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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-05-14

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 52 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 18 OTM cattle, 4529 prime hoggs, 147 prime lambs and 3215 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th May, 2009.

Prime cattle again met a fast selling trade, selling to a top of 183.5p for a Limousin bullock from JC & D Nicholson, The Gill, others to 178.5p The Gill, 175.5p Dashwellgreen, 170.5p Toppin Castle; Charolais 161.5p Fenton.

Limousin heifers 180.5p, 172.5p Toppin Castle, 169.5p Dashwellgreen & Toppin Castle; Charolais 162.5p Dashwellgreen.

Friesian bulls to 140p, 138p Harelawhole.

All classes of OTM met a good selling trade with prices peaking at 129.5p for a Charolais cows form Messrs Bloxham, Linbridgeford, others to 127.5p from the same home; Limousin 127.5p Ladyhousesteads, 125.5p Sceughdyke, 122.5p Ladyhousesteads; Devon 123.5p Sceughdyke; Friesian 122.5p Bleatarn, 115.5p, 105.5p Stubbyknowe.

longtown prime sheep

A larger show of prime lambs sold beyond vendors expectations to average 214.7p overall. With more abattoirs now switched over to spring lambs more numbers are required to meet increasing demand. Top was £96.80 for Suffolks from Barrockend with top price per kilo 226p for Texels from Glenzierfoot.
Others Suffolks to £93.50 Sceughdyke, £92.50 Whins, £91.50 Sceughdyke; Texels £91.80 Mossband Hall, £90.20 Guardsmill, £90 Brisco Hill; Charollais £94.20 Mossband Hall; Oxfords £86.50 Guards.

A mixed show of prime hoggs were forward to the usual ringside of buyers. The best well finished export hoggs regularly sold between 195-210p per kilo with an overall average of 178.6p being achieved.

The 3123 hoggs over 36kg averaged 181.3p with the 1406 under 36kg averaging 167.9p. Top price per head was £101 for Texels from Bloan Farm with top price per kilo going to Easthouse at 215p for Texels. Other Texels £94.50 Oswie, £93.80 Gatehouse, £92.30 Sockbridge Hall; Suffolks £95.20 Easthouse, £94.20 Gatehouse, £91.50 Landsfoot; Cheviot £90.80 Bloan, £89.20 Wicketthorn, £88.80 Todhillrigg; Charollais £96.20, £88.20 Gatehouse, £81.80 Culroy; Halfbred £87.80 Sockbridge Hall; Greyface £90.50 Stackbraes, £81.80 Castle Nook; Blackface £90.20, £88.80, £87.80 Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot £72.80 Harelawhole; Swaledale £68.50 Castle Nook & East Unthank, £65.80 Sockbridge Hall; Herdwick £47.50 Farmers Close; Jacob £62.50 Sockbridge Hall; Beltex £74 Oakwell Road; Leicester £69.50 Low Carry House, £68.50 Culroy; Lleyn £66.50 Borderbrae; Zwartbles £72.50 Mossband House.

Light hoggs to £69.50 for Texels from Pasturewood and for Cheviots from Effgill, Other Cheviots £63.50 Wardpark; Suffolks £55 Stackbraes; Other Texels £68.50 Easthouse, £60 West Warmley; Greyface £59.80 Stackbraes, £55.80 Sockbridge Hall; Blackface £64.50 Branteth, £62.50 Easthouse; Swaledale £49.20 Sockbridge Hall, £45.50 Newbiggin; Herdwick £53.80 Farmers Close, £53.50 Stybeck.

Another good show of ewes and rams sold to a busier ringside of buyers that saw all classes selling dearer on the week. Top price per head was £122.50 for Charollais ewes from Ballyclare, £120.50 Roadside, £112.50 Severs Road; Suffolk £117.50 Upper Mains, £116.50 Severs & Vicarage, £106.50 Stackbraes; Texel £116.50 Copperthorns, £112.50 Hamlet, £110 Upper Mains; Bleu de Maine £108.50, £100.50 Gatehouse; Halfbreds £89.50 Copperthorns, £86.50 Borderbrae; Greyface £104.50 Lumsdale, £85.50 High Dubwath; Cheviot Mules £91.50 Roadside, £81.50 Glendearg; Leicester £114.50 Minsca, £110.50 Cranshaws & Severs; North Country Cheviots £92.50 Haymarket, £86.50 Whitcastle; LLeyns £90.50, £82.50 Whitcastle, £75.50 Stackbraes; Zwartbles £84.50 Mossband House; Oxford £70 Haymarket.

Light ewes to £64.50 Beachmenach, £59.50 Haymarket, £56.50 Effledge & Langholm; Blackface £65.50 Broomhills, £62.50 Borderbrae, £61.50 Boreland, Vicarage, Minsca; Swaledale £59.50 Spoutbank, £55.50 Merryknowe & Broomhills; Herdwicks £43.50 Stybeck.

Rams to £118.50 for Leicesters from Minsca, £98.50 Vicarage; Suffolks £105.50 Hamlet, £90.50 Castle Nook, £88.50 Gatehouse; Cheviots £82.50 Hamlet; Texel £116.50 Roadside & Severs, £110.50 Roadside, £109.50 Hamlet; Charollais £86.50 Hamletm £76.50 Gatehouse; Blackface £52.50 Vicarage; North Country Cheviot £82.50 Newbiggin, £72.50 Langholm; Swaledale £58.50 Ladyhousesteads, £54.50 Shield; Herdwicks £48.50 Stybeck; Lleyn £106.50 Whitcastle; Dorset £82.50 Farmers Close.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 135.5p (135.5p)
Heavy to 183.5p (161.2p)

Heifers
Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 163.5p (157.9p)
Heavy to 180.5p (157.9p)

Young bulls to 139.5p (137.1p)

Hoggs
Light to 195.0p (163.4p)
Standard to 208.0p (174.3p)
Medium to 205.0p (184.3p)
Heavy to 194.0p (172.0p)
Shlgs 180.0p (140.8p)

Lambs
Light to ------p (-------p)
Standard to 226.0p (218.3p)
Medium to 222.0p (209.4p)
Heavy to 210.0p (204.6p)
Overweight -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £65.50 (£43.63)
Heavy to £122.50 (£75.46)

Cast Rams to £118.50 (£68.55)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th May 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 30th April 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 23rd April 2009

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