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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-03-02

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 45 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 50 over thirty month cattle, 6,241 prime hoggs and 6,302 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st March 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A smaller show of prime cattle was forward but still plenty of quality on offer, with Limousin heifers topping at 229.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen and 227.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. Bullocks sold to 212.5p for a Limousin from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 212.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 209.5p, 208.5p The Lake, 207.5p Sceughdyke, 206.5p Becton Hall and Brydekirk Mains, 205.5p Dashwell Green, 204.5p Becton Hall, 200.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 208.5p, 198.5p High Stenries.
British Blue – 205.5p Dashwell Green.
Heifers
Limousin – 229.5p Dashwell Green, 227.5p Hallburn, 219.5p, 218.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 209.5p Dashwell Green and Houghton House, 208.5p Dashwell Green and Brydekirk Mains, 206.5p (x2) Hallburn.
Charolais – 218.5p, 213.5p, 212.5p, 203.5p Hallburn, 200.5p Sceughdyke.
Bazadaise – 218.5p Houghton House.
British Blue – 219.5p, 211.5p, 208.5p Gardrum.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,510 Dashwell Green, £1,472 Becton Hall, £1,421 Sceughdyke, £1,414 The Lake, £1,402 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
British Blue – £1,500 Dashwell Green.
Charolais – £1,449, £1,429 High Stenries.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,373, £1,321, £1,251 Sceughdyke, £1,174, £1,147, £1,125 Hallburn.
British Blue – £1,365, £1,327, £1,247 Gardrum.
Limousin – £1,251 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,227 Dashwell Green, £1,194 Hallburn, £1,190 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,146 Hallburn, £1,110 Dashwell Green.
Bazadaise – £1,201 Houghton House.

Bulls met a buoyant trade once again, topping at 193.5p from M.H. & J. Shearing, The Hagg.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Simmental – 193.5p, 191.5p The Hagg.
British Blue – 181.5p Becton Hall.
Friesian – 176.5p Becton Hall.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Simmental – £1,043 The Hagg.
British Blue – £1,016 Becton Hall.

A bigger show of 50 Cast Cows maintained late high rates, topping at 174.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin from J.F. & S.J. MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads and for a Shorthorn from F.H.D. Johnston, Braemar.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Shorthorn – 174.5p, 165.5p Brae Mar.
Limousin – 174.5p Ladyhousesteads, 134.5p, 133.5p, 132.5p Morley Hill.
British Blue – 157.5p Morley Hill, 150.5p Ladyhousesteads, 133.5p Morley Hill.
Black & White – 157.5p Jerriestown, 131.5p Jerriestown and Evertown, 124.5p Hethermill, 120.5p, 118.5p, 112.5p, 108.5p Brisco Hill, 104.5p Peterscrook.
Galloway – 147.5p Bloch Farm.
Blue Grey – 144.5p Potholm.
Luing – 137.5p Unthank.
Charolais – 130.5p Cumcrook.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Shorthorn – £1,099, £943 Brae Mar.
Limousin – £1,238 Ladyhousesteads, £934 Morley Hill, £802 Horseholme.
British Blue – £1,091 Ladyhousesteads, £1,031 Morley Hill.
Black & White – £1,015 Jerriestown, £946 Evertown, £885, £882 Brisco Hill, £854 Jerriestown, £846 Hethermill.
Charolais – £854 Cumcrook.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

Another large show of 6,241 prime hoggs were forward and in line with the weeks hard trading, the sale average was 202p per kilo, SQQ 199p. Buyers remain cautious and in no real urgency for sheep.

Export weight hoggs and small hoggs easily sold between 200p and 220p but heavier hoggs 45-50 kilos tricky.

Overweights better than experienced at most centres this week. The sale was topped at 262p per kilo for Beltex from Lurgan, Aberfeldy and to £130.50 and £118.50 per head for Texels from Four O Boot, others £108.50 Old Walls (Miller); Beltex £99.50 Lurgan, £93.50 Byers Farm, £88.50 Greenside; Charollais £98.20, £97.80, £95 Wick Farm; Suffolk £94.50 Pirntaton, £93.20 Guardsmill, £90.80 The Beeches; Greyface £92.80 Fardingjames, £90.50 Potholm; Hill Cheviot £92.20, £91.80 Becks, £89.80 Blackwoodridgehouse; Bleu d’Maine £91.50 Branxholm Town, £82.50 Bloch; Blackface £89.20, £88.20 Smalmstown, £86.80 Park House Farming; North Country Cheviot £89.20 Lurgan, £87.80 Red House, £86.80 Park House Farming; Cheviot Mule £81.50 North House; Jacob £79.80 Cardewlees; Herdwick £79.80 Longrow, £72.80 Mosshall and Longrow; Swaledale £77.50 Stubsgill, £76.80 Coldshield, £75.50 Wolf Hills.

The 1,868 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £83.50 for Beltex from Kirkland Green, £76.50 Hollands; Texel £78.80 Langholm Farm, £77.20 Stubsgill, £74.80 Chapel Farm; Suffolk £76.20 Tister, £71.80 Haithwaite; Hill Cheviot £75.80 Faulding Cleugh, £74.80 Becks, £70.50 Greystoke Castle; Charollais £74.80 Ardlamy; Blackface £73.80 Sorbie, £69.80 Kilnford Croft, £69.20 Haithwaite; Greyface £70.50 Stubsgill and Gapshield; Swaledale £66.50 Sheepriggs, £64.80 The Wynd, £64.50 Gallowberry.

Another excellent show of 6,302 cast ewes & rams upheld recent rates, especially for heavy ewes. Plainer ewes £2 easier and in big numbers. Best selling ewes short of buyers requirements. The sale was topped at £158.50 for heavy Suffolk ewes from Fontanbleau, Aberdeen, others £144.50 Roadside, £140.50 Hazel Head and Fontanbleau; Texel £150.50 Crailloch and Newton of Crathie, £148.50 Yatesfield, £146.50 Newton of Crathie; Charollais £146.50 Burdon, £140.50 Ballinliss and Burnside of Edengight; Leicester £138.50 Softley, £124.50 Newbigging, £118.50 Stubsgill; Half Bred £138.50 Newton of Crathie, £133.50 Wick Farm, £126.50 Burnside of Edengight; Beltex £130.50 Newton of Crathie, £123.50 The Wreay, £108.50 Stackbraes; Millenium Blue £128.50 Lirrit; North Country Cheviot £118.50 Lirrit and Durran Mains, £112.50 Carruthers; Greyface £108.50 Wick Farm, £104.50 Fontanbleau, £102.50 Stackbraes; Cheviot Mule £99.50 Clackmae, £91.50 Newbigging;

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 £100.50 for Cheviots Allfornaught, £96.50 Lirrit, £90.50 Upper Hindhope, £89.50 Allfornaught; Blackface £98.50 Severs, £92.50 Yatesfield, £83.50 Kirksteads; Lleyn £92.50, £82.50 Marygate; Kendal Rough £89.50 Little Galla; Swaledale £79.50 Wolfcleugh Cottage, £72.50 Beacon Rigg and Softley; Shetland £68.50, £44.50 Lirrit; Milk Sheep £64.50 Newbigging; Herdwick £60.50 Stackbraes.

Rams to £148.50 for Suffolks from Durran Mains, £140.50 Shielswood, £138.50 The Beeches; Texel £142.50 Hollinclose, Skinnet and Marygate; Leicester £130.50 South Mains, £118.50 Parcelstown, £110.50 Softley; North Country Cheviot £128.50, £122.50 Carruthers, £116.50 Clackmae; Charollais £118.50 Severs, £116.50 Bluebell and Burdon; Dorset £110.50 Burdon; Hill Cheviot £100.50 Newton of Crathie and South Mains, £96.50 Upper Hindhope; Blackface £108.50 Newton of Crathie, £96.50 Yatesfield, £92.50 Trecoy; Beltex £98.50 Carruthers; Swaledale £78.50 Marygate, £69.50 Westburnhope.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 208.5p (199.8p)
Heavy to 212.5p (199.3p)

Heifers
Light to 209.5p (196.2p)
Medium to 229.5p (208.7p)
Heavy to 219.5p (201.8p)

Young bulls 193.5p (185.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 227.0p (203.7p)
Standard to 262.0p (204.7p)
Medium to 228.0p (200.2p)
Heavy to 199.0p (178.5p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £100.50 (£62.68)
Heavy to £158.50 (£96.43)
Cast Rams £148.50 (£93.60)

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