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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-10-08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 35 over thirty month cattle, 7,363 prime lambs and 4,560 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th October, 2009.

Clean cattle were short of quality sorts. Top price of 177.5p for a Limousin bullock from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others 167.5p Swaites. Limousin heifers to 167.5p from H. & W.G. Robley, Townfoot.

The 35 Over Thirty Month cattle were plainer sorts and cheaper. Top of 133.5p for a Limousin heifer from Blindhillbush. Limousin bullocks 125.5p Burnside. Charolais cows 101.5p Shaw Cottage; Limousin 97.5p Newtown and Blindhillbush; Simmental 95.5p Trough Head.

longtown prime sheep

Another massive show of 7,363 prime lambs were forward to the usual ringside of buyers and with more lightweights and plain lambs included an overall average of 141.8p was achieved.

Best lambs were still 150-160p, with the 5,679 lambs over 36 kilos averaging 143.2p. Top price per kilo of 171p for Texels on two occasions, firstly from Barnglies then from Mossband House. Top price per head of £72.20 for Suffolks from Sceughdyke, others £68.20 Harelawhill; North Country Cheviot £71.80 Stackbraes, £68.20 Adderston Shiels; Texel £71.20, £69.80 Cardew Hall, £68.80 Netherhill; Beltex £70.80 Sorbie; Charollais £69.80, £68.20 Leaona Villa, £68.20 Hallburn; Greyface £64.20 Stubsgill, £62.20 Hackford; Bleu d’Maine £63.80 Branxholm Town; Half Bred £63.20 High Moat; Cheviot Mule £62.20 Hackford, £60.20 Crossdykes; Zwartbles £60 Bogra; Oxford £59.80 Guards; Leicester £58.50 Parcelstown; Blackface £57.80 Albierigg, £57.20 Castlemilk; Hill Cheviot £56.80 Catslackburn; Welsh Mountain £49.80 Holybush; Swaledale £46.20 East Unthank.

The 1,684 lightweight lambs averaged 135.6p and sold to a top price of £56.80 for Texels from Killean; Hill Cheviot £51.20 Catslackburn; Blackface £50.80 Castlemilk; Beltex £50.50 Stackbraes; Greyface £48.80 The Side; Charollais £47.80 Brocklewath; Suffolk £46.20 Brookfield; Herdwick £44.80 Mossband House; Herdwick £42.80 Haithwaite; Swaledale £41.80 Howburn; Woodland £37.80 West Hottbank; Jacob £35.80 Ballgroggan.

The 4,560 ewes and rams were forward to a larger ringside of buyers which saw all classes dearer on the week, especially heavy ewes. Top of £114.50 for Texel tups from Mossband Hall, others £110.50 Hamlet Gardens, £100 Pearsby Hall; Cheviot £92.50 Crossdykes; Suffolk £82.50 Hamlet Gardens; Blackface £76.50 Riskinhope; Jacob £66.50 Greenside; Lleyn £66.50 Roman Farm; Kerry Hill £66.50 Hamlet Gardens. Heavy ewes to £100.50 for Texels from Hamlet Gardens, £99.50 Oldfield, £96.50 Roadside; Beltex £96.50 Allanshaws; Suffolk £94.50 Townfoot, £86.50 Winterhope; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Oldfield, £77.50 Allanshaws; Charollais £88.50 Stackbraes, £86.50 Newry; Leicester £86.50, £80.50 Crawthat, £77.50 Westend; Greyface £75.50 Beacon Rigg, £72.50 Longrow; Easycare £66.50 Mossfennan; Half Bred £66.50 Roman Farm; Cheviot Mule £64.50 Crawthat; Zwartbles £61.50 Penlaw, £60.50 Stanley House; Lleyn £57.50, £51.50 Hunderlee. Hill ewes to £77.50 for Cheviots from Whitehill, others £65.50 Roadside, £59.50 Whitehill; Blackface £53.50 Stackbraes, £52.50 Hutlerburn, £50.50 Cardon; Swaledale £48.50 Westhills, £43.50 Wynholm; Kerry Hill £47.50 Pilmuir; Welsh Mountain £32.50 Lonbrough Fauld; Shetland £28.50 Stackbraes; Herdwick £23.50 Southdene.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 167.5p (138.2p)
Medium to 161.5p (150.6p)
Heavy to 177.5p (157.3p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 167.5p (149.3p)
Heavy to 165.5p (155.8p)

Lambs
Light to 149.0p (133.6p)
Standard to 171.0p (142.6p)
Medium to 171.0p (144.7p)
Heavy to 149.0p (137.1p)
Overweight 136.0p (129.8p)

Ewes
Light to £77.50 (£32.04)
Heavy to £100.50 (£61.74)

Cast Rams to £114.50(£68.08)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st October 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th September 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th September 2009

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