Record numbers at Longtown new year sale

Longtown Mart celebrated the start of 2013 with record numbers for a new year sale at the mart with 6,851 hoggs and 7,526 ewes forward.

Farmers Weekly Longtown.jpgHoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with good export lambs and best quality lambs easily sold at high rates.  Heavyweight hoggs were harder to cash with lightweight hoggs similar on the week.   The sale average was 150.4p (SQQ 152.2p).  The sale topped at 206p a kilo for Texels from Messrs Nixon, Oakwood and to £96.80 a head for Texels from Messrs Hasting, Kilncroft.

Other top prices included; £87.50 Mossband Hall, £85.50 Nether Brotherstone; Beltex £79.80 Gallowberry, £77.80 Nether Brotherstone and High Greenhill, £75.80 High Greenhill; Suffolk £73.80, £72.20 Sceughdyke, £72 Newbiggin; North Country Cheviot £70.80 Dalemakethar, £62.80 Crosscleugh, £59.80 Kirkland Green; Charollais £70 Leaona Villa, £66.20 Hallburn, £65.80 Barend; Half Bred £68.80 North House, £62.80 Dalemakethar; Hill Cheviot £68.20 Muirhill, £65.80 Grassfield, £63.80 Wicket Thorn; Cheviot Mule £64.80 North House, £55.80 Barnglies; Blackface £64.20 Silloans, £61.80 Kirkhouse, £56.80 Nilston Rigg; Greyface £62.80 The Haining House, £61.80 Mains of Larg, £60.80 Greenburn; Herdwick £56.80 Longrow, £50 Ashley Park; Swaledale £55 Westernhopeburn, £40 Greystoke Castle; Leicester £50 Silloans and Kelsocleugh.

The 1,734 lightweight hoggs sold to £65.80 for Beltex from Sorbie, £62.80 Waltonwoodhead; Texel £65.20 , £62.80 Muirhill; Hill Cheviot £55.80 High Barlay, £53.80 Bloch; Blackface £51.80, £50.80 Skelfhill; Charollais £50 Cardew Hall; Suffolk £50 High Floweryhirst, £44.80 Coshogle; Greyface £45.80 Bonshawside, Coshogle and Newington; Easycare £41.80 Mossfennan; Swaledale £36.80 Dallowie, £35.80 Pry Hill.

Another astonishing show of 7,526 cast ewes and rams were forward to a full ring of buyers with best selling ewes short of requirements and similar on the week.  Blackface and Cheviot export ewes remained similar with plainer ewes harder to cash.  Heavy ewes to £134.50 for Texels from The Laurels, £130.50 Kilncroft, £128.50 Townfoot; Charollais £110.50 Draperstown, £89.50 Baron Road, £85.50 Road Side; Beltex £104.50 Nether Brotherstone, £85.50 Draperstown; Suffolk £106.50 Draperstown, £100.50, £97.50 Road Side; North Country Cheviot £82.50 Marchbank, £80.50 Forget Me Not, £77.50 Courthill; Leicester £77.50, £75.50 Quarry House, £70.50 Stotsfold; Cheviot Mule £76.50, £68.50 Roseland, £66.50 Saxalbye; Greyface £74.50 Sceughdyke, £67.50 Redhouse, £66.50 Kennetsidehead.

Hill ewes sold to £59.50 for Blackfaces from Quarry House, £56.50 Edenhill, £52.50 Thornton Tower; Lonk £59.50 Greenhills; Hill Cheviot £57.50 Allfornaught, £55.50 High Stenries, £51.50 Allfornaught; Swaledale £46.50 Quarry House, £42.50 Westernhopeburn and Dykenook, £41.50 Denton Main; Kendal Rough £36.50 The Bungalow, £33.50 Gill Head; Easycare £36.50 Mossfennan; Herdwick £26.50 Kilncroft.

Rams sold to £122.50 for Texels from Middle Shipley, £116.50 Bascodyke Foot, £112.50 Ballimachiller; Suffolk £108.50 Roadside, £106.50 Severs, £90.50 Thornton Tower; Leicester £96.50 D’Mainholm, £94.50 Silloans, £88.50 Brampton Fell; Charollais £96.50 Draperstown, £92.50 Dallowie, £80.50 Geltsdale; Beltex £92.50 Newbigging, £64.50 Walton Woodhead; Blackface £88.50 Penpeugh, £78.50 Thornton Tower, £66.50 Brackenthwaite; Lleyn £78.50 South Bowerhouses, £50.50 Mossfennan; Hill Cheviot £74.50 Raeburnfoot; Swaledale £64.50 Stotsfold, £50.50 Merryknowe, £44.50 Dumblar Rigg; Easycare £42.50 Mossfennan.

The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart also had forward 42 prime cattle, 16 young bulls and 44 over thirty month cattle.

 

Prime cattle saw a buoyant trade throughout.  Top price of 227.5p twice, firstly for a Limousin heifer heifer shown by J and N Blaylock and Son, Hallburn and then for Limousin bullock from J C and D Nicholson and Son, The Gill.