Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C & D Auction Marts Limited had forward 12 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 28 OTM cattle, 4,261 prime lambs and 4,462 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th October 2015.
Demand for cows growing weekly!!
Another good entry, just short of 30 head were offered to a full company of buyers with two new faces present. Quality and breed were extremely variable but saying that all cattle were keenly bid for with competition strong throughout. The sale was topped at 146p for an Angus from Peter Dayson who sold others to 137p, Galloways from Keith Laurie sold to 108p with Whitebred Shorthorns from Mr Watkin selling to 104p. Continentals sold to 135p from John Pitttendrigh with BB/Friesian cows to 128p from Messrs Grieve. Dairy cows were scarce selling to a top of 110p (twice) from market regular Messrs Beard, with Jerseys to 49p from Mr Armstrong
Top prices per head were £1,017.60 from The Snab for a Continental suckler cow. Limousin x sold to £931.50 from Horncastle Farm. Native breeds sold to £849.40 for an Angus from Whamtown, Whitebred Shorthorn to £655.20 from Ladybank Farm. Dairy cows to £775.50 and £748 Dormansteads for pure British Friesians.
Less prime cattle on offer due to standstill restrictions but the trade was dear for a mixed show and many more could have been sold. The sale topped at 213.5p for a grass fed Charolais heifer from regular supporters E. & A. Graham, Upper Mains.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Blue Grey 176.5p, 175.5p, 174.5p Snowden Close.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,130 Snab Farm.
Blue Grey £1,108 Snowden Close.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais 213.5p Upper Mains, 191.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin 207.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.
Simmental 205.5p Sceughdyke.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais £1,345 Upper Mains, £1,244 Sceughdyke, £1,207 Upper Mains.
Simmental £1,243 Sceughdyke.
Young bulls sold to 150.5p from Messrs R. Byers & Son, Woodslee.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Black & White 150.5p, 148.5p Woodslee.
A larger show of 4,261 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes similar on the week. More lightweight lambs were forward and were in line with store trade, however, a large number of 45-48 kilo lambs meant the average per kilo was less. Overall average of 145.7p (SQQ 148.1p).
Top price of £86 per head for Texel from Killocraw, Kintyre and to 205p per kilo for Texels from Killocraw, Kintyre and Blackburn, Crawford John.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 205p Killocraw and Blackburn, 198p Bridgestone, 195p Kirranrae, 191p Fauld o Wheat.
Beltex 182p Walton Woodhead, 152p Lawesknowe.
Hill Cheviot 163p Blakehope, 155p Swiney Hill, 154p Rhemullen, 153p Swiney Hill.
Suffolk 158p Outertown, 156p Stanley Estate, 155p Outertown, 152p Littlegill.
Greyface 157.6p Peela Hill, 150p Crabank Cottage, 147p Meikle Barncleugh, 146p Barnglieshead.
Charollais 155p Stanley Estate, 144p Beckhall, 138p Hallburn.
Blackface 146p Arnicle, 145p Baitlaws and Chapelhope, 144p Riskinhope, 142p Stooprigg.
Herdwick 146p Auchentaggart.
Berrichon 143.3p Sceughdyke.
Cheviot Mule 143p Fenwick, 138p Parkhill, 135p Wester Dunnet, 133p Dodgsonstown.
North Country Cheviot 140p Cronklea, 138p Clerk Hill.
Half Bred 133p Earlside.
Jacob 133p, 126p Zetland.
Oxford 129p Guards.
Leicester 127p Peela Hill.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £86 Killocraw, £85 Townfoot and Peela Hill, £83.50 Kirk House, £83 Crawthat and Bridgestone.
Beltex £80 Walton Woodhead, £62.50 Lawesknowe.
Suffolk £80 Sceughdyke, £78 Becton Hall, £76 Sceughdyke and Low Hallburn, £74.50 Beckhall.
Berrichon £74.50 Sceughdyke.
Charollais £72 Beckhall, £66.50 Stanley Estate, £62 Hallburn.
Greyface £71.50, £68 Barnglieshead, £66 Haithwaite, £65 Peela Hill.
North Country Cheviot £70 Skinnet, £62 Clerk Hill, £56 Cronklea.
Cheviot Mule £68 Dodgsonstown, £62 Wester Dunnet, £57 Fenwick, £55 Parkhill.
Leicester £65 Cowden, £61 Peela Hill.
Half Bred £64 Earlside.
Blackface £62.50 Stooprigg, £62 Greensburn and Cowden, £55.50 Arnicle, £55 Stooprigg.
Oxford £62 Guards.
Dorset £60 Zetland.
Hill Cheviot £60 Upperburnmouth, £59 Stanley Estate, £57 Blakehope, £56 Cossar Hill and Zetland.
Zwartbles £58 Broomhillbank.
Lleyn £53.50, £53 Haithwaite.
Herdwick £52.50 Auchentaggart.
Jacob £44 Zetland.
A larger show of 4,462 cast ewes and rams were forward to a larger ringside of buyers all keen for sheep. All classes of ewes were £3-£4 dearer on the week, especially good selling heavyweight ewes. Well fleshed horned ewes again in demand but with a larger number of hill ewe forward.
Texel £124 Hollands and Townfoot, £122 The Square, £120 Haithwaite, £119 Oakwood, £117 Over Whitlaw.
Beltex £99 Hobbiesburn, £96 Watch Hillside, £83 Chaseside.
Suffolk £96 Haithwaite, £93 Nethertofts and Chaseside, £92 Drinkstone and Beckfoot, £90 Beckfoot.
Charollais £94 Haithwaite, £91, £90 Beckfoot, £90 Chaseside, £86 Beckfoot.
North Country Cheviot £92 Osclay, £87 Haithwaite, £83 Chaseside, £80 Haithwaite.
Leicester £87 Hole of Lyne, £86 Haithwaite, £81 Drinkstone, £80 Cowden, Lagganpark.
Greyface £72 Marygate, £69 Braehead, £65 Marygate and Hillfield, £64 Fenwick, Golden Lane, Peela Hill and Haithwaite.
Cheviot Mule £70 South Riccalton, £60 Outertown, £58 Granton.
Dorset £70 Zetland.
Lleyn £64 Beech Grove, £63 Ringliggate, £60 Guards, £55 Townfoot.
Hill Cheviot £60 Skinnet, £59 Swiney Hill, Granton and Carterton, £57 Glendinning and East Deloraine, £56 Carterton.
Blackface £53 Greensburn, £50 Cowden and Marygate, £49 Barron House, Chirdon and Wanwood Hill, £48 Barron House.
Swaledale £48 Whitton, £45 Stonehall, £42 Blakelaw, £40 Greenwell and Sanders Close.
Jacob £48 Lochend.
Shetland £48 Mid Harrietsfield.
Easycare £45 Mossfennan, £40 Haithwaite.
Kendal Rough £41 Lynnshield.
Texel £130 Catslackburn, £100 Gate Ghyll, £90 Haithwaite, £82 Marygate.
Suffolk £88 Haithwaite, £72 Chaseside, £70 Parkhill.
Leicester £88 Whitton, £74 Hole of Lyne, £70 Roachburn.
Hill Cheviot £88 Weydale Farm, £80 Clerk Hill, £72 Mossfennan, £70 Cossarhill.
Beltex £86 Beckfoot.
Lleyn £84 Chaseside, £80 Over Whitlaw, £72 Lochenkit
North Country Cheviot £70 Whitton.
Oxford £65 Guards.
Dorset £60 Fauld o Wheat.
Blackface £54 Cowburn, £50 Lochenkit, Baitlaws, Blakehope and Chirdon.
Easycare £45 Mossfennan.
Swaledale £45 Roachburn and Haithwaite.
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 176.5p (175.4p)
Heavy to 167.5p (167.5p)
Light to 207.5p (207.5p)
Medium to 178.5p (158.8p)
Heavy to 213.5p (191.2p)
Young bulls 150.5p (149.5p)
Light to 155.0p (142.1p)
Standard to 205.0p (144.5p)
Medium to 205.0p (149.5p)
Heavy to 177.0p (140.4p)
O/weight 163.0p (137.0p)
Light to £64.00 (£40.78)
Heavy to £124.00 (£69.78)
Cast Rams £130.00 (£64.57)