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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-12-08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 40 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 35 over thirty month cattle, 6,281 prime lambs and 6,048 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th December, 2011.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A smaller show of prime cattle on offer and more buyers in attendance saw trade maintain recent high rates, peaking at 215.5p for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn and being purchased by Border Meats, Butchers, Lockerbie. Bullocks sold to 206.5p for a Limousin from J.C. & D. Nicholson, The Gill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 206.5p The Gill, 201.5p Fenton Farm, 194.5p Dashwell Green, Fenton Farm and Nether Onsett, 193.5p Nether Onsett and Sceughdyke, 192.5p The Gill.
Simmental – 193.5p Dashwell Green.
Heifers
Limousin – 215.5p Hallburn, 209.5p Toppin Castle, 204.5p Swaites, 203.5p Toppin Castle, 192.5p Houghton House.
Charolais – 208.5p Hallburn, 205.5p, 203.5p High Stenries, 201.5p Hallburn and Sceughdyke, 199.5p High Stenries and Houghton House, 197.5p High Stenries and Hallburn, 195.5p Hallburn, 191.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue – 203.5p, 196.5p Hallburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,410 Nether Onsett, £1,309, £1,300 The Gill.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,261 Hallburn, £1,239, £1,216 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,217 Hallburn.

Bulls were a buoyant trade and more required to satisfy buyers demands.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 191.5p, 187.5p The Lake.
Friesian – 159.5p Becton Hall.

A better show of OTMs peaked at 177.5p for a Bazadaise from Messrs Ritson, Swaites with Limousins to 145.5p from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bazadaise – 177.5p Swaites.
Limousin – 145.5p High Stenries, 133.5p The Throp, 127.5p High Stenries, 121.5p Wanwood Hill and The Throp.
British Blue – 127.5p, 119.5p Wanwood Hill.
Charolais – 125.5p Potholm.
Friesian – 112.5p Highmoorhead.
Galloway – 102.5p Allfornaught.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bazadaise – £1,020 Swaites.
Limousin – £996 High Stenries, £907, £901 The Throp, £851 The Flatt.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

Another outstanding show of 6,281 prime lambs sold to a full ring of buyers, resulting in a tremendous average again this week. The whole sale averaged 214.7p per kilo, with the SQQ weight range averaging and excellent 218.6p per kilo. Many more lambs could be sold to advantage.

Lambs sold to a top of 292p per kilo for Beltex from Woodfoot with a top per head of £129.50 per head for Texels from Upper Dounreay & Suffolks from Bowsden Moor. Other Texels £127.50, £126.50 Bowsden Moor, £124.50 Broomhills; other Suffolks £119.50 Bowsden Moor, £115.50 Colmslie Hill, £114.50 Sceughdyke; Beltex £126.50, £125.50 Cardew Hall, £106.50 Sorbie and Cardew Hall; Zwartbles £109.50 Broomhill Bank; North Country Cheviot £107.50, £100 Upper Dounreay, £96.50 Whitefield; Cheviot Mule £103.50 Colmslie Hill, £89.80 North House and Crosscleugh, £84.80 Tarrasfoot; Half Bred £102.50 High Moat, £100 Backmuir, £87.50 High Moat; Greyface £101.50 The Old Police House, £97.50 Drumhumphrey and Netherton, £96.50 Pouton Farm; Leicester £99.50 East Cragside, £95.50 Raggetsyke, £93.50 Sanders Close; Charollais £98.50 Whinneyknowe, £98.20 Sceughdyke, £94.20 Sceughdyke; Hill Cheviot £95.20 Catslackburn, £94.20 Wicket Thorn, £86.80 Damhead; Blackface £93.20 Knockreoch, £92.50 Broomhope, £91.50 Clifton on Bowmont; Lleyn £89.80 Whiteclose, £86.50 Howburn; Jacob £79.50 Summerhill; Kendal Rough £76.80 Churchview; Swaledale £73.80 Sunday Sight, £71.20 Hayclose.

Lightweight lambs sold to a top of £93.80 for Beltex from Mossband House, £87.50 Woodfoot; Texel £85.20 Killocraw, £83.20 Mosshall; Hill Cheviot £79.20 Upper Hindhope, £73.80 Naddle; Suffolk £78.50 Demesne; Greyface £77.80 Finnieness, £69.80 Mossband House; Blackface £76.80 Clonrae and Barnglieshead, £70.20 Tone Hall; Swaledale £76.50 West Foreshield, £68.80 Tarnside House; Cheviot Mule £74.50 Wanwood Hill; Herdwick £68.50 Ashley Park, £58.80 Tarnside House; Shetland £47.50 Tarnside House.

Yet again over 6,000 cast ewes & rams were forward to an increased ring of buyers, heavy ewes were £3 to £4 dearer on the week with Hill ewes £5 to £6 up on the week with lean ewes remaining dear in comparison.

The sale was topped at £158.50 for heavy Texels from Newbigging, £146.50 Waterloo, £143.50 Blairbuie; Suffolk £128.50 Tone Hall, £127.50 Blackhaugh, £126.50 Backmuir; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Tain Olrig, £110.50 Simster Burn, Damside and Thomas Telford Road, £108.50 Westhill; Beltex £108.50, £96.50 North Corrielaw; Greyface £108.50 Trecoy, £99.50 Keld Head and Slealands, £98.50 Middle Shipley; Cheviot Mule £106.50 Newbigging, £98.50 Stackbraes and Barnglies, £97.50 Colmslie Hill; Zwartbles £102.50 Old Wall, £98.50 Marygate; Leicester £100.50 Lowes Fell, £96.50 Riggshield, £94.50 Newbigging; Romney £86.50 Marygate, £80.50 Whitchester. Hill ewes to £98.50 for Cheviots from Allfornaught, £90.50 Gall Farm, £87.50 Chapelknowe and Allfornaught; Lleyn £93.50 Bowsden Moor, £87.50 Broomhill Bank, £85.50, £82.50 Bowsden Moor; Blackface £91.50, £89.50 Redhouse, £87.50 The Steel, £85.50 Gall Farm; Kendal Rough £78.50 Stackbraes; Easycare £81.50, £72.50 Blackhaugh; Swaledale £77.50 Swaites, £70.50 Snowhill, £69.50 Round Meadows, £66.50 Howburn; Woodland £69.50 Riggshield; Herdwick £68.50 Alton; Shetland £43.50 Backmuir, £40.50 Stackbraes; Welsh Mountain £41.50 East Field of Wiston. Rams to £133.50 for Texels from Lightbirks, £132.50 Snowhill, £130.50 Old Police House; Suffolk £124.50 The Steel Farm, £116.50 Colmslie Hill, £102.50 Hall Farms; North Country Cheviot £119.50 South Mains, £109.50 Colmslie Hill, £92.50 Nottingham Mains; Leicester £119.50 Sanders Close, £118.50 Nunscleugh, £102.50 The Steel; Blackface £118.50 Tone Hall, £98.50 Broomhope, £89.50 Cowburn; Charollais £106.50 Lydden, £104.50 Marygate; Kendal Rough £89.50 Churchview; Beltex £89.50 Carruthers; Hill Cheviot £89.50 Glendinning, £79.50 Lirrit; Lleyn £86.50 Todholes; Zwartbles £78.50 Ringligate; Swaledale £74.50 Snowhill, £69.50 West Foreshield; Dorper £59.50 Marygate; Soya £43.50 Tarnside House.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 206.5p (188.9p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 215.5p (199.6p)

Young bulls 191.5p (175.6p)

Lambs
Light to 292.0p (214.4p)
Standard to 280.0p (221.8p)
Medium to 245.0p (216.0p)
Heavy to 233.0p (204.0p)
O/weight to 222.0p (192.4p)

Ewes
Light to £98.50 (£67.07)
Heavy to £158.50 (£89.80)

Cast Rams £133.50(£85.80)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st December 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th November 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th November 2011

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