Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 21 prime cattle, 34 OTM cattle, 3 calves, 4,365 prime hoggs and 5,085 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th February 2016.
An entry of 58 cattle comprising 34 cull cows, 21 prime cattle and 3 calves were forward at the weekly primestock sale.
Bewcastle cows top sale at 142p
An excellent entry of 34 cows were offered to a full company of buyers, trade was tremendous throughout with all classes in demand, particularly Black & White cows direct from the parlour the trade of the day. A marvellous load of cows from Harry Gass and family topped the sale at 142p with a Limousin x with another at 130p. British Blue hill sucklers topped at 117p from Paul Magnay. George Dinnin’s Blonde x sold to 107p. Native breeds topped at 128p for a homebred Angus from Stuart Fisher with son Ross selling his to 122p. Galloways sold to 104p from Tom Carruthers. Top price per head was £915.20 fir a tremendous Angus from Cleugh Head. A monster of an Angus from Carruthers Farm sold to £897.60. Black & White sold to 100p from Dick Wigham and grossed £740, but worked cows selling between 320-460 were on fire.
As ever more are needed to supply demand.
Prime cattle a nice entry but suffered from several heifer overripe. Top price came from the Englishtown stable with a Limousin steer at 213p, followed by another at 207p. Heifers topped at 201p for a Limousin from Stuart & Tucker Armstrong. Topping per head was £1,349 for a Charolais heifer from Mr Fiddler, Barrow Ling.
A small selection of calves sold to a top of £275.
A larger show of 4,365 prime hoggs were forward to a strong ring of buyers with new faces present resulting in the best trade this year, with all classes easily sold and short of buyer requirements, many more could be sold to advantage. Best quality hoggs still short in numbers for an ever increasing trade. Heavyweight hoggs regularly over £100. Overall average of 188.3p per kilo (SQQ 189.5p).
Top price of 269p per kilo for Beltex from D. Mackinnon, Low Tirfergus, Campbeltown and £115 per head for Texels from Muircleugh Partners, Lauder.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 269p Low Tirfergus, 251p Oakwood, 250p Tercrosset, 242.9p Low Tirfergus, 237p Waterside.
Texel 252p High Parson Bridge, 250p High Parkfoot, 241p Beech Grove, 236p Whitecroft Mains, 235p Thornthwaite Close.
Hill Cheviot 210.3p Sowerby Wood, 209p Station Yard, 204p Granton, 200p Sorbie, 198p Lymiecleugh.
North Country Cheviot 210p Allanshaws, 206p Granton, 203p Balure, 196p Allanshaws, 195p Roughet Hill.
Suffolk 209p, 205p Glenhervie, 205p Newbiggin, 204p Yeldabrek and Hilltop, 203p Yeldabrek, 202.6p Lanehead, 202p Auchengray and North House.
Greyface 205p Langholm Farm, 195p Glenhervie, 193p Eastside, 189p Stanley Estate, 188p Newtown.
Charollais 203p Sceughdyke, 201p Archerbeck, 199p Knowe Farm, 196p Tinnishall, 195p Archerbeck.
Blackface 200p Hallburn, 197p Cramalt, 190p Glendearg, 189.2p Dykehead, 188p Stoneraise Place.
Cheviot Mule 193p Allanshaws, 190p High Stenries, 184p Potholm, 181p Crosscleugh.
Lonk 191p Bush of Ewes.
Jacob 178p Westerloch.
Herdwick 172p Auchentaggart.
Easycare 171p Brydekirk Mains.
Swaledale 170p Westburnhope, 162p, 161p Shield Farm, 159p, 156p Westburnhope.
Leicester 163p Archerbeck, 115p Lawesknowe.
Shetland 160p Gibblaston.
Lleyn 146p Meikle Richorn.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £115 Muircleugh, £114 Clatequoy and Muircleugh, £113 West Wharmley and Muircleugh, £112 Waterside, £111 Gilside.
Suffolk £109 Cowburnrigg, £107 Oswie, £105 Auchengray, £103 Cowburnrigg, £100 Sceughdyke.
Charollais £103 Cambeckhill, £91.50 Sceughdyke, £82.50 Archerbeck, £79.50 Knowe Farm.
Beltex £102 Waterside, £96 Oakwood, £95 Tercrosset, £94 Low Tirfergus, £93 Oakwood.
North Country Cheviot £99 Granton, £92.50 Sceughdyke, £90 Clatequoy, £89 Sceughdyke, £88 Allanshaws.
Greyface £94 Oswie, £90 Stoneraise Place, £90 Cowburnrigg, £87 Stoneraise Place and Kirkhouse, £85 Stanley Estate, £84.50 Newtown.
Hill Cheviot £94 Station Yard, £90, £86 Sorbie, £85 Lymiecleugh, £84 Sorbie.
Cheviot Mule £89 Allanshaws, £83.50 High Stenries, £79 Potholm, £78 Crosscleugh.
Blackface tup hoggs £86 Orchard Mains, £83 Skelfhill, £80.50 Merkland, £80 Westerloch.
Blackface wether hoggs £85 Cowburnrigg, £79 Cramalt and Stoneraise Place, £78 Winterhopeburn and Hallburn, £77 Stoneraise Place, £76 Glendearg.
Leicester £80 Archerbeck, £76 Lawesknowe.
Lonk £76.50 Bush of Ewes.
Easycare £72 Brydekirk Mains.
Jacob £71 Westerloch.
Lleyn £70 Meikle Richorn.
Swaledale £68 Westburnhope, £55 Shield Farm, £54 Westburnhope, £53 Shield Farm.
Herdwick £50 Auchentaggart.
Shetland £48 Gibblaston.
A tremendous show of 5,085 cast ewes and rams were forward to a much larger ring of 19 active buyers with all classes £4-£5 dearer on the week, especially Mule ewes which have struggled recently. Good lean selling Continental ewes continued at recent high rates, obtaining a premium and remaining short of buyer requirements.
Texel £148 Muircleugh, £144 Allanshaws, £142 Chaseside and Drumreach, £140 Crossgates, £136 Allanshaws.
Beltex £120 Tercrosset, £116 Waterside, £93 Roadside and Waltonwoodhead, £90 Hobbiesburn, £85 Oakwood.
Charollais £120 Beckfoot, £114 Chaseside, £101, £100 Beckfoot, £99 Braithwaite Hall.
Suffolk £114 Allanshaws, £112 Haithwaite, £108 Howford and West Wharmley, £105 Nether Stenries and Howgillside, £104 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £94 Gospel Hall, £93 Forss, £92 Swinside Townfoot and Bidlake, £91 Gilston, £90 Allanshaws.
Leicester £93 Swinside Townfoot, £92 Quarry House, £88 Newbigging, £84 Romesbeoch and Flathill, £81 Marygate.
Half Bred £86 Haithwaite, £85 Yeldabrek.
Cheviot Mule £83 North House, Morebattle Tofts and Nettling Flatt, £80 Gilston, £78 Muircleugh and Outertown, £74 Clydeside, Skelfhill and Swinside Townfoot.
Zwartbles £82 Hobbiesburn, £80 Beckfoot, £76 The Hills.
Greyface £78 Ashley Park and Newbigging, £77 Haithwaite, £76 The Hills, Clydeside and Newbigging, £74 Bidlake, Waterside, Eastside and Blackpark, £73 Well House, Clonrae, Slealands, Ringliggate, Stanley Estate and Nilston Rigg.
Hill Cheviot £79 Commonside, £78 Graystale, £76 Commonside, £74 Skelfhill, £73 Potholm.
Blackface £79 Quarry House, £76 Middle Shipley, £74 Nilston Rigg, £71 Prospect House, £70 Quarry House.
Lleyn £70 Oakwood.
Jacob £67 Hownam Grange.
Easycare £58 Nether Stenries, £54 Cleongart.
Kerry Hill £58 Overtonbush.
Swaledale £55 Wynholm, £52 Chapel Farm and Hole House, £50 High Crossgill, Reaygarth and High Parkfoot, £46 Beacon Rigg.
Herdwick £49 Rowhead.
Suffolk £117 Orchard Mains, £98 West Wharmley and Allanshaws, £96 Howford and Beckfoot, £89 Howford, £84 Hassendeanburn.
Texel £114 West Wharmley, £112 Muircleugh and Waltonwoodhead, £104 Waltonwoodhead, £100 Yeldabrek, Gill Farm and Allanshaws, £98 Graystale and Castletown.
North Country Cheviot £98 Allanshaws, £82 Gospel Hall, £81 Eastside, £80 Drumreach.
Leicester £89 High Crossgill, £80 Quarry House, Allanshaws and Laidlawsteel, £76 Westerloch, £75 Softley, £74 Low Tirfergus.
Charollais £88 Marygate.
Beltex £88 Beckfoot.
Hill Cheviot £88 Potholm, £84 Balure, £76 Potholm, £74 Mainside, £66 Catslackburn.
Berrichon £87 Marygate.
Blackface £71 Catslackburn, £69 Damhead, £60 Graystale and Culdoach, £57 Graystale.
Swaledale £65 Hole House.
Shetland £46 North House.
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 213.0p (180.0p)
Heavy to 182.0p (182.0p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 201.0p (187.9p)
Heavy to 200.0p (190.9p)
Light to 207.0p (173.0p)
Standard to 269.0p (186.4p)
Medium to 252.0p (195.8p)
Heavy to 230.0p (186.4p)
Light to £79.00 (£55.48)
Heavy to £148.00 (£79.27)
Cast Rams £117.00 (£68.72)