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Longtown Primestock Sale
31/01/08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 95 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 22 OTM, 4,945 prime hoggs and 3,536 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 31st January, 2008.

The overall quality in the clean cattle section was not as good as last week. Limousin bullocks from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House sold to 145.5p and 144.5p, others 143.5p and 142.5p Faulding Cleugh, 142.5p Hallburn, 141.5p (2x) Corby Castle, 140.5p Hallburn, 139.5p Faulding Cleugh, 138.5p the Gill and Hallburn; Charolais 141.5p Hallburn, 136.5p Fenton and Hallburn; Belgian Blue 141.5p Hallburn; Saler 136.5p (x2) Hallburn. Limousin heifers from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn to 145.5p, others 144.5p Gardrum, 140.5p Houghton House; Belgian Blue 137.5p Gardrum; Devon x 132.5p Parcelstown.

A plainer show of 22 OTM cattle again met a dear trade to a top of 78.5p for a Simmental cow from Brownchesters; Galloway 76.5p Lymiecleugh; Holstein 75.5p Jerriestown; Limousin 74.5p Chapelhills.

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The 4,945 hoggs forward met a very strong trade to a full ring of buyers to average 116.2p per kilo overall.

The sale was topped at £66.80 per head for Texels from Colter Coats and to 138.8p per kilo for Beltex from J. Runciman & Son, Allanshaws. Suffolk £66.50 Kilnford Croft, £62.80 Latheron Wheel, £58.80 Becton Hall; Texel £64.80 Greengatehouse, £63.50 Jerriestown; Cheviot £60.50, £50.80 Singlie; Charollais £56.20 Hallburn, £49.80 Kirkland Green; Greyface £52.80 Justicetown and Castle Nook, £52.20 High Dovecote; North Country Cheviot £52.80 North House and Whiteknowe; Beltex £52 Oakshaw Hill, £50 Allanshaws; Leicester £52 Coombe Crag, £50 Granton; Blackface £50.80 Bennettsfield and Barlaes, £50.20 Milnmark; Lonk £49.80 Bush of Ewes; Half Bred £48.20 Adderston Shiels; Cheviot Mule £47.20 Falnash, £42.20 Granton; Welsh Mountain £44.80 Longbrough Fauld; Swaledale £38.80 Newbiggin, £38.20 Randalholme.

Lightweight hoggs again in short supply with good flesh keenly sought after averaging 111.1p per kilo. Texel £43.80 Cadgillhead, £42.20 Redbanks; Greyface £41.80 Sceughdyke, £38.80 Upper Glendivan; Lleyn £40.80 Netherhirst; Blackface £39.20 Underwoodhouse and Cara View; Charollais £39.20 Cadgillhead; Cheviot £39.20 High Crubasdale, £36.80 Bush of Ewes; Suffolk £38.80, £37.80 Clonrae, £35.20 Newbiggin; Swaledale £37.80 West Foreshield.

The 3,536 cast ewes and rams attracted more buyers with all classes sharper on the week to average £31.68 overall. Top of £70.50 for a Texel ram from Winterhope; Suffolk £63.50 Riddell Farm; Cheviot £60.50 Allanshaws; Leicester £59.50 Allanshaws; Charollais £58.50 Enthorn; Beltex £37.50 Redbanks; Blackface £29.50 Upper Cleugh; Swaledale £21.50 Newbiggen.

Heavy ewes to £68.50 for Texels from North Park, £66.50 Ballyclare and Kilnford Croft, £64.50 Tercrosset; Suffolk £63.50 Kilnford Croft; Beltex £62.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £62.50 Ballyclare; Suffolk cross £53.50 South Field; North Country Cheviot £50.50 Upper Milton, £48.50 Redbanks; Leicester £50.50 Parcelstown; Half Bred £48.50 South Park, £47.50 Singlie; Cheviot Mule £45.50 Muircleugh; Greyface £38.50 Stackbraes, £37.50 Hermitage and Fountain Hall; Zwartbles £35.50 Stackbraes.

Hill ewes to £36.50 for Blackfaces from South Park, £29.50 Old Police House; Cheviot £34.50 Geise Little and Achavarn; Lleyn £33.50 Godscroft; Swaledale £27.50 Parcelstown. Goats to £26.50 Ballyclare.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 145.5p (132.6p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 123.5p (118.2p)
Heavy to 145.5p (123.9p)

Hoggs
Light to 125.0p (111.8p)
Standard to 138.8p (115.6p)
Medium to 136.0p (117.5p)
Heavy to 125.0p (111.8p)

Ewes
Light to £36.50 (£20.16)
Heavy to £68.50 (£35.93)

Cast Rams £70.50 (£39.79)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th January 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th January 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 10th January 2008

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