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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 37 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 6,676 prime hoggs and 6,799 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th January 2013.

Averages:
Steers

Light to 210.5p (176.0p)
Medium to 211.5p (192.3p)
Heavy to 215.5p (196.9p)

Heifers
Light to 214.5p (203.4p)
Medium to 218.5p (210.2p)
Heavy to 211.5p (204.1p)

Young bulls 193.5p (179.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 238.0p (136.7p)
Standard to 255.0p (157.2p)
Medium to 242.0p (160.8p)
Heavy to 212.0p (142.3p)
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Ewes
Light to £64.50 (£29.41)
Heavy to £134.50 (£55.28)

Cast Rams to £115.50 (£56.65)

 

A small show of prime cattle and a shortage of quality on offer which reflected in the trade, more numbers required. The sale was topped at 218.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs R. Neill, Upper Tinwald, with Charolais heifers selling to 217.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. Limousin bullocks sold to 215.5p from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Bullocks
Limousin 215.5p The Gill, 211.5p Hallburn, 210.5p Swaites, 205.5p The Gill, 199.5p Bleatarn, 198.5p Stonehouse.
Charolais 208.5p Stonehouse.
British Blue 197.5p Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Limousin 218.5p, 216.5p Upper Tinwald, 214.5p Hallburn, 211.5p, 209.5p Upper Tinwald, 206.5p Houghton House, 200.5p Roe Farm.
Charolais 217.5p, 214.5p, 209.5p, 205.5p Hallburn, 204.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue 207.5p Houghton House.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Bullocks
Charolais £1,563 Stonehouse.
Limousin £1,486 The Gill.
British Blue £1,461 Nether Onsett.
Heifers
Limousin £1,300, £1,246 Upper Tinwald, £1,245, £1,244 Upper Tinwald, £1,169 Hallburn.
Charolais £1,260 Sceughdyke, £1,186 Sceughdyke, £1,141 Hallburn.

A small show of prime bulls sold to a top of 193.5p for British Blue from Becton Hall.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue 193.5p Becton Hall.
Friesian 179.5p Becton Hall.

A smaller show of cast cows on offer sold to a top of 198.5p for a Limousin shown by T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke. Limousin bulls sold to 187.5p from Messrs Ritson, Swaites.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 198.5p Sceughdyke, 181.5p Stonehouse, 150.5p Nunscleugh, 147.5p Harelawhill, 145.5p Gallowberry, 136.5p Netherton, 129.5p Harelawhill.
British Blue 165.5p Gallowberry, 123.5p Netherton.
Blonde d’Aquitaine 157.5p Nunscleugh.
Black & White 149.5p Becton Hall, 121.5p, 118.5p Peterscrook.
Angus 143.5p Toftholm.
Limousin Bull 187.5p Swaites.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin Bull £1,500 Swaites.
Limousin £1,270 Stonehouse, £1,002 Sceughdyke, £1,187 Harelawhill, £996 Netherton, £974 Gallowberry, £880 Nunscleugh.
Black & White £1,166, £850, £835 Peterscrook.
Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,110 Nunscleugh.
British Blue £993 Gallowberry, £913, £828 Netherton.
Angus £825 Toftholm.

Another large show of 6,679 prime hoggs was forward and averaged 155p per kilo. One of the best shows of hoggs seen in this centre was forward with trade for best quality export weight hoggs being outstanding regularly selling between 200-250p/kg.

Top was £101.50 from C Hebson, Chapel Farm and 255p per kilo for 38kg Beltex lambs from W McGill, Carsloe, Ayrshire, with lighter weights and plainer hoggs still hard to cash, so diluting the average.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRICES PER HEAD
Texels: £101.50 Chapel Farm, £99.80 Backlane, £99.50 Commonside; Suffolk £80 Tone Hall, £79.20 Roanstree, £77.80 Backlane; Cheviot £68.80, £67.80 Potholm, £67.80 Kelsocleugh, £65.80 Commonside; Charollais £90.80 Backlane, £77.80 Roanstree, £70.80 Nook House; Greyface £78.80 Nilston Rigg, £67.80 Haining House, £64.80 Pole Farm; Cheviot Mule £51.80 Granton; Leicester £73.80 Arnicle, £70 Boreland; Blackface £65.80 Silloans, £59.80 Catslackburn, £58.80 Boreland; North Country Cheviot £70 Kelsocleugh, £66.80 Backgate, £65 Biggin; Swaledale £50 Newbiggin; Jacob £44.80 Skirling; Beltex £99.50 Isle of Dalton, £96.80 Carsloe, £88.80 Oakwood; Llyn £59 Broomhillbank, £58 Woodside, £57.80 South Bowerhouses; Kendal Roughs £53.80, £50.80 Low Northsceugh; Zwartbles £55 Vallance Rigg; Soya £41.80 Dawyck; Kerry £53 Low Northsceugh.

Lightweight lambs to £88.80 for Beltex from Willimoteswick, £84.80 Mossband House; Suffolks £53.80 Cardew Hall & Netherton; Cheviot £59.80 Skelfhill, £49.80 Commonside, £48 Dinley; Texel £68.80 Cumcrook, £65 Blackhamilton, £64.80 High Stenries; Charollais £48.80 Dalbhraddan; Greyface £50.80 Dalbhraddan, £43 Walton Park; Blackface £47.80 Hayclose, £46.80 Arnicle, £45.80 Silloans & Clonrae; Swaledale £46.80 Hayclose, £35 Westernhopeburn & Sunday Sight; Herdwick £46.80 Longrow; Llyn £38 Firth Farm.

PRICES PER KILO
Beltex: 255p Carsloe, 254p Willimoteswick, 249p Mossband House, 247p Oakwood, 229p, 215p Mains Farm, 215p Gallowberry, 213p Byers Farm; Texel 243p, 242p, 236p Chapel Farm, 230p Backlane, 228.8p High Greenhill, 223p Willimoteswick, 221p, 219p, 217p Backlane, 217p Blackhamilton 215p Gallowberry, 212p, 211p Backlane, 210p Low Lonning, 207p Backlane, 205p Guards Mill & Kimmeter Green, 202p Allerby Hall; North Country Cheviot 163p Backlane,152p Broomhillbank; Greyface 164p Nilston Rigg, 161p Haining House, 156p Dalbhraddan, 151p Pole, 147p Achadunan, 145p Dalbhraddan, 144p Ryehills; Blackface 151p Fenwick, 143p Lanehead, Silloans & Clonrae, 142p Craigburn, 141p Hayclose, Winterburnhope & Craigburn, 139p Westloch, Dalbhraddan, Boreland & Roughet Hill; Suffolk x 174p, 173p Backgate, 166p Guards Mill, 164p High Cattadale 159p Mossband House, 157p Bloch, 156p Upper Mains, 155p Broughton Mains, Druchtag, Low Dunashery & Chapel Farm, 153p Kirkhouse & Tone Hall; Cheviot 174p Kelsocleugh, 171p Skelfhill & Broughton Mains 170p Kelsocleugh, 165p Commonside & Kelsocleugh

A large show of 6,799 ewes was forward with only the very best Texels and Continental ewes good to sell, with little demand from the Muslim Community. £5-£6 per head back for all other ewes, plain ewes very hard to cash.

The sale topped at £134.50 for Texels from South Mains, £130.50 West Morralee, 124.5p Home Farm & West Morralee; Suffolks £106.5 West Morralee, £92.50 Gospel Hall, £91.50 Severs, £90.50 Roadside; Charollais £108.50 Severs, £96.50 South Mains, £94.50 Severs & Drapers; Halfbred £71.50 Brantwood; Greyface £69.50 Knocknain, £60.50 Gatewest, £58.50 Baron Road; Cheviot Mule £63.50 Isle of Dalton, £59.50 Winterhope, £55.50 Allfornaught; Leicester £71.50, £70 Brantwood, £66.50 Cowcorse; North Country Cheviot £72.50 Ach, £65.50 Whinneyknowe, £60.50 Whitton; Beltex £106.50 Roadside, £78.50 Brantwood, £69.50 Cowcorse; Leicester £74.50 Glenhowl, £66.50 Snowsgreen, £65 Severs; Zwartbles £59.50 Eastgate & Borderview; Dorset £60 Braeedge; Romney Marsh £48.50 Borderview.

Light ewes to £64.50 for Llyns from Aldery, £59.50 Gatewest, £56.50 Lustruther; Cheviot £59.50 Allfornaught, £52.50 Cowcorse, £51.50 West Clyth; Blackface £45.50 Crowhall, £44.50 Allfornaught, £42.50 Easton; Swaledale £29.50 Round Meadows, Whitton & Bailey Mill; Herdwicks £24.50 Auchentaggart; Shetland £44.50 West Clyth; Clun £58.50 Cambwell; Kerry Hill £47 Whitcastle.

Rams to £115.50 for Texels from Severs, £112.50 Bordergate, £110.50 Drapers; Charollais £114.50 Drapers, £87.50 Severs; Leicester £72.50 Eastgate, £70 Falnash, £67.50 Easter Dawyck & Broughton Mains £60 Tone Hall & Roadside; Blackface £59.50 Snowsgreen & Shield Green, £58 Eastgate, £57.50 Eastgate; North Country Cheviot £67.50 Whitcastle, £60.50 Whitton, £58.50 Kelsocleugh; Swaledale £29.50 Newbiggin; Beltex £89.50 Eastgate, £80, £72.50 Broughton Mains; Suffolk £101, £92.50 Conside, £90.50 Roadside; Cheviot £68.50 Baron Road, £65.50 Chapel Farm, £60 Falnash.

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  Related Links
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 17th January 2013
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 10th January 2013
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd January 2013
   


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