Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 15 prime cattle, 14 OTM cattle, 2,517 prime lambs and 5,219 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd July 2015.
Prime cattle met a similar trade, plenty of keen bidders and more required. Top of 218.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, purchased by Highgate Turkeys, Penrith.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 214.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 208p Newtown.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,340 Wyseby Hill Cottage.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 218.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 209.5p Sceughdyke and Bleatarn, 207.5p Newtown, 206.5p Bleatarn, 198.5p Newtown.
Charolais 204.5p, 199.5p Upper Mains.
Simmental 196.5p Sceughdyke.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,309, £1,218 Bleatarn, £1,215 Sceughdyke.
Charolais £1,276, £1,247, £1,190 Upper Mains.
Simmental £1,198 Sceughdyke.
Cows sold similar to national trend topping at 130p for an Angus cow from T.N. Cavers & Co., Sorbie.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Angus 130p, 129p Sorbie.
Limousin 127p Morley Hill.
Simmental 123p Morley Hill.
Black & White 121p Harelawhole, 118p Hethermill.
OTMS – PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Angus £988, £870 Sorbie.
Black & White £913 Harelawhole, £755 Hethermill.
Limousin £825 Morley Hill.
Another good show of 2,517 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, all classes easier on the week in line with national trend, with a respectable average in comparison to many other centres of 148p overall. Top price of £87 per head for Texels from Hillhead and to 178.6p per kilo for Continentals from High House.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Continental 178.6p High House.
Texel 175p Snowsgreen, 173p Thorns and Wallend, 172p High Greenhill, 171.9p Red House, 171p Kilnhill and High Greenhill.
Suffolk 174p, 163p Thorns, 156p Skelfhill, 154p Clonrae and Murza, 150p Wallend.
Beltex 172p Thornthwaite Close.
Swaledale 163p Stonehall.
Greyface 162p High House, 154p, 147p Clonrae, 142p Whiteside, 140p Rottington Hall.
Blackface 160p, 153p Clonrae, 139p Penpeugh.
Charollais 160p Red House, 149p Culquhasen, 143p Scalehill and Fowrass, 141p Barrock End, 139p Knowe Farm.
Hill Cheviot 153p Craigdhu Croft.
Herdwick 146p Farlam Hill.
Cheviot Mule 141p Priesthaugh.
Half Bred 141p High Moat, 139p Adderston Shiels, 138p Earlside.
Oxford 133p Guards.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £87 Hillhead, £74 High Greenhill and High House, £73 Pearsby Hall, £72 Roachburn, High Greenhill and Lynegar, £70 Kilnhill, Kirk House and High Greenhill.
Beltex £74 Thornthwaite Close.
Suffolk £66 Barnglies, £65 Hallburn, Burnfoothill and Barrock End, £64.50 Sceugh Dyke, £64 Whins, Barnsallie and Barnglies, £63 Murza and Magdalene Hall.
Charollais £65.50 Knowe Farm, £60 Fowrass and Staffler, £57 Scalehill, £56 Red House.
Half Bred £65 High Moat.
Half Bred £62 High Moat, £58.50 Adderston Shiels, £58 Earlside.
Greyface £60 Greensburn and Brownleazes, £58 Penpeugh, £57 Aikengall, £56.50 Hareshaw, £56 Rottington Hall.
Hill Cheviot £59.50 Craigdhu Croft.
Cheviot Mule £56.50 Priesthaugh.
Oxford £56 Guards.
Herdwick £54 Farlam Hill.
Blackface £53.50 Clonrae, £53 Penpeugh, £50 Bankend.
Swaledale £44 Stonehall, £40 Burn House.
A smaller show of 5,219 cast ewes and rams were forward to a full ring of buyers old and new, with all classes a shade easier on the week (£2-£3), but still keenly sought after.
Texel £132 Beckfoot, £129 Heatherglen and Crumhaughhill, £128 Harene, £126 Uppercleuch, £124 Chaseside.
Suffolk £116, £114, £112 Haithwaite, £101 Chaseside, £96 Gospel Hall, £94 Flex Farm.
Beltex £108 Nether Dargarvel, £88 Drumreach, £80 Haithwaite.
Charollais £108, £104. £99 Heatherglen, £89 Beckfoot, £88 Copperthorns.
Bleu d’Maine £100 Middle Farm.
Leicester £83 Gapshield, £80 Sanders Close and Haithwaite, £78 Scarrowmanwick, £76 Achnamoine, £75 Gapshield.
Cheviot Mule £80 High Stenries, £73 Skelfhill, £72 Haithwaite, £70 Harene and Heatherglen.
North Country Cheviot £78 Gospel Hall, £74 Temon and Heatherglen, £72 Temon, £71 Earlside, £70 Temon.
Zwartbles £72 Little Westcott and Drumreach.
Greyface £72 Hareshaw, £71 Milnholm, £70 Cambeckhill, £68 Jacksonrigg, Low Hallburn and Carsegowan, £67 Flex Farm and Haithwaite.
Blackface £77 Bankside, £60 Aikengall, £59 Bankside, £58 Woodhall, £56 Aikengall.
Hill Cheviot £68 Sorbie, £61 Priesthaugh, £60, £59, £54 Sourhope.
Lleyn £66 Fowrass, £64 Copperthorns, £59, £57 Fowrass.
Beulah £61 Marygate.
Easycare £58 Thorns, £53 Bankside.
Swaledale £52, £48 Sourhope, £47 Kirkland Green, £46 Gapshield and Knarr Farm, £43 Peasemyres.
Herdwick £37 Knarr Farm.
Charollais £173 Westhills, £94 Culquhasen.
Suffolk £158 Skelfhill, £138 Saughland, £134 Heatherglen, £129 Graceside, £128 Beckfoot.
Texel £148 Westhills, £146 Heatherglen, £143, £138 Chaseside, £135 Skelfhill.
Leicester £135 Penpeugh, £122 Temon.
Beltex £135 Culquhasen, £134, £102 Sorbie.
North Country Cheviot £126 Gospel Hall.
Hill Cheviot £114 Sorbie, £72 Mallsburn.
Zwartbles £98 Snowsgreen.
Blackface £97 Sorbie, £86 Hareshaw, £82 Bush of Ewes, £72 Beckfoot.
Swaledale £78 Burn House, £76 Morley Hill.
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Medium to 214.5p (211.3p)
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Medium to 218.5p (202.3p)
Heavy to 209.5p (199.4p)
Light to 178.6p (170.0p)
Standard to 173.0p (153.2p)
Medium to 172.0p (145.6p)
Heavy to 152.0p (135.3p)
O/weight 136.0p (133.2p)
Light to £77.00 (£42.99)
Heavy to £132.00 (£72.04)
Cast Rams £173.00 (£94.94)