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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-12-04

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 67 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 35 over thirty month cattle, 6,255 prime lambs and 3,755 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd December, 2009 which included the Christmas show and sale for prime cattle & lambs.

Prime cattle champion from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn

Prime cattle champion from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn
In the annual Christmas show of prime cattle a good show of cattle were on offer and met a buoyant trade. The show was kindly sponsored by Jobsons Animal Health with a special prize dontated by Nutrivet CF for the champion & reserve. The show was judged by Mr. Peter Kemp, Derwent House who was present with a nice show of clean cattle. The champion went to a British Blue x heifer from J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn which later realised 204p and purchased by Wm Kirkup & Son, Butchers, Longtown. The reserve champion also went to Messrs Blaylock for a Charolais heifer which sold at 192p and purchased by Border Meats, Lockerbie. The Best British Beast went to a Galloway Bullock from WG & HM Kyle, Spout Bank and purchased at 170p by Border Meats, Lockerbie.

Other prize winners were:-
Limousin bullock: 1st Ladyhousesteads, 2nd Hallburn
Charolais bullock: 1st & 2nd Sceughdyke
Any other Continental bullock: 1st The Crook, 2nd Faulding Cleugh
Any British Bullock or Heifer: 1st Spout Bank, 2nd Shankfieldhead
Limousin heifer: 1st Houghton House, 2nd Hallburn
Charolais heifer: 1st & 2nd Hallburn
Any other Continental heifer: 1st & 2nd Hallburn
Continental bull: 1st & 2nd Southlambhill
Non Continental bull: 1st Summerhill

Other prices: Charolais heifers 192p, 182.5p, 166.5p Hallburn; Limousin 183.5p Houghton House, 177.5p Hallburn, 174.5p Houghton House; British Blue 204p, 184.5p Hallburn.

British Blue steers 191.5p Faulding Cleugh, 175.5p The Lake, 169.5p Houghton House; Limousin 181.5p, 178.5p Faulding Cleugh, 177.5p Ladyhousesteads, 175.5p Summerhill, 173.5p Hallburn & Houghton House; Charolais 167.5p The Lake, 166.5p Becton Hall; Galloway 180.5p Shankfieldhead.
The OTM cattle met a similar trade to last week. Top was 116.5p for Angus heifer from Kilnhill, Limousin 114.5p Chapel Farm. Steers 115.5p, 110.5p Braemar; Bluegrey 109.5p Braemar.

Limousin cows to 113.5p, 111.5p, 109.5p, 105.5p Nunscleugh; Friesian 86.5p Becton Hall; British Blue 71.5p Greystoke; Shorthorn 70.5p Midtodhills.

longtown prime sheep

Another large show of 6,255 prime lambs included the Annual Xmas Show and Sale kindly sponsored by Jobsons Animal Health., with extra prizes from Nutrivet CF The Texel section was kindly sponsored by The Solway and Tyne Breeders Club. A packed ring of buyers ensured the best trade seen in any centre this season. The overall sale average was 176.4p per kilo.

The 5,459 lambs over 36 kilos averaged 173.2p with the 796 lambs under 36 kilos averaging 179.8p. In the Xmas Show and Sale, ably judged by Mr Sean Cowan of Vion Foods Ltd., the championship was awarded to a pen of Beltex lambs from Messrs Hope, Albierigg, Canonbie which scaled at 46 kilos and realised £150 (326p per kilo) to Jason Tucker. The reserve champion was another pen of Beltex lambs from Messrs Oliver, Walton Woodhead, which scaled at 40 kilos and realised £100 (250p per kilo) also to Jason Tucker.

Other prizes:-

Texel lambs - 1st prize to Messrs Lawson, Kirkland Green – 42 kilos, £81.50 to Woodhead Bros.
2nd prize to A.B. & C. Main, Byers Farm – 38 kilos, £70 to J. Tucker.
3rd prize to Castlemilk Estates – 37 kilos, £72.20 to Woodhead Bros.

Charollais– 1st prize to Messrs Wilson, Streethead – 51 kilos, £83.80 to R. Booth
2nd prize to Messrs Wilson, Streethead – 47 kilos, £76.80 to R. Vevers.

Suffolk– 1st prize to R. Simpson, Kirkhouse – 46 kilos, £81.20 to Vion Foods.
2nd prize to T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke – 47 kilos, £72.20 to M. Lomax.

English Mules – 1st prize to Messrs Lawson, Stubsgill – 44 kilos, £77.20 to Dunbia.
2nd prize to A. & D. Smith, Kelmore Hills – 43 kilos, £75.20 to Vion Foods.

Scotch Mules - 1st prize to Castlemilk Estates – 39 kilos, £70.20 to Dunbia.
2nd prize to Castlemilk Estates – 41 kilos, £72.20 to Vion Foods.

North Cheviots -1st prize to E. Eastham, Naddle Farm – 44 kilos, £76.20 to Vion Foods.
2nd prize to E. Eastham, Naddle Farm – 42 kilos, £75.80 to Dunbia.

Hill Cheviots - 1st prize to M. & A. Reid, Glendearg – 39 kilos, £71.50 to Dunbia.
2nd prize to M. & A. Reid, Glendearg – 37 kilos, £66.80 to Woodhead Bros.

Blackfaces - 1st prize to Mrs Reid, Boreland – 41 kilos, £73.80 to Dunbia.
2nd prize to T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke – 43 kilos, £73.80 to Dunbia.

Other principal prices:- Beltex £96.50 Mouldyhills, £94.50 Sorbie and Albierigg; Texel £90 Gallowberry and Four O Boot, £88.50 Gallowberry; Suffolk £85.80 Tinnis Hall, £85.20 Sceughdyke, £84.80 Beeches; Charollais £83.80 Streethead, £81.80 Pates Hill, £79.20 Hallburn; North Country Cheviot £77.80 Langholm Mill, £77.20 Whiteknowe, £76.80 Wester Dunnet; Greyface £77.80 Kelmore Hills, £76.20 Westloch and Kelmore Hills, £75.80 Nunscleugh; Cheviot Mule £76.20 Howthat, £74.80 Tarrasfoot, £72.80 High Stenries; Half Bred £74.50 High Moat, £73.80 Earlside; Blackface £73.80 Sceughdyke and Westloch; Hill Cheviot £71.80 Sorbie, £71.20 Glendearg, £69.80 Sorbie; Roussin £67.80 Barrasgate; Swaledale £66.80 Stotsfold; Herdwick £62.50 The Garth.

The 796 Light lambs sold to a top of £66.50 for Texels from Woodhouselees, £64.80 Walton High Rigg; Hill Cheviot £66.20 Castle Nook, £61.80, £61.20 Catslackburn; Blackface £65.50 Skelfhill, £57.80 Newton; Greyface £65.20 Kirkhope; £64.80 Biggin; Swaledale £54 Howburn.

A smaller than usual show of 3,755 ewes and rams sold at extremely high rates to a larger than usual ring of buyers due to demand outstripping supply. The sale was topped at £132.50 for a Texel ram from H. &. M. Connell, Minsca, others £118.50 Boreland, £106.50 Crookholm; Suffolk £118.50 Newbiggan, £76.50 Seavers; North Country Cheviot £108.50 Biggin, £98.50 Nether Stenries; Beltex £100.50 Nether Stenries; Leicester £99.50 Hareshaw and Brownleazes, £98.50 The Steel Farm; Charollais £98.50, £78.50 South Port O Spittal; Lleyn £92.50 South Port O Spittal, £75.50 Balmaghie; Blackface £78.50 Kersknowe, £70.50 Hareshaw, £66.50 Seavers; Hill Cheviot £74.50 Mossfennan and Lymiecleugh; Half Bred £68.50 Kilbride; Swaledale £56.50 Ottercops, £49.50 Lowgreenends.

Heavy ewes to £124.50 for Suffolks from G. Reid, Burnstones, others £122.50 Nether Stenries, £112.50, £109.50 Ballinliss, £104.50 Newbiggin; Texel £118.50 Beckhouse, £114.50 Sockbridge Hall, £112.50 Harmony Cottage, £110.50 Ballinliss; North Country Cheviot £111.50 Biggin, £96.50 Earlside, £92.50 Damside; Leicester £110.50 Boreland, £98.50 Glendearg; Half Bred £108.50 Kersknowe; Charollais £104.50 Ballinliss; Greyface £90.50 Burnstones, £88.50 Brownleazes, £82.50 Upper Mains; Beltex £76.50 Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot Mule £66.50 Glendearg, £56.50 Tushielaw. Hill ewes to £80.50, £78.50 for Cheviots from Allfornaught; Blackface £76.50 The Steel Farm, £71.50 Brownleazes, £66.50 West Hottbank; Lleyn £63.50 Glebelands, £58.50 Guards and South Port O Spittal; Swaledale £55.50 Coldshield and Coombe Crag, £53.50 Farnbury.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 175.5p (162.8p)
Heavy to 191.5p (165.5p)

Heifers
Light to 156.5p (156.5p)
Medium to 161.5p (159.5p)
Heavy to 204.0p (166.6p)

Young bulls to 135.5p (130.7p)

Lambs
Light to 202.0p (180.1p)
Standard to 254.0p (179.5p)
Medium to 250.0p (174.6p)
Heavy to 326.0p (162.9p)
Overweight 161.0p (149.6p)

Ewes
Light to £80.50 (£51.58)
Heavy to £124.50 (£72.92)

Cast Rams to £132.50(£70.16)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th November 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th November 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th November 2009

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