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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-05-20

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 45 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 39 over thirty month cattle, 158 prime lambs, 5,284 prime hoggs and 3,467 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th May, 2010.

Clean cattle saw lightweights sell well with heavyweights harder to cash. Heifers sold to a top of 174.5p and 173.5p for Limousin heifers from Hallburn, others 166.5p Dashwellgreen. The bullock section was all heavyweights selling to 161.5p for Limousin from Dashwellgreen and £1,310 Haining House.

The 39 OTM cattle maintained late rates. Galloway bullocks to 120.5p Ottercops. Limousin heifers 117.5p High Floweryhirst. Limousin cows 123.5p Newhouse, 111.5p High Greenhill; Simmental 104.5p Newhouse; Angus 104.5p Borthwickshields; British Blue 103.5p Newhouse; Charolais 103.5p High Dovecote. Simmental cows £844 Sceughdyke; Limousin £755 Slealands; Galloway £496 Milnholm.

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The 158 new season lambs saw trade slightly easier on the week. Heavyweights were hard to sell with lambs only needing to be 36-44 kilos in weight. Top price of 234p per kilo for Texels from Mossband House and to £107 per head for Suffolks from Land Farm, others £99.50 Backburn, £98.80 Tone Hall; Texel £93.20 Mossband Hall, £90 Middle Shipley, £88.80 Backburn; Oxford £88.80 Guards.

An excellent show for the time of year of 5,284 hoggs was forward. However, coinciding with the time of year there was a mixed show of quality. Good fleshed hoggs were readily wanted and short of buyers requirements and regularly in the 180p-185p mark. Included in the sale was 1,684 plainer types of hoggs with many consignors having a tidy up, therefore the sale levelled out at 176.6p. Top price of 230p per kilo and £108 per head for Texels from Messrs Stoddart, Hillside. Other Texels £107.50 Hillside, £100 Glendue; North Country Cheviot £100 Stackbraes, £94, £93.80 Sockbridge Hall; Suffolk £100, £99.50 Sockbridge Hall, £96.50 Riddell Farm; Charollais £95.20, £88.20 Golden Lane; Greyface £91.50 Justicetown, £89.80 Sockbridge Hall, £87.20 Glendue; Blackface £90.50 Newbigging, £86.50 Stackbraes, £84.80 Smalmstown; Cheviot Mule £90 Mains of Machermore; Leicester £90 Sockbridge Hall; Beltex £90, £82.80 Hillside; Hill Cheviot £90, £89.50 Almagill, £89.20 Bloan; Herdwick £76.50 Stonehouse, £68.50 Powheads; Jacob £75.50 Plumpe; Swaledale £59.80 Milescott, £59.50 Newbiggin;.

Lightweight hoggs to £66.20 for Texels from Allerby Hall and Stonehouse; Hill Cheviot £65.20 Stonehouse, £59.80 Maidencoates; Beltex £65 Waltonwoodhead; Greyface £64.50 Stonehouse, £58.50 Crawfordjohn Mill; North Country Cheviot £62.20 Stonehouse, £52.50 Maidencoates; Herdwick £60.80 Hillside; Blackface £60 Colter Coats, £59.80 Maidencoates; Shetland £58 Butterdales; Swaledale £43.50 Newbiggin.

A larger show of 3,467 cast ewes and rams was forward. Lean ewes were easy to sell, as too were good lean meated ewes, however heavy ewes were again harder to cash. Top price of £158.50 for Suffolk tups from Alton Farm, others £148.50 Riddell Farm and Stackbraes; Texel £154.50 Newbigging, £146.50 Alton and Roadside; Leicester £143.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £120.50 Roadside; Beltex £120.50 Trailtrow; Dorset £116.50 Seavers; Zwartbles £93.50 Holmlea; Blackface £79.50 Tonehall, £74.50 Newbigging; Lleyn £79.50 Seavers; North Country Cheviot £72.50 Hownam Grange; Woodland £53.50 Riggshield. Heavy ewes to £130.50 for Texels from Waterside, others £128.50 Rashee, £126.50 Severs; Suffolk £126.50 Rashee, £124.50 Severs, £116.50 Alton; Rouge £128.50 Seavers, £108.50 Rashee; North Country Cheviot £123.50 Reaster, £100.50, £99.50 Waterloo; Bleu d’Maine £122.50, £109.50 Seavers; Charollais £118.50, £99.50 Seavers; Cheviot Mule £96.50 Alton, £89.50 Gwenro; Beltex £94.50 Golden Lane; Leicester £90.50 Newbigging, £89.50 Severs and Raggetsyke; Zwartbles £90.50 Rashee, £86.50 Mossband Hall; Greyface £90.50 Golden Lane, £86.50 Stanley House, £85.50 Coytre; Romney Marsh £85.50 Lydden; Woodland £77.50 Riggshield; Half Bred £74.50 The Land. Hill ewes to £94.50 for Kerry Hills from Coytre; Cheviot £87.50 Mossband House, £70.50 Rashee and Winterhope; Blackface £76.50 Tone Hall, £70.50 Newbigging, £69.50 Wyliehole; Lleyn £76.50 Westerhouse; Swaledale £72.50 Patties Hill, £68.50 Stackbraes, £66.50 Taylorburn; Jacob £47.50 Westerloch; Welsh Mountain £49.50 Gwenfro Isaf; Herdwick £44.50 Mossband House

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 161.5p (142.7p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 174.5p (161.9p)
Heavy to 172.5p (145.9p)

Young bulls to 137.5p (137.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 202.0p (166.2p)
Standard to 212.0p (175.5p)
Medium to 230.0p (179.7p)
Heavy to 200.0p (177.9p)
Shearlings 196.0p (159.1p)

Lambs
Light to 226.0p (226.0p)
Standard to 234.0p (218.0p)
Medium to 213.0p (203.2p)
Heavy to 223.0p (203.9p)
Overweight 164.0p (164.1p)

Ewes
Light to £94.50 (£52.32)
Heavy to £130.50 (£83.19)

Cast Rams to £158.50(£98.64)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th May 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th May 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th April 2010

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