Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 11 prime cattle, 8 OTM cattle, 4,488 prime hoggs and 2,855 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd April 2015.
Prime cattle met a sharper trade with both new purchasers and vendors in attendance. More cattle required to meet buyer’s requirements. Top price per kilo and per head was a Limousin heifer from Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling, Southwaite, which sold for 217.5p (£1,359.38) purchased by M.J. Wharton, Wigton. Another Limousin heifer from the same home sold for 213.5p (£1,259.65) to the same buyer.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Angus 193.5p, 191.5p, 189.5p Plumpe Farm.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 217.5p, 213.5p Barrow Ling, 209.5p Houghton House, 207.5p Sceughdyke, 195.5p Plumpe Farm.
Charolais 193.5p Sceughdyke,
Stabiliser 189.5p Sceughdyke
Angus 189.5p Plumpe Farm.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Angus £1,025 Plumpe Farm.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,359, £1,259 Barrow Ling, £1,245 Sceughdyke, £1,192 Plumpe Farm, £1,110 Houghton House
Charolais £1,180 Sceughdyke.
Stabiliser £1,137 Sceughdyke
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 169.5p Palmer Hill, 119.5p Newbie Barns.
Angus 120.5p North Howes.
British Blue 171.5p Low Old Shield.
Simmental 173.5p Low Old Shield, 130.5p, 129.5p Kirtleton House.
OTMS – PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Simmental £1,037, £1,010 Kirtleton House.
Angus £843 North Howes.
Limousin £806 Newbie Barns.
A smaller show of 4,488 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Following national trends, all classes of prime hoggs were easier on the week, especially hoggs which were out of spec (over 45 kilos) due to large numbers throughout the country. Export weight and lightweight hoggs continue to sell well, being short of buyer’s requirements. The sale averaged 184.5p overall (SQQ 189p).
Top price per head was £102 for Beltex from Whitehill Cottage & Texels from Golden Lane, and to 235p per kilo for Beltex from Waterside.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 235p Waterside, 229p Whitehill Cottage, 214p Albierigg, 213p Whitehill Cottage, 205p Ericstane.
Texel 218p Maidencots, 210p Plumpe, 209p Dinwoodie Green, 206p The Firs, 205p Kirtlebank.
Greyface 213p, 203p Marygate, 183p Braidlie, 176p Maidencots, 173p Culquhasen.
Hill Cheviot 209p Kirtlebank, 206p Dryfeholm, 200p Challoch and Stoneraise, 199p Wicket Thorn, Falnash and Bloch, 198p Plumpe Farm and Haithwaite.
North Country Cheviot 206p Whins, 205p Station Yard, 201.2p Kirtlebank, 201p, 199p Whins.
Blackface 206p Thorns, 194p Easter Dawyck, 193p Plumpe, 188p Sykehead, 187p Thorns.
Suffolk 202p Maidencots, 193p Dunjop, 192p Sykehead, 189p Waterside, 188p Millfield Demesne.
Charollais 188p Croft House.
Lonk 172p Bush of Ewes.
Cheviot Mule 163p Catslackburn.
Herdwick 161p Longrow.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Beltex £102 Whitehill Cottage, £94 Waterside, £88 Whitehill Cottage, £84 Ericstane, £83.50 Waterside.
Texel £102 Golden Lane, £98, £93 Blackhamilton, £93 Kilnhill, Brampton Fell and Longburgh Fauld, £90 Station Yard, Dinwoodie Green and Blackhamilton, £89.50 Longburgh Fauld.
Suffolk £99 Steel Farm, £96 Broomhills, £92, £90 Tetcott, £88 The Nook.
North Country Cheviot £92 Longburgh Fauld, £88.50, £88 Fingland, £87 Haithwaite, £86.50 Longburgh Fauld, Whins and Station Yard.
Hill Cheviot £90 Damhead, £87 Haithwaite, £86.50 Dryfeholm, £86, £85.50 Sandbed, £85.50 Wicket Thorn.
Cheviot Mule £88 Catslackburn.
Greyface £81 Marygate, £80 The Nook, £77 Marygate, £76 Redesmouth, £75 Braidlie.
Charollais £79 Croft House.
Blackface £77 Plumpe, £76 Damhead, £75.50 Plumpe, £75 Haithwaite, £74 Bowershield, Stoneraise Place, Nether Onsett and Plumpe.
Lonk £67 Bush of Ewes.
Herdwick £53 Longrow.
A slightly smaller show of 2,855 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. All classes of ewes were easier on the week, especially for heavy ewes (back £10-£12) and over fat ewes. Hill ewes and plain ewes continue to sell at recent rates, cast rams continue to be easily sold and are short of buyer’s requirements.
Texel £148 Riverhill, £140, £136 Stepend, £135 Blackhamilton, £128 Felltop.
Charollais £146 Riverhill, £128 Stepend, £122 Felltop, £120 Riverhill, £116 Felltop.
Suffolk £132 Felltop, £130 Whitegates, £127 Maidencots, £126 Knock, £122 Wellington Farm.
Zwartbles £117 Romanway, £84 Holmlea.
Leicester £110 Midtodhills, £108 Albierigg, £107 Bidlake, £106 Riverhill, £98 Longlea.
North Country Cheviot £106 Ericstane, £104 Philiphaugh, £101 Riverhill, £100 Ericstane, £99 Haithwaite.
Cheviot Mule £105 Felltop, £88 Hassendeanburn.
Border Leicester £100 Stepend.
Greyface £96 Golden Lane, £95 Caberston, £92 Shield Green, £91 Braehead, £90 Woodhouse and Gilside.
Beltex £85 Mid Banks.
Blackface £87 Tone Hall, £84 Redesmouth and Lanehead, £82 Brewery House, £79 Gall Farm, £78 Cathpair and Peela Hill.
Swaledale £86 Spoutbank, £79 Sanders Close, £77 Kilnstown, £76 High Crossgill, £74 Broadmea and Spoutbank.
Lleyn £82 Steel Farm, £66 Knock.
Cheviot £81 Tushielaw, £78 Falnash, £74 Damhead, £72 Crosscleugh, £70 Fenwick.
Jacob £74 Croft House.
Herdwick £55 Gall Farm, £52 Longrow.
Shetland £55 Knock.
Goats £75 Peela Hill, £70 Tarnside House.
Texel £168 Stepend, £150 Felltop, £148 Riverhill, £144 Turnbank, £142 Ericstane.
Charollais £156, £152 Felltop, £149 Stepend, £130 Riverhill.
Leicester £142 Romesbeoch, £128 Longrow, £128, £126 High Crossgill, £122 Redesmouth, £120 East Unthank.
Suffolk £142 Marygate and Stepend, £139 Riverhill, £138 Felltop, £134 Riverhill, £118 Knock.
Zwartbles £130 Knock.
Romney Marsh £122 Bidlake
Beltex £120 Felltop.
Rouge £120 Riverhill.
Blackface £100 Felltop, £98 Earlshaugh, £96 Felltop, £86 Felltop.
Hill Cheviot £91 Tushielaw, £70 Catslackburn.
Wensleydale £88 Riverhill.
Swaledale £83 Broadmea, £76 High Crossgill, £67 Sanders Close.
Light to 193.5p (191.5p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)
Light to 189.5p (189.5p)
Medium to 213.5p (211.6p)
Heavy to 217.5p (200.8p)
Light to 229.0p (185.2p)
Standard to 218.0p (189.3p)
Medium to 235.0p (189.4p)
Heavy to 213.0p (164.0p)
Shearlings 163.0p (156.0p)
Light to £87.00 (£57.75)
Heavy to £148.00 (£94.59)
Cast Rams £168.00 (£107.04)