Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 cattle, 2,970 prime lambs and 4,728 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th September 2017.
A total of 24 cattle was forward and saw trade very dear for all classes and many more could have been easily sold. Cows peaked at 161p for a black British Blue x cow sold by JP Lee, Morley Hill. Messrs Lee’s run of cows averaged £1,100.50. Limousin’s topped at 157p from Morley Hills. Charolais to 147 sold by Messrs Ritson, Swaites. Galloway cows topped at 130p from Peela Hill and regularly sold between 120-130p. Black and white cows sold to 130p from TB Imrie, Harelawhole followed at 127p from CT & J Wigham & Sons, Hethermill.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue 161p Morley Hill.
Limousin 157p Morley Hill, 134p Peela Hill.
Charolais 147p Swaites.
Bazadaise 138p Swaites.
Galloway 130p, 126p Peela Hill, 124p, 115p Becks.
Black & White 130p Harelawhole, 127p, 107p Hethermill.
Shorthorn 123p Peela Hill.
Angus 115p Ifferdale.
Luing 111p Arkleton.
British Blue 200p High Stenries.
Galloway 160p Arthuret.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Luing £1,232 Arkelton
British Blue £1,102 Morley Hill
Limousin £1,099 Morley Hill, £884 Peela Hill.
Black & White £988 Harelawhole, £920 Hethermill.
Charolais £948 Swaites.
Galloway £897 Peela Hill, £725 Becks.
Shorthorn £891 Peela Hill.
Bazadaise £814 Swaites.
British Blue £1,270 High Stenries.
A much smaller show of 2,970 prime lambs were forward following this week’s lull in the trade. A large volume of lightweight hill lambs realised little more than store trade, which affected the overall average. However, the best quality lambs remained very dear and regularly sold between 220-240p, with export lambs and heavier lambs firmer then mid week. Sale topped at 251p for tremendous Beltex from regular and local consignor David Hall, Lanerton, Brampton. Top price per head of £103 for large Texel tup lambs from Messrs Milburn, Wallend, Brampton. Overall sale average 173.4p (SQQ 173p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 251p Lanerton, 241p Sorbie, 239p Lanerton, 237p Thornthwaite Close, 228p Lanerton, 209p Kirranrae, 205p Lanerton, 200p Waltonwoodhead & Westerhall.
Texel 243p Archwood, 236p, 232p Wallend, 222p Chapel House, 219p Drumcairn, 218p Killocraw, 215p Wham Head, 213p Wallend, 211p High Parkfoot, 207p Peela Hill.
Suffolk 196p Wallend, 192p, 187p, 183p, 182p Linton, 181p Guardsmill & Wallend.
Cheviot 170p High Dovecote, 167p Chapel.
Charollais 187p Woodhall.
Cheviot Mule 169p Chapel, 168p Keil.
Lleyn 178p The Height.
Cross 168p Brennanlea, 168p, 167p Whiteside, 166p Nunscleugh, 161p Albierigg & Chapel, 160p Peela Hill, Spoutbank & Penpeugh.
Blackface 163p Redburn View, 157p Albierigg, 150p Penpeugh.
North Country Cheviot 165p Earlside.
Berrichon 179p Sceugh Dyke.
Hampshire 168p Barnglies.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £103, £100, £99 Kirkton, £99 Wallend, £97 Archwood, £94 Drumcairn, £92 Pearsby Hall & Drumcairn.
Beltex £98 Lanerton, £95 Thornthwaite Close, £94 Sorbie, £91 Lanerton, £90 Thornthwaite Close.
Suffolk £97, £93, £92.50 Guardsmill, £87 Sceugh Dyke & Woodhall, £86.50, £86, £85.50, £84 Linton, £82 Shield Green.
Berrichon £87.50 Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais £84 Woodhall.
Cheviot Mule £74 Keil, £71 Chapel.
Hampshire £74, £72 Barnglies.
Blackface £74 Albierigg.
Cross £73.50 Whiteside & Albierigg, £73 Nunscleugh, £72 Spoutbank & Nether Albie, £71 Albierigg.
Lleyn £72 The Height.
North Country Cheviot £71 Earlside.
Another good show of 4,728 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual full ring of buyers, with heavy ewes slightly easier on the week especially mules but the best end of ewes remained at recent high rates. Hill ewes shadowed last week’s trade. Rams easier. Sale topped at £190 for outstanding Texel rams from A R Bell, Kirkton, Hawick. Ewes to £140 for a pen of quality Texel ewes from Messrs Renwick, Craig Douglas, Selkirk.
Texel £140 Craig Douglas, £126 Drumreach, £122 Beckfoot, £120 Chaseside, £115 Itonfield, £112 Dickstree, £104 Chaseside, £103 Beckfoot, £102 Viewley, £100 Eastside & Beckfoot.
Charolais £115 Golden Lane, £106, £102 Chaseside.
Suffolk £108 Viewley, £106 Chaseside, £104, £103 Beckfoot, £102 Colmslie Hill, £99 Beckfoot, £97, £96 Chaseside, £96 Eastside, £95 Clackmae, £90 Thuster Mains & Beckfoot.
Blue Faced Leicester £100 Baggarah, £88 Aikengall, £85 Penpeugh.
Cross £90 Cleughbraemill, £83 Dickstree, £82 Slealands, £81 Annanhill, £80 New Farm, Wellington & Bullshill, £79 Newton Farm, £78 Third & Bogues, £77 Burnfoot & Over Newton.
Continental £90 Wellington, £87, £80 Beckfoot.
Cheviot Mule £87 Colmslie Hill, £86, £85 Clackmae, £82 Crakaig.
North Country Cheviot £84 Dalmakether, £77 Colmslie Hill, £72 Dunnabie, £71 Hillhead.
Lleyn £66 Broom Park.
Cheviot 63 West Deloraine, £62, £60 Home Farm.
Easycare £61, £54 Mitchelston.
Goat £59 Marygate, £50 Newtonhill.
Herdwick £54 Broom Park.
Blackface £53 Broom Park, £51 D’Mainholm, £50 Aikengall & Bowanhill, £49 Over Newton, £48 Minsca & Middlesteads, £47 New Hall, £45 Harehead, Brennanlea, Over Newton, Marygate & Walton Park.
Swaledale £42 Bullshill, £40 Whitfield Farms, £39, £38 High Crossgill, £38 Pole.
Texel £190 Kirkton, £118 Beckfoot, £114 Chaseside, £104 Cleughbraemill, £100 Chaseside.
Charollais £120 Chaseside.
Suffolk £100 Eastside & Clackmae.
North Country Cheviot £98 Eastside.
Blue Faced Leicester £94 Clackmae.
Easycare £85 Mitchelston.
Cheviot £74 Birneyknowe.
Light to 140.0p (140.0p)
Medium to -------p (------p)
Heavy to 138.0p (138.0p)
Light to 160.0p (139.0p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)
Bulls to 200.0p (200.0p)
Light to 158.0p (142.0p)
Standard to 251.0p (183.5p)
Medium to 243.0p (173.6p)
Heavy to 204.0p (176.7p)
Overweight 191.0p (159.4p)
Light to £66.00 (£38.31)
Heavy to £140.00 (£69.22)
Rams to £190.00 (£71.11)