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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-02-10

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 63 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 19 over thirty month cattle, 4,534 prime hoggs and 6,368 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th February, 2011.

An excellent show of prime cattle on offer was met by an outstanding trade rising 5p on the week. Top price of 192.5p for a superb British Blue heifer from GP & E A Coates, Beckhall and purchased by Wm Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, others to 175.5p Beckhall, 172.5p Hallburn. Limousins to 188.5p from Dashwellgreen, 181.5p Toppin Castle, 180.5p Englishtown, 178.5p Slealands, 177.5p Swaites, 173.5p Toppin Castle & Wyseby Hill Cottage; Charolais 170.5p Houghton House, 169.5p, 167.5p Hallburn, 166.5p, 164.5p Wicketthorn. Top price per head was £1174.25 for British Blue from Beckhall; Limousin £1133.28 Wicketthorn, £1062.08 Slealands, £1028.85 Englishtown; Charolais £1099.73 Houghton House, £1032.30 Wicketthorn, £1028.78 Upper Mains.

Limousin bullocks to 183.5p from A Irving, Toppin Castle, 167.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 165.5p The Gill, 161.50 Dashwellgreen. Top price £1,110.38 for Limousin from Sceughdyke.

A small show of OTM’s were forward and met another brisk trade with more numbers required to fill buyers orders. Limousin cows to 117.5p from Messrs Neve, Riggfoot, 109.5p Nunscleugh, 101.5p Cadgillhead, 92.5p Harelawhill; British Blues 111.5p Highgreenhill; Friesian 105.5p, 101.5p Townhead. Top price per head £943.95 for Friesians from Townhead, £828.18 Townhead; Limousin £816.63 Riggfoot, £722.70 Nunscleugh; British Blue £774.93 Highgreenhill.

Cast bulls to 96.5p for Limousin from Shaw Cottage, 89.5p Tinnishall & Blindhillbush. OTM heifers to 108.5p for Friesians from The Stubb.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A larger show of prime hoggs had an overall average of 184.9p. SQQ (32-45kg) 189.7p/kg. Hoggs followed the trade all week on the rise with export weight lambs (36-42kg) being short of buyers requirements. The sale topped at £108.50 for Suffolk x from Townhead and to 244p for Beltex from Brown House. Other Texels £100 Edendales & Greenbank, £99.80 Cubbyhill; Suffolk x £98.50 Brown House, £92.80 Kirkhouse, £92.20 Becton Hall, £90.80 Tinnishall; Cheviots £84.80 West Kirkcarswell, £82.20 Birneyknowe, £79.80 Linglie, £78.80 Bloch; Charollais £89.50 Cardew Hall, £79.80 Sceughdyke, £78 Glenghervie; Greyface £102.50 Bellbank, £96.20 Mossthorn, £87.80 Kirkland; Blackface £80.50 Arnicle, £79.80 Haresshaw, Cara View, £79.50 Pole; North Country Cheviot £88.80 Damhead, £86.80 Biggin, £85.20 Adderston Shiels; Swaledales £74.80 Westforeshield, £71.80 Westforeshield, £69.80 Westernhopeburn, £67.80 Kilnstown; Jacobs £67.50 Tarnside House; Beltex £102.50, £97.80, £97.50 Brown House, £94.80 Hillside; Leicester £82.80 The Cottage, £78.80 Brown House; Gritstones £79.80 Cleuchhead; Zwartbles £95.50 Woodhousehill; Kerry £74.80 Tarnside House.

Light hoggs to £81.80 for Beltex from Tercrosset; Suffolks £72.80 Swaites, £64.80 Dockray Hall, £56.80 Haithwaite; Cheviots £68.80 Kirtleton Hill, £63.50 Glendinning; Texels £75.20 Jerriestown & Finnieness, £72.20 Balure; Greyface £71.20 Cottage, £69.80 Cranshaw, £69.50 Crawfordjohnmill; Blackface £65.80 Glendinning, £65.20 Spoutbank, £64.20 Coshogle; Swaledales £60.80 Kilnstown, £57.20 Greystoke; Herdwicks £50.80, £49.20 Haithwaite; Jacobs £47.50 Tarnside House; Leicester £40.50 Auchengruith; Romney Marsh £57.20 Viewfield, Easycare £63.50 Moorhills.

Another massive show of cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade slightly easier on the week but still buoyant. The sale topped at £138.50 for Texel rams from Westgate, £132.50 Mainside; Suffolks £116.50 Olrig Mains & Severs Road; Cheviot £108.50 Kingside; Bleu de Maines £76.50 Wilseydown; Charollais £124.50 Roadside; Leicesters £92.50 Maingate, £88.50 Cranshaw; Blackface £84 Lanarkfoot, £74.50 Whitegate; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Clonrae, £90 Lanarkfoot; Swaledale £63.50 Knarr, £62.50 Roachburn; Jacob £76.50 The Nook; Beltex £112.50 Roadside; Zwartbles £98.50 Willimoteswick; Romney Marsh £88.50 Viewfield.

Heavy ewes to £134.50 for Texels from Severs Road & Broomhills, £131.50 Roadside. Suffolk £116.50 Roadside, Severs Road & Achalone; Bleu de Maine £106.50 Albierigg; Charollais £116.50 The Country, £112.50 Severs Road; Halfbreds £93.50 Maingate, £92.50 Trecorner & Westgate; Greyface £88 Coathead, £79.50 Dashwellgreen, Traprain & Cranshaws, £78.50 Willimoteswick, Stackbraes; Cheviot Mules £89.50, £84.50 Humbleknowes, £79.50 Broom Isle & Netherstenries; Leicester £106.50 Terone, £96.50 Granton & Westgate; North Country Cheviot £106.50, £100.50, £98.50 Sockbridge Hall, £98.50 Glencroft; Beltex £124.50 Roadside, £120.50 Alton; Zwartbles £98.50 Viewfield & Woodhousehill; Romney Marsh £71.50 Viewfield; Border Leicester £86.50 Justinlees.

Light ewes to £77.50 for Cheviots from Allfornaught, £76.50 Terone, £75.50 Trecorner; Blackface £72.50 Hareshaw, £71.50 Broomhope, £69.50 Cleongart; Swaledale £70.50 Leadfoot, £67.50 Nunscleugh, £64.50 Highcrossgill; Herdwicks £45.50 Butterdales; Kerry Hill £42.50 Kerrowchrink; Clun £52.50 Olrig Mains.

Goats to £78.50 from Smithy Court.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 183.5p (160.5p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 171.5p (147.1p)
Heavy to 192.5p (162.0p)

Young bulls to 171.5p (171.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 224.0p (180.8p)
Standard to 243.0p (193.8p)
Medium to 244.0p (189.4p)
Heavy to 197.0p (172.7p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £77.50 (£54.72)
Heavy to £134.50 (£79.95)

Cast Rams to £138.50 (£75.93)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd February 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th January 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th January 2011

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