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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-07-28

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 69 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 25 over thirty month cattle, 4,613 prime lambs and 5,337 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th July, 2011.

Yet again a big show of 64 prime cattle saw trade sharper on the week with more grass fed cattle on offer. Limousin heifers to 205.5p from Messrs Ferguson, Sandbed, with Limousin bullocks to 205.5p, 203.5p (x2), 201.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Mr Taylor sold a run of 7 bullocks to average 199.8p.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 205.5p, 203.5p (x2), 201.5p, 196.5p, 192.5p, 191.5p Dashwellgreen, 191.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 190.5p Nether Onsett, 189.5p, 188.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 185.5p Newby Farm.
Charolais – 189.5p Nether Onsett, 175.5p Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Limousin – 205.5p Sandbed, 195.5p, 191.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 191.5p Sandbed, 183.5p Newtown, 175.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage and Sandbed.
Simmental 189.5p Townfoot.
Saler 184.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue 183.5p, 179.5p Low Hallburn.
Charolais – 182.5p, 175.5p Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,343 Dashwell Green, £1,318 Newtown, £1,302, £1,277, £1,233, £1,222 Dashwellgreen.
Charolais – £1,326, £1,225 Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Limousin - £1,119, £1,081 Sandbed.

Bulls met a flying trade and more numbers required.
PRINCIPAL PRICES
Bulls
Limousin – 182.5p The Lake, 172.5p, 166.5p Harelawhole, 163.5p The Lake.
Charolais – 174.5p The Lake.

A plain show of Over Thirty Month cattle saw trade similar on the week. Limousin cows to 133.5p, 131.5p from Mr W. Hodgson, Blindhillbush. Black & White cows to 131.5p from T.B. Imrie, Harelawhole.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Cows
Limousin – 133.5p, 131.5p, 123.5p Blindhillbush.
Friesian – 131.5p Harelawhole, 120.5p Evertown, 115.5p Rowanburnfoot, 113.5p Harelawhole.
Angus – 114.5p Rowanburnfoot.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A larger show of 4,613 prime lambs levelled at 197.1p per kilo, well ahead of most centres this week. Lambs 25-32 kilos averaged 206p and lambs 32-39 kilos averaged 200p, once lambs were getting over 44 kilos up to 50 kilos they were not worth a whole lot more and harder to cash. Handyweight lambs 34-38 kilos seem to be in much demand and short of requirements. The sale was topped at 219p per kilo for Dutch Texels from Messrs Sowerby Amoshill, with a top per head of £98.50 for Suffolks from Barnglies and Kilnfordcroft, others £91 Barnglies; Bleu d’Maine £97.50, £94.80 Middle Farm; Texel £96.80 Kilnfordcroft, £95.50 Low Longthwaite, £94.50 Pirntaton; Charollais £92.50 Pates Hill, £87.50 Newlands, £85 Nunscleugh; Greyface £85.80 Crosshill, £85.50 Slaterfield, £77.80 Woodhouse; Dorset £84.80 Edge; Beltex £84.80 Low Longthwaite, £77.20 Lanehead; Cheviot Mule £83.80 Earlside; Half Bred £78.20 High Moat, £74.80 Newlands; Blackface £75.50 Balgray Hill; Lleyn £73.80 Dolphinston; Herdwick £64 Tarnside House; Swaledale £61.80 Stonehall.

Again forward was another massive show of 5,337 cast ewes and rams which sold to the usual full ring of buyers and met an animated trade with heavy ewes £6 dearer on the week and hill ewes £2 up. The sale was topped at £156.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Messrs Logan, Pirntaton, others £146.50 Roadside, £144.50 Alton; Suffolk £131.50 Claycrop, £129.50 Roadside, £128.50 Golden Lane; Charollais £128.50 Severs and Roadside, £118.50 Southview; Greyface £124.50, £121.50 Tree Farm, £106.50 High Wreay, £104.50 Golden Lane; Leicester £120.50 Foulshiels, £114.50 Westhill, £112.50 Whitedyke; North Country Cheviot £120.50 Westhill, £114.50 Newlands and Roadside, £110.50 Orchard Farm and Bardnaclaven; Half Bred £118.50 Earlside, £115.50 Alton; Roussin £116.50 Newbigging; Hampshire £108.50 Golden Lane; Cheviot Mule £108.50 Murtholm and Orchard Farm, £104.50 Newlands; Oxford £99.50 Golden Lane; Dorset £98.50 Southview, £90.50 Golden Lane, £88.50 Higher Bughill; Beltex £98.50 Newbigging; Milk Sheep £88.50 Southview; Zwartbles £76.50 Wardrew.

Hill ewes to £94.50 Dolphinston, £86.50 West Glenstockdale, £84.50 Nipster; Cheviot £90.50 Upper Hindhope, £87.50 Haithwaite, £86.50 Westhill; Blackface £83.50 Deuchrie, £80.50 Cowburn, £79.50 Aikengall; Swaledale £80.50, £72.50 Bellmount, £64.50 Haithwaite; Jacob £70.50 Golden Lane; Herdwick £66.50 The Bank, £58.50 The Reddings, £56.50 Newington; Soya £59.50 The Bank.

Rams to £153.50 for Suffolks from Chapel Farm, £143.50 Flex; Charollais £148.50, £120.50 Roadside; Texel £142.50 Westhill, £140.50 Waltonwoodhead, £138.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £130.50 Newbigging, £106.50 Gospel; Hill Cheviot £128.50 Murtholm, £126.50 Cowburn, £120.50 Upper Hindhope; Leicester £126.50 Newbigging, £96.50 Severs; Blackface £118.50 Wardrew, £95.50 Cowburn; Beltex £113.50 Waltonwoodhead; Berrichon £108.50 Newbigging; Lleyn £88.50 Sloda Hill.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 191.5p (175.5p)
Heavy to 205.5p (178.1p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 170.5p (163.4p)
Heavy to 205.5p (173.9p)

Young Bulls to 182.5p (172.1p)

Lambs
Light to 219.0p (206.6p)
Standard to 217.0p (200.7p)
Medium to 218.8p (193.9p)
Heavy to 212.0p (186.0p)
O/weight to 186.0p (185.8p)

Ewes
Light to £94.50 (£60.85)
Heavy to £156.50 (£97.54)

Cast Rams to £153.50 (£103.69)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st July 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 14th July 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th July 2011

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