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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-08-23

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 52 prime cattle, 14 young bulls, 39 over thirty month cattle, 5,326 prime lambs and 6,899 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd August 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A smaller, plainer show of prime cattle saw quality sorts remain in demand. Top price to 220.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green and purchased by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown. Limousin heifers sold to 215.5p (3 times) firstly from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn and the others both from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 220.5p, 218.5p (x3), 217.5p, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 213.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 209.5p, 208.5p, 207.5p Dashwell Green, 202.5p Newby Farm.
Charolais – 216.5p Dashwell Green.
British Blue – 211.5p Dashwellgreen.
Heifers
Limousin – 215.5p (x2) Wyseby Hill Cottage, 215.5p Halburn, 213.5p Newby Farm and Wyseby Hill Cottage, 208.5p Newby Farm, 207.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Charolais – 210.5p Hallburn.
Saler – 203.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,456, £1,371 Houghton House, £1,354 Dashwellgreen.
Heifers
Charolais – £1,228, £1,199 Upper Mains, £1,192 Hallburn, £1,170 (x2) Upper Mains, £1,126 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,217 Hallburn, £1,180 Low Hallburn, £1,120 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Saler - £1,129 Sceughdyke.

A plainer show of prime bulls met a similar trade and topped at 211.5p for a Limousin from J. Robison & Son, Oakwoodhill. Top gross was £2,023.43 for a Charolais shown by Gretna House Farms.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 211.5p Oakwoodhill, 192.5p, 191.5p, 187.5p Becton Hall.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – 207.5p Oakwoodhill.
Charolais – 195.5p Gretna House, 187.5p Kimmeter Green.
Friesian – 164.5p Harelawhole.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais - £2,023 Gretna House.
Limousin - £1,302 Becton Hall, £1,300 Oakwoodhill, £1,265, £1,241 Becton Hall.
Blonde d’Aquitaine – £1,265 Oakwoodhill.

The 39 OTM cattle saw a lot of plain weathered cows forward with a top price of 193.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Ritson, Swaites.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 193.5p Swaites, 168.5p Sandbed, 163.5p Swaites, 157.5p Shaw Cottage South, 133.5p, 129.5p Whamtown, 128.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Angus – 143.5p Tanlawhill, 128.5p Cubby Hill, 115.5p Tanlawhill.
Shorthorn – 132.5p Shaw of Dryfe and Brisco Hill.
Charolais –131.5p Sceughdyke.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,162 Sandbed, £1,144 Swaites, £1,118 Shaw Cottage South, £1,054 Swaites.
Charolais - £1,091 Sceughdyke.
Shorthorn – £967 Shaw of Dryfe, £947 Brisco Hill.
Angus – £918 Tanlawhill, £880 Cubby Hill.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A larger show of 5,326 prime lambs were a very similar trade on the week, averaging 189.9p per kilo, but many lambs in the 35-38 kilo bracket lacking flesh and 40 kilo plus lambs very short of buyers requirements.

Top price of 228p per kilo for Beltex from Derwent with a top price per head of £108, £100 for Charollais from Wester Parkgate, £89.80 Nunscleugh; Texel £107 Dinwoodie Green and Wood Farm, £100.50 Dinwoodie Green, £98.80 Wood Farm; Suffolk £100 Newhill, £93.50 The Land, £91.80 High Wreay; Beltex £95.80 Derwent; Zwartbles £93.50, £75.50 Holmlea; Half Bred £88.80 Buckies, £80 Curlew; Oxford £87.80, £76.80 Guards; Rouge £86.80 Springwell, £74.80 Demesne; North Country Cheviot £81.50 Earlside, £77.80 Danaskill; Greyface £79.80 Cottage, £77.80 Nunscleugh and Wanwood Hill, £76.20 Gall Farm; Bleu d’Maine £78 Middle Farm; Cheviot Mule £76.80 Priesthaugh, £74.80 Sundhope, £73.80 Falnash; Blackface £70.50 Blackburn and Allensgreen, £69.80 Bowershield; Easycare £70 Gall Farm.

A larger show of 1,424 lightweight lambs saw smaller Swaledale and English Mule lambs little more than store price if lacking flesh. Top of £72.80 for Texels from Ronachan, £67.80 Challoch; Suffolk £65.80 Castlemilk, £65 Nirvana; Greyface £63.80 Low Northsceugh, £52.80 Brantwood; Blackface £62.80 Milnmark, £58.80 Ballywilline; Bleu d’Maine £61.80 Scalehill; Hill Cheviot £59.80 Damhead, £58 Brocklewath; Herdwick £55.80 Cowgate, £52 Longrow; Swaledale £44.20 Coldshield.

Another large entry of 6,899 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual ring of buyers with trade being £4 to £6 back on the week, with a lot more plain hill ewes forward harder to cash. Good selling Continental ewes remain easily sold and rams constantly short of buyers requirements.

Rams to £144.50 and £134.50 for Suffolks from Nethertofts, £98.50 Edges Green; Texel £132.50 Blackhamilton and Stubsgill, £116.50 Old Portglenone, £106.50 Severs; Zwartbles £120.50 Holmlea; Leicester £108.50 Stubsgill, £88.50 North House, £79.50 Morley Hill; Charollais £106.50 Severs, £81 Wester Parkgate, £79.50 Old Portglenone; Blackface £86.50 Whiteside, £76.50 Edges Green; North Country Cheviot £72.50 Balmore, £66.50 Gibblaston; Swaledale £66.50 Morley Hill, £63 Williamston, £60.50 Gapshield; Welsh Mountain £49.50 Charterhall.

Heavy ewes to £112.50 for Texels from Roadside, £110.50 Smerral, £102.50 Bowanhill; Suffolk £106.50, £100 Land Farm, £96.50 Skelfhill; Rouge £99.50 Ballimachiller; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Smerral, £79.50 Corries Mill, £77.50 Gospel Hall; Charollais £92.50 Old Portglenone, £85.50 Severs; Leicester £89.50 Stubsgill, £83.50 Kilnstown, £82.50 Nunscleugh; Bleu d’Maine £84.50 Roadside, £80.50 Middle Farm; Beltex £78.50 Farhills; Cheviot Mule £78.50 Skelfhill, Crawthat and Colmslie Hill, £76.50 Barnglies, £74.50 North House; Greyface £76.50 Upper Tofts and Oswie, £75.50 Stackbraes, £74.50 Clea Hall; Oxford £72.50 Old Portglenone; Zwartbles £68.50 Ballimachiller; Millenium Blue £68.50 Albierigg; Romney £64.50, £62.50 Holme Farm.

Hill ewes to £65.50 for Lonks from Bush of Ewes; Cheviot £64.50 Ballimachiller Road, £63.50 Colmslie Hill and Supplebank, £57.50 Clackmae; Lleyn £59.50 Whitcastles; Blackface £62.50 Haithwaite, £61.50 Upperburnmouth, £59.50 Bush of Ewes; Easycare £58.50 Synton Mains, £52.50 Kersheugh and Synton Mains; Swaledale £53.50 Gapshield, £51.50 Roachburn, £48.50 Beamwham; Welsh Mountain £39.50 Charterhall.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 217.5p (204.6p)
Medium to 220.5p (203.2p)
Heavy to 199.5p (190.8p)

Heifers
Light to 208.5p (202.1p)
Medium to 215.5p (198.3p)
Heavy to 195.5p (187.5p)

Young bulls to 211.5p (171.1p)

Lambs
Light to 206.0p (180.8p)
Standard to 213.0p (188.7p)
Medium to 228.0p (192.0p)
Heavy to 209.8p (186.5p)
O/weight to 180.0p (168.5p)

Ewes
Light to £65.50 (£42.06)
Heavy to £112.50 (£69.07)

Cast Rams to £144.50 (£77.14)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 16th August 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 9th August 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 2nd August 2012

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