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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-03-11

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 40 prime cattle, 9 over thirty month cattle, 5,590 prime hoggs and 4,655 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th March, 2010.

The 40 prime cattle saw more heavyweights on offer with averages down on the week. Limousin heifers to 187.5p, 179.5p, 173.5p, 172.5p and 171.5p Hallburn. Limousin bullocks to 169.5p, 167.5p and 164.5p Toppin Castle. Charolais bullocks to £1,180 Sceughdyke; British Blue £1,135.

The 9 over thirty month cattle were a plainer show which again met a sharper trade with Blue Grey steers selling to 132.5p (£675.75) from T.D. Bell & Sons, Moorhills Farm. Limousin cows to £878.15 Becton Hall; Ayrshire £511.50.

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Another large show of 5,590 prime hoggs, a full ring of buyers saw trade remain buoyant for well fleshed quality export hoggs, which were short of demand and frequently sold between £2 and £2.40 per kilo, but more heavy hoggs over 46 kilos proved harder to cash following national trend.

The 4,474 hoggs under 46 kilos averaged 189.7p whilst the 1,116 hoggs over 46 kilos averaged 185p. Top price per kilo of 259p for Beltex’s from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside and to £106.50 per head for Texels from Newbiggin, £97.50 The Shearlings and Kirtlebank; Beltex £105.50, £103.50 Waterside, £98.50 Low Longthwaite; Suffolk £94.20 Dyke, £92.80 High Stenries, £92.50 Hopestead; Charollais £91.50 Newbiggin, £84.80 Sceughdyke, £84.20 Kirtlebank; North Country Cheviot £90 Haystown and Biggin, £89.20 Langberrick; Greyface £90 New Farm, £88.80 Drumbreddan, £87.80 Balker Farms; Lleyn £87.50 Whitcastles, £83.80 Pallet Hill; Hill Cheviot £85.20 Sceughdyke and Potholm, £83.50 Tushielaw; Blackface £84.80 Smalmstown, £84.50 Cleughfoot, £84.20 Sceughdyke; Cheviot Mule £83.20 High Stenries; Half Bred £81.80 Stobshiel Mains; Leicester £80.50 Finnieness; Swaledale £76.50 The Shearlings; Easycare £73.80 Cleongart.

The 1,595 light hoggs sold to £68.80 for Texels from Whitecroft Mains, £68.20 Holydean, £67.80 Weels; Blackface £66.20 Sorbie, £64.80 Cairnbowie, £64.20 Arnicle; Hill Cheviot £65.80 Milnholm, £64.80 Becks; Greyface £65.20 Streethead, £62.80 Calliburn; North Country Cheviot £64.80 Achow; Charollais £64.80 High Glen Triplock;; Suffolk £64.80 Cumstone; Swaledale £59.80 Streethead, £52.80 Cairnbowie.

Another excellent show of 4,655 cast ewes and rams saw trade similar on the week but ewes were more in demand and easier to sell. The sale was topped at £168.50 for Texel tups from Byreburnside, £156.50 Newbigging, £148.50 Newlands; Charollais £140 Seavers, £123 Coytre; North Country Cheviot £138.50 Haystown, £106.50 Stobshiel Mains; Suffolk £138.50 Seavers and Stackbraes, £130.50 Seavers; Dorset £131.50 Severs, £126.50 Rashee; Lleyn £130.50 Rashee; Half Bred £120.50 Seavers; Oxford £112.50 Seavers; Leicester £108.50 Newbigging; Blackface £90.50 Edges Green; Hill Cheviot £86.50 Newbigging; Beltex £86.50 Ballimore. Heavy ewes to £153.50 Roadside, £146.50 Stackbraes, £138.50 Kilnford Croft; Texel £148.50 Winterhope, £142.50 Harene, £140.50 Severs and Cowans; Charollais £138.50 Coytre, £122.50 Ballinliss, £120.50 Coytre; Suffolk cross £138.50 Severs, £132.50 Coytre, £122.50 Rashee; North Country Cheviot £132.50 Biggin, £102.50 Golden Lane, £100.50 Rashee; Beltex £132.50 Newbigging, £123.50 Coytre, £120 Waterside; Rouge £132.50 Roadside; Bleu d’Maine £128.50 Cowans; Leicester £110.50 Nunscleugh; Greyface £103.50 Golden Lane and Castletown, £102.50 Stackbraes; Cheviot Mule £97.50 Coytre.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 163.5p (153.0p)
Heavy to 169.5p (153.5p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 139.5p (139.5p)
Heavy to 187.5p (156.6p)

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 - 4th March 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th February 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th February 2010

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