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Longtown Primestock Sale
24/04/08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 83 prime cattle, 14 OTM cattle, 4774 prime hoggs, 39 spring lambs and 2139 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th April, 2008.

All Classes of Clean Cattle were dearer on the week with bullocks averaging 159.9p and heifers 147.9p. Top prices of 176.5p & 174.5p for Limousin Bullocks from J C & D Nicholson, Gill, others to 172.5p & 170.5p x2 Hallburn, 171.5p Morley Hill, 169.5p x2 The Gill, 168.5p Dashwellgreen & The Gill, 168.5p x2 Toppin Castle, 168.5p x2 Hallburn, 167.5p Upper Tinwald, 166.5p Hallburn, 165.5p Houghton House. Belgian Blue Bullocks to 175.5p M/S GP & EA Coates, Beckhall, 168.5p Hallburn. Limousin Heifers to 175.5p A Irving, Toppin Castle, 169.5p Upper Tinwald, 161.5p Houghton House. Belgian Blue to 168.5p GP & EA Coates, Beckhall. Belgian Blue Bullocks to £1193 Beckhall, £1154 Hallburn. Limousin Bullocks to £1169,£1134 The Gill, £1167, £1129 Hallburn, £1139 Upper Tinwald. Simmental Bullocks to £1100 Becton Hall, Charolais to £1096 Sceughdyke , Blonde to £1080 Hallburn. Limousin Heifers to £1096 Toppin Castle & £1067 Upper Tinwald.

OTMS cattle met a flying trade with plenty of cows selling from 110p to 130p averaging 105.5p. More numbers required. Selling to a top of 144.5p for a Limousin cow from WH & DA Gass, Nunscleugh, others 132.5p Upper Tinwald, 125.5p Becton Hall, 121.5p Nunscleugh, 116.5p Morley Hills: Shorthorn to 118.5p Minsca Farm: Friesian to 111.5p Stubbyknowe: Blonde to 88.5 Tinnis Hall. Top price per head to £1054.85 Nunscleugh other Limousins to £1029.10 Becton Hall, £755.25 Upper Tinwald, £733.95 Morley Hills: Friesians to £825.10, £536.58 Stubbyknowe: Shorthorns to £793.95 Minsca Farm.

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The hoggets were a much better show for quality and easily sold to a full ring of buyers. The export hoggs averaged 135.4p. The overall sale average was 132.7p. The sale was topped at £73.50 per head for Suffolks from Smalmstown and to 157.0p per Kg for Texel Hoggs from M/S Moffat, Kirtlebank, Principal Prices Suffolks to £73.50 Smalmstown, £68.20 Sykehead, £67.80 Shielingmoss: Cheviots to £67.80 Wicketthorn, £63.80 Justicetown, £62.80 Clerkhill: Texel £71.80 Smalmstown, £69.50 The Flatt: Charollais to £60.50 Sceughdyke: Half Bred £64.80 Snade: Grey Face to £61.80 Sykehead, £58.20 Round Meadows: Cheviot Mule to £52.20 Murtholm: Blackface to £73.20 Smalmstown, £61.50 Sykehead, £61.20 Streethead: North Cheviot to £67.20 Mactaggart, £66.20 Kirkland of Longcastie, £64.80 Blackrigg: Herdwick to £55.50 Cardewlees: Continental to £68.50 South Croft, £61.80 Birdsnest. Light weight hoggs were again a large show where 1233 hoggs upheld recent rates to a top of £57.20 for Beltex from Colter Coats price per Kg 163.6p Principal PricesBeltex to £57.20 Colter Coats: Suffolk to £46.20 Sockbridge: Cheviot to £52.20 Murtholm, £47.20 Beechcroft: Texel £47.00 Wallholm, £46.20 Bush of Ewes: Grey Face to £43.20 Sockbridge Hall: Blackface to £45.20 Sockbridge, £45.00 Haithwaite: North Cheviots to £47.80 Borrowston: Swaledales to £42.20 Swaites: Herdwick to £45.80 West Head. The Spring lambs were of mostly heavy weights and were slightly harder to cash, 35Kg-42Kg Lambs were in short supply and will be sought after as from next Thursday. Top was £84 per head from Old Rectory and 175p per Kg for Suffolks from Rosefield, Suffolks to £84 Kilford Croft, £78 Land, £76 Kilnford Croft: Texel to £82 Old Rectory

The 2139 Cast Ewes and Rams had the usual buyers forward and was trade firmer on the week for all classes to average £42.15 overall. Top £74.50 for Texel Ewes from Maulsgate, £70.50 Roadside: Blue’d Maine to £71.50 Ballyclare: Charollais to £66.50 Colter Coats: Suffolk to £68.50 Land: Suffolk Crosses to £67.50 Kilnford Croft:Beltex to £68.50 Broomhills & Greenknowe: Half-Bred to £59.50 Mossknowe:North Cheviots to £60.50 Winterhope: Cheviot Mules to £46.50 Murtholm: Greyface to £46.50 3 Baurch, £45.50 Spout Bank & Trailtrow: Leicester to £58.50 East Mains: Oxford to £52 Roadside.

Hill Ewes to £46.50 for Cheviots from Winterhope: Blackface to £40 Wanwood Hill, £38.50 Leadsgate: Swaledales to £37.50 Round meadows to £35.50 Midtodhills & Spout Bank: Herdwicks to £34.50 Winterhope: Lonks to £38.50 Bush of Ewes: Lleyns to £34.50 Mallsgate.

Rams to £79.50 for Texels from Mallsgate: Suffolks to £59.50 Guards Mill: Charollais to £52.50 Ballyclare: Leicester to £54.50 Old Police House: Cheviots to £57.50 Cairnside: Beltex to £59.50 Winterhope: Blackface to £32.50 East Mains

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 167.5p (139.7p)
Heavy to 181.5p (155.7p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 165.5p (138.0p)
Heavy to 166.5p (145.5p)

Young Beef Bulls to -------p (-------p)

Hoggs
Light to 159.3p (127.4p)
Standard to 172.1p (142.0p)
Medium to 165.8p (144.5p)
Heavy to 163.4p (129.6p)
Shearlings to 147.1p ( 83.8p)

Lambs
Light to -------p (-------p)
Standard to 210.5p (183.5p)
Medium to 212.5p (197.3p)
Heavy to 193.6p (173.1p)
O/weight to 181.1p (151.3p)

Ewes
Light to £54.50 (£25.27)
Heavy to £77.50 (£44.91)
Cast Rams £68.50 (£42.01)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th April 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 10 April 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd April 2008

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