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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-03-10

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 67 prime cattle, 26 over thirty month cattle, 5,457 prime hoggs and 6,170 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th March, 2011.

A larger entry of 67 prime cattle saw a plainer show on offer but still upholding recent high rates. Meaty heifers selling 170p to 182p and bullocks 168p to 184.5p. Top price of 184.5p for a Bazadaise bullock shown by Mr Neil Forster, Haining House and purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butcher, Longtown; Charolais 176.5p Haining House, 172.5p High Stenries, 162.5p Sceughdyke; Limousin 173.5p Dashwell Green, 168.5p Fenton, 167.5p The Gill, 166.5p Dashwell Green and Sceughdyke, £165.5p The Gill, 164.5p Fenton and Slealands. Bullocks sold to a top per head of £1,250 for Charolais from High Stenries, £1,235 Haining House, £1,157 Sceughdyke; Limousin £1,181 The Gill, £1,153 Dashwell Green, £1,150 The Gill; Bazadaise £1,171 Haining House.

Limousin heifers selling twice to 181.5p from Dashwell Green and Toppin Castle, 179.5p Dashwell Green, 176.5p High Stenries, 174.5p Slealands, 173.5p Dashwell Green and Houghton House, 172.5p Houghton House; Blonde d’Aquitaine 179.5p Toppin Castle, 177.5p Hallburn, 175.5p High Stenries; British Blue 175.5p, 171.5p Gardrum; Charolais 172.5p Hallburn. Top per head for heifers of £1,190 for Charolais from Wicket Thorn who sold others at £1,117, £1,098, £1,093 and £1,078; British Blue £1,114, £1,088 Gardrum; Limousin £1,070 Toppin Castle, £1,069 Houghton House, £1,009 Toppin Castle; Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,032 Toppin Castle, £1,009 High Stenries.

Bullocks – 23 averaged 164.2p (294p at 56% Deadweight). Heifers – 44 averaged 164.8p (295p at 56% Deadweight).

A smaller, plainer show of cast cows were forward with Limousin cows selling to 122.5p (£826) from J. Magnay, Smallholms, others 107.5p Stonehall, 101.5p East Unthank (£705) ; British Blue 111.5p D’Mainholm (£763). A plain show of Black & White cows sold to 104.5p (£856). Bulls to £1,300 for a Simmental stock bull from Mr A. Beattie, Ryehill Farm.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A large show of 5,475 prime hoggs were forward, selling at an animated trade to a full ring of buyers. A shortage of export weight 40kg to 46kg with good flesh was evident and short of buyer’s requirements. The sale average was 211.6p per kilo overall with an SQQ (38kg-46kg) of 215p. More good export hoggs required on a regular basis. An excellent consignment of 800 hoggs from Kintyre sold way beyond seller’s expectations to a top of 242p per kilo for Texels from Mr Lines, Killocraw.

There was also an excellent consignment of 360 hoggs from Tim Crick, Beach Farm, Suffolk which averaged 220p per kilo. Top price per kilo of 280p for Beltex from Messrs McIlwraith, Mouldy Hills. Top per head of £138.50 for Texels from Messrs Gracie, Byreburnside, others £122.50 Cranshaws, £116.50 Orchardton Mains, £115.50 West Logan and Orchardton Mains, £110.50 Beach Farm; Suffolk £113.50 Justicetown, £111.50 Dyke, £110.50 West Logan, £106.50 Sceughdyke and West Logan; Charollais £110.50, £108.50, £93.80 Beach Farm; Greyface £109.50 Rimington Way, £104.50 Nether Onsett, £103.50 West Logan, £97.50 Justicetown; Blackface £104.50 Blackburn, £100.50 Smalmstown, £99.50 Cranshaws, £96.80 Yett, £94.80 Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot £107.50 Whitton, £105.50 Ericstane, £102.50 Kilbride, £101.50, £99.50 Ericstane; Beltex £105.50 Naddle, £103.50 Mouldy Hills, £94.50 Glencartholm; Hill Cheviot £104.50 Orchardton Mains, £98.20 Kilnford Croft, £96.50 Terrona, £95.50 Clerkhill; Dorset £91.50, £89.50 Edge, £86.50 Beach Farm; Half Bred £91.50. £84.50 Stobshiel Mains, £79.80 Upper Lybster; Swaledale £86.50 Whitton, £82.50 Kilncroft, £78.50 Naddle, £74.50 Hownam; Cheviot Mule £83.20 High Stenries; Kerry £73.80 Riggshield; Leicester £73.50 Stobshiel Mains; Kendal Rough £73.50 Kilncroft.

The 2,157 light weight hoggs sold to a top of £88.80 for Texel from Shaw of Dryfe, £88.20 Shaw Cottage, £79.80 Sloda Hill; Beltex £88.50 Glencartholm, £81.50 Mouldy Hills; North Country Cheviot £71.50 Hill Crest; Suffolk £78.80 Kirkwood Mains, £76.80 Swaites, £75.80 West Hill; Greyface £76.80 Rimington Way, £73.80 Newbigging, £71.80 Auchaleek; Hill Cheviot £75.80 Milnholm, £74.80 Linglie, £74.50 Twislehope; Blackface £74.80 Burnside, £73.80 Plumpe, £72.20 Barlaes; Swaledale £68.50 Naddle, £65.50 Kilncroft, £62.50 Thornhope; Jacob £67.50 Riggshield.

Another massive show of 6,170 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyer’s with demand strong. Heavy and fat ewes were a similar trade to last week but leaner selling ewes and plainer ewes were £3 to £4 sharper on the week. Top price of £152.50 for Bluefaced Leicester rams from Whitton, others £118.50 Whitstonehill, £110.50 Westerleigh and Crookston, £98.50 Tarrasfoot; Texel £143.50 Roadside, £133.50 Clerkhill, £128.50 Sockbridge, £124.50 Tonehall; Charollais £140.50 Fountanbleau, £126.50 Severs, £123.50 Hillfoot, £113.50 Farmers Close; Hill Cheviot £140.50 Whitstonehill, £106.50 Clerkhill, £86.50 Tarrasfoot and Kilbride; North Country Cheviot £138.50 Upper Lybster, £124.50 Whitton, £116.50 Reaster, £103.50 Graystale; Suffolk £134.50 Eastside, £116.50 East Field of Wiston, £108.50 Newbigging; Bleu d’Maine £98.50 Farmers Close; Border Leicester £98.50 Stobshiel Mains; Blackface £94.50 Tone Hall, £90.50 Arnicle, £84.50 Newbigging, £82.50 Sockbridge; Lleyn £88.50 Glebelands; Swaledale £84.50 Thornhope, £80.50, £74.50 Newbigging, £72.50 Cleughbrae; Beltex £74.50 Blackpark; Zwartbles £74.50 Linton House.

Heavy ewes to £150.50 for Texels from Winterhope, others £140.50 Brisco Hill, £138.50 Winterhope, £136.50 Newlands and Winterhope; Beltex £138.50, £134.50 Mouldy Hills, £113.50 Fowrass; Suffolk £132.50, £130.50 Roadside, £126.50 Kilnford Croft, Fountanbleau and Severs, £125.50 Severs; Charollais £132.50 Fowrass, £128.50 Muirside, £116.50 Roadside; Leicester £130.50 Severs, £123.50 Upper Hindhope, £116.50 Sanders Close, £113.50 Drumhumphrey; Half Bred £124.50, £120.50, £112.50 Fountanbleau; North Country Cheviot £118.50 Reaster, £116.50 Stobshiel Mains, £110.50 Clatequoy and Orchardton Mains, £108.50 Fountanbleau; Greyface £106.50 Fountanbleau, £104.50 Mardon, £102.50 Greengatehouse, £99.50 High Glentriplock, Low Kirkbride, Graystale and Awhirk; Dorset £104.50 Stackbraes, £98.50 Fountableau; Cheviot Mule £103.50 Sockbridge, £92.50 Whitstonehill; Oxford £99.50 Killinochonoch. Hill ewes to £110.50 for Lleyns from Glebelands, £108.50 Westhills, £98.50 Whitcastles; Cheviot £106.50 Allfornaught, £104.50 Sockbridge, £88.50 Tarrasfoot, £83.50 Allfornaught; Blackface £90.50 Allfornaught, £86.50 Ardnacross and Tonehall, £83.50 Sockbridge, £82.50 Mardon, Winterhope and Drumhumphrey, £80.50 Moses; Swaledale £84.50 Cleughbrae, £74.50 Fordlands and Brisco Hill, £73.50 Low Carriteth, £70.50 Whitton, £68.50 Sanders Close; Shetland £82.50 Chapel Farm, £50.50 Barrogill Mains; Kendal Rough £73.50 The Croft; Herdwick £52.50 Westerleigh.

Goats to £106.50, £96.50, £94.50, £86.50 Muirside, £73.50 Campingholm.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 141.5p (141.5p)
Medium to 159.5p (155.4p)
Heavy to 184.5p (164.8p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 174.5p (172.8p)
Heavy to 181.5p (164.3p)

Hoggs
Light to 255.0p (203.3p)
Standard to 280.0p (215.7p)
Medium to 249.0p (216.9p)
Heavy to 235.0p (196.9p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £110.50 (£59.58)
Heavy to £150.50 (£96.79)

Cast Rams to £152.50(£89.00)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd March 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th February 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th February 2011

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