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PRIMESTOCK REPORTS


The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 72 prime cattle, 3 young beef bulls, 6030 hoggs and 5324 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th March, 2007.

All classes of clean cattle were slightly sharper on the week. Top price of 134.5p for a Limousin bullock from JC & D Nicholson, The Gill and purchased by Messrs Nattrass, Butcher, Carlisle, others to 123.5p, 122.5p The Gill, 122.5p Hallburn. Heavyweight Charolais bullocks to 123.5p Hallburn.

Limousin heifers to 131.5p, 130.5p, 129.5p from Corby Castle Estate all to Messrs Nattrass, others to 128.5p Englishtown, 127.5p, 126.5p Corby Castle, 125.5p Southlambhill, 124.5p Englishtown & Corby Castle Estate, 123.5p Hallburn & Corby Castle Estate.

Young bulls were short of requirements and sold to 114.5p for Limousin from Southlambhill.

sale ringA larger show of prime hoggs sold to £71 for Beltex from MacTaggart Bros., Craig View (147.9p), Suffolk x £65.50 Harelaw Hill, Hill Cheviot £59.80 Chapel, £57.20 Potholm, Texels £66.50 Kingside, £66, £65.50 Craig View, Charollais £57 Highend, £55.50 Whitehead Hill, Halfbreds £54.20 High Moat, Greyfaces £58 Farthing James, Leicesters £55.50 Haithwaite, Cheviot Mules £62, £56.80 Moorhouse, Blackface £60, £57.80 Smalmstown, North Country Cheviot £61.50, £59.50, £59 Craig View, Swaledales £43.20 West Foreshield, Jacobs £53.80 Turnbank, Hampshire £55.60, £50.20 Loch House.
Included in the sale was the annual show and sale of Prime hoggs judged by Mr. P. Barker of Woodhead Bros., Colne, who awarded the following prices:-

North Country Cheviot Hogg 1st prize to MacTaggart Bros, Craig View for 47kilo selling at £61.50 to Woodhead Bros. In picture Andrew MacTaggart and Paul Barker (the judge) from Woodhead Bros.
Craig View

North Country Cheviot
1st MacTaggart Bros., Craig Ciew £61.50 for 47kg to Woodhead Bros
2nd W & S E Dickinson & Son, Kirkbarrow Hall £57.50 for 47kg to Dunbia Ltd, Dungannon.

Glendearg Smalmstown

First prize pen of Hill Cheviot hoggs from JA Reid of Glendearg weighed 40kilo selling at £54 to Euro Quality Lamb. Picture shows Mr. Reid and the judge Paul Barker from Woodhead Bros.

First prize pen of Blackface hoggs from J P Fisher, Smalmstown weighed 46kilo and sold at £59 to Welsh Country Foods. Picture shows Paul Barker the judge and John Fisher.

South Country Cheviot
1st JA Reid, Glendearg £54 for 40kg to Euro Quality Meats
2nd Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm £55 for 42kg to Woodhead Bros

Blackface
1st J P Fisher, Smalmstown £59 for 46kg to Welsh Country Foods
2nd R & M Fergusson, Barlaes £47.50 for 37kg to Dunbia Ltd, Dungannon

The 1056 lightweight hoggs peaked at £52.20 for Texels (149.1p) from Walkerdyke, Cheviots £44.80 Sorbie, Cheviot x £41.80 Raeburnfoot, Beltex £46.20 Newlands, Cheviot Mule £43.60 High Stenries, Charollais £42.80 Broadwath, Blackface £42 Barlaes, £41.20 Glenfernate, North Country Cheviot £42.20 North House, Swaledale £37.70 Mossknowe.

The cast ewes and rams met a further increase in price with all buyers keen to purchase. Overall average was £35.16. Top was £72.50 for Heavy Texel ewes from Nether Ernambrie & Newry, £68.50 Waterhouse & Stackbraes, Suffolks £68.50 Criffel View & Sandilands, £67.50 land & Waterloo, Suffolk x £67.50 Roadside, £64.50 Ballyclare, Charollais £66.50 Roadside, North Country Cheviot £56.50 Skinnet, Halfbreds £49.50 Tower Farm, Greyface £45.50 Criffel View, £44.50 Quarry House, £43.50 Briarlea, Cheviot Mules £50.50 Criffel View, Beltex £68.50 Tercrosset, £64.50 Nether Ernambrie, Leicesters £68.50 Stemster Hill, Bleu de Maines £70.50 Enthorn.

Hill ewes to £40.50 for Cheviots from Pingle, Blackfaces £39.50 Stackbraes, £37.50 Valley, £36.50 Glenfernate, Swaledales £25.50 Saunders Close, £25 East Highberries, Herdwicks £19 Rowhead, Lleyns £33.50 Priorsford.

Rams to £68.50 for Texels from Roadside, Suffolks £56.50 Ballyclare, Charollais £64.50 Ballyclare, Leicesters £58.50 Stackbraes, Dorsets £49.50 Longdyke, Blackfaces £42.50 Ditchside, Cheviots £58.50 Moorhouse, Swaledales £21.50 Howburn.

Steers
Light to ------p ---------p
Medium to 117.5p (111.3p)
Heavy to 134.5p (115.7p)

Heifers
Light to -------p ( ------p)
Medium to 131.5p (124.8p)
Heavy to 130.5p (113.3p)

Young Beef Bulls to 105.5p ( 93.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 132.8p (115.9p)
Standard to 149.1p (120.4p)
Medium to 147.9p (123.0p)
Heavy to 132.0p (118.7p)
Others to -----p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £40.50 (£23.98)
Heavy to £72.50 (£40.05)

Cast Rams £68.50 (£42.12)


The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 12 feeding cattle at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th March 2007.

A small show but all classes sold at slightly firmer rates.

PRICES PER KILO
Friesian cows 69.5p Smalmstown, 63.5p Harelawhole, 60.5p Smalmstown
Limousin cows 76.5p Scabcleugh
Holstein cows 58.5p Harelawhole
Galloway cows 54.5p Unthank Farm
Galloway bull 54.5p Unthank Farm

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