Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 32 cattle, 4,196 prime lambs and 5,472 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th December 2018.

32 cast cows and prime cattle were forward for the Christmas Primestock Show and Sale where an excellent show of cattle was offered to the judge Mr Jimmy Robertson, Borders, who after much consideration he awarded the Championship to a Limousin heifer shown by AE Fawkes & Son, Welton Farm, with the heifer scaling 570kg and selling at 255p (£1,453) to Border Meats, Lockerbie.

The Reserve Champion went to WG & HM Kyle, Spoutbank for their first prize native bred Blue Grey bullock selling for 202p being purchased by the judge. Another big thank you must go to the sponsors Murray Farmcare Animal Health.

PRIZE LIST:

Continental Bullock:
1st – Miller, High Aketon – 575kg 229p
2nd – Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh – 660kg 220p

Continental Heifer:
1st – Fawkes, Welton – 570kg 255p
2nd – Miller, High Aketon – 550kg 233p

Native Bred:
1st – Kyle, Spoutbank – 525kg 202p
2nd – Kyle, Spoutbank – 475kg 199p

Beef Cow:
1st – Roskell, Laverhay – 835kg 159p
2nd – Mackintosh, Kirkton of Kingoldrum – 715kg 135p

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO):

Limousin Heifer 255p, 234p Welton, 233p High Aketon, 230p Yett.

British Blue Bullock 229p High Aketon.

Limousin Bullock 220p Faulding Cleugh.

Simmental Heifer 209p Yett.

Blue Grey Bullock 202p Spoutbank.

Galloway Bullock 199p Spoutbank.

Beef Shorthorn Heifer 170p Farlam Hill.

Friesian Heifer 164p Harelawhole.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD):

Limousin Heifer £1,453 Welton, £1,357 Yett, £1,345 Welton, £1,281 High Aketon.

Limousin Bullock £1,452 Faulding Cleugh.

British Blue Bullock £1,316 High Aketon.

Simmental Heifer £1,191 Yett.

Galloway Bullock £1,116 Peela Hill.

Blue Grey Bullock £1,060 Spoutbank.

Friesian Heifer £959 Harelawhole.

An improved entry of cast cows met a nice trade with a top price of 159p for the 1st prize cow, a British Blue shown by A Roskell & Partners, Laverhay, Wamphray with others to 135p for the 2nd prize cow, a Limousin from Messrs D & I Mackintosh, Kirkton of Kingoldrum, Angus. Top price per head of £1,327 from Laverhay.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO):

British Blue 159p Laverhay.

Limousin 135p Kirkton of Kingoldrum, 110p Upperburnmouth.

Charolais 131p Moss Side.

Simmental 127p, 125p (x2), 123p Kirkton of Kingoldrum.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD):

British Blue £1,327 Laverhay.

Limousin £965 Kirkton of Kingoldrum, £819 Upperburnmouth.

Simmental £927, £912, £910, £875 Kirkton of Kingoldrum.

Charolais £910 Moss Side.

The Christmas Show and Sale of prime lambs attracted an entry of 4,196, which included 45 pens of ten lambs for the show. Judging was in the very capable hands of regular buyer Mr James Gittins, Welshpool, who carried out his task with expertise and was kindly sponsored by Murray Farmcare Animal Health. The Championship was awarded to the 1st prize pen of Beltex lambs from regular supporter Mr R Lines, Killocraw, Bellochantuy, Campbeltown Argyll which scaled at 43kg and realised £138 selling to West Scottish Lamb.

The Reserve Championship went to another pen of Beltex, again from a regular vendor DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth which scaled 40kg realising £122 and selling to Farmers Fresh.

Out with the show, Beltex lambs sold to a top of 275p from A & A Little, Hollands, Penton with top price per head peaking at £110 also from Hollands.

Trade was very strong from start to finish with light, standard and export lambs very dear with an SQQ average of 191p, and an overall average of 183p. Heavy lambs would be dearer also. Light lambs were a flyer selling to £59.50 for 32kg Cheviot lambs.

PRIZE LIST:

Texel:
1st – Lines, Killocraw – 43kg £112
2nd – Marshall, Hermitage – 46kg £112

Beltex:
1st & Champion – Lines, Killocraw – 43kg £138
2nd & Reserve -Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill – 40kg £122

Suffolk:
1st – Hird, Broomhill – 53kg £96
2nd- Hird, Broomhill – 49kg £90

N of E Mule:
1st – Gass, Nunscleugh – 50kg £85
2nd – Lawson, Stubbsgill – 50kg £84

Scotch Mule:
1st – Simpson, Kirkhouse – 53kg £91
2nd- Simpson, Kirkhouse – 57kg £91

North Country Chev:
1st – Graham, Carruthers – 46kg £85
2nd – Gillesbie Farms – 42kg £78

South Country Chev:
1st – Warden, Skelfhill – 45kg £79
2nd – Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm – 45kg £78

Blackface:
1st – Cavers, Sorbie – 43kg £84
2nd – Hope, Albierigg – 51kg £85

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Beltex 320p Killocraw, 305p Easter Ochtermuthill, 275p Hollands & Crawthat, 268p Waterside, 266p Crawthat, 266p, 256p, 248p, 243p Hollands, 243p Gate Ghyll, 242p Waterside.

Texel 260p, 254p Killocraw, 250p Moss Side, 249p Corrielea, 246p Peela Hill, 243p Hermitage, 241p Shawhill.

Suffolk 210p Blairbuoy, 202p Shawhill, 197p Swaites, 195p Waterloo, 190p Priesthaugh & Hollows Mill.

Cheviot 207p Parkhill, 204p, 200p Commonside, 200p Catslackburn, Fenwick & Earlside.

Blackface 200p Silloans, 195p, 194p Sorbie, 193p Silloans, 191p Parkhill & Bragleenmore, 190p Catslackburn & Chapelhope.

Charollais 200p Pilmuir.

Mule 198p Lossit, 196p Silloans, 192p Low Tirfergus.

North Country Cheviot 194p Dod.

Berrichon 177p Sceugh Dyke.

Cheviot Mule 175p Falnash, 173p Crosslee.

Oxford 170p Guards.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Beltex £138 Killocraw, £122 Easter Ochtermuthill, £110 Hollands, £110 Crawthat & Waterside, £109 Hollands & Crawthat, £104 Waterside, £102 Hollands, £100 Cleughbrae.

Texel £112 Killocraw, £112 Hermitage, £111 Guardsmill, £108, £107 Kilnford Croft, £104 Killocraw, £101 Peela Hill, Kilnford Croft & Clea Hall, £100 Moss Side, High Mossthorn, Clea Hall, Guardsmill, Corrielea & Chapel.

Suffolk £100.50 Kilnford Croft, £96.50 Sceugh Dyke, £96 Broomhill, £95 Raggithwaite, £94.50 Swaites, £93.50 Sceugh Dyke & Dryfeholm, £93 Cowburnrigg, Broadlea Cottage & Beckhall, £90 Broomhill.

Charollais £100 Down by Rigg.

North Country Cheviot £96.50 Silloans.

Berrichon £93.50 Sceugh Dyke.

Mule £91 Kirkhouse, £90 Swaites, £86.50 Pilmuir, £85.50 Stoneraise, £85 Nunscleugh.

Cheviot £86 Earlside, £85 Catslackburn, £83 Commonside & Byers, £82 Catslackburn, £80.50 Skelfhill.

Blackface £85 Albierigg & Silloans, £84 Sorbie, £1 Ballywilline, £80.50 Albierigg.

Oxford £76.50 Guards.

Another large show of 5,472 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual buyers. Trade for hill ewes were considerably dearer and again pure Texel and Beltex ewes very dear, with Greyface ewes very similar on the week. 384 ewes sold at £100 and over to average £124.32 and to a top of £155 for Texel ewes from Aton and Lochside Cottage. Hill ewes to £70 for Blackface from Newbigging and Texel rams to £122 from Lossit, Campbeltown.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £155 Aton & Lochside Cottage, £154 Achnacloch, £153 Lochside Cottage, £152 Nesbitt Cottage, £149 Lochside Cottage, £148 Achnacloch, £146 Dotland Park, £145 Howgillside, £143 Elsdonburn, £142 Viewley & The Firs, £140, £139 Howgillside, £139 Kennachy & Newbigging, £138 Viewley, £135 Dotland Park.

Beltex £150 Crossrig Hutton, £135 Dotland Park.

Suffolk £116 Kirkton of Kingoldrum, £106 Merrick, Chapel & Guardsmill.

North Country Cheviot £93 ( x 2 ) Ericstane, £89 Lythmore, £87 Tain Olrig, £86 Lythmore.

Bluefaced Leicester £85 Low Carry House.

Mule £83 Chapel, £73 Mossilee, Aton & Low Carry House, £71 Midtown, £70 Newbigging & Beck

Cheviot Mule £80 Crossrig Hutton, £78 Priesthaugh.

LIGHT EWES

Blackface £70 Newbigging, £64 Low Carry House, £60 Whitchesters.

Cheviot £68 Aton, £64 Drumreach, £62 Ballinloan & Nether Stenries, £61 Derrie, £60 Skelfhill & Crakaig.

Lleyn £64 The Height, £63 Dalmakethar & Harwood House.

Welsh £64 Nether Keir.

Swaledale £50 Low Leam, £49 East Greenridge, £47 Minsca & Low Leam.

Easycare £50 Chapel.

RAMS

Texel £122 Lossit, £104 Tarrasfot & Priesthaugh, £103 Elsdonburn, £102 Flatts of Cargen, £101 Thompson Walls, £100 Kennachy.

Suffolk £110 Flatts of Cargen, £100 Tarrasfoot & Studholme Bungalow, £97 Gatehousecote.

Blue Faced Leicester £109 High Burnfoot, £101 Falnash.

Beltex £100 Nether Keir.

Cheviot £89 Falnash.

Swaledale £80 Low Leam.

Averages:

Bullocks
Light to 202.0p (200.5p)
Medium to 229.0p (207.0p)
Heavy to 220.0p (220.0p)

Heifers
Light to 154.0p (154.0p)
Medium to 255.0p (213.7p)

Lambs
Light to 188.0p (173.5p)
Standard to 249.0p (190.7p)
Medium to 320.0p (193.5p)
Heavy to 243.0p (174.7p)
Overweight 181.0p (169.5p)

Ewes
Light to £70.00 (£40.67)
Heavy to £155.00 (£66.98)

Rams to £122.00 (£76.20)

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corresponding week 2017 sale report