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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 35 prime cattle, 15 young bulls, 19 over thirty month cattle, 6,006 prime lambs and 7,476 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th November 2013.

prime cattle

An improved show of prime cattle forward with many more inside fed cattle shown, resulting in trade being slightly sharper. Top price of 253.5p for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen. Heifers to 244.5p from Messrs Garthwaite, Wyseby Hill Cottage.



Limousin 253.5p, 243.5p, 238.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 229.5p (x2) Fenton Farm, 222.5p Newby Farm (x2) and Low Hallburn, 218.5p, 217.5p Hallees.

Shorthorn 199.5p Sewing Shields.

Blue Grey 198.5p, 194.5p Sewing Shields.


Limousin 244.5p, 243.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 243.5p Hallburn, 238.5p Houghton House, 225.5p Hallburn, 221.5p Houghton House, 219.2p Newby Farm.

Charolais 220.5p Hallburn.



Limousin £1,597, £1,508 Dashwellgreen.

British Blue £1,546, £1,513 Dashwellgreen.


Charolais £1,411 Hallburn.

Limousin £1,387 Hallburn, £1,383 Houghton House, £1,302, £1,295 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,262 Hallburn, £1,233, £1,229 Newby Farm, £1,207 Houghton House.

British Blue £1,478, £1,359, £1,244 Sandbed.

A smaller show of prime bulls forward with the majority being dairy bred, although saw the trade a shade sharper. The sale was topped at 240.5p for a British Blue shown by J. Retson, Gardrum. Black & Whites to 179.5p from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.


British Blue 240.5p Gardrum, 199.5p Becton Hall.

Limousin 219.5p Becton Hall.

Black & White 179.5p, 176.5p Becton Hall, 178.5p, 176.5p (x2), 172.5p, 171.5p The Green.


Limousin £1,448 Netherton.

British Blue £1,382 Gardrum, £1,187 Becton Hall.

Black & White £1,094, £1,041 Becton Hall.

A similar show of cast cows sold to a similar trade with again many hill cows on offer. Top of 151.5p for a Limousin shown by W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh.


Limousin 151.5p Nunscleugh, 144.5p Eycott, 121.5p Greenside, 117.5p Kirkhaugh, 113.5p Harehill.

British Blue 144.5p Nunscleugh, 121.5p Eycott.

Angus 139.5p Eycott, 120.5p Harehill.

Galloway 105.5p The Row.

Black & White 102.5p Middlebie Hill.


Limousin £1,075 Nunscleugh, £910 Eycott, £766 Harehill, £722 Kirkhaugh.

Angus £983 Eycott, £891 Harehill.

British Blue £968 Nunscleugh.

Black & White £768 Middlebie Hill.

photo courtesy Robert Smith Photography & Video

sheep ring

A larger show of 6,066 prime lambs which sold to average 176.9p per kilo (SQQ 180.5p). A very similar trade with more heavy lambs forward but best export types were dearer. Top price of £100 per head and 244p per kilo for Texels from A.R. Bell & Son, Kirkton.


Texel £110, £105, £102.50, £99, £97 Kirkton, £97 High Greenhill, £96 Mossband Hall and Kirkton, £95 Tundergarth Mains.

Charollais £100 Dinwoodie Green, £95 Wester Parkgate, £90 Leaona Villa, £89 Nunscleugh, £87 Harelawhill.

Suffolk £96.50 Boreland, £95 Ashley Park, £93 Boreland, £92 Cardew Hall and Boreland.

Beltex £93 Thorns, £89 Eastfield, £86 Netherton, £84 Sorbie.

Greyface £82 Eastfield, £81 Harelawhill, £79 Isle of Dalton, £75 Eastfield and Hollands.

Lleyn £79.50 Whiteclose.

Bleu d’Maine £78 The Firs.

Hill Cheviot £76 Dunnabie, £75 Haithwaite and Whitstonehill, £74.50 Potholm.

Half Bred £75.50, £75 Glendearg, £73, £68 Dodgsonstown, £68 Adderston Shiels.

North Country Cheviot £74 Oldfield and New Cottage Farm, £71, £66 Effgill.

Cheviot Mule £72 Crowdieknowe, £70 Falnash, £64 South Dene and Killean.

Blackface £71, £70 Eastfield, £70 Minsca, £67 Cowcorse and Glenheighton.

Leicester £70 Williamston, £65 Woodhouse.

Lonk £68, £65.50 Achingills.

Herdwick £65 South Dene.

Swaledale £58 The Ash, £50 Williamston.


Texel 244p, 242p Kirkton, 237p High Greenhill and Kirk House, 232p Glebelands, 223p Mossband Hall, 220p Keith Farm, 219p Low Lonning and Walton Highrigg, 217p High Stenries and High Greenhill.

Beltex 239p Netherton, 236p Bankhead, 228p Eastfield, 227p Thorns, 210p Sorbie.

Bleu d’Maine 217p The Firs.

Cheviot Mule 201p Killean, 174p Skernish, 171p Falnash and Crowdieknowe.

Suffolk 200p Thorns, 189p Skernish and Thorns, 185p Keith Farm, 183p Glebelands, 182p Netherton and Cardew Hall.

Charollais 193p Cardew Hall, 186p Peela Hill, 184p Dyke and Harelawhill, 180p Dashwellgreen, 178p Harelawhill.

Hill Cheviot 190p Haithwaite, 188p Whitstonehill and Haithwaite, 186p Sorbietrees, 173p Skelfhill.

Blackface 182p Skelfhill, 180p Isle of Dalton, 176p Blackburn, 175p Chaplehope, 173p Blackburn and Peela Hill, 172p Syart, 171p Riskinhope, Syart and Winterhopeburn.

Greyface 180p Harelawhill, 179p Arnicle, 177p Crowdieknowe, 175p Tone Hall, 174p Westloch, 172p Tone Hall.

Herdwick 178p Newington.

North Country Cheviot 174p, 165p Effgill, 164p New Cottage Farm.

Half Bred 172p Glendearg, 166p Dodgsonstown.

Lleyn 169p Whiteclose.

Herdwick 166.7p South Dene.

Lonk 160p Achingills.

Swaledale 149p The Ash

Leicester 141p Woodhouse.

The 907 lightweight lambs were forward and were very short of buyers requirements but still need to be well fleshed. Top of £78, £65 for Beltex from Bankhead; Texel £74 Killean and Dashwellgreen, £60 Low Eals; Cheviot Mule £68.50 Killean, £59 Skernish; Hill Cheviot £66.50 Haithwaite; Suffolk £66 Skernish; Blackface £62 Skelfhill, £58 Blackburn, £56 Pitland Hills; Greyface £61 Arnicle, £56 Haithwaite.

A larger show of 7,476 cast ewes and rams were forward to an increased ring of buyers. More hill and lean ewes forward with best heavy ewes and rams selling to a greater trade on the week and are short of buyers requirements. Also feeding types ewes sold to an increased demand but mule ewes proving harder to cash unless very heavy.

Rams sold to £180 for a Texel from Roachburn, £160 Firth, £128 Oldfield, £118 New Cottage; Suffolk £92 Woodvale; Leicester £146 Howden, £135 Midlock, £132, £125 Roachburn; Oxford £100 Keith; Blackface £90, £78 High Staward; Charollais £88 Lanehead; Beltex £90 Albierigg, £88 Howden; Swaledale £60 Spital Shields.

Heavy ewes to £116 for Texels from Barglachan, £116 Hopehill, £114 Midlock, £112 Hopehill; Beltex £100 Hopehill, £98 Cardew Hall; Suffolk £95 Cowcorse & Jonesboro House, £94 Keith Farm & Killeadeas; Cheviot Mule £90 Relief, £86 Firth Farm, £80 Marygate; Charollais £90 Jonesboro House, £88 Mount Field, North Country Cheviot £86 Whiteknowe, £82 Coytre, £78 Buldoo & Hallrule Mill; Leicester £84 Spital Shields, £78 Brownleazes, £76 Sheepriggs & Williamston; Greyface £68 Haithwaite, £66 Fenton, £64 Eastfield, Cowcorse, Medomsley Edge and Nethertofts; Zwartble £74 Viewfields.

Light ewes to £60 for Hill Cheviots from Falnash, £54 Nether Brotherstone & Medomsley Edge; Lleyn £58 Ringliggate, £57 Marygate, £56 Pirntaton & Broomhill Bank Blackface £55 Albierigg, £52 Brownleazes, £50 Eastfield & Keith Farm; Swaledale £47 Derwent House, £44 Broadmea, £43 Kilnstown; Herdwick £30 Anthorn.


Light to 222.5p (202.4p)
Medium to 253.5p (229.2p)
Heavy to 238.5p (206.3p)

Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 244.5p (224.9p)
Heavy to 220.5p (206.7p)

Young bulls 240.5p (189.5p)

Light to 210.0p (170.2p)
Standard to 242.0p (179.9p)
Medium to 244.0p (181.6p)
Heavy to 206.0p (168.3p)
O/weight 183.0p (163.5p)

Light to £60.00 (£33.68)
Heavy to £116.00 (£61.58)

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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