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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 24 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 22 over thirty month cattle, 5,818 prime hoggs and 3,309 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th February 2014.

Averages:

Steers
Light to 211.5p (203.5p)
Medium to 201.5p (192.9p)
Heavy to 193.5p (180.9p)

Heifers
Light to 196.5p (191.0p)
Medium to 201.5p (186.3p)
Heavy to 192.5p (192.5p)

Young bulls to 215.5p (184.6p)

Hoggs
Light to 272.0p (184.2p)
Standard to 264.1p (199.0p)
Medium to 248.0p (202.1p)
Heavy to 228.0p (181.4p)

Ewes
Light to £58.00 (£44.60)
Heavy to £118.00 (£69.08)

Cast Rams to £100.00 (£69.76)

A plain show of prime cattle was forward with mainly dairy bred sorts on offer and saw trade maintain last week's rates.  More quality sorts needed.  Top price to 211.5p for a Limousin bullocks shown by K.W. Coulthard & Partners, Low Hallburn.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Bullocks

Limousin 211.5p Low Hallburn, 201.5p Bleatarn and Cumcrook, 195.5p Low Hallburn, 195.5p, 193.5p Newby Farm, 193.5p Bleatarn.

Heifers

Limousin 201.5p Sandbed, 196.5p Low Hallburn.

Charolais 193.5p, 192.5p, 190.5p Sceughdyke.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Bullocks

Charolais £1,325 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,288, £1,257 Newby Farm, £1,221 Middlebie Hill, £1,219 Cumcrook.

British Blue £1,226, £1,212 Middlebie Hill.

Heifers

Charolais £1,145, £1,104 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,131 Sandbed.

Bulls also sold to a similar trade topping at 215.5p from Messrs J.P. Lee, Morley Hill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO) 

Limousin 215.5p Morley Hill, 179.5p Netherton.

Simmental 149.5p Gillalees.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin £1,573 Morley Hill, £996 Netherton.

Saddlery

Mainly hill cows on offer met a good trade topping at 147.5p for a Luing cow shown by John Higgs Farms.  Cast bulls sold to 131.5p for a Limousin from J.A. & D. Forster, Gillalees.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Luing 147.5p, 139.5p, 125.5p, 119.5p Arkleton.

Saler 117.5p Moss Side.

Limousin 110.5p Englishtown.

Charolais 108.5p Moss Side.

Black & White 107.5p Middlebie Hill.

Limousin bull 131.5p Gillalees.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Saler £822 Moss Side.

Black & White £818 Middlebie Hill.

Charolais £759 Moss Side.

Luing £752, £715 Arkleton.

Limousin £751 Englishtown.

Limousin bull £1,111 Gillalees.

A much larger show of 5,818 prime hoggs (1,207 lightweights) were forward to the usual full ringside of buyers, another fantastic show of hoggs saw all best quality export weights dearer on the week with heavy hoggs also in stronger demand, more light hoggs forward and sold at recent high rates, Blackface and Mule hoggs £2 or £3 firmer on the week.  The overall sale average was 196.2p per kilo (SQQ 199.1p per kilo).  Top was £106 per head for Beltex from Hitchell Farm with a top per kilo of 272p for Beltex from Killocraw.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES PER HEAD

Beltex £106 Hitchell, £88 Finnieness, £87 Killocraw, £75 Nether Brotherstone.

Texel £105 Dunjop, £103 Killocraw, Hitchell and Fineview, £101.50 Dunjop, £100 Cowcorse and Greenbrae, £99.50, £99 Kirkbarrow Hall, £98.50 High Parkfoot.

Suffolk £100.50 Golden Lane, £100 Hallfoot, £98.50 Demense, £98 Hallfoot, £95 Barnglies, £94 Milnholm.

North Country Cheviot £95.50 Raeburnfoot, £95 Dalmakethar, £94.50 Raeburnfoot and Whitecroft Mains, £91.50 Oswie.

Charollais £92 Rye Holm, £91.50 Knowe, £88 Culquhasen, £86.50, £83 Keith, £80 Knowe.

Blackface £90 Wanwood Hill, £89 Blarghour, £86 Blackburn, £84.50 Milnmark, £84 Lanehead and Clonrae, £83.50 Silloans.

Cheviot Mule £89 Sykehead, £76 Kirkbride, £75 Gilston.

Hill Cheviot £88 Blackburn, £87.50, £86.50, £84 Kilnford Croft, £83 Chapel Farm, £82 Clerkhill.

Greyface £86 Golden Lane, £85.50 Kirkhaugh, £84.50 Barnshangan and Clonrae, £83 The Flatt and Barnshangan, £82 Kirkhaugh and Upper Hindhope.

Leicester £85, £82 Quarry House.

Zwartbles £85 Easter Dawyck.

Lleyn £71 Windyknowe.

Swaledale £70 East Hill, £66 Ravenwood Cottage, £65 East Hill, £64 Batey Shield and The Bog, £60 Westburnhope.

Herdwick £69 Ashley Park, £64 Mossband House, £58.50 High Lodore.

Kerry Hill £58 Walby Grange.

PRINCIPAL PRICES PER KILO

Beltex 272p Killocraw, 255.1p Finnieness, 241p Hitchell, 227p Powheads, 221p Shoestanes.

Texel 264.1p Killocraw, 264p Hitchell, 256p Kilmaho, 255p Cowcorse, 253p Oakwood, 251p Silloans and High Aketon, 248p Dunjop, 247p Hopehill, 245p High Greenhill.

Suffolk 220p Sykehead, 218p Little Galla, 216p Cowcorse, 215p North House, 212p Stoneflatts, 211p Sykehead, 210p Culquhasen and Cowcorse.

Hill Cheviot 218p Cadgillhead, 215p Barnglies, 213p Pennersaughs, 209p Keith, 207p Cadgillhead, 206p Pennersaughs.

North Country Cheviot 215p, 214.8p Whitecroft Mains, 213p Oswie, 212p Raeburnfoot, 210p Whitecroft Mains and Raeburnfoot, 205p Gilston.

Charollais 211p Keith, 209p Rye Holm Farm, 205p, 202p Keith, 201p Windyhill, 195p Knowe.

Blackface 206p Winterhopeburn, 197p Milnmark, 196p Satchells, 194p Riggheads, Syart, Kersknowe, Chapel and Clonrae, 192p Satchells, Stoneraise Place and Syart.

Cheviot Mule 200p Kirkbride, 193p Sykehead, 188p Gilston.

Lleyn 200p Cowcorse, 182p Windyknowe.

Greyface 197p Kilmaho and Clonrae, 194p Arnicle, Spoutbank and Cadgillhead, 192p Pennersaughs, 191p Kirkhaugh and Clonrae, 189p The Flatt, Barnshangan and Clonrae.

Herdwick 186.5p Ashley Park, 183p High Lodore, 178p Mossband House.

Leicester 178p, 174p Quarry House.

Swaledale 178p Batey Shield, 174p Ravenwood Cottage and The Bog, 171p, 167p Westburnhope.

Kerry Hill 176p Walby Grange.

A smaller show of 3,309 cast ewes and rams was forward to our usual ring of purchasers.  All classes of ewes sharper on the week apart from plain with heavy ewes seeing the biggest rise of around £5 to £7.  More could have been sold to advantage.  Tups a good £10 firmer on the week.

Heavy ewes to £128 for Texels from Ringliggate, £119 Crookholm, £116 Riddle Cottage; Suffolk £99 The Challenge, £93 Langshawmuir, £90 West Foreshield; North Country Cheviot £87 Ericstane, £79, £78 Philiphaugh; Bleu d’Maine £84 Rye Holm, £80 Snowsgreen; Cheviot Mule £79 Hillcrest, £70 Upper Tofts, £69 Philiphaugh and High Tirfergus; Leicester £78 Nunscleugh and Westend, £75 Howburn; Greyface £74 The Challenge, £72 Demense, £71 Mossburnford and Quarry House; Half Bred £72 Kersknowe; Romney Marsh £64, £59 Holme Farm.

Light ewes to £68 for Blackface from Quarry House and Cheviots from Terrona, other Blackface £63 Eastside, £60 Kersknowe, other Cheviot £65 Nether Stenries, £64 Ericstane; Lleyn £53 Kirkbride, £50 Bank House Farm; Swaledale £52 Cottage, £51 Gapshield, £50 Hollinclose; Herdwick £46, £44, £40 Rowhead; Easycare £44 Bank House Farm, £41 Hillcrest.

Rams to £122 for Charollais from Nunscleugh, £94 Smyllum, £75 The Challenge; Texel £114, £101, £96 Smyllum; Suffolk £101 High Hill, £88 West Foreshield, £86 Keith; North Country Cheviot £100 Smyllum, £90, £76 Ericstane; Leicester £88 Nunscleugh, £75 Kirksteads, £66 Lawston; Hill Cheviot £78 Smyllum, £75 Buchtrig and Gilston, £73 Falnash and Upper Hindhope; Border Leicester £76 Smyllum, £64 Kersknowe; Lleyn £72 Dykehead; Romney Marsh £68m £66 Holme Farm; Easycare £64 Little Galla; Blackface £64 Upper Hindhope, £62 Easter Dawyck, £61 Kirksteads; Beltex £60 Ringliggate; Swaledale £50 Batey Shield; Welsh Mountain £37 Tarnside House.

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