Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 16 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 12 OTM cattle, 8,203 prime hoggs and 3,434 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th March 2015.
The Easter show of prime cattle, bulls and OTM cattle was sponsored by Country Commercial Insurance Brokers and judged by Steven Wilson, Butcher, Corby Hill, Carlisle, who awarded the Championship to a Limousin heifer from A.E. Fawkes & Sons, Welton Farm which weighed 620 kilos and was purchased by the judge for 219.5p (£1,360.90).
Prizes awarded as follows:-
1st Messrs W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House (Limousin)
2nd J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett (Limousin)
1st A.E. Fawkes & Sons, Welton Farm (Limousin)
2nd A.E. Fawkes & Sons, Welton Farm (Limousin)
1st J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn (Angus)
2nd H. & M. Connell, Minsca (Beef Shorthorn)
1st Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling (Limousin)
2nd Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling (Limousin)
1st A. & A. Ewing, Dumbretton (Limousin)
2nd B.E. & S. Davidson, Bellfield (Charolais)
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 205.5p, 195.5p Houghton House.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,438 Houghton House, £1,437 Nether Onsett, £1,309 Houghton House.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais 224.5p Hallburn, 213.5p High Stenries, 201.5p, 194.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin 223.5p High Stenries, 219.5p Welton Farm, Wyseby Hill Cottage and Hallburn, 212.5p Welton Farm.
Angus 217.5p Hallburn.
Shorthorn 174.5p Minsca.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,360, £1,232 Welton Farm, £1,207 Hallburn, £1,162 High Stenries, £1,119 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Charolais £1,281 High Stenries, £1,264 Sceughdyke, £1,234 Hallburn, £1,209 Sceughdyke.
Angus £1,152 Hallburn.
Shorthorn £994, £930 (x2) Minsca.
YOUNG BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 179.5p, 173.5p Barrow Ling.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 156.5p Dumbretton, 130.5p Morley Hill, 117.5p Dinley, 115.5p, 107.5p Blindhillbush.
Charolais 119.5p Bellfield.
Friesian 96.5p Jerriestown.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,205 Dumbretton, £978 Morley Hill.
Charolais £967 Bellfield.
Another large show of 8,203 prime hoggs were forward and averaged 188.1p per kilo overall (SQQ 197.3p). However, a much larger show of heavy hoggs were forward and were 20p per kilo steadier on the week, this resulted in a lower overall average. The SQQ was a lot higher which was due to the fact that the export hoggs and lightweight hoggs still sold easily at recent high rates. Trade was as good as has been seen anywhere this week in most other centres. Top of 311p per kilo for Beltex from Lurgan and to £120 per head for Texels from Durran Mains.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 311p Lurgan, 291p Dunjop, 267p Lurgan, 263p Sorbie.
Texel 263p Kirtlebank, 258p Brae Edge, 240p Graystale, 237p Hollands, 236p Station Yard.
Hill Cheviot 217p Shaw Head and Halgary, 215p, 214p Dinley, 213p, 212p, 211p Shaw Head, 211p Halgary.
Charollais 212p, 208p Whitehall, 203p Cara View, 195p, 193p Whitehall.
North Country Cheviot 210p, 209p Kilfinnan, 207p Macharioch, 206p, 205p Kilfinnan, 204p Halgary.
Bleu d’Maine 209p, 200p Tom of Cluny.
Blackface 209p Barlaes, 208p, 207p, 206p Stoneraise Place, 206p, 205p Smalmstown, 205p Clonrae, 204p Prestrie.
Suffolk 203p Swaites and Hillview, 201p Langholm Farm, 200p Golden Lane, 197p North Lyth and Garchew, 196p Newington.
Greyface 200p Kennacraig, 194p Swaites, 192p Housebyers, 186p Oswie and Spoutbank, 185p Middle Shipley and Ryehills.
Easycare 188p Pasture House, 184p Cleongart.
Dorset 182p Golden Lane.
Herdwick 179p, 177p Rowhead.
Beulah 170p Barrow Ling.
Swaledale 168p Cara View.
Lleyn 163p Westerhouses, 147p Whitcastles.
Shetland 161p Oatfield Lodge.
Cheviot Mule 156p Potholm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £120 Durran Mains, £110 Kirkbarrow Hall, £108 Graystale, £106 Station Yard, £105 Shepherds Cottage, £102 Hollands.
Beltex £112, £104 Lurgan, £104 Sorbie, £102 The Wreay, £100 Sorbie and Solwaybank.
Hill Cheviot £98 Glenshanna, £93 Blackwoodridgehouse, £92 Fingland, £90, £89 Blackwoodridgehouse, £89 Fingland.
Suffolk £96 Kilnford Croft, Sceughdyke and Dunjop, £95 Whins, £90 Kilnford Croft, Morley Hill and Riggfoot, £89.50 Graystale, £89 The Land.
Lleyn £94 Whitcastles, £80 Westerhouses.
North Country Cheviot £92 Longburgh Fauld and Halgary, £91.50 The Land, £90 Micklethwaite, Polson and Yett Farm, £89.50 Dinley, £88.50 The Land.
Charollais £90 Sowerby Wood, £89.50, £87 Whitehall, £82 Stoneraise Place and Dyke.
Blackface £89 Stoneraise Place and Glenshanna, £88.50, £88 Stoneraise Place, £88 Hammershields and Pole, £87.50 Stoneraise Place and Smalmstown, £85 Milnmark, Boreland, Knockreoch and Stoneraise Place.
Greyface £87 Oswie, £85 East Skeroblin, Stoneraise Place and Longburgh Fauld, £84 Allfornaught and Nether Onsett, £82, £81.50 Oswie.
Bleu d’Maine £86, £83.50 Tom of Cluny.
Easycare £80.50, £75.50 Cleongart.
Herdwick £80, £75 Rowhead, £75 Longrow.
Dorset £80 Golden Lane.
Swaledale £75 Hammershields.
Beulah £75 Barrow Ling.
Cheviot Mule £70 Potholm.
The 3,434 cast ewes and rams were a similar trade on the week and look set to remain easily sold for the foreseeable future. Rams to £179 for Texels from Upper Mains. Heavy ewes to £163 for Texels from Edendales. Hill ewes to £89 for Blackfaces from Longyester and Whiteside.
Texel £163 Edendales, £149 Greenwood Farm, £147 Stepend, £142 Greenwood and Stepend, £140 Tercrosset.
Charollais £158 Maryholm, £151 Sowerby Wood, £142 Maryholm, £141 Stepend, £139 Maryholm.
Suffolk £150 The Land, £148 Skelfhill, £140 The Land, £138 Lintlaw and Stepend, £134 Morley Hill.
Beltex £128 Hollands, £124, £116 Hobbiesburn, £114 Bidlake, £104 Copperthorns.
North Country Cheviot £123 Pasture House, £119 School House, £115 Stepend, £113 Riverhill, £101 Stepend.
Zwartbles £118 Lintlaw, £100 Copperthorns, £94 Hobbiesburn.
Leicester £117 Sheepriggs, £116 Stepend, £104 Morley Hill, £100 Spoutbank, £95 Morley Hill.
Cheviot Mule £117 Broomlands, £109 Riverhill, £104 Ringliggate, £82 Hilliclay Mains.
Greyface £115 Haithwaite, £112 Shankbridge End, £110 Haithwaite, £109 High Greenhill, £108 Haithwaite, Burnfoot and Willowford.
Border Leicester £96 Appat Farm.
Dorset £80 Bidlake.
Blackface £89 Longyester and Whiteside, £88 Glengeith, £86 Leadhill, £84 Chapel Farm, £83 Wardrew.
Hill Cheviot £81 Upper Hindhope, £80 Macharioch and Haithwaite, £79, £76 Crakaig, £74 Haithwaite and Unthank.
Swaledale £84 Castle Nook, £80 Shankfieldhead, £78 Hammershields, £76 Morley Hill, £70 Castle Nook.
Easycare £79 Kersheugh and Dowlaw, £63 Kersheugh, £59 Dowlaw.
Lleyn £76 Todholes.
Herdwick £74 High Priorscales.
Beulah £48 Kennacraig.
Goats £52 East Mill Stables.
Texel £179 Edendales, £178 Stepend, £162 Bradley Farm, £161 Riverhill, £152 Cowans.
Leicester £158 Sunday Sight, £155 High Burnfoot and Morley Hill, £144 Castle Nook, £142 Horseupcleugh, £138 Morley Hill.
Suffolk £149 Stepend, £94 Riggfoot.
Dorset £145 Bidlake.
Oxford £144 Stepend.
Beltex £142 Maryholm, £118 Riverhill.
Charollais £141 Riverhill, £140 Stepend, £117 Wardrew, £116 Golden Lane.
North Country Cheviot £130 Bradley Farm, £129 Catslackburn, £125 Morley Hill, £112 Potholm, £97 Holylee House.
Blackface £123, £115 Chapel Farm, £110 Culdoach, £105 Wardrew, £98 Riverhill.
Zwartbles £118 Riverhill.
Swaledale £109 Morley Hill, £88 Sunday Sight, £76 Castle Nook.
Hill Cheviot £108 Commonside, £102 Horseupcleugh, £98 Graystale, £97 Sorbie, £94 Commonside.
Easycare £98 Dowlaw.
Herdwick £88 High Priorscales.
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Heavy to 205.5p (197.9p)
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Heavy to 224.5p (202.7p)
Young bulls 179.5p (176.4p)
Light to 258.0p (194.6p)
Standard to 311.0p (199.2p)
Medium to 240.0p (196.3p)
Heavy to 230.0p (167.2p)
Light to £89.00 (£60.78)
Heavy to £163.00 (£103.05)
Cast Rams £179.00 (£108.29)