Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 2,123 prime hoggs, 1,683 spring lambs and 3,605 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th June 2015.
A small show of OTM and prime cattle were forward to a full ring of buyers. All classes meeting a brisk selling trade and short of buyer requirements. Many more could be sold to advantage.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 181.5p Highmoorhead.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Angus 207.5p Sceughdyke.
Simmental 193.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais 189.5p Sceughdyke, 185.5p Plumpe.
British Blue 181.5p Plumpe.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Angus £1,296 Sceughdyke.
Charolais £1,252 Plumpe, £1,004 Sceughdyke.
British Blue £1,098 Plumpe.
Simmental £1,073 Sceughdyke.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 157.5p, 137.5p, 131.5p Nunscleugh.
Belted Galloway 123.5p Shankbridge End.
Black & White 139.5p, 89.5p The Nook.
OTMS – PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £945, £900, £749 Nunscleugh.
Blonde d’Aquitaine £895 Old Irvine.
Belted Galloway £852 Shankbridge End.
Black & White £802 The Nook.
Lambs were a larger show to usual ring of buyers and saw the best trade this week averaging 200ppk for 1650. Heavyweight lambs regularly between £95 and £105 with best export quality lambs 220-240ppk. Light weight lambs keenly sought after and many more could be sold to advantage. Top price of £108 per head for Texels from Cowans Farm & Suffolks from Kilnford Croft and to 256p per kilo for Texels from Mossband House.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 256p Mossband House, 238p Gallowberry, 236p Cubby Hill, 220p Hermitage, 219.5p Gallowberry.
Suffolk 210p, 209p Carsegowan, 206p Sceughdyke, 205p Knowe Farm, Bleatarn and Culquhasen, 204p Sceughdyke, Bleatarn, Nirvana and Carsegowan.
Hampshire 208p, 195p Barnglies.
Charollais 208p Heatherglen, 207p Wyeby Hill Cottage, 204p Culquhasen, 203p Greenburn and Culquhasen, 202p Rottington.
Blackface 194p Mossband House.
Greyface 190p, 176p Airds of Balcary.
Oxford 190p Mossband Hall, 184p Heatherglen.
Dorset 188p Heatherglen.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £108 Cowans, £107 Dykehead, £103 Gallowberry, £100 Cowans Farm, £99 Woodhead.
Suffolk £108, £106, £105 Kilnford Croft, £98 Heatherglen, £97 Westhills.
Charollais £100 Heatherglen, £94 Knowe Farm, £87 Rottington Hall, £84.50 Knowe Farm, £83 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Hampshire £97.50, £91.50 Barnglies.
Dorset £92 Heatherglen.
Oxford £74 Mossband Hall.
Blackface £64 Mossband House.
Greyface £60 Airds of Balcary.
A large show of 2,123 hoggs for the time of year, good fleshed hoggs still in demand. Overall sale average of 146.6p per kilo (SQQ 155.5p). The sale was topped at £96 for Texels from New Farm and to 183p per kilo for Beltex from Snade Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 183p, 182p Snade Farm.
Hill Cheviot 180p Golden Lane, 177p Whinneyknowe, 175p Burnbrae, 173p Graystale, 172p The Mark and Lirrit.
Texel 176p Sykehead and Raws, 175p Broomhills, 174p Lirrit, 172p Burnbrae, 170p Hill Court.
Charollais 172p Raws, 167p Wynholm, 164p, 158p The Mark, 157p Whinneyknowe.
Greyface 168p Raws, 167p West Logan, 163p, 162p Raws, 160p Sykehead.
Blackface 168p West Scales, 167p, 165p Raws, 163p Sykehead, 162p Graystale.
Herdwick 167p Ashley Park, 164p, 157p Whinneyknowe.
Suffolk 165p New Hummerbecks, 161p Lirrit, 157.7p Barron House, 156p Lirrit, 155p Whinneyknowe.
Shetland 155p, 148p New Hummerbecks.
Easycare 149p South Port O Spittal.
Swaledale 134p Stoneraise, 132p Chapel Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £96 New Farm, £89 Golden Lane and New Farm, £88 Lanarkland, £87 Brisco, £86 Broomhills and Sykehead.
Suffolk £89 Lanarkland and Auchengray, £87 Whinneyknowe, £86 Raws, £82 Barron House, £80 Lanarkland.
Greyface £85 Whinneyknowe, £68 Raws, Broomhills and Whinneyknowe, £64 Sykehead and Raws, £62 Bidlake.
Beltex £84 Snade Farm.
Herdwick £82, £80 Whinneyknowe.
Charollais £79 Raws, £75 The Mark, £74 Whinneyknowe.
Hill Cheviot £78 Broomhills, £77 Whinneyknowe, £72, £70 Wicketthorn, £70 West Logan, £69.50 Lirrit.
Blackface £76, £70 Raws, £67 West Scales and Broomhills, £65 Sykehead, £64 West Scales.
Charollais £70 Chapel Farm.
Easycare £70 South Port O Spittal.
Swaledale £58 Brisco, £50 Chapel Farm (Hebson).
Shetland £57 South Port O Spittal.
A larger show of 3,605 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade similar with fat not really wanted and hard to cash but small, lean and plain ewes easily sold and short of requirements. Rams continue to be in demand.
Texel £148 Harene, £144 Heatherglen, £136 Beckfoot and Harene, £129 Heatherglen, £127 Chaseside.
Suffolk £137, £124, £114 Glebelands, £106, £105 Huntington.
Zwartbles £126 Broomhills (Armstrong), £84 Marygate.
Charollais £120 Chaseside, £109 Glebelands and Chaseside, £106 Snade Farm, £105 Heatherglen, £100 Glebelands.
Beltex £112 Chaseside, £110 Heatherglen, £108 Sowerby Wood, £106 Glebelands, £100 Stanger Hill.
Leicester £98 Brownleazes, £96 Fordlands, £90 Heatherglen, £87 Deadwater, £86 Barsalloch.
Cheviot Mule £95 Langton Lees, £80 Mains of Machermore.
North Country Cheviot £95, £90 Hownam Grange, £86 Trecorner, £84 Chaseside, £77 Beckfoot.
Teeswater £82 Raws.
Greyface £80 Stanger Hill, £79 Marygate, Golden Lane and Lordstown, £78 Elveden, Golden Lane and New Hummerbecks, £77 Barron House, £76 Trecorner, Broomhills (Armstrong) and New Hummerbecks.
Lleyn £81 Croftheads, £75 Ringliggate, £72 The Mark, £69 Croftheads.
Blackface £80 Barron House, £79 Brownleazes, £74 Drumreach, £73 Margate and Brownleazes, £71 Balgerran.
Hill Cheviot £78 Crossdykes, £76 Drycleuchlea and Beechwood, £75 Cumcrook, £71 Castlehill and Hownam Grange.
Swaledale £72 Midtodhills, £70 Bayldon, £69 Baggarah, £62 Whitfield, £59 Fordlands.
Clun £72 Kinning Hall.
Jacob £70 Golden Lane.
Easycare £68 Dowlaw, £61 Mossfennan and South Port O Spittal, £59 Dowlaw.
Herdwick £60 Longrigg, £55 Mossband House.
Suffolk £174 Chapel Farm (Hutchison), £140 Heatherglen, £132 Beckfoot, £122 Marygate.
Texel £161 Brownleazes, £154, £152 Chaseside, £148 Hill Croft, £142 Beckfoot.
Charollais £158, £132 Heatherglen.
Charollais £156 Heatherglen, £126 Elveden, £102 Heatherglen.
Leicester £152 Fordlands, £136 Brownleazes, £110 Whitfield, £90 Barsalloch.
Zwartbles £136 Heatherglen, £108 Beckfoot.
Hampshire £136, £112 Beckfoot.
Cheviot £130 Drumreach, £88 Drycleuchlea, £84 Catslackburn, £83 Hownam Grange, £80 Drumreach.
Lleyn £120, £102 Marygate, £90 The Mark.
Blackface £110 Brownleazes, £88, £84 Chapel (Hutchison).
Herdwick £87 Longrigg.
Easycare £87, £68 South Port O Spittal.
Jacob £84 Golden Lane.
Swaledale £80 Whitfield, £78 Roachburn, £70 Kielder Head.
Beltex £78 Stanger Hill.
Light to 181.5p (181.5p)
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Medium to 193.5p (180.3p)
Heavy to 207.5p (191.4p)
Light to 180.0p (155.6p)
Standard to 182.0p (158.2p)
Medium to 175.0p (151.5p)
Heavy to 183.0p (115.4p)
Shearlings 172.0p (140.2p)
Light to 217.0p (199.6p)
Standard to 256.0p (201.7p)
Medium to 220.0p (199.0p)
Heavy to 208.0p (199.4p)
O/weight 183.0p (165.2p)
Light to £81.00 (£59.85)
Heavy to £148.00 (£85.13)
Cast Rams £174.00 (£102.71)