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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-11-24

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 44 prime cattle, 11 young bulls, 37 over thirty month cattle, 6,219 prime lambs and 6,157 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th November, 2011.

A smaller show of prime cattle and a good show of well fleshed cattle saw a brisk trade throughout, topping at 214.5p (twice) for Charolais heifers from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries, purchased by J.A. Jewitt Ltd., Wholesalers and Border Meats, Butchers, Lockerbie.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 205.5p Nirvana, 203.5p Dashwell Green, 191.5p Sandbed.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 193.5p Fenton Farm.
Heifers
Charolais – 214.5p (x2), 209.5p High Stenries, 209.5p Sceughdyke, 208.5p, 201.5p High Stenries, 201.5p Hallburn and Sceughdyke, 198.5p Hallburn, 194.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin – 208.5p Sceughydyke, 207.5p Low Hallburn, 199.5p, 198.5p Hallburn.
British Blue – 204.5p Houghton House, 190.5p Hallburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais – £1,368, £1,352 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,343 Dashwell Green.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,267, £1,259 Sceughdyke, £1,240 High Stenries, £1,209 Hallburn, £1,194 High Stenries.
Limousin – £1,210, £1,167 Hallburn.

Bulls met a buoyant trade throughout topping at 183.5p for British Blue from J. Irving & Son, The Stubb.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue – 183.5p, 179.5p The Stubb.
Friesian – 167.5p Becton Hall, 167.5p, 163.5p, 162.5p Harlawhole, 163.5p The Stubb.

A plain show of OTMs saw a firm trade and topped at 163.5p for a Limousin cow from W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 163.5p, 155.5p Nunscleugh, 113.5p Hallburncroft.
British Blue – 141.5p, 137.5p D’Mainholm, 118.5p Englishtown.
Friesian – 122.5p, 115.5p Peterscrook, 113.5p Becton Hall.
Shorthorn – 120.5p Sewingshields.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,096, £1,038 Nunscleugh.
British Blue - £996 D’Mainholm, £906 Englishtown.
Friesian - £959 Becton Hall, £802 Peterscrook.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown Mart

Another excellent show of 6,219 prime lambs were forward to more new buyers resulting in a fabulous trade. The sale averaged 200p per kilo overall or 202.8p per kilo SQQ. A large number of 45kilo + lambs were forward and more export lambs could be sold to advantage.

Top per kilo of 239p for Beltex from Sorbie and to £108.50 per head for Suffolks from Hownam Grange and Texels from Kirkton. Other Suffolks £105.50 Tushielaw, £104.50 Guardsmill, Tonehall and Tinnis Hall, other Texels £107.50 Kirkton, £105.50 The Beeches, £104.50 Waterside; Greyface £105.50 Dormansteads, £99.50 Tonehall, £94.50 Sceughdyke; Leicester £98.50 Nunscleugh, £88.50 Hownam Grange, £81.50 East Cragside and Wanwood Hill; Beltex £96.50 Kirkton, £93.20, £90.80 Cavers, £87.50 Tercrosset; Charollais £92.50 The Chestnuts, £92.20 Hallburn, £91.50 Allfornaught; Half Bred £91.50 Whiteknowe, £89.50, £82.80 Addertson Shiels; North Country Cheviot £91.20, £89.80 Thomas Telford Road, £88.50 Whiteknowe, £85.80 Wicket Thorn; Rouge £85.80 Walton Woodhead; Cheviot Mule £85.50 Tushielaw, £83.80 Skelfhill, £82.20 Falnash; Hill Cheviot £83.80 Kilnford Croft, £83.50 Sorbietrees, £81.80 Catslackburn; Blackface £83.20 Roughet Hill, £77.80, £76.80 Tonehall, £76.20 Wanwood Hill; Roussin £75.80 Craig Head Cottage; Jacob £74.50 Newington; Zwartbles £70.80 West Clyth; Swaledale £70.50 Hesleywell and Coldshield.

Lightweight lambs were short of buyers' requirements and upheld recent high rates, selling to a top of £76.80 for Texel from Shieldhill, £76.20 Outertown; Beltex £75.50 Whinneyknowe, £69.50 Tercrosset; Hill Cheviot £74.20 Catslackburn, £72.80 Whitefield; Cheviot Mule £71.80 High Chesters; Suffolk £70.80 Low Cairndoon, £69.80 High Chesters; Charollais £70.50 Newington; Greyface £69.50 Newington, £66.50 Whitehouse and Tarnside House; North Country Cheviot £68.80 Overton; Swaledale £67.50 Newholme; Blackface £65.80 Wanwood Hill, £65.50 Crawfordjohn Mill; Kerry £64.80 Whitehill Cottage; Herdwick £59.80 Milton Mains; Shetland £52.80 Kirklinton Park House, £47.80 Tarnside House.

Also forward were 6,157 cast ewes & rams to a full ring of buyers, old and new, with trade being £4 to £5 firmer on the week and the general opinion that trade is here to stay as numbers continue to stay tight and demand is ever increasing.

Top price of £140.50 for Texels from Hillhouse, £138.50 Newbigging, £137.50 Bardnaclaven, £133.50 Sherra Craig; Suffolk £130.50 East Cliff, £128.50 Lirrit, £126.50 Bardnaclaven; Beltex £130.50, £128.50 Hopeshill, £119.50 Waterside, £116.50 Dormansteads; Millenium Blue £129.50 Brisco Meadows; Leicester £126.50 Softley, £116.50 Treyoc, £106.50 Greensburn; Bleu d’Maine £126.50 Cardew Hall Farm; North Country Cheviot £114.50 Backmuir, £110.50 Hownam Grange, £98.50, £96.50 The Grange; Half Bred £108.50 Westhill; Cheviot Mule £108.50 Hassendeanburn; Charollais £107.50 The Grange; Greyface £98.50 Crawthat, £97.50 Corries Mill Bungalow, £96.50 Newbigging, £94.50 Rottington Hall.

Hill ewes to £84.50 for Blackface from Evistones, £83.50 Kersknowe, £82.50 Bennettsfield and Backmuir, £80.50 Pitland Hills; Cheviot £80.50 Newbigging, £79.50 Haithwaite, £77.50 Culquhasen and Cumcrook; Swaledale £71.50, £66.50 Smyllum, £65.50 Riggfoot, £64.50 Reaygarth and Blakelaw; Jacob £62.50 Backmuir; Shetland £59.50, £49.50 Backmuir; Lleyn £58.50 Burn Bank; Herdwick £55.50 Milton Mains, £53.50 Stackbraes, £47.50 Hillhouse, £45.50 Tardoes; Welsh Mountain £44.50 Golden Lane.

Rams to £130.50 for Suffolks from Tonehall, £113.50 Low Hallburn, £100.50 Tonehall; North Country Cheviot £124.50 Hillhouse, £118.50 Hownam Grange, £98.50 Upper Cullernie; Beltex £123.50 Dormansteads, £81.50 House Park; Texel £119.50 Hillhouse, £118.50 Catslackburn, £110.50 Lirrit; Blackface £112.50 Kersknowe, £103.50 Tarnside House, £98.50 Skelfhill; Leicester £108.50 Woodhouse, £106.50 The Bog Farm, £100.50 Graystale; Dorset £98.50 Alton; Hill Cheviot £97.50 The Shaws, £96.50 Skelfhill, £92.50 Milnholm; Lleyn £94.50 South Mains, £70.50 Upper Cullernie; Romney £89.50 Holme Farm; Easycare £88.50 Lirrit; Zwartbles £86.50 Lirrit, £85.50 West Clyth; Swaledale £64.50 Riggfoot, £60.50 The Bog Farm.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 205.5p (205.5p)
Heavy to 203.5p (179.8p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 193.5p (193.5p)
Heavy to 214.5p (195.6p)

Young bulls to 183.5p (165.8p)

Lambs
Light to 218.0p (194.7p)
Standard to 239.0p (205.1p)
Medium to 233.0p (200.6p)
Heavy to 219.0p (191.6p)
O/weight to 197.0p (181.8p)

Ewes
Light to £84.50 (£58.21)
Heavy to £140.50 (£87.14)

Cast Rams to £130.50(£84.17)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th November 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 10th November 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd November 2011

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