Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 23 prime cattle, 16 OTM cattle, 1,118 prime hoggs, 1,144 spring lambs and 3,327 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th June 2016.
Charolais bull tops sale at 142p.
A mixed entry of OTMs were on offer to nine buyers with several new orders at ringside. The sale was topped at 142p by Messrs Barnes, with a Charolais stock bull, which grossed £1178.60. Cows sold to 116p for an Angus from Norman Douglas. Hill Galloways from Jim Robertson sold to 107p, with the best grossing £583.15. Trade of the day was for Debbie Brown who sold “Snowy” the bull at 95p and grossed £850.25.
Prime cattle saw an entry dominated by heifers, which saw eight buyers actively bidding for all types, with the best selling at 200-213.5p, and cattle lacking flesh at 185-200p. Topping the sale were a pair of Limousin heifers, firstly from Beacom Farms Ltd and secondly from Messrs Taylor, who sold another at 212.5p. Steers topped at 199.5p from Dashwell Green. Belted Galloway bullocks off grass sold to 163.3p.
As ever we need more cattle to satisfy growing buyer demand.
PRINCIPLE PRICES (PER KILO):
Limousin 199.5p, 198.5p, 197.5p Dashwell Green.
Limousin 213.5p Swordwellrigg, 213.5p, 212.5p Dashwell Green.
Charolais 189.5p Swordwellrigg.
Blonde 188.5p Swordwellrigg.
PRINCIPLE PRICES (PER HEAD):
Limousin £1253, £1163 Dashwell Green, £1088 Swordwellrigg.
Charolais £1146, £1041 Swordwellrigg.
Another outstanding show of 1,144 lambs were forward to a full ring of buyers with trade similar on the week, and lambs being far more sought after than predicted. More lambs are required to meet the ever increasing buyer’s demands, with heavy lambs still amounting to good money with lightweight lambs in demand. The sale topped at 228p for Texels from Boldron and £108 for Texels from Millhouse. Sale average 199.5p (SQQ 200.1p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 228p Boldron, 223p Cubby Hill, 216p Hermitage, 216p, 215p Lanehead, 213p Millhouse, 212p The Land, Wyseby Hill Cottage & Medomsley.
Suffolk 214p Bleatarn, 212p Dockray Hall, 210p Carsegowan, 209p Bleatarn, 208p The Land, 207p Chapel, 206p The Land, Carsegowan & Bowsden Moor.
Charollais 214p Nirvana, 204p, 198p Knowe, 196p Cardewlees.
Rouge 210p Crawfordhall.
Cross 205p Park Nook, 200p Airds of Balcary.
Oxford 195p, 192p, 191p Barnglies, 188p Guards.
Continental 189p, 178p Edge.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £108, £104 Millhouse, £104 The Land, £100 Guardsmill & Millhouse, £98 Greenbrae, £97 Sowerby Wood & Newtown.
Suffolk £108 Bowsden Moor & Kilnford Croft, £104 The Land, £103 Bowsden Moor, £96 Sowerby Wood, £95.50 The Land, £94 Barnglies.
Charollais £97, £94 Knowe, £90.50 Cardewlees.
Oxford £94 Barnglies, £85 Guards, £84, £82 Barnglies.
Rouge £84 Crawfordhall.
Cross £82 Park Nook.
Continental £80, £70 Edge.
A smaller show of 1,118 hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with a massive difference on the week with all classes of hoggs in strong demand, with trade being £8-10 better on the week, especially for well fleshed. Many more could be sold to advantage. The sale was topped at 196p for Texels from Low Knockrioch, Kintyre and £111 for Texels from Linton Farm. Sale average 168.4p (SQQ 169.6p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 196p Low Knockrioch, 195p Sykehead, 192p Crawfordhall, 190p Glasson, 189p Medomsley, 185p Bridleway.
North Country Cheviot 194p, 190p Sykehead, 183p Conon Brae, 179p Embley, 170p Skinnet.
Suffolk 193p, 188p Sykehead, 186p Outertown, 185p Ralphshield, 171p Swaites, 170p Bayles & Chapel.
Charollais 193p Low Knockrioch.
Blackface 190p Ringliggate, 180p High Staward, 172p Glenshanna, 171p Whitchester, 170p Chapel & High Staward.
Cheviot 185p West End, 182p Craig du Croft, 176p Cowburn, 173p Sloda Hill, 172p West Scales, 171p Craig du Croft & Medomsley.
Continental 179p Craig du Croft, 170p Castle Farm.
Greyface 177p Craig du Croft, 171p Sykehead, 170p Embley, 169p Ralphshield, 168p Swaites & Braehead.
Swaledale 172 Shield Farm, 149p Sark Tower, 146p Burnhouse.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £111 Linton, £106 Ringliggate, £104, £102 Linton, £100 West Hills & Middlebie Rigg, £95 Chapel.
North Country Cheviot £91 Conon Brae, £76 Embley, £74 Sykehead, £73 Skinnet, £70 Sykehead.
Suffolk £90 Bayles, Drumreach & Broomhill, £80 Outertown, £79 Sykehead, £76 Newton Field, £75 Bowershield & Sykehead.
Greyface £90 Chapel & Medomsley, £88 Ralphshield & Bayles, £85 Medomsley & Bayles, £84 Middlebie Rigg.
Cheviot £86 Cowburn, £76 West Scales, £74 West End, £73 Tangytavil, £71, £69 Sloda Hill.
Charollais £79 Low Knockrioch.
Blackface £76 Ringliggate, £75 Sykehead, £74 High Staward, £73 Bowershield.
Continental £71 Castle Farm & Woodfoot, £69, 68 Castle Farm.
Swaledale £62 Shield Farm, £60 Burnhouse.
A larger show of 3,327 cast ewes and rams were forward to an increased ring of buyers, with trade being far better than predicted especially for Cheviot and Blackface ewes and good lean selling sorts. Fat remains a bad word at this time of year, proving harder to cash. Rams maintain recent rates. Sale topped at £154 for Texel rams from Graceside and Texel ewes topping at £136 from The Land.
Texel £136 The Land, £135 Chaseside, £134 Beckfoot & The Land, £132 High Lovelady Shield & Heatherglen, £131 Beckfoot.
Beltex £124 Crawfordhall, £96 Keepwick, £78 Drumreach, £74 Graceside.
Charollais £112 Beckfoot, £102 Heatherglen, £98 Chaseside, £96 Heatherglen, £90 Chaseside.
Suffolk £106 The Land, £104 Kilnford Croft & Bowsden Moor, £101 Demense, £100 Chapel & Graceside, £98 East Murkle, £96 Huntington.
North Country Cheviot £88 Aimster, £84 Drumreach, £81 Aimster, £80 Beckfoot & Stittley.
Cheviot Mule £87 Langton Lees.
Border Leicester £84, £60 Aimster.
Zwartble £83 Graceside, £82 Chaseside.
Leicester £80 High Street.
Half-bred £80 East Murkle.
Greyface £73 Tetcott, £72 Medomsley & Newtown, £71 Kilnhill, £70 Ralphshield, Broomhills & The Challenge.
Continental £70, £68, £62 Tarnside.
Romney £65 Tetcott.
Blackface £75 Cowburn, £70 Allensgreen, £69 Bowershield, Brown Hill & High Staward, £68 Crookston, £67 Ralphshield, £66 Ringliggate, Skernish & Ralphshield.
Cheviot £73 Crossdykes, £70 Killocraw, £66 Beachmenach, £63 Drumreach, £57 Boldron, £55 Edge.
Woodland £72 Riggshield.
Jacob £71 Crawfordhall.
Easycare £68 Castle Farm, £65 Blackhaugh, £61 Loanend, £60, £57 Castle Farm, £56, £55 Blackhaugh.
Swaledale £63 Riggshield & Spoutbank, £62 Boldron, £59 High Burnfoot, £58 Riggshield & High Lovelady Shield, £57 Glenhill.
Kerry Hill £63 Riggshield.
Beulah £61 Cannon Park, £60 Hendra, £57 Alternun.
Lleyn £55 Rammerscales.
Herdwick £45 Romanway.
Texel £154 Graceside, £143 Beckfoot, £134 Chaseside, £132 Medomsley, £130 Drumreach, £120 Newton Field, £116 Chaseside, £112 Hallburn & Heatherglen.
Suffolk £130 Bowsden Moor, £108 The Land, £106 Heatherglen, £104 Drumreach, £102 Scarmclate, £101 Cannon Park.
Charollais £120 Heatherglen, £118 Drumreach.
Dorset £100 Heatherglen.
Leicester £109 Glenhill, £104 Milescott, £100 High Burnfoot.
Blackface £98 Allensgreen, £87 West Clyth, £81 Maidencots.
North Country Cheviot £92 East Murton.
Lleyn £88 Bowershield.
Romney £82 Hendra.
Easycare £80, £71, £64 Castle Farm.
Jacob £76 Sibmister.
Light to 163.5p (163.5p)
Medium to 199.5p (189.5p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)
Light to 188.5p (188.5p)
Medium to 213.5p (188.2p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)
Light to 228.0p (212.5p)
Standard to 223.0p (199.2p)
Medium to 215.0p (199.3p)
Heavy to 212.0p (198.5p)
Overwight to 186.0p (177.5p)
Light to 186.0p (163.6p)
Standard to 195.0p (169.2p)
Medium to 193.0p (170.7p)
Heavy to 196.0p (165.0p)
Shearlings to 185.0p (154.3p)
Light to £75.00 (£50.31)
Heavy to £136.00 (£77.33)
Cast Rams to £154.00 (£93.23)