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Longtown Primestock Sale
18/09/08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 25 OTM cattle, 4,102 prime lambs and 5,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th September, 2008.

The clean cattle again met a fast selling trade. Top price of 190.5p for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Ritson, Swaites. Charolais 176.5p, 173.5p Hallburn.

Limousin heifers to 189.5p, 187.5p The Beeches, 183.5p Hallburn.

The OTMs saw well fleshed sorts dearer on the week. Angus bullocks to 122.5p (£863) Scugg House, Limousin cows 121.5p East Foreshield; Simmental 114.5p Eastfield of Wiston; Friesian 107.5p Halltown; Holsteins 102.5p Laalsteins; Angus 97.5p Girnwood.

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A smaller show of prime lambs were forward. A full ring of buyers ensured another steady trade with the overall sale average being 126.6p.kg.

The 3,048 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 127.5p with the 1,054 under 36 kilos averaged 123.1p. The sale was topped at 149p for Bleu de Maines from Solwaybank and sold to £63.80 for Texels from Messrs Dodd, The Park, Allendale. Other Texels £62.80 Becton Hall & Northgreenhill; Suffolks £62.80 Redbanks, £61.20 Sceughdyke & Faugh Beeches; Cheviots £52.20 High Dovecote, £48.20 The Park; Charollais £58.80 Cadgillhead, £58.50 Beachamp, £57.20 Raeburnhead; Halfbred £56.20 Dodgsonstown; Greyface £52.80 Knockiebae, Hawthorn Terrace & The Flatt, £51.80 Roacburn; Cheviot Mules $58.80 Barnglies; Blackface £47.50, £44.80 Eastlandends; North Country Cheviot £56.80 Redbanks; Herdwicks £49.80 High Aketon; Zwartbles £63 Miller Hill.

Light lambs saw Texels to £48.20 Solwaybank, £47.80 Summerhill, £46.20 Red House; Suffolks £47.20 Commonside, £44.50 High Aketon, £43.80 The Mark; Cheviot £43.80 Catslackburn; Charollais £40.20 Cadgillhead; Greyface £41.20 Dykerow, £35.80 Auchengruith; Cheviot Mule £44.20 Easter Alemoor; Blackface £43.20 Tinnis, £42.20 Scabcleuch, £40.80 Tinnis & Penpeugh.

The ewes and rams forward were a smaller show on the week, but were far easier sold to a full ring of buyers with trade being £5 - £6 up on the week. The sale was topped at £84.50 for Texel rams from Shitlington Hall, others to £74.50 Easthouse; Suffolks £70.50, £64.50 Land, £57.50 Eskdale Street; Cheviot £42.50 Dykefoot; Charollais £68.50 Coytre; Leicesters £43.50 Hardhurst, £40.50 Easthouse; Blackfaces £41.50 East Merkland, £38.50 Easthouse; Swaledale £30.50 Todhillwood; Beltex £40.50 Ballyrobert. The 141 rams averaged £41.01.

The 3,142 heavy ewes averaged £36.83 and the 1,813 light ewes averaged £20.66. Top price in the ewes was £80.50 for Texels from Kingfisher Farm, others to £77.50 Peela Hill, £75.50 Drinkstone; Suffolk x £64.50 Dykefoot, £61.50 Harehead, £59.50 Kirtleton Hill; Bleu de Maine £61.50 Medomsley Edge; Halfbreds £60.50 Burnfoot on Esk; Greyface £55.50 Balcraig Moor, £49.50 Easthouse & Medomsley Edge; Cheviot Mules £53.50 Mindork, £49.50 Easthouse; Leicesters £58.50 Ballyrobert, £54.50 Stackbraes, £50.50 Killnochonoch; North Country Cheviots £52.50 Barnglies, £49.50 Crakeplace Hall, £46.50 Greystoke Castle; Beltex £70.50 Stackbraes; Zwartbles £52.50 Viewfield.

Light ewes to £43.50 for Cheviots from Commonside, £42.50 Catslackburn, £35.50 Eweslees; Blackfaces £37.50 Eastlandends, £36.50 Kellah, £34.50 Tulloch & Cardon; Swaledales £30.50 Farnbury; £25.50 Coldshield, Broomhouse, Stonehall & Hightown; Herdwicks £28.50 Cobblecroft; Jacob £29.50 Cobblecroft.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 190.5p (157.7p)
Heavy to 176.5p (155.3p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 187.5p (152.9p)
Heavy to 189.5p (156.0p)

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

Lambs
Light to 133.0p (119.8p)
Standard to 149.0p (126.8p)
Medium to 147.0p (128.6p)
Heavy to 129.0p (123.4p)
O/Weight ------ (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £43.50 (£20.66)
Heavy to £80.50 (£36.83)

Cast Rams £84.50 (£41.01)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th September 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th September 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th August 2008

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