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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 22 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 20 over thirty month cattle, 4,425 prime hoggs and 5,367 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th February 2014.

Averages:
Steers

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 222.5p (202.5p)
Heavy to 221.5p (207.7p)

Heifers
Light to 209.5p (209.5p)
Medium to 218.5p (195.1p)
Heavy to 212.5p (193.4p)

Young bulls to 152.5p (139.0p)

Hoggs
Light to 258.0p (195.2p)
Standard to 261.0p (199.6p)
Medium to 257.0p (204.5p)
Heavy to 219.0p (184.2p)

Ewes
Light to £71.00 (£48.24)
Heavy to £136.00 (£72.15)

Cast Rams to £135.00 (£78.52)

A small show of prime cattle saw the plainer end sharper on the week with more quality needed. Top price to 222.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage and purchased by Border Meats (Butcher), Lockerbie, others to 221.5p again for a Limousin bullock from W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh. Heifers sold to 218.5p from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Bullocks

Limousin 222.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 221.5p Nunscleugh, 207.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 202.5p Newtown.

Charolais 193.5p Sceughdyke.

Heifers

Limousin 218.5p, 212.5p Houghton House, 209.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Charolais 206.5p, 196.5p Sceughdyke.

British Blue 203.5p, 198.5p Becton Hall.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Bullocks

Limousin £1,561 Nunscleugh, £1,323 Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Charolais £1,315 Sceughdyke.

Heifers

Charolais £1,331 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,275, £1,245 Houghton House.

British Blue £1,271, £1,111 Becton Hall.

Angus £1,199 Sandbed.

Bulls again sold to a similar trade and more are needed.  Black & White bulls sold to 152.5p and 147.5p both from W.A. Clark, Whins Farm. 

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Black & White 152.5p, 147.5p Whins, 144.5p Walton Highrigg.

Shorthorn 141.5p Brisco Hill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin £988 Low Stokoe.

Black & White £991, £944 Whins, £838 Walton Highrigg.

Saddlery

Cows were a better show for quality and saw trade again good to sell and just as dear as last week.  The sale topped at 136.5p for a Limousin cow from J.A. Bousfield & Sons, Low Stokoe.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin 136.5p Low Stokoe, 135.5p East Unthank, 127.5p, 125.5p Low Stokoe.

Charolais 133.5p (x2) Moss Side.

Simmental 128.5p Cumcrook.

Saler 119.5p Low Stokoe.

Shorthorn 110.5p Minsca.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Charolais £1,047, £894 Moss Side.

Limousin £948 East Unthank, £784, £777, £765 Low Stokoe.

Simmental £809 Cumcrook.

Shorthorn £806 Minsca.

Hereford £781 Cumcrook.

Saler £711 Low Stokoe.

Another fine show of 4,425 prime hoggs (926 lightweights) were forward to the usual full ringside of buyers, with all classes of hoggs as good a trade as seen all week, best quality export hoggs short of buyers requirements.  A large show of quality heavy hoggs met tremendous demand but more 38-44 kilo hoggs required.

The overall sale average was 197.2p per kilo (SQQ 201.6p per kilo).  Top was £125 per head for Texels from Cowcorse with a top per kilo of 261p for Beltex from Ericstane.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES PER HEAD

Texel £125 Cowcorse, £122 Winterhope, £120 Cowcorse, £114 Dashwellgreen, £112, £110 Cowcorse, £110 Kirkbarrow Hall and Cumcrook, £109 Kirkbarrow Hall, £108 Cowcorse, £106 Lairdlaugh.

Suffolk £120 Cowcorse, £100 Braithwaite Hall, £98.50, £98 Smallburn, £98 Winterhope, £96 Smallburn and Reaygarth.

Beltex £108 Copperthorns, £103.50 Winterhope, £96 Copperthorns, £94 Ericstane, £87 Copperthorns.

Charollais £104 Cowcorse, £101 Braithwaite Hall, £89 Kirtlebank, £85 Braithwaite Hall, £81 Scotsbrig.

North Country Cheviot £99.50 Eastside, £96.50 Biggin, £96 Ericstane, £95 Raeburnfoot, £94.50 Glendearg.

Hill Cheviot £99 Potholm, £97.50 Blackwoodridgehouse, £95 Raeburnfoot, £92.50 Bromfield Hall, £92 Blackwoodridgehouse.

Greyface £94 Micklethwaite, £88.50 Oswie, £88 Cowcorse, £84 Oswie, £83 Justicetown.

Leicester £88 Roxburghmill, £80 Cumcrook, £77 Dalbhraddan, £70 Clonrae.

Blackface tups £87 Milnmark, Dryhope and Kirksteads, £86 Lanehead,

Blackface wethers £85 Glenshanna, £84 Smalmstown, £83 Glendearg and Cowcorse, £80 Glenshanna, £79 Smalmstown.

Cheviot Mule £85 Nether Stenries, £79 Gilston, £75 Nether Albie.

Herdwick £84 Ashley Park, £64 Winterhope.

Lleyn £80 Dalemakethar, £75 Sloda Hill.

Swaledale £72 Coldshield, £70 East Unthank, £64 Stubsgill, £63.50 Howburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES PER KILO

Beltex 261p Ericstane, 257p, 256p Copperthorns, 252p Winterhope, 223.7p Sorbie.

Texel 259p Ericstane and Stubsgill, 258p Cowcorse, 253p Keith, 250p Kirkbarrow Hall, 242p Broadlea Cottages and Kirkbarrow Hall.

Hill Cheviot 224p Blackwoodridgehouse and Linhope, 221p East Lawn, 217p Blackwoodridgehouse, 216p Raeburnfoot, 215p Blackhaugh.

Suffolk 217p Broomhill (Hird), 213p Smallburn, 211p Keith, 210p South Lambhill, 209p Stanley Estate.

North Country Cheviot 216p Raeburnfoot, 208p Keith, 206p Glendearg, 202p Whins, 194p Keith.

Charollais 210p Ardlamy, 205p Glebelands, 189p Braithwaite Hall and Kirtlebank, 187p Ardlamy, 184p Tinnis Hall and Braithwaite Hall.

Blackface 202p Glendearg, 200p, 198p Smalmstown, 197p Glendearg, 190p Milnmark, Knockreoch and Prior Rigg.

Greyface 197p Low Dunashery, 195p Ardlamy, 191p Stanley Estate and Oswie, 190.9p Clonrae, 188p Dalbhraddan and Stubsgill.

Jacob 195p Dalbhraddan.

Herdwick 194p Winterhope, 183p Ashley Park.

Lleyn 192p Sloda Hill, 190p Dalemakethar.

Swaledale 177.8p Stubsgill, 177p Coldshield, 176p Howburn, 170p Kirkhaugh.

Leicester 166p Roxburgh Mill, 163p Dalbhraddan, 160p Cumcrook.

Shetland 165p Tushielaw.

A larger show of 5,367 cast ewes and rams was forward to a fuller ring of purchasers with some fresh faces present resulting in all classes of ewes being easily sold and sharper on the week.

Heavy ewes to £136 for Texels from Latheron Wheel Mains and Oldfield, £126 Clyth Mains, £122 Newmill, £120 Barrogill Mains, £116 Mossband House; Suffolk £108 Chapel, £106 Braithwaite Hall and North House, £98 Becton Hall, £97 Chapel, £96 Newmill; Charollais £104 Wester Parkgate, £98 Pumplaburn, £96 Newmill, £90 Chapel; Half Bred £82 Wester Parkgate; Beltex £92 Chapel, £91 Lairdlaugh, £78 Lurgan; North Country Cheviot £86 Oldfield, £84 Whins, £82 Ericstane, £81 Ballinloan; Cheviot Mule £84 Ballinloan, £78 Marygate and Oldfield, £75 Stittley, £74 Oldfield; Leicester £87 Kilnstown, £84 Sanders Close, £78 Stubsgill, £74 Carterton; Greyface £80 Cowcorse, £74 Middle Shipley, £73 Stanley Estate, £72 Whinneyknowe, Broomlands and Keith, £71 High Floweryhirst and Midtown; Zwartbles £69 Dashellgreen.

Light ewes to £71 for Cheviot from Orchardton Mains, £69 Ericstane, £68, £66 Allfornaught, £64 Boat Croft; Blackface £70 Eastside, £62 Middle Shipley, £61 Sloda Hill, £60 Netherton and Broomlands; Lleyn £68 Keith, £62 Glebelands, £58 Blackhaugh; Kendal Rough £59 Churchview; Swaledale £59 Stubsgill, £58 West Newlands, £56 Sanders Close, Howburn and Spital Shields, £55 Shankfieldhead; Herdwick £55 Haithwaite, £51, £43 Orchardton Mains; Easycare £50 Blackhaugh; Beulah £49 Poltalloch; Shetland £44 Barrogill Mains.

Rams to £135 for Texel from Copperthorns, £128 Keith, £126 Marygate, £116 Clyth Mains; Charollais £120 Glebelands, £108 Copperthorns, £100 Glebelands, £98 Newmill; Leicester £101 Reaygarth, £98 Penpeugh, £92 Hill Brae, £70 Upperburnmouth; North Country Cheviot £97 Ericstane, £96 Marygate, £90 Newmill, £84 Blackhaugh; Suffolk £94 Chapel, £90 Glebelands, £86 Raby Grange; Swaledale £89 Kilnstown, £66 Westhill, £60 Kilnstown; Hill Cheviot £87 Skelfhill, £72 Glendearg; Kerry Hill £78 Fellview; Blackface £74 Hill Brae and Brownchesters, £72 Toft House, £69 Glenshanna.

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  Related Links
link Longtown Primestock - 13th February
link Longtown Primestock - 6th February
link Longtown Primestock - 30th January
link Livestock Auctioneers
   


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