Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 20 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 20 OTM cattle, 5,899 prime hoggs and 4,050 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th February 2015.
Both prime and OTM cattle were once again a marvellous trade, very competitive with other local centres.
Leading prices per kilo heifers:-
227.5p, 223.5p, 219.5p A.E. Fawkes & Sons (Lim); 223.5p T. Armstrong & Son (Char); 221.5p, 214.5p J.W. Vevers (AA & Lim); 220.5p, 215.5p W. & W. Faulder (Lim & BB); 213.5p D. Rutherford (Lim); 207.5p, 193.5p, 192.5p D. & Y. Wilson (Lim & Linc Red); 189.5p Bridgewater & Wood (Char).
Leading prices per head heifers:-
£1,410.50, £1,371, £1,229.25 A.E. Fawkes & Sons (Lim); £1,363.35, £1,240.40 T. Armstrong & Son (Char); £1,265.75, £1,155 D. & Y. Wilson (Lim); £1,250.70 T. & M. Irving (BB); £1,244.10, £1,218.25 J.W. Vevers (Lim & AA); £1,168.65, £1,147.50 W. & W. Faulder (Lim & BB); £1,131.55 D. Rutherford (Lim).
Leading prices steers:-
211.5p (£1,142.10) D. & Y. Wilson (Lim); 205.5p (£1,397.40), 194.5p (£1,283.70) D. Rutherford (Lim).
OTM cattle to 147.5p (£1,209.50) Moss Side (Char); 133.5p Emblehope (Gall); 131.5p (£894) The Nook (Lim); 118.5p (£805.80) Peterscrook (Black & White).
Another grand show of 5,899 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers present trade was steady all day. Export weight hoggs and lightweight hoggs continue to sell at recent high rates, also hoggs 50kilos plus remain similar, however a larger show of 44-48kilo hoggs were forward with many being too thick and harder to cash. Only quality types sold easily. The sale averaged 191.5p/kg (SQQ 195.8p). Top price of 252p per kilo for Beltex from Whitehill Cottage and to £105 per head for Texels from Bombie.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 252p Whitehill Cottage, 250p The Firs and Lurgan, 234p Killocraw, 233p Sorbie, 226p Wham Head.
Texel 251p Station Yard and Oakwood, 246p Killocraw, 244p Macharioch, 242p Kirkbarrow Hall, 235p Plumpe and Station Yard.
Hill Cheviot 216p Newington, 211p Pingle, 209p Pennersaughs and Saddell Home, 208p Saddell Home and The Firs, 207p Clonrae.
Blackface 208p Clonrae and Sorbie, 206p Clonrae, 205p Smalmstown, 204p Drumhumphry, 203p Troloss.
Lleyn 206p Croftheads, 187p Geiselittle.
North Country Cheviot 206p Blackwoodridgehouse, 205p Longburgh Fauld, 204p Blackwoodridgehouse, 203.8p Wicketthorn, 202p Blackwoodridgehouse.
Charollais 206p Archerbeck, 202p Barend, 200p Archerbeck, 195p Low Wood Bank and Hallburn, 192p Stirches Mains and Westburnhope.
Suffolk 205p, 204p The Nook (Bendle), 204p Clydeside, 198.6p, 197p Archerbeck, 195p Guardsmill.
Greyface 203p Churchview, 200p Killipol, Brydekirk Mains and Smalmstown, 195p Wham Town, 194p Plumpe, 193p Brydekirk Mains and Killipol.
Cheviot Mule 200p Archerbeck.
Jacob 194p Screel, 187p Finnieness.
Lonk 190p Bush of Ewes.
Swaledale 190p, 186p, 185p High Dunashery, 183p Westburnhope, 178p Howburn.
Romney Marsh 188p, 176p Holme Farm.
Herdwick 188p, 179p Ashley Park, 175p Glenlea, 174p Newington.
Leicester 183p Archerbeck, 172p, 163p Beacon Rigg.
Roussin 178.6p, 172p Dunjop.
Dorset 176p Achreamie, 171p Clydeside.
Shetland 174p Cottage.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £105 Bombie, £104 Kirkbarrow Hall, Bombie and Falla, £103 Station Yard, £101 Greenbeck and Mossband House, £100 Station Yard, Macharioch and Kirkbarrow Hall.
Suffolk £100 Dunjop, £95.50 Station Yard, £95 Oswie, £93.50 Dunjop, £93 High Floweryhirst.
Beltex £97, £93 Wham Head, £93 Sorbie, £87 Whitehill Cottage and Sorbie, £83 Whitehill Cottage, £80 Lurgan.
North Country Cheviot £97, £89 Philiphaugh, £89, £88.50 Halket Leaths, £87 Screel, Wicketthorn and Blackwoodridgehouse, £86.50 Blackwoodridgehouse.
Leicester £97 Philiphaugh, £85 Beacon Rigg, £79 Drumhumphry, £77 Archerbeck, £74 Beacon Rigg.
Charollais £95 Stirches Mains, £86 Dyke, £85 Barend, £82, £81 Dyke.
Greyface £93 Killipol, £90 Smalmstown, £85 Oswie and Screel, £84 Balgray Hill and Drumhumphry, £82 Oswie, Smalmstown, Wham Head and Dormieston.
Roussin £93 Dunjop.
Hill Cheviot £90 Clerk Hill, £89 Becton Hall, £88 Mount Benger, £85 Sorbie, £84.50 Kirkhouse.
Blackface £90 Longburgh Fauld, £87, £86 Smalmstown, £86 Uppercleuch, Kirkland, Horseholme, Longburgh Fauld and Halket Leaths, £85 Kirkland, £84 Clonrae and Kirkland.
Herdwick £75 Ashley Park and Newington, £62 Ashley Park.
Lonk £74 Bush of Ewes.
Cheviot Mule £74 Archerbeck.
Dorset £72 Clydeside.
Jacob £71 Finnieness, £66 Screel.
Swaledale £71 Hollinclose, £68.50 High Dunashery, £66 Howburn, £59.50 High Dunashery, £58 Westburnhope.
Lleyn £68 Croftheads.
Romney Marsh £65 Holme Farm.
A much larger show of 4,050 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade similar on the week. Heavy ewes to £160 for Texels from Felltop. Hill ewes to £94 for Cheviots from Upper Hindhope and Blackfaces from Riverhill. Rams to £168 for Suffolks from High Balcray.
Texel £160, £150 Felltop, £146 Snowsgreen, £145 Riverhill, £140 Mossband House, £138 Riverhill.
Charollais £140 Wester Parkgate, £133 Riverhill, £132 Wester Parkgate, £130 Felltop, £128 Parkhill.
Suffolk £134 Riverhill, £132 Felltop, £130 Stepend, £129 Riverhill, £128 Felltop.
North Country Cheviot £125 Stepend, £120 Parkhill, £117 Carruthers, £114, £108 Parkhill.
Leicester £123 Bellmount, £116 Dunjop, £110 Riverhill, £109 Ringgliggate, £101 Foulshiels.
Cheviot Mule £108 Greenwell Meadows, £104 Archerbeck, £100 Dunnabie Farm, £98 North House, £92 Cumcrook.
Greyface £106 Todhillwood, £103 Oswie, £101 Rottington Hall, £100 Castle Nook, £99 Fenwick Farm and Dunjop.
Beltex £105 Felltop, £80 Uppercleugh and Byers Farm.
Zwartbles £100 Stepend, £92 Felltop.
Dorset £84 Bidlake.
Hill Cheviot £94 Upper Hindhope, £93 Mount Benger, £83 Berry Croft, £78 Clerk Hill, £77 Byers Farm.
Blackface £94 Riverhill, £92 The Nook, £90 Ringliggate, £86 Kirkland and Mitchellhill, £84 Oswie and Cathpair.
Lleyn £91 Parkhill, £88 Dunnabie, £85 Ringliggate, £82 West Clyth, £80 Barend.
Swaledale £84 Archerbeck, £79 Cleughbrae, £74 Todhillwood, £70 The Bog Farm, £68 Spoutbank.
Lonk £83 Caulside, £82 Bush of Ewes.
Jacob £62 Cathpair.
Shetland £48 Geislelittle Farm.
Herdwick £45 Sloda Hill, £42 Ashley Park.
Suffolk £168 High Balcray, £142 Parkhill, £141 Riverhill, £140 Barsalloch, £129 Sceughdyke.
Texel £157 Dunjop, £148 Hallburn, £147 Threepwood, £146 Dunjop, £142 Barsalloch.
Charollais £156 Hallburn, £154 Stepend, £138 Felltop, £129 Hallburn, £116 Felltop.
Leicester £142 Drumhumphry, £120 Barsalloch, Gallowberry and Riverhill, £118 Spoutbank, £108 Gibblaston, £106 Drumhumphry.
Beltex £129 Barsalloch, £114 Flex, £105 Whitehill Cottage.
Hill Cheviot £122 North House, £115, £92 Clerk Hill, £90 Lymiecleugh, £84 Upper Hindhope.
North Country Cheviot £120 Philiphaugh, £114 Carruthers, £92 Parkhill, £88 Philiphaugh, £80 Kirkhill.
Dorset £113, £102 Bidlake.
Romney Marsh £112, £100 Holme Farm.
Lleyn £110 Barend, £82 Bush of Ewes, £80 Parkhill.
Border Leicester £110 Felltop.
Blackface £92 Riverhill, £90 Horseholme, £80 Edges Green, £79 Parkhill, £76 Upper Hindhope.
Zwartbles £80 Bidlake.
Swaledale £78 Cleughbrae.
Light to 211.5p (211.5p)
Medium to 151.5p (146.3p)
Heavy to 205.5p (200.0p)
Light to 189.5p (189.5p)
Medium to 223.5p (215.3p)
Heavy to 227.5p (209.8p)
Light to 250.0p (187.1p)
Standard to 252.0p (199.2p)
Medium to 251.0p (194.8p)
Heavy to 208.0p (180.7p)
Shearlings 144.0p (144.0p)
Light to £94.00 (£60.73)
Heavy to £160.00 (£99.69)
Cast Rams £168.00 (£98.66)