Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 50 cattle, 1,946 prime lambs and 5,094 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th October 2016.
The weekly sale of primestock where an entry of over 50 head of OTM’s and bulls were forward.
OTM’s sell to 168p from Andrew Ewing & family.
Increased numbers were forward to the usual good company of buyers, with several feeders in attendance. Buyers were there for all types with everything in demand. Lean cows looking best sold. The Ewing family from Dumbretton topped the sale with a young Limousin cow at 168p, others from Mr Nelson realising 139p. David Baxter sold Simmental x to 119p, with Richard Ritson making 111p for Angus cows. Hill Shorthorns from Robert Warden sold to 106p. Dairy cows more plentiful and topped at 101p, with others to 86p from Neil. Top price per head was £1150.80 from the Ewing family, others to £931.30 from Pettril Grange. Native breeds topped at £738.40 for a Galloway from Chapel House. Dairy cows sold to £681.75, with others to £610.60. A small entry of lightweight bulls sold on a firm trade.
A much smaller show of 1,953 lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Numbers were held back due to the fast decline in lamb trade this week, with all classes a fair bit easier, apart from the best quality export lambs. Heavyweight lambs still totaled to good money. Hopefully trade will firm up again in the next few weeks. Vendors should please try to make sure that export lambs do not become too thick, although for heavy lamb’s meat is priority. Top price per kilo was 224p for Beltex from Waltonwoodhead, and top price per head £95 for Texels from Hallburn Croft. Overall sale average of 157.8p (SQQ 159.5p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 224p Waltonwoodhead, 221p Walton Highrigg, 216p Fenton, 212p Waltonwoodhead, 197p Glencartholm, 194p Fenton, 190p Waltonwoodhead.
Texel 210p Crawthat, 193p, 188p Boldron, 185p Pearsbyhall, 182p Mossthorn & Hallburn Croft, 181p Pearsbyhall & Old Wall.
Cheviot 172p, 166p Boldron, 165p Marygate, 163p, 160p Boldron, 160p Sorbietrees.
Suffolk 170p, 169p Fenton, 166p Netherbrotherstone, 162p Sceugh Dyke & Basco Dykehead, 159p Sceugh Dyke.
Greyface 166p Marygate & Boldron, 159p Mollin, 158p Brownleazes, 154p Whiteside, 150p Woodhouse.
Cheviot Mule 157p Sorbietrees, Earlside & Skelfhill.
Charollais 157p Fenton.
North Country Cheviot 156p Thomas Telford Road.
Blackface 145p Roses Bower, 141p Whiteside.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £95 Hallburn Croft, £94 Greensburn & Low Hallburn, £93 Hallburn Croft, £92 Slealands, £88 Hallburn Croft, £87 Old Wall, £86.50 Hoddamtown, £86 Greensburn & Hallburn.
Beltex £94 Fenton, £93 Walton Highrigg, £92, £87 Waltonwoodhead, £82 Walton Highrigg & Fenton, £80 Fenton, £78 Waltonwoodhead.
Suffolk £84 Sceugh Dyke & Fenton, £81 Sceugh Dyke, £80 Airds of Balcary & Hallburn, £77.50 Fenton, £77 Hallburn & Netherbrotherstone, £76 Boldron.
Charollais £80.50 Fenton, £75 Low Tipalt, £65, £62 Kirndean.
Berrichon £80 Sceugh Dyke.
Greyface £71 Brownleazes, £68.50 Wydoncleughside, £67 Mollin & Whiteside, £65 Roses Bower, £64.50 Peasemyers, £64 Aldery Terrace, £63 Woodhouse, £62 Roses Bower.
Cheviot £70, £65 Mainside, £65 Skelfhill & Boldron, £63 Boghall, £60 Mainside.
Cheviot Mule £70 Marchbank, £67.50 Skelfhill, £66, £65 Earlside, £64 Hoddamtown.
North Country Cheviot £68 Earlside.
Blackface £65 Boldron, £64 Roses Bower.
Another large show 5,094 cast ewes and rams were forward to the same ring of buyers, with all classes slightly sharper on the week, especially for best quality Texel ewes and heavyweight ewes, which were short of requirements, although still not wanted over fat. Hill ewes remain similar. Rams dearer. Sale topped at £140 for Suffolk rams from Guardsmill and ewes topped at £139 for Texels from Beckfoot.
Texel £139 Beckfoot, £134, £130 Bascodyke Foot, £130 Waltonwoodhead & Chaseside, £122 Moss Edge, £120 Crumhaughhill, Heatherglen & Sharplaw.
Charollais £110 Beckfoot, £110, £103, £92, £90 Chaseside, £85 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £96 Chaseside, £96, £95 Beckfoot, £92 Heatherglen, £90 The Jays & Chaseside, £88 Mossburnford, £86 Eastside, £84 Wood Vale, High Parson Bridge & Beckfoot.
Leicester £88 Brownleazes, £83 Middlesteads, £76 Woodhouse, £70 Marygate.
Half-bred £86 Haithwaite.
Continental £83 Beckfoot.
Zwartble £80 Haithwaite.
Greyface £79, £75, £74 Haithwaite, £72 Kirknewton, £71 Hoddamtown & Brownleazes, £70 Saughland & Gillenbie, £67 The Jays, £66 Kirknewton.
North Country Cheviot £78 Beckfoot, £78, £74 Brockhouse, £73 Sordale, £70 Lochie House, £68 Oakwood Mill.
Cheviot Mule £73 Haithwaite, £70 Hawthornside, £68 Thura Mains.
Romney £70 The Jays.
Blackface £64 Haithwaite, £59 Middlesteads, £55 Brownleazes, £51 East Redfordgreen, £51, £48 Bowanhill, £48 Haithwaite, £47 Skelfhill & Burnfoot.
Lleyn £60, £54, £52, £48 Hensol, £48 Lochend, £44 Newbigging & Kidshielhaugh.
Cheviot £53 Skelfhill, £50 Haithwaite & Geiselittle, £49 Unthank & Newbigging, £48 Arkleton, £47 Parkhill, £45 Crossdykes & East Redfordgreen.
Easycare £53 Barnside, £46 Mossfennan, £45 Barnside.
Swaledale £47 Whitton, £41 Stotsfold & Archerbeck, £40 Spital Shields, £39 Whitton, £35 Peasemyers, £34 Wydoncleughside, Spital Shields, Midtodhills & Whitton.
Suffolk £140, £120 Guardsmill, £98 Haithwaite.
Texel £138 Crumhaughhill, £128 Chaseside, £125 Crookholm, £120 Eastside, £114 Beckfoot, £108 Haithwaite, £105 Wood Vale.
Charollais £128 Beckfoot, £120 Heatherglen.
Half-bred £128 Haithwaite.
Lleyn £122 Low Tipalt, £120 Keith.
Cheviot £116 Crossdykes.
North Country Cheviot £112 Lower Westerdale, £98 Whitton, £96 Oakwood Mill.
Zwartble £90 Haithwaite.
Swaledale £72 Whitton, £70 Spital Shields.
Young bulls 120.0p (083.0p)
Light to 172.0p (133.9p)
Standard to 197.0p (157.7p)
Medium to 224.0p (165.3p)
Heavy to 182.0p (155.6p)
Overweight to 176.0p (150.1p)
Light to £64.00 (£35.84)
Heavy to £139.00 (£65.65)
Cast Rams £140.00 (£88.53)