Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 15 prime cattle, 19 OTM cattle, 2,227 prime lambs, 705 prime hoggs and 3,915 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th June 2015.
Prime cattle sold to a sharper trade as numbers tighten and are short of buyers requirements.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 219.5p Nether Onsett, 200.5p, 198.5p, 196.5p, 190.5p Englishtown.
Black & White 180.5p, 179.5p High Moat.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,338 Nether Onsett, £1,171, £1,151, £1,132 Englishtown.
Black & White £1,146, £1,112 High Moat.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais 204.5p, 194.5p Sceughdyke, 190.5p, 187.5p Barrow Ling.
Limousin 199.5p Englishtown.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais £1,378, £1,295 Barrow Ling, £1,186, £1,134 Sceughdyke.
Limousin £1,157 Englishtown.
A better show of OTM cattle with more meat cows on offer, trade on par with other centres.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 145p Rigg Smiddy, 133p Bleatarn, 129p, 125p Rigg Smiddy, 125p Bleatarn.
Black & White 131p, 121p Jerriestown, 120p, 103p Low Moat.
Angus 123p, 121p, 115p Rigg Smiddy.
Hereford 115p Kilnhill.
OTMS – PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Black & White £949, £683 Jerriestown, £664 Low Moat.
Limousin £911 Bleatarn, £870 Rigg Smiddy, £837 Bleatarn.
Angus £762, £707 Rigg Smiddy.
Hereford £759 Kilnhill.
The 2,227 prime lambs were a larger show on the week. Following national trend all lambs were easier on the week, due to many Muslim firms not operating due to Ramadam. Overall average was 180.7p (SQQ 181.3p). Top price of £102 per head for Texels from Four O Boot and to 230p per kilo for Texels from Demesne.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 230p Demesne, 212.1p Cottage, 212p High Greenhill, 211p New Hummerbecks, 207p Wallend.
Beltex 208p Netherplace.
Suffolk 206p, 202p, 197p, 194p Cottage, 193p The Land and Shield Green.
Hill Cheviot 206p Cottage, 184.4p Longrow.
Charollais 204p Cottage, 195p, 194p Porterstown, 188p Heatherglen, 186p Porterstown.
Jacob 200p Golden Lane.
Greyface 179p Airds of Balcary, 167p Cottage.
Herdwick 177p Longrow.
Oxford 172p Barnglies, 155p Guards.
Blackface 168p Maidencots.
Lleyn 161p Leathorn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £102 Four O Boot, £98 Glenzierfoot, £96 Millhouse and Four O Boot, £91 Carslae and Townfoot, £90 High Greenhill and Millhouse.
Suffolk £93 Barnglies, £92 Upper Mains, £90, £89 The Land, £88 Wallend.
Greyface £89 Redgate Head, £71 Reaygarth.
Charollais £85 Bidlake, £83 Heatherglen, £80 Pates Hill, £78 Heatherglen, £77 Red House.
Oxford £79 Barnglies.
Beltex £75 Netherplace.
Blackface £64 Maidencots.
Hill Cheviot £59 Longrow.
Herdwick £55 Longrow.
A much smaller show of 705 hoggs, very mixed in quality and sold to recent rates. Overall sale average of 148.8p per kilo (SQQ 151p). The sale was topped at £76 for Texels from Heatherglen and to 179p per kilo for Suffolks from Kirkwood Mains.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Suffolk 179p Kirkwood Mains, 167p, 149p Burnbrae, 148p Newington.
Texel 172p Pitogarty, 165p Westhills, 163p Plumpe and Holebeck, 162p Raws, 161p Borlick.
Charollais 172p Raws, 167p Wynholm, 164p, 158p The Mark, 157p Whinneyknowe.
Blackface 169p Westhills, 168p Plumpe, 166p Borlick, 163p Raws, 159p Plumpe.
Hill Cheviot 168p Golden Lane, 166p Plumpe, 162p Raws, 156p Pennersaughs and Golden Lane.
Shetland 157p Oswie, 156p Newington.
Swaledale 151p Whitton, 141p Oswie.
Herdwick 149p Caulside.
Hebridean 145p Snowhill.
Greyface 129.4p East Greenridge, 129p Whitton, 119p Far Howe.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £76 Heatherglen, £74 High Greenhill, £73 Swelle Piggery, £72 Pitogarty, £71 Crossways.
Suffolk £74 Newington, £73 Swelle Piggery, £70 Kirkwood Mains, £68 Swelle Piggery, £66 Fern House.
Swaledale £68 Whitton, £65 Oswie.
Hill Cheviot £68 Pennersaughs and Plumpe, £64 Pennersaughs, £57 Caulside, £55 Raws.
Blackface £67 Plumpe, £66 Aikengall and Plumpe, £65 Plumpe, £63 Whitton.
Greyface £60 Broomhills and Brampton Fell, £53 Oswie.
Shetland £55 Oswie.
Herdwick £52 Caulside.
Hebridean £42 Snowhill.
A much larger show of 3,915 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade very similar on the week with fat ewes still hard to cash. Rams continue to be very dear.
Texel £143 Heatherglen, £140 Townfoot, £136 High Lovelady Shield, £135 Cubbyhill, £130 Townfoot.
Charollais £120, £118 Chaseside, £116 Thackwood and Pates Hill, £112 Haas Grove, £109 Thackwood.
Suffolk £112, £107 Heatherglen, £101 Chaseside, £100 Mossburnford, Becton Hall and Mirkbooths, £99 Chaseside.
Beltex £106 Tercrosset, £100 Brewery House, £90 Heatherglen, £80 Red House.
North Country Cheviot £102 Bardnaclaven, £94 Haithwaite, £93 Lythmore, £89 Caulside, £86 Chaseside.
Leicester £94 High Burnfoot, £86 Castle Nook, £85 Forget Me Not, £80 Whitton.
Cheviot Mule £94 Nether Brotherstone, £84 Pitogarty and Forsie, £82 Achalone, £75 Crumhaughhill.
Zwartbles £85 Cubby Hill.
Greyface £80 Haithwaite, £79 Culquhasen and Crossways, £77 Newtown, Nether Brotherstone and Haithwaite, £76 Mossburnford, West End and Hayclose, £75 Golden Lane, Whitton, Aikengall and Ringliggate.
Dorset £72 Golden Lane, £71 Bidlake.
Hill Cheviot £84 Longburgh Fauld, £76 Castle Nook, £69 Greenwell, £68 Castle Nook, £64 Burnhouse.
Kerry Hill £80 Heatherglen.
Lleyn £75 Croftheads, £74 Golden Lane, £72 Townfoot, £63 Croftheads.
Blackface £70 East Farm, Balgerran and Longyester, £69 Brewery House, £68 Ralphshield and Auchencairn, £67 Aikengall and Longyester, £64 Burnbrae and Longyester.
Swaledale £70 Whitton, £64 High Lovelady Shield, £63 Snowden Close, £62 Castle Nook and East Greenridge, £60 High Burnfoot.
Easycare £66 Cottage.
Herdwick £50 Haas Grove.
Charollais £200 Graceside, £162 Chaseside, £158 Heatherglen, £130 Graceside.
Texel £172 Beckfoot, £171 Heatherglen, £168 Graceside, £160 Haithwaite, £158 Becton Hall.
Suffolk £170 Graceside, £156 Beckfoot, £134, £126 Great Hackworthy, £118 Bidlake.
Charollais £158, £132 Heatherglen.
North Country Cheviot £154 Haithwaite, £146 Whitton, £112 Heatherglen.
Leicester £150 Whitton, £144 Castle Nook, £128 Great Hackworthy, £112 Whitton.
Zwartbles £136 Heatherglen, £108 Beckfoot.
Dorset £134 Beckfoot, £116 Heatherglen, £104 Red House.
Lleyn £110 South Bowerhouses, £90 Great Hackworthy.
Border Leicester £98 Lythmore.
Blackface £98 Heatherglen, £94 Balgerran, £82 Westhills.
Swaledale £80 Whitton, £76 Castle Nook.
Beltex £80 Byers Farm.
Light to 196.5p (196.5p)
Medium to 219.5p (194.6p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)
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Medium to 204.5p (201.9p)
Heavy to 194.5p (190.6p)
Light to 169.0p (152.1p)
Standard to 179.0p (149.8p)
Medium to 168.0p (151.5p)
Heavy to 148.0p (126.4p)
Shearlings 158.0p (142.0p)
Light to 230.0p (195.4p)
Standard to 208.0p (185.2p)
Medium to 212.0p (177.7p)
Heavy to 191.5p (176.4p)
O/weight 181.0p (168.4p)
Light to £84.00 (£57.59)
Heavy to £143.00 (£83.48)
Cast Rams £200.00 (£115.34)