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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-06-14

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 45 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 29 over thirty month cattle, 1,369 spring lambs, 1,338 prime hoggs and 4,732 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th June 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

Prime cattle were a plainer show for quality, but the best cattle still in demand. Top price of 224.5p for a Limousin bullock from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown, others to 220.5p (x2) again from Messrs Garthwaite and A & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Limousin heifers sold to 222.5p twice, both from Messrs Taylor, Dashwell Green.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 224.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 220.5p Dashwell Green and Wyseby Hill Cottage, 218.5p, 217.5p, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 213.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 209.5p Dashwell Green, 208.5p The Gill, 204.5p Sceughdyke, 203.5p Dashwell Green and Wyseby Hill Cottage, 200.5p The Gill.
Saler – 205.5p Nether Onsett.
British Blue – 204.5p Dashwell Green.
Heifers
Limousin – 222.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 221.5p Hallburn, 218.5p Dashwell Green, 212.5p Hallburn, 207.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 208.5p, 205.5p Sceughdyke.
Saler – 207.5p Low Hallburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,532 The Gill, £1,453 Dashwell Green, £1,441, £1,429 Sceughdyke, £1,424 (x2) Dashwell Green, £1,414 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,412 The Gill.
Saler – £1,448 Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Limousin –£1,203 Sceughdyke, £1,190 Woodslee, £1,134 Dashwell Green.
Charolais – £1,261, £1,248, £1,202 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls met a buoyant trade selling to 219.5p for a British Blue from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others 216.5p, 214.5p from J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue – 219.5p Hallburn, 216.5p, 214.5p Gardrum, 212.5p Netherton, 204.5p Netherton, 197.5p Hallburn.
Limousin – 201.5p Netherton, 195.5p Gillalees.
Black & White – 173.5p Jerriestown.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,370 Netherton.
British Blue – £1,338 Hallburn, £1,331, £1,287 Gardrum.

OTM cattle were again good to sell with a top price of 196.5p for a Charolais from Messrs Ritson, Swaites. Black & Whites sold to 168.5p from J.G. Vevers, Peterscrook. Charolais stock bulls to 149.5p (£1,756) from T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais – 196.5p Swaites, 154.5p Newhouse.
Limousin – 188.5p, 182.5p Sceughdyke, 177.5p High Burnfoot, 173.5p Burnside; 155.5p Gardrum, 141.5p Nickies Hill, 137.5p Gardrum.
Black & White – 168.5p, 135.5p Peterscrook.
Aberdeen Angus – 149.5p Harelawhill.
Galloway – 144.5p Nickies Hill.
Shorthorn – 139.5p Solway Bank.
Simmental – 134.5p Newhouse.
Charolais Bull – 149.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,151 Sceughdyke, £907 Snab Farm.
Limousin – £1,215, £1,122 Sceughdyke, £1,065 High Burnfoot, £1,006 Burnside, £948, £893 Gardrum.
Aberdeen Angus – £1,091 Harelawhill.
Charolais - £1,090 Swaites, £818 Newhouse.
Black & Whites – £960, £853 Peterscrook.
Galloway – £845 Nickies Hill.
Charolais Bull – £1,756 Sceughdyke.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A larger show of 1,369 Spring Lambs averaged 210p per kilo, well in line with the national trend. More lambs required to fill orders. Top of 228p per kilo for Texels from Middle Farm and to £106.50 per head for Texels from Kilnford Croft, £104.50 Kilnford Croft, £102.50 Cardew Hall; Suffolk £103.80, £102.50 Long Strumble, £96.80 Upper Mains; Zwartbles £98.50 Whitedyke; Charollais £96.80 Upper Mains, £95.50, £94.80 Rottington Hall; Oxford £88.20, £82.80 Guards; Beltex £79 Copperthorns; Greyface £78.80 Gallowberry.

A similar show of 1,338 prime hoggs forward with well fleshed hoggs of all weight ranges realising an excellent trade, 10-15p dearer on the week. The sale was topped at 187p per kilo for Cheviots from Golden Lane and to £98.80 per head for Suffolks from Marygate, £87.80 Marygate, £87.50 Branteth; Texel £96.50 Shinn Road, £95.80 Newbigging, £95.50 Marygate; Hill Cheviot £90.80, £79.50 Bloan Farm, £75.80 Sykehead; Charollais £90 Upper Mains; Blackface £78.50 Shinn Road, £77.50 Plumpe, £76.80 Shinn Road; Greyface £75.50 Cottage Farm, £73.80 Kirkland Green, £73.50 Branteth; Jacob £69.50 South Farden; Herdwick £54 Golden Lane.

A larger show of 4,732 cast ewes and rams were forward to a larger ring of buyers with trade similar on the week, and fat Mule ewes still proving hard to cash, small hill ewes short of requirements.

Top price of £149.50 for heavy Texel ewes from South Mains, £148.50 Mid Farm, £147.50 Huntington; Beltex £130.50 Point Road, £120.50 Clement Leazes, £112.50 Stackbraes; Suffolk £117.50 The Land, £114.50 Haithwaite, £111.50 Huntington; Millenium Blue £109.50 Tarnside; Charollais £107.50, £106.50 Road Side, £105 St Cuthberts Walk; North Country Cheviot £102.50 Lirrit; Bleu d’Maine £101.50 Haithwaite; Cheviot Mule £100.50 Ty Hen, £98.50 Treehill, £91.50 Ty Hen; Half Bred £99 Newbigging, £93.50 The Land, £93 Backmuir; Leicester £97.50 Haggistone Holm, £91.50 St Cuthberts Walk, £91 Alton; Greyface £94.50 Haithwaite, £89.50 Road Side, £88.50 Backmuir; Zwartbles £89.50, £77.50 Thorns, £72.50 Tarnside House; Roussin £88.50 Point Road; Dorset £75.50 Point Road, £74.50 Aikton.

Hill ewes to £79.50 for Cheviots from Carlenrigg, £78.50 Alton, £76.50 Effgill; Blackface £77.50 Alton, £73.50 Lumsdaine, £71 Newbigging; Kerry Hill £75.50 Point Road; Lleyn £74.50 Westcott and Glebelands, £71.50 Westcott; Jacob £71.50 Stackbraes, £67.50 Kirkland Green, £63.50 Stackbraes; Easycare £70.50, £67.50 Godscroft, £66.50 Golden Lane; Swaledale £69.50 Stackbraes, £59.50 Lea Hill, £58.50 Stackbraes; Herdwick £68.50 Cardewlees, £65.50 Stackbraes, £60.50 Golden Lane; Shetland £48.50 Cowcorse, £43.50 Edge Farm, £39.50 Haithwaite.

Rams to £149 for Leicesters from Hilltop, £123 Whitedyke, £99.50 St Cuthberts Walk; Texel £148.50 Severs, £145 New Hummerbecks, £138 Road Side; Bleu d’Maine £135.50 Burdon; Suffolk £129.50 Marygate, £127.50 South Mains, £125 New Hummerbecks; Dorset £105.50 Burdon; Lleyn £103.50 St Cuthberts Walk, £79.50 The Mark; Romney Marsh £99 Burdon; North Country Cheviot £95 Graystale, £94.50 South Mains; Hill Cheviot £93 Effgill, £89.50 St Cuthberts Walk; Swaledale £82.50, £67.50 Stackbraes; Easycare £79.50 Lirrit, £67.50 Godscroft; Blackface £78.50 Graystale, £73 Backmuir, £69.50 Lirrit; Woodland £75.50 Shinn Road.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 169.5p (169.5p)
Medium to 224.5p (207.8p)
Heavy to 218.5p (202.4p)

Heifers
Light to 204.5p (203.9p)
Medium to 219.5p (196.3p)
Heavy to 201.5p (202.3)

Young bulls to 219.5p (193.8p)

Hoggs
Light to 157.0p (143.6p)
Standard to 182.9p (155.8p)
Medium to 187.0p (163.4p)
Heavy to 186.0p (151.1p)
Shlgs to 166.0p (144.0p)

Lambs
Light to 210.6p (210.6p)
Standard to 212.3p (212.3p)
Medium to 208.0p (208.0p)
Heavy to 199.7p (199.7p)
O/weight to 167.0p (167.0p)

Ewes
Light to £79.50 (£58.33)
Heavy to £149.50 (£86.73)

Cast Rams to £149.00 (£101.73)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th June 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 31st May 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th May 2012

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