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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-11-12

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 55 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 67 over thirty month cattle, 5,701 prime lambs and 5,146 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th November, 2009.

Quality sorts of clean cattle were dearer on the week. Top price of 182.5p for a Limousin bullock paid by W. Kirkup, Butcher, Longtown to J. & N. Blaylock & Sons, Hallburn, others 178.5p Haining House, 173.5p Nether Onsett, 171.5p Hallburn; Charolais 176.5p, 170.5p The Lake. Heifers sold to 170.5p for a Limousin from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage. Young bulls to 164.5p and 157.5p from J.P. Lee, Morley Hill.

The 67 OTM cattle on offer were a plainer show. Limousin cows to 139.5p Morley Hill, 128.5p, 111.5p Nunscleugh, 110.5p Morley Hill and Nunscleugh; Shorthorn 106.5p Minsca; Black & Whites 102.5p Plumpe, 100.5p Becton Hall. British Blue heifers to 159.5p Low Todholes; Limousin 147.5p Nirvana. British Blue bullocks 151.5p Nirvana. Limousin bull 91.5p Broadhaugh; Angus 84.5p Laalsteins.

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Another large show of 5,701 prime lambs saw all classes keenly sought after, short in supply and dearer on the week. The 4,438 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 156p and the 1,263 lambs under 36 kilos averaged 161p. Overall average of 157.8p per kilo. The sale was topped at 196p per kilo for Texels from Stackbraes and to £88.50 per head for Texels from Surrone, others £78.50 Stackbraes, £77.80 Becks; Suffolk £80.50 Sceughdyke, £76.50 Falnash, £75.80 Sceughdyke; Beltex £74.50 Byers Farm, £69.80 Naddle, £68.20 Summerhill; Charollais £73.80 Leaona Villa, £72.80, £70.80 Tinnis Hall; North Country Cheviot £73.20 Kirkbarrow Hall; Cheviot Mule £71 Netherplace, £70.20 Falnash; Greyface £70.20 Nunscleugh, £69.20 Gallowberry and Hareshaw; Hill Cheviot £68.80 Woodhouselees and Catslackburn, £60.80 Skelfhill; Blackface £64.20 Roughet Hill, £63.80 Cleuchhead, £63.20 Meggethead; Leicester £64 Surrone; Herdwick £60.50 Newington; Swaledale £52.80 Beechcroft.

The 1,263 light lambs sold to a top of £66.50 for Texels from Stackbraes, others £65 Low Eals; Beltex £62.50 Swaites, £60.50 Rockcliffe Cross; Hill Cheviot £59.80 Catslackburn, £57.80 Acreknowe, £54.80 Arkleton; Blackface £57.80 Surrone, £54.80 Sweetshawhead, £54.20 Riskinhope; Suffolk £56.80 Redgate Head, £53.80 Haithwaite; Charollais £53.80 Tarnside House; Shetland £52.80 Haithwaite; Greyface £51.80 Butterdales, £49.50 Williamston; Swaledale £51.20 Ravenwood, £49.80 Williamston; Herdwick £44.80 Beechcroft.

Also forward was an excellent show of 5,146 cast ewes and rams which sold to a full ring of buyers which ensured the best trade this week by far. The sale was topped at £200 for a Charollais shearling ram from South Port O Spittal, others £170 Winterhope, £160 Crumhaugh Hill, £140 South Port O Spittal, £130 Hamlet Gardens; Texel £190, £150 Crumhaugh Hill, £150 Roadside and South Port O Spittal, £145 Roadside, £140.50 Brampton Fell, £130 Winterhope, £119.50 Brampton Fell, £110 Hamlet Gardens and Newry; North Country Cheviot £110 Newry; Dorset £100 Hamlet Gardens; Suffolk £100, £94.50 Hamlet Gardens; Leicester £82.50 The Vicarage, £79.50 Arkleton and Raggetsyke; Blackface £72.50 Silloans, £70.50 High Staward; Beltex £72.50 Hamlet Gardens; Hill Cheviot £70.50 Arkleton, £69.50 Blackburn; Swaledale £66.50 Round Meadows. Heavy ewes to £108.50 for Texels from Market Place, £106.50 Yatesfield and Waterloo; Suffolk £105.50 The Land, £104.50 Winterhope, £98.50 Stackbraes; Greyface £100 South Port O Spittal; Rouge £99.50 Hamlet Gardens; Suffolk cross £98.50 Waterloo, £94.50 Riddell and Marygate; North Country Cheviot £95.50, £88.50 Toft of Tain, £86.50 Waterloo; Charollais £94.50 Whinneyknowe, £92.50 Roadside; Beltex £79.50 Newry; Leicester £78.50 Hackford; Cheviot Mule £62.50 North House. Hill ewes to £69.50 for Cheviots £69.50 Branxholm Braes, £65.50 Harwood, £58.50 Chapel Farm; Blackface £68.50 Waterloo, £63.50 Hightown and The Vicarage; Swaledale £58.50 Hackford and Hightown, £55.50 Brampton Fell; Shetland £40.50 Haithwaite. Goats to £46.50 Campingholm.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 153.5p (153.5p)
Medium to 167.5p (164.5p)
Heavy to 182.5p (161.3p)

Heifers
Light to 149.5p (149.5p)
Medium to 153.5p (153.5p)
Heavy to 170.5p (148.5p)

Young bulls to 164.5p (160.7p)

Lambs
Light to 187.0p 160.1p)
Standard to 190.0p (162.3p)
Medium to 196.0p (158.9p)
Heavy to 188.0p (148.5p)
Overweight 141.0p (135.9p)

Ewes
Light to £69.50 (£42.93)
Heavy to £108.50 (£68.68)

Cast Rams to £200.00(£78.55)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th November 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th October 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd October 2009

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