Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 34 prime cattle, 6 OTM cattle, 2,463 prime lambs and 5,169 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th August 2015.
Another good show of prime cattle presented to a full ringside of 9 bidders for 34 cattle, many more needed to satisfy the ever growing demand. Trade was every bit as dear and sold to 234.5p for a sweet Limousin heifer sold by W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House, and purchased by Ballard Butchers, Castle Douglas. Next in line was 229.5p also from Messrs Faulder, selling to M.J. Wharton, Wholesale Butchers, Wigton. Limousin bullocks topped at 228.5p shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, bought by W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 228.5p Wyseby Hill Cattle, 227.5p, 221.5p, 218.5p, 215.5p Dashwellgreen, 215.5p, 211.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 203.5p, 195.5p Hallees.
Angus 209.5p, 188.5p Plumpe.
Galloway 181.5p Plumpe.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,474, £1,456, £1,439 Dashwellgreen, £1,424 Hallees, £1,411 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,388, £1,383 Hallees.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 234.5p, 229.5p Houghton House, 226.5p, 219.5p, 207.5p Dashwellgreen, 205.5p Low Hallburn, 195.5p Low Hallburn.
Charolais 226.5p Dashwellgreen, 214.5p Upper Mains, 207.5p Plumpe, 201.5p Upper Mains and Dashwellgreen.
Angus 209.5p, 182.5p Plumpe.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,448 Dashwellgreen, £1,331 Houghton House, £1,291 Dashwellgreen, £1,219 Houghton House.
Charolais £1,404 Dashwellgreen, £1,308 Upper Mains, £1,209 Dashwellgreen and Upper Mains.
A very short entry of cast cows due to the farmers working among grass. Top price of 120p per kilo for an aged suckler cow from Messrs Tinning. Top price per head of £1,032 for a British Blue cross from Metal Bridge. Holsteins sold to 80p from Stubbyknowe. More cows are needed to meet buyers demand.
A smaller show of 2,463 prime lambs was seen due to most farmers taking advantage of the great weather conditions, the overall sale average of 148.1p/kg (SQQ 149.1p) was similar to most other centres this week. Best quality lambs sold to a premium and well in excess of vendors expectations. Top price of £86 per head for Texels from Old Wall and to 186p per kilo for Texels from Thornthwaite Close.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 186p Thornthwaite Close, 178p Spoutbank, 175p Wallend and Common House, 171p Crawthat, 170p Kilnford Croft.
Suffolk 164p, 163p Gatehousecote, 163p Wallend, 157p Gatehousecote, 156p Hollows Mill and Wallend.
Greyface 155p Maidencots, 149p Borthwick Brae, 137p, 136p Softley.
Blackface 155p Holm of Daltallochan, 152p Bankend, 149p Clonrae.
Hill Cheviot 154p Cottage.
Charollais 153p High House.
Half Bred 139p Adderston Shiels.
Oxford 138p Barnglies, 134p Guards.
Cheviot Mule 138p Fenwick and Riddings Hill.
Swaledale 132p East Unthank.
Easycare 131p Horncastle.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £86 Old Wall, £85 Kilnford Croft, £80 Old Wall, £78 Thornthwaite Close, Kilnford Croft, Old Wall and Kirkton, £77 Crawthat and Kirkton.
Suffolk £75.50 Kilnford Croft, £75 Sceugh Dyke and Meiklebob, £72.50 Kilnford Croft, £72 Sceugh Dyke and Hallburn, £70 Nethertofts.
Charollais £67 Horncastle.
Oxford £65 Barnglies.
Greyface £60 Roachburn, £57.50 Maidencots, £57 Aldery Terrace, Cowden and Broadmea.
Cheviot Mule £58 Riddings Hill.
Hill Cheviot £57 Bascodyke, £56 Westhills & Clonrae.
Half Bred £57 Adderston Shiels.
Blackface £55 Borthwick Brae and Lanehead, £52 Clonrae.
Swaledale £43.50 East Unthank.
Another large show of 5,169 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual full ring of buyers. Ewes remain easily sold, although averages would be £3-£4 less on the week.
Texel £140 Beckfoot, £130 Kirkton, £124, £120 Heatherglen, £120 Beckfoot, £119 Drumreach.
Charollais £108 Beckfoot, £101, £97 Heatherglen, £96 Chaseside and Beckfoot.
Suffolk £98 Bidlake, £97 Meiklebob, £96 Beckfoot, £95 Heatherglen, £94 Chaseside.
Leicester £90 Kilnstown, £89 Low Carry House, £86 Brownleazes, £81 Kirksteads, £78 Heatherglen.
North Country Cheviot £90 Carruthers, £86 Satchells, £85 Carruthers, £84 Bardnaclaven, £83 Wester Dunnet.
Greyface £90 Bidlake, £76 Manor Farm, £74 Haithwaite, £72 Brownleazes and Cambeckhill, £71 Heatherglen, Branthwaite and Flathill.
Cheviot Mule £80, £78 Haithwaite, £74 Barnglies, £73 Falnash, £72 Heatherglen.
Zwartbles £79 Bogra, £77 Chaseside.
Berrichon £65 Windyknowe.
Hill Cheviot £76 Tarrasfoot, £74 Commonside, £69 Tarrasfoot, £66 Drumreach, £65 Potholm.
Lleyn £69, £64 Low Tipalt, £63 Fearn, £61 Windyknowe.
Blackface £54 Rawburn, £52 Heatherglen, £51 Drumreach, £50 Low Carry House, £49 Lamperts Cottage and Dryhope.
Swaledale £53 Kilnstown, £50 Broadmea, £49 East Unthank, £47 Howburn, £45 Randalholme.
Easycare £50 Cottage, £46 Horncastle.
Texel £145 Kirkton, £136 Clyth Mains, £134 Fearn, £126 Kersheugh, £125 Heatherglen.
Charollais £142 Beckfoot, £120 Bidlake, £118 Beckfoot.
Oxford £134 Guards.
Hill Cheviot £128 Potholm, £127 Drumreach.
Suffolk £116 Barnglies, £110 Riddings Hill, £90 Kersheugh.
Leicester £105 Low Carry House.
Blackface £92 Beckfoot, £82, £78 The Lamperts, £76 Beckfoot.
Easycare £88, £72 Kersheugh.
Swaledale £75 Broadmea, £70 East Unthank.
Light to 211.5p (196.3p)
Medium to 228.5p (210.0p)
Heavy to 218.5p (196.6p)
Light to 207.5p (192.4p)
Medium to 234.5p (213.6p)
Heavy to 226.5p (201.4p)
Light to 161.0p (146.2p)
Standard to 175.0p (151.1p)
Medium to 186.0p (147.4p)
Heavy to 170.0p (146.0p)
O/weight 147.2p (133.9p)
Light to £76.00 (£38.94)
Heavy to £140.00 (£72.21)
Cast Rams £145.00 (£89.18)