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Longtown Primestock Sale
2012-11-08

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 50 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 60 over thirty month cattle, 4,974 prime lambs and 7,595 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th November 2012.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A larger show of cattle with a much better offering of quality. Trade exceeded previous weeks helped by a larger ringside of buyers. The sale was topped at 228.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs R Neill, Upper Tinwald, others to 224.5p from W & W Faulder, Houghton House both heifers being purchased by Mr. John Little. Limousin bullocks to 222.5p from P J Armstrong, High Moat and purchased by M J Wharton, Wholesale Buther, Wigton.
PRINCIPAL PRICES PER KILO
Bullocks
Limousin 222.5p, 216.5p, 205.5p High Moat, 204.5p Swaites
Bazadaire 208.5p Swaites
Heifers
Limousin 228.5p Upper Tinwald, 224.5p Houghton House, 217.5p, 215.5p Brydekirk Mains, 213.5p Brydekirk Mains & Smallholms, 211.5p Houghton House, 210.5p, 207.5p, 203.5p Brydekirk Mains
British Blue 215.5p Upper Tinwald
Bazadaire 218.5p Swaites
Charolais215.5p Upper Tinwald
PRINCIPAL PRICES PER HEAD
Bullocks
Limousin £1417 High Moat, £1361 Nether Onsett, £1342 High Moat
Charolais £1465 Nether Onsett
Heifers
Limousin £1291 Upper Tinwald, £1201 Houghton House, £1196 Brydekirk Mains, £1142 Smallholms & Brydekirk Mains, £1120 Houghton House & Brydekirk Mains, £1118 Sandbed, £1105 Brydekirk Mains
British Blue £1206 Upper Tinald,
Bazadaire £1103 Swaites
Charolais £1314 Upper Tinwald

The best quality prime bulls sold well, topping at 223.5p for a Limousin from J & P Routledge, Netherton
PRINCIPAL PRICES PER KILO
Limousin 223.5p, 197.5p Netherton
British Blue 212.5p Netherton
PRINCIPAL PRICES PER HEAD
Limousin £1397 Netherton
British Blue £1455 Netherton

More cast cows were on offer with a large portion of weathered cows forward which saw trade similar to late rates. Top price was 173.5p for a Limousin from G T Bewley, Southdene.
PRINCIPAL PRICES PER KILO
Limousin 173.5p, 139.5p, 133.5p South Dene, 133.5p, 130.5p, 127.5p, 124.5p, 121.5p Greystoke Castle
Charolais 132.5p Shankbridge End
British Blue 133.5p Home Farm, 129.5p South Dene
Aberdeen Angus 140.5p Minsca
Galloway 133.5p Park Nook, 112.5p Byers Hall
Shorthorn 164.5p ,134.5p Minsca
Luing 124.5p Geltsdale
OTM BULL
Limousin 129.5p Rinnion Hills
PRINCIPAL PRICES PER HEAD
Limousin £835, £828 Greystoke
Charolais £887 Shankbridge End
British Blue £1041 Home Farm
Shorthorn £981 Minsca
Aberdeen Angus £1025 Minsca
Limousin Bull £1275 Rinnion Hills

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

There was a large show forward of 4974 lambs to a busy ring of buyers and with the quality of lambs on offer far better than seen in previous months, this due to increased buyer demand for best quality export lambs. The sale average was a very respectable 163p and more good lambs could have been sold to advantage. The sale was topped at 238p per kilo for Beltex from AF Young & Co., Bankhead and to £100 per head for Texels from JA Park & Co., Drinkstone. Other Texels £94.80 Stotsfold, Flex & Jubilee Grove. Suffolks £89.80 Boreland & Jubliee Grove, £84.80 Boreland; Cheviots £70 Roughet Hill, £68.80 Chirdon; Charollais £81.80, £79.80 Dashwellgreen; Halfbreds £67.80, £64.20 Adderston Shiels; Greyface £68.20 Hallees, £68 High Floweryhirst; Cheviot Mules £59.80 Temon, £56.80 Parkhill; Blackface £62.80 Winterburnhope, £60 Chapelhope & Roughet Hill; North Country Cheviot £76.80 Whiteknowe, £63.50 Chirdon; Beltex £80 Carsloe, £78.20 Sorbie.

Lightweight lambs to £85.80 for Beltex from Compstone End, £80.80 Bankhead; Suffolk £54 High Floweryhirst; Cheviot £43.80 Sorbietrees; Texel £73.80 Glentoo, £70.80 Hillfield; Greyface £54.80 Westburnhope; Cheviot Mule £52 Sorbietrees; Blackface £54.80 Peela Hill, £53.80 Chirdon, £50 Chapelhope; Swaledale £44.80 Wydoncleughside; Roussin £49 Debog; Wiltshire Horn £58.80 Gateside.

Another fine show of 7,595 cast ewes and rams were forward to a full ring of buyers although demand was steady owing to the backlog after weeks of huge numbers and resulting in trade being easier on the week. Plainer ewes beginning to dry up and numbers likely to slow up in coming weeks. The sale topped at 118.50 for Texel rams from Four O Boot and Backlane. Other Texels £110.50 Severs, £103.5p Backlane. Suffolk x £100 Newbigging, Drinkstone & Westhope; Cheviots £85.50 Skelfhill, £79.50 Burnfoot of Ewes; Charollais £89.50 Mountfield; Leicester £89.50 Stotsfold, £86.50 Walton Highrigg, £80.50 Townfoot; Blackface £59.50 Kilbride, £56.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £110 Golden Lane, £90 Ach; Beltex £88.50 Stackbrae; Zwartble £86.50 Roadside; Oxford £86.50 Guards; Dorset £87.50 Severs; Easycare £59.50 Backlane.

Heavy ewes to £110.50 for Texels from Magherr, £106.50 Westhope, £104.50 Oldfield; Suffolk £100, £88.50 Red House, £87.50 Church Road & Newbigging, £86.50 Severs, £85.50 Trecorner; Charollais £90.50 Roadside, £89.50 Severs & Roadside; Halfbreds £70.50 Newbigging; Greyface £76.50 Mountfield, £75.50 Lightbirks, £72.50 Trecorner; Cheviot Mules £70.50 Hassendeanburn, £69.50 Backlane, £68.50 Barnglies; Leicester £74.50 Hightown, £72.50 Derwent, £71.50 Stotsfold; North Country Cheviot £86.50 Oldfield, £83.50 Scrabster, £82.50 Red House; Beltex £96.50 Peela Hill, £85.50 Eastfield.

Hill ewes to £66.50 for Cheviots from Forestfield, £62.50 Dod, £59.50 Linton & Westhope; Blackface £54.50 Wanwood Hill, £50.50 Eastfield & The Nook; Swaledale £54.50 Stotsfold, £42.50 Glenhill; Lleyn £58.50 Hemplands.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 222.5p (201.5p)
Heavy to 205.5p (186.9p)

Heifers
Light to 213.5p (210.5p)
Medium to 228.5p (201.9p)
Heavy to 215.5p (200.2p)

Young bulls to 223.5p (183.8p)

Lambs
Light to 183.0p (149.9p)
Standard to 202.0p (162.3p)
Medium to 238.0p (164.3p)
Heavy to 202.0p (157.4p)
O/weight to 168.0p (151.2p)

Ewes
Light to £66.50 (£31.01)
Heavy to £110.50 (£64.66)

Cast Rams to £118.50 (£67.07)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st November 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 25th October 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 18th October 2012

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