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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 91 Prime cattle, 2 Young bulls, 31 OTM, 10 Spring lambs, 5516 hoggs and 2709 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th April 2007.

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In the prime cattle section bullocks were cheaper on the week by 3p. Under 24 month heifers met the same trade and the rest were cheaper by 3p. Top price of 137.5p for a Limousin bullocks from Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn purchased by Messrs Nattrass, Butcher, Carlisle, other Limousin to 133.5p Dashwellgreen, 132.5p The Gill, 131.5p, 129.5p, 128.5p Dashwellgreen.

Heifers sold to 135.5p for a Belgian Blue from T Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke, others 133.5p Dashwellgreen, Limousins 133.5p Hallburn, 130.5p Dashwellgreen, 129.5p, 128.5p Hallburn, Charolais 131.5p Hallburn.

Young bulls were short of requirements selling to 113.5p for Limousin from Morley Hill.

OTM cattle sold to 87.5p for Limousin heifer from Edenbanks, Friesian cows 82.5p Horsegills, Charolais cows 84.5p Mosside, Limousin cows 69.5p Nunscleugh, Angus cows 70.5p Kilnhill. Top price per head was £639.78 for Charolais cow from Sceughdyke, Friesians to £540.38 Horsegills.

The overall average for all hoggs was maintained at 99p, although heavy hoggs proved hard to sell, with export types slightly increased on the week.Top was 135.3p for Beltex hoggs from J Beck, Port O Spittal. Top price per head £56 for Suffolks from Fordmill. Suffolk x £47 Smalmstown & Englishtown, Cheviots £46.40 Todhillrigg & Whiteheadhill, Texels £50, £48.90 Craig View. Charollais £47.20 Baldocks, Greyface £45.30 Stackbraes, Cheviot Mule £40 Barnglies, Leicesters £41 Sanders Close, Blackfaces £47.10 Burnbrae, North Country Cheviots £48 Craig View, £47.20 Broomhills, Swaledales £47 Little Orton, Jacobs £39 Hillside, Beltex £52.80 Port O Spittal, LLeyn £39.20 Glebelands, Woodland £41.20 Cleughead, Zwartbles £39 Crowdieknowe, Dorset £39.20 Zetland.

Lightweight hoggs met the best trade of the day and were short of requirements. Cheviots to £41.70 Netheralbie, Suffolk x £32.20 Midhouse, Texels £38.20 Lighthouse, Greyface £36.70 Beechcroft,, Blackface £40.10 Burnbrae, Swaledale £34.20 Westernhopeburn, Jacob £31.80 Zetland, Beltex £40.20 Nether Albie, Shetland £30.80 Midhouse.

The cast ewes and rams met a similar trade to the previous week to average £39.10 overall. Top was £70.50 for Suffolk ewes from Newry. Texels £62.50 Ashfield, £61.50 Roadside, £60.50 Newry. Suffolk x £64.50 Roadside, Charollais £62.50 Stackbraes, Halfbreds £53.50 Tofts of Tain, Beltex £60.50 Boghead, Leicesters £56.50 High Crindledykes, North Country Cheviots £55.50 Carruthers, Greyfaces £41.50 Kilnhill, £40.50 Pilmuir.

Hill ewes £41.50 for Cheviots from Low Gate, Blackfaces £32.50 Boghead, £32 Stackbraes, Lleyns £34.50 Greenhead, Swaledales £30 Todhillwood.

Rams to £68.50 for Suffolks from Ballyclare, Texels £68.50 Ballyclare, Rouges £59.50 Newry, Charollais £60.50 Newry, Leicesesters £60.50 Todhillwood, Cheviots £66.50 Ballyclare, Beltex £60.50 Roadside, Lleyns £45.50 Stackbraes, Swaledales £32.50 Midtodhills.

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Medium to 137.5p (106.5p)
Heavy to 133.5p (116.4p)

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Medium to 133.5p (119.8p)
Heavy to 135.5p (113.0p)

Young Beef Bulls to 113.5p (111.4p)

Light to 113.2p (107.1p)
Standard to 135.3p (107.0p)
Medium to 111.0p (102.6p)
Heavy to 103.9p ( 90.7p)
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Standard to 127.0p (127.0p)
Medium to 125.0p (117.4p)
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Light to £41.50 (£25.79)
Heavy to £70.50 (£42.80)

Cast Rams £68.50 (£47.07)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 12th April 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd April 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th March 2007

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