Longtown Primestock Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 25 prime cattle, 12 OTM cattle, 4,433 prime hoggs, 299 spring lambs and 3,467 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st May 2015.
A larger show of 25 prime cattle were forward, trade was very similar to previous weeks with all buyers in attendance ensuring prices remain competitive with other local centres.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 197.5p Englishtown, 193.5p Houghton House and Plumpe, 191.5p Englishtown.
Angus 181.5p Plumpe.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 206.5p Houghton House, 189.5p Sceughdyke.
Simmental 199.5p Sceughdyke.
British Blue 189.5p Sceughdyke.
Angus 189.5p, 182.5p, 177.5p, 164.5p (x3) Low Hallburn.
Charolais 184.5p Plumpe.
PRIME BULLOCKS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,306 Plumpe, £1,257 Houghton House, £1,234, £1,149 Englishtown.
Angus £1,098 Plumpe.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,212 Sceughdyke, £1,135 Houghton House, £1,036 Englishtown.
Simmental £1,167 Sceughdyke.
British Blue £1,118 Sceughdyke.
Angus £1,118, £1,082 Low Hallburn, £1,033 Plumpe, £1,031 Low Hallburn, £1,007 Plumpe.
Charolais £1,107 Plumpe.
OTM cattle were dearer on the week peaking at 172.5p & 159.5p from Messrs Ritson, Swaites and 164.5p & 157.5p from A. & A. Ewing, Dumbretton.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 172.5p, Swaites, 164.5p Dumbretton, 159.5p Swaites, 157.5p Dumbretton.
Saler 111.5p Moss Side.
Charolais 110.5p Moss Side.
Luing 97.5p Crosslee.
Shorthorn 91.5p Minsca.
Galloway 81.5p Brown Hill.
OTMS – PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,200, £1,118 Dumbretton, £877, £845 Swaites.
Shorthorn £1,006 Minsca.
A larger show of 299 spring lambs were forward at our annual show and sale. All cklasses sold better than anticipated but still fell a long ways short of vendors expectations. Sale averaged 180ppk with light weight lambs easier to sell although heavy weights more per head. Top price of £100 per head for Suffolks from Mid Upper Priestside, and to 211p per kilo for Texels from The Wynd and Cottage Farm.
The pre-sale show was ably judged by Stephen Stoddart, Hillside, Wigton who awarded the first prize single class to Messrs IT & KF Carruthers, Glenzierfoot scaling at 51kg realizing £96/188ppk and selling to Bowood Farms Ltd. Second prize single lamb was awarded to RG Dodd, Greenbrae weighing 50kg and realising £97/194ppk also selling to Bowood Farms Ltd.
First prize pair of lambs was presented to Messrs IT & KF Carruthers, Glenzierfoot with the lambs weighing 45kg selling at £90/200ppk to Bowood Farms Ltd and second prize pair going to RG Dodd, Greenbrae at 46kg realising £88/191ppk again to Bowood Farms Ltd.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 211p The Wynd and Cottage Farm, 204p Trawhill, 203p Milton Mains, 202p, 200p Glenzierfoot.
Suffolk 190p Westend , Fenton and Nirvana, 188p Cottage Farm, 186p Westend, 184p Nirvana.
Charolais 195p, 185p Kimmiter Green.
Dorset 182p Mossband Hall.
Zwartbles 172p Barend.
Oxford 178p Guards.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Suffolk £100 Mid Upper Priestside, £98 Kimmiter Green, £95 Fenton, £91, £85.50 Westend.
Texel £97 Greenbrae and Glenzierfoot, £96 Glenzierfoot and Campingholm, £93 Campingholm, £90 Gelnzierfoot.
Charolais £86 Kimmiter Green, £82 Dunnabie House.
Zwartbles £90 Holmlea.
Dorset £71 Mossband Hall.
Cross £72 Airds of Balcary.
Another large show of 4,433 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. As experienced throughout the country this week, trade was very hard going. The sale average was 159ppk with SQQ 161ppk. A mixed show of hoggs saw a two tier trade with well fleshed hoggs realising a good steady trade but plainer types were realisation. Heavy hoggs bucked the trend and were easy to sell. Two tooth hoggs easier on the week. Sale topped at £100 for a Charolais from KJ & CS Wilson Ltd, Wood farm and to 196ppk for Texels from J C Dunlop, Blackwater, Kilmacolm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 173p Eden Hall, 168p Sowerby Wood
Hill Cheviot 189p Eden Hall, 186p West Logan, 177p Redwood House, 174p Wicketthorn.
Texel 196p Blackwater, 194p Balliemore, 190p Broomhills, 189p Blackwater.
North Country Cheviot 165p Southend, 163p Eden Hall and Cleughbrae, 162p Southend.
Suffolk 168p, 163p Eden Hall, 161p Keith, Braes of Enzie, Southend and Eden Hall.
Blackface 172p Sykehead, 167p Macharioch, 162p Southernby Hall, 161p Hayclose and Braes of Enzie.
Greyface 169p Sykehead, 168p Golden Lane, 160p Tangy.
Charollais 185p Upper Auchenlay, 175p Wood Farm.
Easycare 148p Chapel Farm.
Lleyn 152p Harwood House.
Swaledale 141p Sykehead.
Jacob 142p Copperthorns, 138p Bidlake.
Shetland 163p, 154p Golden Lane.
Chev. Mule 144p Southend.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £95 Kilnhill, £ 94 Braes of Enzie, £93 Glendue, £90, £89 Blackwater.
Charollais £100 Wood Farm, £91 Roanstree.
Suffolk £87 Keith, £85.50 Southend, £84 Blackwater.
North Country Cheviot £80 Cleughbrae, £79 Southend and Redwood House, £76 Southend.
Hill Cheviot £89 Wicketthorn, £88 Broomhills, £80 Wicketthorn, £79 Redwood House.
Greyface £80 Barnakill, £76 Glenhervie and Machaioch, £75 Blackwater and Broomhills, £74 Keith.
Lleyn £65.50 Harwood House.
Blackface £83 Maxwell St, £75.50 Braes of Enzie, £72 Broomhills£70 Macharioch.
Beltex £70 Balliemore, £67 Sowerby Wood.
Jacob £68 Copperthorns.
Swaledale £52 Sykehead.
Easycare £68 Chapel Farm.
Chev. Mule £78 Southend
A larger show of 3,467 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade for all classes would be £6-10 easier on the week with the fat ewes suffering the most. Smaller hill type ewes looked dear in comparison and tups maintained recent high rates.
Texel £154 Heatherglen, £148 Rascarrel, £142 Moss Cottage, £140 West Logan.
Suffolk £123 Viewley, £121 Beckfoot, £120 New Farm and Viewley, £118 Catslackburn.
Charollais £147 Riggheads, £138 Heatherglen, £137 Chaseside, £132 Beckfoot, £129 Viewley.
Leicester £108 Randalholme, £100 Maxwell St, £90 Weeds, £88 Arnicle.
Beltex £110 The Wreay, £108 Copperthorns, £91 Balliemore.
North Country Cheviot £115 Chirdon, £102 Beckfoot, £100 Haithwaite, £93 Adderston Shiels.
Bleu d’Maine £104 Pasture House.
Rouge £130 The Wreay, £96 Dinwoodie Green
Greyface £99 Drumhumphry, £94 Glendue, £88 Kirkhouse and D’Mainholm.
Zwartbles £96, £92 Heatherglen, £92 Chaseside.
Cheviot Mule £90 Heatherglen, Golden Lane and Haithwaite, £89 Killean Estate.
Dorset £91 Cannon Park, £88 Mossband Hall. £86 Haithwaite.
Hampshire £84 Mossband Hall.
Wensleydale £91 Golden Lane.
Romney £86 Cannon Park
Berrichon £96 Bidlake
Hill Cheviot £84 Kirkhouse, £83 Blackburn, £79 Bush of Ewes.
Blackface £83 Drumhumphry, £78 Penpeugh, £76 Marygate, £75 Chirdon and Wanwood Hill.
Lleyn £88 Priestdykes, £74 Pasture House, £72 Bidlake.
Swaledale £80 Coombe Crag, £75 Hepplehill, £73 Highside, £70 Denton Mains.
Easycare £80 Peddar Hill, £64 Pasture House.
Jacob £68 Cannon Park.
Texel £174 Glendue, £170 Beckfoot, £159 Chaseside, £151 Coombe Keal, £150 Keld Head.
Leicester £161 Kirkhouse, £160 Broomhouse, £140 Kirkhouse, £136 Cara View.
Suffolk £164 Viewley, £148, £128 Beckfoot, £123 Hunderlee, £120 Viewley.
Border Leicester £158 Kersknowe
Charollais £160 Hunderlee, £158 Broomhouse, £150 Chaseside and Bidlake, £142 Heatherglen.
North Country Cheviot £95 Heatherglen.
Zwartbles £134 Holmlea.
Lleyn £123 Viewley.
Dorset £148 Heatherglen, £104 Chaseside.
Hill Cheviot £95 Catslackburn.
Blackface £119 Viewley, £114 Drumhumphry, £101 Kersknowe, £98 Kirkhouse.
Light to 159.5p (141.1p)
Medium to 197.5p (191.1p)
Heavy to 193.5p (193.5p)
Light to 172.5p (172.5p)
Medium to 206.5p (189.0p)
Heavy to 189.5p (168.6p)
Light to 189.0p (154.2p)
Standard to 196.0p (161.3p)
Medium to 185.0p (162.8p)
Heavy to 190.0p (156.3p)
Shearlings 163.0p (133.7p)
Light to 211.0p (183.3p)
Standard to 211.0p (189.1p)
Medium to 200.0p (176.0p)
Heavy to 202.0p (180.5p)
O/weight 175.0p (157.3p)
Light to £88.00 (£54.96)
Heavy to £154.00 (£92.61)
Cast Rams £160.00 (£116.13)