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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-05-03

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 30 over thirty month cattle, 21 spring lambs, 4,837 prime hoggs and 3,543 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd May 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A plainer show of prime cattle saw trade similar on the week, topping at 220.5p for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, purchased by Mr John Little, others to 216.5p shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Bullocks topped at 214.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 214.5p, 211.5p, 210.5p Dashwell Green, 207.5p The Gill, 206.5p (x2), 202.5p Dashwell Green, 199.5p The Gill.
Heifers
Limousin – 220.5p Hallburn, 216.5p, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 207.5p, 205.5p Houghton House, 203.5p Yett Farm.
Charolais – 208.5p, 206.5p (x2), 203.5p Wicket Thorn, 206.5p, 204.5p Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,513 Sceughdyke, £1,452, £1,376 The Gill, £1,373 Dashwell Green.
Charolais – £1,397 The Gill.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,355, £1,250, £1,239 (x2), £1,231 Wicket Thorn, £1,203 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,235 Sceughdyke, £1,202 Wicket Thorn, £1,191 Houghton House, £1,174 Dashwell Green, £1,167 Sceughdyke, £1,162 Houghton House, £1,147 Dashwell Green.
British Blue – £1,153 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls sold to a top of 183.5p (£1,256) for Limousin from Shaw of Dryfe.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 183.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
Friesian – 158.5p Evertown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,256 Shaw of Dryfe.
Friesian – £1,212 Harelawhole.

OTM cattle were a better show of quality and trade brisk throughout. Prices peaked at 182.5p for a Saler shown by Messrs Baxter, Moss Side.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Cows
Saler – 182.5p Moss Side.
Limousin – 173.5p Burnfoot on Esk, 129.5p Burnside.
Angus – 167.5p, 166.5p, 159.5p, 153.5p Burnfoot on Esk, 147.5p (x2) Enzieholm, 143.5p Burnfoot on Esk, Cubbyhill and Kilnhill.
British Blue – 151.5p Wickerthwaite.
Charolais – 147.5p Haggistone Holm.

PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Cows
Charolais – £929 Haggistone Holm.
British Blue – £984 Wickerthwaite.
Saler – £1,295 Moss Side.
Limousin– £1,049 Burnfoot on Esk.
Angus – £1,220 Burnfoot on Esk, £1,183 Cubby Hill, £1,147, £1,057, £1,040, £1,005 Burnfoot on Esk, £1,003 Enzieholm, £947 Kilnhill.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

The 4,837 prime hoggs forward averaged 188.2p (196.5p in SQQ) with more heavy weight hoggs forward. Best export weight hoggs and small light weight hoggs were still well sold and short of buyers' requirements.

The sale was topped at 242p per kilo for Texels from The Nook and to £110.50 per head for Texels from Kirkland Green, £107.50 Hyde Park, £106.50 Hopehill; Suffolk £102 Longyester, £94.80 Backmuir, £94 Longyester; Hill Cheviot £91.80, £90.80 Land Farm, £89.80 Blackwoodridge House; Greyface £89 Longyester, £86.80, £85.80 Hopehill; North Country Cheviot £88.80 Hyde Park, £86.80 Howthat; Charollais £87 Whitehall Farm, £86.20 Hyde Park, £84.20 Allerby Hall; Blackface £84.20 Creca Hall, £83.80 Hopehill, £83.50 Smalmstown; Cheviot Mule £82.80 Keepers Shield; Swaledale £68.80 Hollinclose, £65 Townfoot.

The 914 light weight hoggs sold to £79.50 for Hill Cheviots from Stackbraes, £66.80 Butterdales; Texel £78 Nether Brotherstone, £69.80 Hamburn Hall; Beltex £75.50 Uppercleugh and Longburgh Fauld; Blackface £72.80 Glenlea, £70.20 Derwent; Swaledale £66.80 Kirkland Green, £52.50 Weeds Farm; Greyface £66.80 Skirling Mains, £56.80 Ryehills; Charollais £64.80 Enzieholm; Suffolk £62.80 Weeds Farm; Herdwick £60.80 Riggfoot, £53.80 Longrow; Jacob £60 Riggfoot.

A lighter show of 3,543 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with heavy ewes similar on the week and light ewes £3 to £4 dearer.

Top price of £144.50 for Texel rams from Hopehill, £138.50 Stackbraes, £136.50 Nether Brotherstone; Suffolk £142.50, £138.50 Longyester, £119.50 Bluebell; Leicester £142.50 Stackbraes, £116.50 Fordlands; Charollais £130.50 Backmuir; Beltex £124.50 Stackbraes, £90.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £110.50 Severs; Zwartbles £108.50 Cowcorse; Gritstone £106.50 Severs; Lleyn £106.50 Greyside, £90.50 South Port O Spittal; Blackface £95.50 Greyside, £90.50 Brown Hill, £82.50 Longyester; Easycare £94.50 Newbigging; Oxford £89.50 Newbigging; Jacob £76.50 Bluebell; Herdwick £75.50 Stackbraes; Swaledale £72.50 Whitchester.

Heavy ewes to £142.50 for Texels from Backmuir, £140.50 Newbigging, £138.50 Hopehill; Beltex £130.50 Copperthorns, £124.50 Road Side, £104.50 Hopehill; Suffolk £128.50 Hillhead, £122.50 Hopehill, £120.50 Haithwaite; Leicester £116.50 Road Side, £114.50 St Cuthberts, £108.50 Riggshield and Severs; Charollais £116.50, £114.50 Severs, £110.50 Road Side; Greyface £107.50 Derwent, £99.50 Haithwaite, £97.50 Westhill; North Country Cheviot £107.50 Ashrigg Park, £106.50 Adderston Shiels, £104.50 Stackbraes; Half Bred £104.50 Haithwaite, £88.50 Newbigging; Cheviot Mule £99.50 High Stenries, £96.50 Priesthaugh, £95.50 Road Side; Zwartbles £98.50 Viewfields; Romney Marsh £97.50 Lydden; Wensleydale £96.50 Road Side; Oxford £94.50 Mossband Hall.

Hill ewes to £96.50 for Cheviots from Priesthaugh, £85.50 Longburgh Fauld, £80.50 Adderston Shiels; Blackface £84.50 Whitchester, £82.50 Drinkstone, £79.50 Brown Hill; Lleyn £82.50 Sloda Hill, £74.50 Greenwell Meadows; Kerry £80.50 Stackbraes, £70.50 Riggshield; Shetland £70.50 St Cuthberts; Swaledale £70.50 Rosedene, £68.50 Fordlands, £66.50 Black House and Brampton Fell; Herdwick £72.50 Newbigging, £68.50 Stackbraes.

Averages:

Steers
Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 214.5p (201.8p)
Heavy to 207.5p (193.6p)

Heifers
Light to 214.5p (190.7p)
Medium to 220.5p (197.1p)
Heavy to 208.5p (196.3p)

Young bulls to 183.5p (166.6p)

Hoggs
Light to 242.0p (201.1p)
Standard to 228.0p (197.9p)
Medium to 232.0p (194.8p)
Heavy to 200.0p (166.9p)
Shlgs to 223.0p (158.8p)

Lambs
Light to -------p (-------p)
Standard to 223.5p (216.2p)
Medium to 217.0p (210.3p)
Heavy to 193.0p (186.8p)
O/weight to -------p (-------p)

Ewes
Light to £96.50 (£64.55)
Heavy to £142.50 (£92.96)

Cast Rams to £144.50 (£97.59)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th April 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th April 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th April 2012

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