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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-11-04

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 53 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 47 over thirty month cattle, 6,867 prime lambs and 8,942 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd November, 2011.

An increased number of 53 prime cattle forward with more well fleshed cattle on offer and once again a buoyant trade was had throughout averaging 190.3p. Topping the sale at 208.5p was a Limousin bullock from G.P. & E.A. Coates, Beckhall. Limousin heifers topped at 207.5p from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, purchased by J.A. Jewitt Ltd.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 208.5p Beckhall, 207.5p Dashwell Green, 205.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 202.5p Brydekirk Mains, 201.5p, 199.5p, 197.5p Dashwell Green, 193.5p Upper Tinwald, 191.5p Houghton House.
Simmental – 195.5p Houghton House.
Charolais – 192.5p Becton Hall.
British Blue – 192.5p Beckhall.
Heifers
Limousin – 207.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 205.5p, 203.5p Yett Farm, 203.5p Sandbed, 197.5p Brydekirk Mains, 196.5p Sceughdyke, 195.5p Yett Farm, 194.5p Bleatarn, 193.5p Yett Farm, 191.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 206.5p Hallburn, 197.5p Sceughdyke, 195.5p Houghton House and Hallburn, 194.5p Houghton House, Hallburn and Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,420, £1,352, £1,348 Dashwell Green, £1,334 Beckhall, £1,325 Upper Tinwald, £1,318 Woodslee.
British Blue – £1,317 Beckhall.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,235, £1,194, £1,171 Sceughdyke, £1,149 Upper Tinwald, £1,147 Hallburn, £1,137 Houghton House and Smallholms, £1,124 Houghton House.
Simmental – £1,171 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,110 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls sold to 160.5p for Friesians from Becton Hall.

A bigger show of Over Thirty Month cattle, mostly weathered cows and more buyers in attendance saw trade remain good. Top price of 150.5p for a Limousin cow from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 150.5p Gardrum, 143.5p Greystoke Castle, 133.5p Gardrum, 129.5p Greystoke Castle, 126.5p Wanwood Hill, 125.5p Newtown, 122.5p Wanwood Hill.
Simmental – 107.5p Archerbeck.
Friesian – 113.5p, 109.5p Roanstree, 105.5p Stonewalls.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,011 Greystoke Castle, £978 Gardrum, £934 Newtown, £927, £888 Gardrum, £874 Greystoke Castle, £869 Wanwood Hill.
Friesian – £854, £834 Roanstree.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

A full ring of buyers and a build up to the Muslim Festival of Eid saw a tremendous lamb trade in Longtown, averaging a terrific 186p per kilo with many 34-40 kilo lambs, no matter what breed, realising £2 a kilo. Top per kilo of 228p for Texels from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries and to a top per head of £94.80 for Texels from Nether Brotherstone and Dashwellgreen, others £94.50 West Farm, £93.80 Roxburgh Mill; Beltex £93.20, £90.50 Sorbie, £82.80 Whitstonehill; Suffolk £88.50 Sceughdyke and Guards Mill, £84.50 Tinnis Hall; Greyface £86.50 Houghton House, £82.20 Falnash, £80.80 Minsca; Cheviot Mule £86.50, £83.20 Dunjop; Half Bred £86.20 Dodgsonstown, £83.50 High Moat; Charollais £82.80 Pates Hill, £81.80 Dashwellgreen; North Country Cheviot £78.50, £78.20 Whiteknowe; Leicester £78.50 Roxburgh Mill, £74.50 Mid Harrietsfield and Knarr Farm; Hill Cheviot £77.80 Catslackburn, £76.80 Falnash and Whitstonehill; Blackface £77.50 Minsca, £74.80, £73.80 Pitland Hills, £73.50 Crawfordjohn Mill; Oxford £76.50, £74.50 Guards; Easycare £74.80 East Fortissat; Lleyn £72.50 Guards; Swaledale £68.50 Sanders Close, £67.50 Weeds Farm, £66.50 Wydon Eals.

The 1,401 light lambs sold to a top of £73.50 for Cheviots from Raeburnfoot, others £71.50 Parkhill; Texel £71.50 Stackbraes, £70.50 Brantwood; Greyface £71.50 Peela Hill, £65.50 Brantwood; Beltex £67.80 Low Eals; Blackface £66.50 Holylee House, £62.80 Scalehill; Cheviot Mule £66.20 Sonsiquoy; Suffolk £64.20 Stackbraes, £63.50 Weeds Farm; Swaledale £61.80 Pry Hill; Jacob £60.50 Stackbraes; Easycare £59.80, £58.80 East Fortissat; Herdwick £55.50 Crawfordjohn Mill.

The usual ring of buyers saw the 8,942 cast ewes and rams a grand trade for festivities, with heavy ewes £3 dearer and lighter hill ewes similar on the week. Ewe trade is likely to ease up for a week or two now.

Top price of £132.50 for Texel rams from Harwood House, £129.50 Crumhaugh Hill, £126.50 Harwood House; Suffolk £117.50 New Farm, £99.50 Harwood House; Charollais £104.50 Newbigging; Lleyn £100.50 Gatehouse Cote; Beltex £99.50 Culquhasen; Leicester £99.50 Woodhouse and Nookton, £98.50 Morley Hill; Dorset £90.50 Porteath; Hill Cheviot £86.50 Inkstack, £76.50 Leahaugh, £72.50 High Chesters; Blackface £84.50 Haithwaite, £79.50 High Staward, £74.50 Wanwood Hill; North Country Cheviot £84.50 Newbigging, £82.50 Longoe Farm, £79.50 Fontanbleau; Zwartbles £84.50 Newbigging; Roussin £82.50 Glenkiln; Woodland £82.50 Parcelstown; Swaledale £76.50 Nookton, £72.50 Newbigging, £66.50 Knarr Farm; Easycare £74.50 Mossfennan; Jacob £60.50 Fontanbleau; Welsh Mountain £56.50 Fontanbleau.

Heavy ewes to £130.50 for Texels from Sandilands and Drinkstone, £126.50 Four O Boot and Pirntaton; Suffolk £126.50 Newbigging, £122.50 Fontanbleau, £115.50 Roadside; Charollais £116.50 Severs and Church Road, £95.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £108.50 Whitton, £94.50 Gospel Hall, £88.50 Balbeg and Severs; Half Bred £106.50 West Farm, £96.50 Guards Mill; Beltex £96.50 Newbigging; Leicester £104.50 Newbigging, £96.50 Morley Hill, £94.50 Dalbhraddan; Greyface £90.50 Guards Mill, £89.50 High Glen Triplock, £86.50 Wydon Eals, Wallend and Fontanbleau; Cheviot Mule £80.50 Haithwaite, £78.50 North House, £76.50 Arlamy and Falnash.

Hill ewes to £82.50 for Cheviots from Raeburnfoot, £79.50 Lymiecleugh and Parkhill, £76.50 North House; Lleyn £80.50 Shawhill, £72.50 Hemplands; Blackface £79.50 Brownleazes, £78.50 High Staward, £75.50 Shitlington Hall, £71.50 Brownleazes; Swaledale £78.50 Whitton, £74.50 Morley Hill, £66.50 Winshield and Low Closegill; Lonk £76.50 Stackbraes; Jacob £64.50 Stackbraes, £58.50 Dalbhraddan; Easycare £57.50 Mossfennan; Shetland £54.50 The Bank Farm, £43.50 Inkstack; Herdwick £50.50 The Bank Farm, £46.50 Stackbraes, £44.50 Tardoes Farm; Welsh Mountain £37.50 Tardoes.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 143.5p (143.5p)
Medium to 202.5p (202.5p)
Heavy to 208.5p (190.9p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 197.5p (192.4p)
Heavy to 207.5p (188.8p)

Young bulls to 160.5p (152.6p)

Lambs
Light to 209.0p (178.9p)
Standard to 228.0p (193.2p)
Medium to 222.0p (184.9p)
Heavy to 191.0p (171.7p)
O/weight to 178.0p (164.8p)

Ewes
Light to £82.50 (£50.59)
Heavy to £130.50 (£80.33)

Cast Rams to £132.50 (£78.53)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th October 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th October 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th October 2011

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