Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 27 cattle, 3,031 prime hoggs and 2,809 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th April 2017.

The company held its weekly sale of OTM’s and prime cattle where an entry of 27 head were forward. Demand was excellent throughout from the usual company of buyers.

OTMs: An entry dominated by small type hill cows with the majority non-fabbl. Messrs Garthwaite topped the sale with a 17 year old Limousin suckler at 131p. Simmental x from Kintyre sold at 125p, with Blondes to 131p.

Prime cattle were another tremendous quality show topping at 228p for a Limousin from Drew and Brian Taylor, who also sold Blondes to 219p. Robert Fiddler’s wagon of heifers averaged 217p. as ever more needed to supply demand. Remember maximum commission £30 per head.

Next week, Tuesday 20th April Spring Show and Sale of Prime Cattle and OTM’s.

Classes: Young bull, Heifer, Steer and Barron Cow.

If you can enter stock it will help greatly in informing buyers and therefore maximising your prices.

A smaller show of 3,031 prime hoggs due to Easter weekend arrangements, were forward to the usual busy ring of buyers. Best quality hoggs were virtually none existent today, although good quality export hoggs maintained recent rates. More heavyweight hoggs forward, remained similar, with a larger show of lightweight hoggs which were sharper on the week. Many more are needed to fill demand.

The sale topped at 248p for Texel hoggs from Messrs Budge, Brae Edge, Caithness and top price per head of £110 for Texel hoggs from Messrs Bell, Kirkton, Hawick. Sale averaged 173.5p (SQQ 181.8p).

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Texel 248p Brae Edge, 212p Heathery Hall, 203p Oakshawhill, 201p Achamore, 200p Allenheads & West Scales, 196p High Parson Bridge & Weeds, 195p Mallsgate Hall & The Challenge, 194p Burray & West Scales.

Cheviot 211p Clonrae, 200p Sykehead, 194p Yett, 187p Longlea, 186p Brydekirk Mains, 184p Blarghour & Sandbed, 183p, 182p Cara View, 182p Golden Lane, 181p Cumcatch, 180p Tempest Tower.

Charollais 207p, 193p Sykehead, 193p Langholm, 191p Burray, 185p Brydekirk Mains, 183p Murza.  

North Country Cheviot 198p Maidencots, 187p Pennersaughs, 183p Routin Lynn, 182p Balure, 177p Maidencots & Balure, 170p Pennersaughs.  

Suffolk 194p Weeds & The Challenge, 191p West Scales, 190p Langholm, 187p, 186p Kirkwood Mains, 186p West End, 185p Cara View, 184p Fordlands, 183p Dunjop, 182p Guards, 181p Burray, 180p The Challenge & Allenheads.

Blackface 191p Sykehead, 190p Fordlands, 189p Sykehead & Hallburn, 188p Arnicle, 186p Sykehead, 183p Mirkbooths & Heathery Hall, 182p Clonrae, Pasture House & West Scales, 181p Balliemeanoch & Dunjop.  

Herdwick 179p Pasture House.

Cross 179p High Bellochantuy, 176p Langholm, 174p Pasture House, 172p Longlea & D’Mainholm, 170p Brydekirk Mains & Sykehead, 169p Cara View.

Swaledale 174p Sykehead, 171p Longlea, 165p Pasture House, 162p Thornhope.   

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Texel £110, £104 Kirkton, £99 Brae Edge, £98 Kirkton, £96 Broompark, £92 High Parson Bridge, £90 Broompark, Riddle Cottage & West Cocklaw, £89 Kirkton, High Parson Bridge & Brydansi.  

Beltex £95 Heathery Hall.

Suffolk £91 The Challenge, £90 Sykehead, £88 Broompark, £87 Routin Lynn, £86.50 Sykehead, £86 Nethertofts, £85.50 Guards, £85, £84 The Challenge, £85 Burray, £84 West Cocklaw, £83.50 Broompark, £82.50 Gibblaston & Machrimore Mill.

Charollais £90 Heathery Hall, £87 Sykehead, £81 Guards, £80 Bidlake, £78.50 Weeds, £75 Haas Grove.     

Cheviot Mule £86 Boat Croft, £84 Routin Lynn.

North Country Cheviot £85 Pennersaughs, £83, £79 Maidencots, £78.50 Pennersaughs & Routin Lynn, £71 Balure.   

Cheviot £84.50 Tempest Tower, £84 Longburgh Fauld, £83.50 Yett, High Knells & Tempest Tower, £82 Longburgh Fauld & Boat Croft, £81.50 Longburgh Fauld. 

Blackface £80.50 Mirkbooths, £79.50 West Scales, £79 Broompark & Arnicle, £75.50 Sykehead, £74.50, £73.50 West Scales, £73 Heathery Hall & Horseholm, £71.50, £71 West Scales, £70.50 D’Mainholm & Dunjop, £70 Boat Croft. 

Cross £79 Longlea, £77 Newtown, Moy & Clachan, £75 High Bellochantuy, £74 Langholm, £73 Jenkinstown & Sykehead, £72 Dunjop & Hallburn, £70 Brydekirk Mains & Routin Lynn.    

Swaledale £70 Longlea, £69, £67 Allenheads.  

A larger show of 2,809 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers. Heavyweight ewes were slightly easier apart from the best, with lightweight ewes similar on the week. Rams remain easily sold, with all classes short of buyer requirements.

Sale topped at £154 for Charollais ewes from Broompark and rams to £117 for Charollais from Chaseside.

HEAVY EWES

Charollais £154 Broompark, £146 Beckfoot, £143 Chaseside, £120 Greenwell Meadows, £119 Chaseside, £115 Beckfoot, £114 Golden Lane, £112 Chaseside, £108 Conon Brae, £106 Chaseside.  

Texel £149 Luce Mains, £144 Chaseside, £143 Beckfoot, £140 Harene, £138 Chaseside, £136 Kirkton, £132 Braeside, £128 Mirkbooths, £122 Lowfield House & Spawell, £120 Byreburnside, £117 Chaseside, £116 Beckfoot, £114 Golden Lane.  

Beltex £124 Beckfoot, £122 Chaseside.

Suffolk £115 Chaseside, £114 Beckfoot & Mid Upper Preistside, £112 Golden Lane, £111 Whinney Brow, £110 Broompark, £108 Guards, £106, £104 Broompark, £104 Beckfoot, £103 Dunjop & Chaseside, £99 Cambeckhill, £98 Chaseside, £97 Guards & Sibmister.  

Cheviot Mule £91 Sibmister, £81 Baurch, £80 Outertown, £74 Corriehills.

Zwartble £90 Viewfields. 

Cross £88 Broompark, £87 Newbigging, £84 Cambeckhill, Kilnhill & Broompark, £80 Tone Hall, £79 Barrockstown, £78 Midtodhills, Newbigging & Broompark, £77 West End & Mirkbooths, £75 Shield Green, £74 Hallburn & Nethertofts.

Half-bred £87 Broompark.  

North Country Cheviot £86 Beckfoot, £82 Golden Lane, £79 Conon Brae, £78 Newbigging, £74 Chaseside, Beechwood & Borlick, £70 Newbigging, £68 Murza, £65 Garvachy.    

Blue Leicester £85 Mid Farm, £83 Eastside, £76 West Cocklaw.  

Hampshire £84 Moy.

Oxford £81 Guards. 

Dorset £76 Lowfield House, £62 Mid Farm, £60 Bidlake.

LIGHT EWES

Blackface £70 High Tirfergus & Tone Hall, £66 Pole, £64 Newbigging & Ysgubor, £63 Boat Croft, £62 Eastside, £54 Ysgubor, £53 Pole & Gibblaston, £52 Escart & Boat Croft, £51 Kilncroft, £50 Brae Edge.

Jacob £66 The Green, £62 Craigdhu.  

Cheviot £65 Whitehill, £63 Allfornaught, £60 Ysgubor, £59 Cooms, £55 Glenacardoch, £53 Escart, £52 Burnhouse, £50 High Tirfergus, Borlick & Broadlea Cottage.

Swaledale £59 Bidlake, £50 Midtodhills, £48 Allenheads, Fordlands, Longlea & Bidlake, £47 Spoutbank, £44 Low Tirfergus, £40 Midtodhills.

Easycare £59 Castle Farm, £52 Mossfennan.   

Goat £56, £46, £44, £41, £40 Heatherglen.

PRIME RAMS

Charollais £117 Chaseside, £102 Killocraw.          

Texel £111 Killocraw, £110 Conon Brae & Luce Mains, £106 Beckfoot, £105 Dinwoodie Green, £100 Golden Lane.   

Beltex £106 Golden Lane

Suffolk £98 Trawhill, £95 Conon Brae.    

North Country Cheviot £94 Broompark.     

Leicester £86 Bidlake.  

Dorset £82 Bidlake.  

Blackface £79 Horseholm.   

Lleyn £73 High Tirfergus.

Cheviot £68 Routin Lynn.   

Averages

Steers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 189.0p (189.0p)

Heifers Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 228.0p (223.6p)
Heavy to 219.0p (216.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 211.0p (182.0p)
Standard to 212.0p (181.0p)
Medium to 248.0p (181.0p)
Heavy to 196.0p (162.0p)

Ewes
Light to £70.00 (£46.29)
Heavy to £154.00 (£80.03)

Cast Rams to £117.00 (£80.26)

corresponding week 2016 sale report