Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 17 prime cattle and bulls, 41 OTM, 2,926 prime lambs and 5,761 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th August 2016.
A fair entry of 15 prime cattle and 2 prime bulls were on offer for the Summer Show & Sale, which was kindly sponsored by Graeme Walker Building Services, and ably judged by Mr G Moor. The Champion was a Charolais heifer sold by T Armstrong & Son, Sceughdyke peaking at 220p and purchased by the judge.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 199.5p, 194.5p Englishtown.
Lincoln Red 199.5p, 197.5p Plumpe.
Charolais 220p, 213.5p Sceughdyke.
Limousin 209.5p Englishtown & High Stenries, 202.5p High Stenries.
Limousin 203.5p, 201.5p High Stenries.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Lincoln Red £1,316, £1,193, £1,175 Plumpe.
Charolais £1,430, £1,377 Sceughdyke.
Limousin £1,225, £1,174 High Stenries, £1,162 Englishtown.
Limousin £1,168, £1,159 High Stenries.
Barron cows: Philip’s Champion sells at 166p.
The companies second Summer Show & Sale saw an excellent entry of 41 cast cows and 1 cast bull on offer to a packed ring of buyers. Trade was on fire throughout the sale with numbers totally inadequate for the demand at ringside. Prior to the sale, the show was kindly sponsored by Graeme Walker Building Services and expertly judged by Granville Moor who awarded the following:
1st – Wanwood Partners – Limousin x
2nd – James Butler – Angus x
1st – Dick Wigham – British Friesian
2nd – Stewart Armstrong & family – Holstein Friesian
Overall Champion: Wanwood Partners.
The sale commenced with a hillbred Saler x which sold to 127p from Henry Scott & Son, and this set the tone of the sale. Trade was on fire for everything from good to bad. Philip Walton’s champion created huge interest selling to 166p. Hill British Blue x sold to 129p from Wanwood Partners. Native types sold to 120p from Paul Whitfield and Hereford x from James Butler realised 127p. Dick Wigham sold a traditional British Friesian for 150p and long distant seller Willie Skilling sold teenager Highland cows between 44-62p. Wanwood Hill sold continentals to £1,170.30 with Cacrabank selling others to £939.80 and Cowden to £928.80 Native breeds sold to £900 from Hethermill. The aged Luing stock bull sold to 104p (£951.60) from Tom & Ross Wilson, Geltsdale.
Farmers: We regularly have ten buyers operating at ringside and could easily handle 60 cows every week. Let’s have them.
Prime lambs were a smaller show of 2,926. Trade was very much on par with other centers this week to average a respectable 173p overall. Good meated lambs of any weights met a strong demand. Top price per head of £101 for Texels from Kirk House, with top price per kilo of 219p for Texels from Wallend. Light lambs met a much stronger enquiry for again good meat with top price per head was £65 for Suffolks from Fenwick and top price per kilo of 191p for Cheviots from Harwood.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 219p Wallend, 210p, 200p Kirk House, 200p Old Walls & Kirkton, 199p Crawthat & Wallend, 198p Kirkton, 197p Dunnabie.
Beltex 204p Sorbie, 204p, 200p, 191p Oakwood.
Suffolk 189p McMurdo Road, 188p Drumreach, 186p Fenwick, 185p Guardsmill, 183p Whins, 180p Spoutbank & Guardsmill, 179p Sceughdyke, 177p Ryehills & Far Howe.
Cheviot 186p, 180p Harwood House, 177p Cowburn, 175p Catslackburn & Mainside.
Charollais 183p Firth Farm, 181 New Farm, 179p Sowerby Wood, 176p Barend, 174p Roanstree & Cardewlees.
Cheviot Mule 177p Barnglies, 168p Sundhope, 167p Cloggers Cottage & Skelfhill.
Berrichon 174p Sceugh Dyke.
Greyface 174p Greensburn, 173p Sorbie, 171p Sweetshawhead, 170p Nunscleugh & Minsca, 169p Chapel, 167p Upperburnmouth & Batey Shield.
Hampshire 173p, 167p Barnglies.
Blackface 172p Fenwick, 171p Whiteside, 167p Pole, 165p Salann-Mara, 164p Chapel, 161p Sweetshawhead.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £101 Kirk House, £98 Kirkton, £97 Sowerby Wood & Kirkton, £96 Skinnet, £95 Kirkton, £94 Bowsden Moor, Kirkton, Drumreach & Old Wall.
Suffolk £94 Drumreach, £89 Guardsmill, £84 Bowsden Moor, £80.50 Whins, £80 Sceugh Dyke & Greensburn, £78.50 Barnglies, £78 Guardsmill & Wallend.
Beltex £94, £82 Oakwood, £81.50 Sorbie.
Charollais £85 New Farm, £79.50 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £79 Sowerby Wood, £78.50 Firth, £78 Barend & Spoutbank.
Hampshire £80, £76 Barnglies.
Berrichon £80 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot Mule £78 Barnglies, £77 Cloggers Cottage.
Greyface £76 Chapel, £75.50 Bullshill, £74 Skinnet, £73.50 Sweetshawhead & Bullshill, £73 Nunscleugh & Minsca, £72 Batey Shield, £71 Sorbie, £70 Whiteside.
Cheviot £72 Lea Hill, £70 Catslackburn, £65 Hesket House, Carnavel & Balure, £64.50 Harwood House, £63 Mainside & Harwood House.
Blackface £68.50 Whiteside, £64 Redburn View, £62 Fenwick, £61 Sweetshawhead.
Another very large entry of 5,761 cast ewes and rams attracted more buyers. Trade was buoyant with all classes very good to sell at similar high rates on the week. The sale topped at £140 for a Charollais ram from Beckfoot. Heavy ewes to £138 for Texels from Bowsden Moor and hill ewes to £73 for Lleyns from Mitchelston.
Texel £138 Bowsden Moor, £127 Bardnaclaven & The Wreay, £126 Chaseside, £125 Kirkton, £124 The Wreay, £121 Hassendeanburn, £120 Beckfoot.
Charollais £111 Drumreach, £108 Chaseside, £96 Barend, £90 Heatherglen & Beckfoot, £87 The Wreay.
Suffolk £107 Drumreach, £98 Shaw Cottage South, £98, £96, £94 Chaseside, £92 Guardsmill, £91 Hassendeanburn, £90 Heatherglen & Beckfoot.
Bleu du Maine £100 Drumreach.
Leicester £88 Ringliggate, £76 Spoutbank.
North Country Cheviot £84 Bardnaclaven, £77 Chaseside & North Synton, £75 Dunnabie & Balure, £72 Heatherglen & Wester Dunnet.
Cheviot Mule £81 Balgray Hill, £76 Sunnycroft, £73 Priesthaugh, £70 Falnash, £69 Relief, Outertown & Swinside Townfoot.
Beltex £80 Glenmaid, £75 Barrogill Mains.
Greyface £76 Annanhill, £75 High Glen Triplock, Heatherglen & Brackenthwaite, £74 Keil & High Glen Triplock, £71 Heatherglen & Whinfield, £70 Kilfillan.
Half-bred £74 Justinlees.
Easycare £73, £61 Mitchelston, £54 Synton Mains, £53 Mitchelston.
Cheviot £68, £63, £58 Potholm, £50 Boldron, £48 Crakaig, £47 Blakehope & Falnash.
Blackface £61 Salann-Mara, £60, £56 Prospect House, £55 Lanehead, £52 Little Galla & Moudly Hills.
Kendal Rough £54 Little Galla.
Swaledale £53 Bullshill, £50 Gallowberry, £40 Batey Shield, £38 Cleughbrae, £36 Fordlands, £34 Low Closegill.
Lleyn £52 Far Howe, £50 Williamwood, £45 Low Closegill, £44 Settereth Park, £43 Swinside, £42 Heatherglen.
Charollais £140 Beckfoot, £112 Chaseside, £103 Heatherglen, £100 Beckfoot.
Texel £124 Sunnycroft, £117 Sordale & Beckfoot, £109 Bardnaclaven, £107, £105 New Cottage, £102 Bowsden Moor, £94 Marygate.
Suffolk £120 Marygate, £80 Beckfoot.
Leicester £104 High Wood.
Lleyn £101 Beckfoot.
Cheviot £100 Potholm, £97 Crakaig, £95 Potholm, £89 Catslackburn.
Woodland £100 Hillhead.
Beltex £98 Glenmaid.
Kerry Hill £95 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £89 Wester Dunnet.
Easycare £86 East Fortissat, £85 Hesket House.
Blackface £76 Milnmark, £75 Blakehope.
Light to 199.5p (194.5p)
Medium to 197.5p (193.7p)
Heavy to 199.5p (199.5p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 209.5p (207.1p)
Heavy to 220.0p (216.7p)
Young bulls 203.5p (202.4p)
Light to 189.0p (157.4p)
Standard to 219.0p (174.4p)
Medium to 210.0p (173.9p)
Heavy to 204.0p (178.4p)
Overweight to 177.0p (157.4p)
Light to £73.00 (£41.37)
Heavy to £138.00 (£67.40)
Cast Rams £140.00 (£82.51)