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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-10-26

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 44 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 47 over thirty month cattle, 6,956 prime lambs and 10,814 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th October 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A much plainer show of prime cattle saw trade in line with recent rates. Top price of 210.5p for a Limousin heifer from I. & H. Douglas, Cambeck Hill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin – 203.5p, 196.5p Sceughdyke.

Heifers
Limousin – 210.5p Cambeck Hill, 193.5p, 192.5p Houghton House, 191.5p Bleatarn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin – £1,343 Sceughdyke, £1,342, £1,340 Sandbed.

Heifers
British Blue – £1,265 Sandbed.
Limousin – £1,231 Cambeck Hill, £1,174 Smallholms, £1,113 Sandbed.
Charolais – £1,162 Sceughdyke, £1,107 Cambeck Hill.

A small show of bulls topped at 199.5p for a British Blue from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 192.5p Yett Farm, 191.5p Netherton.
British Blue – 199.5p Netherton

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue - £1,316 Netherton
Limousin - £1,311 Netherton

A larger show of cast cows on offer and a lot of weathered hill cows forward saw trade similar on the week. The top price of the sale was 147.5p for a Limousin from Greystoke Castle Farms. Limousin stock bulls sold to 145.5p from Messrs T.B. Imrie, Harelawhole.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin – 147.5p Greystoke Castle, 143.5p Swaites, 135.5p Greystoke Castle, 129.5p (x2) Bleatarn, 121.5p Shankbridge End.
Friesian – 113.5p Harelawhole.
Galloway – 112.5p Old Irvine.
Blue Grey – 108.5p, 107.5p Potholm.
Limousin Bull – 145.5p Harelawhole.

PRINCPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin – £995, £880 Greystoke Castle, £868 Swaites, £809 Bleatarn.
Limousin Bull - £1,309 Harelawhole.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

The company had forward a colossal show of 6,956 lambs and 10,814 ewes - the largest show this century.

The large show of lambs had an overall average of 155p. Well fleshed handy weight lambs still sold regularly at 165-175p, with smaller lambs lacking flesh little more than store price. Top price per kilo was 217.3p for Beltex lambs from Messrs Park, Harleyrigg.

Prime lambs sold to a top of £102 for Charollais from Messrs A. Hoggan, Maryholm, others to £80.80 The Chestnuts, £80.20 Becton Hall; Suffolk x £90 High Barlcray, £87.80 Becton Hall, £86.80 Slealands; Cheviot £73.80 Granton, £70.20, £69.80 Gospel Hall; Texels £100 Catslackburn, £97.80 Overwhitlaw, £95.50 Catslackburn; Bleu de Maine £82.80, £81.80 Braithwaite Hall; Halfbred £70.80 High Moat, £63 Earlside; Greyface £72.80 Brampton Fell & Nunscleugh, £68.80 Brampton Fell & Woodhouse; Cheviot Mules £72.80 Springwells, £66.80 Killeonan, £66.80 Tarrasfoot; Blackface £64.80 Crindledykes, £62.80 Winterhopeburn & Cramlat, £61.80 Riskinhope; North Country Cheviot £74.80 Sebay, £69.80 Sibmister, £62.80 Earlside; Herdwicks £50 Shortrigg; Beltex £97.80 Harleyrigg, £89.80 Hightown, £79.80 Windyhill; Lleyn £66.80 Whitcastles, £65.80 Kersheugh; Romney Marsh £61.80 Swaites.

Lightweight lambs to £68.80 for Texels from Upper Dounreay, £67 Temon, £59.80 Hillfield; Rouge £54.20 Killinochnoch Cottage; Greyface £54.80 Arnicle & Cooperhouse; £43.80 Redgatehead; Blackface £56.80 Upperburnmouth, £55.80 Riskinhope, £55 Cooperhouse; North Country Cheviot £48.80 Upper Dounreay; Swaledale £42.80 High Dunashrey, £36.80 Bateyshield; Herdwicks £42, £40 Shortrigg,; Beltex £60.80 Hilltop.

The 10,814 ewes and rams saw big heavy ewes and good selling ewes sharper on the week, with smaller and plainer ewes easier due to the sheer amount of weathered ewes forward.

Cast rams to £125 for Charollais from Thackwood, £108.50 Mosshead, £100 Thackwood; Suffolks £89.50 High Balcray, £86.50 Eastside, £85.50 Spittal; Texels £118 Cottage, £116.50 Brantwood, £113.50 Sibmister; Rouge £78.50 Harperhill; Leicester £86.50 Brantwood, £85.50 Eastside, £75.50 Softley; Blackface £75.50 Eastside, £69.50 Kilfillan, £68.50 Hott; North Country Cheviot £79.50 Seavers; Beltex £102.50 Sibmister, £89.50 Draperstown; Lleyn £69.50 Overwhitlaw; Zwartbles £69.50 Achaurole Mains; Romney Marsh £59.50 Copperthorns; Easycare £69.50 Eastside.

Heavy ewes to £106.50 for Texels from roadside, £102.50 Sibmister, £100.50 Mains of Machermore & Severs Road; Suffolk £95.50 Old Portgleone, £92.50 Roadside, £91.50 Severs Road; Charollais £92.50 Thackwood & Severs Road, £86.50 Severs Road, £85.50 Roadside; Halfbred £85.50 Cowcorse, £74.50 Broadhaugh; Greyface £80.50, £77.50 Maryfield, £76.50 Fallowfield; Cheviot Mule £77.50 Ardlamy, £76.50 Severs Road, £74.50 North House; Leicesters £86.50 Larel, £85.50 Roadside, £79.50 Old Police House & Cowcorse; North Country Cheviot £88.50 Broomhillbank & Severs Road, £84.50 Sornfallow; Beltex £102.50, £86.50 Mains of Machermore, £82.50 Keld Farm; Zwartbles £56.60 Low Lonning; Oxford £78.50 Seavers Road; Romney Marsh £59.50 Higher Bughill.

Lightweight ewes to £82.50 for Cheviots from Westlinton, £74.50 Westgate, £68.50 Westlinton; Blackface £64.50 Old Police House, £63.50 Brownleazes, £57.50 Westgate; Swaledale £45.50 Bullshill, £44.50 Tiverton Place & Brampton Fell, £43.50 Boldon; Herdwicks £30 Tiverton Place, £29.50 Knarr; Jacob £39.50 Shaws Cottage; Lleyn £62.50 Southdene, £56.50 Brownrigg, £54.50 Dunnabie; Woodland £68.50 Roadside; Welsh Mountain £48.50 Godscroft; Kerry Hill £67.50 Roadside; Easycare £52.50 Kersheugh

Averages:

Steers
Light to 161.5p (155.8p)
Medium to 196.5p (175.5p)
Heavy to 203.5p (181.0p)

Heifers
Light to 191.5p (173.6p)
Medium to 210.5p (180.7p)
Heavy to 187.5p (183.1p)

Young bulls to 199.5p (192.6p)

Lambs
Light to 190.0p (125.0p)
Standard to 207.0p (153.9 p)
Medium to 217.3p (160.3p)
Heavy to 178.0p (154.0p)
O/weight to 175.0p (157.3p)

Ewes
Light to £82.50 (£36.05)
Heavy to £106.50 (£65.25)

Cast Rams of £125.00 (£58.69)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th October 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 11th October 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 4th October 2012

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