Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 cattle, 3,164 prime lambs and 5,897 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th September 2017.
A total of 18 cattle was forward and a shortage of better quality beef cows. Trade was brisk and could easily have sold many more. The sale topped at 158p for a Limousin cow sold by A&A Ewing, Dumbretton. Angus cows sold to 140p from TN Cavers, Sorbie, with Messrs Cavers also selling the top price per head of £1,059.75. Black and White cows sold to 123p or £904.05 from CT & J Wigham, Hethermill. Cast bulls peaked at 128p for a Galloway from A Murray & Sons, Sewing Shields, grossing £1,036.80.
Prime bulls sold to 224p for a black Limousin bull from JW Vevers, High Stenries and others to 210p also from Messrs Vevers.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 158p Dumbretton.
Angus 140p, 135p Sorbie.
British Blue 131p Hallburn Croft.
Galloway Bull 128p Sewing Shields.
Black & White 123p Hethermill, 116p, 113p Low Moat, 110p Hethermill.
Whitbred Shorthorn Bull 116p Sewing Shields.
Limousin 224p High Stenries.
Charolais 210p High Stenries.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Angus £1,059, £938 Sorbie.
Limousin £1,058 Dumbretton.
Galloway Bull £1,036 Sewing Shields.
Black & White £904 Hethermill, £802, £800 Low Moat.
British Blue £805 Hallburn Croft.
Limousin £1,366 High Stenries.
Charolais £1,165 High Stenries.
A larger show of 3,164 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers and realised a steady trade throughout, on par with the rest of the week. A lot of lambs coming forward between 36-40kg lacking flesh and would be better marketed as stores. Vendors benefited with heavier lambs over 42kg, with plenty flesh. The best quality export lambs remained a good trade, with a much smaller show of lightweight lambs similar on the week.
Sale topped at 228p for tremendous Beltex from regular consignor Messrs Gribbon, Waterside, Dumfries. Top price per head of £103 for Texel lambs from Messrs Grice, Newtown, Brampton. Overall sale average 170.0p (SQQ 169.6p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 228p Waterside, 226p, 213p Lanerton, 207p Waterside, 202p Walton Highrigg, 200p Waterloo.
Texel 220p Crawthat, 219p Wallend, 216p Toftcombs, 215p Wallend, 211p Crawthat, 207p Edges Green, 200p Toftcombs.
Blackface 183p Edges Green, 170p Collin Bank.
Suffolk 180p Dinwoodie Green, 174p Overtonbush, Wallend & Bleatarn, 173p Linton, 172p Outertown, Tarrasfoot & Sceugh Dyke, 171p Greenacres, 170p Chapel.
Berrichon 176p Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais 170p Fenton, 167p Bleatarn, 165p Kirkland Hall.
Cross 168p The Nook, 167p Hill Brae, 161p Dornal, Old Rectory & Barglachan, 160p Greensburn.
Cheviot Mule 165p Ringliggate.
Hampshire 162p Barnglies.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £103 Newtown, £97 Crawthat & Toftcombs, £93 Solwaybank & Crawthat, £92 Linton.
Beltex £91 Waterside, £86 Lanerton, £85 Waterside, £83 Walton Highrigg & Lanerton, £81 Hoddamtown.
Suffolk £89 Tarrasfoot, £85 Greenacres, £83 Sceugh Dyke, £82 Shield Green, £80 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot Mule £79 Barnglies.
Berrichon £77.50 Sceugh Dyke.
Hampshire £76 Barnglies.
Cross £75.50 The Nook, £73.50 Hill Brae, £73 Hole Farm, £72.50 Old Rectory, £71.50, £70 Hall of Drumpark.
Charollais £73 Fenton, £71 Kirkland Hall, £70 Bleatarn.
Blackface £68 Hole Farm, £66 Edges Green.
A much larger show of 5,897 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual full ring of buyers, with all classes being £3-4 up on the week. Heavy ewes very much in demand and scarce of requirements, with a large number of hill ewes realising recent rates. Rams still sought after.
Sale topped at £195 for a pair of excellent Texel rams from Messrs Bell, Roxburghmill, Kelso. Ewes to £144 for a pen of quality Texel ewes from Messrs Gibb, Toftcombs, Biggar.
Texel £144 Toftcombs, £139 Drinkstone, £134 Chaseside, £132 Woodhead, £129 Walby Grange, £128 Glenrath & Viewley, £127 Beckfoot, £118 Viewley, £116 Leithanhall, £114 Heatherglen & Hymers, £112 Unthank, Viewley & Heatherglen.
Charolais £114 Heatherglen, £98 Chaseside & Viewley, £96 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £110 Chaseside, £108 Beckfoot, £106, £104, £103 Viewley, £102 Chaseside, £100 Marygate, £99 Chaseside & Drinkstone, £97 Viewley & Bleatarn, £96 Beckfoot & Heatherglen, £95 Fearn.
North Country Cheviot £95 Hoddamtown, £83 Crawthat, £82 Beckfoot, £80 Chaseside.
Blue Faced Leicester £94 Laidlawsteel, £86 Glenrath, £85 Leithanhall.
Cheviot Mule £88 Heatherglen, £80, £78 Yonderton, £78, £70 Falnash.
Cross £87 Whitehall, £84 Lochlyoch, £82 Eastfodderlie & Marygate, £81 Greensburn, Staffler & Marygate, £80 Hallsoven.
Blackface £85 Wanwood Hill, £67 Woolfords, £62 Lochlyoch, £59 Hole Farm, £57 Lochlyoch.
Cheviot £68 Clerk Hill, £57 Hyde Park, £56 Broom Park, £55 Falnash, £53 High Wood, £50 Broom Park & Dalgare.
Easycare £60, £52 Bairnkine, £50 Morebattle Tofts.
Lleyn £56 Pirntaton.
Goat £51 Barwhinock, £48 Chaseside.
Swaledale £45, £44 Stotsfold, £41 Hightown.
Texel £195 Roxburghmill, £190 Marygate, £144 Bensons Fell, £131 Beckfoot, £128 Old Rectory, £120 Beckfoot, £114 Unthank & Heatherglen, £110 Upper Hundalee.
Charollais £118 Chaseside & Viewley.
Zwartble £108, £100 Eastside.
Suffolk £104, £94 Hassendeanburn.
Blue Faced Leicester £96 Kingfisher Farm.
Bulls to 224.0p (217.3p)
Light to 175.0p (148.0p)
Standard to 226.0p (175.0p)
Medium to 228.0p (170.0p)
Heavy to 186.0p (167.0p)
Overweight 167.0p (160.0p)
Light to £85.00 (£41.40)
Heavy to £144.00 (£72.84)
Rams £195.00 (£85.26)