Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 cattle, 4,720 prime lambs and 5,761 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd November 2017.
A similar entry of 24 cast cows, with mainly plainer lean cows on offer, but trade was good for all classes. The sale topped at 122p for a Limousin sold by BM & Z Harrison, Clarghyll, with black & white cows selling to 120p from E A Dodd, Roanstree. Top price per head was £1,064 for a Limousin bull from R J Anderson, Penchrise. Black and white cows peaked at £1,044 from E A Dodd, Roanstree.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 122p Clarghyll, 107p Archerbeck.
Friesian 120p, 110 Roanstree.
Simmental 113p, 102p Archerbeck.
Limousin Bull 112p Penchrise.
Angus 103p Archerbeck.
Charolais 102p Clarghyll.
Luing 100p Geltsdale.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Limousin Bull £1,064 Penchrise.
Friesian £1,044, £902 Roanstree.
Limousin £793 Clarghyll, £656 Greensburn.
Simmental £791 Archerbeck.
Luing £670 Geltsdale.
Angus £659 Archerbeck.
Charolais £622 Clarghyll.
Another larger entry of 4,720 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with averages similar on the week despite lesser trades mid week. Lighter lambs under 45kg dearer, especially with good flesh, best quality lambs short of requirements. Heavy lambs over 45kg easier on the week, apart from the best kinds.
Sale topped at 257p for wonderful Beltex lambs from G Anderson, Nether Stenries, Dumfries. Top price per head of £105 for a pen of tremendous Beltex lambs from M & W Fotheringham, Drumcairn, Perth. Overall sale average 173.6p (SQQ 176.6p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 257p Nether Stenries, 250p Waterside, 239p Drumcairn, 224p Crawthat, 213p Waterside & Drumcairn, 209p Waterside.
Texel 237p Catslackburn, 225p Burray, 223p Dunjop, 221p Kirk House & Burray, 220p Drumcairn & Lanerton, 219p Dunjop, 215p, 214p Kirk House, 215p Burray, 213p Glencartholm, 211p Dunjop.
Cheviot 192p Littlegill, 186p Sundhope & Taldale, 184p Newtown, 182p Tanlawhill, 181p Linhope & Broomlea.
Suffolk 186p Brisco Meadows, 185p Killocraw, 182p Burnside, 181p Hallburn, 179p Fenwick, 177p High Crubasdale & Outertown, 176p Tarrasfoot, Ryehills & Dyke, 175p Brisco Meadows.
Cheviot Mule 182p Ericstane.
Cross 179p Ashley Park, 173p Broomlea, 172p Drumelzier, 171p Peela Hill, 169p Boreland, 168p Woodhouse, 167p Peasemyres, 165p Littlegill & Whitefield, 164p Drumelzier.
Blackface 179p Kirkland, 177p Westerhall, 176p Kirkland, 173p Catslackburn & Fenwick, 171p, 170p Brennanle, 170p Whiteside, Kirkland & Wanwood Hill.
North Country Cheviot 174p Burray, 170p Marchbank.
Charollais 173p Taldale, 168p Down By Rigg, 164p Moorhills, 163p Sceugh Dyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £105 Drumcairn, £100 Waterside, £96 Drumcairn, £94 Crawthat, £94, £90 Waterside, £90 Nether Stenries, £87, £80 Waterside.
Texel £97, £95 Drumcairn, £95 Burray, £93 Dunjop, £92 Kirk House, £92 Newtown, £91 High Mossthorn, £90 Lanerton, Dunjop, Kirk House, Uppercleuch, Burray, Drumcairn & Courthill.
Suffolk £88.50 Tarrasfoot & Boreland, £88 Sceugh Dyke, £87, £86 Boreland, £84.50 Knowe, £84 High Crubasdale & Tarrasfoot, £81.50 Sceugh Dyke & Ashley Park, £81 Eastside, £80 Brisco Meadows & Dyke.
North Country Cheviot £87 Burray, £80 Marchbank.
Charollais £87 Moorhills.
Cheviot £79.50 High Crubasdale, £79 Newtown, £76 The Land, £75 Tarrasfoot & Twislehope, £74 Boreland, £73.50 Catslackburn, £73 Twislehope.
Cross £76.50 Woodhouse, £76 Boreland, £75 Peasemyres & Westernhopeburn, £73 The Nook, £72 Aldery Terrace, £70 Peela Hill, Morrell Hill, Ashley Park & High Parkfoot, £69 Woodhouse, £68 Littlegill.
Cheviot Mule £75, £74.50 Longburgh Fauld, £74 Marwhirn, £72.50 Ericstane, £70 Marwhirn.
Blackface £74 Boreland, £73 Peela Hill, £72 Brennanlea, £68 Whiteside, £67.50 Fenwick, £66 Whiteside & Peela Hill, £64 Winterhopeburn, Sundhope & Hott, £63 Brennanlea.
Another large show of 5,761 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes dearer on the week, especially the heavy ewes and export ewes. Best quality ewes remained at extreme rates and short of requirements, all others similar. Sale topped at £178 for tremendous Texel rams from Gelston Castle Farms, Castle Douglas. Texel ewes to £151 from Chaseside.
Texel £151 Chaseside, £143 Heatherglen, £142 East Kirk, £141 Eastside, £140 Crumhaughhill, £139 Viewley & Chaseside £138 Kirkton of Kingoldrum, £134 Heatherglen & Green Aton, £132 Crumhaughhill, £130 Drumcairn & Broom Park, £125 Burray, £124 High Wreay, £122 Eastside, Beckfoot & Heatherglen, £119 Gelston Castle, £118 Catslackburn.
Suffolk £118 Green Aton, £116 Chaseside, £113 Kirkton of Kingoldrum, £112 Broom Park, £110 Viewley, £108 Broom Park, Heatherglen & Chaseside, £106 Beckfoot.
Charollais £114 Viewley, £110 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £100 Beckfoot, £98 Chaseside & Beckfoot.
Cross £87 Broom Park, £80 Viewley, £76 Castletown, £75 Yatesfield & Broom Park, £74 Middle Shippley, Gillesbie & Burn House, £73 Green Aton & Broom Park, £72 Eastside, £70 Nilston Rigg.
North Country Cheviot £85 Ericstane, £83 Green Aton & Whitton, £82 Ericstane, £80 Chaseside.
Blue Faced Leicester £81 Nunscleugh, £71 Broomhope.
Cheviot Mule £78 Broom Park & Gelston Castle, £77 Achamore, £76 Cassington & Broom Park, £73 Keith.
Romney £69, £61 Marygate, £64 Eastside.
Lleyn £69 Newbigging.
Blackface £67 Eastside, £63 Yatesfield, £59 High Staward, £57 Keith, £54 Bragleenmore, £52 High Staward, £51 Nilston Rigg, £50 Eastside.
Goat £66, £44 Nether Stenries.
Cheviot £63 Gillesbie, £58 Newbigging, £57 Eastside, £56 Castle Oer, £55 Viewley, £52 Green Aton.
Swaledale £45 Whitton, £42 West Newlands & Shieldhurst, £37 Broomlea, £36 Nunscleugh.
Texel £178 Gelston Castle, £132 Machrihanish, £128 Gelston Castle, £122 Viewley, £120 Marygate & Broomlea, £118 Kirkton of Kingoldrum, £116 Marygate, £114 Gelston Castle, £112 Moorhills, £100 Viewley & Chaseside.
Beltex £135 Catslackburn.
Suffolk £110 Tarrasfoot, £108 Marygate.
North Country Cheviot £98 Earlside, £90 Gillesbie.
Romney £92 Newbigging.
Charollais £90 Ashley Park.
Blackface £82 High Staward.
Blue Faced Leceister £80 Marygate.
Cheviot £75 Catslackburn.
Light to 194.0p (162.2p)
Standard to 257.0p (176.6p)
Medium to 250.0p (179.7p)
Heavy to 202.0p (165.0p)
Overweight 167.0p (155.5p)
Light to £69.00 (£33.21)
Heavy to £151.00 (£74.81)
Rams £178.00 (£71.55)