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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-10-01

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 44 prime cattle, 55 over thirty month cattle, 5,154 prime lambs and 5,943 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st October, 2009.

A smaller show of clean cattle were a sharper trade. Top of 183.5p paid by W. Kirkup & Son, Butchers for a Limousin bullock from N. Forster, Haining House. Limousin heifers from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, sold to 181.5p to Messrs Nattrass, Carlisle.

The 55 Over Thirty Month cattle were also dearer, with Limousin bullocks to 136.5p Newtown; Shorthorn 135.5p Braemar. Charolais bull 103.5p (£1,102) Glendearg. British Blue cows 137.5p Ladyhousesteads, 134.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage; Limousin 128.5p Shankbridge End, 115.5p Ladyhousesteads, 107.5p Desoglin; Luing 119.5p Glendearg; Angus 104.5p Desoglin, 103.5p Glendearg. Angus heifers 113.5p Rinnion Hills.

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A smaller show on the week of 5,154 prime lambs were forward and sold to a full ring of buyers, all keen for sheep which saw averages dearer on the week. An overall average of 145.8p was achieved.

The 3,246 lambs 36 kilos and over averaged 149.4p with best Texel and Beltex lambs regularly 170-190p, with a top price per kilo of 197p for Beltex’s from Mouldy Hills. Top per head of £78.80 for Beltex’s from A. Little, Hollands, others £76.80 Mouldy Hills; Suffolk £75.80 Eastlandsend, £74.20 Barnglies; Texel £74.80 Distillery, £74.50 Cardew Hall; Greyface £69.20 Kildarroch, £65.20 Newton; Charollais £66.80, £66.20 Hallburn, £65.20 Leaona Villa; Hampshire £63.20 Dyke; Hill Cheviot £62.80 Twislehope; Half Bred £62.20 Earlside; Blackface £62.20 Eastlandsend, £59.20 Peela Hill; North Country Cheviot £62.20 Haithwaite, £61.80 Earlside; Cheviot Mule £61.80 Tarrasfoot; Leicester £58.80 Kildarroch; Swaledale £53.80 Farnbury, £52.80 Newham Hall Farm; Easycare £48.80 East Fortissat.

The 1,908 lightweight lambs averaged 137.4p and sold to a top price of £54.20 for Texels from The Park Farm and North Country Cheviots from Haithwaite; Hill Cheviot £52.80 Coombs; Charollais £52.80 Brocklewath; Suffolk £52.20 Broadhaugh; Blackface £52.20 Peela Hill; Greyface £50.20 Coombs; Easycare £49.80 East Fortissat; Swaledale £45.80 High Burnfoot; Jacob £43.20 East Steel.

The 5,973 ewes and rams were forward to a full ring of buyers. Trade was sharper on the week by around £3.

Heavy ewes sold to £98.50 for Texels from Winterhope, others £96.50 Pirntaton, Stackbraes and Church Farm; Suffolk £95 Manor Farm, £89.50 Church Farm; Leicester £78.50 Knarr Farm and Carterton; Half Bred £77.50 Burnfoot on Esk; Charollais £76.50 Roadside, £74.50 Hamlet Garden; North Country Cheviot £68.50 Balnahard, £66.50 Adderston Shiels; Greyface £68.50 Englishtown, £64.50 Weeds Farm and Aikton; Romney Marsh £49.50 Kersheugh; Easycare £43.50 Kersheugh.

Hill ewes to £68 for Blackfaces from Floors, £62.50 Penchrise, £59.50 Kildarroch; Lleyn £59.50 Sloda Hill, £58.50 Roadside; Cheviot £53.50 Douglas Farm, £51.50 Dinley, £50.50 Girnwood; Herdwick £47.50 Hollands; Swaledale £42.50 Edges Green, £40.50 West Greenridge and Winterhope; Jacob £31.50 Balnahard; Badger Face £19.50 Chapel House.

Rams to £115.50 for Suffolks from Seavers, £90.50 Seavers; Texel £106.50, £102.50 Sharplaw; Charollais £89.50 Seavers; Leicester £68.50 Peela Hill; Blackface £59.50 Eastlandsend; Wensleydale £58.50 Seavers; Zwartbles £57.50 Mossband Hall; North Country Cheviot £54.50 Hamlet Garden; Swaledale £49.50 Weeds Farm.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 145.5p (145.5p)
Medium to 167.5p (155.0p)
Heavy to 183.5p (158.8p)

Heifers
Light to 129.5p (129.5p)
Medium to 129.5p (145.6p)
Heavy to 163.5p (159.0p)

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

Lambs
Light to 156.0p (133.7p)
Standard to 197.0p (150.6p)
Medium to 188.0p (149.5p)
Heavy to 159.0p (140.4p)
Overweight 138.0p (125.9p)

Ewes
Light to £68.00 (£30.38)
Heavy to £98.50 (£57.44)

Cast Rams £115.50 (£67.94)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th September 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th September 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 10th September 2009

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