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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-04-14

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 67 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 23 over thirty month cattle, 8,036 prime hoggs and 3,353 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th April, 2011.

A similar number of prime cattle with more dairy bred cattle on offer maintained recent high rates.  Top price of 204.5p went to Mr.A Irving, Toppin Castle for an outstanding Limousin heifer purchased by W Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown.  Mr. Irving also sold another to 201.5p purchased by Jewitt Meat Wholesalers and averaged 195.5p for the five cattle he sold.  Limousin bullocks topped at 198.5p from A & WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Bullocks

Limousin – 1985p Dashwellgreen, 193.5p The Gill, 192.5p Dashwellgreen & The Gill, 187.5p Dashwellgreen & The Gill, 186.5p Dashwellgreen, 177.5p Fenton, 175.5p Dashwellgreen & Fenton. 174.5p Dashwellgreen.

Charolais163.5p Sceughdyke

Heifers

Limousin – 204.5p, 201.5p Toppin Castle, 198.5p Hallburn, 192.5p Dashwellgreen, 191.5p Hallburn, 190.5p, 187.5p Dashwellgreen, 186.5p Toppin Castle & Hallburn

Charolais190.5p Toppin Castle, 172.5p Wicketthorn

British Blue – 193.5p Beckhall, 188.5p Houghton House. 175.5p Sandbed

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Bullocks

Limousin – £1,406.25, £1347.50 Dashwellgreen, £1328.25, £1312.50, £1296.45 The Gill, £1250.55, £1246.05 Dashwellgreen, £1242.50 Fenton, £1230.90 Dashwellgreen

Charolais - £1,209.90 Sceughdyke

Heifers

Charolais£1211.93, £1112.63 Wicketthorn, £1076.33 Toppin Castle

Limousin – £1114.53, £1088.10, £1072.38 Toppin Castle

British Blue – £1121.58 Houghton House, £1053 Sandbed.

 

A smaller show of OTM on offer, but a good show for quality.  Charolais cows to 150.5p rom R H Hall, Wallholm

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Charolais150.5p Wallholm

Black & Whites – 116.5p, 115.5p, 109.5p Halltown

Limousin – 142.5p Beckhall, 136.5p, 123.5p Gallhills

Angus – 114.5p Cubbyhill

Simmental heifers – 145.5p Butterdales.

Holstein heifers – 134.5p Butterdales.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin – £926.25 Beckhall, £864.50, £853.13  Gallhills

Black & Whites – £937.83. £796.95 Halltown

 

More Prime bulls required to fill buyers orders.  Charolais topped at 165.5p from Shaw of Dryfe Farming.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Black & Whites – 137.7p Harelawhole

British Blue – 164.5p Shaw of Dryfe

Limousin – 164.5p Shaw of Dryfe

Charolais165.5p Shaw of Dryfe

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin – £1,061.03 Shaw of Dryfe

Charolais£1,042.65 Shaw of Dryfe

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A massive show of prime hoggs of all shapes and sizes were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade for good meat remained very dear for all weight ranges with 45kg + hoggs dearer on the week. A large number of small hoggs and store types were present resulting in the overall average being a very respectable 233.6p per kilo for all classes. 25.5 – 32 kg (1578) average 225.7p; 32.1-39kg (3121) average 230.2p; 39.1- 45.5kg (2060) average 239.6p; 45.6+ (1171) average 171.5p. Top was 293p per kilo for Beltex from GW Dinnin, Nether Albie and to £136.80 per head for Texels from J & E Hendry, Rascarrel.

Other Texels £136.50 Rascarrel, £130.50 Bridge House; Suffolk x £124.50 Brownlane, £119.50 Dunjop, £116.50 Bellbank; Cheviot £116.50 Crossdykes, £112.50 Catslackburn & Crosscleugh & Becks, £111.50 High Knells; Charollais £125.50 Gateside, £122.50 Dunjop, £115.50 Beach Farm & Dunjop; Halfbreds £106.50 Gateside; Greyface £108.50 Chapel & Blindburn, £106.80 Blindburn, £106.50 Wilseydown & Sandbed; Cheviot Mule £109.50 Chapel, £106.50 Bloch, £103.50 Newington; Leicester £100 Crossdykes; Blackface £112.50, £109.50, £109.20, £108.50 Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot £120.50 Wester Dunnet, £119.50 Hoddamtown & Station Road, £116.50 Station Road, £115.50 Almagill; Swaledale £101.50, £93.80 Kirkland Green, £85.80 Orthwaite Hall, £84.50 Westhills; Herdwick £84.50 Millbeck; Jacob £88, £83.50 Kirkland Green; Beltex £122.50 Bridgegate, £119.50 Naddle & Glencartholm, £118.50 Chapel; Llynn £112.50 Branteth, £105.50 Naddle; Kendal Rough £87.50 Westhills; Zwartbles £112.50, £100 Almagill, £100 Copperhill; Oxfords £84.50, £83.50 Whitehall; Dorsets £85.50 Westhills; Clun £85.50 Newington; Ryeland £77.50 Longrow; Easycare £87.50 Kersheugh; Dorper £105.50, £94.50, £86.50 Port O Spittal.

Lightweight hoggs to £87.50 for North Country Cheviots from Naddle, £85.20 Terrona & Newington; Suffolks £79.20 Edenhall, £78.50 Graystale, £77.80 Butterdales; Cheviot £85.80 West Farm, £80 Cossarhill, £79.50 Becks; Texel £84.50 Westhills, £81.80 Bridgegate, £80 Kirkland Green; Vendeen £83.80 Kirkwood Mains; Greyface £79.50 Westhills, £76.50 Home Farm; Blackface £82.80 Barlaes, £82.50 Cleuchhead, £82.20 Southlambhill; Swaledales £77.50 Castle Nook, £73.50 Kirkland Green; Herdwicks £82.50, £77.80, £76.20 Millbeck; Jacob £75.50 Zetland, £67.50 Kirkland Green; Beltex £76.80 Bridgegate, £70 Orthwaite Hall; Kendal Rough £71.50 Stackend; Soya £57.50 Tarnside House; Shetland £68.50 Oswie.

A smaller show of ewes and rams were forward to the normal ring of buyers with numbers short of buyers requirements. Heavy ewes and leaner ewes would be dearer on the week with the others similar. The sale was topped at £170 for heavy Beltex ewes from Rascarrel, others £134.50 Greenknowe and Johnston Bank, £126.50 Mouldy Hills; Texel £159.50, £158.50 Rascarrel, £154.50 Harene, £152.50 Newbigging; Suffolk £157.50, £154.50 The Land, £152.50 Golden Lane; Charollais £138.50 Road Side, £132.50 Golden Lane, £128.50 Road Side; Half Bred £136.50 Alton, £132.50 Newbigging; Oxford £132.50 Guards Farm; Leicester £130.50 Union Road, £128.50 Bailey Mill, £124.50 Spoutbank, £120.50 Nunscleugh; North Country Cheviot £118.50, £116.50 Lirritt, £110.50 Olrig Mains and Waterloo, £104.50 Archbank; Greyface £118.50 Sibmister, £114.50 Grainhead, £113.50 Mosshall, Westerseat and East Farm, £112.50 Newbiggin; Cheviot Mule £106.50 Woodlandsbank, £104.50 Skelfhill and Cleughbraemill; Zwartbles £102.50 Acotn Lodge; Milk Sheep £92.50 Mosshall; Woodland £84.50 Longrow; Dorper £82.50, £80.50 Port o Spittal. Hill ewes to £102.50 for Cheviots from East Deloraine, others £99.50 Fountanbleau, £96.50 Severs, £95.50 Lirrit, £94.50 Milnhilm, £90.50 Skelfhill; Blackface £98.50 Drinkstone, £92.50 Golden Lane, £88.50 Stackbraes, £87.50 Fountanbleau; Swaledale £94.50 Lirrit, £92.50 Shankfield Head, £90.50 Reaygarth, £86.50 Common House, £84.50 Nunscleugh; Lonk £91.50 East Farm; Lleyn £90.50 Bush of Ewes; Herdwick £84.50 East Farm, £82.50 Doveden Hall Cottage; Jacob £76.50 Orthwaite Hall, £50.50 Zetland; Soya £60.50 Acton Lodge; Shetland £59.50 Doveden Hall Cottage. Rams to £144.50 for Texel from Eycott, £140.50, £139.50 Rascarrel, £136.50 Drinkstone; Charollais £132.50 Hoddamtown, £128.50 Severs; Rouge £128.50 Fountanbleau; Suffolk £126.50 Reaygarth, £124.50 Severs, £116.50 Road Side; Leicester £122.50 Drinkstone, £120.50 Crossdykes, £113.50 Fordlands; Hill Cheviot £116.50 Newbigging, £102.50 Fountanbleau; North Country Cheviot £112.50 Lirrit, £110.50 Hill Crest; Bleu d’Maine £110.50 East Farm; Wiltshire £108.50 Lirrit; Dorset £104.50 Zetland; Blackface £93.50 Newbigging, £88.50 Fountanbleau, £84.50 Lirrit; Swaleldale £85.50 Lirrit; Jacob £82.50 East Farm; Dorper £80.50 Port o Spittal; Jacob £66.50 Tarnside.

Goats to £92.50, £85.50 Gatefoot.

Averages

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 149.5p (147.1p)
Heavy to 198.5p (169.8p)

Heifers
Light to 137.5p (137.5p)
Medium to 193.5p (171.4p)
Heavy to 204.5p (170.6p)

Young bulls to 165.5p (151.9p)

Hoggs
Light to 258.0p (225.7p)
Standard to 293.0p (230.2p)
Medium to 291.5p (239.6p)
Heavy to 258.0p (223.5p)
O/weight to 201.0p (171.5p)

Ewes
Light to £102.50 (£67.69)
Heavy to £170.00 (£112.39)

Cast Rams £144.50 (£96.44)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th April 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 31st March 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th March 2011

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