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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-03-22

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 58 prime cattle, 9 young bulls, 36 over thirty month cattle, 5,675 prime hoggs and 6,565 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd March 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

Prime cattle were a larger show and a lot of well fleshed cattle saw trade maintain recent high rates, topping at 220.5p for a Charolais heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn with Limousins to 219.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Limousin bullocks peaked at 213.5p from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill, purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butcher, Longtown.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 213.5p, 208.5p The Gill, 205.5p, 204.5p Dashwell Green, 204.5p Hallburn.
Charolais – 211.5p High Stenries, 206.5p Dashwell Green, 202.5p (x2) High Stenries.
Galloway – 206.5p Swaites.
Simmental – 202.5p Dashwell Green.
Heifers
Charolais – 220.5p, 200.5p Hallburn, 204.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin – 219.5p Dashwell Green, 218.5p, 215.5p Hallburn, 215.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 212.5p Hallburn, 205.5p, 204.5p Houghton House, 203.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais – £1,491 The Haining House, £1,476 Dashwell Green, £1,470, £1,447, £1,438 High Stenries, £1,400 The Gill.
Limousin – £1,449 The Gill.
Simmental – £1,427 Dashwell Green.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,390, £1,234 Sceughdyke, £1,245, £1,122 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,262 Becton Hall, £1,196 (x2) Dashwell Green, £1,155 Houghton House, £1,131, £1,114 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,114 Sceughdyke.

A small show of Young Bulls saw a buoyant trade topping at 186.5p for a Simmental from M.H. & J. Shearing, The Hagg.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Simmental – 186.5p, 177.5p The Hagg.
Limousin – 181.5p Harelawhole.
Friesian – 176.5p Becton Hall, 174.5p Harelawhole, 170.5p Becton Hall.

A larger show of Over Thirty Month cattle saw trade once again sell at a fast rate. Top price of 180.5p for a Hereford from H. Johnston, Scotby Ghyll Farm.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Hereford – 180.5p, 177.5p Scotby Ghyll.
Galloway – 177.5p, 176.5p, 173.5p West Foreshield, 168.5p Croft House.
Limousin – 164.5p Catslackburn, 147.5p Stonehall, 137.5p, 136.5p Harelawhill.
Charolais – 127.5p Catslackburn.
Friesian – 124.5p Harelawhole and Riddings, 121.5p, 111.5p Harelawhole, 111.5p Evertown.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Galloway – £1,283, £1,209, £1,207 West Foreshield.
Hereford – £1,260, £1,101 Scotby Ghyll.
Limousin – £1,217 Catslackburn, £1,010 Harelawhill, £944 Stonehall.
Friesian – £946 Riddings, £844 Harelawhole.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A large show of 5,675 prime hoggs were forward and short of buyers requirements, good export hoggs were easily sold regularly realising 230p-240p. More hoggs under 44 kilos required. The sale average was 216.6p per kilo, SQQ 224.6p. The sale was topped at 289p per kilo for Cheviots from Finniness and to £145.50 for Texels from Rascarrel, £134.50 Wood Farm, £133.50 Charlesfield; Suffolk £116.50 Dockray Hall, £111.50 Nether Albie, £108.50 Backmuir and Bloch; Blackface £112.50 Main Office, £101.50 Kirkhouse, £100.50 Smalmstown; North Country Cheviot £108.50 Micklethwaite, £107.50 Backmuir and Carruthers, £105.50 Micklethwaite; Hill Cheviot £108.50 Hillcrest, £105.50 Potholm and Becks, £104.50 Potholm and Hillcrest; Beltex £106.50 Lurgan, £94.50 Temon, £88.50 Lurgan; Charollais £106.50 Thackwood, £99.50 Wilseydown, £89.80 Whins; Rouge £100.50 Newbigging; Greyface £99.50 Backmuir, £97.80 Rowhead, £97.50 Kirkland Green; Oxford £93.50 North Deanhead; Dorset £91.50 Moonspark; Swaledale £90, £87.80 Westhills, £84.50 Hollinclose; Easycare £86.80 Cooilingel; Herdwick £84.50 Longrow, £83.50 Westhills, £82.50 Rowhead; Lleyn £76.50 Guards.

The 1,373 lightweight hoggs surpassed recent high rates, selling to a top of £95.50 for Cheviots from Finniness, £83.20 Becks; Texel £89.50 Fontanbleau, £82.50 Blackhamilton; Beltex £83.50 Uppercleuch; Suffolk £81.80 Westside, £79.80 Auchaleek; Blackface £80.50 Bush of Ewes, £77.80 Knockreoch; Herdwick £79.80, £69.80 Rowhead; Bleu d’Maine £78.80 Steilston; Charollais £78.50 Glen Lough Farm, £77.80 Barrasgate; Greyface £77.50 Kilncroft and Finniness; Easycare £66.50 Cooilingel; Swaledale £56.50 Greystoke Castle.

Another enormous show of 6,565 cast ewes & rams were forward with the best show for quality seen for many months. Heavy ewes similar on the week with Blackface and Cheviot ewes £3 to £4 dearer and short of requirements.

Rams to £160.50 for Lleyn from Rascarrel, £104.50 Hilltop; North Country Cheviot £156.50 Severs, £118.50 Fontanbleau; Texel £156.50 Westside, £154.50 Erw Goch; Oxford £156.50 Burdon; Suffolk £156.50 Wick Farm, £148.50 Seavers; Charollais £152.50 Parcelstown, £126.50 Hallburn; Beltex £130.50 Wood Farm, £126.50 Newbigging; Hill Cheviot £129.50 Wick Farm, £100.50 Potholm; Leicester £128.50, £126.50 Westside; Romney Marsh £122.50 Wick Farm, £114.50 Burdon; Blackface £92.50 Glenshanna, £87.50 Riskinhope and Glendinning; Kerry £89.50 South Mains; Easycare £86.50 Manor House; Swaledale £70.50 Kirkhaugh.

Heavy ewes to £156.50 for Texels from Charlesfield, £153.50 Rascarrel, £146.50 Severs, Wick, Rascarrel and Fontanbleau; Bleu d’Maine £148.50 Wick; Suffolk £146.50 Backmuir, £142.50 Stackbraes and Fontanbleau, £140.50 Haithwaite; Charollais £145.50 Thackwood, £140.50 Fontanbleau, £132.50 Seavers; Leicester £130.50 Roxburghmill, £129.50 Castle Nook, £118.50 Fontanbleau; Cheviot Mule £125.50 Backmuir, £112.50 Haithwaite; Beltex £124.50 Woodhead, £112.50 Snade Farm, £106.50 Stackbraes; Half Bred £124.50 Fontanbleau and Guards Mill, £118.50 Backmuir; North Country Cheviot £115.50 Corries Mill, £114.50 Seavers and Newton, £112.50 Newton; Greyface £114.50 Roxburghmill, £108.50, £103.50 Comlongun Mains, £102.50 Chapel; Romney Marsh £112.50 Burdon, £106.50 Lydden; Oxford £106.50 Guards; Zwartbles £100.50 Wood Farm; Dorset £94.50 Backmuir, £89.50 Stackbraes.

Hill ewes to £110.50 for Blackfaces from Nettling Flatt, £88.50 North Deanhead, £87.50 Newton of Craithie; Lleyn £95.50 Newbigging, £90.50 Newton of Craithie, £84.50 Dunnabie; Hill Cheviot £92.50 Kirkhouse, £90.50 Newton of Craithie, £86.50 Backmuir; Easycare £90.50, £89.50, £78.50 Bairnkine; Swaledale £79.50 Castle Nook, £76.50 Haithwaite, £75.50 West Shipley; Jacob £66.50 Porteath; Herdwick £58.50 Rowhead and Stackbraes, £56.50 Nettling Flatt, £52.50 Stackbraes; Welsh Mountain £47.50, £45.50 East Field of Wiston.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 206.5p (189.8p)
Medium to 213.5p (194.5p)
Heavy to 211.5p (193.6p)

Heifers
Light to 218.5p (205.9p)
Medium to 220.5p (204.5p)
Heavy to 204.5p (191.5p)

Young bulls to 186.5p (174.7p)

Hoggs
Light to 278.0p (231.2p)
Standard to 289.0p (227.3p)
Medium to 263.0p (220.7p)
Heavy to 245.0p (198.4p)
O/weight to ------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £110.50 (£62.30)
Heavy to £156.50 (£105.52)

Cast Rams to £160.50 (£101.87)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th March 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th March 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st March 2012

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