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Longtown Primestock Sale
2013-01-04

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 42 prime cattle, 16 young bulls, 44 over thirty month cattle, 6,851 prime hoggs and 7,526 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd January 2013.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

More prime cattle forward and a ringside of 11 active buyers ensured a buoyant trade throughout. Top price of 227.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin heifer heifer shown by J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn and then for Limousin bullock from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin 227.5p, 223.5p The Gill, 209.5p, 208.5p The Lake, 205.5p, 200.5p Newtown, 201.5p High Stenries, 199.5p Somerton House.
Charolais 212.5p, 201.5p High Stenries.
British Blue 203.5p Sandbed.
Heifers
Limousin 227.5p Hallburn, 225.5p Upper Tinwald and Hallburn, 220.5p Upper Tinwald, 218.5p Houghton House, 215.5p Hallburn, 207.5p Houghton House.
Charolais 215.5p, 207.5p, 209.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue 205.5p Houghton House.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
British Blue £1,638 Sandbed.
Limousin £1,508 The Lake, £1,403 Newtown, £1,421, £1,419 The Gill.
Charolais £1,466 High Stenries, £1,451 Sceughdyke.
Heifers
Charolais £1,328, £1,293 Sceughdyke, £1,290 Upper Tinwald, £1,282 Hallburn, £1,201 High Stenries.
Limousin £1,240, £1,190 Upper Tinwald, £1,183, £1,161 Hallburn, £1,147, £1,130 Houghton House.
British Blue £1,108 Sandbed.

Some good quality young bulls on offer saw a sharp trade. Topping the sale at 232.5p was a Limousin and a British Blue both shown by J. & P. Routledge, Netherton. Messrs Routledge’s run of six bulls averaged 218.8p and top grossed at £1,606.50.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue 232.5p, 229.5p, 228.5p Netherton, 199.5p Becton Hall.
Limousin 232.5p, 209.5p Netherton, 183.5p Somerton House.
Simmental 183.5p Somerton House.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue £1,606, £1,462, £1,395 Netherton.
Limousin £1,360 Netherton.

A larger show of cast cows met a fast trade sold to a top of 210.5p for a Limousin from L.E. Grice & Son, Newtown Farm, others to 187.5p from Mr J. Watret, Burnside.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 210.5p, 195.5p Newtown, 187.5p Burnside, 155.5p, 153.5p Nunscleugh, 149.5p Woodcroft, 145.5p Nunscleugh.
Charolais 174.5p Burnside, 140.5p Moss Side and Woodcroft, 135.5p Woodcroft, 131.5p Moss Side.
Shorthorn 164.5p, 130.5p Minsca, 127.5p The Side.
Luing 155.5p Arkleton.
Angus 140.5p Woodcroft.
Hereford 139.5p, 129.5p, 122.5p Woodcroft, 121.5p Enzieholm.
Friesian 111.5p Brisco Hill, 108.5p Newby Farm.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais £1,256 Burnside, £1,091, £1,081 Moss Side, £892 Woodcroft.
Limousin £1,210, £1,133 Newtown, £1,142, £1,043 Nunscleugh, £1,106 Burnside, £880 Nunscleugh, £867 Woodcroft.
Shorthorn £1,019, £887 Minsca, £835 The Side.
Angus £976 Woodcroft, £805 Falnash.
Luing £956 Arkleton.
Hereford £815, £802 Woodcroft.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

Another exceptional show of 6,851 hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with good export lambs and best quality lambs easily sold at high rates.

Heavyweight hoggs were harder to cash with lightweight hoggs similar on the week. The sale average was 150.4p (SQQ 152.2p). The sale topped at 206p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Nixon, Oakwood and to £96.80 per head for Texels from Messrs Hasting, Kilncroft, others £87.50 Mossband Hall, £85.50 Nether Brotherstone; Beltex £79.80 Gallowberry, £77.80 Nether Brotherstone and High Greenhill, £75.80 High Greenhill; Suffolk £73.80, £72.20 Sceughdyke, £72 Newbiggin; North Country Cheviot £70.80 Dalemakethar, £62.80 Crosscleugh, £59.80 Kirkland Green; Charollais £70 Leaona Villa, £66.20 Hallburn, £65.80 Barend; Half Bred £68.80 North House, £62.80 Dalemakethar; Hill Cheviot £68.20 Muirhill, £65.80 Grassfield, £63.80 Wicket Thorn; Cheviot Mule £64.80 North House, £55.80 Barnglies; Blackface £64.20 Silloans, £61.80 Kirkhouse, £56.80 Nilston Rigg; Greyface £62.80 The Haining House, £61.80 Mains of Larg, £60.80 Greenburn; Herdwick £56.80 Longrow, £50 Ashley Park; Swaledale £55 Westernhopeburn, £40 Greystoke Castle; Leicester £50 Silloans and Kelsocleugh.

The 1,734 lightweight hoggs sold to £65.80 for Beltex from Sorbie, £62.80 Waltonwoodhead; Texel £65.20 , £62.80 Muirhill; Hill Cheviot £55.80 High Barlay, £53.80 Bloch; Blackface £51.80, £50.80 Skelfhill; Charollais £50 Cardew Hall; Suffolk £50 High Floweryhirst, £44.80 Coshogle; Greyface £45.80 Bonshawside, Coshogle and Newington; Easycare £41.80 Mossfennan; Swaledale £36.80 Dallowie, £35.80 Pry Hill.

Another astonishing show of 7,526 cast ewes and rams was forward to a full ring of buyers with best selling ewes short of requirements and similar on the week. Blackface and Cheviot export ewes remained similar with plainer ewes harder to cash.

Heavy ewes to £134.50 for Texels from The Laurels, £130.50 Kilncroft, £128.50 Townfoot; Charollais £110.50 Draperstown, £89.50 Baron Road, £85.50 Road Side; Beltex £104.50 Nether Brotherstone, £85.50 Draperstown; Suffolk £106.50 Draperstown, £100.50, £97.50 Road Side; North Country Cheviot £82.50 Marchbank, £80.50 Forget Me Not, £77.50 Courthill; Leicester £77.50, £75.50 Quarry House, £70.50 Stotsfold; Cheviot Mule £76.50, £68.50 Roseland, £66.50 Saxalbye; Greyface £74.50 Sceughdyke, £67.50 Redhouse, £66.50 Kennetsidehead.

Hill ewes to £59.50 for Blackfaces from Quarry House, £56.50 Edenhill, £52.50 Thornton Tower; Lonk £59.50 Greenhills; Hill Cheviot £57.50 Allfornaught, £55.50 High Stenries, £51.50 Allfornaught; Swaledale £46.50 Quarry House, £42.50 Westernhopeburn and Dykenook, £41.50 Denton Main; Kendal Rough £36.50 The Bungalow, £33.50 Gill Head; Easycare £36.50 Mossfennan; Herdwick £26.50 Kilncroft.

Rams to £122.50 for Texels from Middle Shipley, £116.50 Bascodyke Foot, £112.50 Ballimachiller; Suffolk £108.50 Roadside, £106.50 Severs, £90.50 Thornton Tower; Leicester £96.50 D’Mainholm, £94.50 Silloans, £88.50 Brampton Fell; Charollais £96.50 Draperstown, £92.50 Dallowie, £80.50 Geltsdale; Beltex £92.50 Newbigging, £64.50 Walton Woodhead; Blackface £88.50 Penpeugh, £78.50 Thornton Tower, £66.50 Brackenthwaite; Lleyn £78.50 South Bowerhouses, £50.50 Mossfennan; Hill Cheviot £74.50 Raeburnfoot; Swaledale £64.50 Stotsfold, £50.50 Merryknowe, £44.50 Dumblar Rigg; Easycare £42.50 Mossfennan.

Averages:

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 227.5p (203.4p)
Heavy to 212.5p (202.6p)

Heifers
Light to 209.5p (209.5p)
Medium to 227.5p (210.9p)
Heavy to 215.5p (211.3p)

Young bulls 232.5p (201.8p)

Hoggs
Light to 190.0p (146.9p)
Standard to 206.0p (153.4p)
Medium to 200.0p (152.1p)
Heavy to 164.0p (137.4p)

Ewes
Light to £59.50 (£37.43)
Heavy to £134.50 (£63.76)

Cast Rams to £122.50 (£74.45)

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

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