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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 107 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 31 over thirty month cattle, 7,276 prime lambs and 7,849 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th August, 2011.

Once again a large show of 107 prime cattle saw a tremendous trade throughout and vendors going home delighted with their returns. Limousin bullocks topped the sale at 221.5p for an outstanding animal from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum, other Limousin bullocks to 215.5p Toppin Castle, 211.5p, 209.5p, 208.5p Outertown, 208.5p Toppin Castle.

Limousin – 221.5p Gardrum, 215.5p Toppin Castle, 211.5p, 209.5p, 208.5p Outertown, 208.5p, 206.5p Toppin Castle, 206.5p Newby Farm, 203.5p (x2) Outertown, 200.5p Townfoot, 199.5p Nether Onsett, 195.5p Outertown, 195.5p, 192.5p Newtown.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 213.5p Gardrum.
Charolais – 193.5p, 190.5p, 189.5p, 188.5p, 187.5p, 185.5p (x2) Blackwell Hall.
British Blue – 192.5p Outertown.
Saler– 188.5p Hallburn, 184.5p Blackwell Hall and Hallburn.
Simmental – 184.5p, 183.5p Blackwell Hall.
Charolais – 198.5p Outertown, 196.5p Sceughdyke, 195.5p, 192.5p Upper Mains.
Limousin – 194.5p Newby Farm, 192.5p Bleatarn, 191.5p Townfoot and Bleatarn, 190.5p Brydekirk Mains.

Limousin – £1,386 Outertown, £1,368 Nether Onsett, £1,361 Outertown, £1,357 Toppin Castle, £1,343 Outertown, £1,334 Toppin Castle, £1,332 Outertown, £1,329 Gardrum, £1,317 Blackwell Hall.
Charolais – £1,362 Blackwell Hall, £1,335 Sceughdyke, £1,309, £1,304, £1,300, £1,298, £1,289, £1,286 Blackwell Hall.
Saler – £1,304, £1,273 Blackwell Hall.
Limousin - £1,137 Newby Farm.
Charolais – £1,443, £1,368 Upper Mains.

Over Thirty Month Cattle were a better show for quality and sold to a top of 168.5p for a British Blue from Messrs T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke with Limousins to 159.5p Kilbride Farm.
Charolais – 148.5p, 128.5p Byreburnside.
Limousin – 159.5p Cowburn, 144.5p (x2) Greensburn, 143.5p Byreburnside, 134.5p (x2) The Flatt.
British Blue – 168.5p Sceughdyke, 132.5p The Flatt, 127.5p Swaites.
Friesian – 131.5p Becton Hall, 124.5p Grainhead, 114.5p Peterscrook, 109.5p Grainhead.
British Blue – £1,230 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,062 Greensburn, £1,011 Byreburnside, £960 Greensburn.
Friesian – £1,038 Becton Hall.
Charolais – £1,017 Byreburnside.
Simmental – £1,003 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls – more required.
Limousin – 169.5p Becton Hall.
Galloway – 168.5p Calees Cottage.
Friesian – 151.5p Becton Hall.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A collosal show of 7,276 prime lambs on Thursday, selling to the usual full ring of buyers and averaging a very respectable 176.1p per kilo for that sheer volume, a good 6-10p ahead of other centres on the same day.

The sale was topped at 207p per kilo for Beltex from Janey and Libby Hall, Blacksmiths Cottage. Top per head of £92.50 for Charollais from Messrs Ryder, Black Hamilton, Blackford, others £82.50 Annanhill, £81.50 Allfornaught; Texel £89.50, £87.50 Kirkton, £83.50 Staffler; Beltex £82.80 Bolton Wood Lane, £81.50 Beck View; Suffolk £78.50 Red House, £77.20 Whins, £76.80 Albierigg; Greyface £78.20 Haining House, £77.20 Highwood, £75.50 Crosshill; Cheviot Mule £76.80 Gospel Hall; Blackface £74.50, £63.50 Cooilingel, £63.20 Milnmark; North Country Cheviot £74.20 Hownam Grange, £70.80 Wham Head; Bleu d’Maine £73.80 Middle Farm; Hill Cheviot £71.20 Dinley, £69.80 Raeburnfoot.

The 2,079 lightweight lambs sold to a top of 207.5p per kilo and £72.50 per head for Texels from Miss Robyn Bowker, Ashrigg Park, Gretna, others £67.80 Catslackburn and Ronachan; Beltex £69.80 Bankhead; Suffolk £65.80 Leahaugh, £64.80 Brantwood; Greyface £60.80 Whitslade, £59.20 Arnicle; Hill Cheviot £59.50 Crawfordjohn Mill; Charollais £59.50 Cardewlees; Blackface £57.20 Chapel Farm, £56.20 Arnicle, £55.80 Ballywilline.

A phenomenal show of 7,849 cast ewes and rams was forward to the usual full ring of buyers and met a fantastic trade to be up £3 on the week as Ramadam comes to an end. The sale was topped at £160.50 for a Charollais ram from Newbigging, others £148.50 Sibmister; Suffolk £158.50 Severs, £153.50 West Farm, £138.50 Carterhaugh; Texel £158.50 Sibmister, £143.50 West Farm, £138.50 Cooilingel; North Country Cheviot £143.50 Miller Place, £128.50 Hownam Grange, £118.50 Roadside; Beltex £140.50 Haithwaite; Hill Cheviot £133.50 Raeburnfoot, £118.50 Skelfhill; Leicester £123.50 Sanders Close, £118.50 Kirksteads; Oxford £118.50 Winterhope; Blackface £88.50 Glenbeg and Uppercleugh, £86.50 Black Mountain; Swaledale £88.50 Randalholme, £76.50 Dumblar Rigg.

Heavy ewes to £134.50 for Texels from West Farm and Roadside, others £132.50 Newbigging, £130.50 Graystale and Newry; Suffolk £128.50 Fountanbleau, £122.50 Roadside and Newry, £120.50 Kilnfordcroft and Woodside; Bleu d’Maine £122.50 Waterside; Leicester £116.50 Newbigging, £113.50 Nunscleugh; Charollais £116.50 Roadside and Winterhope; Continental £106.50 Waltonwoodhead; North Country Cheviot £102.50 Achscrabster and Lirrit, £100.50 Wester Dunnet; Cheviot Mule £101.50 Colmslie Hill, £100.50 Ashrigg Park; Half Bred £98.50 Backmuir; Greyface £92.50 Fountanbleau, £91.50 Church Street, £90.50 Burnbank; Beltex £91.50 Crossgates, £90.50 Mouldy Hills and Waterside.

Hill ewes to £90.50 for Cheviots from Raeburnfoot, £86.50 Terrona; Lleyn £88.50 Marygate, £77.50 Hazelbank; Blackface £82.50 Low Carry House, £76.50 Newbigging, £74.50 Kilchamaig; Kerry Hill £78.50 Winterhope, £76.50 Churchview; Swaledale £70.50 The Hollows, £68.50 Batey Shield and Pole Farm; Herdwick £58.50 Church Street.

Goats to £76.50 Common House Farm.


Light to 147.5p (147.5p)
Medium to 206.5p (182.4p)
Heavy to 221.5p (183.6p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 175.5p (166.1p)
Heavy to 198.5p (182.7p)

Young bulls to 169.5p (158.6p)

Light to 204.0p (172.8p)
Standard to 207.0p (179.5p)
Medium to 204.0p (175.8p)
Heavy to 180.0p (160.3p)
O/weight to 162.0p (140.4p)

Light to £90.50 (£58.59)
Heavy to £134.50 (£84.53)

Cast Rams to £160.50(£98.85)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th August 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th August 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th August 2011

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