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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 71 prime cattle, 1 young beef bull, 23 otm cattle, 6593 hoggs and 4266 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th March, 2007.

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A plainer show of clean cattle saw trade sharper. Top price of 132.5p for a Limousin heifer from Messrs Taylor, Englishtown, others to 129.5p, 127.5p Corby Castle, 126.5p Englishtown & Hallburn. Limousin bullocks topped at 129.5p (3 times) from Messrs Nicholson, The Gill & Messrs Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh, others to 125.6p Hallburn & Faulding Cleugh. Young bulls sold to 114.5p for Belgian Blue from Middlebierigg.

The cast cows were sharper on the week. Top price was 99.5p (£850.73) for an otm Friesian steer from Johnstone Bank. Cows to 77.5p (£565.75) for Shorthorns from Brisco Hill, Friesians 74.5p (£521.25) Laws Hall, Simmentals 74.5p Riggshield.

The prime hoggs peaked at £63.50 for Texels from Kirkbarrow Hall, export types to 165p for Beltex from Lurgan Farm, Aberfeldy.

Suffolk x £57 Cardew Hall, Hill Cheviot £53 Kilbride, Cheviot £52 Pouton Farm, Becks Farm, Beltex £63 , £61Naddle, Texel £59.50 Honeypot, Charollais £58.20 Kirkland of Longcastle, £55 Brocklewath, Halfbred £50.20 Adderston Shiel, Greyface £53.20 Burnfoothill, Cheviot Mules £54.20 Pouton Farm, Blackface £53.80 Mount Benger, £52 Smalmstown & Riskenhope, North Country Cheviot £58 Humbleheugh, Swaledale £43.50 Croglin High Hall, Kendal Rough £41.50 Kilncroft, Zwartbles £48 Copperthorns.

Lightweight hoggs met a similar trade peaking at £49.50 for Continentals from Lurgan Farm. Suffolk x £39 Lighthouse, Hill Cheviot £39.20 Bloch, Texel £42.80 Ballachgair, Charollais £42 Wallholm, Greyface £40.20, £37.50 Dalbhraddan, Blackface £41 Cramalt, Swaledale £37.20 Brampton Fell, Herdwick £38.80 Rowhead.

The cast ewes and rams again met a dearer trade on the week to average £38.51 overall, with extra buyers present. Top was £78.50 for Texel ewes from Sunnycroft, others to £72.50, £70.50 Easthouse. Suffolks £68.50 Cardew Hall, Halfbreds £66.50 Enthorn, North Country Cheviots £48.50 Wester Dunnet, £47.50 Stobshiel, Leicesters £58.50 Easthouse, Suffolk x £71.50 Criffel View, £69.50 Whins, Bleu de Maines £64.50 Easthouse, Beltex £66.50 Enthorn, Charollais £66.50 Stackbrae, Greyface £49.50 Ballyclare, £48.50 Whitemoss.

Hill ewes to £43.50 for Cheviots from Haystown, £41.50 Easthouse, Blackfaces £36.50, £34.50 Valley Farm, Swaledales £30.50 Irthing View, Lleyns £39.50 Thornley, Herdwicks £25.50 Rowhead.

Rams to £70.50 for Charollais from Ballyclare, Suffolks £58.50 Ballyclare, Cheviots £48.50 Redbanks, Texels £68.50 Roadside, Leicesters £56 Colthead, Blackfaces £42.50 Easthouse, Swaledales £34.50 Stackbraes.

Light to ------p ---------p
Medium to 107.5p (107.5p)
Heavy to 129.5p (117.7p)

Light to -------p ( ------p)
Medium to 126.5p (114.3p)
Heavy to 132.5p (112.3p)

Young Beef Bulls to 114.5p (114.5p)

Light to 165.0p (114.7p)
Standard to 147.3p (111.7p)
Medium to 152.5p (113.5p)
Heavy to 136.9p (105.7p)
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Light to £43.50 (£24.62)
Heavy to £70.50 (£42.24)

Cast Rams £68.50 (£42.16)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 8th March 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 1st March 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd February 2007

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