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Longtown Primestock Sale
08/11/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 26 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 18 OTM cattle, 3,497 prime lambs and 5,181 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th November, 2007.

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Prime cattle were short of requirements with trade firmer. Charolais heifers from T. Armstrong & Son, Sceughdyke sold to 130.5p to Woodhead Bros., others from the same to 127.5p, 125.5p and 123.5p; Limousin 128.5p, 124.5p, 123.5p Wicket Thorn. Limousin bullocks to 127.5p from Nether Onsett, 118.5p The Gill; Charolais 117.5p Smallholms.

Young bulls to 104.5p and 103.5p for Limousins from Dumbretton.

OTM’s were easier selling to 55.5p for a Limousin heifer from The Hagg. Limousin cows to 49.5p Nunscleugh; Angus 34.5p Kilnhill.

With 3,497 prime lambs forward saw trade sharper on the week but good quality 38-46 kilo farm assured lambs were in short supply. The sale was topped at £43.20 for Texels from W. McConnell, Gass Farm, Glenluce and to 114p per kilo for Beltex from Stackbraes. Texel £43.20, £38.80 Gass Farm, £38.20 Low Lonning, Beltex £41.80 Mouldy Hills, £39.20 Nunscleugh; Suffolk £37.20 Reagill Grange, £36.80 Branxholm Braes; North Country Cheviot £34.80 Burnbrae; Charollais £34.50 Castlemilk, £34 Highend; Cheviot Mule £34.20 Branxholm Braes; Cheviot £34 Raeburnfoot; Greyface £33.50 Upperburnmouth, £32.80 The Nook; Half Bred £32.80 Dodgsonstown; Blackface £29.20 Upperburnmouth, £27.20 Chapel Farm.

Lightweight lambs were in demand with good quality continental lambs keenly sought after to a top of £34.50 for Beltex from Stackbraes. Texel £31.80 Debog; Cheviot Mule £31.20 Red House; Suffolk £30.80 Gibbs Hill; Blackface £29.50 Peela Hill; Cheviot £27 Glendinning; Greyface £26.50 Upperburnmouth.

The 5,181 cast ewes and rams were another large show and with the usual buyers present all classes maintained late high rates with quality ewes scarcer.

Top of £58.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Toftcombs, others £56.50 Riggshield and Roachburn, £55.50 Clark Hill and Linton House; Beltex £52.50 Walkergate; Suffolk £49.50 Boghouse, £48.50 Beechgrove; Leicester £47.50 Roachburn; Suffolk cross £46.50 Old Hall and East Mains; North Country Cheviot £44.50 Castle Heathie, £42.50 Sordale, £40.50 Smerral; Half Bred £41.50 Redhouse, £40.50 Wiltonburn; Vendeen £36.50 East Mains; Greyface £33.50 Corhulloch, £31.50 East Mains, Todshawhaugh and High End; Cheviot Mule £31.50 Branxholm Braes. Hill ewes to £31.50 for Cheviots from Penlaw; Lleyn £27.50 Guards; Blackface £21.50 Stackbraes, £20.50 Kiln Hill, £20 Corhulloch; Swaledale £16.50 Roachburn. Rams to £76.50 for a Suffolk from Lands, others £66.50 Beechgrove; Texel £60.50 Upper Tofts; Leicester £48.50 Westhills; Blackface £40.50 Derwent House; Oxford £40 Guards; Cheviot £42 Old Hall, £36.50 Bloch; Lleyn £35 Guards; Swaledale £25 Stackbraes.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 79.5p ( 79.5p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 127.5p (114.1p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 99.5p ( 97.4p)
Heavy to 130.5p (119.0p)

Young Beef Bulls to 104.5p (100.7p)

Lambs
Light to 114.0p ( 69.7p)
Standard to 97.9p ( 77.1p)
Medium to 104.5p ( 78.2p)
Heavy to 90.0p ( 72.1p)
Others to 70.1p ( 64.4p)

Ewes
Light to £31.50 (£11.11)
Heavy to £58.50 (£26.70)

Cast Rams £76.50 (£29.35)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th October 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th October 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd August 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th July 2007

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