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Longtown Primestock Sale
2013-01-10

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 35 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 45 over thirty month cattle, 5,260 prime hoggs and 7,549 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th January 2013.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown cattle ring

A similar sized show of prime cattle saw quality scarce, with the best cattle continuing to sell at recent rates. The sale was topped at 225.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs Faulder, Houghton House.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin 219.5p The Gill, 217.5p The Haining House, 206.5p Nether Onsett, 194.5p Castletown.
Charolais 218.5p High Stenries, 203.5p Sceughdyke.
Simmental 201.5p Nunscleugh.
British Blue 199.5p, 191.5p Sandbed.
Galloway 193p Kirksteads.
Friesian 190.5p Calees Cottage.
Heifers
Limousin 225.5p Houghton House, 220.5p Sceughdyke, 215p, 214.5p Houghton House, 202.5p Hallburn.
Charolais 222.5p, 211.5p, 207.5p Hallburn, 205.5p Sceughdyke.
Blonde d’Aquitaine 200.5p Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Limousin £1,536 The Gill, £1,511 The Haining House, £1,414m £1,378 Nether Onsett, £1,235 Castletown, £1,219 Middlebie Hill, £1,196 Sandbed.
Charolais £1,461 Sceughdyke, £1,431 High Stenries, £1,424 Sceughdyke.
British Blue £1,311, £1,216 Sandbed, £1,211 Middlebie Hill, £1,201 Sandbed.
Simmental £1,269 Nunscleugh.
Friesian £1,238 Calees Cottage, £1,202 Middlebie Hill.
Heifers
Limousin £1,343 Houghton House, £1,222, £1,206 Houghton House, £1,179 Sceughdyke.
Charolais £1,243 Sceughdyke, £1,223, £1,205, £1,130 Hallburn.
British Blue £1,168 Becton Hall, £1,108 Sandbed.

A small show of prime bulls yet again met a brisk trade and sold to 229.5p for a great Blonde d’Aquitaine shown by J. Jardine, Yett Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Blonde d’Aquitaine 229.5p Yett Farm.
British Blue 224.5p, 216.5p Yett Farm, 187.5p Harelawhole.
Limousin 192.5p Harelawhole.
Friesian 168.5p Harelawhole.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue £1,320, £1,279 Yett Farm.
Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,296 Yett Farm.
Limousin £952 Harelawhole.

An increased and improved show of cast cows was forward and were in demand. Top price of 215p for a Limousin bullock shown by Messrs Ritson, Swaites with cows to 193p for Limousin from Blindhillbush.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 215p, 210p Swaites, 193p, 181p, 161p Blindhillbush, 136p Woodcroft, 133p Wanwood Hill, 123p Henrys Hill.
Angus 203p Plumpe, 123p Woodcroft.
Charolais 199p Burnside, 179p Burnside, 133.p, 123p Moss Side.
British Blue 197p, 191p, 189p, 187p, 183p, 171p Plumpe Farm, 177p Nunscleugh, 139p Wanwood Hill, 119p Albierigg.
Simmental 154p Sceughdyke, 109p High Stenries.
Friesian 152.5p The Stubb.
Hereford 139p, 133p, 123p Woodcroft.
Galloway 131p Castletown, 113p Henrys Hill.
Blue Grey 115p Potholm
Limousin Bull 195p High Stenries.PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin Bull £1,599 High Stenries.
Charolais £1,482 Burnside, £975 Burnside, £837, £787 Moss Side.
Angus £1,319 Plumpe Farm.
British Blue £1,300 Nunscleugh, £1,132, £1,115, £1,088, £1,065, £1,043, £1,033 Plumpe Farm, £966 Wanwood Hill.
Limousin £1,239, £1,128 Swaites, £1,100 Blindhillbush, £952 Woodcroft, £917, £886 Blindhillbush, £836 Henrys Hill.
Simmental £1,101 Sceughdyke.
Friesian £1,006 The Stubb.
Hereford £861, £798 Woodcroft.

© Robert Smith Photography & Video

Longtown sheep ring

Another large show of 5,260 hoggs was forward to a full ring of buyers. The sale average was 147.1p (SQQ 149.5p), dearer than other centres this week. Export hoggs and best quality hoggs demanded an excellent premium with one of the best shows for quality seen in many years. The trade for these hoggs eclipses most other centres each week and are keenly sought after. Heavy hoggs sharper than expected with lightweight hoggs steadier on the week.

The sale topped at 239p per kilo for Beltex from A.F. Young & Co., Bankhead and to £92.80 per head for Texels from D. & D. Aitken, Upper Cleugh and from T. Renwick & Sons, Craig Douglas, others £87.80 High Wreay, £86.80 Dickstree; Beltex £90.80 Bridgestone, £83.80, £82.80 Miller Hill; Suffolk £83.80 East Cliff, £73.20 Ladybridge, £72.80 Sceughdyke; Charollais £82.80, £65 Broomhouse, £64.80 Cooilingel; Greyface £74.80 Biggins, £63 Crawesknowe, £62.50 Pitland Hills; Leicester £69.80 Biggins, £57 Crowhall; North Country Cheviot £68 Potholm, £67.80 Knock, £66.80 Potholm; Cheviot Mule £66.80 Tushielaw, £61.80 Tarrasfoot; Hill Cheviot £66.80 Guidebest, £57.80 Tushielaw, £56.80 Falnash; Blackface £64 Corsebank, £60 Wanwood Hill, £56.80 Mill View; Half Bred £55.80 Dodgsonstown and Adderston Shiels; Herdwick £53.20 Longrow; Swaledale £43.50 Westerhopeburn, £41 Orthwaite Hall, £39 West Shipley.

The 1,327 lightweight hoggs sold to £73.80 for Beltex from Byers Farm, £71.80 Bankhead; Texel £68.80 Powheads, £60.80 High Stenries; Charollais £52 Hallrule Mill; Cheviot Mule £52.20 Yetholm Mains; Suffolk £51.80 Ashintully, £46.80 Houghton House; Hill Cheviot £50 Brydekirk Mains, £49 Dinley; Blackface £47.20, £44.80 Craig Douglas; Greyface £47 Brydekirk Hall, £45 Newington.

Another large show of 7,549 cast ewes and rams was forward to the usual ring of buyers with best selling ewes similar on the week with all other classes £3 less on the week. Blackface and Cheviot export ewes and plain ewes remain similar. Heavy ewes to £122.50 for Texels from Kilncroft, £120.50 Severs, £116.50 Sibmister; Suffolk £114.50 Lintlaw, £99.50 Cleughbrae, £90.50 Baron Road; Charollais £102.50 Severs, £80.50 Allfornaught; Beltex £99.50 Waterside, £84.50 Greenhill, £79.50 Wood Vale Terrace; Leicester £79.50 Newbigging Walls, £78.50 Quarry House and Woodhouse, £76.50 Crowhall; Cheviot Mule £73.50 Clackmae, £72.50 Colmslie Hill, £64.50 West Wharmley; Greyface £69.50 Hillhouse, £68.50 Keepwick and Unity, £67.50 Cypress House.

Hill ewes to £54.50 for Blackfaces from Tone Hall, £53.50 Carrick, £48.50 Cowburnrigg; Lleyn £51.50 Newbigging, £47.50 Haithwaite, £45.50 Roadside; Hill Cheviot £49.50 Westerhall, £46.50 Hillhouse, £43.50 Clonrae; Kerry Hill £45.50 Gall Farm; Swaledale £44.50 Coldshield, £42.50 Yewtree, £40.50 Miller House; Herdwick £25 Butterdales, £20 Sloda Hill; Shetland £23.50 Knock, £20 Butterdales; Kendal Rough £20.50 Screel.

Rams to £130.50 for Texels from Severs, £126.50 Wanwood Hill, £116.50 Christian; North Country Cheviot £96.50 Marchbank, £59.50 Weydale Mains; Suffolk £94.50 Newbiggin, £80.50 Colmslie Hill; Leicester £80.50 Newbigging Walls, £80 Skelfhill, £78.50 Miller Hill; Hill Cheviot £70.50 Ballimachiller and Potholm, £68.50 Eldinhope, £67.50 Skelfhill; Blackface £68.50 Newhall, £60.50 Crowhall, £58.50 Skelfhill; Swaledale £46.50 Sunday Sight, £45.50 High Edges Green.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 193.0p (-------p)
Medium to 201.5p (203.4p)
Heavy to 219.5p (202.6p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 225.5p (209.0p)
Heavy to 215.0p (201.9p)

Young bulls to 229.5p (204.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 239.0p (141.8p)
Standard to 238.0p (148.7p)
Medium to 221.0p (151.9p)
Heavy to 175.1p (133.3p)

Ewes
Light to £54.50 (£33.56)
Heavy to £122.50 (£60.32)

Cast Rams to £130.50 (£68.39)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd January 2013
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 27th December 2012
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 20th December 2012

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