Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 32 cattle, 5,246 prime hoggs and 3,343 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd February 2017.
New sale time a tremendous success!
The 9.30am start saw two new faces at ringside, with a smaller show as several potential sellers were spectators. Harry and Geoff Gass led the way with a Limousin cow selling to 137p. Black Limousin x cows from Wanwood Hill sold to 120p, with dairy bred blues to 122p from the same home. Tanlawhill Farming’s weekly consignment were 4p dearer on the week, averaging 115p. Top price per head was £921.10 from Wanwood Hill. Dairy cows topped at 114p for a Shorthorn x from the James family, with working cows from Messrs Cowan selling to 102p. Top price per head was £723.90 from Midtodhills.
A small entry of prime cattle was topped at 218p for a Blonde bull from Harry and Geoff, who also sold a heavy steer to £1,292. A heavyweight 21 month old Limousin bull grossed £1,499.60 from Messrs Ewing, Dumbretton. Charolais heifers sold to £1,237.50 from Stuart and Tucker Armstrong.
New buyers will be back next week, let’s have 50+ cattle to fill orders. Remember maximum commission £30.
Sell Live and Thrive.
A much larger show of 5,246 prime hoggs were forward for sale to the usual busy ring of buyers, which saw one of the largest shows of outstanding export weight, best quality Texel and Beltex hoggs seen in Longtown for many years, consigned from all over Scotland as well as many local vendors, with four or five buyers all keen to have their share of the best. Longtown is gaining a reputation for quality as well as numbers. Ordinary export lambs were firmer, with heavyweight hoggs similar on the week. Lightweight hoggs were also sharper and short of requirements.
Sale topped at 278p for wonderful Beltex hoggs from Messrs Hodgson, Moor Side, Brampton and top price per head of £109 for Texels from Snowhill Partners, Ericstane, Moffat. Sale averaged 173.8p (SQQ 179.5p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 278p Moor Side, 262p Oakwood, 261p Thornthwaite Close, 251p Crawthat & Waterside, 249p Pasture House, 245p Inamay, 242p Waltonwoodhead & Tinnishall, 240p Drumcairn.
Texel 257p High Greenhill, 254p Conon Brae, 247p, 245p High Greenhill, 244p Kirk House, 238p High Greenhill, 237p Erictane, 234p Braithwaite Hall, 232p Conon Brae & Woodfoot.
Charollais 217p, 198p Conon Brae, 193p Maryholm, 186p, 183p Tinnishall, 182p Westburnhope & Archerbeck, 180p Woodfoot.
Cheviot 203p Granton, 188p Pasture House, 186p Upper Dounreay, 183p Oswie, 180p Hermitage, Brockhouse & Granton, 179p Woodfoot, 178p Hillview.
Suffolk 193p Braithwaite Hall, 186p Beckhall, 184p Pasture House, 183p Archerbeck & Parkhill, 182p Conon Brae, 181p Archerbeck, 180p Tinnishall.
Blackface 182p Kirkhouse & Chirdon, 181p, 178p Hallburn, 178p Orchard Mains, 177p Parkhill, 176p Clonrae & Waterside, 174p Woodfoot & Chirdon.
Cheviot Mule 176p Granton, 172p Oswie.
Cross 175p Howford, 173p Maidencots, 170p Woodfoot, 169p Nunscleugh.
Lleyn 166p Williamwood, 164p Over Whitlaw.
North Country Cheviot 168p Raeburnfot, 164p Clerkhill, 163p, 161p Ericstane, 160p Copperthorns.
Swaledale 168p Woodhall, 167p, 166p Westernhopeburn, 166p, 164p Peasemyers, 164p Woodhall, 160p High Wreay, Burn House & Peasemyres.
Border Leicester 158p, 156p Kirkton of Crawford.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £109 Ericstane, £104 Conon Brae, £103 High Greenhill, £99 Hermitage, £97 Crailloch, £96 Braithwaite Hall, £95 Conon Brae & Kirk House, £94 Drumcairn.
Beltex £103 Waterside & Crawthat, £101 White Croft, £100 Moor Side & Wood Farm, £98 Ericstane, £97 Oakwood, £96 Drumcairn & Tinnishall, £95 Whitehill.
Charollais £91 Conon Brae, £83 Nether Gribton, £81 Conon Brae, £79.50, £78 Haregills, £76 Maryholm.
Suffolk £90 Becton Hall, £88 Oswie & South Boreland, £87.50 Sceugh Dyke, £85 West Skelston, £84.50 Reaygarth & Townhead, £84 Barnglies & Copperthorns, £83.50 Longburghfauld.
North Country Cheviot £88 Copperthorns, £79 Raeburnfoot, £77.50 Clerkhill, £77, £76, £75 Ericstane, £74 Raeburnfoot.
Cross £85 Longrow Cottage, £84 Kirkhouse, £80 Newtown, £78 Gill Head, £75.50, £75 Wood Farm, £75.50, £74.50 Nunscleugh.
Blackface £79.50 Holylee & Kirkstead, £78.50 Kirkhouse, £75 Sceugh Dyke, £74 Maryholm, £73.50 Main Street, £73 Kirkhouse, £72 Orchard Mains & Penchrise.
Cheviot Mule £78 Kirkbride, £75.50 Wester Dunnet, £75 Barnglies, £74 Oswie.
Cheviot £77.50 Granton, £74 Hermitage, £73.50 Cowburn, £73 Hillview.
Lleyn £76.50 Williamwood, £72.50 Over Whitlaw.
Border Leicester £75, £70 Kirkton of Crawford.
Swaledale £72 High Wreay, £65.50 Woodhall, £64 Burn House, £60 Midtodhills & Westernhopeburn.
A similar show of 3,343 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers, which saw all classes dearer on the week. With heavyweight ewes £6-7 dearer and lightweight ewes £8-10 sharper. Rams also £10 dearer as numbers begin to dry up,
Sale topped at £161 for great Texel ewes from Messrs McColm, Crailloch, Port William. Rams to £130 for Texels from Harehead Farms, Berwick.
Texel £161 Crailloch, £158 Beckfoot, £144 Paddockhole, Burray & Harehead, £142 Sharplaw £140 Chaseside, £138 Cubbyhill & Sharplaw, £138, £137 Dormansteads, £134 Townhead & Broadlea Cottage, £132 Edendales, £131 Thackwood, £129 Nilston Rigg & Chaseside, £127 Drumreach & Fine View, £125 Balgray Hill.
Beltex £138 Wood Farm, £114 Whitehill, £110 Tercrosset, £108 Haithwaite.
Charollais £124 Thackwood, £120 Paddockhole, £107 Beckfoot, £94 Mavsey.
Suffolk £116 East Cliff, £102 Howgillside & Beckfoot, £100 Chaseside, £99 Kilnfrod Croft, £98 Howford, £97 Beckfoot & Kilnford Croft, £96 Red House & Chaseside, £95 Fearn & Auchengray, £94 Harehead, Chaseside, Haithwaite & Beckfoot.
Blue Leicester £96 Townhead, £95 Westend, £94 Kirkstead, £90 Harehead.
Half-bred £90 Haithwaite.
Cheviot Mule £88 High Wood, £78 Parkhill, £76 Easterhouse, £75 Parkhill, £74 Balgray Hill & Gilston, £73 Paddockhole, £72 Sharplaw, £70 Fearn.
North Country Cheviot £87 Chaseside, £85 Brockhouse, £84 Upper Dounreay, £83 Wester Dunnet, £78, £75 Dormansteads, £75 Bradley & Gilston.
Zwartble £80 Mavsey.
Continental £78 Beckfoot.
Cross £79 Townhead & High Glen Triplock, £78 Hallmyre, £77 Highfield, Haithwaite & The Laurels, £75 Newbigging, Eastside & High Wood.
Lleyn £80, £60 Muirhead, £64 Dykehead, £58 Sharplaw.
Easycare £67 Peddar Hill.
Blackface £65 High Staward & Cowden, £64 Eastside, £63 Sorbie, £60 South Slipperfield & Eastside, £59 Nilston Rigg & Drumhumpry, £58 Whitchesters.
Cheviot £62 Easterhouse, £61 Sorbie & Harehead, £59, £58 Victoria Road, £58 The Laurels, £57 The Farm, £56 Mid Farm & Sorbie.
Swaledale £46 Chapel, £44 Marygate & Reaygarth, £43 Woodhall, £42 Merry Knowe, £40 Macherquhat.
Texel £130 Harehead, £126 Townhead, £124 Edendales, £112 Eastside, £110 Beckfoot & Haithwaite.
Blue Leicester £114 Midtodhills, £102 Laidlawsteel, £98, £90 Harehead.
Suffolk £114 Harehead, £110 Howford, £102 Slealands, £93 Chaseside.
Charollais £114 Paddockhole.
North Country Cheviot £100 Eastside, £92 Harehead.
Beltex £110 Wood Farm, £100 Laidlawsteel, £96 Chaseside.
Berrichon £87, £84 Pedder Hill.
Blackface £84 Dryhope, £80 Harehead, £79 Wanwood Hill, £ 75 Parkhill & Newbigging.
Cheviot £82 Newbigging, £78 Kirkhouse, £76 Parkhill.
Swaledale £80 Merry Knowe.
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Heavy to 190.0p (190.0p)
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Heavy to 198.0p (193.8p)
Young bulls 218.0p (201.0p)
Light to 203.0p (166.2p)
Standard to 278.0p (182.1p)
Medium to 257.0p (179.6p)
Heavy to 237.0p (162.3p)
Light to £80.00 (£47.15)
Heavy to £161.00 (£79.30)
Cast Rams £130.00 (£76.95)