North East Auction Marts: May 29

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 18 prime cattle, 14 OTM cattle, 1 young bull, 3,806 cast ewes & rams, 3,420 prime hoggs and 809 prime lambs

Piglets on a farm
Piglets on a farm

LONGTOWN

May 29

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 18 prime cattle, 14 OTM cattle, 1 young bull, 3,806 cast ewes & rams, 3,420 prime hoggs and 809 prime lambs

Prime steers to 194.5p for Limousin from Low Hallburn. Prime heifers to 217.5p for Limousin from Dashwellgreen. Young bulls to 161.5p for Limousin from Waterhead of Dryfe. OTMs to 147.5p for Limousin from Dinley.

Prime hoggs to £127 for Texels from West Logan and to 258p per kilo for Texels from Waterside. Prime lambs to £136 for Suffolks from Oswie & High Balcray and 320p per kilo for Texels from Milton Mains. Heavy ewes to £140 for Texel from Riverview. Light ewes to £86 for Lleyn from Harper Hill. Rams to £166 for Texel from Riverview.

Steers: medium to194.5p (192.9p); heavy to 178.5p (178.5p). Heifers: medium to 217.5p (188.4p): heavy to 214.5p (214.5p). Young bulls 161.5p (161.5p).

Hoggs: light to 224.0p (201.2p); standard to 224.0p (205.0p): medium to 242.0p (206.6p); heavy to 258.0p (203.2p). Shearling 210.0p (179.5p). Lambs: light to 275.0p (259.3p); standard to 320.0p (261.7p); medium to 313.0p (267.6p); heavy to 277.0p (265.2p); overweight 243.0p (222.8p). Ewes: light to £86.00 (£59.07); heavy to £140.00 (£88.72). Cast Rams £166.00 (£105.84).

WIGTON

May 22

Hopes Auction Co Ltd held their sale of Over Thirty Months Cattle when there was forward an entry of 76 cattle. The top price was 169.5p paid for a Limousin from Messrs GL Hutton, Setmabanning, Threlkeld. Making the top price per head was a Charolais Cow from RJ Harrison & Sons, Aikhead, Wigton reaching £1281.13

Dairy Bred sold to 139.5p paid for a Friesian from W & ME Paisley & Sons, Micklethwaite Farm, Wigton also being the top price per head at £977.90. Holsteins to 128.5p from Messrs Beaty, Newton Field, Allonby or £971.70 from Messrs J Dixon & Son, Lesson Hall, Wigton.

PRICES PER KG Limousin 169.5 Setmabanning Farm 160.5 The Old Vicarage 147.5 145.5 Dufton House 144.5 The Faulds 142.5 Baggra Yeat 140.5 Hudscales 137.5 Bankhead British Blue 148.5 Mechi 134.5 The Old Vicarage 132.5 129.5 Beck Farm 129.5 Longfields Farm Friesian 139.5 Micklethwaite Farm 120.5 Low Blaithwaite Charolais 138.5 Aikhead Farm Simmental 134.5 High Aketon Luing 131.5 High Aketon Limousin Bull 130.5 Setmabanning Farm Beef Shorthorn 130.5 High Aketon Holstein 128.5 120.5 118.5 Newton Field 118.5 Lesson Hall(Dixon) 115.5 High Pow 114.5 The Grange Hereford 116.5 Longcummercattiff Montbeliarde Steer 115.5 New House Angus 108.5 Longcummercattiff

PRICES PER HEAD Charolais £1281.13 Aikhead Farm British Blue £1278.92 Fell End £1084.05 Mechi £1000.68 The Old Vicarage £923.92 Thornthwaite Close £834.75 £830.10 Beck Farm Limousin £1261.08 Setmabanning Farm £1043.25 The Old Vicarage £1017.45 Baggra Yeat £978.27 The Faulds £972.13 Bankhead £971.94 Dufton House Limousin Bull £1217.57 Setmabanning Farm Friesian £977.90 Micklethwaite Farm £790.48 £632.21 Low Blaithwaite Holstein £971.70 Lessonhall (Dixon) £944.79 High Pow £921.35 Newton Field Simmental £909.22 High Aketon Luing £906.04 High Aketon Shorthorn £835.20 High Aketon Holstein Bull £813.65 Flatt Bank Angus £769.27 Longcummercattiff Montbeliarde Steer £754.22 New House Hereford £717.64 Longcummercattiff.

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