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Longtown Primestock Sale
2010-10-28

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 55 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 68 over thirty month cattle, 4,664 prime lambs and 7,289 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th October, 2010.

The prime cattle had more inside fed cattle on offer, which saw a brisk trade throughout. Top price was 176.5p for a Limousin heifer from Messrs Ritson, Swaites and purchased by W Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, 173.5p Hallburn, 169.5p Toppin Castle & Hallburn, 167.5p, 162.5p Hallburn; Blondes 169.5p Toppin Castle; Charolais 164.5p Upper Mains, 163.5p Hallburn & Sceughdyke.

Limousin bullocks to 171.5p (£1191.93) from N Forster, Haining House and purchased by W Kirkup, Butcher, Longtown, others to 157.5p Haining House; Charolais 166.5p Fenton, 162.5p Sceughdyke, 161.5p Fenton, 158.5p Sceughdyke.

Top prices per head Charolais heifers £1143.28, £1037 Upper Mains, £1030.05 Hallburn. Charolais bullocks £1170.88 Fenton, £1135.58 , £1125.35 Sceughdyke; Simmental £1106.08 Sceughdyke; Limousin £1191.93, £1165.50 Haining House.

A much larger show of 71 OTM cattle forward which met a fast trade throughout for a good show of feeding cows. Top price to 136.5p for a Simmental cow from TF Siddle Mosside and OTM bullocks to 135.5p also from Mosside.

Friesians 95.5p Highmoorhead, 85.5p Brisco Hill; Charolais 93.5p, 91.5p Burnside; Limousin 106.5p, 103.5p Greystoke Castle, 97.5p Wanwood Hill, 94.5p Greystoke Castle, Galloway 84.5p Peela Hill; British Blue 109.5p Ladyhousesteads, 96.5p Cadgillhead.

Top price per head Limousin steer £867.20 Mosside; Friesian cows £666.90 Brisco Hill; Charolais £790.08 Burnside; Simmental £907.73 Mosside; Limousin £788.10 Greystoke Castle; British Blue £799.35 Ladyhousesteads; Angus £701.10 Ladyhousesteads; Devon £706.45 Greystoke Castle.

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A smaller show of lambs was forward to a full ring of buyers with the trade being 10p dearer on the week. Good export weight lambs were short of requirements with too many lambs over 46kg forward. Top was £95 for Texels from Woodhead and to 207p/kg for Beltex from Sorbie.

Suffolks £94.50 Woodhead, £77.80 Sceughdyke & High Wreay, £76.80 Tinnis Hall; Cheviot £70.50 Blackburn, £67.80, £66.80 Raeburnfoot; Texel £94.50 Woodhead, £90.50 Little Burtholme, £87.50 Byreburnside; Charollais £79.80 Barrockend, £79.50, £76.80 Nunscleugh; Greyface £75 Gibbs Hill, £72.50 Henrys Hill, £71.20 Nunscleugh; Cheviot Mules £68.20 North House; Leicesters £64.80 Allensgreen, £59.80 Peela Hill, Blackface £67.80 Albierigg, £66.20 Allensgreen, £64.50 Catslackburn; North Country Cheviot £73.80 Haymont, £72 Coldside, £67.20 Adderston Shiels; Swaledale £60.80 Kilnstown; Jacob £53.50 Bonnyrigg Hall; Beltex £84.80 Sorbie, £74.80 Westhouse, £72.80 Sorbie; Zwartbles £65 Crofthead; Romney Marsh £54.80 Churchview.

Lightweight lambs to £65.80 for Texels from Brantwood, £62.80 Newington & Low Eals; Suffolks £62.80 Beachmenach, £60.80 Coshogle; Cheviot £59.20 Cross House, £57.80 Raeburnfoot; Greyface £60.20 Upper Hindhope, £58.20 Low Eals; Blackface £60.80 Syart, £57.80 Westloch; Swaledale £48.20 Lilswood Cottage; Herdwick £55.80 Newington; Jacob £44.20 Bonnyrigg Hall; Beltex £64.80 Maidencoates.

A monster show of cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers and trade was similar on the week with all classes easy to sell. Top was £122.50 for Texel ewes from Hazel Head and Texel rams from Trough Head. Other Texel ewes £116.50 Easthouse, £113.50 Westhouse; Suffolks £120.50 Easthouse; £94.50 Brantwood; Charollais £102.50 Coltside; Halfbred £86.50 Waterhouse, £84.50 Ruletownhead; Greyface £113.50 Gateside, £86.50 Bluegate; Cheviot Mules £91.50 Poolside, £84.50 Graygate, £77.50 Langon Lees; Leicester £94.50 Hartside, £90.50 Bluegate, £80.50 Laverhay & Hartside; North Country Cheviot £96.50 Waterside, £89.50 Tirrilend, £82.50 Westhouse; Beltex £78.50, £74.50 Hartside; Romney Marsh £64.50 Kirkland Green.

Light ewes to £67.50 for Blackfaces from Brownleazes, £66.50 Lanarkfoot, £64.50 Pitland Hills; Swaledale £56.50 Lanarkfoot, £47.50 Brantwood, £45.50 Stonehall; Herdwick £34.50 Brantwood; Cheviot £66.50 Stackbrae; £65.50 Daltongate, £64.50 Easthouse, £62.50 Raeburnfoot.

Other Texel rams to £110.50 Poolside, £109.50 Byreburnside; Suffolk £110.50 Harwood House & Watergate; Cheviot £100.50 Blackhaugh, £84.50 Arkleton; North Country Cheviot £112.50 Riggshield, £98.50 Forss, £84.50 Midtown; Swaledale £49.50 Brantwood; Beltex £84.50 Easthouse, £69.50 Winterhope; LLynn £112.50, £82.50 Westhouse; Easycare £72.50 Brantwood.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 119.5p (104.8p)
Medium to 153.5p (130.0p)
Heavy to 171.5p (154.3p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 173.5p (133.8p)
Heavy to 176.5p (153.7p)

Young bulls to 121.5p (121.5p)

Lambs
Light to 182.0p (167.0p)
Standard to 194.0p (167.2p)
Medium to 207.0p (163.1p)
Heavy to 173.0p (148.4p)
Overweight 162.0p (141.7p)

Ewes
Light to £67.50 (£42.45)
Heavy to £122.50 (£67.75)

Cast Rams to £122.50 (£74.25)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st October 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 14th October 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th October 2010

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