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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 25 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 21 OTM cattle, 6,672 prime hoggs and 3,600 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th March 2015.

Averages:
Steers

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 209.5p (203.6p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Heifers
Light to 213.5p (213.5p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 221.5p (202.7p)

Young bulls 131.5p (131.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 231.0p (206.5p)
Standard to 288.9p (208.0p)
Medium to 275.0p (207.0p)
Heavy to 224.0p (197.3p)

Ewes
Light to £100.00 (£65.93)
Heavy to £158.00 (£108.11)

Cast Rams £170.00 (£112.82)

 

A larger show of cattle was presented to a good ringside of buyers, trade for OTM cattle extremely good. Clean cattle were slightly cheaper on the week but very much in line with the national trend.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Charolais 209.5p High Stenries.

Limousin 207.5p Houghton House, 206.5p Bleatarn.

British Blue 205.5p Plumpe Farm.

BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin £1,280 Bleatarn, £1,245 Houghton House, £1,174 Plumpe Farm.

Charolais £1,236 High Stenries.

British Blue £1,171 Plumpe Farm.

HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin 221.5p Houghton House, 220.5p, 219.5p Hallburn, 219.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 213.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 213.5p (x2), 211.5p Plumpe Farm, 209.5p High Stenries and Bleatarn, 203.5p Plumpe Farm.

HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin £1,302 Plumpe Farm, £1,278 Hallburn, £1,241, £1,231 Plumpe Farm, £1,218 Houghton House, £1,207 Hallburn, £1,194 High Stenries, £1,180 Bleatarn, £1,163 Plumpe Farm, £1,152 Wyseby Hill Cottage.

BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Black & White 131.5p Becton Hall.

OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Simmental 141.5p Summerhill.

Limousin 139.5p Stockbridgehill, 139.5p, 133.5p Hallburn, 105.5p Stockbridgehill.

Angus 135.5p Falnash, 99.5p, 92.5p Tanlawhill, 92.5p Cubbyhill.

British Blue 119.5p Gibstown.

Friesian 118.5p, 89.5p Peterscrook.

Shorthorn 100.5p, 96.5p Kirndean, 89.5p Tanlawhill, 84.5p Kirndean.

Blonde 89.5p Hole of Lyne (Bull).

There were 6,672 prime hoggs forward, averaging 203p per kilo (SQQ 207p). Prices surpassed all other centres this week, demand was particularly strong for 50kg+ hoggs and export weight hoggs to a top of 288.9p per kilo for Beltex from Powhead and £125 for Texel from Roachburn.

Also included in the sale was the annual prize show and sale of Cheviot prime hoggs, a tremendous show of 21 pens of Hill Cheviots and 18 pens of North Country Cheviots were forward with all show sheep turned out to perfection and a credit to the vendors. The show was kindly sponsored by PJ Tractor Parts, Longtown and ably judged by Mr. James Thompson. After much deliberation he awarded the champion pen of Hill Cheviots to regular consigner W & J Glendinning, Crawsknowe which realised 47kg £97 to the judge, with the reserve from the same home. Champion North Country Cheviot was awarded to Messrs Eastham, Longburghfauld which scaled at 51kg £100 to Bowood Yorkshire Lamb.

Hill Cheviots

Class 1 (upto 38 kilos) –

1st prize – Eskdale Forestry, Clerkhill 38 kilos, £79 MacTaggart Bros

2nd prize – M/s Anderson, Easter Alemoor 36 kilos, £75 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb

3rd prize – M/s Reid, Glendearg 34 kilos, £70 Janan Meat

Class 2 (38-44 kilos) –

1st prize – W & J Glendinning, Crawsknowe 44 kilos £96 Andrew Dawson

2nd prize – WN Douglas, Catslackburn, 42 kilos, £85 West Scottish Lamb

3rd prize - M/s Reid, Glendearg 42 kilos, £89 Andrew Dawson

Class 3 (45 kilos & over) –

1st prize – W & J Glendinning, Crawsknowe, 47 kilos £97 James Thompson

2nd prize – M/s Cartner, Blackwoodridge 53 kilos, £104 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb

3rd prize – M/s Millar, Woodhousehill 46 kilos, £93 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb

Champion W & J Glendinning, Crawsknowe 47 kilos £97 James Thompson

Reserve Champion W & J Glendinning, Crawsknowe 44 kilos £96 Andrew Dawson

North Country Cheviots

Class 4 (up to 44 kilos)

1st prize – J & O Ritchie, Middlebie Hill, 40 kilos, £91 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb

2nd prize – M/s Douglas, Whitefield 40 kilos, £87 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb

Class 5 – 45kilos plus

1st prize – M/s Eastham, Longburgh Fauld 51 kilos, £100 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb

2nd prize – M/s Paisley, Meiklethwaite 52 kilos £105 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb

3rd prize – H Martindale, Lands 52 kilos £110 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb

Champion – M/s Eastham, Longburghfauld 51 kilos £100 Bowood Yorkshire Lamb.

Saddlery

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Beltex 288.9p Powheads, 275p Lairdlaugh, 271p Lairdlaugh, 269p Powheads

Texel 274p Station Yard, 260p Broomhills, 259p Crawthat, 254p West Meiklethwiate

North Country Cheviot 231p, 228p Tister, 228p Middlebie Hill, 220p Middlebie Hill, 219p Cleughbrae & Tister

Charollais 216p New Hummerbecks, 213p Whinneyknowe, 211p, 210p, 208p Whitehall

Hill Cheviot 232p Hillhead. 225p Gilshaw View, 224p Windyhill, Glendearg &Gilshaw View

Suffolk 219p, 218p The Land, 217p Ryehills, 216p The Land & Gall, 212p The Land & Smalmstown

Blackface 215p Knockreoch, Lurgan, 213p Easter Alemoor, 212p East Redfordgreen, 209p Plumpe

Greyface 213p Newington, 212p The Land, 211p, 209p North House, 209p Roughet Hill & Woodhall

Lleyn 183p Pirntaton

Cheviot Mule 217p Tister

Swaledale 192p Gateside, 191p Ellary, 190p Fordlands & Hollinclose, 188p Thornhope, 187p Kirkhaugh

Zwartbles 197p Tushielaw

Leicester 182p Stobshiel

Herdwick 203p Auchentaggart

Oxford 221p Guards Farm, 182p Haithwaite

Halfbred 203p Stobshiel Mains, 197p Tangytavil.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Texel £125, £118 Roachburn, £118, £116 Pennersaughs, £115 Yett, £114 Summerhill & Sykehead

Beltex £114 Lairdlaugh, £110 Lairdlaugh, £105 Powheads & Newton Cottages, £104 Powheads

Charollais £105 Mosside, £102 Whitehall, £101 Plumpaburn, £100.50 High Glentriplock, £97.50 Whitehall

North Country Cheviot £110 The Land, £109 Stobshiel Mains, £107 Kirkbarrow Hall, £106 Allfornaught & Longburgh Fauld, £105 Micklethwaite

Suffolk £114 Sykehead, £113 Sceughdyke, £110 The Land, £109 Becton Hall & The Land, £108 Becton Hall & Pirntaton & The Land.

Hill Cheviot £110 Becks, £105, £104 Blackwoodridgehouse, £104 Becks, £102 Longburghfauld, £100 The Land

Blackface £92 Roan, £90 Penchrise & Smalmstown, £89 Knockreoch, £88.50 Stoneraise Place

Greyface £96 Oswie, £93 Whitehall, £90 Kirkhouse, £89 Mid Dargavel, £87 Oswie, Sykehad & Wedderlie

Zwartbles £80 Sykehead

Leicester £84 Stel Green

Swaledale £78 Hollinclose, £76 East Unthank, £75 Thornhope & Fordlands, £74 Fordlands,

Lleyn £77 Pirntaton

Cheviot Mule £88 Wedderlie

Herdwick £69 Auchentaggart

Jacob £83 Summerhill

Oxford £75 Guards

Halfbred £85 Stobshiel Mains, £83 Tangytavil, £79 Benmore, £75 Stobshiel Mains.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

The cast ewes and rams continue at last weeks record high rates to a top of £170 for a Charollais ram from Thackwood. More ewes are required to fulfil buyers demand.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £158 Stepend, £151, £150 Felltop, £150, £149 Riverhill, £149 Dormonsteads.

Charollais £157 Felltop, £154 Inverae, £151 Felltop, £150 Stepend, £147 Thackwood.

Suffolk £146 Felltop, £142 Calf Park, £141 Stepend, £139 Felltop, £138 Stepend.

Beltex £146, £145, £114 Ainstable Hall, £106 Riverhill, £100 Ainstable Hall.

Half Bred £135 Haltree, £134, £130 Glengolly.

Blue Texel £132 Millside.

North Country Cheviot £128 Stobshiel, £122 Tormore, £120 Ericstane, £119 Felltop, £117 Scrabster.

Cheviot Mule £124 High Glen Triplock, £120 Stobshiel Mains, £116 Broomlands, £107 Bidlake.

Greyface £117 High Glen Triplock, £113 Low Hallburn, £112 Stepend, Wedderlie and Skinnet, £111 Beckhill, £110 Desoglin.

Leicester £115 Tushielaw, £112 Fordlands.

Dorset £108, £95, £85 Bidlake.

Zwartbles £107 Bidlake, £95 East Mey, £82 The Farm.

Romney £98 Bidlake, £78 Golden Lane.

LIGHT EWES

Blackface £94 Ringliggate, £91 Stepend, £90 Clonrae, £87 Corsebank and Wedderlie.

Swaledale £92 Softley, £80 East Greenridge and East Unthank, £74 East Greenridge, £70 Clonrae, £68 Randalholme.

Hill Cheviot £100 Alfornaught, £89 Allfornaught and Tushielaw, £88 Little Galla and Glenshenna, £84 Allfornaught, £82 Felltop and Glendinning, £81 Allfornaught and East Redfordgreen.

Lleyn £86 Bidlake, £83 West Watten, £82, £78, £68 The Height.

Easycare £77, £74 Godscroft, £72 New Hummerbecks.

Goats £77 Common House.

PRIME RAMS

Texel £167 Felltop, £158 Grassgarth, £150 Low Hallburn, £146 Grassgarth and Ringliggate.

Charollais £170 Thackwood, £160 Powcroft, £156, £145 Stepend, £142 Felltop, £140 Stepend.

Suffolk £150 Felltop, £139 Low Hallburn, £138 Aikton Farm, £134 Stepend, £127 Bidlake.

Dorset £146 Riverhill.

North Country Cheviot £146 Ericstane, £138 Ringliggate, £134 Adderston Shiels and Tormore, £132 Stobshiel Mains, £122 Wedderlie.

Leicester £140 Middlesteads, £138 Gall Farm, £128 Thornhope, £113 Newton Cottage.

Beltex £138 Powcroft, £128 Riverhill, £114 Crawthat, £102 The Wreay.

Oxford £123 Guards.

Zwartbles £118 Riverhill, £110 Upper Cullernie.

Hill Cheviot £112 Ringliggate, £104 Roxburghmill, £99 Glenshanna, £98 Skelfhill, £89 Glendinning.

Bleu d’Maine £108 Doveden Hall.

Blackface £98 Glenshanna, £94 Felltop, £92 Riskenhope, £91 Roxburghmill, £88 Glenshanna.

Border Leicester £87 Stobshiel Mains.

Easycare £82 Bidlake.

Woodland £80 Lower Farm.

Swaledale £76 Softley, £71 Thornhope.

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  Related Links
link Longtown Primestock - 5th March
link Longtown Primestock - 26th February
link Longtown Primestock - 19th February
link Longtown Primestock - 12th February
link Livestock Auctioneers
   


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