Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 3,398 prime hoggs and 2,961 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st March 2018.
A smaller show of 3,398 prime hoggs than usual on account of the severe bad weather, all the usual buyers were present and very keen for supplies. Those vendors that braved the storm were rewarded with an handsome trade. Overall average 224p and SQQ 225p. Best Beltex and Texel hoggs again at extreme rates and short of requirement, selling between 280p to 300p per kilo to a top of 309p from Messrs Lines, Killocraw, Campbeltown.
Heavy hoggs again very dear with many pens selling between £120 and £130 to a top of £133 for Texel x hoggs from Messrs Jackson, Langdyke Cottage.
Export hoggs also sold to an extreme trade mostly selling between to 220p to 240p per kilo to a top of 309p from Messrs Lines, Killocraw, Campbeltown.
Light meaty hoggs sold readily between 210p and 220p per kilo to a top of 231p for a pen of Blackface hoggs from W. Skilling, Cara View, Campbeltown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 309p Killocraw, 293p Stanger Hill, 292p Killocraw, 285p & 262p & 255p Stanger Hill
Texel 297p Eastside, 287p Uppercleugh, 284p Langdyke Cottage, 282p Hollee, 277p Downan, 267p Earnshaw, 266p Sowerby Wood, 264p Plumpe, 263p Sowerby Wood & Station Yard & Langdyke Cottage.
Blue Texel 294p Stanger Hill.
Berrichon 288p Stanger Hill.
Cheviot 242p & 241p Sceugh Dyke, 241p Longburgh Fauld, 240p Hollee, 238p Longburgh Fauld & Dryfeholm, 236p Cara View & Micklethwaite & Langholm, 235p & 234p Macharioch, 233p Yett, 231p Langholm & Sorbie.
Blackface 241p West Scales, 231p Craigdarroch & West Scales, 230p Craigdarroch & Heathery Hall, 229p Longburgh Fauld & Craigdarroch & East Skeroblin.
Suffolk 241p Glenehervie, 239p Langholm, 238p Sceugh Dyke, 234p High Cattadale, 233p Eastside, 232p The Land & Langholm, 231p Cara View & Yeldabrek, 226p Sceugh Dyke & Riggshield, 225p Langholm & Broomhill, 224p Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais 231p Hallburn.
North Country Cheviot 237p Bardnaclaven, 231p West Scales, 224p Balure.
Cross 230p Glenehervie, 229p Semple, 224p Heathery Hall.
Millenium Bleu 210p Downan
Swaledale 205p Wham Head, 204p Kirkhaugh.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £133 Langdyke, £132.50 & £131.50 Broomhill, £131 Lairdlaugh, £129 Uppercleuch, £127 Lairdlaugh & Bardnaclaven, £126 Sowerby Wood, £125 Downan.
Suffolk £130.50 Branteth, £124 Sceugh Dyke, £118 Yeldabrek, £117.50 Sceugh Dyke, £115 Glenehervie, £114.50 Broomhill, £110.50 Sykehead, £110 Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais £121 Sceugh Dyke.
Beltex £120 (x2) Stanger Hill, £114.50 Killocraw, £111 & £110 Stanger Hill.
Berrichon £115 Stanger Hill
Cheviot £107 Dryfeholm, £105.50 Borlick, £103.50 Sceugh Dyke, £100 Yett.
Cross £104 High Cattadale.
Blackface £104 Craigdarroch, £94.50 Heathery Hall, £94 Longburgh Fauld, £93.50 & £92 Craigdarroch,
North Country Cheviot £109 North Country Cheviot, £99.50 West Scales, £96 High Cattadale.
Blue Texel £100 Stanger Hill.
Woodland £82.50 Riggshield
Swaledale £76 Wham Head, £75 Kirkhaugh.
Jacob £69 East Skeroblin.
Cast ewes and rams were in half numbers due to the weather, again buyers were keen to buy with trade up £5 to £10 on the week. Many more could have easily been sold. 531 heavy ewes averaged £116.13 to a top of £161 for Texel ewes from Chaseside. Light ewes sold to a top of £80 for Cheviot ewes from Allfornaught. Rams sold to a top of £120 for Texels from Beckfoot.
Texel £161 Chaseside, £145 Heatherglen, £143 Chaseside, £129 Beckfoot, £126 Upperlands.
Suffolk £133 Heatherglen, £129 Bordergate, £126 Beckfoot, £125 Chaseside, £121 Chaseside & Beckfoot, £120 Heatherglen.
Charollais £129 Beckfoot, £121 & £117 Heatherglen, £117 Chaseside, £111 Heatherglen.
Rouge £114 Chaseside.
Blue Faced Leicester £105 Marygate.
North Country Cheviot £101 Myrelandhorn, £100 Old Hall, £99 Dunjop & Beckfoot, £97 Dunjop, £96 Buckies, £95 Upperlands, £93 Buckies, £92 Allfornaught, £91 Barharrow.
Cross £99 Heatherglen, £98 & £97 Dunn, £96 Buckies, £95 Marygate & Cross, £93 Marygate.
Bleu Du Main £98 Upperlands.
Cheviot Mule £98 Drumreach, £93 Borlick.
Dorset £66 Bidlake.
Cheviot £80 Allfornaught, £70 Eastside.
Blackface £72 Marygate & Mains of Collin, £65 Wanwood Hill, £64 Marygate, £63 Mains of Collin.
Swaledale £70 Marygate, £52 Marygate.
Shetland £66 & £50 Yeldabrek.
Herdwick £50 Bidlake.
Texel £120 Beckfoot, £115 Heatherglen, £110 Chaseside, £100 Eastside.
Charollais £109 Heatherglen, £104 Eastside.
Suffolk £101 Upperlands.
Cheviot £95 Eastside.
North Country Cheviot £89 Keith.
Beltex £88 Downan.
Blackface £83 Eastside.
Blue Faced Leicester £81 Yeldabrek.
Light to 231.0p (206.8p)
Standard to 309.0p (221.8p)
Medium to 293.0p (232.3p)
Heavy to 263.0p (222.3p)
Light to £80.00 (£43.92)
Heavy to £161.00 (£86.47)
Rams to £120.00 (£80.83)