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Stackyard News May 07

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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 83 Prime cattle, 4 Young bulls, 19 OTM, 309 Spring lambs, 5830 hoggs and 2773 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th May, 2007.

longtown prime sheep

ood quality heifers met a sharper trade and the rest were similar. Top price was for a Limousin heifer at 139.5p from A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen and purchased by Wm Kirkup, Butcher, Longtown, others to 138.5p Hallburn, 137.5p Southlambhill, 135.5p Dashwellgreen.

Bullocks sold to a top of 131.5p for a Limousin from Dashwellgreen, others to 130.5p, 128.5p, 127.5p x 2, 126.5p Hallburn. Belgian Blues 122.5p The Gill.

Young bulls were short of requirements and more could have been sold, selling to a top of 107.5p x 2 for Limousin from Gardrum, Friesian to 103.5p Laws Hall.

OTM cattle sold to 86.5p for Limousin cow from Gardrum, Friesian heifers 76.5p, 74.5p Riddings Farm, Galloway heifers 71.5p Skitby. Top price per head was £618.55 for Friesian cow from Smalmstown.

A much larger show of Spring lambs met a fast trade and were short of requirements to average 125p overall. Top price was 139.4p for Texels from Drumcork, others to 132.6p Guards Mill, Charollais 138.5p Whitehead Hill, Suffolks 128.7p Guards Mill, others 126.6p from Kimmeter Green. Top price per head was £62.80 for Suffolks from Aikton Farm (Bragg), others to £58.20 Whitehead Hill £57.20 Lands, Texels £55.70 Aikton, Charollais £56.80 Whitehead Hill.

The cast ewes and rams attracted the usual customers and all classes easily maintained last weeks extreme rates to average £41.57 overall. Top was £82.50 for Texel rams from Ballyclare, Suffolks £70.50 Roadside, Cheviots £72.50 Bigger, Bleu de Maines £66.50 Hillside, Charollais £70.50 Roadside, Leicesters £72.50 Roachburn, Blackfaces £43.50 Coltcoats, Swaledales £32.50 Croglin High Hall, Zwartbles £46.50 Kirtleton Hill.

Heavy ewes to £70.50 for Texels from Walkergate, Suffolks £66.50 Sibmister, Suffolk x £63.50 Ballyclare, Bleu de Maines £60.50 Ballyclare, Rouges £56.50 Ballyclare, Charollais £68.50 Roadside, Beltex £64.50 Roadside, Leicesters £60.50 Ashfield, North Country Cheviots £58.50 Bigger, Cheviot Mules £51.50 Ballyclare, Zwartbles £44.50 Mossband House, Greyfaces £45.50 Brookfield, £41.50 Bogues.

Hill ewes to £45.50 for Cheviots from Overacres, Blackfaces £35.50 Walkergate, Swaledales £35.50 Roachburn, Herdwicks £29.50 Cambeck Hill, Kendal Roughs £33.50 Bruntons Hill.

Another large show of prime hoggs saw all buyers keen for sheep up to 52 kilos being dearer by 10p per kilo. Heavy hoggs 55 – 62 kilos were no different on the week.

Top price per head was £51.10 for Texels from Messrs Harrison, Sykehead, others £50.20 Boghead who also sold Suffolks to £49.20, others to £48.80 Hilltop East, Cheviots £49.20 Elsdonburn, £48.80 Craig View, Greyfaces £48.80 Mainholm and Hilltop East, North Country Cheviots £50.20 Craig View, Blackfaces £48.30 Smalmstown.

Export hoggs were regularly making 105 to 115p per kilo to a top of 119.3p for Cheviots from M Birnie, Cambeck Hill and averaged 110p overall.

Lightweight hoggs were another fast trade, mostly making between 100 and 110p per kilo to a top of £40.20 for Cheviots from Arkleton. Texels £35.80 Kirkwood, Greyfaces £38 Hilltop East, Blackfaces £39.70 Criffel View, Lleyns £38.20 Netherhirst, Shetlands £38.20 Criffel View.

Light to -------p ( -------p)
Medium to 83.5p ( 83.5p)
Heavy to 131.5p (117.2p)

Light to ------p (-------p)
Medium to 138.5p (115.1p)
Heavy to 139.5p (114.7p)

Young Beef Bulls to 107.5p (102.1p)

Light to 119.3p ( 98.6p)
Standard to 121.0p (107.1p)
Medium to 111.9p (110.2p)
Heavy to 106.9p ( 86.5p)
Others to 111.7p ( 69.5p)

Light to 110.9p (111.0p)
Standard to 139.4p (129.2p)
Medium to 138.5p (122.8p)
Heavy to 125.6p (114.2p)
Others to 105.9p (104.0p)

Light to £45.50 (£31.20)
Heavy to £70.50 (£44.41)
Cast Rams £82.50 (£53.32)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 3rd May 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 26th April 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 19th April 2007

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