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Longtown Primestock Sale
18/12/08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 35 OTM cattle, 6,479 prime lambs and 6,908 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th December, 2008.

Top price in the prime cattle was 184.5p paid by W Kirkup, Butcher, Longtown for a Belgian Blue heifer from JF & SJ MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads. Limousin bullocks to 175.5p, 166.5p from Dashwellgreen and purchased by Messrs Nattrass, Butcher & Messrs Jewitt; Belgian Blues 175.5p Ladyhousesteads and purchased by W Kirkup, Butcher, others to 167.5p The Gill.

Young bulls to 159.5p Shaw Cottage.

A smaller show of OTM again met a fast trade with Limousin cows to 133.5p, 113.5p & 111.5p Hallburn; Belgian Blues 104.5p Hallburn; Friesians 103.5p Plumpe Farm; Simmentals 107.5p Hallburn. Galloway bullocks 130.5p, 127.5p Braemar, 107.5p Wileysyke; Bluegreys 121.5p Braemar.

longtown prime sheep

The massive show of lambs were presented to a larger ring of buyers which ensured a buoyant trade throughout.

The 3,952 lambs over 36 kg averaged 128p with the 2,527 lambs under 36kg averaging 126.6p. The overall average for the sale was 127.5p.

The sale was topped at £81.50 for Suffolk lambs from T E Irving & Son, East Cliff and to 206p/kg for Beltex from Waltonwoodhead. Other Suffolks to £78.50 Huntington, £77.80 Barnglies; Cheviot £58.20 Catslackburn, £54.20 Potholm, £53.20 Winterhope; Texels £74.50 Sunnycroft & Allanshaws, £73.80 Copperthorns, £72.80 Dashwellgreen, £72.50 Sunnycroft; Charollais £75.20 Dashwellgreen, £68.20 Glebelands, £63.20 Cardewlees; Halfbred £53.20, £48.20 High Moat; Greyface £59.20 Gallowberry, £57.80 Newbiggin & Roachburn, £56.80 Lanehead & East View; Cheviot Mule £66.80, £63.80, £63.20 Barnglies; Leicesters £55.20 Allanshaws, £54.50 Crowhall, £51.80 Roxburghmill; Blackface £52.80 Roxburghmill, Crowhall & Chapelhope, £52.20 Sorbie; North Country Cheviot £64.80, £59.80 Allanshaws, £58.80 , £55.20 Inkstack, £54.80 Stemster Mains; Swaledale £43.80 Copperthorns, £41.80 Newbiggin; Herdwicks £46.20 Ashley Park; Jacobs £47.20 Kirkwood Mains, £46.80 Skelfhill, £44.80 Cardewlees; Beltex £80.50 Waltonwoodhead, £66.50, £63.50, £60.50 Mouldyhills; Zwartbles £65.50 Mossband; Oxfords £60.50 Guards.

Lightweight lambs to £63.50 for Beltex from Waltonwoodhead, others £59.50, £54.80, £53.50 also Waltonwoodhead; Suffolks £48.20 Windyhill, £47.80 Sunnycroft, £43.20 Knowe; Cheviot £45.20 Johnstone Bank, £45.20, £43.80 Catslackburn; Texels £52.80 Cadgillhead, £48.20 Windyhill, £47.80 Kirkwood Mains, £47.20 Faulding Cleugh; Charollais £46.80 Cadgillhead, £42.80 Haithwaite; Greyface £46.80 Catslackburn, £45.20 Achadunan Est & Butterdales; Blackface £47.20 Kirkhouse, £44.20 Pole Farm, £43.20 Debog & Glenshanna; North Country Cheviot £47.20 Faulding Cleugh; Swaledales £40.80, £38.80 Westburnhope, £34.20 Sunday Sight; Herdwicks £37.80 Haithwaite; Jacobs £37.80 Copperthorns; Roussin £33.20 Debog; Oxfords £35 Guards; Dorsets £43.80 Newington; Wenslydale £38.20 Hameknowe.

Another very large show of cast ewes and rams saw a larger than usual ring of buyers with all classes, especially plain ewes, dearer on the week. The sale was topped at £78.50 for Texel ewes from A R Bell, Burnside, Kirkton, others to £77.50 Winterhope. Suffolks £70.50 Easthouse, £68.50 The Corner, £67.50 Medomsley Edge; Charollais £63.50 Flagstaff, £60.50 Roadside; Halfbreds £60.50 Wiltonburn; Greyface £57.50 Maxton, £56.50 Rimington Way, £54.50 Riggshield; Greyface £53.50 Brownchesters, £52.50 Bennettsfield & Allfornaught; Cheviot Mules £63.50 Muircleugh; Leicesters £63.50 Quarry House, £59.50 Crawthat; North Country Cheviot £64.50, £58.50 Waterloo, £56.50 High Moat; Beltex £57.50 Beckfoot; Lleyn £49.50 Guards; Zwartbles £53.50 Old Wall.

Light ewes to £51.50 for Blackface from Quarry House, £46.50 Low Carry House, £44.50 Mossband House; Swaledales £42.50 Easton Farm, £39.50 D’Mainholm, £37.50 Settereth Park; Herdwicks £29.50 Stybeck, £28.50 Ashley Park.

Prime rams to £72.50 for Suffolks from Hartside, £66.50, £60.50 Huntington; Cheviots £43.50 Sorbie, £41.50 Cara View; Texels £63.50 Windy Hill, £62.50 Muircleugh, £57.50 Waterloo; Charollais £58.50 East Mains; Leicesters £64.50 Hartside, £59.50 Geltsdale, £57.50 Gapshield; Blackface £51.50, £48.50 Hartside, £45.50 Glenapp; North Country Cheviot £58.50 Allanshaws, £49.50 Waterloo; Swaledales £36.50 Williamston; Beltex £49.50 Hartside.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 175.5p (157.6p)
Heavy to 175.5p (157.2p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 160.5p (156.2p)
Heavy to 184.5p (160.9p)

Young Beef Bulls to 159.5p (150.8p)

Lambs
Light to 141.0p (122.4p)
Standard to 206.0p (130.4p)
Medium to 159.0p (128.7p)
Heavy to 162.0p (124.5p)
O/Weight 133.0p (121.4p)

Ewes
Light to £51.50 (£32.20)
Heavy to £78.50 (£47.11)

Cast Rams £72.50 (£44.91)

link Longtown Christmas Primestock Sale - 11th December 2008
link Longtown Christmas Primestock Sale - 4th December 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th November 2008

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