Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 26 prime cattle, 6 prime bulls, 36 OTM cattle, 5,314 prime lambs and 4,538 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd December 2015.
The Annual Christmas Show & Sale saw a good entry of cattle turned out for the show. Judging was ably carried out by Mr Joe Kirkup from W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown and kindly sponsored by Jobsons Animal Health. The Championship was awarded to Mr J Crichton, Loughrigg Farm for a Limousin heifer and was later sold for 290p (£1798.00) to the judge.
The Reserve ticket and British Breed Championships went to a Galloway bullock selling to 230p (£1219) shown by Messrs Ritson, Swaites and purchased by Joe Kirkup on behalf of Hidden River Café, Longtown.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Galloway 230p Swaites, 207.5p (x2) High Stobhill, 205.5p, 187.5p Peela Hill, 185.5p Streethead
Limousin 229.5p Loughrigg, 202.5p Becton Hall, 192.5p Sceugh Dyke
British Blue 185.5p Eastfield of Wiston
Friesian 155.5p, 150.5p 148.5p Middlebie Hill
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 290p Loughrigg, 226.5p Becton Hall
Charolais 213.5p High Stenries, 210.5p, 206.5p, 202.5p Sceugh Dyke
Galloway 193.5p Peela Hill
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Galloway £1,346, £1,284 Peela Hill, £1,219 Swaites, £1,151 High Stobhill, £1,103 Streethead
Limousin £1,365 Loughrigg, £1,299 Sceugh Dyke, £1,245 Becton Hill
British Blue £1,131 Eastfield of Wiston
Friesian £1,010 Middlebie Hill
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,798 Loughrigg, £1,268 Becton Hall
Charolais £1,294 Sceugh Dyke, £1,281 High Stenries £1,275 Sceugh Dyke
PRIME BULLS – PRINCIPLE PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 205.5p, 201.5p Yett
PRIME BULLS – PRINCIPLE PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,346, £1,339 Yett
Holstein £765 Woodslee
Newbiggin cow secures Championship
An entry of 36 cast cows were forward at the Christmas Show and Sale. Prior to the sale our judge Mr Joe Kirkup has two strong classes of cows in front of him. The beef cow from Messrs Story, Newbiggin achieved first prize, with Peter Dayson second prize. Messrs Coulthard, Justicetown were first in the dairy cow class. The beef cow a seven year old black Limousin went to secure the Championship.
The sale commenced with ten buyers at the ringside all looking to fill orders. The doom and gloom talked about all week was blown away when the champion sold to 145p purchased by G Moor. Second prize cow from Peter Dayson sold to 106p, other Limousin cows sold to 110p from Greystoke Castle. Charolais cross cows from David Baxter sold to 101p. Native breeds sold at 87p for a Blue Grey from Messrs Graham, with Beef Shorthorns from Messrs Smith to 95p. Top price per head was £1,134.60 from Newbiggin with others to £929.50 from Greystoke.
The C&D Auction Marts Ltd has forward its largest show of the season of 5,314 prime lambs. Included was the annual Christmas Show and Sale of prime lambs kindly sponsored by Jobsons Animal Health. A full ring of buyers all keen for sheep ensured the best trade seen for some time, with an overall sale average of 166p/kg with SQQ 172p/kg. All classes were in demand especially export and lightweight lambs although heavy lambs still came to good money.
The 37 pens of 10 show lambs in eight different classes were ably judged by Mr Haig Murray of Dunbia, who made a swift and professional job, and eventually awarded the championship to the first prize Texel lambs from regular local consignor, J Oliver & Son, Waltonwoodhead, which scaled 45kg and realised £110 (244p/kg) to West Scottish Lamb, Carlisle.
The reserve championship was awarded to the South Country Cheviot lambs from another regular attender, IHG Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick, scaling 44kg and realising £88 to the judge for Dunbia.
PRIME LAMB PRIZE LIST:
1st Oliver, Waltonwoodhead – 45kg £110 West Scottish Lamb
2nd West, Kirkcarsewell - 48kg £95 R F Stavely
1st Oliver, Waltonwoodhead – 42kg £95 S Stoddart
2nd Morris, Upper Duddlewick – 35kg £84 S Stoddart
1st Brodie, Allfornaught - 45kg £79 West Scottish Lamb
2nd Graham, Miller Hill – 43kg £82 M Lomax
1st Armstrong, Sceugh Dyke – 60kg £82 J Tucker
2nd Reid, Boreland – 50kg £79 R F Stavely
N of E Mule
1st Gass, Nunscleugh – 46kg £73 J Thompson
2nd Kyle, Spoutbank – 48kg £74 M Lomax
1st Eastham, Longburghfauld – 45kg £74 Dunbia
2nd Reid, Boreland – 55kg £80 West Scottish Lamb
South Country Cheviot
1st Warden, Skelfhill – 44kg £88 Dunbia
1st Cavers, Sorbie – 44kg £74 Dunbia
2nd Reid, Boreland - 46kg £70 Dunbia
The sale however was topped at 257p/kg for a pen of 10 Beltex from Messrs Lines, Killocraw, Campbeltown, scaling at 38kg and selling to Mr Jason Tucker.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 257p Killocraw, 244p (x2) Waltonwoodhead, 232p, 215p Gelston Castle, 200p Oakwood, 197p Upper Tofts, 195p Netherplace & Stanley Estate, 193p Oakwood, 191p Crawthat, 189p Ifferdale & Killocraw.
Beltex 240p, 232p Upper Duddlewick, 226p Waltonwoodhead, 222p Oakwood, 214p Upper Cleugh, 200p Sorbie & Gelston Castle
Charollais 189p Killocraw, 171p The Hagg & Allfornaught, 170p The Challenge
Suffolk 180p Crossbankhead, 175p Grainhead, 174p Stanley Estate & Braithwaite Hall, 173p Archerbeck
Hill Cheviot 200p Skelfhill, 186p Strabane, 184p Avivore, 179p Ifferdale & Allfornaught, 175p Commonside
Blackface 179p Arnicle, 178p Culter Allers, 174p Roughet Hill, 171p Arnicle, Culter Allers & Knockreoch
Greyface 174p (x2) Dalbhraddan, 170p Kildalloig & Gibblaston, 168p Arnicle & Gibblaston.
North Country Cheviot 179p Roughet Hill, 161p Whiteknowe
Cheviot Mule 165p Skelfhill, 164p Little Galla
Half-Bred 170p Glendearg
Swaledale 158p (x2) Peasemyres, 154p Batey Shield
Berrichon 164p Sceugh Dyke
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £110 Waltonwoodhead, £98 Killocraw, £95 Gelston Castle, £90 Old Wall & Shoestanes, £89 Glendearg, £88 Netherplace, £84 Gelston Castle, £84 Carlisle Road & Crawthat.
Beltex £95 Waltonwoodhead, £92 Uppercleugh, £88, £84 Upper Duddlewick, £80 Oakwood
Suffolk £90 Dunjop, £88.50 Sceugh Dyke & Dunjop, £85.50 Sceugh Dyke, £85 Dunjop, £83 Stanley Estate, £81 Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais £81 Fowrass, £78 Lawston, £75.50 Killocraw
Hill Cheviot £88 Skelfhill, £82, £75 Allfornaught
Berrichon £80.50 Sceugh Dyke
Greyface £80 Boreland, £77 Lawston, £76 Nunscleugh, £74.50 Newbiggin & Lawston, £74 Spoutbank & Longbroughfauld
Blackface £76 Sorbie, £74 Milnmark, £71.50 Peela Hill, £70 Boreland
Cheviot Mule £79 Sowerby Wood, £71 Skelfhill
North Country Cheviot £73, £71.50 Whiteknowe, £70 Roughet Hill
A much larger show of 4,538 cast ewes and rams were forward to a busy ring of buyers. Most classes maintained recent high rates apart from fat ewes in all classes. Lean selling ewes and export hill ewes keenly sought after. Sale topped at £146 for Texels from G J Topin, Bascodyke Foot.
Texel £146, 144 Bascodyke Foot, £143 Sandilands & Chaseside, £140 Waterside, £138 Sunnycroft, £135 Riddle, £134 West Knowe, £130 Beckfoot & Bascodyke Foot.
Suffolk £106 West Knowe, £90 Hermiston, Sowerby Wood, Beckfoot, Talkin Head & Newton, £88 Ringliggate
Beltex £102 Orkney, £110 Backfoot, £108 Mains of Machermore.
Cheviot Mule £80 Whiteknowe, £76 Mains of Machermore, £75 Greystoke, £73 West Loch
Charollais £114, £100 Chaseside, £91 Cocklicks, £85 Riddell
North Country Cheviot £85 Brockhouse, £84 Little Galla, £78 Sornfallow, £77 Chaseside
Leicester £78 Beckfoot & Shielsknowe, £74 Spital Shields
Greyface £80 Ringliggate, £68 Trecorner & Riddell, £67 Haithwaite & Hermiston
Lleyn £61 West Farm
Hill Cheviot £73 Birneyknowe, £66 Strabane, £65 Marygate, £63 Birneyknowe & Kilncroft.
Blackface £62 Haithwaite, £56 West, £53 West Loch, £52 Laverhay & West Loch
Swaledale £52 West Greenridge & Spital Shields, £51 Todhillwood & Spital Shields
Easycare £51 Cottage Farm
Herdwick £46 Ringliggate, £43 Hagg
Shetland £38, £36 Marygate.
Texel £126 Kirkhouse, £122 West, £120 Gelston Castle, £108 Beckfoot, £103 Graceside.
Suffolk £92 Challenge, £80 Cottage, £78 Low Hayrake, £77 Challenge.
North Country Cheviot £90, £86 West Farm, £80 Cottage..
Leicester £103 Wynholm
Blackface £66 Milnmark, £64 Arnicle, £59 Flatts of Cargen, £55 Wanwood Hill
Hill Cheviot £79, £75 Potholm, £75 The Shaws
Charollais £112 Beckfoot
Swaledale £62 Haithwaite
Easycare £50 Godscroft
Lleyn £66 (x2) Laneside
Dorset £70 Beckfoot
Oxford £74 Coatlith Hill
Light to 230.0p (218.6p)
Medium to 229.5p (179.7p)
Heavy to 205.5p (195.0p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 226.5p (208.9p)
Heavy to 290.0p (229.2p)
Young bulls 205.5p (165.9p)
Light to 154.0p (154.5p)
Standard to 257.9p (174.6p)
Medium to 244.0p (170.6p)
Heavy to 179.6p (158.5p)
O/weight 167.0p (148.2p)
Light to £73.00 (£47.11)
Heavy to £146.00 (£71.36)
Cast Rams £126.00 (£62.13)
- Champion Beast (1)
- Champion Beast (2)
- Champion Beast (3)
- Champion Beast (4)
- Champion Beast (5)
- Champion Beast (6)
- Champion Beast (7)
- Champion cull cow
- Champion Sheep (1)
- Champion Sheep (2)
- Champion Sheep (3)
- First prize Beltex (1)
- First prize Beltex (2)
- First Prize Blackface
- First prize North Country Cheviot and Reserve Champion Sheep
- First prize North of England Mules
- First prize other continental
- First prize Scotch Mule
- First prize suffolks
- First prize Texels and Overall Champion
- Galloways in the ring (1)
- Galloways in the ring (2)
- Galloways in the ring (3)
- Reserve Champion Beast and Champion Galloway (1)
- Reserve Champion Beast and Champion Galloway (2)
- Reserve Champion Beast and Champion Galloway (3)
- Reserve Champion Beast and Champion Galloway (4)
- Reserve Champion Beast and Champion Galloway (5)
- Reserve Champion Sheep (1)
- Reserve Champion Sheep (2)
- Reserve Champion Sheep (3)