Impressive show of prime hoggs
Last updated at 10:05, Thursday, 26 April 2012
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 52 prime cattle, two young bulls, 26 OTM cattle, 4,507 prime hoggs and 4,804 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, April 19.
There was a smaller show of prime cattle but still plenty of quality was on offer and trade remained buoyant topping at 227.5p for a Limousin heifer from A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green purchased by J Little, Charolais to 226.5p shown by J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. British Blue bullocks sold to 225.5p from Messrs R Neill, Upper Tinwald and 224.5p from J C & D Nicholson & Son, The Gill.
Principal prices (per kilo). Bullocks: British Blue 225.5p Upper Tinwald, 224.5p The Gill, 212.5p Dashwell Green, 207.5p Gardrum. Limousin 222.5p Upper Tinwald, 218.5p Toppin Castle, 216.5p The Gill, 214.5p Houghton House, 213.5p, 209.5p, 207.5p, 202.5p Dashwell Green. Charolais 216.5p, 206.5p Dashwell Green, 203.5p (x2) Sceughdyke.
Heifers: Charolais 226.5p Hallburn, 209.5p Hallburn, 205.5p Dashwell Green, 202.5p Sceughdyke. Limousin 227.5p Dashwell Green, 225.5p Hallburn, 223.5p Dashwell Green, 217.5p Hallburn, 212.5p Sceughdyke, 209.5p, 208.5p Houghton House. British Blue 224.5p, 215.5p Toppin Castle. Blonde d’Aquitaine 215.5p Sceughdyke.
Principal prices (per head). Bullocks: British Blue £1,549 The Gill, £1,434 Dashwell Green, £1,431 Upper Tinwald. Charolais £1,536 Sceughdyke, £1,526 Dashwell Green, £1,505, £1,463 Sceughdyke, £1,445 Dashwell Green, £1,429 Sceughdyke. Limousin £1,456 Dashwell Green, £1,439 The Gill, £1,435 Upper Tinwald, £1,427 Becton Hall.
Heifers: Charolais £1,291 Hallburn, £1,257 Hallburn,£1,134 Sceughdyke. Limousin £1,228 Dashwell Green, £1,217 Hallburn, £1,188, £1,173 Houghton House, £1,162 Dashwell Green, £1,152 Hallburn. British Blue £1,201, £1,196 Toppin Castle. Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,185 Sceughdyke.
Young bulls sold to a top of 198.5p (£1,280) for Limousin from Becton Hall.
OTM trade maintained recent high rates topping at 163.5p for Charolais from Messrs Baxter, Moss Side.
Principal prices (per kilo). Cows: Charolais 163.5p, 153.5p Mosside Limousin 149.5p D’Mainholm. British Blue 143.5p D’Mainholm, 142.5p Longrow. Black & White 127.5p Brisco Hill, 116.5p Peterscrook.
Bulls: Shorthorn 148.5p Burnfoot of Ewes. Friesian 120.5p Brisco Hill.
Princpal prices (per head). Cows: Charolais £1,218, £959 Mosside. Limousin £934 D’Mainholm. British Blue £890 Longrow. Bulls: Friesian £1,198 Brisco Hill.
After a week of dropping trade around the country, Longtown still managed an impressive show of 4,542 prime hoggs which, in line with the week’s trend, averaged 198p (210p in SQQ) with 1,474 hoggs being over 46 kilos. Best export weight hoggs and small light weight hoggs were easily sold and short of buyers’ requirements. The sale was topped at 239p per kilo for Blackfaces from Mid Harrietsfield and to £115 per head for Texels from Station Yard, £112.50 Stackbraes, £110 Station Yard; Suffolk £97.80, £95.80 Westfield, £95.80 The Gill; Hill Cheviot £96.20 Shaw Head, £93.50 Potholm, £91.80 Whins and Creca Hall; Charollais £95.50 Wester Parkgate, £92.80 Whitehall; North Country Cheviot £93.20, £92.80, £92.20 Creca Hall; Blackface £92.80 Hyde Park, £90.20 Smalmstown, £89.80 Thorns; Greyface £87.80 Low Hallburn, £85.80 West Logan; Swaledale £82.80 Allenhead; Herdwick £73.80 Owlethirst, £73.50 Longrow. The 652 lightweight hoggs sold to £82.80 for Texels from Mid Harrietsfield, £80.20 High House; Blackface £82.80 Mid Harrietsfield, £78.80 Barlaes and Mid Harrietsfield; Hill Cheviot £80.20 Potholm, £78.80 Crawesknowe; Beltex £80 Temon; Suffolk £75.50 Barsalloch; Swaledale £73.50 Longrow; Greyface £66.80 Wallholm.
A tremendous show of 4,804 cast ewes and rams was forward with more plainer and hill type ewes on show. The whole sale would be £4 to £5 less on the week but still achieved an overall average of £95.12.
Top price of £162.50 for Suffolks from Lirrit, £142.50 Roadside, £130.50 Severs; Texel £152.50 Severs, £148.50 Halldykes, £138.50 Mossburnford, Chalkside and Shield Green; Oxford £136.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £130.50 Severs, £108.50 Burdon; Romney Marsh £128.50 Burdon; Dorset £126.50 Burdon; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Gospel Hall and Dodgsonstown, £120.50 Lirrit, £116.50 Severs; Leicester £119.50 Burdon, £110.50 Whiteside and Crowhall.
Hill Cheviot £118.50 Westside, £99.50 Haithwaite; Zwartbles £114.50 Stackbraes; Berrichon £113.50 Pentire, £96.50 Overton Bush; Woodland £108.50 Severs; Border Leicester £106.50 Alton; Bleu d’Maine £100.50 Newbigging; Blackface £90.50, £86.50 Haithwaite, £81.50 Newbigging; Roussin £90.50 Roadside; Vendeen £89.50 Haithwaite; Easycare £89.50 Blackhaugh; Beulah £87.50 Stackbraes; Shetland £64.50 Lirrit.
Heavy ewes to £160.50 for Texels from Newbigging, £158.50 Westside, £152.50 Severs; Suffolk £142.50 Severs, £136.50 Newbigging, £132.50 Fontanbleau.
Leicester £138.50 Westside, £124.50 Alton, £122.50 North Hanging Wells; Beltex £136.50 Wood Farm, £129.50 Backmuir, £128.50 Lirrit; Charollais £136.50 Stackbraes and Maryholm, £134.50 Burdon, £132.50 Backmuir; North Country Cheviot £126.50 Stackbraes, £124.50 Lirrit, £116.50 Gospel Hall; Cheviot Mule £126.50, £117.50 Torwoodlea Mains, £116.50 Halldykes; Half Bred £114.50 Elm Row, £106.50 Fontanbleau; Zwartbles £114.50 Backmuir, £96.50 Whitehill Cottage, £89.50 Hoscote; Dorset £114.50 Burdon, £100 Newbigging.
Greyface £106.50 Corries Mill, £104.50 Haithwaite, East Raffles and Staffler, £102.50 Middle Shipley, Haithwaite, Townfoot (Scott) and Mossburnford; Romney £102.50 Severs; Border Leicester £97.50 Newton Farm; Bleu d’Maine £96.50 Middle Farm.
Hill ewes to £91.50 for Cheviots from Westside, £90.50 Newbigging, £89.50 Springwells; Blackface £90.50 Sceughdyke, £88.50 The Old Police House, £86.50 Whiteside; Swaledale £88.50 North Hanging Wells, £84.50 Westside, £80.50 Stackbraes; Beulah £87.50 Newton Farm; Lleyn £86.50 Wester Parkgate, £78.50 The Mark, £76.50 Fontanbleau; Jacob £80.50 Overton Bush, £66.50 Westside; Herdwick £79.50 Stackbraes, £70.50 Westside, £56.50 The Mark; Shetland £74.50 Backmuir; Welsh Mountain £55.50 Cowcorse.
Steers: medium to 225.5p (205.4p); heavy to 224.5p (203.4p). Heifers: light to 177.5p (195.1p); medium to 227.5p (205.9p); heavy to 209.5p (202p). Young bulls 198.5p. Hoggs: light to 235p (210.7p); standard to 239p (217.2p); medium to 235p (206p); heavy to 235p (176.3p); shearlings to 183p (164.9p). Ewes: light to £91.50 (£68.83); heavy to £160.50 (£104.19). Cast rams £162.50 (£111.72).
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 927 head of ewes with lambs at foot and store hoggs at the sale on Tuesday, April 17.
All classes of ewes with lambs were dearer to a top of £77 each for Cheviot Mule shearlings with singles from Rabygrange, with Greyfaces with twins to £68 New Hummerbecks.
Ewes with singles to £70.50 for Greyface from Bateyshield, £70 How Farm; Blackface £53 Allensgreen. Ewes with twins to £70 for Greyface from Bateyshield, £69 How Farm; Texel £69 New Hummerbecks; Suffolk £68 New Hummerbecks; Blackface £53 Allensgreen.
Ewes with triplets to £47 for Blackface from Allensgreen.
Store hoggs are still in demand to a top of £102.50 for Texels from Linton House; North Country Cheviot £86.50 Carpet Farm, £82 Adderston Shields; Suffolk £78 Linton House; Blackface £68.50 Albie Rigg; Greyface £68.50 Albie Rigg; Herdwick £64 Rowhead; Swaledale £60 Burnhouse.
Cast ewes to £111.50 Linton House, hill types £68.50 Old Hall.
First published at 21:37, Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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