The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday July 17. Top price to 224.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, purchased by local butcher W. Kirkup & Sons, Longtown. Heifers topped at 222.5p and 221.5p for Limousins also from Messrs Taylor and bought by W. Kirkup & Sons and Border Meats, Butchers, Lockerbie respectively. PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO) Bullocks: Limousin 224.5p, 217.5p, 214.5p, 211.5p Dashwellgreen, 191.5p Plumpe.Charolais 188.5p, 186.5p Plumpe.Angus 186.5p Plumpe.British Blue 180.5p Plumpe.Friesian 165.5p Highmoorhead. Heifers Limousin 222.5p, 221.5p, 220.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p Dashwellgreen, 203.5p The Ash. Charolais 196.5p, 191.5p (x2), 187.5p Upper Mains. PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD) Bullocks: British Blue £1,344 Plumpe. Heifers Limousin £1,305, £1,278, £1,271 Dashwellgreen, £1,251 The Ash, £1,229 Dashwellgreen, £1,187 The Ash. Charolais £1,225, £1,198, £1,181 Upper Mains. Dexter bulls sold to 84.5p per kilo from Achingills. PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO) Dexter 84.5p, 77.5p Achingills. Cows sold well and more could be sold to advantage. Topping the sale at 162.5p was a Limousin shown by S. Dalton, Greenside Farm. Limousin 162.5p Greenside, 126.5p, 124.5p Bleatarn. British Blue 117.5p Wickerthwaite, 104.5p Laverhay. Longhorn 109.5p (x2) Laverhay. Friesian 106.5p Newby Farm, 103.5p Haggistone Holm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD).Limousin £948, £859 Bleatarn, £828 Greenside. British Blue £763 Wickerthwaite. Friesian £729 Newby Farm.
A fantastic show of 3,080 prime lambs sold to an average of 193p per kilo, a rise of 11p on the week being 10p to 15p sharper than most other centres this week. All classes of lambs sold exceedingly well with best quality export lambs and lightweight lambs being the easiest to cash. Top of 234.1p per kilo and £103 per head for Texels from Carran. Texel £103 Carran, £99.50 Old Wall, £97 Pennersaughs and Copperthorns, £96.50 High House, £95 Cardew Hall, Reagill Grange, Lanerton, Braehead and Rowan Cottage.
Suffolk £101 Hollows Mill, £93, £89 Cambeckhill, £89 Latterford, £88 Carsegowan and Eastside, £87 Upper Mains. Hill Cheviot £98, £82 Sundhope, £80.50 Parcelstown, £80 Sundhope.
Bleu d’Maine £93 High Wreay, £70.50 Tarnside. Zwartbles £88, £72 Holmlea.
Leicester £88 Albierigg.Berrichon £86 Sceughdyke.Beltex £85 Walton Highrigg. Greyface £81 High Wreay, £80 Latterford, £72 Clonrae, £70 Waterloo, £68.50 Softley. Charollais £80 Braithwaite Hall, £79.50 Knowe Farm, £73.50 Hallburn, £72 Wyseby Hill Cottage. Oxford £71 Guards. Half Bred £70 High Moat.North Country Cheviot £68 Allanshaws.Blackface £66 Bowershield, £58 Clonrae.Swaledale £51 Softley. PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO) Texel 234.1p Carran, 225p Glencartholm and Copperthorns, 221.1p Old Wall, 221p Cowcorse, 220p Copperthorns.Beltex 223.3p Newington.
Hill Cheviot 210p Golden Lane, 209p Sundhope, 183p Parcelstown.Suffolk 207p Cambeckhill and Cowcorse, 205p Carsegowan, 203p Falla and Clonrae, 198p Falla, 197p High Acres, High Wreay, Sundhope, Redgate Head and Newington.Bleu d’Maine 207p High Wreay, 201p, 200p Tarnside.Charollais 207p Porterstown, 205p Quarryfield, 204p Tarnside House, 199p Hallburn, 192p Porterstown.Berrichon 200p Sceughdyke.Greyface 200p, 196p, 188p Clonrae, 187p Pennyhill Park, 183p Whitbysteads.Blackface 187p Clonrae, 183p Bowershield.Herdwick 183p Cottage and Pennyhill Park.Swaledale 176p Softley.
Oxford 173p Guards.
John Swan Limited had forward and sold 1782 Lambs, 306 Hoggs, Young Sheep and Ewes. Lambs - Leading Prices Per Head:- Tex:- £87.50 Cresswell Farms, £87 Chesterhill, £86.50 Wandon, £85.50 Bewick Folly, £85 Greystonnes and West Rennington, £84 Ladykirk, £83 Newburn and Chesterbank, £82.50 Railway House, £82 West Longridge, Wandon, Fenham Hill and Ladykirk, £81.50 Fenham Hill, Great Ryle, Chesterhill and Charlton Mires. Suff.x:- £85 Doune Brae, £83 Cresswell Farms, £82.50 Castlelaw, £81.50 Cresswell Farms, Brockley Hall, Shipley Lane and Todrig. Bel.x:- £87.50, £81.50 Henlaw.Lambs – Leading Prices Per Kilo:- Bel .x:- 212.5p, 205.6p, 204.4p (2) Chillingham Home Farm, 195p, 194.9p Henlaw. Tex.x:- 201.3p Kettleburn and Black Heddon, 200p Marshall Meadows, 198.8p Ladykirk and Village Farm, Seahouses, 198.7p Shipley Smallburns, 197.5p Bewick Folly, 197.3p Shipley Smallburns, 196.2p Ladykirk and Titlington Mount, 195.2p Wandon, 195p Yetlington Lane and Village Farm, Seahouses. Char.x:- 195p Yetlington Lane. Suff.x:- 194.1p Cresswell Farms, 189.5p, 189p Shipley Lane, 188.6p, 188.4p Cresswell Farms, 188.4p, 188.1p Brockley Hall. Hoggs and young sheep sold to £64 Craigshouse. Leading Prices:- BFL:- £105 Clennel. Suff.x:- £97 Goswick, £96 Lilburn Estates, £94 Mayfield, £91 Milfield Demesne, £90 West Longridge. Tex.x:- £95 Chillingham Home Farm, £92 West Rennington, £90 East Fleetham, £89 Newburn, £88 Lorbottle, £87 Fowberry Moor, £85 Marshall Meadows. Bel.x:- £93 Chillingham Home Farm. Mule:- £91 Craigshouse, £80 Todrig, £79 West Longridge.Rams:- BFL:- £103 Clennel. Tex.:- £103 Charlton Mires.
John Swan Ltd sold 95 clean cattle, 57 OTM cattle, Bullocks (40) averaged 205.6p per kg and sold to 230p Heifers (55) averaged 199.1p per kg and sold to 232p (-10p on week)57 beef type OTM cattle averaged 125.3p per kg and sold to 155p (+5.3p on the week) New season lambs averaged 1.82p per kg (-1p on the week) and sold to £96, 2068 New Season lambs and 477 Ewes top price 2.02p per kg for Texel Ewes averaged £62, and sold to £109 for Texel. Heavy ewes averaged £80, Light ewes sold to £78 for GF and averaged £55.
More Grazing type Heifers forward: Principal Prices per Head: Longnewton £1392.92; Bee Edge £1387.36, £1346.52; Lennoxlove £1379.70; Mosstower 31375.78. Principal Prices per kg: Bee Edge 2.32 Robert Wilson Butcher Edin, 2.29 Shaws Butcher, Lauder, 2.26 W Taylor(Lockerbie); Lurdenlaw 2.30 M/s JA Waters & Sons, 2.10, M/s J Gilmour & Co Ltd; Caverton Mill 2.28 Malone of Edinburgh; Lennoxlove 2.24 M/s Foley, 2.21 Scottish Border Meats; Longnewton 2.22 Malone of Edinburgh; Chillingham Home Farm 2.20 M/s Cropper; Ramrig 2.20 M/s WTS Forsyth & Sons. Bull: Hyndsidehill £1200.64 (1.12). Cows per head: Butchercote £1489.80, £1185.72; Kersknowe £1261.26, £1178, £1085; Torwoodlee Mains £1212.64; Aikeyside £1146.86, £1057.64, £1034.88, £969.54; Rumbletonrig £1055.60; Hyndsidehill £1023.04, £1000.10, £992.18; Langlee Mains £962.92. Cows per kg: Butchercote 1.95, 1.37; Kersknowe 1.55, 1.43; Rumbletonrig 1.49, 1.45; Aikeyside1.47, 1.43(2), 1.37; Hepburn 1.43; Torwoodlee 1.43; Hyndsidehill 1.39, 1.37, 1.35; Upper Hundalee 1.35. New Season Lambs per head: Suff.x;- £96, £88, £87 Huntington, Tex;- £95 Huntington & Crookston, £92 Thirlestane, Suff;- £89.50 Trows, Bel;- £84.50, £80.50 Benson Wemyss, £81.50 Craiglea, Chev Mule;- £73 Wester Ulston, HB;- £72 Stobshiel Mains, Char;- £75.50 Ruletownhead, £72.50 Ladyflat, £71.50, £70 Fairlaw.