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24/05/2012
Longtown Auction Mart - Ewe and Lamb Sale and Breeding Cattle 22/05/2012
Sale Video and Report - The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 2,201 breeding sheep at their weekly sale on Tuesday 22nd May, 2012.

Another large entry, trade 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. 

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Store Cattle, together with their Special May Sale of Breeding Cattle on Tuesday 22nd May, 2012. 

A larger show of 205 store cattle was forward and with mostly young grazing cattle on offer saw trade exceed 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 Mr 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.

Updates

02/10/2017

Live streaming now available

We have entered into a partnership with Johnston media and can now offer professional live streaming of events - please contact Johnston media email (johnstonmedia@mac.com) and quote reference RSlivestreaming with your enquiry
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30/09/2016

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02/05/2016

A busy May

May 2016 will be a busy month - with Limousin and Charolais shows and sales at Carlisle, Balmoral and Northumberland Show and NBA Beef Expo at Bakewell

22/02/2015

Fantastic photographer - Jennifer O'Sullivan

Take a look at these fantastic photographs on Flickr from Jennifer O'Sullivan
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13/02/2015

Bull Sales (busy few days)

We have a busy few days coming up - Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February Limousins at Carlisle - Monday 16th Simmental at Stirling - Tuesday 17th Charolais at Stirling - Also NCC at Lockerbie on Saturday 14th February

20/01/2015

Wedding Videos and Photographs

We now offer packages for weddings - Video only - Photographs only - or Videos and photographs - please contact us for more details - Mobile 07961901901 - e-mail robertsmith677@btinternet.com

19/01/2015

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in 2014 - we look forward to working with everyone in 2015 our diary is nearly full with all clients retained and some new ones added.

15/01/2015

You Tube Channel

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24/10/2014

Friday October 24th 2014

Busy weekend ahead taking photos - @Matfen Hall Golf Club presentation evening tonight and @Longtown Mart at 9.00 am Saturday morning for prize store cattle show then later @Borderesk Beltex for Beltex sheep breeders farm visit - Sunday at Inglewood edge for another Beltex breeders flock visit and Monday @Darlington Mart for prize store cattle show ?#?lovemywork

02/08/2014

Gilsland Show 100 year anniversary

We are producing a 100 year anniversary DVD for Gilsland Show this year 2014 - please visit the show website to view purchase details
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