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Longtown Primestock Sale
15/01/09

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 53 OTM, 5,817 prime hogg's and 6,319 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th January, 2009.

A good show of quality cattle dearer on the week. Top Price of 197.5p paid by W Kirkup & Son for a Limousin Bullock from JF & SJ MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads, others to 187.5p The Gill, 183.5p Guardrum, 182.5p Haining House. Charolais Bullock from T Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke sold to 175.5p. Others to 172.5p High Stenries. Belgian Blue Bullocks from W & W Faulder, Houghton House to 175.5p to M/S Nattress, Butcher. Charolais Heifer to 186.5p from J W Vevers, High Stenries to Scot Beef Ltd. Limousin Heifer from J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn to 179.5p & 178.5p. Heavyweight Charolais Bulls from T Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke sold to 157.5p.

OTM met sharpest trade for a long time. Blonde Cows to 139.5p (x2) from Patties Hill, Belgian Blue to 126.5p High Crubasdale, Limousin Bulls to 115.5p Low Todholes, Limousin Heifers to 136.5p & 135.5p Black House, 135.5p Parceltown, Galloway Heifer to 121.5p Skitby

longtown prime sheep

Another massive show of Hogg’s forward. A large ring of buyers the usual ensured trade remained buoyant, with 3525 Hogg’s over 36Kg averaging 155p and the 2292 under 36Kg averaging 138p. Overall average was 149.5p with many the best hogg’s still £25-£30 over. Sale was topped at £104.50 for Texel Hogg’s from Messrs Stephenson, West Millhill and to 197p from Nunscleugh.

Principal Prices

Heavy’s
Texel £104.50, £90.50 West Millhills, £86.50 Catslackburn; Beltex £89.50 Galloberry, £79.50 Barrogill, £73.50 Summerhill; Suffolk £88.50 Millhills, £86.50 Demense, £85.50 Upper Mains; North Country Cheviot £78.50, £73.50 Waterloo, £75.20 West Midlands; Charollais £74.50, £70.20 Hallburn, £73.80 (x2) Sceughdyke; Half Bred £72.80 Sceughdyke; Cross £72.50 Middle Shipley, £70.50 Kirkland, £70.50 Roachburn, £68.80 Castle Nook, £68.50 Blunderfield; Cheviot £71.50 Hownam Grange, £71.20 Sorbie, £71.20, £67.80 Hill Crest; Zwartble £70.50 Williams Wood; Roussin £70 Glebelands; Blackface £68.50 Penpeugh, £65.20 Bush of Ewes, £64.50 Mount Benger; Lleyn £67.80, £63.80 Dolphinston, £62.80 Firth Farming; Swaledale £60.50 Williamston, £54.20 Newholme, £53.80 Foreshield; Herdwick £59.80 Haithwaite; Romney Marsh £59.50, £51.20 (x2) St Margarets Hope; Oxford £55.80, £53.80 Guards

Lights
Beltex £68.50 Raggetsyke; Texel £63.80 Raggetsyke, £58.80 Bush of Ewes, £56.50 Jerriestown
Cheviot £60.80, £59.20 Falnash, £54.20 Hill Crest; Suffolk £57.80 Falnash, £52.50 Desoglin, £50.20 Hayton; Blackface £56.80 (x2) Sorbie, £50.80 Bush of Ewes; Lleyn £54.80 Firth Farming, £53.80 Windyknowe; Cross £54.50 Streethead, £48.50 Westerhall Farms; Charollais £50.20 Cadgillhead; North Country Cheviot £50.50; Naddle, £42.80 Dounreay; Welsh £49.80 Longbrough Fauld; Swaledale £46.20 Prior Rigg, £42.20 Williamston; Woodland £43.80 The Wynd; Soya £41.20 The Wynd

Another Monster show of Ewes were forward to a full ring of buyers. Trade was easier on last weeks bonanza, but all classes still met brisk demand. Sale was topped at £85.50 for Texel’s from P Oag, Waterloo.

Principal Prices:

Heavy
Texel £85.50 Waterloo, £80.50 Colter Coats, £79.50 Stackbraes, £79.50 Severs, £79.50 Vicarage
Suffolk £80.50 Stackbraes, £76.50 Riddell, £76.50 Sibmister, £75.50 Forss, £73.50 Side Farm, £70.50 Medomsley Edge; Beltex £74.50 Redbanks; North Country Cheviot £70.50 Durran Mains, £68.50 Keiss, £67.50 Skaill; Leicester £67.50 East Cragside, £66.50 Newbigging Walls, £65.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £66.50 Road Side, £65.50, £61.50 Ballyrobert; Cross £63.50 Cowburnrigg, £62.50, £60 Stackbraes; Romney Marsh £63.50 Effgill; Cheviot Mule £61.50 Woodfoot, £59.50 Colmslie Hill, £55.50 Raehills; Half Bred £57.50 (x2) Balgrayhill

Light
Blackface £56.50 (x3) Cowburnrigg, £52.50 Quarry House, £49.50 Newbigging Walls; Cheviot £47.50 Effgill, £45.50 Potholm, £45.50 Nether Stenries; Swaledale £43.50 West Shipley, £40.50 Reathwaite, £40.50 Culloden Moor; Shetland £33.50 Redbanks; Herdwick £29.50 Walloway

Rams
Suffolk Crosses £80.50 Durran Mains, £78.50, £70.50 East Mains; Texel £74.50 West Millhills, £73.50 Greenend, £72.50 Nipster Farm; North Country Cheviot £66.50 (x2) Durran Mains; Charollais £64.50 Ballyrobert; Leicester £64.50 Gallowberry, £63.50 Colmslie Hill; Suffolk £62.50 (x2) Guardsmill; Zwartble £58.50 Summerhill, £55.50 Colmslie Hill; Cheviot £53.50 Catslackburn, £46.50 Effgill; Blackface £53.50 Thornton Tower, £48.50 Castlemilk, £48.50 Reathwaite; Beltex £52.50 Stackbraes; Lleyn £52.50 Windyknowe; Swaledale £38.50 Harwood Shield

Averages:

Steers
Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to ------p (-------p)
Heavy to 197.5p (170.2p)

Heifers
Light to 166.5p (134.0p)
Medium to ------p (-------p)
Heavy to 186.5p (166.1p)

Young Beef Bulls to 157.5p (155.8p)

Lambs
Light to 166.0p (134.0p)
Standard to 197.0p (151.3p)
Medium to 189.0p (156.1p)
Heavy to 186.0p (146.4p)
O/Weight ------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £56.50 (£32.09)
Heavy to £85.50 (£51.15)

Cast Rams to £80.50 (£44.72)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th January 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 30th December 2008
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 23rd December 2008

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