Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 42 cattle, 4,480 prime hoggs and 3,489 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th January 2017.
The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 42 OTM’s and prime cattle were forward.
OTM’s: Foster men top sale at 134p.
An extremely varied entry of 22 cows were on offer to a full company of buyers, with several faces making a welcome reappearance. The Foster men from Penton topped the sale with a non-FABBL British Blue x cow at 134p, grossing £1,065.30. Dairy bred sucklers sold to 119p from Brian Calvert for a Continental x. Charolais x sold to 118p from Meikle Whitriggs. Simmental x from Andrew Vaughan topped at 116p. Another excellent consignment of dairy bred OTM steers topped at 172p from Chris Littleton.
Clean cattle increased numbers saw first quality easily maintain late rates, while other cattle proved difficult to place. James Taylor topped the section at 218p for a black heifer and selling Charolais’ to 209p. Heavyweight dairy bred continentals sold to 196p from Millantae Farms, grossing £1,264.20 per head.
A larger show of 4,480 prime hoggs were forward for sale to the usual busy ring of buyers, with all classes slightly sharper on the week. A very good show of export and best quality hoggs were forward and enjoyed a good premium. Another large show of light lambs were easily sold if over 30kg but under 30kg may be better stored especially if not well fleshed. Heavy lambs much scarcer and got dearer all day. The sale topped at 282p and £110 for a single Beltex hogg from Messrs McKie, Finnieness. Overall sale average 170.5p (SQQ 173.6p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 282p Finnieness, 274p, 269p, 265p Carse of Clary, 262p Waterside, 261p Thornthwaite Close, 255p Shankcastle, 254p Waterside, 234p, 230p Sorbie.
Texel 248p Carse of Clary, 244p Burray, 241p Thornthwaite Close & Cadgillhead, 240p Kirk House & Crawthat, 239p Kilnhill, 237p Kirk House, 236p Copperthorns, 234p Broomhills, 228p Cadgillhead, 222p Copperthorns, Burray & Waterside.
Charollais 223p Conon Brae, 186p Archerbeck, 184p Knowe & Burray.
Suffolk 190p, 187p, 185p Archerbeck, 183p Low Dunashery, 179p Studdondene, 177p Millriggs, 175p Brydekirk Mains, 173p Langholm, 170p Tinnishall & Lower Godsworthy.
Cheviot 184p Burray, 169p Marchbank, 166p Eastside.
Blackface 184p Hallburn, 183p Chirdon, 179p, 176p Silloans, 176p Maryholm & Hallburn, 174p Sorbie & Maryholm.
Cheviot Mule 178, 170p The Deans, 168p Whitehouse.
Lleyn 177p, 168p Over Whitlaw, 167p, 166p Hemplands.
Cross 176p Dalbhraddan, 174p Low Dunashery, 170p Woodhall, 165p Maidencots, 164p Kirkhouse & Dalbhraddan.
North Country Cheviot 173p Pennersaughs, 172p Skirza Croft, 171p Rattar Mains, 169p Pennersaughs.
Swaledale 161p Westburnhope, 158p, 156p Westernhopeburn, 157p, 156p Woodhall.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £110 Finnieness, £104 Carse of Clary, £102 Waterside, £100 Finnieness, £99 Thornthwaite Close & Waterside, £98 Carse of Clary, £97 Shankcastle.
Texel £109 Kirk House, £103 Crawthat, £101 Kirk House, £100 Copperthorns, £99 Thornthwaite Close, Carse of Clary and Cadgillhead, £98 Kilnhill, £96 Carse of Clary, £95 Whitehall.
Charollais £94 Conon Brae, £87 Haregills, £74.50 Archerbeck, £74 Knowe, £73.50 Burray, £73 Thurdistoft.
Suffolk £88 Upper Mains, £86 Falla, £82 Haregills, £80 Upper Mains & Archerbeck, £79 Sceugh Dyke, £78 Knowe & Millriggs, £77 Drumreach & Sceugh Dyke.
Cross £76 Newtown, £75 Burn House, £74 Belzies & Kirkhouse, £73 Belzies, £70 Nunscleugh.
North Country Cheviot £76 Bardnaclaven, £71 Pennersaughs, £70 Sowerby Wood, £69 Pennersaughs, £65 Rattar Mains.
Blackface £75.50 Maryholm, £75 Laigh Balarnoch, £74 Silloans, £73.50 Merkland & Sceugh Dyke, £72.50 Maryholm, £72 Lanehead, Peela Hill & Holylee House.
Cheviot Mule £74 Whitehouse, £70 Rattar Mains.
Lleyn £73 Hemplands, £72.50 Over Whitlaw.
Cheviot £70 Burray, £66 Marchbank.
Swaledale £68 Burn House, £61 Westburnhope, £58.50 Burn House, £58 Woodhall, £57.50 The Deans.
A similar show of 3,489 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of buyers, with trade similar on the week apart from export ewes. More good selling ewes required to meet demand. Rams similar. Sale topped at £134 for Texel ewes from Chaseside. Rams topped at £124 for Texels from Messrs Athey, High Lovelady Shield.
Texel £134 Chaseside, £132 Beckfoot, £130 Luce Mains, £123 Heatherglen & Chaseside, £122 Bardnaclaven, £116 The Wreay, £112 Chaseside & Upper Tofts, £110 Bensons Fell.
Beltex £121, £120 Tercrosset, £96 Newbigging, £88 Carse of Clary, Tercrosset & Upper Auchenlay, £84 Chaseside, £80 Harleyrigg.
Charollais £110 Beckfoot, £96 Wester Parkgate, £94 Beckfoot, £90 Upper Auchenlay.
Suffolk £104 Archerbeck, £100 Heatherglen, £98, £93 Chaseside, £93 Woodhall, £91 Beckfoot, £90 Heatherglen, £89 Beckfoot, £88 Hutlerburn, Heatherglen & Quarryside.
Cheviot Mule £86, £78, £75 Heatherglen, £75 Haithwaite, £72 Quarryside & Falnash, £71 Heatherglen.
Blue Leicester £84 Bryndansi, £83 Whitehouse & Colmslie Hill, £81 Marygate, £80 Newbigging.
North Country Cheviot £81 North Synton, £74, £72 Clatequoy, £71 Eastside, £70 Whitehouse.
Cross £78 Hoddomtown, £76 Thorneyland, £75 Haithwaite, £74 Westhills & Whitehall, £70 Thorneyland, £68 Kimmeter Green, Bolton Wood Lane & Viewley.
Lleyn £67 Marygate, £54, £51 Hyndlee.
Blackface £63, £52 Pitland Hills, £51 Lanehead, £48 Newbigging, £43 Chapel, £42 Gate House, £41 Pitland Hills, £41, £40 Poltalloch.
Goat £57 Marygate, £56 Heatherglen.
Cheviot £54 Colmslie Hill, £50 Clatequoy & Bryndansi, £48 South Glen, £45 Thurdistoft, £44 Falnash, £42 Millriggs, £40 Boldron.
Swaledale £44 Westhills, £36 Cardew Hall, £33 Woodhall, £31 High Lovelady Shield, £30 Hollinclose, Broomhills, Eastside & Nunscleugh.
Easycare £43, £42 Mossfennan, £40 Marygate.
Texel £124 High Lovelady Sheild, £110 Hoddomtown, £106 Falla, £100 Fearn, £98 North Synton, £92 Dinwoodie Green, £90 Viewley & Heatherglen.
Bleu du Maine £116 Byresteads.
Suffolk £105 Archerbeck, £98 Skelfhill, Heatherglen & Falla, £91 Beckfoot.
Blue Leicester £95 Potholm, £83 Colmslie Hill, £82 Davdell.
North Country Cheviot £94 Eastside, £76 Lynegar.
Beltex £90 Walton Highrigg.
6Cheviot £87, £72 Skelfhill.
Charollais £80 Heatherglen.
Blackface £74 Skelfhill.
Light to 140.0p (130.9p)
Medium to 196.0p (177.0p)
Heavy to 190.0p (190.0p)
Light to 200.0p (200.0p)
Medium to 209.0p (182.9p)
Heavy to 218.0p (171.7p)
Light to 206.0p (155.3p)
Standard to 282.0p (175.5p)
Medium to 248.0p (177.0p)
Heavy to 237.0p (159.4p)
Light to £67.00 (£33.46)
Heavy to £134.00 (£69.83)
Cast Rams £124.00 (£60.06)