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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 36 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 21 over thirty month cattle, 7,387 prime hoggs and 6,557 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th February 2013.

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 240.5p (212.7p)
Heavy to 235.5p (214.3p)

Light to 200.5p (200.5p)
Medium to 229.5p (207.1p)
Heavy to 204.5p (204.5p)

Young bulls 205.5p (193.2p)

Light to 228.0p (153.2p)
Standard to 270.0p (177.3p)
Medium to 232.0p (177.0p)
Heavy to 204.0p (162.6p)

Light to £55.50 (£29.65)
Heavy to £133.00 (£63.95)
Cast Rams £101.00 (£57.01)

A small show of prime cattle, with a full ringside of buyers, trade easily upheld last weeks trade. The sale was topped at 238.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by JC & D Nicholson & Son, The Gill and purchased by M J Wharton, Wholesale butchers, Wigton. Messrs Nicholson sold others to 234.5p, 231.5p. Limousin heifers sold to 237.5p from A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen and purchased by Border Meats, Wholesale Butcher, Lockerbie.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

Limousin 238.5p, 234.5p, 231.5p, 224.5p The Gill, 221.5p Wickerthwaite, 215.5p Sceughdyke, 209.5p Bleatarn. 207.5p Nether Onsett, 206.5p, 203.5p Bleatarn
Charolais 207.5p Sceughdyke
Saler 218.5p Nether Onsett.
Limousin 237.5p Dashwellgreen, 225.5p Ladyhousesteads, 224.5p Hallburn, 222.5p Dashwellgreen.
British Blue 2226.5p, 211.5p Houghton House
Blonde d’Aquitaine 217.5p Hallburn
Angus 219.5p Hallburn

Limousin £1,653.23, £1516.33, £1,514.48 ,£1504.15 The Gill, £1,476.48 Bleatarn, £1,433.08 Sceughdyke
Charolais £1,452.60 Sceughdyke
Charolais £1,217.70 Sceughdyke.
Limousin £1,330.45 Ladyhousesteads, £1,211.25 Dashwellgreen

Not too many Young bulls on offer, but a flying trade was had. Top was 221.5p for a Simmental from R & E Mercer, Stirches Mains.

Simmental 221.5p, 217.5p Stirches Mains
Black & White 186.5p Becton Hall
Angus 212.5p Stirches Mains
Limousin 191.5p Becton hall
Limousin £1,235.18 Becton Hall
Simmental £1305, £1273.63 Sitrches Mains
Black & White £1212.25 Becton Hall

A better show of cast cows was on offer with a full ring of buyers both new and current the trade met a flyer. Top price was 227.5p and 208.5p for Limousins shown by Messrs Ritson, Swaites. Charolais to 204.5p Burnside, 200.5p Sceughdyke and Black & Whites selling to 179.5p Sceughdyke

Limousin 227.5p Swaites, 166.5p Upperburnmouth, 162.5p Greystoke, 118.5p Horseholm
Black & White 179.5p Sceughdyke, 147.5p Peterscrook, 146.5p Roanstree, 145.5p Becton Hall
Charolais 204.5p Burnside, 200.5p Sceughdyke, 188.5p Burnside
Angus 140.5p, 138.5p, 123.5p Potholm
Bazadaise 218.5p Swaites

Black & White £1,238.55 Sceughdyke, £1164 Becton Hall, £1062.13 Roanstree, £988.25 Peterscrook
Limousin £1,207.13 Upperburnmouth, £1,114 75 Swaites £1105 Greystoke Castle
Angus £893.33 Potholm
Charolais £1073.63 Burnside
Bazadaire £1059.73 Swaites

Another excellent show of 7387 prime hoggs was forward to a full ring of buyers and bidding was keen with an overall sale average of 181.8p/kg (+10p) and SQQ of 184.5p/kg.

The sale was topped at 279p for Beltex hoggs from MacTaggart Bros, Station Yard and to a top of £107.50 for Texel hoggs from Keith Farm. Best hoggs regularly sold between 230p and 260p.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

Beltex £107.50 Keith Farm, £99.80 Green Aton, £98.80 Baggarah; Greyface £87.80 Thorns, £80.80 Keith Farm, £78.80 Brampton Fell; Blackface £84.80 Yatesfield, £77.80 Sceughdyke, £75.80 Peel; North Country Cheviot £91 Hillcrest, £90.80 Keith Farm & Hillcrest; Swaledales £67.80 Hammershield, £61.80 Hollinclose; Suffolk x £98.80 Jubilee Park, £91.20 East Cliff, £90.80 Sceughdyke; Cheviot £87.80 Potholm (x4), £86.80 Potholm; Texel £106.50, £102.50 Keith Farm, £102.50 Eskdale Street, £101.50 Keith Farm; Rouge £95.80 Braithwaite Hall; Charollais £93.50 Keith Farm; Charollais £86.80 Keith Farm & East Cliff; Halfbred £87.80 Lybster, £83.20 Stobshiel.

Texel 279p, 264p Station Yard, 263,260p Keith Farm; Suffolk x 205p Keith Farm, 204p The Gill, 203p, 202p, 200p Keith Farm; Cheviot 204p Raeburnfoot, 200p Woodhousehill 199p Potholm; Swaledale 158 Hammershields, 152p Westburnhope, Herdwick 163p Longrow; Beltex 270p Green Aton, 257p Oakwood, 256p Keith Farm; Rouge 223p Braithwaite Hall; Charollais 215p Dyke, 212p Keith Farm; Halfbred 179p Stoboshiel & West Glengyre; Greyface 209p Thorns, 192p Keith Farm; Blackface 171p Smalmstown 167p Peel, 165p Westloch; North Country Cheviot 198p, 197p Hillcrest, 192p Bromfield Hall.

The lightweight hoggs sold to £97.80 for Texels from Station Yard, £73.80 Keith Farm; Suffolk x £66.80 Keith Farm; Cheviot £70.20 Keith Farm, £69.80 Milnholm; Charollais £59.80 Ardlamy; Greyface £56.80 Dallowie; Cheviot Mule £60.80 Clochkeil; Blackface £54.80 Pitland Hill, £52 Catslackburn, £50.80 Arnicle; Swaledale £54.80 Westburnhope, £43.50 Coldshield; Herdwicks £58.80, £53.80 Longrow; Beltex £77.50, £72.80, £70 Waltonwoodhead

Another grand show of 6557 cast ewes and rams was forward to a large ring of buyers with trade for heavy ewes especially fit Mules dearer on the week. Good selling Texel & Continental ewes remain scarce and dear with best fleshed export types similar. A large number of plain ewes were forward proving harder to cash. The sale topped at £134.50 for Texel ewes from J Wight & Son, Midlock, others £128.50 Tobemore £127.50 Roadside, £126.50 Yatesfield & Tobemore, £125.50 Nether Ernambrie, £124.50 Donemana; Suffolk £106.50 Tobemore, £105.50 Wick, £100.50 Flass, £94.50 Tobemore; Bleu de Maine £108.50 Severs Road; Rouge £108.50 Tobemore; Charollais £116.50 Roadside & Tobemore, £106.50 Severs, £100.50 Tobemore, £100 Wick; Greyface £79.50 Middle Farm, £78.50 Wick, £75.50 Longyester & Westhope; Cheviot Mules £71.50 Allfornaught, £69.50 Clochkeil; Leicester £86.50 Boreland, £82.50 Baggarah; North Country Cheviot £86.50 Lythmore, £82.50 Olrig Mains & Wester Dunnet; Beltex £91.50 Chapel Hill.

Light ewes: Cheviots £60.50 Hownam Grange & Barnakill; Blackface £59.50 Westloch, £53.50 Drinkstone, £50.50 Yatesfield; Swaledale £42.50 The Hollows, £40.50 Spital Shields, £39.50 East Unthank; Herdwicks £35.50 Cardewlees; Shetland £42.50 Keith Farm.

Cast rams: Charollais £114.50 Chapel Hill; Suffolk £88.50 Boreland, £77.50 Chapel Hill, £74.50 Gill Farm; Cheviot £59.50 Lintongate; Texel £95.50 Roadside, £94.50 Coytre & Philiphaugh; Leicester £86.50 East Unthank & Arnicle; Blackface £55.50 Arnicle, £50.50 Bluebell; North Country Cheviot £89.50 Philiphaugh, £80.50 Olrig Mains; Swaledale £50.50 Westburnhope; Beltex £80.50 Mossband House.

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  Related Links
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st February 2013
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 14th February 2013
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th February 2013

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