Texel ewe and lamb top sale at £225
Last updated at 11:26, Thursday, 03 May 2012
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 50 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 30 OTM cattle, 5,073 prime hoggs and 4,851 cast ewes and rams at the weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday, April 26.
A plainer show of prime cattle was forward resulting in the trade being slightly easier, although good cattle remained at recent high rates, topping at 224.5p for a brilliant Limousin heifer shown by Messrs Blaylock, Hallburn. Bullocks topped at 222.5p twice from Messrs Nicholson, The Gill and Messrs Sisson, Fenton.
Principal prices (per kilo) Bullocks: British Blue 222.5p The Gill, 191.5p Beckhall, Limousin 222.5p Fenton Farm, 218.5p Dashwell Green, 215.5p The Gill, 212.5p Houghton House and Sceughdyke, 210p, 209.5p Dashwell Green, 208.5p The Haining House, 205.5p The Haining House, 204.5p, 201.5p Dashwell Green, 200.5p Fenton Farm, Angus 199.5p Plumpe Farm. Charolais 197.5p, 194.5p, 188.5p Sceughdyke.
Heifers: Limousin 224.5p Hallburn, 217.5p Dashwell Green, 214.5p Sceughdyke, 213.5p Beckhall, 208.5p Hallburn, 204.5p, 202.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage. Charolais 211.5p Hallburn, 200.5p Dashwell Green, 194.5p, 192.5p Sceughdyke. Saler 192.5p Ratten Castle.
Principal prices (per head). Bullocks: British Blue £1,590 The Gill, £1,340 Beckhall. Charolais £1,571, £1,439, £1,406 Sceughdyke. Limousin £1,561 Sceughdyke, £1,552, £1,485 Dashwell Green, £1,438 The Haining House, £1,424 Fenton Farm, £1,423 Houghton House, £1,413 Fenton Farm, £1,400 The Gill, £1,344 The Haining House, £1,298, £1,257, £1,229 Dashwell Green, £1,151 Bleatarn. Angus £1,177, £1,091 Plumpe Farm.
Heifers: Charolais £1,390, £1,270, £1,263 Sceughdyke, £1,163 Hallburn, £1,142, £1,017 Dashwell Green. Limousin £1,265 Sceughdyke, £1,201 Hallburn, £1,184 Beckhall, £1,174 Dashwell Green, £1,154 Wyseby Hill Cottage. Saler £1,106 Ratten Castle.
A good show of Continental young bulls met a brisk trade, topping at 214.5p (£1,544) for a British Blue from Messrs Hemmings, Hay Lane Farm.
Principal prices (per kilo): British Blue 214.5p Hay Lane Farm. Simmental 200.5p, 193.5p Stirches Mains. Charolais 185.5p Sceughdyke.
Principal prices (per head) British Blue £1,544 Hay Lane Farm. Charolais £1,419 Sceughdyke. Simmental £1,253, £1,219 Stirches Mains.
A smaller show of OTM cattle let to a good trade with cattle reaching 171p for a British Blue from D & Y Wilson, Plumpe Farm. More could be sold to vendors’ advantage.
Principal prices (per kilo). Cows: British Blue 171p Plumpe Farm, 139p Longrow. Black & White 167p Plumpe Farm, 98p Evertown, 90p High Moorhead. Charolais 151p Elmside. Welsh Black 145p, 119p, 115p, 111p Whitslade. Galloway 135p Lanehead, 129p Burnfoot of Ewes, 113p Peela Hill, 110p Burnfoot of Ewes. Shorthorn 119p, 109p Midtodhills. Guernsey 107p Midtodhills.
Bulls: Limousin 157p Burnside. British Blue 153p Burnside. Blonde d’Aquitaine 129p Whintingstown.
Principal prices (per head). Cows: Charolais £1,313 Elmside. British Blue £1,179 Plumpe Farm, £847 Longrow. Welsh Black £1,080, £615 Whitslade. Black & White £1,052 Plumpe Farm, 98p Evertown, 90p High Moorhead. Galloway £850 Lanehead, £838 Burnfoot of Ewes, £734 Peela Hill. Shorthorn £714 Midtodhills.
Bulls: Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,141 Whintingstown. Limousin £1,036 Burnside. British Blue £1,002 Burnside. The 5,073 prime hoggs forward averaged 183p (199p in SQQ) well ahead of most centres this week, with 1,823 hoggs being over 46 kilos. Best export weight hoggs and small light weight hoggs were still well sold and short of buyers’ requirements. The sale was topped at 241p per kilo for Beltex from Kirkland Green and to £109.50 per head for Texels from Marygate, £107.50, £100.50 Hillside; Suffolk £92.80 Hyde Park, £89.80 Fenton Farm, £88.80 Newbigging; North Country Cheviot £92.50 Hyde Park, £87.80 Ericstane, £86.80 Wester Dunnet; Hill Cheviot £86.80 Wicket Thorn, £85.80 Todhillrigg, £84.80 Hyde Park; Charollais £84.50, £79.80 Moss Side; Blackface £82.20 Yett Farm, £80.80 Streethead, £80.50 Smalmstown; Cheviot Mule £80.80 Crosslee, £78.80 Westmillriggs; Greyface £80.20 Crowdieknowe, £79.80 Mid Harrietsfield and Boatcroft, £79.20 Hayclose; Swaledale £75.20 Hayclose, £72.80 Westhills, £71.80 Orthwaite Hall.
The 773 lightweight hoggs sold to £81.80 for Beltex from Kirkland Green; Hill Cheviot £74.80 Crosslee, £73.80 Hownam Grange; Texel £74.80 Westside, £73.80 Carsloe; Suffolk £72.20 Shielswood, £71.20 Butterdales; Blackface £71.80 Wanwood Hill, £68.80 Almagill; Herdwick £67.20 Longrow; Swaledale £65.80 Owlethirst; Greyface £64.80 Boat Croft.
A tremendous show of 4,851 cast ewes and rams was forward, with many plainer and hill type ewes on show. The whole sale would be £8 less on the week but still relatively easy to sell.
Top price of £148.50 for Texel rams from Severs, £140.50 Draperstown; Suffolk £139.50 Severs, £138.50 Blawearie Cottage; Leicester £133.50 Kilnstown, £128.50 Edges Green and Kinnaird; Charollais £129.50 Severs, £128.50 Severs; North Country Cheviot £122.50 Ericstane, £96.50 Lynegar; Beltex £96.50 Severs, £88.50 Church Road; Lleyn £95.50 Roadside, £94.50 Lirrit; Kerry £94.50 Severs; Blackface £92.50 Edges Green, £86.50 Wileysike and Pitogarty; Romney £85.50 Haithwaite.
Heavy ewes to £136.50 for Texels from Oldfield, £133.50 Cubby Hill, £132.50 Newbigging; Charollais £130.50 Draperstown, £115.50 Roadside, £112.50 Severs; Suffolk £118.50 Severs, £116.50 Roadside, £114.50 Haithwaite; Leicester £110.50 Barnshangan, £108.50 Haithwaite, £106.50 Shielsknowe; North Country Cheviot £106.50 Lythmore, £104.50 Lirrit, £102.50 Ericstane; Beltex £106.50 Severs, £100.50 Tercrosset, £96.50 Hillside; Half Bred £104.50 South Mains, £96.50 Lynegar; Oxford £99.50 Guards; Cheviot Mule £97.50 Gwnfro Isaf, £96.50 Clackmae; Greyface £94.50 Stackbraes, £93.50 Shielsknowe, £92.50 Wallend; Romney £89.50, £87.50 Orchard Farm; Masham £86.50 Newbiggin; Zwartbles £85.50 Severs.
Hill ewes to £90.50 for Beulahs from Whitcastles; Cheviot £86.50 Achow and Wester Dunnet, £84.50 No 2 Forss, £82.50 Tushielaw; Blackface £86.50 Bowershield, £79.50 Lawston, £78.50 Tone Hall; Lleyn £83.50, £80.50 Lydden, £76.50 Harper Hill; Swaledale £74.50 Stackbraes, £70.50 Kirkland Green and Brampton Fell, £69.50 Kilnstown, Spoutbank and Coombe Crag; Jacob £68.50 Old Rectory; Herdwick £60.50 Hillside, £55.50 Haithwaite; Shetland £56.50 South Mains, £49.50 Cadgillhead; Welsh Mountain £52.50 Butterdales.
Steers: medium to 222.5p (199.3p); heavy to 222.5p (201.1p). Heifers: light to 185.5p (185.5p); medium to 224.5p (198.1p); heavy to 194.5p (189.1p). Young bulls 214.5p (198.3p). Hoggs: light to 231p (200.9p); standard to 241p (204p); medium to 220p (194.1p); heavy to 195p (161.5p); shearlings to 193p (145.5p). Ewes: light to £90.50 (£60.62); heavy to £136.50 (£93.33). Cast rams £148.50 (£88.17).
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 1,071 head of ewes with lambs at foot at the sale on Tuesday, April 24.
A larger show attracted a full ring of buyers with all classes at extreme rates and short of requirements.
Top was £225 each for a pure Texel ewe with single tup lamb from Master Thomas Hall, Knells Farm, who also sold Bleu d’Maines with twins at £155 each.
Correct ewes with singles – Texel £72 Cleughbrae; Greyface £72 Sydenham; North Country Cheviot £70 Sydenham; Leicester £68 Knells; Cheviot Mule £67 Isle of Dalton.
Correct ewes with twins – Charollais £79 Moss Side; Texel £77 Cleughbrae; Suffolk £77 Cleughbrae; Greyface £73.50 Moss Side; North Country Cheviot £60 Gospel Hall; Herdwick £38 Bayles.
Correct ewes with triplets – Bleu d’Maine £85 Knells; Texel £58 Knells.
Shearlings with singles to £72 for Greyface from Isle of Dalton. Shearlings with twins to £72 for Greyface from Station Road.
Hoggs with singles to £90 for Texels from Sydenham.
Geld hoggs to £142 and £130 Knells.
Stock rams to £170 for Suffolk, Texel £155, Leicester £150 and Beltex £125 all from Knells Farm.
Store hoggs to £65 for Texels from Linton House, Cheviot £62 Cleughbrae.
Cast ewes to £84 Cottage Farm, hill types £64.50 Bayles.
THE Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart had forward 106 store cattle on Tuesday, April 24. It was a mixed show but trade remained high, rates topping at £1,050 for a Shorthorn heifer shown by J & E Goddard & Son, Gall Farm, with bullocks topping at £995 for a Limousin from Messrs J T Fleming & Son, Falnash.
Principal prices. Bullocks:Limousin £995, £925, £800 Falnash. Aberdeen Angus £950 (x3), £940, £865 (x3), £815 Falnash. Shorthorn £925 Gall Farm. Charolais £910, £905, £895 Shankbridge End, £890 (x3), £840 Falnash. Hereford £890 (x2) Gall Farm. Friesian £870 (x2) Hethermill, £635 Garthside. Red Poll £600 Newbie Barns.
Heifers: Shorthorn £1,050, £880, £810 Gall Farm. Limousin £960, £920 (x2), £890 Hethermill, £860, £825, £800 Sutton Close. Aberdeen Angus £870, £820 (x4), £795 (x2) Enzieholm. Charolais £825 (x5), £805 (x4) Enzieholm.
Bulls: Aberdeen Angus £825 Scugg House.
First published at 21:37, Wednesday, 02 May 2012
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