The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
70 prime cattle, 7 young beef bulls, 4,525 prime hoggs and 2,278
cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday
4th January, 2007.
More heavyweight cattle were on offer with averages the same
as last week.
Top price of 139.5p twice for Limousin and Belgian Blue bullocks
from W.E. Lockhart & Co., Faulding Cleugh, both purchased
by Messrs Nattress Butchers, Carlisle. Limousin bullocks from
J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn sold to 134.5p to Woodhead
Bros., Colne, others to 132.5p and 131.5p The Gill, 131.5p Faulding
Cleugh, 126.5p Houghton House; Blonde d’Aquitaine 134.5p
N. Forster, Haining House to Woodhead Bros.; Charolais 133.5p
Hallburn to to Woodhead Bros.; Belgian Blue 129.5p Hallburn to
Woodhead Bros.; Belted Galloway 113.5p L.E. Grice & Son,
Newtown to W. Kirkup & Son, Butcher, Longtown.
Heifers topped at 128.5p for a Limousin from D. & L. Graham,
South Lambhill to Border Meats, Lockerbie, others 126.5p Hallburn;
Charolais 124.5p T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke to Woodhead
Bros., 123.5p Hallburn; Belgian Blue 123.5p A.S. & C.E. Coulthard,
Justicetown to Border Meats, Lockerbie.
The young bull section comprised of mainly dairy sorts with
heavy weight Simmentals to 111.5p and 109.5p (800kg) from T.
Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke; Limousin 106.5p D. Ferguson & Son,
Fawcettlees; Black & Whites 99.5p T.B. Imrie, Harelawhole.
Lightweight hoggs peaked at £42.80 for Continentals from
Roachburn, Hallbankgate; Texel £40 Hallburn and Longrow;
Hill Cheviot £37.50 Haithwaite; Greyface £36.80 Middleknowes;
Blackface £35.50 Upper Glendivan; Swaledale £32 Westburnhope.
The 4,525 prime hoggs met a sharp selling trade peaking at £58
per head for Suffolks from Cowans Farm, Biglands and to 133.8p
per kilo for Texels from Rinnion Hills, West Hall. Suffolk cross £56.20
Sceughdyke; Texel £55.20 Corries Mill, £52 Tinnis
Hall; Bleu d’Main £53.50 Nilston Rigg; Charollais £53
Whitehead Hill; Beltex £52 Stubsgill; North Country Cheviot £48.80
Humbleheugh; Greyface £48.50 Sceughdyke; Blackface £47
Hott Farm; Hill Cheviot £47 Culquhasen; Cheviot Mule £44
High Stenries; Swaledale £42.80 Stubsgill.
The 2,278 cast ewes and rams were a smaller entry and with more
buyers present trade was dearer with numbers forward short of
requirements. Top of £72.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Greenlands,
others £71.50 Mosshouse. Suffolks £65.50 Stackbraes,
Suffolk x £56.50 Cowans, Halfbreds £48.50 Guards
Mill, Cheviot Mules £42.50 Barnglies, Leicesters £51.50
Raggetsyke, North Country Cheviots £51.50 West Nubbock,
Beltex £57.50 East House, Charollais £56.50 Stackbraes,
Greyfaces £46.50 Englishtown, £42.50 Tonehall & Stackbraes.
Hill ewes to £45.50 for Cheviots from St Johns Kirk, Blackfaces £40.50
Stooprigg, £35.50 Tonehall, £33.50 Townshield, Swaledales £28.50
Mosshouse, LLeyns £30.50 Satchell, Herdwicks £26.50
Rams to £49.50 for Texels from Easthouse, Suffolks £42.50
Easthouse, Leicesters £47.50 The Knarr, Beltex £37.50
St Johns Kirk, Blackfaces £28.50 Baron House, Swaledales £25.50
Medium to 110.5p (107.4p)
Heavy to 139.5p (120.9p)
Heavy to 128.5p (114.0p)
Young Beef Bulls to 111.5p ( 99.7p)
Light to 104.6p ( 95.9p)
Standard to 133.8p (105.4p)
Medium to 123.7p (101.1p)
Heavy to 108.3p ( 96.6p)
Light to £45.50 (£19.97)
Heavy to £72.50 (£37.71)
Cast Rams £49.50 (£31.64)
Primestock Sale 29th December 2006
Prime performances at Skipton Christmas
Manderlea flock tops again at Skipton Texel females winter show