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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-02-11

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 63 prime cattle, 38 over thirty month cattle, 4,944 prime hoggs and 4,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th February, 2010.

A larger show of 63 prime cattle saw a top price of 185.5p for Charolais heifers from Toppin Castle; Limousin 184.5p, 183.5p, 182.5p Hallburn, 180.5p Houghton House. Heavyweight Limousin bullocks to 169.5p The Gill.

The 38 over thirty month cattle saw trade much the same on the week. Top price of 133.5p for a Hereford heifer from Enzieholm. Simmental bullocks to 130.5p Crossibeg. Friesian cows to 132.5p Hillhouse, 117.5p Hawkshole, 89.5p The Throp; Limousin 101.5p Killeonan, 97.5p Langholm; British Blue 97.5p Blacksmiths Cottage; Simmental 94.5p Sceughdyke; Shorthorn 88.5p Minsca; Galloway 71.5p Acreknowe.

longtown prime sheep

A larger show of 4,946 prime hoggs sold to the usual full ring of buyers, with an overall average of 191.1p per kilo. Good quality export hoggs met a good trade and easily selling to the 200p per kilo mark. Top price per kilo of 238p for Beltex’s from Tercrosset and to £110.50 per head for Suffolks from Kirkhouse, others £95.50 Crawsknowe and Brocklewath; Texel £100 Miller Hill and Cambwell, £99.50 Kirkhouse; Beltex £93.50 Tercrosset, £87.80, £85.80 Naddle; Zwartbles £93.50 Vallance Rigg; Greyface £93.50 Streethead, £90.50 Kirkhouse and Kelmore Hills; Lleyn £91.50, £90.50 Whitcastle; Charollais £90.80, £89.50 Leaona Villa; North Country Cheviot £87.80 Hillcrest, £87.50 Creca; Hill Cheviot £85.20 Falnash, £84.80 Kirkhouse, £83.20 Potholm; Blackface £84.20 Meggethead, £83.50 Upper Hindhope, £83.20 Syart; Leicester £81.50 Greensburn; Cheviot Mule £80.20 Easterfrew; Masham £74.50 Colter Coats; Jacob £73.50 Turnbank; Swaledale £72.20 Kirkhaugh, £70.20 Aimshaugh.

The 1,417 light hoggs sold to £70.80 for Hill Cheviots from High Chesters; Texel £70 Linton House and Parknook; Blackface £68.80 Holylee House, £66.80 Foulshields; Charollais £68 Corries Mill; Greyface £67.80 Killean, £66.50 Spoutbank; Suffolk £66.80 Shankfieldhead, £61.50 Beachmenach; North Country Cheviot £60.80 Killean; Herdwick £60.50 Ashley Park; Lleyn £60 Hemplands; Swaledale £59.50 Greystoke Castle.

The 4,096 cast ewes and rams sold to a similar trade on the week to the usual full ring of buyers. Top price was £200 for a Suffolk tup consigned by Messrs Hutchison, Chapel Farm, Moffat and the proceeds were donated to The Yorkhill Childrens Hospital, other Suffolk rams £120.50 Rashee; Texel £146.50 Alton, £138.50 Roadside; Charollais £142.50 Alton; Dorset £100.50 Severs; Hill Cheviot £100.50 Stackbraes, £90.50 Alton; Leicester £98.50 Alton, £90.50 Oldfield; Beltex £80 Roadside; Lleyn £76.50 Newbiggin; Easycare £75.50 Bluebell; Blackface £74.50 Chapel Farm, £69.50 Knockreoch; Oxford £69.50 Guards; Swaledale £56.50 Newholme; Jacob £53.50 Newbigging. Heavy ewes to £155.50 and £154.50 for Texels from Severs, £148.50 Church Road; Charollais £151.50 Severs, £118.50 Rashee; Suffolk £136.50 Linton House, £118.50 Sockbridge Hall, £112.50 Severs; Greyface £108.50 Whins, £84.50 Golden Lane; Leicester £106.50 Roadside, £96.50 Golden Lane; Half Bred £89.50 Whins, £82.50 Glencroft; Zwartbles £89.50 Viewfields; Cheviot Mule £85.50 Stackbraes, £80.50 Alton and Sockbridge Hall. Hill ewes to £80.50 for Blackfaces from Quarry House and Cheviots from Finnis, other Blackfaces £76.50 Quarry House, £69.50 Old Police House; Cheviot £79.50 Crawthat, £72.50 Severs; Shetland £66.50 Stackbraes; Swaledale £66.50 Harwood Shield, £59.50 East View, £58.50 Brisco Hill; Lleyn £59.50 Glenapp.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 167.5p (141.9p)
Heavy to 169.5p (154.6p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 171.5p (171.5p)
Heavy to 185.5p (156.9p)

Hoggs
Light to 209.0p (185.8p)
Standard to 238.0p (193.0p)
Medium to 214.0p (191.3p)
Heavy to 213.0p (173.9p)
Overweight -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £80.50 (£48.03)
Heavy to £155.50 (£76.43)

Cast Rams £200.00(£67.95)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th February 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th January 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st January 2010

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