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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-08-19

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 56 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 5,074 prime lambs and 5,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th August, 2010.

A larger show of prime cattle was on offer and were met by keen bidding which saw cattle dearer on the week. Limousin bullocks sold to a top of 179.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & son, Dashwellgreen and purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, others 174.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn to Messrs Nattrass, Butchers, Carlisle, 173.5p, 167.5p Dashwellgreen, 167.5p, 165.5p Hallburn, 163.5p Dashwellgreen; Charolais 148.5p Sceughdyke. Heifers to 163.5p Newby Farm, 157.5p Sceughdyke; Charolais 161.5p Spoutbank, 149.5p Upper Mains, 147.5p Sceughdyke; Galloway 158.5p Hallburn. Top per head of £1,158.30 for a Charolais bullock from Sceughdyke; Limousin £1,160.43 Hallburn, £1,148.80, £1,130.63 Dashwellgreen, £1,113.88 Hallburn; Galloway £1,006.48 Hallburn. Charolais heifers £926.90, £918.40 Upper Mains; Limousin £850.50 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls sold to 117.5p and 115.5p for Friesians from Harelawhole.

OTMS met a brisk trade and sold to 122.5p (£1,323) for a Limousin cast bull from J. & J. & D. Taylor, Englishtown. Cows to 101.5p for a Limousin from Bleatarn, 93.5p Kilnhill, 89.5p Gallowberry; Hereford 93.5p Smallholms; Frisian 93.5p Scugg House, 79.5p Grainhead; Galloway 81.5p Milnholm.

Longtown Mart

A larger quality show of 5,074 prime lambs was forward. Trade was above earlier weeks prices to average 163p overall. Top per kilo of 213.2p and £93.80 per head for Texels from D. & R. Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie, other Texels £90.80 Kirkton, £90 Chapel House; Suffolk £85.80 Lyneholm, £84 North House, £83.20 Lyneholm; Beltex £80 Waterside; Greyface £72.80 The Nook, £68.80 Whintingstown, £67.20 East Unthank; Cheviot £67.20 Potholm, £66 Hownam Grange, £65.20 Adderston Shiels; Half Bred £67.20, £66.20 Adderston Shiels, £65 Earlside; Blackface £63.80 Milnmark and Allensgreen, £62.20 Crowhall.

More lightweight lambs were on offer and were again very dear to average 172.55p. Top price of 238.6p per kilo and £66.80 per head for Texels from Byers Farm, others £62.80 Newington; Suffolk £60.80 Murtholm; Greyface £58.80 Arnicle, £56.40 Williamston; Blackface £58.20 Balgray Hill, £57.80 Arnicle, £56.20 Crawfordjohn Mill; Charollais £56.80 Maidencoates; North Country Cheviot £55.80 Whitefield; Swaledale £46.80 Howburn.

A smaller entry of 5,086 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual buyers, trade was very strong throughout. Top price of £155 for a Suffolk ram from North House; Texel £141 Stackbraes, £130 Pool Farm; Oxford £113 Guards; North Country Cheviot £101 Newbigging; Lleyn £99 Stackbraes; Charollais £95 Townfoot; Leicester £89.50 West Hottbank; Beltex £87 Eastside; Blackface £86 Cleughfoot; Hill Cheviot £79 Cosyden; Zwartbles £75 Stackbraes.

Heavy ewes to £130.50 for Suffolks from Kilnford Croft, others £127 Stackbraes; Texel £126 Balgray Hill. £117 Lydden; Charollais £115.50 Mossband Hall, £103 Severs; Leicester £115 Allensgreen; Milk Sheep £113 Middle Farm; North Country Cheviot £101 Clatequoy and Mid Calder; Beltex £93.50 Bluebell; Oxford £89 Guards; Zwartbles £83 Winterhope; Greyface £83 Pool Farm, £79.50 Church Road, £78.50 Newbigging; Cheviot Mule £81.50 Outertown, £81 Stackbraes.

Hill ewes to £71 for Cheviots from Winterhope, £70.50 Byreburnside, £67.50 Binks, £67.50 Catslackburn; Lleyn £71 Severs, £65 Lustruther, £63 Golden Lane; Blackface £63.50 West Hottbank, £63, £60.50 Cleughbrae; Swaledale £59.50 Waterloo, £56.50 Woodhall, £55.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £53 Sockbridge Hall.

Goats to £61 from Roadside.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 153.5p (135.1p)
Medium to 157.5p (128.6p)
Heavy to 179.5p (150.7p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 161.5p (148.2p)
Heavy to 163.5p (146.3p)

Young bulls to 117.5p (116.4p)

Lambs
Light to 238.6p (177.5p)
Standard to 186.7p (165.3p)
Medium to 213.2p (161.1p)
Heavy to 189.0p (155.0p)
Overweight 170p (145.8p)

Ewes
Light to £71.00 (£42.95)
Heavy to £130.50 (£70.78)

Cast Rams to £155.00(£86.58)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th August 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th August 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th July 2010

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