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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-07-19

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 66 prime cattle, 8 young bulls, 31 over thirty month cattle, 3,430 prime lambs and 5,390 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th July 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A larger show of prime cattle met a similar trade and the sale was topped at 220.5p, 218.5p and 217.5p for Limousin bullocks shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers sold to 214.5p from R. Neill, Upper Tinwald.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 220.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p (x2), 212.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 212.5p The Gill, 210.5p Dashwell Green, 209.5p Howard House, 209.5p, 207.5p Dashwell Green, 207.5p The Haining House, 207.5p, 206.5p The Gill, 204.5p High Stenries.
British Blue – 212.5p The Gill.
Charolais – 210.5p Tone Hall.
Heifers
Limousin – 214.5p, 206.5p Upper Tinwald, 204.5p Newby Farm and Smallholms.
Charolais – 211.5p Upper Tinwald, 209.5p High Stenries, 208.5p Tone Hall, 207.5p High Stenries, 206.5p Hallburn, 205.5p, 200.5p High Stenries.
Simmental – 204.5p Smallholms.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,504 The Gill, £1,453, £1,424, £1,407 Dashwell Green.
British Blue - £1,445 The Gill.
Heifers
Limousin – £1,233, £1,208 Upper Tinwald, £1,124 Newby Farm.
Charolais – £1,231, £1,216 Upper Tinwald, £1,198 Tone Hall, £1,183, £1,171, £1,141 High Stenries.

Young bulls sold to a top of 215.5p for Limousin form 6 Stonehouse.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 215.5p, 204.5p 6 Stonehouse.
British Blue – 208.5p, 198.5p, 196.5p Gardrum.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,290 Gardrum.
Limousin – £1,349 6 Stonehouse.

The 31 OTM cattle saw plain cows a little easier, selling to 177.5p for a Charolais from K.W. Coulthard & Prtns, Low Hallburn Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais – 177.5p Low Hallburn.
Limousin – 155.5p Townfoot Farm, 152.5p Nunscleugh, 143.5p (x2), 142.5p High Stenries.
Montbeliard – 154.5p Sceughdyke.
Angus – 152.5p Smallholms.
Galloway – 151.5p Townfoot Farm.
British Blue – 147.5p Nunscleugh.
Highland – 143.5p Townfoot Farm.
Friesian – 126.5p, 117.5p Peterscrook.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Montbeliard – £1,104 Sceughdyke.
British Blue – £1,003 Nunscleugh.
Limousin – £991 Nunscleugh, £932, £926 High Stenries.
Friesian – £904 Peterscrook.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A much larger show of 3,430 Spring Lambs averaged 198.7p per kilo (SQQ 199.1p), well in line with this weeks trading as more numbers come forward. More light weight lambs required. Top of 230.5p per kilo for Texels from Thornthwaite Close and to £127.50 per head for Texels from Maryhill, £122.50, £120.50 Maryhill; Charollais £98.80 Barend, £95.50 Midlock, £87.80 Quarryfield; Beltex £97.80 Albierigg; Suffolk £95.80 Oswie, £94.80 Barnglies and Becton Hall, £90.20 Barnglies; Hill Cheviot £87.80 Nether Brotherstone; Greyface £80.80 Albierigg, £78.20 Softley and Penpeugh, £74.80 Craig Farm; Cheviot Mule £77.80 Terrona; Leicester £76.80 Archerbeck, £71.80 Haggistone Holm; Half Bred £76.20 Earlside, £75.20 Balgray and Earlside; Blackface £75.80 Penpeugh.

An excellent show of 5,390 cast ewes, rams and hoggets were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade a couple of pounds dearer on the week. Good lean selling ewes remain in demand and were £4 to £5 sharper on the week. Mules and good fleshed hill ewes were easily sold with plain ewes harder to cash. Tups short of requirements and continued to sell at high rates.

Top price of £148.50 for Texel rams from Nether Brotherston, £147.50 Road Side, £140.50 Shaw Cottage; Suffolk £147.50 Broomhills (Sloan), £133.50 Seavers; Charollais £147.50 Wick, £131.50 Road Side; Beltex £128.50 Challoch Mun, £112.50 Crosshow; Dorset £126.50 Severs, £93.50 Wick; Leicester £124.50 Upper Hownam, £120.50 East Cragside; Lleyn £119.50 Whitcastles; Jacob £113.50 Wick; Hill Cheviot £95.50 Rosgill Hall, £89.50 Catslackburn; Blackface £89.50 Upper Hownam, £85.50 Rosgill Hall; Easycare £87.50, £69.50 Kersheugh.

Heavy ewes to £139.50 for Texels from Rosgill Hall, £137.50 Wick, £135.50 Seavers; Leicester £135.50 Taylorburn, £131.50 Newbigging Walls, £109.50 Kirkland Green; Suffolk £118.50 Haithwaite, £116.50 Seavers, £114.50 Haithwaite; Charollais £114.50 Blackhamilton, £112.50, £106.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £103.50 Road Side, £94.50 Earlside, £90.50 Clackmae; Beltex £100.50 Midlock, £84.50 Riggshield; Greyface £82.50 Lanehead. £81.50 Challoch Mun, South Slealands and Severs.

Hill ewes to £86.50 for Cheviots from Westhill and Swaledales from North Moorhouse, other Cheviots £79.50 Westerkirk, £78.50 Cottage; other Swaledales £81.50 Kirkland Green, £77.50 Sceughdyke; Lleyn £79.50 Whitcastles, £73.50 Over Whitlaw, £69.50 South Bowerhouses; Blackface £77.50 Cowcorse, £75.50 Penpeugh, £72.50 Midlock and Aikengall; Kerry Hill £66.50, £64.50 Riggshield, £63.50 Whitcastles; Jacob £61.50 Howard House, £59.50 Golden Lane; Herdwick £55.50 Cottage, £49.50 Stackbraes, £44.50 Crosshow; Shetland £39.50 Cowcorse.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 187.5p (185.2p)
Medium to 220.5p (191.9p)
Heavy to 218.5p (199.8p)

Heifers
Light to 204.5p (181.5p)
Medium to 214.5p (193.2p)
Heavy to 195.5p (159.5p)

Young bulls to 215.5p (203.4p)

Lambs
Light to 227.0p (211.4p)
Standard to 229.0p (200.2p)
Medium to 230.5p (197.0p)
Heavy to 215.0p (196.7p)
O/weight to 228.0p (181.1p)

Ewes
Light to £86.50 (£53.08)
Heavy to £139.50 (£87.09)

Cast Rams to £148.50 (£106.76)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th July 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 5th July 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th June 2012

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