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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-10-12

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 53 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 33 over thirty month cattle, 4,890 prime lambs and 7,509 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th October 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A plainer show of prime cattle and many more needed to satisfy the full ringside of buyers. Best quality cattle still in demand to a top of 229.5p for a Limousin heifer from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others to 227.5p from Messrs R. Neill, Upper Tinwald.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 207.5p Bleatarn and Hallburn, 200.5p Swaites.
British Blue – 200.5p Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Limousin – 229.5p Hallburn, 227.5p Upper Tinwald, 213.5p Bleatarn, 211.5p, 206.5p Low Hallburn, 203.5p Upper Tinwald, 201.5p Swaites, 200.5p Newby Farm and Upper Tinwald.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Heifers
Limousin – £1,376 Upper Tinwald, £1,319 Hallburn, £1,163 Low Hallburn, £1,128 Sandbed.
Charolais – £1,333, £1,178, £1,137 Upper Mains.
Simmental - £1,130 Shaw Head.

More bulls required to fill buyers orders. Top price of 205.5p for a Limousin from Mr J. Jardine, Yett Farm.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 205.5p, 193.5p, 191.5p Yett Farm.

A poorer show of OTM cows saw the sale top at 145.5p for an Angus from Messrs Tinning, Burnfoot on Esk.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Angus – 145.5p, 144.5p, 139.5p Burnfoot on Esk.
Limousin – 133.5p Gallowberry and Sorbie.
British Blue –133.5p The Flatt.
Friesian – 129.5p, 111.5p Hillhouse, 109.5p Highmoorhead.
Simmental – 129.5p Greensburn.

PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Angus – £1,149, £1,069, £1,053 Burnfoot on Esk, £823 Sorbie.
Friesian – £1,074 Hillhouse.
Limousin – £894 Sorbie, £814 Gallowberry.
Simmental – £880 Greensburn.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A similar show of 4,890 prime lambs. More heavy lambs and well fed lambs forward, lighter lambs less in number. The sale average of 159.2p was 4p dearer on the week.

The sale was topped at 197p per kilo for Beltex from Upper Dounreay, with a top per head of £95.50 for Texels from Nether Brotherstone, £94.50 Farnbury, £89.80 Cambeck Hill; Charollais £93.50 Leaona Villa, £89.80 Harelawhill, £79.20 Sceughdyke; Suffolk £84.80 Sceughdyke and Harelawhill, £83.80 Hallburn, £80.20 Falnash; Beltex £79.20, £77.80 Sorbie, £76.80 Upper Dounreay; Hill Cheviot £77.80, £76.80 Sorbie, £67.80 Cossarhill, Byers Farm and Raeburnfoot; Leicester £73.80 East Unthank; Greyface £72.80 New Hall, £69.80 Blindburn, £69.20 Farnbury; North Country Cheviot £71.20 Raeburnfoot, £68.80 Sorbietrees, £67.80 Oldfield; Cheviot Mule £69.80 Tarrasfoot, £68 Falnash; Lleyn £69.20 Whitcastles, £56.80 Guards; Kerry £66.80 Half Bred £66.80 High Moat, £65.80 Earlside; Blackface £61.80, £59.50 Pitland Hills, £56.80 West Hottbank; Oxford £61.20 Guards; Swaledale £54.80, £49.80 East Unthank; Jacob £54.80 Screel, £53.80 West Hottbank.

The 726 lightweight lambs sold to a top of £63.50 for Suffolks from Sundhope, £50 West Foreshield; Texel £60.80 Cubbyhill, £59.80 How Farm; Hill Cheviot £55.80 Sundhope, £54.20 Blackburn; Charollais £54.80 Glen Lough; Greyface £54.80 Crindledyke; Blackface £46.80 Pitland Hills, £45 Low Eals; Herdwick £46.50 Cooilingel; Jacob £45 Zetland.

Another outstanding show of 9,670 cast ewes and rams were forward to a large ring of buyers with trade sharper on the week. Heavy continental and Mule ewes were £3 to £4 up on the week, with best fleshed Blackface and Cheviot ewes £5 sharper. Many plain weathered ewes were forward, proving hard to cash.

The sale was topped at £134.50 for Texel rams from Pearsbyhall, £124.50 Wallend, £116.50 Old Portglenone; Charollais £104.50 Severs, £90 Roadside; Leicester £100.50 Bellmount, £86.50 Gallowberry; Hill Cheviot £98.50 North House, £92.50, £88.50 Sorbie; Beltex £96.50 Wallend, £73.50 Tarcoon Cottage; Blackface £92.50 Lamperts, £82.50 Pirntaton, £80.50 Sorbie; Suffolk £90 Roadside, £78.50 Ballimachiller, £74.50 North Deanhead; Lleyn £88.50 Ballachrink, £86.50 Old Portglenone; North Country Cheviot £81.50 Longburgh Fauld; Easycare £64.50 Glenapp.

Heavy ewes to £126.50 for Texels from Drinkstone, £124.50, £122.50 Pirntaton; Blue Texel £114.50, £100.50 Millside; Suffolk £108.50 Drinkstone, £98.50 Pirntaton, £96.50 Blackhaugh; Charollais £108.50 Severs, £98.50 Portglenone, £95.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £90.50 Old Portglenone, £86.50 Oldfield, £82.50 High Moat; Leicester £89.50 Gallowberry, £82.50 Drinkstone, £80.50 Severs; Half Bred £86.50 Broomhillbank; Cheviot Mule £80.50 Falnash, £76.50 Baron Road; Zwartbles £78.50, £69.50 Broomhillbank; Greyface £75.50 Severs, £74.50 Hareshaw and Rottington Hall, £73.50 Stonehall and Hassendean; Beltex £70.50 Longburgh Fauld, £64.50 High Oldshield.

Hill ewes to £74.50 for Cheviots from Clerkhill, £72.50 Tarrasfoot, £66.50 Blackhaugh; Easycare £65.50, £55.50 Glenapp; Swaledale £64.50 Lawston, £52.50 Brampton Fell, £42.50 Pryhill; Lleyn £63.50 Broomhillbank, £54.50 Whitcastles; Blackface £62.50 Hareshaw, £61.50 Eweslees, £59.50 Pirntaton; Manx £52.50 Cooilingel.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 207.5p (192.1p)
Heavy to 207.5p (193.4p)

Heifers
Light to 217.5p (181.4p)
Medium to 229.5p (188.5p)
Heavy to 227.5p (185.8p)

Young bulls 205.5p (196.4p)

Lambs
Light to 165.0p (146.3p)
Standard to 197.0p (158.8p)
Medium to 190.0p (162.1p)
Heavy to 183.0p (157.0p)
O/weight to 167.5p (151.9p)

Ewes
Light to £74.50 (£40.28)
Heavy to £126.50 (£65.25)

Cast Rams to £134.50 (£74.22)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th October 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th September 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th September 2012

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