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Longtown Primestock Sale
2011-12-29

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 41 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 6 over thirty month cattle, 5,953 prime lambs and 6,688 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th December, 2011.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

The final sale of 2011 of prime cattle saw the whole sale average 201.1p per kilo with new buyers and vendors in attendance. The sale was topped at 216.5p for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, and Limousin bullocks peaked at 213.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown. Charolais bullocks to 212.5p from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries and heifers to 211.5p J. & D. Longlands Ltd., Tonehall.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 213.5p Dashwell Green, 210.5p The Gill, 208.5p, 206.5p Dashwell Green, 201.5p The Lake, 198.5p
Dashwell Green, 196.5p Sceughdyke, 194.5p The Lake.
Charolais – 212.5p, 193.5p High Stenries.
Saler – 204.5p The Gill.
British Blue – 196.5p Brydekirk Mains.
Heifers
Limousin – 216.5p Hallburn, 210.5p Sceughdyke, 209.5p Hallburn, 207.5p Tone Hall, 206.5p, 205.5p (x2) Brydekirk Mains, 198.5p Houghton House, 197.5p Hallburn, 194.5p Brydekirk Mains.
Charolais – 211.5p Tone Hall, 209.5p Sceughdyke, 207.5p High Stenries, 204.5p Hallburn, 201.5p Tone Hall and Hallburn, 199.5p Hallburn, 198.5p Tone Hall, 197.5p Houghton House and Sceughdyke.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 196.5p Tone Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,458 Dashwell Green, £1,395 Sceughdyke, £1,370 The Lake, £1,355, £1,344 Dashwell Green, £1,336 The Gill.
Charolais – £1,413 High Stenries.
Saler – £1,339 The Gill.
British Blue – £1,336 Brydekirk Mains.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,296 High Stenries, £1,290 Tone Hall, £1,215, £1,196, £1,185 Sceughdyke, £1,168 Tone Hall, £1,145 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,190 Hallburn, £1,176 Brydekirk Mains, £1,162 Tone Hall, £1,156 Brydekirk Mains, £1,110 Hallburn.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A larger show of 5,953 prime lambs sold to a full ring of buyers with trade levelling at 201p per kilo for all weight ranges.

Lambs sold to a top of 245p per kilo for Beltex from Upperbank with a top per head of £119.50 per head for Beltex from Newton Cottage, £108.50 Uppercleuch, £95.20 Willimoteswick; Texel £112.50 Dunjop and Newton Cottage, £108.50 Upperbank, £107.50 Church Street Farm and Todburn; Suffolk £110.50, £109.50 Westside, £103.50 Allanshaws; Charollais £108 Church Street Farm, £104.50 Upperbank, £96.50 Leaona Villa; North Country Cheviot £106.50, £106.20, £99.20 Allanshaws, £96.50 Whitcastles; Greyface £104.50 Stackbraes, £94.80 Stubsgill, £93.80 Lowes Fell; Leicester £103.50 Stubsgill, £100 Westhill; Lleyn £96.50 Whitcastles; Blackface £92.50 Westloch, £89.50 Bush of Ewes, £87.50 Roughet Hill; Hill Cheviot £91.80 Glenshanna, £87.20 Wicket Thorn, £86.80 Naddle; Oxford £86.20 Hillside; Ryeland £83.80 Dunnabie; Cheviot Mule £80.80 Allanshaws, £77.80 Granton; Roussin £77.80 Garchew; Easycare £75.50 Barnside; Swaledale £73.80 Kilnstown and Kirkland Green, £70.50 Coldshield, £67.80 Peasemyres; Jacob £69.80 Summerhill and Newington; Welsh Mountain £69.80 Kirkland Green.

The 1,617 lightweight lambs saw good flesh sell to a premium. Top of £85.50 for Beltex from Upperbank, £79.80 Sorbie; Texel £79.50 Kirkton, £78.80 Killocraw; Blackface £73.20 Milnmark, £69.80 Linhope and Granton; Hill Cheviot £72.80 Newington, £69.80 Chapel Farm; Greyface £70.80 Kirkhouse, £69.80 Low Closegill; Suffolk £69.80 Newington, £66.80 Low Tipalt; Charollais £62.80 Almagill; Swaledale £62.50 Coldshield; Lleyn £61.50 Graystale; Herdwick £59.50 Fontanbleau; Shetland £58.20 Mossband House.

Another large show of 6,688 cast ewes & rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with all classes again in demand.

The sale was topped at £146.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Marygate, £142.50, £139.50 Beckside; Suffolk £129.50 Marygate, £128.50 Blackburn, £127.50 Marygate; Beltex £128.50 Fontanbleau, £114.50 Hophill, £112.50 Uppercleuch; Leicester £120.50 Westhill, £111.50 Stubsgill, £96.50 Fontanbleau; Half Bred £117.50 Fontanbleau, £116.50 South Mains; Bleu d’Maine £116.50 Smyllum; Cheviot Mule £112.50, £110.50 Smyllum, £103.50 Thorns; North Country Cheviot £110.50, £108.50 Pools, £105.50 Allanshaws; Rouge £110.50 Hobbister; Zwartbles £104.50 Old Wall, £97.50 Thorns; Greyface £94.50 Bogend, £93.50 Church Street and Kennettside Heads, £92.50 Streethead and Jacksonsrigg. Hill ewes to £93.50 for Blackface from Newbigging, £90.50 Thorns, £89.50 Stooprigg and Thorns, £86.50 Wanwood Hill; Easycare £89.50, £85.50 Backmuir, £76.50 Barnside; Cheviot £87.50, £85.50 Upper Cullernie, £84.50 Backmuir; Lleyn £81.50 Hunderlee Pastoral; Jacob £80.50 Hillcroft, £68.50 Tarnside House; Swaledale £78.50, £71.50 Lirrit, £67.50 Brydekirk Mains, £66.50 Kirkland Green; Kendal Rough £68.50 Chapel Farm; Shetland £67.50 Backmuir, £49.50 Tister; Kerry Hill £59.50 Lirrit; Herdwick £48.50 Tarnside House. Rams to £140.50 for Texels from Todburn Farm, £132.50 Dunjop, £130.50 Westhill; Suffolk £138.50 Hophill, £132.50 Temon and Backmuir; Beltex £128.50 South Mains, £123.50 Uppercleuch; Leicester £125.50 Hillhouse, £86.50 Croft; Oxford £114.50 Stackbraes; Hill Cheviot £110.50 Raeburnfoot, £90.50 South Mains; Charollais £108.50 Broomhouse; North Country Cheviot £98.50 Fontanbleau; Rouge £94.50 Hobbister; Blackface £93.50 Newton Cottage, £70.50 Maidencoates; Romney Marsh £89.50 Lydden; Swaledale £82.50 High Dunashery, £69.50 Coldshield; Easycare £72.50 Barnside, £69.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £50.50 Lirrit.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 213.5p (199.3p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 202.5p (198.1p)
Heavy to 216.5p (202.6p)

Young bulls to 186.5p (186.5p)

Lambs
Light to 232.0p (201.9p)
Standard to 245.0p (204.1p)
Medium to 238.0p (201.0p)
Heavy to 221.0p (192.4p)
O/weight to 197.0p (183.5p)

Ewes
Light to £93.50 (£65.79)
Heavy to £146.50 (£95.05)

Cast Rams to £140.50 (£88.10)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd December 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th December 2011
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th December 2011

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