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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-01-26

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 60 prime cattle, 33 over thirty month cattle, 4,726 prime hoggs and 5,214 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th January 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A bigger show of 60 prime cattle saw trade similar on the week, prices peaked at 213.5p for a Limousin bullock from A. Irving, Toppin Castle, purchased by J.A. Jewitt, Quality Meat Wholesalers. Limousin heifers sold to 212.5p and 211.5p also from Toppin Castle. Limousin bullocks sold to a top per head of £1,522.43 from J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 213.5p Toppin Castle, 209.5p Houghton House & Toppin Castle, 204.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 200.5p The Haining House, 198.5p Dashwellgreen, The Gill and The Haining House, 196.5p Becton Hall, 195.5p Nether Onsett, 193.5p The Lake.
Blonde d’aquitaine – 204.5p The Lake.
Charolais – 199.5p Tonehall.
Galloway – 194.5p Spoutbank.
Heifers
Limousin – 212.5p, 211.5p Toppin Castle, 206.5p Brydekirk Mains and Hallburn, 205.5p Houghton House, 204.5p (x2) Hallburn, 200.5p, 199.5p Brydekirk Mains.
Charolais – 201.5p, 200.5p Hallburn, 197.5p Houghton House.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,522 Nether Onsett, £1,468 The Haining House, £1,456 Toppin Castle, £1,423 The Haining House, £1,404 Becton Hall, £1,366 , £1,359 The Gill, £1,342 The Haining House, £1,328 The Gill, £1,318 Toppin Castle.
Simmental – £1,317 Dashwellgreen.
Heifers
Limousin – £1,191 Houghton House, £1,190 Toppin Castle, £1,165, £1,135, £1,124 Hallburn, £1,120 Toppin Castle.
Charolais – £1,166, £1,127 Sceughdyke, £1,108 Hallburn.
British Blue – £1,103 Middlebie Hill.

A good show of OTMs saw good flesh cows dear and plain Black & White cows 82p to 101p. Top price of 197.5p for a Limousin from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others to 192.5p and 189.5p Swaites, 189.5p The Throp.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 197.5p Dashwell Green, 192.5p Swaites, 189.5p Swaites and The Throp, 173.5p The Throp, 168.5p Nunscleugh, 155.5p Brydekirk Mains.
Bazadaise – 184.5p Swaites.
Shorthorn – 164.5p Minsca.
Blue Grey – 139.5p Brae Mar.
Friesian – 103.5p Hethermill, 101.5p, 90.5p The Nook.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,343 Dashwellgreen, £1,250 The Throp, £1,179 Nunscleugh, £1,078, £985 Swaites, £954 The Throp.
Shorthorn – £1,052 Minsca.
Bazadaise – £950 Swaites.
British Blue – £859 High Stenries.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A good show of 4,726 prime hoggs were forward to an active ring of buyers, with an overall average of 203p per kilo, with export weight hoggs regularly between 205p and 215p and short of requirements, but 45 to 50 kilo lambs harder to sell and over heavys selling well.

Hoggs sold to a top of 280p per kilo for Beltex from Gallowberry. Top per head of £111.50 for Beltex from The Nook and for Texel from Spangobridge, other Beltex £106.50 Gallowberry, £105.50 Tercrosset, other Texel £109.50 Kingside, £107.50 Backmuir; Suffolk £105.50 Backmuir, £104.50 Cardew Hall, £102.50 Sceughdyke; Half Bred £96.50, £84.80 Adderston Shiels; Charollais £96.50 Moss Side, £95.50 Sceughdyke £93.50 Hallburn; Blackface £94.80 Penchrise, £94.50 Knottyholm, £91.80 Penchrise; North Country Cheviot £93.80 Allanshaws, £88.80 Commonside, £87.80 Wham Head Farm; Greyface £93.50, £89.80 Brampton Fell, £88.80 Sceughdyke; Leicester £91.50 Archerbeck, £89.50 Coldshield, £87.80 Kildalloig; Hill Cheviot £88.80 Sundhope, £87.80 Potholm, Bloch and Commonside; Lleyn £86.80 Pilmuir; Cheviot Mule £86.20 High Stenries, £82.80 Allanshaws; Oxford £84.50 Dunnabie; Zwartbles £83.50, £75.50 Easter Dawyk; Easycare £83.50 Whitcastles; Ryeland £80 Gall Farm; Swaledale £79.80, £77.80 Kilnstown, £73.80 Fordlands.

The 872 lightweight hoggs continued to sell at recent high rates. Top of £79.80 and £74.80 for Texels from Killocraw; Beltex £77.80 Hilltop, £73.50 Glencartholm; Hill Cheviot £76.50 Faulding Cleugh, £75.80 Mainside; Blackface £75.80 Penchrise, £72.80 Sorbie; Suffolk £74.80 Desoglin and High Crubasdale; Greyface £72.80 Ryehills, £69.20 Westburnhope; Swaledale £69.80, £59.80 Naddle.

A larger show of 5,214 cast ewes & rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with all classes £3 to £4 dearer on the week. Blackface, Swaledale and Cheviot ewes were in very strong demand and short of buyers requirements and all classes of rams were keenly sought after.

Top price of £150.50 for Suffolk rams from Huntington, £146.50 Allanshaws, £122.50 Jubilee Road; Texel £148.50 Jubilee Road, £136.50 Newbiggin, £134.50 Huntington; Leicester £126.50 Elsdonburn, £116.50 Alllanshaws and Kilnstown, £106.50 Cowburnrigg; North Country Cheviot £126.50, £124.50 Allanshaws, £89.50 Kingside; Hill Cheviot £126.50 Haithwaite and Oldfield, £96.50 Smyllum, £92.50 Becks; Border Leicester £118.50 Bluebell; Charollais £118.50 Elsdonburn, £102.50 Backmuir, £96.50 Mainside; Beltex £100.50 Elsdonburn, £84.50 Waterloo; Blackface £94.50 Smyllum, £89.50 Chapel Farm, £86.50 Penchrise; Swaledale £89.50 Kilnstown, £76.50 Westhill; Dorset £82.50 Upperbank.

Heavy ewes to £144.50 for Texels from Fontanbleau, £142.50 Hillhead, £140.50 Tercrosset; Suffolk £132.50 Jubilee Road, £130.50 Allanshaws, £128.50 Jubilee Road; Beltex £124.50 Allanshaws, £122.50 Elsdonburn, £116.50 Huntington; North Country Cheviot £122.50 Lirrit, £120.50 Allanshaws and Durran Mains, £116.50 Oldfield; Greyface £118.50 Huntington, £106.50 Sunnycroft, £98.50 Kersknowe; Cheviot Mule £118.50 Graystale, £110.50 Fontanbleau, £98.50 Graystale; Leicester £114.50 Westhill, £106.50 Kilnstown, £99.50 Millknowe; Half Bred £114.50 Haithwaite, £108.50 Newbigging; Charollais £106.50 Upper Bank, £104.50 Graystale, £100 Ballachrick; Oxford £106.50 Graystale.

Hill ewes to £96.50 for Cheviots from Sundhope, £94.50 Backmuir, £90.50 Nether Brotherstone; Blackface £88.50 Cowburnrigg, £87.50, £86.50 Kersknowe; Jacob £79.50 Nether Brotherstone, £78.50 Graystale; Swaledale £78.50 Westernhopeburn, £74.50 Reaygarth, £73.50 Hyndfordwell; Herdwick £74.50 Red House, £67.50 Chapel Farm, £66.50 Kilncroft; Welsh Mountain £58.50 Ringligate.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 194.5p (194.5p)
Medium to 213.5p (193.8p)
Heavy to 209.5p (190.2p)

Heifers
Light to 171.5p (171.5p)
Medium to 212.5p (198.1p)
Heavy to 189.5p (182.7p)

Young bulls to -------p (-------p)

Hoggs
Light to 202.0p (207.6p)
Standard to 261.0p (210.1p)
Medium to 280.0p (204.3p)
Heavy to 272.0p (185.7p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £96.50 (£67.12)
Heavy to £144.50 (£94.92)

Cast Rams to £150.50(£91.02)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th January 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th January 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th January 2012

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