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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-04-05

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 51 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 14 over thirty month cattle, 4,469 prime hoggs and 4,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th April 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A larger show of clean cattle saw a faster trade and topped at 229.5p for a Charolais heifer from A. Irving, Toppin Castle, Mr Irvings run of cattle averaged out at 221.2p.

Limousin heifers sold to 227.5p, 226.5p and 224.5p all shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin bullocks topped at 221.5p also from Messrs Taylor, 220.5p The Gill with British Blue bullocks also to 220.5p Toppin Castle.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 221.5p Dashwell Green, 220.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p The Gill, 211.5p, 208.5p, 207.5p Dashwell Green.
British Blue – 220.5p Toppin Castle.
Charolais – 213.5p, 203.5p High Strenries, 199.5p Sceughdyke, 195.5p High Stenries.
Heifers
Charolais – 229.5p Toppin Castle, 216.5p, 214.5p, 211.5p, 210.5p Hallburn, 201.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin – 227.5p, 226.5p, 224.5p Dashwell Green, 213.5p Toppin Castle, 200.5p Bleatarn.
British Blue – 219.5p Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais – £1,607, £1,536 Sceughdyke, £1,353 High Stenries, £1,355 High Stenries.
British Blue – £1,488 Toppin Castle.
Limousin – £1,479, £1,455 The Gill, £1,449 Dashwellgreen £1,439 Woodslee and Dashwell Green.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,392, £1,370 Sceughdyke, £1,354 Toppin Castle, £1,152, £1,138, £1,136 (x2), £1,104 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,285 Dashwellgreen, £1,216 Toppin Castle, £1,189, £1,166 Dashwellgreen, £1,129 Sandbed.
British Blue – £1,284 Hallburn, £1,182 Sceughdyke.

Young Bulls again sold well peaking at 217.5p for a Limousin from B.W. & L.M. Stagg, Longrow.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 217.5p Longrow.
Simmental – 202.5p (x2), 198.5p Stirches Mains.
Friesian – 169.5p Harelawhole.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,631 Longrow.
Simmental – £1,235, £1,225, £1,151 Stirches Mains.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A smaller show of 4,469 prime hoggs were forward due to Easter arrangements, although the average remained unaffected at 210.1p per kilo, SQQ 216p. Lightweight and export weight hoggs easily sold and short of requirements. The sale was topped at 294p per kilo and £114.50 per head for Texels from High Airyolland, £108.50 Edendales, Cooilingel, Meikle Tongue and Stackbraes; Beltex £101.50 Cardewlees, £98.50 Westhill; Suffolk £100 Orchard Farm, £96.80 The Land, £95.50 Sceughdyke; North Country Cheviot £99.20 Longburgh Fauld, £97.80 Sceughdyke, £96.80 Haithwaite; Hill Cheviot £99.20 Sandbed, £97.20, £96.20 Shawhead; Charollais £92.80 Sceughdyke, £92.50 Moss Side, £91.20 Whitehall; Blackface £92.50 Arnicle, £91.50 Cara View, £90.80 Milnmark; Greyface £90.80 Finnieness, £89.50 Culquhasen, £88.80 Sceughdyke; Lonk £82.80 Bush of Ewes; Leicester £79.80 Ringligate, £74.50 High Airyolland; Swaledale £66.50 Bertram Hill.

The 1,215 lightweight hoggs topped at £96.50 for Beltex from High Greenhill; Hill Cheviot £82.80, £79.80 Becks; Texel £80.50 Newington, £78.20 Cara View; Blackface £77.80 Ballygroggan, £70.80 Arnicle; Greyface £75.80 East Skeroblin, £83.50 Finnieness; Charollais £74.20 Culquhasen; Hampshire £72.50 Westhill; Suffolk £71.80 Low Eals; North Country Cheviot £67.80 Castle Lachan; Swaledale £66.80 Cooilingel, £55 The Wynd; Herdwick £66 The Wynd; Lleyn £56.50 Westhill.

Another good show of 4,096 cast ewes & rams were forward to the usual full ring of buyers with trade £5 to £8 up on the week, numbers short of requirements.

Heavy ewes to £158.50 for Suffolks from Marygate, £152.50 Newbigging, £149.50 South Mains; Texel £154.50 Haithwaite and Roadside, £152.50 Haithwaite and Severs, £150.50 Kilnfordcroft and Burdon; Beltex £154.50 Alton, £126.50 High Airyolland, £122.50 Backmuir; Charollais £138.50 Burdon, £134.50 Roadside, £132.50 Severs; Half Bred £136.50 South Mains; Greyface £136.50 Newbiggin (Story), £114.50 Newbigging (Jardine), £108.50 Haithwaite; Leicester £132.50 North Deanhead, £130.50, £118.50 Alton; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Kilnfordcroft, £122.50 Stackbraes, £104.50 Roadside; Cheviot Mule £114.50 Tree Farm, £104.50 Stackbraes, £86.50 Newton Farm; Romney Marsh £112.50 Marygate, £108.50 Lydden Court, £106.50 Marygate; Dorset £108.50 Murraythwaite; Cambridge £91.50 Newbigging; Vendeen £68.50 Crawfordjohn Mill.

Hill ewes to £98.50 for Blackfaces from Westhill, £96.50 Bush of Ewes, £92.50 Wynholm; Lleyn £97.50, £94.50 Westhill; Hill Cheviot £96.50, £94.50 Crawfordjohn Mill, £94.50 Beachmenach; Swaledale £88.50 Spoutbank, £86.50 Broomhills, £85.50 Merry Knowe; Jacob £80.50, £69.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £65.50 Newton Farm; Herdwick £65.50 Longrow, £56.50 Stackbraes; Kendal Rough £48.50 Helton Head.

Rams to £158.50 for Texels from Tree Farm, £150.50 Longrow, £146.50 Severs; Charollais £152.50 Roadside, £140.50 Burdon, £139.50 Stackbraes; Romney Marsh £139.50 Lydden Court; Leicester £138.50 Backmuir, £113.50 Collin Bank, £108.50 Merryknowe; Suffolk £132.50 Stackbraes, £130.50 Newton Farm, £129.50 Burdon; North Country Cheviot £130.50 Achamore, £119.50 Newbigging, £108.50 Stonefield; Kerry Hill £116.50 Newton Farm; Hill Cheviot £106.50 Alton, £82.50 Earlshaugh; Blackface £96.50 Westhill, £94.50 Stonefield, £89.50 Earlshaugh; Zwartbles £94.50 Newbigging; Kendal Rough £84.50 Gill Head Farm; Herdwick £82.50 Longrow; Swaledale £59.50 Gill Head Farm.

Averages:

Steers
Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 221.5p (202.4p)
Heavy to 220.5p (198.7p)

Heifers
Light to 200.5p (148.5p)
Medium to 229.5p (199.8p)
Heavy to 201.5p (193.4p)

Young bulls to 217.5p (196.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 249.0p (212.6p)
Standard to 294.0p (218.6p)
Medium to 254.0p (213.0p)
Heavy to 217.0p (187.1p)
O/weight to ------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £98.50 (£70.41)
Heavy to £158.50 (£109.58)

Cast Rams to £158.50 (£111.97)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th March 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd March 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th March 2012

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