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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 36 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 2,945 prime lambs and 4,138 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd December, 2008.

A smaller show of prime cattle met a sharper trade and were well short of requirements. Top price of 193.5p (£1141) for a Blonde heifer from A Irving, Toppin Castle, others from the same 183.5p. Limousin heifers 185.5p Ladyhousesteads, others 175.5p Slealands, 174.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks 176.5p Dashwellgreen, others 174.5p Cardewlees, Hallburn & Toppin Castle, 171.5p Hallburn; Belgian Blue 171.5p The Gill.

Young bulls sold to 135.5p for Angus from Smallholms, 133.5p, 132.5p for Holsteins from Southlambhill.

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The lambs met a fantastic trade, selling to a full ring of buyers. The 1838 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 148.4p with the 1107 under 36kg averaged 152.6p. The overall sale averaged 149.8p. The sale was topped at £85.50 for Suffolk lambs from W N Douglas, Catslackburn and to 189p/kg for Beltex from S Irving, Longtown. Other Suffolks £82.50 Sceughdyke, £76.50 Stonehouse, £60.50 Commonside; Cheviot £59.20 Glendearg, £58.20 Falnash, £57.80 Catslackburn; Texel £85.50 Catslackburn, £83 Briar Lea, £82.50 High Stenries; Charollais £72.80 Dashwellgreen, £67.80 Sceughdyke & Netherton; Greyface £64.20 Sockbridge Hall, £63.80 Sceughdyke & Kirkland Green; Cheviot Mules £66.80 Falnash, £66.50 Clerkhill; Leicesters £64.50 Pates Hill; Blackfaces £64.80 Boreland, £60.50 Meggethead, £58.50 Tone Hall; North Country Cheviots £63.50 Earlside, £62.20 Hownam Grange, £59.20 Beechcroft; Herdwicks £56.80 Allfornaught; Zwartbles £69.80 Stackbraes, £67.80 Glebelands; Oxford £53.80 Guards; Romney Marsh £58.20 Haithwaite.

Light lambs to £66.50 for Texels from High Greenhill, £59.80 Haithwaite, £57.20 Sorbie; Charollais £51.20 Culqhuasen, £45.80 Allfornaught; Halfbreds £55.20 Earlside; Greyfaces £58.20, £49.50 Rosgill Hall; Blackfaces £55.20 Cramalt, £50.80 Westloch, £48.20 Winterhopeburn; North Country Cheviot £58.80 Killean Estate, £53.80 Earlside & Faulding Cleugh; Beltex £59 Briar Lea.

Also forward was another large show of 4,138 cast ewes and rams. A packed ring of buyers saw the best trade seen for months. The sale topped at £80.50 for Texel ewes from Stackbraes, others to £80 Waterside, £79.50 Seafield House; Suffolks £77.50, £74.50 Low Farm, £72.50 Easthouse; Suffolks £76.50, £75.50 Stackbraes, £74.50 Roadside; Charollais £77.50, £72.50 Easthouse, £66.50 Kirkland Green; Greyface £66.50 Seafield House, £64.50 Low Farm & West End; Cheviot Mules £51.50 Falnash; Leicesters £72.50 Low Carry House, £56.50 Romesbeoch; North Country Cheviots £70.50 Allfornaught, £63.50 Roadside; Beltex £78 Waterside; Lleyns £77.50 Roadside; Roussin £61.50 Roadside.

Light ewes to £52.50 for Blackfaces from Low Carry House, £51.50 Becklees, £48.50 Millantae; Cheviots £48.50 Haithwaite, £46.50 Falnash, £40.50 Hownam Grange; Swaledales £43.50 Kelmore Hills, £40.50 Orthwaite Hall, £37.50 Hammershields; Herdwicks £46.50 Cottage Farm, £33.50 Kelmore Hills, £32.50 Orthwaite Hall; Shetland £32 Low Roughhill.

Prime rams to £75.50 for Texels from Kilfillan, £68.50 Haithwaite, £66.50 Orthwaite Hall; Cheviots £47.50 Haithwaite; Suffolks £70.50 Easthouse; Charollais £68.50 Easthouse; Leicesters £74.50 Boreland, £68.50 Stackbraes; Blackfaces £45.50 East Mains, £41.50 Chapelhope; North Country Cheviots £56.50 Bayles; Swaledales £28.50 Bayles & Orthwaite Hall; Beltex £50 The Wynd; Oxford £72.50 The Wynd; Dorsets £56.50 The Wynd.


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Medium to 174.5p (174.5p)
Heavy to 176.5p (166.6p)

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Medium to 175.5p (164.7p)
Heavy to 193.5p (164.2p)

Young Beef Bulls to 135.5p (133.8p)

Light to 187.0p (152.4p)
Standard to 186.0p (152.8p)
Medium to 189.0p (145.5p)
Heavy to 165.0p (148.2p)
O/Weight 156.0p (135.1p)

Light to £52.50 (£35.74)
Heavy to £80.50 (£51.60)

Cast Rams to £75.50 (£44.77)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th December 2008
link Longtown Christmas Primestock Sale - 11th December 2008
link Longtown Christmas Primestock Sale - 4th December 2008

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