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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-08-09

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 42 prime cattle, 9 young bulls, 27 over thirty month cattle, 3,717 prime lambs and 7,138 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th August 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A smaller, plainer show of prime cattle saw trade a shade easier but still topped at 225.5p, 221.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p for Limousin bullocks all shown by A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers sold to 215.5p from J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn and purchased by Mr J Little.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 225.5p, 221.5p, 218.5p, 217.5p,216.5p 215.5p, 208.5p 207.5p Dashwellgreen, 201.5p Hallees
British Blue – 214.5p Nether Onsett
Heifers
Limousin – 215.5p Hallburn, 214.5p Newby Farm202.5p Hallburn
Charolais – 207.5p Hallburn
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Blonde d’Aquitaine - £1,536 Becton Hall.
Charolais – £1,439 Becton Hall
Limousin – £1,428 ,£1,420 Dashwellgreen
Heifers
Limousin – £1,121 Hallburn, £1115 Newby
Charolais – £1,381, £1,245, £1231 Upper Mains, £1,172 Hallburn
British Blue - £1181 Becton Hall

Young bulls met a buoyant trade and more numbers required. Top price to 216.5p twice both from J & P Routledge & Son, Netherton
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 216.5p Netherton, 214.5p Gardrum, 213.5p Yett, 206.5p Gardrum, 204.5p, 199.5p Yett
British Blue – 216.5p Netherton, 194.5p Gardrum
Charolais – 197.5p Greystoke Castle
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,537 Netherton
Charolais - £1,442 Greystoke Castle
Limousin - £1,407 Netherton, £1,321 Gardum

The 27 OTM cattle sold to 185.5p, 178.5p, 173.5p for Galloways from J Robertson & Son, Becks Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 149.5p, 145.5p Sceughdyke
British Blue – 163.5p Midtodhills, 144.5p Beckhall, 139.5p Nunscleugh
Friesian – 134.5p Harelawhole
Galloway – 185.5p, 178.5p, 173.5p Becks Farm
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,344 The Throp, £1120 Sceughdyke
British Blue – £1,177 Midtodhills, £874 Beckhall, £865 Nunscleugh
Angus – £971 Harelawhill
Friesian - £1,062 Harelawhole, £936 Becton Hall
Galloway - £1,168, £1,162, £1,097 Becks Farm

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

Prime lambs were a similar show of better quality, trade was marvellous throughout with an overall average of 200p being 18p up on the week. Numbers were short of requirements with extra buyers operating.
Top was 225p per kilo for Texels from Gallowberry.

Top price per head was £107.5p for Texels from Mossthorn, £106.80 Lynwood, £105.80 Pennersaughs; Suffolk x £103.80 Broughton Mains, £101.80 Tone Hall, £97.80 Branxholm Braes; Cheviots £98.20 Granton, £90.20 Peela Hill; Charollais £88.80 The Chestnuts, £86.80, £85.80 Knowe, £83.80 Lea Hill; Halfbreds £81.20 Adderston Shiels, £77.20 High Moat; Greyface £87.80 Allensgreen, £86.20 Penpeugh, £84.20 Nunscleugh; Cheviot Mules £81.20 Granton, £72 Temon; Leicesters £83.80 Penpeugh £76.80 Peela Hill, £76.20 Roachburn; Blackface £79.20, £78.50 Bower Shields, £77.20 Penpeugh; Beltex £91.80 Broughton Mains.

Lightweight lambs continued to be in strong demand with a top price of 219p for Texels from Rockcliffe Cross. Top price per head was £78.80 for Texels from Rockcliffe Cross, £74.80 Broughton Mains, £72.80 Amoshill; Suffolk x £72.80, £70.80 Falla, £67.20 Scalehill; Charollais £73.80 Tonehall, £64.80 Low Old Shield; Greyface £72.80 Mouldy Hills, £63.80 Spoutbank & Bowershields; Cheviot Mules £67.80 Mouldy Hills; Blackface £64.20 Bowershields; Swaledales £49.80 High Edges Green, £42 Softley & Howburn; Jacob £60.50 Barend; Beltex £71.20 Compstone End, £69.80 Scalehill; Dorset £64.50 Low Old Shield; Easycare £62.50 Lowmoorhead.

Cast ewes and rams were a similar entry with all the usual buyers present, trade again excellent at similar prices on the week.

Rams to £157 for Suffolks from Falla, others to £145 Marygate, £129 Dromdallagan; Cheviots £127 Marygate, £101 Bridge House, £99 Catslackburn; Texels £165 Woodburn, £153 Poolside, £149 Newry, £146 Balluclough; Charollais £154 Falla, £114 Eastgate; Leicester £86 Roadside; Blackface £111 Crowhall, £95.50 Kilbride, £93 Dromdallagan; North Country Cheviot £129 Mainside, £109.50 Poolside; Swaledale £89 Mainside; Herdwick £79.50 Stackbrae; Beltex £116 Severs, £115 Bogend, £109 Beckfoot; Lleyn £99 Mainside; Roussin £126 Severs; Easycare £101 Whitcastles.

Heavy ewes to £137 for Texels from Eastside & Burnside; £131 Crookholm, £127 Severs; Suffolk x £113 Eastgate, £100 Claycrop, £97 Dromdallagan; Charollais £109 Dromdallagan, £101 Roadside, £99.50 Severs; Halfbred £88.50 Mainside; Greyface £97 Ballimachiller, £95 Glencartholm, £93 Backloch; Cheviot Mules £87.50 Crawthat, £73.50 Northfield, Marchbank & Isle of Dalton; Leicester £103 Torr £99 Peela Hill, £97 Tinnis & Stackbraes, £95.50 Kirksteads, £95 Softley & Westend; North Country Cheviot £99, £87.50 Hownam Grange, £85 Severs; Beltex £117 Stackbrae, £95 Severs, £86 Cleughhead; Zwartbles £85.50 Bogra.

Hill ewes to £80.50 for Cheviots from Backloch, £77.50 Skelfhill & Marygate, £71.50 Dinley, Tarrasfoot & Mainside; Blackface £70.50 Cleughhead & Crowhall, £67.50 Drumavoley, £67 Brantend; Swaledale £55.50 Cleughhead, £53.50 Cleughbrae, £51.50 Sanders Close; Herdwick £61 Whinney Brow; Jacob £59 Barend; Kerry Hill £71.50 Whitcastle; Easycare £69 Severs.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 172.5p (172.5p)
Medium to 225.5p (204.0p)
Heavy to 216.5p (186.1p)

Heifers
Light to 202.5p (183.3p)
Medium to 215.5p (193.7p)
Heavy to 194.5p (175.7p)

Young bulls 216.5p (207.1p)

Lambs
Light to 214.0p (185.8p)
Standard to 219.0p (199.2p)
Medium to 225.0p (202.2p)
Heavy to 211.0p (195.5p)
O/weight to 200.0p (186.4p)

Ewes
Light to £80.50 (£50.70)
Heavy to £137.00 (£75.44)

Cast Rams £157.00 (£100.62)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd August 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th July 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th July 2012

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