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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 85 prime cattle, 15 OTM cattle, 4570 prime hoggs, 66 spring lambs and 2139 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st May, 2008.

Lightweight cattle were in very short supply. All heavyweight sorts were forward. Top price pf 176.5p for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn to Messrs Nattrass, Carlisle, others to 173.5p The Gill, 172.5p Hallburn, 170.5p Hallburn & Dashwellgreen, 169.5p Dashwellgreen, The Gill and The Beck, 168.5p Houghton House & The Gill. Belgian Blue bullocks to 166.5p Hallburn, 163.5p Beckhall, 161.5p Toppin Castle. Blondes to 166.5p Toppin Castle.

Limousin heifers to 171.5p Hallburn, Belgian Blues 170.5p Gardrum.

A plainer show of OTM were forward with Limousin bullocks to 121.5p and 116.5p Burnside, Limousin cows to 102.5p Nunscleugh, Angus 94.5p Fenwick.

Spring lambs were sold at recent rates and were short of buyers requirements. The sale was topped at £88 for Charollais lambs from Messrs Atkinson, Gill and to 200p/kg from Mrs. J. Marshall, Hermitage. Suffolks to £82.50, £80 Lands, Other Texels £86 Gill, £80 Hermitage.

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The hoggs were sold to a full ring of buyers with the best well fleshed hoggs the dearest trade of the season so far to average 148.6p. The sale topped at 185.8p for a pen of Texel hoggs from Messrs. Harrison, Sykehead. Top price per head was £82.50 for Texels from Messrs J P Fisher, Smalmstown. Other Texels to £78.80 Snade, Suffolk x £79.50 Smalmstown & South Croft; Cheviots £72.50 North House, £69.80 Snade, £69.20 Haithwaite; Charollais £71.20 Balker Farms; Halfbreds £81.50 Butterdales; Greyfaces £67.80, £65.80 Sykehead, £64.80 Clonrae; Blackfaces £77.20, £69.20, £68.20 Smalmstown; North Country Cheivots £77.20 Sykehead & Broomhills, £74.80 Sykehead; Swaledale £54 Sockbridge Hall, £50.50 Castle Nook, Herdwicks £63.50 Cardewlees; Leicesters £56 Copperthorns; Cambridge £63.20, £62.20 Kirkwood Farms.
Lightweight well fleshed hoggs were also keenly sought after and upheld recent high rates. Top was 173.5p for Beltex from Messrs Mitchinson, Highgreenhill and to £58.50 for Cheviots from Messrs Bell, Bloch. Other Cheviots to £57.20 Glendearg; Suffolk x £50.80 Graystale; Texels £51.20 Hallrule Mill, £46.80 Settereth Park; Greyfaces £52.80, £46.50 Clonrae; Blackfaces £53.80 Clonrae; North Country Cheviots £48 Streethead; Swaledales £47.80 Settereth Park.

The cast ewes and rams attacted more buyers as a result all classes were up £5.00 per head to average £44.02 overall.Top was £82.50 for Texel ewes from Crookholm, others £78.50 Greenlands, Jardine Hall & Ainstable Hall; Suffolks £71.50 Loughrigg, Beltex £72.50 Ainstable Hall, Suffolk x £73.50 Roadside, £71.50 Loughrigg & Harelaw Hill; Halfbreds to £69.50 Maxton, £68.50 Whins; Bleu de Maines £73.50 Roadside; Charollais £71.50 Roadside; North Country Cheviots £65.50 Winterhope, £62.50 Clackmae, £61.50 Carruthers; Leicesters £62.50 Boghall, £61.50 Knells; Cheviot Mules £66.50 Winterhope; Greyfaces £55.50 Winterhope, £54.50 Trough Head, Jerriestown, £53.50 Mallsgate; Dorsets £48.50 South Lodge; LLeyns £48.50 Guards, £46.50 Glebelands.

Hill ewes to £49.50 for Blackfaces from Teinside, £47.50 Henrys Hill, £45.50 Harelaw Hill; Cheviots £48.50 Blackburn & Butterdales; Swaledales £43.50 Coombe Crags, Knells, £42.50 Gallowberry; Herdwicks £26.50 Butterdales. Rams to £71.50 for Texels from Loughrigg; Suffolks £70.50 Lands; Charollais £56.50 Newry; Leicesters £54.50 Mallsgate; Beltex £64.50 Roadside; Blackfaces £49.50 North Farm; Swaledales £50.50 Knells; Zwartbles £61.50 Cleughbrae. Goats £29.50 Ballyclare.


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Heavy to 176.5p (155.9p)

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Heavy to 171.5p (146.2p)

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Light to 173.5p (134.5p)
Standard to 181.6p (146.9p)
Medium to 185.8p (150.9p)
Heavy to 158.2p (138.6p)

Shearlings to 155.7p ( 93.9p)

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Standard to 197.2p (189.5p)
Medium to 200.0p (178.8p)
Heavy to 186.9p (176.2p)

Light to £49.50 (£28.07)
Heavy to £82.50 (£50.07)
Cast Rams £71.50 (£48.30)

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

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