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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-08-16

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 75 prime cattle, 31 young bulls, 21 over thirty month cattle, 3,855 prime lambs and 7,630 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th August 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A larger show of 75 prime cattle met a fast trade throughout and more numbers could have been sold. Top price of 225.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, purchased by Border Meat Wholesale Butchers, Lockerbie, others to 224.5p, 223.5p (x2), 222.5p, 221.5p all shown by Messrs Taylor. Charolais heifers sold to 223.5p from J.W. Vevers, High Stenries, with Limousins selling to 222.5p and 221.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 225.5p, 224.5p, 223.5p, 222.5p,221.5p Dashwellgreen, 220.5p Newby Farm, 219.5p Houghton House, 217.5p, 213.5p, 209.5p Dashwellgreen, 207.5p High Stenries, 203.5p Houghton House, 201.5p Newtown.
British Blue – 223.5p Dashwellgreen.
Heifers
Charolais – 223.5p, 214.5p High Stenries, 213.5p Hallburn, 202.5p Plumpe Farm.
Limousin – 222.5p, 221.5p Hallburn, 218.5p, 216.5p, 215.5p, 214.5p Upper Tinwald, 214.5p High Stenries and Newtown, 211.5p Bleatarn, 210.5p Hallburn, 204.5p High Stenries, 204.5p (x2) Bleatarn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
British Blue - £1,486 Dashwellgreen.
Limousin – £1,465 Dashwellgreen, £1,410 Newtown Farm.
Heifers
Limousin – £1,363 Newtown, £1,329 Upper Tinwald, £1,218 Hallburn, £1,216 Bleatarn, £1,206 Upper Tinwald, £1,196 (x2) Bleatarn, £1,179 High Stenries, £1,168 Hallburn, £1,158 Upper Tinwald, £1,153 Upper Mains, £1,126 Newtown.
Charolais – £1,277, £1,152, £1,143 Upper Mains, £1,233, £1,195 High Stenries, £1,163 Hallburn, £1,154 Plumpe.
British Blue - £1,108 High Stenries.

An increased number of prime bulls forward were a very good to sell and still short of buyer’s requirements. Take advantage of the good trade. Top price bull sold to 221.5p for a British Blue from Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm and Limousins sold to 218.5p shown by J. Retson & Son, Gardrum.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue – 221.5p Yett Farm, 217.5p Gardrum, 198.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
Limousin – 218.5p Gardrum, 209.5p, 208.5p Netherton, 205.5p Gardrum, 204.5p Yett Farm, 203.5p Shaw Cottage South, 196.5p Gardrum and Becton Hall.
Simmental – 197.5p, 192.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
Friesian – 167.5p Whiteclose and Jerriestown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue – £1,305 Gardrum.
Simmental - £1,307 Stirches Mains.
Limousin - £1,431 Gardrum, £1,322 Shaw Cottage South.

The 21 OTM cattle were a small show due to the weather, selling to 178.5p and 177.5p for Galloways from J. Robertson & Son, Becks Farm.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Galloway –178.5p, 175.5p Becks Farm
British Blue – 159.5p Nunscleugh.
Limousin – 152.5p 6 Stonehouse, 147.5p, 119.5p High Vevers.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 133.5p High Stenries.
Friesian – 121.5p Hethermill.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,181 6 Stonehouse, £973 High Stenries.
Galloway - £1,124, £1,061 Becks Farm.
British Blue – £861 Nunscleugh.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – £801 High Stenries.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

The 3,855 prime lambs were a similar entry and better than expected to average 191p overall, a fall of 9p on the week, with all the usual buyers operating.

Top price of 212p per kilo for Suffolks from Lustruther with a top price per head of £110.50 for Texels from Kingfisher Farm, £98.50 Kirkton, £95.80 Miller Hill; Half Bred £105.50 Lynegar; Suffolk £105 Sibmister, £92.50 Sceughdyke, £90.80 Farnbury; Bleu d’Maine £96.80 Kirkton; Charollais £93.80 Rottington Hall, £87.80 Rabygrange and Streethead, £86.20 Ardlamy; Rouge £89.50 Braithwaite Hall; Cheviot Mule £84.20 Balgray, £77.20 Hownam Grange, £74.80 Edgerston; Hill Cheviot £79.80 Mouldy Hills, £77.20 Terrona, £73.20 Ballywilline; Greyface £77.80 Balgray, Mouldy Hills and Burnhouse, £76.20 Nunscleugh, £75.80 Castlemilk; Blackface £77.50 Chapel House, £73.50 Milnmark, £68.50 Penpeugh; North Country Cheviot £75.20 Balgray, £74.80 Earlside.

A bigger show of 999 lightweight lambs were again good to sell with a top price of £71.80 for Texels from Newington, £70.80 Tarnside; Beltex £70 Amoshill; Hill Cheviot £68.80 High Tirfergus, £60 Ballywilline; Suffolk £67.80 Lustruther; Greyface £64.20 Castlemilk, £64 Mouldy Hills; Charollais £64 Cardewlees; Blackface £63.80 Milnmark, £61 Penpeugh; Swaledale £57.20 Burnhouse, £55.80 Stoneriggs.

A very large entry of cast ewes and rams attracted extra buyers, as a result trade remained unchanged on the week.

Rams to £161 for Rouge from Severs; Charollais £150, £140 Burdon, £139 Severs; Texel £146 Crumhaughhill and Sibmister, £140 Burdon, £139 Butterdales; Leicester £137, £133 Westhill £126 Burdon; North Country Cheviot £119 Catslackburn, £116 Glen-ssor; Suffolk £119 Draperstown, £113 Brae Road, £109 Burdon; Bleu d’Maine £117 Burdon; Hill Cheviot £111 Kelsocleugh, £101 Cowburn, £100 Raeburnfoot; Romney Marsh £109, £100 Burdon; Blackface £101 Chapel House, £83 Cowburn, £81 Roadside; Easycare £99 Burdon, £83 Mossfennan; Lleyn £96 Burdon, £89 Lustruther; Beltex £91 Roadside, £74 Severs; Swaledale £79 Stonerigg, £77 East Unthank; Zwartbles £67 Sheala Hill.

Heavy ewes to £142 for Texels from Roadside, £139 Kingfisher Farm, £133 Severs; Charollais £126 Severs, £121 Draperstown, £96 Stackbraes; Suffolk £116 Draperstown, £111, £107 Hassendeanburn; Bleu d’Maine £113 Kirkton, £99 Crumhaugh Hill, £95 Middle Farm; Beltex £111 Stackbraes; Leicester £99 Haithwaite, £98.50 Westhill, £95 Sanders Close; North Country Cheviot £96.50 Wester Dunnet, £85.50 Roadside, £83 Watertop; Cheviot Mule £89, £87 Colmslie Hill, £81.50 Hassendeanburn; Half Bred £81.50, £68.50 Lynegar; Greyface £77 Stackbraes, £76.50 Shieldhill, £75 Westhill;

Hill ewes to £75.50 for Cheviots from Granton, £73 Roadside, £70.50 Raeburnfoot; Lleyn £68.50, £55 Hilltop; Blackface £67.50 Westhill, £65.50 Chapel House, £64.50 Winterhopeburn; Swaledale £67 Beamwham, £58.50 Woodhall, £57 Stonehall; Herdwick £64 Golden Lane, £44 Stackbraes; Beulah £55.50, £50 Marygate; Kendal Rough £48.50 Churchview; Easycare £46.50 Mossfennan; Welsh Mountain £44 Stackbraes; Shetland £33 Low Tirfergus.

Goats to £59.50 from Mossview.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 219.5p (183.5p)
Medium to 225.5p (206.0p)
Heavy to 223.5p (191.6p)

Heifers
Light to 198.5p (182.8p)
Medium to 223.5p (202.3p)
Heavy to 216.5p (199.2p)

Young bulls to 221.5p (192.7p)

Lambs
Light to 212.0p (190.8p)
Standard to 208.5p (192.3p)
Medium to 211.0p (192.4p)
Heavy to 206.0p (188.0p)
O/weight to 198.1p (175.9p)

Ewes
Light to £75.50 (£48.50)
Heavy to £142.00 (£73.82)

Cast Rams £161.00 (£84.87)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 9th August 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd August 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th July 2012

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