Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C & D Auction Marts Limited had forward 18 prime cattle, 8 young bulls, 32 OTM cattle, 4,774 prime lambs and 6,587 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th September 2015.
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The auctioneer asked for more cows and you obliged. 32 penned and all buyers bidding freely for all types. Several pens of cows were beginning to show the weather but saying that all types were wanted. Top price of 153p was paid for a Limousin x cow from Messrs Ewing, Dumbretton, other Limousin sold to 125p from Messrs Dixon, Upperburnmouth, Montbeliarde cross from the same realised 122p. Stuart Fisher topped the native breeds with a homebred Angus at 129p. Dairy x Angus sold to 117p High Greenhill. British Blue x sold to 121p from The Throp, while Simmental x sucklers realised 118p from Messrs Dinwoodie, Archerbeck. OTM Ayrshire bulls sold to 66p from Campbeltown.
Top price per head was £1,201.05 from Dumbretton Farms, Angus to £902.75 Kimmeter Green Cottage, others to £831.40 Bush of Ewes and Simmental to £802.40 Archerbeck.
Less prime cattle on offer due to standstills but trade maintained late high rates. The sale was topped at 223.5p for a Limousin bullock sold by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, others to 222.5p also from Dashwell Green and both cattle were purchased by Border Meats, Butchers, Lockerbie. Top price per head was £1,486.80 for a Limousin heifer shown by J. & N. Beattie, Woodfield.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 223.5p, 222.5p, 219.5p Dashwell Green, 193.5p, 186.5p Hallees.
British Blue 218.5p, 207.5p Dashwell Green.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,448, £1,424 Dashwell Green, £1,440 Hallees, £1,396 Dashwell Green, £1,306 Hallees.
British Blue £1,365 Dashwell Green.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 206.5p Woodfield.
Charolais 189.5p, 188.5p Upper Mains.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,486 Woodfield.
PRIME BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 232.5p Niven Hill.
PRIME BULLS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,453 Niven Hill.
A much larger show of 4,774 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Export lambs were a lot sharper on the week with best quality sheep in demand. Heavier lambs slightly easier but still sold well. Lightweight lambs sold at recent rates. Overall average of 153.3p (SQQ 155.3p).
Top price of £90 per head for Texels from Old Wall and to 212p per kilo for Beltex from Gelston Castle.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 212p Gelston Castle, 174p Walton Highrigg, 171p Gelston Castle.
Texel 192p Crawthat, 190p Kilnhill, 186p Wallend and Thornthwaite Close, 185p Gelston Castle, 183.7p Kirk House.
Suffolk 171p Keppoch, 167p Vestra Fiold, 166p Keppoch, 164p Williamwood, 163p Vestra Fiold and Newholme Eals.
Hill Cheviot 163p Kirkbride, 157p Keppoch, 156p Gibblaston, 154p Chanlockfoot, 148p Gibblaston.
Charollais 163p Yeldabrek, 155p Fenwick Farm, 149p Hallburn.
Bleu d’Maine 158p Mossthorn.
Greyface 153p Peela Hill, 151p Chapel Farm, 147p The Nook, 146p Drumhumphrey, 145p Auchentaggart.
Blackface 153p Penpeugh, 151p Bankend, 150p Carnavel, 148p, 146p Merkland.
Cheviot Mule 151p Castlehill, 149p Sorbietrees, 148p Castlehill, 144p Skelfhill.
Lleyn 150p, 146p Williamwood.
Herdwick 149p Auchentaggart.
Leicester 149p Penpeugh.
Berrichon 144p Sceughdyke.
Oxford 135p Guards.
Swaledale 127p Softley, 125p Gibblaston.
Ryeland 127p Trailtrow.
Zwartbles 119p Viewlands.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £90 Old Wall, £88 High Greenhill, £86.50 Crawthat, £83 High Greenhill, £82 Kirk House.
Beltex £89, £82 Gelston Castle, £75 Walton Highrigg.
Cheviot Mule £88, £62 Castlehill, £61 Sorbietrees, £60 Chapel.
Suffolk £78 Tone Hall, £75 Townhead, £74 Sceughdyke, Sykehead, Tone Hall and Westhills, £73 Cowburnrigg, Sykehead and Vestra Fiold, £72.50 Sykehead.
Greyface £72 Greenburn, £70 Townhead, £66 The Nook and Cathpair House, £65 Longlea, £64.50 Woodhouse.
Charollais £71.50 Yeldabrek, £70 Hallburn, £65 Westhills.
Hill Cheviot £70 Kirkbride, £66 Marchbank and Longlea, £65, £64 Tushielaw.
Berrichon £69 Sceughdyke.
Leicester £69 Riddings Hill, £64 Penpeugh.
Lleyn £67, £54 Williamwood.
Zwartbles £66 Viewlands.
Blackface £63 Hudspeth, £60 Greensburn, £58 Penpeugh, £55 Hudspeth and Cathpair House, £54 Carnavel.
Ryeland £62 Trailtrow.
Bleu d’Maine £60 Mossthorn.
Herdwick £55 Auchentaggart, £50 Longlea.
Oxford £54 Guards.
Swaledale £50 Gibblaston
Another great show of 6,587 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual large ringside of buyers. Ewe were a similar trade on the week with averages showing heavy ewes up £1.60 with light ewes down £1.30.
Texel £138, £127 Douganhill, £122 Heatherglen and Cracrop, £120 Orchardton Mains and Crookholm, £118 Crookholm, £112 Ach’bheinn.
Suffolk £96 Byreburnside and Fontainbleu, £89 West Millhills, £88 Fontainbleu and Sowerby Wood, £87 Beckfoot.
Cheviot Mule £94 Orchardton Mains, £86 Awhirk, £78 Cleughbraemill, £77 Orchardton Mains, £74 Chapel.
Beltex £93 Carnavel, £80 Fontainbleau and Housebyers.
Charollais £88 Heatherglen, £82 Beckfoot.
Leicester £86 Sanders Close, £83 Crossdykes, £80 Sheepriggs, £79 Hightown, £74 Sanders Close.
North Country Cheviot £82 Achscrabster, £78 West Millhills and Fontainbleu, £77 Orchardton Mains, Achscrabster and Dodgsonstown, £76 Brockhouse, £75 Achscrabster..
Greyface £76 Gelston Castle, £75 Cracrop, £74 Foulshiels, £73 Harelawhill, Dickstree and Fontainbleu, £72 Harelawhill, Wynholm and Broomhill.
Zwartbles £60 Cubbyhill.
Hill Cheviot £80 Sorbie, £70 Byreburnside, £65 Crossdykes, £62 Snowsgreen, £61 Pirntaton.
Lleyn £68 Williamwood, £62 Whitcastles, £60, £52 The Mark.
Blackface £58 Deuchrie, £54 Emblehope, Roughet Hill and Wynholm, £52 Culdoach and Craighead, £51 Drumreach, £50 Peela Hill.
Lonk £58 Bush of Ewes.
Easycare £56 East Fortissat, £44 Cleongart.
Swaledale £48, £46 Stotsfold, £46 Woodhouse, £44 Softley, £43 Hightown.
Herdwick £44 Dunnabie Corner.
Texel £150 Crookholm, £144 Graceside, £138 Beckfoot, £126, £124 Becks.
Charollais £140 Chaseside, £128 Beckfoot, £120 Heatherglen.
Leicester £110 Housebyers, £87 Heatherglen.
Zwartbles £110 Viewfield.
Beltex £108 Watch Hillside.
Suffolk £102 The Land, £100 Fontainbleau, £88 Williamwood.
North Country Cheviot £94 Breconside, £88 Heatherglen, £84 Bardnaclaven, £76 Brims Mains.
Lleyn £94 Whitcastles, £90 Williamwood.
Hill Cheviot £87 Sorbietrees, £86, £85 Catslackburn.
Jacob £68 Fontainbleau.
Blackface £66, £64, £58 Heatherglen, £56 Culdoach and Drumreach.
Swaledale £60 Randalholme, Knarr and Sanders Close.
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 223.5p (218.0p)
Heavy to 219.5p (189.9p)
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Medium to 189.5p (185.4p)
Heavy to 206.5p (194.8p)
Young bulls 232.5p (100.8p)
Light to 159.0p (141.0p)
Standard to 186.0p (154.9p)
Medium to 212.0p (156.3p)
Heavy to 178.0p (149.5p)
O/weight 158.0p (132.6p)
Light to £80.00 (£41.58)
Heavy to £138.00 (£68.50)
Cast Rams £150.00 (£73.30)