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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-08-11

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 103 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 2,696 prime lambs and 3,881 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th August, 2011.

A massive show of 103 prime cattle the largest seen for sometime at this centre. Trade maintained recent high rates with vendors being pleased with their returns. Prices peaking at 214.5p and 211.5p for Limousin steers from A Irving, Toppin Castle and purchased by W Kirkup & Son, Butchers, Longtown. Mr. Irving also sold the top price Limousin heifer at 210.5p again purchased by W Kirkup & Sons.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 214.5p, 211.5p Toppin Castle, 209.5p Upper Tinwald, 205.5p Faulding Cleugh, 204.5p, 201.5p The Gill, 198.5p Faulding Cleugh & Haining House, 196.5p Haining House.
British Blue – 205.5p Faulding Cleugh & Toppin Castle
Charolais – 177.5p Nether Onsett, 173.5p Sceughdyke
Simmental – 179.5p Houghton House
Saler – 193.5p Hallburn, 176.5p Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Limousin – 210.5p Toppin Castle, 209.5p Upper Tinwald, 199.5p, 197.5p Easton Farm, 196.5p Newby Farm, 193.5p, 191.5p Easton Farm, 190.5p Brydekirk Mains
Charolais – 199.5p, 192.5p Hallburn, 185.5p Sceughdyke
Angus – 177.5p Smallholms
British Blue – 209.5p Hallburn, 187.5p, 186.5p Easton Farm, 185.5p Brydekirk Mains
Devon x – 186.5p, 183.5p Low Hallburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1340.63 Toppin Castle, £1329.90 The Gill, £1309.38 Upper Tinwald
British Blue – £1,253.55 Toppin Castle
Charolais – £1,375.63 Nether Onsett, £1214.50 Sceughdyke
Saler - £1306.10 Nether Onsett, £1286.78 Hallburn
Heifers
Charolais – £1126.13 Hallburn, £1075.90 Sceughdyke
Limousin - £1,1340.80 Upper Tinwald, £1157.75 Toppin Castle, £1131.98 Easton Farm, £1118.05 Newby Farm
British Blue - £1110.35 Hallburn, £1000.98 Easton Farm

A much improved show of OTM cattle were forward and saw a brisk trade throughout. Top price was 169.5p for a Limousin cow from Messrs J Magnay, Smallholms, with others 158.5p Nunscleugh. Black & White cows sold to 153.5p from TB Imrie, Harelaw Hole.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Cows
Limousin – 169.5p Smallholms, 158.5p Nunscleugh, 140.5p Byreburnside, 137.5p Dinley, 136.5p Newhouse, 132.5p Smallholm, 128.5p Newhouse, 123.5p Smallholm, 122.5p Whitehill
British Blue – 134.5p Branteth, 127.5p Newhouse
Friesian – 153.5p Harelaw Hole
Angus – 135.5p Sceughdyke
Charolais – 142.5p Byreburnside
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,141.20 Nunscleugh, £1037.40 Newhouse, £983.50 Byreburnside, £898.35 Smallholms
Charolais – £969 Byreburnside
British Blue - £911.63 Newhouse, £904.55 Hallburncroft
Angus - £934.95 Sceughdyke.

Young Prime Bulls met a very buoyant trade and more numbers are required to fill buyers orders. A Limousin x Friesian bull topped at 182.5p Harelawhole.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin x Friesian – 182.5p, 177.5p Harelawhole
Friesian - 159.5p (x2), 156.5p Becton Hall

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

Prime lambs were a small show due to trade being cheaper all week and the wet weather. The lambs met a strong demand and many more could have been sold to the vendors advantage. Light lambs also met with a strong demand.

Top was £95.80 for Texels from AR Bell, Burnside who sold others to £94.80, £93.80. Suffolks £90.50, £88.50 Barnglies, £87.50 Guards Mill; Cheviots £70.80 Newlands; Bleu de Maines £82.20 Middle Farm; Charollais £81.20 The Chestnuts, £77.20 Butterdales, £75.50 Roanstree; Halfbreds £75.80 Gilston,, £75.20 Dodgsonstown, £74.80 High Moat; Greyface £78.20 Nunscleugh, £77.80 Newlands, £76.50 Chapel; Cheviot Mules £80.50 Chapel, £73.80 Carterton, £71.20 Buchrig; Blackfaces £69.50 Upperburnmouth; Beltex £82.20 Corriefield; LLeyns £65 Craighousesteads; Dorsets £62 Gillfoot.
Lightweights to £68.80 for Greyfaces from Meadowbank; Texels £66.80 Blacksmiths Cottage & Meadowbank, £65.80 Meadowbank; Charollais £63.80 3, Meinbank; Swaledale £62.50 Burnhouse; Zwartbles £60 Meadowbank.

Cast ewes and rams saw all classes similar on the week with numbers short of requirements. Top was £139 for Texels from Roadside, others £137 Highgate, £131 West Millhills & Roadside; Suffolks £137 East Cliff & Durran Mains; Cheviot £88 Highgate, £79 Attonburn, £77 Hermitage; Charollais £136 Milton Grange; Leicesters £113 Eastgate, £101 Milton Grange, £98 Roachburn; Blackface £93 Lamperts, £79 Foulshiels; North Country Cheviots £137 Durran Mains, £109 Eastgate; £101 Durran Mains; Swaledale £81.50 Hole House; Lleyns £122 Eastgate, £108, £101 The Height; Milk Sheep £100 Roadside.

Texel ewes topped at £129 Snowsgreen, £126 Roadside, £124 Eastgate; Suffolks £126 Hassendeanburn, £121 Gilston, £119 Foulshiels; Texels £129 Snowsgreen, £126 Roadside, £124 Eastgate; Charollais £117 Roadside, £106.50 Westgate; Greyface £114 Westgate, £90.50 Snowsgreen, £87.50 Deanfoot & Pennington; Cheviot Mules £91 Gilston, £89 Skelfhill, £84.50 Priesthaugh; Leicester £121 Foulshiels; North Country Cheviots £115 Eastgate, £109 Bardnaclaven, £99 Halldykes; Beltex £77 Eastgate; Lleyns £79 The Height; Masham £69 Newlands; Zwartbles £101 Croft Head; Berrichon £102 Gillfoot.

Light ewes to £77 for Cheviots from Granton & Blackfaces from Clover Hill, other Cheviots to £75.50 Buchrig, £73.50 Upper Ashtrees & Sorbie, other Blackfaces £73.50 Cleughbrae, £70.50 Eastgate; Swaledales £71.50 Midtodhills, £64.50 Nunscleugh & Bailey Mill, £63.50 Roachburn; Jacobs £64 Gateside; Shetland £47.50 Eastgate.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 205.5p (182.5p)
Heavy to 214.5p (187.4p)

Heifers
Light to 209.5p (192.2p)
Medium to 199.5p (174.6p)
Heavy to 210.5p (181.5p)

Young bulls to 182.5p (163.8p)

Lambs
Light to 196.0p (195.0p)
Standard to 194.7p (183.1p)
Medium to 196.0p (178.8p)
Heavy to 204.0p (168.4p)
O/weight to 167.0p (162.8p)

Ewes
Light to £77.00 (£54.45)
Heavy to £129.00 (£81.26)

Cast Rams to £139.00 (£94.60)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th August 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th July 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st July 2011

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