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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-07-07

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 73 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 2,568 prime lambs and 4,790 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th July, 2011.

A larger show of 73 prime cattle were on offer and met a remarkable trade topping at 207.5p for a Limousin bullock from A. Irving, Toppin Castle with a Limousin heifer from the same home selling at 204.5p, both being purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown. Mr Irvings run of 4 cattle levelled at 204.7p. Other Limousin bullocks to 203.5p from Messrs Nicholson, The Gill whose cattle averaged 195.2p. Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen sold a run of 10 bullocks which topped 195.5p and averaged 191.2p.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 207.5p Toppin Castle, 203.5p The Gill, 202.5p Toppin Castle, 195.5p Dashwellgreen and Houghton House, 194.5p (x3), 193.5p (x2), 192.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen.
British Blue – 204.5p Toppin Castle, 184.5p Dashwellgreen.
Bazadaise – 194.5p Nether Onsett.
Saler – 188.5p Dashwellgreen.
Charolais – 183.5p, 182.5p, 180.5p Sceughdyke, 180.5p The Nook.
Heifers
Limousin – 204.5p Toppin Castle, 196.5p Hallburn, 190.5p Snab Farm, 186.5p Sandbed, 183.5p Newtown Farm, 178.5p Southwoodhead.
Charolais – 185.5p (x2), 182.5p, 180.5p Wicket Thorn, 178.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue – 179.5p Sandbed.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,390 Toppin Castle, £1,332 The Gill, £1,316 Toppin Castle, £1,299 The Gill, £1,293 Houghton House, £1,280 The Gill, £1,277 Dashwell Green, £1,265 Sceughdyke.
Charolais – £1,302, £1,283 Sceughdyke, £1,275 Nether Onsett.
Saler – £1,281 Dashwell Green.
British Blue – £1,278 Toppin Castle.
Heifers
Limousin - £1,247 Snab Farm, £1,179 Hallburn, £1,146 Sandbed, £1,124 Toppin Castle.
Charolais – £1,196, £1,186, £1,137, £1,122 Wicket Thorn.

More young bulls are required.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bulls
Limousin – 176.5p, 172.5p, 167.5p The Lake.
Angus – 144.5p Westwinds.

Over Thirty Month cattle met a sharper trade with more fleshed cows on offer. British Blue cows topped the sale at 166.5p from Messrs Ferguson, Sandbed with Limousins to 164.5p Townfoot Farm, 155.5p Slealands.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Cows
British Blue – 166.5p Sandbed, 134.5p D’Mainholm.
Limousin – 164.5p Townfoot, 155.5p, 144.5p, 143.5p Slealands, 136.5p Greensburn, 131.5p Blindhillbush, 124.5p Greystoke Castle.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 148.5p Campingholm.
Galloway – 139.5p Byers Hall.
Friesian – 139.5p Down by Rigg, 120.5p Edenbank.
Simmental – 137.5p Mid Harrietsfield.
Luing – 117.5p Arkleton.
Bulls
Limousin – 111.5p, 107.5p Highend.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Cows
Limousin – £1,019 Townfoot, £997, £909, £907 Slealands, £907 Greensburn.
Simmental – £914 Mid Harrietsfield.
British Blue – £907 Sandbed, £874 D’Mainholm.
Luing – £875 Arkleton.
Friesian – £843 Down by Rigg, £831 Edenbank.
Bulls
Limousin – £983, £928 Highend.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A much larger show of 2,568 prime lambs was forward. A full ring of buyers saw lambs in demand with a tremendous average of 207p per kilo, a full 45p per kilo ahead of the corresponding week last year. More lambs regularly required. The sale was topped at 231p per kilo for Texels from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen and to £104.50 per head also for Texels from Messrs Walling, Over Whitlaw, others £100.50 Cubby Hill, £100 Allanshaws, £97.50 Stubsgill; Suffolk £102.50 Kilnford Croft, £98.50 Staffler, £96.20 Upper Mains, £95.50 Reaygarth; Zwartbles £100 Holmlea; Cheviot Mule £90.20 Allanshaws; Charollais £89.50 Windyhill, £88.20 Macherquhat, £86.20 Knowe Farm; Beltex £87.80 High Airyolland; North Country Cheviot £85.20 Allanshaws; Greyface £84.80 Lanehead; Half Bred £83.80 High Moat; Oxford £78.50 Stackbraes; Dorset £76.20 Guards, £75.80 Zetland; Jacob £69.80, £67.80 Zetland.

Another tremendous show of 4,790 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade as dear as ever seen in July with an overall average of £92.16. Good selling ewes continue to be in demand but it would be beneficial for lean hill ewes to be finished further.

The sale was topped at £173.50 for Texel rams from Smalmstown, others £152.50 Road Side, £146.50 Corries Mill; Suffolk £148.50 Westhill, £133.50 Skaill, £128.50 Bardnaclaven; Beltex £144.50 Newbigging, £128.50 Whitehill Cottage, £101.50 Hobbiesburn; North Country Cheviot £140.50 Roadside, £92.50 Lirrit; Hill Cheviot £120.50 Skelfhill, £93.50 Terrona, £86.50 Dinley; Leicester £108.50 High Airyolland, £96.50 Dinley, £88.50 Ramshope; Swaledale £103.50 Stackbraes, £78.50 Ramshope; Blackface £86.50 Rosgill Hall, £80.50 Alton and Newbigging; Herdwick £82.50 Longrigg; Shetland £58.50 Tarnside House, £56.50 Alton. Heavy ewes to £160.50 and £152.50 for Texels from Newbigging, £151.50 Severs, £150.50 Roadside, £146.50 Miller Hill; Beltex £140.50 Treehouse, £132.50 Copperthorns, £113.50 Whitehill Cottage; Suffolk £140.50 Skaill, £138.50 Flex, £136.50 Roadside; Millenium Blue £132.50, £100.50 Newbigging; Leicester £128.50 Raggetsyke, £126.50 Miller Hill, £118.50 Severs, Spoutbank and Raggetsyke; North Country Cheviot £128.50 Longoe, £124.50 Allanshaws and Longoe, £122.50 Allanshaws; Charollais £122.50 Lydden, £112.50 Redhouse; Rouge £118.50 Severs; Cheviot Mule £114.50 Kirkland Green, £92.50 Parknook; Greyface £113.50 Stubsgill, £110.50 Tonehall, £109.50 Jacksonrigg, Whinfield and Copperthorns; Zwartbles £106.50 Longrigg, £102.50 Cannon Park; Half Bred £80.50 Beilebedw. Hill ewes to £108.50 for Cheviots from East Mey, £106.50 Devonshire Rise, £98.50 Whitstonehill, £96.50 Bardnaclaven; Jacob £96.50 Wilseydown; Lleyn £90.50 Whitehill Cottage; Blackface £90.50 Crindledykes, £88.50 Derwent House, £84.50 Westhill; Swaledale £86.50 Stackbraes, £84.50 Stubsgill, £82.50 Miller Hill, £79.50 Stubsgill; Herdwick £78.50 Cottage, £74.50 Longrigg, £52.50 Cottage; Beulah £55.50 Devonshire Rise; Welsh Mountain £53.50 Henllys; Shetland £42.50 East Mey, £39.50 Alton.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 174.5p (174.5p)
Heavy to 207.5p (187.1p)

Heifers
Light to 175.5p (175.5p)
Medium to 183.5p (168.5p)
Heavy to 204.5p (176.8p)

Young bulls to 176.5p (163.8p)

Lambs
Light to 226.0p (213.1p)
Standard to 222.0p (207.1p)
Medium to 230.0p (207.2p)
Heavy to 210.0p (199.0p)
O/weight to 190.0p (163.4p)

Ewes
Light to £108.50 (£63.33)
Heavy to £160.50 (£101.26)

Cast Rams to £173.50(£100.66)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 30th June 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 23rd June 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 16 June 2011

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