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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 45 prime cattle, 9 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 5,788 prime lambs and 10,444 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th October 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A plainer show of prime cattle saw the sale top at 219.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by JR Nixon, Hallees, others to 218.5p from JF & I Armstrong, Netheronsett. Heifers topped at 217.5p for a Charolais from JW Vevers, High Stenries.

Limousin – 219.5p Hallees, 218.5p Nether Onsett, 213.5p Millantae & Wyseby Hill Cottage, 207.5p Millantae, 203.5p Nether Onsett
Charolais – 206.5p The Lake
Limousin – 214.5p, 213.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage
Charolais – 217.5p High Stenries
Saler – 203.5p Sceughdyke
Limousin – £1398 Nether Onsett, £1361 The Gill, £1233, £1228 Southwoodhead, £1227 Wyseby Hill Cottage,
Charolais – £1561 Sceughdyke, £1486 The Lake, £1170 High Stenries

A better quality show of bulls were on offer and saw the sale top at 223.5p for a British Blue from J & P Routledge & Son, Netherton with Limousins topping at 217.5p from JC & D Nicholson & Son, The Gill. Top price per head was £1609.20 from M/s Routledge.
Limousin – 217.5p The Gill, 215.5p The Lake, 210.5p Netherton
British Blue – 223.5p, 212.5p Netherton
Limousin - £1476 The Lake
British Blue - £1609, £1519 Netherton

A mixed show of OTM cattle were forward and the sale topped at 167.5p for a Limousin from PT Dayson, Whamtown
Angus – 129.5p Lynnshield, 125.5p Kilnhill
Limousin – 167.5p Whamtown, 145.5p Bleatarn, 139.5p Catslackburn
Friesian – 113.5p Roanstree
Angus – £1047 Kilnhill, £874 Lynnshield
Friesian – £822 Roanstree
Limousin – £1030 Whamtown, £955 Catslackburn
Shorthorn - £834 Minsca

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

A larger show of prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers with the sale average 162.7p/kg (SQQ 165.3p) the best average of the week.

The sale was topped at 219p for Beltex from AR Bell, Burnside who also had top price per head of £95.80 for Beltex. Good quality export and heavy lambs were easier to sell.

Suffolks £90 Beechgrove & Glebelands, £89.80 Boreland; Cheviots £76.80 Straid Road; Texels £94.80, £93.80 Burnside, £92.80 Barrogill Mains; Charollais £95.50 Pates Hill, £85.50 Sceughdyke, £82.50 Brackenthwaite; Halfbreds £67.80 High Moat & Dodgsonstown; Greyface £71.50 The Nook, £69.20 Kirkhouse, £68.80 Barnglieshead & Westernhopeburn; Cheviot Mules £70.80 Hownam Grange, £64.80 Skelfhill, £62.80 Chapel; Leicesters £67.50 Archerbeck, £62.80 Eastgate; £60 The Side; Blackface £67.80 Winterhopeburn, £66.80 Cramlat, £61.80 Albierigg.

In the lightweight section only lambs with flesh realised recent high rates with lean lambs little more than store price. Top was £60 for Texels from Amoshill, £56.80 Newlands, £55,50 Fargate; Suffolks £55.80 Raeburnfoot, £50 Newlands; Cheviots £55.80 Raeburnfoot; Charollais £50.80, £46.80 Albert Cottage; Greyface £54.50 Fargate, £48.80 Calliburn, £41.80 Softley; Cheviot Mule £47.50 Poltalloch; Blackfaces £54 Mossband House, £51.80 Riskenhope, £49.80 Scabcleugh; Swaledale £35 Waterloo; Easycare £41.80 East Fortissat.

For the first time ever, C & D Mart broke the five figure barrier for cast ewes, when a new centre record of 10,428 head were forward to a large ring of buyers. Trade for big heavy ewes and good selling ewes would be similar on the week. Blackface and Cheviot ewes with flesh easily sold, but large amounts of plain ewes still hard to cash.

The sale topped at £134.50 for Texel ewes from Yatesfield, £130.50 Severs Road, £126.50 Barrogill Mains; Suffolk x £96.50 Ballinliss & Tobemore, £92.50 Hassendeanburn, Watergate & Newry, £88.50 Mountfield; Charollais £128.50 Newry, £116.50 Roadside; Halfbred £80.50 Earlside; Greyface £79.50 Whitchesters, £78.50 Cambeckhill, £76.50 Ormiston & Whitchester; Cheviot Mules £78.50 Newbigging, £71.50 Skelfhill, £68.50 Hassendeanburn; Leicester £90.50 East Unthank, £82.50 Yatesfield, £80.50 Dalhraddan; North Country Cheviot £86.50 Roadside, £84.50 Dounreay, £82.50 Backbrae; Beltex £118.50 Barrogill Mains, £116.50 Monreagh.

Lightweight ewes to £73.50 for Cheviots from Watergate, £70.50 Terrona, £66.50 Eskdale Cottage & Bradley; Blackface £66.50 Alton, £64.50 Medomsley Edge; Swaledale £49.50 West Woodburn, £47.50 Smyllum, £46.50 Longlea; Herdwick £54.50 Cardewlees, £51.50 Smylum, £44.50 Cardewlees; Lleyn £61.50 Berrier, £55.50 Guards; Kerry Hill £65.50 Roadside & Watergate.

Rams to £128.50 for Leicesters from Yatesfield; Suffolk x £125 Catslackburn, £98.50 Ballinliss, £90.50 Burdon; Cheviot £80.50 Raeburnfoot, £79.50 Bloch; Texel £123.50 Yatesfield, £122.50 Dounreay, £118.50 Hassendeanburn; Charollais £118.50 Severs, £112.50 Pates Hill & Newbiggining; Blackface £78.50 Catslackburn, £75.50 Newry, £73.50 Boreland; North Country Cheviot £96.50 Hownam Grange, £88.50 Backbrae; Beltex £85.50 Newry; Lleyn £90.50 Hazelbank; Zwartbles £90 Smiddy Bungalow; Oxford £103.50 Guards; Romney Marsh £108.50 Burdon.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 219.5p (194.8p)
Heavy to 206.5p (179.2p)

Light to 199.5p (191.0p)
Medium to 217.5p (192.7p)
Heavy to 193.5p (177.9p)

Young bulls to 223.5p (190.9p)

Light to 183.0p (144.9p)
Standard to 210.0p (162.0 p)
Medium to 219.0p (166.0p)
Heavy to 204.0p (160.7p)
O/weight to 166.0p (156.8p)

Light to £73.50 (£38.49)
Heavy to £134.50 (£66.92)

Cast Rams to £128.50 (£74.64)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th October 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th October 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th September 2012

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