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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-02-18

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 51 prime cattle, 13 over thirty month cattle, 4,370 prime hoggs and 4,078 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th February, 2010.

The 51 prime cattle saw a top price of 188.5p for Limousin heifers from Hallburn, 183.5p High Stenries, 182.5p, 181.5p Hallburn, 179.5p Houghton House and High Stenries, 175.5p Englishtown and Houghton House; Charolais 180.5p, 179.5p, 177.5p Hallburn. Charolais heifers to £1,228 per head from Upper Mains. Limousin bullocks to 177.5p Houghton House, 172.5p The Gill; Charolais 172.5p High Stenries; British Blue 171.5p Faulding Cleugh.

A small show of over thirty month cattle saw trade a little sharper on the week for a plainer show of cattle. Top price of 109.5p for a Friesian heifer from Messrs G. & J. Wilson, Whitehill. Friesian cows to 95.5p Milton Mains, 87.5p Halltown and Brisco Hill; Limousin 95.5p The Hagg and Randalholm; British Blue 91.5p The Hagg; Angus 85.5p The Hagg.

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Another good show of 4,370 prime hoggs saw to the usual full ring of buyers present, resulting in an overall average of 188.6p per kilo.

The 1,377 hoggs under 36 kilos averaged 183.3p and the 2,969 hoggs over 36 kilos levelled at 187.1p.

Top price paid per kilo was 224p for Beltex from Messrs Woodburn, Laidlawsteel, with a top price per head of £110 for Texels from Baltier, £108 Compstonend, £105.50 Cubby Hill; Leicester £96.50, £84.50 Laidlawsteel; Suffolk £94.50 Culquhasen, £93.50 Halliday Hill, £92.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £92.80, £90.50 Leaona Villa, £88.20 Guards Mill; Beltex £91.50 Aldery Terrace, £85.20 Low Longthwaite; Lleyn £87.50 Westerhouse; Blackface £87.50 Caberston, £84.20, £83.50 Milnmark; North Country Cheviot £87.50 Stackbraes, £85.80 Hillcrest, £85.50 Howman Grange; Greyface £87.50 Caberston, £86.50 West Foreshield, £84.50 Halliday Hill; Hill Cheviot £85.80 Chapel Farm, £84.80 Kelsocleugh, £81.80 Sceughdyke; Oxford £78.50 Stackbraes; Jacob £78.50 Parks; Cheviot Mule £73.80 Crawfordjohn Mill; Swaledale £73.50, £67.80 Coldshield.

The 1,377 light hoggs sold to £78.50 for Beltex from Laidlawsteel; Texel £73.80 Stackbraes, £73.20 Newington; Hill Cheviot £67.80, £63.20 Becks; Suffolk £66.80 Crawfordjohn Mill; Blackface £65.80 Glenshanna, £63.80 Haithwaite; Greyface £65.20 Clonrae, £60 Cara View; North Country Cheviot £60.20 Stackbraes; Swaledale £56.50 Newbiggin, £51.80 Prior Rigg.

Another large show of 4,078 cast ewes and rams was forward. The usual full ring of buyers were present resulting in a buoyant trade with good selling ewes £10-£12 dearer on the week. Heavy ewes kept up with recent high rates and hill ewes again were much the same.

Top price of £150 and £144.50 for Suffolk ewes from H. Martindale, Land Farm; Texel £149.50 Severs, £147.50 Rosehill, £143.50 Roadside; Suffolk cross £140.50 Whins, £139.50 Severs; Charollais £126.50, £116.50 Coytre, £107.50 Severs and Church Road; Leicester £123.50 The Knells, £106.50 Golden Lane, £104.50 Lintlee; North Country Cheviot £114.50, £104.50 Buckies; Beltex £102.50 Flex, £100 Golden Lane; Half Bred £99.50 Whins, £96.50 Redbanks, £88.50 Whins; Greyface £95.50 Golden Lane, £94.50 Raby Grange, £93.50 Alton; Cheviot Mule £92.50 Newbiggins, £79.50 Flex.

Hill ewes to £91.50 for Cheviots from Newgigging, £85.50 Alton, £79.50 Glebelands; Blackface £84.50 West Nubbock and Cowburnrigg, £82.50 Allensgreen; Clun £84.50 Roadside; Lleyn £75.50 Glebelands, £73.50 Rammerscales; Swaledale £74.50 Burn House, £70.50 Merry Knowe; Herdwick £46.50 Newbigging.

Rams to £143.50 for Charollais from Severs, £110.50 Coytre; Texel £131.50 Severs, £130.50 Raby Grange; Suffolk £131.50 Roadside, £121.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £115.50 Carruthers, £100.50 Kelsocleugh; Leicester £114.50 Burn House and Laidlawsteel, £96.50 Newbigging; Romney Marsh £109.50 Coytre; Hill Cheviot £96.50 Becks, £88.50 Alton; Beltex £88.50 Maidencoates; Blackface £86.50 Laidlawsteel, £76.50 Newbigging; Swaledale £66.50 Burn House, £60.50 Knarr.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 132.5p (132.5p)
Medium to 137.5p (137.5p)
Heavy to 177.5p (160.9p)

Heifers
Medium to 155.5p (148.8p)
Heavy to 188.5p (164.7p)

Hoggs
Light to 199.0p (192.9p)
Standard to 224.0p (190.0p)
Medium to 221.0p (190.2p)
Heavy to 218.0p (175.0p)

Ewes
Light to £91.50 (£55.28)
Heavy to £150.00 (£88.38)

Cast Rams £143.50(£75.83)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th February 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th February 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th January 2010

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