Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 48 cattle, 3,124 prime hoggs and 2,219 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th April 2017.
The company held its Spring Show and Sale of OTM and prime cattle in conjunction with its weekly prime stock sale. Demand from the ringside pushed all cattle pounds dearer on the week.
OTM’s: A very mixed quality entry met an electric trade topping at 170p for a young Limousin from Messrs Raine, Salers sold to 130p from Caithness, with dairy cows to 120p from Messrs Beard. Top price per head was £1,143 paid for an Angus from Auchingills.
Prime cattle: An excellent entry saw a tremendous trade with all heifers averaging 222.7p/kg. What a days trading, quality cattle, a full ringside of butchers and wholesalers, with Maurice Wharton of Black Brow making a welcome seasonal reappearance. Demand outstripped supply with all quality heifers regardless of weight.
The sale topped at 240p for the
1st prize heifer for Mr Taylor, Dashwellgreen purchased
by Mr Wharton,
2nd prize heifer from Messrs Fiddler realised 229p again purchased by Mr Wharton,
1st prize steer, a 700kg Limousin from Messrs Jardine, Yett sold to 213p purchased again by Mr Wharton, Back brow, who also bought the 2nd prize steer at 207p from Englishtown. Blue heifers from Dashwellgreen sold to 236p purchased by Mr S McGimpsey.
A similar show of 3,124 prime hoggs were forward to the usual busy ring of buyers. A far better show of best hoggs were forward and in demand with export weight and light weight hoggs sharper on the week. More heavyweight hoggs forward again and remained similar. Many more hoggs needed to fulfill demand.
The sale topped at 318p for outstanding Beltex hoggs from regular consigner DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill and top price of £127 per head from the same home.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 318p, 300p, 295p 293p, 267p Easter Ochtermuthill, 281p Kilnford Croft, 231p West Meiklethwaite, 230p Low Northsceugh, 228p Mains of Machermore.
Texel 278p Drumcairn, 237p Uppercleuch, 234p Cleughbrae, 233p Mains of Machermore, 223p Kirkbride, 223p Dykehead, 222p Ericstane, 220p Maidencots, 219p West Meiklethwaite, 216p Kilnford Croft.
Hill Cheviot 210p West Scales, 208p Gate & West, 205p Longburgh Fauld, 203p Catslackburn, 203p, 200p Broom Park, 202p Maidencots.
North Country Cheviot 198p, 193p Whins, 186p 183p, 178p Ericstane.
Blackface 195p, 191p Rowanburnfoot, 193p, 188p West Scales, 191p Sowerby Wood, 190p, 189p Catslackburn, 186p Pasture House, 185p West Glengyre.
Greyface 191p Gate & West, 181p Newbiggin, 175p Bidlake.
Suffolk 188p, 181p Swaites, 185p Guardsmill, 180p Braes of Enzie & Bidlake, 176p Cleughbrae & Knowe.
Herdwick 186p Pasture House.
Charollais 182p Culquhasen, 176p Moss Side.
Easycare 172p Bidlake.
Lleyn 165p Low Northsceugh.
Swaledale 163p, 158p Pasture House, 162p, 154p Longlea.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £127, £126, £120, £109, £108 Easter Ochtermuthill, £124, £110 Kilnford Croft.
Texel £125 Drumcairn, £116 High Plaskett Lands, £109 Uppercleuch, £108, £100 Kilnford Croft, £103 Cleughbrae, £101 Broom Park, £100 Mirkbooth & Mains of Machermore & Ericstanes.
Hill Cheviot £88, £87.50 Longburgh Fauld, £88 West Scales, £87.50 Station Yard & Wicketthorn & Sandbed.
Bleu D’ Main £88 Braes of Enzie.
Charollais £88, £80, £78 Moss Side, £84 Whins, £79.50, £74.50 Culquhasen, £75 Bushfield.
North Country Cheviot £87.50 Braes of Enzie, £85 Jerriestown, £84.50, £82, £81.50 Ericstanes, £84 Gospel Hall, £81 Whins.
Suffolk £87, £86.50 Braes of Enzie, £87 Kilnford Croft, £87, £83 Guardsmill, £85 Broomhills, £83 Bidlake, £82 Culquhasen.
Continental £85.50 Braes of Enzie.
Greyface £83.50 Swaites, £80.50 Mirkbooths, £80 Braes of Enzie, £78 Synton Park Head & Easter Dawyck, £77 Broom Park & Bidlake & West Scales, £76.50 Gate & West, £75 Pasture House.
Blackface £82.50, £79 West Scales, £80.50 Pasture House, £80 Braes of Enzie, £79 Catslackburn & Mirkbooths, £78 Carterhope, £74 Glendinning.
Border Leicester £79 Justinless, £75 Braes of Enzie, £10 Synton Park Head.
Easycare £79 Bidlake.
Herdwick £75.50 Longrow.
Swaledale £70 Newbiggin.
A smaller show of 2,219 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers, with trade for all classes dearer on the week.
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 £175 for Texel rams from Kilnford Croft and ewes to £154 for Texel ewes from Beckfoot.
Texel £154 Beckfoot, £152 Becks, £144, £134 Leadgate, , £140 Wood, £134 Chaseside, £134 Crailloch, £132 Arden.
Charollais £143, £104 Beckfoot, £142, £102 Paddockhole, £138, £127 Chaseside, £124 Gate & West, £116 Riggheads, £110 Trelash.
Beltex £140, £112, £110 The Wreay, £138, £102 Uppercleuch, £138 Beckfoot, £114 Wood, £100 Crawfordhall.
Suffolk £130 East Cliff, £128, £125 The Land, £124, £120 Hill Top, £122 Burgh Head, £120 Chaseside, £118 Lynegar, £118 Gospel Hall, £116 Temon & Colmslie, £116 Holme House, £110 Beckfoot.
Bleu D’ Main £120 Leadgate.
North Country Cheviot £104, £95, £91 Ericstane, £100, £82 Gospel Hall, £97, £87, £84 Philiphaugh, £90 Temon, £89 Crailloch.
Blue Faced Leicester £100, £92 Kilnstown, £90 Burgh Head.
Cheviot Mule £99 Wydon, £93 Philiphaugh, £88 Yonderton & Clackmae, £85 Colmslie Hill.
Half-Bred £90, £89 Broom Park.
Greyface £89 Broom Park, £84 Burnshall & Crosshill & Chapel, £83 Easter Dawyck, £82 Hallburn, £80 Abbeymoss & Houghton House, £79 Corries Mill & Synton Park Head.
Dorset £84 Holme House.
Continental £80 Beckfoot.
Zwartbles £80, £75 The Wreay, £76 Stanley House.
Blackface £82 Temple House, £76, £68 The Side, £74 Wyliehole, £74 Clonrae, £72 Broom Park, £72 Synton Park Head, £68 Roughet Hill, £67 High Wood, £66 Hillview.
Lleyn £78 Wydon.
Hill Cheviot £78 High Wood, £70 Longlea, £69 Catslackburn, £68 Becks, £65 Parcelstown, £64 Crailloch, £64 Cowburn & Treleathick, £62 The Side, £58 Broom Park.
Jacob £68 Colmslie.
Swaledale £66, £54 Spoutbank, £61 Low Northsceugh, £59 Sweethope, £58 Eaglesfield, £57 Kilnstown.
Oxford £60 Stockholm.
Goats £55 Archerbeck, £52 Temple House.
Texel £175, £152 Kilnford Croft, £128 Houghton House, £124 Kilnford Croft, £122 Arden, £120 Beckfoot, £120 Colmslie, £115 Great Bidlake, £110 Hayclose, £108 Holme House & Burnshall.
Suffolk £136 Kilnford Croft, £112 Colmslie.
Charollais £128 Riggheads & Beckfoot, £118 Archerbeck.
Rouge £114 Crawfordhall.
North Country Cheviot £110 Broom Park.
Border Leciester £106 Justinlees.
Berrichon £104 Broom Park.
Kendal Rough £92 The Wreay.
Beltex £90 Hollins & Broom Park.
Blue Leicester £81 Archerbeck.
Hill Cheviot £76 Broom Park.
Blackface £76 Crosslee.
Light to 212.0p (212.0p)
Medium to 214.0p (200.0p)
Heavy to 213.0p (213.0p)
Light to 224.0p (214.0p)
Medium to 237.0p (224.0p)
Heavy to 240.0p (221.0p)
Light to 231.0p (190.0p)
Standard to 300.0p (188.0p)
Medium to 318.0p (190.0p)
Heavy to 237.0p (165.0p)
Light to £82.00 (£48.00)
Heavy to £154.00 (£85.00)
Cast Rams £175.00 (£84.00)