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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 81 Prime cattle, 1 Young bulls, 17 OTM cattle, 2448 Spring lambs, 1198 hoggs and 4382 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st June, 2007.

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Top price in the prime cattle was 140.5p paid by Messrs Nattrass, Butcher, Carlisle for a Limousin heifer from A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, others to 133.5p, 132.5p, 131.5p, 130.5p, 129.5p, 128.5p Dashwellgreen. Charolais heifers from Wickethorn 124.5p, Blondes 131.5p Brydekirk Mains, Belgian Blue 131.5p Sceughdyke. Limousin bullocks from Hallburn to 132.5p, others 131.5p The Gill and Houghton House, 129.5p Dashwellgreen. Blondes 128.5p Hallburn.

Belgian Blue bulls sold to 106.5p from Becton Hall.

In the OTM section Limousin cows to 95.5p Bennetsfield, Friesian 66.5p Smalmstown, Angus 60.5p High Crubasdale, Angus heifers 71.5p Archerbeck.

Spring lambs were a similar good show and buyers were keener than expected, as a result all classes were easier to sell at an overall average of 119p. Top was 138p for Texel x from W Bell & Co., Greenknowe, others 135p D’Mainholm, 134.8p Gallowberry.

Top price her head was £58.50 for Texel x from W L Musgrave & Sons, Cardew Hall, others £57.40 Barnglies, Suffolk x £57 Baldocks Lane, £55 Kilncroft, £54.70 Whins, Charollais £54.90 Cardew Hall, Bleu de Maine £51.90 Copperthorns, Halfbreds £46.60 High Moat.

Light lambs were forward in larger numbers and were again easily sold and more are required. Top was 144p for Continentals from Maxton House with an overall average of 117p.

Top price per head was £44.40 for Texels from Copperthorns and Blackrigg Gate. Suffolks £41.90 Nettling Flatt, £41 Acreknowe, Charollais £44.10 Hallburn, Blackfaces £34.20 Eastlandends, Greyfaces £31.80 Maxton House.

Another very good show of prime hoggs for the time of year were dearer on the week. Top was £50.50 for Cheviots from Whitton, others £45 Pilmuir, £44.80 West Craigs. Top price per kilo was 102.9p for Shetland x from Inglewood Farms, others 101.9p Greenside Lodge, with many others between 90 and 100p to record an average of 89p.

The cast ewes and rams were a similar entry and with the usual buyers present all classes were again dear and good to sell. Top was £70.50 for heavy Texel ewes from Newry, others £60.50 Drinkstone & Stackbraes, Suffolks £54.50 Ballycastle, Suffolk x £54.50 Newry, £53.50 West Craigs, Rouge £50.50 Ballyclare, Charollais £54.50 Ballyclare, Cheviot Mules £46.50 Cleugh Head, Halfbreds £58.50 Ballyclare, Beltex £57.50 Tercrosset, Leicesters £53.50 Crowhall, North Country Cheviots £45 Ballycastle, £44.50 Linton, Greyface £52.50 Harpertown, £47.50 Tobemore.

Hill ewes to £38.50 for Cheviots from The Bloch & Hillcrest, Blackfaces from Tone Hall , others £37.50 Quarry House, Swaledales £32.50 Maxton House, £31.50 Wolsingham, Shetlands £26.50 Inglewood Farm, Herdwicks £21.50 Haithwaite.

Rams to £64.50 for Texels from Philiphaugh, £60.50 Newry & Ballyclare, Charollais £62.50 Newry, Leicesters £60 Whitton, Suffolks £59.50 Stackbraes, Cheviots £55.50 Philiphaugh, Blackfaces £34 North Deanhead, Swaledales £28.50 Whitton, Herdwicks £26.50 Stackbraes, Dorsets £45 Ballyclare.


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Heavy to 132.5p (120.1p)

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Medium to 132.5p (123.5p)
Heavy to 140.5p (115.0p)

Young Beef Bulls to 106.5p (106.5p)

Light to 100.0p ( 86.0p)
Standard to 102.9p ( 92.2p)
Medium to 101.9p ( 84.2p)
Heavy to 95.3p ( 83.2p)
Shlgs to 79.8p ( 64.7p)

Light to 144.0p (114.9p)
Standard to 138.0p (119.7p)
Medium to 130.0p (120.0p)
Heavy to 119.3p (110.8p)
Others to 106.3p (105.1p)

Light to £38.50 (£23.95)
Heavy to £70.50 (£40.40)

Cast Rams £64.50 (£40.12)

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 14th June 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 7th June 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 31st May 2007
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 24th May 2007

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