Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 28 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 15 over thirty month cattle, 4,794 prime lambs and 5,971 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th September 2014.

An ever improving show of quality prime cattle saw a flying trade with 8 active buyers bidding for a small show of cattle, resulting in buyers being left short of requirements and more numbers required on a weekly basis. The sale was topped at 225.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen and Limousin bullocks sold to 221.5p also from Messrs Taylor.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

STEERS

Limousin 221.5p, 217.5p Dashwellgreen, 195.5p Newtown Farm.

Blue Grey 192.5p Stell Green.

HEIFERS

Limousin 225.5p, 223.5p Dashwellgreen, 223.5p, 222p (x2) Houghton House, 215.5p Brydekirk Mains, 213.5p Hallburn, 208.5p, 201.5p Brydekirk Mains.

Charolais 209.5p Hallburn, 209.5p, 207.5p Sceughdyke, 201.5p Hallburn, 199.5p Brydekirk Mains.

British Blue 192.5p (x2) Eastfield of Wiston.

Simmental 190.5p Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

STEERS

Limousin £1,461, £1,457 Dashwellgreen, £1,251 Newtown.

HEIFERS

Charolais £1,267, £1,224 Sceughdyke, £1,173 Hallburn.

Limousin £1,265, £1,243 Houghton House, £1,195 Hallburn, £1,185 Brydekirk Mains, £1,172 Dashwellgreen.

Prime bulls sold very well with all of them being over 16 months. Top price to 188.5p, 187.5p both from M.P. Tattersall, Enzieholm.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Angus 188.5p, 187.5p, 183.5p, 173.5p Enzieholm.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin £1,192, £1,162, £1,093, £1,075 Enzieholm.

A small show of OTM cattle were forward but some great quality on offer and sold dearer on the week. Top price to 165.5p (£1,357.10) for a Limousin cow sold by J.P. Lee, Morley Hill.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin 165.5p, 149.5p, 141.5p, 133.5p Morley Hill.

British Blue 151.5p Morley Hill.

Angus 117.5p Archerbeck.

Simmental 113.5p Archerbeck.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin £1,357, £1,166, £1,032, £987 Morley Hill.

British Blue £1,030 Morley Hill.

Angus £857 Archerbeck.

The 4,794 prime lambs forward saw an overall average of 152.5p per kilo, this was in line with most other centres this week up until today, but ahead of most Thursday markets, best export weight lambs short of requirements, more heavy lambs forward resulting in lower prices.

Top was £91 for Suffolks from Mosshead and to 222p per kilo for Texels from Wallend.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Suffolk £91 Mosshead, £84.50 Gallowberry, £83 Falnash, £80 Kirkbride, £78 Sceughdyke.

Texel £91 High Greenhill, £88 Mosshead and Larel, £87 Kirkton, £86.50 Byreburnside, £86 High Greenhill.

Charollais £74.50, £68 Hallburn, £68 Barend, £66 Glebelands, £64.50 Maryholm, £64 Druidhall.

Dorset £72 North Deanhead.

Hill Cheviot £76 Roundbush, £69 Chapel, £64.50 Bush of Ewes, £61 Chapel and Balmure, £60 Supplebank and Maryholm.

Leicester £70 Woodhouse, £67 Collin Bank.

Beltex £65, £63 Maryholm.

Greyface £68 Cowburnrigg, £66 Albierigg, £65.50 Braehead and Gallowberry, £64.50 Minsca, £64 Greensburn, Skernish and Chapel.

Berrichon £65 Peddar Hill.

Blackface £63 Albierigg, £59 Pitland Hills, £55 Collin Bank and Minsca, £54.50 Gibblaston, £53 Penpeugh.

Half Bred £62 High Moat.

Lonk £60 Bush of Ewes.

Easycare £57 Artnoch.

Oxford £56 Guards.

Zwartbles £56 Old Rectory.

Herdwick £53.50, £52.50 Auchentaggart.

Swaledale £50 Hallburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Texel 222p Wallend, 202.7p Powheads, 202p Kirkton, 200p Gallowberry and High Greenhill, 190p Auchentaggart.

Charollais 184p Leathorn, 163p Butterdales, 158p Redhouse, 157p Glebelands, 156p Druidhall.

Herdwick 167p, 164p Auchentaggart.

Beltex 162p, 155p Maryholm.

Dorset 161p Redhouse.

Greyface 159p Waterloo, 158p Mossthorn, 150p Waterloo, 147p Albierigg, 146p Braehead.

Suffolk 159p Sundhope, 158p Keith Farm, 157p Maryholm and Mosshead, 156p Sceughdyke, 155p Glencartholm.

Blackface 157p, 153p Collin Bank, 151p Gibblaston, 147p Hareshaw, Bankend and Albierigg, 146p North Deanhead.

Berrichon 148p Peddar Hill.

Easycare 143p Artnoch.

Lonk 143p Bush of Ewes.

Leicester 143p Collin Bank.

Oxford 140p Guards.

Swaledale 139p Hallburn.

Half Bred 138p High Moat.

Another large show of 5,971 cast ewes and rams were forward to our usual ring of buyers, with trade being £2-£3 easier on the week, all classes still remaining easily sold.

Top price of £142 for a Texel ram from Kirkton.

RAMS

Texel £142 Kirkton, £134 Uppercleuch, £130 Beechwood, £128 Marygate, £112 Crumhaughhill.

Oxford £110 Low Carriteth.

Charollais £100 Golden Lane.

Dorset £92 Stepend.

North Country Cheviot £90 Stepend, £87 Golden Lane.

Suffolk £90 Riverhill and Golden Lane, £84 Wallend.

Leicester £88 Minsca, £70 Low Carriteth, £68 Castlemilk.

Lleyn £72 Parcelstown.

Hill Cheviot £86 Bloch, £79 Cossarhill.

Beltex £84 Winterhope.

Swaledale £72 Beck Grange, £58 Morley Hill, £50 Skelgill House.

Blackface £68 Larriston, £60 Boreland and Castlemilk, £52 Westloch.

Easycare £66 Mossfennan, £64 Bairnkine.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £130 Stepend, £128 Yatesfield, £125 Golden Lane, £117 Yatesfield, £116 Riverhill.

Charollais £112, £100, £92 Riverhill, £84 Barend, £83 Riverhill.

Suffolk £104, £101 Stepend, £98 Hassendean, £94 Riverhill, £91 Stepend.

North Country Cheviot £89 Earlside, £78 Park Nook and Upper Lybster, £75 Earlside and Orchardton Mains, £74 North Deanhead, £72 Earlside.

Leicester £83 Minsca and Easter Dawyck, £69 Morley Hill.

Dorset £76 Brae Edge.

Greyface £76 Castletown, £74 Oakshawhill, Haithwaite and Westloch, £73 Hallburn, £72 Yatesfield, Dashwellgreen, Westend, Kirkbride and Streethead, £71 Highwood, Ormiston, Teindside, Boreland and Willimoteswick.

Romney Marsh £68 East Murkle.

Zwartbles £67 Hareshaw, £65 Old Rectory.

Cheviot Mule £62 Parkhill, £59 Bloch, £52 Dinley.

LIGHT EWES

Easycare £64, £57, £49, £42 Bairnkine.

Lleyn £63, £59, £54 Hill Farm.

Lonk £62 Bush of Ewes.

Hill Cheviot £61 Sorbietrees, £61, £60 Skelfhill, £59 Craighousesteads, Bush of Ewes and Byreburnside, £58 Westloch, £56 Kirkton.

Blackface £60 Minsca, £59 Gall Farm, £58 Yatesfield, £57 Roughet Hill, £55 High Staward.

Herdwick £50 Haithwaite.

Swaledale £49 Beck Grange and Low Hallburn, £44 Longrow, £42 Hightown, £41 Morley Hill.

Averages:
Steers

Light to 192.5p (174.3p)
Medium to 195.5p (195.5p)
Heavy to 221.5p (219.4p)

Heifers
Light to 190.5p (190.5p)
Medium to 223.5p (206.1p)
Heavy to 225.5p (216.9p)

Young bulls 188.5p (183.1p)

Lambs
Light to 190.0p (160.4p)
Standard to 222.0p (157.2p)
Medium to 202.0p (150.7p)
Heavy to 183.0p (148.2p)
Overweight 165.0p (150.6p)

Ewes
Light to £64.00 (£42.54)
Heavy to £130.00 (£66.70)

Cast Rams £142.00 (£71.33)

corresponding week 2013 sale report