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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-06-16

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 54 prime cattle, 14 young bull, 24 over thirty month cattle, 1,046 spring lambs, 931 prime hoggs and 5,176 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th June, 2011.

A smaller show of prime cattle and another good show of well fleshed cattle were on offer. Topping the sale was a Limousin bullock from A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen which sold to 199.5p and purchased by W Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, others to 198.5p (twice) from Toppin Castle and 197.5p The Gill. Mr. Irving of Toppin Castles run of cattle averaged out at 195.1p with Mr. Nicholsons, The Gills cattle levelling at 191.1p.

Principal Prices (per kilo)
Bullocks
Limousin – 199.5p Dashwellgreen, 198.5p Toppin Castle, 197.5p, 192.5p, 189.5p The Gill, 188.50 Dashwellgreen, 187.5p Dashwellgreen & Upper Tinwald Farm, 186.5p Toppin Castle, 185.5p The Gill, 184.5p Dashwellgreen & Houghton House, 181.5p Dashwellgreen
Saler – 186.5p Dashwellgreen
Continental – 180.5p Houghton House
Heifers
Blonde d’Aquitaine 184.5p Hallburn.
Limousin – 197.5p Toppin Castle, 191.5p Upper Tinwald, 190.5p, 184.5p Hallburn, 182.5p, 181.5p Sandbed
Charolais – 185.5p Hallburn, 174.5p Sceughdyke
Principal Prices (per head)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1312.50 Upper Tinwald, £1307.p55 The Gill, £1280.33 Toppin Castle, £1270.68 The Gill, £1260.48 Toppin Castle, £1244.25 The Gill, £1244.10 Dashwellgreen
Heifers
Charolais – £1209.90 Sceughdyke, £1134.25 Sceughdyke
Limousin - £1130.85 Sandbed, £1125.75 Toppin Castle

Young bulls
Ayrshire – 137.5p, 136.5p, 135.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p East Drumlemble Farm

Over Thirty Month cattle met a brisk trade and more numbers required.

Principal Prices (per kilo)
Cows
Shorthorn – 117.5p Gall
Limousin – 135.5p Nunscleugh, 123.5p Kaysbank, 121.5p Hilltop, 112.5p Kildaloig
Steers
Hereford – 128.5p Craigburn
Bulls
Limousin – 124.5p Horseholm
Galloway – 112.5p Ottercops
Principal Prices (per head)
Cows
Limousin – £928.18 Nunscleugh
Bulls
Limousin - £1332.15 Horseholm
Steers
Hereford - £944.48 Craigburn.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

There was a smaller show than required of spring lambs. The sale averaged 214p which was well in front of this weeks trade. This was only due to lack of numbers. Lambs look likely to settle between 200p and 220p per kilo. The sale topped at £110.50 for Suffolks from Linton House and Texels from Rhoin and to 242p for Texels from Cubby Hill.

Suffolks £110.50 Linton House, £100.50 Staffler, £99.50 Slealands; Texels £110.50 Rhoin, £107.50 Cardew Hall, £99.50 Guardsmill; Charollais £90.80 Culquhasen, £87.80 Knowe; Zwartbles £83.80 Westhills; Oxford £79.80 Guards. Light lambs to £79.20 for Texels from Chipping; Suffolks £77.20, £75.20 Sykehead.

A decent show of prime hoggs met a varying trade with well fleshed types easily sold and plainer types realisation. The sale averaged 165p/kilo. Top was £110.00 for Suffolks from Haythwaite Lane and to 212p from the same. Other Suffolks to £83.50 Linton House; Texels £89.80 Lerrit, £89.50 Linton House, £88.50 Yulescroft; Greyfaces £86.50 Castlemilk; Blackface £76.80 Lerrit, £75.20 Castlemilk; North Country Cheviots £77.50 Mossmain; Swaledale £66.50 Jubilee; Herdwicks £59.50 Weeds.
Lightweight hoggs to £63.20 for Suffolks from Lerrit; Cheviots £60.50 Lerrit; Texels £62.50 East Murkle; Greyface £59.50 Burnbank; Blackface £61.20 Lerrit £57.80 Alton Park.

A massive show of cast ewes and rams with all classes easily sold and hill ewes and small ewes being similar on the week, but big ewes slightly easier, although keenly bid for. Best Texel ewes were sharper. The sale topped at £163.50 for Texel ram from Rhoin, £142.50 Kirkland Green, £136.50 Muirhead, £132.50 Marygate, £130.50 Muirhead; Cheviots £132.50 Miller Place, £106.50 Lerrit & Tain Olrig; Suffolks £136.50 Linton House, £126.50 Roadside, £118.50 Eastgate; Charollais £128.50 Lerrit; Leicester £142.50 Brownleazes; Blackface £104.50 Eastgate, £96.50 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £118.50 Damside, £106.50 Grayside; Swaledale £76.50 Alton Farm; Beltex £100.50 Eastgate; Lleyn £110.50 Shinn Road.

Heavy ewes to £156.50 Summerhill, £148.50 Townfoot & Severs, £146.50 Severs & Roadside; Suffolk x £125.50 Severs, £122.50 Rhoin, £120.50 Redhouse; Suffolks £134.50 Fountainbleau, £124.50 Yulescroft & Roadside; Bleu de Maine £116.50 Eastgate; Charollais £140.50 Linton House, £126.50, £120.50 Severs Road; Halfbred £104.50 Shinn Road; Greyface £110.50 Brownleazes, £95.50 Derwent Way, £93.50 Sykehead & Cannon Park; Cheviot Mules £99.50 Kirkland Green; Leicesters £126.50 Brownleazes, £118.50 Eastgate, £108.50 Highside, £103.50 High Bishopton & Drumhumphrey; North Country Cheviot £106.5p Lerrit, £102.50 Damside; Beltex £96.50 The Wreay; Masham £83.50 Redhouse; Zwartbles £92.50 Summerhill; Oxford £108.50 Guards; Berrichon £96.50 Shinn Road: Lleyn £98.50, £84.50 Chipknowe.

Lightweight ewes topped for Blackfaces at £90.50 Gall & Brownleazes, £87.50 Edge; Swaledale £70.50 Laverhay & Aimshaugh, £69.50 Blackhouse; Herdwicks £67.50 Lerrit; Jacobs £75.50 Hallworthy; Shetland £44.50 Fountainbleau; Cheviots £88.50 No 1 Broynach, £86.50 Newbigging & Tarrasfoot.

Goats to £95.50, £94.50, £90.50 Coytre.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 162.5p (156.9p)
Heavy to 199.5p (179.6p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 184.5p (184.5p)
Heavy to 197.5p (173.2p)

Young bulls to 137.5p (121.3p)

Hoggs
Light to 188.0p (158.4p)
Standard to 183.0p (166.1p)
Medium to 200.0p (169.2p)
Heavy to 212.0p (151.6p)
Shlgs to 194.0p (142.0p)

Lambs
Light to 225.0p (211.7p)
Standard to 242.0p (215.4p)
Medium to 232.0p (215.7p)
Heavy to 212.0p (200.2p)
O/weight to 197.0p (183.9p)

Ewes
Light to £90.50 (£66.02)
Heavy to £156.50 (£93.76)

Cast Rams to £163.50 (£96.10)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd June 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th May 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th May 2011

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