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Longtown Primestock Sale
27/12/07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 60 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 2 OTM cattle, 4,882 prime lambs and 3,488 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th December, 2007.

Prime cattle met a brisk trade, selling to a top of 135.5p twice for Limousin and Charolais heifers from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn to Messrs Bosomworth, Paisley and M.J. Wharton, Blackbrow, other Charolais heifers to 133.5p Hallburn, 130.5p, 129.5p Sceughdyke; Limousin 129.5p Hallburn and Houghton House, 128.5p Englishtown and Slealands. Charolais bullocks to 134.5p Maulscastle Farming, 128.5p Hallburn and Sceughdyke; Limousin 133.5p Hallburn, 132.5p Maulscastle, 129.5p, 128.5p The Gill; Saler 131.5p (x2), 123.5p Hallburn.

OTM cattle sold to 81.5p and 80.5p for Limousin heifers from Wyliehole.

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There were 4,882 prime lambs forward at Longtown on Thursday where a full ringside of buyers ensured last weeks trade was upheld and bettered to average 104.2p overall.

The sale was topped at £54.20 per head and 134.5p per kilo for Beltex’s from Allanshaws. Texel £53.20 Guards Mill, £52.80 The Yett and Croglin Low Hall; Suffolk £52.20 Croglin Low Hall; Charollais £51.20, £49.80 Whitehead Hill; Cheviot £46.80 Sorbie; North Country Cheviot £46.20, £44.20 Allanshaws; Greyface £45.20 Maxton House, £45 East Mains; Cheviot Mule £45.20 High Stenries; Leicester £44.50 Wanwood Hill; Lleyn £43.80 Glebelands; Blackface £43.20 Stooprigg; Oxford £37.80 Guards; Shetland £37.80 Mossknowe; Half Bred £37.80 Maxton House; Kendal Rough £36.80 Churchview.

Light lambs were in short supply and were easily sold to a top of £43.20 for Texels from Hilltop; Cheviot £39.20 Maxton House; Suffolk £38.80 Front Street; Charollais £36.20 Hallburn; Greyface £36.20 Churchview; Shetland £36.20 Mossknowe; Blackface £35.80 Clonrae; Swaledale £32.20 Maxton House; Herdwick £27.80 Kinning Hall.

The 3,031 cast ewes and rams attracted more buyers with trade up £2 to £5 on the week with numbers short of requirements. Top price of £72.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Grey Peel, others to £70.50 Tiffenthwaite and Beckhouse, £68.50 Ballyclare; Charollais £66.50 Tiffenthwaite; North Country Cheviot £54.50 Allanshaws; Beltex £62.50 Ballyclare; Suffolk cross £54.50 Greenknowe; Leicester £51.50 Brisco Hill and Culquhasen; Cheviot Mule £51.50 Muircleugh; Suffolk £50.50 Huntington; Half Bred £49.50 Huntington; Bleu d’Maine £47 Mountfield; Greyface £42.50 Lydden, £41.50 Greenknowe, £40.50 Culquhasen.

Hill ewes to £38.50 for Cheviots from The Glen; Blackface £33.50 Woodslee, £30.50 Quarry House, £29.50 Tenter House; Swaledale £30.50 Newbiggen (Lumley), £27.50 Roundmeadows; Shetland £26.50 Stackbraes. Rams to £56.50 for Texels from Ballyclare; Leicester £55.50 Walkergate; Suffolk £53.50 Jacksons Rigg; Cheviot £49.50 Roachburn; Lleyn £45.50 Walkergate; Blackface £35.50 Walkergate; Swaledale £23.50 Naddle.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 118.5p (116.1p)
Heavy to 134.5p (125.7p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 129.5p (116.9p)
Heavy to 135.5p (122.0p)

Lambs
Light to 120.0p ( 99.0p)
Standard to 127.0p (108.8p)
Medium to 134.5p (104.8p)
Heavy to 108.0p ( 98.6p)
Others to 99.6p ( 88.7p)

Ewes
Light to £38.50 (£20.43)
Heavy to £72.50 (£37.31)

Cast Rams £56.50 (£37.61)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th December 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th December 2007
link Longtown Xmas Primestock Sale - 6th December 2007

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