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Longtown Primestock Sale
29/03/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 94 prime cattle, 4 young beef bull, 9 otm cattle, 6311 hoggs and 4893cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th March, 2007.

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All classes of clean cattle were dearer by 4p on the week. Top price of 137.5p for Limousin heifers from A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen and J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn , others to 136.5p, 134.5p Hallburn, 131.5p Dashwellgreen & Hallburn, 130.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage & Hallburn. Heavyweight Charolais heifers 129.5p from Sceughdyke, Salers 132.5p Dashwellgreen. Belgian Blues 128.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks 131.5p Hallburn, 130.5p Dashwellgreen and The Gill, Belgian Blues 126.5p Fenton.

Otm catlle to 90.5p for Limousin heifers from Stormont, Friesian cows 76.5p Lane End, 74.5p Highmoorhead, Charolais 84.5p Stormont, Limousin 76.5p Bellbank, Angus 64.5p Bellbank.

The prime hoggs peaked at £65 for Texels from Rosehill, Holywood and to 155.2p for Beltex from Naddle Farm. Other prices Suffolk x £56 Hallburn, Fern House, Loch House & Colter Coats, Hill Cheviot £56.20 Upper Hindhope, £46 Blackrigg £55 Langhope, Other Texels £61.50 Kirtlebank, North Country Cheviots £58, £57.50 Craig View, Bleu du Maines £55.80 Lawston, Charollais £55 Colter Coats, Haflbred £57.20 Humbleheugh, Greyface £53.80 Justicetown & Laws Hall, Cheviot Mules £58.20 Craigdu, Leicesters £53.20 Kimmeter Green, Blackface £53.80, £52.50 Smalmstown, £52.20 South Lambhill, Cheviot x £58.50 Humbleheugh, Swaledale £49 Whitton, Beltex £62 Inglewood Edge, Zwartbles £54 Copperthorns.

Lightweight hoggs to £47 for Texels from Clerkhill, Suffolk x £39.20 High Stenries, Cheviot x £46 Townhead, Cheviot £44.80 Laws Hall,, North Country Cheviot £41.20 Buldoo, Greyface £38 Balnabroich, Blackface £44, £42 Barlaes, Shetland £41.50, £37 Kilfinnan, Swaledales £40, £37 Randleholm, Herdwicks £42 Rowhead, Jacob £39 Hermitage, Beltex £40.70 Laws Hall.

The cast ewes and rams attracted the largest company of buyers of the season, trade again was dearer and short of requirements to average £ 41.49 overall.
Top was £80.50 for Halfbred ewes from Longdyke, Texels £76.50 Carron & Roadside, Charollais £72.50 Hillside, Suffolk x £66.50 Longdyke, £63.50 Roadside, Beltex £68.50 Hillside, Suffolks £75.50 Beechgrove, Leicesters £79.50 Saunders Close, Cheviot Mules £50.50 Easthouse, North Country Cheviots £61.50 Buckies, Greyfaces £48.50 Ryehills, Mashams £38.50 Burnbrae. Bleu de Maines £70.50 Albierigg.

Hill ewes to £41.50 for Blackfaces from Albierigg, Cheviots £38.50 Dunain Mains, £36.50 Twislehope, Swaledales £36.50 Drumbreddon, Herdwicks £32.50 Pingle, Shetlands £27.50 Upper Girstfield.

Rams to £68.50 for Charollais from Ballyclare, Texels £64.50 Roadside & Penchrise, Suffolks £62.50 Easthouse, Cheviots £48.50 Buckies, Leicesters £48.50 Easthouse, Beltex £49.50 Dunain Mains, Blackfaces £45.50 Greystale.

Averages
Steers Light to ------p ---------p
Medium to 134.5p (120.1p)
Heavy to 131.5p (121.6p)
Heifers Light to -------p ( ------p)
Medium to 137.5p (127.7p)
Heavy to 137.5p (121.4p)
Young Beef Bulls to 94.5p ( 88.7p)
Hoggs Light to 130.0p (120.7p)
Standard to 131.2p (122.7p)
Medium to 155.2p (120.5p)
Heavy to 137.5p (106.3p)
Others to -----p (-------p)
Ewes Light to £41.50 (£30.00)
Heavy to £80.50 (£47.85)
Cast Rams £68.50 (£43.15

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd March 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th March 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th March 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st March 2007

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