Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 3,041 prime lambs and 4,002 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 22nd December 2015.
A small entry of prime & OTM cattle due to the festivities and an off day. Prime cattle sold to 209.5p for a Charolais heifer shown by T. Armstrong & Sons, Sceughdyke. Limousin heifers to 201.5p also from Sceughdyke. Limousin bullocks sold to 193.5p from J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett.
A smaller show of 3,041 prime lambs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers looking for sheep. Export lambs and lambs up to 48 kilos met a sharper trade on the week, with 50 kilo plus lambs easier. Lightweight lambs also met a good selling trade. Many more export weight lambs required. Overall average of 168p per kilo (SQQ 173.2p).
Top price of 217p per kilo for Texels from Nether Brotherstone with a top per head of £89 for Texels from Allanshaws.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 217p Nether Brotherstone, 210p Station Yard, 208p Cumcrook, 205p Netherplace and Allanshaws, 200p Netherplace.
Beltex 205p, 203p Sorbie, 179p Broadlea Cottage.
Hill Cheviot 197p Killipol, 182p Craigdhu, 178p Damhead and Cumcrook, 174p Kelsocleugh, 173p Allfornaught and Kelsocleugh.
Suffolk 185p Slongaber, 183p Kimmeter Green, 176p Hallburn, 175p Langholm Farm, 174p Newbiggin.
Greyface 184p Arnicle, 177p Kirkland Green, 167p Cowburnrigg, 165p Mains of Collin, 164p Wood Farm.
North Country Cheviot 179p Hownam Grange, 171p, 168p, 166p, 162p Allanshaws.
Charollais 174p Hallburn and Ashley Park, 170p Sceughdyke, 166p Newbiggin, 160p Sceughdyke.
Blackface 172p Glencrosh and Clonrae, 167p Sorbie, 166p Walton Park Farm, 165p Clonrae, 164p Damhead.
Swaledale 160p East Unthank.
Leicester 155p The Old Police House, 145p Allanshaws.
Herdwick 135p Brae Edge.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £89, £88 Allanshaws, £88 Station Yard, £87.50 Aldermanseat, £87 Station Yard, £86 Allanshaws.
Suffolk £86 Routin Lynn, £85 Sceughdyke, £84 Hallburn, £82.50 Sceughdyke, £80 The Land and Brewery House.
Beltex £84, £79 Sorbie, £76, £70 Broadlea Cottage.
Charollais £80 Sceughdyke, £79 High Stenries, £78 Newbiggin, £75 Ashley Park, £73 Hallburn.
North Country Cheviot £79 Allanshaws, £78 Barnakill, £78, £77.50, £77, £76 Allanshaws.
Hill Cheviot £78 Nether Brotherstone, £76 Kelsocleugh, £71 Cleongart and Cumcrook, £69 Allfornaught and Killipol, £68 Kelsocleugh.
Greyface £74.50 Kirkland Green, £72.50 Mains of Collin, £72 Wood Farm, Cowburnrigg and Parknook, £71 Kirkhouse, £70 Kirkland Green.
Leicester £74 Allanshaws, £65 The Old Police House.
Blackface £74 Cleughbrae, £73.50 Milnmark, £70 Sorbie, £66.50 Langholm Farm, £65 Milnmark.
Half Bred £69 Adderston Shiels, £62 Earlside.
Jacob £60 Hownam Grange.
Swaledale £48 East Unthank, £47 Peasemyres.
Herdwick £42 Brae Edge.
A larger show of 4,002 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade was £7 to £10 dearer for all classes, even fatter ewes, many more could have been sold to advantage.
Texel £138 Chaseside, £136 Beckfoot, £133, £130 Kirkton, £130 Morningside, £127 Craiglea.
Charollais £120 Chaseside, £115, £110, £97, £91 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £110 Netherplace, £98 Chaseside, £96 Netherplace, £95 Beckfoot, £94 Low House.
Cheviot Mule £95 High Stenries, £86 Marygate, £84 Morningside, £79 Waterside, £78 West Watten.
North Country Cheviot £93 Lythmore, £88 Eastside, £87 Chaseside, £86 Allfornaught and Brockhouse, £80 Beckfoot.
Leicester £91 Nunscleugh, £84 Nether Stenries, £82 Arnicle.
Greyface £85 Marygate, £84 Burnbrae, £83 Marygate, Haregills and Barnakill, £81 Eastside, £80 Barnakill and Craiglea, £79 Cambeckhill and Mill View.
Beltex £76 Burnbrae.
Romney £75 Burnbrae.
Zwartbles £60 Cleughbrae.
Blackface £80, £76, £73 Tonehall, £73 Netherplace, £71 Lochlyoch, £70 Beckfoot.
Hill Cheviot £86 Wynholm, £74, £73 Allfornaught, £68 Wynholm and Netherplace, £67 Waterside and Sorbie.
Easycare £63 Cleongart.
Swaledale £62 Chapel Farm, £58 Kelmore Hills, £57 Kirkland Green, £56 Wynholm, £54 Chapel Farm and Nunscleugh.
Shetland £50 Chapel Farm, £42 Millriggs.
Jacob £50 Burnbrae.
Herdwick £42 Ashley Park, £35 Doveden Hall.
Texel £116 Rottington Hall, £93 Mossburnford, £90 Mill View, West Watten and Beckfoot, £88 Rottington Hall.
Suffolk £115 Guards, £100 Nether Stenries.
Charollais £90 Beckfoot.
Oxford £90 Guards.
Leicester £80 Tone Hall, £68 Beckfoot, £66 Swaledale Watch, £64 Kirkland Green.
Romney £80, £73 Holme Farm.
Swaledale £66 Knarr, £58 East Unthank, £56 Swaledale Watch, £51 Eastside.
Blackface £60 Mill View and Alton, £52 Glencrosh.
Light to 184.0p (158.8p)
Standard to 217.0p (170.4p)
Medium to 210.0p (176.2p)
Heavy to 175.0p (164.2p)
O/weight 160.0p (151.0p)
Light to £86.00 (£56.72)
Heavy to £138.00 (£81.75)
Cast Rams £116.00 (£77.16)