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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-01-13

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 46 over thirty month cattle, 5,029 prime hoggs and 5,455 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th January, 2011.

A better show of prime cattle was presented to a full attendance of buyers. Trade was good for all classes and more could have been sold to advantage. Limousin cross bullocks from J.C. & D. Nicholson, The Gill sold to 184.5p per kilo, purchased by W. Kirkup, Butchers, Longtown, others to 178.5p Hallburn, 176.5p Dashwellgreen, 176.5p, 173.5p Haining House, 171.5p Dashwellgreen, 170.5p Nunscleugh; Bazadaise 181.5p Swaites; British Blue 177.5p Ladyhousesteads. Top gross bullock £1,226.68 Dashwellgreen. Limousin cross heifers to 183.5p (x4) Toppin Castle, 183.5p (x2) Houghton House, 183.5p Nunscleugh, 170.5p (x2) Smallholms; Bazadaise 180p Swaites; Charolais 175.5p Hallburn, 173.5p Sceughdyke. Top gross heifer £1,197.63 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls dearer. Limousin cross from Harelawhole to 155.5p, 154.5p, 151.5p and 150p.

Over Thirty Month Cattle trade continues to improve for both fleshed and leaner cows. Cows to 111p for Limousin from The Nook, 109p Lawston, 108p The Nook, 107p Leahill, Langholm Farm and The Side, 106p Langholm, 104p Riggfoot, 103p Tinnis Hall; Montbeliard 108p Stonewalls; Blonde d’Aquitaine 107p Shankbridge End; Simmental 104p Sceughdyke; Holstein Friesian 85p Dockray Hall. Top per head – Simmental £858 Sceughdyke; Limousin £799.20 The Nook; Montbeliard £799.20 Stonewalls.

OTM heifers to 132p for British Blue from Ladyhousesteads; Holstein Friesian 109p and 104p Dockray Hall.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

An excellent show of 5,029 prime hoggs were forward. With a full ring of buyers and smaller shows at most centres across the country, Longtown capitalised with a brisk trade and for more quality hoggs forward which were still short of requirements. The sale average was 180p with SQQ (32-45kilos) 182.7p per kilo. The sale was topped at 258p per kilo for Beltex from S. Irving, Westerley. Travelled Texel hoggs from Kintyre sold to 228p per kilo from Killocraw. Top price per head of £107.80 for Beltex from Whitehill Cottage, others £105.50, £102.50 Gallowberry, £100.50 Kirkbarrow Hall, £100 Waterside; Suffolk £98.50 Skelfhill, £94.80 Alton, £93.50 Demense; Texel £98.50 East Middle and Caberston, £97.50 Raggetsyke, £95.50 Warkshaugh; North Country Cheviot £93.50 Wester Dunnet, £86.80 Waterside, £81.80 Wester Dunnet, £80.80 Hownam Grange; Greyface £87.50 Hartside, £82.80 Kirkland Green, £77.80 Hartside and Dykehead; Charollais £87.50 Kilnford Croft, £85.80 Leaona Villa; Blackface £81.20 Deuchrie, £79.80 Dunjop, £76.50 Hartside; Leicester £80, £77.80 Hartside; Hill Cheviot £78.80 Skelfhill, £77.80 Blackburn, £77.20 Mainside; Half Bred £73.50 Dodgsonstown; Cheviot Mule £72.20 Kirklands; Oxford £66.50 Guards; Swaledale £63.80 Sunday Sight.

The 836 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £69.80 for Beltex from Whitehill Cottage and for Texel from Bridge End Farm, other Texels £67.80 Desoglin, £65.80 Kirtleton Hill; Hill Cheviot £66.80 Girnwood, £63.20 Catslackburn; Blackface £65.20 Castlemilk, £64.80 Chapel Farm; Swaledale £61.20, £58.20 High Dunashery; Easycare £58.20 Longrow; Greyface £56.80 Tarnside House; Herdwick £45.80 Middle Farm.

Another grand show of 5,453 cast ewes and rams were forward to a full ring of buyers. Hill ewes and good easy selling lean ewes easily maintained recent high rates but fat ewes easier with little demand. The sale was topped at £122.50 for a heavy Texel ewe from Carran, others £111.50 Loughrigg, £110.50 Sandilands, Raggetsyke and Carran; Leicester £102.50 Derwent Oak, £92.50 Colmslie Hill, £86.50 Bellfield; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Waterloo, £88.50 Wester Dunnet, £87.50 Torwoodlea Mains; Suffolk £98.50 Derwent Oak, £94.50 Colmslie Hill, £92.50 Oatfield Lodge; Half Bred £96.50 Derwent Oak, £86.50 Waterloo; Charollais £93.50 Loughrigg; Beltex £91.50 Tercrosset, £86.50 Hartside; Greyface £85.50 Thorns, £74.50 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £73.50 Tinnis Hall and Shield Green; Cheviot Mule £79.50 Clackmae and High Stenries, £78.50 Clackmae; Zwartbles £78.50 Viewfields; Hampshire £78.50 Croft House. Hill ewes to £74.50 for Cheviots from Skelfhill, £73.50 Mainside, £67 Alton, £66.50 Philiphaugh and Sorbie; Blackface £70.50 Derwent Oak, £67.50 Low Carry House, £65.50 Stooprigg, £64.50 Thornton Tower; Kendal Rough £58.50 Chapel Farm; Swaledale £53.50 Gallowberry, £51.50 Miller Hill and Brisco Hill, £50.50 Batey Shield; Shetland £52.50 Kirkend; Herdwick £50.50 Raby Grange, £48.50 Chapel Farm. Rams to £114.50, £108.50 Skelfhill, £108.50 Waterloo, £106.50 Maidencoates, £100.50 Brownchesters; Suffolk £110.50 Guards and Torwoodlea Mains, £103.50 Batey Shield; Oxford £108.50 Guards; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Philiphaugh, £76.50 Wester Dunnet; Leicester £93.50 Byers Hall and Skelfhill, £89.50 Crookston; Charollais £91.50 Carpet Farm, £82.50 Thorns; Beltex £89.50 Middle Farm, £75.50 Low Fauld; Hill Cheviot £80.50 Naddle, £78.50 Torwoodlea Mains, £72.50 Naddle and Potholm; Blackface £74.50 Boreland, £70.50 Bridgeford, £69.50 Mains of Collin; Swaledale £64.50 Sunday Sight, £54.50 Naddle; Shetland £38.50 Tarnside House.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 187.5p (184.6p)
Heavy to 184.5p (164.4p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 183.5p (174.4p)
Heavy to 183.5p (171.2p)

Young bulls to 155.5p (152.8p)

Hoggs
Light to 220.0p (173.0p)
Standard to 258.0p (185.3p)
Medium to 256.3p (181.6p)
Heavy to 224.0p (171.7p)
Shearlings to 143.0p (128.8p)

Ewes
Light to £75.50 (£51.93)
Heavy to £122.50 (£74.28)

Cast Rams to £114.50 (£71.27)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th January 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th December 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st December 2010

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