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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-10-27

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 39 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 50 over thirty month cattle, 7,239 prime lambs and 8,937 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th October, 2011.

Prime cattle were a larger show and an improved show of quality, but many more still needed to fulfil buyer’s orders. A brisk trade was had throughout with the sale average up 8p on the week. Topping the sale at 210.5p on three occasions was firstly a Limousin bullock from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, up next a Limousin heifer from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House which was purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butcher, Longtown and finally a Limousin heifer show by J. Jardine, The Yett, being purchased by Border Meat Wholesale Butchers, Lockerbie.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 210.5p, 206.5p, 199.5p Hallburn, 197.5p Slealands and Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Limousin – 210.5p Yett Farm and Houghton House, 199.5p Yett Farm, 195.5p Slealands, 192.2p Yett Farm.
Charolais – 204.5p Sceughdyke, 198.5p Houghton House, 195.5p, 192.5p, 191.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,399 Hallburn, £1,273 Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,241, £1,186, £1,177 Sceughdyke, £1,152 Smallholms, £1,151 Houghton House.
Limousin – £1,158 Woodslee, £1,157 Houghton House, £1,136 Yett Farm.

Young bulls met a brisk trade and more required.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 174.5p, 167.5p Harelawhole.
Friesian – 157.5p Harelawhole.

Once again a large number of weathered cows coming forward and trade maintained recent rates selling to a top of 152.5p for a Blue Grey from A. Murray & Sons, Sewing Shields.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Blue Grey – 152.5p Sewing Shields.
Charolais – 145.5p, 144.5p Moss Side, 134.5p Burnside, 123.5p Potholm.
Limousin – 130.5p Kershopefoot, 127.5p (x2), 126.5p Greystoke Castle, 125.5p Sewing Shields, 124.5p The Side, 120.5p, 119.5p, 117.5p Greystoke Castle.
Angus – 129.5p Border Rigg.
Simmental – 117.5p Bellfield.
Friesian – 110.5p Underwoodhouse, 107.5p Jerriestown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £905, £890 Greystoke Castle, £841 Kershopefoot, £834 Greystoke Castle.
Friesian – £850 Underwoodhouse.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A massive show of 7,239 quality lambs sold to the usual ring of buyers with good quality export types in particular demand, regularly selling between 185p and 200p per kilo. The sale averaged a marvellous 178.5p per kilo, dearest of the week. Top per kilo of 216p for Texels from East Middle Farms and to a top per head of £103.50 for Texels from Kirkton, who sold others at £99.50 and £98.50, £95.50 Beeches; Bleu d’Maine £93.50 Ormiston Lodge; Greyface £90.50 Westloch, £84.50 Highend, £80.50 Ryehills; Leicester £89.50 Derwent, £78.50 Mosshead; Suffolk £89.20 Boreland, £88.80 Tone Hall, £87.80 Ashley Park; Beltex £86.50 Uppercleuch, £83.80 Sorbie, £79.50 Byers; Charollais £86.50 Highend and Crossibeg, £83.80 Leaona Villa; Blackface £85.50 Chapel House, £76.50 Penningham Home Farm, £70 Newlands; Hill Cheviot £83.50 Drycleuchlea, £77.80 Cardewlees, £75.50 Drycleuchlea; North Country Cheviot £82.80, £75.80 Whiteknowe; Half Bred £80.20, £74.20 Dodgsonstown; Cheviot Mule £69.20 North Park; Swaledale £53.50 Low Roughhill.

The 1,515 light lambs sold to a top of £70.50 for Texels from Derwent, £63.80 Penchrise; Blackface £60.80 Riskinhope and Derwent, £58.20 Marbrack; Hill Cheviot £60.80 Mainside, £58.50 Tarnside House; Suffolk £58.80 Westernburnhope, £53.80 Newington; Greyface £58.20 West Hottbank, £53.50 Newington; Swaledale £54.80 Derwent, £51.80 Westernburnhope; Jacob £53.20 Newlands; Shetland £40, £37 Tarnside House.

An extremely large show of 8,937 cast ewes and rams saw trade £3 or £4 dearer on the week for all classes. The usual ring of buyers bid keenly for all classes of ewes with no let in the trade between morning and night.

Top price of £146.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Newbigging, others £139.50 Severs, £136.50 Crailloch and Glenart; Leicester £126.50 Newbigging, £108.50 Sheepriggs and The Steel, £106.50 Hopesyke; Suffolk £126.50 Bardnaclaven, £122.50 Ardlamy, £120.50 Hopesyke; Charollais £124.50 Roadside, £122.50 Thackwood, £102.50 Lough Green; Bleu d’Maine £106.50 Lough Green; North Country Cheviot £105.50 Lirrit, £102.50 Bardnaclaven, £98.50 Clachan; Cheviot Mule £102.50 Crailloch, £92.50, £90.50 Gilmanscleugh, £87.50 Lirrit; Half Bred £99.50, £96.50 Earlside, £88.50 Westside; Greyface £98.50 Ardlamy, £87.50 Stackbraes and Newigging, £85.50 Crailloch; Zwartbles £90.50 Easter Dawyck; Beltex £80.50 Stackbraes, £76.50 Wellington and Elsdonburn; Dorset £72.50 Hoddom. Hill ewes to £84.50 for Cheviots from West Deloraine, £76.50 Setthorns, £75 Linton House, £74.50 Tarrasfoot and Killean; Blackface £81.50 The Steel, £80.50 Sewing Shields, £79.50 Nilston Rigg, £78.50 Pitland Hills and Nilston Rigg; Lleyn £80.50 Westhills, £74.50 Dykehead, £69.50 Castlecreavie, £68.50 Sharplaw; Swaledale £78.50 Highend, £70.50 High Lovelady Shield, £64.50 Hollinclose, £60.50 Jenkinstown; Milk Sheep £76.50, £52.50 Millaires; Easycare £72.50, £68.50, £64.50 Kersheugh; Jacob £59.50 Fontanbleau, £54.50 Stackbraes; Manx £50.50 Cooilingel; Welsh Mountain £46.50 Hoddam; Shetland £36.50 Backmuir; Herdwick £25.50 Ringligate. Rams to £138.50 for Beltex from Hopesyke; Texel £134.50 Newbigging, £133.50 Westside, £130.50 Crumhaugh Hill; Zwartbles £120.50 Easter Dawyck, £100 Severs; Charollais £108.50 Severs, £99.50 Thackwood; Blackface £100.50 Millknowe, £89.50 Wanwood Hill, £86.50 Blendewing; Hill Cheviot £100.50 Buchtrig, £93.50 Becks, £92.50 Buchtrig; North Country Cheviot £96.50 Lower Westerdale, £90.50 Linton House; Leicester £90.50 Fontanbleau; Suffolk £90.50 Fontanbleau, £84.50 Cooilingel; Easycare £72.50 Kersheugh; Lleyn £68.50 Crailloch; Swaledale £64.50 Stackbraes, £63.50 Red House.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 206.5p (206.5p)
Heavy to 210.5p (196.2p)

Heifers
Light to 155.5p (141.0p)
Medium to 161.5p (161.5p)
Heavy to 210.5p (189.3p)

Young bulls to 174.5p (155.9p)

Lambs
Light to 188.0p (167.5p)
Standard to 216.0p (181.1p)
Medium to 202.0p (179.0p)
Heavy to 193.0p (165.7p)
O/weight to 185.0p (158.5p)

Ewes
Light to £84.50 (£53.12)
Heavy to £146.50 (£84.18)

Cast Rams to £138.50(£80.04)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th October 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th October 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th October 2011

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