Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 3,821 prime lambs and 4,767 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st December 2017.
A small selection of cattle saw cast cows top at £711 for a Dutch black and white cow shown from T & M Irving, Becton Hall and clean cattle sold to 220p twice for Limousin heifers sold by J W Vevers, High Stenries, with a top price per head of £1,397.
A smaller entry of 3,821 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, who unexpectedly created a very strong trade in all classes which rose continually all day, apart from lambs which lacked flesh especially in the lightweight category. Many more could have been sold to advantage and it will remain to be seen the amount of volume which comes on the market on Wednesday as to whether the trade will remain for next week.
The sale topped at 250p for a pen of wonderful Beltex lambs from T Linton, The Firs, Lanark with top price per head peaking at £130 for outstanding Texel lambs from A Hamilton, Smyllum Road, Lanark.
Overall sale average 188.2p (SQQ 187.5p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 250p The Firs, 242p Park Nook, 232p Sorbie, 216p Oakwood, 210p, 207p Park Nook, 207p Sorbie, 205p, 200p Park Nook.
Texel 245p Burray, 243p Crawthat, 240p High Greenhill, 238p Blythbank, 236p Smyllum, 230p Blackrigg, 228p Harene, 225p Gallowberry, 224p Blythbank, 219p Crawthat & Harene, 218p Hallburn Croft, 216p Woodhead & Allanshaws, 215p Roses Bower & Oakwood.
Berrichon 209p, 206p, 204p Sceugh Dyke.
Suffolk 208p Allanshaws 208p, 206p Sceugh Dyke, 206p Outertown & The Firs, 204p Blythbank & East Murkle, 202p Broomhill, Tarrasfoot & Cowburnrigg, 201p Archerbeck, 200p Smyllum Road & Park House, 198p Cowburnrigg, Falnash, Guardsmill & Burray.
Cheviot 203p Springfield Farm Court, 200p Broomlea, 197p, 195p Linhope, 194p Catslackburn, 193p Townfoot, 191p Pennersaughs & Sundhope, 190p Springfield Farm Court.
Charollais 203p Tinnishall.
North Country Cheviot 200p Aucharua, 193p, 191p Allanshaws, 186p Orchardton Mains, 182p Allanshaws, 181p Ericstane.
Mule 196p Weeds, 195p Springfield Farm Court, 185p Howford, 184p Weeds, 183p Innisewan, 182p Brisco Meadow, 180p Whitegates & Hazelgill.
Cheviot Mule 194p, 187p Longburgh Fauld, 186p Allanshaws.
Blackface 188p Arnicle, Bragleenmore & Clonrae, 186p Chapel, 185p Linhope, Shield Green & Sorbie, 184p Chapel & Sykehead, 182p West Scales, 181p Brisco Meadows.
Oxford 176p, 170p Guards.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £130 Smyllum £112 Harene & Blythbank, £111 Craig Douglas & Killeonan, £110 Kirk House, Springfield Farm Court, Craig Douglas & Commonside, £108 Blackrigg, Catslackburn & Kirkhouse, £106 Allanshaws, £105 Broomhill, Dublin Road & Barnglies, £104 Maidencots & Howgillside.
Suffolk £109 Sceugh Dyke £108 Smyllum, £107 East Murkle, Howgillside & Broomhill £106 Allanshaws, Tone Hall & Tarrasfoot, £105 Burray, £103 Hallburn & Tarrasfoot, £102 Hallmyre, £100 Sceugh Dyke, Allanshaws & Blythbank, £99 Cowburnrigg & Falnash, £97 Tarasfoot.
Berrichon £106, £99, £96 Sceugh Dyke.
North Country Cheviot £104, £101, £95, £85 Allanshaws, £85 Ericstane, £80 Aucharua.
Cheviot £104 Sorbie, £85 Cowburn, £77 Linhope, £75 Hazelgill, £74 Springfield Farm, £70 Frankstown.
Beltex £95 Oakwood, £93, £92 Park Nook, £88, £85, £84 Sorbie, £85, £84, £80 Park Nook.
Oxford £94 Guards.
Charollais £93.50 Tinnishall.
Cheviot Mule £93, £86 Longburgh Fauld, £82 Allanshaws.
Mule £92 Cowburnrigg, £85 Woodhouse, £80 Brisco Meadow, £79 Whitegates, £78 Westernhopeburn, £78, £76.50 Whitegates, £76 Hazelgill & Shield Green, £75 Whitegates & Innishewan.
Blackface £80 Craig Douglas, £76 Sorbie & High Dalroich, £75 Cowburn, £74, £71 Bragleenmore, £71, £69 West Scales, £69 Chapel Farm, £68 Arnicle & Broomlea.
A larger show of 4,767 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with the heavy and best end of ewes dearer and short of requirements as well as the plainest ewes being dearer. However, the main stumbling block is the vast volume of export type ewes on the market which look remarkably cheap compared to the plainest end. An excellent show of Hexham type Blackface ewes met a fast trade resulting in a larger average on paper for light ewes, however in reality they were no dearer.
Sale topped at £168 for wonderful Texel ewes from Messrs Hastings, Kilncroft, Dumfries. Hill ewes to £71 for Blackface from Messrs Browell, Quarry House, Hexham. Rams sold to £130 for a Texel from Eastside.
Texel £168, £162 Kilncroft, £158 Bassenthwaite Hall, £157 Commonside, £156 Kilncroft, £153 Allanshaws, £150 Roxburgh Mains, Woodhead, Kilncroft, Upperhuntley Wood & Bassenthwaite Hall, £148 Whitehill & Orchardton Mains, £147 Quarry House & Dublin Road, £144 Beckfoot, £142 Bassenthwaite Hall, £138 Shop Farm & Viewley, £136 Ballinloan & Chaseside, £132 Roxburgh Mains, £130 Blythebank & Beckfoot, £128 Borrowston Mains, Quarry House & Ballinloan.
Charollais £146 Chaseside, £137 Beckfoot, £118 Chaseside.
Beltex £134 Bassenthwaite Hall, £122 Viewley, £120 Bridgestone.
Suffolk £128, £114 Beckfoot, £114 Viewley, £112 Golden Lane, £110 Chaseside & Roxburgh Mains, £108 Upperhuntley Wood, £107 Chaseside, £106 Beckfoot, Whitehill & Roxburgh Mains, £102 Dublin Road, £100 Keith, Bassenthwaite Hall & Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £99 Marchbank, £89 Ericstane, £88 Tain Olrig & Porteath, £86 Damside, £84 Ericstane, £81 Keith & Whitehill, £78 Roxburgh Mains & Westerhouses.
Bluefaced Leicester £98 Quarry House.
Zwartble £90 Chaseside.
Half-bred £86 Guardsmill.
Cheviot Mule £85 Beech Bank, £83 North House, £80 Mindork.
Cross £83 Tone Hall, £82 Blythebank, £79 Eastside & Netherurd Mains, £78 Westernhopeburn, £77 Partridge Nest, £76 Mill View & Easter Happrew, £75 Priestdykes, Blythbank, Hutlerburn & Stirches Mains, £74 Tone Hall, Kimmeter Green, Netherurd Mains & Westernhopeburn.
Blackface £71 Quarry House, £64 Brennanlea, £60 Upper Cullernie, £59 The Steel, £58 Tone Hall, £57 Quarry House & Marygate, £55 Wanwood Hill, £52 The Steel, £51 Eastside, £50 Wanwood Hill, Tone Hall & Upper Cullernie.
Goat £65 Chaseside, £60, £50 Balgray Hill.
Lleyn £64 Fearn, £60 Newbigging, £54 Raby Grange.
Easycare £58 Fir Tree, £50 Raby Grange & Cleongart, £46 Fir Tree.
Cheviot £56 Acnchorage, £54 Pennersaughs, £50 Blackwoodridgehouse, Kimmeter Green & Commonside, £49 Marchbank, £48 Millriggs, £47 Kimmeter Green & Brydekirk Mains, £46 Southdene.
Swaledale £48 Woodhouse, £47 Mossburnford, £46 Burnhouse, £40 The Ash.
Texel £130 Eastside, £128 Beckfoot, £124 Viewley, £120 Commonside, £118 Chaseside, £117 Beckfoot, £116 Kirk House & Tone Hall, £115 Beckfoot, £110 Killeonan, £100 West Watten & Balgray Hill.
Suffolk £112 Newbigging, £108 Chaseside, £100 Catslackburn.
Charollais £100 Golden Lane.
Cheviot £93 Catslackburn, £85 Commonside.
Blackface £89 Hutlerburn.
Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to -------p (------p)
Heavy to -------p (------p)
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 220.0p (213.7p)
Heavy to 220.0p (220.0p)
Light to 250.0p (172.9p)
Standard to 242.0p (182.6p)
Medium to 240.0p (193.8p)
Heavy to 230.0p (196.2p)
Overweight 236.0p (189.3p)
Light to £71.00 (£40.31)
Heavy to £168.00 (£75.84)
Rams £130.00 (£82.87)