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Longtown Primestock Sale
09/10/08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 75 prime cattle, 55 OTM cattle, 5,644 prime lambs and 7,598 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th October, 2008.

All classes of clean cattle were cheaper on the week. Top price of 183.5p was paid by Messrs Nattrass, Butcher for a Belgian Blue bullock from WE Lockhart & Co., Faulding Cleugh. Limousins to 177.5p, 173.5p Faulding Cleugh to W Kirkup, Butcher, Longtown. Limousin heifers to 174.5p, 172.5p Hallburn to Border Meats.

The OTMs on offer were again heavy well fleshed sorts and maintained late rates. Top price was 125.5p, 117.5p, 114.5p for Limousin cows from Burnfoot on Esk, 110.5p Morley Hill, 107.5p Whiteclose. Belgian Blues 117.5p, 107.5p Burnfoot on Esk, Charolais 116.5p (£1001) Barnglies; Friesian 101.5p Scugg House; Limousin 126.5p Spout Bank, 117.5p Whamtown; Charolais 124.5p Gillalees; Galloway 117.5p Spout Bank. Shorthorn bullocks 121.5p Hallsford; Limousin 119.5p Gardrum, 114.5p The Flatt. Galloway bulls 119.5p Burnfoot of Ewes.

longtown prime sheep

The prime lambs were selling to the usual ring of buyers and trade was cheaper on the week with export trade quieter. The sale average was 117.4p. The 4,085 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 119.4p and the 1,579 lambs under 36 kilos averaged 110p.

The sale was topped at £72.50 for Texel ewes from Messrs Jamieson, Woodhead and to 150p from S Irving, Longtown. Other Texels to £68.80 Greenside, £66 Woodhead; Suffolks £66.80 Sceughdyke, £65.50 Mossband Hall, £63.80 Derwent; Cheviots £53.20, £52.80 Raeburnfoot, £50.80 Whiteknowe; Charollais £57.80, £56.20 Leona Villa, £54.20 Inglewood Edge; Halfbreds £49.80 Dodgonstown; Greyface £56.80 The Nook, £56.20 Peela Hill, £52.80 Middle Shipley; Cheviot Mules £52.20 Falnash; Leicesters £48.20 Old Police House, £47.80 Peela Hill; Blackface £43.80 Peela Hill, £43 Upperburnmouth; North Country Cheviot £48.80 Grains Cottage, £45.20 Commonside & Faulding Cleugh; Swaledale £37.80 Coldshield; Beltex £69.80, £58.20, £54.80 Mouldy Hills; Lleyn £50, £48.80 Priorsford; Oxfords £47.20, £47 Guards.

Lightweight lambs to £47.80 for Texels from Girnwood, £46 Lynwood Cottage, £42.80 Catslackburn; Suffolks £45.20, £43.80 Broadhaugh, £43.80 Commonside; Cheviots £44.20, £42.80. £41.20 Sorbietrees, Rouge £36.80 Debog; Charollais £44.80 Hallburn; Greyface £37.20 Arnicle; Cheviot Mule £42.80 Parkhill; Blackface £42.80 Penpeugh, £38.80 Arnicle; North Country Cheviot £44.20, £42.80 Commonside, Swaledale £34 Deadwater.

Another massive show of cast ewes and rams were forward with trade a little sharper on the week. The sale was topped at £73.50 for Texels from Winterhope, £68.50 Eastmains, £67.50 Woodhead; Suffolks £52.50 Maxton, £51.50 Ballyclare; Charollais £55.50 Ballyclare, £54.50 East Mains; Halfbredf £53.50, £46.50 Winterhope; Greyface £46.50 Shawhill, £41.50 Stackbraes, £39.50 High Glentriplock; Cheviot Mules £48.50 Crailloch, £45.50 Philiphaugh; Leicesters £47.50 East Mains, £43.50 Finchley & Morley Hill; North Country Cheviots £52.50, £50.50 Adderston Shiels, £48.50 Oldhall.

Light ewes to £41.50 for Cheviots from Easter Alemoor, £37.50 Bradley, £34.50 Brantwood; Blackfaces £33.50 Pitland Hills, £32 Stackbraes, £29.50 Middle Shipley; Swaledales £25.50 Sanders Close, £24.50 Kilnstown; Herdwicks £27.50 Laalsteins; Shetland £18.50 Sockbridge Hall.

Cast rams to £67.50 for Texels from Woodhead, £66.50 Finchley, £64.50 Stackbraes; North Country Cheviot £59.50 Brantwood; Bleu de Maines £50.50 Stackbraes; Leicesters £62.50 Penpeugh, £58.50 Kilnstown.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 162.5p (142.2p)
Heavy to 183.5p (152.5p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 157.5p (144.6p)
Heavy to 174.5p (150.4p)

Lambs
Light to 150.0p ( 99.7p)
Standard to 135.0p (119.5p)
Medium to 142.0p (119.1p)
Heavy to 149.0p (117.0p)
O/Weight 132.0p (125.5p)

Ewes
Light to £41.50 (£18.01)
Heavy to £73.50 (£33.37)

Cast Rams £67.50 (£31.95)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd October 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th September 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th September 2008

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