Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 28 cattle, 5,350 prime hoggs and 4,247 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd March 2017.
The company held its weekly sale of prime cattle and OTM’s where an entry of 28 head were forward.
OTM’s: An entry short of numbers due to several vendors unable to show having purchased at Tuesday’s store sale. Buyers were out in force and everything was in demand and pounds dearer on the week. The top price was 180p for a clean Angus heifer from David Wilson, who sold others to 178p. Sucklers were a mixed quality entry and topped at 131p for a Limousin x from Ian Aitchison, closely followed at 128p for a Simmental from Clive and Harry Houldey. Dairy cows topped at 115p from Fraser Beard and family. Top price per head was £1,054.00 from Kirtleton House. Prime cattle: Short of numbers with several ripe heifers forward. Top price of 207p was paid for a Limousin heifer from David Wilson, who also sold Shorthorns to 205p.
A larger show of 5,350 prime hoggs were forward for sale to the usual busy ring of buyers with all classes dearer on the week. Many more heavyweight hoggs over 50kg were forward, with a larger show of light hoggs also. A tremendous show of Blackface hoggs met a fast selling trade, however good quality lean export hoggs were hard to come by. Far too many hoggs, especially Cheviots coming forward 44-48kg and too fat for export, and hardly heavy enough for cutting job. Many more lean export hoggs could be sold to advantage, although the best quality hoggs were the dearer trade seen for some time.
Sale topped at 292p for an oustanding pen of Beltex hoggs from Bridge House Farms with top price per head of £110 and £109 also for superb pens of Beltex from the same home. Sale averaged 172.3p (SQQ 177.7p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 292p, 282p, 262p Bridge House, 260p Oakwood, 256p Bridge House, 255p Hollands, 251p Oakwood, 250p Finnieness, 247p Tinnishall, 246p Shankcastle.
Texel 261p High Stenries, 260p Kirkbride, 254p Broadlea Cottage, 251p Ballochgair, 250p Kirk House, 241p High Stenries, 238p Oakwood, 237p Newhouse, 229p Pasture House, 223p Kirkbride.
Charollais 242p Tinnishall, 188p, 182p Culquhasen, 182p Langholm, 181p Pastures View, 180p Keepwick & Auchengray.
Suffolk 186p Langholm, 183p Pastures View, 180p Tinnishall, 180p, 179p Millriggs, 179p Shield Green, 178p Linton & Guardsmill, 175p Millriggs & Nethertofts.
Cheviot 185p Glendearg, 181p Brydekirk Mains, 180p Glendearg & Hallburn, 179p Pasture House, 176p Rowhead & Millriggs.
Blackface 183p North Shortcleugh, 182p West Scales & Arnicle, 180p Maryholm & Clonrae, 179p, 178p West Scales, 179p Clonrae, 178p Cumcatch.
Cross 182p, 181p Dalbhraddan, 176p Keepwick, 175p Graceside, 172p Dalbhraddan & Langholm, 171p Clonrae & Harehead, 170p Allenheads.
North Country Cheviot 178p Eastside, 176p Bradley, 175p Pastures View, 167p Hallbankgate & Newtown.
Herdwick 174p Bridge End.
Cheviot Mule 173p The Deans, 168p Shield Green & Tordale, 161p Kirkbride.
Ryeland 168p Lowfield House.
Lleyn 167p Gatehousecote.
Swaledale 158p Longlea, 157p The Deans & Swaledale Watch, 153p Longlea.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £110, £109 Bridge House, £109 Keepwick, £108, £107, £103, £102 Bridge House, £101 Newton Cottage, £100.50 Drumcairn.
Texel £105 Kirk House, £104 Kirkbride, £103 Ballochgair, Kintyre, £101 Greenbrae, £100 Pasture House, £99 High Stenries & Stonehouse, £97 Auchengray & Drumcairn.
Charollais £92 Tinnishall, £86.50, £85.50 Pastures View, £83, £80 Riggheads.
Suffolk £91 Langholm, £89.50 Leaona Villa, £87 Pastures View & Linton, £86.50 Pastures View, £86 Millriggs & Leaona Villa, £85 West Scales.
Cross £86 Sykehead, £83 West Scales & Lawesknowe, £80.50 Jerriestown, £80 Kirkhouse & Sykehead, £79 Dunjop, £78 Cowburnrigg & West Scales, £77 Harehead.
Cheviot Mule £84.50 Bromfield.
North Country Cheviot £84, £83 Pastures View, £80 Newtown, £78 Eastside, £77 Tordale.
Half-bred £83.50, £82, £81.50 Pastures View.
Cheviot £82.50 Kirkhouse, £79 Archwood & Chapel, £78.50 Linhope, Glendearg & Potholm, £77.50 Allenheads, £76 Potholm & Kirkhouse, £75 Chapel.
Leicester £82 Quarry House, £80 Kirksteads & Sanders Close.
Herdwick £80 Rowhead.
Blackface £78 Kirkstead, £76.50 West Scales, £75 Milnmark & Horseholm, £74 Sceugh Dyke, Prospect House, Milnmark & Maryholm.
Swaledale £68 Longlea, £63 Coldshield, £58 The Deans, Longlea & Swaledale Watch.
A smaller show of 4,247 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers, with all classes £4-5 dearer on the week, although rams remain harder to sell. The best selling ewes remain short of requirements although the heaviest of ewes have saw a bigger rise over the last few weeks. Hill ewes remain hard to cash unless of sufficient size.
Sale topped at £152 for a pen of tremendous Texel ewes from first time consignor Seymour Farms, Wigton. Hill ewes topped at £71 for massive Blackface ewes from Messrs Browell, Quarry House. Rams sold to £116 for Texels from Messrs Acton, Bradley, Bardon Mill.
Texel £152 Seymour House, £146 Beckfoot, £144 Hillhead, £142 Quarry House, £138 Gatehousecote & Toftcombs, £137 Chaseside & Heatherglen, £134 Seymour House, £130 Huntington, £129 Heatherglen, £127 Toftcombs, £126 Beckfoot & Haithwaite, £124 Toftcombs, £120 Eastside.
Charollais £136 Beckfoot, £128 The Wreay, £126, £122 Beckfoot, £122, £108 Chaseside.
Beltex £132 The Wreay, £130 Dunjop, £126 The Wreay, £112 Newbigging.
Suffolk £124 Seymour House, £120 Huntley, £115 Seymour House, £109, £106 Chaseside, £108 Thuster Mains, £106 Beckfoot, £105 Huntington, £104 Riddell Farms, £103 Beckfoot, £100 Whins.
Blue Leicester £112 Quarry House, £106 West Nubbock, £98 Sanders Close, £90 West Nubbock.
North Country Cheviot £99 Earlside, £95 Dunjop, £88 Earlside & Eastside, £84 Archwood & Lanehead, £81 Station Yard, £80 Bradley.
Cross £90 Seymour House, £86 Toftcombs & Farlam Hill, £81West Nubbock & Roughtor Farm, £79 Kilfillan & Heatherglen, £78 Elmbank & Haithwaite, £76 Thuster Mains.
Half-bred £88 Haithwaite, £84 Earlside.
Cheviot Mule £81 Clonrae, £69 Tordale, £62 Haithwaite.
Blackface £71 Quarry House, £67 Prospect House, £63 West Nubbock & Quarry House, £62 Heatherglen, £60 Haithwaite, £55 Horseholme, £54 South Corrielaw, £53 Haliburton, £52 Cowburnrigg.
Lleyn £62 Marygate, £54 Ringliggate, £50 Almagill.
Herdwick £58 Farlam Hill, £47 Rowhead, £40 Almagill & Farlam Hill.
Cheviot £57 Solwaybank, £56 Milnholm, £55, £54 Byers, £54 Haithwaite & Allfornaught, £53 Tordale & Allfornaught, £51 Station Yard.
Easycare £48 Bank House & Newbigging.
Beulah £47, £44 Haithwaite.
Swaledale £42 Sanders Close, £40 West Nubbock & Chapel, £39 Parson Shields, £38 Allenheads & Coldshields, £37 Eastside, £36 Border Rigg.
Texel £116 Bradley, £114 Quarry House, £112 Old Wall & Achalone, £106 Dunjop, £101 Harehead, £100 Old Wall.
Charollais £110 Milnholm.
Beltex £108 The Wreay.
North Country Cheviot £87 Eastside, £74 Bradley.
Lleyn £86 Swiney Hill.
Blue Leicester £85 West Nubbock, £82 Hollinclose, £80 Shatton Lodge.
Suffolk £82 Nether Pirn, £76 Upper Gelshfield.
Blackface £72 Newbigging, £66 Horseholm.
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Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)
Light to 207.0p (185.6p)
Medium to 205.0p (195.2p)
Heavy to 180.0p (180.0p)
Light to 210.0p (169.6p)
Standard to 292.0p (179.8p)
Medium to 262.0p (177.7p)
Heavy to 237.0p (159.2p)
Light to £71.00 (£40.55)
Heavy to £152.00 (£75.89)
Cast Rams £116.00 (£67.20)