Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 22 cattle, 3,516 prime lambs and 6,437 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th August 2017.
The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 22 cattle was forward, comprising of 17 OTM’s and 5 prime cattle.
OTM’s: Harry & Geoff’s trailer load average 171.5p
A mixed entry for quality with several animals showing the weather, but all classes in demand and were well in front of vendors expectations. A tremendous trailer load of cows from the Gass family topped the sale at 177p for a Limousin x which grossed £1203.64. Blue x cows from Nunscleugh realised £1104. Red sucklers sold to 138p from Tom Cowan, with hill Angus to 117p from Richard McKerrow. Increased numbers of Black & Whites met a tremendous trade topping at 131p from Nellie Imrie. All dairy cows averaged 112p, with the sale averaging 120.8p.
Prime cattle: An entry of slaughter only cattle topped at 179p for a dairy bred bull from Jerriestown, who’s trailer load averaged 170p.
As ever, more cattle need to supply a growing buyer demand and remember maximum commission £30 per head.
A similar entry of 3,516 prime lambs on week, buyers were extra keen for supplies and demand was very strong with averages unchanged at 190p overall. Numbers very short of buyer’s requirements. Top price per kilo was 270p Beltex’s from Messrs Milburn, Wallend, Greenhead, with the top end selling between 220-240p per kilo. Ordinary good meat lambs making 185p-205p per kilo. Top price per head was £125 for Suffolk lambs from Messrs Barbour, Beechgrove, Annan. Lightweights also were good to sell, with good meat Continentals and Blackface’s around 180p-200p per kilo. Top was 221p for Beltex from Messrs Retson, Maidencots, Abington and top price per head was £70.80 from the same home.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 270p Wallend, 258p Bridgestone, 247p Lanerton, 243, 224p Sorbie, 221p Maidencots, 211p Chapel House, 202p Walton Highrigg.
Texel 235p Crawthat, 233p Whitstonehill, 225p High Greenhill, 223p Hallmyre, 222p Pearsby Hall, 219p High Greenhill & Byreburnside, 217p Wallend, 213p Balliemore, 211p Kimmeter Green, 209p Fenton & Longhurst.
Suffolk 206p Tarrasfoot, 197p Priesthaugh, 193p Sceugh Dyke, 192p Outertown & The Chestnuts, 191p Auchengray, Guards, Tone Hall & Knowe, 190p Skelfhill, Coxhill & Knowe.
Cheviot 205p Gibblaston, 197p Clerk Hill, 196p Ballywillne, 194p Springfield Farm, 192p Carlenrigg.
Charollais 200p Greenburn, 191p Solwaybank.
Cheviot Mule 199p, 180p Southdene Lodge.
Berrichon 195p Sceugh Dyke, 195p, 194p Barnglies.
Oxford 191p, 181p Barnglies.
Blackface 190p Chapel, 186p Bankend, 180p Whiteside.
Cross 187p Gibblaston & Rhoin, 186p Greensburn, Meinbank, Chapel & Greenburn, 184p Basco Dykehead & Nunscleugh, 183p Allensgreen, 182p Maidencots, 180p Springfield Farm.
North Country Cheviot 182p Achalone Croft.
Lleyn 174p, 173p Coxhill.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Suffolk £125 Beechgrove, £98.80 Sceugh Dyke, £93.80 Shield Green, £93.40 Sceugh Dyke, £91.80 Tone Hall, £90.80 Tarrasfoot & Sceugh Dyke, £90 Shield Green & The Chestnuts, £88 Tarrasfoot.
Texel £110, £108.80 Kirkton, £107.80 Longhurst, £104.80 Kirkton, £98.80 Buteland, Barnglies, Kiln Hill & Crawthat, £98.40 Longhurst, £97.80 Baurch, Whitstonehill & Pearsbyhall.
Beltex £100.80 Bridgestone, £99.80 Wallend, £98.80 Lanerton, £94.80 Sorbie, £90 Rumsdale House.
Berrichon £97.80 Barnglies, £85.80 Sceugh Dyke.
Lleyn £93.80 Coxhill.
Oxford £93.80 Barnglies.
Charollais £91.80 Greenburn.
Cheviot Mule £87.40, £80.80 Southdean Lodge.
Cheviot £86.80 Clerk Hill.
Hampshire £84.80 Zetland.
Cross £81.80 Torkirra, £80.80 Nunscleugh, £80 Shield Green, £79.80 Chapel & Greenburn, £77.80 Nunscleugh, £76.80 Allensgreen & Whiteside.
North Country Cheviot £74.80 Achalone Croft.
Blackface £71.80 Minsca, £70.40 Chapel.
Another very large show of 6,437 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual full ring of buyers, all very keen to purchase, as a result all classes easily maintained recent high rates. Top of £149 for Texel ewes from J Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso. Hill ewes to £78 for Cheviots from Messrs Campbell, Wedderlie, Gordon and cast rams to £150 for Texels from Chaseside.
Texel £149 Roxburgh Mains, £148 Newbigging, £147 West Brims, £145 Kirkton, £141 Dormansteads, £140 Eastside, £136 Roxburgh Mains, £131 Eastside, £130 Chaseside, £129 Lintley, £128 Roxburgh Mains, £127 Upper Huntley, £126 Whitstonehill, £125 Loughrigg.
Charolais £133 Greenburn, £107 Viewley, £106 Chaseside.
Suffolk £130 Loughrigg, £108 Chaseside & Roxburgh Mains, £107 Beckfoot, Greenburn & North House, £104 Eastside & Roxburgh Mains, £104, £102 Rottington Hall, £103 Heatherglen, £100 Viewley & Zetland.
Continental £129 Loughrigg.
Bleu du Maine £99 Trevemper.
North Country Cheviot £96 Eastside, £91 Dormansteads, £89 Ochnigh & School House, £87 Wynholm, £86 Swinside Townfoot, £85 Clackmae, £84, £80 High Moat, £80 Taldale,
Blue Faced Leicester £96 Lintley, £89 Foulshiels, £80 Allensgreen.
Cheviot Mule £94, £91 Greenburn, £85 Newbigging & Tarrasfoot, £83 Greenburn & South Corrielaw, £82 North House, £81 Relief.
Cross £86 Kirkland & Eastside, £85 Wedderlie & Langraw, £84 Awhirk, Miller Hill, Roachburn & Beck Farm, £83 Minsca, £82 Gilside & Rottington Hall, £80 Westward Park & Greenburn.
Romney £81 Holme Farm.
Cheviot £78 Wedderlie, £70 Mount Benger, £69 Chapel, Beyond the Wood & Kildarroch, £64 Gilside, £63 Carterton.
Blackface £73 Brownleazes, £68 Burnlea House, £66 Whiteside, £63 Minsca, Middle Shipley & Blakelaw, £61 West Brims, £59 Chapel & Eastside, £58 Brownleazes & Hillend, £55 Peela Hill.
Easycare £63 East Tullyfergus.
Kerry Hill £63 Shawhead.
Woodland £57 Parcelstown.
Herdwick £55 Zetland.
Swaledale £47 Roachburn, £41 Ballie & Woodhouse, £40 Longrow.
Charollais £150 Chaseside.
Texel £142 Stotsfold, £133 Awhirk & Wedderlie, £130 Middle Shipley, £120 Pasture House, £114 Chaseside & Beckfoot, £106 Viewley, £103 Catslackburn, £100 Burnlea House.
Blue Faced Leicester £139 Lintley, £120 Hillend.
Beltex £132 Swaites, £120 Kirkland, £118 Miller Hill, £109 Bailliemore, £100 Loughrigg.
Romney £113 Holme Farm.
Suffolk £111 Lynegar, £109 Ballie.
Cheviot £109 Priesthaugh.
Blackface £95 The Yett.
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Bulls to 179.0p (170.1p)
Light to 221.0p (162.7p)
Standard to 270.0p (191.1p)
Medium to 247.0p (191.5p)
Heavy to 213.0p (190.9p)
Overweight 198.0p (170.6p)
Light to £78.00 (£40.86)
Heavy to £149.00 (£74.07)
Rams £150.00 (£86.23)