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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-12-10

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 68 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 6,707 prime lambs and 5,016 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th December, 2009.

Top price in the prime cattle of 183.5p for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others to 175.5p (x2) Englishtown, 175.5p Houghton House, 174.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage; Charolais 179.5p, 175.5p, 174.5p Hallburn. Heavyweight Limousin bullocks to 172.5p from Hallburn, 169.5p Haining House. Heavyweight Charolais bullocks to £1,303, £1,252 Sceughdyke.

The OTM trade was in keeping with national trend. Limousin bullocks to £790 Jerriestown; Blue Grey £592 Sewing Shields. Angus bulls £935 Roanstree. Limousin cows to £783 Sceughdyke; Blonde d’Aquitaine £699 Nunscleugh; British Blue £666 Wanwood Hill; Holstein £643 Halltown; Angus £631 Clement Leazes.

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A large entry of lambs sold to a full ring of buyers, who were keen for sheep resulting in the sale averaging 170.5p.

The 5299 lambs over 36kg averaged 168.2p and the 1408 lambs under 36kg averaged 175p. Lambs under 30kg regularly sold in excess of 180p and were far short of requirements.

Top was £214p/kg and £100 per head for Texels from A R Bell, Burnside, Kirkton, other Texels to £93.50 Gallowberry; Suffolks £99.80, £92.20 Barnglies; Cheviots £66.20 Sorbie, £65.20 Upperburnmouth, £61.80 Linhope; Charollais £85.20 Mosside, £76.20 Carslae, £74.80 Hallburn; Halfbreds £72.80, £69.80 Adderston Shiels, £69.80 Park Farm; Greyfaces £77.20 Kelmore Hills, £73.80 Broomhouse, £73.20 Drumbreddon; Cheviot Mules £78.80 High Stenries, £74.20 Sharplaw, £70.80 High Stenries; Leicesters £79.50 Roachburn, £78.80 Hartside, £78.20 Easterhouse; Blackfaces £79.20 Thomas Telford, £75.20 Hillend, £67.20 Woodside; Herdwicks £60 Tarnside House; Beltex £83.80 Uppercleuugh, £81 Tercrosset, £76.80 Dinwoodie Green; Lleyns £74.20 Westerhouses.

Light lambs to £70.80 for Texels from Mid Farm, £64.80 Sorbie, £63.80 Newbiggin; Suffolks £60.50 Linglie, £57.80 Borthwick Mains; Cheviots £59.80 Bloch, £57.80 Catslackburn; Charollais £61.20 High Floweryhirst; Greyface £58.80 Brackenthwaite, £58.20 D’Mainholm & Crossibeg; Blackface £60.80 Arnicle, £58.20 Kirkland; North Country Cheviot £59.20 Naddle, £58.20 Killean; Swaledales £54.20 Copperthorns, £51.20 Sheepriggs; Herdwicks £53.80 Tarnside; Roussin £54.80 Debog.

The company had forward a large show of ewes and rams which sold to a full ring of buyers, easily upholding recent high rates. The sale was topped at £130.50 for Suffolk rams from Pirntaton, £126.50 Mid Farm, £102.50 Cowcorse & Easthouse; Cheviots £68.50 Bilbister & Potholm, £64.50 Sorbie; Texels £118.50 Alton, £114.50 Willimoteswick, £105 Broomhouse; Rouge £60.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £86.50 Upperburnmouth, £82.50 Cowcorse; Leicesters £110.50 High Moat, £98.50 Sheepriggs, £94.50 Highside; Blackface £79.50 Stotsfold & Brackenthwaite, £74.50 Pirntation; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Allfornaugh, £94.50 Highfoot, £89.50 Sorbietrees; Swaledale £55.50 Harwood Shield; Beltex £54.50 Summerhill; Zwartbles £80.50 Stackbraes; Hampshire £80.50 Cowcorse.

Heavy ewes to £117.50 for Texels from Sockbridge Hall, £116.50, £108.50 Dinwoodie Green; Suffolks £102.50 Low Farm & Old Rectory, £98.50 Low Farm; Bleu de Maines £93.50 Waterside; Charollais £106.50, £98.50, £90.50 Alton; Halfbreds £103.50, £100.50 Alton; Greyfaces £85.50 Townhead; Cheviot Mules £103.50 Bleatchfield, £84.50 Mindork, £78.50 Allfornaught; Leicesters £110.50 Harwood Shield, £84.50 Barnglies, £80.50 Gerston.

Light ewes too £86.50 for Cheviots from Christian, £66.50 The Shaws, £64.50 Sorbie; Blackfaces £72.50 Crosshead, £67.50 Bennettsfield, £66.50 Bilbster Mains; Swaledale £60.50 Brisco Hill, £58.50 Longlea, £56.50 Snowden Close.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 166.5p (148.8p)
Heavy to 172.5p (160.4p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 166.5p (155.2p)
Heavy to 183.0p (162.7p)

Young bulls to 145.5p (120.3p)

Lambs
Light to 201.0p (180.3p)
Standard to 210.0p (170.7p)
Medium to 214.0p (169.3p)
Heavy to 192.0p (162.5p)
Overweight 173.0p (154.3p)

Ewes
Light to £86.50 (£47.07)
Heavy to £117.50 (£73.60)

Cast Rams to £130.50(£73.31)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd December 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th November 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th November 2009

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