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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-12-22

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 22 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 2 over thirty month cattle, 5,436 prime lambs and 6,261 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd December, 2011.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A very small show of prime cattle due to the time of year which saw strong bidding throughout and were dearer on the week, topping at 222.5p for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn with Charolais to 214.5p also from Hallburn. Limousin bullocks peaked at 200.5p from M. & G.A. Nicholson, The Lake.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 200.5p The Lake, 193.5p The Gill.
Charolais – 190.5p The Gill.
Heifers
Charolais – 214.5p, 213.5p, 209.5p, 208.5p, 202.5p Hallburn, 193.5p, 192.5p Sceughdyke, 191.5p Hallburn.
Limousin – 222.5p Hallburn, 203.5p Bleatarn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais – £1,479 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,306 The Gill.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,281, £1,254, £1,246 Hallburn, £1,238 (x2) Sceughdyke, £1,215 Hallburn.

Young bulls were a small show.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 193.5p, 186.5p, 177.5p Harelawhole.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A grand show of 5,436 prime lambs sold to a packed ring of buyers desperate for sheep before Christmas saw trade levelling at 211p per kilo for all weight ranges.

Lambs sold to a top of 265p per kilo for Beltex from Mossband House with a top per head of £119.50 per head for Suffolks from Glebelands, £115.50 The Land, £113.50 Tone Hall; Beltex £111.50 Albierigg, £109.50 Cardew Hall, £107.50 Albierigg; Texel £107.50 Silloans and Dyke, £106.50 Stockwell Hall and Mossband House; Leicester £107.50 East Cragside, £85.50 Westside; Greyface £106.50 Kirkhouse, £98.50 Hallhill, £96.80 Kirkland Green; Charollais £105.50 Sceughdyke and Stockwell Hall, £103.50 Kersheugh and Streethead; North Country Cheviot £102.50 Carruthers, £97.80 Riggshield, £97.50 Carruthers; Zwartbles £94.80 Kilncroft; Blackface £93.80 Winterhopeburn, £92.20 Kirkhouse, £90.80 Milnmark; Hill Cheviot £93.50 Kirkhouse, £93.20 Skelfhill, £90.50 Falnash; Cheviot Mule £91.80 Crosscleugh; Half Bred £90.20 High Moat; Easycare £75.80 Cleongart; Swaledale £75.80 Hayclose and Ravenwood Cottage; Hampshire £71.80 Walby Grange.

The 1,211 lightweight lambs saw good flesh sell to a premium. Top of £80.50 for Hill Cheviots from Waterside, £75.50 Mossband House; Texel £79.80, £73.80 Kirkland Green; Blackface £74.80 Kirkhouse, £74.20 Winterhopeburn; Herdwick £73.80 Ashley Park, £69.50 Walby Grange; Suffolk £73.50 Desoglin, £70.80 Beauly; Greyface £72.50 Low Tipalt; Hampshire £70.50 Walby Grange; Kendal Rough £68.80 Churchview; Lleyn £63.80 Over Whitlaw.

Another outstanding show of 6,261 cast ewes & rams was forward to an increased ring of buyers with trade £5 sharper on the week with all classes in demand and short of requirements for over the festive period.

The sale was topped at £156.50 for a Texel ram from Low Hallburn, others to £142.50 Mossband House, £139.50 Roadside; Leicester £144.50 Knarr, £120.50 Westside; Suffolk £138.50 Severs, £133.50 Westhill; Charollais £130.50 Coshogle, £120.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £113.50 Smyllum, £108.50 Cliftencote; Hill Cheviot £108.50 Skelfhill, £89.50 Falnash; Blackface £89.50 Troloss Cottage, £89.50 Silloans; Zwartbles £88.50 Bogra; Hampshire £74.50 Dyke. Heavy ewes to £150.50 for Texels from Roadside, £146.50 Boreland, Haithwaite and Thorns, £144.50 Haithwaite and Graystale; Suffolk £141.50 Westside, £137.50 Severs, £130.50 Skelfhill; Charollais £138.50 Severs, £107.50 Stackbraes; Beltex £137.50 Waterside, £119.50 Roadside, £103.50 Severs; Leicester £129.50 Cliftencote, £122.50 Snowden Close; North Country Cheviot £120.50 Graystale and Fontanbleau, £112.50 Fontanbleau, £106.50 Broomhill Bank and Haithwaite; Half Bred £118.50 Clockeil, £116.50 Westhill; Greyface £108.50 Boreland, £106.50 Stone Hall, £104.50 Tone Hall, £103.50 Mill View; Zwartbles £98.50 Newbigging; Romney Marsh £93.50, £79.50 Hill Farm; Cheviot Mule £92.50 Upper Tofts, £88.50 Firth Farm, £87.50 Falnash. Hill ewes to £100.50 for Cheviots from Allfornaught, £88.50 Chapel Farm, £84.50 Whitstonehill; Lleyn £96.50, £85.50 Broomhill Bank, £81.50 The Croft; Blackface £93.50, £87.50 Tone Hall, £86.50 Westhill, £84.50 Clonrae; Kendal Rough £80.50 Stackbraes; Herdwick £80.50, £67.50 Smyllum, £66.50 Mossband House; Easycare £78.50 Kersheugh; Swaledale £73.50 Wolfcleugh Cottage, £72.50 Naddle Farm, £71.50 Wolfcleugh Cottage; Kerry Hill £69.50 Easton; Shetland £38.50 Fontanbleau.

Goats to £72.50 Lanehead, £70.50 Low Rough Hill.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 200.5p (188.1p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 222.5p (199.9p)

Young bulls to 193.5p (186.1p)

Lambs
Light to 265.0p (212.1p)
Standard to 248.0p (211.7p)
Medium to 232.0p (212.2p)
Heavy to 232.0p (202.2p)
O/weight to 203.0p (184.4p)

Ewes
Light to £100.50 (£65.54)
Heavy to £150.50 (£93.90)

Cast Rams to £156.50(£111.35)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th December 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th December 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st December 2011

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