Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 22 cattle, 5,718 prime lambs and 4,496 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th October 2016.
The weekly sale of primestock where an entry of over 22 head of OTM’s were forward.
Paul tops at 115p with Devons.
An indifferent entry of OTM’s were on offer to the usual good company of buyers, who bid freely for all types. Paul Magnay topped the sale twice at 115p with South Devon x and Charolais x. Blue Grey cows from Jim Wood sold to 97p. Dairy cows were a mixed entry and sold to a top of 107p for a tank of a cow from Malcolm Dodd, others sold to 98p from John B. Top price per head was £856.75 from Smallholms, with others to £851.00 from Chapelknowe. Farmers, we need 50+ cows to supply buyers demand.
A much larger show of 5,718 lambs were forward to an increased ring of buyers, all keen for sheep with trade being some 10ppk sharper on the week, in most classes. Best quality lambs were forward in large numbers, and met a fantastic selling trade. Export lambs and heavyweight lambs sold at recent rates, but had to be well fleshed. A much larger show of light lambs was forward and in turn resulted in more demand. The smallest end realised store prices. Top price per kilo was 268p for Beltex lambs from Woodhead, and top price per head £105 also for Beltex from Bridgestone. Overall sale average of 166.2p (SQQ 167.4p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 268p Woodhead, 236p Thornthwaite Close, 233p Sorbie, 230p Woodhead, 229p Lanerton, 228p Bridgestone, 225p Woodhead, 222p Bridgestone, 221p Thornthwaite Close, 219p Woodhead.
Texel 249p Lanerton, 231p Ryehills, 224p Woodhead, 222p Peela Hill & Pearsby Hall, 213p Byreburnside, 212p Little Galla, 210p High Stenries & Braithwaite Hall, 200p Lanerton.
Charollais 195p Braithwaite Hall, 176p Lanehead, 173p Archerbeck, 170p Hallburn, 168p The Chestnuts.
Suffolk 176p Mindork, 174p, 172p Archerbeck, 172p Swaites, 171p Ryehills, 170p Stanley Estate & Miller Hill.
Berrichon 173p, 166p Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot 171p Broomlea, 169p Rowanburnfoot, 162p Saddell Home Farm, 161p Scabcleugh, 160p Saddell Home Farm.
Bleu du Maine 171p, 167p Tarnside.
North Country Cheviot 170p Byers, 163p, 161p Roughet Hill, 161p Whiteknowe.
Greyface 169p Debog, 164p D’Mainholm, 163p Skernish, 162p Gibblaston, 161p Dalbhraddan, 160p Albierigg & Peela Hill.
Cheviot Mule 169p Byers, 167p Marwhirn, 162p High Chesters, 161p Kirkbride, 160p Marwhirn.
Blackface 167p West Hottbank & Glen House, 163p Albierigg, 162p Gibblaston, 160p Blakehope, Catslackburn & Peela Hill.
Lleyn 156p Maidencots & Haithwaite, 153p Marwhirn, 151p, 150p Sharplaw.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £105 Bridgestone, £102, £100 Woodhead, £99 Thornthwaite Close, £98 Bridgestone, £94 Lanerton, £93 Thornthwaite Close, £92 Woodhead, £91 Sorbie & Glencartholme.
Texel £102 Lanerton, £100 Dashwell Green & Peela Hill, £99 Townhead, £98 Braithwaite Hall, £94 Mossthorn, High Stenries & Braithwaite Hall, £93 Netherbrotherstone, £92.50 Braithwaite Hall.
Suffolk £92 Townhead, £89.50 Sceugh Dyke, £88 Mindork, £87 Cowburnrigg, £84 Beckhall, £82 Greenbeck, £81 Sceugh Dyke & Dunadd, £80 Shield Green.
Charollais £86 West End & Braithwaite Hall, £82, £79 The Chestnuts, £78 Hallburn, £75, £74.50 Archerbeck, £73 Shawhill.
Berrichon £84.50, £83 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot Mule £82 Kirkbride, £73 Parkhill, £72 Marwhirn, £67.50 Byers, £65 Parkhill, Little Galla & North House.
Blackface £76.50 Albierigg, £70 Buteland & West Hottbank, £68 Albierigg, £65.50 Peela Hill, £65 Roughet Hill.
North Country Cheviot £75 Whiteknowe, £74 Roughet Hill, £71 Whiteknowe, £69.50 Byers.
Lleyn £75, £74 Sharplaw.
Oxford £72 Guards.
Greyface £72 Gibbs Hill, D’Mainholm, Cowburnrigg, Buteland & The Nook, £71 Greensburn, £69 Archerbeck & Peela Hill.
Bleu du Maine £70 Tarnside.
Cheviot £67 Saddell Home Farm, £64 Parkhill, £63 Catslackburn, £60 Broomlea & West Hottbank.
A similar show 4,496 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, heavyweight ewes £3-5 dearer on the week, with best selling ewes short of buyer requirements. Blackface and Cheviot ewes sold at recent rates, although the plainest ewes slightly easier. Rams continue at high rates and short of numbers.
Sale topped at £170 for Texel rams from Graceside and ewes topped at £146 for Texels from Lower Reiss.
Texel £146 Lower Reiss, £140 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £131 Haithwaite, £130 Eastside, £128 Haithwaite, £123 Eastside & Heatherglen, £121, £119 Graceside.
Charollais £124 The Wreay, £120, £104 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £89 Heatherglen.
Beltex £116, £82 The Wreay.
Suffolk £99 Haithwaite, £98 Eastside, Chaseside & Heatherglen, £96 Chaseside, Lower Reiss & Beckfoot, £94 Keith & Eastside, £93 Heatherglen, £92 Eastside.
Leicester £90 Kirkton of Crawford, £80 Eastside, £76 Gibblaston £74 The Wreay.
Oxford £90 Guards.
Greyface £88 Haithwaite, £76 Eastside, £74 Carlatton, Eastside & Brisco Meadows, £72 Hallburn & Haithwaite, £70 Eastside.
North Country Cheviot £88 Banniskirk Mains, £84 Lower Reiss, £76 High Moat, £73 Glenrath, £72 Shalmstry & Blakehope.
Cheviot Mule £75, £72 Eastside, £70 Tordale & Relief, £69 North House & Kirkbride.
Romney £57, £55 Hallrule.
Goat £68, £55, £52, £50 Viewley.
Lleyn £66 Mid Calder, £60 Over Whitlaw, £50 Bayles, £46 Cleongart, £44 Marygate & Keppochan.
Blackface £60 Haithwaite, £59 The Nook, £54 Haithwaite & Broomlea, £53 West Hottbank, £52 Yatesfield & Penchrise, £51 Holmwood, £50 Eastside.
Cheviot £60 Haithwaite, £49 High Chesters & Allfornaught, £48, £46 Davington, £45 Milton & Relief, £43 Glendinning.
Herdwick £60 Haithwaite, £40 Milton, £37 Keith.
Easycare £50 Hillcrest, £47 Pirntation, £42 Hillcrest, £40 Pilmuir.
Swaledale £42 Spoutbank, £40 Eastside & Swaites, £36 Longriggthorn, £34 Evistones.
Texel £170 Graceside, £140 Peela Hill, £138 Beckfoot, £134, £132 Eastside, £125 Gatehousecote, £124 Chaseside.
Suffolk £136 Haithwaite, £114 Catslackburn, £100 Maidencots, £98 Gatehousecote.
Leicester £126 Eastside.
North Country Cheviot £114 Graceside, £90 Chaseside.
Dorset £106 Beckfoot.
Lleyn £104 Gatehousecote, £90 Chaseside.
Charollais £98 Heatherglen.
Border Leicester £90 Haithwaite.
Beltex £87 Bridgestone, £80 The Wreay.
Blackface £84 West Hottbank, £75 Keith, £62 Haithwaite, £60 Maidencots.
Cheviot £72 Catslackburn, £62 West Hottbank.
Light to 170.0p (149.2p)
Standard to 268.0p (162.6p)
Medium to 249.0p (172.6p)
Heavy to 228.0p (163.8p)
Overweight to 177.0p (158.2p)
Light to £68.00 (£36.31)
Heavy to £146.00 (£68.91)
Cast Rams £170.00 (£77.61)