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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-02-02

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 44 prime cattle, 18 over thirty month cattle, 5,746 prime hoggs and 6,715 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd February 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A smaller show of prime cattle saw a rise in trade and topped at 227.5p for an outstanding Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, Charolais sold to 222.5p from A. Irving, Toppin Castle and 218.5p (twice) both from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn, with Blonde d’Aquitaine bullocks topping at 212.5p shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green and purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Blonde d’aquitaine – 212.5p Dashwell Green.
Limousin – 211.5p The Gill, 209.5p, 207.5p Toppin Castle, 207.5p The Lake, 206.5p The Gill, 204.5p Dashwell Green, 203.5p Dashwell Green and The Lake, 198.5p Dashwell Green.
British Blue – 207.5p Toppin Castle.
Charolais – 202.5p, 201.5p The Gill, 196.5p Sceughdyke, 193.5p Dashwell Green, 190.5p Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Limousin – 227.5p Hallburn, 209.5p Toppin Castle, 198.5p Hallburn, 196.5p Houghton House and Hallburn.
Charolais – 222.5p Toppin Castle, 218.5p (x2) Hallburn, 198.5p Sceughdyke, 195.5p Sceughdyke, 193.5p (x2) Hallburn, 193.5p Houghton House.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais – £1,488 The Gill, £1,441 Dashwell Green, £1,336 Sceughdyke, £1,309 The Gill.
Limousin – £1,438 The Gill, £1,424 Dashwell Green, £1,404 The Gill, £1,400 The Lake, £1,340, £1,338 Toppin Castle, £1,332 The Lake.
Blonde d’aquitaine – £1,413 Dashwell Green.
British Blue – £1,379 Toppin Castle.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,311, £1,289 Hallburn, £1,191 Sceughdyke, £1,179 Toppin Castle, £1,161 Houghton House, £1,124 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1, 160 Hallburn, £1,120 Toppin Castle, £1,110 Hallburn.

A small plain show of OTMs topped at 133.5p for Black & Whites from T.B. Imrie, Harelawhole.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Friesian – 133.5p, 119.5p Harelawhole, 113.5p Evertown.
Simmental – 114.5p Low Longthwaite.
Galloway – 105.5p Softley.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Friesian – £1,074, £824 Harelawhole, £822 Evertown.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

An excellent show of 5,746 prime hoggs were forward to a full ring of buyers, with an overall average of 207.3p per kilo obtained, with export weight hoggs regularly between 210p and 230p with all classes being firmer on the week and many more well finished hoggs forward.

Hoggs sold to a top of 288p per kilo for Beltex from The Wreay. Top per head of £117.50 for Texel from Trailflat, £116.50 Uppercleuch, £114.50 Pirntaton; Suffolk £114.50 Pirntaton, £103.50 Becton Hall, £101.50 Old Rectory; Cheviot Mule £110.50 Borlick, £82.80 Tarrasfoot; Beltex £103.50 Drummuie, £95.50 Nether Brotherstone, £94.50 The Wreay; Zwartbles £98.50 Cleughbrae; Blackface £97.50 Blairs House, £92.50 Pirntaton, £90.50 Penchrise and Glenshanna; Charollais £96.50 Leaona Villa, £89.80 Barend, £88.20 Westhill; North Country Cheviot £95.50 Jubilee Park, £94.50 Plantation Cottage and Whitstonehill, £90.50 Plantation Cottage; Greyface £93.80 Justicetown, £93.50 Hesleywell, £92.50 Longrow; Hill Cheviot £90, £88.50 Falnash, £85.80 Potholm; Hampshire £86.50, £83.50 Dyke; Leicester £86.50 Pirntaton, £74.50 Clonrae, £72.50 Hesleywell; Ryeland £83.50 H & K Farms; Lleyn £76.80, £73.50 Cooilingel; Swaledale £76.50 Ravenwood Cottage, £74.20 Hayclose, £73.50 Burn House and Hesleywell; Herdwick £75.80 Hayclose

The 1,652 lightweight hoggs continued to sell at recent high rates. Top of £89.50 for Texels from Barrogill Mains, £77.80 Howgillside; Beltex £86.50 The Wreay, £85.50 Balneil; Hill Cheviot £80 Falnash, £69.20 Waterside; Charollais £75.20 Corries Mill; Lleyn £74.80, £68.80 Girdstingwood; Suffolk £74.20 Girdstingwood; Blackface £73.80 Sorbie, £69.80 North Deanhead; Greyface £71.80 Clonrae, £69.80 Naddle; Zwartbles £69.50 Cooilingel; Swaledale £65.50 Oswie; Welsh Mountain £62.80 H & K Farms; Jacob £54.50 Barend.

A tremendous show of 6,715 cast ewes & rams were forward to a packed ring of buyers with all classes £2 dearer on the week. Blackface, Swaledale and Cheviot ewes were in very strong demand and lean plain ewes were short of buyers requirements.

Top price of £149.50 for Texel rams from Roadside, £143.50 Westhill, £139.50 Severs; Charollais £134.50 Severs and Roadside, £126.50 Roadside; Leicester £132.50 Severs, £113.50 Clonrae, £108.50 Newbigging; Suffolk £132.50 Pirntaton, £128.50 Westhill, £126.50 Alton; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Newton Farm, £118.50 Mainside, £113.50 Marygate; Hill Cheviot £120.50 Lirritn, £99.50 Catslackburn, £96.50 Newton Farm; Beltex £116.50 Mouldyhills, £106.50 Roadside; Rouge £113.50 Severs; Bleu d’Maine £100.50 Haithwaite; Lleyn £96.50 North Deanhead; Blackface £96.50 Smyllum, £95.50 North Deanhead, £94.50 Marygate; Dorset £94.50 Severs; Zwartbles £84.50 Severs; Jacob £84.50 Haithwaite; Swaledale £68.50 Burn House, £54.50 Border Rigg.

Heavy ewes to £148.50 for Texels from Hopesyke, £146.50 Newton Farm, £144.50 Middle Dukesfield; Suffolk £134.50 Stackbraes, £130.50 Roadside, £126.50 Pirntaton; Beltex £132.50 The Wreay, £104.50 Stackbraes, £102.50 The Wreay; Charollais £126.50 Severs, £122.50 Haithwaite, Roadside and Lynegar, Greyface £118.50, £108.50, £106.50 Golden Lane; Leicester £116.50 Cranshaws and Middle Dukesfield, £106.50 Pirntaton, £103.50 Fontanbleau; North Country Cheviot £116.50 Lirrit, £114.50, £106.50 Newton Farm, £100.50 Olrig Mains; Cheviot Mule £114.50 Fontanbleau, £106.50 Roadside, £98.50 Whinneyknowe; Half Bred £108.50 Fontanbleau, £100.50 Westhill; Bleu d’Maine £103.50, £93.50 Middle Farm; Zwartbles £96.50 West Clyth Farm; Dorset £79.50 North Deanhead; Ryeland £59.50 Newtown.

Hill ewes to £97.50 for Cheviots from Backmuir, £96.50 Haithwaite, £92.50 Hill of Balmaclellan; Blackface £92.50 Whiteside, £88.50 Tombuie, £85.50 Haithwaite; Shetland £87.50 Cannon Park, £52.50 Upper Millsteads; Jacob £69.50 Lesson Hall Farm, £65.50 Stackbraes; Swaledale £64.50 Stackbraes, £62.50 Ravenwood Cottage and Chapel Farm, £61.50 High Edges Green; Herdwick £59.50 Stackbraes and Kilncroft, £58.50, £57.50 Stackbraes; Hebridean £55.50 Westhill, £42.50 Cooilingel.

Goats to £82.50 Stackbraes, £72.50 Fairnbank.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 184.5p (184.5p)
Medium to 209.5p (198.3p)
Heavy to 212.5p (202.4p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 227.5p (205.1p)
Heavy to 218.5p (198.5p)

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

Hoggs
Light to 288.0p (207.4p)
Standard to 265.0p (210.3p)
Medium to 243.0p (205.1p)
Heavy to 216.0p (189.9p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £97.50 (£69.32)
Heavy to £148.50 (£95.67)

Cast Rams to £149.50(£95.98)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th January 2012
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