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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-09-15

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 46 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 30 over thirty month cattle, 5,004 prime lambs and 6,202 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th September, 2011.

A much smaller show of prime cattle due to the dry day, with the quality cattle very dear once again. Top price of 213.5p for a Limousin bullock from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, others 212.5p J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett. Limousin heifers to 211.5p and 206.5p L.E. Grice & Son, Newtown Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 213.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 212.5p Nether Onsett, 197.5p Fenton Farm, 195.5p Newtown Farm, 193.5p Nether Onsett, 190.5p Fenton Farm.
Galloway – 211.5p Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Limousin – 211.5p, 206.5p Newtown Farm, 204.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 200.5p Newtown Farm, 190.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 197.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,381 Nether Onsett, £1,348 Newtown Farm, £1,323 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Galloway – £1,311 Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Limousin – £1,173, £1,135, £1,102 Newtown Farm, £1,101 Low Hallburn Farm.
Charolais – £1,224 Sceughdyke.

Trade saw Over Thirty Month Cattle a shade easier, topping at 145.5p for a Limousin from E. Wilkie, Shaw Cottage.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 145.5p Shaw Cottage, 141.5p Wanwood Hill, 125.5p Howard House and Branteth.
British Blue – 139.5p Howard House, 130.5p Shaw of Dryfe, 120.5p Nether Albie
Angus – 134.5p Clarghyll Farm.
Simmental – 121.5p Jerriestown

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

Another strong show of 5,004 prime lambs were forward, selling to the best trade of the week, averaging 170.5p per kilo. Export good quality lambs sold at recent high rates with lighter lambs also keenly sought after, but too many lean lambs are being presented to affect the averages. Could vendors also please ensure that due to recent weather conditions, lambs are presented clean! The sale was topped at 198p per kilo for Texels from A. & B. Fox, Hilltop and for Beltex from D. & R. Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill. Top per head of £93.50 twice for Texels from W.J. Corrie & Son, Shankcastle and from D. Creer, Cooilingel, others £88.80 Kirkton and Sibmister; Suffolk £83.80 Hallburncroft, £79.80 Sceughdyke and Cooilingel, £79.50 Backmuir; Beltex £83.20 Balgray Hill, £80.20 Ryehills, £79.80 Balgray Hill; Greyface £83.20 Carsloe, £69.80 Cooilingel, Gibbs Hill and Glen Lough; Charollais £78.20 Newtown, £77.80 High Wreay, £69.20 Milton Mains; Blackface £74.80 Wanwood Hill, £67.80 Chapel House and Allensgreen, £66.20 Gall and Allensgreen; North Country Cheviot £71.80 Balgray Hill; Cheviot Mule £69.80 Balgray Hill, £68.20 Skelfhill; Dorset £67.20 Guards Farm; Easycare £66.20 Cleongart, £62.80 Townfoot; Hill Cheviot £65.80 Chapel Farm, £64.80 Catslackburn and Over Kirkhope; Lleyn £63.20 Windyknowe; Leicester £61.80 Walton High Rigg; Zwartbles £60.50 Farmers Close; Swaledale £54.80 Coldshield.

The 1,040 Lightweight lambs sold to £65.20 for Suffolks from Killimister, £63.80 Castlecreavie; Beltex £64.80 Waterloo; Texel £60.80 Mossband House, £59.80 Killimister and Castlecreavie; North Country Cheviot £60.20 Durran Mains; Hill Cheviot £59.80 Catslackburn, £52.20 Woodcroft; Greyface £57.80 Meggethead, £56.80 Blackburn; Charollais £53.80 Farmers Close; Swaledale £53.20 Coldshield; Kerry £53.20 Farmers Close; Easycare £52.80 Cooilingel.

Another large show of 6,202 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade would be slightly easier on the week but good selling ewes still dear, still easily ahead of most other centres.

The sale topped at £142.50 for Texel ewes from Cranshaws, others £138.50 West Watten, £132.50 Roadside; Suffolk £118.50 Backmuir, £109.50 Severs, £108.50 Roadside and Severs; Beltex £104.50 Lirrit; Bleu d’Maine £100.50 Severs; Charollais £99.50 Derwent House, £96.50 Roadside; Greyface £98.50, £88.50 Crumhaugh Hill, £81 Upper Hunderlee, £79.50 Stackbraes; Half Bred £96.50, £84.50 Broomhill Bank; North Country Cheviot £94.50 Reaster and High Moat, £88.50 Hillhead and High Moat, £84.50 Reaster; Cheviot Mule £89.50 Barnglies, £84.50 Sibmister and Severs, £82.50 Branxholm Braes; Border Leicester £84.50 Fountanbleau; Leicester £82.50 Severs, £80.50 Shitlington Hall, £72.50 Gill Farm; Dorset £72.50 Lirrit, £69.50 Dunnabie; Half Bred £70.50 Relief.

Light ewes to £74.50 for Cheviots from East Field of Wiston, £70.50 Falnash, £67.50 Stackbraes, £66.50 Northfield; Blackface £72.50 Stackbraes, £69.50 East Mains, £68.50 Craigdouglas, Shitlington Hall and Fruid; Lleyn £71.50 Townfoot, £63.50 Glenapp, £56.50 Newbigging; Swaledale £67.50 Pry Hill, £65.50 Upper Burnmouth, £64.50 Dykehead, £62.50 Softley; Clun £67.50 Backmuir; Easycare £66.50 Barnside and Glenapp; Welsh Mountain £60.50 Gill Farm; Herdwick £57.50 Powheads, £44.50 Gill Farm; Jacob £56.50 Parks Farm; Shetland £49.50 Barrogill Mains; Hebridean £28.50 Sunnyside.

Rams to £134.50 for Texels from East Middle, £130.50 Severs, £120.50 Catslackburn; Suffolk £120.50 Hott Farm, £106.50 Lirrit; Lleyn £108.50 Bogues, £98.50 South Bowerhouses, £79.50 Townfoot; Hill Cheviot £106.50 Cowburn, £96.50 Catslackburn, £90.50 Smithy House; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Fountanbleau, £80.50 Lirrit; Easycare £88.50 Glenapp; Blackface £86.50 Craig Douglas, £73.50 Haithwaite; Herdwick £78.50 Powheads; Jacob £66.50 Parks Farm; Charollais £62.50 Roadside.

Goats to £69.50 Barnside.

Averages

Steers
Light to 141.5p (138.5p)
Medium to 169.5p (153.5p)
Heavy to 213.5p (189.6p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 201.5p (180.1p)
Heavy to 211.5p (182.8p)

Young bulls to 129.5p (129.5p)

Lambs
Light to 181.0p (168.1p)
Standard to 198.0p (173.6p)
Medium to 198.0p (170.2p)
Heavy to 183.0p (158.7p)
O/weight to 168.0p (140.7p)

Ewes
Light to £74.50 (£49.10)
Heavy to £142.50 (£77.74)

Cast Rams to £134.50(£83.94)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th September 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st September 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th August 2011

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