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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-10-22

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 39 prime cattle, 21 over thirty month cattle, 7,818 prime lambs and 4,955 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd October, 2009.

Clean cattle were a poor show for quality with a top price of 173.5p for a Limousin heifer from Messrs Ritson, Swaites. Belgian Blue bullocks from J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett sold to 168.5p
Young bulls comprised of dairy sorts selling to 144.5p, 134.5p (x2) for Black & Whites from Harelawhole; Angus 135.5p Johnstone Bank.

A small show of 21 Over Thirty Month cattle were a sharper trade with Shorthorn cows selling to 110.5p Midtodhills; Limousin 97.5p Tinnis Hall; Black & White 97.5p Newby Farm; Galloway 83.5p Baron House. Montebeliarde bulls to 95.5p Peterscrook.

longtown prime sheep

A monster show of 7,818 prime lambs were forward, with all types in particular export weights being sharper on the week to achieve an overall average of 139.7p Export weights were regularly 140-155p. The 5,987 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 141.3p and to a top price per kilo of 179p for Beltex’s from I.L. McIlwraith, Mouldy Hills and to £72.50 per head for Suffolks from Redbanks, others £69.80 Tone Hall; Beltex £70.50 Newton Farm, £69.80 Mouldy Hills; Texel £70.50 Tercrosset, £70.20 Aimshaugh; Charollais £61.20 Sceughdyke and Hallburn; Greyface £61.20 Whiteside, £60.80 Farnbury; Cheviot Mule £60.20 Easterfrew Farm, £59.20 Priesthaugh; Half Bred £59.20 Adderston Shiels; Hill Cheviot £57.20 Unthank; North Country Cheviot £56.80, £55.80 Whiteknowe; Blackface £55.80 Tinnis, £53.20 Wanwood Hill; Beulah £55.80 Howcleugh; Herdwick £54.20 Ashley Park; Swaledale £53.20 East Unthank.

The 1,820 lightweight lambs averaged 138.3p and sold to a top price of £53.80 for Texels from Peela Hill, others £53.20 Redbanks; Beltex £53.20 Newton; Herdwick £51.20 Ashley Park; North Country Cheviot £50.80 Catslackburn; Greyface £50.80 Stackbraes; Blackface £50.20 Broadmeadows; Hill Cheviot £50.20 Cowcorse; Cheviot Mule £49.80 Parkhill; Charollais £47.80 Brocklewath; Suffolk £45.80 Townhead; Swaledale £44.80 Cowcorse; Welsh Mountain £42.80 Laalsteins.

Another good show of 5,458 ewes and rams were presented to the usual ringside of buyers. Less heavy ewes forward saw numbers short of demand, with all classes maintaining recent rates. Top of £102.50 for Texel tups from Severs; Leicester £88.50 Morley Hill; Suffolk £80.50 Morley Hill and Redbanks; Oxford £74.50 Guards; Charollais £68.50 Hamlet Gardens; Blackface £64.50 Tecket; Swaledale £63.50 Morley Hill; Lleyn £62.50 Newry; Romney Marsh £60.50 Aikers; Hill Cheviot £59.50 Tanlawhill; Shetland £47.50 Sandside; Beulah £38.50 Howcleugh. Heavy ewes to £96.50 for Texels West Mill Hills and Newtown, £93.50 Stotsfold; Suffolk £92.50 Stackbraes, £90.50 Priesthaugh; Bleu d’Maine £90.50 Winterhope; Charollais £90.50 Newry; Beltex £86.50 Waterloo; North Country Cheviot £85.50 Waterloo; Leicester £78.50 Morley Hill; Cheviot Mule £78.50 Waterloo, £77.50 Clement Leazes; Half Bred £77.50 Hawthornside; Greyface £68.50 Brown Hill, £67.50 Stackbraes; Lleyn £53.50 High Acres.

Hill ewes to £62.50 for Blackfaces from Kellah, £59.50 Brownhill, £56.50 Kellah; Hill Cheviot £59.50 The Shaws, £54.50 Quarryfield; Swaledale £46.50 Stotsfold; Shetland £45.50 Redbanks; Jacob £35.50 Upper Dounreay.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 149.5p (145.5p)
Heavy to 163.5p (149.2p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 143.5p (143.5p)
Heavy to 173.5p (155.1p)

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

Lambs
Light to 172.0p (133.3p)
Standard to 179.0p (143.8p)
Medium to 172.0p (140.5p)
Heavy to 147.0p (129.8p)
Overweight 129.0p (119.8p)

Ewes
Light to £62.50 (£32.96)
Heavy to £96.50 (£56.01)

Cast Rams to £102.50(£62.05)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th October 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th October 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st October 2009

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