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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-11-17

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 6,637 prime lambs and 5,481 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th November, 2011.

Another good show of prime cattle saw averages similar on the week. Top price of 211.5p for a Charolais heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, Limousins to 210.5p from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House. Limousin bullocks to 208.5p and 207.5p shown by W. & W.J. Taylor, Dashwellgreen.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 208.5p, 207.5p Dashwellgreen, 203p Houghton House, 200.5p Sceughdyke, 200p Houghton House, 196.5p Riggfoot and Wyseby Hill Cottage, 195.5p Dashwellgreen, 192.5p Bleatarn.
Heifers
Charolais – 211.5p, 207.5p Hallburn, 206.5p Wicket Thorn, 202.5p, 201.5p, 200.5p High Stenries, 195.5p, 194.5p Wicket Thorn, 193.5p Hallburn, 192.5p Wicket Thorn and Sceughdyke.
Limousin – 210.5p Houghton House, 204.5p, 201.5p, 198.5p Yett Farm, 192.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 192.5p (x2) Low Hallburn, 190.5p Houghton House.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 192.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,483 Riggfoot, £1,360 Houghton House, £1,353 Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,299, £1,284, £1,187, £1,186 Wicket Thorn.
Limousin – £1,153 Wicket Thorn, £1,124, £1,118 Yett Farm.

A shortage of bulls with more required. Top of 188p per kilo for Charolais from Becton Hall.

A plainer show of OTMs saw a buoyant trade throughout and topped at 185.5p and 178.5p for Bazadaise cows from Messrs Ritson, Swaites.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bazadaise – 185.5p, 178.5p Swaites.
Limousin – 151.5p Swaites, 139.5p Morley Hill, 127.5p Greystoke Castle.
Galloway – 148.5p Tecket, 128.5p East Murton.
Shorthorn – 147.5p Tecket.
Luing – 137.5p, 126.5p Geltsdale.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Galloway - £1,054 Tecket.
Luing - £1,031 Geltsdale.
Bazadaise - £937 Swaites.
Limousin – £927 Morley Hill.
Shorthorn - £868 Byers Hall, £840 Tecket, £814 Midtodhills.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

Prime lambs were an excellent show for quality and more could have been sold to advantage. The sale averaged 196.8p per kilo, but 198.8p in the SQQ without the heavyweights. Export weight lambs, so long as not too fat are in constant demand and needed on a regular basis.

Top per kilo of 234p for Texels from Kirkton and to £116.50 per head for Texels from Kilnfordcroft, £107.50 Walton Woodhead and Crumhaugh Hill, £104.50 Willimoteswick, £101.50 Moorhills; Suffolk £109.50 Derwent, £98.50 Barnglies, £95.50 Stackbraes; Greyface £102.50 Ashley Park, £94.50 Derwent, £92.50 Sceughdyke; Beltex £93.80 Uppercleuch, £93.50 Willimoteswick, £88.20 Sorbie; Charollais £93.50 Pates Hill, £88.50, £88.20 Hallburn, £87.20 Leaona Villa; Leicester £92.50 High Edges Green, £90.50 Nunscleugh; Cheviot Mule £87.80 Branxholm Braes, £82.50 Achamore, £79.80 Corriehills; Blackface £87.50 Uppercleuch, £86.50 Sorbie, £79.80 Gibblaston, £79.50 Ballybrennan; Half Bred £86.80 Whiteknowe, £85.20 Earlside, £84.80 Dodgsonstown; Easycare £86.50 Townfoot; North Country Cheviot £84.50 Archerbeck, £82.80 Adderston Shiels; Lleyn £82.80 South Bowerhouses; Wensleydale £77.50 Walby Grange; Oxford £66.50 Guards; Dorset £66.50 Litharge, £62.50 Walby Grange; Swaledale £63.50 Coldshield.

Lightweight lambs sold to a top of £76.50 for Charollais from Howahill; Texel £74.80, £73.80 Ronachan; Hill Cheviot £72.20 Catslackburn, £69.80 Stackbraes; Greyface £70.50 Arnicle, £68.80 Low Eals; Blackface £69.50 Meggethead, £63.50 Park Nook; Suffolk £68.20 Cooilingel, £62.80 Murraythwaite; Herdwick £63.80 Powheads; Easycare £62.80 Townfoot; Cheviot Mule £60.50 Cooilingel; Lleyn £59.80 Campbeltown; Swaledale £57.80 Kirkland Green, £56.50 High Edges Green.

A large show of cast ewes & rams forward to a full ring of buyers with a few extra faces. Ewes beginning to dry up, especially strong ewes with trade being well up across the board.

Top price of £143.50 and £118.50 for Suffolk rams from High Balcray, £108.50 Nybster; Texel £126.50 Nybster, £118.50 Westside, £108.50 Fontanbleau; Leicester £108.50 Low Struthers, £104.50 Westside, £103.50 Newbigging; Wensleydale £98.50 Derwent; Beltex £98.50 Sharplaw; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Nybster, £96.50 Fontanbleau; Blackface £86.50 Meggethead, £72.50 Lirrit, £68.50 Uppercleugh; Charollais £84.50 North Greenhill; Swaledale £80.50 Derwent, £78.50 Haltcliffe, £62.50 Tardoes; Hill Cheviot £76.50 Burnfoot of Ewes; Lleyn £74.50 Townfoot; Herdwick £64.50 Tardoes.

Heavy ewes to £136.50 for Texels from Stackbraes, others £134.50 Haltcliffe, £133.50 Haithwaite; Suffolk £118.50 Nybster, £116.50 Larel, £113.50 South Mains; Leicester £110.50 Whitton, £108.50 Nybster, £104.50 Bayldon; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Whitton, £95.50 Whiteknowe, £94.50 Barnglies, £92.50 Oldhall and Whiteknowe; Beltex £98.50 Newbigging; Half Bred £98.50 Guardsmill; Charollais £96.50 Cardew Hall, £80.50 High Wreay; Cheviot Mule £94.50 Westside, £88.50 Branxholm Braes, £86.50 Bloch; Greyface £88.50 Shield Farm and Rigg House, £87.50 Newton, £86.50 Fontanbleau, £85.50 South Slealands and Newbigging; Beltex £84.50 Newbigging; Roussin £78.50 Alton; Dorset £69.50 Fontanbleau, £66.50 Derwent; Romney Marsh £51.50 Backmuir.
Hill ewes to £80.50 for Blackface from Brantwood, £78.50 Bennettsfield, £77.50 Smyllum, £76.50 Brantwood and Kellah; Cheviot £76.50 Hallum Forss, Burnfoot of Ewes and Balnahard, £74.50 High Parkfoot, £72.50 Granton; Lleyn £76.50 Cacrabank Cottage, £70.50 Gatehouse Cote, £64.50 Over Whitlaw; Swaledale £74.50 Whitton, £72.50 Round Meadows, £68.50 Burnhouse, £67.50 Gallowberry; Shetland £42.50 Alton; Herdwick £46.50 Tardoes, £41.50 Stackbraes, £40.50 Milton Mains; Manx £36.50 Cooilingel.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 208.5p (174.0p)
Heavy to 207.5p (190.2p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 211.5p (193.1p)

Young bulls to 188.0p (168.0p)

Lambs
Light to 231.0p (185.5p)
Standard to 228.0p (200.5p)
Medium to 234.0p (198.3p)
Heavy to 209.0p (179.6p)
O/weight to 199.0p (174.0p)

Ewes
Light to £80.50 (£55.82)
Heavy to £136.50 (£83.13)

Cast Rams to £143.50(£82.42)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 10th November 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd November 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th October 2011

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