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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 36 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 19 over thirty month cattle, 10,172 prime hoggs and 4,489 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th March 2013.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 233.5p (216.4p)
Heavy to 239.5p (229.9p)

Light to 238.5p (228.8p)
Medium to 231.5p (213.3p)
Heavy to 223.5p (222.0p)

Young bulls 222.5p (220.8p)

Light to 258.0p (199.2p)
Standard to 326.0p (217.5p)
Medium to 309.0p (226.9p)
Heavy to 273.0p (208.9p)

Shlgs 213.0p (201.2p)

Light to £70.50 (£39.72)
Heavy to £128.50 (£75.74)
Cast Rams £106.50 (£66.28)

A good show of prime cattle were forward to a full ringside of buyers which ensured a flying trade throughout. The sale was topped at 239.5p (x2) for a Limousin bullock shown by J.C. & D. Nicholson, The Gill, whose run of cattle averaged 237.7p. Heifers to 231.5p shown by Messrs Retson, Gardrum.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

Limousin 239.5p (x2), 236.5p, 235.5p The Gill, 233.5p Houghton House, 230.5p (x2) Dashwellgreen, 226.5p Sceughdyke, 225.5p, 223.5p Houghton House, 221.5p Nether Onsett.

Limousin 238.5p Dashwellgreen, 231.5p, 228.5p Gardrum, 220.5p Dashwellgreen.
Charolais 223.5p Hallburn and Sceughdyke, 221.5p Hallburn, 220.5p Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,628, £1,616 The Gill, £1,613 Dashwellgreen, £1,612 Houghton House, £1,567 Dashwellgreen, £1,566, £1,549 The Gill, £1,503 Bleatarn, £1,449 Sceughdyke.
Charolais £1,413 Nether Onsett.

Charolais £1,419, £1,334 Sceughdyke, £1,185, £1,117 Hallburn.
Limousin £1,250, £1,153 Gardrum, £1,136 Brydekirk Mains, £1,113, £1,109 Dashwellgreen.
British Blue £1,122, £1,120 Plumpe.

A small show of bulls forward met a brisk trade topping at 222.5p for a Limousin from T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke.

Limousin 222.5p, 219.5p Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,602, £346 Sceughdyke.

A smaller show of OTM’s forward, although they were a good trade and topped at 197p for a British Blue heifer from D. & Y. Wilson, Plumpe, others to 194p for a Limousin shown by W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh.

British Blue 197p Plumpe.
Limousin 194p Nunscleugh, 150p, 139p, 127p Potholm.
Montbeliarde 190p Peterscrook.
Black & White 133p, 113p Roanstree.
Galloway 127p Softley.
Blue Grey 111p Potholm.

Black & White £1,228 Sceughdyke, £871 Roanstree.
Limousin £1,154 Nunscleugh, £982, £785 Potholm.
British Blue £1,172 Plumpe.
Montbeliarde £1,064 Peterscrook.

An unbelievable show of 10,172 prime hoggets were the largest number in over a decade, with a packed ring of buyers from beginning to end and not a bit of let up in trade. The whole sale averaged 219p per kilo with the SQQ an unbelievable 221p per kilo.

The sale was topped at 326p per kilo for Beltex from Snowhill Partners, Ericstanes, Moffat and to £129.50 per head for Beltex from Messrs McKie, Finnieness, Castle Douglas.

Lightweight hoggs saw the largest lift in the week being up £15 per head. Heavy hoggs similar, export hoggs sought after.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

Beltex £129.50 Finnieness, £123.80 Lairdlaugh, £118.50 Keith, £111.50 Ericstane.
Texel £128.50 Raggetsyke and Kilnfordcroft, £123.50 Keith, £122.50 East Mey.
North Country Cheviot £118 The Land, £115.50 Ericstane, £114.50 Keith, £110 Longburgh Fauld.
Suffolk £116.50 Dunkeld, £112.50 Sceughdyke, £111.50 Keith and Kilnford Croft.
Hill Cheviot £115 Kirtlebank, £111.50 Cowburn, £110.80 The Land, £109 Blackwoodridgehouse.
Charollais £114.50 Conon Brae, £107.50 Finnieness, £102.50 Yett.
Half Bred £106.50 Torrabus.
Greyface £101.50 Streethead, £100.50 Sceughdyke, £98.50 Nether Onsett.
Cheviot Mule £97.80, £96.80 Longburgh Fauld, £96.80 Screel.
Blackface £96.80 Nether Onsett, £95.80 Knockreoch and Riskinhope.
Leicester £85.80 Oswie.
Swaledale £77.80 Burn House.

Beltex 326p Ericstane, 317p Lairdlaugh, 316p Lurgan, 296.3p Keith, 286p Ericstane, 281p Killocraw, 270p Ericstane, 263p Hall of Drumpark, 258p Larkins, 254p Glencartholm and Nether Albie.
Texel 318p Station Yard, 312p, 309p Keith, 305p Station Yard, 301p Ericstane and Keith, 300p Lairdlaugh, 297p Station Yard, 294p Keith, 293p Mid Banks.
Charollais 273p Conon Brae, 242p Keith, 227p, 222p, 221p Haithwaite, 220p Dinwoodie Green, 218p Dockray Hall, 213p Haithwaite, 209p Keith, 203p Finnieness, 197p Yett.
Hill Cheviot 265p Catslackburn, 246p Potholm, 245p, 243p, 241p, 240p The Land, 239p Bombie and North Shortcleugh, 238.1p Riggshield.
North Country Cheviot 252p, 234p Longburgh Fauld, 232p Torgorm, 231p Whitstonehill, 229p Micklethwaite, 228p West Scales, 227p The Land, 225p Ericstane and Keith.
Suffolk 238p, 237p, 234p, 233p, 232p, 231p Keith, 230p Kilnford Croft.
Cheviot Mule 234p, 230p, 229p, 227p Longburgh Fauld, 215.1p, 210.4p Screel, 203.3p Claywalls.
Blackface 228p Haithwaite, 223p Knockreoch, 217p Maryholm and Sorbie, 216p Kirkhouse, 215p Sorbie.
Greyface 221.4p Smalmstown, 216p East Field of Wiston, 211p Newington, 210p Oswie, 205p Newbiggin, 204p Nunscleugh and Smalmstown, 202p Dalbhraddan and Newington.
Lleyn 216p, 201p The Mark.
Herdwick 204p Rowhead, 202p Ashley Park.
Swaledale 186.9p Newbiggin, 185p Pry Hill, 179p Kirkhaugh.

Today we held the annual show and sale for both Hill Cheviot and North Country Cheviot hoggs, thirty pens of 20 were presented to the judge Mr W. MacTaggart who made a very professional job in the judging.

The Hill Cheviots were kindly sponsored by P.J. Tractor Parts and the Championship was awarded to Mr Thomas Aitchison, North Shortcleugh for a pen of 46 kilo hoggs which realised £108 to Bowood Lamb.

Prize list :-
Up to 41 kilos
1st - W.N. Douglas, Catslackburn, 40 kilos, £106 to Bowood Lamb.
2nd – Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, 41 kilos, £101 to Bowood Lamb.
42 kilos +
1st – T. Aitchison, North Shortcleugh, 46 kilos, £108 to Bowood Lamb.
2nd – W. Moffat & Co., Kirtlebank, 52 kilos, £115 to R.F. Staveley.

In the North Country Cheviot section, kindly sponsored by Tarff Valley, the Championship was given to annual consignor Messrs Martindale, Lands, Ecclefechan for a pen which scaled at 52 kilos and realised £118 also to Bowood Lamb.

Prize list :-
Up to 43 kilos – 1st – E. & R.E. Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, 42 kilos, £106 to Bowood Lamb.

44 kilos +
1st – H. Martindale, Land Farm, 52 kilos, £118 to Bowood Lamb.
2nd - E. & R.E. Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, 47 kilos, £110 to Bowood Lamb.

The 600 show hoggs averaged 231.6p per kilo.

The 2,364 lightweight hoggs sold to £117.50 for Beltex from Ericstane, £95.50 Killocraw, £94.50 Ericstane; Texel £105.50, £92.80 Keith, £81.50 Mid Banks; Hill Cheviot £85.80 The Land, £76.20, £73.80 Becks; Suffolk £81.80 Keith, £70.50 Druchtag; Blackface £76.80 Mackilston and Prior Rigg, £72.80 High Creoch; Lleyn £75.50 The Mark; Greyface £75.50 East Field of Wisto, £69.50 Hendra, £66.80 Arnicle; Herdwick £72.80 Ashley Park; Jacob £64.80 Screel; Swaledale £62.80 Kirkhaugh and Pry Hill; Welsh Mountain £55.80 Dunkeld.

A similar show of 4,489 cast ewes and rams were forward to a busy ring of buyers. Heavy ewes were dearer and short of requirements. Even lightweight ewes were keenly bid for as numbers tighten with the overall trade being £5 to £6 up on the week.

Heavy Ewes to £128.50 for Texels from Carran Farm, £126.50 Baronside and The Stud, £125.50 West Watten; Suffolk £127.50, £116.50 The Land, £114.50 Glimmerhill; Charollais £116.50 Baillie, £108.50 Maryholm, £106.50 Mountfield; North Country Cheviot £114.50 Waterloo, £110.50 Durran Mains, £108.50 Buldoo; Beltex £108.50 Wick, £96.50 Maidencots; Leicester £92.50 Softley, £86.50 Sheepriggs, £76.50 Whiteside; Cheviot Mule £86.50 The Lake, £77.50 Easterhouses, £76.50 Pryhill; Greyface £84.50 Maidencots and Wick Farm, £83.50 Todhillwood, £82.50 Nether Ernambrie; Oxford £74.50 Guards; Romney Marsh £72.50 Porteath.

Light ewes to £70.50 for Cheviots from Whinneyknowe, £68.50 Peela Hill, £64.50 Allfornaught; Lleyn £69.50 Allfornaught, £60.50 Guards, £59.50 The Mark; Blackface £66.50 East Farm, £65.50 Peela Hill, £60.50 Balliemeanoch; Easycare £66.50 Kersheugh, £56.50 Bairnkine, £52.50 Hunthill; Swaledale £52.50 Softley, £42.50 Todhillwood and Pry Hill, £40.50 Sheepriggs; Kendal Rough £39.50 Churchview; Herdwick £37.50 Cardewlees, £34.50 Rowhead; Beulah £30 Hendra.

Rams to £106.50 for North Country Cheviot from Durran Mains, £100.50 Ericstane and Miller Place, £96.50 Ericstane; Suffolk £102.50 Durran Mains, £96.50 Wick, £80.50 Haithwaite; Beltex £98.50 Ericstane, £70 Wilseydown, £62.50 Lairdlaugh; Leicester £96.50 Sheepriggs, £74.50 Softley, £70.50 Haithwaite; Texel £96.50 Crawthat, £94.50 Swiney Hill, £86.50 Waterloo; Charollais £82.50 Golden Lane, £79.50 Dunkeld, £78.50 Wick; Blackface £79.50 Durran Mains, £62.50 Maidencots, £60.50 Riskinhope; Hill Cheviot £76.50 Buchtrig and Tushielaw, £72.50 Bankhead; Swaledale £56.50 Todhillwood, £50.50 Softley.

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  Related Links
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th March 2013
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 28th February 2013
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 21st February 2013

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