Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 4,829 prime lambs and 5,202 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 29th December 2015.
A holiday entry of cattle was on offer to a good ring of buyers which included several regular faces. There was a bit of everything in each section with all cattle meeting a good selling trade.
Cows: An entry consisting entirely of out of parlour Holsteins sold to a top of 70p from Cotehill.
Bulls: All overage sold to a top of 121p for a 25 month old Holstein from Dick Cullen.
Clean: Plenty of demand for a very mixed entry with 2 weeks average. A Hereford from Plumpe Farm topped the sale at 176p with overage Angus to 170p from the same home.
A larger show of 4,829 prime lambs was forward to the usual full ring of buyers looking for sheep. Trade similar on the week, although a larger show of light weight lambs proved harder to sell as the day progressed in line with all other centres. Overall average of 164.6p per kilo (SQQ 165.7p).
Top price of 237p per kilo for Beltex from Newbigging with a top per head of £98 for Texels from Kirkton.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 237p, 236p Newbigging, 236p, 235p Lurgan, 230p Newbigging, 224p, 218p Gelston Castle, 218p Newbigging.
Texel 211.1p Catslackburn, 203p Oakwood, 201p Nunscleugh, 198p Bombie, 195p Sowerby Wood.
Charollais 178p Uppercleuch, 177p, 176p Hallburn, 176p Netherplace, 174p Tinnis Hall, 167p Archerbeck.
Hill Cheviot 175p Kelsocleugh, 174p Roughet Hill, 171p Eastside and Commonside, 169p Hownam Grange, 167p Cumcrook.
North Country Cheviot 174.4p Kelsocleugh, 169p Westloch, 168p Boreland, 163p Ifferdale.
Suffolk 172p Langholm Farm, 171p Auchengray and Newbiggin, 169p Becton Hall, 168p Archerbeck, Newbigging and Sceughdyke, 167p Upper Mains and North House.
Blackface 171p Arnicle, 166p Killipol, 165p Arnicle, 164p Garchew, 163p Sorbie.
Berrichon 167p Sceughdyke.
Roussin 165p Glencrosh.
Greyface 162p Nunscleugh, 161p Mains of Collin, 160p Glencrosh, 158p The Flatt, High Airyolland and Westloch, 157p Glencrosh.
Cheviot Mule 159p, 153p Achamore.
Oxford 158.6p Slongaber, 150p Mount Pleasant, 147p Guards.
Jacob 158p Rhoin.
Swaledale 157p Bayles, 146p Sanders Close, 145p Hollinclose.
Herdwick 156p Newington.
Half Bred 148p Newington, 145p Nettling Flatt.
Leicester 145p High Airyolland, 144p Mains of Collin.
Badger Face 143p Newington.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £98 Kirkton, £95 Catslackburn, £94, £93, £92, £90 Kirkton, £90 Boreland and Newbigging.
Beltex £96, £93, £92 Newbigging, £92 Lurgan, £90 Newbigging, £87 Lurgan.
Suffolk £90 Sceughdyke, £87 Auchengray, £86 Becton Hall, £84 Shield Green, Newbigging and Sceughdyke, £83 Upper Mains.
Hill Cheviot £88 Glenshanna, £71 Kirkland Green, £70 Waterside, Hownam Grange, Potholm and Kelsocleugh, £69 Catslackburn, £68 Roughet Hill.
Berrichon £85 Sceughdyke.
Blackface £83 Moy Holding, £74 Wanwood Hill, £71 Boreland, £70 Blairs House, £69.50 Merkland and Winterhopeburn.
Oxford £81, £80, £72 Mount Pleasant.
Greyface £78 Kirkhouse, £75 Boreland, £74 Woodhouse, £73.50 Newtown, £73 Nunscleugh.
Leicester £74 Ghyllbrae, £70 Nunscleugh, £68 High Airyolland, £65 Mains of Collin.
North Country Cheviot £74 Boreland, £71.50 Kelsocleugh, £70 Westloch.
Charollais £73 Uppercleuch and Tinnis Hall, £72 Archerbeck, £68.50 Netherplace, £67 Stirches Mains and Hallrule Mill, £65 Hallburn.
Half Bred £69 Adderston Shiels, £62 Earlside.
Cheviot Mule £65 Achamore.
Swaledale £64 Hollinclose, £57 Sandbed, £54 Sanders Close, £50 Newbiggin.
Herdwick £64 Newington.
Half Bred £62 Newington.
Jacob £60 Hownam Grange.
Roussin £56 Glencrosh.
Jacob £49 Rhoin.
Badger Face £40 Newington.
A much larger show of 5,202 cast ewes and rams was forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade was back to where it was two weeks ago, although sheep still keenly sought after, especially leaner types.
Texel £140 Newbigging and West Knowe, £128 West Knowe, £126 Chaseside, £125 West Knowe, £124 Netherplace.
Charollais £127 Beckfoot, £110, £108 Chaseside, £85 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £94 Chaseside, £92 Beckfoot, £90 Chaseside, £89 Beckfoot, £88 West Knowe.
Beltex £84 Chaseside, £78 Netherplace.
Vendeen £80 Bidlake.
Cheviot Mule £80 Park, £79 Milnholm, £75 Raggetsyke, £74 Netherplace.
North Country Cheviot £80 Chaseside, £78 West Kirkcarswell, £76 Sibmister and Effgill, £73 Netherplace, £72 Allfornaught.
Leicester £80 Tenter House and Netherplace, £77 Newbigging, £76 Netherplace and Southholm, £75 Raggetsyke, £70 Nettling Flatt.
Greyface £77 Tone Hall and Bidlake, £76 Bidlake, £74 Newbigging, Tonehall and Netherplace, £73 Toft House and Housebyers, £72 Galtway, Saugland, Mill View and Whitburgh.
Half Bred £70 Eastside.
Roussin £69 Cambwell.
Romney £60 Saughland.
Hill Cheviot £70 Millriggs and Milnholm, £67 Westloch, £63 Allfornaught, £60 Thornington, £59 Ringliggate.
Kendal Rough £70 Netherplace, £59 Newhall.
Blackface £69 Tenter House, £67, £66 Chaseside, £64 Newhall and Mill View, £62 Millriggs.
Easycare £56 Low Stanley, £53 Chaseside.
Swaledale £55 Newhall, £52 Hundith House, £51 Nunscleugh, £49 Hollands and Newhall, £48 Woodhouse and Kelmore Hills.
Jacob £52 Bidlake.
Lleyn £50 Eastside, £47 Southholm.
Herdwick £43 Newhall.
Welsh Mountain £41 Bidlake.
Shetland £40 Newhall and Bidlake.
Texel £112 Eastside, £108 Saughland, £102 Boreland, £92 Bidlake, £90 Saughland.
Suffolk £108 Chaseside, £76 Milnholm.
Beltex £90 Hollands, £83 Housebyers.
Cheviot £87 Hownam Grange, £86 Milnholm, £79 Kelsocleugh.
Leicester £86 Sanders Close, £70 Tone Hall.
Berrichon £84 Sceughdyke.
Charollais £84 Milnholm.
Blackface £78 Wanwood Hill, £74 Peela Hill, £69 Tenter House, £66 Toft House and Boreland, £65 Meggethead.
Lleyn £69 Bidlake.
Jacob £55 Hownam Grange.
Light to 194.0p (153.9p)
Standard to 237.0p (168.1p)
Medium to 218.0p (165.6p)
Heavy to 191.0p (163.0p)
O/weight 164.0p (146.1p)
Light to £70.00 (£48.89)
Heavy to £140.00 (£73.55)
Cast Rams to £112.00 (£68.10)