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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-07-05

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 69 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 2,036 spring lambs, 442 prime hoggs and 4,425 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th July 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

Once again another good show of prime cattle which saw a sharp trade throughout and topped at 230.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs R. Neill, Upper Tinwald, and purchased by Mr J. Little. Limousin bullocks sold to 228.5p from Messrs A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others to 224.5p three times, twice from Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreeen and the other from Messrs Neill, Upper Tinwald.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 228.5p, 224.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 224.5p Upper Tinwald, 223.5p, 222.5p, 219.5p (x2), 218.5p Dashwell Green, 218.5p The Gill, 217.5p, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 215.5p Brydekirk Mains, 214.5p The Lake and Hallburn, 213.5p Fenton Farm and Houghton House, 212.5p (x2) The Gill, 212.5p The Lake and Sceughdyke, 211.5p Dashwell Green and Brydekirk Mains.
Charolais – 215.5p Sceughdyke, 214.5p Dashwell Green, 211.5p Brydekirk Mains, 207.5p Hallburn, 205.5p Houghton House.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 206.5p The Lake.
Heifers
Limousin – 230.5p Upper Tinwald, 207.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 221.5p Hallburn, 219.5p Upper Tinwald, 211.5p Brydekirk Mains, 204.5p Burnfoot on Esk.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,582 Upper Tinwald, £1,561, £1,551 The Gill, £1,530 The Lake, £1,474 Dashwell Green, £1,458 The Gill, £1,452 Dashwell Green, £1,445 The Gill, £1,425, £1,424 Dashwell Green, £1,419 Houghton House, £1,409 Fenton Farm.
Charolais - £1,533 Dashwell Green, £1,454 Sceughdyke.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – £1,404 The Lake.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,382 Upper Tinwald, £1,216 Brydekirk Mains, £1,118 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,267 Upper Tinwald, £1,165 Sandbed, £1,141, £1,120 Sceughdyke, £1,168 Sandbed, £1,116 Sandbed, £1,112 Newtown Farm.

Young bulls were a plainer show and short of numbers.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue – 180.5p Harelawhole.
Black & White – 169.5p Kimmeter Green, 163.5p Harelawhole.

A good show of OTM cattle saw a fast trade and topped at 191.5p, 189.5p, 187.5p and 185.5p for Limousins from Mr W.K. Gibson, South Woodhead.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 191.5p, 189.5p, 187.5p, 185.5p Southwoodhead, 183.5p Sceughdyke, 181.5p Southwoodhead, 163.5p Sceughdyke, 158.5p Blindhillbush, 155.5p Becton Hall, 153.5p Howard House, 146.5p Blindhillbush, 143.5p The Throp, 140.5p Beckhall, 139.5p Tinnis Hall and The Throp, 136.5p High Parkfoot.
British Blue – 144.5p, 136.5p Swaites.
Saler – 141.5p Tinnis Hall.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 138.5p Howard House.
Aberdeen Angus – 137.5p Sceughdyke, 133.5p High Parkfoot.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £946, £941 Swaites.
Limousin – £1,201 Sceughdyke, £1,168, £1,153, £1,152, £1,089, £1,075 Southwoodhead, £1,142 Becton Hall, £1,030 Blindhillbush, £1,013 Sceughdyke, £982 Howard House, £927 The Throp, £908 Blindhillbush.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A larger show of 2,036 Spring Lambs averaged 194.0p per kilo (SQQ 194.7p), well in front of most centres this week, this is due to a shortage of good fleshed lambs owing to current climate problems. Top of 227.9p per kilo for Beltex from Chapel Farm and to £98.80 per head for Texels from Kilnford Croft, £95.80 Cardew Hall, £93.80 Kilnford Croft; Suffolk £97.80 Kilnford Croft, £92.80 Barnglies, £91.80 The Land and Kilnford Croft; Cheviot Mule £93.80 Achamore; Charollais £88.80 Knowe Farm, £83.20 Cardew Hall, £82.80 Chapel Farm; North Country Cheviot £82.80 Allanshaws; Beltex £79.80 Waterloo, £77.80 Newington; Hampshire £78.80 Willimoteswick; Half Bred £76.80 Allanshaws; Hill Cheviot £76.80 Peela Hill, £74.80 Crossibeg; Oxford £74.20, £73.80 Guards Farm; Dorset £73.80 Mossband Hall; Jacob £68.80 Zetland; Greyface £66.80 Shawhill.

A smaller show of 442 prime hoggs were forward, selling at recent rates. The sale was topped at 175p per kilo for Suffolks from Maryhill and to £73.50 per head for Texels from Ormiston, £72.80 Courstein; Blackface £71.80, £70.80 South Mains; Greyface £65.50 Stackbraes, £63.80 Tanlawhill; Suffolk £64.80 Maryhill, £63.80 South Mains; Beulah £59.80 Maryhill; Jacob £51.80, £49.80 South Mains.

Another good show of 4,425 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade similar on the week. Good lean selling ewes remain everyones priority and are still short of requirements. Rams demand premium prices and more could be sold to advantage.

Top price of £159.50 for Charollais rams from Severs, £129.50 Roadside; Suffolk £143.50 Burdon, £143 Falla, £134.50 Roadside; Texel £156.50 Hillhead, £153.50, £150.50 Roadside; Zwartbles £153.50, £128.50 Holmlea; Bleu d’Maine £136.50 Severs; Leicester £122.50 Cottage, £98.50 Low Tirfergus; Lleyn £117 The Mark; Oxford £119.50 Burdon; North Country Cheviot £114.50 Shield Farm, £103.50 Barleyhill, £101 Gillesbie; Hill Cheviot £111 Third Farm, £99 Monkhill; Beltex £99.50 Auchtrie; Blackface £93 Blackburn, £89.50 Severs, £84.50 Ronachan; Dorset £96.50 Zetland, £89.50 Higher Bughill; Easycare £94.50 Synton Mains; Swaledale £87.50 Shield Farm, £82.50 Fordlands, £73.50 Kirkland Green.

Heavy ewes to £144.50 for Texels from Burdon, £137 Mossband House, £135.50 Severs; Beltex £132.50 Shield Farm, £97.50 Stackbraes, £87.50 Severs; Suffolk £125.50 Barleyhill, £110.50 Stackbraes, £109.50 Cowcorse; Rouge £116.50 Severs; Charollais £110.50, £109.50 Severs, £108.50 Roadside; Leicester £108.50 Severs, £93.50 Auchtrie; Cheviot Mule £95.50, £93.50 Allanshaws, £92.50 Muircleugh; Zwartbles £91.50 Stackbraes, £87.50 Barleyhill, £76.50 Holmlea; North Country Cheviot £89.50 Nottingham Mains, £87.50 Hallum Forss, £80.50 Haithwaite; Greyface £88.50 Haas Grove, £83.50 Sceughdyke, Tone Hall and Firth Farm, £81.50 Third Farm; Dorset £82.50 Westcott and Barleyhill; Teeswater £75.50 Stackbraes.

Hill ewes to £82.50 for Easycare from Maryhill, £73.50 Maryhill, £69.50 Synton Mains; Hill Cheviot £73.50 Danaskill, £69.50 Tanlawhill, £67.50 Auchtrie; Blackface £69.50 Maryhill, £68.50 Cottage, £67.50 Poltalloch and Waterloo; Lleyn £69.50 The Mark; Swaledale £64.50 Kirkland Green, £63.50 Stackbraes, £62.50 Kirkland Green; Herdwick £55.50 Cottage, £42.50 Cottage.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 215.5p (192.9p)
Medium to 228.5p (203.7p)
Heavy to 224.5p (205.8p)

Heifers
Light to 214.5p (199.2p)
Medium to 230.5p (198.1p)
Heavy to 219.5p (202.5p)

Young bulls to 180.5p (168.1p)

Hoggs
Light to 161.0p (159.9p)
Standard to 175.0p (159.6p)
Medium to 169.0p (155.8p)
Heavy to 171.6p (162.4p)
Shlgs to 157.7p (128.5p)

Lambs
Light to 227.9p (194.7p)
Standard to 221.0p (195.9p)
Medium to 222.0p (193.4p)
Heavy to 195.4p (185.7p)
O/weight to 174.6p (174.6p)

Ewes
Light to £82.50 (£58.16)
Heavy to £144.50 (£83.23)

Cast Rams to £159.50 (£108.12)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th June 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st June 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 14th June 2012

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