Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 9 prime cattle, 25 OTM cattle, 5,198 prime hoggs and 3,647 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th March 2016.
An excellent entry of 34 cattle were offered to an increased number of buyers with several faces making a welcome reappearance.
Cull cows - 1st Waterbeck, 2nd Whitfield
A very good meated entry were easily handled by a group of buyers hungry for cows. A consignment of Belted Galloways from Robert Coates topped the sale at 145.5p and averaged 142p. Limousin cows sold to 124p from Peter Lee. Angus sold to 108p from Messrs Cavers. Top price per head was £930 from Morley Hill with others to £747.30 from Sorbie, Angus to £739.80 from Murtholm.
A good quality entry of clean cattle was forward and met a spirited trade with a Limousin heifer from James Taylor selling to 197.5p. Heavy weight steers sold to 195.5p from Englishtown.
A larger show of 5,198 prime hoggs were forward to the usual strong ring of buyers who were all keen for sheep. All classes sharper on the week, especially second rate and light weight hoggs. Heavy hoggs and best quality Continental hoggs short of increased buyer requirement, many more could be sold to advantage. The highlight of today’s sale was an excellent selection of 2,000 Hill and North Cheviot hoggs which were a credit to vendors. Overall average of 194.5p per kilo (SQQ 196.8p).
Top price of 271p per kilo for Beltex from A. & A. Little, Hollands, Penton and to £115 per head for Texels from Howgillside Farmers, Eaglesfield.
Also today was the annual show of Cheviot prime hoggs, kindly sponsored by P.J. Tractor Parts, Longtown and ably judged by Mr Andrew Dawson who had 30 excellent pens of 20 hoggs presented to him and he awarded the Hill Cheviot Championship to regular consignors Messrs Cartner, Blackwoodridge House, whose pen scaled 53 kilos and realised £102 to R. Staveley. Champion North Country Cheviots were from Messrs Douglas, Whitehope, Yarrow which scaled a 52 kilos and realised £102 to M. Lomax.
Class 1 (up to 38 kilos) –
1st prize – R.J. Menzies & Co., Chanlockfoot, 37 kilos, £72 to J. Tucker.
2nd prize – Eskdalemuir Forestry, Clerkhill, 36 kilos, £72 to J. Tucker.
3rd prize – A. Reid & Co., Glendearg, 33 kilos, £67 M. Lomax.
Class 2 (39-44 kilos) –
1st prize – Messrs Carter, Blackwoodridgehouse, 43 kilos, £91 to West Scottish Lamb.
2nd prize – J. Carruthers, Woodhall, 43 kilos, £88.50 to Dunbia.
3rd prize – A. Reid & Co., Glendearg, 40 kilos, £85 A. Dawson.
Class 1 (45 kilos plus) –
1st prize – Messrs Carter, Blackwoodridgehouse, 53 kilos, £102 to R. Staveley.
2nd prize – E. & R.E. Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, 51 kilos, £98 to M. Lomax.
3rd prize – E. & R.E. Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, 49 kilos, £96 to Janan Meats.
North Country Cheviots
Class 5 (45 kilos plus) –
1st prize – Messrs Douglas, Whitehope, Yarrow, 52 kilos, £102 to M. Lomax.
2nd prize – E. & R.E. Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, 52 kilos, £100 to M. Lomax.
3rd prize – E. & R.E. Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, 50 kilos, £97 to M. Lomax.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 271p, 265p Hollands, 245p Lurgan, 240p Hollands, 239p, 236p Waterside.
Texel 263p Sowerby Wood, 260p, 254p Dunjop, 250p Howgillside, 247.4p Tinnishall, 244p Sowerby Wood.
North Country Cheviot 213p Glendearg, 208p, 207p North House, 205p Prestrie, 204.5p The Land.
Hill Cheviot 212p Blackwoodridgehouse, 210p High Knells, 207p Chanlockfoot, 206.7p Blackwoodridgehouse, 206p Woodhall.
Suffolk 210p Braithwaite Hall, 209p Dunjop, 208p Stoneraise Place, 206p Riggfoot, 204.8p Knock.
Charollais 207p Hallburn, 204.8p Tinnishall, 201p Nether Albie, 200p Sceughdyke, 199p Tinnishall.
Blackface 202.4p, 202p Stoneraise Place, 201p Kirkhouse and West Scales, 199p Milnmark, 197p Pasture House, Milnmark and Bush of Ewes.
Greyface 195.1p Pasture House, 195p Stanley Estate, Mid Dargavel and Stoneraise Place, 189p Stanley Estate and Brisco Meadow, 188p Prestrie, 187p New Hall.
Jacob 185p Tushielaw, 179p Newington.
Half Bred 184.2p Newington.
Soya 182p Newington.
Swaledale 181p Pasture House, 174p Newbiggin, 173p Thornhope, 168p, 163p Newbiggin.
Lleyn 179p Pirntaton.
Zwartbles 173p West Glengyre, 165.8p New Hummerbecks.
Oxford 171p Brae Edge.
Badgerface 169p Wynholm.
Lonk 168.8p Bush of Ewes.
Leicester 159p Stenries.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £115 Howgillside, £113, £110 Sowerby Wood, £110 Randalholme, £108 Pasture House and Sharplaw, £107 Oswie and The Green.
Beltex £114 Hollands, £110 Waterside, £108 Hollands, £99, £98.50 Waterside.
Suffolk £110 Oldfield, £106 Sceughdyke and Oswie, £105 Hallburn, £104 Hazel Head, £103 Braithwaite Hall.
North Country Cheviot £102 Whitefield and The Land, £100 Longburgh Fauld, £99 Becton Hall, £97 Longburgh Fauld, £96 Micklethwaite.
Hill Cheviot £102 Blackwoodridgehouse, £98 Longburgh Fauld, £97 Springhill, £96.50 Becks, £96 Longburgh Fauld.
Charollais £100 Sceughdyke, £95 Leaona Villa, £94.50 Nether Albie, £92 Sceughdyke, £90 New Hummerbecks.
Greyface £97 Nether Onsett, £93 Oswie, £90 Mid Dargavel, £89 Nether Onsett, £87 Riggfoot and Gibbs Hill.
Zwartbles £94 High Auchneel, £90 Old Wall, £87 High Auchneel, £75 Holmlea.
Blackface wether hoggs £91.50 The Yett, £89.50, £88 Milnmark, £87 West Scales, £86 Oswie, £85 Stoneraise and Clonrae.
Blackface tup hoggs £90 Stoneraise, £86 Riskinhope, £84 Wanwood Hill.
Swaledale £81.50, £67 Thornhope, £67 Newbiggin and Pasture House, £60 East Unthank.
Lonk £81 Bush of Ewes.
Jacob £74 Tushielaw, £70 Newington.
Oxford £72 Brae Edge.
Leicester £70 Drumhumphry and Stenries.
Half Bred £70 Newington.
Lleyn £61 Pirntaton.
Soya £52 West Glengyre.
Another good show of 3,647 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with heavy ewes being a good £4 to £5 sharper and light ewes £2 to £3 sharper. Rams maintained recent high rates. Good lean selling ewes short of buyer requirements.
Texel £144 Drumreach, £140 Chaseside and Newbigging, £138 Ringliggate, Pirntaton and Graceside, £137 Chaseside, £136 Beckfoot.
Charollais £136 Beckfoot, £134 Newbigging, £128 Beckfoot, £116 Chaseside, £111 Beckfoot.
Beltex £128 Tercrosset, £114 Inch Farm.
Suffolk £128 Gillesbie, £123, £120 Hazel Head, £118 High Hall, £116 Graceside and Dunjop.
Leicester £102 Newbigging, £98 Whitfield, £96 Morley Hill, £94 Drumhumphrey, £92 Beckfoot.
North Country Cheviot £98 Carruthers, £92 Drumreach, £91 Dunjop, £90 Wynholm, Bradley, Bengall and Newbigging, £88 Damside.
Zwartbles £93 Bengall, £92 Holmlea.
Cheviot Mule £89 Sceughdyke, £89, £88 Eastside, £82 Little Culmain, £81 West Trailtrow, £78 Marchynys.
Greyface £88 High Glen Triplock, Gillesbie and Gibbs Hill, £85 Black House and Wynholm, £84 Gilkerscleugh and Low Hallburn, £83 Eskdale Street, Tofthouse, Crookston Staingills and Burnhouse, £82 Miller Hill and Prestrie.
Dorset £70 Zetland.
Blackface £82 Whiteside, £81 Peela Hill and Clonrae, £78 Burnhouse, £77 Gibbs Hill and Newarkburn, £72 Clonrae and Eastside.
Hill Cheviot £80 Portgower, £72 Gilkerscleugh, £71 Todholes, £70 Allfornaught, £69 Gilerscleugh.
Swaledale £72 Wynholm, £60 Whitfield, £58 Sheepriggs, £56 Morley Hill, £55 Stable Cottage and Randalholme.
Easycare £70, £67 Staingills.
Lleyn £61 Prestrie, £53 Sharplaw.
Shetland £47 Eilean Donan.
Jacob £45 Zetland.
Goats £56 Lanehead.
Texel £146 Beckfoot, £128 Chaseside, £126 Eastside, £125 Braithwaite Hall, £123 Beckfoot.
Charollais £134 Beckfoot, £102 Cooilingel, £99 Chaseside, £96 Cooilingel.
Leicester £130 Morley Hill, £128 Nunscleugh, £116 Balgerran, £110 Morley Hill, £102 Drumhumphrey.
Rouge £124 Braithwaite Hall.
Suffolk £124 Eastside, £106 Chaseside, £100 Tinnis Hall.
Beltex £120 Graceside.
North Country Cheviot £112 Whiteknowe, £95 Commonside, £90 Gillesbie.
Hill Cheviot £100 Skelfhill, £82 Sundhope.
Blackface £84 Wanwood Hill, £82 Riskenhope, £80 Toft House, £77 Balgerran, £72 Kirkhope.
Oxford £88 Beckfoot.
Dorset £88 Chaseside.
Easycare £87 Beckfoot.
Swaledale £72 Whitfield, £58 Sheepriggs.
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Medium to 195.5p (185.8p)
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Medium to 197.5p (193.5p)
Heavy to 189.5p (188.8p)
Light to 206.0p (186.6p)
Standard to 254.0p (189.6p)
Medium to 271.0p (202.6p)
Heavy to 250.00 (190.6p)
Light to £82.00 (£55.45)
Heavy to £144.00 (£85.05)
Cast Rams £146.00 (£88.98)
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