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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-11-05

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 38 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 5,668 prime lambs and 3,779 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th November, 2009.

Clean cattle were dearer on the week. Top prices of 174.5p and 172.5p (x2) for Limousin bullocks from Hallburn, 172.5p Nether Onsett, 171.5p Hallburn; Charolais 172.5p Hallburn. Limousin heifers 172.5p Hallburn; Blonde 169.5p Brydekirk Mains; Charolais 167.5p (x2) Hallburn. Young bulls to 139.5p for Black & Whites from Harelawhole.

OTM cattle were sharper on the week. Limousin heifers to 123.5p Newby Farm. Limousin cows 108.5p Swaites, 106.5p Crookholm; British Blue 106.5p Swaites, 103.5p Standingstonerigg; Blonde 100.5p Greystoke; Saler 94.5p Greystoke.

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A smaller show of 5,668 prime lambs saw all classes achieving the dearest trade of the week to average 154.9p, many more lambs could have been sold to advantage. Please note lambs are now required to be belly clipped. Export type lambs regularly 165p to 180p, with Mules regularly over 150p. The 4,786 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 155.4p. Top price of 197p per kilo for Texels from Sharplaw Farms and to £83.50 per head for Beltex’s from Messrs Charlton, Whiteside, others £80 Whiteside; Texel £81.50 Walton Woodhead, £78.80 Stanger Hill, £77.50 Kellah; Suffolk £75.50 Sceughdyke, £75 Ormiston, £73.80 Hartside; Charollais £73.20 Cadgillhead, £70.80 Hartside and Streethead, £69.20 Sceughdyke; Hill Cheviot £67.80 Sorbie, £65.20 Wyliehole; Greyface £66.80 Barnglieshead, Reaygarth, Spoutbank and Kellah, £66.20 Archerbeck; Lonk £66.20 Bush of Ewes; Half Bred £66.20, £65.20 High Moat; Blackface £65.20 Upperburnmouth and Allensgreen, £63.80 Sorbie, £63.50 Hartside and Westloch; North Country Cheviot £65.20 Kirkland Green, £64.20 Whiteknowe; Leicester £65 Hartside, £64.80 Byers Farm; Cheviot Mule £63.80 Tarrasfoot; Easycare £61.80 East Fortissat; Roussin £59.20 Greensburn; Hampshire £57.50 Derwent House; Swaledale £55.20 Coldshield, £52.50 Albierigg; Jacob £50 Beechcroft.

The 882 light lambs averaged 154.1p and sold to a top of £63.50 for Greyfaces from Blacksmiths Cottage; Suffolk £58.20 Kirkwood Mains; Texel £58.20 The Side, £56.80 Beechcroft; Hill Cheviot £54.80 Sorbietrees; Blackface £53.80 Winterhopeburn, £51.80 Beechcroft; Easycare £53.20 East Fortissat; Swaledale £49.80 Smylum, £48.80 Williamston, £46.80 Kirkland Green; Charollais £48.80 Stackbraes; Welsh £47.20 Smylum; Shetland £44.80 Cauldronlea.

A smaller show of 3,799 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ringside of buyers. All classes were dearer on the week, especially heavy ewes which were short of requirements. A fantastic show of Blackface ewes saw many pens sell between £52 and £62.

Heavy ewes to £118.50 for Texels from Woodhousehill, £110.50 Nether Stenries, £106.50 Mossband Hall, £101.50 East Middle, £100.50 Ellemford; Suffolk £106.50, £103.50 Townfoot, £94.50 Old Wall, £88.50 Marygate; Bleu d’Maine £98.50, £92.50 Clantibuies; Charollais £92.50 Cumcrook, £88.50 Clantibuies; Leicester £88.50, £86.50 Hartside; Zwartbles £85.50 Woodhousehill; North Country Cheviot £79.50 Clachan, £74.50 Skelfhill; Greyface £78.50 Courstein, £72.50 Broomhill; Cheviot Mule £78.50 Borthwick Mains, £73.50 Priesthaugh; Half Bred £76.50 Stackbraes; Dorset £62.50 Vicarage.

Hill ewes to £76.50 and £64.50 for Lonks from Bush of Ewes; Cheviot £68.50 Stackbraes, £61.50 Oakwood Mill, £59.50 Raeburnfoot and Halidean Mill; Herdwick £64.50 Jury Park, £46.50 Romanway; Blackface £62.50 Smylum and Bush of Ewes; £61.50 Brownleazes; Swaledale £57.50 Lowgreenends, £54.50 Burn House and Kirkland Green, £53.50 Stonehall; Lleyn £55.50 Kidshielhaugh. Rams to £118.50 for Beltex’s from High Stenries, £100.50 Stackbraes; Leicester £112.50 Whiteside; Texel £102.50 Middle Farm, £98.50 Wallend; Suffolk £84.50 Challoch Mun; Zwartbles £83.50 Stanley House; Charollais £78.50 Newbiggin, £76.50 Netherton; Blackface £76.50 Barron House, £54.50 Whitefield.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 164.5p (150.0p)
Heavy to 174.5p (161.9p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 129.5p (129.5p)
Heavy to 172.5p (156.1p)

Young bulls to 139.5p (129.8p)

Lambs
Light to 167.0p (154.2p)
Standard to 197.0p (160.3p)
Medium to 194.0p (158.4p)
Heavy to 157.0p (141.3p)
Overweight 151.0p (125.0p)

Ewes
Light to £76.50 (£43.45)
Heavy to £118.50 (£64.45)

Cast Rams to £118.50 (£67.22)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th October 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd October 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th October 2009

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