Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 19 cattle, 4,676 prime hoggs and 2,562 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th January 2015.
Clean cattle and bulls were good to sell with buyers’ falling well short of requirements, more cattle needed. Vendors please note commission on prime cattle and bulls will be at a £20 flat rate, please take advantage of the new rate.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 224.5p, 217.5p Nether Onsett.
Limousin 223.5p, 219.5p Houghton House, 193.5p Becton Hall.
Limousin 157.5p, 149.5p Becton Hall.
OTM Cattle met a much firmer trade, an increase of around 10p on the week, many could have been sold to the vendors advantage.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 136.5p Bleatarn, 129.5p, 118.5p Leithanhall, 115.5p Harelawhill.
Simmental 131.5p, 128.5p Leithanhall.
A very good show considering the weather conditions of 4,676 prime hoggs was forward to the usual ring of buyers all keen for sheep again. All classes of hoggs were dearer than expected and well exceeding all other centres this week. A much better show of fed hoggs were presented. The sale averaged 193.5p/kg (SQQ 196.6p). Top price of 261p per kilo for Texels from Oakwood and to £128 per head for Texels from Kirkton.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 261p Oakwood, 249p, 245.9p Kirkbride, 244p Thorns, 238p West Meiklethwaite, 236p Aldery Terrace.
Beltex 259p, 244p Oakwood, 235p Sorbie, 233p Nether Brotherstone, 200p Sorbie.
Charollais 229p, 209p Torgorm, 195p Pumplaburn, 193p Macharioch and Greenburn, 191p Pumplaburn.
Hill Cheviot 214p Balure, 212p Thorns, 210p Westloch, 206p Upper Hindhope, 205p Halgary and Sorbie.
Blackface 213p Westloch, 212p, 208p Littlegill, 206.1p Upper Hindhope, 206p Littlegill.
North Country Cheviot 211p Ifferdale, 208p Whitecroft Mains, 205p Allanshaws and Elveden, 203p Whitecroft Mains, 197p Whitehouse.
Suffolk 211p Housebyers, 207p Ryehills, 205p Torgorm and Brae Edge, 204p, 203.7p Outertown.
Cheviot Mule 203p Kirkbride, 195p Solwaybank, 194p East Skeroblin.
Greyface 200p Est Skeroblin, 196p Upper Hindhope, 195p Allfornaught, 194p Drimsynie and South Port O Spittal, 193p Killipol.
Hampshire 190p Tritlington Hall.
Swaledale 183p, 162p Mossband House, 162p High Dunashery, 161p Newbiggin.
Half Bred 176p, 165p High Moat.
Easycare 173p South Port O Spittal and Beckhall.
Lleyn 167p Windyknowe.
Leicester 137p High Edges Green.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £128 Kirkton, £126, £124, £120 Muircleugh, £114, £112 Kirkton, £112 Four O Boot, £108 Shepherds Cottage.
Suffolk £109 Boreland, £101 Sceughdyke, £100 Hexpath, £99 Sceughdyke, £96 Knock.
Beltex £100 Oakwood and Randalholme, £98 Nether Brotherstone, £96 Oakwood, £85 Falnash, £82 Sorbie.
North Country Cheviot £98 Smiddyquoy and Whiteknowe, £95.50, £94 Station Yard, £94 Smiddyquoy, £93.50 Halket Leaths, £90 Station Yard.
Hill Cheviot £95.50, £93.50, £92.50 Station Yard, £91 Knock, £90 Station Yard.
Charollais £94 Torgorm, £91 Troloss, £90 Torgorm, £89 Macharioch, £82 Pumplaburn.
Leicester £93 High Edges Green.
Greyface £92 Allfornaught, £87 Boreland and Clonrae, £85, £83, £80 Allfornaught.
Blackface £85 Boreland, £83, £80 Smalmstown, £79.50 Mossband House, £79 Arnicle.
Cheviot Mule £78 Solwaybank, £77, £71 Kirkbride, £70 East Skeroblin.
Lleyn £77 Windyknowe.
Hampshire £74 Tritlington Hall.
Swaledale £75, £66 Newbiggin.
Easycare £72.50, £67 Beckhall.
Half Bred £71 High Moat.
A similar show of 2,562 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Small ewes similar, heavy ewes £5 dearer on the week. Rams remain easy to sell. More could be sold to advantage.
The sale was topped at £158 for Texel ewes from Four O Boot.
Texel £158 Four O Boot, £150 Felltop, £149, £146 Crookholm, £145 Four O Boot.
Rouge £150 Riverhill.
Charollais £138 Riverhill, £129 Carslae, £127 Hunderlee Pastoral, £121 Stepend, £120 Riverhill.
Suffolk £136 Allanshaws, £132 Smerral, £128, £127 Felltop, £126 Boggie Park.
North Country Cheviot £121, £113, £110 Allanshaws, £110 Swinside Townfoot, £105 Wester Dunnet, £102 Felltop.
Beltex £118 Felltop, £109 Stepend, £98 South Port O Spittal.
Leicester £112 Ringliggate, £107 Finney Green Cottage, £103 Marygate, £102 High Edges Green, £100 Nunscleugh.
Cheviot Mule £110 Muircleugh, £104 North House, £97 Skelfhill, £92 Balgray Hill, £88 Achalone.
Greyface £101 Borthaugh, £100 Low Hallburn, £99 Nunscleugh and Marygate, £98 Tone Hall, Castletown and Backshields, £97 Castletown and Broomhills.
Zwartbles £98 Four O Boot, £84, £81 South Port O Spittal.
Romney Marsh £86 Rammerscales.
Hill Cheviot £83 Finney Green Cottage, £77 Skelfhill, £69 Mellerstain, £68 Priesthaugh, £64 Mellerstain.
Blackface £82 Felltop, £80 Marygate, £78 Teindside and Balgray Hill, £76 Tone Hall, £75 Kersknowe and High Tirfergus.
Swaledale £82 Nunscleugh, £81 High Dunashery, £78 Nunscleugh, £65 High Edges Green, £64 High Dunashery.
Easycare £71, £63 South Port O Spittal.
Lleyn £69 Hunderlee Pastoral.
Shetland £34 South Port O Spittal.
Texel £149 Allanshaws, £146 Dickstree, £144 Broomhills, £134 Nunscleugh, £133 Firth Farm.
Suffolk £144 Felltop, £128 Stepend, £118 Altnapaste, £98 Poltalloch and Old Hall, £90 Tone Hall.
North Country Cheviot £136, £120 Allanshaws, £120 Old Hall, £112 Stepend, £94 Lower Gills.
Charollais £132 Stepend and Riverhill, £130 Carslae, £125 Felltop, £105 Carslae.
Dorset £114, £106 Felltop.
Leicester £112 Felltop, £102 Swinside Townfoot.
Hill Cheviot £105 Priesthaugh, £88 Unthank, £84 Arkleton.
Beltex £88 Felltop.
Romney Marsh £82 Rammerscales.
Blackface £79 Kersknowe, £72 Emblehope.
Lleyn £73 Unthank.
Swaledale £58 High Dunashery.
Shetland £45 Crosshill.
Light to 224.5p (224.5p)
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Heavy to -------p (-------p)
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Medium to 223.5p (221.5p)
Heavy to 193.5p (196.5p)
Young bulls to 157.5p (153.4p)
Light to 213.0p (198.2p)
Standard to 261.0p (200.4p)
Medium to 238.0p (195.0p)
Heavy to 215.0p (186.4p)
Shearlings 132.0p (132.0p)
Light to £83.00 (£59.17)
Heavy to £158.00 (£99.38)
Cast Rams to £149.00 (£93.93)