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Longtown Primestock Sale
11/12/08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 57 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 67 OTM cattle, 5,712 prime lambs and 4,395 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th December, 2008.

Overall the clean cattle lacked quality kinds and were dearer on the week. Limousin heifers from J & J & D Taylor, Englishtown sold to a top of 170.5p ; Belgian Blues to 166.5p from Messrs Hewitt, Cardewlees.

Limousin bullocks to 169.5p from Hallburn, others to 166.5p The Gill & Hallburn, 165.5p Cardewlees; Belgian Blues 168.5p Hallburn.

Young bulls to 163.5p for a Limousin from Southlambhill.

More OTM cattle were on offer with more buyers present with all classes dearer on the week. Limousin cows to 124.5p Broomhills, 120.5p Nunscleugh, 115.5p Low Dunasherry, 112.5p High Floweryhirst; Blondes 118.5p, 111.5p Blackhouse; Simmentals 108.5p Langholm Farms; Angus 108.5p Syntonparkhead; Shorthorn 109.5p Kilberry; Charolais 107.5p Slapness; Highland 82.5p Kilberry; Galloway 113.5p, 93.5p Langholm Farms; Holstein 99.5p Southlambhill. Limousin OTM heifers to 103.5p High Floweryhirst; Shetland OTM bullocks to £852 & £804 Caraview.

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A larger show of lambs sold to the usual ring of buyers. The 3823 lambs over 36kg averaged 124.7p and the 1889 lambs under 36kg averaged 118.4p. The overall average was 123.1p. The sale was topped at £81.50 for Texel lambs from Waterloo and to 167p for Beltex from Naddle. Other Texels to £73.20 Nunscleugh, £72.50 Waterloo & Dashwellgreen; Suffolks £67.80 Becton Hall, £66.20 Aimshaugh, £64.20 Sceughdyke; Cheviots £54.20 Clerkhill, £50.20 Tushielaw, £48.80 Naddle; Charollais £64.80 Aldermanseat, £64.20, £59.80 Dashwellgreen, £58.20 Sceughdyke; Halfbreds £47.80 Westfield; Greyfaces £60.50 Wanwood Hill, £55.80 Reaygarth, £55.20 Sceughdyke, £54.20 Minsca; Cheviot Mules £50.80, £46.20 Philiphaugh, £42.80 Tushielaw; Blackface £55.20 Bush of Ewes, £51.80 Wanwood Hill, £50.80 Northdeanhead; North Country Cheviot £65.50 Whiteknowe, £57.80 Philiphaugh, £56.80, £54.80 Whiteknowe; Swaledale £50.80 Aimshaugh & Bullshill, £46.80 Bullshill; Jacobs £44.80 Hollands; Beltex £70 D’Mainholm, £64.50, £63.50 Naddle, £51.80 Glendearg; Leicesters £55.50 Nookton; Lleyn £46.20 High Dovecote; Oxfords £45.80 Guards.

Lightweight lambs to £49.80 for Greyfaces from Hardenm £43.80 D’Mainholm; Suffolks £44.80 Acreknowe, £43.20 Jerriestown; Cheviots £47.20 Naddle, £39.80 Tushielaw; Texels £47.20 Copperthorns, £45.20 Jerriestown & Killean & North Gillbank; Cheviot Mules £40.20 Dinley; Blackfaces £45.20 Bush of Ewes, £43.10 Haystown; North Country Cheviots £42.80 Copperthorns, £42.20, £41.80 Dinley; Swaledales £37.80 Bullshill, £35.80 Sunday Sight; Herdwicks £43.20 Swainsteads; Beltex £44.20 D’Mainholm; Lleyns £44.20 High Dovecote.

Another large show of ewes met a great trade with a full ring of buyers ensuring trade was sharper on the week. The sale was topped at £76.50 for Texel ewes from The Birches, £74.50 Ballyrobert, £72.50 Maxton House; Suffolks £61.50 Colmslie Hill, £58.50 The Birches, £57.50 Ballyrobert, £56.50 Bonnington; Bleu de Maines £67.50 Derwent; Charollais £59.50 The Birches, £52.50 Ballyrobert; Halfbreds £51.50 Allfornaught; Greyfaces £52.50 Whitrighill, £50.50 Brisco Hill & Blunderfield West; Cheviot Mules £51.50 Colmslie Hill; Leicesters £59.50 Whitcastles, £58.50 Lythmore Farm, £56.50 Colmslie Hill; North Country Cheviots £63.50, £62.50, £60.50 Lythmore; Zwartbles £50.50 Colmslie Hill.

Lightweight ewes to £48.50 for Blackfaces from Brownleazes, £41.50 West Nubbock; Cheviots £41.50 Allfornaught, £38.50 Oakwood Mill; Swaledales £33.50 Blunderfield West, £31.50 Hammershields; Herdwicks £25.50 Kelmore Hills.

Rams to £65.60 for Leicesters from Roachburn, £62.50 Geltsdale; Suffolk £58.50 Raehills, £56.50 Brownleazes; Cheviot £43.50 Newlands; Texels £61.50, £59.50 Raehills, £58.50 Nether Kidston; Charollais £58.50, £57.50 Raehills; Greyface £57.50, £54.50 East Mains; Blackfaces £37.50 Mossfennan, £35.50 Silloans; North Country Cheviot £36.50 Todholes; Beulah £40 Whitcastle.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 165.5p (154.4p)
Heavy to 169.5p (156.0p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 147.5p (144.2p)
Heavy to 170.5p (154.3p)

Young Beef Bulls to 163.5p (156.6p)

Lambs
Light to 135.0p (114.7p)
Standard to 167.0p (122.7p)
Medium to 165.0p (125.0p)
Heavy to 151.0p (125.1p)
O/Weight 148.0p (117.1p)

Ewes
Light to £48.50 (£25.70)
Heavy to £76.50 (£39.40)

Cast Rams to £65.50 (£42.35)

link Longtown Christmas Primestock Sale - 4th December 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th November 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th November 2008

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