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Longtown Primestock Sale
12/07/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 96 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 29 OTM cattle, 2,524 prime lambs and 4,553 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th July, 2007.

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All classes of prime cattle were dearer on the week. Heifers under 24 months again met premium rates selling to 145.5p, 143.5p, 142.5p, 131.5p and 129.5p for Limousins from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others to 128.5p Brydekirk Mains; 126.5p Wicket Thorn and Pennersaughs. Limousin bullocks from W.E. Lockhart & Co., Faulding Cleugh sold to 143.5p, 141.5p and 131.5p, others 130.5p Stormont, 129.5p (x2), 125.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen; Belgian Blue 132.5p R. & E.M. Smithson, Bloan Farm.

Young bulls were also dearer with Herefords selling to 105.5p and 101.5p from M.P. Tattersall, Enzieholm.

The 29 OTM cattle met late rates with Limousin bullocks to 103.5p from Brownchesters. Charolais heifers to 95.5p and 93.5p Brownchesters; Limousin 92.5p Pennersaughs. Limousin cows to 91.5p Morley Hill, 83.5p Nirvana; Simmental 69.5p Brisco Hill; Friesian 64.5p Prior Rigg; Angus 64.5p Bonshawside.

A similar entry of prime lambs were a better quality show, trade very similar to last week with numbers short of buyers requirements to average 125p overall to a top of 145.4p for Texels from North Greenhill. Top price per head of £62 for a Beltex from Messrs Hope, Albierigg, Canonbie and for Suffolks from Messrs Lumley, Newbiggen Farm, Blanchland, Consett, other Suffolks to £60.20 Hillview, £60 Kilnford Croft; Texel £58.40 Brackenthwaite, £58.20 Cardew Hall, £58 Barnglies; Charollais £55.20 Cardew Hall; Greyface £50.60 East Highberries, £47.20 Midlock.

Light lambs met a stronger demand with averages up 10p on the week to average 126p overall and to a top of 136.5p per kilo and £47.80 per head for Texels from North Boig Farm, other Texels to £43.80 High Dovecote, £43.20 Chapel Farm; Suffolk £43.30 The Keep, £42.20 Shankfield Head; Greyface £38.70 Pennine View, £38.40 Newington, £38.20 Cowcorse; Bleu d’Maine £38.70 Stackbraes; Blackface £37.80 Dallowie; Zwartbles £37.70 Mossband House.

A similar show of cast ewes and rams saw heavy ewes scarcer and all classes easily maintained last weeks high rates to average £37.48 overall. Top of £73.50 for heavy Suffolk ewes from Kilnford Croft; Texel £66.50, £65 Ballyclare, £63.50 Stackbraes & Glenhesk. £62.50 Newry & Roadside; Suffolk cross £61.50 Waterloo; Charollais £60.50 Ballyclare, Roadside & Brookfield; Rouge £58.50 Roadside; Leicester £54.50 Knarr; North Country Cheviot £53.50 Nottingham Mains; Half Bred £52.50 Waterloo; Wensleydale £50.50 Roadside; Cheviot Mule £48.50 Craigsford Mains; Greyface £43.50 Brookfield & Overburns. Hill ewes to £41.50 for Lleyns from Priorsford; Blackface £38.50 Derwent House, £33.50 Midlock, £32.50 Benson Wemyss & Overburn; Cheviot £35.50 Johnstone Bank, Dallowie & North Boig; Swaledale £32.50 Old Police House, £31.50 East Highberries; Shetland £29.50 Hallburn; Herdwick £24.50 Stackbraes. Rams to £67.50 for a Texel from Newry; Suffolk £56.50 Stackbraes & Kilnford Croft; Charollais £56.50 Stackbraes; Dorset £54.50 Newry; Leicester £48.50 High Edges Green; Beltex £40 Stackbraes; Blackface £33.50 Kersknowe.

Steers
Light to - - - p (- - - p)
Medium to - - - p (- - - p)
Heavy to 143.5p (115.2p)

Heifers
Light to 91.5p ( 91.5p)
Medium to 128.5p (102.9p)
Heavy to 145.5p (116.8p)

Young Beef Bulls to 105.5p ( 94.5p)

Lambs
Light to 135.9p (127.6p)
Standard to 145.4p (126.3p)
Medium to 138.5p (124.2p)
Heavy to 129.1p (118.6p)
Others to 116.9p (106.1p)

Ewes
Light to £41.50 (£23.16)
Heavy to £73.50 (£41.87)

Cast Rams £67.50 (£41.36)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th July 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th Jun 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st Jun 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 14th June 2007

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