Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 16 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 5 OTM cattle, 11 spring lambs, 5,726 prime hoggs and 2,295 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th April 2015.
A larger show of prime cattle met a trade very competitive with other outlets.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Angus 213.5p, 198.5p, 196.5p The Shaws.
Limousin 199.5p Houghton House, 190.5p Snab Farm, 189.5p Hallees and Houghton House, 188.5p, 183.5p Hallees, 182.5p Bleatarn.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,345, £1,256 Houghton House, £1,244, £1,231 Hallees, £1,222 Bleatarn, £1,201 Hallees, £1,162 Snab Farm.
Angus £1,218, £1,152, £1,151 The Shaws.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 229.5p, 200.5p Hallburn, 198.5p, 191.5p, 189.5p Englishtown, 181.5p Bleatarn.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,285 Hallburn, £1,243 Hallburn, £1,184, £1,168 Englishtown, £1,143 Bleatarn.
YOUNG BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Simmental 180.5p Kirtleton House.
YOUNG BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Simmental £1,299 Kirtleton House.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 153.5p Palmer Hill.
Black & White 91.5p, 88.5p, 87.5p The Stubb.
11 Spring Lambs sold to £113, £107 and £106 for Charollais’ from Wester Parkgate, with lighter lambs far more in demand than the heavy ones.
Another fine show of 5,726 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers with the average 3p up on the week at 198.1p per kilo overall, the SQQ 206.6p was also up 3p. Export hoggs and lightweight hoggs remain very dear, averaging well over £2 per kilo with heavier hoggs similar on the week, more handyweight hoggs could be sold to advantage. Top of 254p per kilo for Beltex from Oaktree Drive and to £119 per head for Texel from Roselea.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 254p Oaktree Drive, 245p Waterside, 227.3p Kirkbarrow Hall, 224p Chapel Farm, 219p Kirkbarrow Hall.
Texel 230p Auchengray, 229p Langholm Farm, 225p Brydekirk Mains, 224p Boughlin and The Nook, 223p Guardsmill.
North Country Cheviot 229p Hillhead, 221p Achscrabster, 219p Hillhead, 218p Crawsknowe, 217p Cara View.
Hill Cheviot 223p Macharioch, 221p Stenries, Golden Lane and Shawhead, 220p Shawhead, 219p Dryfeholm and Golden Lane, 217p Chapel Farm and Longburgh Fauld.
Charollais 221p Allerby Hall, 211p Chapel Farm, Outertown and Golden Lane, 203p Troloss, 200p Golden Lane, 194p Blackburn.
Blackface 220p Stenries, 217p Bush of Ewes and Brackley, 216p Red House, 215p South Lambhill, 213p Bush of Ewes.
Shetland 217p Newington, 207p Chapel Farm, 204p Golden Lane.
Suffolk 217p Lenaig, 214p North House and Dunjop, 213p Dunjop, 209p The Land, 208p Lenaig and Langholm Farm.
Cheviot Mule 212p Allerby Hall, 205p North House, 200p Newington, 193p Catslackburn.
Welsh Mountain 206p Waterside.
Greyface 203p Golden Lane, 200p Toftcombs and Golden Lane, 197p Langholm Farm, 195p Outertown and Golden Lane, 193p Tarra.
Herdwick 200p, 171p Rowhead.
Jacob 195p Rowhead.
Hampshire 192p Tarra.
Kerry Hill 182p, 173p, 168p Machrimore Mill Farm.
Zwartbles 158.9p Newington.
Easycare 157p Beckhall.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £119 Roselea, £118 Dunjop, £116 Roselea, £109, £108 Kilncroft.
Suffolk £118 Kilnford Croft and Guards Mill, £115 Brewery House Barn, £112 Beckhall, £111 Yett Farm, £100 Gibblaston.
Beltex £105 Boughlin, £104, £100 Kirkbarrow Hall, £99 Oaktree Drive, £98 Waterside.
North Country Cheviot £99 Cooms, £95.50 Whins, £94 Buchanan House, £93.50 Longburgh Fauld and The Land, £93 Whins, Hill Crest, The Land, Crawsknowe and Dryfeholm.
Charollais £96.50 Chapel Farm, £95 Moss Side and Sceughdyke, £93, £91 Allerby Hall, £90.50 Sceughdyke.
Kerry Hill £94, £85, £80 Machrimore Mill Farm.
Hill Cheviot £92.50, £91.50 Longburgh Fauld, £91 Sandbed, £90.50 Cleughbrae, £90 Fingland.
Blackface £90.50 Milnmark, £90 Kilnford Croft and Yett Farm, £89 Kilnford Croft, Smalmstown, Nether Onsett and Troloss, £88 Smalmstown, £87.50 West Scales.
Cheviot Mule £89 Allerby Hall, £86 Dunjop, £85 Catslackburn, £80 Newington, £76 North House.
Zwartbles £89 Newington.
Greyface £88 Langholm Farm, £85 Nether Onsett and Oaktree Drive, £80 Guardsmill, £77 Smalmstown, £75 Newington, Langholm Farm and Crook Bank.
Herdwick £77, £74 Rowhead.
Easycare £77 Beckhall.
Jacob £74 Rowhead.
Hampshire £71 Tarra.
Welsh Mountain £70 Waterside.
Shetland £65 Newington.
Leicester £60 High Frost Hall.
The 2,295 cast ewes and rams were well short of buyer’s requirements and resulted in a record overall sale average for the centre of £114 per head. Heavyweight ewes were up another £12 on the week with lightweights up £8 and rams up £11. Rams to £200 for a Leicester from Potholm, closely followed at £196 for Texels from Felltop. Heavy ewes to £178 for Charollais from Riverhill. Hill ewes to £109 for Blackfaces from Chirdon.
Charollais £178 Riverhill, £170 Stepend, £164 Thackwood, £162 Felltop, £156 Thackwood.
Texel £176 Kilncroft, £168 Cleughbrae and The Square, £166 Kilnford Croft, £164 Riverhill and Machrihanish, £160 Stepend.
Suffolk £176 Kilnford Croft, £175 Felltop, £166 The Land, £163 Stepend, £160 Kilnford Croft.
Beltex £168 Waterside, £112 Riverhill.
Bleu d’Maine £162 Felltop.
North Country Cheviot £150 Miller Place, £125 Stepend, £116 Parcelstown, New Cottage and Balure, £112 Torgorm, £110 Stepend.
Half Bred £138 Guardsmill.
Greyface £125 Westend, £122 Fern House, £120 Torgorm and Windmill Cottage, £119 Stepend and Spoutbank, £118 Bidlake, Thorneyland, Westhills and Sykehead.
Zwartbles £125 The Square, £116 Felltop.
Leicester £124 Gapshield, £90 Toftcombs.
Cheviot Mule £122 Achamore, £109 Cumcrook.
Border Leicester £112 Maidencots.
Blackface £109 Chirdon, £94 Felltop, £92 Brewery House Barn, £90 Gibblaston and Sundhope, £89 Chirdon.
Hill Cheviot £107 Falnash, £89 Oakwood, £87 Easterfrew, £78 Toftcombs, £76 Cumcrook.
Easycare £98 Hesket House.
Swaledale £92 Rosedene, £85 Nirvana, £84 Westhills, £83 Aldery Terrace, £82 Sanders Close.
Lleyn £89 Snowsgreen, £82 Langholm Farm.
Clun £89 Tarra.
Herdwick £69 Rowhead.
Leicester £200 Potholm, £122 Westhills, £120 Felltop.
Texel £196 Felltop, £186 Kilnford Croft, £174 Riverhill, £168 Stepend, £166 Kilnford Croft.
Suffolk £178 Felltop, £174, £168, £160 Kilnford Croft, £152 Bidlake.
Charollais £172, £154, £148, £146 Felltop, £145 Mossburnford.
Easycare £145 Crook Bank.
Beltex £136 Riverhill, £134 Felltop, £132 Shankfieldhead.
Zwartbles £128 Riverhill.
Blackface £120 Chirdon, £114 Felltop, £112 Felltop, £100 Chirdon.
Hill Cheviot £110 Crook Bank, £102 Monk Farm.
Herdwick £85 Rowhead.
Light to 213.5p (213.5p)
Medium to 199.5p (194.8p)
Heavy to 189.5p (186.0p)
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Medium to 229.5p (229.5p)
Heavy to 200.5p (181.5p)
Young bulls 180.5p (180.5p)
Light to 229.0p (204.7p)
Standard to 254.0p (208.3p)
Medium to 245.0p (206.0p)
Heavy to 217.0p (181.4p)
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Medium to 257.0p (256.8p)
Heavy to 210.0p (209.8p)
O/weight 161.0p (160.0p)
Light to £109.00 (£68.17)
Heavy to £178.00 (£125.45)
Cast Rams £200.00 (£126.81)