Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,342 prime lambs, 666 store lambs and 3,727 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th December 2017.
A small gathering of 666 store lambs were also sold today, with all classes keenly sought after even though not the best show for quality. The sale topped at £70 for outstanding Texel’s from Ericstane. Cheviots to £45 and £40 Broom Park. Texels to £70, £66 Ericstane. Mules to £54 Drumelzier and £48 Wester Dawyck. Blackface to £44, £37 Carterhope, £31 Drumelzier, £30 Penchrise. North Country Cheviots to £64 Ericstane.
A large entry of 5,342 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes of lambs extremely dear and sought after, apart from the lightest end of small lambs. Trade would be up some 12p on the week across the board. The sale topped at 279p for a wonderful Beltex lamb from T Story, Greenburn, Canonbie with top price per head peaking at £119 for outstanding Texel lambs from R Ferguson, Priory Nook, Carlisle.
Overall sale average 199.6p (SQQ 200p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 279p Greenburn, 274p Hollands, 271p Greenburn, 262p Newton Cottage, 257p Sorbie, 243p Southholm, 241p Hollands, 235p Tinnishall, 234p, 233p Waterside, 225p Southholm & Lyonpark.
Texel 258p Hermitage, 255p Killocraw, 254p Gallowberry & Drumcairn, 251p New Hummerbecks, 250p Orthwaite Hall, 248p Drumcairn & Uppercleuch, 245p High Stenries, 244p Hermitage & Upper Tinwald, 243p Netherbrotherstone, 242p Hermitage, 241p Drumcairn, 240p Brisco Meadow.
Cheviot 228p Cadgillhead, 226p Warmanbie House, 213p Sceugh Dyke, 210p Glendinning, 209p, 208p Glendearg, 209p Millriggs, 207p Cadgillhead, 206p Glendearg, 205p Drycleughlea.
Suffolk 219p Gartvaigh & Rottington Hall, 218p Broomhill, 217p Sceugh Dyke, 215p High Cattadale & Machribeg, 211p High Cattadale, Outertown, Sceugh Dyke & Townhead, 210p Hallbankgate, 209p Netherbrotherstone, 208p High Crubasdale & Dunjop, 207p Tinnishall, 205p Fenwick.
Berrichon 218p, 213p Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais 213p Hallburn, 212p Lyonpark, 210p Hen Moss, 200p Lyonpark.
North Country Cheviot 213p Marchbank, 210p Roughet Hill, 209p, 206p Effgill, 205p Philiphaugh, 202p Marchbank, 200p Philiphaugh.
Blackface 211p Milnmark, 208p Glendinning, 205p West Scales, 203p Silloans & Glendinning, 198p Roughet Hill, 198p, 197p Clonrae, 195p Arnicle & Southholm.
Mule 207p Mains of Collin, 205p Silloans, 201p Gartvaigh, 200p Mains of Collin, 196p Romesbeoch, 192p High Crubasdale, 190p Millriggs, 189p Woodhall, 188p Southholm.
Cheviot Mule 200p Kirkbride.
Swaledale 164p Woodhall, 158p Hazelgill, 156p Newbiggin.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £119 Priory Nook, £116 Silloans, Bombie, Haas Grove & Oakshawhill, £115 Auchengray, £114 Cubbyhill, Orthwaite Hall & Greenburn, £113 Haas Grove, Bombie & New Hummerbecks, £112 Priory Nook & Bombie,
Beltex £118 Hollands, £114 Greenburn, £107 Southholm, £99 Hollands, £98 Waterside, £97 Newton Cottage, £96 Waterside, £95 Sorbie.
Suffolk £118 Broomhill, £113 Sceugh Dyke, £111 Broomhill, £101 Bellfield, £100 Mount Pleasant, £99 High Cattadale, Newbiggin & Machribeg, £98 Netherbrotherstone, Station Yard & High Wreay, £97 Townhead & Sceugh Dyke, £96 Killocraw.
North Country Cheviot £111, £102 Philiphaugh, £102 Marchbank, £89 Effgill, £88 Philiphaugh, £85 Effgill & Marchbank.
Charollais £106, £88 Lyonpark, £88 Hallburn, £84 Hen Moss, £83 Hallburn.
Berrichon £100, £98 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot £98 Drycleuchlea, £92 Millriggs, £91 Drumcairn, £90 Newton Cottage & Kirkbride, £88 Warmanbie House, £87 Brockhouse & Catslackburn, £86 Millriggs, £85 Cadgillhead, Garvilland & Sceugh Dyke.
Mule £98 Greenburn, £92 Romesbeoch, £88, £87 Mains of Collin, £87 Drumcairn, £86 Kirkhouse, £84.50 Gartvaigh, £82 Townhead, £80 Silloans & Southholm.
Blackface £98 Wanwood Hill, £84 West Scales, £83 Glendinning, £82 Kirkhouse & Wanwood Hill, £81 Clonrae, £80 Milnmark, Arnicle, Sorbie & West Scales, £79 Silloans, Uppercleuch, Roughet Hill & Corsebank.
Cheviot Mule £84 Kirkbride.
Swaledale £76 Hazelgill.
A smaller show of 3,727 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with heavy ewes and best quality ewes dearer and well short of reequipments. Plain ewes were sharper although export weight ewes again remain hard to cash in comparison. Rams similar.
Sale topped at £156 for wonderful Texel ewes from Messrs Hastings, Kilncroft, Dumfries and from A Graham, The Wreay, Wigton. Hill ewes to £69 for Blackface from Messrs Longlands, Tone Hall, Hexham. Rams sold to £126 for a Texel from Viewley.
Texel £156 Kilncroft, £156, £153, £150 The Wreay, £150 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £149 Birkenside & Hillcrest, £148 Kilncroft, £144 Viewley, £141 Jubilee Park, £140 Quarry House, £136 Greenbrae & Mossburnford, £135 Bassenthwaite Hall, £134 Heatherglen, Hillcrest & The Wreay, £133 Bassenthwaite Hall, £130 Greenbrae.
Charollais £153 Chaseside, £142 Beckfoot, £132 Heatherglen, £120 Chaseside, £116 Beckfoot, £110 Viewley, £102 Chaseside, £100 Lyonpark.
Suffolk £122 Chaseside, £120 Longyester, £117 Birkenside, Mossburnford & Viewley, £116 Beckfoot, £114 Mossburnford, £112 Heatherglen, £110 Bassenthwaite Hall, £108 Upper Mains, £106 Heatherglen, £104 Chaseside, £102 Beckfoot, £100 Lyonpark.
Beltex £122 Uppercleuch, £114 Waterside & Lyonpark, £108 The Wreay.
Bluefaced Leicester £100, £94 Quarry House.
North Country Cheviot £90 Chaseside, £86 Nettling Flatt & Beckfoot.
Cross £80 Dunjop, High Glen Triplock & Temple House, £79 Tetcott, £78 Mill View, Longyester & Birkenside, £75 Dunjop & Tone Hall, £74 Allfornaught & Broomhill, £73 Eastside & Tetcott.
Cheviot Mule £72 High Glen Triplock.
Blackface £69 Tone Hall, £68 Quarry House, £66 Peela Hill, £60 Longyester & Stooprigg, £57 Quarry House, £52 Longyester.
Kendal Rough £57 Borrow Bridge House.
Cheviot £53 Haas Grove, £48 Drycleuchlea, £42 Bloch & Newbigging.
Swaledale £40 Old Rectory.
Texel £126 Viewley & Heatherglen, £122 Mossburnford, £118 Viewley, £117 Blunderfield West, £116 Sandilands, £112 Cubbyhill, £110 Beckfoot, £106 Roughet Hill, £105 Braehead, £100 Chaseside.
Suffolk £108 Mossburnford, £104 Upper Mains.
Charollais £102 Hunderlee Pastoral.
Cheviot £93 Glendearg.
Blackface £88 Tone Hall, £84 Meggethead.
Bluefaced Leicester £80 Brockhouse.
Light to 228.0p (164.3p)
Standard to 279.0p (200.3p)
Medium to 274.0p (206.9p)
Heavy to 226.0p (205.1p)
Overweight 213.0p (196.0p)
Light to £69.00 (£33.01)
Heavy to £156.00 (£80.23)
Rams to £123.00 (£74.08)