Published at 21:33, Wednesday, 30 May 2012
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 40 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 28 OTM, 335 spring lambs, 5,400 prime hoggs and 4,881 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, May 24.
Prime cattle were an improved show of quality which saw trade rise 6p on the week. The sale was topped at 227.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin heifer shown by A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green and for a Limousin heifer from J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. Limousin bullocks sold to 219.5p, 218.5p and 217.5p all from Messrs Taylor, Dashwell Green. Top price per head was £1,593.75 for a Limousin bullock shown by N Forster, Haining House.
Principal prices (per kilo). Bullocks: Limousin 219.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p, 216.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 216.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 214.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 212.5p Haining House, 210.5p The Gill, 208.5p, 207.5p, 200.5p Dashwell Green. British Blue 211.5p Dashwell Green. Charolais 200.5p The Gill, 199.5p Sceughdyke.
Heifers: Limousin 227.5p Hallburn and Dashwell Green, 220.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 219.5p, 218.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 218.5p, 205.5p Houghton House, 205.5p Hallburn, 204.5p Smallholms, 201.5p Dashwell Green and Sceughdyke. Charolais 216.5p Hallburn, 209.5p Houghton House.
Principal prices (per head). Bullocks: Limousin £1,593 Haining House, £1,463, £1,420 The Gill, £1,417, £1,403 Dashwell Green. Charolais £1,532, £1,516 Sceughdyke. British Blue £1,480 Dashwell Green.
Heifers: Limousin £1,311, £1,251 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,228, £1,223, £1,168 Dashwell Green, £1,158 Houghton House. British Blue £1,256 Becton Hall. Charolais £1,162 Houghton House, £1,113 Sceughdyke.
Young bulls sold to a top of 197.4p and 182.5p for Simmentals from The Hagg.
A better show of OTM cattle and more buyers present saw trade sharper and a top of 189.5p for a British Blue from T Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke.
Principal prices (per kilo): British Blue 189.5p Sceughdyke. Limousin 159.5p Sceughdyke, 158.5p, 133.5p Newhouse, 133.5p Cumcrook. Angus 144.5p Harelawhill, 137.5p Potholm, 132.5p Lynnshield. Simmental 136.5p Ellershope.
Principal prices (per head): British Blue £1,317 Sceughdyke. Limousin £1,276 Sceughdyke, £1,157 Newhouse. Angus £1,054 Harelawhill, £1,000 Lynnshield.
At the show and sale of spring lambs 335 head were forward. Lambs averaged 198p per kilo with an SQQ of 200p per kilo, harder to sell. The show was ably judged by Stephen Stoddart, who awarded the championship on both the singles and pairs to Alex and Robbie McGimpsey, The Thorns. The single weighed 40 kilos and realised £98 to the judge, with the pairs also weighing 40 kilos and selling to the judge at £96. Other Texels to £94 The Thorns, £90 Lanehead; Suffolk £96 Thorns, £72 Sunnyhill; Charollais £86, £85 Rottington Hall; Oxford £80, £75 Guards.
The 5,400 prime hoggs forward were a very mixed show for quality, averaging 152.1p per kilo, with only well-fleshed hoggs receiving a premium. Lean hoggs were very hard to cash but 50 kilo+ hoggs were dearer on the week and more could have been sold to advantage. Far too many small bad hoggs with no flesh were forward, reflecting in the poor average. As from this week, many firms will be switched off hoggets, killing lambs instead. The sale was topped at 195p per kilo for Texels from Waterside and to £98.50 per head for Texels from Hillside, £90.50 Red House and Southend, £88.80 Pityot; North Country Cheviot £91.80 Hyde Park; Beltex £92.50, £79.50, £78.80 Snade Farm; Hill Cheviot £91.50 Red House, £88.50 Westhill, £85.50 Southend; Suffolk £90.50 Red House and Southend, £89.80, £88.80 Red House; Blackface £83.50 Brantwood, £71.80 Red House, £69.50 Laggan Farms; Charollais £82.50 South Farden, £79.50 Allenhead; Cheviot Mule £81.80 Red House; Greyface £74.80 Southend, £72.50 Hopehill, £69.50 Auchaleek; Hampshire £70 Hopehill; Swaledale £68.50 High Dunashery, £66.50, £65.50 Harwood Shield; Lleyn £64.80, £58.50 Windshiel; Herdwick £64.50 Westhill; Dorset £63.50 Hopehill; Kerry £53.50 Hopehill; Jacob £52.50 Hayclose.
A larger show of 4,881 cast ewes and rams was forward to a smaller ring of buyers. Heavy fat ewes were hard to cash and were £6 to £10 less on the week with lean selling ewes at a premium. Hill ewes remain dear in comparison, with tups short of buyers’ requirements.
Top price of £148.50 for Charollais rams from Severs, £140.50 Burdon, £110.50 Longrigg House; Texel £146.50 Stackbraes, £140.50 Burdon, £138.50 Willimoteswick; Millennium Blue £144.50 Severs; Leicester £133.50 Castle Nook, £116.50 Northfield, £114.50 Graystale; North Country Cheviot £133.50 Red House, £128.50 Biggin, £114.50 Burdon; Hampshire £129.50 Burdon; Romney Marsh £129.50 Burdon; Beltex £123.50 Burdon, £98.50 Hopehill; Suffolk £122.50 Burdon, £119.50 Severs, £116.50 Northfield; Dorset £118.50 Burdon; Berrichon £113.50 Devonshire; Oxford £102.50 Golden Lane; Hill Cheviot £96.50 Setthorns; Kerry Hill £89.50 Severs; Shetland £86.50 East Murkle; Blackface £86.50 Tangy Farm, £84.50 Graystale, £82.50 South Mains; Swaledale £74.50 Harwood Shield, £66.50 High Dunashery, £58.50 Stackbraes and Harwood Shield.
Heavy ewes to £138.50 for Texels from Fontanbleau, £132.50 Wood Farm, £128.50 Severs; Charollais £118.50 Severs and Burdon, £112.50 Road Side and Youngcott, £108.50 Thackwood; Bleu d’Maine £118.50 Hopehill, £90.50 Bodwrdin; Suffolk £110.50 Bardnaclaven, £108.50 Severs, £106.50 Road Side; Leicester £109.50 Stackbraes, £89.50 Kirkhaugh, £88.50 Newbigging; Half Bred £106.50 Biggin, £89.50 Fontanbleau; North Country Cheviot £94.50 Bardnaclaven, £82.50 Clochkeil, £90.50 Quoyshakes; Greyface £92.50 Marygate, £82.50 Killinochonoch and Harelawhill, £80.50 Newbigging; Rouge £89.50 Snade Farm; Beltex £86.50 St Cuthberts, £83.50 Alton, £82.50 Stackbraes, £80.50 Crosshill Avenue; Cheviot Mule £81.50 Penyrargae; Wensleydale £79.50, £70.50 Golden Lane; Zwartbles £79.50 Fontanbleau, £66.50 Romanway; Oxford £75.50 Golden Lane; Wiltshire £69.50 Golden Lane; Dorset £69.50 Mossband Hall, £68.50 Trecorner; Romney Marsh £65.50 Fontanbleau.
Hill ewes to £83.50 for Blackface from Brantwood, £72.50 Penpeugh and The Nook (Forster), £71.50 Graystale and Newbigging; Lleyn £78.50 Ringligate, £68.50 Marygate, £61.50 Hopehill; Hill Cheviot £76.50 Harelawhill, Hayclose and Farmers Close, £75.50 The Temon, £74.50 Clochkeil; Jacob £66.50 Stackbraes and Red House; Swaledale £65.50 Settereth Park, £62.50 Riggfoot and Nunscleugh, £61.50 Settereth Park and Castle Nook; Kerry Hill £64.50 Hopehill; Shetland £58.50 Allenhead, £44.50 Graystale; Herdwick £49.50 Westhill, £40.50 Red House, £36.50 Hayclose.
Steers: light to 77.5p (77.5p); medium to 219.5p (209.1p); heavy to 212.5p (198.9p). Heifers: light to 227.5p (216.9p); medium to 227.5p (207.4p); heavy to 218.5p (202p). Young bulls: 197.5p (166.5p). Hoggs: light to 178p (151.5p); standard to 183p (146.3p); medium to 195p (149.7p); heavy to 178p (157.4p); shearlings to 160p (135p). Lambs: light to 206p (200.6p); standard to 231p (201.6p); medium to 245p (199.7p); heavy to 185p (176p); o/weight to 160p (160.3p). Ewes: light to £83.50 (£56.50); heavy to £138.50 (£81.13). Cast rams £148.50 (£101.33).
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held the weekly sale of store cattle, together with the special May sale of breeding cattle on Tuesday, May 22.
A larger show of 205 store cattle was forward and, with mostly young grazing cattle on offer, trade exceeded expectations and was dearer than most other centres over the last two weeks. Top price of £1,015 for an Angus bullock from P A D Boyle & Sons, Mallsgate Hall.
Principal prices. Bullocks: Aberdeen Angus £1,015, £920, £760 Mallsgate Hall. Shorthorn £840 (x3), £805 (x3), £790 (x2), £785 (x3), £770 (x3) Minsca. Limousin £875 Smithsteads, £755 (x3) Enzieholm. British Blue £735 Braehead. Charolais £715, £665 (x2) Enzieholm, £640 (x6) East Buccleuch, £635 (x10) Falnash.
Heifers: Limousin £840 D’Mainholm, £805 Enzieholm and D’Mainholm, £790 Falnash, £710 (x2) Greensburn, £685, £670 (x2) D’Mainholm. Charolais £810, £790, £755 (x2) Falnash, £580 (x6) East Buccleuch, £570 Enzieholm. Luing £700 (x3) Commonside. Aberdeen Angus £665 (x2), £650, £550 (x4) Enzieholm. Simmental £655 (x2), £605 Bankhead. British Blue £610 Middlebie Rigg.
Bulls: Aberdeen Angus £680, £555 Birchtimber Hill. Simmental £590 Bankhead.
A catalogue entry of 93 breeding cattle was met by a flying trade with a British Blue heifer with Limousin heifer calf topping at £2,700 shown by D E Smith, Mossfoot, and a Limousin cow with British Blue bull calf selling at £2,500 from D Kemp, Westerleigh.
Principal prices. Cows with bull calves: Limousin £2,500 Westerleigh, £2,400, £2,300 Staffler, £1,820 Church Style, £1,600 Staffler and Dumbretton, £1,420 Midtodhills. British Blue £2,250 Westerleigh, £2,100 Staffler, £1,700 Midtodhills, £1,400 Staffler. Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,350 Campingholm. Highland £690, £630, £600 Greenside Lodge.
Cows with heifer calves: British Blue £2,250 Staffler, £1,720 (x2) Midtodhills, £1,550 Staffler, £1,450 Midtodhills. Limousin £2,100, £1,800 Staffler, £1,600 Dumbretton, £1,550 Midtodhills, £1,400 Dumbretton. Highland £610 Greenside Lodge.
Heifers with bull calves: British Blue £2,700, £2,350 Mossfoot, £2,150, £1,700 Westerleigh. Heifers with heifer calves: Limousin £1,800 Churchstyle. In-calf heifers: Limousin £1,150 Churchstyle. In-calf cows: Limousin £1,100 Churchstyle. Welsh Black £820, £810 Whitslade. Bulling heifers: Limousin £1,150 (x4), £1,130 (x3), £1,060 (x2) The Nook, £950 Rigg Smiddy.
Breeding bulls: Bazadaise £1,200 Patties Hill.
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 2,201 breeding sheep at the weekly sale on Tuesday, May 22. There was another large entry and trade was dearer for all classes.
Hoggs with singles sold to a top of £100 and £91 for Greyfaces from Messrs Ridsdale, Yew Tree, Thomas Close, Penrith; others £92 Briggle, £90 Langfield; Continental £88 High Wood, £85 Whitstonehill, £84 Reagill Grange, £82 Bayles, £80 High House; Cheviot Mule £87 High Wood; Suffolk cross £75 Whitstone Hill. Hoggs with twins to £72 for Greyface from Langfield.
In the shearling section a very good pen of Blackfaces with singles sold at £80 from The Steel Cottage; Greyface £75 Station Road; Suffolk cross £71 West Wharmley; Cheviot Mule £68 Mackside; Texel £66 Bayles. Shearlings with twins to £71 for Suffolk cross from West Wharmley; Texel £63 Mackside; Blackface £62 Steel Cottage; Cheviot Mule £61 Mackside.
Ewes with lambs sold to a top of £100 for Texel ewes with singles from Upper Cleugh; Suffolk cross £66 High House; Half Bred £63 Bayles; Greyface £59.50 South Mains; Hill Cheviot £53 Clover Hill; Roussin £50 Castlefairn; Blackface £48 Bridgeford, £46.50 High House.
Ewes with twins to £71 for Texels from West Wharmley, £68 Upper Cleugh; Greyface £60 Bayles; Roussin £50 Castlefairn; Hill Cheviot £49 Castlefairn; Blackface £46 Bridgeford; Swaledale £41.50 Glendhu.
Geld hoggs to £98 for Greyface from Fieldside, £95 Station Road, £90 Parcelstown; Texel £80 South Mains.
Cast ewes to £60 Castlefairn.
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