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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-07-02

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart Plc had forward 81 prime cattle, 11 over thirty month cattle, 2,422 prime lambs and 3,108 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd July, 2009.

Prime cattle saw all classes cheaper on the week to a top of 188.5p and 173.5p for Limousin heifers from A. Irving, Toppin Castle; Charolais 170.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks from J.C. & D. Nicholson, The Gill sold to 175.5p and 168.5p.

Over Thirty Month cattle were in short supply and maintained late rates. Limousin cows to 152.5p Nunscleugh, 121.5p Englishtown; Blonde d’Aquitaine 125.5p Bonshawside. Holstein heifers to 115.5p Riddings Farm.

The 2,422 prime lambs were the largest show this year which sold to the usual ring of buyers and followed the national trend of less money to average 144.1p per kilo (exactly the same as the corresponding week last year).

longtown prime sheep

The 2,081 lambs over 36 kilos average 143p with the 341 under 36 kilos averaging 152.7p. The sale was topped at £80 for Charollais lambs from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn and to 197p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Edminson, Middle Farm. Charollais £80 Hallburn, £63 Butterdales, £62.20 Wyseby Hill Cottage; Suffolk £75.20 Allanshaws, £71.80 Guards Mill, £70 Skelfhill; Texel £74.80 Middle Farm, £73.80 Cardew Hall, £71.20 Long Strumble; Beltex £65 Nilston Rigg; Bleu d’Maine £64.80 Branxholm Town; Half Bred £62.20 Allanshaws; Greyface £54.80 Culquhasen, £51.80 East Field of Wiston.

Another good show of 3,108 cast ewes and rams were dearer on the week, except for thick fat ewes. Smaller hill ewes were in short supply and in demand. More ewes could have been sold to advantage. The sale was topped at £104.50 for heavy Suffolk cross ewes from Valley Road; Texel £96.50 Valley Road, £95.50 Allanshaws; Suffolk £92.50 Winterhope; Continental £91.50, £88.50 Hamlet Gardens; Charollais £90.50 Castle Drive, £87.50 Valley Road; North Country Cheviot £86.50 Broynach, £84.50 Allanshaws; Cheviot Mule £86.50, £83.50 Muircleugh; Half Bred £84.50 Allanshaws; Leicester £80.50 Valley Road; Zwartbles £78.50 Blackyett House; Bleu d’Maine £77.50 Sibmister; Greyface £72.50 Mossband Hall, £71.50 Golden Lane, Stackbraes; Beltex £70 Castle Drive; Lleyn £64.50 The Mark. Hill ewes to £61.50 for Jacobs from Millcourt; Swaledale £60.50 Farney Shield, £58.50 Snowden Close, £54.50 Roachburn; Hill Cheviot £57.50 Medomsley and Golden Lane, £56.50 Castle Drive; Blackface £57.50 Golden Lane, £55.50, £53.50 Longyester; Herdwick £54.50 Golden Lane; Shetland £49.50 Stackbraes; Welsh Mountain £49.50 Coytre. Rams to £100.50 for Texels from Ballyrobert, £100 Valley Road, £96.50 Castle Drive; Charollais £90 Hamlet Gardens; Suffolk £89.50 Castle Drive, £86.50 Golden Lane, £84.50 Ballyrobert; Hill Cheviot £80 Sockbridge; North Country Cheviot £76.50 Wester Dunnet, £64.50 Allanshaws; Beltex £70.50 Blacksmiths Cottage; Bleu d’Maine £68.50 Golden Lane; Blackface £54.50 Skelfhill; Swaledale £50 Roachburn.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 150.5p (142.7p)
Medium to ------p (-------p)
Heavy to 175.5p (152.2p)

Heifers
Light to 133.5p (116.0p)
Medium to 166.5p (151.4p)
Heavy to 188.5p (155.9p)

Young bulls to ------p (-------p)

Lambs
Light to 179.0p (153.9p)
Standard to 197.0p (144.8p)
Medium to 175.0p (142.2p)
Heavy to 163.0p (143.6p)
Overweight to 134.0p (131.1p)

Ewes
Light to £61.50 (£45.03)
Heavy to £104.50 (£69.51)

Cast Rams to £100.50(£71.31)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th June 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th June 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th June 2009

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