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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 22 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 7,072 prime lambs and 7,272 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th December 2013.

Averages
Steers

Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 213.5p (190.6p)
Heavy to 224.5p (210.1p)

Heifers
Light to 187.5p (187.5p)
Medium to 211.5p (186.0p)
Heavy to 223.5p (208.9p)

Young bulls 203.5p (168.2p)

Lambs
Light to 203.0p (175.5p)
Standard to 309.0p (188.4p)
Medium to 233.0p (187.5p)
Heavy to 202.0p (170.7p)
O/weight 191.0p (160.5p)

Ewes
Light to £76.00 (£41.27)
Heavy to £130.00 (£62.60)

Cast Rams £142.00 (£80.10)

A small show of prime cattle with vendors weary of the prices but all classes met a similar trade. Top price to 224.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by W.H. & M. Sisson & Sons, Fenton. Limousin heifers sold to 223.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Bullocks

Limousin 224.5p Fenton.

Charolais 213.5p Fenton.

Heifers

Limousin 223.5p Hallburn, 206.5p Woodslee, 202.5p Newtown.

Charolais 211.5p Hallburn, 211.5p, 200p Sceughdyke.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Bullocks

Limousin £1,504 Fenton.

Charolais £1,366 Fenton.

Heifers

Limousin £1,352 Hallburn, £1,156 Woodslee, £1,144 Newtown, £1,135 Woodslee.

Charolais £1,279 Hallburn, £1,203, £1,194, £1,110 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls were a similar number forward with the majority being dairy bred and over 16 months. Trade held up well considering the national trend. Top price to 203.5p for a Charolais from J.R. & C.J. Ward, Whitstonehill. British Blue to 195.5p from J.C. & D. Nicholson & Son, The Gill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO).

Charolais 203.5p, 192.5p, 187.5p Whitstonehill.

British Blue 195.5p The Gill, 159.5p Becton Hall.

Limousin 177.5p Becton Hall.

Galloway 167.5p Whitstonehill.

Black & White 149.5p, 144.5p Cambeckhill.

Red Swiss 143.5p Cambeckhill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

British Blue £1,378 The Gill.

Charolais £1,270, £1,261, £1,068 Whitstonehill.

Galloway £1,030 Whitstonehill.

Saddlery

A plain show of cows saw trade on par with the last week. Topping the sale at 183.5p was a Charolais from R. & R.A. Pattinson, Temon.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin 183.5p Temon, 118.5p, 117.5p, 109.5p, 107.5p Tinnis Hall.

Charolais 121.5p Temon.

Black & White 101.5p Whins.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin £1,091 Temon, £916, £782 Tinnis Hall.

Charolais £947 Temon.

A larger show of 7,072 prime lambs were forward to a full ring of buyers keen for sheep to tide them over the Christmas week. A lot of lambs 44 kilos plus were forward but all classes keenly sought after, resulting in an overall sale average of 182p per kilo (SQQ 187p per kilo). Top was £106 per head for Texels from Pirntaton Farm with a top per kilo of 309p for Beltex lambs from Keith Farm.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES PER HEAD

Texel £106 Pirntaton, £101, £100, £99.50 Waltonwoodhead, £99 Cooilingel

Beltex £105 Low Lonning, £99 Waltonwoodhead, £94 Cowcorse, £86, £84 Thorneylands.

Suffolk £103 Pirntaton, £96 Longburgh Fauld and Temon, £91.50, £91 Cowcorse.

Charollais £96 Glebelands, £87.50 Winterhope, £85 Broomhills (Marrs), Keith Farm and Nunscleugh

North Country Cheviot £80 Dryfeholm, £72 Broomhillbank, £70 Keith Farm and Cooilingel.

Hill Cheviot £84 Brayshaw, £77 Cowcorse, £75 Wicket Thorn, £74 Kirkbride, £73 Chapel Farm.

Greyface £81 Boreland, £78 Kirkhouse (Simpson), £77 Nilston Rigg and Jacksonrigg, £76 West Kirkcarswell.

Leicester £79 Kirkbride, £63 Silloans and Tushielaw, £58 Cooilingel.

Zwartbles £77 Bogra, £65 Ballaterson, £64 South Farden.

Cheviot Mule £76.50 High Stenries, £75 Balgray, £72 Tushielaw, £70 North House.

Blackface £76 Balgray, £75 Uppercleugh, £73 Syart, £72 Penchrise and Edges Green.

Jacob £72 Parks (Thorburn)

Swaledale £70 Spoutbank, £67.50 Newbiggin, £66.50 Hollinclose and Newbiggin, £66 Orthwaite Hall.

Oxford £70 Guards.

Lleyn £63.50 Haregills.

Soay £63 Rhenny Moor and Cooilingel.

PRINCIPAL PRICES PER KILO

Beltex 309p Keith Farm, 276p Low Lonning, 229p Copperthorns, 226p Thorneyland.

Texel 262.2p Keith Farm, 258p Cowcorse, 239p Copperthorns, 233p Low Lonning, 228.6p Cowcorse, 225p High Stenries.

Charollais 213p Keith Farm, 208p Glebelands, 192p Keith Farm, 188p Glebelands.

Suffolk 200p Cooilingel, 195p Sykehead and Low Dunashery, 193p Glebelands, 192p High Crubasdale and Keith Farm.

Hill Cheviot 196.6p Drummuie, 194p Haithwaite and Challoch, 192p Haithwaite, 191p Challoch.

Greyface 189p High Crubasdale, 185p Glenlea, 178p Challoch.

Blackface 186p Milnmark, 181p Glenshanna, 179p Low Eals, Pole Farm, Silloans and Gibblaston, 178p Haithwaite, Craig Farm and Syart.

North Country Cheviot 184p Keith Farm, 179p Cooilingel, 171p Broomhillbank.

Swaledale 182p Cooilingel, 179p Spoutbank, 174p Orthwaite Hall, 171p Newbiggin and Hollinclose.

Herdwick 180p Ashley Park.

Leicester 175p Silloans, 170p Tushielaw.

Cheviot Mule 171p North House, 167p Balgray.

Jacob 167.9p Rhenny Moor, 164p Parks (Thorburn).

The 1,038 lightweight lambs forward were short of requirements and were easily sold. Top of £105 for Beltex from Keith Farm; Texel £83.50 Copperthorns, £80 Cowcorse; Suffolk £66 Netherton; Blackface £65 Milnmark, £61 Silloans; Hill Cheviot £65 Challoch, £63.50 Tushielaw; Greyface £61 Challoch and Glenlea; Herdwick £63 Ashley Park; Swaledale £60 Cooilingel; Jacob £47 Rhenny Moor.

A massive show of 7,242 cast ewes and rams were forward to a busy ring of buyers all keen to stock up for Christmas. All classes sharper apart from over fat ewes with lean plain ewes very dear and in demand.

Rams to £142 for Texels from Hopehill, £135 Rectory House, £124 Haregills; North Country Cheviot £130 Reaster, £100 Linton Mains, £90 Reaster; Charollais £120 Stables, £105 Rectory House, £100 Stables; Beltex £118 Rectory; Lleyn £110 Dykehead, £92 Marygate; Leicester £100 Gapshield, £88 Tonehall, £86 Greystoke Castle; Suffolk £95 Rectory, £94 Tone Hall, £90 Guards; Hill Cheviot £82 Lymiecleugh; Zwartbles £80 Rectory; Oxford £80 Guards; Blackface £74 Kirkhouse, £68 Gobergrennan, £64 Kirkhouse; Dorset £70 Rectory; Swaledale £70, £50 Kilnstown; Easycare £60 Kersheugh.

Heavy ewes to £130 for Texels from Kilncroft, £126 Tobemore, £120 Kilncroft; Charollais £122, £105 Rectory House, £100 Stables; Suffolk £104 Plumbridge, £94 Stables, £92 Allfornaught; Beltex £88 Rectory House; North Country Cheviot £87 Lirrit, £84 Brae Edge, £73 Haithwaite; Leicester £80 Linton House, £78 Rectory House; £76 Kilnstown; Half Bred £78 Smyllum; Zwartbles £74 Stables, £60 Cocklarachy; Cheviot Mule £68 Linton House, £67, £60 Cocklarachy; Greyface £64 Brayshaw, £64 Cambeck Hill, £63 Haythwaite Lane.

Light ewes to £76 for Lleyn from Cowans Farm, £58 Harper Hill, £57 Marygate; Blackface £65, £64 Smyllum, £59 Cocklarachy; Hill Cheviot £60, £50 Cocklarachy, £49 Stables; Swaledale £48 Kilnstown, £41 Kelmore Hills, £40 Settereth Park; Herdwick £44 Kelmore Hills, £40 Brayshaw; Jacob £34 Brae Edge.

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  Related Links
link Longtown Primestock - 12th December
link Longtown Primestock - 5th December
link Longtown Primestock - 28th November
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