Good entry of breeding sheep
Last updated at 10:58, Thursday, 17 November 2011
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 50 prime cattle, two young bulls, 38 OTM cattle, 5,669 prime lambs and 6,315 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, November 10.
A good show of prime cattle forward saw averages up and a buoyant trade throughout. Topping the sale at 213.5p was a Limousin bullock shown by A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen with their run of bullocks averaging 207.1p. In the heifer section top price was 212.5p twice for a Simmental and a Limousin from J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, Mr. Blaylocks heifer’s levelled at 202.3p.
Principal prices (per kilo). Bullocks: Limousin 213.5p, 210.5p, 208.5p Dashwellgreen, 207.5p High Moat, 206.5p Dashwellgreen, 203.5p Houghton House, 201.5p High Moat, 196.5p Dashwellgreen, 195.5p Newtown Farm. Charolais 194.5p High Stenries 191.5p High Moat. British Blue 211.5p Haining House, 199.5p, 192.5p High Stenries, 190.5p Sandbed & High Moat. Blonde 191.5p Fenton.
Heifers: Limousin 212.5p Hallburn, 208.5p High Stenries, 201.5p Becton Hall, 197.5p Sceughdyke. Charolais 207.5p, 205.5p Hallburn, 193.5p Sceughdyke, 192.5p Houghton House, 191.5p Sceughdyke. Simmental 212.5p Hallburn. British Blue 181.5p Sandbed.
Principal prices (per head). Bullocks: Limousin £1,395.15, £1336.68, £1303.13 Dashwellgreen. British Blue £1,448.78 Haining House, £1357.13 High Stenries.
Heifers: Charolais £1,354.15, £1277.10 Sceughdyke, £1256.40 Broomhills, £1224.25, £1202.18 Hallburn. Limousin £1,350.05 Becton Hall.
There was a shortage of bulls and more are needed to take advantage of the good trade being had. Limousin to 208.5p Nunscleugh; Belgian Blues 171.5p Becton Hall. Top price per head £1428.23 for Limousin from Nunscleugh; British Blue £1183.35 Becton Hall.
In the OTM section mainly feeding cows were on offer and met a flying trade throughout with more numbers required. Top price was 147.5p for a Limousin from G McGimpsey & Co, D’Mainholm.
Principal prices (per kilo). Limousin 147.5p D’Mainholm, 142.50 Swaites, 140.5p High Stenries, 125.5p Lynnshield, 123.5p High Stenries & Henrys Hill. Simmental 119.5p Bellfield. British Blue 131.5p, 129.5p Swaites. Saler 120.5p Whitslade. OTM steers: Charolais 133.5p Burnside. OTM heifers: Limousin 139.50 Burnside.
Principal prices (per head): Limousin £1,025.13 D’Mainholm, £889.20 Henrys Hill, £857.05 High Stenries, £833.63 Swaites, £821.33 Bellfield. OTM steer: Charolais £821.03 Burnside.
Lambs were a mixed show for quality, with export weights regularly selling between 190p and 210p per kilo. A large volume of lambs 45-48 kilos diluted the average but small lightweight lambs and lambs over 50kgs continued to meet a good trade. Vendors should note there is no bonus for having lambs too heavy as 43kg to 48kg fail to fit export specification.
Lambs to £120.50 for Suffolks from Colinton Mains, £99.50 Timpendean Farm, £94.50 Jubilee, £93.50 Hallburn; Cheviots £79.80 Skelfhill, £75.80 Sorbietrees, £71.80 Priesthaugh, £66.80 Sorbietrees; Texels £118.50, £114.50 Colinton Mains, £97.50 Gass, £95.50 Burnside; Charollais £86.80, £84.80 Leaona Villa, £83.50 Streethead, £79.80 Hallburn; Halfbreds £78.80 High Moat; Greyface £82.50 Sceughdyke, £82.20 Yewtree, £81.80 Nunscleugh; Cheviot Mules £88.50 Parcelstown, £81.80 Skelfhill, £79.80 Falnash; Leicester £81.50 Burnhouse, £77.80 Deadwater; Blackface £76.80 Gall, £74.80 Roughet Hill, £69.80 Plumpe, £69.50 Skelfhill; North Country Cheviot £82.80 Earlside, £74.80 Curlew, £69.50 Byers; Swaledale £54.80, £54.50 Low Roughhill, Beltex £92.80 Sorbie, £83.80 Byers; Zwartbles £70.50 Sheala Hill.
Lightweight lambs to £75.80 for Beltex from Byers Farm; others to £68.80 Bankhead; Suffolks £71.50 Guards, £66.80 Kirkwood Mains, £65.80 Westernhopeburn; Cheviots £66.80 Sorbietrees, £62.80 Newington Avenue; Texels £72.20 Gass, £71.50 Guards, £71.20 Coates Farm; Charollais £65.80 High Dubwath, £60.80 Newington; Greyface £64.80 Westernhopeburn, £62.20 Newington; Blackface £69.80 Syart, £63.80 Peela Hill, £63.50 Cross House; Swaledales £59.80 Hayclose, £56.50 Westernhopeburn, £53.50 Newington; Zwartbles £63.50 Sheala Hill; Roussin £64.80 Debog; Soya £55.20, £51.80 Charterhall.
Ewes were a similar trade on the week, with only the heavy ewes being easier on the week. All others maintained recent rates and continue to be in demand. Top price was 126.5p for Texel ewes from Beckhouse Farm, £120.50 Crookston, £118.5p Beckhouse, £116.50 Brantwood; Suffolks £118.50 Eastgate, £116.50 Westfield, £110.50, £108.50 Latheron Wheel Mains; Charollais £112.50 Westfield; Greyface £86.50 Boreland, £85.50 Luns House Farm, £81.50 Grayside, £80.50 Milton & Newbiggin; Cheviot Mules £96.50 Muircleugh, £94.50 Townfoot, £89.50 Muircleugh; Leicester £100.50 Queenshaugh, £90.50 Kirksteads, £89.50 Woodside & Westfield; North Country Cheviots £106.50 Buldoo, £100.50 3 Skaill, £93.50 Coopergate; Beltex £108.50 Courstein, £82.50 Brantwood; Lleyn £78.50, £76.50 Eastgate, £70.50 Over Whitlaw; Woodland £79.50 Dewfield; Zwartbles £78.50 Tirrilside; Oxford £88.50 Guards; Easycare £75.50, £68.50 Godscroft. Light ewes to £80.50 Newlands, £78.50, £76.50 Shaws & Bloch, £74.50 Bankhead; Blackfaces £77.50, £73.50 Townfoot; £72.50, £70.50 Altonside; Swaledales £59.50 High Crossgill, £56.50 Newbiggin & Wydoncleughside, £54.50 Softley; Herdwicks £69.50 Tirrilfoot, £51.50 Powheads; Jacob £58.50 Greenside; Shetlands £47.50 Dowlaw, £42.50 Buldoo.
Rams to £106.50 for Suffolks from Eastgate who sold others to £80.50; Cheviots £88.50 Tarrasfoot, £86.50 Sorbie, £85.50 Eastgate; Texels £100.50 Over Whitlaw, £85.50 Pontyfoot; Leicesters £92.50 Eastgate, £90.50 Softley; Blackface £98.50 Altonside, £70.50 Tirrilside; North Country Cheviots £98.50, £88.50 Tirrilside; Swaledale £69.50 High Crossgill, £60.50 Coatlith Hill; Jacobs £79.50 Tirrilside.
Steers: medium to 195.5p (195p); heavy to 213.5p (192.9p). Heifers: heavy to 212.5p (191.1p). Young bulls 208.5p (189.9p). Lambs: light to 215p (180.3p); standard to 238p (190.8p); medium to 227p (187.9p); heavy to 186p (169.6p); o/weight to 191p (164.5p). Ewes: light to £80.50 (£54.24); heavy to £126.50 (£76.41). Cast rams £106.50 (£71.45).
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held the fortnightly sale of store cattle at Longtown on Tuesday, November 8.
The 102 cattle were short of numbers for the buyers’ requirements and trade was very dear throughout. Top price was £885 for Limousin bullocks from Slealands.
Principal prices. Store bullocks: Angus £780 Whamtown, £775 Spadeadam, £670 Garthside. Limousin £885 Slealands, £880 Edenbanks, £855 Slealands, £775, £730, £700 Clarghyll. Blue Grey £720, £590 Sewing Shields. Galloway £600 East Murton, £590, £580 Wileysyke. Friesian £735 Garthside. Hereford £850 Wanwood Hill. Simmental £695 Arkleton.
Store heifers: Angus £750 Whamtown, £560 Spadeadam. Limousin £845, £800 Snab, £775 Slealands, £770 Edenbanks, £660 Bonshawside. Galloway £530, £510 Wileysyke. Simmental £730 Snab, £640 Arkleton. Hereford £680 Wanwood Hill.
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 5,467 store lambs, including 1,424 Hill Cheviots at the weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday, November 8.
Store lambs were fewer and trade very firm. Top was £75 for Texels from Wanwood Hill, £74.50 Shield Hill, £71.50 Rinnion Hills and Haswellsykes. Suffolks £70 Lamberton & Clifton on Bowmont, £68.50 Nirvana, Hillview & Hallburn; Charollais £69.50, £69 Hallburn; Cheviot Mules £68.50 Clifton on Bowmont; Greyface £70 Cooks House, £68.50 Tecket, £67.50 Greyside; North Country Cheviot £71.50 Clifton on Bowmont; Blackfaces £70 Blackburn, £64.50 Gatehouse, £63 Horseholm; Herdwicks £58.50 Ramshope; Swaledales £46.50 Lilswood Cottage, £44.50 Laverhay & Bayles, £42 Ouston.
Hill Cheviots were a smaller entry with best lambs expensive. Top was £65 Drycleughlea, £63 Girnwood, £60 Granton.
Cast ewes to £79 Clifton on Bowmont, hill types £61 for Blackfaces from Wardrew.
At the final sale of breeding sheep a good entry for the time of year met an exceptional trade. Top was £90, £86 for two-crop Swaledales from The Bayles. Hill Cheviots £70 Blackburn £67 Drycleughlea; Swaledales £55 Nettling Flatt who also sold Herdwicks at £44. Blackfaces £57 Bayles , £55 Nettling Flatt. Shearlings to £96, £88 for Blackfaces from Linton Gate. Cheviot Mules £95 Dykecroft; Swaledales £74 Greeneycleugh. Ewe lambs to £80 for Greyfaces from Silloans; Texels £77, £70 Patties Hill.
First published at 21:34, Wednesday, 16 November 2011
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