A brisk trade throughout
Last updated at 13:21, Thursday, 01 December 2011
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 44 prime cattle, 11 young bulls, 37 OTM cattle, 6,219 prime lambs and 6,157 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, November 24.
A smaller show of prime cattle and a good show of well-fleshed cattle saw a brisk trade throughout, topping at 214.5p (twice) for Charolais heifers from J W Vevers, High Stenries, bought by J A Jewitt Ltd, wholesalers and Border Meats, butchers, Lockerbie.
Principal prices (per kilo). Bullocks: Limousin 205.5p Nirvana, 203.5p Dashwell Green, 191.5p Sandbed. Blonde d’Aquitaine 193.5p Fenton Farm.
Heifers: Charolais 214.5p (x2), 209.5p High Stenries, 209.5p Sceughdyke, 208.5p, 201.5p High Stenries, 201.5p Hallburn and Sceughdyke, 198.5p Hallburn, 194.5p Sceughdyke. Limousin 208.5p Sceughydyke, 207.5p Low Hallburn, 199.5p, 198.5p Hallburn. British Blue 204.5p Houghton House, 190.5p Hallburn. Principal prices (per head). Bullocks: Charolais £1,368, £1,352 Sceughdyke. Limousin £1,343 Dashwell Green.
Heifers: Charolais £1,267, £1,259 Sceughdyke, £1,240 High Stenries, £1,209 Hallburn, £1,194 High Stenries. Limousin £1,210, £1,167 Hallburn.
Bulls met a buoyant trade throughout, topping at 183.5p for British Blue from J Irving & Son, The Stubb.
Principal prices (per kilo). British Blue 183.5p, 179.5p The Stubb. Friesian 167.5p Becton Hall, 167.5p, 163.5p, 162.5p Harlawhole, 163.5p The Stubb.
A plain show of OTMs saw a firm trade and topped at 163.5p for a Limousin cow from W H & D A Gass, Nunscleugh.
Principal prices (per kilo). Limousin 163.5p, 155.5p Nunscleugh, 113.5p Hallburncroft. British Blue 141.5p, 137.5p D’Mainholm, 118.5p Englishtown. Friesian 122.5p, 115.5p Peterscrook, 113.5p Becton Hall. Shorthorn 120.5p Sewingshields.
Principal prices (per head). Limousin £1,096, £1,038 Nunscleugh. British Blue £996 D’Mainholm, £906 Englishtown. Friesian £959 Becton Hall, £802 Peterscrook.
Another excellent show of 6,219 prime lambs was forward to more new buyers, resulting in a fabulous trade. The sale averaged 200p per kilo overall or 202.8p per kilo SQQ. A large number of 45kilo+ lambs was forward and more export lambs could be sold to advantage.
Top per kilo of 239p for Beltex from Sorbie and to £108.50 per head for Suffolks from Hownam Grange and Texels from Kirkton. Other Suffolks £105.50 Tushielaw, £104.50 Guardsmill, Tonehall and Tinnis Hall, other Texels £107.50 Kirkton, £105.50 The Beeches, £104.50 Waterside; Greyface £105.50 Dormansteads, £99.50 Tonehall, £94.50 Sceughdyke; Leicester £98.50 Nunscleugh, £88.50 Hownam Grange, £81.50 East Cragside and Wanwood Hill; Beltex £96.50 Kirkton, £93.20, £90.80 Cavers, £87.50 Tercrosset; Charollais £92.50 The Chestnuts, £92.20 Hallburn, £91.50 Allfornaught; Half Bred £91.50 Whiteknowe, £89.50, £82.80 Addertson Shiels; North Country Cheviot £91.20, £89.80 Thomas Telford Road, £88.50 Whiteknowe, £85.80 Wicket Thorn; Rouge £85.80 Walton Woodhead; Cheviot Mule £85.50 Tushielaw, £83.80 Skelfhill, £82.20 Falnash; Hill Cheviot £83.80 Kilnford Croft, £83.50 Sorbietrees, £81.80 Catslackburn; Blackface £83.20 Roughet Hill, £77.80, £76.80 Tonehall, £76.20 Wanwood Hill; Roussin £75.80 Craig Head Cottage; Jacob £74.50 Newington; Zwartbles £70.80 West Clyth; Swaledale £70.50 Hesleywell and Coldshield.
Lightweight lambs were short of buyers’ requirements and upheld recent high rates, selling to a top of £76.80 for Texel from Shieldhill, £76.20 Outertown; Beltex £75.50 Whinneyknowe, £69.50 Tercrosset; Hill Cheviot £74.20 Catslackburn, £72.80 Whitefield; Cheviot Mule £71.80 High Chesters; Suffolk £70.80 Low Cairndoon, £69.80 High Chesters; Charollais £70.50 Newington; Greyface £69.50 Newington, £66.50 Whitehouse and Tarnside House; North Country Cheviot £68.80 Overton; Swaledale £67.50 Newholme; Blackface £65.80 Wanwood Hill, £65.50 Crawfordjohn Mill; Kerry £64.80 Whitehill Cottage; Herdwick £59.80 Milton Mains; Shetland £52.80 Kirklinton Park House, £47.80 Tarnside House.
Also forward were 6,157 cast ewes and rams to a full ring of buyers, old and new, with trade being £4 to £5 firmer on the week and the general opinion is that trade is here to stay as numbers continue to stay tight and demand is ever increasing.
Top price of £140.50 for Texels from Hillhouse, £138.50 Newbiggin, £137.50 Bardnaclaven, £133.50 Sherra Craig; Suffolk £130.50 East Cliff, £128.50 Lirrit, £126.50 Bardnaclaven; Beltex £130.50, £128.50 Hopeshill, £119.50 Waterside, £116.50 Dormansteads; Millennium Blue £129.50 Brisco Meadows; Leicester £126.50 Softley, £116.50 Treyoc, £106.50 Greensburn; Bleu d’Maine £126.50 Cardew Hall Farm; North Country Cheviot £114.50 Backmuir, £110.50 Hownam Grange, £98.50, £96.50 The Grange; Half Bred £108.50 Westhill; Cheviot Mule £108.50 Hassendeanburn; Charollais £107.50 The Grange; Greyface £98.50 Crawthat, £97.50 Corries Mill Bungalow, £96.50 Newbiggin, £94.50 Rottington Hall.
Hill ewes to £84.50 for Blackface from Evistones, £83.50 Kersknowe, £82.50 Bennettsfield and Backmuir, £80.50 Pitland Hills; Cheviot £80.50 Newbiggin, £79.50 Haithwaite, £77.50 Culquhasen and Cumcrook; Swaledale £71.50, £66.50 Smyllum, £65.50 Riggfoot, £64.50 Reaygarth and Blakelaw; Jacob £62.50 Backmuir; Shetland £59.50, £49.50 Backmuir; Lleyn £58.50 Burn Bank; Herdwick £55.50 Milton Mains, £53.50 Stackbraes, £47.50 Hillhouse, £45.50 Tardoes; Welsh Mountain £44.50 Golden Lane. Rams to £130.50 for Suffolks from Tonehall, £113.50 Low Hallburn, £100.50 Tonehall; North Country Cheviot £124.50 Hillhouse, £118.50 Hownam Grange, £98.50 Upper Cullernie; Beltex £123.50 Dormansteads, £81.50 House Park; Texel £119.50 Hillhouse, £118.50 Catslackburn, £110.50 Lirrit; Blackface £112.50 Kersknowe, £103.50 Tarnside House, £98.50 Skelfhill; Leicester £108.50 Woodhouse, £106.50 The Bog Farm, £100.50 Graystale; Dorset £98.50 Alton; Hill Cheviot £97.50 The Shaws, £96.50 Skelfhill, £92.50 Milnholm; Lleyn £94.50 South Mains, £70.50 Upper Cullernie; Romney £89.50 Holme Farm; Easycare £88.50 Lirrit; Zwartbles £86.50 Lirrit, £85.50 West Clyth; Swaledale £64.50 Riggfoot, £60.50 The Bog Farm.
Steers: medium to 205.5p (205.5p); heavy to 203.5p (179.8p). Heifers: medium to 193.5p (193.5p); heavy to 214.5p (195.6p). Young bulls 183.5p (165.8p). Lambs: light to 218p (194.7p); standard to 239p (205.1p); medium to 233p (200.6p); heavy to 219p (191.6p); o/weight to 197p (181.8p). Ewes: light to £84.50 (£58.21); heavy to £140.50 (£87.14). Cast Rams £130.50 (£84.17).
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held the fortnightly sale of store cattle at Longtown on Tuesday, November 22.
A good show of 136 store cattle and stirks met a flying trade throughout and topped at £950 for a Limousin bullock from C J & B A Thompson, Edenbanks with Limousin heifers to £935 from Shaw of Dryfe Farms.
Breeding cattle sold to a top of £1,400 for a Limousin cow with bull calf from Messrs Siddle, Moss Side.
Principal prices. Store bullocks: Limousin £950, £920 Edenbanks, £880, £830 (x2), £780 Shaw of Dryfe. Angus £940, £885 Redgate Head, £700 Whitslade. Simmental £910, £815 (x2) Old Irvine, £620 Shaw of Dryfe. Charolais £890, £870 Gillalees, £845 Shaw of Dryfe, £800 Wilseydown. British Blue £800 Shaw of Dryfe. Longhorn £740 (x2) Laverhay. Blue Grey £720 (x3), £670 (x5), £650 (x3) Old Irvine. Galloway £655, £560, £540 Riggshield. Blonde d’Aquitaine x Blue Grey £535 (x2), £500 (x5) Hepplehill (all 6 months old).
Store heifers: Limousin £935, £755 Shaw of Dryfe, £625 Sourhope, £620 Wilseydown, £610 (x2) Clarghyll, £600 Great Bidlake. Angus £830, £820 Redgate Head. Simmental £750 Old Irvine, £690, £640 Shaw of Dryfe, £600 (x2) Old Irvine. Longhorn £670 Laverhay. Charolais £660 (x8) Wilseydown. Blonde d’Aquitaine £540 (x5) Wilseydown. Blonde d’Aquitaine x Blue Grey £495 (x3) Hepplehill (all 6 months old).
Store bulls: Limousin £620 Sourhope, £570 (x2) Gillalees. Angus £580 Whitslade. Simmental £590 (x3) Gillalees. Shorthorn £400, £360 (x3) Park Nook (all four months old).
Breeding cattle: Limousin cow with bull calf £1,400, £1,350 Moss Side. Simmental cow with bull calf £1,300
First published at 21:37, Wednesday, 30 November 2011
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