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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-11-19

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 55 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 32 over thirty month cattle, 7,465 prime lambs and 7,067 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th November, 2009.

Top price in the clean cattle was 177.5p for Limousin from Hallburn, followed at 175.5p & 167.5p Nirvana; Charolais 168.5p Sceughdyke & Hallburn. Limousin bullocks from Hallburn to 176.5p & 169.5p Ladyhousesteads.

The OTM were a smaller show and short of meat. Limousin heifers to 140.5p Whamtown; Angus 129.5p Burnfoot on Esk; Angus bullocks 126.5p Moorhills. Charolais cows 115.5p Sceughdyke; Shorthorn 115.5p Sewing Shields; Friesian 107.5p Becton Hall, 97.5p Halltown.

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A massive show of lambs sold a full ring of buyers resulting in the best trade this week anywhere. The overall average was 164.5p/kg. The 6,033 lambs over 36kg averaged 163.7p and the 1426 under 36kg averaged 168.4p

Top price was in the heavy lambs reaching £129.50 for Texels from Roxburgh Mill and to 200p per kilo for Texels from Edges Green. Other Texels to £86.50 Sutherland, £85.80 Highgill; Suffolks £85.50 Sykehead, £82.50 Barnglies, £80.80 Sceughdyke; Cheviots £66.50 Bloch, £64.50 Kersknowe, £60.50 Gass; Charollais £76.50 The Chestnuts, £74.80 Sceughdyke, Street Head & Westhouse, £74.20 Netherglen; Halfbreds £78.80, £73.20, £71.20 High Moat; Greyface £75.80 Sykehead, £72.80 Gallowberry, £71.50 Hartside; Cheviot Mule £66.20 Tarrasfoot; Leicesters £69.50 Roxburgh Mill, £59.50 Sanders Close, £51.20 Arnicle; Blackfaces £67.80 Edges Green, £67.20 Wyliehole, £66.80 Brackenthwaite; North Country Cheviots £73.20 Philiphaugh, £72.20 Adderston Shiels & Philiphaugh, £70.20 Kirkland Green; Beltex £75.80 Kirkland Green, £68.50 D’Mainholm; Zwartbles £63.50 Haggbeck; Oxford £60.80 Guards; Kerry £57.50 Tarnside.

Light lambs to £70 for Beltex from Newton and Texels from Edges Green, other Texels to £63.80 Gatefarm, £63.20 Glencartholm; Suffolks £61.80 Rosgill Hall, £52.50 Cleughbraemill; Cheviots £62.20, £59.80 Catslackburn, £53.20 Naddle; Charollais £62.80 Hallburn, £60.20 Brackenthwaite, £57.20 Tarnside House; £57.80 Upper Hindhope, Cara View & Walloway; Leicesters £48.50 Peela Hill; Blackface £62.80 Skelfhill, £57.80 Brackenthwaite, £56.80 Scalehill; North Country Cheviot £62.80 Naddle; Herdwick £50.50 Laalsteins; Herdwick £48.50 Tarnside House; Jacob £45.80 Blawearie Cottage; Isle de France £51.80 Northside; Shetlands £46.20 Cauldronlea, £39.80 Tarnside House; Kerry £46.50 Tarnside House.

Another large show of ewes met with a flying trade from start to finish. Heavy ewes keenly sought after, with all classes easily maintaining recent high rates. The sale was topped at £124.50 for a Texel ram from Roadside and ewes to £116.50 for Texels from Hazelhead. Other Texel rams to £104.50 Roxburgh Mill. £100.50 Doorpool; Charollais £116.50 Closehouse, £96.50 Roadside & Winterhope; Leicester £90.50 Clackmae; Cheviots £90.50 Bloch, £87.50 Kilbride; Suffolks £89.50 Lake House.

Heavy ewes to £116.50 for Texels from Hazel Head, others to £110.50 Roadside, £108.50 Gatehouse, Roadside & Beckhouse; Suffolks £106.5p Seavers, £100.50 Cardew Hall, £99.50 Roadside; Bleu de Maine £86.50 Roadside; Rouge £99.50 Roadside; Charollais £96.50 Bally Brannagm, £93.50 Poolside, £92.50 Roadside; Halfbred £86.50 Cardew Hall; £86.50 Point Road, £78.50 Stackbrae, £73.50 Hassendeanburn, Eastfield & Jerriestown; Cheviot Mule £78.50 Langton Lees, £69.50 Clackmae; Leicesters £94.50 Hartside & Whitton, £90.50 Roxburgh Mill, £86.50 Kilnstown; North Country Cheviot £91.50 Whitton, £84.50 Adderston Shiels, £79.50 Roadside.

Light ewes to £69.50 for Cheviots from Potholm and Blackfaces from Eastfield; Other Cheviots £66.50 Greyside & Hermitage; other Blackfaces £68.50 Nilston Rigg, £67.50 Bennettsfield; Swaledale £59.50 Whitton, £58.50 Sanders Close, £56.50 Brisco Hill; Jacob £52.50 Kirkwood Mains; Kerry £55.50 High Dubwath.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 121.5p (118.3p)
Medium to 165.5p (129.4p)
Heavy to 176.5p (154.5p)

Heifers
Light to -------- (-------p)
Medium to 167.5p (148.1p)
Heavy to 177.5p (158.3p)

Young bulls to 116.5p (106.0p)

Lambs
Light to 196.0p (160.3p)
Standard to 200.0p (168.2p)
Medium to 192.0p (162.4p)
Heavy to 173.0p (150.3p)
Overweight 182.0p (142.9p)

Ewes
Light to £69.50 (£42.22)
Heavy to £116.50 (£68.77)

Cast Rams to £124.50 (£72.33)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th November 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th November 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th October 2009

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