Longtown Store Cattle Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc held their fortnightly sale of Store & Breeding Cattle at Longtown on Tuesday 18th March 2014.
A smaller show of store cattle forward with mainly younger cattle on offer, although trade would be slightly sharper on the fortnight and more required.
Bullocks topped at £1,050 for a Charolais from R. Johnston, Kimmeter Green. Heifers to £880 for a British Blue also shown by Mr Johnston.
Breeding cattle were a good trade, even a shade dearer. The sale included the dispersal from Messrs Young, Bankhead, whose run of in calf cows sold to £1,060 and £940 for British Blues, Simmentals sold to £940. Cows with calves at foot sold to £850 for a Blue Grey with Shorthorn calf from Greenleycleugh.
Charolais - £1,050 Kimmeter Green.
British Blue - £990, £890 Kimmeter Green.
Limousin - £850, £765 (x2) Wanwood Hill, £735 Quarryfield.
Luing - £815, £720 Newbie Barns.
Red Poll - £740 Newbie Barns.
Angus - £655 (x2) Demesne.
British Blue - £880, £830 Kimmeter Green.
Limousin - £830 Quarryfield, £780 Wanwood Hill, £750 Quarryfield, £720 (x2) Wanwood Hill, £670 Quarryfield.
Charolais - £800 Kimmeter Green.
Blue Grey cow with bull calf - £850 Greenleycleugh.
Simmental cow in calf - £1,060, £940, £920, £900, £760 Bankhead.
British Blue cow in calf - £940 Bankhead.
Galloway cow in calf - £700 Bankhead.