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Longtown Primestock Sale
2009-12-29

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 52 prime cattle, 3 over thirty month cattle, 4,244 prime lambs and 6,091 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th December, 2009.

Clean cattle were a sharper trade selling to a top of 191.5p for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others 184.5p Englishtown, 179.5p Shawhill, 176.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks from J.C. & D. Nicholson, The Gill sold to 185.5p and 184.5p, others 179.5p and 175.5p Toppin Castle, 170.5p Haining House. Heavy weight Charolais bullocks to 172.5p Sceughdyke. Black & White cows to 100.5p Evertown.

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Another good show of 4,244 prime lambs sold met another fast selling trade to average 197.5p overall. The 1,284 under 36 kilos averaged 201.7p and the 2,960 over 36 kilos averaged 195.4p. Top price per kilo of 242p for Texels from Sunnycroft and to £112.50 for Texels from Upper Cleuch, others £111.50 Sunnycroft, £109.50 Nunscleugh and Sunnycroft; Beltex £105.50 The Beeches; Suffolk £100 Newbigging, £98.80 West Kirkcarsewell, £98.50 Cowburnrigg; North Country Cheviot £98.80, £90.80, £89.20 Allanshaws; Charollais £96.50 Cardew Hall, £94.80 Yett, £93.80 Moss Side; Half Bred £88.20 Allanshaws; Greyface £87.80 Kelmore Hills, £87.50 High Farm, £85.50 Kelmore Hills; Hill Cheviot £82.50 Skelfhill, £82.20 Outertown; Blackface £78.80 Whiteside, £76.20 Roughet Hill, £74.80 Plenderleith and Catslackburn; Herdwick £74.50 High Farm, £71.80 Ashley Park; Cheviot Mule £74.80 Philiphaugh; Leicester £70 Macherquhat, £69.80 Raggetsyke, £68.80 Allanshaws; Kerry £67.80 Riggshield.

The 1,284 light lambs sold to £78.20 for Texels from Newhouses, others £75.80 Watling, £74.20 Castle Nook; Blackface £74.20 Woodfoot, £71.80 Skelfhill; North Country Cheviot £73.80 Philiphaugh; Beltex £73.50 Hobbiesburn; Greyface £72.50 Whiteside, £69.50 Cleughhead; Suffolk £72.20 Greenburn, £67.80 Watling; Hill Cheviot £71.20 Woodfoot, £70.20 Skelfhill; Charollais £70.80 Cadgillhead; Swaledale £68.20, £62 Coldshield; Herdwick £64.80 Ashley Park.

A large show of 6,091 cast ewes and rams sold to a full ring of buyers, ensuring recent high rates. 118 lots sold at £100 or more and to a top of £158.50 and £157.50 for heavy Suffolk ewes from East Cliff, others £153.50 Alton; Texel £157.50 Roxburghmill, £155.50 Sunnycroft, £152.50 Raggetsyke; Leicester £139.50 Roxburghmill, £129.50 Fossway, £124.50 Kirkland Green; Rouge £134.50 Roadside; Charollais £124.50 Roadside, £115.50 Lydden Court, £109.50 Flass; Half Bred £115.50 Crookston, £95.50 Stackbraes; Greyface £115.50 West End, £104.50 Stackbraes, £103.50 Quarry House; Cheviot Mule £109.50 Stackbraes; Bleu d’Maine £99.50 Medomsley; North Country Cheviot £90.50 Halliday Hill, £89.50 Marygate, £85.50 Roadside.

A centre record of £104.50 for hill ewes was achieved for Blackfaces from Quarry House, others £95.50 Quarry House, £90.50 Sevenacres, £85.50 Low Carry House; Hill Cheviot £78 Alton, £73.50 Newham Hall and West Deloraine; Kerry £73.50 Riggshield; Swaledale £70.50 Kelmore Hills, £66.50 Spoutbank; Welsh Mountain £65.50 Medomsley; Beulah £59.50 Howcleugh. Rams to £148.50 for Texels from Newbigging, £129.50 Fossway, £124.50 Roadside; Suffolk £137.50 Marygate, £92.50 Sunnycroft; Leicester £129.50 Raggetsyke; Shropshire £127.50 Croft House; Charollais £110.50 Roadside, £109.50 Cardew Hall; Blackface £99.50 Chapel House, £90 Bennettsfield; Beltex £99.50 Roadside, £92.50 Medomsley.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 143.5p (143.5p)
Medium to 128.5p (128.5p)
Heavy to 185.5p (164.5p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 184.5p (161.1p)
Heavy to 191.5p (160.7p)

Lambs
Light to 221.0p (200.6p)
Standard to 237.0p (199.2p)
Medium to 242.0p (197.3p)
Heavy to 214.0p (190.1p)
Overweight 212.0p (179.9p)

Ewes
Light to £104.50 (£58.38)
Heavy to £158.50(£81.47)

Cast Rams to £148.50(£96.09)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd December 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th December 2009
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 10th December 2009

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