Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 5 prime cattle, 2 OTM cattle, 1,672 prime lambs and 3,565 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd July 2015.

A small show of prime cattle forward, trade much sharper for all classes. Finishers should take advantage of the increased trade and competition.

Heifers sold to 222.5p per kilo from Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling to Border Meats, Lockerbie.
Bullocks sold to 209.5p per kilo from Messrs Taylor, Englishtown, to B. Taylor, Lockerbie.

The 1,672 prime lambs were much sharper than expected, mainly owing to smaller shows of lambs around the country all week. Lightweight lambs easier on the week as forward in more numbers, export and heavier weight lambs dearer. Overall average was 168.9p (SQQ 170.7p), which would be the best average seen this week by some distance, however may be short lived as more numbers come foward. Top price of £88 per head for Suffolks from Hollands and to 194p per kilo for Texels from Hollands and Cottage.

Texel 194p Hollands and Cottage, 193p, 188p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 188p New Hummerbecks, 186p Upper Senwick, 185p Hollands and Thorns.
Suffolk 189p New Hummerbecks, 183p Porterstown, 180p Shawhill, 178p Doveden Hall and Cottage, 177p Whins and Shield Green.
Jacob 185p Golden Lane.
Charollais 183p Porterstown, 179.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 177p Porterstown, 175p Hallburn, 172p Pennyhill Park.
Beltex 177p Upper Senwick.
Hill Cheviot 176p, 174p, 170p Cottage, 169p Cowburn.
Greyface 172p Newington, 167p Plantation View, 161p, 160p Pennyhill Park.

Suffolk £88 Hollands, £82 Westhills, £80 Low Hallburn and High Wreay, £79 Albierigg and Slicky, £78 Beckhall.
Texel £82 Bridgestone, £80 Upper Senwick and High Wreay, £77 Fowrass and Upper Tinwald, £75.50 Newtown, Dykehead, Hollands and Bridgestone, £74.50 Hollands, Newtown and Cowans.
Beltex £74.50 Upper Senwick.
Charollais £74 Knowe Farm, £72 Hallburn, £70 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £66.50 Hallburn, £64.50 Oakdene.
Greyface £70, £64 Brownleazes.
Lleyn £65 Guards.
Oxford £61 Guards.
Hill Cheviot £54 Tushielaw.

A larger show of 3,565 cast ewes, rams and old season hoggets saw fat ewes harder to cash, plain ewes slightly easier but good lean selling ewes and hill ewes remain good selling trade. Rams continued to stay in demand and short of buyer requirements.

Texel £149 Beckfoot, £145 Heatherglen, £138 Mossburnford, £137 Heatherglen, £135 Kilnford Croft.
Charollais £124 Fowrass, £120 Beckfoot, £108, £102 Heatherglen, £96 Chaseside.
Suffolk £112 Lynegar, £104 Drumreach, £102 Kilnford Croft, £100 Ringliggate and Marygate, £99 High Wreay.
Beltex £109 Kilnford Croft, £88 Fowrass.
Leicester £99, £95 Tinnis, £91 East Unthank, £88 Fernoch, £82 East Unthank.
Half Bred £91 Beckfoot, £76 Whins.
Greyface £87 Fallowfield, £82 Newington, £81 Boyach, £78 Brownleazes, £77 Firth and Slicky.
North Country Cheviot £86 Corncockle, £80 Parcelstown, £79 Bidlake, £77 Heatherglen.
Zwartbles £78 Holmlea.

Hill Cheviot £86 Haythwaite Lane, £85 Old Newton, £76 Haythwaite Lane, £68 Latterford, Carlenrigg and Supplebank, £67 Temon.
Lleyn £76 Sloda Hill, £74 Fowrass, £72 Sloda Hill.
Blackface £75 Beckfoot, £69 Brownleazes, £68 Heatherglen, £66 Thorns, £64 Fowrass.
Easycare £65, £64 Drumreach, £64 Hesket House.
Swaledale £55 Blindhillbush, £54 High Crossgill, £46 Pasture House.
Herdwick £53 Greenside.

Texel £158 Beckfoot, £154 Fontanbleau, £140 Chaseside, £126 Drumblair, £116 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £150 Beckfoot, £142, £120 Fontanbleau, £96 Westerseat.
Charollais £140 Chaseside, £138 Fontanbleau, £110 Beckfoot, £92 Marygate.
Zwartbles £138, £112 Holmlea.
North Country Cheviot £118 Fontanbleau.
Leicester £102 Fontanbleau, £100 Chaseside.
Beltex £100 Chaseside, £90 Fontanbleau.
Lleyn £99 Hesket House, £80 Marygate.
Beulah £98 Breconside.
Dorset £94, £92 Bidlake.
Blackface £90 Chaseside.
Swaledale £70 Gate Ghyll and Newbiggin.
Easycare £62 Hesket House, £58 Mossfennan.


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Medium to 209.5p (209.0p)
Heavy to 197.5p (197.5p)

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Heavy to 222.5p (215.1p)

Light to 194.0p (172.6p)
Standard to 194.0p (173.6p)
Medium to 186.0p (167.6p)
Heavy to 170.0p (158.5p)
O/weight 152.0p (139.5p)

Light to £86.00 (£50.35)
Heavy to £149.00 (£78.22)

Cast Rams £158.00 (£80.89)

corresponding week 2014 sale report