Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 26 cattle, 3,652 prime hoggs and 3,586 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th March 2018.
A lean show of cows sold very well with prices reflecting in the quality. Top price to 129p for a Galloway sold by J Robertson & Son, Becks.
Clean cattle again sold to a brisk trade with more being needed on a weekly basis. The sale topped at 230p for a Limousin heifer sold by A & WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Limousin bullocks sold to 225p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh. Top price per head was £1,642.50 for a British Blue heifer sold by A & WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, with their load of heifers averaging £1,487.23. Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling sold a couple of heifers to average £1,431.15. Limousin bullocks to £1,487.40 from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin Heifers 230p Dashwell Green, 226p Englishtown, 226p, 223p Barrow Ling, 221p Dashwell Green.
Limousin Steers 225p, 223p (x2), 222p Faulding Cleugh, 216p Englishtown.
British Blue Heifers 225p Dashwell Green.
British Blue Steers 217p Englishtown.
Galloway 129p, 122p, 116p Becks.
Continental 118p Wickerthwaite.
Jersey 80p Hallburn Croft.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
British Blue Heifers £1,642 Dashwell Green.
Limousin Steers £1,487, £1,417, £1,404 Faulding Cleugh.
Limousin Heifers £1,449 Dashwell Green, £1,435, £1,427 Barrow Ling, £1,370 Dashwell Green
Galloway £735, £683, £591, £575 Becks.
Continental £637, £520 Wickerthwaite.
3,652 prime hoggs were a sensible show for an Easter holiday, with quality poorer on the week reflecting in the trade being slightly easier by 8p per kilo and to average 227.9p (SQQ 230.5p). Again, good Beltex and Texel hoggs in short supply with many pens selling over 300p per kilo and to a top of 321p for Beltex hoggs from Messrs Hepburn, North House, Hawick and for Texels from G Cartmell, Gate Ghyll, Keswick.
Heavy hoggs again the best to sell with most pens selling between £120-£140 and to £151 for Texel hoggs from J lamb, Ingleston, Ayr.
Export weights with good meat sold between 240-260p per kilo and light hoggs with meat again sold well making between 220-240p per kilo, to 250p from Lurgan and to £78 from Tercrosset.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 321p North House, 317p Hollands, 314p Borlick, 305p, 270p Wham Head, 256p Hollands, 250p Lurgan, 249p Cardewlees, 247p Temon, 244p Tercrosset.
Texel 321p Gate Ghyll, 296p Cleughbrae, 290p Cumcrook, 286p Borlick & Leaona Villa, 268p Gate Ghyll, Guardsmill & Plumpe, 265p Yett & Whitfield, 262p Campingholm, Howgillside, East Kirk & High Parson Bridge, 261p Oswie, 260p East Kirk, Barnglies, Cleughbrae & Killeonan.
Cheviot Mule 273p Lurgan, 246p, 240p Whitfield, 236p Borlick, 235p Whitegates.
Cheviot 266p, 264p The Land, 264p Whins, 260p Longburgh Fauld, 259p Whins, 258p Yett & High Knells, 257p Sherra Craig & Longburgh Fauld, 256p Borlick, Whins & Sherra Craig, 253p Faulding Cleugh, 248p Unthank, 246p Lurgan.
Suffolk 249p Guardsmill, 246p North House & Barnglies, 242p Oswie, 241p Guardsmill & Cardewlees, 238p Plumpe, Oswie & Whitfield, 237p Cleughbrae, 233p Sykehead, 232p Whitfield, 231p Temon & Haven View.
Blackface 248p, 241p Prestrie, 233p Glendearg, 231p Prestrie, 230p Skelfhill, 229p Upper Hindhope, 228p Rowanburnfoot, 226p Lossit, 223p Midlock, 222p Pasture House & Hallburn, 221p Lawesknowe & Culquhasen, 220p Midlock.
Mule 247p Guardsmill, 237p Whitegates, 235p Oswie, 231p Eastside, 229p Whitfield & Westernhopeburn, 224p Gartvaigh, 223p Keil & Sykehead, 221p Crosshill, 220p Rowanburnfoot, 218p, 215p Hollin Close.
North Country Cheviot 241p Temon, 238p Longoe, 233p Oswie.
Swaledale 232p Longburgh Fauld, 223p Whitegates.
Herdwick 220p, 215p Rowhead.
Charollais 215p Inverae Cottage.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £151 Ingleston, £139 Barnglies, £136 Cleughbrae, £134 Kinninghall, £130 Oswie & Barnglies, £129 Sunnycroft & Haven View, £128.50 High Parson Bridge, Guardsmill & Trailtrow, £125 Gate Ghyll, Cleughbrae, Killeonan & Evening Hill.
North Country Cheviot £139 Tushielaw, £128 Durran Mains, £113.50 Temon.
Beltex £135 Borlick, £130 Hollands, £125 North House & Wham Head, £121 Temon, £110 Hollands, £100 Wham Head & Tercrosset.
Cheviot £131.50 Becks, 127 Tushielaw, £124.50 Sundhope, £122.50 Becks, £116 Yett, £114.50 Longburgh Fauld & The Land, £111 High Knells, £110 Whins & Killeonan, £109.50 Sherra Craig, £109 Cossarhill & Upper Hindhope.
Suffolk £130 Oswie & Barnglies, £129 Sunnycroft, £125 Temon, £124 Leona Villa, £121 Oswie, £113 Barnglies, £112 Oswie, £111 Guardsmill, £109.50 Whitfield, £109 Cleughbrae, £107 Guardsmill, £106 Whins.
Border Leicester £130 Ingleston.
Blackface £127 Peel, £115.50 Prestrie, £107 Yett & Upper Hindhope, £106 Prestrie, £100 Glen House & Silloans, £99 Prestrie, £91 Glendearg.
Mule £117 Crosshill, £115 Oswie, £109 Westernhopeburn, £107 Eastside, £106 Guardsmill, £103 Westernhopeburn, £98.50 Whitfield, £97 Eastside, £96 Hollin Close.
Charollais £112 Inverae Cottage.
Cheviot Mule £109 Lurgan, £104 Borlick, £103.50 Whitfield, £101 Whitegates.
Swaledale £100 Longlea, £95 Longburgh Fauld.
3,586 cast ewes and rams were a similar show and attracted the usual large company of buyers. Trade very fast throughout, with prices not reaching last weeks heights. 1,048 ewes sold over £100 to average £120.07 and to a top of £152 for Texel ewes from Chaseside. Hill ewes to £88 for Cheviots from Sundhope and rams to £144 for Texels from Viewley.
Texel £152 Chaseside, £150 Sunnycroft, £149 Viewley & Beckfoot, £144 Sunnycroft, £142 Somerfield, £141 Howgillside, £139 West Glengyre & Upper Tofts, £138 Wood Farm, £137 Fineview, £137, £135 Chaseside, £133 Abbey Cowper & Staffler, £131 Wester Raddery, £130 Sunnycroft & Abbey Cowper, £129 Kimmeter Green & Chaseside, £128 Whitegates, £127 Golden Lane, £126, £124 Heatherglen, £124 Hill House, Beckfoot, Viewley & Wester Raddery.
Suffolk £151 The Land & Shaw Cottage, £148 Chaseside, £145 Kilnford Croft & The Land, £140 North House, £136 The Land, £134 Beckfoot, £130 Gartvaigh, Viewley & Chaseside, £128 Kilnford Croft, £122 Chaseside, Beckfoot & Howgillside, £120 Wreay & Heatherglen, £117 Golden Lane & Shaw Cottage, £116 Sunnycroft & Beckfoot, £114 Cowens & Shaw Cottage, £112 Viewley, £111 Spawell & Chaseside, £110 Golden Lane.
Charollais £140 Abbey Cowper, £139 Beckfoot, £134 Inverae, £129 Abbey Cowper, £121 Beckfoot.
Beltex £128 Ainstable Hall, £115 Abbey Cowper, £102 Lurgan, £100 Wood Farm
Cheviot Mule £112 Wester Raddery, £111 Dickstree, £99 Sunnycroft, £98 Sundhope, £91 Sykehead.
Blue Faced Leicester £110 Glenrath, £102 Nunscleugh, £91 Culquhasen.
North Country Cheviot £109 Old Hall, £108 Wood Farm, £96 Glendearg, £95 Keil & Longoe, £92 Killeonan, £84 Skaill, £81 Oliver Road & North House.
Mule £109 Ainstable Hall, £107 Prestrie, £106 Newtown, £105 Whitegates, £104 Oswie & High Greenhill, £103 Slealands & Challoch Mun, £102 Woodhovis Farm, £100 Netherbrotherstone & Wreay, £96 Hill House & Broomlands, £95, £93 Netherbrotherstone, £93 Campingholm, Nunscleugh & Marygate, £91 Culquhasen, £90 Marygate.
Half-bred £103 Ingleston.
Cheviot £88 Sundhope, £84 Tushielaw, £79 Prestrie, £78 Killeonan, £77 Clynemilton, £76 Newbigging, £75 Hawk Green Bungalow, £74 Birneyknowe, £73 Killeonan, £70 Sykehead & Clynemilton.
Blackface £80 Oswie, £73 Newbigging, £70 Marygate, £69 Peel, £67 The Yett, £66 Tushielaw, £65 Culquhasen & Newbigging, £62 Drumyeonmore, £60 The Yett.
Lleyn £79 Williamwood.
Easycare £61 Barnside Farmhouse.
Swaledale £60 Hollands, £55 Todhillwood, £46 Camelford.
Herdwick £60 Frankstown, £52 Viewley.
Texel £144 Viewley, £140 Spawell, £138 Golden Lane, £136 Keil, £132 Durran Mains, £131 Dickstree & Beckfoot, £130 Frankstown.
Suffolk £140 Spawell, £124 Camelford.
Charollais £138 Viewley, £124 Camelford.
Blue Faced Leicester £138 Chapel.
Hampshire £133 Beckfoot.
Cheviot £110 The Yett, £93 Sundhope, £91 Becks.
Beltex £104 Ainstable Hall.
Blackface £97 The Yett.
Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 225.0p (219.0p)
Heavy to 222.0p (222.0p)
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Medium to 226.0p (217.0p)
Heavy to 230.0p (225.0p)
Light to 250.0p (208.2p)
Standard to 321.0p (228.9p)
Medium to 317.0p (244.3p)
Heavy to 296.0p (222.8p)
Light to £88.00 (£48.47)
Heavy to £152.00 (£94.56)
Rams to £144.00 (£89.86)