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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 78 prime cattle, 4 young beef bulls, 5472 hoggs and 5406 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st March, 2007.

Skipton Christmas prime lambs champions

The overall trade for prime cattle was down by 2p on the week. Top price was a Limousin bullock at 139.5p from J Crichton, Loughrigg and purchased by Messrs Nattrass, Butchers, Carlisle, other Limousins to 131.5p, 129.5p The Gill, 129.5p Hallburn, 128.5p Houghton House.

Belgian Blue heifers from Hallburn sold to 135.5p to W Kirkup, Butcher, Longtown. Limousins to 129.5p Hallburn, 123.5p Mosstower, Blondes 125.5p Mosstower.

Young bulls 121.5p, 115.5p for Limousin from Southlambhill.

The prime hoggs which met the sharpest trade of the week levelling at 116.1p. Top pf £66 for Suffolks from Kilnford Croft with export weights to 152.3p for Beltex from MacTaggart Bros., Criag View. Suffolk x £57.80 Honeypot, £57 East Cliff, Hill Cheviot £54.50, £54.20 Milnholm, Texels £65.50, £64 Craig View, Greyface £56.80, £55.20 Farthing James, £55.20 High Airyolland, Charollais £55.20 Kelmore Hills, Blackface £57 Smalmstown, £52 Dunain Mains, Cheviot x £60 Calla Farm, North Country Cheviot £60, £59.50 Craig View, Swaledale £45.20 Copperthorns, Jacob £45 Tushielaw, Beltex £52.50 Gartnagrenach, Leicester £53.80 Crawthat, Lonks £49.80 Cleuchhead, Dorset £51.20 Westerhouses, Halfbreds £52.80 Sockbridge Hall, Clun £52 Smalmstown.

Lightweight hoggs met a sharp trade peaking at £53 and 155.8p for Beltexs from Miller Hill, Gilsland. Suffolk x £38 Criffel View, Hill Cheviot £37.80 Pingle, Texel £40.20 Kelmore Hills, Greyface £39.20 Shankfieldhead, Cheviot x £39 Shaw of Dryffe, Blackface £40.20 Cleuchhead, £39.50 Middleknowes, Swaledales £36.20 Shankfieldhead, Beltex 50.50 Upper Glendivan, Shetland £30 Criffel View.

A similar show of cast ewes and rams easily maintained last weeks high rates to average £35.12 overall. Top was £76.50 for Texel x ewes from Kilnford Mains, others to £68.50 Newry, £66.50 Redbanks, Suffolks to £69.50 Rumbleton Rigg, £66.50 Kilnford Mains. North Cheviots £59.50 Redbanks, Suffolk x £68.50 Roadside, Charollais £60.50 Newry, Halfbreds £54.50 Findley, Beltex £60.50 Stackbraes, Leicesters £52.50 Newbiggin Walls, Cheviot Mules £48.50 Balgray, Greyfaces £44.50 Bengal, £43.50 Jerriestown.

Hill ewes to £45.50 for Cheviots from Smalmstown, Blackfaces £33.50 Calla, £32.50 Dunain Mains, Swaledales £22.50 Mosshall and Throp, Lleyns £33.50 Leona Villa.

Rams to £66.80 for Suffolks from Rumbleton Rigg, Texels £64.50 Enthorn, Beltex £47.50 Ballyclare, Charollais £56.50 Ballyclare, Bleu de Maines £54.50 Newry, Cheviots £52.50 Roadside, Leicesters £63.50 Crawthat, Dorsets £58.50 Newry, Oxfords £42.50 Stackbraes, Lleyns £34.50 Redbanks, Hampshire £36.50 Ballyclare, Blackfaces £36.50 Ditchburn & Copperthorn, Swaledales £28.50 Winshiels. Goats to £23.50 Derwent House.

Light to ------p ---------p
Medium to 108.5p (106.1p)
Heavy to 139.5p (120.7p)

Light to -------p ( ------p)
Medium to 119.5p (109.5p)
Heavy to 135.5p (110.3p)

Young Beef Bulls to 121.5p (103.8p)

Light to 125.7p (111.9p)
Standard to 155.8p (114.6p)
Medium to 152.3p (117.2p)
Heavy to 139.1p (112.5p)
Others to -----p (-------p)

Light to £45.50 (£22.45)
Heavy to £76.50 (£40.58)

Cast Rams £66.80 (£41.63)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd February 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th February 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th February 2007

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