Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 23 OTM cattle, 5,129 prime lambs and 4,137 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th December 2015.
Roadhead cow tops sale
An entry of 23 working cows was offered to a full company of buyers with Christmas Show buyers making a welcome return. Trade was sharper on the week, top price was 116p paid for a Limousin x cow from Walter Waugh, The Flatt. Scotch bred Hereford x cow from Ivan Jackson sold to 115p, other Hereford x sold to 106p from Messrs Pollock. Blonde cows from Messrs Ewing sold to 114p with others off the same farm at 110p. Dairy cows sold to 103p from Messrs Imrie for an Ayrshire.
Cows and clean cattle will be sought after over the festive period. Contact the auctioneers for more information.
A similar show of 5,129 prime lambs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers looking for sheep, although larger numbers presented throughout the country resulted in the overall average of 155p per kilo (SQQ 158.5p) being slightly less on the week. Export lambs sold well, light lambs harder to cash and heavyweight lambs (50 kilo plus) short of buyer requirements.
Top price of 220p per kilo for Beltex from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside with a top per head of £93 for Texels from Messrs Bell, Kirkton. Many more best quality Beltex and Texel lambs could be sold to advantage.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 220p Waterside, 209p Sowerby Wood, 205p Wood Farm, 200p Gallowberry, 190p Walton High Rigg.
Texel 200p Oakwood, 197p Shieldhill, 193p Newton Cottage, 191p Netherplace, 188p Sowerby Wood.
Hill Cheviot 174p Clyth Mains, 172p Catslackburn, 166p Glendearg, 164p Twislehope, 163p Catslackburn and Outertown.
Suffolk 172p Kilncroft, 171p Carran, 167p Clyth Mains, Bleatarn and Basco Dykehead, 165p Twislehope, 163p Outertown.
Charollais 164p Upper Senwick, 163p Netherplace, 160p Archerbeck, 159p Chapel Farm, 157p Tinnishall.
Blackface 160p Meggethead, 159p Killimster Mains, 158p Syart, 157p Winterhopeburn and The Glen, 155p Dunjop.
Greyface 159p Stanley Estate and Chapel Farm, 155p Woodhouse, 154p Todsykehead, 151p Brampton Fell and Barnglieshead.
North Country Cheviot 159p, 147p Hownam Grange.
Half Bred 157p Glendearg, 152p Adderston Shields.
Cheviot Mule 156p Tushielaw, 155p North House.
Jacob 150p High Street, 145p Tushielaw.
Easycare 145p Barnside Farmhouse.
Swaledale 142p Coldshield.
Oxford 138p Guards.
Leicester 132p The Bog.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £93, £90, £89 Kirkton, £87 Netherplace, £86 Kilncroft and Kirkton.
Beltex £90 Waterside, Sowerby Wood and Wood Farm, £84 High Parson Bridge.
Suffolk £79, £78 West Kirkcarswell, £78 Stanley Estate and Sceughdyke, £77.50 Stanley Estate, £77 Sowerby Wood, Slealands and Stanley Estate, £76 Sceughdyke.
Half Bred £76 Glendearg, £69 Haltree, £68.50 Glendearg, £68 Byers Farm, £67.50 Glendearg.
Charollais £76 Moss Side, £73, £72 Tinnishall, £70 Chapel and Netherplace, £68 Moss Side.
North Country Cheviot £75 Hownam Grange, £65 Byers Farm.
Greyface £73 Newbiggin (Lumley), £70 Stanley Estate, £68.50 Newton, £68 Brampton Fell and Wood Farm, £67 Eastside.
Hill Cheviot £72 Twislehope, £68.50 Catslackburn, £68 West Kirkcarswell, £67.50 Twislehope, £67 Outertown, Damhead, Twislehope and Falnash
Zwartbles £68 Croft Head Terrace, £63 Eastside.
Blackface £68 Cowden, £66.50 Syart, £66 Cramalt and Stooprigg, £64.50 Sorbie, £62.50 Upper Hindhope and Meggethead.
Cheviot Mule £67 Whinneyknowe, £65 North House, £64 Tushielaw.
Oxford £65 Guards.
Leicester £64 The Bog.
Swaledale £56 Coldshield, £53 Round Meadows.
Jacob £54 High Street.
A similar show of 4,137 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade was £2 to £3 easier on the week, especially for over fat ewes in all categories. Mule ewes saw the biggest decrease whilst lean selling ewes of all classes were in constant demand. Tups remain similar.
Texel £140 Netherplace, £124 Bensons Fell, £120 East Kirk, £118 Carran, £116 Dormansteads.
Charollais £100 Netherplace.
North Country Cheviot £98 Tain Olrig, £89 Clatequoy, £86 Damside, £75, £72 Haltree, £72 Damside.
Beltex £90 Nether Dargarvel, £88 Sorbie.
Suffolk £87 West Knowe and Haithwaite, £86 Haltree, £82 Drumreach, £80 Carran, Lanehead (Harker), Linkshead and Sowerby Wood.
Leicester £86 Lintley, £79 Shankfieldhead, £78 Westend, £76 Netherplace, £75 Ringliggate and Croft Road.
Cheviot Mule £78 Mosshead, £70 Haithwaite, £65 Backlass Croft, £63 Thorns, £62 Netherplace.
Greyface £66 Marygate, Fountain Hall and Crookston, £65 Fern House, Outertown, Crookston and Lintley, £64 Westerseat, Cummertrees Mill and Cranberry Brow, £63 The Ash, Ringliggate, Parkhead and Weydale Mains, £62 Linkshead, Lightbirks and Fern House.
Lleyn £71 Sharplaw.
Hill Cheviot £66 Cummertrees Mill, £60 Lower Thora, £59 Falnash, £47 Graceside, £56 Supplebank.
Blackface £57 Haithwaite, £54 Desoglin, Crookston and Marygate, £53 Todsykehead and Thorns, £52 Linkshead, Earlshaugh and Thorns, £51 Crookston.
Swaledale £53 Woodhouse, £51 Round Meadows, £48 Lintley, £47 The Bog and Anthorn Radio Station, £46 The Ash, Nunscleugh and Round Meadows.
Shetland £48, £38 Castlehill Avenue.
Herdwick £46 Ringliggate, £42 Ulzieside.
Goats £58, £54 Ringliggate, £52 Raehills.
Texel £115 Sharplaw, £111 Barglachan, £108 Kirkton, £104 Beechwood, £98 Bensons Fell.
Oxford £95 Guards.
Border Leicester £85 Haltree.
Beltex £84 Walton Highrigg, £70 Sorbie.
Suffolk £82 Haltree.
North Country Cheviot £78 Damside, £74 Haltree.
Leicester £75 Morley Hill, £72 Backlass Croft, £66 Eastside, £60 Linkshead.
Berrichon £70 Border Rigg.
Blackface £70 Crookston, £65 Lanehead (Cheesbrough).
Hill Cheviot £60 Sorbie.
Swaledale £50 Round Meadows.
Light to 174.0p (149.9p)
Standard to 200.0p (160.2p)
Medium to 220.0p (158.5p)
Heavy to 164.0p (150.1p)
O/weight 164.0p (137.7p)
Light to £71.00 (£44.44)
Heavy to £140.00 (£66.73)
Cast Rams £115.00 (£72.08)