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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-07-08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 59 prime cattle, 16 over thirty month cattle, 2,635 prime lambs and 5,214 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th July, 2010.

A poorer show of clean cattle sold to a top of 165.5p for Limousin bullocks from Hallburn, 162.5p Dashwellgreen and The Gill. Limousin heifers to 159.5p Beckhall

OTM cattle were only a little bit easier on the week but grazing cows remain in demand to a top of 120.5p for an Angus heifer from T.N. Cavers & Co., Sorbie Farm; Limousin 119.5p Brisco Hill. Limousin cows to 102.5p Blindhillbush, 95.5p Sorbie; Welsh Black 97.5p Whitslade; Charolais 97.5p Linnbridgeford; British Blue 89.5p Sceughdyke; Friesian 89.5p Milton Mains, 87.5p Edenbanks; Angus 84.5p Whitslade.

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A larger show of 2,635 prime lambs was forward and saw one of the best averages this week, with the sale levelling out at 162.6p. A full ring of buyers ensured trade remained buoyant throughout and more could have been sold to advantage.

Top price of 187p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Thompson, Woodhead. Top per head of £90 for Suffolk crosses from Brownrigg, others £80 Hermitage, £78.80 Old Wall; Texel £86.80, £85.50 Kirkton; Charollais £72.20 Patties Hill, £71.20 The Chestnuts; Zwartbles £69.50 Williamwood; Greyface £69.20 The Knells, £64.50 Hollands; Blackface £68.80 Peela Hill; Oxford £66.80, £64.20 Guards; Cheviot Mule £66.80 Newington; Bleu d’Maine £63.20 Smithy Court.

The 297 light weight lambs sold to a top of £61.80 for Suffolks from Kimmeter Green; Charollais £58.80 Station Road; Texel £58.20 Borthwick Brae, £57.80 Middle Farm and Mossband House; Bleu d’Maine £57.20 Smithy Court; Greyface £53.80 Tarnside House, £52.50 Clonrae; Beltex £52.20 Jury Park.

An excellent show of 5,214 cast ewes and rams saw a similar trade on the week with heavy ewes a shade sharper. All classes again regularly sold well. Top price of £128.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Messrs Robinson, Burmoor, others £124.50 Severs, £122.50 Newbiggin; Leicester £122.50 East Unthank, £112.50 Nether Stenries, £108.50 Knells; Suffolk £115.50 Ere Goch, £113.50 Severs, £110.50 Stackbraes; Bleu d’Maine £106.50 Sibmister; Greyface £102.50, £90.50 Sibmister; Charollais £100.50 Glanafon and Roadside, £96.50 Dinwoodie Green; Beltex £100.50 Nether Stenries, £86.50 Broom Isle; Half Bred £96.50, £94.50 Alton, £88.50 Stackbraes; Cheviot Mule £91.50 Broom Isle, £84.50 High Stenries, £82.50 Nethertofts; North Country Cheviot £84.50 Reaster, £82.50 Rosgill Hall and Ysubor Newydd; Zwartbles £79.50 Cubbyhill; Dorset £74.50 Trecorner; Romney Marsh £59.50 Lydden Court.

Hill ewes to £79.50 for Cheviots from Nether Stenries, £69.50 Colter Coats, £68.50 Clonrae; Welsh Mountain £67.50 Coytre, £65.50 Drws Y Coed; Lonk £64.50 Rooscote; Blackface £64.50 Stackbraes, £58.50 Williamwood, £57.50 Newbiggin Walls; Lleyn £60.50, £56.50 The Mark; Swaledale £58.50 Stackbraes, £57.50 The Knells; Jacob £52.50 Stackbraes; Herdwick £48.50, £44.50 Kirkland Green, £41 Plumpe.

Rams to £128.50 for Texels from Coytre and Muirhouse, £103.50 Severs; Suffolk £125.50 Reaster, £112.50 Coytre; Leicester £118.50 Newbigging Walls, £115.50 Brampton Fell, £104.50 Fordlands; Charollais £113.50 Roadside; North Country Cheviot £110.50, £90.50 Reaster; Beltex £98.50 Stackbraes; Blackface £79.50 Allensgreen; Swaledale £66.50 East Unthank; Ryeland £65.50 Dalvaddi Farm House; Easycare £64.50 Linton House; Lleyn £62.50 The Mark; Hill Cheviot £58.50 Millriggs.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 137.5p (134.5p)
Medium to 149.5p (143.6p)
Heavy to 165.5p (150.0p)

Heifers
Medium to 145.5p (136.8p)
Heavy to 159.5p (150.6p)

Lambs
Light to 180.0p (170.1p)
Standard to 187.0p (163.6p)
Medium to 175.0p (162.2p)
Heavy to 169.0p (153.9p)
Overweight 158.0p (144.9p)

Ewes
Light to £79.50 (£43.90)
Heavy to £128.50 (£74.62)

Cast Rams £128.50(£81.64)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st July 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th June 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th June 2010

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