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Longtown Primestock Sale
03/04/08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle, 31 OTM cattle, 6,088 prime hoggs and 4,747 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd April, 2008.

Prime cattle were short of requirements with trade remaining at recent high rates for a poorer show of cattle. Top price of 166.5p for a Limousin steer from J C & D Nicholson, The Gill and purchased by M Wharton, Butcher. Others to 165.5p Corby Castle Estate to Messrs Nattrass, Butcher, 164.5p, 162.5p The Gill, 159.5p Faulding Cleugh and Nether Onsett, 157.5p The Gill & Corby Castle, 156.5p Dashwellgreen & Faulding Cleugh. Simmentals to 153.5p, 148.5p, 142.5p Sceughdyke, Belgian Blues to 155.5p Houghton House, 135.5p Becton Hall, Charolais to 144.5p, 143.5p Sceughdyke.

Limousin heifer to 156.5p Dashwellgreen, 152.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 147.5p Upper Tinwald, 146.5p Dashwellgreen. Blondes to 156.5p, 145.5p Houghton House, Charolais 155.5p Upper Mains, 139.5p Sceughdyke. Leading prices per head Limousin bullocks to £1121.23, £1050.60, £1026.30 Houghton House, £1048.95 @ 630kg, £1031.88 @ 635kg, £1019.90 @ 620kg The Gill. Charolais heifers to £1,026.30, £990 Upper Mains.

Over Thirty Month (OTM) cattle yet again met another fast trade with Angus heifers to 120.5p, 117.5p, 116.5p, 112.5p Messrs Tinning, Burnfoot on Esk, Galloway steers 119.5p Burnside, Galloway heifers 113.5p, 106.5p Mossband House. Limousin cows to 107.5p Burnfoot on Esk, 106.5p Blindhillbush, 102.5p Burnfoot on Esk & Blindhillbush, Friesians to 94.5p Underwoodhouse, 93.5p Chapeltown, 91.5p Hethermill, 87.5p Becton Hall. Leading prices per head Galloway Steer to £866.38 Burnside, Angus heifers £722.63, £663.75, £644.68 Burnfoot on Esk. Cows – Friesian £746.55 Underwoodhouse, £715.28 Chapeltown, £613.05 Hethermill, Limousin £724.20 Blindhillbush, £686.75, £682.63 Burnfoot on Esk, £667.95 Horseholm, Angus to £631.45, £570.90 Shankbridgend.

longtown prime sheep

Another large show of hoggs were on offer to the usual ring of buyers. The overall quality was not as good as last weeks but well finished hoggs selling at late rates to a top of 179p for a pen of Texels from Clonrae.

Top price per head was for a pen of heavy Texel hoggs at £90 from Messrs Harrison, Sykehead, £88.50 MacTaggart Bros., Suffolks £84.20 Oswie, £82.80 Sykehead, Cheviots £82.50 Beechwood, £68.80 Flosh, Rouges £56.60 Colter Coats, Charollais £86 Derwent, Greyfaces £70.50 Beechwood, £68.80 Hillview, Cheviot Mules £65.80 Kirtlebank, Leicesters £58.80 Eastside, Blackfaces £76.80 Smalmstown, £72.50 Highcroach, North Country Cheviots £79.20 MacTaggart Bros, £74.80 Kirkland of Longcastle. Swaledales £52.20 Sykehead, Herdwicks £54.80 Stybeck, £54 Rowhead, Jacobs £53.80 Craigdhu, Beltex £71.80 Burnton, Beulah £46.20 Howcleugh, Oxfords £56.80 Guards, Welsh £43.20 Copperthorns.

Lightweights to £54.80 for Cheviots from Glendearg, £47.80 Cara View, Suffolks £47.80 Swaites, Texels £51.80 Home Farm, Charollais £54.20 Yett, Greyfaces £53.80 Easthouse, Blackfaces £47.80 Bush of Ewes, North Country Cheviot £48.80 Woodhouselees, Swaledale £42.80 Howburn, Herdwicks £42.80 Newington Avenue, Beltex £49.80 Burnton.

The cast ewes and rams saw all the usual buyers operating, trade as expected easier but still a good trade. Top was £94.50 for Suffolk ewes from D Martindale, Land Farm, others £90.50 Stackbraes, Texels £86.50 Ballyclare, Tiffenthwaite, Stackbraes & Woodhead, £84.50 Tiffenthwaite, Stackbraes & Low Longthwaite. Bleu de Maines £92.50 Stackbraes, Rouge £69.50 Roadside, Charollais £78.50 Stackbraes, £76.50 Thackwood, Halfbreds £75.50 Wester Middleton, Greyface £68.50 Woodhead, £59.50 Stanley House, Cheviot Mule £48.50 North House, £46.50 Ladyhousesteads, Leicester £67.50 Broomhills, £66.50 Raggetsyke, North Country Cheviots £64.50 Easthouse, Beltex £76.50 Stackbraes, Zwartbles £62.50 Mossband House, Oxfords £60 Guards Farm, Dorset £61.50 Red House. Hill ewes to £76.50 for Cheviots from The Kerr, £54.50 Longrow, Blackfaces £53.50 Mosspark, £51.50 Bankend, Swaledale £42.50 Westhills, £38.50 Highparkfoot, Herdwicks £24.50 Rowhead, Shetland £25.50 Home Farm.

Prime rams to £93.50 for Texels from Byreburnside, Suffolks £80.50 Easthouse, Cheviot £83.50 Becks, Bleu de Maines £56.50 Lawston, Charollais £79.50 Easthouse, Blackface £42.50 Mosspark, North Country Cheviot £79.50 Lawston, Swaledale £40.50 Watling Street, Leicester £74.50 Watling Street

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 165.5p (156.4p)
Heavy to 166.5p (146.7p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 156.5p (144.4p)
Heavy to 156.5p (138.6p)

Hoggs
Light to 156.8p (128.7p)
Standard to 167.1p (138.2p)
Medium to 179.0p (147.3p)
Heavy to 172.1p (143.0p)
Others to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £76.50 (£28.24)
Heavy to £94.50 (£57.55)

Cast Rams £93.50 (£52.18)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th March 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th March 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th March 2008

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