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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-02-25

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 54 prime cattle, 22 over thirty month cattle, 3,254 prime hoggs and 4,663 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th February, 2010.

The 54 prime cattle saw heavyweights cheaper on the week. Top price of 187.5p for Limousin heifers from Hallburn; British Blue 177.5p Hallburn; Blonde d’Aquitaine 173.5p Toppin Castle. Limousin bullocks to 176.5p and 173.5p Toppin Castle; Blonde d’Aquitaine 171.5p The Gill; British Blue 171.5p Gardrum.

22 over thirty month cattle were on offer. Limousin bulls to £1,139 Wanwood Hill. Saler cows £937 Moss Side; Limousin £775 Nunscleugh; British Blue £709 Wanwood Hill; Black & Whites £632 Jerriestown. Hereford heifers £705 Enzieholm. Shorthorn bullocks £622 Moorhills.

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A smaller show of 3,254 prime hoggs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers. All classes were short of requirements resulting in trade being 9p per kilo dearer on the week.

The 849 hoggs under 36 kilos averaged 189.9p whilst the 2,408 hoggs over 36 kilos averaged 193.6p. Top price per kilo of 282p for Beltex’s from Messrs Eastham, Naddle and to £115 per head for Suffolks from Catslackburn, £102.50 The Edge; Beltex £104.50, £96.50 Naddle Farm; North Country Cheviot £101.50 Waterloo, £88.50 Philiphaugh; Texel £101, £100.50 Newbiggin, £100 Haas Grove; Oxford £94.50 Haas Grove, £74.80 Guards; Charollais £93.50 Leaona Villa; Hill Cheviot £92.50 High Chesters, £90.50 Catslackburn; Blackface £89.80 Smalmstown, £88.50 Penchrise, £86.50 Garvilland; Greyface £89.50 Kirkland Green and Coshogle, £87.80 Nether Onsett; Cheviot Mule £84 Whitstonehill; Leicester £80.50 Newbigging Walls; Jacob £79.80 East Skeroblin; Swaledale £70 Sanders Close, £68.50 Howburn.

The 849 light hoggs sold to £72.50 for Beltex from Whitehill Cottage; Blackface £69.50 Arnicle, £66.50 Skelfhill; Texel £68.80 Bush of Ewes, £67.80 Derwent House; Swaledale £68.20 Howburn, £66.50 Streethead; Hill Cheviot £67.80 High Chesters; Suffolk £67.50 Ryehills; Cheviot Mule £65 Whitstonehill; Greyface £63.50 Newington; Charollais £62.50 Barrasgate.

A larger show of 4,663 cast ewes and rams was forward. A greater abundance of buyers were present resulting in the best trade seen for several weeks. Top price of £165 for Heavy Texel ewes from Roadside, £162 Clyth Mains, £159 Severs; Suffolk £157 Severs, £153 Derwent House; Charollais £156 Road Side, £143 Seavers; North Country Cheviot £136 Severs, £129 Sockbridge Hall, £111 Hallrule Mill; Beltex £136 Whitehill Cottage, £129 Sockbridge Hall; Cheviot Mule £133, £111 Golden Lane, £96 Parkhill; Leicester £131.50 Newbigging Walls, £123.50 Farmers Close, £123 Severs; Greyface £115 Derwent House, £109 Cooilingel, £106 Golden Lane; Dorset £109 Seavers.

Hill ewes to £105.50 for Lleyns from Glebelands, £91 Halliday Hill; Hill Cheviot £94.50 Halliday Hill, £91 Byers Farm, £87 Parkhill; Blackface £84 Pitland Hills, £79.50 Newbiggin Walls and Golden Lane; Herdwick £77.50 Hillside, £69 Spital Shields; Swaledale £75 Cooilingel, £67 Wydoncleughside, £65 Morley Hill; Shetland £59 Nether Stenries.

Rams to £159 for Texels from Severs, £156 Rashee, £148 Seavers; Leicester £139 Hartside, £121.50 Hutlerburn; Suffolk £139 Roadside, £107.50 Guards Farm; North Country Cheviot £138.50 Ericstane; Charollais £133 Roadside, £101 Rashee; Beltex £100 Whitehill Cottage; Dorset £99 Seavers; Blackface £90.50 Hutlerburn, £89 Plenderleith; Hill Cheviot £87 Parkhill, £79 Waterloo; Swaledale £68.50 Riggshield; Kerry Hill £67.50 Askerton Castle.

Averages:

Steers
Heavy to 176.5p (152.5p)

Heifers
Heavy to 187.5p (154.2p)

Hoggs
Light to 279.0p (190.4p)
Standard to 282.0p (196.8p)
Medium to 221.0p (195.6p)
Heavy to 213.0p (182.3p)

Ewes
Light to £105.50 (£54.81)
Heavy to £165.00 (£97.01)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th February 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th February 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th February 2010

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