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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 40 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 6,337 prime lambs and 10,425 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th October 2013.

prime cattle

Less prime cattle on offer saw a mixed show sell to similar rates topping at 237.5p for a Charolais heifer shown by J.W. Vevers, High Stenries. Limousin bullocks to 235.5p from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House.



Limousin 235.5p, 230.5p Houghton House, 220.5p Newtown, 218.5p Newby Farm.

Charolais 231.5p High Stenries.

Angus 215.5p Newtown.


Charolais 237.5p High Stenries.

Limousin 235.5p Bleatarn, 232.5p, 229.5p Houghton House, 223.5p Bleatarn, 220.5p Smallholms, 219.5p Newby Farm and Sceughdyke, 211.5p Newby Farm.

British Blue 217.5p Sandbed.



Limousin £1,672 Houghton House.

British Blue £1,623, £1,516 Sandbed.

Angus £1,587 Newtown.


Limousin £1,468 Houghton House, £1,448 Bleatarn, £1,302 Houghton House.

Charolais £1,365 High Stenries, £1,267, £1,244 Sceughdyke.

British Blue £1,313 Sandbed, £1,265 Sceughdyke, £1,237, £1,233 Sandbed.

Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,217 Sceughdyke.

Some good bulls forward met a good trade selling to a top of 235.5p twice, both for Limousins over 16 months, firstly from Third Farms then from G. Mitchinson & Sons, Gallowberry.


Limousin 235.5p Third Farm & Gallowberry, 232.5p Gallowberry.

British Blue 193.5p Becton Hall.

Black & White 179.5p Becton Hall.


Limousin £1,436, £1,360 Gallowberry, £1,330 Third Farm.

Black & White £1,211 Becton Hall.

Cows again hard to cash topping at 186.5p for a Limousin from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries and British Blues to 173.5p from Messrs Lawson, Newhouse.


Limousin 186.5p High Stenries, 137.5p, 116.5p Newhouse.

British Blue 173.5p, 156.5p, 114.5p Allfornaught.

Highland 141.5p Mid Harrietsfield.


Limousin £1,277 High Stenries.

British Blue £1,014 Newhouse.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

A tremendous show of 6,337 prime lambs which sold to average 184.7p per kilo (SQQ 186.1p). A far better show of quality sold to a much greater demand with heavy lambs and best quality lambs creating a premium.

Top price of £109 per head for Texels from A.R. Bell & Son, Kirkton and to 263p per kilo for Beltex from A. & B. Fox, Hilltop.


Texel £109, £108 Kirkton, £99 Mosshead and Hermitage, £98.50 Dunjop.

Charollais £98 Hallburncroft, £96 Slealands, £93 Keith Farm, £92 Leaona Villa and Hermitage.

Suffolk £98 Keith Farm, £97 Tinnis Hall, £95 Becton Hall, £94 Tinnis Hall, £92 Tarrasfoot.

Leicester £94 Tinnis Hall, £72 Peela Hill, £71 East Cragside.

Beltex £90 Kirk House, £87, £83 Sorbie, £80 Walton Highrigg, £75 Wallend.

Bleu d’Maine £90 Churchview, £85.50 Henrys Hill.

Half Bred £83 Broomhillbank, £80 High Moat, £75 Dodgsonstown.

North Country Cheviot £81 Marchbank.

Hill Cheviot £80 Marchbank and Allerby Hall, £79 Earlside and Shawhill, £71 Mossband House.

Greyface £80 Chapel and Sheepriggs, £79.50 Wilson Park Farm and Pitland Hills, £77 Redburn.

Cheviot Mule £77 Chapel Farm, £70 North House, £65 Killean.

Blackface £75 Peela Hill and Pitland Hills, £72 Albierigg, £71 Peela Hill and Pitland Hills.

Dorset £74 Trailtrow.

Easycare £67 Cooilingel, £66 Cleongart.

North Country Cheviot £65 Archwood

Swaledale £64 Hollinclose.


Beltex 263p Hilltop, 231p Kirk House, 218p, 198p Sorbie, 197p Wallend, 195p Walton Highrigg.

Texel 232p Crawthat, 230p Kirkton, 228p Low Lonning, 225p Hermitage, 223p Gallowberry and Kirkton, 220p Cardew Hall, Allerby Hall and Kirk House, 219p Dunjop, 218p Kirkton and Cadgillhead.

Bleu d’Maine 209p Churchview, 190p Henrys Hill, 189p Churchview.

Hill Cheviot 196p Redgate Head, 191p Cossarhill, 188p Redgate Head, 186p Skernish and Allerby Hall, 181p Crossdykes.

Charollais 196p Hermitage, 194p Doveden and Pates Hill, 191.9p Broadlea Cottage, 190p Keith Farm, 186p Hallburn, 185p Staffler, 184p Tinnis Hall and Leaona Villa.

Suffolk 194p Keith Farm, 192p Cooilingel, 191p Tarrasfoot and North House, 188p Rinnion Hills and Ashley Park, 187p Sceughdyke.

Blackface 189p Pitland Hills, 188p Burnfoot, 183p Peela Hill and Black Mountain, 181p The Row, 179p Dalveen, 176p Wanwood Hill.

Greyface 187.1p Wanwood Hill, 185p Burnfoot and D’Mainholm, 184p The Newton and Dalveen, 180p Peela Hill, 179p The Nook.

Dorset 180.5p Trailtrow.

Leicester 180p Peela Hill, 174p Tinnis Hall.

Cheviot Mule 179p North House, 176p Killean.

Half Bred 174p High Moat, 173p Broomhillbank, 163p Dodgsonstown.

North Country Cheviot 172p Marchbank.

Easycare 172p Cooilingel, 161p Cleongart.

Swaledale 152p Hollinclose.

Lightweight lambs short of buyers requirements and met a similar trade. Top of £92 for Beltex from Hilltop; Texel £70 Keith Farm, £66 Ronachan; Hill Cheviot £67 Cossarhill, £65 Skernish; Blackface £64 Peela Hill, £59 Dalveen; Charollais £60 Doveden; Greyface £58 Wanwood Hill; Suffolk £58 Keith Farm, £55 Blackhills; Jacob £47 Millcourt; Swaledale £35 Coatlith Hill.

A larger show of 10,425 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers in the run up to the festival of Eid. Heavy ewes and fleshy ewes sold to greater demand with plainer ewes being similar on the week.

Rams sold to £160 for a Texel from Greystoke Castle; £100 Bardnaclaven. Charollais £100 Cooilingel; Suffolk £120 East Cliff; Leicester £70 Cleughbrae; Blackface £62 The Lamperts, £56 West; North Country Cheviot £70 West Hottbank; Cheviot £80 Haithwaite. Heavy ewes to £123 for Texels from Oldfield, £118 Pirntataton & Cooilingel, £116 Roadside, £111 Oldfield, £110 Roadside; Suffolk £114 Roadside, £96 Pirntaton, £90 Roadside; Charollais £110 Jonesboro House, £108.50 Coytre; Halfbred £93 Smyllum, £85 Smyllum; Cheviot Mule £79 Mosshead & Adamston, £75 Blacksyke & Coytre; Leicester £78 West, £74 Linton House; North Country Cheviot £87 Oldfield, £86 Tirril & Bardnaclaven & Adamston; Beltex £196 Jonesboro House, £86 Watch Hillside; Cross £78 Blacksyke & West, £76 Drumbreddan & Oakshawhill.

Light ewes to £84 for Cheviots from Coytre others £75 Keith; Lleyns £55 Golden Lane, £50 Kiltersan; Blackface £68 Severs, £58 Nilston Rigg & Gall; Swaledale £50 Allenheads, £49 Hollinclose; Kerry Hill £60 71 Church Road; Goat £72 Tobermore, £68 71 Church Road; Easycare £64 Blacksyke, £52 Morebattle Tofts.


Light to 218.5p (208.2p)
Medium to 230.5p (210.6p)
Heavy to 235.5p (212.3p)

Light to 220.5p (202.1p)
Medium to 237.5p (217.0p)
Heavy to 235.5p (213.2p)

Young bulls 235.5p (212.4p)

Light to 243.5p (165.1p)
Standard to 263.0p (186.8p)
Medium to 232.0p (187.0p)
Heavy to 230.0p (180.1p)
O/weight 198.0p (170.6p)

Light to £84.00 (£34.83)
Heavy to £123.00 (£65.96)

Cast Rams £160.00 (£57.12)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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