Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 cattle, 4,386 prime hoggs and 5,356 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd February 2018.
A total of 24 cattle was forward with a mixed selection of cows, which saw trade again sharper and short of requirements. The sale toped at 140p twice, firstly for a Limousin cow shown by The Lamperts then again for an Angus cow which also topped the gross price per head at £1,281 from TD & JR Byers, Cubbyhill. A Carruthers & Sons, Peela Hill sold a pair of Limousin cows each making 138p.
Prime cattle again very dear with numbers tight and more needed for next week. The sale topped at 231p for a medium weight Limousin bullock sold by A & WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Heavyweight Limousin heifers topped at 226p and 224p shown by A E Fawkes & Sons, Welton Farm and heavyweight bullocks selling to 223p from Dashwell Green. Top price per head of £1,744 and £1,632 again sold by Messrs Taylor, with heifers peaking at £1,525 and £1,512 from Messrs Fawkes.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 140p Lamperts, 138p (x2) Peela Hill, 128p Lamperts.
Angus 140p Cubbyhill, 130p, 128p (x2) Sorbie.
Limousin Steers 231p, 228p, 223p, 218p, 212p Dashwell Green.
Limousin Heifers 226p, 224p Welton Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Angus £1,281 Cubbyhill, £928, £851, £742 Sorbie.
Limousin £1,064 Lamperts, £897 Peela Hill, £857 Lamperts, £779 Peela Hill.
Limousin Steers £1,744, £1,632, £1,471, £1,447, £1,409 Dashwell Green.
Limousin Heifers £1,525, £1,512 Welton Farm.
A smaller entry of 4,386 prime hoggs met an exceptional trade with all classes selling very well and short of requirements. Overall sale average 213.5p (SQQ 215.8p). Beltex and the best Texel hoggs all sold between 250p to 280p and to a top of 350p for Texel tup hoggs from Messrs Scott, Falla, Jedburgh, others to 321p for Beltex from Easter Ochermuthill.
Messrs Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth consignment of 35 hoggs averaged 291.3p and £120.21 per head.
Heavy hoggs again very dear with several pens making over the £120 mark and sold to a top of £142 and £140 for Texels from Falla, Beltex to £125 from The Fitz and Suffolks also to £125 from Kirkhouse.
Commercial hoggs of all breeds sold between 215p-230p per kilo.
Light hoggs also sold extremely well with most making between 210p-220p per kilo and to a top of 259p for Beltex from Messrs Kennedy, Lurgan, Aberfeldy.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 350p Falla, 306p, 301p Easter Ochtermuthill, 294p Hollands, 286p Kirk House & Whitegates, 285p Kirtlebank, 280p Byreburnside, 277p Crawthat, 271p Woodside, 269p Moor Side, 268p Drumcairn, 267p Easter Ochtermuthill & High Stenries, 262p Cubbyhill, 260p High Stenries, Byreburnside & Woodside, 259p Priory Nook, 258p Brisco Meadows & Sherra Craig, 256p Castlehill, 251p Crawthat & West Micklethwaite.
Beltex 321p Easter Ochtermuthill, 301p Hollands, 299p Easter Ochtermuthill, 296p Drumcairn, 294p, 293p Castlehill, 288p Hollands & Cardewlees, 286p West Micklethwaite, 285p Waterside & Whitegates, 284p Easter Ochtermuthill & Castlehill, 282p Easter Ochtermuthill 279p Drumcairn, 271p Powheads, 265p West Micklethwaite, 259p Lurgan, 255p The Fitz.
Charollais 245p Sceugh Dyke, 235p Moss Side, 224p Tinnishall, 223p Brisco Meadows, 217p Moss Side, 212p Marygate.
Cheviot Mule 237p Killipol, 223p Falnash.
North Country Cheviot 228p The Land & Yett, 226p Hermitage, 225p Machribeg, 224p Whins & Aucharua, 222p Micklethwaite, 221p Aucharua, 220p Longburgh Fauld, 219p Aucharua, 218p Lurgan, The Land & Byers, 217p Waterside & Longburgh Fauld, 216p Whitecroft Mains, 215p Tomaig.
Cheviot 226p Micklethwaite, 220p Hindhope, 219p Killipol, 214p Catslackburn, 213p Glendearg, 210p Falnash & Catslackburn, 204p Catslackburn, 201p Linhope.
Suffolk 224p Brisco Meadows & High Cattadale, 223p The Land, 222p Broomhill, 221p Tomaig, Gartvaigh, Kinknockie & High Cattadale, 220p Falnash & Machribeg, 218p Drumreach, Linton, Haregills & Oswie, 217p Sceugh Dyke, Falla & Oswie, 214p Hallburn, Linton, Grains & Haregills.
Cross 222p Oswie, 219p Lossit, 217p, 216p Lawesknowe, 215p Gartvaigh, 214p Arnicle, 213p Machribeg & Oswie, 206p Hollin Close, Wydon Eals & Hen Moss.
Blackface 220p Corsebank & Killipol, 218p Glendearg & Burnside, 217p Glendearg, 216p Barlaes, 215p Glendearg & Tomaig, 214p Nunnerie & Waterside, 212p Linhope, 211p Syart, 210p Low Tirfergus & Plenderleith.
Oxford 214p Guards.
Swaledale 194p Whinneyknowe, 191p, 190p Newbiggin.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £142, £140 Falla, £131 Cubbyhill, £128.50 East Ochtermuthill, £127.50 Broomhill, £126.50 Easter Ochtermuthill, £124.50 Kirk House, £123.50 Priory Nook, £123 Drumcairn, £120 Cubbyhill & Easter Ochtermuthill, £119.50 The Firs & Kirtlebank, £118.50 Kirkhouse, £117.50 Hollands & Priory Nook, £117 Falla, £116.50 Priory Nook, Longburgh Fauld & Crawthat.
Beltex £125 The Fitz, £120.50 Castlehill, £119.50 Easter Ochtermuthill & Whitegates, £118.50 Easter Ochtermuthill, £117.50 Castlehill, £116.50, £115.50 Easter Ochtermuthill, £114.50 Waterside & Hollands, £113.50 Castlehill, £112.50 Easter Ochtermuthill & Hollands, £111.50 Drumcairn, £110 Hillside, £109.50 Drumcairn, £108.50 West Micklethwaite & Waterside, £105.50 Powheads.
Suffolk £125 Kirkhouse, £124.50 Guardsmill, £122.50 Hillside, £117 High Cattadale, £116.50 Kirkhouse, £114.50 Sceugh Dyke, £111.50 Guardsmill, £109.50 Burnfoothill, £105.50 High Cattadale, £104.50 Sceugh Dyke, Drumreach & Walkerdyke, £100.50 Haregills, £100 Becton Hall.
Blue du Maine £125 The Fitz.
Charollais £122.50 Moss Side, £106 Marygate, £105.50 Sceugh Dyke, £100.50 Marygate.
Blackface £113.50 Plenderleith, £112 Syart, £104.50 Nunnerie & Cross House, £102.50 Glenrath, £94.50 Linton Farm, £92.50, £90.50 Glendearg, £90 Syart.
North Country Cheviot £112.50 Biggins, £108.50 Drumreach, £100.50 Yett, £99.50 The Land, £98.50 Yett, £96.50 Whins, £96 The Land, £95.50 High Priorscales, £94.50 Longburgh Fauld, £94 Aucharua, £93.50 The Land, £91.50 Sorbietrees, £90.50 Hermitage, £90 Machribeg.
Cross £103.50 Woodside, £100.50 Bedlormie, £100 Oswie, £97.50 Lawesknowe, £95.50 West Montgarswood & Oswie, £93 Lawesknowe, £92 Arnicle, £90.50 Wydon Eals.
Oxford £98.50 Guards.
Cheviot Mule £93.50 Falnash, £87.50 Byers.
Cheviot £92.50 Hindhope, £91.50 Glendearg, £90.50 Micklethwaite, £84.50 Linhope, £80 Longburgh Fauld.
A larger entry of 5,356 cast ewes and rams forward attracted the usual large ring of buyers. Trade was again very dear with the exception of lean ewes which were harder to sell. 589 ewes sold over £100, averaged £115.83 and to a top of £159 for Texels from Heatherglen, followed at £149 from Sanderson House. Light ewes to £76 for Blackface from Nunnerie. Rams topped at £125 for Texels from Crawthat.
Texel £159 Heatherglen, £149 Sanderson House, £148 Falla, £147 Heatherglen & Chaseside, £145 Cubbyhill & Viewley, £143 Beckfoot, £137 Heatherglen, £136 Merkland & Viewley, £131 Burgh Head, £130 Falla, £129 Heatherglen, £124 Old Rectory & Howpark, £121 Chaseside & Beckfoot, £120 Viewley.
Beltex £147 Fitz, £144 Tercrosset, £106 Fowrass, £100 Burgh Head & High Airyolland.
Charollais £141 Beckfoot, £118 Heatherglen, £117 Beckfoot, £110 Chaseside, £107 Whitegates, £100 Beckfoot, £98 Chaseside, £95 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £125 The Land, £120 Burgh Head, £118 Archerbeck, £117 Heatherglen, £115 Chaseside, £112 Heatherglen, £111, £109 Beckfoot, £108 Foxglove & Sanderson House, £107 Heatherglen & Chaseside, £104 Blackrigg, £101 Guards, £100 Chaseside.
Blue Faced Leicester £104 Lawesknowe, £97 Burgh Head.
Half-bred £95 Whins.
North Country Cheviot £94 Chaseside, £88 Upper Tarsappie, £85 Crawthat, £82 Chaseside, £81 Drumreach, £79 Courstein, Lower Gills & Over Whitlaw, £77 Kirkhill & Dunjop, £75 Byers, £74 Allfornaught & Bradley, £73, £71 South Laggan, £70 Kinknockie.
Cross £92 Cotland, £91 High Airyolland, £88 Oswie & Blackrigg, £85 Whitegates & Troloss, £83 Whitchester, £82 Craig Farm & Falla, £81 Ashley Park, Staffler & Midlock, £79 Dunjop & Burnfoot, £78 Triermain, £77 Falla, Triermain, Howpark & Townhead, £76 Whitegates.
Cheviot Mule £91 Falnash, £85 Newton of Logierait.
Lleyn £84, £83 Sharplaw.
Blackface £76 Nunnerie, £74 South Corrielaw, £70, £69 Plenderleith, £69 Prospect House, £66 Low Old Shield, £63 Lawesknowe Howpark & Gartvaigh, £59 Crindledykes, £58 Rowanburnfoot & Plenderleith, £57 South Corrielaw & Craig Farm.
Cheviot £69 Coxhill & Spittal Mains, £67 Lawesknowe & Bedshiel, £65 Pilmuir, £60 Solwaybank, £59 Priesthaugh & Allfornaught, £58 Upper Tarsappie, £55 Clerk Hill, £54 Bedshiel, £50 Falnash, Raby Grange & Cowgate.
Beulah £64, £56 Howcleugh.
Easycare £60 Blackhaugh, £59 Coxhill.
Swaledale £50 Cotland, £46 Butterdales, £40 Ghyll Croft.
Texel £125 Crawthat, £120 Chaseside, £104 Westerhopeburn, £100 Kilmichael, Viewley & Falla.
Charollais £118 Beckfoot.
Blue Faced Leicester £111 Horsley Hill & Kilmichael, £102 Newton of Logierait.
Beltex £111 Crawthat.
North Country Cheviot £106 Hindhope.
Suffolk £100 Linton Farm.
Cheviot £85 Falnash, £80 Mount Benger.
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Medium to 231.0p (229.4p)
Heavy to 223.0p (217.4p)
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Heavy to 226.0p (225.0p)
Light to 259.0p (193.9p)
Standard to 321.0p (213.9p)
Medium to 350.0p (223.0p)
Heavy to 262.0p (212.3p)
Light to £76.00 (£35.41)
Heavy to £159.00 (£80.40)
Rams to £125.00 (£81.42)