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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-02-23

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 62 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 31 over thirty month cattle, 4,286 prime hoggs and 5,208 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd February 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A larger show of prime cattle, and a better show of quality saw prices peak at 219.5p for a British Blue bullock from Messrs J. Retson & son, Gardrum. Limousin heifers topped at 217.5p from Messrs R. Neill, Upper Tinwald Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
British Blue – 219.5p Gardrum, 205.5p Toppin Castle, 199.5p Fenton Farm.
Limousin – 213.5p Upper Tinwald and The Gill, 207.5p The Gill, 206.5p The Gill, 205.5p Toppin Castle, 205.5p(x2), 204.5p, 202.5p Dashwell Green, 199.5p Slealands, 198.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 213.5p Upper Tinwald, 204.5p, 202.5p High Stenries, 201.5p Dashwell Green, 197.5p The Gill.
Galloway – 209.5p Slealands.
Heifers
Limousin – 217.5p Upper Tinwald, 215.5p Gardrum, 213.5p (x2), 212.5p, 202.5p Hallburn, 201.5p Houghton House.
Charolais – 209.5p High Stenries.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais – £1,518 Sceughdyke, £1,462 Upper Tinwald, £1,451 Sceughdyke, £1,430 Dashwell Green, £1,412 The Gill, £1,395 Tonehall.
Limousin – £1,430 Upper Tinwald, £1,417 Dashwell Green.
British Blue – £1,415 Gardrum.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,449, £1,296, £1,220 Sceughdyke, £1,194 High Stenries, £1,176 Yett Farm, £1,140 Low Hallburn, £1,111 Houghton House.
Limousin – £1,228 Upper Tinwald and Gardrum, £1,174 Hallburn.
British Blue – £1,216 Gardrum.

A shortage of bulls which topped at 193.5p from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 193.5p Becton Hall.
Friesian – 173.5p Becton Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,277 Becton Hall.
Black & White – £1,037 Becton Hall.

A larger show of Over Thirty Month cattle, which saw a lot of plainer Black & White cows 95p to 110p and topped at 199.5p, 192.5p for Bazadaise from Messrs Ritson, Swaites.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bazadaise – 199.5p, 192.5p Swaites.
Limousin – 139.5p Blindhillbush, 132.5p Mossband House, 125.5p Beckhall.
Friesian – 128.5p Peterscrook, 124.5p Evertown, 118.5p The Nook, 111.5p The Stubb, 109.5p The Nook.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Cows
Bazadaise – £1,087, £1,037 Swaites.
Limousin – £906 Blindhillbush, £834 Mossband House.
Friesian – £829 The Nook.
Bulls
Limousin – £1,239 Bonshawside.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A smaller show of 4,286 prime hoggs was forward to the usual ring of buyers, with an overall average of 205.5p per kilo obtained. Export weight hoggs regularly between 210p and 240p and very short of requirements. Many hoggs 45-50 kilos forward proving harder to cash, please sell lighter.

Hoggs sold to a top of 305p per kilo for Beltex from Bankhead. Top per head of £112.50 for Suffolks from Eskdale Street, £103.50, £99.50 Sceughdyke; Texel £110.50 Hilltop, £109.50 Smalmstown, £108.50 Derwent House; Beltex £100 Albierigg, High Airyolland and Oakrigg, £99.50 Riggshield; North Country Cheviot £94.80 Morley Hill, £91.80 Almagill, £90.50 Sinclair Street; Charollais £90.20 Riggheads, £86.80 Butterdales, £81.50 Braemar; Blackface £90.50 Skelfhill, £88.80, £87.80 Smalmstown; Greyface £90 Kirkland Green, £89.80 Sandbed, £88.50 Sceughdyke; Hill Cheviot £89.80 Sceughdyke, £89.50 Sundhope, £86.50 Blingery; Leicester £88.50 Barnshangan, £83.50 Crossdykes, £81.50 Arnicle; Lleyn £86.50 Whiteclose; Cheviot Mule £86.20 North House, £81.50 Butterdales; Easycare £81.50 Blackhaugh; Jacob £80.80 Beach Farm; Kerry £80.50 Riggshield; Zwartbles £80 East Mey and Easter Dawyck, £72.50 Sheala Hill; Lonk £77.20 Beach Farm; Swaledale £77.20, £75.80 Hepple Hill, £71.50 Longrow; Woodland £74.80 Parcelstown; Herdwick £71.50 Longrow.

The 1,134 lightweight hoggs continued to meet recent high rates. Top of £95.50 and £90 for Beltex from High Airyolland; Texel £82.50 Bylbster, £79.50 Bankhead; Hill Cheviot £76.80 Kirkhouse, £68.80 Bankhead; Blackface £76.50 Barnglieshead, £72.80 Easter Dawyck; Greyface £74.20 Cleongart, £72.50 High Airyolland; Charollais £73.80 Beach Farm; Suffolk £71.20 Low Dunashery, £64.80 High Crubasdale; Cheviot Mule £64.80 Butterdales; Easycare £63.20, £53.20 Cooilingel; Jacob £61.50 Barend; Swaledale £60.20 Cooilingel, £47 Wallholm; Zwartbles £55.50 East Mey.

Another fine show of 5,208 cast ewes & rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with all classes dearer on the week. Large good selling ewes short of requirements.

Top price of £150.50 for heavy Texels from Maidencoates, £148.50 Severs, £147.50 Winterhill; Suffolk £136.50 North House, £134.50 Roadside, £129.50 Graystale; Charollais £131.50 Roadside, £129.50 Severs, £120.50 Whins; Beltex £123.50 Castletown, £106.50 Lurgan, £98.50 Stackbraes; Leicester £120.50 Morley Hill, £116.50 Severs, £114.50 Maidencoates; Millenium Blue £120.50 Lurgan; North Country Cheviot £120.50 Sinclair Street, £116.50 Carruthers, £114.50 Severs; Greyface £110.50, £102.50 Castletown, £100.50 Third Farm; Half Bred £108.50 Newbigging, £102.50 Relief, £98.50 Newbigging; Cheviot Mule £106.50 Newbigging, £103.50 Roadside.

Hill ewes to £102.50 for Cheviots from High Stenries, £84.50 Geltsdale, Tanlawhill and Oswie, £82.50 Hillcrest and Stackbraes; Lleyn £99.50 Newbigging, £96.50 Harper Hill, £84.50 Newbigging; Blackface £96.50 Gall Farm, £90.50 Broomhope, £84.50 Barnshangan; Easycare £92.50, £76.50 Blackhaugh; Kendal Rough £92.50 Churchview; Woodland £84.50 Riggshield; Swaledale £81.50 Oswie, £69.50 Shield Farm and Parsonshield, £68.50 High Parkfoot; Jacob £77.50 Barend, £70.50 Golval, £58.50 Cowcorse Cottage; Herdwick £74.50 Brae Mar, £59.50 Greenlaw, £56.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £43.50 Waterloo.

Rams to £140.50 for Texels from Greenlaw, £139.50 Roadside, £138.50 Falla; Charollais £133.50 Severs, £122.50 Roadside, £108.50 Severs; Suffolk £125.50 Hassendeanburn, £120.50 Roadside, £118.50 Greenlaw; Leicester £122.50 Overacres, £119.50 The Old Police House, £110.50 Gall Farm; North Country Cheviot £114.50 Waterloo, £86.50 Golval; Hill Cheviot £108.50 Marchbank, £94.50 Morley Hill, £92.50 Greenlaw; Oxford £98.50 Stackbraes, £93.50 Roadside; Blackface £95.50 Pool Farm, £90.50 Horseholme and Plenderleith, £90 Skelfhill; Lleyn £84.50 Broomhill Bank, £78.50 Newbigging; Herdwick £82.50 Stackbraes; Woodland £69.50 Severs.

Goats to £84.50 Stackbraes.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 209.5p (200.6p)
Medium to 219.5p (202.1p)
Heavy to 213.5p (198.6p)

Heifers
Light to 182.5p (179.5p)
Medium to 217.5p (197.7p)
Heavy to 199.5p (194.3p)

Young bulls to 193.5p (180.0p)

Hoggs
Light to 305.0p (204.9p)
Standard to 279.0p (212.4p)
Medium to 250.0p (207.3p)
Heavy to 216.0p (182.2p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £102.50 (£65.46)
Heavy to £150.50 (£99.87)

Cast Rams to £140.50(£96.91)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 16th February 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 9th February 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd February 2012

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