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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-02-09

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 47 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 15 over thirty month cattle, 3,682 prime hoggs and 5,425 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th February 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A larger show of prime cattle saw all classes 5p up on the week and a better show was seen throughout. The sale was topped at 227.5p twice, firstly for an over age Limousin bullock from Messrs Taylor Dashwell Green and also for a fantastic Limousin bullock show by Messrs Nicholson, The Gill. Limousin heifers topped at 226.5p from A. Irving, Toppin Castle and 224.5p shown by Messrs Retson, Gardrum.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 227.5p Dashwell Green and The Gill, 224.5p Dashwell Green, 223.5p The Lake, 222.5p Dashwell Green, 218.5p Yett Farm, 216.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 213.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 201.5p The Gill.
Heifers
Limousin – 226.5p Toppin Castle, 224.5p Gardrum, 223.5p Yett Farm, Wyseby Hill Cottage and Hallburn, 217.5p Gardrum, 212.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Charolais – 216.5p Hallburn.
British Blue – 212.5p Toppin Castle.
Bazadaise – 211.5p Swaites.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,581 The Gill, £1,463 The Lake, £1,459 Dashwell Green, £1,417 The Gill, £1,412, £1,409 Dashwell Green, £1,396 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,390 The Lake.
Charolais – £1,509, £1,350 The Gill, £1,336 Fenton Farm, £1,328 Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,373 Sceughdyke, £1,158 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,299 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,250 Gardrum, £1,240 Hallburn, £1,234 Gardrum, £1,218 Yett Farm and Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,189 Toppin Castle, £1,184 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,161 Hallburn.
British Blue – £1,243 Toppin Castle.
Blonde d’Aquitaine - £1,187 Sceughdyke.

A small show of young bulls topped at 172.5p for Black & Whites from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Black & White – 172.5p, 168.5p Becton Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Black & White – £1,086, £1,078 Becton Hall.

A small show of OTM cattle met a good trade, topping at 199p for a Bazadaise from Messrs Ritson, Swaites.
More could have been sold to vendors advantage and to meet buyers requirements.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bazadaise – 199p Swaites.
Limousin – 152p, 122p The Throp.
Friesian – 105p Peterscrook.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bazadaise – £1,054 Swaites.
Limousin – £904, £793 The Throp.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A smaller show of 3,682 prime hoggs, due to freezing conditions, were forward to a full ring of buyers, with an overall average of 209.2p per kilo obtained. Export weight hoggs regularly between 220p and 240p and short of requirements, heavy hoggs easier sold than of late.

Hoggs sold to a top of 270p per kilo for Texels from Cumcrook. Top per head of £122.50 for Texels from Holylee Farm Cottage, others £113.50 Cumcrook and Main Office, £112.50 Oakrigg; Suffolk £108.50 Justicetown, £102.50 Thorns Farm, £98.50 Ashley Park; Charollais £106.50 Whinneyknowe, £96.50 Sceughdyke, £93.50 Comlongun Mains; Leicester £98.50 Finnieness, £91.50 Jubilee Park, £83.50 The Flatt; Blackface £97.50 Justicetown, £95.50 Balgray Hill, £94.50 Holylee Farm Cottage; North Country Cheviot £97.50 Bloch Farm, £96.80 Dykehead, £95.80 Bardnaclaven; Hill Cheviot £95.80, £94.20 Sceughdyke, £90.20 Breconside; Greyface £95.50 Jacksonrigg, £92.50 Longrow, £91.50 Sceughdyke and Justicetown; Beltex £92.50 Westhills; Half Bred £89.80, £81.50 High Moat; Lonk £86.80, £83.80 Bush of Ewes; Cheviot Mule £83.20 Philiphaugh; Dorset £79.80 Guards Farm; Kerry £76.80 Riggshield; Swaledale £74.50 Hepplehill Farm, £67.80 Gallowberry; Jacob £72.20 Parks Farm.

The 904 lightweight hoggs continued to sell at recent high rates. Top of £84.50 for Beltex from Low Tirfergus, £79.80 Low Fauld; Hill Cheviot £83.50 Sorbie, £75.80 Faulding Cleugh; Texel £81.50 Faulding Cleugh, £74.50 Ryehills; Greyface £74.80 Arnicle, £70.50 Low Fauld; Suffolk £74.50 Ryehills; Lonk £73.50 Bush of Ewes; Blackface £73.50 Milnmark, £67.80 Glenlea; Swaledale £67.50 Hepplehill; Herdwick £66.80 Butterdales; Jacob £65.50 Tarnside House; Roussin £63.50 Glenlea; Shetland £49.50 Holme Farm.

Another grand show of 5,425 cast ewes & rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with all classes similar on the week. Plain ewes and hill ewes still short of requirements.

Top price of £162.50 and £150.50 for Texel rams from Roachburn, £143.50 Smyllum; Leicester £140.50 High Crossgill, £128.50 Roachburn, £104.50 Newbigging; Charollais £138.50 Beechtree, £113.50 Whinneyknowe and Fontanbleau; Suffolk £136.50 Lirrit, £128.50 The Haining House, £114.50 Roadside; North Country Cheviot £120.50 Smyllum, £108.50 Milnholm, £106.50 Smyllum; Hill Cheviot £110.50 Fiddleton Bank End, £92.50 Carlenrigg; Easycare £103.50 Kersheugh; Blackface £96.50 Smyllum, £90.50 Stonefield, £86.50 Arnicle; Beltex £94.50 Hillhead, £79.50 Glenlea; Beulah £82.50 Severs; Herdwick £72.50 Stackbraes; Swaledale £70.50 Cottage, £63.50 High Crossgill.

Heavy ewes to £153.50 for Texels from Broomhills, £148.50 Carran and Knells, £144.50 Roadside; Suffolk £138.50 Fontanbleau, £130.50 Newbiggin, £127.50 Roadside; Charollais £132.50 Roadside, £113.50 Haas Grove, £110.50 Roadside; Beltex £130.50 Stackbraes, £90.50 Kersheugh, £86.50 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £122.50 Morebattle Tofts, £118.50 Buckies, £116.50 Smerral and Buckies; Zwartbles £120.50, £110.50 Viewfields; Leicester £118.50 Broomhill and Stonehall, £106.50 Fontanbleau, £104.50 Morebattle Tofts; Half Bred £116.50 South Mains, £112.50 Buckies, £110.50 Fontanbleau; Cheviot Mule £115.50, £108.50 Hillhead, £104.50 Upper Tofts; Greyface £110.50 Fontanbleau, £97.50 Aikton Farm, £96.50 Newbiggin and Mossthorn; Romney Marsh £93.50 Lydden Court, £91.50, £87.50 Holme Farm.

Hill ewes to £96.50 for Lonks from Bush of Ewes and Lleyns from Guards, other Lleyns £94.50 Gatehouse Cote, £89.50 The Hill; Blackface £91.50 Laythes, £86.50 Inkstack and Fontanbleau, £80.50 Graystale and Newbigging; Easycare £89.50 Morebattle Tofts, £75.50 Kersheugh; Cheviot £88.50 Corries Mill, £84.50 Philiphaugh, Taigh an T’Saoir and Fontanbleau, £82.50 Milton Mains; Swaledale £72.50 Stonehall, £67.50 Broomhills, £66.50 High Crossgill; Shetland £68.50 Kersheugh, £57.50 Noss Farm; Jacob £65.50 Cowcorse, £62.50 Stackbraes; Herdwick £64.50 Milton Mains, £59.50 Stackbraes, £58.50 Laythes and Ashley Park.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 225.5p (220.7p)
Medium to 227.5p (207.9p)
Heavy to 227.5p (201.5p)

Heifers
Light to 211.5p (211.5p)
Medium to 226.5p (211.5p)
Heavy to 206.5p (197.0p)

Young bulls to 172.5p (170.4p)

Hoggs
Light to 266.1p (202.6p)
Standard to 267.1p (217.3p)
Medium to 270.0p (211.1p)
Heavy to 232.0p (194.4p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £96.50 (£66.05)
Heavy to £153.50 (£96.43)

Cast Rams to £162.50(£98.68)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd February 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th January 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th January 2012

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