Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 6 prime cattle, 23 OTM cattle, 4,483 prime hoggs and 4,040 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd March 2016.
1st Teviot, 2nd Yarrow
A similar entry of OTM cattle were dominated by a superb wagon load of hill cows from Carlenrigg which met strong bidding from all corners of the ring. The sale was topped at 117p for a Saler x cow from Messrs Douglas who also sold Beef Shorthorn to 115p. Norman Douglas sold Limousin x at 115p. Galloways from Jim Robertson sold to 99p. Angus x sold to 108p from Peter Dixon. Top per head was £822.25 paid for a native bred from Carlenrigg. 2 cast bulls met strong demand topping at £1.081.20 for an aged Charolais bull with Blues to £988.20 from Messrs Baxter.
A small entry of clean was affected by 6 day rule after Tuesdays store cattle sale but sold well with handyweight Black & White steers to £973 from Peter Armstrong.
A larger show of 4,483 prime hoggs were forward to a strong ring of buyers with the recent new faces present again. Best quality hoggs similar on the week, export hoggs and lightweight hoggs sharper and heavyweight hoggs short of buyer requirements. A tremendous show of 1,600 Blackface hoggs were presented and a credit to vendors. Overall average of 193.7p per kilo (SQQ 194.7p).
Top price of 276p per kilo for Beltex from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside, Dumfries and to £130 per head for Texels from A.R. Bell & Son, Kirkton, Hawick.
Also today was the annual show of Blackface prime hoggs, kindly sponsored by The Scottish Farmer and ably judged by Mr James Thompson, St Merryn who had 23 excellent pens of 20 hoggs presented to him and after much deliberation awarded the championship to regular consigner Ashley Hunter, Stoneraise farming for the winners of class 2 which later realised 46kg £90 to the judge.
Other awards were as follows:-
Class 1 (up to 38 kilos) –
1st prize – S. & J. Fisher, Bush of Ewes, 37 kilos, £72 to M. Lomax.
2nd prize – Messrs MacArthur, Arnicle, 31 kilos, £63 to M. Lomax.
Class 2 (39-44 kilos) –
1st prize (and overall Champion)– Stoneraise Farming, Stoneraise Place, 46 kilos, £90 to J. Thompson.
2nd prize – Stoneraise Farming, Stoneraise Place, 44 kilos, £90 to J. Thompson.
Class 3 (45 kilos plus) –
1st prize (and Reserve Champion) – W. Graham & Son, Craigdarroch, 47 kilos, £96 to J. Thompson.
2nd prize – W. Tod, Glenshanna, 48 kilos, £91 to West Scottish Lamb.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 276p, 272p Waterside, 256p Shankcastle and Hollands, 255p Oakwood, 250p Keepwick.
Texel 260p Keepwick, 258p Yeldabrek, 240p Sowerby Wood and Keepwick, 236p Sowerby Wood, 230p Bombie.
Suffolk 211.9p Rottington Hall, 200p Newtown, Waterside and Pasture House, 198p Bombie, 196p Becton Hall, 193p Stoneraise Place, Mid Dargarvel and Lawston.
Charollais 210p Yeldabrek, 191.2p, 187.8p Slicky, 185p Temple House, 178p Mid Harrietsfield.
Hill Cheviot 208p Sundhope, 207p Longburgh Fauld, 206p Sundhope, 205p Blackwoodridgehouse and Longburgh Fauld, 202p Hindhope and Crosscleugh.
Blackface 207p Arnicle, 205p Chapel Farm and Stoneraise Place, 204p Arnicle and Craigdarroch, 203p Arnicle and West Scales, 201p West Scales.
North Country Cheviot 205p Station Yard, 204p Micklethwaite, Raeburnfoot and Station Yard, 203p Newtown, 202.2p Station Yard, 200p Raeburnfoot.
Greyface 200p Killipol, 196p Bombie, 193p Cleongart, 190p Fordlands and Newtown, 188p Dalbhraddan.
Easycare 190p Cleongart.
Jacob 188p Hollands.
Cheviot Mule 186p Cleughbrae, 185.4p Kirkbride, 183p Nettling Flatt, 180p Crosslee.
Swaledale 173p Fordlands, 165p Shield Farm, 161p Westburnhope.
Leicester 166p Nunscleugh, 132p Knockreoch.
Kerry Hill 161p, 155p Tundergarth Mains.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £130, £118 Kirkton, £115 Keepwick, £112 Hollands, £111 Yeldabrek, £110 Kirkton and Harene.
Beltex £116 Waterside, £107 Oakwood, £106 Waterside, £104 Shankcastle and Wood Farm, £100 Shankcastle and Hollands, £98.50 Waterside.
Suffolk £102 Walton Park Farm, £101 Ballie Farm, £100 Becton Hall, £98 Shielswood and Glendue, £97 Eastside.
North Country Cheviot £102 Becton Hall, £97 Longburgh Fauld, £96 Kelsocleugh and Potholm, £93 Station Yard, £92 Micklethwaite and Station Yard.
Hill Cheviot £99 Potholm, £90 Chapel Farm, £89 Hindhope, £88 Chapel Farm and Blackwoodridgehouse, £87 Hindhope.
Greyface £90 Bombie, £85 Hollands and Eastside, £84 Stoneraise Place, £83.50 Newtown, £82 Wood Farm.
Blackface wether hoggs £96 Craigdarroch, £91 Glenshanna, £90 Barlaes, Stoneraise Place (x3), Craigdarroch and Chapel Farm, £88 Barlaes, Garvilland and West Scales.
Blackface tup hoggs £90 The Yett (Redpath), £88 Holylee House and Corsebank.
Cheviot Mule £89 Kirkbride, £72.50 Cleughbrae, £72 Crosslee.
Charollais £86 Yeldabrek, £85 Temple House, £77 Slicky.
Leicester £83 Nunscleugh, £82 Knockreoch.
Kerry Hill £79 Tundergarth Mains.
Jacob £79 Hollands.
Swaledale £78 Fordlands, £51 Shield Farm.
Easycare £78 Cleongart.
Another good show of 4,040 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, trade being £2 easier on the week in all classes although more ewes lacking flesh were forward. Best fleshed ewes still easily sold. Rams much dearer.
Texel £146 Kirkton, £140 Chaseside and Crookholm, £138 Beckfoot, £134 Kirkton and Crookholm, £132 Crookholm.
Bleu d’Main £144 Middle Farm.
Charollais £134 Chaseside, £129 Beckfoot, £112 Cannon Park, £102 Chaseside, £100 Beckfoot.
Beltex £132 Beckfoot, £108 Wood Farm, £106 Snade, £104 Lurgan.
Suffolk £130 Haithwaite, £124 Nettling Flatt, £121 Knock, £113 Beckfoot, £110 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £103 Yeldabrek, £93 Dunnabie, £90 Westknowe, £88 Whins and Beckfoot, £86 Yeldabrek.
Leicester £98 Dalbhraddan, £97 Barlaes, £93 The Bog, £88 Beckfoot, £82 Cassington.
Cheviot Mule £90 Smyllum, £89 West Watten, £88 Eastside, £87 Balgray Hill, £86 Kirkbride.
Greyface £88 Blackrigg and Cumlongan Mains, £87 Rottington Hall, £86 Bidlake and West End, £84 Annanhill, Balgray Hill and Sornfallow, £82 Haithwaite.
Zwartbles £74 Beckfoot.
Dorset £68 Bidlake, £67, £66 Cannon Park.
Blackface £84 Lawston, £76 Guardsmill, £73 Walton Park, £72 Hill Brae, £71 Haithwaite.
Hill Cheviot £81, £72, £70 Allfornaught, £70 Geltsdale, £69 Allfornaught, Sorbie and Whinneyknowe, £62 Allfornaught.
Kendal Rough £69 Lynnshield.
Lleyn £69 Castle Creavie, £68 Eastside.
Lonk £68 Bush of Ewes.
Kerry Hill £66 East Mey.
Swaledale £65 East Greenridge, £63 Broomhouse, £57 Shield Farm, £56 Highside, £54 Eastside.
Easycare £64, £60 Eastside.
Shetland £59, £52 Knock.
Welsh Mountain £37 Shielswood.
Goats £70 Ackron.
Charollais £136 Chaseside, £128 Beckfoot, £124 Chaseside, £116 Dilston Haugh, £108 Yeldabrek.
Texel £126 Hermitage and Chaseside, £124 Kirkton, £122 Beckfoot, £119 Balgray Hill.
Suffolk £123 Raeburnfoot, £108 Yeldabrek, £94 Beckfoot, £92 Sornfallow, £88 Dilston Haugh.
Leicester £118 The Bog, £108 Geltsdale, £104 Highside, £91 Burnfoot, £84 Meiklewhitriggs.
Beltex £94, £90 Balgray Hill.
North Country Cheviot £93 Raeburnfoot, £91 Glendinning, £88 Upper Dounreay, £82 The Cottage, £80 Yeldabrek.
Blackface £82 Burnfoot, £78 Cranberry Brow, £75 Fingland, £74 The Yett (Redpath), £73 Linglie.
Hill Cheviot £78 Geltsdale, £74 Bloch and Skinnet.
Zwartbles £62 Balgray Hill.
Swaledale £58 Lochend.
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Light to 208.0p (184.2p)
Standard to 272.0p (193.2p)
Medium to 276.0p (198.0p)
Heavy to 240.00 (190.1p)
Light to £84.00 (£54.03)
Heavy to £144.00 (£80.92)
Cast Rams £136.00 (£81.00)
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