Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 32 cattle, 5,521 prime lambs and 6,999 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th September 2016.
OTM’s: 1st West Hall, 2nd Bowes.
An entry of 32 OTM’s and stock bulls were forward at the weekly sale. The entry was dominated by hill cows with Galloways the most numerous breed forward. Trade was good throughout with nine buyers at ringside. The sale was topped at 142p for a black cow from Richard Ritson. Galloways were a mixed show and sold to 115p from J Walker, with the average Galloways 90-100p, possibly the dearest trade of the day. Beef Shorthorns sold to 116p from Chris Brodie, with Angus to 112p from Richard. Black and whites sold to 116p from Mr Raine, with out of parlor types 93-101p. Stock bulls again hill types and sold to 100p for an aged Whitebred Shorthorn from Barron House. Farmers, as autumn loom, take advantage of the excellent trade at Longtown.
The largest show of the season of 5,521 prime lambs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers, who were in full bidding spirit, especially to buy lambs for the Muslim festival. With great demand for heavy lambs, tup lambs and best quality export weight lambs. A premium was seen for best quality lambs. Overall average of 187.3p. Sale topped at 239p for Beltex from Wallend and £112 for Texels from Dykehead, purchased by S Stoddart.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 239p Wallend, 238p Sowerby Wood & Kirk House, 233p High Greenhill, 231p Crawthat, 230p Sowerby Wood, 225p Lanerton, 223p Copperthorns, Bombie & Bridgestone.
Beltex 234p Waltonwoodhead, 232p Walton Highrigg, 218p Sorbie, 211p Walton Highrigg, 205p Waltonwoodhead.
Suffolk 205p, 198p Wallend, 197p Tone Hall & Hallburn, 195p Falnash, 193p Durran Mains & Laight Crewburn, 192p Linton.
Cheviot 200p Outertown, 183p Tarrasfoot, 171p Keppoch.
Charollais 200p, 196p Wester Parkgate, 196p Sorrowlessfield Mains, 193p Greenburn, 191p Dalbhraddan & Greenburn.
North Country Cheviot 191p Balure, 190p Sowerby Wood.
Hampshire 186p Bombie.
Berrichon 186p Sceugh Dyke.
Greyface 185p Peela Hill, 183p Gibblaston, 182p Tone Hall, 181p Knockreoch & St John’s Kirk, 179p Barsalloch, Tone Hall & Blakelaw.
Cheviot Mule 185p Springwells, 183p St John’s Kirk, 180p North House, 177p Falnash,173p Chapel & North House.
Blackface 184p Wanwood Hill, 182p Milnmark, 175p Tone Hall & Lanehead, 174p Penpeugh, 171p Prospect House, Milnmark, Penpeugh & Keppoch.
Border Leicester 176p Prospect House, 161p Beacon Rigg.
Romney 172p Glenrath.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £112 Dykehead, £110 Drumreach, £108 Kirk House & Springwells, £104 Kilnford Croft, £102 Rhoin, Kirk House & Compstone End, £101 Kirk House.
Charollais £100, Drumreach, £96 Wester Parkgate, £94 St John’s Kirk, £93 Hallmyre, £89 Archerbeck, £88, £85 Greensburn.
Suffolk £93 Wallend, Linton & Hallburn, £90 Tone Hall & High Wreay, £87 Sceugh Dyke & Sowerby Wood, £86.50 The Beeches & Hallburn, £86 Sceugh Dyke.
Beltex £90, £89 Waltonwoodhead, £88 Walton Highrigg, £87, £80 Sorbie, £79, £78 Walton Highrigg.
Greyface £90 Sowerby Wood, £80 Heatherglen, £79 St John’s Kirk & Tone Hall, £78 St John’s Kirk & The Nook, £76 Redesmouth, Peela Hill, Low Dunashery & Bullshill.
Berrichon £82 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot Mule £80 Wester Parkgate & High Stenries, £75 St John’s Kirk, £74 Springwells, £73 Chapel & Earlside, £72.50 Falnash.
North Country Cheviot £80 Hallmyre, £76 Sowerby Wood.
Cheviot £78 Outertown, £77 Tarrasfoot, £74 Clatequoy.
Hampshire £78 Bombie.
Blackface £72 Prospect House, £70 Lanehead, Tone Hall & Penpeugh, £69 Wanwood Hill & Milnmark, £68 Penpeugh & Wanwood Hill.
Another phenomenal show of 6,999 ewes were forward to the usual full ring of buyers, with strong demand for heavy ewes and cast rams, especially if not over fat. More and more lean hill type ewes forward on the week which would be a shade easier. Sale topped at £145 for Texel rams from Dashwell Green and Texel ewes to £134 from Chaseside.
Texel £134 Chaseside, £132 Drumreach, £128 Hallbankgate, £122 Newbiggin, £120 Nilston Rigg & Waterside, £118 Nilston Rigg & Graceside, £113 Barnglies, £112 Aspatria Hall.
Charollais £112 Chaseside, £96, £92 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £100 Eastside & Lynegar, £96 Wallend & Netherbrotherstone, £94 Tarrasfoot & Bateyshield, £93 Graceside, £92 Shawhill & Beckfoot.
Cheviot Mule £98 Chapel, £90 Barnglies, £78, £77, £76 Gilston, £75 Easterhouse, £74 Mouldy Hills, £73 Crossdykes, £70 Gass & Chapel.
Leicester £98 Wanwood Hill, £84 Penpeugh, £80 Crossdykes & Middlesteads, £77 Hightown, £72 Wanwood Hill.
Rouge £96 Abbey Cowper.
North Country Cheviot £86 Brockhouse, £85 Tarrasfoot, £83 Bardnaclaven, £81 Nettling Flatt, £80 Fairview & Carruthers.
Romney £86, £65 Holme Farm.
Greyface £84 Lochlyoch, £80, £78 Newbiggin, £77 Spoutbank, £76 Newbiggin, Glengolly, Kirkland, Newton & Byresteads, £75 Newbiggin.
Half-bred £84 Scarmclate.
Zwartble £80 Stanley House, £72 Graceside.
Blackface £70 Lochlyoch, £68 Barsalloch & Drumreach, £67 Burnfoot, £66 Barsalloch, £65 The Nook & Lochlyoch, £60 Easterhouse.
Cheviot £70 Drumreach, £66 Crossdykes, £60 Dalgare, £58 Lyneholm, £56 Clerkhill & Eastside, £54 Parkhill.
Lleyn £59 Castle Creavie, £58 Lyneholm, £52, £45 Trefrank, £40 Shop Farm.
Swaledale £55 Eastside, £50 Stotsfold, £45 Roachburn, £42 Stotsfold, £40 Broadmea.
Easycare £52 Glenapp & East Fortissat, £45 Glenapp.
Texel £145 Dashwell Green, £142 Castletown, £138 Durran Mains & Castletown, £134 Sibmister, £132 Beckfoot, £116 Chaseside, £112 Crookston.
Charollais £130 Chaseside, £126 Beckfoot.
Leicester £124 Wanwood Hill, £106 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £120 Newbiggin, £114 Chaseside, £108 High Cattadale, £106 Desoglin & Sibmister.
North Country Cheviot £110 Duible Cottage, £100 Bardnaclaven, £94 Drumreach.
Beltex £110 Tercrosset.
Blackface £100 Crookston, £75 Orchard Mains, £66 Edges Green & Heatherglen.
Light to 200.0p (150.8p)
Standard to 239.0p (185.9p)
Medium to 238.0p (188.2p)
Heavy to 220.0p (189.9p)
Overweight to 211.0p (160.5p)
Light to £70.00 (£41.38)
Heavy to £134.00 (£68.01)
Cast Rams £145.00 (£71.59)