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Longtown Primestock Sale
20/12/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 73 prime cattle, 2 OTM cattle, 4,510 prime lambs and 2,791 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th December, 2007.

The 73 prime cattle forward met a firm trade for a poorer show for quality, selling to a top of 135.5p for a Limousin heifer from Maulscastle Farming to Woodhead Bros., others to 132.5p Slealands and Maulscastle, 131.5p Englishtown and Hallburn; Belgian Blue 134.5p Maulscastle; Charolais 132.5p Hallburn, 127.5p Sceughdyke, 125.5p Wicket Thorn. Limousin bullocks to 134.5p and 132.5p Maulscastle, 131.5p Hallburn, 128.5p The Beeches; Charolais 126.5p, 125.5p (x2), 124.5p Hallburn; Belgian Blue 126.5p The Gill.

OTM cattle sold to 54.5p for a Friesian from Jerriestown.

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4,510 head of prime lambs were forward at Longtown on Thursday where a full ringside of buyers ensured the dearest trade since before foot and mouth.

The sale was topped at £53.20 for a pen of Charollais lambs from Messrs Harrison, Aldermanseat and for a pen of Texels from Tinnis Hall, and to 116.9p per kilo for a pen of Beltex from Messrs Hewson, Jerriestown, Blackford.

Suffolk £52.80 Shieling Moss, £49.80 Unity, Boreland and Dinley; Texel £49.80 High Floweryhirst; Beltex £49.50 Mossknowe, £45.50, £43.80 Inglewood Edge; Charollais £45.20 Wallholm; Cheviot Mule £44.80, £40.80 Dinley; Greyface £43.20 Demesne, £40 Boreland; Lleyn £40.80 Glebelands; Lonk £40 Bush of Ewes; Blackface £39.20 Bush of Ewes, £35.80 Chapel; Cheviot £36.80 Bush of Ewes; Swaledale £35 Bullshill.

Light lambs up to 34 kilos were again a large show and in good demand with good, well fleshed types easily cashed at recent high rates. Beltex £39.80 Wallholm, £36.80 D’Mainholm; Texel £36.80 Derwent House, Stockwell Hall and North Deanhead; Charollais £35.80 High Floweryhirst; Suffolk £33.80 Lighthouse; Greyface £32.20 D’Mainholm; Blackface £31.20 Bush of Ewes, £30.80 Stackbraes; Swaledale £29.20 Colter Coats.

The 2,971 cast ewes and rams were a smaller show due to the Christmas holidays, never the less all classes maintained late rates to average £27.77 overall.

Top of £62.50 for heavy Texel cross ewes from Light House, others to £58.50 Waterloo, £57.50 Ballyclare; Charollais £56.50 Ballyclare; Beltex £56.50 Waterloo; Suffolk £52.50 Drinkstone; Suffolk cross £48.50 Waterloo; Bleu d’Maine £47.50 Ballyclare; Leicester £46.50 Drinkstone; North Country Cheviot £46.50 Baylibster, £44.50 Brae Edge; Cheviot Mule £41.50 Ballyclare; Greyface £40 Bennettsfield, £38.50, £37.50 Fountain Hall.

Hill ewes to £36.50 for Cheviots from The Dinley; Blackface £31.50, £28.50 Tone Hall, £27.50 Bennettsfield and Riskenhope; Shetland £29.50 Redbank; Swaledale £22.50 Bulls Hill. Rams to £54.50 for Texels and Charollais from Middlebie Rigg; Cheviot £50 Waterloo; Suffolk £49.50 Ormiston; Leicester £43.50 Boreland; Blackface £28.50 Tone Hall.

Averages:

Steers
Heavy to 134.5p (122.0p)

Heifers
Light to 117.5p (117.5p)
Medium to 132.5p (119.7p)
Heavy to 135.5p (122.4p)

Lambs
Light to 113.1p ( 86.9p)
Standard to 136.9p ( 96.7p)
Medium to 112.5p ( 98.5p)
Heavy to 110.0p ( 98.5p)
Others to 92.6p ( 81.7p)

Ewes
Light to £36.50 (£17.13)
Heavy to £62.50 (£31.84)
Cast Rams £58.00 (£33.49)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th December 2007
link Longtown Xmas Primestock Sale - 6th December 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th November 2007

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