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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-09-13

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 68 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 42 over thirty month cattle, 4,432 prime lambs and 9,174 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th September 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A larger show of prime cattle and with 10 active buyers at ringside a buoyant trade was had throughout. Top price to 220.5p for a Limousin bullock from J.R. Nixon, Hallees, others to 216.5p from C. & A. Grieve & Sons, The Snab. Heifers sold to 214.5p shown by J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 220.5p Hallees, 216.5p Snab Farm, 212.5p Hallees and The Haining House, 205.5p Hallees, 203.5p Newby Farm, 202.5p The Haining House.
Charolais – 212.5p The Haining House.
Heifers
Limousin – 214.5p Hallburn, 213.5p, 209.5p Newby Farm, 203.5p Houghton House.
Saler – 208.5p Upper Mains.
Charolais – 208.5p Hallburn and Upper Mains, 207.5p Hallburn, 205.5p (x2) Low Hallburn, 202.5p Houghton House, 201.5p Upper Mains.
British Blue – 200.5p Townfoot.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,519 The Haining House, £1,411 Hallees.
Charolais – £1,409 Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Saler – £1,334 Upper Mains.
Charolais – £1,313, £1,237 Upper Mains, £1,202 Low Hallburn, £1,174 Houghton House, £1,162 Hallburn, £1,138 Upper Mains, £1,130 Low Hallburn, £1,125 Hallburn.
Limousin – £1,280 Newby Farm, £1,244 Hallburn, £1,195, £1,194 Newby Farm, £1,180 Houghton House, £1,149 Sandbed.

A shortage of prime bulls saw the sale top at 215.5p for a Limousin from Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 215.5p, 202.5p, 197.5p Yett Farm.
Friesian – 169.5p Becton Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,255, £1,196 Yett Farm.
Friesian – £1,033 Becton Hall.

The 42 OTM cattle were a mixed show on offer but a good trade was had, the sale was topped at 189.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Ritson, Swaites with Black & White cows selling to 155.5p from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 189.5p Swaites, 169.5p Gallowberry, 160.5p, 156.5p, 150.5p Blindhillbush, 148.5p Greystoke Castle, 142.5p Snab Farm, 139.5p Blindhillbush.
Friesian – 155.5p Becton Hall, 140.5p, 128.5p Roanstree.
British Blue –145.5p Laverhay and Swaites.
Angus –138.5p, 135.5p Sorbie.
PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Angus –£1,149 Sorbie.
Friesian – £1,104 Becton Hall, £983, £938 Roanstree.
Limousin – £1,099 Swaites, £983 Snab and Gallowberry, £930 Blindhillbush, £913 Greystoke Castle.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A smaller show of 4,432 prime lambs were a mixed trade this week with a big difference between lambs with flesh and lean lambs, trade was similar to most centres this week with an overall average of 164.7p per kilo.

Top price of 205p per kilo for Beltex from Kirranrae with a top price per head of £107 for Texels from Miss J. Byers, Cubby Hill, £100 Kirkton, £83.80 Hillhead; Charollais £93.50 Winterhope Road, £75.80, £75.20 The Chestnuts; Suffolk £93.50 Moorhills, £88.80 Sceughdyke, £88.50 West Glengyre; Beltex £80 Kirranrae, £78.20 Sorbie; Greyface £75 Smalmstown, £74.20 Auchaleek, £73.20 The Nook; North Country Cheviot £74.80 Damside, £67.20 Adderston Shiels; Hill Cheviot £73.20 Twislehope, £61.20, £60.80 Crossdykes; Half Bred £68.80 Earlside, £67.20 High Moat, £66.80 Dodgsonstown; Bleu d’Maine £66.80 Middle Farm; Cheviot Mule £64.80, £63.80 Tarrasfoot; Blackface £63.80 Knockreoch, £62.50 Milnmark, £62.20 Sewing Shields; Oxford £63.80 Guards; Kerry £63.50 Poltalloch; Zwartbles £63.50 Curlew; Roussin £58.80 Debog; Easycare £56.80, £54.80 Est Fortissat; Swaledale £45.50 Softley; Jacob £43.50 Millcourt.

A similar show of 1,280 lightweight lambs saw well fleshed lambs easily sold with Swales and plainer types harder to cash. Top of £65 for Texels from Barrockend, £60.20 Bayldon; Beltex £60 Bridge End; Blackface £55.80 Milnmark, £53.80 Black Mountain; Cheviot £55.80, £49.80 Ardpatrick; Greyface £52.50 Winterhope Road, £52.50 Westerhopeburn; Charollais £54.80 Maryholm; Suffolk £53.80 Poltalloch; Kerry £48.80 Poltalloch; Easycare £47.80, £40 East Fortissat.

A similar show of 9,174 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade a couple of pounds easier on last week. Good selling Continental ewes continued at recent rates and rams constantly short of buyers requirements, realising extreme rates and a many more plainer hill type ewes forward proving harder to cash.

Rams to £148.50 for a Leicester from Potholm, £113.50 Burdon, £108.50 Haithwaite; North Country Cheviot £143.50, £130.50 Old Portglenone, £128.50 Burdon; Texel £142.50 Maryhill, £134.50 Haithwaite, £133 Lawshall; Suffolk £135 South Hill, £108.50 Haithwaite, £104.50 Golden Lane; Charollais £133.50 Severs, £121 Maryholm, £118.50 Burdon; Longwool £129.50 Golden Lane; Roussin £129.50 Golden Lane; Lleyn £128.50 Roadside, £91.50 Burdon; Beltex £103.50 Burdon; Dorset £113.50 Severs, £108.50 Haithwaite; Hill Cheviot £102.50 South Hill, £78.50 Haithwaite; Zwartbles £98.50 Roadside, £89.50 Draperstown; Easycare £89.50 Blackhaugh, £86.50 Burdon; Blackface £87 Milnmark, £84.50 Bush of Ewes, £80.50 Haithwaite; Kerry Hill £80.50 Roadside; Swaledale £78.50 Broadmea and Round Meadows, £76.50 Hole House.

Heavy ewes to £134.50 for Texels from South Hill, £122.50 Stackbraes, £120.50 Culnaday; Charollais £122.50, £105.50 Old Portglenone and Roadside; Suffolk £110.50 Severs, £108.50 Old Portglenone, £97.50 Severs; Beltex £96.50 Sorbie, £63.50 Stackbraes; Leicester £93.50 Severs, £79.50 Whintingstown, £75.50 Woodhouse; Cheviot Mule £86.50 Ochnigh, £81.50 Haithwaite, £79.50 Curlew; North Country Cheviot £82.50 Hillhead, £74.50 Carruthers, £73.50 Kildarroch; Greyface £76.50 Round Meadows, £73.50 Unity, Albierigg and Kirknewton, £70.50 Kirvennie;

Hill ewes to £70.50 for Cheviots from Crossdykes, £64.50 Mount Field, £59.50 Cara View; Blackface £65.50 Cara View, £61.50 Bush of Ewes, £58.50 Roughet Hill; Jacob £61.50 Stackbraes, £49.50 Millcourt; Herdwick £60.50 Colt Crag; Easycare £59.50, £54.50 East Fortissat, £54.50 Blackhaugh; Swaledale £57 Westernhopeburn, £55.50 Round Meadows, £49.50 East Unthank; Lleyn £56.50 Bogend, £52.50 Cowcorse; Kerry £45.50 Stackbraes.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 179.5p (171.2p)
Medium to 220.5p (195.4p)
Heavy to 212.5p (193.3p)

Heifers
Light to 200.5p (183.4p)
Medium to 214.5p (197.8p)
Heavy to 208.5p (198.2p)

Young bulls to 215.5p (188.7p)

Lambs
Light to 194.0p (153.6p)
Standard to 205.0p (166.4p)
Medium to 191.0p (167.0p)
Heavy to 182.0p (167.8p)
O/weight to 175.0p (159.5p)

Ewes
Light to £70.50 (£41.00)
Heavy to £134.50 (£67.10)

Cast Rams to £173.50 (£94.81)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th September 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 30th August 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 23rd August 2012

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