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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-11-10

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 5,669 prime lambs and 6,315 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th November, 2011.

A good show of prime cattle forward saw averages up and a buoyant trade throughout. Topping the sale at 213.5p was a Limousin bullock shown by A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen with their run of bullocks averaging 207.1p. In the heifer section top price was 212.5p twice for a Simmental and a Limousin from J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, Mr. Blaylocks heifers levelled at 202.3p.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 213.5p, 210.5p, 208.5p Dashwellgreen, 207.5p High Moat, 206.5p Dashwellgreen, 203.5p Houghton House, 201.5p High Moat, 196.5p Dashwellgreen, 195.5p Newtown Farm
Charolais – 194.5p High Stenries 191.5p High Moat
British Blue – 211.5p Haining House, 199.5p, 192.5p High Stenries, 190.5p Sandbed & High Moat.
Blonde – 191.5p Fenton
Heifers
Limousin – 212.5p Hallburn, 208.5p High Stenries, 201.5p Becton Hall, 197.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 207.5p, 205.5p Hallburn, 193.5p Sceughdyke, 192.5p Houghton House, 191.5p Sceughdyke
Simmental – 212.5p Hallburn
British Blue – 181.5p Sandbed
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,395.15, £1336.68, £1303.13 Dashwellgreen
British Blue – £1,448.78 Haining House, £1357.13 High Stenries
Heifers
Charolais – £1,354.15, £1277.10 Sceughdyke, £1256.40 Broomhills, £1224.25, £1202.18 Hallburn
Limousin – £1,350.05 Becton Hall

A shortage of bulls with more required – take advantage of the good trade being had. Limousin to 208.5p Nunscleugh; Belgian Blues 171.5p Becton Hall.
Top price per head £1428.23 for Limousin from Nunscleugh; British Blue £1183.35 Becton Hall.

In the OTM section mainly feeding cows were on offer and met a flying trade throughout with more numbers required. Top price was 147.5p for a Limousin from G McGimpsey & Co., D’Main Holm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 147.5p D’Mainholm, 142.50 Swaites, 140.5p High Stenries, 125.5p Lynnshield, 123.5p High Stenries & Henrys Hill.
Simmental – 119.5p Bellfield
British Blue – 131.5p, 129.5p Swaites
Saler – 120.5p Whitslade.
OTM Steers
Charolais – 133.5p Burnside
OTM Heifers
Limousin – 139.50 Burnside
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,025.13 D’Mainholm, £889.20 Henrys Hill, £857.05 High Stenries, £833.63 Swaites, £821.33 Bellfield.
OTM steer
Charolais - £821.03 Burnside

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

Lambs were a mixed show for quality with export weights regularly selling between 190p and 210p per kilo. A large volume of lambs 45 – 48 kilos diluted the average but small light weight lambs and lambs over 50kgs continued to meet a good trade. Vendors should note that there is no bonus for having lambs to heavy as 43kg to 48 kg fail to fit export specification.

Lambs to £120.50 for Suffolks from Colinton Mains, £99.50 Timpendean Farm, £94.50 Jubilee, £93.50 Hallburn; Cheviots £79.80 Skelfhill, £75.80 Sorbietrees, £71.80 Priesthaugh, £66.80 Sorbietrees; Texels £118.50, £114.50 Colinton Mains, £97.50 Gass, £95.50 Burnside; Charollais £86.80, £84.80 Leaona Villa, £83.50 Streethead, £79.80 Hallburn; Halfbreds £78.80 High Moat; Greyface £82.50 Sceughdyke, £82.20 Yewtree, £81.80 Nunscleugh; Cheviot Mules £88.50 Parcelstown, £81.80 Skelfhill, £79.80 Falnash; Leicester £81.50 Burnhouse, £77.80 Deadwater; Blackface £76.80 Gall, £74.80 Roughet Hill, £69.80 Plumpe, £69.50 Skelfhill; North Country Cheviot £82.80 Earlside, £74.80 Curlew, £69.50 Byers; Swaledale £54.80, £54.50 Low Roughhill, Beltex £92.80 Sorbie, £83.80 Byers; Zwartbles £70.50 Sheala Hill.

Lightweight lambs to £75.80 for Beltex from Byers Farm others to £68.80 Bankhead; Suffolks £71.50 Guards, £66.80 Kirkwood Mains, £65.80 Westernhopeburn; Cheviots £66.80 Sorbietrees, £62.80 Newington Avenue; Texels £72.20 Gass, £71.50 Guards, £71.20 Coates Farm; Charollais £65.80 High Dubwath, £60.80 Newington; Greyface £64.80 Westernhopeburn, £62.20 Newington; Blackface £69.80 Syart, £63.80 Peela Hill, £63.50 Cross House; Swaledales £59.80 Hayclose, £56.50 Westernhopeburn, £53.50 Newington; Zwartbles £63.50 Sheala Hill; Roussin £64.80 Debog; Soya £55.20, £51.80 Charterhall.

Ewes were a similar trade on the week with only the heavy ewes being easier on the week. All others maintained recent rates and continue to be in demand.Top price was 126.5p for Texel ewes from Beckhouse Farm, £120.50 Crookston, £118.5p Beckhouse, £116.50 Brantwood; Suffolks £118.50 Eastgate, £116.50 Westfield, £110.50, £108.50 Latheron Wheel Mains; Charollais £112.50 Westfield; Greyface £86.50 Boreland, £85.50 Luns House Farm, £81.50 Grayside, £80.50 Milton & Newbiggin; Cheviot Mules £96.50 Muircleugh, £94.50 Townfoot, £89.50 Muircleugh; Leicester £100.50 Queenshaugh, £90.50 Kirksteads, £89.50 Woodside & Westfield; North Country Cheviots £106.50 Buldoo, £100.50 3 Skaill, £93.50 Coopergate; Beltex £108.50 Courstein, £82.50 Brantwood; Lleyn £78.50, £76.50 Eastgate, £70.50 Over Whitlaw; Woodland £79.50 Dewfield; Zwartbles £78.50 Tirrilside; Oxford £88.50 Guards; Easycare £75.50, £68.50 Godscroft. Light ewes to £80.50 Newlands, £78.50, £76.50 Shaws & Bloch, £74.50 Bankhead; Blackfaces £77.50, £73.50 Townfoot; £72.50, £70.50 Altonside; Swaledales £59.50 High Crossgill, £56.50 Newbiggin & Wydoncleughside, £54.50 Softley; Herdwicks £69.50 Tirrilfoot, £51.50 Powheads; Jacob £58.50 Greenside; Shetlands £47.50 Dowlaw, £42.50 Buldoo.

Rams to £106.50 for Suffolks from Eastgate who sold others to £80.50; Cheviots £88.50 Tarrasfoot, £86.50 Sorbie, £85.50 Eastgate; Texels £100.50 Over Whitlaw, £85.50 Pontyfoot; Leicesters £92.50 Eastgate, £90.50 Softley; Blackface £98.50 Altonside, £70.50 Tirrilside; North Country Cheviots £98.50, £88.50 Tirrilside; Swaledale £69.50 High Crossgill, £60.50 Coatlith Hill; Jacobs £79.50 Tirrilside.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 195.5p (195.0p)
Heavy to 213.5p (192.9p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 212.5p (191.1p)

Young bulls to 208.5p (189.9p)

Lambs
Light to 215.0p (180.3p)
Standard to 238.0p (190.8p)
Medium to 227.0p (187.9p)
Heavy to 186.0p (169.6p)
O/weight to 191.0p (164.5p)

Ewes
Light to £80.50 (£54.24)
Heavy to £126.50 (£76.41)

Cast Rams to £106.50 (£71.45)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd November 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th October 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th October 2011

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