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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-10-05

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 56 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 19 over thirty month cattle, 4,766 prime lambs and 7,509 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th October 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

Prime cattle saw an increased ringside of buyers and more quality on offer, with well finished cattle sharper and the sale topping at 235.5p per kilo for a smart Limousin heifer from A Moffat, 6 Stonehouse, 230.5p from M/s R Neill, Upper Tinwald and Continental heifers selling at 233.5p from Messrs Ritson, Swaites

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 215.5p Nirvana, 206.5p Newby Farm and Haining House 202.5p Newby Farm
British Blue – 215.5p Newtown Farm

Heifers
Charolais – 213.5p Hallburn
Limousin – 235.5p No 6 Stonehouse, 230.5p Upper Tinwald, 229.5p Upper Tinwald, 224.5p Hallburn, 223.5p No 6 Stonehouse, 221.5p Hallburn, 219.5p, 208.5p No 6 Stonehouse, 206.5p Houghton House & Nirvana
British Blue – 216.5p Beckhall
Continental x – 233.5p, 217.5p Swaites

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin - £1,397.83 Sceughdyke. £1,352.58 Haining House, £1,345.45,£1275.75 Newby Farm,

Heifers
Charolais – £1,235.08 Sceughdyke, £1152.43 Upper Mains, £1,142.23 Hallburn
Limousin – £1377.68 No 6 Stonehouse, £1,377.00, £1302.33 Upper Tinwald, £1268.43 Hallburn, £1240.43, £1207.25 No 6 Stonehouse, £1196.10 Hallburn, £1178.03 No 6 Stonehouse
British Blue - £1255.70 Beckhall
Continental x - £1249.23 £1152.75 Swaites

A small show of bulls and more required to fill buyers orders. Top was 200.5p for a Limousin from Shaw of Dryfe Farming.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 202.5p Shaw of Dryfe
Black & White – 173.5p, 167.5p Becton Hall
Simmental – 193.5p Shaw of Dryfe

A plainer show of OTM cows saw trade similar on the week. Top price was 185.5p, 184.5p for Limousins from LE Grice & Son, Newtown, Black & Whites to 168.5p from T & M Irving, Becton Hall.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 185.5p, 184.5p Newtown, 158.5p Aimshaugh. 139.5p 12 Kershopefoot, 137.5p Whamtown
British Blue –143.5p, 137.5p Catslackburn
Friesian – 168.5p Becton Hall, 131.5p The Stubb

PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £1,335.60, £1263.83 Newtown, £1102.05 12 Kershopefoot, £1038.18 Aimshaugh, £990 Whamtown
British Blue - £1004.50, £1003.75 Catslackburn

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A good show of prime lambs. More well fleshed lambs were forward, but lightweight lambs were also in large quantities.

The sale average was 155.6p in line with the national trend. The sale was topped at £103.50 for Texels from AR Bell, Burnside, Kirkton who also had top price per kilo at 198p.

Texels £103.50 Burnside, £101.50 Wynholm, £94.50 Strawfrank; Suffolk £96.80 Stables, £86.80, £83.80 Sceughdyke; Cheviot £64.20 Crossdykes, £62.20 Murtholm; Charollais £70.20 Crossibeg, £68.80 Fenton; Greyface £68.80 Minsca & Peela Hill; Cheviot Mule £84.50 Potholm; Leicester £70 East Unthank; Blackface £57.80 Peela Hill £56 Craig, £55.80 Achnamara; North Country Cheviot £70.20 Bardnaclaven; Lleyn £74.80, £66.80 Whitcastles; Oxford £66.80 Monk; Easycare £64.80 Cleongart; Berrichon £72.80 Monk.

Lightweight lambs were another large show with the best fleshed lambs realising around 150p and plainer sorts 135p – 140p.

Texels £67.80 Courstein, £60 New Hummerbecks; Suffolks £47.50 Campbelton, £45 New Hummerbecks,; Cheviot £45.80 New Hummerbecks; Greyface £55.20 Westernhopeburn, £54.50 Fieldfoot; Blackfaces £52.80 Peela Hill, £50 Chapelhope; North Country Cheviot £51.80 Catslackburn; Swaledale £45 East Unthank.

Another large show of cast ewes and rams were forward to a large ring of buyers with trade very similar on the week only £1.21 down on last week. Good big well fleshed ewes were short of buyers requirements.

The sale was topped with Texel rams at £154 from New Hummerbecks, £129.50, £126.50 Roadside; Suffolk £140 Severs Road, £116.50 Burdon, £108.50 Linton Gate; Cheviot £88.50 Marygate, £87.50 Potholm; Leicester £114.50 Burdon, £100 Whiteside; Blackface £79.50 Linton Gate, £75.50 Gibblaston; Beltex £108.50 Bogside; Dorset £76.50 Burdon, £70.50 Magherr; Easycare £70.50 Monreagh, Border Leicester £85.50 Linton Gate.

Heavy ewes to £126.50 for Texels from Wintergate, £122.50 Roadside, £120.50 Strawfrank; Suffolk £108.50 Strawfrank, £102.5p Backlane, £98.50 Woodside, £97.50 Brantwood; Charollais £102.50 Monreagh, £96.50 Severs, £92.50 Roadside; Greyface £75.50 Fallowfield, £72.50 Maryside, £71.50 Low Leam; Cheviot Mule £67.50 Commonside, £62.50 Latheron Wheel, £60.50 Backgate; North Country Cheviot £75.50 Monreagh, £74.50 Sordale, £72.50 Roadside; Beltex £85.50 Stackbraes, £82.50 Wintergate; Leicester £92.50 Wintergate.

Light ewes to £66.50 for Cheviots from Woodside, £62.50 Wintergate, £61.50 Potholm; Blackface £54.50 East Fortissat, £53.50 Bush of Ewes, £51.50 Backlane; Swaledale £52.50 Low Leam, £49.50 Hollinclose, £46.50 Marygate; Herdwick £34.50 Scotsbrig; Lleyn £66.50 Roadside, £52.50 Newbigging; Shetland £46.50 Backlane, £39.50 Carhill; Easycare £56.50 Brantwood, £55.50 Crawfordjohnmill.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 215.5p (208.2p)
Medium to 206.5p (189.8p)
Heavy to 206.5p (187.8p)

Heifers
Light to 206.5p (205.5p)
Medium to 235.5p (205.6p)
Heavy to 229.5p (184.7p)

Young bulls to 200.5p (182.5p)

Lambs
Light to 185.0p (151.2p)
Standard to 194.0p (154.8p)
Medium to 193.0p (156.5p)
Heavy to 198.0p (156.8p)
O/weight to 188.0p (159.4p)

Ewes
Light to £66.50 (£35.24)
Heavy to £126.50(£63.86)

Cast Rams to £154.00(£73.11)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th September 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th September 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 13th September 2012

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