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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-08-13

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 9 over thirty month cattle, 5,258 prime lambs and 6,084 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th August, 2009.

Clean cattle were dearer, selling to a top of 185.5p for Limousin bullocks from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others 183.5p and 180.5p Hallburn, 177.5p Houghton House. British Blue heifers from Hallburn to 183.5p

A small show of Over Thirty Month cattle were short of requirements and dearer. Limousin cows to 112.5p Morley Hill, 103.5p Hilltop; British Blue 109.5p Greensburn.

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A large quality show of 5,258 prime lambs met a fast trade with an overall average of 155p. Top price per head of £83.80 for Texels from A.R. Bell, Kirkton, Hawick and to 201p per kilo for Beltex’s from G. Mitchinson & Sons, Gallowberry, Kirkcambeck, Brampton, other Texels £81.50 Chapel House, £79.80 Clement Leazes; Suffolk £78.50 Demesne, £77.80 High Dovecote, £76.50 Kirkend; Beltex £76.50 Gallowberry; Shropshires £75.50 Midtodholes; Charollais £73.50 Faugh Beeches, £70 Meinfoot; Bleu d’Maine £69.50 Solwaybank; Greyface £67.80 Broughton Mains, £62.80 Crowhall, £62.20 Glenlea; Rouge £64.80 Middle Farm; Half Bred £61 High Moat; Blackface £60.80 Chapel House, £57.50 Edges Green; Cheviot Mule £59.20 Skelfhill; North Country Cheviot £59.20 Effgill.

Lightweight lambs were another good entry and a strong demand to average 156.7p overall. Top of £60 for Beltex from Miller Hill; Texel £59.80 Tarnside; Suffolk £57 Kirkhope; Cheviot £58.20 Crawford John Mill; Blackface £56.20 Penpeugh; Charollais £55.80 Tarnside; Greyface £53.50 Crawford John Mill; Swaledale £50.80 Softley.

A larger show of 6,084 cast ewes and rams were again very dear. Top of £119.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Sharplaw; Rouge £102.50 Meinfoot; Bleu d’Maine £100.50 Clement Leazes; Charollais £100 Newry; Suffolk £97.50 Shoestanes and North House; Suffolk cross £96.50 Kilnford Croft; Beltex £88.50 Crailloch; Greyface £84.50 Sceughdyke; Gritstone £79.50 Mains Farm; North Country Cheviot £77.50 Newry; Cheviot Mule £76.50 Skelfhill; Leicester £74.50 Highside. Hill ewes to £62.50 for Swaledales from Nunscleugh, £52.50 Bellmount, £50 Gapshield; Blackface £61 Bowanhill, £55.50 Teindside, £54.50 Maidencoats; Cheviot £60.50 Whitcastle, £59.50 Shoestanes, £58.50 Meikledale; Lleyn £39.50 Glenkiln; Herdwick £36.50 Waterloo. Rams to £104.50 for Texels from Shoestanes, £103.50 Girnwood, £100.50 Deuchrie; Lleyn £88.50 Girnwood; Suffolk £86.50 Catslackburn, £82.50 North House; Leicester £76.50 Softley; Cheviot £74.50 Shoestanes, £70.50 Becks; Swaledale £57.50 Morley Hill.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 141.5p (141.5p)
Medium to 161.5p (157.6p)
Heavy to 185.5p (164.5p)

Heifers
Light to 149.5p (149.5p)
Medium to 168.5p (148.9p)
Heavy to 183.5p (161.2p)

Lambs
Light to 182.0p (158.6p)
Standard to 201.0p (156.6p)
Medium to 190.0p (154.8p)
Heavy to 173.0p (146.8p)
Overweight 144.0p (136.7p)

Ewes
Light to £62.50 (£37.13)
Heavy to £119.50 (£65.74)

Cast Rams to £104.50(£69.30)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th August 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 30th July 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 23rd July 2009

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