Big demand for store cattle
Last updated at 10:33, Thursday, 14 June 2012
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 50 prime cattle, 10 young bulls, 36 OTM cattle, 761 spring lambs, 1,894 prime hoggs and 2,944 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, June 7.
A smaller show of prime cattle saw trade very dear and topped at 228.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green; others to 227.5p from J & N Blaylock & Sons, Hallburn. Limousin bullocks sold to 226.5p from Messrs Taylor, Dashwell Green; others 221.5p from J C & D Nicholson & Son, The Gill.
Principal prices (per kilo). Bullocks: Limousin 226.5p Dashwell Green, 221.5p The Gill, 218.5p Dashwell Green, High Stenries and The Gill, 217.5p, 215.5p Dashwell Green, 213.5p, 210.5p Dashwell Green, 207.5p The Gill, 204.5p Sutton Close, 200.5p Dashwell Green. Charolais 212.5p High Stenries, 208.5p, 204.5p Sceughdyke, 200.5p The Gill.
Heifers: Limousin 228.5p Dashwell Green, 227.5p Hallburn, 225.5p Dashwell Green, 219.5p Hallburn, 218.5p Slealands, 215.5p Stonehouse, 214.5p Dashwell Green, 212.5p Smallholms, 211.5p Slealands, 207.5p Sceughdyke, 206.5p Stonehouse and Slealands.
Principal prices (per head). Bullocks: Charolais £1,636 Sceughdyke, £1,540 High Stenries, £1,482, £1,416 Sceughdyke, £1,403 The Gill. Limousin £1,529 The Gill, £1,483 Dashwell Green, £1,472 The Gill, £1,453 High Stenries, £1,431 The Gill, £1,420, £1,415 Dashwell Green.
Heifers: Limousin £1,228, £1,222 Dashwell Green, £1,213 Sceughdyke, £1,185, £1,156 Stonehouse, £1,152 Slealands, £1,141 Hallburn, £1,126 Dashwell Green, £1,114 Hallburn. British Blue £1,199 Becton Hall, £1,137 Sceughdyke. Charolais £1,187 High Stenries.
Young bulls met a flying trade and proved Longtown can satisfy vendors’ expectations. Top price of 227.5p and 223.5p for British Blues shown by J Retson & Son, Gardrum. Black & Whites to 178.5p Jerriestown.
Principal prices (per kilo): British Blue 227.5p, 223.5p Gardrum, 214.5p, 211.5p Netherton, 207.5p Becton Hall. Black & White 178.5p Jerriestown, 176.5p, 175.5p Becton Hall, 174.5p Jerriestown.
Princpal prices (per head): British Blue £1,431 Becton Hall, £1,415, £1,311 Netherton, £1,285, £1,262 Gardrum. Black & White £1,096, £1,041 Becton Hall.
A larger and improved show of quality OTM cattle met a buoyant trade throughout, topping at 178.5p for a British Blue from T Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke, with Limousins to 173.5p from R M & P Armstrong, Slealands and Black & Whites selling to 164.5p, 163.5p from J G Vevers, Peterscrook.
Principal prices (per kilo): British Blue 178.5p Sceughdyke, 147.5p Snab Farm, 142.5p Greystoke Castle. Limousin 173.5p Slealands, 147.5p Snab Farm and Catslackburn, 143.5p Catslackburn and Greystoke Castle. Black & White 164.5p, 163.5p Peterscrook, 144.5p Harelawhole, 131.5p Hethermill. Saler 163.5p Slealands, 142.5p Catslackburn. Simmental 142.5p Catslackburn. Galloway 141.5p, 131.5p Becks Farm.
Princpal prices (per head): British Blue £1,151 Sceughdyke, £907 Snab Farm. Limousin £1,110 Slealands, £1,039 Snab Farm, £920 Greystoke Castle. Black & Whites £1,095, £1,061 Peterscrook. Saler £1,087 Slealands, £926 Catslackburn.
A larger show of 761 spring lambs averaged 213p per kilo, well in front of national and deadweight prices. More could have been sold to advantage. Lambs do not need to be heavy in weight. Top of 239p per kilo for Zwartbles from Cardewlees and to £99.20 per head for Suffolks from Spoutbank, £95.20 Sceughdyke, £91.80 Cambeckhill; Texel £96.80 Lanehead, £95.80 Kimmeter Green, £95.20 The Beck; Charollais £94.80, £88.80 Yett Farm, £79.80 Lawshall; Beltex £90.80 Nether Brotherstone; Oxford £89.80, £82.80, £79.80 Guards; Zwartbles £83 Westhills; Dorset £71.80 Zetland.
A smaller show of 1,894 prime hoggs was forward with well-fleshed hoggs of all weight ranges realising an excellent trade, with plain hoggs still hard to cash. The sale was topped at 199p per kilo for Texels from Cowcorse and to £100 per head for Suffolks from Red House, £89.50, £87.80 Broomhills (Marrs); Texel £95 Red House, £94.50 Broomhills, £90 Red House; Hill Cheviot £92.20 Bloan Farm, £85.80 Blackwoodridge House, £79.80 Red House; Greyface £79.80, £75.50 Cowcorse, £75.50 High Aketon; Blackface £79.80 Meggethead, £77.80, £76.50 Chaplehope; Herdwick £70.50 Stackbraes; Lonk £67.50 Bush of Ewes; Jacob £48.50, £42.50 Parks Farm.
A smaller show of 2,944 cast ewes and rams was forward, with small ewes £3 up on the week and heavy ewes £8 to £10 up on the week. Lean selling ewes were short of buyers’ requirements.
Top price of £158.50 for Charollais rams from Hopehill, £129.50 Severs, £128.50 Staffler; Suffolk £138.50 Lirrit, £119 Riddell, £106.50 Upper Cullernie; Rouge £124.50 Hopehill; Leicester £109.50 Bayldon, £104.50 Morley Hill, £90.50 Upper Cullernie; Blackface £104.50 Meggethead, £99.50 Lirrit, £93 Skelfhill; Hill Cheviot £96.50 Balmore, £71.50 George Street, £70.50 Morley Hill; Oxford £85.50 Aikton; Swaledale £70.50 Lirrit.
Heavy ewes to £146.50 for Texels from Hopehill and Charollais from Severs, other Texel £136.50 Hopehill, £135.50 Stackbraes, other Charollais £124.50 Mid Farm, £114.50 Church Road; Bleu d’Maine £131 Loughrigg, £99.50 Ridley Stokoe; Beltex £126.50, £120.50 Hopehill, £102.50 Kirkland Green; Zwartbles £118.50 Hopehill, £87.50 Thorns, £85 Grange Farm; Suffolk £111.50 Severs, £109.50 Loughrigg and Severs, £108.50 Red House; Leicester £110.50 Red House, £108.50 Barron House, £99.50 Stackbraes; Cheviot Mule £104.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £99.50, £97.50 Lirrit, £95.50 Norland Road; Half Bred £97 Sibmister, £89.50 Lirrit, £85.50 South Mains; Greyface £86.50 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £84.50 Aikton, £83 Riddell; Dorset £86.50 Aikton; Rouge £78.50 Roadside; Romney Marsh £73.50 Cacrabank.
Hill ewes to £85.50, £62.50 for Lleyn from The Mark, £51.50 Grange Farm; Blackface £84.50 Upper Cullernie, £79.50 Barron House, £78.50 Mossband House; Hill Cheviot £82.50 Lirrit, £80.50 Whitehill, £79 Glengolly; Kerry Hill £75.50 Stackbraes; Easycare £75 Lowmoor Head, £67.50 Kersheugh; Swaledale £70.50 Bayldon, £69.50 Snowden Close, £65.50 Morley Hill; Kendal Rough £66.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £56.50 Cowcorse Cottage, £45.50 Lirrit, £43.50 Haithwaite; Herdwick £54.50 Stackbraes, £53.50 Cardewlees, £50.50 The Mark.
Goats to £50 Low Roughill, £48.50 Lanehead.
Steers: light to 199.5p (189.1p); medium to 226.5p (205p); heavy to 221.5p (207.1p). Heifers: light to 227.5p (204.8p); medium to 228.5p (205.7p); heavy to 199.5p (186.3p). Young bulls 227.5p (198.1p). Hoggs: light to 182.8p (138.6p); standard to 199p (148.1p); medium to 190p (162.1p); heavy to 187p (160.2p); shearlings to 178p (133.1p). Lambs: light to 238p (235p); standard to 239p (218.5p); medium to 226p (212.2p); heavy to 196p (193.3p). Ewes: light to £85.50 (£59.03); heavy to £146.50 (£90.69). Cast rams £158.50 (£103.22).
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 2,092 breeding sheep at the weekly sale on Tuesday, June 5.
Another large entry attracted plenty of buyers from a wide area. Trade was again very strong for all breeds of sheep.
Hoggs with singles to £79 for Greyfaces from Maxton House; others £76 Raby Grange, £75 Station Road; Texel £75, £72 Wallend.
Hoggs with twins to £67.50 for Greyface from Maxton House; others £66 and £64 Stoneflatt; Texel £66, £65 Wallend. Shearlings with singles to £66 for Greyface from Bayles; Suffolk cross £63 Maxton House; Texel £63 Maxton House, £61 Oak Gardens. Shearlings with twins to £65 (3 times) from Aimshaugh, New Hummerbecks and Snowden Close; Texel £59 Maxton House; Charollais £55 Oak Gardens. Ewes with singles to £69 and £63 for Texels from Grange Farm, £66 The Park; Greyface £64.50, £64 Maxton House; Suffolk cross £63 Maxton House; Hill Cheviots £59 Girnwood; Kendal Rough £49 Low Northsceugh; Blackface £45 Low Northsceugh, £43 Auchengruith; Herdwick £41 Bayles. Ewes with twins to £69 for Texels from Beechwood; Greyface £66, £61 New Hummerbecks, £60 Aimshaugh; Suffolk £60 Bayles; Cheviot Mule £60 Whitstonehill; Hill Cheviot £59 Girnwood; Swaledale £47 Bayles; Kendal Rough £44 The Park; Herdwick £39 Bayles; Shetland £39 Maxton House. Geld hoggs to £98 and £91 from Station Road; Cheviot Mule £80 Whitslade. Store hoggs to £47 Bayles, £44 Upper Minnygap.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart held the weekly sale of store cattle on Tuesday, June 5. A small show was in big demand and every bit as dear. Top price to £930 (x2) for Limousin bulls shown by R & G Moor, Borthwick Mains. Limousin heifers sold to £860 and Limousin bullocks to £850 both from G F Davies & Co, Teindside.
Principal prices. Bullocks: Limousin £850 Teindside, £795 (x2) Oakland. Charolais £840 (x2), £800 Underwoodhouse.
Heifers: Limousin £860 Teindside, £705 Oakland. Blonde d’Aquitaine £850 Teindside. Charolais £740 (x2) Underwoodhouse. Aberdeen Angus £580 Borthwick Mains.
Bulls: Limousin £930 (x2) Borthwick Mains. British Blue £615 High Nook. Aberdeen Angus £555 High Nook.
First published at 21:34, Wednesday, 13 June 2012
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