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Stackyard News Feb 07

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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 118 prime cattle, 11 young beef bulls, 6,178 hoggs and 4,771 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th February, 2007.

Skipton Christmas prime lambs champions

More prime cattle were on offer with averages the same as last week. Top price of 144.5p was paid by Messrs Nattrass, Butcher, Carlisle for a Belgian Blue heifer from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn, others to 132.5p Castle Mains, 128.5p Corby Castle. Limousin 138.5p Beauchamp to W Kirkup, Butchers, others 136.5p Hallburn, 135.5p Castle Mains, 134.5p Corby Castle, 132.5p Castle Mains, 131.5p Corby Castle & Hallburn. Charolais 131.5p Slealands to West Scottish Lamb, Salers 124.5p Dashwellgreen to Woodhead Bros.

The bullock section topped at 137.5p, 134.5p for Limousin from Hallburn and purchased by Woodhead Bros. and Messrs Nattrass, others 127.5p Hallburn, 126.5p, 125.5p The Gill, 125.5p Houghton House. Belgian Blues 125.5p The Gill, 124.5p, 123.5p Fenton Farm, Charolais 127.5p Hallburn, 124.5p Lawston.

Young bulls were in short supply and dearer on the week selling to 117.5p and 116.5p for Limousin from Southlambhill.

Prime hoggs were a larger show and with the usual buyers present all classes were again sharper on the week to average 115p overall to a top of 156.9p for Beltex from R McQuistan, High Airyolland, others 153p Craig View.

Top price per head was £67.50 for Texels from A C Clark, Fine View, others £66.80 Walkertown, £65.80 Craig View. Suffolk x £67 Smalmstown, £65.20 Demense. Beltex £66.80 High Airyolland, Charollais £54.20 Copperthorns, Blackface £55 Sceughdyke, £54.20 Yett, £53.80 Smalmstown, Greyface £56.70 Sceughdyke, £54.30 Justicetown, £54.20 Demense, North Country Cheviots £54.80 Kirkbarrow, £54.20 North House, £53.20 Kirkland Green, Halfbreds £56.50 Craigdhu. Hill Cheviots £48.80 Granton, Zwartbles £53.20 South Slealands, Swaledales £47.20 Bog, £46.20 Naddle & Randleholm, Herdwicks £43.80 Fordlands.

Lightweight hoggs met another super trade to average 114p overall with a top of 140.9p for Beltex from Lowthwaite, who also had top price per head of £46.50 for the same, others £45.20 Demainholm, Suffolks £42.20 Archerbeck & Lighthouse, Cheviots £40.90 Sykehead, Texels £44.20 Reagill Grange, £43.80 High Parkfoot, £43.70 Westerhall, Greyfaces £40.70 Beechcroft, Blackfaces £40.90 Skelfhill, £40.30 Castlemilk, Swaledales £37.30 Stotsfold, Jacobs £40.80 Lowthwaite, Lleyns £38.40 Satchells.
The cast ewes and rams were another large show and all classes were again firmer on the week by £2 per head. Top was £76.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Cambwell, £71.50 Ballyallan, £68.50 Inglewood Edge, Roadside & Newry. Suffolks £66.50, £62.50 Roadside, Halfbreds £50.50 Hoddamtown, Charollais £66.50 Newry, Suffolk x £61.50 Glenhouse & Roadside, Beltex £60.50 Roadside, North Country Cheviot £59.50 Waterloo, Dorsets £54.50 Glenhouse, Leicesters £55.50 Easthouse, Cheviot Mules £44.50 Pearsby Hall, Greyfaces £45.50 Englishtown, £42.50 Sceughdyke & Roanstree.

Hill ewes to £42.50 for Cheviots from Inglewood Edge, Blackfaces £39.50 Woodslee, £38.50 Calla, Swaledales £28.50 Stubbsgill & East Cragside, Herdwicks £23.50 Pingle, Lleyns £38.50 Stachells.
Rams to £64.50 for Leicesters from Parkgatestone, Charollais £53.50 Roadside, Texel £60.50 Waterloo, Suffolks £62.50 Rottington Hall, Cheviot £54.50 Gilston, Blackface £26.50 Glenhouse, Lleyns £36.50 Stackbraes, Zwartbles £45.50 South Slealands.

Light to 105.5p ( 90.1p)
Medium to 122.5p (117.1p)
Heavy to 137.5p (119.0p)

Light to -------p ( ------p)
Medium to 135.5p (126.3p)
Heavy to 144.5p (112.9p)

Young Beef Bulls to 117.5p (104.5p)

Light to 120.9p (110.6p)
Standard to 156.9p (116.5p)
Medium to 153.0p (116.5p)
Heavy to 136.3p (110.0p)
Others to -----p (-------p)

Light to £42.50 (£24.98)
Heavy to £76.50 (£41.79)

Cast Rams £64.50 (£39.17)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th February 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st February 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th January 2007

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