Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 34 cattle, 3,461 prime hoggs and 2,742 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th May 2017.
The company held their weekly sale of prime stock where an entry of 34 prime cattle, bulls and OTM were forward. Increased number of buyers at the ringside competed for all types and trade in all classes well above seller’s expectations.
Prime bulls, a nice entry of average Continentals met a very good trade topping at 218p for a Limousin from Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen. The overall average for all forward was 210.4p.
Heifers sell to 232p! Steers to £1,532.50
Demand outstripped supply as the 8 buyers at ringside wanted all types, weights and breeds. Well fleshed butchers type cattle regularly sold between 212p-228p, topping at 232p for a heavy weight Limousin heifer from the Taylor men, Dashwellgreen, other Limousin heifers sold to 223p from Low Plains. Blondes sold to 220p from Messrs Fiddler, with heavy weigh heifers £1,444.50 from Sceugh Dyke.
Steers sold to a top of £1,532.50 from James Taylor with a top price of 212p for a Charolais.
Farmers; Maximum commission £30 a head.
Sell Live & Thrive.
Today we had our first sale of spring lambs with 91 head forward in a variety of weights. Handy weight lambs proved the best to sell with heavy lambs sticky. This is the transition period with firms changing over from hoggets to lambs in the next few weeks. The sale topped at £100 for Suffolks from Barbour, Beechgrove, Annan and 222p/kg for Suffolks from Hazel Martindale, The Lands.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Suffolk 222p, 200p The Land, 211p Woodcroft, 209p Kimmeter Green, 200p Zetland.
Texel 214p Lanehead (Harker), 209p, 204p Kimmeter Green, 204p Waterside, 202p Guardsmill.
Dorset 206p Zetland, 200p Maidencots.
Charollais 205p Maryholm.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Suffolk £100 Beechgrove, £96, £91 The Land, £92 Guardsmill, £90 Kimmeter Green.
Texel £98, £96, £90 Guardsmill, £96 Waterside, £92 Kimmeter Green, £90 Lanehead.
Charollais £95, £90 Maryholm.
A larger show of 3,461 prime hoggs were forward to the usual busy ring of buyers, all very keen for sheep with best fleshed hoggs realising a massive premium. A two-tier trade has now developed, with well fleshed hoggs maintaining recent high rates in all weight ranges, however leaner sorts proving harder to cash and reflecting in averages. Best quality export hoggs up to 44kg short of requirements, with a larger show of heavy hoggs forward, both classes seeing a rise of 13p per kg on the week. Lightweight hoggs remained similar. More hoggs could be sold to advantage each week.
Sale topped at 278p for yet another outstanding pen of Beltex hoggs from Messrs Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth, who also had the top price per head of £110. Sale averaged 169p (SQQ 179p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 278p Sykehead, 250p, 228p, 209p Waterside, 224p Longlea, 210p Culquhasen, 209p Uppercleuch, 197p Balliemore.
Texel 252p, 249p Drumcairn, 227p Hallbankgate, 222p Balliemore, 217p Crookston, 216p High Parson Bridge, 212p Castlehill, 211p Sykehead, 209p East Raffles, 209p Rottington Hall.
Hill Cheviot 211p, 203p Sherra Craig, 210p, 200p Yett, 210p Sandbed, 207p Sowerby Wood, 205p, 198p Golden Lane, 205p George Street, 202p Sangomore.
North Country Cheviot 210p Sherra Craig, 210p, 208p Machrioch, 203p Maidencots, 203p Castlehill, 201p Prestrie, 200p Station Yard, 196p Cleughbrae, 195p Balure.
Blackface 202p, 191p, 189p Maryholm, 198p, 195p Macharioch, 198p Sykehead, 196p Ballygown, 192p Crookston, 191p Heathery Hall, 189p Common.
Suffolk 202p, 183p Sykehead, 195p Haven View, 191p Melsetter, 190p Dunjop, 186p High Machriemore, 185p, 182p Linton, 183p Golden Lane.
Greyface 197p Golden Lane, 188p Sykehead.
Continental 199p Sykehead, 186p Brydekirk Mains.
Charollais 195p, 189p Melsetter.
Kerry Hill 185p Sykehead.
Dorset 181p Zetland.
Roussin 180p Haas Grove.
Herdwick 180p Pasture House.
Jacob 167p Latterford, 167p West Challoch.
Swaledale 164p, 163p Sykehead.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Texel £112 Mossband Hall, £106, £102, £100 Drumcairn, £106, £105 High Parson Bridge, £104 The Ash, £103 Sanderson House, £100 Dunjop, £100 Hallbankgate.
Beltex £111 Sykehead, £110, £107, £90 Waterside, £93 Balliemore.
Suffolk £100 Linton, £98, £95, £89.50 Sykehead, £96 Burnside, £96 Upper Mains, £89.50 High Machermore.
Hill Cheviot £98, £96, £94 Bloch, £89.50 Sherra Craig, £89 Sowerby Wood, £89 Broomhills, £87 Sangomore, £86 Yett, £86 Sandbed, £85 Macharioch.
North Country Cheviot £95, £94 Cleughbrae, £94 Maidencots, £94 Station Yard, £89.50 Macharioch, £88, 387 Sherra Craig, £87 Aucharua, £86.50 Sangomore, £86.50 Prestrie.
Charollais £94, £86 Moss Side.
Greyface £93.50, £88 Dunjop, £83 Millhill, £82.50 Sykehead, £82 Broomhills, £80 Sowerby Wood.
Lonk £89 Bush of Ewes.
Contintenal £87.50 Sykehead.
Blackface £87, £86, £85 Maryholm, £87, £80 Macharioch, £83 Sykehead, £83 Clonrae, £82 Milnmark, £81 Troloss, £81 Barlaes.
Roussin £83 Haas Grove.
Zwartbles £80 Low Moor.
Cheviot Mule £77 Marwhin.
Dorset £76 Zetland.
Kerry Hill £74 Sykehead.
Border Leicester £70 Longlea.
Herdwick £68 Sykehead, £66 Longburgh Fauld.
Swaledale £67 Sykehead.
Jacob £67 Longlea.
A similar show of 2,742 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers, with trade for all classes sharper on the week especially for Blackface ewes. Heavy ewes remain plentiful although smaller hill type ewes short of buyer requirements. Rams sharper.
Sale topped at £158 for Texel ewes from A & C Watson, Sanderson House, with rams to £146 for Suffolks from C. Nixon, Long Stumble.
Texel £158 Sanderson House, £152, £148, £140 Bascodyke Foot, £152, £131 Beckfoot, £146 Chaseside, £130 Burray, £129 Castletown.
Charollais £138 Beckfoot, £136, £111, £102 Golden Lane, £130, £110, £105 Maryholm, £120, £109 Beckfoot, £118, £112 Chaseside.
Suffolk £126, £115 Oxmuir, £124, £112 Beckfoot, £124, £116 Kilnford Croft, £118, £110 Chaseside, £113 Mossband Hall, £110, £105 Rottington Hall, £109, £100 Long Strumble.
Bleu D’ Maine £108 Sanderson House.
North Country Cheviot £103 East Murton, £98 Winless Mains, £97 Brockhouse, £89 High Moat, £88 Dodgsonstown, £88 Beckfoot, £86 Longburgh Fauld, £84 Kilberry Home, £83 Purdomstone.
Blue Faced Leicester £95 Barlaes, £90 Chaseside.
Cheviot Mule £85 Greenburn, £78 Hendrefor.
Greyface £82 Greenburn, £81 Baryerrock, £81 Jerriestown, £81, £79 Treleathick, £80 Milnholm, £79 Rottington Hall, £79 Chapel, £78 Roanstree.
Zwartbles £80 Low Moor.
Contintenal £76 Treleathick.
Dorset £75 Treleathick.
Lleyn £89 High Dovecote.
Blackface £77, £70, £65 Ysgubor Newydd, £74 Edges Green, £73 Chapel, £72 High Staward, £68 Bankend, £62 Clonrae, £60 Woodcroft, £60 Cara View.
Hill Cheviot £73 Haas Grove, £66 Prestrie, £65 Craighousesteads, £65 Chapel, £63 Purdomstone, £62 Balure.
Swaledale £59 Softley, £57 Spoutbank, £50 Waterloo.
Jacob £54 Burray.
Suffolk £146 Long Strumble, £100 High Dovecote.
Charollais £127 Maryholm, £126, £121 Beckfoot, £108 Outertown.
Texel £121 Beckfoot, £118 Chaseside, £115 Lanehead, £112 Lynegar, £112 Ellerslie, £109 Rottington Hall.
North Country Cheviot £110 Beckfoot.
Cheviot £106 Crosslee, £95 Sorbie.
Blue Faced Leicester £104 Crosslee.
Beltex £92 Netherton.
Lleyn £86 High Dovecote.
Blackface £85 Sorbie.
Light to 211.0p (192.0p)
Medium to 208.0p (203.0p)
Heavy to 212.0p (203.0p)
Light to 214.0p (203.0p)
Medium to 232.0p (218.0p)
Heavy to 220.0p (215.0p)
Bulls 218.0p (209.0p)
Light to 200.0p (200.0p)
Standard to 211.0p (197.0p)
Medium to 222.0p (210.0p)
Heavy to 204.0p (190.0p)
Light to 224.0p (173.0p)
Standard to 222.0p (183.0p)
Medium to 278.0p (193.0p)
Heavy to 228.0p (171.0p)
Shearlings 196.0p (165.0p)
Light to £89.00 (£48.55)
Heavy to £158.00 (£84.54)
Rams £146.00 (£90.00)