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Longtown Primestock Sale
19/07/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 83 prime cattle, 18 young bulls, 15 OTM cattle, 2,920 prime lambs and 5,195 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th July, 2007.

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All classes of prime cattle were dearer on the week. Top price of 135.5p, 134.5p and 133.5p for Limousin bullocks from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others 133.5p Hallburn, 131.5p Becton Hall and Dashwellgreen, 130.5p and 129.5p Nether Onsett. A smaller show of heifers were short of requirements selling to 131.5p for a Limousin from K.H. & J. Preston, Keldhead, others 128.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage. Heavyweight Charolais heifers to 127.5p E & A. Graham, Upper Mains.

Young bulls were also dearer to 118.5p and 114.5p for Belgian Blues from D. & L. Graham, South Lambhill; Limousin 116.5p T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall; Hereford 105.5p M.P. Tattersall, Enzieholm; Black & White 98.5p T.B. Imrie, Harelawhole.

A smaller show of OTM cattle sold to 91.5p (£846) for a Charolais cow from Fawcettlees; Belgian Blue 90.5p Crofthead; Black & White 66.5p (£512) Becton Hall. Limousin bullocks to 92.5p Sceughdyke. Limousin heifers to 91.5p Clarghyll.

A large show of prime lambs saw all buyers keener as a result and all classes were dearer than expected to average 109p overall to a top of 129p for Texels from Mossband.

Top price per head was £60.40 for Texel x vrom D W Scott, Stanley House, Suffolks £54 Wallend, Bleu de Maines £55.20 Branxholm Town, Halfbreds £48.50 Adderston Shiels, LLeyns £41.10 Satchell, Greyfaces £46.40 Nunscleugh, Oxford £47 Guards, Blackfaces £38.70 Penpeugh & Hawthorns.

Light lambs met a great trade to average 114.3p overall. Top price was £43.90 for Texels from Mossband House, Suffolks £38.40 Hallburn, Charollais £40.70 Brackenthwaite, Cheviots £38.70 Hawthorns, Cheviot Mules £37.10 Stackbraes, Greyfaces £36.80 High Airryolland, Blackfaces £35.70 Penpeugh, Zwartbles £37.90 Stackbraes, Jacobs £35.80 Old Chapel, Herdwicks £33.50 Haithwaite.

There were more distant buyers present for the largest show of 5,195 cast ewes and rams this season, with trade similar on the week to average £35.53. Top of £68.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Stackbraes, others £67.50 Mossburnfort, £66.50 Newry and Redbanks; Beltex £64.50 Balgray; Leicester £53.50 Dreva; Suffolk cross £52.50 Woodk; Bleu d’Maine £52.50 Roadside; Charollais £52.50 Ballyclare; Half Bred £50 Newry; North Country Cheviot £49.50 Earlside; Greyface £43.50 Wyseby Hill Cottage and Baurch, £40.50 Stackbraes and Burnmouth; Masham £37.50 Colter Coats.

Hill ewes to £45 for Cheviots from Remington; Swaledale £36.50 Remington; Blackface £35.50 Armbrack; Herdwick £29.50 Fordlands; Jacob £29.50 Mossband House. Rams to £70.50 for a Texel from Newry; Leicester £70 Croglin High Hall; Charollais £63.50 Woodfoot; Suffolk £61 Colter Coats; Dorset £53.50 Lydden; Beltex £48 Woodfoot; Blackface £43.50 Penpeugh; Cheviot £42.50 Stackbraes; Swaledale £30.50 Ravenwood.

Averages:

Steers
Light to - - - p (- - - p)
Medium to 107.5p (102.2p)
Heavy to 135.5p (119.2p)

Heifers
Light to 131.5p (120.2p)
Medium to 128.5p (115.6p)
Heavy to - - - p (- - - p)

Young Beef Bulls to 118.5p ( 99.8p)

Lambs
Light to 125.6p (116.4p)
Standard to 129.0p (109.1p)
Medium to 120.0p (108.2p)
Heavy to 112.1p (105.2p)
Others to 100.7p ( 99.4p)

Ewes
Light to £45.00 (£18.50)
Heavy to £68.50 (£38.60)

Cast Rams £70.50 (£44.44)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th July 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th July 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th Jun 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st Jun 2007

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