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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 36 prime cattle, 14 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 4,925 prime lambs and 4,990 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th October 2013.

prime cattle

A plainer show of prime cattle with a shortage of inside fed types. The sale was topped at 226.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by L.E. Grice & Son, Newtown and others to 225.5p from A.I. & V. Smith, Westwinds.



Limousin 226.5p Newtown, 225.5p Westwinds, 212.5p Westwinds, 210.5p Newby Farm.


Limousin 222.5p (x2) Houghton House, 220.5p Low Hallburn, 216.5p Hallburn, 212.5p Newby Farm.

Charolais 216.5p, 215.5p Low Hallburn.

Simmental 218.5p Sceughdyke.


Limousin £1,335 Houghton House, £1,290 Houghton House, £1,276 Swaites, £1,251 Sceughdyke.

Charolais £1,298 Hallburn, £1,271, £1,223 Low Hallburn.

Simmental £1,201 Sceughdyke.

An excellent show of bulls met another good trade topping at 242.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin then for a British Blue from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.


Limousin 242.5p, 236.5p Netherton, 235.5p Swaites, 226.5p Niven Hill, 221.5p Netherton.

British Blue 242.5p, 224.5p Netherton.

Black & White 179.5p (x2) Woodslee, 175.5p Justicetown.


Limousin £1,576 Netherton, £1,517 Netherton, £1,494 Niven Hill, £1,483 Swaites, £1,407 Netherton.

British Blue £1,491 Netherton.

Black & White £1,070 Becton Hall, £1,023, £1,014 Woodslee.

Less cows on offer with more plain and hill cows forward. Top price of 167.5p for a Limousin from W.G. & H.M. Kyle, Spoutbank.


Limousin 167.5p Spoutbank, 109.5p Newhouse.

Black & White 111.5p Whins.


Limousin £820 Spoutbank, £804 Newhouse.

Black & White £836 Whins.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

Another good show of 4,925 prime lambs which sold to average 177.7p per kilo (SQQ 180.2p). Best quality export lambs were keenly sought after and demanded a premium all day with heavy lambs easier on the week. Top price of £100.50 per head for Texels from A.R. Bell & Son, Kirkton and to 242p per kilo for Texel from T.L. Hogg & Son, Ryehills.


Texel £100.50 Kirkton, £100 Bombie, £99 South Dene, Kirk House and Hillcrest..

Suffolk £99 Blackhaugh, £95 Barnglies, £90 Sceughdyke and Fenton.

Beltex £90.50, £87.50 Hexpath, £85 Greenside.

Bleu d’Maine £87 Middle Farm, £78 Tarnside.

Charollais £85 Stirches Mains, £84 Pates Hill, £82 Stirches Mains, £81 Fenton, £80 Moss Side.

Berrichon £85 Sceughdyke.

Greyface £84 Mossthorn and Barnshangan, £83 Dyke Farm, £77 The Nook, £75 Sleetbeck.

North Country Cheviot £84, £77.50, £74 Keith Farm, £74 Earlside, £71.50 Raeburnfoot.

Half Bred £80 Mossband Hall, £73 Earlside.

Hill Cheviot £77 Falnash, £64 Sundhope.

Herdwick £71, £60 Longrow.

Blackface £70 Nunscleugh, £67 Lanehead, £65 Minsca, £63.50 Riskinhope.

Cheviot Mule £67 Harelawhill, £65 North House, £62 Sundhope.

Leicester £67 Nunscleugh, £62 Peela Hill, £60 Highside.

Lleyn £67 Guards.

Oxford £60 Guards.

Kendal Rough £50 Churchview.


Texel 242p Ryehills, 234p Kirkton, 230p, 227p Keith Farm, 220p Glencartholm, 219p Keith Farm, 218p Sundhope, 217p Southdean Lodge, 215p Keith Farm, 213p Mossband Hall, 212.5p Kirkton.

Beltex 236p Greenside, 232p, 219p Hexpath.

Bleu d’Maine 207p Middle Farm, 200p Tarnside.

North Country Cheviot 206p, 204p, 183p Keith Farm, 180p Earlside.

Suffolk 203p Hexpath, 195p Keith Farm, 194p Barnglies and Blackhaugh, 193p Harelawhill, 190p Sundhope, 187p Skelfhill.

Charollais 195p Pates Hill, 184p Fenton Farm and Chapel House, 176p Harelawhill, 174p Sleetbeck.

Berrichon 185p Sceughdyke.

Greyface 181p Keith Farm, 177.8p Holme House, 172p Albierigg, 171p The Nook and Peela Hill, 170p Minsca, 169.2p Smiddy Hill, 169p Albierigg.

Leicester 180p Peela Hill, 174p Tinnis Hall.

Half Bred 178p Mossband Hall, 166p Earlside.

Hill Cheviot 178p Sundhope, 154p Forss.

Blackface 175p, 172p, 168p, 167p, 164p Riskinhope, 164p Peela Hill, 163p Lanehead, 155p Bowershield and Minsca.

Cheviot Mule 172p Sundhope, 167p North House.

Lleyn 167.5p Guards.

Herwick 165p Longrow.

Easycare 163p Lowmoor Head.

Oxford 158p, 154p Guards.

Lightweight lambs short of buyers requirements and dearer on the week. Top of £65 for Texels from Auchentaggart; Easycare £57 Lowmoor Head; Blackface £56 Riskinhope, £51 Bowershields.

A much smaller and more sensible show of 4,990 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with well fleshed heavy ewes short of requirements with good selling ewes at recent rates, small hill ewes easier to sell than previous week.

Rams sold to £140 for a Texel from Bankshead, £90 Beck Farm, £85 Kirk House; Suffolk £115 Netherton, £105 Blackhaugh; Oxford £110 Tweedy Hill; North Country Cheviot £94, £82 Blackhaugh, £80 Longburgh Fauld; Leicester £75 Morley Hill, £60 Highside; Charollais £70 Scotsbrig; Wensleydale £60 Red House; Easycare £45 Keith; Blackface £40 Riskinhope and East Fortissat; Swaledale £40 Morley Hill and Redhouse.

Heavy ewes to £98 for Texels from Bowan Hill and Kirk House, £94 Becks, £92 Kirk House; Suffolk £88 Blackhaugh, £84 Wood Vale and Morley Hill, £80 Knocknain and Upper Tofts; Leicester £80 Sheepriggs and Cowcorse, £60 Kilnstown; North Country Cheviot £80 Valley View, £74 Dounreay, £72 Keith; Charollais £80 Knocknain, £74 Braehill, £72 Cowcorse; Greyface £72 Gillesbie, £68 Smallholms, £65 Braehead; Cheviot Mule £71 Branxholm Braes, £68 Achalone, £66 Branxholm Braes and Deuchrie.

Light ewes to £58 for Blackface from Brownleazes, £56 Bowershield, £55 Deuchrie; Lleyn £55 Keith, £53 South Dene, £50 Guards; Cheviot £54 Keith, £52 Sleetbeck, £50 Crosscleugh; Easycare £45 Keith; Herdwick £45 Seathwaite; Swaledale £36 Blindburn, £34 Kilnstown, £32 Pry Hill.


Light to 210.5p (191.2p)
Medium to 226.5p (209.2p)
Heavy to 212.5p (184.0p)

Light to 216.5p (191.7p)
Medium to 222.5p (208.2p)
Heavy to 222.5p (211.9p)

Young bulls 242.5p (208.1p)

Light to 175.0p (169.8p)
Standard to 242.0p (181.2p)
Medium to 234.0p (180.3p)
Heavy to 211.0p (167.4p)
O/weight 189.0p (162.9p)

Light to £58.00 (£31.62)
Heavy to £98.00 (£58.91)

Cast Rams £140.00 (£69.72)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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