Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 27 cattle, 3,734 prime lambs and 5,902 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd November 2017.
More cast cows on offer with again mainly weathered hill cows forward and selling to a similar trade. The top price was 140p for a British Blue cross cow sold by WH & DA Gass, Nunscleugh. Limousin’s sold to 130p from G Mitchinson & Sons Gallowberry, with black and white cows peaking at 120p shown by CT & J Wigham & Sons, Hethermill. Top price per head was £1,028.50 for an Angus cow sold by TD & JR Byers, Cubbyhill.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
British Blue 140p Nunscleugh.
Limousin 130p Gallowberry, 128p (x2) Nunscleugh, 120p Batey Shield.
Angus 121p Cubbyhill.
Black & White 120p Hethermill, 118p Becton Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Angus £1,028 Cubbyhill.
British Blue £1,022 Nunscleugh.
Black & White £979 Becton Hall, £828 Hethermill.
Limousin £838, £832 Nunscleugh, £819 Gallowberry.
A similar entry of 3,734 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes much dearer on the week, especially for well fleshed lambs. The best quality lambs easily sold at recent high rates and continue to be short of buyer requirements.
Sale topped at 275p for a pen of great Beltex lambs from Messrs Storey, Tinnishall, Canonbie. Top price per head of £109 for Beltex lambs from Messrs Taylor, Ochtermuthill, Creiff and from Messrs Patterson, Blackwood, Biggar. Overall sale average 175.1p (SQQ 176.6p) +10p on the week.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 275p Tinnishall, 270p Easter Ochtermuthill, 266p Blackwood, 265p Easter Ochtermuthill, 258p Waltonwoodhead, 256p Wallend, 247p Waltonwoodhead, 246p Tinnishall, 245p Easter Ochtermuthill, 226p Waltonwoodhead, 224p Walton Highrigg, 220p Waltonwoodhead, 215p Sorbie.
Texel 258p High Greenhill, 237p Blackwood, 235p Easter Ochtermuthill, 232p Greensburn, 231p Kilnford Croft, 227p Drumcairn, 226p Blackwood, 224p Kirranrae, 223p Pates Hill, 220p High Greenhill, 215p Kilnford Croft & High Parkfoot.
Cheviot 206p, 191p Tangytavil, 188p Ballywilline, 186p Clerkhill, 182p Skelfhill.
Charollais 195p Dovesford, 184p Shield Green 180p Hallburn, 179p Dovesford.
Suffolk 187p Wallend, 184p Dovesford, 183p Cowburnrigg & Keil, 180p Fenwick, 179p Low Dunashery, 178p Oldfield & Brisco Meadows, 177p Fenwick, 176p Archerbeck, Woodhouse & Grainhead.
North Country Cheviot 180p Roughet Hill, 176p Newton Cottages, 172p Fenwick.
Blackface 179p Arnicle, 178p Ballywilline, 177p, 176p Chapelhope, 175p Peela Hill, 174p Upperburnmouth, 173p Roughet Hill, 172p Lanehead.
Cross 174p Gibblaston, 173p Keil, 171p Whiteside, 170p Minsca & Low Chesterhope, 169p Hole Farm, 168p Greensburn.
Berrichon 174p, 169p Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot Mule 173p Skelfhill & Barnglies.
Lleyn 171p Whiteclose.
Oxford 159p Guards.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £109, £103, £100 Easter Ochtermuthill, £109 Blackwood, £99 Tinnishall, £99, £98 Waltonwoodhead, £96 Tinnishall, £94 Waltonwoodhead.
Texel £100 Drumcairn & Kirkton, £98 High Greenhill & Drumcairn, £97 Blackwood & Crumhaughhill, £96 Eastside, £95 Blackwood & Kilnford Croft, £94 Easter Ochtermuthill, £93 Viewley, Drumcairn & West Scales, £92 Kirranrae.
Suffolk £93 Linford Croft, £92 Sibmister, £90 Kilnford Croft, £89 Oldfield, £87.50 High Wreay, £87 Cowburnrigg, £85 Wallend, £83 Hallburn, Dovesford & Archerbeck, £82 Kinninghall.
North Country Cheviot £90.50 Marchbank.
Half-bred £84 High Moat.
Berrichon £83 Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais £82, £81 Hallburn, £80 Kilnford Croft, £78.50 Pates Hill & Sowerby Wood, £78 Tinnishall, £77.50 Knowe, £77 Kilnford Croft, Knowe & Hallburn.
Cheviot Mule £76 Barnglies, £74.50 Skelfhill.
Cross £75 Low Chesterhope & Whiteside, £74.50 Hole Farm & Minsca, £74 High Parkfoot, £73.50 Eastside & Archerbeck, £73 Greensburn.
Cheviot £74.50 Clerk Hill, £72 Bush of Ewes, £71 Skelfhill, £70 Bush of Ewes.
Blackface £73 Roughet Hill, £71 Minsca, £70 Low Chesterhope, £69 Roughet Hill, £67 Lanehead & Tayvallich, £65 Cowden Burn
Another large show of 5,902 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes dearer on the week apart from plain ewes. A much better show of strong horned ewes realised a firmer trade, with the biggest best ewes keenly sought after and short of requirements. Rams remain consistently dear.
Sale topped at £154 for Texel ewes from Messrs Bell, Kirkton, Hawick. Rams to £138 for Texel’s from Messrs Shirley-Bevan, Gatehousecote, Hawick.
Texel £154 Kirkton, £150 Haltcliffe, £148 The Wreay, £146 Bascodyke Foot, £145 Marchbank, Grassmainston & Kirkton, £142, £140 Bascodyke Foot, £138 Green Aton & Easter Ochtermuthill, £134 Sibmister & Grassmainston, £132 Bascodyke Foot, £130 The Wreay.
Charolais £138 Chaseside, £118 Beckfoot, £108 Chaseside.
Beltex £128 Easter Ochtermuthill, £116 Blackwood, £108 Easter Ochtermuthill.
Suffolk £120 Chaseside & Beckfoot, £115 Chaseside, £114 Heatherglen, £113 Beckfoot, £112 Viewley, £110 Beckfoot & Heatherglen, £106 Viewley & Chaseside, £104 Heatherglen.
Half-bred £100, £84 Broom Park, £80 Green Aton.
North Country Cheviot £92 Earlside, £85 Beckfoot, £84 Chaseside, £81 Marchbank, £80 Nettling Flatt.
Blue Faced Leicester £88 Beckfoot, £83 Laverhay.
Cross £86 Lockerbie House, £80 Hallmyre, £78 Sceugh, £77 Gillenbie & Eastside, £75 Woodhouse, £74 Newton & Eastside, £73 Newbigging, £72 Howtel, £70 Broom Park & Chapel House.
Cheviot Mule £84 Morebattle Tofts, £83 Priesthaugh, £79 Achalone & Viewley, £78 Arnmannoch, £76 Broom Park, £75 Sibmister.
Lleyn £79 Marygate, £74 Gatehousecote, £68 Marygate, £67 Bush of Ewes, £65 Eastside, £60 Gatehousecote.
Cheviot £74 Bush of Ewes, £69 Girnwood, £65 Newton Cottages, £64 Commonside, £60 Rowhope.
Blackface £64 Eastside, £62 Kirkland, £57 Sewing Shields, £56 Brownleazes, Prospect House & Roughet Hill, £54, £53 Eastside, £53 Laverhay.
Swaledale £45 Spital Shields, £40 Laverhay, £37 Coldshield & Spital Shields, £34 Haltcliffe.
Texel £138 Gatehousecote, £130 Newton Cottage, £124 Hornby Hall & Oldfield, £122 Marygate, £120 The Wreay, £118 Longhurst & The Wreay, £116 Aldery Terrace, £114 High Floweryhirst, £110 Hallmyre.
Suffolk £134 Oldfield, £125 Golden Lane.
Charollais £116 Chaseside.
Cheviot £114, £100 Raeburnfoot.
North Country Cheviot £106 Oldfield.
Blackface £97 Gibbs Hill, £88 Kirkland.
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Light to 197.0p (156.2p)
Standard to 275.0p (181.6p)
Medium to 266.0p (180.0p)
Heavy to 208.0p (170.3p)
Overweight 174.0p (160.7p)
Light to £79.00 (£35.81)
Heavy to £154.00 (£74.96)
Rams £138.00 (£82.15)