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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-03-15

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 46 prime cattle, 18 over thirty month cattle, 4,545 prime hoggs and 5,428 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th March 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A smaller show of prime cattle resulted in a good trade throughout with the sale peaking at 216.5p twice, firstly for a fantastic Limousin bullock shown by Messrs Nicholson, The Gill and also for a heifer from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 216.5p The Gill, 209.5p Dashwell Green, 208.5p The Gill, 204.5p, 203.5p Dashwell Green, 202.5p Becton Hall.
British Blue – 211.5p Gardrum.
Charolais – 206.5p (x2), 205.5p High Stenries, 200.5p The Gill.
Heifers
Limousin – 216.5p Hallburn, 213.5p Dashwell Green, 212.5p Hallburn, 211.5p Dashwell Green, 209.5p Houghton House, 208.5p Hallburn, 207.5p Houghton House, 206.5p Low Hallburn, 203.5p Dashwell Green, 202.5p Low Hallburn, 190.5p Smallholms.
Charolais – 212.5p Hallburn, 206.5p Houghton House, 205p Sceughdyke, 202.5p Hallburn.
Simmental – 207.5p Hallburn, 191.5p Smallholms.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais – £1,518 The Gill, £1,466 High Stenries, £1,414 Sceughdyke and High Stenries, £1,335 High Vevers.
Limousin – £1,459 The Gill, £1,387 Becton Hall, £1,385 The Gill, £1,370, £1,340 Dashwell Green, £1,247 High Stenries.
British Blue – £1,459 Gardrum.
Heifers
Limousin – £1,418 Becton Hall, £1,232 Hallburn, £1,209 Horseholme, £1,172, £1,162 Houghton House, £1,168 Greensburn, £1,022 Low Hallburn.
Charolais – £1,394 Sceughdyke, £1,228 Houghton House, £1,225 Hallburn, £1,222 Sceughdyke, £1,190 Hallburn.
Blonde d’Aquitaine - £1,184 Sceughdyke.
Simmental – £1,099 Hallburn.

A small show of Over Thirty Month Cattle met a brisk trade and topped at 178p for a British Blue bullock from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall and 176p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs Coulthard, Low Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue– 178p Becton Hall.
Devon – 176p Low Hallburn.
Blue Grey – 160p Brae Mar.
Limousin – 157p Campingholm, 153p Greensburn.
Angus – 125p Spadeadam.
Friesian – 113p, 109p The Stubb.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,201 Becton Hall.
Blue Grey - £1,064 Brae Mar.
Limousin – £957 Campingholm, £879 Greensburn.
Devon – £950 Low Hallburn.
Friesian – £836, £643 The Stubb.
Angus – £662 Spadeadam.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A larger show of 4,545 prime hoggs were forward and short of buyers requirements, good export hoggs were easily sold regularly realising 220p-230p, with 45-50 kilos hovering around the 200p mark. The sale average was 208.3p per kilo, SQQ 214.6p.

The sale was topped at 279p per kilo for Texels from 6 Stonehouse and to £118.50 for Texels from Philiphaugh, £116.50 Byreburnside, £114.50 6 Stonehouse and Bowsden Moor; Bleu d’Main £117.50 Hillside; Charollais £109.50 Winterhope, £99.20 High Glen Triplock, £94.80 Moss Side; Suffolk £106.50 Bowsden Moor, £105.50 Guards Mill and The Dyke, £102.50 Cowburnrigg and Justicetown; North Country Cheviot £105.50 Torrabus and Dalemakethar, £104.50 Hownam Grange, £100.50 Cardewlees; Hill Cheviot £100.50 Cossarhill, £99.50 Potholm, Falnash and Henwell, £98.50 Falnash; Beltex £100.50 Carsloe, £89.80 Allfornaught; Greyface £100 Porteath, £98.50 6 Stonehouse, £96.50 Clerkhill; Blackface £99.20, £97.20, £96.80 Smalmstown; Dorset £96.80 Porteath; Half Bred £88.50 Tain Olrig, £82.50 Lythmore; Leicester £86.50 Mains of Larg, £85.50 Dalbhraddan; Herdwick £85.50 Hillside, £82.50 Longrow; Cheviot Mule £83.80 High Stenries; Swaledale £79.80 Hayclose, £79.20 Low Stokoe, £77.50 Longrow; Jacob £78.50 Screel; Easycare £71.50 Godscroft.

The 1,077 lightweight hoggs continued at recent high rates, selling to a top of £86.50 for Beltex from Courstein and Texels from High Stenries, other Texels £78.80 Rimington Way; Hill Cheviot £83.20 Falnash, £82.50 Lurgan; Charollais £76.80 Barrasgate; Blackface £74.80 Barlaes, £71.50 Lurgan; Greyface £73.80 Barnakill, £69.80 Tundergarth Mains, Barsalloch and Mains of Larg; Half Bred £73.50 Tain Olrig; Suffolk £73.50 Waterloo and Crawfordjohn Mill; Cheviot Mule £71.80 High Stenries; Swaledale £66.50 Williamston, £59.80 Kirkhaugh.

A large show of 5,428 cast ewes & rams were forward, with the best show for quality seen in many months. Trade was a good £6 to £8 dearer on the week with export weight hill ewes short of requirements.

Heavy ewes to £156.50 for Texels from Newbigging, £153.50 Bowsden Moor, £148.50 Becks Farm, Waltonwoodhead, Barsalloch and Fontanbleau; Suffolk £148.50 Fontanbleau, £142.50 Riddle Cottage, £138.50 Riddell, Stackbraes and Severs; Charollais £140.50 Fontanbleau, £136.50 Severs, £125.50 Roadside; North Country Cheviot £132.50 Stobshiel Mains, £124.50 Lythmore and Stobshiel Mains, £122.50 Lythmore and Soutra; Beltex £128.50 Lairdlaugh, £93.50 Nether Ernambrie, £90.50 Beckside; Leicester £128.50 Fontanbleau, £124.50 Severs, £108.50 Glendearg; Half Bred £118.50 Fontanbleau, £108.50 Screel and Fontanbleau, £98.50 Hoddamtown Farm; Romney Marsh £110.50, £100.50, £92.50 Bullock Down Farm; South Down £108.50 Bullock Down Farm; Greyface £102.50 East Mill Hills and Whins, £99.50 High Glen Triplock, £98.50 Bullock Down Farm and Kirkton; Ryeland £99.50 Sandholm; Cheviot Mule £95.50 Thuster Mains, £88.50 Ellerslie; Wiltshire £92.50 Bullock Down Farm; Dorset £90.50 Supplebank; £84.50 Bullock Down Farm.

Hill ewes to £100.50 for Cheviots from Philiphaugh, £97.50 Hownam Grange, £92.50 Kelsocleugh; Blackface £88.50 Alton, £86.50 Barsalloch, £82.50 Fontanbleau; Lleyn £82.50 Godscroft, £78.50 Cowcorse, £77.50 Dowlaw; Easycare £74.50 Mossfennan; Swaledale £70.50 Kilnstown and Stackbraes, £66.50 Edges Green, £60.50 Shankfieldhead; Shetland £56.50 Backmuir, £49.50 Waterloo; Welsh Mountain £46.50 Shielswood; Herdwick £46.50 Tardoes, £43.50 Cowgate.

Rams to £156.50 for Suffolks from Backmuir & Thuster Mains and Texels from Byreburnside, other Suffolks £148.50 South Mains, £143.50 Newbigging, other Texels £150.50 Barnakill, £143.50 Westhills and Low Stokoe; Leicester £148.50 Barnakill, £123.50 Lirrit, £113.50 Stobshiel Mains; Charollais £142.50 Severs, £136.50 Roadside, £133.50 Severs; Beltex £138.50 Beckside, £106.50 Nether Ernambrie; Hill Cheviot £126.50 Clerkhill, £143.50 Newbigging; Dorset £124.50 Stackbraes, £118.50 Burdon; Blackface £106.50 Blackburn, £90.50 South Mains, £89.50 Cranshaws; North Country Cheviot £88.50 Cadgillhead, £82.50 Kilfinnan; Zwartbles £86.50 Severs; Swaledale £83.50 Gibbs Hill; Lleyn £76.50 Godscroft; Easycare £66.50 Cooilingel.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 216.5p (196.7p)
Heavy to 211.5p (202.1p)

Heifers
Light to 206.5p (190.3p)
Medium to 216.5p (206.2p)
Heavy to 206.5p (193.4p)

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

Hoggs
Light to 256.0p (210.5p)
Standard to 264.0p (216.7p)
Medium to 279.0p (214.3p)
Heavy to 245.0p (191.9p)
O/weight to 176.0p (144.7p)

Ewes
Light to £100.50 (£63.62)
Heavy to £156.50 (£103.82)

Cast Rams to £156.50 (£93.64)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th March 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st March 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 23rd February 2012

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