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Longtown Primestock Sale
25/10/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 54 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 11 OTM, 4,055 prime lambs and 4,400 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th October, 2007.

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All classes of clean cattle were dearer on the week. Limousin bullocks from J R Nixon, Hallees selling to 131.5p to Forth Meats, Gala, others to 129.5p East Cliff, 128.5p, 126.5p Hallees. Heavyweight Charolais to 124.5p & 122.5p Sceughdyke, Blondes to 123.5p from Netheronsett. Charolais heifers 130.5p, 127.5p, 124.5p Sceughdyke, Limousin heifers129.5p, 127.5p Newby Farm.
Young bulls to 88.5p for Holstein Friesians from Laws Hall.

OTM’s met a steady trade. Limousins to 51.5p Raeburnhead, Galloways 49.5p Baron House. Angus 49.5p Raeburnhead.

The larger show of prime lambs saw trade easier on the week with only the best lambs selling well. The sale average was 73p. Top was £41.50 for Texel lambs from Messrs Little, Northgreenhill and to a top of 96.5p also from Northgreenhill.

Other Texels to £40 Bankhead, Suffolks £37 Colter Coats, £36.50 Sceughdyke, Charollais £34.80 Glebelands, Greyfaces £33 Cawfield, £31.50 Newbiggin, Cheviot Mules £32 Tushielaw, Blackface £27.50 High Crindledyke, North Country Cheviots £36.50, £34.50 Whiteknowe.

Lightweight lambs were less in numbers and met a sound trade. Herdwicks to £28 Cardewlees, Cheviots £24 Caberston Mill, Charollais £24 Stackbraes, Blackface £24.80 Blacksmiths Cottage, North Country Cheviots £27.50 Naddle Farm, Swaledales £19 Derwent, Shetlands £20 Cardewlees.

The cast ewes and rams were forward in larger numbers and with the usual buyers present all classes were firmer on the week by £2 to £3 per head.

Top was £66.50 for Texel x ewes from Loughrigg, others £62.50 Stotsfold and D’Mainholm. Beltex £64.50 Woodhead, Suffolks £47.50 Aikrigg, £45.50 Sceughdyke, Charollais £46.50 Hermitage, £44.50 Loughrigg, Halfbreds £48.50 Sceughdyke, North Country Cheviots £46.50 West Brims, £45.50 Adderston Shiels, Leicesters £40.50 Shitlington Hall, £38.50 Minsca, Cheviot Mules £39.50 Whitechapel, £38.50 North House, Greyfaces £40.50 Stackbraes, £36.50 Sceughdyke, Bleu de Maines £54.50, £46.50 Albierigg.

Hill ewes to £37.50 for Cheviots from Bellevue, Blackfaces £25.50 The Nook, £22.50 Albierigg, Swaledales £15 Wynholm, Lleyn £28.50 Satchells, Welsh £35 Mossfennan. Rams £66 for Suffolks from Corrie Mains, Texels £56.60 Finchley, £52.50 Firth, Leicesters £50.50 Westend, Blackfaces £34.50 Mossfennan, North Country Cheviots £40 West Brims, Beltex £43.50 Mouldy Hills.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 131.5p (119.0p)
Heavy to 129.5p (118.3p)

Heifers
Light to 114.5p (114.5p)
Medium to 125.5p (115.5p)
Heavy to 130.5p (122.6p)

Young Beef Bulls to 88.5p ( 85.0p)

Lambs
Light to 92.8p ( 74.1p)
Standard to 86.6p ( 73.8p)
Medium to 96.5p ( 74.3p)
Heavy to 80.6p ( 69.8p)
Others to 73.1p ( 62.8p)

Ewes
Light to £37.50 (£15.79)
Heavy to £66.50 (£29.71)

Cast Rams £66.00 (£32.89)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th October 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd August 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th July 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th July 2007

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