Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 20 cattle, 4,649 prime hoggs and 5,640 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th March 2018.
A small selection of cattle on offer, with a lack of good cows available and more required to meet demand. Limousin cows to 137p for a Limousin from Michael Baxter, Kiln Hill and Beef Shorthorn cows to 123p from Tanlawhill Farming, Langholm.
A fine offering of prime cattle saw a buoyant trade throughout, again with more needed to satisfy buyer requirements. The sale topped at 226p and 225p for wonderful Limousin heifers shown by A E Fawkes & Sons, Welton Farm, who sold peaked the price per head at £1,597 and £1,423. Other heifers to 224p from Barrow Ling and Englishtown. Blonde heifers sold to 222p and £1,398 from Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin Heifers 226p, 225p Welton Farm, 224p Barrow Ling, 224p, 218p, 217p, 213p, 211p, 210p Englishtown.
Blonde Heifers 222p Barrow Ling.
Limousin Steers 213p Englishtown.
Limousin 137p Kiln Hill.
Beef Shorthorn 123p Tanlawhill.
Angus 120p Tanlawhill.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin Heifers £1,597, £1,423 Welton Farm, £1,411 Barrow Ling, £1,351, £1,344 Englishtown.
Blonde Heifers £1,398 Barrow Ling.
Limousin Steers £1,384 Englishtown.
Limousin £917 Kiln Hill.
Beef Shorthorn £701 Tanlawhill.
A slightly larger entry of 4,649 prime hoggs saw all buyers keen for numbers with averages up 13p per kilo on the week to average 232.2p (SQQ 233.1p). Good meated hoggs met the strongest trade and heavy hoggs were again very dear selling between £120-£140 per head and to a top of £160 for Texel hoggs from Sharplaw Farms, Kelso.
Beltex and Texel hoggs met a real trade and to a top of 338p for Beltex from Messrs Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, whose consignment averaged 309p and £130.55 for 55 sold, others to 333p from A Tiffin, Wham Head, Penrith.
Best export hoggs all sold between 230-250p all day. Light hoggs which were good meat sold between 230-240p per kilo and to a top of £90 from Messrs Milburn, Wallend, Greenhead.
Also, today was the Annual Show and Sale of Prime Hill and North Cheviot hoggs in conjunction with the South Country Sheep Society, kindly sponsored by PJ Tractor Parts, Longtown and ably judged by Mr B MacTaggart. After careful consideration over the large entry, he awarded the Hill Cheviot Championship to Messrs Carruthers, Woodhall, Annan with a pen scaling 49kg and realising £125 to West Scottish Lamb, Carlisle and the Reserve being taken by Mr J Jardine, Yett Farm, Lockerbie weighing 47kg and selling at £119. In the North section the Championship was awarded to Messrs Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, Carlisle who’s pen weighed 46kg and made £110.
Class 1 – Up to 38kg
1st– Reid, Glendearg – 38kg £95
2nd– Cavers, Sorbie – 36kg £83.50
3rd– Cavers, Sorbie – 38kg £84
Class 2 – 39-44kg
1st – Reid, Glendearg – 39kg £91
2nd– Eastham, Longburgh Fauld – 43kg £109
3rd– Muir, Cleughbrae – 41kg £101
Class 3 – 45kg +
1st& Champion – Carruthers, Woodhall – 49kg £125
2nd& Reserve – Jardine, Yett – 47kg £119
3rd– Aitchison, North Shortcleugh – 49kg £123
North Country Cheviots
Class 1 – Up to 44kg
1st – Hepburn, North House – 43kg £105
2nd– Douglas, Whitehope – 44kg £99
Class 2 – 45kg +
1st& Champion – Eastham, Longburgh Fauld – 46kg £110
2nd– Muir, Cleughbrae – 45kg £108
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 338p Easter Ochtermuthill, 333p Wham Head, 328p Drumcairn & Waterside, 328p, 326p, 319p Easter Ochtermuthill, 315p Drumcairn, 313p Wham Head, 312p Easter Ochtermuthill, 310p, 305p Waterside, 305p Drumcairn, 294p Easter Ochtermuthill, 291p, 289p Drumcairn, 285p Gillesbie, 282p Easter Ochtermuthill.
Texel 305p Gillesbie, 300p Gillesbie, 295p Kirtlebank, 294p Oswie, 288p Hillhead, 286p Fingland, 283p Kirtlebank & Brisco Meadow, 281p Wallend, 279p Plumpe & Waterside, 278p Oldfield, 275p Roses Bower, 274p Fingland & Wallend, 271p Hillhead, 269p Leaona Villa, 267p Wallend, 264p Auchengray, 263p Bogues, 261p Brisco Meadows, 260p Oswie & Oldfield.
Blackface 278p Debog, 252p, 249p Kirkland, 244p, 239p Glenshanna, 238p Kirkhouse, 237p Kirkland & Milnmark, 233p Craigdarroch, 232p, 230p Sykehead, 230p Kirkland, 229p Milnmark, 225p Wham Head, 224p Upper Hindhope, 222p Riskenhope, Kirkland & High Creoch, 221p Chapelhope & Pasture House, 220p Milnmark.
Suffolk 261p Braithwaite Hall, 258p Oldfield & High Cattadale, 255p Crosscleugh, 253p Oswie, High Glen Triplock & Plumpe, 252p High Cattadale, 251p Plumpe, 243p Burray & Mid Dargavel, 242p Kirtlebank, 240p Mindork, 239p Becton Hall, 237p Kirtlebank, 235p Burray & Brisco Meadows.
Cheviot 262p Longburgh Fauld, 260p Fingland, 259p, 256p Jerriestown, 255p Woodhall, 253p Longburgh Fauld & Yett, 252p Fingland, 251p North Shortcleugh, 250p, 249p Longburgh Fauld, 248p Becks, 246p Cleughbrae, 245p Woodhall, 244p Glendearg, 244p, 243p Becks, 241p Glendearg, The Land & Becks, 240p The Land, Sherra Craig & Backlass Croft.
North Country Cheviot 249p North Shortcleugh, 244p North House, 240p Cleughbrae, 239p Longburgh Fauld, 229p Mount Benger, 227p North Shortcleugh, 225 Whitehope.
Cheviot Mule 246p Upper Hindhope, 244p Brisco Meadow, 233p Crosslee.
Mule 244p High Cattadale, 26p Henderland, 235p Somerton House, 231p Patties Hill, 229p Arnicle, 225p Harehead & Bogues, 224p Oswie, 222p Park Fergus, 218p Patties Hill, 217p Kirtlebank & Middle Shipley, 215p Nunscleugh, 213p Langholm, 211p Kirkhouse.
Charollais 243p Langraw, 234p Auchengray, 232p High Glen Triplock, 228p Townfoot, 227p Langraw, 226p Hallburn.
Swaledale 209p Pasture House, 201p Wham Head.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £160, £150 Sharplaw, £140 Harehead, £139 Falla, £134 Braehill, £132.50 Oswie, £131 Tercrosset, £130 Kirtlebank, £129.50 Oswie, & Harehead, £129 Bogues & Leaona Villa, £128 Kirkhouse & Leaona Villa, £127.50 Oswie, £127 Kirtlebank, £126.50 Oswie & Drumreach, £126 Gillesbie, Fingland & Kirtlebank, £124 Middle Shipley, £123 Fingland, £122 Braehill, £121.50 Auchengray, £120 Ashcraig.
Beltex £145, £138, £135, £134, £131, £130 Easter Ochtermuthill, £131 Drumcairn, £130 Wham Head, £128 Drumcairn, Waterside & Easter Ochtermuthill, £126 Drumcairn, £125 Waterside & Wham Head, £124 Waterside, £120 Gillesbie & Easter Ochtermuthill.
Suffolk £128.50 Oswie, £128 Kirtlebank, £125 Mindork, £124.50 High Glen Triplock & Burray, £123 Oliver Park, £121.50 High Glen Triplock, £121 Kirtlebank, £118.50 High Cattadale, £117 Becton Hall, £116.50 Oswie, £114 High Glen Triplock, £112 Kirkhouse, £111 Oldfield & High Cattadale, £109 Plumpe, £107.50 High Glen Triplock, £107 Braithwaite Hall.
Cheviot £125 Woodhall, £123 North Shortcleugh, £119 Yett, £117 Becton Hall, £112.50 Woodhall, £112 Longburgh Fauld, £112, £111 Fingland, £110 Sherra Craig, £109 Longburgh Fauld & Becks, £108 Sherra Craig, £107 Becks, £105 Patties Hill, Longburgh Fauld & Longoe, £103.50, £102.50 Jerriestown, £102 Longburgh Fauld.
Charollais £124 Auchengray, £122.50 Langraw, £111.50 High Glen Triplock, £100.50 Townfoot.
North Country Cheviot £121.50 Mount Benger, £110 Longburgh Fauld, £109 North Shortcleugh, £108.50 Gilmanscleugh, £108 Cleughbrae, £107 North Shortcleugh, £105 North House, £102 Oldfield.
Blackface £119.50 Mount Benger, £116.50 Ashcraig, £113 Glenshanna & Arnicle, £112.50 Chapelhope, £108.50 Craigdarroch, £107 Corsebank, Henderland & Kirkhouse, £105 Glenshanna, £102 Craigdarroch, £100 Riskenhope, £98 Glenshanna, £96 Upper Hindhope, £95.50 Harehead.
Cheviot Mule £115 Park Fergus, £100 Brisco Meadow.
Mule £113 Park Fergus, £112.50 Harehead, £112 Kirkhouse, £108 Bogues, £107.50 Oswie, £104 Middle Shipley & Kirtlebank, £102 Park Fergus, £101.50 Patties Hill, £100 High Cattadale, £96 Patties Hill, £95 Kirkhouse, £94 Arnicle & Newtown, £90 Nunscleugh.
Swaledale £78.50 High Priorscales, £72.50 Wham Head.
A much larger entry of 5,640 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual large company of buyers. Although more ewes forward were lacking flesh, trade was very strong from start to finish with all classes in excellent demand. 1,104 heavy ewes sold to average £116.55 and to a top of £165 for Texel ewes from Keith Farms. Light hill ewes sold to £88 for Blackface from Stenries and cast rams to £157 for Charollais from Viewley.
Texel £165 Keith, £160 Edendales & Greenwood, £155 Becks, £153 Beckfoot, £151 Greenwood & Chaseside, £150 Calf Park, £149 Heatherglen & Gatehousecote, £148 Ashton & Braithwaite Hall, £145 Viewley & Heatherglen, £144 Braeside, £143 Ashton, £141 Chaseside, £140 Catslackburn & Keith, £139 Luce Mains, £136 Scarrow Hill, £134 Yew Tree, £133 Heatherglen, £132 Golden Lane, £130 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £140 Beckfoot, £137 Golden Lane, £135 Heatherglen, £133 Beckfoot, £132 Golden Lane, £130 Keith, £129 Calf Park, £127 Chaseside, £125 Viewley, £124 Braithwaite Hall, £123 Chaseside & Beckfoot, £121 Chaseside, £118, £117 Heatherglen, Copperthorns & Viewley, £116 High Glen Triplock & Fairways, £115 Chaseside, £115, £113 Beckfoot, £111 Heatherglen, £110 Braithwaite Hall.
Beltex £135 Viewley.
Charollais £133 Heatherglen & Beckfoot, £129 Chaseside, £123 Snade, £115 Beckfoot, £113, £111 Viewley, £110 Chaseside, £109 Snade & Beckfoot, £107 Viewley, £104, £100 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £126 Keith, £107 Carruthers, £105 Keith, £104 Bylbster, £100 Burray, £99 Drumreach, £98 Keith, £97 Whitton, £95 Chaseside & Blackburn.
Mule £115 High Glen Triplock, £110 Viewley, £109 Elmbank, £107 Mill View, £104 Cleughbrae, £101 Elmbank, Tundergarth Mains & Cowburnrigg, £99 Golden Lane, £99, £98 Kirkton Hill, £97 Bogues, £96 Hallburn, £95 Greensburn, £93 Elmbank, Kirkton Hill & Tamsacre, £92 Thomasdene & Harehead, £90 Townhead.
Blue Faced Leicester £114 Newlands, £111 Whitton.
Cheviot Mule £107 Woodfoot, £94 Ashcraig.
Blackface £88 Stenries, £84 Cowburn, £77 East Greenridge & Tamsacre, £73 Copperthorns, £72 Hillview, £69 Tamsacre, £66 Drumreach & Highcroach, £62 Cowburnrigg, £60 Stenries & Kirkton of Crawford.
Lleyn £81 Gatehousecote.
Cheviot £79 Milnholm, £77 Glenshanna, £74 Glendinning, £70 Becks, £69 Drumreach, £65 Barsalloch, £62 Glendinning, £60 Cowburn, Drumreach, Barsalloch & Shawhill.
Swaledale £71, £67 Whitton, £65 Cleughbrae, £64 Stenries, £61 The Hagg.
Easycare £71 Godscroft.
Romney £70 Rammerscales.
Kendal Rough £70 Gill Head.
Goats £60 Heatherglen.
Charollais £157 Viewley, £155 Stirches Mains, £153 Chaseside, £119 Heatherglen, £115 Snade, £114 Copperthorns, £113 Heatherglen, £110 Braithwaite Hall & Hallburn, £105 Viewley.
Texel £143 Viewley, £133 Heatherglen, £129 Viewley, £127 Beckfoot, £122 Fingland, £120 Braithwaite Hall, £117 Barsalloch, £116 Middle Shipley, £112 Barsalloch, £110 High Glen Triplock, £107 Chaseside, £100 Townhead, Sharplaw & Golden Lane.
Suffolk £122 Milnholm, £121 Viewley, £113 Thuster Mains & Heatherglen, £108 Copperthorns, £107 Hallburn.
North Country Cheviot £107 Barsalloch.
Cheviot £88 Glenshanna
Blackface £83 Toft House.
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Medium to 213.0p (213.0p)
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Medium to 217.0p (213.7p)
Heavy to 226.0p (221.4p)
Bulls to 156.0p (15.60p)
Light to 281.0p (217.3p)
Standard to 333.0p (225.3p)
Medium to 338.0p (247.1p)
Heavy to 294.0p (231.6p)
Light to £88.00 (£46.66)
Heavy to £165.00 (£84.30)
Rams to £157.00 (£78.37)