Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 29 prime cattle, 12 OTM cattle, 3,412 prime hoggs and 2,454 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th April 2016.
An increased number again with heifers averaging a healthy 200p, plenty of demand and more required to satisfy growing interest. Top price of the day was 219.5p & 218.5p twice, all three heifers from A & W J Taylor, Dashwell Green and bought by Mr D Kemp. Charolais heifers sold to 214.5p; purchased by MJ Wharton Butcher, Wigton, from Dashwell Green. Messrs Taylor’s sold a run of lovely heifers to average 215.4p.
PRINCIPLE PRICES (PER KILO):
Limousin 191.5p Fenton.
Limousin 219.5p, 218.5p (x2), 215.5p, 207.5p Dashwell Green, 206.5p, 202.5p, Swordwellrigg, 198.5p Sceugh Dyke, 197.5p, 195.5p, 192.5p (x2) Swordwellrigg
Charolais 214.5p Dashwell Green, 198.5p Sceugh Dyke, 192.5p, 190.5p Swordwellrigg.
Aberdeen Angus 191.5p Swordwellrigg.
PRINCIPLE PRICES (PER HEAD):
Limousin £1328, £1314, £1284 Dashwell Green, £1250 Sceugh Dyke, £1245, £1168 Dashwell Green, £1144 Swordwellrigg.
Charolais £1290 Sceugh Dyke, £1265 Dashwell Green, £1114 Swordwellrigg.
A shortage of beef cows, with 80% of the sale dairy cows. Trade was on par with other centres. Top price £871.25 for a Holstein cow sold by Messrs J Irving & Son, The Stubb.
PRINCIPLE PRICES (PER KILO):
Black & White 103.5p, 101.5p Harelawhole, 102.5p, 90.5p The Stubb, 89.5p The Stubb.
Hereford 93.5p Kilnhill.
Angus Bull 85.5p Setthorns.
PRINCIPLE PRICES (PER HEAD):
Black & White £871 The Stubb, £771, £724 Harelawhole, £714 The Stubb, £616 Justicetown.
Hereford £570 Kilnhill.
A similar show of 3,412 hoggs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers all keen for sheep and with a shortage of numbers Thursdays market bucked this week’s national trend, and saw a very healthy average of 186p (SQQ 193p). Best quality hoggs, export and lightweight hoggs were keenly sought after and sharper on the week with heavy weight hoggs proving harder to cash as has been the case all week. Sale was topped at £124 for Beltex from Waterside and closely followed at £123 again for Beltex from Muir, Cleughbrae. Top price per kilo was 318p for Beltex from Tony Gribbon, Waterside.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 318p Waterside, 295p, 283p Hetherglen, 273p Cleughbrae, 265p Hetherglen, 255p Wood Farm, 240p Sowerby Wood.
Texel 256p Cleughbrae, 238p Sowerby Wood, 221p Southholm, 220p Sowerby Wood, 217p Byreburnside, 216p Corbelly Hill, 213p Sykehead.
Lleyn 213p Viewley, 201p Wood Farm.
North Country Cheviot 206p Cleughbrae, Dryfeholm & Macharioch, 202p Longburghfauld, Whins & Halgary, 200p Whins & Woodfoot.
Charollais 206p Woodfoot, 201p Thorneyknowe, 198, 197p Viewley, 188p, 183p Braidlie.
Hill Cheviot 205p High Knells & Longburghfauld, 204p Cleughbrae & Shawhead, 203p High Knells & Shawhead, 202p Braidlie, 201p West Scales.
Blackface 201p, 198p Bush of Ewes, 196p Southholm, 194p Boat Croft, 192p Glenshanna, 191p Clonrae & Glencrosh.
Suffolk 198p Whins, 195p Swaites & West End, 194p Viewley & Bleatarn, 190p West End.
Greyface 197p, 188p Southholm, 180p Swaites, 180p, 178p Wood Farm, 177p Clonrae, 176p Woodfoot.
Herdwick 197p 184p 179p Rowhead.
Lonk 185p Bush of Ewes.
Cheviot Mule 180p Cleughbrae, 170p High Frost Hall.
Swaledale 156p Fordlands.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Beltex £124 Waterside, £123 Cleughbrae, £121, £113 Hetherglen, £110 High Parson Bridge, £100 Wood Farm.
Texel £120 Kilnford Croft, £110 Cleughbrae, £106 Kilnford Croft, £101 Skyehead, Hetherglen & Whins, £100 Sowerby Wood, Eastside, Kilnford Croft & Waltonwoodhead.
Charollais £97, £94.50, £94, £92, £91, £90 Thorneyknowe.
Suffolk £95 Smerral, £91 Bleatarn, £90 Sykehead & Sandbed, £89 Lynegar, £88 Oswie & Sykehead,
North Country Cheviot £92 Halgary & Longburghfauld, £89 Sykehead, £88.50 Dryfeholm & Cleughbrae, £88, £87 Longburghfauld.
Hill Cheviot £87.50 High Knells, £86.50 West Scales, £86 High Knells, Longburghfauld & Sandbed, £85 Yett & Bloch.
Blackface tup hoggs £84 Sykehead, £81 Bush of Ewes.
Blackface wether hoggs £84 Sykehead, £82 Clonrae, £79 Oswie, £78 Clonrae, £77 Southholm, £75 Cleughbrae & Clonrae.
Cheviot Mule £88 Stonewalls, £81 Cleughbrae.
Greyface £85 Sykehead, £83 Oswie, £82 Eastside, £79 Woodfoot, £78 Clonrae, £77 Southholm.
Half-bred £79 Viewley, £70 Lythmore.
Lleyn £76.50 Wood Farm, £73 The Mark.
Leicester £76 Fordlands.
Oxford £75 The Mark.
Swaledale £70 Fordlands.
A similar show of 2,454 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with best selling ewes and rams remaining dear, and lightweight ewes more sought after than last week. Mule ewes and over fat ewes slightly easier. Sale topped at £144 twice for Texel ewes from Beckfoot and Texel rams from Slealands.
Texel £144 Beckfoot, £142 Chaseside, £133 Catslackburn, £132 Waltonwoodhead, £131 Howgillside, £130 Catslackburn & Viewley.
Charollais £136, £120 Chaseside, £120, £117 Beckfoot, £114 Thorneyknowe, £106 Chaseside.
Beltex £134 Tercrosset, £90 Barrogill Mains & Boat Croft, £88 Wood Farm, £86, £82 Millstone Moor.
Bleu du Maine £122 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £120 Land & Crumbhaughhill, £114 Beechgrove, £112 Beckfoot, £111 Land & Kilnford Croft, £110 Cannon Park, Lynegar & Chaseside.
Leicester £106 Chaseside, £82 Whintingstown, £80 Maidencoats.
North Country Cheviot £97 Carruthers, £95 Lythmore, £94 Achalone, £90 Carruthers.
Zwartble £96 Viewfields, £92 Beckfoot, £83 Viewfields.
Cheviot Mule £94 Smerral, £93 High Acres, £89 Beckfoot, £84 Chapel, £83 Peela Hill, £81 Clackmae.
Greyface £89 Howgillside, £88 Clackmae, £86 Low Hallburn, £85 Barnglieshead, £84 Marygate, Brackenthwaite, Chapel & Broomlands.
Continental £84 Haithwaite.
Half-bred 82 Haithwaite.
Hill Cheviot £83 Catslackburn, £68 Dunrobin Glen, £58 East Mey, £56 Burnhouse.
Blackface £82 Chapel, £74 High Wood, £70 Brackenthwaite, £68 Haithwaite, £67 High Wood, £65 Barron House, Boat Croft & Burnfoot.
Lleyn £79 Waterloo Drive, £73 The Mark, £68 Burnshall.
Easycare £70, £68, £60 Bairnkine.
Swaledale £64 Bidlake, £54 Shearlings, £52 Bidlake & Burnhouse, £50 Millstone Moor.
Texel £144 Slealands, £135 Beckfoot, £130 Chaseside, £118 Slealands, £115 Hornby Hall.
Charollais £140, £112, £108, £102, £94 Thorneyknowe.
Suffolk £128 Kilnford Croft, £120 Clackmae, £116 Chaseside & Thorneyknowe.
Leicester £120 Chapel.
Zwartble £112 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £101 Swanson, £100 Lythmore, £94, £90 Carruthers.
Oxford £90 Beckfoot.
Blackface £89 Brackenthwaite.
Beltex £88 Beckfoot, £86 Millstone Moor, £85 Chaseside.
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 191.5p (184.4p)
Light to 197.5p (194.2p)
Medium to 219.5p (200.4p)
Heavy to 215.5p (201.8p)
Light to 216.0p (190.1p)
Standard to 318.0p (192.8p)
Medium to 295.0p (193.8p)
Heavy to 234.0p (172.1p)
Light to £83.00 (£54.04)
Heavy to £144.00 (£84.33)
Cast Rams £144.00 (£85.21)