Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 cattle, 4,297 prime hoggs and 3,605 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd March 2018.
Cast cows sold well and more needed. Top price of 151p for a Limousin cow sold by Waterhead of Dryfe Ltd. Black & White cows sold to 122p from TB Imrie, Harelawhole. Top price per head was £1,057 for another Limousin from Shaw of Dryfe Farm.
Clean cattle again sold very well and more needed to fulfill buyers demand. The sale topped at 245p for a Charolais heifer from J&J&D Taylor, Englishtown, whose load of cattle averaged 230.2p. Limousin bullocks peaked at 226p sold by A & WJ Taylor, Dashwell Green. Top price per head was £1,638 and £1,627.20 also from Dashwell Green with heifers peaking at £1,433.25 and £1,428 from Englishtown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Charolais Heifers 245p Englishtown.
Limousin Heifers 238p, 230p, 224p Englishtown.
Limousin Steers 226p, 222p, 221p (x2), 214p Dashwell Green.
Limousin 151p, 130p Waterhead of Dryfe.
British Blue 128p Snab.
Black & White 122p, 120p Harelawhole.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Limousin Steers £1,638, £1,627, £1,465, £1,436 Dashwell Green.
Charolais Heifers £1,433 Englishtown.
Limousin Heifers £1,428, £1,288 Englishtown.
Limousin £1,057 Waterhead of Dryfe.
Angus Bull £1,020 Girnwood.
British Blue £832 Snab.
Black & White £793, £716 Harelawhole.
4,297 prime hoggs were again dear and short of requirements, with best Beltex and Texel hoggs selling over 300p per kilo and to a top of 346p for Beltex hoggs from Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth and top price per head of £140 for Suffolk hoggs from Upper Mains, Annan, with all heavy hoggs selling between £120-£145 per head.
Export hoggs again sold well making between 240-260p per kilo with light hoggs selling between 220-230p per kilo bracket for all good meat. Top price per head for those was £99 from Heathery Hall, Biggar. Overall sale average 238.6p (SQQ 241.4p).
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 346p Easter Ochtermuthill, 333p Waterside & Inamay, 326p Newton Cottage & Easter Ochtermuthill, 320p Drumcairn, 313p Tinnishall, 309p Heathery Hall, 305p Hollands, 300p, 297p Oakwood, 297p Shankcastle, 295p Drumcairn, 294p Oakwood, 293p Waterside, Oakwood & Drumcairn, 292p Shankcastle, 290p Drumcairn.
Texel 338p Easter Ochtermuthill, 321p Braithwaite Hall, 316p Golden Lane, 297p, 295p Easter Ochtermuthill, 293p Tara, 290p Easter Ochtermuthill, 286p Blackrigg & Langdyke Cottage, 284p Gate Ghyll, 281p Cardewlees, 280p East Raffles & Wintermuir, 279p Lairdlaugh, 278p Easter Ochtermuthill & Luce Mains, 275p Lairdlaugh, 271p Braithwaite Hall, 270p Wintermuir, 267p Sowerby Wood, 263p Balachallan, 262p Thornthwaite Close, 261p Kirtlebank & Balachallan, 260p Maryholm & East Raffles.
Cheviot 271p Cleughbrae, 268p West Scales, 263p Four O Boot, 262p Longburgh Fauld, 258p West Scales, 256p Sherra Craig & Anchorage, 254p, 253p Longburgh Fauld, 251p Mid Dargavel, 250p Catslackburn, 247p Rowhead, 245p Anchorage.
Charollais 268p Braithwaite Hall, 262p Cardewlees, 244p Tinnishall, 241p Dunjop, 240p Tinnishall, 237p Maryholm.
Suffolk 267p, 266p Druchtag, 260p Park House, 256p High Cattadale & Oswie, 253p Sceugh Dyke, 249p Oswie, 245p Calf Park, 244p Blackrigg, 237p, 233p Upper Mains, 233p Sceugh Dyke, 230p Dunjop, 228p Hallburn, 223p Calf Park, 221p Tinnishall, 219p Cleughbrae, 215p Dunjop.
North Country Cheviot 264p, 262p North House, 256p Fingland, 252p, 251p Sherra Craig, 238p Damside, 236p, 234p Airyolland, 230, 228p Ericstane.
Mule 256p High Cattadale, 246p Oswie, 244p Bush of Ewes, 235p Kirtlebank, 232p Skernish, 231p Wintermuir & High Cattadale, 223p Park Fergus, 214p Fala Hill, 211p Westernhopeburn.
Blackface 255p Stonehouse, 252p Earlshaugh, 249p West Scales, 244p Heathery Hall, 243p Balachallan, 240p Fingland & Sykehead, 239p West Scales & Sykehead, 238p Balachallan, 237p Sykehead, Stonehouse & Prestrie, 236p Balachallan, 234p Heathery Hall, The Wynd & Yett.
Herdwick 248p Rowhead, 238p, 236p, 234p Fold Head, 232p Rowhead, 230p Gate Ghyll.
Cheviot Mule 222p Airyolland,
Swaledale 220p Westernhopeburn, 217p Newbiggin, 216p Broadmea.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Suffolk £140 Upper Mains, £137, £135 The Land, £134 Hillend, £129 Dunjop, £127 Calf Park, Blackrigg & Oswie, £124, £120 Sceugh Dyke, £116 The Shieling, £115 Tinnishall, Dunjop & Cambeckhill, £112 Sceugh Dyke & Upper Mains, £111 The Shieling, £110 Sceugh Dyke.
Texel £139 Cedar Grove, The Land, Auchengray & Lairdlaugh, £135 Maryholm, Becton Hall & Easter Ochtermuthill, £134, £132, £131 Lairdlaugh, £130 Braithwaite Hall, Oswie, Moorfoot Cottage & The Land, £128.50 Oswie, £128 Sowerby Wood & Luce Mains, £127.50 Sibmister, £127 Lairdlaugh, £126 Blackrigg & East Raffles, £125 Luce Mains, Braithwaite Hall, High Parson Bridge, Gate Ghyll & Oswie.
Beltex £135 Easter Ochtermuthill & Heathery Hall, £133 Waterside, £131 Hollands, £129 Oakwood, £128 Drumcairn, £127 Easter Ochtermuthill, £126 Hollands, £123 Heathery Hall, £122, £121 Drumcairn, £120 Waterside, £117 Drumcairn, £116 Oakwood, £114 Newton Cottage, £111 Shankcastle & Drumcairn, £110 Waterside.
Charollais £135 Maryholm & Heathery Hall, £115 Tinnishall, £110 Cardewlees, Dunnabie House & Braithwaite Hall.
Blackface £127 Milnmark, £124 Craig Douglas, £111 Arnicle, £110 Milnmark, Yett, Kirkland, Skelfhill & Fingland, £109 Prestrie, £107 Stonehouse, £104 Holylee House, £102 Whiteside, £100 Moorfoot Cottage.
North Country Cheviot £126 Ericstane, £125 Dunjop, £115 Fingland, £114 Ericstane, £113 Heathery Hall, £111 Sherra Craig, £110 North House, £108 Damside, £103 North House & Sherra Craig, £100 Damside.
Cheviot £119 Commonside, £114 Cleughbrae, £112.50 Longburgh Fauld & Fingland, £111.50 Anchorage, £111 West Scales, £110 Sherra Craig, Catslackburn, Longburgh Fauld, Anchorage & Springwells, £108 Mid Dargavel, £107 West Scales, £105 Four O Boot & Skelfhill, £104, £101 Longburgh Fauld, £100 Carruthers.
Mule £118 Oswie, £108 Kirtlebank, £105 High Cattadale, £100 Wintermuir, £97 Tinnishall, £95 Wintermuir & Bush of Ewes, £90.50 Skernish, £90 High Cattadale & Fala Hill.
Herdwick £104 Rowhead, £101 Gate Ghyll.
Swaledale £100 Newbiggin, £97 Broadmea.
Cheviot Mule £100 Fold Head.
3,605 cast ewes and rams were another good show and met the dearest trade so far this season, with buyers operating very strong. 2,243 heavy ewes averaged £101.02. Pure Texels again met a premium selling to a top of £178 from Catslackburn, Yarrow. Hill ewes to £96 for Blackface from Kirkland, Kirkconnell and rams to £167 for Suffolks from The Knock, Duns.
Texel £178 Catslackburn, £173 Stonehouse, £170 Hillhead, £166 Langdyke Cottage, £164 Beckfoot, £156 Knock & Cambeckhill, £154 Hillhead, £153 Kirranrae, £151 Chaseside, Viewley & Stonehouse, £150 Easter Ochtermuthill, £148 Hillcrest & Newton Cottage, £146 Luce Mains, £146, £145 Chaseside, £144 Calf Park, £143 Bassenthwaite Hall & Balachallan, £142 Walton Highrigg, £140 Hillcrest, Moorfoot Cottage & Carran, £139 Stonehouse, £138 Moorfoot Cottage & North Greenhill, £137 Beckfoot & Thornington, £136 Bassenthwaite Hall & Hayclose, £134 Blackrigg, £132 Beck Farm, £131 Woodhead, Burray & Beckfoot, £130 Chapel House, Chaseside & Walton Highrigg.
Suffolk £159 The Land, £149 Beckfoot, £148 Chaseside & Calf Park, £147 Catslackburn, £145 Beckfoot, £144 Keith, £141 Viewley, £137 Chaseside, £135 Heatherglen, £134 The Land, £131 Chaseside. £130 Thornington, £129 Guards & Knock, £127 Viewley, Shankbridge End & Beckfoot, £126 Easter Ochtermuthill, Keith & Cardewlees, £125 Viewley & Sceugh Dyke, £124 Bassenthwaite Hall & The Land, £123 Auchengray & Lochside Cottage, £122, £120 Beckfoot, £120 Chaseside.
Charollais £153 Beckfoot, £145 Viewley, £141 Beckfoot, £140 Thackwood & Chaseside, £138 Thackwood, £137, £131 Chaseside, £131 Heatherglen, £129 Beckfoot, £126 Heatherglen.
Beltex £143, £136 Woodhead, £136 Cardewlees, £129 Great Orton, £128, £124 Easter Ochtermuthill, £123 Beckfoot, £122 Hillcrest.
Oxford £125, £110 Guards.
North Country Cheviot £117 Wester Dunnet, £112 Marchbank, £110 Ericstane, £109 Carruthers & Upper Dounreay, £108 North House, Newton Cottages & Ericstane, £107 Eastside, £104 Damside, £101 Leanach.
Cheviot Mule £114 Eastside, £111 Leanach & Chaseside, £99 Achamore, £97 Sibmister, £96 Eastside, £94 North House.
Blue Faced Leicester £110 Springwells, £108 Whitfield.
Mule £109 Prestrie, £108 Keith & Priestdyes, £107 Staffler & Ormiston, £103 Beck Farm, £102 Newton Cottages, £101 Creca Hall, Lochside Cottage & Broomlands, £99 Trowknowes & Thornington, £98 Dunjop, £97 Gibbs Hill, £96 Westhills, £95 Leanach, Hallburn & Rinnion Hills, £94 Shankbridge End, £92 Priestdykes, £91 High Acres, £90 The Row.
Blackface £96 Kirkland, £85 Keith, £83 Drumhumphry, £80 Fala Hill, £78 Bankend & Cranberry Brow, £77 Whiteside, £76 Prestrie & Newton Cottages, £75 Gibbs Hill, £73 Redesmouth & Fala Hill, £71 Beachmenach, £70 Skelfhill.
Lonk £88 Bush of Ewes.
Cheviot £87 Dunjop, £85 Prestrie, £83 Dunjop, £77 Leanach, £75 Townfoot, £74, £72 Kelsocleugh, £72 Hayclose, £71 Inkstack & Bush of Ewes, £68 Burray, £66 Borthwickshiels, £65 Kirkhill, £64 Parkhill, Kelsocleugh & Borthwickshiels, £62 Gillesbie & Burray.
Easycare £75 Bairnkine.
Goats £74 Chaseside.
Lleyn £73 Ifferdale, £72 Westhills.
Swaledale £66 Spoutbank, £64 Westernhopeburn, £54 Broadmea, £51 Whitfield.
Suffolk £167 Knock, £164 Chaseside, £146 Beckfoot, £126 Knock & Easter Ochtermuthill.
Texel £157 Heatherglen, £149 Chaseside, £145 Westernhopeburn, £144 Eastside, £140 Hallburn Croft, £136 Lochside Cottage, £130 Sowerby Wood, £124 Leanach, £122 Golden Lane.
Charollais £148 Viewley.
North Country Cheviot £126 Anchorage, £118 Ericstane, £111 Knock.
Cheviot £126 Catslackburn, £116 Eastside, £106 Ifferdale.
Beltex £116, £105 Easter Ochtermuthill.
Blackface £108 Kirkland, £102 Holylee House.
Blue Faced Leicester £105 Westernhopeburn.
Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 221.0p (218.7p)
Heavy to 226.0p (219.0p)
Light to 230.0p (230.0p)
Medium to 245.0p (228.3p)
Heavy to 238.0p (238.0p)
Light to 333.0p (229.7p)
Standard to 346.0p (236.7p)
Medium to 338.0p (252.0p)
Heavy to 279.0p (232.6p)
Light to £96.00 (£55.48)
Heavy to £178.00 (£101.04)
Rams to £167.00 (£102.23)