Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7 prime cattle, 5 OTM cattle, 4,394 prime lambs and 3,322 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th November 2015.
A very small show of prime cattle met a very dear trade and many more could have easily been sold. The sale topped at 233.5p for a smart Limousin heifer sold by J. & J. & D. Taylor, Englishtown, then again at 219.5p also from Englishtown, both bought by Mr S. Ramsay.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Belted Galloway 175.5p Plumpe.
Angus 179.5p, 174.5p Plumpe.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 233.5p, 219.5p, 207.5p, 200.5p Englishtown.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Belted Galloway £1,140 Plumpe.
Angus £1,094 Plumpe.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,330, £1,255, £1,251, £1,112 Englishtown.
OTM cattle very short of numbers and topped at 117.5p sold by P.T. Dayson, Whamtown.
OTMS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 117.5p Whamtown.
Galloway 85.5p Wileysike, 83.5p Hartsgarth.
OTMS – PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £969 Whamtown.
Galloway £576 Hartsgarth, £530 Wileysyke.
A larger show of 4,394 prime lambs were forward to the usual ringside of who were extremely keen for sheep. Best quality export weight sheep were very easily sold and short of requirements, with over 50 kilo lambs regularly £76 to £86. More best quality lambs are required to fill ever increasing demand at Longtown. Lightweight lambs dearer and more could have been sold to advantage. Top price of 212.8p per kilo and £100 per head for Texels from Kilnford Croft. Overall average of 158.8p (SQQ 162.8p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 212.8p Kilnford Croft, 203p Gallowberry, 202p Springfield, 200p Kirkbride, D’Mainholm and Springfield, 196p Shieldhill.
Beltex 208p, 205p Oakwood, 200p Crawthat and Kilnhill, 199p Upper Senwick, 195p Longburgh Fauld.
Charollais 176p Fowrass, 172p Hallburn, 170p Mossthorn, 167p Paddockhole, 163p Hallburn.
Suffolk 174p, 172p New Hummerbecks, 170p Hollows Mill, Langholm Farm and Beyond the Moss, 168p Ryehills, 164p Bleatarn and Beyond the Moss.
Hill Cheviot 173p New Hummerbecks, 169p Catslackburn, 168p Balure, 167p Catslackburn, 166p Slongaber and Catslackburn.
Blackface 168p Albierigg, 163p Arnicle, 162p, 161p Slongaber, 161p Stooprigg, 160.5p Pitland Hills.
Greyface 166p, 161p Arnicle, 160p Minsca, 158p D’Mainholm, 156p Cowburnrigg and Stooprigg.
Cheviot Mule 164p, 155p Kirkbride, 153p Whinneyknowe, 150p Twislehope.
Oxford 164p Guards.
Swaledale 158p Slongaber, 150p New Hummerbecks, 146p East Unthank.
Herdwick 154p Peasemyres.
Berrichon 152p, 150p Sceughdyke.
Hampshire 150p Slongaber.
Easycare 140p Brydekirk Mains.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £100, £95, £94 Kilnford Croft, £91 Eastside and Springfield, £86 West Kirkcarswell and Dunjop.
Beltex £84 Crawthat and Oakwood, £80 Kilnhill and Longburgh Fauld, £79 Oakwood, £75.50 Upper Senwick.
Suffolk £82 West Kirkcarsewell, Hall Farm and Slealands, £81.50 Howford, £80.50, £78.50 Dunjop, £78.50 Sceughdyke, £78 Dunjop.
Charollais £79, £77 Whitburgh, £74 Fowrass, £71.50, £70 Newbiggin.
Hill Cheviot £78 Catslackburn, £68.50 Roughet Hill, £67 Hall Farm, £65.50 Balure, £65 Cleongart.
Berrichon £76.50, £76 Sceughdyke.
Greyface £75 Cowburnrigg, £69.50 Stooprigg, £68.50 Mains of Collin, £68 Newtown, £67 Gibblaston, Beyond the Moss and Aldery Terrace.
Blackface £75 Pitland Hills, £67.50 Minsca, £66.50 Balliemeanoch, £66, £65 Pitland Hills, £65 Stooprigg.
Oxford £71 Eastside, £62 Guards.
Cheviot Mule £70.50 Kirkbride, £67.50 Whinneyknowe, £66 Twislehope, £60.50 Kirkbride.
Leicester £65 Barlaes.
Easycare £63 Brydekirk Mains.
Herdwick £57 Peasemyres.
Hampshire £57 Slongaber.
Swaledale £54 East Unthank, £49.50 New Hummerbecks, £49 Slongaber, £47.50 Peasemyres.
A smaller show of 3,322 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual full ring of buyers, all purchasers today were especially keen for sheep with small shows of ewes up and down the country. Heavy ewe £7 to £10 dearer with hill ewes £4 to £5 sharper. All classes short of increasing demand.
Texel £142, £140 Chaseside, £130 Newton, £127 Sharplaw, £126 Craighouse.
Suffolk £114 Land Farm, £104, £103 Eastside, £100, £94 Chaseside.
Beltex £110 Thornthwaite Close, £108, £102, £92 Newton, £88 Beckfoot.
Cheviot Mule £103 Kilnford Croft, £76 Routin Lynn, £74 Eastside.
Charollais £102 Beckfoot, £98 Chaseside, £97 Beckfoot, £85 Chaseside.
Roussin £90 Eastside.
North Country Cheviot £88 Whiteknowe, £87 Drumreach, £86 Graceside, £83 Marchbank, £79 Beckfoot and Drumreach.
Leicester £80 Mount Pleasant and Barlaes, £79 Longlea, £78 Sheepriggs, £74 Newbiggin.
Romney £78 Marygate.
Greyface £75 Barglachan, £71 Marygate, £69 Haithwaite, Woodhouse and Cadgillhead, £68 Coldshield, Haithwaite, Farnbury, Routin Lynn, Howford, Middle Shipley, Eastside and Marygate.
Zwartbles £72 Westhills.
Lleyn £76 Westhills, £63 Croftheads.
Hill Cheviot £69, £60 Greenburn, £58 High Crossgill, £57 Eastside, £55 Pirnmill.
Blackface £66 Haithwaite, £59 Wanwood Hill, £56 Chapel Farm, £55 Brydekirk Mains, £54 Clydeside.
Swaledale £52 Roachburn and Newbiggin, £50 High Crossgill, £49 Roachburn, Chapel Farm and Coldshield, £48 Eastside, £47 Kilnstown.
Easycare £50 Kersheugh.
Herdwick £48 Glenoran, £44 Eastside and Farlam Hill.
Shetland £30 Highfield.
Texel £116 Catslackburn, £86 Eastside, £84 New Hummerbecks, £82 Beckfoot, £80 Westernhopeburn.
Suffolk £100 Beechgrove, £80 High House, £74 Land Farm.
North Country Cheviot £86 Eastside.
Leicester £80 Kilnstown, £73 Sheepriggs, £70 Barlaes.
Blackface £78 Eastside.
Hill Cheviot £75 Mainside.
Charollais £72 Beckfoot.
Romney £68 Swaites.
Swaledale £65 Kilnstown.
Easycare £60 Kersheugh.
Lleyn £50 Croftheads.
Medium to 179.5p (176.1p)
Medium to 233.5p (218.0p)
Heavy to 207.5p (207.5p)
Light to 171.0p (158.8p)
Standard to 208.0p (167.6p)
Medium to 205.0p (161.3p)
Heavy to 212.8p (153.2p)
O/weight 155.0p (143.7p)
Light to £76.00 (£40.48)
Heavy to £142.00 (£72.05)
Cast Rams to 116.00 (£64.28)