Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,024 prime hoggs and 4,049 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th January 2018.
A small show of cattle with mainly leaner cows on offer, but trade was buoyant, topping at 155p for a Limousin cow shown by WH & DA Gass, Nunscleugh. Messrs Gass also sold the top price per head at £1,054, others sold to £817.40 from CA Grieve & Sons, The Snab and £768.80 from PJ & L Dixon, Upperburnmouth. Black and white cows sold to 114p or £763.80 from TB Imrie, Harelawhole. Clean cattle sold to 204p (£1,326) shown by CA Grieve & Sons, The Snab.
A large entry of 5,024 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes of hoggs again keenly sought after although slightly less than last week’s bonanza. Best quality hoggs in extreme demand and well short of growing buyer requirements, selling regularly between £100-£120. Heavy hoggs still dear per head, with lightweight hoggs remain similar especially for white faced hoggs.
The sale topped at 278p for a wonderful Beltex lambs from R & S Nixon & Co., Oakwood, Selkirk with top price per head peaking at £117 followed closely at £115.50, both for pens of outstanding Beltex lambs from D & W Paterson, Wintermuir, Biggar.
Overall sale average 191.3p (SQQ 192.6p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 278p, 273p Oakwood, 274p Moor Side, 272p Wintermuir, 271p Oakwood, 269p Wintermuir, 262p The Old Police House, 254p Sorbie & Waltonwoodhead, 250p Crawthat, 248p Waterside, 247p Waltonwoodhead, 243p Moor Side, 242p Tinnishall & Sorbie, 241p Moor Side, 235p Tinnishall, 233p Glencartholm, 230p Broomhills, 227p Waterside, 222p Moorside.
Texel 268p Ashcraig, 256p Kirk House, 250p Broom Park, Lanerton & Millriggs, 249p High Stenries, 239p Wallend, 236p Oakwood, 232p Kirkbride, 231p Oakwood, 229p High Stenries, Cumcrook, Sowerby Wood & Ashcraig, 228p Chapel House & Kirkbride, 227p Chapel House & New Hummerbecks, 226p Tinnishall, 224p Nunscleugh, Hillside & Ashcraig, 222p Ashcraig & Wallend, 221p Chapel House, Waltonwoodhead & Millriggs, 220p The Flatt.
Cheviot 206p Chapel, 200p Rowanburnfoot & Parkhill, 194p Chapel, 193p North House & Longburgh Fauld.
Suffolk 205p, 202p Kinknockie, 202p Cowburnrigg, 200p Chapel, 198p North House, Glendearg & Millriggs, 196p Cowburnrigg, Auchengray & Bog House, 195p Dunjop, Archerbeck & Ashley Park.
Charollais 200p Church View, 198p Maryholm, 197p Kinknockie, 191p Tinnishall, Archerbeck & The Chestnuts.
Berrichon 198p, 195p Sceugh Dyke.
North Country Cheviot 195p Castlehill, 190p Longburgh Fauld, 188p Ericstane, 185p Castlehill, 184p Longburgh Fauld, 182p Hallburn, 180p Blakehopeburnhaugh.
Blackface 191p Minsca, 190p Maryholm & Minsca, 189p West Scales, 188p Cowburnrigg, 187p West Scales, 186p Wanwood Hill, 185p Skelfhill, 184p Rawburn, 183p West Scales, 181p Parkhill, 180p Rawburn.
Mule 190p Rowanburnfoot, 189p Blakehopeburnhaugh, 188p Glendue & Hamburn Hall, 186p Dunjop & Woodhall, 184p Sowerby Wood & Blakehopeburnhaugh, 183p Newtown, 182p Kirkton of Crawford & Kirkhouse, 181p Cowburnrigg & Mains of Collin, 180p Woodhall.
Cheviot Mule 188p Tushielaw & Kinknockie, 186p Chapel, 184p Kirkbride.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £117, £115.50 Wintermuir, £111 Oakwood, £105 Crawthat, £103, £101 Oakwood.
Texel £115 Moor Side, £112, £111 Ashcraig, £110 Hillside & Kirk House, £107 Ashcraig, High Stenries & Sowerby Wood, £106 Kirkton of Crawford & Waltonwoodhead, £105 Wallend, Kirkton of Crawford & Ashcraig, £104 Sceugh Dyke, Auchengray, Kirk House, Waltonwoodhead, Millriggs & Eastside, £103 Becton Hall, Ashcraig, £102 Hillside, £101 High Stenries, New Hummerbecks & Auchengray, £100 Broom Park, Fineview, Auchengray & Station Yard.
Suffolk £104 Sceugh Dyke & Cowburnrigg, £100 Sceugh Dyke, £99 Cowburnrigg, £96 Auchengray, £94 Wallend, £93 Broomhill, £91 Beckhall, £90.50 Bog House, £90 High Floweryhirst & Blakehopeburnhaugh.
Charollais £104 Church View, £86 Tinnishall, £84 Archerbeck.
Mule £98 Glendue, £93 Kirkhouse, £88 Sykehead & Newtown, £87 Cowburnrigg, £83 Sykehead, £82 New Hall, £81 Glendue & Woodhall, £80 Archerbeck, Dunjop & Wallend.
Cheviot Mule £92 Barnglies, £91 Chapel.
North Country Cheviot £89 Castlehill, £83 Ericstane & Longburgh Fauld, £82 Castlehill, £80 Longburgh Fauld, 78, £75 Ericstane.
Berrichon £87, £86 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot £85 Effgill & Sorbie, £83 North House, £82 Braehillor, £81 Longburgh Fauld, £80 Catslackburn, £79 Sorbie & Parkhill, £78 Station Yard, £77 Longburgh Fauld, £76 Chapel, £75 Cowburn.
Blackface £84 The Yett, £81 Cowburnrigg & Catslackburn, £80 Highside, £75 Skelfhill & West Scales, £74 Minsca & Maryholm.
A larger show of 4,049 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes £3-5 dearer on the week, especially the heaviest and best ewes. Blackface ewes also saw a rise.
Sale topped at £160 and £153 for wonderful Texel ewes from N Harvey, Blackadder Mains, Duns. Hill ewes to £74 for a pen of massive Blackface ewes from Messrs Forster, West Nubbock, Hexham. Rams sold to £128 for Texels from Messrs Braid, Leithanhall, Moffat.
Texel £160, £153 Blackadder Mains, £150 Eastside, £149 Viewley, £146 Blackadder Mains, £144 Upper Nisbet, £142 Lairdlaugh, Blackadder Mains & Broom Park, £140 Beck Farm & Eastside, £139 Heatherglen, £136 Lairdlaugh, £135 Coach & Horses House, £134 Allfornaught, Upper Nisbet, Laws Hall & Eastside, £132 Eastside, £131 Heatherglen, £130 Chaseside, Beckfoot, Blackadder Mains, Lairdlaugh & Viewley.
Beltex £154 Moss Side, £116 The Firs & Heatherglen.
Suffolk £121 Thornington, £120, £118 Viewley, £118 Laws Hall & Beck Farm, £116 Heatherglen, Beckfoot & Broom Park, £115 Thornington, £114 Viewley, £113 Heatherglen, £112 Viewley & Chaseside, £110 Heatherglen, Allfornaught & Chaseside, £109 Beckfoot, Chaseside & Viewley, £108 Townhead & Upper Nisbet, £106 The Hagg, £104 Viewley, £100 Marygate & Chaseside.
Charollais £116 Beckfoot, £108 Heatherglen, £95 Beckfoot, £94 Dearham Hall.
Cheviot Mule £106 Viewley, £88, £80 Clackmae.
North Country Cheviot £88 Eastside & Berrycroft, £80 Chaseside, £79 Whitehill, £78 Ericstane, £73 Buchtrig, £71 Allfornaught, £70 The Hagg.
Bluefaced Leicester £86 Hawkhill, £80 Clackmae.
Mule £84 Marygate, £80 West Nubbock & Belmont, £78 Golden Lane, £76 Thornington, Townhead & Desoglin, £75 West Nubbock & Albierigg, £74 The Hagg, Thornington & Marygate, £73 Viewley, £72 Marygate, £70 Moss Side & Dearham Hall.
Blackface £74, £70 West Nubbock, £68 Tenter House, £62 West Nubbock, £60 Frankstown, £56 Horseholm & West Nubbock, £55 Albierigg, £52 Wanwood Hill & Clonrae, £50 Tenter House & The Hagg.
Swaledale £55, £47 West Nubbock, £45, £42 Westernhopeburn, £42 Spital Shields, £41 Woodhouse.
Cheviot £52 North House & Whitehill, £50 Hallburn & Camelford, £49 Buchtrig, £48 Sorbie, £45 Douglas Hall & Camelford, £43 Skelfhill, £42 Douglas Hall, £40 Skaill & Sorbie.
Texel £128 Kirkhill & Leithanhall, £124 Eastside & Beck Farm, £122 Kirkton of Crawford, £118 Chaseside, £116 Viewley, £110 Ashcraig, Beckfoot & Heatherglen, £108 The Hagg & Beck Farm, £106 Catslackburn, £100 Eastside, Cobble Hall Barn & Upper Tinwald.
Bluefaced Leicester £113 Kirkhill, £112 Leithanhall, £104 Kirkton of Crawford.
Suffolk £108 Eastside, £106 Woodhouse.
Charollais £104 Dearham Hall.
North Country Cheviot £86 Philiphaugh, £83 Bayles & Buchtrig.
Cheviot £80 Skelfhill, £76 Blakehopeburnhaugh.
Blackface £79 Skelfhill, £73 Ashcraig.
Light to 262.0p (166.5p)
Standard to 278.0p (191.4p)
Medium to 274.0p (198.2p)
Heavy to 229.0p (187.7p)
Light to £74.00 (£36.94)
Heavy to £160.00 (£83.14)
Rams to £128.00 (£81.22)