Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 18 cattle, 32 spring lambs, 2,123 prime hoggs and 2,766 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th April 2018.

A smaller entry of 18 cattle meant jobs were left short of requirements. Cast cows topped at 136p for an Angus cow sold by Messrs Byers, Cubby Hill, with British Blue cows from CA Grieve & Son, Snab selling to 130p twice. Galloway stock bulls sold to 130p from J Thornton, East Murton. Top price per head was £1,149.20 from Messrs Byers, Cubby Hill. Clean cattle in demand but short of requirements. Top price of 230p for a heavyweight Limousin heifer sold by Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling. Top price per head was £1,5,18 also from Messrs Fiddler for a heifer.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

PRIME CATTLE:

Limousin Heifers 245p Englishtown, 241p, 237p Dashwell Green, 236p Barrow Ling, 232p Dashwell Green, 227p Welton, 226p Dashwell Green, 225p Welton, 224p Barrow Ling.

Limousin Steers 230p, 229p, 228p, 223p, 222p (x2) Englishtown.

CAST COWS:

Simmental 110p, 108p Quarryfield.

Angus 165p, 155p, 134p Tanlawhill.

Galloway Bull 130p East Murton.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

PRIME CATTLE:

Limousin Steers £1,575, £1,527, £1,443 (x2) Englishtown.

Limousin Heifers £1,532, £1,530 Welton, £1,478 Barrow Ling, £1,423, £1,409 Dashwell Green, £1,396 Englishtown, £1,368 Barrow Ling, £1,350, £1,299 Dashwell Green.

CAST COWS:

Simmental £669 Cavaghan Gardens.

Angus £858, £728, £603 Tanlawhill.

Spring lambs were a similar show with trade again very god. Top price per kilo was 300p for Suffolks from Burgh Head and to £148 and £144 per head from Beechgrove, others to £143 The Lands.

A smaller entry of 2,123 prime hoggs on the week saw trade considerably dearer than earlier in the week. Overall sale average of 239.3p (SQQ 234.5p). Top price of 323p for Beltex hoggs from Messrs Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth, with the majority of good meat export hoggs selling between 250 to 275p per kilo. Heavy hoggs again met a very strong trade with many pens between £150 to £160 per head and topped at £163 for Texel hoggs from WJ & JG Bell, Kinninghall, Hawick. Light hoggs also met a much stronger demand than expected with good meat making between 225-250p per kilo.

On the day, many more sheep could have been sold to vendors advantage.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Beltex 323p, 309p Easter Ochtermuthill, 308p Cuiltburn, 306p Maulscastle, 305p Cuiltburn, 303p, 296p, 293p, 288p Easter Ochtermuthill, 281p Sorbie, 278p Cuiltburn, 274p Burgh Head.

Texel 306p Burgh Head, 294p Kilnford Croft, 279p, 275p Oulton Hall, 273p Burgh Head, 272p Uppercleuch & Longford, 270p Auchengray & Kilnford Croft, 269p Mossband Hall, 268p Dunjop, 267p Uppercleuch, Greenbeck & Longford, 266p Mossburnford & Cubbyhill, 265p Dunjop & Grange Farm House.

Suffolk 286p Outertown, 265p Kilnford Croft, 263p Auchengray, 260p Dunjop, 252p Beechgrove, 249p High Glen Triplock, 248p West End, 245p Cardewlees, 240p Hallburn, 239p Guardsmill, 236p Burgh Head, 232p Swaites.

Cheviot 280p Crawthat, 276p Sndbed, 275p, 269p Longburgh Fauld, 268p Yett, 267p Longburgh Fauld, Sandbed & West Scales, 266p Sandbed, 265p Longburgh Fauld, 260p Braehillor, 257p Jerriestown, 255p Station Yard, 253p Sorbie, 251p West Scales, 250p Hallburn.

Charollais 262p Cardewlees.

Blackface 258p Stonehouse, 256p, 255p, 250p Prestrie, 249p Yett, 243p, 242p Prestrie, 239p Marygate, 237p Stonehouse, 234p West Scales, 232p Sorbie, 231p Boat Croft.

Mule 239p, 228p Westernhopeburn, 213p Mackilston.

North Country Cheviot 222p, 210p Nisbet Mill, 200p Gospel Hall.

Lonk 218p Bush of Ewes.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Texel £163 Kinninghall, £158 Longford, £157 Kilnford Croft, £155 Broomhills, £150 Burgh Head, £146 Kilnford Croft, £143 Uppercleuch & Mossband Hall, £141 High Glen Triplock, Longburgh Fauld, Kilnford Croft & Cubby Hill, £140 Newbigging, Kinninghall & Oulton Hall, £139 Burgh Head, Park Nook & Longford, £137 Mossband Hall, £135 Dunjop.

Beltex £161 Easter Ochtermuthill, £157 Cuiltburn, £156 Maulscastle, £153, £148 Cuiltburn, £145 Easter Ochtermuthill, £137 Burgh Head, £134 Cuiltburn, £129 Easter Ochtermuthill, £121 Sorbie, £120 Easter Ochtermuthill.

North Country Cheviot £153 Nisbet Hill, £142 Gospel Hall.

Suffolk £149 Kilnford Croft & High Glen Triplock, £144 West End, £139 Gospel Hall, £137 Burgh Head, £130 Dunjop, £127 Kilnford Croft, £126 Auchengray, £126, £125 Outertown, £122 Thornington, £121 Maulscastle.

Charollais £139 Cardewlees.

Cheviot Mule £131 Tushielaw.

Easycare £125, £115 Easter Deanhead.

Cheviot £124 Sandbed, £123 Crawthat, £118 Yett, £117 Sandbed, £115 West Scales, £115, £114, £113 Longburgh Fauld, £112 Sandbed, £110 Longburgh Fauld, £108 Jerriestown, £106 West Scales, £104 Braehillor, £102 Station Yard, £101 West Scales.

Blackface £117 Yett, £113 Boat Croft, £111 Stonehouse, £105, £102 Prestrie.

Mule £114, £110 Westerhopeburn.

Blue Faced Leicester £111, £100 Horsley Hill.

2,766 cast ewes and rams were another good entry with the usual buyers present. All classes again proved good to sell, with over 826 heavy ewes averaging £119.32 and to a top of £152 for Texel ewes from Messrs Roots, Kilnford Croft, Castle Douglas. Hill ewes to £79 for Blackface from J & A McCreath, Boat Croft, Castle Douglas and rams to £150 for North Country Cheviots from R King & Son, Gospel Hall, Jedburgh.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £152 Kilnford Croft, £149 Upper Mains, £148 Chaseside, £148, £146 Bascodyke Foot, £144 Aimster & Viewley, £141 Beckfoot, Bascodyke Foot & Heatherglen, £139 Priory Nook, £137 Mossband Hall & Viewley, £135 Beckfoot, £134 Millrigg, £132 Bascodyke Foot, £130 Cashel & Upper Mains, £130, £129 Mossband Hall, £129 Clackmae, £128 Old Wall, £127 Chaseside, £126 Bascodyke Foot, £125 Chaseside, £124 Aimster, £121 Beckfoot, £120 Heatherglen.

Charollais £151 Thackwood, £137 Beckfoot, £135 Barend.

Suffolk £141 Viewley, £138 The Land, £129 Burgh Head & Viewley, £127 Beckfoot, £125, £124 Chaseside, £124 Upper Mains, £121 Beckfoot, £120 Heatherglen & Colmslie Hill, £119 Kilnford Croft, £118 Riddings Hill, £117 Viewley, £116 Camelford, £115 Viewley, £112 Sorrowlessfield Mains, £113 Heatherglen, £110 Thornington, Viewley & Beckfoot.

Beltex £126 Sorbie, £117 Hobbiesburn.

North Country Cheviot £110 Aimster, £95 Mid Farm, £94 Aimster, £93 Gospel Hall & Glebelands, £90 Aimster.

Mule £97 High Glen Triplock, £96 Cambeckhill, £95 Corncockle, £94 Midtodhills, £93 West End, £90 High Glen Triplock, £88 Howtel & Eastside, £87 Ormiston, Maulscastle & Whitegates, £85 Corncockle, £84 Redgate Head, £83 Woodhouse, & Viewley, £82 Bidlake & Thornington, £80 Low Closegill, Wynholm & West End.

Blue Faced Leicester £88 Midtodhills, £87 Newlands, £86 Tushielaw.

Cheviot Mule £86 Cracrop, £84 Wynholm, £81 Greenburn.

LIGHT EWES

Blackface £79 Boat Croft, £74 Whiteside & High Wood, £72 Whiteside, £70 Greenburn, £69 Brewery House Barn, £68 Eastside, £67 Greenburn & Roughet Hill.

Cheviot £77 Cadgillhead, £76 Wynholm, £73 Braehillor, £68 Prestrie, £67 Braehillor & Colmslie Hill, £65 Shawhill, £64 Greenburn, £60 Bidlake.

Lleyn £75 Guards, £70 Shawhill.

Herdwick £73 Farlam Hill.

Swaledale £72 Spoutbank, £65 Midtodhills.

RAMS

North Country Cheviot £150 Gospel Hall.

Texel £146 Slealands, £141 Beckfoot, £130 Broomhills, £129 West End, £127 Chaseside, £126 Blairshinnoch, £124, £122 Wynholm, £121 Viewley, £120 Lanehead & Heatherglen.

Suffolk £137 Riddings Hill, £119 Frankstown, £100 Wynholm.

Charollais £134 Crosslee, £130 Chaseside, £117 Church View, £114, £110 Viewley.

Beltex £111 Viewley.

Cheviot £98 Tushielaw.

Blackface £97 Meggethead.

Averages:
Steers

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Heavy to 210.0p (210.0p)

Heifers
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Medium to 222.0p (222.0p)
Heavy to 230.0p (230.0p)

Lambs
Light to 247.0p (247.0p)
Standard to 292.0p (292.3p)
Medium to 300.0p (277.9p)
Heavy to 286.0p (264.5p)
Overweight 262.0p (248.8p)

Hoggs
Light to 260.0p (224.5p)
Standard to 309.0p (225.1p)
Medium to 323.0p (249.9p)
Heavy to 308.0p (250.3p)

Shearlings to 227.0p (221.8p)

Ewes
Light to £79.00 (£56.72)
Heavy to £152.00 (£90.58)

Rams to £150.00 (£100.68)

corresponding week 2017 sale report