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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 26 prime cattle, 19 young bulls, 39 over thirty month cattle, 5,640 prime lambs and 5,827 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 31st October 2013.

prime cattle

Prime cattle saw less numbers on offer with an improved show of quality, the sale was topped at 246.5p and 244.5p for Limousin bullocks shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers sold to 234.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. Top gross £1,626.90 for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen.



Limousin 246.5p, 244.5p, 243.5p, 233.5p Dashwellgreen.

British Blue 240.5p, 222.5p Dashwellgreen, 214.5p Newtown Farm.

Angus 214.5p Newtown.


Limousin 234.5p Hallburn, 226.5p Hallburn, 219.5p Swaites, 218.5p, 217.5p Houghton House, 212.5p Hallburn and Sceughdyke.

Charolais 217.5p Sceughdyke, 216.5p Low Hallburn.

British Blue 213.5p Low Hallburn.



Limousin £1,626, £1,509, £1,491 Dashwellgreen.

British Blue £1,490 Dashwellgreen.


Limousin £1,398, £1,359 Houghton House, £1,347, £1,301 Hallburn, £1,284 Sceughdyke, £1,221 Hallburn.

Charolais £1,283 Sceughdyke, £1,277 Low Hallburn.

British Blue £1,206 Low Hallburn.

Another good entry of bulls present with more Black & Whites on offer.

Top price of 229.5p for a Limousin from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton. Black & White bulls sold to 185.5p from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall. Top gross £1,457.25 from Messrs Routledge, Netherton.


Limousin 229.5p, 219.5p Netherton.

British Blue 215.5p Netherton, 195.5p Justicetown.

Black & White 185.5p Becton Hall, 182.5p, 178.5p, 175.5p Woodslee, 174.5p The Green.


Limousin £1,468, £1,437, £1,414 Netherton.

Black & White £1,269, £1,196 Becton Hall, £1,085, £1,017 Woodslee.

British Blue £1,457 Netherton, £1,114 Justicetown.

A larger show of cast cows saw more hill cows forward which saw averages fall. Limousin cows sold to 176.5p from A. Irving, Toppin Castle. British Blue stock bulls to 145.5p shown by A. & A. Ewing, Dumbretton. Top gross £1,420.83 from Mr A. Irving, Toppin Castle.


Limousin 176.5p Toppin Castle, 141.5p Morley Hill, 139.5p Nunscleugh, 127.5p, 126.5p Morley Hill, 126.5p Whiteclose, 125.5p Morley Hill and Swaites, 122.5p Dinley, 121.5p, 119.5p Morley Hill, 117.5p Gibstown.

British Blue 142.5p Nunscleugh.

Galloway 101.5p Peela Hill.

British Blue Bull 145.5p Dumbretton.


Limousin £1,420 Toppin Castle, £1,060 Nunscleugh, £961 Whiteclose, £879, £863, £834 Morley Hill, £822 Swaites.

British Blue £983 Nunscleugh.

British Blue Bull £1,294 Dumbretton.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

A similar show of 5,640 prime lambs which sold to average 180.3p per kilo (SQQ 182.7p). Best quality lambs were again keenly sought after with heavy sorts lacking flesh harder to cash. Vendors are advised that lambs should now be belly clipped as requested by all abattoirs. Top price of £100 per head for Texels from J. Latimer, Cherry Garth & A. Carruthers & Sons, Peela Hill and to 283p per kilo for Beltex from J.M. Richardson, Newington.


Texel £100 Cherry Garth and Peela Hill, £98 Bombie, £96 Thorns & Thornthwaite Close, £94.50 Slealands, £94 Cambeck Hill, Cubby Hill and Kirkhouse.

Suffolk £96 Beyond The Wood, £94.50 Lowes Fell, £89.50 Sceughdyke, £88 Slealands and Drinkstone.

Beltex £95 Walton Highrigg, £87 Sorbie.

Lleyn £89, £80 Whiteclose.

Charollais £87 Wester Parkgate, £83 Redhouse, £81.50 Jerriestown, £81 Moss Side and Pates Hill.

Hill Cheviot £82 Thorns, £75 Cowcorse Cottage, £74.50 Whitstonehill, £74 Supplebank, £73 Catslackburn.

North Country Cheviot £90 Allfornaught, £81 Marchbank, £80 Aucharua, £75 Newington & Raeburnfoot.

Greyface £78.50 Penpeugh, £76.50 Brennalea, £76 Albierigg, £75.50 Nunscleugh, £75 Hollinclose.

Cheviot Mule £77 Priesthaugh.

Blackface £72 Wanwood Hill, £71 Albierigg, £68 Penpeugh, £67 Gibblaston.

Wensleydale £69 Litharge.

Oxford £66.50 Guards.

Zwartbles £60 Newholme.


Beltex 283p Newington.

Texel 240p Thornthwaite Close, 232p Bombie, 230p Netherton, 220p Dunjop and Kirkland Green, 217p Dunjop, 215p, 214p Craighead, 214p Kirkhouse, 213p Cadgillhead, Dunjop and Corries Mill, 212p Lanerton.

Suffolk 205p Cambeckhill, 194p Raeburnfoot, 192p Keith Farm, 188.4p Cardew Hall, 188p Skelfhill.

Hill Cheviot 200p Supplebank, 193p Newholme, 188p Raeburnfoot, 187p Catslackburn, 186p Tyrone House.

Charollais 200p Barend and Peela Hill, 195p Wester Parkgate, 193p Barend and Pates Hill, 190p Cherry Garth.

Blackface 188p Chaplehope, 181p Peela Hill, 178p Chaplehope, 177p, 175p Winterhopeburn, 173p Chaplehope.

North Country Cheviot 185p Fenwick, 179p Newington, 176p Allfornaught, 175p Raeburnfoot, 174p Aucharua.

Herdwick 178p Newington.

Greyface 178p, 174p Kildalloig, 174p Brennanlea, 173p Gibblaston, 172p Upperburnmouth.

Cheviot Mule 175p Priesthaugh.

Oxford 171p, 166p Guards Farm.

Lleyn 157p Whiteclose.

Wensleydale 150p Litharge.

Lightweight lambs were forward in smaller numbers with trade for well fleshed lambs sharper on the week. Top of £99 for Beltex from Newington; Suffolk £66 Raeburnfoot; Charollais £68 Peela Hill and Barend; Texel £67 Wallend, £62 Newington; Easycare £67 Keith Farm; Hill Cheviot £65 Tyrone House, £63 Newington, £62 Raeburnfoot; Greyface £60.50 Killdalloig; Blackface £60 Chaplehope, £55 Winterhopeburn.

A smaller show of 5,827 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Small hill ewes sold to a larger demand with good heavy ewes selling to recent high rates.

Rams sold to £180 for a Texel from Drinkstone, £110 Rinnion Hills, £108 Fieldhead; Suffolk £135 Zetland, £98 Hillside, £80 Broadhaugh; Charollais £120 Hillside, £98 Fieldhead; Leicester £110 Broadhaugh, £90 Brennanlea; North Country Cheviot £100 Haithwaite, £90 Clatequoy, £64 Balure; Lleyn £85 Gatehousecote, £82 Hillside; Blackface £70 Keith Farm, £60 Lasnakea, £52 Cowburn; Hill Cheviot £56 Cowburn, £54 Rowhope, £52 Marygate; Swaledale £49 Wolf Hills, £48 Marygate, £46 Howburn.

Heavy ewes to £116 for Texels from Hawkhill, £114 South Mains, £105 Hopehill; Charollais £98, £94 Hillside, £70 Keith Farm; Suffolk £90 Hillside, £85, £80 Fieldhead; North Country Cheviot £89 Clatequoy, £76 Golden Lane, £74 Clatequoy; Leicester £75 Stubsgill, £74 Drinkstone, £71 Lowes Fell; Cheviot Mule £68 Relief, £61 South Mains, £54 Priesthaugh; Greyface £67 Brownleazes, £66 Manor Farm, £65 West Greenridge.

Light ewes to £80 for Cheviots from Raeburnfoot, £67 Skelfhill, £54 Keith Farm; Blackface £58 Brownleazes, £57 The Steel Farm, £56 South Mains; Lleyn £47, £46 Gatehousecote, £44 Nether Gribton; Swaledale £45 West Greenridge, £39 Stubsgill, £38 Burn House; Herdwick £44 Seathwaite.


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Medium to 244.5p (226.1p)
Heavy to 246.5p (218.4p)

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Medium to 234.5p (214.4p)
Heavy to 226.5p (212.5p)

Young bulls 229.5p (188.4p)

Light to 193.0p (172.1p)
Standard to 283.0p (182.9p)
Medium to 240.0p (183.2p)
Heavy to 208.5p (172.0p)
O/weight 175.0p (165.4p)

Light to £80.00 (£34.23)
Heavy to £116.00 (£59.75)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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