Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 21 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 32 over thirty month cattle, 5,943 prime hoggs and 3,778 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th March 2014.
Clean cattle sold to similar rates and a shortage of real quality on offer. Top of 221.5p for a Limousin heifer from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House.
Principal Prices (per kilo)
Limousin 221.5p Houghton House, 219.5p, 215.5p Dashwellgreen, 215.5p Houghton House, 207.5p Dashwellgreen.
Charolais 207.5p, 202.5p Low Hallburn, 189.5p Sceughdyke.
Principal Prices (per head)
Limousin £1,284, £1,206 Houghton House.
Charolais £1,222 Sceughdyke, £1,215, £1,203 Low Hallburn.
Bulls were mostly dairy bred sorts on offer saw bulls good to sell, topping at 209.5p (£1,655.05) for a Limousin shown by A. Irving, Toppin Castle. Black & Whites sold to 169.5p from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.
Principal Prices (per kilo).
Limousin 209.5p Toppin Castle.
Black & White 169.5p, 163.5p, 143.5p Netherton.
Simmental 163.5p Kirtleton House.
Principal Prices (per head).
Limousin £1,655 Toppin Castle.
Black & White £1,042 Netherton.
More cast cows on offer and big cows with flesh sold dearer on the week. Top price to 154.5p (£1,251.45) for a Limousin cow from D.H. & J.M. Murray, The Throp, others to 145.5p from Messrs Rutherford, Bleatarn. Black & Whites to 139.5p from J.T. Cowans, Low Moat.
Principal Prices (per kilo)
Limousin 154.5p The Throp, 145.5p, 135.5p Bleatarn, 113.5p Holme House.
Black & White 139.5p, 119.5p Low Moat, 109.5p Middlebie Hill.
British Blue 135.5p The Throp, 123.5p, 122.5p Bankhead.
Charolais 109.5p Burnside.
Galloway 107.5p Bloch Farm.
Principal Prices (per head)
Limousin £1,251 The Throp, £1,070, £1,062 Bleatarn.
Black & White £1,088 Low Moat, £810 Middlebie Hill.
British Blue £771 Bankhead.
Another excellent show for quality of 5,949 prime hoggs (961 lightweights) were forward with many runs of Cheviot and Blackface hoggets. All classes similar on the week apart from heavys which were sharper. Many more hoggs could be sold to advantage but finishers should be aware of hoggs becoming overfat. Light weight hoggs short of buyer requirements.
The overall sale average was 216.8p per kilo (SQQ 220p per kilo). Top was £134 per head for Texels from Messrs Wilson, Wood Farm with a top per kilo of 282p for Texels from Morningside and Newton Cottage.
Principal Prices (per head)
Texel £134, £129 Wood Farm, £129 Byreburnside, £128, £123 Wood Farm, £122 Kilnford Croft and Catslackburn, £120 Kilnford Croft and Roxburghmill, £119, £118 Wood Farm, £118 Lairdlaugh, £117 Larel, Byreburnside and Lairdlaugh.
Suffolk £126 Kilnford Croft, £118 High Balcray and Oswie, £116 Cleughbrae, £108 Sceughdyke, £107 Oswie and Guards Mill, £106.50 Cowburnrigg, £106 Dunjop, £105 Hallburncroft.
Beltex £116 Wood Farm, £110 Sorbie, £99 Lurgan Farm, £96 Oakwood, £88 Sorbie.
North Country Cheviot £116 Hill Crest, £115 Cleughbrae, £114 Hownam Grange, Dalmakethar and Oswie, £109 The Land and Haregills, £106, £104, £103 Longburgh Fauld, £101.50 Carruthers, £100 Kirkbarrow Hall, £97.50 Whins.
Hill Cheviot £114 Cossarhill, £109 The Land, £108 Blackwoodridgehouse, £105 Crawsknowe and Blackwoodridgehouse, £102, £100 Becks, £99 Wood Farm, Halket Leaths, Parkhill and Cooms, £98.50 Becks and Halket Leaths, £98 Becks and Granton.
Charollais £106 Leaona Villa, £98, £95.50 Kirtlebank, £95 Leaona Villa.
Blackface £101 The Cooms, £100, £98 Meggethead, £97 Chaplehope, £96.50 Becks, £96 Stoneraise Place and Smalmstown, £95 Blackburn and Stoneraise Place, £94.50 Cramalt, £94 Smalmstown, £92 Stoneraise Place and Redwoodhouse.
Greyface £98.50, £96.50 Oswie, £95.50 Lawesknowe, £94 Cowburnrigg, £93.50 Oswie, £90 Pennersaughs, £87 Aucharua, £86 Solway Bank Cottage, £84 Burnfoot, Roughet Hill and Smalmstown.
Lleyn £98 Dalmakethar.
Cheviot Mule £95 Solway Bank Cottage, £75.50 Parkhill.
Dorset £87.50 Low Hayrake.
Leicester £85 Plumpe, £70 Sheepriggs and Bowershield.
Swaledale £81.50 Wydoncleughside, £79 High Dunashery, £69 Ottercops.
Easycare £73 Godscroft, £68 Barnside Farmhouse, £64 Kersheugh.
Herdwick £70 Rowhead, £66 Ashley Park.
Principle Prices (per kilo)
Texel 282p Morningside and Newton Cottage, 280p Keith, 272p Lairdlaugh, 267p Dunjop, 264p Keith, 260p Larel, 259p Morningside and Harene, 257p Lairdlaugh and Longburgh Fauld, 256p Byreburnside, 255p Keith, 253p Wood Farm, 250p Kilnfordcroft.
Beltex 261p Lurgan Farm, 253p Oakwood, 248p Swaites, 247.5p Lurgan Farm, 244p Newington, 241.7p Wood Farm, 237.8p, 227p Sorbie.
North Country Cheviot 248p Kilfinnan, 236p, 234p Longburgh Fauld, 233p Kilfinnan, 232p Hill Crest and Land Farm, 231p Lurgan Farm, 230p Whins, 228p Kilfinnan and Longburgh Fauld, 227p Whins.
Hill Cheviot 243p Cossarhill and Unthank, 241p Unthank, 240p, 239p Blackwoodridgehouse, 238p Becks and Potholm, 237p, 236p Wood Farm, 236p Unthank and Potholm, 235p Wood Farm, Park House and Blackwoodridgehouse.
Lleyn 228p Dalmakethar.
Blackface 228p Stoneraise Place, 225p, 224p Smalmstown, 223p, 221p Stoneraise Place, 221p Sorbie, 220p Stoneraise Place and Cramalt, 217p Stoneraise Place, 215p Cramalt, 214p Becks.
Suffolk 227p North House, 225p Catslackburn, 224p Dryfeholm, 223p Aucharua, 220p Low Hayrake, 219p Oswie and Guards Mill.
Cheviot Mule 226p Solway Bank Cottage, 204p Parkhill.
Greyface 220.5p Solway Bank Cottage, 218p Aucharua, 212p Lawesknowe, 210p Smalmstown and Oswie, 209p Dalbhraddan, 208p Oswie, 206p Newington, 203p Hillview.
Charollais 208p Kirtlebank, 204p Leaona Villa, 203p Newington.
Dorset 208p Low Hayrake.
Swaledale 204p Wydoncleughside, 186.4p Ottercops, 173p Dalbhraddan and Sheepriggs.
Herdwick 200p Ashley Park, 195p, 189p Rowhead.
Easycare 197.3p Godscroft, 165.8p Barnside Farmhouse, 156.1p Kersheugh.
Leicester 159p Bowershield, 157p Plumpe.
A similar show of 3,778 cast ewes and rams were forward to a ring of over 20 active buyers resulting in the trade being £8 to £10 dearer on the week for all classes. Tups also very easily sold. Many more ewes could be sold to advantage and are required to fulfil our growing ring of buyers.
Heavy ewes to £150 for Texels from Seaview, £148 Laneside, £140 Charlesfield, £138 Woodside; Beltex £138, £103, £102 Tercrosset, £98 Kersheugh; Charollais £132 Seaview, £118 Knowe Farm, £112 Hillcourt and Laneside; Suffolk £131 Seaview, £130 The Land, £123 Laneside, £118 Hillcourt; Rouge £129 Seaview; North Country Cheviot £110 Broomlands, £101 Carruthers, £96 Banniskirk Mains; Leicester £100 Sheepriggs, £99 Laneside, £97 Knarr Farm; Half Bred £100, £94, £78 Laneside; Cheviot Mule £96, £88 Westfield, £82 Greenland Mains; Greyface £94 Haithwaite, £93 Golden Lane, £92 Elveden, £91 Hallburn, £90 High Mossthorn, Riddell, Pitogarty and Knowe Farm.
Light ewes to £80 for Cheviots from Chapel Farm (Hutchison), £74 Haithwaite, Elveden and Oswie, £73 Kelsocleugh, £72 Allfornaught and Breconside; Blackface £79 Newbigging Walls, £77 Chapel Farm, £76 Rephad; Easycare £73 Godscroft; Kendal Rough £70, 50 Chapel Farm (Hebson); Swaledale £67 Ottercops, £60 Knarr Farm, £59 Ottercops; Herdwick £60 Burnfoot, £43 Tardoes.
Rams to £164 for Suffolks from The Land, £141 Cleughbrae, £138 Riddell; Texel £154 Wydoncleughside, £152 Kilnford Croft, £150 Wood Farm; Charollais £153 Hillcourt, £122 Golden Lane, £108 Seaview; North Country Cheviot £130, £114 Carruthers, £108 Hillcourt; Leicester £126 Knarr Farm, £110 Roxburgh Mill, £105 Sheepriggs; Beltex £120, £100 Haithwaite; Bleu d’Maine £104 Hillcourt; Hill Cheviot £98, £95, £80 Becks, £76 Mainside; Zwartbles £93 Lochwood Cottage; Blackface £92, £90 Roxburgh Mill, £90 Hudspeth, £88 Meggethead; Dorset £86 Seaview; Swaledale £85 High Dunashery, £61 Knarr Farm, £60 Ottercops; Easycare £82 Godscroft.
Goats to £77 High Stobhill Farm.
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Light to 184.5p (181.0p)
Medium to 221.5p (198.3p)
Heavy to 202.5p (191.5p)
Young bulls 209.5p (165.2p)
Light to 248.0p (215.2p)
Standard to 282.0p (222.0p)
Medium to 280.0p (218.6p)
Heavy to 257.0p (209.2p)
Light to £80.00 (£54.18)
Heavy to £150.00 (£91.26)
Cast Rams £164.00 (£92.95)