Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 23 prime cattle, 24 OTM cattle, 4,130 prime hoggs and 3,784 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th February 2016.
1st Chapelknowe, 2nd Waterbeck
The company held its weekly sale of cull cows when an entry of 24 were on offer to the usual good company of buyers. Trade was sharper with the best meated cows 3-5p dearer on the week. Tom Irving topped the sale at 135p with a heavyweight British Blue x, followed closely by an Angus x cow at 129p from Hughie Connell. English cows sold to 119p for a Simmental x from Andrew Vaughan who sold others to 113p. Shorthorns sold to 106p with Holstein at 96p from John Huddleston. Top price per head was £1,161 from Becton Hall with others to £966.15 from High Dovecote.
Buyers strength at ringside deserve 50+ cows, let’s not disappoint!!
23 prime cattle on offer at the weekly sale. A mixed show and a shortage of butcher type cattle saw trade maintain national trend. Many more needed to fill demand. Top price of the day was 209.5p for a Limousin bullock sold by J. & J. & D. Taylor, Englishtown. Heifers topped at 199.5p (£1,336.65) for a Charolais from J. & D. Longlands, Tone Hall.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 209.5p, 195.5p, 190.5p, 189.5p Englishtown, 185.5p Staffler.
PRIME STEERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin £1,279, £1,270 Englishtown, £1,269, £1,247 Staffler
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais 199.5p, 189.5p Tone Hall.
Limousin 194.5p Plumpe Farm.
Angus 185.5p, 177.5p Plumpe Farm.
PRIME HEIFERS - PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Charolais £1,336, £1,193, £1,037 Tone Hall.
A similar show of 4,130 prime hoggs were forward to a strong ring of buyers with the recent new faces present again. Best quality hoggs remained a good trade and easily sold, well short of requirements. Heavyweight hoggs still sold over £100 frequently, however, a larger show of Blackface and Mule hoggets off grass had a percentage lacking flesh, therefore slightly distorting the trade. Lean hoggs require further finishing or to be sold in the buoyant store market. Overall average of 182.1p per kilo (SQQ 184.5p).
Top price of 273p per kilo (£112 per head) for Beltex from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside, Dumfries.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 273p, 256p Waterside, 255p Shankcastle, 238p Gallowberry, 231p, 228p Oakwood.
Texel 239p Cumcrook, 231p Station Yard, 227p The Ash, 219p Burnbrae, 218p Allfornaught.
Hill Cheviot 218p Allfornaught, 202.6p Kirkhouse (Simpson), 200p Roughet Hill, 198p Balure, 194.4p Clydeside.
North Country Cheviot 203p Effgill, 197p Yeldabrek, 195p Effgill, 184.1p Cossarhill, 179p Effgill.
Suffolk 202p Upper Mains, 199p Achamore, 198p Linton Farm, 193p Sceughdyke and Hallrule Mill, 190.2p Archerbeck.
Lleyn 200p Croftheads.
Charollais 192p Jenkinstown, 189p Archerbeck, 187p Troloss, 184p High House, 183p Tinnis Hall.
Blackface 191p Clonrae, 190p Barlaes, 189p Clonrae and High Wreay, 187.5p, 185p Barlaes, 184p Macharioch.
Greyface 190p Barlaes, 188p Kildalloig, 185p Brydekirk Mains, 184p Kildalloig, 183p Eastside, Culquhasen and Nunscleugh.
Leicester 185p High Wreay, 167p Balure.
Jacob 183p Whinneyknowe, 171p Brockie Law.
Dorset 179p Clydeside.
Herdwick 177p Allfornaught, 165p Longrow.
Cheviot Mule 173p Becton Hall.
Zwartbles 170p Eastside, 169p Wester Dawyck.
Swaledale 169p Newbiggin, 163p, 160p, 159p Westburnhope, 159p Newington, 158p Newbiggin.
Ryeland 162p The Pheasantry.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Beltex £112, £105, £103 Waterside, £102 Shankcastle, £90, £89 Oakwood.
Charollais £110, £100 Wester Parkgate, £91.50 Tinnishall, £84 Troloss, £83.50 Yeldbrek.
Texel £108 West Millhills, £105 Kirk House (Dean), Eastside and Cumcrook, £104 Easter Alemoor, £103 Becton Hall and Burnbrae, £102.50 Jerriestown.
Suffolk £106, £100, £99 Eastside, £99 Sceughdyke, £98 Becton Hall and Oswie, £95.50 Linton Farm.
Hill Cheviot £102 Kirkhouse (Simpson), £95 Drycleuchlea, £91 Tushielaw, £89 Station Yard, £88 Cumcrook.
Greyface £100 Kirkhouse (Simpson), £97 Nether Gribton, £91 Allfornaught, £86 High House, £84 Riggfoot.
North Country Cheviot £99 Philiphaugh, £98 West Millhills, £93 Catslackburn and Philiphaugh, £86.50 Yeldabrek, £86 West Millhills.
Cheviot Mule £97 Becton Hall.
Blackface tup hoggs £91, £84 Kirkhouse (Simpson), £83.50 Blackburn, £82 Troloss.
Blackface wether hoggs £80 Barlaes, £76.50 Clonrae, £76 Barlaes, £75.50 Clonrae, £75 Barlaes.
Lleyn £82, £76 Croftheads.
Zwartbles £76 Wester Dawyck.
Herdwick £76 Allfornaught and Longrow.
Swaledale £75, £69 Westburnhope, £68 East Unthank, £66, £60 Newbiggin.
Leicester £74 High Wreay, £70 Easter Dawyck.
Jacob £66 Whinneyknowe, £65 Brockie Law.
Dorset £59 Clydeside.
Another grand show of 3,784 cast ewes and rams were forward to again to a ringside of 19 active buyers all keen for sheep with all classes being £3-£4 up on the week. Lean selling ewes still in demand and many more could be sold. Blackface and Cheviot export type ewes were dearer on the week but plainer ewes easier, rams firmer.
The sale was topped at £166 for an outstanding Texel ewe from J.W. Gibb, Toftcombs, Biggar.
Texel £166 Toftcombs, £150 Beckfoot, £148 Toftcombs, £142 Smyllum, £140 Chaseside and Yeldabrek.
Charollais £134 Wester Parkgate, £131 Beckfoot, £114 Chaseside, £101 Beckfoot, £95 Yeldabrek.
Suffolk £116 Chaseside, £108 Eastside, £107 Chaseside, £104 Beckfoot, £101 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £101 Yeldabrek, £92 Graceside, £87 West Millhills, Adderston Shiels and Beckfoot, £86, £85 Whins.
Beltex £98 Graceside, £92 Greenwell Meadows, £88 Killocraw, £87 Oakwood.
Zwartbles £92 Copperthorns.
Cheviot Mule £92 Eastside, £89 Greenwell Meadows, £84 Kirksteads, £80 Greenwell Meadows, £74 Ringliggate.
Leicester £91 Foulshiels and Thirlwell Castle, £89 Kildalloig and Kirksteads, £88 Eastside, £76 Archerbeck and Arnicle, £74 Kildalloig.
Blue Texel £88 Hutlerburn.
Greyface £87 Eastside, £86 Roanstree, £85 Thirlwell Castle and Marygate, £84 Toftcombs, Marygate and Eastside, £83 Eastside, Wilseydown and High Wood.
Half Bred £85 Adderston Shiels.
Romney Marsh £84, £79 Holme Farm.
Blackface £78 Troloss, £76 Milnmark, £71 North Corrielaw, £70 Troloss and Fingland, £69 Thorns and Easter Dawyck.
Hill Cheviot £77 Philiphaugh and Clerk Hill, £76 Marygate and Graceside, £73 Clerk Hill, Easterhouse and Graceside, £72 Philiphaugh, £70 Yeldabrek and Drycleuchlea.
Lleyn £72 Marygate, £62 Dykehead, £50 Gatehousecote and Dykehead.
Swaledale £67 Archerbeck and Thirlwell Castle, £62 Riggfoot, £56 Spoutbank and Lightbirks, £49 Netherton.
Easycare £65, £48 Kersheugh.
Kerry Hill £64 Sunnycroft.
Herdwick £56 Gall Farm, £53 Longrow, £48 Drycleuchlea.
Jacob £41 Yeldabrek.
Texel £118, £116 The Ash, £115 Nunscleugh, £111 West Millhills, £110 High Wood.
Charollais £108 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £106 Chaseside, £98 Oswie, £90 Beckfoot and Easter Dawyck, £80 Wilseydown.
Leicester £100 Philiphaugh.
Hill Cheviot £92 Drumreach, £79 Cowburn, £75 Carlenrigg.
Lleyn £90 Yeldabrek
North Country Cheviot £89 Philiphaugh, £83 Effgill.
Beltex £88 Chaseside.
Romney £72 Bowden.
Border Leicester £70 Yeldabrek.
Blackface £68 Debog and Milnmark, £67 Kirksteads, £60 Dryhope, £59 Beckfoot.
Easycare £66 Carlenrigg.
Swaledale £45 Easter Dawyck.
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 209.5p (198.2p)
Heavy to 189.5p (182.9p)
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Medium to 194.5p (180.5p)
Heavy to 199.5p (189.2p)
Light to 224.1p (173.1p)
Standard to 238.0p (182.1p)
Medium to 273.0p (190.9p)
Heavy to 219.0p (178.8p)
Light to £78.00 (£53.37)
Heavy to £166.00 (£82.89)
Cast Rams £118.00 (£75.82)