Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 43 cattle, 6,105 prime lambs and 5,624 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th December 2017.
A total of 43 cast cows and prime cattle were forward at the weekly primestock sale, which included the Christmas Show and Sale where an excellent show of unhaltered cattle were offered to the judge Mr Joe Kirkup of W Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown.
After careful consideration he awarded the Championship to a Limousin heifer shown by J&J&D Taylor, Englishtown, with the heifer scaling 635kg and realised 300p (£1,905) to the judge. The Reserve Champion ticket went to A Carruthers & Sons, Peela Hill for their first prize native bred Galloway bullock, making 250p, also being bought by W Kirkup & Sons, Longtown. Another big thank you must go to the sponsors Murray Farmcare Animal Health.
Out with the show the next top price was 247p from Englishtown followed at 242p from A & JN Story, Newbiggin. Limousin bulls to 213p from J W Vevers, High Stenries.
A better selection of 19 cast cows met a nice trade with a top price of 128p for a Simmental cow from WA & CM Vaughan, High Dovecote and black and white cows peaked at 121p or £928.10 from TB Imrie, Harelawhole.
LIMOUSIN BULLOCK1st - Gass, Nunscleugh – 610kg 238p
2nd – Story, Newbiggin – 600kg 231p
ANY BRITISH BULLOCK/HEIFER1st - Carruthers, Peela Hill – 620kg 250p
2nd – Kyle, Spoutbank – 565kg 228p
LIMOUSIN HEIFER1st - Taylor, Englishtown – 635kg 300p
2nd – Story, Newbiggin – 540kg 242p
CHAROLAIS HEIFER1st - Vevers, High Stenries – 565kg 239p
CONT. BULL1st - Vevers, High Stenries – 555kg 213p
BEEF COW1st - Gass, Nunscleugh – 710kg 126p
DAIRY COW1st - Imrie, Harelawhole – 810kg 121p
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Simmental 128p High Dovecote.
Continental 126p Nunscleugh.
British Blue 124p Knarr.
Angus 122p Sorbie.
Black & White 121p Harelawhole, 113p, 111p Roanstree.
Galloway 120p Peela Hill, 106p Becks.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Angus £988 Sorbie.
Black & White £980 Harelawhole, £960, £810 Roanstree.
Continental £894 Nunscleugh.
Simmental £800 High Dovecote.
British Blue £793 Knarr.
Galloway £684 Peela Hill, £636 Becks.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin Heifer 300p, 247p Englishtown, 242p Newbiggin, 241p, 238p Englishtown, 235p (x2) High Stenries, 225p (x2), 222p Englishtown, 222p Peela Hill.
Charolais Heifer 239p High Stenries.
Limousin Steer 238p Nunscleugh.
British Blue Heifer 225p Englishtown.
Galloway Steer 250p Peela Hill, 228p Spoutbank, 216p, 214p Peela Hill.
Limousin Bull 213p High Stenries.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin Heifer £1, 905 Englishtown, £1,374 High Stenries, £1,361, £1,358 Englishtown, £1,351 High Stenries, £1,306 Newbiggin, £1,289 Englishtown, £1,276 Peela Hill.
Galloway Steer £1,550 Peela Hill, £1,288 Spoutbank, £1,251 Peela Hill.
Limousin Steer £1,451 Nunscleugh.
British Blue Heifer £1,395 Englishtown.
Charolais Heifer £1,350 High Stenries.
A massive entry of 6,105 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes easier on the week as many more lambs came on the market. A large number of light lambs were forward, proving harder to cash and less well fleshed. Heavyweight lambs remained well sold along with the best quality. Export type lambs got dearer all day.
Also held today was the Annual Christmas Show and Sale, kindly sponsored by Murray Farmcare Animal Health where 48 pens of ten were presented to the judge, Mr Philip Burton of our local abattoir West Scottish Lamb, who made an excellent job eventually awarding the Championship to the 1st prize pen of Beltex lambs from regular long distance supporter Mr R Lines, Killocraw, Bellochantuy, Campbeltown which scaled at 41kg and realised £130 selling to the judge.
The Reserve Championship went to another pen of Beltex from regular local supporters Messrs T N Cavers, Sorbie, Ewes, Langholm which scaled 40kg realising £100 and also selling to the judge. All other prize winners and prices below.
Out with the show, Beltex lambs sold to a top of 256p from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside, Dumfries with top price per head peaking at £120 for an outstanding Beltex lamb again from Killocraw.
Overall sale average 174.3p (SQQ 175.3p).
TEXEL X LAMBS:-1st - McKelvey, Burnside – 42kg £87 – S Stoddart
2nd – Fotheringham, Drumcairn – 43kg £102 – S Stoddart
BELTEX OR BELTEX X :-1st & Champion - Lines, Killocraw – 41kg £130 – West Scottish Lamb
2nd & Reserve – Cavers, Sorbie – 40kg £100 – West Scottish Lamb
OTHER CONT LAMBS:-1st - Lines, Killocraw – 41kg £87 – West Scottish Lamb
2nd – Laird, Yeldabrek – 36kg £88 – S Stoddart
SUFFOLK X LAMBS:-1st - Hird, Broomhills – 59kg £96 – R Stavely
2nd – Hird, Broomhills – 55kg £96 – M Lomax
N OF E MULE LAMBS:-1st - Kyle, Spoutbank – 45kg £76 – M Lomax
2nd – Gass, Nunscleugh – 47kg £76 – M Lomax
SCOTCH MULE LAMBS:-1st - Simpson, Kirkhouse – 50kg £80 – R Stavely
2nd – Simpson, Kirkhouse – 48kg £76 – M Lomax
NORTH CHEVIOT LAMBS:-1st - Thomson, Hownam Grange – 44kg £80 – West Scottish Lamb
2nd – McCulloch, Over Hillhouse – 43kg £76 – West Scottish Lamb
SOUTH CHEVIOT LAMBS:-1st - Warden, Skelfhill – 42kg £75 – West Scottish Lamb
2nd – Reid, Glendearg – 38kg £72 – West Scottish Lamb
BLACKFACE LAMBS:-1st - Tod, Glenshanna – 41kg £76 – J Thompson
2nd – Cavers, Sorbie – 41kg £72 – West Scottish Lamb
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 317p Killocraw, 256p Waterside, 250p Sorbie, 249p Oakwood, 244p Gelston Castle, 242p Waterside, 235p Gillesbie, 233p Gelston Castle, 232p Upper Tinwald, 231p Sorbie, 228 Drummuie, 226p Waterside & Gelston Castle, 225p Waterside, 222p Tinnishall.
Texel 267p Killocraw, 237p Drumcairn, 236p Burray, 233p Drumcairn, 231p Killocraw, 223p, 222p Burray, 221p Thornthwaite Close, 220p Killocraw, 219p Newton Cottages, 215p Low Tirfergus.
Continental 238p, 223p Burray, 212p Killocraw, 205p, 200p Burray.
Suffolk 193p Killocraw, 191p Burray, 186p Craigens, 183p Hallburn & Burray, 182p Marwhirn & Sundhope, 181p Tarrasfoot, 180p Outertown, Woodhouse, High Cattadale & Slickly, 179p Bleatarn, Marwhirn, 178p, 177p Ryehills & Burnside.
Mule 195p Brae Edge, 183p Peasemyres, 174p Nunscleugh.
Cheviot 194p Mains of Machermore, 189p Glendearg, 185p Hallmyre, 182p Mains of Machermore, 180p Catslackburn, 179p Skelfhill & Philiphaugh, 178p Dallowie & Philiphaugh.
Charollais 185p Cleongart & Bleatarn, 183p Hallburn, 181p Woodhall.
Blackface 185p Glendinning, 179p Sorbie, Craigens & Fingland, 178p Arnicle, 177p Chapel, 176p Sorbie, West Scales & Fingland, 175p Rawburn.
Lleyn 185p, 180p Cleongart.
North Country Cheviot 182p Hownam Grange, 177p, 176p Overhill House, 176p Drummuie, 171p Bardnaclaven, 170p Longburgh Fauld.
Cheviot Mule 174p Granton, 170p Dodgsonstown.
Swaledale 156p Westerhopeburn, 154p Horsley Hill, 153p Woodhall & Peasemyres.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £130 Killocraw, £115 Gillesbie, £104, £100 Waterside, £100 Sorbie, Gelston Castle & Upper Tinwald, £98 Gelston Castle, £97 Oakwood, Sorbie, Drumcairn & Gelston Castle, £95 Waterside.
Texel £120 Killocraw, £108 Strawfrank, £102, £100 Drumcairn, £98 Braeside, £96 Old Wall, £95 Oakwood, Low Tirfergus & Netherbrotherstone, £94 Nobles & Waterside, £93.50 Carsegowan, £92.50 Nunscleugh, £92 Carsegowan & Skelfhill.
Suffolk £99 Howahill, £96 Broomhill, £92 Colmslie Hill, £90.50 Cowburnrigg, £90 Burray & Sceugh Dyke, £88 High Cattadale & Carsegowan, £86 Broomhill & Tarrasfoot, £85 Philiphaugh & Sceugh Dyke.
Continental £90, £88, £87 Burray, £87 Killocraw.
Charollais £87.50 Tinnishall, £85 Woodhall, £80.50 Marygate.
North Country Cheviot £83 Philiphaugh, £80 Hownam Grange & Low Tirfergus, £78 Longburgh Fauld, £77 Bardnaclaven, £76.50 Philiphaugh, £76, £74 Overhill House, £73 Longburgh Fauld.
Mule £80 Kirkhouse, £77 Tister, £76.50 Nunscleugh, £76 Kirkhouse, Peasemyres, The Nook, Nunscleugh & Spoutbank, £75 West Glengyre, £74.50 Walton Park, £74 Knarr & Woodhouse.
Cheviot £77 Sorbie, £75 Skelfhill & Philiphaugh, £74 Halmyre, Glendearg & Sorbie, £72 Elm Bank & Glendearg, £71 Gillesbie & Glendearg, £70 Marwhirn, Upper Hindhope & Skelfhill.
Blackface £77 Low Tirfergus, £76 Cowburnrigg, Glendinning & Pole, £75 Sorbie, £75, £74.50 West Scales, £74 Greyside & Stableyard, £73 Upper Hindhope, £72 Fingland & Sorbie.
Another large show of 5,624 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with trade £4-5 easier for heavy ewes apart from the largest and best quality. Lightweight ewes were £2 easier although the plainer end would be sharper. Rams remain similar.
Sale topped at £156 for wonderful Texel ewes from Burray. Texel rams to £128 from Beckfoot and hill ewes to £66 for Cheviot ewes from Messrs Anderson, Priesthaugh, Hawick.
Texel £156 Burray, £152 Orchardton Mains, £150 Strawfrank, £148 Orchardton Mains, £146 Kirk House, £145 Beckfoot, £144 Braeside, £143 Bensons Fell, £140 Old Wall & Becks, £138 Chaseside, £136 Viewley, £135, £132 Kirk House, £129 Wood Farm, £128 Viewley, £126 Old Wall, £122, £120 New Grange, £120 Burray.
Beltex £135 Wood Farm, £106 Orchardton Mains, £92 Uppercleuch & Wood Farm.
Charollais £128 Beckfoot, £122 Chaseside, £110 Golden Lane, £108 Chaseside £100 Beckfoot, £96 Chaseside.
Suffolk £115 Beckfoot & Broom Park, £114 Chaseside, £113, £112 Colmslie Hill, £111 Beckfoot, £110 Leaona Villa, £108 Viewley, £105 Beckfoot, £104 Strawfrank & Chaseside, £98 Porteath.
Cheviot Mule £110 Viewley, £88, £87 Marygate, £85 Colmslie Hill.
North Country Cheviot £106 Beckfoot, £103, £92, £86 Ericstane.
Cross £76 Netherbrotherstone, £75 Anthorn, Dunadd & Eastside, £72 Leaona Villa, £71 Broomhill, £71, £70 Marygate, £70 Tetcott, Broom Park & Newbigging, £68 Broom Park, Teinside & The Chestnuts, £67 Houghton House, £66 Trailtrow & Tetcott, £65 High Parson Bridge & Chapel Farm.
Cheviot £66 Priesthaugh, £62 Brae Edge, £58 Catslackburn, £56 Becks, £55 Carterton, £54 Elm Bank, £50 Green Aton, Orchardton Mains, Unthank & Pilmuir.
Blackface £60 Low Carry House, £58 Pitland Hills, £54 Low Tirfergus, £49 Netherbrotherstone, £48 Eastside & Newbigging, £46 Howahill, £45 Broom Park, Teinside & Craigens.
Romney £56 Rammerscales.
Lleyn £51 Green Aton, £46 Marygate, £40 Broom Park.
Easycare £47, £46 Eastside.
Swaledale £42 Front Street, £40 Loughash House, Weeds & Marygate, £39 Manor Croft & Woodhouse, £38 Knarr, £36 The Brigg, £35 Manor Croft.
Texel £128 Beckfoot, £120 Colmslie Hill, £108 Bensons Fell, £106 Chaseside, £96 Orchardton Mains & Marygate.
North Country Cheviot £112 Whiteknowe.
Beltex £112 Eastside.
Charollais £106 Chaseside.
Suffolk £99 Colmslie Hill.
Blue Faced Leceister £88 Knarr, £84 Colmslie Hill.
Cheviot £80 Sundhope.
Light to 216.0p (216.0p)
Medium to 250.0p (232.8p)
Heavy to -------p (------p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 247.0p (234.6p)
Heavy to 300.0p (250.6p)
Bulls to 213.0p (213.0p)
Light to 228.0p (163.3p)
Standard to 256.0p (173.4p)
Medium to 317.0p (179.0p)
Heavy to 235.0p (172.5p)
Overweight 177.0p (166.2p)
Light to £66.00 (£35.44)
Heavy to £156.00 (£71.10)
Rams £128.00 (£70.66)
- Champion and First Prize Beltex-2
- Champion and First Prize Beltex
- Champion Beast-2
- Champion Beast
- Champion Pen and First prize Beltex (1)
- Champion Pen and First prize Beltex (2)
- First prize any other continental (1)
- First prize any other continental (2)
- First prize pen of Blackface Lambs
- First prize pen of mules
- First prize pen of NCC
- First prize pen of SCC (1)
- First prize pen of SCC (2)
- First prize pen of Scotch Mules
- First prize pen of Texels
- First prize Suffolks
- Reserve Champion Beast
- Reserve Champion Pen and Second Prize Beltex (1)
- Reserve Champion Pen and Second Prize Beltex (2)