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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-12-16

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 42 prime cattle, 26 over thirty month cattle, 7,436 prime lambs and 8,100 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th December, 2011.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

Prime cattle a shade easier but vendors still gaining respectable returns. Top price to 214.5p for a Limousin heifer from Messrs J. Bell, Brydekirk Mains with British Blue bullocks to 206.5p from A. Irving, Toppin Castle purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Longtown.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
British Blue – 206.5p Toppin Castle.
Limousin – 205.5p Dashwell Green, 203.5p, 195.5p Nether Onsett.
Charolais – 198.5p Dashwell Green, 189.5p High Stenries.
Angus – 196.5p High Stenries.
Heifers
Charolais – 214.5p Brydekirk Mains, 207.5p, 199.5p Hallburn, 195.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin – 207.5p Toppin Castle and Brydekirk Mains, 204.5p Brydekirk Mains, 203.5p Sceughdyke, 202.5p Hallburn, 198.5p Brydekirk Mains and Hallburn, 197.5p Yett Farm, 196.5p Brydekirk Mains, 195.5p Yett Farm, Hallburn and High Stenries.
British Blue – 203.5p High Stenries, 199.5p Houghton House, 194.5p Hallburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais – £1,473 Sceughdyke, £1,300 Dashwell Green.
Limousin – £1,236 Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,348, £1,171 Sceughdyke, £1,162 Hallburn, £1,136 Brydekirk Mains, £1,117 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,144 Hallburn, £1,141 Sandbed and Toppin Castle, £1,129 Sceughdyke, £1,114, £1,111 Hallburn.

A smaller plainer show of OTMs saw a slight dip in trade and topped at 158.5p for a Limousin from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 158.5p Becton Hall, 141.5p Nunscleugh, 126.5p Upperburnmouth.
Bazadaise – 153.5p Swaites.
British Blue – 147.5p Nunscleugh.
Charolais – 139.5p Greystoke Castle.
Angus – 121.5p Kilnhill.
Montbeliarde – 113.5p Rowanburnfoot.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais – £1,164 Greystoke Castle.
Bazadaise – £1,020 Swaites.
Limousin – £998 Becton Hall, £990 Nunscleugh, £986 Upperburnmouth.
British Blue - £995 Nunscleugh.
Montbeliarde – £811 Rowanburnfoot.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A larger show of 7,436 prime lambs sold to a full ring of buyers with trade levelling at 204p per kilo, with the SQQ weight range averaging 205p per kilo in line with this weeks trend.

Lambs sold to a top of 262.2p per kilo for Texels from Barrogill Mains with a top per head of £112.50 per head for Texels from Pirntaton, £110.50 Broomhills, £107.50 Barrogill Mains and Cardew Hall; Suffolk £109.50 Pirntaton and Long Strumble, £101.50 Priesthaugh and Bellbank, £100 Culquhasen; Beltex £101.50 Greenknowe, £99.80, £99.50 Tercrosset; Greyface £98.80 Priesthaugh, £93.80 The Ash, £93.50 Mosshall and Greenburn; Leicester £96.50 Pirntaton, £94.50 High Burnfoot, £93.50 Maidencoates; North Country Cheviot £94.80 Newton Farm, £91.50 Whiteknowe, £90 Whitstonehill; Cheviot Mule £93.80 Dippen, £78.80 Dinley; Charollais £92.80 Sceughdyke and Knowe Farm, £89.80, £89.50 Moss Side; Zwartbles £89.50 Cubbyhill, £79.20 Sheala Hill; Blackface £87.80 Riskinhope, £86.80 Milnmark, £86.50 Pirntaton and Newton Farm; Hill Cheviot £87.20, £86.20 West Scales, £85.80 Sorbietrees and Tushielaw; Kerry £84.80 Whitcastles; Swaledale £84.80 Newholme, £71.20 Peasemyres; Bleu d’Maine £84.80 Newton Farm; Half Bred £80.80 Ruthwell Farm; Easycare £78.20 Whitcastles; Oxford £77.80 Guards; Lleyn £77.80 Over Whitlaw; Wensleydale £77.50 Walby Grange; Hampshire £76.80 Hoddam, £69.80 Walby Grange; Herdwick £67.80 Walby Grange.

The 1,289 lightweight lambs sold to a top of £79.80 for Texels from Hilltop, £79.50 Outertown; Hill Cheviot £75.80 Faulding Cleugh, £67.80 Sorbietrees; Beltex £75.80 Easterfrew; Lleyn £75.50 Over Whitlaw; Greyface £74.80 Dalbhraddan, £69.80 Maidencoates; Blackface £73.20 Cramalt, £72.20 Plenderleith; Charollais £71.80, £64.80 Newington; Suffolk £71.50 Outertown, £69.50 Newington; Zwartble £65.80 Tushielaw; Swaledale £65.80 High Dunashery, £62.80 Newholme; Shetland £54.50 Fontanbleau.

A massive show of 8,100 cast ewes & rams were forward to an increased ring of buyers, trade similar on the week with lean selling ewes of all classes sharper.

The sale was topped at £150.50 for heavy Texels from Newton of Budgate, £148.50, £146.50 Rosehill, £146.50 Backmuir and Burnside; Rouge £138.50 Severs; Leicester £132.50 High Edges Green, £122.50 Charlesfield, £120.50 Roxburgh Mill; Suffolk £128.50 Drinkstone, £125.50 Roadside, £123.50 Lirrit; Beltex £118.50 Severs, £99.50 Blackpark; Half Bred £113.50 Waterloo, £92.50 Relief; Cheviot Mule £110.50 Bloch, £93.50, £90.80 Newbigging; Zwartbles £108.50 Broomhills, £104.50 Severs; Charollais £107.50, £97.50 Chaple Hill; North Country Cheviot £106.50 West Whatten, £95.50 Graystale, £94.50 Waterloo and Roadside; Oxford £96.50 Guards; Greyface £96.50 Mill View and Netherplace, £95.50 Trecorner and Chaple Hill, £94.50 Alton; Masham £95.50 Roadside; Dorset £83.50 Waterloo; Vendeen £60.50, £58.50 Kirkwood Mains.

Hill ewes to £88.50 for Cheviots from Naddle and for Blackface from Thornton Tower, other Cheviots £80.50 Newington and Potholm, £76.50 Newbigging, other Blackface £86.50, £83.50, £82.50 Redhouse; Lleyn £80.50 Newbigging, £72.50 Newton Farm, £66.50 Whitcastles; Kendal Rough £71.50 Redhouse; Swaledale £74.50 Naddle, £70.50 Stotsfold, £69.50 Stackbraes; Jacob £58.50 Redhouse; Herdwick £56.50 Newfield House Farm; Shetland £42.50 Backmuir, £36.50 Newbigging.

Rams to £143.50 for Texel from Newton Farm, £138.50 Newton of Budgate, £133.50 Chapel House Farm; Suffolk £141.50 Forget Me Knot, £135.50, £123.50 Newton Farm; Leicester £136.50 Nunscleugh, £130.50 Pirntaton, £126.50 Drinkstone; Charollais £135.50 Backmuir, £92.50 Newbigging; Zwartbles £126.50 Broomhills, £96.50 Cowcorse; Romney Marsh £116.50 Cowcorse; Border Leicester £104.50 Earlside; Beltex £103.50 Cowcorse; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Whitcastles, £96.50 Reaster, £92.50 Waterloo; Blackface £96.50 Newton Farm, £86.50 Pirntaton, £82.50 Crookston; Swaledale £96.50 Stonehall, £88.50 Harwood Shield, £80.50 Newton Farm; Hill Cheviot £94.50 Potholm, £88.50 Priesthaugh, £81.50 Bloch Farm; Manx £73.50 Cooilingel.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 206.5p (187.1p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 195.5p (195.5p)
Heavy to 214.5p (194.9p)

Lambs
Light to 241.0p (205.9p)
Standard to 234.0p (207.9p)
Medium to 262.2p (204.3p)
Heavy to 229.0p (190.9p)
O/weight to 197.0p (173.8p)

Ewes
Light to £88.50 (£61.55)
Heavy to £150.50 (£88.02)

Cast Rams £143.50(£97.52)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th December 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st December 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th November 2011

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