Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 34 cattle, 3,909 prime lambs and 6,122 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd November 2016.
The weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 34 OTM’s were forward. An extremely mixed entry of cows with over 65% of the entry hill Galloways, these were on offer to the usual good company of buyers, with several new faces looking for feeders present. All types were freely bid for but trade was to be quoted easier on the week. Galloways sold to 101p from Tom and Sean Barker, others sold to 97p for the last Galloway from Dodgsonstown. The highlight of the day was a load of Continental x cows from Nigel Mitchinson, which topped the sale at 117p for a Limousin x. Black and Whites sold to 108p from Neil the absent golfer. Aged Highland cows sold to 71p from Mr Morrison-Bell. Top price per head was £783.90 for a black cow from Gallowberry. Black and Whites topped at £642.60 from Harelaw. Cull bulls were mixed with Black and whites selling at 99p from Harelawhole. Farmers: There were 9 buyers operating today at ringside and more cows are regularly needed to supply buyer demand.
A smaller show of 3,909 lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade similar on the week apart from heavyweight lambs, where £80-83 would stop most, especially if too fat. Best quality lambs and export weight lambs could have been a touch sharper on the week, with middle weights 45-48kg easier to sell. Lightweight lambs remain similar, unless short of flesh, where only store trade was realised.
Sale topped at 229p for Beltex from Sorbie, and £100 for Beltex from Bridgestone and Texels from Smyllum. Sale averaged 164.7p (SQQ 167.8ppk)
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 229p Sorbie, 227, 219p Bridgestone, 219p Waltonwoodhead, 217p Fenton, 214p Dormansteads, 205p Dashwell Green & Sorbie, 203p Buteland.
Texel 228p New Hall, 224p Waltonwoodhead, 220p Kilnford Croft, 217p Lanerton, 216p Parcelstown, 213p High Stenries, 212p Crawthat, 210p Buldoo, 209p D’Mainholm, 207p Kilnford Croft.
Charollais 193p Swaites, 174p Fenwick, 170p Roanstree, 169p Sowerby Wood, 168p Roanstree, 164p Knowe & Parcelstown, 163p Hallburn.
Cheviot 189p Bush of Ewes, 176p Mid Harrietsfield & Kilnford Croft, 173p Sundhope, 169p Tushielaw, 164p Sundhope.
Suffolk 177p Swaites & Kilnford Croft, 175p Raeburnfoot, 175p, 172p Tone Hall, 170p Hallburn, Marwhirn & Raeburnfoot.
North Country Cheviot 175p Raeburnfoot, 174p Fenwick, 172p Hermitage, 171p, 165p Raeburnfoot.
Greyface 170p Causey View, 167p, 163p Knockreoch, 163p Burn House, 161p Minsca, Whitegates, Knockreoch & Buteland, 160p Fallside.
Blackface 170p Albierigg, 168p Knockreoch, 160p, 158p Mid Harrietsfield, 157p Buteland & Littlegill, 156p Minsca.
Continental 168p Hallbankgate.
Cheviot Mule 167p Dormansteads, 165p Sundhope, 161p Skelfhill, 157p Dodgsonstown.
Berrichon 160p Sceugh Dyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £100 Bridgestone, £95 Dormansteads, £92 Waltonwoodhead & Bridgestone, £91.50 Sorbie, £91 Fenton, £90, £87 Dormansteads, £84 Dashwell Green.
Texel £100 Smyllum, £95 Parcelstown, £94 Kirk House & Waltonwoodhead, £92 Kilnford Croft, £90 Kirk House, Parcelstown, Foxglove, Hermitage & Waltonwoodhead.
Cheviot £85 Bush of Ewes, £75, £72 Whitstonehill, £70.50 Kilnford Croft, £70 Whitstonehill.
Suffolk £84.50 Dykehead, £84 Sceugh Dyke, £83 Maidencots, £83, £82 Tone Hall, £82 Sceugh Dyke, Tone Hall, Hallburn & Cowburnrigg, £81 Slealands.
Greyface £84 Chalkside, £77, £74 Buteland, £74 Hillview, £72.50 Minsca, £72 Fordlands, £71 Slealands & Knockreoch, £70 Buteland & D’Mainholm.
Charollais £83 Stockasteads & Sowerby Wood, £82 Greenburn, £78 Knowe, £75.50 Roanstree & Parcelstown, £75 Greenburn & Hallburn, £74 Knowe.
Berrichon £82 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot Mule £80 Burray, £74 Dodgsonstown.
North Country Cheviot £77 Oldfield, £74 Hermitage, £71, £65 Raeburnfoot, £50 Fenwick.
Blackface £72 Buteland, £70 Minsca & Hole Farm, £68 Albierigg, £67 Minsca & Knockreoch, £66 Stooprigg, £65 Buteland.
A larger show 6,122 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with more heavy ewes on offer, trade remained brisk for best selling continental ewes apart from if over fat. Mule ewes £2-3 easier on the week, with hill ewes similar although far fewer plain ewes on offer. Rams remain dear and short of requirements. Sale topped at £154 for Charolais rams from Beckfoot and ewes topped at £151 for Texels from Orchardton Mains.
Texel £151 Orchardton Mains, £150 Triermain, £146 Chaseside, £142 Bascodyke Foot, £141 Orchardton Mains, £140, £136 Bascodyke Foot, £132 Kirk House & Little Galla.
Suffolk £106 Blackhaugh, £100 Oldfield & Beechgrove, £96 Chaseside, £95, £93 Heatherglen, £93 Beckfoot, £91 Chaseside, £90 Crumhaughhill, £89 Chaseside & Sowerby Wood.
Charollais £106, £84 Chaseside, £84 Beckfoot, £80 Chaseside, £76 Beckfoot.
Leicester £95 Chaseside, £84 Newbiggin, £80 Sunnyside, £75 Beckfoot.
Beltex £90 Sharplaw, £88 Bridgestone.
Greyface £88 Cobble Hall Barn, £79.50 Haithwaite, £76 Camelford, £75 Newbiggin, £73 Eastnewburn & Thomasdene, £71 Carslae, £70 Graceside.
Cheviot Mule £85 Orchardton Mains, £73 Preisthaugh, £62 Deuchrie.
North Country Cheviot £83 Burray, £80 Chaseside, £79 Hawthornside, £78 Little Galla, £75 Beckfoot, £72 Achscrabster, £71 Hawthornside.
Romney £72, £68 Saughland, £68 Netherbrotherstone, £65 Marygate & Eastside.
Cheviot £61 Priesthaugh, £58 Sundhope, £55 Lymiecleugh, £50 Raeburnfoot & Priesthaugh, £49 Nether Gribton, £48 Priesthaugh & Lymiecleugh.
Blackface £59 Buteland, £58 Greenburn, £57 Rose Bower, £57, £54 High Staward, £52 Eastside & Buteland, £50 Overacres & Eriff Estate.
Gritstone £56 Little Galla.
Easycare£50, £48, £45 Blackhaugh, £45 Godscroft, £44 Mossfennan & Blackhaugh, £43 Godscroft.
Swaledale £47 Stotsfold, £42 West Foreshield, £40 Eastside, Bayldon & Coombe Crag, £38 Pry Hill.
Kerry Hill £46 Heatherglen.
Charollais £154 Beckfoot.
Texel £140 Kinninghall, £138 Chaseside, £130 Becks, £128 Kirk House, £122 Byreburnside, £120 Harene & Graceside, £118 Shield Green, £115 Whitstonehill, £110 Beckfoot.
Leicester £139 Gapshield.
Suffolk £118 Blackhaugh, £108 Newbiggin, £98 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £110 Ericstane, £108 Haithwaite, £107 Chaseside.
Lleyn £102 Graceside.
Cheviot £86 Eastside, £80 Lymiecleugh & Whitstonehill.
Swaledale £68 High Studdon.
Light to 203.0p (147.3p)
Standard to 228.0p (162.9p)
Medium to 229.0p (170.7p)
Heavy to 196.0p (160.2p)
Overweight to 175.0p (145.5p)
Light to £61.00 (£38.56)
Heavy to £151.00 (£68.63)
Cast Rams £154.00 (£91.70)