Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 9 prime cattle, 17 OTM cattle, 3,056 prime hoggs and 5,024 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th January 2016.
Gass’s wagon of cows average 135.1p
The first prime stock sale of the year saw an entry of 33 cows & clean cattle forward.
A very nice entry of 21 cows were on offer to a full ring of buyers with two gentlemen from the Midlands making their presence felt. The sale was topped at 151p by a super Blue x cow from Messrs Gass, Nunscleugh, who sold Limousin at 136p and 128p. Blonde x from The Lynns sold to 126p. Native breeds sold to 97p from Crosslee. Hill Galloways topped at 94p from Batey Shield Farm with Angus x to 95p from Courstein. Top price per head of £1,041.90 from Nunscleugh, with others to £924.80. Dairy cows sold to a top of 102p from Seat Hill, others to 93p The Stubb with a top per head of £765 being achieved.
A quality entry of prime cattle met a good selling trade with cattle in spec 203p-213p. Top price of 213.5p for a Limousin heifer from Messrs Taylor, Englishtown, with others to 212.5p from J.W. Vevers. Steers all 700+kilos sold to 189.5p with the average 184.8p overall.
A smaller show of 3,056 prime hoggs were forward to a buyer ring of buyers, all desperate for sheep with a shortage of numbers across the country. Demand was fast in all classes and best quality Texel and Beltex hoggs achieved massive premiums and many more of these type could be sold to vendor’s advantage in this centre. Overall average of 174.8p per kilo (SQQ 178.5p).
Top price of 254p per kilo for Beltex from Hollands and Waltonwoodhead, with a top per head of £104 for Beltex from Hollands, closely followed at £100, twice, for Beltex from Waterside and Watch Hillside.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 254p Waltonwoodhead and Hollands, 250p Watch Hillside, Tinnishall and Waterside, 244p Hollands, 238p Gallowberry and Watch Hillside, 236p Upper Auchenlay.
Texel 244p Kirk House, 220p Dunjop, 218p Haven View and Oaktree Drive, 214p High Wreay, 208p Waltonwoodhead.
Hill Cheviot 190p Sundhope, 178p Skinnet, 176p Mainside and Orchardton Mains, 175p Hyde Park, 174p Littlegill and Whinneyknowe.
Suffolk 195p Shield Green, 192p Hassendeanburn, 190p Mossthorn, 189p Tinnishall, Hassendeanburn and Outertown, 188p Hallburn and Outertown.
Greyface 189p Mains of Collin, 183p, 172p Low Carriteth, 169p Brydekirk Mains, 168p Broomhouse.
Blackface 188p Sorbie, 181p Maryholm, 178p Low Carriteth, 173p Damhead, 171p Maryholm.
Lleyn 179p, 173p, 170p South Bowerhouses.
North Country Cheviot 178p Adderston Shiels, 177p Commonside, 174p Orchardton Mains, 171p Adderston Shiels, 169p Orchardton Mains.
Charollais 176p Broomhouse, 173p Lanehead, 172p Hyde Park, 170p Knowe Farm.
Cheviot Mule 168p, 159p Dodgsonstown.
Half Bred 167p Adderston Shiels, 161p High Moat.
Roussin 160p Whinneyknowe.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Beltex £104 Hollands, £100 Watch Hillside and Waterside, £98 Parknook, £95 Hollands, £93 Gallowberry.
Texel £93 Kilnford Croft, Townhead and Kilnford Croft, £92 Kilnford Croft and Newbigging, £91 Newbigging, £90.50 Oaktree Drive, £90 Chapelhouse, Auchengray, Marygate, Newbigging, Kirk House and Hallburncroft.
Suffolk £92 Kilnford Croft, £90 Shield Green, £90, £89.50, £89, £88.50 Kilnford Croft, £88 Sceugh Dyke.
Hill Cheviot £89 Orchardton Mains, £84 Eastside, £83 Skinnet, £78 North House, £75 Eastside.
Charollais £85 Newbigging, £83.50 Knowe Farm, £81 Hyde Park, £76 Lanehead, £74 Broomhouse.
Lleyn £81.50, £75, £73.50 South Bowerhouses.
North Country Cheviot £80 Adderston Shiels, £79.50, £78.50 Orchardton Mains, £77 Adderston Shiels, £69 North House.
Greyface £79 Spoutbank and Newbigging, £76 Nunscleugh, £75.50 Mains of Collin, £73.50 Nunscleugh and D’Mainholm, £73 Pennersaughs, Tone Hall, Low Carriteth and Hollands.
Blackface £78 Uppercleuch, £75 Sorbie, £70 Scabcleugh and D’Mainholm, £69 Lanehead, £67.50 Damhead.
Half Bred £77 Adderston Shiels, £71 High Moat.
Roussin £75 Whinneyknowe.
Cheviot Mule £74 Dodgsonstown.
Half Bred £69 Adderston Shiels, £62 Earlside.
Leicester £68 Mains of Collin.
A similar show of 5,046 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers and met a very similar trade. A large show of horned ewes saw the lighter end harder to cash. Rams and best quality Texel ewes dearer on the week.
Texel £145 Marygate and Charlesfield, £137 Townhead, £136 Luce Mains, £133 Townfoot, £130 Catslackburn.
Charollais £138 Beckfoot, £120 Wester Parkgate, £110 Beckfoot, £105 Hunderlee Pastoral, £94 Fowrass.
Suffolk £105 Catslackburn, £104 Thornington, £100 Beckfoot, £98 Wallend, £94 Sibmister and Catslackburn.
North Country Cheviot £95, £90 Ericstane, £85 High Moat and Netherplace, £84 Ericstane, £83 Parcelstown.
Beltex £90 Tormitchell, £74 Upper Auchenlay.
Leicester £84 Eastside, £78 Townhead, £74 Low Carry House, £72 Chaseside, £67 Townhead.
Cheviot Mule £82, £81 Bombie, £73 Sibmister, £71 Bombie, £70 Routin Lynn.
Greyface £79 Newbiggin, £75 Tone Hall, £73 Cowburnrigg, High Glen Triplock, Lower Ardmannoch and Broomhouse, £72 Haithwaite and Tone Hall, £71 Newton and Thornington.
Roussin £75 Tormitchell.
Zwartbles £71 Marygate, £70 Graceside.
Dorset £66 Netherplace.
Romney £66 Eastside.
Lleyn £76 Woodslee, £70 Townfoot, £66 Hunderlee Pastoral, £62 Tundergarth Mains and Townfoot.
Hill Cheviot £74 Graystale and Routin Lynn, £68 Allfornaught and Woodslee, £64 Routin Lynn, £61 Dashwell Green.
Blackface £70 Low Carry House and Stooprigg, £69 Cowburnrigg, £67 Eastside and Low Carry House, £65 Stooprigg, £64 Allfornaught.
Swaledale £56 Newhall, £53 Coldshield, £49 Broomhouse, £47 Settereth Park, Denton Mains and The Flatt, £44 Coldshield.
Easycare £54 Chaseside.
Kerry Hill £54 Pennyhill Park.
Kendal Rough £54 Chapel Farm.
Jacob £53 Howard House.
Herdwick £45 Allfornaught, £40, £39 Orchardton Mains.
Shetland £35 Westhills.
Goats £67 Cliftencote, £60 Westhills.
Texel £120 Beckfoot, £108 Kinninghall, £104 Outertown, £100 Hassendeanburn, £88 Townhead and Newbigging.
North Country Cheviot £102 Drumreach, £88, £79 Carruthers.
Charollais £96 Beckfoot, £73 Pennyhill Park, £68 Greenburn.
Suffolk £92 Low Carry House, £86 Hassendeanburn, £80 Kinninghall, £78 Riddell.
Dorset £90 Graceside.
Hampshire £88 Beckfoot, £85 Pennyhill Park.
Leicester £86 Newbigging, £81 Low Carry House, £75 Batey Shield and Townhead, £74 Hightown, £71 Coldshield.
Lleyn £81, £70 Townfoot.
Beltex £80 Greenburn, £70 Newbigging.
Blackface £72 Cowburnrigg, £60 Beckfoot, £58 Eastside and Catslackburn, £56 Stooprigg.
Hill Cheviot £69 Catslackburn.
Border Leicester £65 High Moat.
Zwartbles £64 Bogra.
Jacob £64 Tarnside House.
Swaledale £58 Batey Shield, £49 Border Rigg
Herdwick £56 Stockdale.
Light to 190.0p (170.1p)
Standard to 254.0p (179.9p)
Medium to 254.0p (178.2p)
Heavy to 213.0p (167.3p)
Light to £76.00 (£48.36)
Heavy to £145.00 (£74.14)
Cast Rams to £120.00 (£67.53)