Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 25 cattle, 5,631 prime hoggs and 4,732 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th February 2017.
The company held its weekly primestock sale of cattle where 25 head were forward.
OTM’s: All the usual buyers were in attendance and trade easily held at late rates for all types forward. The section was topped by Brian Davidson with a non-fabbl Charolais x which made 117p. Hill cows sold to 116p from Tanlawhill Farming for a black Angus and from Sorbietrees for a red Angus. Top price per head was £812.45 from Westerkirk.
A small entry of overage clean cattle sold to 184p for an Angus heifer from David Wilson, Plumpe and 150p for a Belted Galloway steer from Richard Armstrong. Clean cattle were a short entry of native breeds and topped at 201p for an Angus steer from David Wilson, with Hereford heifers from Jerriestown realising £1,130.30.
Remember maximum commission £30 and more numbers are needed to supply demand.
Another large show of 5,631 prime hoggs was forward for sale to the usual busy ring of buyers. A much more mixed show for quality was on offer with far more heavyweight hoggs forward with a larger amount of Blackface and Mule hoggs included, resulting in a lesser overall average. After last week’s fine show of best hoggs, these were lacking in numbers this week to fill buyers demand, although trade for them remained very dear. One plus point was that the heavyweight hoggs were dearer and easier to sell, with lightweight hoggs remaining similar. Many more best quality export weight hoggs required to fill increasing demand.
Sale topped at 264p for great Beltex hoggs from Messrs Tiplady, Co Durham, and top price per head of £107 for Beltex from Messrs McKie, Finnieness, Castle Douglas. Sale averaged 170.0p (SQQ 175.8p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 264p Westhall, 254p, 251p King Street, 243p High Stenries, 238p Kimmeter Green, 236p Outertown, 235p Newbiggin, 230p Shield Green & Ericstane.
Beltex 255p, 254p Killocraw, 252p Tinnishall, 250p Conon Brae, 245p Killocraw, 243p Conon Brae & Finnieness, 242p Shankcastle, 232p Drumcairn, 227p Tinnishall.
Suffolk 190p, 179p Lynegar, 178p Glenehervie, 176p West Scales, Westhall & Hallburn, 175p Ashley Park, Outertown & Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais 188p Eastside, 181p Knowe, 180p Sceugh Dyke, 172p Knowe.
North Country Cheviot 185p Effgill, 180p Pouton, 179p Humbleheugh, 178p Pennersaughs, 175p Catslackburn, 171p Roughet Hill.
Cheviot 184p Catslackburn, 183p Hallburn, 178p Ericstane, 178p, 177p Catslackburn, 176p Balure, 173p Burray, 172p Cumcatch & Westhall.
Blackface 182p Pasture House, 178p, 176p Arnicle, 176p Sceugh Dyke, 174p Boreland, Milnmark & Killeonan.
Cheviot Mule 174p, 173p Kirkbride, 171p Solwaybank, 167p, 165p Oswie.
Cross 170p Arnicle, 167p Glenehervie, Braithwaite Hall, Harelawhill Cottage & Hopesyke Cottage, 166p Marygate & High Parkfoot, 165p Quarry House & Harelawhill Cottage, 164p Wood Farm.
Swaledale 170p High Wreay, 156p, 151p Westburnhope, 152p Batey Shield, 151p Pasture House & Batey Shield, 150p Hazel Gill.
Oxford 165p Guards.
Kerry Hill 160p, 159p Harelawhill Cottage.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £107 Finnieness, £100 Conon Brae, £99 Killocraw & Braithwaite Hall, £97 Conon Brae, £95 Drumcairn, £93 Killocraw, £92 Shankcastle, £91 West Scales.
Texel £106 Quarry House, £104 Newbiggin, £103 Westhall, £100 Kimmeter Green, £99 Outertown, £98 King Street, £97 Braithwaite Hall, £96 Muircleugh, £95 Huntington.
Suffolk £92.50, £89, £88, £87 Oswie, £87 Sceugh Dyke & The Challenge, £85 Hopesyke Cottage & Oswie, £82 Ashley Park & Swaites.
Cheviot £91, £84 Bryndansi, £82 Ericstane, £79 Allanshaws, £78 Drycleughlea.
Cheviot Mule £87.50 Oswie, £86 Longburgh Fauld, £82 Durran Mains, £80 Longburgh Fauld & Ericstane.
North Country Cheviot £84 Humbleheugh, £83, £80 Ericstane, £80 Station Yard, £78.50 Potholm, £78 Humbleheugh.
Cross £84 Sykehead, £83 Spoutbank, £80 Cowburnrigg, £79.50 Wood Farm, £78.50 Newtown, £77.50 Wood Farm, £76 Quarry House, £75.50 Wood Farm & Pouton.
Charollais £82 Glendue, £77.50 Sceugh Dyke & West Scales, £75.50 Knowe, £74.50 Solwaybank, £74 Sceugh Dyke, £73 Lanehead, £72 Brydekirk Mains.
Blackface £78 Peel, £77.50 Silloans, £77 Kirkhouse, £76.50 Glendearg, £76 Sceugh Dyke, £76, £75 Milnmark, £75 Killeonan & Riggheads.
Oxford £72.50 Guards.
Swaledale £73, £71 High Wreay.
Kerry Hill £67 Harelawhill Cottage.
A much larger show of 4,732 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers. Heavyweight ewes remain very easy to sell and were in demand all day. Mule ewes maintained recent high rates, whilst the strongest Cheviots were dearer. Horned ewes were £2-3 easier on the week, with a large show being forward after last week’s large rise. Rams remind at recent high rates.
Sale topped at £148 for Texel ewes from Messrs Runciman, Allanshaws. Rams to £118 for Texels from Huntington, Berwick.
Texel £148 Allanshaws, £145 Muircleugh, £142 Beckfoot, £141 Kirk House, £136 Chaseside & Overwhitlaw, £134 Allanshaws, £132 Killocraw, £130 Allanshaws, £129 Beckfoot & Huntington, £128 Lairdlaugh, £127 Dotland Park, £126 Muircleugh, £125 Chaseside, £124 The Wreay, £122 Lairdlaugh, £120 Sowerby Wood & Newbigging.
Beltex £132 The Wreay, £120 Burray, £112 The Wreay, £109 Huntington, £104 Burgh Head.
Rouge £118 The Wreay.
Suffolk £110 Guardsmill, £106 Shaw Cottage South & Burgh Head, £105 Westhall & Lynegar, £104 Flex & Eastside, £100 Guardsmill & Beckfoot, £99 Hassendeanburn, £97 Sowerby Wood & Beckfoot, £96 Chaseside, £95 Mossband Hall, £94 Allanshaws, £93 Oswie, £90 Auchengray & Marygate.
Charollais £104 Chaseside & Kirk House, £98 Eastside, £95 Chaseside, £85 Upper Auchenlay.
Half-bred £95, £88 Guardsmill.
Blue Leicester £92 High Crossgill, £84 Burgh Head, £81 Ghyllbrae, £80 Golden Lane.
Cheviot Mule £90 Muircleugh, £82 Courstein & Upper Hunderlee, £81 Marygate, £78 Sornfallow, £77 Newbigging, £75 North House.
North Country Cheviot £88, £86, £82 Allanshaws, £85 Gilston, £79 Temon & Beckfoot.
Cross £78, £77 Marygate, £78 Thorns, £77 Quarry House, £75 Heatherglen, £74 Golden Lane, Eastside & Guardsmill, £74, £73 Newbigging, £72 Marygate, Longhurst & Clydeside, £71 Newlands & Guardsmill, £70 Westhall, Hassendeanburn, Marygate & Kimmeter Green.
Dorset £76, £68, £60 Heatherglen.
Zwartble £72 Netherton.
Lleyn £62 Overwhitlaw, £57 Romesbeoch, £53 Sibmister.
Cheviot £76 Archbank, £62 Skelfhill, £60 Maidencots & Gilston, £55 Tanlawhill, £53 Forss, £52 Heatherglen, Elmbank & Swaites, £51 Newbigging.
Blackface £61 Quarry House & Redburn View, £56 Garvilland, £54 Newham & Allfornaught, £53 Aikengall, £52 Effgill & Woodslee, £51 Nether Stenries, £50 Newham.
Easycare £45 Synton Mains.
Swaledale £44 High Crossgill, £43 Chapel, £42 Nunscleugh, £41 Netherton & Bateyshield, £39 Old Rectory & Hole House.
Texel £118 Huntington, £116 Beckfoot, £112 Hassendeanburn, £110 Longhurst, £108 Chaseside, £106 Banks Head, £104 Muircleugh & Marygate, £102 Longhurst.
Beltex £112, £110 The Wreay, £112 Sowerby Wood.
Blue Leicester £110 Allanshaws, £100 The Wreay, £98 Thorns.
Suffolk £108 Allanshaws, £98 Clydeside, £87 Stemster.
North Country Cheviot £108 Gilston, £106 Allanshaws, £94 Gilston.
Charollais £106, £98 Thorns, £96 Lowergate.
Cheviot £78 Drycleuchlea & The Wreay, £77 Caithness, £74 Archbank & The Wreay.
Blackface £70 Redburn View, £69 Kersknowe, £68 Aikengall, £61 Thorns.
Lleyn £76 Garvilland.
Swaledale £65 Batey Shield, £64 Hole House.
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Heavy to 201.0p (201.0p)
Light to 184.0p (184.0p)
Medium to 188.0p (182.8p)
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Light to 216.0p (172.3p)
Standard to 264.0p (175.8p)
Medium to 250.0p (176.4p)
Heavy to 221.0p (160.4p)
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Light to £76.00 (£43.18)
Heavy to £148.00 (£74.77)
Cast Rams to £118.00 (£75.45)