Longtown Primestock Sale Report


The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 32 prime cattle, 3 young bulls, 28 over thirty month cattle, 4,343 prime lambs and 6,508 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th August 2014.

An increased entry of grass fed cattle saw trade sharper on the week with the sale topping at 224.5p and 218.5p for Limousin heifers shown by A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin bullocks sold to 214.5p also from Dashwellgreen.

STEERS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin 214.5p Dashwellgreen, 205.5p Houghton House, 203.5p Nunscleugh, 193.5p Sandbed

Charolais 208.5p Dashwellgreen

HEIFERS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin 224.5p, 218.5p Daswhwellgreen, 217.5p High Stenries, 216.5p Newby Farm, 213.5p Dashwellgreen, 212.5p Newby farm, 210.5p, 206.5p Newtown & Newby Farm, 203.5p Houghton House, 200.5p, 199.5p Sandbed

Charolais 211.5p High Stenries, 206.5p, 200.5p, 192.5p Upper Mains

STEERS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD

Limousin £1412 Sandbed, £1329 Dashwellgreen

Charolais £1407 Dashwellgreen

Angus £1336 Sandbed

HEIFERS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Limousin £1334 Dashwellgreen, £1168 Newtown, £1162 Sandbed, £1152 High Stenries

Charolais £1347, £1280 Upper Mains

BULLS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Limousin 139.5p High Stenries

Simmental 179.5p, 178.5p Kirtleton House

BULLS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Simmental £1104, £1079 Kirtleton House

Another mixed show of OTM’s met a similar trade. The sale topped at 169.5p for a Charolais stock bull from David MacTaggart, Hallrule with Limousin cows topping at 142.5p from J. Losh, Broomhouse.

COWS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Friesian 109.5p Dormansteads. 99.5p The Stubb

British Blue 111.5p Baggarah

Shorthorn 127.5p Baggarah

Angus 124.5p, 119.5p Spadeadam

Limousin 142.5p Broomhouse, 137.5p, 125.50 Nunscleugh

BULLS PRINCIAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Charolais 169.5p Hallrule

Friesian 118.5p Dormansteads

Limousin 123.5p Englishtown, 113.5p Wanwood Hill

COWS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Friesian £755 Dormansteads, £706 The Stubb

British Blue £713 Wanwood Hill

Angus £977 Spadeadam, £706 Coach House

Limousin £1125 Broomhouse, £996, £878 Nunscleugh

BULLS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD

Friesian £1202 Dormansteads

Charolais £1203 Hallrule

Limoousin £1136 Englishtown

A larger, quality show of prime lambs were forward to the usual buyers, but as with the national trend that has prevailed all week to level at 165p per kilo. Top price per kilo was 215.8p for Texels from Lower Ashtrees and to £95 per head for Suffolk lambs from RA Crichton, Rottington Hall.

LAMBS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Suffolks £95 Rottington Hall, £89 Spoutbank, £83 Kilnford Croft; Cheviot £72 Whitstonehill, £70 Barnglies & Granton, £65.50 North House; Texels £88 Kirkton, £86.80 Sibmister, £86 Kirkton, £85 Waterside & Roachburn; Bleu de Maine £77 Foulshiels, £70 Braithwaite Hall; Charollais £90 Tone Hall, £81 The Chestnuts, £74.50 Rottington Hall; Halfbred £68 Dodgsonstown, £66 Earlside, £64 Adderston Shiels; Greyface £71 Temple House, £69 Old Police House, & The Flatt, £68.50 Kellah; Cheviot Mule £63 Crossdykes, £58.50 Byers Farm; Leicester £72.50 Chapel; Blackface £60 Bankend & Penpeugh, £50 Sanders Close; Beltex £74 Sorbie; Oxford £65 Guards, £59 The Pheasantry, £58.50 Guards.

LAMBS PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Texel 215.8p Lower Ashtree, 210p Sowerby Wood Farm, 207p Waterside; Suffolks 182p Keppoch, 173p High Wreay; Cheviot 184p Keppoch, 174p Ballywilline; Bleu de Maine 159p Braithwaite Hall; Charollais 167p Broomhouse, 166p Greensburn, Tone Hall & Rottington Hall, 165p High Tirfergus; Halfbred 160p Adderston Shiels, 157p Earlside, 155p Dodgsonstown; Greyface 176p Arnicle, 163p Keppoch, 157p Softley; Cheviot Mule 158p Byers Farm, 154p Crossdykes; Leicester 154p Chapel Blackface 179p, 175p Arnicle, 175p Keppoch, 168p Leppoch & Arnicle; Beltex 185p Sorbie Oxford 159p Guards & Pheasanty, 157p Barnglies; Shetland 154p Charterhall; Easycare169p Lowmoorhead; Berrichon 167p Sceughdyke.

Light lambs were also forward in good numbers with trade between 150p to 180p per kilo, selling to a top of £60 for Suffolks from Keppoch and Texels from Prospect House & Knarr.

LIGHTWEIGHT LAMBS PRICES (PER HEAD)

Suffolk £60 Keppoch, £55 Bascodykehead; Cheviots £59 Keppoch, £56 Bascodykehead; Texels £60 Prospect & Knarr, £54 Knarr; Greyfaces £55 Softley, £51 Arnicle; Blackfaces £55.50 Keppoch, £53, £51 Milnmark; Jacobs £50 Summerhill; Easycare £59 Lowmoorhead.

The largest entry of the season for cast ewes and rams again were very easily sold at current high rates.

Top was £200 for a Texel ram from Riverhill,

Texels £200 Riverhill, £150 Maryside, £146 Kirkhouse; Charollais £110 Deepford, £98 Waterbeck; Greyface £71 Lyneholm; Leicester £140 Morley Hill, £122 Berryfell, £85 Bellmount; Suffolk £155 Deepford, £142 Claycrop, £120 Maryside; Cheviot £108 Cowburn, £93 Greenbeck; Blackface £115, £88 Toft House: North Country Cheviot £124 North Synton; Swaledale £89 Roachburn,; Beltex £140 Woodhead, £114 Crawthat; Lleyn £122 Berryfell; Zwartbles £108 Drum Road; Dorset £96 Deepford; Romney Marsh £112 Holme Farm.

Heavy ewes to Suffolks £128 Waterbeck, £120 Westmillhills,£119 Claycrop, £118 Drumroad, £116, £115 Claycrop £114 Mountfield & Maryside; Texel £124 Stepend & Bascodykefoot, £122 Waterside, £121 Stepend; Charollais £125, £108, £100 Drumlister, £90 Kilnfordcroft; Greyface £94 High Glentriplock, £92 Treinhay, £88 High Glentriplock, £84 Maryside; Cheviot Mules £100 Trelinhay, £88 Colmslie Hill; Leicesters £112 New Hall, £106 Midtodhills, £100 Allensgreen, £94 Kilnstown; North Country Cheviot £108 Drumlane, £98 Satchells, £95 North Synton; Beltex £102 Woodhead, £99 Millside, £90 Mount Road; Zwartbles £82 Stepend, £72 Abbeymoss; Romney Marsh £95 Holme Farm, £82 Trelinhay.

Light ewes to Blackface £79, £68 Kellah, £66 Balgray Hill; Swaledale £57 Softley, £56 Kilnstown & Gapshield, £53 Belmount; Cheviots £65 Twislehope, £62 Binks & Andor, £60 Carteton , Bush of Ewes & Ballsalloch; Herdwick £34 Cowcorse. Lleyns £72 Sloda Hill, £64 Bridge Road.

Averages:
Steers

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 214.5p (208.0p)
Heavy to 208.5p (197.0p)

Heifers
Light to 206.5p (206.5p)
Medium to 224.5p (203.1p)
Heavy to 213.5p (202.3p)

Young bulls 179.5p (169.2p)

Lambs
Light to 184.0p (170.3p)
Standard to 215.8p (165.8p)
Medium to 207.0p (164.9p)
Heavy to 174.0p (158.4p)
Overweight 156.0p (132.2p)

Ewes
Light to £79.00 (£39.82)
Heavy to £128.00 (£78.20)

Cast Rams £200.00 (£83.21)

corresponding week 2013 sale report