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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-06-23

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 64 prime cattle, 35 over thirty month cattle, 1,867 prime lambs, 343 prime hoggs and 4,767 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd June, 2011.

A larger show of 64 prime cattle forward with a plainer show on offer. Limousin bullocks topped at 196.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Limousin heifers to 192.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 196.5p, 191.5p Dashwellgreen, 186.5p The Gill, 185.5p Dashwellgreen and The Gill, 183.5p, 182.5p Dashwellgreen, 181.5p Nether Onsett.
British Blue – 185.5p The Gill.
Charolais – 183.5p High Stenries, 181.5p Sceughdyke, 177.5p High Stenries, 174.5p Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Limousin – 192.5p Hallburn, 188.5p Hallburn, 187.5p Sandbed and Brydekirk Mains, 185.5p Brydekirk Mains, 183.5p Hallburn.
Charolais – 183.5p, 179.5p Wicket Thorn.
South Devon – 179.5p Brydekirk Mains.
British Blue – 177.5p Low Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
British Blue – £1,320 Sceughdyke.
Charolais – £1,306 Sceughdyke, £1,277 Nether Onsett, £1,220 High Stenries.
Limousin – £1,270 The Gill, £1,254 (x2), £1,253 Dashwellgreen, £1,234 Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,224, £1,211, £1,160, £1,153 Wicket Thorn
Limousin - £1,121 Sandbed.

An improved show of Over Thirty Month cattle saw Limousin cows top at 150.5p from K.W. Coulthard & Partners, Low Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Cows
Limousin – 150.5p Low Hallburn, 136.5p Jerriestown, 129.5p High Stenries, 128.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 127.5p Garth Folds, 124.5p High Stenries.
Simmental – 132.5p Garth Folds.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 125.5p Sleetbeck.
Continental – 119.5p High Stenries.
Friesian – 119.5p, 116.5p Halltown House, 113.5p The Stubb.
Hereford – 117.5p High Stenries.
Angus – 116.5p Potholm.
Steers
Limousin – 136.5p Snab Farm.
Bulls
Charolais – 114.5p Moss Side.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Cows
Limousin – £910 Low Hallburn.
Friesian – £885, £872 Halltown House, £862 The Stubb.
Hereford – £846 High Stenries.
Bulls
Charolais - £1,374 Moss Side.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

The 1,867 prime lambs were the largest show of the season. The sale averaged 202.6p per kilo in line with the national trend. The sale was topped at 236p per kilo for Texels from Roundbush with a top per head of £108.50 for Texels from Upper Mains, others £100.50 Cardew Hall, £97.80 Barnglies and Cardew Hall; Suffolk £103.50 Upper Mains, £102.50 Barnglies, £94.80 High Wreay; Greyface £93.50 Lea Hill, £84.50 Cooilingel Farm; Zwartbles £83.50 The Bents; Charollais £82.80 Rottington Hall, £81.80 Culquhasen, £79.50 Knarr Farm; Oxford £77.80 Guards Farm.

343 prime hoggs were forward and averaged 158.2p per kilo. Top per head of 188p for Texels from Ellerslie and to £84.50 for Cheviot Mules from Dinley; Blackface £83.50 Blackburn, £71.50 Culquhasen; Suffolk £82.50 Newlands; Texel £82.50 Fountanbleau, £80.50 Culquhasen; Hill Cheviot £79.50 Falnash; Charollais £77.50 Kirkland Green; Greyface £74.50 Ringligate, £68.50 Far How; Lleyn £61.50 Gatehouse Cote; Swaledale £57.50 Newbiggin.

Another large show of 4,767 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Ewes were ££3 to £4 back on the week with heavy ewes suffering most. Good lean selling ewes and small ewes remain easy to sell. The sale was topped at £153.50 for Suffolk rams from Severs Road, £140.50 Kersheugh; Texel £150.50 Farnbury, £148.50 Red House; Charollais £148.50 Newbiggin, £143.50 Fountanbleau; Beltex £143.50 Kersheugh, £128.50 Severs; Leicester £133.50 Farnbury, £126.50 Castle Nook; Lleyn £116.50, £108.50 Cleuch Head; Hill Cheviot £110.50 Cooilingel, £90.50 Seavers; Woodland £108.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Stackbraes; Zwartbles £96.50 Cooilingel; Swaledale £93.50 Roachburn, £88.50 Snowsgreen; Easycare £90.50 Kersheugh; Blackface £86.50 Fountanbleau, £84.50 Dalveen; Herdwick £68.50 Newbiggin; Kerry Hill £80.50 Severs.

Heavy ewes to £146.50 for Texels from Fountanbleau, £144.50 Road Side, £140.50 Hawthorns; Rouge £138.50 Seavers; Suffolk £128.50 Longyester, £120.50 The Land, £118.50 Guards Mill and Longyester; Charollais £126.50 Severs, £103.50 Chibbanagh; Millenium Blue £126.50 Roundbush; Beltex £126.50 Roadside, £110.50 Red House; Leicester £116.50 Castle Nook, £110.50 Cooilingel, £108.50 Roachburn, Kirkland Green and Walton Highrigg; North Country Cheviot £114.50 Red House, £108.50 Graystale, £98.50 Roadside; Half Bred £113.50 Guards Mill, £96.50 Whins; Cheviot Mule £112.50 Red House, £100.50 Stackbraes, £94.50 Treconer; Greyface £108.50 Cubby Hill, £94.50 Cooilingel, £92.50 Red House; Oxford £96.50 Fountanbleau, £85.50 Severs; Easycare £78.50 Fountanbleau; Shropshire £71.50 Snowsgreen; Zwartbles £69.50 Stackbraes, £66.50 The Bents; Milk Sheep £66.50 Treconer.

Hill ewes to £85.50 for Cheviots from Henllys, £84.50 Bluebell, £78.50 Dinley; Blackface £80.50 Smyllum, £79.50 Bluebell, £77.50 Redesmouth; Jacob £74.50 Castle Nook; Swaledale £70.50 Roachburn and Willimoteswick, £69.50 Snowsgreen, £67.50 Todhillwood; Herdwick £68.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £38.50 Fountanbleau.

Goats to £80.50 Kirkland Green.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 162.5p (162.5p)
Heavy to 196.5p (176.4p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 188.5p (168.2p)
Heavy to 192.5p (173.3p)

Young bulls to -------p (-------p)

Hoggs
Light to 188.0p (166.6p)
Standard to 176.0p (161.0p)
Medium to 179.0p (153.0p)
Heavy to 167.0p (139.9p)
Shlgs to 201.0p (148.4p)

Lambs
Light to 230.0p (215.1p)
Standard to 236.0p (204.0p)
Medium to 223.0p (200.5p)
Heavy to 207.0p (198.0p)
O/weight to 194.0p (191.0p)

Ewes
Light to £85.50 (£60.03)
Heavy to £146.50 (£91.67)

Cast Rams to £153.50(£96.41)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 16 June 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd June 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th May 2011

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