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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-10-20

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 29 prime cattle, 39 over thirty month cattle, 6,031 prime lambs and 8,024 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th October, 2011.

A very small show of prime cattle due to standstill restrictions and a shortage of inside fed cattle being ready. Top price to 205.5p for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Luing – 185.5p Arkleton.
Heifers
Limousin – 205.5p Hallburn, 197.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 197.5p Sceughdyke, 191.5p, 187.5p Hallburn, 187.5p Sceughdyke.

More weathered cows on offer saw trade once again good to sell. Charolais cows topped the sale at 145.5p and 144.5p from Messrs Baxter, Moss Side.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais – 145.5p, 144.5p Moss Side, 134.5p Burnside, 123.5p Potholm.
Limousin – 137.5p, 131.5p Whamtown, 124.5p Border Rigg and Burnside, 122.5p Clarghyll, 121.5p Clarghyll, 120.5p Burnside.
Angus – 129.5p Border Rigg.
Shorthorn – 119.5p Minsca.
British Blue – 118.5p Border Rigg, 116.5p The Side.
Friesian – 108.5p Newby Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais – £1,287, £1,257 Moss Side, £895 Potholm.
Limousin – £962 Whamtown.
Shorthorn – £896, £809 Minsca.
Hereford – £819 Minsca.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A grand show of 6,031 quality lambs sold to the usual ring of buyers with good quality export types in particular demand. The sale averaged a marvellous 177p per kilo, dearest of the week. Top per kilo of 216p for Texels from Messrs Vevers, High Stenries and to a top per head of £102.50 for Texels from Kirkton, others £93.80 Nunscleugh, £90.50 Kirton and Sunnycroft; Suffolk £93.20, £92.20 Tone Hall, £88.80 Priesthaugh; Greyface £88.50 Yewtree Farm, £82.50 North Deanhead, £76.80 Peela Hill; Charollais £86.80 Hallburn, £86.20 Nunscleugh, £82.80 Hallburn; Beltex £83.80 Sorbie, £80 Hillside; North Country Cheviot £80.20 Whiteknowe and Tarnside House, £77.20 Whiteknowe; Cheviot Mule £79.20 Macharioch, £72.80 Priesthaugh and Skelfhill; Blackface £75.20 The Old Police House, £70.80 Pitland Hills, £68.80 The Newton; Hill Cheviot £74.50 Blakehope; Leicester £73.50 Parcelstown, £64.50 Williamston; Dorset £68.80 Guards Farm; Swaledale £56.80, £56.20 Low Rough Hill.

The 1,261 light lambs sold to a top of £68.20 for Texel from Easterfrew, £67.80 Ronachan; Suffolk £65.50 Rosgill Hall, £64.80 Crawfordjohn Mill; North Country Cheviot £62.80 Killean; Blackface £62.50 Haithwaite, £60.20 Syart; Hill Cheviot £60 Whitefield, £57.50 Murraythwaite; Charollais £60 Barend; Greyface £58.80 North Deanhead, £56.50 Craig Farm; Swaledale £56.80 Low Rough Hill, £54.80 Laverhay.

Another massive show of 8,024 cast ewes and rams saw trade faster on the week with Mule ewes and best big heavy ewes and Continental ewes £5 to £6 dearer on the week. Hill ewes remained similar but fat ewes still remain hard to cash.

Top price of £146.50 for Texel Rams from Pirntaton, £143.50 Severs and Fountanbleau; Leicester £133.50 Dale House, £100 Albierigg, £99.50 Stubsgill; Suffolk £123.50 Fontanbleau, £118.50 Geltsdale; North Country Cheviot £108.50 Alton, £106.50 House Farm; Hill Cheviot £104.50 Crossdykes, £89.50 Carlenrigg; Blackface £80.50 Pirnaton and Albierigg, £79.50 Skelfhill and Cowburn; Charollais £78.50 Fontanbleau; Jacob £72.50 Stackbraes; Beltex £72.50 The Wreay; Swaledale £68.50 Williamston; Hebridean £39.50 Killinochonoch Cottage; Manx £36.50 Cordeman.

Heavy ewes to £141.50 for Texels from Roadside, £138.50 Severs, £132.50 Hassendeanburn; Suffolk £124.50, £120.50 Longyester, £119.50 Seavers; Charollais £120.50 Severs, £98.50 Seavers and Severs; Greyface £112.50 Pool, £88.50 Longyester, £87.50 Rottington Hall, £86.50 Camieston; Beltex £110.50 House Farm, £99.50 Stackbraes; Leicester £108.50 Whiteside, £106.50 Parcelstown, £103.50 Alton; Half Bred £102.50 South Mains; Bleu d’Maine £102.50 Severs; Cheviot Mule £99.50 Clackmae, £98.50 Harwood House; North Country Cheviot £95.50 Adderston Shiels, £92.50 West Millhills, £88.50 Midtown; Oxford £90.50 Seavers; Romney Marsh £89.50 Fontanbleau; Wensleydale £77.50 Stackbraes.

Hill ewes to £81.50 for Cheviots from Newbigging, £79.50 Fontanbleau, £77.50 Alton; Lleyn £80.50 Campbelton, £79.50 The Height, £76.50 Campbelton; Blackface £76.50 Albies, £70.50 Whiteside, £69.50 Kirkhouse and North Deanhead; Jacob £67.50 Howard House; Swaledale £59.50 Derwent, £58.50 Denton Mains, £57.50 Dale House, £56.50 Stubsgill; Welsh Mountain £59.50 Relief; Herdwick £59.50 Alton; Kendal Rough £50.50 Stackbraes; Manx £36.50 Cordeman; Shetland £33.50 Stackbraes; Hebridean £28.50 Killinochonoch Cottage.

Goats to £85, £80.50, £72.50 Seavers.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 142.5p (142.5p)
Heavy to 185.5p (167.3p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 205.5p (186.6p)

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

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 £81.50 (£50.50)
Heavy to £141.50 (£80.02)

Cast Rams to £146.50 (£79.97)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th October 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th October 2011
link Fantastic Trade at Longtown Suckler Sale

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