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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-03-04

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 31 over thirty month cattle, 5,118 prime hoggs and 5,309 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th March, 2010.

The 56 prime cattle were forward. Limousin bullocks to 182.5p Houghton House; Charolais 174.5p The Lake. Limousin heifers 182.5p Hallburn, 181.5p Bloan Farm; Charolais 180.5p Hallburn. Charolais bullocks to £1,232 Sceughdyke; Limousin £1,188 High Stenries. Limousin heifers £1,216 Bloan Farm; Charolais £1,190 Sceughdyke; Angus £1,001 Hallburn.

The 31 over thirty month cattle on offer again met a firmer trade with OTM steers to 137.5p (£715) from Messrs Ritson, Swaites and Blonde d’Aquitaine cows to 114.5p (£807.23) from G. McGimpsey & Co., D’Mainholm. Limousin cows £930.75, £819.18 Moss Side, £778.15 Greensburn, £756.15 Moss Side; Friesian £709.13, £668.50 Woodslee, £647.93 Riddings, £643.20 Woodslee; Devon £699.15 Moss Side; Holstein £502.88 Plumpe; Galloway £387.13 Peela Hill. Galloway steers £564.38, £541.45 Moorhills.

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A large show of 5,118 prime hoggs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers. Overall average of 189.7p. Good export types sold at a good trade and were again in short supply. The 1,447 hoggs under 36 kilos averaged 184.4p whilst the 3,683 hoggs over 36 kilos averaged 191.2p. Top price per kilo of 254p for Beltex’s from S. Stoddart, Hillside and to £108.50 per head for Texels from Boreland, £105.50 Pirntaton; Cheviot Mule £101.50 Tarrasfoot; Suffolk £100.50 Pirntaton, £96.50 Tarrasfoot; Beltex £100 Hopesyke Cottage, £98.50 Hillside; Charollais £99.50, £96.50 Leaona Villa; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Milton, £87.20 Raeburnfoot; Greyface £92.50 Castle Nook, £89.50 Becton Hall; Hill Cheviot £91.50 Kilbride and Mount Benger; Blackface £89.50 Sceughdyke and Westloch, £88.50 Kilbride; Leicester £83.50 Reaygarth; Swaledale £77.50 Coldshield, £75.20 Aimshaugh; Jacob £74.50 The Wreay; Zwartbles £74.50 Westhills.

The 1,447 light hoggs sold to £77.50 for Beltex from High Airyolland; Texel £77.20 Blackwoodridge House, £70 Crawfordjohn Mill; Hill Cheviot £70.20 Catslackburn, £69.80 Dashwellgreen; Blackface £69.20 Bush of Ewes, £67.80 Glenshanna; North Country Cheviot £67.80 Tails of Watten, £67.50 Haithwaite; Suffolk £67.80 Tarrasfoot, £67.50 Swaites; Swaledale £65.50 Coldshield; Greyface £64.80 Easterfrew and Newington, £59.50 Kirkhouse; Woodland £53.50 Stackbraes.

A larger show of 5,309 cast ewes and rams saw a lot of plainer sorts forward resulting in an easier trade. Heavy ewes were in short supply. Top price of £153.50 for Texel rams from Roadside, £150.50 Severs; Oxford £148.50 Severs, £120.50 Roadside; Charollais £128.50 Snade Farm, £110.50 Rashee; Suffolk £136.50 Rashee, £132.50 Roadside; North Country Cheviot £110.50 Longoe, £106.50 Seavers; Dorset £103.50 Rashee; Beltex £98.50 Severs, £78.50 Seavers; Leicester £90.50 Mountfield, £89.50 Yatesfield; Hill Cheviot £83.50 Geltsdale, £79.50 Unthank; Border Leicester £78.50 Kilbride; Blackface £74.50 Pirntaton, £73.50 Graystale; Swaledale £58.50 Croglin High Hall, £56.50 Glenbeg. Heavy ewes to £138.50 for Suffolks from Land Farm, £136.50 Rashee and Seavers; Texel £134.50 Rashee, Seavers, Pirntaton and Severs; Beltex £128.50 Waterloo, £120.50 Cooilingel; Charollais £120.50 Thackwood, £118.50 Roadside, £116.50 Seavers; Leicester £118.50 Severs, £99.50 Rashee; Bleu d’Maine £113.50 Waterloo; Romney Marsh £110.50 Clonrae; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Stackbraes, £96.50 Winterhope; Greyface £99.50 Kirkland Green, £97.50, £96.50 Golden Lane; Vendeen £97.50 Smallholms; Half Bred £86.50 Snade, £79.50 Sibmister; Cheviot Mule £83.50 Springwells, £74.50 Shawhill. Hill ewes to £86.50 for Blackfaces from Cowcorse, £85.50 Yatesfield, £79.50 Golden Lane; Hill Cheviot £81.50, £78.50 Allfornaught, £77.50 Coytre; Swaledale £66.50 Street House, £56.50 Aimshaugh; Lonk £69.50 Bush of Ewes; Shetland £65.50 Stackbraes; Jacob £61.50 Geltsdale; Kerry Hill £50.50 Laalsteins; Kendal Rough £50 Low Northsceugh; Herdwick £33.50 Low Northsceugh.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 157.5p (157.5p)
Heavy to 182.5p (158.4p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 157.5p (154.4p)
Heavy to 182.5p (159.4p)

Hoggs
Light to 208.0p (181.1p)
Standard to 254.0p (191.0p)
Medium to 246.0p (193.9p)
Heavy to 227.0p (179.9p)
Overweight -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £86.50 (£49.43)
Heavy to £138.50 (£89.06)

Cast Rams to £153.50(£77.93)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th February 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th February 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th February 2010

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