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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-09-29

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 44 prime cattle, 35 over thirty month cattle, 6,863 prime lambs and 8,623 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th September, 2011.

A small show of prime cattle due to the dry weather and a better quality of cattle forward saw prices peak at 222.5p for a Limousin bullock from from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. Mr Blaylock's run of bullocks averaged out at 220.8p. Topping the heifer section at 208.5p was a Charolais from Messrs J.W. Vevers, High Stenries.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 222.5p, 220.5p, 219.5p Hallburn, 218.5p, 197.5p High Stenries
Charolais – 207.5p, 200.5p High Stenries.
Simmental – 206.5p Newtown Farm.
British Blue – 205.5p The Haining House.

Heifers
Charolais – 208.5p High Stenries, 202.5p Sceughdyke, 189.5p Houghton House and Low Hallburn.
British Blue – 201.5p, 185.5p Beckhall.
Limousin – 199.5p Newtown, 195.5p, 193.5p Newby Farm, 191.5p Newtown, 185.5p Smallholms.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
British Blue - £1,428 The Haining House.
Limousin – £1,390, £1,356 Hallburn, £1,254 High Stenries.
Simmental – £1,362 Newtown.
Charolais - £1,253 High Stenries.

Heifers
Charolais – £1,323 High Stenries, £1,165 Sceughdyke, £1,127 Low Hallburn, £1,123 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,216 Newtown

Over Thirty Month cattle saw trade slip a little on the week, topping at 157.5p for a Limousin cow from H. & W.G. Robley, Townfoot.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 157.5p Townfoot, 134.5p High Stenries, 120.5p Newhouse and High Dubwath, 118.5p Blindhillbush.
British Blue – 119.5p Blindhillbush.
Charolais – 143.5p Shankbridge End
Friesian – 131.5p Hethermill, 111.5p High Dubwath.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais – £1,176 Shankbridge End
Angus - £990, £931 Burnfoot on Esk.
Friesian - £838 Windyhill.
Limousin - £860, £831 Newhouse.
Shorthorn - £854 Shaw of Dryfe.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A very large show of lambs was forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade steady on the week to average 162p/kg in line with national trend.

Vendors should please endeavour to make sure that lambs are presented in a clean state for sale and that lambs are not drawn too lean.

Top price pere kilo was 203p for Texels from A & B Fox, Hilltop.

Top price per head was £89.80 for Texel lambs from AM Robertson, 4 Stonehouse, followed at £80.80 Ashley Park & 4 Stonehouse, £80 The Croft, £79.80 Dashwellgreen; Suffolks £84.80 Sceughdyke & Burnside, £82.80 Dyke; Cheviot £67.20 Commonside, £66.80 Priesthaugh & Cossarhill, £62.80 Terrona; Charollais £77.80 Staffler, £77.20 Leaona Villa, £76.20 Staffler; Halfbreds £69.80, £67.80 Lythmore; Greyface £77.80 Coshogle, £72.80 The Nook, £70.20 Newhall; Cheviot Mules £68.20 Springwells, £65.80 Skelfhill, £64.20 High Tirfergus; Blackface £64.20 Sewing Shields, £63.80 Skelfhill, £62.80 Greensburn; North Country Cheviot £67.20 Balgray Hill, £66.80 Dinley; Swaledale £54.50 Weeds; Beltex £76.80 Sorbie; Leicesters £68.80 The Side, £67.80 Terrona; Zwartbles £50 Croft Head Terrace; Oxfords £56.80 Guards; Easycare £58.80, £57.50, £57.20 East Fortissat.

Light lambs to £64.80 for Texels from Hilltop, others £63.20 Ronachan Farmhouse; Suffolks £58.80 Park Nook, £57.80 Coshogle; Cheviots £60.20 Commonside, £58.80 High Dovecote; Greyface £59.80 Hawthorns, £58.80 Challoch; Cheviot Mules £59.80 Peela Hill; Blackface £56.20 Syart, £55.20 The Newton, £52.80 Chapelhope; North Country Cheviot £53.80 Cardewlees, £50 Burnside; Swaledale £53.80 Low Roughhill, £52.80 Newbiggin; Easycare £54.20, £54, £53.80 East Fortissat.

An exceptional show of cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade £4-£5 easier on the week for large ewes but well fleshed hill ewes both Blackface and Cheviot remained a fine trade.

Rams sold to £140.50 for Texels from High Loveladyshield, , £133.50 Dacre Road, £122.50 Gateside; Suffolk x £96.50 Tirrill House, £80.50 Tirril House; Cheviot £89.50 Priesthaugh, £86.50 Achamore House & Potholm, £84.50 Naddle Farm & Priesthaugh; Charollais £90.50 Gateside; Leicester £104.50 Nunscleugh; Blackface £84.50 Westgate, £83.50 Peela Hill; North Country Cheviot £96.50 Tirril House; Beltex £109.50 Hillcroft, £98.50 Gateside & Mouldy Hills; Zwartbles £82.50 Eastside; Oxford £93.50 Guards Farm; Easycare £78.50 Synton Mains.

Heavy ewes topped with Texels at £132.50 Severs, £128.50 Cambwell & Eastside, £126.50 Dalehead; Suffolk £110.50 Roadside, £108.50 Severs & Tirril House, £106.50 Poolbridge; Bleu de Maine £80.50 Eastgate; Charollais £112.50 Poolbridge, £111.50 Roadside, £108.50 Gateside; Halfbred £66.50 Relief; Greyface £86.50 Highwood, £82.50 Crosby, £80.50 Poolbridge; Cheviot Mules £77.50 Priesthaugh, £75.50 Upper Cullernie & Westgate; Leicester £86.50 Westgate, £82.50 Nunscleugh; North Country Cheviot £89.50 Tirril House, £86.50 Eastgate & Westside, £85.50 Hownam Grange; Zwartbles £68.50 Waltonwoodhead; Oxford £72.50; Wiltshire Horn £69.50 Gateside.

Lightweights sold to £80 for goats from Pontybridge. Cheviot £70.50 Upper Cullernie & Commonside, £68.50 Hownam Grange; Blackface £70.50 Chapel House, £68.50 Stobohope, £67.50 Deuchrie; Swaledale £66.50 Nunscleugh, £58.50 Spout Bank, £54.50 Nunscleugh; Herdwick £46.50 Brantwood; Shetland £57.50 Backmuir; Easycare £61.50, £59.50 East Fortissat.

Averages

Steers
Light to 155.5p (147.2p)
Medium to 219.5p (164.5p)
Heavy to 222.5p (197.1p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 193.5p (174.2p)
Heavy to 208.5p (182.5p)

Young bulls to -------p (-------p)

Lambs
Light to 203.0p (167.1p)
Standard to 183.0p (163.2p)
Medium to 200.0p (162.0p)
Heavy to 166.0p (155.1p)
O/weight to 160.0p (150.1p)

Ewes
Light to £80.00 (£47.23)
Heavy to £132.50 (£73.03)

Cast Rams to £140.50 (£76.94)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd September 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th September 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th September 2011

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