North East auction marts: March 20

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 21 prime cattle, 32 OTM cattle, 10 young bulls, 3,778 cast ewes & rams and 5,943 prime hoggs

Beef cattle
Beef cattle

LONGTOWN

March 20

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 21 prime cattle, 32 OTM cattle, 10 young bulls, 3,778 cast ewes & rams and 5,943 prime hoggs.

Prime heifers to 221.5p for Limousin from Houghton House. Young bulls to 209.5p for Limousin from Toppin Castle. OTMs to 154.5p for Limousin from The Throp.

Prime hoggs to £134 per head for Texels from Wood Farm and to 282p per kilo for Texel from Morningside and Newton Cottage. Heavy ewes to £150 for Texels from Seaview. Light ewes to £80 for Cheviots from Chapel Farm. Rams to £164 for Suffolks from The Land.

Heifers: light to 184.5p (181.0p); medium to 221.5p (198.3p); heavy to 202.5p (191.5p) Young bulls: 209.5p (165.2p) Hoggs: light to 248.0p (215.2p); standard to 282.0p (222.0p); medium to 280.0p (218.6p); heavy to 257.0p (209.2p) Ewes: light to £80.00 (£54.18); heavy to £150.00 (£91.26) Cast Rams: £164.00 (£92.95).

HEXHAM

March 18

Prime Cattle were good to sell topping at 218.5p and £1313 for an excellent consignment of Charolais Heifers from FT Walton, Flotterton Charolais Heifers – 218.5p, 211.5p & 206.5p (x2) Flotterton Limousin Heifers – 214.5p Flotterton, 177.5p Lingey Field Charolais Heifers - £1313.34, £1311, £1296.50 & £1228.68 Flotterton Limousin Heifers – £1176.83 Lingey Field, £1158.30 Flotterton

OTM: A mixed show of predominantly plainer sorts of cows met with spirited bidding with prices very similar to excellent recent levels.

Luing – 137.5p, 128.5p & 126.5p Blackcarts Limousin – 135.5p The Fawns, 130.5p Low Houselope, 129.5p Lingey Field 126.5p Chesters, 125.5p Dukesfield Hall & Birtleyshield Simmental – 133.5p Black Callerton British Blue – 132.5p (x2) The Fawns Saler – 130.5p Black Callerton Luing – £1075.25, £972.79 & £970.18 Blackcarts British Blue – £1021.58 The Fawns, £965.93 The Fawns Simmental - £1007.93 Black Callerton Saler – £943.52 Black Callerton Blonde – £900 China Hall

Prime Hoggs: another fast trade and short of buyer’s requirements. Good heavy and Export type Hoggs dearer on the week. Top price of the day, Texel x Hoggs @ £113.50 from Alan Ogle, Comb Hill with others @ £113 from Alan Walker, Newbiggen Hill. Top price per kilo 229.5p for a large pen of Cheviot Hoggs from FT Walton, Flotterton Texel x - £113.50 Comb Hills, £113 Newbiggin Hill, £109.50 Armond Carr, £109 High Yarridge, £108 Nunwick, £107 Peacock House, £105 Shaw Wood & Nilston Rigg, £104.50 Warkshaugh, £104 Thockrington & Bavington Mount, £103 Warkshaugh, Blackburn & Keepershield, £102.50 East Knitsley & New Dotland, £102 Thockrington, £101.50 Bavington Mount, £101 Blackburn, Thockrington & Springwell 222.5p Great Chesters, 222p Allenheads Farm, 220.5p High Yarridge, 219.2p & 217.4p Warkshaugh, 216.7p (x2) Springwell, 215.9p Airey Hill & Rawfoot, 215.6p Peacock House, 215.5p New Dotland, 214.6p (x2) Sweethope, 210.4p Blackburn, 209.6p New Dotland, 208.7p Thockrington, 208.5p Warkshaugh, 208.3p Nunwick, 207.6p Colepike, 207.5p East Knitsley, 207p Great Chesters, 206.5p Low Staples, 206.4p Keepershield Suffolk x – £109 Warkshaugh, £108.50 New Dotland, £107.50 Warkshaugh, £106.50 East Knitsley & Springwell, £106 Thockrington, £105.50 Dalton Hill Head, £104.50 Warkshaugh, £103.50 Warkshaugh & Thockrington (x2), £103 Allenheads Farm & New Dotland, £102 Warkshaugh & Hard Riding, £101.50 Bavington Mount, £101 Thockrington, £100 Salmonswell, Thockrington, Keepershield & Colepike 213.6p Colepike, 213.1p Thockrington, 208.9p Comb Hills, 208.5p Allenheads Farm, 208.2p & 207p Warkshaugh, 206.8p & 206.5p (x2) Thockrington, 206.4p Colepike, 204.1p Thockrington, 204p Lee Hall, 202.9p Dalton Hill Head, 202p Thockrington, 201p Warkshaugh, 200.9p Springwell, 200p Low Staples & Houxty Bank Top Charolais x – £105.50 & 195.4p Dalton Hill Head Hampshire x – £81.50 & 209p Low Staples Shropshire - £106, £104.50 & £104 Dalton Hill Head 213.3p, 196.3p & 185.7p Dalton Hill Head Mule – £94 New Dotland, £91.50 Allenheads Farm, £89 Great Chesters, £88 Nilston Rigg, £87 Sweethope, £85 Rawfoot, £84.50 (x2) Pundershaw 207.1p Sweethope, 206.1p Pundershaw, 205.7p Allenheads Farm, 204.4p New Dotland, 203.3p Allenheads Farm, 202.6p & 195.6p Nilston Rigg 193.5p Great Chesters, 193.5p Great Chesters, 192.1p Pundershaw Cheviot x – £99.50, £88.80, £88 & £87.20 Flotterton 229.5p, 227.7p, 226.4p, 210.5p, 204.7p & 203.1p Flotterton Blackface - £92 Nilston Rigg, £87.50 The Stobbs, £82.80 New Dotland, £82 Great Chesters & Sweethope 213.4p The Stobbs, 209.1p Nilston Rigg, 207p New Dotland, 205p Great Chesters, 195.2p Sweethope Swaledale - £76.50 Low Staples, £75 Allenheads Farm 187.5p Allenheads Farm, 177.9p Low Staples, 177.1p Allenheads Farm Herdwick - £65 & 154.8p Comb Hills Hebridean - £51 Plantation Avenue

Cast Ewes and Rams: Texel x – £98 Blackburn, £87 Coatyards, £80 Dalton Hill Head, £79 Rawfoot, £78 Bavington Mount, £72 Blackburn, £66 Salmonswell, £64 Nunwick, £62 High Yarridge & Nunwick Suffolk x – £74 Oakfield House, £60 Nunwick Leicester - £72 Great Chesters Mule – £70 Coatyards, £62 Jubilee Buildings, £57 High Yarridge, £55.50 Rawfoot Blackface - £50 Burnbank Swaledale - £42 Rawfoot.

IMPLEMENT SALE

March 17

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart held their spring sale of machinery and implements at Longtown. Included was a displenishing sale on behalf of Nichol Contracting, Kershopefoot. With more than 350 lots forward and a huge crowd of local and distant buyers present, most items sold well past vendors expectations.

Dispersal prices: McHale F550 Baler - £17,000. Marshall 10 ton Muckspreader - £5,000. McHale 991 BC Wrapper - £4,800. Simba 3M Discs - £4,200. Kuhn Mower FC283 TG - £3,800. Principal prices: Case Internations 995 - £4,400. Marshall Trailer QM Silage - £3,500. MF135 - £3,300. Kverneland Chopper - £3,000. Barford Dumper - £1,800. 4 ton Tipping Trailer - £1,800. MX Feed Bucket - £1,700. Isuzu Trooper - £1,600. Ford 3600 - £1,500. Kawasaki Mule 2510 - £1,450. Tanco 2805 Wrapper - £1,200. Mini Digger Trailer - £920. Reco Mower - £750. 12ft Flat Bed Trailer - £720. 8ft Ifor Williams Trailer - £720. 12ft Ifor Williams Stock Trailer - £620.

Airator - £580. 3 Furrow Plough - £520. Abbey Muck Spreader - £520. Slurry Tanker - £500. 11 x 10ft Sheep Hurdles - £500. Discs - £500. Chain Harrows - £480. Cultivator - £450. Roller - £420. Trailer - £400. Bale Grab - £400. Tedder - £400. Snacker - £400. Vicon Ferti Spreader - £400. Ride-on Lawnmower - £360. Baler Squeezer - £350. 25 x 6ft Sheep Hurdles - £325. 3 Furrow Plough - £320. Zetor Mower - £300. Welder - £300. Snacker - £300. Dual Wheels - £300.

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