Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 11 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 5 OTM cattle, 8,228 prime hoggs and 3,491 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th March 2015.
OTM cattle were a similar trade to last week and prime bulls extremely good to sell. The prime cattle were slightly cheaper but very much in line with the national trend.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Galloway 203.5p, 201.5p Peela Hill.
Limousin 203.5p Bleatarn, 199.5p Houghton House, 189.5p Bleatarn.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,316 Houghton House, £1,210, £1,174 Bleatarn.
Galloway £1,007 Peela Hill.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 219.5p Peela Hill, 211.5p Houghton House.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,078 Houghton House, £1,020 Peela Hill.
YOUNG BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Blonde d’Aquitaine 219.5p, 215.5p Fellend.
Limousin 215.5p Fellend.
YOUNG BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,400 Fellend.
Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,360, £1,260 Fellend.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 139.5p Hallburn.
British Blue 120.5p Hallburn.
Galloway 113.5p, 101.5p Emblehope.
The largest show in years of 8,228 prime hoggs were forward and averaged a very healthy 202.9p per kilo (SQQ 206.5p). Trade was as good as seen anywhere this week and with heavy hoggs to the fore in most other centres, the large show of 6,528 export and lightweight hoggs ensuring a fine trade all day. Heavy hoggs similar on the week. Top of 293p per kilo for Beltex from Oakwood and to £132 per head for Texels from Byreburnside.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 293p, 282p Oakwood, 257p, 256p Lairdlaugh, 252p Lurgan, 241p Todhillrigg.
Texel 258p Acha’bheinn, 250p Waterside, 244p Aldery Terrace, 243p Acha’bheinn, 241p Clyth Mains.
Hill Cheviot 250p Lurgan, 239p Kilfinnan, 234p Clachan, 231p Ellary, 228p Lurgan.
Lleyn 225p Heron.
Suffolk 224p Auchaleek, 214p Auchengray, 210p Lythmore, 207p Whinneyknowe, 205.7p Smalmstown.
North Country Cheviot 223p Temon, 220p Kilfinnan and Cleughbrae, 219p Kilfinnan and Raeburnfoot, 218p Stonehouse, 217p Kilfinnan.
Greyface 222p, 209p Auchaleek, 207p Newbiggin, 206p Clonrae, Lurgan, Screel and Wyliehole, 204p Whinneyknowe.
Charollais 215p Smalmstown, 210p Keith, 204p Baillie, 200p Whinneyknowe.
Blackface 215p North Shortcleugh, 213p Lurgan and Stoneraise, 212p Killimster, Stoneraise and Knockreoch, 211p, 210p Stoneraise, 210p Smalmstown.
Cheviot Mule 213p Easter Alemoor, 207p Achamore, 202p Temon, 195p Whinneyknowe.
Swaledale 202p Ellary, 192p Catslackburn, 186p Howburn, 183p, 176p Newbiggin.
Dorset 200p Screel.
Jacob 200p Screel, 172p Dalbhraddan.
Easycare 196p Castle Farm, 196p, 189p Pasture House, 188p Castle Farm, 182p Mossfennan.
Half Bred 179p Tain Olrig.
Border Leicester 168p Dalbhraddan, 167p Screel.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £132 Byreburnside, £119 Falla, £118 Station Yard, Nether Albie and Uppercleuch, £117 Muircleugh, £112 The Land, Byreburnside, Station Yard, Kirk House (Dean) and Mossthorn.
Suffolk £123 The Land, £113 Broomhills (Sloan), £112 The Land, £109 Sceughdyke, £104 Broomhills.
Beltex £120 Oakwood, £113 Uppercleuch, £110 Oakwood and Cleughbrae, £109, £100 Lairdlaugh, £100 Todhillrigg.
North Country Cheviot £112 The Land, £104 Fingland and Hill Crest, £102 Wood Farm, £101 Becks, £100 Fingland.
Charollais £105 Yett Farm, £100 Baillie and Wester Parkgate, £90.50 Smalmstown.
Blackface £98 Uppercleuch, £95.50 Meggethead and Knockreoch, £94.50 North Shortcleugh, £94 Yett Farm and Blackburn, £93.50 Stoneraise Place.
Hill Cheviot £97 Micklethwaite and Becks, £96 Clachan and Stonehouse, £95.50 Micklethwaite, £95 Blackwoodridgehouse, £93.50 Crawesknowe and Oswie.
Greyface £93 Oswie and Lawesknowe, £92 Whinneyknowe, £91 High House, £89.50 The Ash, £89 Newbiggin.
Cheviot Mule £91 Temon, £78 Whinneyknowe, £70.50 Achamore.
Swaledale £86 Newbiggin, £76 Burn House, £73 Catslackburn, £70 Bidlake, £69 Howburn.
Border Leicester £79 Dalbhraddan.
Jacob £74 Dalbhraddan.
Easycare £70, £68.50 Pasture House, £66.50 Castle Farm.
Dorset £68 Screel.
Half Bred £68 Tain Olrig.
The 3,491 cast ewes and rams were a similar trade on the week and look set to remain easily sold for the foreseeable future. Rams to £160 for Texels from Falla and Charollais from Riverhill. Heavy ewes to £175 for Texels from Craig Douglas. Hill ewes to £107 for Cheviots from Raeburnfoot.
Texel £175, £169 Craig Douglas, £169 Woodhead (Jamieson), £162 Bardnaclaven, £159 Hillhead, £154 Felltop.
Charollais £142 Felltop, £139 Flagstaff, £138 Stepend, £136 Riverhill, £134 Golden Lane.
Suffolk £139 Riverhill, £135 Broomlands, £134 North House, Rhoin, Lynegar and The Land, £131 Kilnfordcroft, £130 Riverhill and Felltop.
Beltex £123 Woodhead (Thompson), £114 Lairdlaugh.
North Country Cheviot £130 Broomlands, £125 Bardnaclaven, £122 Dodgsonstown, £117 Glencroft, £112 Clachan.
Zwartbles £128 Stepend.
Leicester £128, £118 Kilnstown, £113 Cotland, £110 Snowden Close, £108 Borthwick Brae.
Cheviot Mule £124 Broomlands, £103 Muircleugh, £87 Newlands.
Greyface £117 Bidlake, £114 East Murkle, £113 Tone Hall, £111 Elveden, £109 Hallburn.
Half Bred £108 Bidlake.
Dorset £104, £97 Bidlake.
Romney £84 Bidlake.
Hill Cheviot £107 Raeburnfoot, £105 Allfornaught, £91 Prestrie, £76 Birneyknowe, £75 Chapel Farm.
Blackface £96 Bush of Ewes, £94 Tone Hall, £90 Geltsdale, £88 Gall Farm, £87 Holm of Daltallochan.
Lleyn £94 Bidlake, £81 Nottingham Mains, £73 Bidlake, £71 High Acres.
Swaledale £89 Howburn, £86 Snowden Close and Haining House, £85 Kilnstown, £73 Pry Hill, £71 Reaygarth.
Beulah £88 Golden Lane.
Woodland £80 Bidlake.
Easycare £74 Mossfennan, £72 Glenapp.
Herdwick £70 Haas Grove, £65 Cotland.
Texel £160 Falla, £158 Miller Hill, £150 Felltop, £149 Stepend, £148 Mirkbooths.
Charollais £160 Riverhill, £155 Bidlake, £150 Felltop, £146 Golden Lane, £141 Stepend.
Suffolk £158 Falla, £154, £150 Drimsynie, £143 Riverhill, £142 Stepend.
Dorset £146 Riverhill.
North Country Cheviot £138, £137 Felltop, £127 Lower Farm, £112 Riverhill, £110 Longoe.
Border Leicester £136 Keil.
Beltex £132 Underwood.
Leicester £125 Chapel Farm, £117 Drimsynie, £93 North House.
Hill Cheviot £117 Hindhope, £100 Easter Alemoor.
Blackface £116 Tone Hall, £110 Cramalt, £106 Culterallers, £102 Riverhill, £99 Chapel Farm.
Lleyn £104 Lower Farm, £100 Nottingham Mains.
Bleu d’Maine £90 Miller Hill.
Easycare £88 Glenapp.
Zwartbles £80 Bidlake.
Oxford £80 Golden Lane.
Light to 203.5p (164.5p)
Medium to 203.5p (196.3p)
Heavy to 199.5p (199.5p)
Light to 219.5p (210.2p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 211.5p (211.5p)
Young bulls 219.5p (216.8p)
Light to 252.0p (207.5p)
Standard to 282.0p (205.6p)
Medium to 293.0p (206.9p)
Heavy to 237.0p (193.7p)
Shearlings 143.4p (143.4p)
Light to £107.00 (£58.32)
Heavy to £175.00 (£109.18)
Cast Rams £160.00 (£105.42)