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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-04-19

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 52 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 26 over thirty month cattle, 4,507 prime hoggs and 4,804 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th April 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A smaller show of prime cattle, but still plenty of quality on offer and trade remained buoyant topping at 227.5p for a Limousin heifer from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green purchased by Mr J. Little, Charolais to 226.5p shown by J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. British Blue bullocks sold to 225.5p from Messrs R. Neill, Upper Tinwald and 224.5p from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
British Blue – 225.5p Upper Tinwald, 224.5p The Gill, 212.5p Dashwell Green, 207.5p Gardrum.
Limousin – 222.5p Upper Tinwald, 218.5p Toppin Castle, 216.5p The Gill, 214.5p Houghton House, 213.5p, 209.5p, 207.5p, 202.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais – 216.5p, 206.5p Dashwell Green, 203.5p (x2) Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Charolais – 226.5p Hallburn, 209.5p Hallburn, 205.5p Dashwell Green, 202.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin – 227.5p Dashwell Green, 225.5p Hallburn, 223.5p Dashwell Green, 217.5p Hallburn, 212.5p Sceughdyke, 209.5p, 208.5p Houghton House.
British Blue – 224.5p, 215.5p Toppin Castle
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 215.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
British Blue – £1,549 The Gill, £1,434 Dashwell Green, £1,431 Upper Tinwald.
Charolais – £1,536 Sceughdyke, £1,526 Dashwell Green, £1,505, £1,463 Sceughdyke, £1,445 Dashwell Green, £1,429 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,456 Dashwell Green, £1,439 The Gill, £1,435 Upper Tinwald, £1,427 Becton Hall.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,291 Hallburn, £1,257 Hallburn,£1,134 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,228 Dashwell Green, £1,217 Hallburn, £1,188, £1,173 Houghton House, £1,162 Dashwell Green, £1,152 Hallburn.
British Blue –£1,201, £1,196 Toppin Castle.
Blonde d’Aquitaine - £1,185 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls sold to a top of 198.5p (£1,280) for Limousin from Becton Hall.

The OTM cattle trade maintained recent high rates topping at 163.5p for Charolais from Messrs Baxter, Moss Side.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Cows
Charolais – 163.5p, 153.5p Mosside
Limousin – 149.5p D’Mainholm.
British Blue – 143.5p D’Mainholm, 142.5p Longrow.
Black & White – 127.5p Brisco Hill, 116.5p Peterscrook.
Bulls
Shorthorn – 148.5p Burnfoot of Ewes.
Friesian – 120.5p Brisco Hill.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Cows
Charolais – £1,218, £959 Mosside
Limousin – £934 D’Mainholm.
British Blue – £890 Longrow.
Bulls
Friesian – £1,198 Brisco Hill.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

After a week of declining prices around the country, Longtown still managed to attract an impressive show of 4,542 prime hoggs which, in line with this week's trend, averaged 198p (210p in SQQ) with 1,474 hoggs being over 46 kilos!! Best export weight hoggs and small light weight hoggs were easily sold and short of buyers requirements. The sale was topped at 239p per kilo for Blackfaces from Mid Harrietsfield and to £115 per head for Texels from Station Yard, £112.50 Stackbraes, £110 Station Yard; Suffolk £97.80, £95.80 Westfield, £95.80 The Gill; Hill Cheviot £96.20 Shaw Head, £93.50 Potholm, £91.80 Whins and Creca Hall; Charollais £95.50 Wester Parkgate, £92.80 Whitehall; North Country Cheviot £93.20, £92.80, £92.20 Creca Hall; Blackface £92.80 Hyde Park, £90.20 Smalmstown, £89.80 Thorns; Greyface £87.80 Low Hallburn, £85.80 West Logan; Swaledale £82.80 Allenhead; Herdwick £73.80 Owlethirst, £73.50 Longrow.

The 652 light-weight hoggs sold to £82.80 for Texels from Mid Harrietsfield, £80.20 High House; Blackface £82.80 Mid Harrietsfield, £78.80 Barlaes and Mid Harrietsfield; Hill Cheviot £80.20 Potholm, £78.80 Crawesknowe; Beltex £80 Temon; Suffolk £75.50 Barsalloch; Swaledale £73.50 Longrow; Greyface £66.80 Wallholm.

A tremendous show of 4,804 cast ewes and rams was forward with more plainer and hill type ewes on show. The whole sale would be £4 to £5 less on the week but still achieved an overall average of £95.12.

Top price of £162.50 for Suffolks from Lirrit, £142.50 Roadside, £130.50 Severs; Texel £152.50 Severs, £148.50 Halldykes, £138.50 Mossburnford, Chalkside and Shield Green; Oxford £136.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £130.50 Severs, £108.50 Burdon; Romney Marsh £128.50 Burdon; Dorset £126.50 Burdon; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Gospel Hall and Dodgsonstown, £120.50 Lirrit, £116.50 Severs; Leicester £119.50 Burdon, £110.50 Whiteside and Crowhall; Hill Cheviot £118.50 Westside, £99.50 Haithwaite; Zwartbles £114.50 Stackbraes; Berrichon £113.50 Pentire, £96.50 Overton Bush; Woodland £108.50 Severs; Border Leicester £106.50 Alton; Bleu d’Maine £100.50 Newbigging; Blackface £90.50, £86.50 Haithwaite, £81.50 Newbigging; Roussin £90.50 Roadside; Vendeen £89.50 Haithwaite; Easycare £89.50 Blackhaugh; Beulah £87.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £64.50 Lirrit.

Heavy ewes to £160.50 for Texels from Newbigging, £158.50 Westside, £152.50 Severs; Suffolk £142.50 Severs, £136.50 Newbigging, £132.50 Fontanbleau; Leicester £138.50 Westside, £124.50 Alton, £122.50 North Hanging Wells; Beltex £136.50 Wood Farm, £129.50 Backmuir, £128.50 Lirrit; Charollais £136.50 Stackbraes and Maryholm, £134.50 Burdon, £132.50 Backmuir; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Stackbraes, £124.50 Lirrit, £116.50 Gospel Hall; Cheviot Mule £126.50, £117.50 Torwoodlea Mains, £116.50 Halldykes; Half Bred £114.50 Elm Row, £106.50 Fontanbleau; Zwartbles £114.50 Backmuir, £96.50 Whitehill Cottage, £89.50 Hoscote; Dorset £114.50 Burdon, £100 Newbigging; Greyface £106.50 Corries Mill, £104.50 Haithwaite, East Raffles and Staffler, £102.50 Middle Shipley, Haithwaite, Townfoot (Scott) and Mossburnford; Romney £102.50 Severs; Border Leicester £97.50 Newton Farm; Bleu d’Maine £96.50 Middle Farm.

Hill ewes to £91.50 for Cheviots from Westside, £90.50 Newbigging, £89.50 Springwells; Blackface £90.50 Sceughdyke, £88.50 The Old Police House, £86.50 Whiteside; Swaledale £88.50 North Hanging Wells, £84.50 Westside, £80.50 Stackbraes; Beulah £87.50 Newton Farm; Lleyn £86.50 Wester Parkgate, £78.50 The Mark, £76.50 Fontanbleau; Jacob £80.50 Overton Bush, £66.50 Westside; Herdwick £79.50 Stackbraes, £70.50 Westside, £56.50 The Mark; Shetland £74.50 Backmuir; Welsh Mountain £55.50 Cowcorse.

Averages:

Steers
Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 225.5p (205.4p)
Heavy to 224.5p (203.4p)

Heifers
Light to 177.5p (195.1p)
Medium to 227.5p (205.9p)
Heavy to 209.5p (202.0p)

Young bulls to 198.5p (-------p)

Hoggs
Light to 235.0p (210.7p)
Standard to 239.0p (217.2p)
Medium to 235.0p (206.0p)
Heavy to 235.0p (176.3p)
Shlgs to 183.0p (164.9p)

Ewes
Light to £91.50 (£68.83)
Heavy to £160.50 (£104.19)

Cast Rams to £162.50(£111.72)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th April 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th April 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th March 2012

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