British Blue £925 Nunscleugh, £820 Greystoke Castle.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

The 3,902 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, lambs keenly sought after although many lambs now coming forward 44 kilos +, with a shortage of well fleshed best export kinds.

The overall average of 171.5p per kilo was as good as seen this week. Top price of £100 per head for Texels from Tinnis Hall and to 211p per kilo for Texels from Keith Farm.


Texel £100 Tinnis Hall, £98 Bombie and Dashwellgreen, £97.50 Aldermanseat, £97 Kirkton.

Charollais £98.50, £87.50 Tinnis Hall, £85 Barend, £84 Brisco Meadows, £81 Dashwellgreen.

Suffolk £92.50 Tinnis Hall, £88 Mossband Hall, £87 Cowcorse, £86.50 Cowburnrigg, £85 Henrys Hill.

Greyface £84.50 Mouldy Hills, £80 Gibbs Hill, £75 Nether Gribton, £74.50 Albierigg, £73 Wallend.

Easycare £80 Tushielaw.

Beltex £79 Laws Hall, £74 Dunnabie.

Berrichon £79 Sceughdyke.

Rouge £77 Springwells.

Half Bred £77 Dodgsonstown, £65.50 Gibbs Hill.

Leicester £76 Woodhouse.

Hill Cheviot £74.50 Raeburnfoot, £73 Sorbietrees, £70 Mouldy Hills and Raeburnfoot, £62 Sorbietrees.

Blackface £71, £69, £68 Wanwood Hill, £66 Penpeugh, £64 Wanwood Hill.

Cheviot Mule £70 Tushielaw, £68 North House, £67 Priesthaugh and Nether Gribton.

Zwartbles £65 Ringliggate.

Kendal Rough £50 Churchview.


Texel 211p Keith Farm, 206p Bombie, 205p Keith, 204.3p Old Wall, 204p Backmuir, 200p, 198p Kirkton, 198p The Croft, 196p Dashwellgreen, 195p Kirkton, 193p Cherry Garth and North Greenhill.

Beltex 203p Mallsgate Hall, 200p Dunnabie, 184p Laws Hall.

Suffolk 186p Keith, 185p North House, 179p Raeburnfoot and Falnash, 178p Tinnis Hall and Netherton.

Charollais 182.6p Brisco Meadows, 182.4p Tinnis Hall, 180p Dashwellgreen and Pates Hill.

North Country Cheviot 182p Clatequoy.

Blackface 181p, 170p Black Mountain, 168p, 167p Wanwood Hill, 166p Penpeugh and Castlemilk.

Hill Cheviot 179p Skernish, 175p Mouldy Hills, 173p, 171p Raeburnfoot..

Berrichon 176p Sceughdyke.

Greyface 169p Mouldy Hills and Albie Rigg, 165p Harelawhill, 164p Penpeugh, 163p Nether Gribton, Peela Hill, Greenburn, Upper Hindhope and Mouldy Hills.

Cheviot Mule 168p Priesthaugh, 162p North House.

Lightweight lambs were in more numbers but keenly bid for as long as well fleshed. Small lean lambs better marketed in the store ring.

Top price was £65 for Texel and Beltex from Mallsgate Hall, other Texel £62 Golden Lane; Cheviot £59 Skernish, £50 Blakehope; Blackface £58 Black Mountain, £54 Blakehope; Greyface £50 Castlemilk; Shetland £49 Tushielaw; Swaledale £40 Peasemyres; Jacob £40 Barend.

A larger show on the week of 6,739 cast ewes and rams were forward to a full ring of buyers with trade for all classes being £3 to £4 dearer on the week, good quality Continental ewes remain short of requirements.

Heavy Texel ewes to £120 for Charollais from New Mill, £108 Laws Hall and Hillside, £98 New Mill; Suffolk £100 North House, £90 Haithwaite, £88 Corrie Mains; Bleu d’Maine £94 Lough Green; Cheviot Mule £86 The Croft, £80 Bombie, £78 Barnglies and Orchardton Mains; Beltex £86 Hillside, £80 Corrielea; North Country Cheviot £79 Crawthat and Adderston Shiels, £78, £75 Douganhill; Leicester £74 Raggetsyke, £72 Gallowberry; Greyface £69 Hallburn, £68 Blakehope, Corrie Mains, £66 Cowburnrigg and Hassendean; Romney Marsh £60 Holme Farm.

Light ewes to £68 for Cheviots from Chapel Farm, £62 Meikle Whitriggs, £58 Balgray Hill; Lleyn £60 Over Langshaw; Easycare £58, £49 Glenapp; Blackface £55 Peela Hill, £54 Keith, £51 Castlemilk; Swaledale £49 Bullshill, £46 Golden Lane, £44 Spoutbank; Kendal Rough £45 Churchview; Herdwick £35 Muirhead, £34 Longrow.

Cast rams to £140, £110 for Suffolks from Haithwaite, £88 Hillside; Texel £108, £98 Hillside, £96 Haithwaite; Leicester £100 Woodhouse, £90 High Crossgill; Charollais £94 Keith, £80 New Mill; North Country Cheviot £92 Catslackburn, £86 Glenapp, £82 Meikle Whitriggs; Border Leicester £90 Dodgsonstown; Hill Cheviot £86 Raeburnfoot, £80 Gass Farm, £72 Granton; Easycare £70, £68 Glenapp; Swaledale £60 Williamston, £54 High Crossgill; Blackface £55 Haithwaite, £50 Keith.


Light to 250.5p (244.3p)
Medium to 254.5p (232.3p)
Heavy to 237.5p (218.6p)

Light to 227.5p (164.2p)
Medium to 231.5p (220.7p)
Heavy to 211.5p (204.9p)

Young bulls 250.5p (212.7p)

Light to 203.0p (165.5p)
Standard to 206.0p (169.1p)
Medium to 211.0p (173.5p)
Heavy to 204.3p (171.6p)
O/weight 182.4p (154.8p)

Light to £68.00 (£36.19)
Heavy to £120.00 (£65.22)

Cast Rams £140.00 (£69.70)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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