Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 28 cattle, 3,763 prime lambs and 6,174 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th September 2016.
The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 28 cattle, comprising of 19 cows, 4 cull bulls and 5 prime heifers forward.
OTM’s: Andrew tops at 169p
Buyers were again strong at ringside with new faces present looking for all types and more could be easily sold. Andrew Forster topped the section with a young dairy bred British Blue at 169p, with others to 115 for Simmental x from the same home. Native breeds sold to 111p from Gillalees. More cows could easily have been sold. A great turnout of cast bulls met spirited bidding with Janice Pattie’s Shorthorn topping at £987.45.
Prime cattle: Billy Grieve tops section
A wonderful entry of quality butcher’s heifers sold extremely well to average 202.4p. Billy topped the sale with a lovely Blue heifer at 211p. Limousin’s from Stuart and Tucker realised 203p.
A larger show of 3,763 lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with trade again steadier in line with the national trend as more numbers come forward throughout the country. The best quality export lambs remain very dear as well as heavy lambs, but a large number of lambs coming forward are too lean and would be sold as stores. Lambs sold to a top of 232p for Beltex from Lanerton, and to £100 for Texels from Shawhill. Overall sale average was 169p.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 232p Lanerton, 224p Walton Highrigg, 221p Lanerton, 218p Carse of Clary, 205p Sowerby Wood, 200p Bridgestone.
Texel 231p Oakwood, 223p Kilnhill, 222p Carse of Clary, 219p Gallowberry, 215p Kirranrae, 210p Kirk House, 207p Crawthat, 205p Kilnhill, 200p Kirk House & Crawthat.
Charollais 181p Haregills, 175p Archerbeck, 173p Riggheads, 172p Haregills, 171p Archerbeck & Sowerby Wood.
Suffolk 178p Ormiston, 177p Low Dunashery, 176p Archerbeck & Haregills, 175p Donerenting, 173p High Cattadale, 172p Whins, 171p Shawhill & Longrow.
Berrichon 178p Sceugh Dyke.
North Country Cheviot 167p Balure.
Blackface 167p Riskenhope, 158p, 157p Chapelhope.
Cheviot 166p Cossarhill, 163p Langholm, Moorhills & Balure, 162p, 161p Potholm.
Greyface 165p Blackburn, 164p Dornal, 161p Liscleugh, Blackburn & Cowden, 160p Peela Hill.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £100 Shawhill, £99 Nether Brotherstone, £97 Roses Bower, £96 Townhead, £95, £94.50 Sowerby Wood, £94 Slealands, £92 Gallowberry.
Charollais £96 Sowerby Wood, £80 Monk, £77.50 Haregills, £77 Archerbeck, £74.50 Riggheads, £74 Townfoot, £72.50 Haregills, £72 Archerbeck.
Beltex £95, £93 Lanerton, £88 Sowerby Wood, £85 Carse of Clary & Walton Highrigg.
Suffolk £89 Sowerby Wood & Donerenting, £88 Machrihanish, £87 Sceugh Dyke, £85 Swaites & Cowburnrigg, £80 Guardsmill, Donerenting, Low Hallburn & Beechgrove.
Berrichon £85 Sceugh Dyke.
Greyface £75 Whiteside, £72 Peela Hill & Dornal, £68 Upperburnmouth, £67 Woodhouse, £66 Blackburn & Liscleugh.
North Country Cheviot £70 Balure.
Cheviot £67 Moorhills & Balure, £63 Potholm & Courstein, £61 Potholm.
Blackface £60 Whiteside, £58 Cowden, £55 Chapelhope.
A larger show 6,174 cast ewes and rams were forward to the same ring of buyers, with all classes £2-3 easier on the week. Best selling ewes still short of requirements. Sale topped at £148 for Texel rams from Wood Vale and Texel ewes to £144 from Holme House.
Texel £144 Holme House, £144, £136 Graceside, £130 Chaseside, £128 Heatherglen & Pirntaton, £124 Gilkerscleuch Mains, £122 Heatherglen, £120 Graceside, £118 Heatherglen.
Beltex £126 Bridgestone, £119 Carse of Clary.
Charollais £118, £114, £110 Chaseside, £94 Heatherglen, £92 Beckfoot, £86 Chaseside.
Suffolk £98 Heatherglen, £9 Beechgrove, £94 Beckfoot & Heatherglen, £90 Chaseside, Guardsmill, Beckfoot & Drinkstone, £88 Sowerby Wood & Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £79, £74 Marchbank, £72 Sowerby Wood, £69 Bradley & Orchard Mains, £68 Bradley.
Cheviot Mule £73 Outertown, £72 Gilston, £69 Marygate & Chapel, £68 Nettling Flatt, £65 Balgray Hill.
Leicester £80 Viewley, £75 Gibblaston, £74 Morebattle Tofts, £70 Whitehouse.
Greyface £71 Gilkerscleuch Mains, £68 Dickstree, Swinside & Chapel, £67 Aldery Terrace, Drumbreddan, Sleands, Langraw & Marygate, £66 Eastside.
Half-bred £90 Guardsmill, £84 Marygate.
Roussin £65 Acha’bheinn.
Romney £59, £58 Hallrule.
Blackface £59 Chapel, £55 Drumbreddan, £53 East Fortissat & Brackenthwaite, £52 Brennanlea, Boreland & Peela Hill.
Cheviot £57 Escart, £53 Laingshill, £50 Parkhill & Potholm, £49 Eastside, £48 Balgray Hill.
Easycare £57, £46 Castle Farm.
Kendal Rough £54 Gill Head.
Lleyn £52 Grennan, £50 Swinside, £45 Marygate & Grennan, £41 Bidlake, £40 Rammerscales.
Swaledale £45 Sanders Close, £44 Marygate, £42 Woodhouse, £41 Eastside & Kilnstown, £40 Spoutbank.
Texel £148 Wood Vale & Chaseside, £138 Eastside, £122 Chaseside, £110 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £132 Holme House & Graceside, £118 Marygate, £112 Chaseside, £90 Beckfoot.
Cheviot £108 Whitstonehill, £104 Cossarhill.
Berrichon £108 Graceside, £100 Middle Farm.
Zwartble £104 Golden Way.
Charollais £88, £80 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £86 Chaseside.
Leicester £82 Low Lonning & Eastside.
Blackface £72 Drumbreddan.
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Medium to 211.0p (207.0p)
Heavy to 190.0p (190.0p)
Light to 181.0p (153.6p)
Standard to 231.0p (168.0p)
Medium to 232.0p (171.8p)
Heavy to 194.0p (169.9p)
Overweight to 179.0p (160.0p)
Light to £59.00 (£38.80)
Heavy to £144.00 (£66.48)
Cast Rams £148.00 (£81.21)