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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 26 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 28 over thirty month cattle, 7,030 prime lambs and 6,153 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th December 2013.

Averages
Steers

Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 205.5p (170.0p)
Heavy to 140.5p (140.5p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 241.5p (213.9p)
Heavy to 216.5p (201.0p)

Young bulls 211.5p (176.2p)

Lambs
Light to 213.0p (165.9p)
Standard to 311.0p (188.2p)
Medium to 283.0p (184.4p)
Heavy to 221.3p (170.5p)
O/weight 198.0p (161.2p)

Ewes
Light to £65.00 (£38.88)
Heavy to £128.00 (£60.23)

Cast Rams £136.00 (£79.56)

Prime cattle saw less numbers forward, trade in line with national trend as deadweight prices continue to drop. Top price of 241.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Bullocks

Charolais 205.5p Sceughdyke.

Heifers

Limousin 241.5p, 226.5p, 216.5p Hallburn, 216.5p, 212.5p Houghton House, 210.5p, 207.5p Hallburn.

Charolais 209.5p Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Heifers

Limousin £1,316, £1,302, £1,299, £1,236 Hallburn, £1,200 Houghton House.

Charolais £1,246 Hallburn, £1,236 Sceughdyke.

Mostly dairy bred bulls on offer with trade similar, topping at 211.5p for a British Blue from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO).

British Blue 211.5p The Gill.

Charolais 201.5p Whitstonehill.

Simmental 187.5p Whitstonehill.

Limousin 187.5p Gallowberry.

Black & White 170.5p Woodslee.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

British Blue £1,311 The Gill.

Charolais £1,219 Whitstonehill.

Simmental £1,153 Whitstonehill.

Black & White £1,023, £932 Woodslee, £912 Walton Highrigg.

Limousin £993 Gallowberry.

Saddlery

The OTM’s were a mixed show for quality topping at 134.5p for a Limousin shown by D. Millar, Eycott Farm.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin 134.5p Eycott, 123.5p Stonehall, 113.5p Synton Park Head.

Charolais 129.5p Eycott.

British Blue 121.5p Stonehall, 113.5p Eycott.

Angus 124.5p Synton Park Head.

Shorthorn 113.5p Synton Park Head.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Shorthorn £930 Synton Park Head.

Angus £821 Synton Park Head.

The 7,030 prime lambs were a tremendous show. The best quality export lambs were easily sold to extreme rates with heavy lambs being sharper and all other lambs being every bit as dear. Top was £118 for a pen of tremendous Beltex lambs from Keith Farm who also sold another pen of Beltex lambs at 311p per kilo.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES PER HEAD

Texel £118, £116, £113, £110, £107 Keith Farm

Suffolk £99 Cowcorse, £95 Sceughdyke, £94 Kilncroft, £93 The Beeches

Charollais £98, £95 Megdale, £93 Westhope, £92 Cardew Hall

North Country Cheviot £94.50 Snowsgreen, £89 Gospel Hall, £81 West Kirkcarswell, £80 Gospel Hall

Beltex £94 Cowcorse, £91 Sorbie, £90 Kirtlebank

Berrichon £84 Sceughdyke

Hill Cheviot £83, £79 Falnash, £77 Roughet Hill

Greyface £82 Rottington Hall & Tinnis Hall, £77 Broomhill, £75 Cambeck Hill & Carlieston

Cheviot Mule £75 Springwells, £74 Outertown

Blackface £73 Roughet Hill, £70, £69, £67 Larg Farm

Swaledale £60 Gall, £57 Hesley well

Jacob £62 Dunjop

Halfbred £78.50 High Moat

Leicester £80 Morley Hill

PRINCIPAL PRICES PER KILO

Texel 311p, 283p, 282p, 259p Keith Farm

Charollais 205p Mosside, 200p Windyhill, 194p Westhope

Suffolk 203p Haymont, 195p Glebelands, 194p Toftingall

Beltex 235p Cowcorse, 233p 2 Newton Cottages & Sorbie, 228p Oakwood

North Country Cheviot 188p West Kirkcarswell, 183p Whiteknowe, 178p West Kirkcarswell

Blackface 180p Riskinhope, 176.5p Finnieness, 174p Winterhopeburn

Greyface 182p Rottington Hall, 180p Windyhill, 179p Burnhouse

Swaledale 168p Peasemtres, 162p, 157p Sunday Sight

Berrichon 183p Sceughdyke

Cheviot Mule 180p Outertown

Jacob 163p Dunjop

Cheviot 213p Toftingall, 190p Hawkhill, 188p Haymont

The 1,082 lightweight lambs forward sold to a top of £84 for Beltex from 2 Newton Cottage. Suffolks £71 Haymont; Cheviots £66 Toftingall, £64 Woodside & Haymont; Texel £71 Thorns & Stotsfold, £68.50 Stotsfold; Greyface £61 Kersknowe, £59 Burn House, £58 Newington; Blackface £62 Meggethead, £60.50 Chapelhope & Highside; Swaledale £57 Peasemyres, £52 Woodside, £47 Sunday Sight.

Another large show of 6,153 cast ewes and rams were forward with plain, smaller ewes being very dear in comparison to good quality ewes.

Rams to £136 for Leicesters from Highside, £135 Cowcorse,£105 Morley Hill; North Country Cheviot £120 Twislehope, £92 Gospel Hall; Zwartble £78 Newry; Romney Marsh £70 Wick; Lonk £82 Bush of Ewes; Suffolk £118 Lintlaw, £108 High Wreay; Cheviot £110, £80 Mainside; Texel £120 Unthank, Lough Green, £118 Pennersaughs, £110 Keith Farm; Charollais £114 Highgate, £108 Gateside.

Heavy ewes to £128 for Texels from Unthank Farm Cottage, £122 Marygate, £120 Kilncroft, £118 Newry; Suffolk £96 Newry, £92 Old Hall, £86 Severs, £85 Hawkhill; Charollais £104 Newry, £98 Allfornaught, £96 Maingate; Halfbred £79 Highfoot; Greyface £63 Mossgate, £60 Galtway, £58 Nilston Rigg; Cheviot Mule £82 Glenlea, £70 Bowertower Mains, £69 Relief; Leicester £82 Maingate, £76 Church Farm, £72 Low Hallburn, £70 The Side; North Country Cheviots £74, £72 Newry, £70 South Breck, £69 Adderston Shiels; Beltex £89 South Port O Spittal, £80 Keith Farm; Zwartble £62 How.

Goats sold to £76, £69 Gatefoot, £66, £64 Snowside, £58 Lanehead.

Light ewes to £65 for Cheviots from Potholm, £50 Haymont & Powisholm; Blackfaces £64 Pool Farm, £56 Middlebie, £53 Nilston Rigg; Swaledale £47 Highside, £41 Coldshield, £39 Low Leam; Herdwicks £36 Longrigg; Lleyn £55 Newry, £54 The Height.

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link Longtown Primestock - 5th December
link Longtown Primestock - 28th November
link Longtown Primestock - 21st November
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