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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-12-22

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 32 prime cattle, 2 over thirty month cattle, 4,504 prime lambs and 3,640 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 22nd December, 2009.

Top price in the prime cattle of 181.5p for a British Blue bullock from J.C. & D. Nicholson, The Gill; Limousin 171.5p Nirvana and The Gill; Charolais 166.5p (£1,223) Sceughdyke.

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Despite conditions, a grand show of 4,504 prime lambs sold to a packed ring of buyers desperate for sheep, resulting in an overall average of 204p per kilo.

The sale was topped at 257p per kilo for Beltex’s from Castlenook and to £105.50 per head also for Beltex from Nunscleugh, others £100 Aldery Terrace, £98.50 Nunscleugh, £95.50 High Stenries; Texel £96.80 Burnside, £95.80 Cumcrook; Suffolk £94.50 Sceughdyke and Jacksonrigg, £93.80 Mossband Hall; Charollais £91.20 Culquhasen, £88.20 Tinnis Hall, £86.20 Cadgillhead, £85.50 Sceughdyke; Greyface £90.50 Culquhasen, £87.80 Bennettsfield, £86.80 Justicetown; North Country Cheviot £87.80 Philiphaugh; Blackface £86.20 Boreland, £84.80, £84.20 Drannandow, £79.80 Markdhu; Hill Cheviot £83.50 Smalmstown, £81.20 Halliday Hill, £74.80 Castle Nook; Cheviot Mule £83.20 High Stenries; Romney Marsh £80.80 Haithwaite; Zwartbles £80 Hobbiesburn; Half Bred £78.80, £74.80 Earlside; Leicester £74.50 Raggetsyke; Woodland £73.20 Longrow; Herdwick £72.20 Ashley Park.

The 1,355 light lambs sold to £76.80 for Texels from Hilltop (Fox), £75.20 Macherquhat, £72.20 High Dovecote; Charollais £72.80, £70 Wallholm, £67.80 Cara View; Blackface £71.80 Boreland, 369.80 Arnicle, £68 Westloch, £64.20 Macherquhat; Greyface £70.80 Clonrae, £70 Smalmstown, £68.80 Maxton House, £68 Macherquhat; Hill Cheviot £70.50 Kirkhouse, £66.80 Castle Nook, £57.80 Kirkhouse; Beltex £70 Hobbiesburn; North Country Cheviot £68 Catslackburn; Herdwick £60 Ashley Park; Suffolk £60 Macherquhat; Masham £59.80 Smithy Court.

Considering the extreme weather conditions experienced across the country, Longtown Auction still managed an excellent show of 3,640 ewes and rams. A full ring of buyers endured the conditions, resulting in the best ewe trade in this centre for many years.

The 3,640 ewes averaged £81.99 overall and sold to a top of £159.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Boreland, others £151.50 Waterloo, £149.50 Newbigging; Charollais £151.50 Upper Mains; Suffolk £147.50 Roadside, £144.50 Halliday Hill, £131.50 Coytre; Leicester £125.50 West Nubbock; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Halliday Hill, £115.50 West Whatten; Greyface £105.50, £101.50 West Nubbock, £100.50 Boreland, £98.50 Newbigging; Roussin £97.50 Allfornaught; Half Bred £97.50 Jury Park; Dorset £85.50 Netherplace; Beltex £81.50 Coytre; Cheviot Mule £78 Bluebell.

Hill ewes to £99.50 and £91.50 for Cheviots from Allfornaught, others £91.50 Nether Stenries, £89.50 Thorns; Blackface £95.50 Tone Hall, £93.50 West Nubbock, £85.50 Tone Hall and Wanwood Hill; Swaledale £75.50 Stackbraes, £69.50, £67.50 Kelmore Hills; Clun £75.50 Jury Park; Shetland £69.50 Allfornaught; Herdwick £65.50 Jury Park, £55.50 Cara View; Welsh Mountain £59.50 Coytre; Jacob £57.50 Jury Park.

Texel rams to £149.50 Waterloo, £135.50 Stackbraes, £129.50 Dippen, £117.50 Marchbank; Leicester £133.50 Clonrae, £105.50 Kelmore Hills, £103.50 Philiphaugh;North Country Cheviot £123.50 Waterloo; Blackface £91.50 Boreland; Dorset £87.50 Jury Park; Herdwick £81.50 Jury Park; Suffolk £78.50 Jury Park.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 169.5p (164.3p)
Heavy to 181.5p (165.4p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 148.5p (148.5p)
Heavy to 168.5p (156.1p)

Young bulls to -------p (-------p)

Lambs
Light to 226.0p (196.4p)
Standard to 257.0p (205.3p)
Medium to 244.0p (204.5p)
Heavy to 202.0p (187.9p)
Overweight 183.0p (134.6p)

Ewes
Light to £99.50 (£71.28)
Heavy to £159.50(£92.15)

Cast Rams to £149.50(£89.40)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th December 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 10th December 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd December 2009

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