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Longtown Primestock Sale
20/11/08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 79 prime cattle, 38 OTM cattle, 5,202 prime lambs and 6,107 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th November, 2008.

The clean cattle lacked overall quality of recent weeks. Limousin heifers sold to 169.5p from Hallburn, others to 167.5p Brisco Hill, 166.5p, 164.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks 163.5p Haining House, 161.5p Upper Tinwald.

A smaller show of OTM cattle also lacked fleshed sorts. Limousin cows to 127.5p, 125.5p The Beeches; Angus cows to 124.5p, 117.5p, 102.5p Poltalloch; Simmentals 120.5p Poltalloch; Salers 117.5p, 115.5p Kilmartin. Belgian Blue heifers 125.5p Demense, Limousin bullocks 127.5p Blackhouse; Galloways 119.5p Skitby; Galloway heifers 105.5p Spout Bank.

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A larger show of lambs, but with quality lambs in shorter supply. A full ring of buyers ensured a steady trade throughout, with the quality lambs heavily sort after. The 3358 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 116.7p and the 1,844 under 36kilos averaged 110.8p. The overall sale average was 115.1p. The sale was topped at £71.80 for Texels from G. Mitchinson & Son, Gallowberry which were also the top price per kilo at 175p, others to £69.80 Pitogarty, £67.50 Four O Boot; Suffolks £66.20, £63.80 Sceughdyke, £62.20 Archerbeck & Becton Hall; Cheviots £53.80, £49.80 Thomas Telford Road, £47.20 Chapel; Charollais £64.20 Sceughdyke, £58.50 Glebelands, £55.80 Pates Hill; Greyfaces £55.80 Crowhall, £54.80 D’Mainholm & Stotsfold, £53.50 Corsencon; Cheviot Mules £63.20 Pitogarty; Leicesters £60 Albierigg, £52.20 Westhills; Blackfaces £56.20, £50.20 Peela Hill; North Country Cheviot £48.80 Potholm; Swaledales £44.20, £39.20 Bullshill; Beltex £61.50 Stackbraes, £61 Craigdhu, £54.50 Naddle.

Lightweight lambs to £58.20 for Beltex from Waltonwoodhead; Suffolk x £43.20 Broadhaugh, £42.80 Faugh Beeches, Dalbhraddan & Desoglin, £41.20 Beechcroft; Cheviots £41.20 Commonside, £38 Chapel, £36.80 Bankhead; Texels £52.20 Waltonwoodhead, £43.80, £42.80 Hyndlee, £41.80 Bankhead; Charollais £44.20 Brackenthwaite, £42.80 Silloans, £40.20 Dalbhraddan; Blackfaces £41.20 Chapelhope, £37.80 Silloans, £36.80 Chapel; North Country Cheviot £42, £37.80, £30.80 Naddle; Swaledales £33.80 East Unthank; Jacobs £27 Copperthorns; Beltex £58.20 Waltonwoodhead; Roussin £32.80 Debog; Shetland £31.20 Stackbraes.

Another large show of ewes saw extra buyers help maintain recent rates. The large and heavy ewes were in short supply and keenly sought after with hill ewes also in demand. Plain half meated ewes were harder to sell. The sale was topped at £68.50 for Texel rams from ML & LB Bell, Winterhope, others £58.50 Ballyrobert & Winterhope; Suffolks £56.60 East Mains & Cleugh Head, £46.50 Waterloo; Cheviots £37.50 Skelfhill, £36.50 Arkleton; Leicesters £58.50 Shitlington, £51.50 Winterhope, £45.50 Emley Farm; Blackface £30 Ballybrennan; North Country Cheviots £45.50 Waterloo; Swaledales £26.50 Thomson Close; Lleyns £45.50 Thomson Close.

Heavy ewes to £66.50 for Texels from Winterhope, £64.50 Graystale, £62.50 Derwent Way; Bleu de Maines £46.50 Ballyrobert; Charollais £59.50 Hazel Head, £58.50, £53.50 Ballyrobert; Haflbreds £53.50 Stackbraes, £46.50 Graystale; Greyface £43.50 Thornton Tower & Graystale, £41.50 Primside; Cheviot Mules £40.50 Falnash; Leicester £66.50 Wester Dunnet, £54.50 Winterhope, £53.50, £52.50 Waterloo, £51.50 Skaill; Beltex £45.50 Walkergate.

Hill ewes to £38.50 for Cheviots from Potholm, others £32.50 Upper Hindhope, £29.50 Potholm; Blackface £34.50 Thornton Tower, £33.50 Broomhope, Black Mountain & Tone Hall; Swaledale £27.50 Emley, £24.50 Gallowberry & Derwent Way; Jacobs £28.50 Cumstone; Shetlands £15 Maxton.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 160.5p (125.0p)
Medium to 161.5p (134.4p)
Heavy to 163.5p (152.6p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 162.5p (145.0p)
Heavy to 169.5p (151.0p)

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

Lambs
Light to 128.0p (106.1p)
Standard to 162.0p (117.5p)
Medium to 175.0p (116.4p)
Heavy to 126.0p (112.8p)
O/Weight 123.0p (114.0p)

Ewes
Light to £38.50 (£19.46)
Heavy to £66.50 (£35.51)

Cast Rams £68.50 (£34.55)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th November 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th November 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 30th October 2008

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