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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-10-13

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 48 prime cattle, 13 young bulls, 45 over thirty month cattle, 5,462 prime lambs and 6,731 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th October, 2011.

Again prime cattle met a buoyant trade with prices peaking at 220.5p for a Limousin heifer from Mr A. Irving, Toppin Castle. Mr Irving also sold another to 210.5p. Limousin bullocks topped at 213.5p from Messrs J.W. Vevers, High Stenries, purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 213.5p, 196.5p High Stenries, 191.5p Brydekirk Mains, 188.5p Sceughdyke, 187.5p Newtown.
Charolais - 196.5p High Stenries.
Heifers
Limousin – 220.5p, 210.5p Toppin Castle, 202.5p, 188.5p Brydekirk Mains.
Charolais – 212.5p Upper Mains, 209.5p High Stenries, 206.5p Upper Mains, 196.5p, 186.5p Low Hallburn, 183.5p Brydekirk Mains.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais - £1,346 High Stenries, £1,282 Newtown.
Limousin – £1,398 High Stenries.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,498, £1,290 Upper Mains.

Prime Bulls met a brisk trade and more required. Top price to 186.5p and 177.5p for Limousins from M. & G.A. Nicholson, The Lake.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 186.5p, 177.5p The Lake, 170.5p Harelawhole, 169.5p, 167.5p The Stubb.
Charolais – 161.5p The Lake.
Friesian – 154.5p Harelawhole.
Angus – 153.5p, 149.5p Brydekirk Mains.

Over Thirty Month Cattle saw trade similar on the week, topping at 179.5p and 173.5p for Bazadaise cows from Messrs Ritson, Swaites. British Blue cows to 164.5p from Messrs J.P. Lee, Morley Hill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bazadaise – 179.5p, 173.5p Swaites.
British Blue – 164.5p Morley Hill.
Limousin – 146.5p Morley Hill, 135.5p Clarghyll, 128.5p, 126.5p Morley Hill, 121.5p Clarghyll, 113.5p, 110.5p High Stenries.
Angus – 122.5p Meadshaw.
Charolais – 121.5p Moss Side.
Holstein – 114.5p Dockray Hall.
Friesian – 112.5p Broathill, 104.5p Peterscrook, Dockray Hall and Highmoorhead.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

5,462 lambs were forward and trade was the best seen for some time. A full ring of buyers keen for best quality lambs saw the sale average an excellent 181.57p per kilo. More good lambs could have been sold to advantage.

Top per kilo of 228p for Texels from Tundergarth Mains and to a top per head of £97.80 for Texels from Crumhaugh Hill, others £92.80 Eskdale Cottage, £89.80 The Fitz; Beltex £91.80 Sorbies, £87.80 High Stenries, £74.80 Pingle; Suffolk £88.80 Boreland, £87.80, £86.80 Sceughdyke; Charollais £84.20 Streethead, £83.80 Moss Side, £82.20 Broomhouse; Leicester £78.80 The Park Farm; Hill Cheviot £78.20 Harelawhill, £77.20 Raeburnfoot, £75.80 Parkhill; North Country Cheviot £76.80 Northgate, £75.20 Brockhouse; Greyface £76.20 Hallees, £76 Lanehead, £75.80 Gall Farm; Cheviot Mule £74.20 North House, £73.80 Gall Farm; Easycare £72.80 Glengar; Blackface £70.50 Peela Hill, £70 Lanehead and Boreland, £68.20 East Fortissat; Zwartbles £69.80 Westhills; Oxford £67.20, £64.80 Guards; Herdwick £64.20 Butterdales, £59.80 Burnfoot of Ewes; Jacob £60.50 Zetland.

The 1,095 light lambs sold to a top of £69.80 for Texel from Upper Lybster, £65.80 Castlecreavie; Blackface £65 Butterdales, £59.80 Rosgill Hall; Greyface £60.80 The Side, £57.20 Waterloo; Hill Cheviot £60.20, £54.50 Commonside; Suffolk £59.20 Castlecreavie; North Country Cheviot £59.20 Sorbietrees; Swaledale £56.20 Laverhay; Herdwick £54.80 Sundhope; Jacob £50 Zetland.

The usual array of buyers saw and excellent show of 6,731 cast ewes and rams which easily upheld recent rates with best big ewes and good selling Continental ewes up £4 to £5 on the week. Mules and Hill ewes continued at recent rates.

Heavy ewes to £136.50 for Texels from Severs, others £132.50 Roadside, £130.50 Newbigging; Suffolk £120.50 West Farm, £118.50 Severs and Roadside, £108.50 Roadside; Beltex £116.50 Mouldyhills, £100.50 High Airyolland, £98.50 Copperthorns; Half Bred £104.50 Fontanbleau; Greyface £104.50 Sceughdyke, £92.50 Bankshead, £85.50 Fontanbleau; North Country Cheviot £100.50 Clover Hill, £96.50 Curlew, £92.50 Bluebell; Leicester £98.50 Shielsknowe and Cranshaws, £89.50 Stotsfold, £88.50 Parkhill; Charollais £96.50 Lirrit, £78.50 Stackbraes; Cheviot Mule £82.50 Harwood House, £77.50 Parkhill, £68.50 Linton House; Zwartbles £66.50 The Bank Farm.

Hill ewes to £79.50 for Lleyns from Glengar, others £69.50 Glengar, £66.50 Hemplands; Cheviot £78.50 East Fortissat, £76.50 Rinnion Hills, £73.50 Sundhope; Blackface £76.50 Bluebell, £69.50 Lawston, £67.50 Newbigging; Lonk £72.50 East Field of Wiston; Herdwick £64.50 Bluebell, £54.50 Burnfoot of Ewes; Swaledale £58.50 Stubsgill, £54.50 Overby House, £53.50 Broomhouse; Shetland £52.50 Newbigging, £45.50 Backmuir; Easycare £48.50 East Fortissat.

Rams to £136.50 for Texel from Upper Ashtrees, £133.50 Severs, £126.50 Roadside; Zwartbles £113.50 Fontanbleau, £82.50 Stackbraes; Hill Cheviot £108.50 Meikle Whitriggs, £90.50 Raeburnfoot, £82.50 Carterton; Leicester £106.50 Stackbraes, £100.50 Fontanbleau, £99.50 Carterton; Easycare £93.50 Carterton, £86.50 Mitchelston; Suffolk £86.50 Hemplands, £70.50 Fontanbleau; Beltex £82.50 Stackbraes, £76.50 High Airyolland; Blackface £78.50 Stackbraes, £70.50 Newbigging, £62.50 Cranshaws; Lleyn £70.50 Godscroft; Swaledale £68.50 Roachburn, £66.50 Waterloo; Herdwick £68.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £50.50 Fontanbleau.

Averages

Steers
Light to 153.5p (153.5p)
Medium to 191.5p (191.5p)
Heavy to 213.5p (180.9p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 196.5p (166.7p)
Heavy to 220.5p (184.4p)

Young bulls to 186.5p (157.1p)

Lambs
Light to 203.0p (171.9p)
Standard to 228.0p (179.6p)
Medium to 219.0p (183.5p)
Heavy to 187.0p (171.9p)
O/weight to 163.0p (154.4p)

Ewes
Light to £79.50 (£48.10)
Heavy to £136.50 (£80.03)

Cast Rams to £136.50(£84.62)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th October 2011
link Fantastic Trade at Longtown Suckler Sale
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th September 2011

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