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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-03-08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 61 prime cattle, 27 over thirty month cattle, 3,743 prime hoggs and 6,299 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th March 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A larger plainer selection of prime cattle was forward, with many heavier cattle resulting in fantastic prices per head. Top of £1,625 for a great Limousin bullock shown by Neil Forster, The Haining House, Walton.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 212.5p Gardrum and The Haining House, 210.5p Gardrum, 206.5p Dashwell Green, 204.5p The Lake and Toppin Castle, 203.5p Fenton Farm and The Gill, 202.5p The Gill.
British Blue – 208.5p Toppin Castle, 201.5p The Lake.
Heifers
Charolais – 215.5p, 206.5p (x2) Hallburn.
Limousin – 211.5p Outertown and Hallburn, 209.5p Houghton House, 206.5p, 204.5p Dashwell Green.
British Blue – 211.5p Beckhall, 203.5p Toppin Castle.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,625 The Haining House, £1,470 Dashwell Green, £1,463 The Haining House, £1,404 Fenton Farm, £1,383 The Haining House, £1,371 The Gill, £1,328 Gardrum, £1,322 Fenton Farm, £1,303, £1,298 Toppin Castle.
Charolais – £1,456 Dashwell Green, £1,369 The Gill, £1,335 Sceughdyke.
British Blue – £1,420 The Lake, £1,292 Toppin Castle.
Angus - £1,256 Westwinds.
Heifers
British Blue – £1,321 Beckhall, £1,158 Gardrum, £1,102 Beckhall.
Charolais – £1,309, £1,204 Sceughdyke, £1,196, £1,156, £1,146 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,205 Hallburn, £1,152, £1,141 Houghton House, £1,131 Sceughdyke, £1,128 Outertown.

A good show Cast Cows met a brisk trade with prices topping at 182.5p for an Angus from D. & Y. Wilson, The Plumpe.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Angus – 182.5p The Plumpe, 145.5p Falnash, 127.5p Sorbie, 125p D’Mainholm.
Friesian – 159.5p The Plumpe.
Limousin – 158.5p, 155.5p Wanwood Hill, 147.5p Plumpe.
British Blue – 150.5p D’Mainholm.
Saler – 150p, 136.5p Falnash.
Blue Grey – 143.5p Potholm.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Angus – £1,156 Falnash, £903 The Plumpe, £867 Sorbie.
Limousin – £1,054 Wanwood Hill, £870 The Plumpe, £847 Wanwood Hill.
Friesian – £1,052 The Plumpe.
Saler – £1,012, £798 Falnash.
British Blue – £948 D’Mainholm.
Blue Grey - £896 Potholm.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A smaller show of 3,743 prime hoggs was forward and short of buyers requirements, especially good export hoggs. The sale average was 200p per kilo, SQQ 207p. Buyers keener for sheep with all classes easier sold on the week.

The sale was topped at 281p per kilo for Beltex from Tarcoon Cottage and to £122.50 for Texels from Silloans, £107.50 Aspatria Hall, £106.50 Smalmstown; Beltex £117.50, £109.50 Tarcoon Cottage, £97.50 Fowrass; Suffolk £101.50 Golden Lane, £99.50 Sceughdyke, £94.80 Oak House; Charollais £96.80, £92.80, £92.20 Oak House; North Country Cheviot £94.80 Sceughdyke, £93.20, £92.20 Kirtlebank; Hill Cheviot £93.50 Potholm, £92.50 Cowburn, £90.20 Blackwoodridge House; Blackface £88.20, £87.80, £87.20 Smalmstown; Greyface £86.80 Sceughdyke, £86.50 Fardingjames, £85.80 Kirkland Green and Kirkhouse; Cheviot Mule £86.50 Newlands; Zwartbles £82.50 Beckhall, £79.50 Kirkbeck; Swaledale £77.80 Longrow, £74.80 Milton Mains, £73.20 Burn House; Herdwick £77.80, £71.80 Longrow; Kendal Rough £72.50 Red House; Easycare £69.80 Marygate.

The 1,091 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £79.50 for Texels from Silloans and Kirkland Green, £77.20 Kirkland Green; Suffolk £77.50 Miller Hill, £74.80 Kirkwood Mains; Hill Cheviot £74.80 Newington, £69.80 Penfoel; Blackface £72.80 High Creoch and Skelfhill, £70.80 Arnicle; Greyface £69.50 Brydekirk Mains, £63.80 Newbiggin; Swaledale £68 Kirkland Green, £60.50 Newbiggin; Beltex £66.80 East Mey.

Another excellent show of 6,299 cast ewes & rams were a similar trade on the week, but good selling ewes still remain short of buyer’s requirements. The sale was topped at £156.50 for heavy Suffolk ewes from Newton of Craithie, £149.50 Fontanbleau, £138.50 Stackbraes; Texel £146.50 Waterloo, Hillhead and Silloans, £142.50 Severs, Newton of Crathie and Newtonfield, £140.50 Newtonfield; Charollais £135.50 Fowrass, £131.50 Roadside £129.50 Burdon; Half Bred £134.50 Pollhill, £124.50 Fontanbleau, £114.50 Skinnet; Beltex £130.50 Maidencoates, £113.50 Fowrass; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Tormore, £118.50 Burnside of Edengight, £115.50 Ericstane; Leicester £124.50 Newbigging Walls, £118.50 Sanders Close and Clarilaw, £116.50 The Side and Fontanbleau; Greyface £123.50 Waterloo, £112.50 Bradley, £110.50 Cowbyre; Roussin £108.50 Flass Farm; Dorset £102.50 Porteath, £92.50 Treventer; Romney Marsh £99.50 Pennant, £97.50, £96.50 Bullock Down Farm; Cheviot Mule £87.50 Balliemore, £78.50 Alton, £76.50 South Mains; Wiltshire £80.50 Golden Lane; Border Leicester £69.50 Fontanbleau; Vendeen £66.50 Kirkwood Mains.

Hill ewes to £92.50 for Kerry Hills from Westerhouse, £89.50 Lirrit; Blackface £90.50 The Side, £88.50 Severs, £87.50 Newbigging; Hill Cheviot £87.50 Byreburnside, £86.50 Braidlie, £84.50 Skelfhill and Tormore; Lleyn £82.50 Marygate; Swaledale £76.50 Stackbraes, £74.50 Sanders Close, £69.50 Derwent House; Easycare £72.50 Westerhouses; Lonk £69.50 Golden Lane; Shetland £59.50 Fontanbleau, £49.50 Golden Lane; Herdwick £49.50, £47.50 Stackbraes.

Rams to £153.50 for Suffolks from Treehill, £130.50 Burdon; £113.50 Shielswood, £106.50; Charollais £143.50 Burdon, £138.50 Newton of Crathie and Fowrass; Texel £140.50 South Mains and Fontanbleau, £138.50 Roadside, £136.50 Kennachy; Beltex £126.50 Roadside, £92.50 Fontanbleau, £89.50 Aspatria Hall; Jacob £118.50 Wick Farm; Hill Cheviot £118.50 Waterloo, £113.50 Braidlie, £104.50 Newbigging; Leicester £116.50 Treehill, £110.50 Fontanbleau, £104.50 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £114.50 Hethpool, £98.50 Waterloo, £85.50 Newton of Crathie; Zwartbles £104.50 Lhaid Croft; Dorset £98.50 Stackbraes; Blackface £92.50 Linglie, £89.50 Hethpool, £86.50 Blakehope and Stewartshields; Vendeen £80.50 Kirkwood Mains; Herdwick £80.50, £69.50 Stackbraes; Swaledale £64.50 Peasemyres, £54.50 Ottercops.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 206.5p (192.0p)
Medium to 212.5p (201.3p)
Heavy to 212.5p (193.6p)

Heifers
Light to 184.5p (183.4p)
Medium to 215.5p (195.7p)
Heavy to 211.5p (199.0p)

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

Hoggs
Light to 233.0p (204.4p)
Standard to 281.0p (209.3p)
Medium to 234.0p (205.2p)
Heavy to 244.8p (178.4p)
O/weight to 179.0p (171.4p)

Ewes
Light to £92.50 (£59.61)
Heavy to £156.50 (£95.47)

Cast Rams to £153.50 (£87.48)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st March 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 23rd February 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 16th February 2012

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