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Longtown Primestock Sale
22/11/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 30 Over Thirty Month cattle, 4,990 prime lambs and 4,127 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd November, 2007.

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A larger show of heavy cattle saw trade similar selling to a top of 134.5p for Limousin heifers from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn to W. Kirkup Butchers, Longtown and Malone Ltd., Edinburgh, others to 125.5p Houghton House, 122.5p Sceughdyke; Charolais 128.5p, 125.5p, 124.5p (x3) Hallburn. Bullocks to a top of 131.5p for Charolais and Belgian Blue from Hallburn, other Charolais from the same to 127.5p and 121.5p; Limousin 128.5p Haining House, 127.5p Upper Tinwald, Haining House and Houghton House.

A larger show of OTM cattle saw trade dearer for a plainer show, selling to 94.5p for a Limousin bullock from Stormont; Angus 74.5p Girnwood; Galloway 68.5p Skitby. Heifers to 88.5p for a Belgian Blue from Stormont; Friesian 71.5p Harelawhole; Galloway 70.5p Skitby. Cows to 79.5p Milnholm; Friesian 62.5p Harelawhole, 59.5p, 51.5p Smalmstown; Limousin 56.5p The Flatt, 40.5p Gillalees; Belgian Blue 53.5p The Flatt; Charolais 48.5p Gillalees.

The 4,990 prime lambs forward averaged 77.5p per kilo, selling to a top of £41 per head three times for Texels from Messrs Brodie, Pingle and Messrs Cavers, Sorbie and for Beltex from Messrs McIlwraith, Mouldy Hills, who also received the top price per kilo of 107.5p. Beltex £40.20, £39 Mouldy Hill; Charollais £38.20, £37.20 Hallburn; Suffolk £37.80 Tinnis Hall, £36.80 Slealands and Ashley Park; Cheviot Mule £35.80 North House, £34.20 Tushielaw; North Country Cheviot £35.20 Whiteknowe; Greyface £35.20 The Nook, £32.80 Barnglieshead; Cheviot £32.80 Potholm; Blackface £31.20 Stooprigg, £30.80 Riskinhope.

713 light lambs sold well with good flesh being the requirement. Top of £34.80 per head and 105.4p per kilo for Texels from Lighthouse, Orkney. Blackface £29.20 Scabcleugh; Suffolk £28.80 Broadhaugh; Cheviot £27 Bankhead; Greyface £25.80 Nettling Flatt; Swaledale £20.80 Greystoke Castle.

The 4,127 cast ewes and rams were a similar show with all classes again up £2 per head on the week with an overall average of £28.31 per head. Top of £66.50 for Texel ewes from Ballyclare, £62.50 Townfoot, £60.50 Barnakill; Beltex £59.50, £58.50 Ballyclare; Charollais £58.50 Light House; Suffolk £48.50 Waterloo; North Country Cheviot £48.50 Waterloo; Suffolk cross £47.50 Stackbraes; Half Bred £45.50 Guards Mill; Leicester £45.50 Stackbraes; Cheviot Mule £37.50 Stackbraes; Greyface £36.50 Colter Coates, £35.50 Southwell; Masham £35.50 Hameknowe. Hill ewes to £33.50 for Cheviots from Clerkhill; Blackface £30.50 Light House, £28.50 Broomhope, £27.50 Craigburn; Lleyn £28.50 Glebelands; Swaledale £24.50 Stotsfold, £21.50 Stotsfold; Shetland £23.50 Lighthouse. Rams to £58.50 for Texels from Waterloo; Cheviot £52.50 Waterloo; Leicester £52.50 Minsca; Oxford £49.50 Holme Farm; Lleyn £46.50 Dolphinton; Suffolk £44 Winterhope; Blackface £21.50 Stackbraes.

Averages:

Steers
Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 112.5p (106.5p)
Heavy to 131.5p (120.4p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 115.5p (109.8p)
Heavy to 134.5p (119.3p)

Young Beef Bulls to -------p (-------p)

Lambs
Light to 84.0p ( 77.2p)
Standard to 107.5p ( 79.7p)
Medium to 97.5p ( 79.2p)
Heavy to 95.5p ( 74.1p)
Others to 67.0p ( 63.7p)

Ewes
Light to £33.50 (£17.13)
Heavy to £66.50 (£33.05)
Cast Rams £58.50 (£34.39)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th November 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th November 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th October 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th October 2007

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