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Longtown Primestock Sale
22/02/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 84 prime cattle, 3 young beef bulls, 5379 hoggs and 5195 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd February, 2007.

Skipton Christmas prime lambs champions

The clean cattle saw the overall quality not as good as late and trade was down by 1p. Top price of 135.5p, 133.5p was paid for Limousin heifers from Corby Castle Estate by Messrs Nattrass, Butcher, Carlisle. Others to 128.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, South Lambhill & Corby Castle Estate. Charolais 125.5p Smallholms.

Limousin bullocks from Hallburn to 134.5p, others 133.5p, 132.5p, 129.5p Faulding Cleugh, 127.5p The Gill, 126.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Young bulls were short of requirements and sold to 117.5p from Southlambhill.

Another large show of prime hoggs peaked at £60 for Beltex from Craig View and 140p from Townhead.

Suffolk x £55 Port O Spittal, Suffolks £54 The Beeches, Hill Cheviots £49.20 Potholm, Texels £59, £56.50 Craig View, Charollais £51 Mosside, £50.50 Whitehead Hill, Halfbreds £52 High Moat, Greyface £49.80 Hott, Cheviot Mule £51.20 Crawthat, Blackface £48.50 Sceughdyke, £47.20 Southlambhill, North Country Cheviot £53.80 Broomhill Bank, Swaledale £45 Roachburn, Leicester £48.20 Nookton.

Lightweight hoggs peaked at £41.50 and 122p for Texels from Achamore, Isle of Gigha, Suffolks £39.80 High Crubsadale, Cheviot £38.20 Kirkhope, Greyface £34.50 Blacksmiths Cottage, Blackface £37.50 Castlemilk, £37 Kirkhope, North Cheviot £33 High Crubsadale, Swaledale £34.50 The Garth, Herdwick £34.50 Beechcroft.

A larger show of cast ewes and rams attracted extra buyers and all classes were in demand at increased rates. Top was £72.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Watten, Moor Farm, Dunjop & Ballyclare. Beltex £66.50 Woodhead & Roadside, Suffolks £66.50 Newry, Halfbreds £50.50 Moor Farm, Leicesters £58.50 Haggiston Holm, Suffolks x £65.50 Roadside, Charollais £64.50 Roadside, Bleu de Maine £62.50 Dunjop, North Cheviots £52.50 West Watten, Oxford £58.50 Guards, Greyfaces £46.50 Lintlaw, £44.50 Yett & Stackbraes, Cheviot Mules £46.50 Stackbraes.

Hill ewes to £40.50 for Cheviots from Winterhope, Blackfaces £35.50 Smalmstown, £33.50 Pitland Hills, £32.50 Calda, Swaledales £27.50 Harwood Shields, Herdwicks £23.50 Newlands.

Rams to £65.50 for Suffolks from Roadside, Texels £62.50 Roadside, Charollais £62.50 Tobermore, Cheviots £42.50 Snowden Close, Beltex £42.50 Abbey Cowper, Blackface £36.50 Calla & Stackbraes, Swaledales £25.50 Stackbraes, Zwartbles £45.50 Mossband House, Lleyns £38.50 Moor Farm.

Steers
Light to ------p ---------p
Medium to 111.5p (106.5p)
Heavy to 134.5p (117.5p)

Heifers
Light to -------p ( ------p)
Medium to 125.5p (120.8p)
Heavy to 135.5p (112.0p)

Young Beef Bulls to 117.5p (107.9p)

Hoggs
Light to 118.7p (103.3p)
Standard to 140.0p (105.4p)
Medium to 134.0p (105.1p)
Heavy to 120.0p (101.2p)
Others to -----p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £40.50 (£20.70)
Heavy to £72.50 (£40.90)

Cast Rams to £65.50 (£38.89)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th February 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th February 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st February 2007

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