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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-09-21

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 58 prime cattle, 9 young bulls, 30 over thirty month cattle, 5,308 prime lambs and 9,113 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th September 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A mixed show of prime cattle forward saw trade slightly easier, although good fleshed types remained at recent rates topping at 220.5p for a Limousin heifer from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn, others to 218.5p from JW Slack & Son, Newby.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 202.5p Nether Onsett, 198.5p Nether Onsett, 197.5p Newtown, 193.5p Becton Hall
Galloway – 184.5p Sewing Shields
Blue Grey – 181.5p Sewing Shields
Aberdeen Angus – 181.5p Shaw Head
British Blue – 200.5p Nether Onsett
Heifers
Limousin – 222.5p Hallburn, 218.5p Newby Farm, 216.5p Townfoot, 213.5p Houghton House, 212.5p Ladyhousesteads & Townfoot, 210.5p Townfoot, 205.5p South Dene
Charolais – 210.5p Hallburn, 206.5p, 205p Townfoot, 203.5p Hallburn
Simmental – 207.5p Townfoot
Blonde – 204.5p, 198.5p Townfoot

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,437.75 Nether Onsett, £1151.30 Nether Onsett, £1135.63 Newtown
Galloway - £1088.55 Sewing Shields
Blue Grey - £1034.55 Sewing Shields
Aberdeen Angus - £1061.55, £1052.70 Shawhead
British Blue - £1393.48 Nether Onsett

Heifers
Charolais – £1,261.70 Hallburn, £1245.38, £1183.58 Upper Mains, £1,158.25, £1156.40 Townfoot, £1147.23 Hallburn
Limousin – £1253.75 Ladyhousesteads, £1216.95 Houghton House, £1190.38 Hallburn, £1027.50 South Dene
Simmental - £1172.38 Townfoot, £1064.95 Shaw of Dryfe, £1036.78 Greystoke Castle
Blonde - £1134.98 Townfoot

Yet again prime bulls were short of buyers requirements, although a good show of bulls forward met a brisk trade topping at 220.5p for a great Limousin shown by J Jardine, The Yett.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 220.5p, 214.5p Yett Farm, 185.5p Becton Hall
Blonde – 207.5p. 191.5p Oakwoodhill
British Blue – 208.5p Yett Farm, 188.5p, 183.5p Becton Hall
Shorthorn – 179.5p Shaw of Dryfe

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,356.08 Yett, £1211.93 Yett, £1196.48 Becton Hall
Blonde - £1265.75, £1158.58 Oakwoodhill
Shorthorn - £1005.20 Shaw of Dryfe
British Blue - £1281.80, £1266.15 Becton Hall £1209.30 Yett

A plainer show of OTM cows were forward and trade looking slightly easier, yet the sale topped at 200p for a British Blue cow from Shaw of Dryfe Farming and Stock bulls to 137p for a Limousin shown by Messrs MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 185p Newby Farm, 145p Ladyhousesteads, 134p Greystoke Castle, 118p Newhouse, 115p Ladyhousesteads
Friesian – 117p Evertown, 116p The Stubb
British Blue –200p Shaw of Dryfe
Angus –165p Kilnhill
Simmental – 131p Hallburn
Galloway – 123p, 119p Demense
OTM BULL Limousin – 137p Ladyhousesteads

PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Angus –£1105.50 Kilnhill
Friesian – £817.80 The Stubb
Limousin – £1063.75 Newby Farm, £819.25 Ladyhousesteads
Simmental - £864.60 Hallburn
Galloway - £811.80 Demense
British Blue - £1160 Shaw of Dryfe
OTM Bull Limousin - £1116.55 Ladyhousesteads

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A larger show of 5308 prime lambs were forward with the usual ring of buyers present and levelling at 164p in line with the national trend. More better fleshed lambs were forward but still short of buyers requirements. The sale was topped at 202p for Texels from Kirton and £100 per head from the same home.

Texels £100 Kirkton, £93.50 Sunnycroft, £91 Slealands; Suffolk x £87.80 Sceughdyke, £87 Slealands, £85 The Nook; Cheviots £64.80 Sundhope; Bleu de Maine £75.80 Haithwaite; Charollais £75.20, £72.80 Lanerton; Greyface £76.80 Barnshangan, £69.20 The Old Police House; Blackface £60 Upperburnmouth & Bush of Ewes; North Country Cheviot £70 Bordergate, £66.20 Killean.

A large show of lightweight lambs were again forward to average 160.1p.
Texels £62.20 Ronachan & Longrow; Suffolks £59.80 High Dovecote, £55.20 Woodfield; Cheviots £54.80 Eweslees, £53.50 Catslackburn; Charollais £55.80 Crossibeg; Greyface £58.80 Crossibeg, £57.80 Caliglen; Blackface £57.80 Crawfordjohnmill.

Another epic show of 9125 ewes and rams was forward to a crowded ring of buyers with trade only 20-30p on average back on last week. Many more smaller, plainer hill type ewes were forward proving harder to cash but the best selling ewes remain scarce and sold at recent high rates. Rams remain in demand.

Top was £139.50 for Suffolk rams from Longhouse, £126.50 West Farm, £116.50 Meadowview, £106.50 Ballimachiller; Cheviot £86.50 Marygate, £76.50 Glendearg; Texel £128.50 Townfoot & Newbigging, £126.50 Roadside, £124.50 Severs Road; Charollais £122.50 Burdon, £110.50 Dumblar Rigg; Leicesters £128.50 Gateside, £120 Longhouse, £113.50 Old Police House; Blackface £93.50 Longhouse, £77.50 Black Mountain, £76.50 Graydale; North Country Cheviot £119.50 Gateside, £95.50 Longhouse; Swaledale £76.50 Morley Hill, £72.50 Stackbrae; Beltex £126.50 , £103.50 Burdon; Lleyn £108.50 Meadowview; Dorset £106.50 Burdon; Romney Marsh £113.50 Burdon.

Texel ewes to 123.50 Blackpark, £122.50 Hott, £116.50 Byreburnside & Roadside; Suffolk £120.50 Backlane, £100.50 Priesthaugh, £95.50 Gateside & Severs Road; Charollais £114.50, £104.50 Roadside, £100.50 Severs Road; Greyface £79.50 Severs Road, £74.50 Castletown, £72.50 Langraw; Cheviot Mule £75.50 North House & Parkhill, £73.50 Pirntaton; Leicester £90.50 Howburn, £89.50 Woodfield, £88.50 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £93.50 Backgate, £86.50 Sibmister, £76.50 Byers; Beltex £93.50, £84.50 Winterhope; Roussin £65.50, £58.50 Dilston Haugh.

Lightweights to £78.50 for Cheviots from Granton, £75.50 Byreburnside & Longhouse; Blackface £75.50, £60.50 Grayside, £59.50 Backgate; Swaledale £51.50 Howburn, £49.50 Lowgreenends, £46.50 Horncastle; Herdwicks £45.50 Coltcrag; Jacob £76.50 Gateside; Lleyn £68.50, £63.50 Sharplaw; Shetland £50.50, £46.50 Backgate; Easycare £62.50 Bairnkine, £56.60 Stackbrae; Lonk £59.50 Stackbrae.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 198.5p (180.4p)
Heavy to 202.5p (191.0p)

Heifers
Light to 205.5p (185.9p)
Medium to 222.5p (199.8p)
Heavy to 203.5p (181.5p)

Young bulls 220.5p (197.3p)

Lambs
Light to 181.0p (157.3p)
Standard to 197.0p (164.6p)
Medium to 202.0p (164.5p)
Heavy to 189.0p (164.2p)
O/weight to 169.0p (150.8p)

Ewes
Light to £78.50 (£40.86)
Heavy to £123.50 (£66.28)

Cast Rams to £139.50 (£78.50)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th September 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 6th September 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 30th August 2012

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