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Longtown Primestock Sale
01/02/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 87 prime cattle, 4 young beef bulls, 6,176 hoggs and 5,405 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st February, 2007.

Skipton Christmas prime lambs champions

The prime cattle were a good show with averages the same as last week.

Top was 137.5p for a Belgian Blue heifer from Corby Castle Estate, Great Corby and purchased by Messrs Nattrass, Butchers, Carlisle. Limousin heifers to 133.5p, 130.5p Corby Castle to Messrs Nattrass, others 132.5p, 130.5p Hallburn to West Scottish Lamb & W Kirkup, Butcher, Longtown, 128.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage. Charolais heifers to 128.5p Hallburn to Border Meats, 125.5p Sceughdyke.

Limousin bullocks to 134.5p from Hallburn to W Kirkup, others 130.5p The Gill, 128.5p, 127.5p Hallburn.

A poor show for quality in the bull section with Limousins to 102.5p Laws Hall.

A larger entry of prime hoggs were a firm trade peaking at £63 for Texels from Chapel House, Gilsland. Other Texels £57, £55 Craig View, Suffolks £56.50 Tinnis Hall, £56 Hammershields, Hill Cheviot £47.20 Land, Halfbreds £51 Wardhead, Greyfaces £52 Sandbed, £50.80 Kellah, Cheviot Mules £52 Crawsknowe, Blackfaces £50.80 Sceughdyke, North Country Cheviots £54.80, £52.20 Kirkbarrow, Swaledales £50 Shap Abbey, Beltex £62 Craig View, Leicesters £53.20 Sceughdyke.

Lightweight hoggs met a keen enquiry to a top of £46.50 for Beltex from Inglewood Edge, others £45 Newtown Farm, Suffolks £41 Redbanks, Hill Cheviot £41 Bloch, Texels £45.50 Gass, Greyface £36.80 Cara View, Blackfaces £36.80 Barnglieshead, £36.50 Windy Hill, North Country Cheviot £36.80, £34 Yarpha, Swaledales £34 Wydon Eals.

The sale included the annual show and sale of Swaledale prime hoggs, judged by John Mitchell of Dunbia and sponsored by The Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association. 1st prize pen was awarded to Messrs Bindloss, Shap Abbey for 45kilo selling at £50 to the judge. 2nd Messrs Watson, Sanders Close for 48 kilos selling at £47.80 to Welsh Country Foods, 3rd to Messrs Dawson, Kentmere Hall for 44 kilos selling at £44.

The cast ewes and rams attracted more buyers as a result all classes were again firmer on the week to average £34.05 overall.

Top was £78.50 & £75.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Stackbraes, others £74.50 Chapel House, £72.50 Redbanks. Suffolks £70.50 Kitwelllane, Suffolk x £64.50 Ditchburn, £63.50 Newry. Beltex £66.50 Ballyclare, Charollais £66.50 Ballyclare, Bleu de Maine £60.50 Ballyclare, Leicesters £58.50 Crawthat, North Country Cheviots £44.50 Earlside, Cheviot Mules £45.50 Colmslie Hill, Greyfaces £42.50 Beck House, £41.50 Trailtrow, Halfbreds £49.50 Easthouse, Romneys £39.50 Viewfield.

Hill ewes to £37.50 for Cheviots from Smalmstown & North House, Blackfaces £35.50 Old Police House & Stackbraes, Swaledales £30.50 Stotsfold, Kendal Roughs £25.50 Coldcoats, Herdwicks £23.50 Stackbraes.

Rams to £64.50 for Texels from Tobemore, Suffolks £59.50 Ballyclare, Beltex £60.50 Ballyclare, Leicesters £54.50 Bateyshield, Bleu de Maines £52.50 Easthouse, Charollais £50.50 Tobemore, Cheviots £49.50 Newry, Blackfaces £36.50 Horseholm & Drumdreddon, Swaledales £27.50 Deadwater.

Steers
Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 134.5p (109.6p)
Heavy to 130.5p (118.4p)

Heifers
Light to -------p ( ------p)
Medium to 137.5p (133.9p)
Heavy to 133.5p (112.9p)

Young Beef Bulls to 102.5p ( 90.4p)

Hoggs
Light to 140.6p (104.2p)
Standard to 136.8p (109.2p)
Medium to 155.0p (106.8p)
Heavy to 123.9p (101.3p)
Others to -----p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £37.50 (£21.90)
Heavy to £78.50 (£40.55)

Cast Rams £6450 (£36.12)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th January 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th January 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th January 2007

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