Spring lambs leap ahead
Last updated at 10:13, Thursday, 07 June 2012
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 57 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 36 OTM cattle, 499 spring lambs, 2,521 prime hoggs and 4,054 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, May 31.
A larger show of prime cattle saw trade sharper and plenty of keen bidders. Top price was 225.5p for a smart Limousin heifer shown by A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green purchased by J Little; others to 222.5p also from Messrs Taylor. Limousin bullocks sold to 223.5p again from Messrs Taylor, whose run of 12 cattle averaged 216.9p; other Limousins sold to 221.5p from J C & D Nicholson, The Gill with Messrs Nicholsons’ cattle levelling at 219.8p. Charolais bullocks sold to 221.5p from Messrs Taylor.
Principal prices (per kilo). Bullocks: Limousin 223.5p Dashwell Green, 221.5p The Gill, 220.5p Dashwell Green and The Gill, 217.5p Roachburn and Toppin Castle, 216.5p Dashwell Green, 215.5p (x2), 214.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 209.5p, 206.5p High Moat, 202.5p Armeria. Charolais 221.5p Dashwell Green, 217.5p The Gill, 204.5p Fenton Farm. British Blue 209.5p Dashwell Green. Simmental 201.5p Plumpe Farm.
Heifers: Limousin 225.5p, 222.5p Dashwell Green, 216.5p, 215.5p Slealands, 203.5p Dashwell Green, 202.5p Sceughdyke. Charolais 203.5p, 200.5p Sceughdyke, 199.5p Houghton House and Armeria.
Principal prices (per head). Bullocks: Limousin £1,554 The Gill, £1,519 Dashwell Green, £1,450 The Gill, £1,418 Dashwell Green. Charolais £1,517 Dashwell Green, £1,435 The Gill.
Heifers: Limousin £1,228 Dashwell Green, £1,217, £1,179 Slealands, £1,179, £1,109 Dashwell Green.
Charolais £1,366 Armeria, £1,332, £1,172 Sceughdyke, £1,155 Armeria, £1,147 Houghton House, £1,137 Sceughdyke. British Blue £1,149 Armeria. Bazadaize £1,127 Swaites.
Young bulls met a good trade and more were needed to fill buyers’ orders. Top of 195.5p (£1,424) for Simmental from Stirches Mains. Limousins to 195.5p Harelawhole; Black & Whites 176.5p, 171.5p Harelawhole.
A better show of OTM cattle met another brisk trade and topped at 196.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Ritson, Swaites; others to 185.5p, 184.5p and 177.5p shown by Messrs T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke.
Principal prices (per kilo). Limousin 196.5p Swaites, 185.5p, 184.5p, 177.5p Sceughdyke, 154.5p Riggfoot, 151.5p Stonehall, 140.5p Burnfoot on Esk, Smallholms and D’Mainholm, 136.5p D’Mainholm.
Friesian 159.5p, 149.5p Peterscrook, 114.5p The Stubb. British Blue 146.5p Oakland, 142.5p Peela Hill.
Principal prices (per head). Limousin £1,281, £1,242, £1,189 Sceughdyke, £1,181 Stonehall, £1,060 D’Mainholm, £1,011 Swaites, £948 Smallholms, £896 Riggfoot, £843 Burnfoot on Esk. Friesian £1,084 Peterscrook.
British Blue £966 Oakland, £912 Peela Hill, £841 D’Mainholm.
A larger show of 499 spring lambs averaged 211p per kilo, well in front of all other centres this week as abattoirs make sure they have sheep over the long bank holiday. Lambs aren’t required over 44 kilos to meet this good trade, with heavy lambs worth no extra. Top of 237p per kilo for Texels from Burncroft and to £96.80 per head for Charollais from Rottington Hall who sold others at £94.80; Suffolk £94.80 The Land, £93.80 Fenton Farm; Texel £94.80 The Wreay, £93.80 Westhills, £90.80 Burncroft; Oxford £79.80, £75.80 Guards Farm.
The 2,521 prime hoggs forward were a smaller mixed show for quality, averaging 152.6p per kilo, with well-fleshed hoggs receiving a premium and short of requirements. Lean hoggs remained hard to cash, with 50 kilo + hoggs in demand, more could be sold to advantage. The sale was topped at 184p per kilo for Texels from Lairdlaugh and to £107.50 per head for Texels from Noss Farm, £104.50 Aydon Farm, £97.50 Noss Farm; Hill Cheviot £97.50 Broomhills, £87.80 Southend and Sloda Hill, £84.80 Southend; Suffolk £93.80 Marygate, £92 Broomhills, £91.50 Riggfoot; Greyface £88.50 Red House, £75.50, £73.50 Southend; North Country Cheviot £87.80 Hyde Park, £86.50 Glenlea, £79.80 Aydon Farm; Leicester £71.50 Howburn; Blackface £68.80 Broomhills, £67.80, £65.80 Red House; Herdwick £50, £45 Stoneraise Place; Swaledale £43.80 Westernhopeburn.
A smaller show of 4,054 cast ewes and rams was forward to a larger ring of buyers, with trade remaining static on the week and smaller hill type ewes looking dearer per head than large fat ewes.
Top price of £140.50 for Texel rams from Severs, £127 High Greenhill, £125 Dinwoodie Green; Leicester £135.50, £122.50, £107 Knarr Farm; Suffolk £134.50 Road Side, £128.50 Stackbraes, £118.50 Road Side; Millenium Blue £129 Aydon Farm; Charollais £126.50 Burdon; Rouge £113.50 Burdon; Bleu d’Maine £103.50 Burdon; Hill Cheviot £95.50 Lirrit; Swaledale £93 Wolf Hills, £77 Knarr Farm, £69.50 Howburn; Blackface £92.50 The Heugh, £85 Backmuir; North Country Cheviot £90.50 Murtholm, £83.50 Cooilingel; Jacob £88.50 Burdon, £69.50 Haithwaite.
Heavy ewes to £135 for Texels from Colinton Mains, £130.50 Lirrit, £129 Haas Grove and Colinton Mains; Beltex £134.50 Stackbraes, £123 Newbigging, £106.50 Lirrit; Leicester £132.50, £102.50 Severs, £99 The Old Police House; Suffolk £107.50 Studholme Bungalow, £107, £102.50 Stackbraes; Charollais £107 Thackwood, £104.50 Brae Road, £92.50 Severs; Half Bred £99.50 South Mains, £94.50 Jenkins Cross, £92.50 Ringligate; Millenium Blue £97 Lurgan; North Country Cheviot £97 Derwent House, £87 Whiteknowe, £74.50 Medomsley; Bleu d’Maine £92.50 Road Side; Greyface £92 Stackbraes, £91 Backmuir, £83 Alton; Zwartbles £88.50 Thorns, £83 The Bents, £80.50 Severs; Cheviot Mule £86.50 Severs, £85.50 Kirkland Green, £82.50 Treehill; Romney Marsh £79.50 Westcott, £75.50 Golden Lane; Dorset £69.50 Backmuir, £67 Cooilingel.
Hill ewes to £78.50 for Blackface from Wolfhills, £72.50 Glenlea, £69.50 Horseholme; Hill Cheviot £77 New Farm, £75.50 Lirrit, £74.50 Blackhaugh; Lleyn £70.50 Cooilingel, £69.50 South Mains; Swaledale £67.50 Bellmount, £67 Edges Green, £63.50 Denton Mains; Easycare £67 Blackhaugh, £54.50 Cooilingel; Jacob £65 Backmuir, £53 Stackbraes; Shetland £48.50 Lirrit, £37.50 Cowcorse; Herdwick £45.50 Derwent House, £43.50 Cowcorse, £41.50 Lirrit.
Steers: light to 175.5p (175.5p); medium to 220.5p (198.3p); heavy to 223.5p (202.9p). Heifers: light to 202.5p (196.4p); medium to 225.5p (204.3p); heavy to 203.5p (194.9p). Young bulls 196.5p (182.3p). Hoggs: light to 178.8p (147.6p); standard to 179.p (144.4p); medium to 184.p (151.9p); heavy to 183.3p (157.7p); shearlings to 177.p (138.4p). Lambs: light to 237.p (222.1p); standard to 236.6p (216.8p); medium to 236.p (206.7p); heavy to 206.p (191.6p); o/weight to 163.p (163.4p). Ewes: light to £78.50 (£56.51); heavy to £135 (£80.52). Cast rams £140.50 (£100.73)
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 2,029 breeding sheep at the weekly sale on Tuesday, May 29.
There was another excellent show of sheep and, with more buyers present, all classes met an excellent trade.
Texel hoggs with singles sold to a top of £100 (2) from South Mains; Greyface £100 Yew Tree Farm, 90 Briggle and Yew Tree, £84 Woodhouse; Suffolk £80 Whitstone Hill. Greyface hoggs with twins to £61 Stoneflatt, £60 Woodhouse. Shearlings with singles to £74 for Texels from Bushfield; Hill Cheviot £53 Bayles. Shearlings with twins to £65.50 and £65 for Greyface from New Hummerbecks, £64 Aimshaugh; Texel £65 Bushfield.
Ewes with singles to £65 for Texels from Bushfield; North Country Cheviot £55 Gospel Hall; Greyface £56 Brewery House; Hill Cheviot £53 Bayles; Blackface £47 Bayles. Ewes with twins to £66, £64 and £61 for Greyface from Aimshaugh; Cheviot Mule £57.50 Whitstone Hill; North Country Cheviot £55.50 Gospel Hall; Hill Cheviot £55.50 Girnwood; Blackface £47 Bayles, £45 Bridgeford; Kendal Rough £43.50 Low Northsceugh.
Store hoggs to £62.50 Linton House, cast ewes £75 Linton House.
First published at 21:36, Wednesday, 06 June 2012
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