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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 86 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 16 OTM cattle, 4,003 prime hoggs and 4,472 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th February, 2008.

All classes of clean cattle were dearer on the week to average 139.4p. Top price of 158.5p paid by C.M. Kirkpatrick for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others to 151.5p, 148.5p and 147.5p Englishtown, 147.5p Houghton House and Hallburn, 146.5p, 145.5p Englishtown; Belgian Blue 152.5p Hallburn, 149.5p Beckhall, 146.5p Guardrum, 144.5p Parcelstown; Charolais 144.5p Upper Mains, 143.5p Hallburn. Belgian Blue bullocks from J.C. & D. Nicholson, The Gill to 156.5p, others to 153.5p, 151.5p Corby Castle Estate, 150.5p Beckhall, 146.5p Corby Castle Estate; Limousin 152.5p Corby Castle Estate, 150.5p Hallburn, 149.5p The Gill, 148.5p Dashwellgreen, 147.5p The Gill and Hallburn, 145.5p Corby Castle Estate, 144.5p, 143.5p Dashwellgreen; Saler 145.5p Hallburn.

OTM cattle were dearer on the week, Limousin to 105.5p and 99.5p Englishtown; Friesian100.5p Stubbyknowe; Angus 86.5p Synton Parkhead.

longtown prime sheep

The 4,003 hoggs were forward to a larger ringside of buyers who were keen for well fleshed lambs which were in short supply.

Overall average of 123.2p per kilo overall and to a top of 146.2p per kilo for Texels from MacTaggart Bros., Castle Douglas and to £74.50 per head for Texels from J.K. Goldie, Townfoot and from A Morgan, Noss Farm. Suffolk £70.80 Sceughdyke; Charollais £66.80 Aldermanseat; Half Bred £61.20 Burnfoot on Esk; North Country Cheviot £60.80 Wester Dunnet; Leicester £59.50 Culquhasen; Blackface £57.80 Cramalt; Hill Cheviot £56 Becks; Greyface £55.80 Sceughdyke; Cheviot Mule £55.80 Kirtlebank; Beltex £51.80 Settereth Park; Lleyn £51.20 Guards Farm; Swaledale £46.80 Street House; Jacob £41 Newbiggin.

Lightweight hoggs (25-35 kilo) were well sought after and were the dearest trade thus far averaging 125.1p per kilo. Top of £46.20 for Blackfaces from Sorbie and for Texels from Faulding Cleugh; Cheviot £45.20 Clerkhill; Bleu d’Maine £44.80 Solwaybank; Lleyn £44.20 Windyknowe; Beltex £43.20 Culquhasen; Charollais £42.80 Cadgillhead; Greyface £42.80 Naddle Farm; Suffolk £42.80 Yeldabrek; Jacob £37.80 Newbiggin; Swaledale £36.80 Naddle Farm.

A similar show of cast ewes and rams saw more distant buyers present and all classes the dearest of the season. Top of £79.50 for Texels from Kershope, £75.50 Light House, £70.50 Redbanks; Charollais £76.50 Charollais D’Mainholm Suffolk £64.50 Guards Mill; Leicester £66.50 Moorhouse; Cheviot £60.50 Haithwaite; Lleyn £52.50 East Mains; Blackface £52.50 Haithwaite; Zwartbles £46.50 Kershope; Swaledale £38.50 High Crossgill.

Heavy ewes to £72.50 for Texels from Cambwell, £70.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £66.50 Stackbraes, £60.50 Light House, £55.50 Adderston Shiels; Suffolk cross £66.50 The Whins; Suffolk £62.50 Guards; Leicester £59.50 Stackbraes; Bleu d’Maine £58.50 Forss; North Country Cheviot £57.50 Wester Dunnet, £56.50 Tofts of Tain; Greyface £56.50 D’Mainholm, £50.50 West Farm; Half Bred £52.50 The Whins; Cheviot Mule £46.50 Sockbridge Hall.

Hill ewes to £49.50 for Cheviots from The Yett; Blackface £42.50 Quarry House, £36.50 Old Police House and Alfornaught; Lleyn £40.50 Guards; Cheviot £35.50 Alfornaught; Swaledale £30.50 Quarry House; Shetland £26.50 West Farm.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 153.5p (152.5p)
Heavy to 156.5p (140.6p)

Light to 147.5p (130.6p)
Medium to 133.5p (125.1p)
Heavy to 158.5p (140.3p)
Young Beef Bulls to -------p (-------p)

Light to 144.8p (125.2p)
Standard to 146.1p (122.1p)
Medium to 144.1p (125.3p)
Heavy to 137.0p (120.8p)
Others to -------p (-------p)

Light to £49.50 (£25.70)
Heavy to £72.50 (£39.14)

Cast Rams £79.50 (£42.42 )

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th February 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 31st January 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th January 2008

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