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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-04-26

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 30 over thirty month cattle, 5,073 prime hoggs and 4,851 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th April 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A plainer show of prime cattle forward resulting in the trade being slightly easier, although good cattle remained at recent high rates topping at 224.5p for a brilliant Limousin heifer shown by Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn. Bullocks topped at 222.5p twice from Messrs Nicholson, The Gill and Messrs Sisson, Fenton.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
British Blue – 222.5p The Gill, 191.5p Beckhall.
Limousin – 222.5p Fenton Farm, 218.5p Dashwell Green, 215.5p The Gill, 212.5p Houghton House and Sceughdyke, 210p, 209.5p Dashwell Green, 208.5p The Haining House, 205.5p The Haining House, 204.5p, 201.5p Dashwell Green, 200.5p Fenton Farm.
Angus – 199.5p Plumpe Farm.
Charolais – 197.5p, 194.5p, 188.5p Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Limousin – 224.5p Hallburn, 217.5p Dashwell Green, 214.5p Sceughdyke, 213.5p Beckhall, 208.5p Hallburn, 204.5p, 202.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Charolais – 211.5p Hallburn, 200.5p Dashwell Green, 194.5p, 192.5p Sceughdyke.
Saler – 192.5p Ratten Castle
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
British Blue – £1,590 The Gill, £1,340 Beckhall.
Charolais – £1,571, £1,439, £1,406 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,561 Sceughdyke, £1,552, £1,485 Dashwell Green, £1,438 The Haining House, £1,424 Fenton Farm, £1,423 Houghton House, £1,413 Fenton Farm, £1,400 The Gill, £1,344 The Haining House, £1,298, £1,257, £1,229 Dashwell Green, £1,151 Bleatarn.
Angus - £1,177, £1,091 Plumpe Farm.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,390, £1,270, £1,263 Sceughdyke, £1,163 Hallburn, £1,142, £1,017 Dashwell Green.
Limousin – £1,265 Sceughdyke, £1,201 Hallburn, £1,184 Beckhall, £1,174 Dashwell Green, £1,154 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Saler – £1,106 Ratten Castle

A good show of continental young bulls met a brisk trade topping at 214.5p (£1,544) for a British Blue from Messrs Hemmings, Hay Lane Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue – 214.5p Hay Lane Farm.
Simmental – 200.5p, 193.5p Stirches Mains.
Charolais – 185.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,544 Hay Lane Farm.
Charolais – £1,419 Sceughdyke.
Simmental – £1,253, £1,219 Stirches Mains.

A smaller show of OTM cattle let to a good trade with cattle reaching 171p for a British Blue from D. & Y. Wilson, Plumpe Farm. More could be sold to vendors advantage.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Cows
British Blue – 171p Plumpe Farm, 139p Longrow.
Black & White – 167p Plumpe Farm, 98p Evertown, 90p High Moorhead.
Charolais – 151p Elmside.
Welsh Black – 145p, 119p, 115p, 111p Whitslade.
Galloway – 135p Lanehead, 129p Burnfoot of Ewes, 113p Peela Hill, 110p Burnfoot of Ewes.
Shorthorn – 119p, 109p Midtodhills.
Guernsey – 107p Midtodhills.
Bulls
Limousin – 157p Burnside.
British Blue – 153p Burnside.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 129p Whintingstown.

PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Cows
Charolais – £1,313 Elmside.
British Blue – £1,179 Plumpe Farm, £847 Longrow.
Welsh Black – £1,080, £615 Whitslade.
Black & White – £1,052 Plumpe Farm, 98p Evertown, 90p High Moorhead.
Galloway – £850 Lanehead, £838 Burnfoot of Ewes, £734 Peela Hill.
Shorthorn – £714 Midtodhills.
Bulls
Blonde d’Aquitaine – £1,141 Whintingstown.
Limousin – £1,036 Burnside.
British Blue – £1,002 Burnside.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

The 5,073 prime hoggs forward averaged 183p (199p in SQQ) well ahead of most centres this week, with 1,823 hoggs being over 46 kilos!! Best export weight hoggs and small light weight hoggs were still well sold and short of buyers requirements.

The sale was topped at 241p per kilo for Beltex from Kirkland Green and to £109.50 per head for Texels from Marygate, £107.50, £100.50 Hillside; Suffolk £92.80 Hyde Park, £89.80 Fenton Farm, £88.80 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Hyde Park, £87.80 Ericstane, £86.80 Wester Dunnet; Hill Cheviot £86.80 Wicket Thorn, £85.80 Todhillrigg, £84.80 Hyde Park; Charollais £84.50, £79.80 Moss Side; Blackface £82.20 Yett Farm, £80.80 Streethead, £80.50 Smalmstown; Cheviot Mule £80.80 Crosslee, £78.80 Westmillriggs; Greyface £80.20 Crowdieknowe, £79.80 Mid Harrietsfield and Boatcroft, £79.20 Hayclose; Swaledale £75.20 Hayclose, £72.80 Westhills, £71.80 Orthwaite Hall.

The 773 light weight hoggs sold to £81.80 for Beltex from Kirkland Green; Hill Cheviot £74.80 Crosslee, £73.80 Hownam Grange; Texel £74.80 Westside, £73.80 Carsloe; Suffolk £72.20 Shielswood, £71.20 Butterdales; Blackface £71.80 Wanwood Hill, £68.80 Almagill; Herdwick £67.20 Longrow; Swaledale £65.80 Owlethirst; Greyface £64.80 Boat Croft.

A tremendous show of 4,851 cast ewes and rams were forward with many plainer and hill type ewes on show. The whole sale would be £8 less on the week but still relatively easy to sell. Top price of £148.50 for Texel rams from Severs, £140.50 Draperstown; Suffolk £139.50 Severs, £138.50 Blawearie Cottage; Leicester £133.50 Kilnstown, £128.50 Edges Green and Kinnaird; Charollais £129.50 Severs, £128.50 Seavers; North Country Cheviot £122.50 Ericstane, £96.50 Lynegar; Beltex £96.50 Severs, £88.50 Church Road; Lleyn £95.50 Roadside, £94.50 Lirrit; Kerry £94.50 Severs; Blackface £92.50 Edges Green, £86.50 Wileysike and Pitogarty; Romney £85.50 Haithwaite.

Heavy ewes to £136.50 for Texels from Oldfield, £133.50 Cubby Hill, £132.50 Newbigging; Charollais £130.50 Draperstown, £115.50 Roadside, £112.50 Seavers; Suffolk £118.50 Seavers, £116.50 Roadside, £114.50 Haithwaite; Leicester £110.50 Barnshangan, £108.50 Haithwaite, £106.50 Shielsknowe; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Lythmore, £104.50 Lirrit, £102.50 Ericstane; Beltex £106.50 Seavers, £100.50 Tercrosset, £96.50 Hillside; Half Bred £104.50 South Mains, £96.50 Lynegar; Oxford £99.50 Guards; Cheviot Mule £97.50 Gwnfro Isaf, £96.50 Clackmae; Greyface £94.50 Stackbraes, £93.50 Shielsknowe, £92.50 Wallend; Romney £89.50, £87.50 Orchard Farm; Masham £86.50 Newbiggin; Zwartbles £85.50 Severs.

Hill ewes to £90.50 for Beulahs from Whitcastles; Cheviot £86.50 Achow and Wester Dunnet, £84.50 No 2 Forss, £82.50 Tushielaw; Blackface £86.50 Bowershield, £79.50 Lawston, £78.50 Tone Hall; Lleyn £83.50. £80.50 Lydden, £76.50 Harper Hill; Swaledale £74.50 Stackbraes, £70.50 Kirkland Green and Brampton Fell, £69.50 Kilnstown, Spoutbank and Coombe Crag; Jacob £68.50 Old Rectory; Herdwick £60.50 Hillside, £55.50 Haithwaite; Shetland £56.50 South Mains, £49.50 Cadgillhead; Welsh Mountain £52.50 Butterdales.

Averages:

Steers
Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 222.5p (199.3p)
Heavy to 222.5p (201.1p)

Heifers
Light to 185.5p (185.5p)
Medium to 224.5p (198.1p)
Heavy to 194.5p (189.1p)

Young bulls to 214.5p (198.3p)

Hoggs
Light to 231.0p (200.9p)
Standard to 241.0p (204.0p)
Medium to 220.0p (194.1p)
Heavy to 195.0p (161.5p)
Shlgs to 193.0p (145.5p)

Ewes
Light to £90.50 (£60.62)
Heavy to £136.50 (£93.33)

Cast Rams to £148.50 (£88.17)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th April 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th April 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th April 2012

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