Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 31 cattle, 1,432 prime lambs, 344 prime hoggs and 4,237 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th July 2018.
A larger show of cows was forward, with the majority non farm assured. Trade remained brisk throughout and more required to meet demand, with a few additional buyers around the ring. Sale topped at £948 for a Friesian cow from CT & J Wigham, Hethermill and to 146p for a Galloway cow from J Thornton, East Murton.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Galloway 146p, 129p East Murton, 122p Ifferdale, 114p, 112p Hartsgarth.
Angus 134p, 132p, 129p, 127p (x2) Ifferdale, 126p (x2) Darlawhills, 125p, 123p Ifferdale.
Black & White 124p Hethermill.
Highland 108p, 104p Tayvallich.
Simmental 106p Kilchamaig.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Black & White £948 Hethermill.
Galloway £912, £890 East Murton, £646 Ifferdale, £644 Hartsgarth.
Angus £910, £891, £883 Ifferdale, £856 Darlawhills, £812 Ifferdale.
A similar show of 1,432 prime lambs sold better than expected and of early week markets. All good meat lambs met strong bidding with heavies again very easy to sell. Overall sale average 187p, which was 31p less on the year.
Top price per head of £102 for Texel lambs from A Moffat, Stonehouse, Gretna and to 229p again for Texels from B MacTaggart, Cameroniam Crescent, Castle Douglas, and purchased by MJ Wharton, Blackbrow and West Scottish Lamb respectively.
Light lambs to £58 for 30kg Texel lambs shown by Messrs Johnson, High Chesters, Hawick.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 229p Cameroniam Crescent, 213p Stonehouse, 211p Edges Green, 205p Hermitage & Wyseby Hill Cottage, 204p Hallsoven, 201p The Green, Upper Tinwald & Longford, 200p Wynholm, Guardsmill, Church View, Longford & High House.
Beltex 216p, 211p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 211p Wallend, 210p, 205p Drumburn.
Suffolk 198p Hollows Mill, 196p Albierigg, 195p Carsegowan, 194p Outertown, 191p Tone Hall, 190p Staffler & Carsegowan, 189p Guardsmill, 186p Albierigg & Hollows Mill, 185p Drumburn.
Blackface 192p Bankend.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £102 Stonehouse, £99 Fiddleton Bank End, £98.50, £95.50 Longford, £95.50 The Green, £95 Swallows Barn & Sowerby Wood, £94.50 Hermitage, £93.50 Stonehouse, £92 Guardsmill.
Suffolk £96 Albierigg, £93 Hollows Mill, £86 Tone Hall, £85.50 Albierigg, £85 Upper Mains, Drumburn & Park Nook, £84 Barnglies & Sowerby Wood, £83 Guardsmill, £82.50 Carsegowan & Staffler.
Beltex £86 Drumburn, £80 Wyseby Hill Cottage & Wallend.
Cheviot Mule £85 Kingside, £84 Sowerby Wood.
Hampshire £80 Barnglies.
A good show of hoggs sold to a top of £71 per head for Cheviots from Sourhope and to 165p per kilo from the same home.
A larger show of 4,237 ewes and rams attracted the usual large company of buyers. All classes were easy to sell with trade slightly firmer on the week, with 431 ewes selling at £100 and over to average £115.54. Top price per head was £144 for Texel ewes from I & L Galloway, Glenart, Newton Stewart and J Runciman & Sons, Allanshaws, Galashiels, with light ewes to £77 for Lleyn ewes shown by H Goldie, South Bowerhouses, Ruthwell and rams to £116 twice for Texels from Creca Belty, Blackrigg and GW Young, Flex, Hawick.
Texel £144 Glenart & Allanshaws, £142 Baryerrock, £141 Fearn, £140 Beckfoot & Haltcliffe, £139 Hillcrest & Falla, £138, £136 Hillcrest, £136 Pasturewood, £135 Elsdonburn, £134 Kirkland Hall, £133 Chaseside, £132 Eastside, £131 Kingside & Bascodyke, £130 Ashton, £129 Bascodyke, £128 Falla & High Aketon, £123 Chaseside & Hillcrest, £120 High Aketon & Hermitage.
Beltex £139 Hermitage, £112 Hillcrest.
Millennium Blue £126 High Hall, £120, £113 Middle Farm.
Suffolk £121 Allanshaws, £115 Drumreach, £113 Flex, £111 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £110 Tone Hall, £109 Cowens, £107 Marygate, £105 Chaseside, £101 Chaseside & Tone Hall, £99 Muircleugh & Beckfoot, £97 Beckfoot & Culquhasen, £96 Flex, £95 Drumreach & Thornington.
Charollais £117 Beckfoot, £115 Chaseside, £103 Beckfoot, £101 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £105, £88 Allanshaws, £87 Kingside, £87, £84 Allanshaws.
Cheviot Mule £89 Drumreach, £89, £80 Muircleugh, £78, £72 Balgray Hill.
Mule £88 West Glengyre, £87 Tone Hall, £85 Pasturewood, £84 Westward Park, Low Hallburn & Marygate, £83 Cameronian Crescent & Marygate, £82 Baryerrock, Haythwaite Lane & Frankstown, £81 Marygate & Trecorner, £80 Fagra & Powheads, £78 Tone Hall & Brackenthwaite, £77 Stonehall, Falla, Trecorner, High Hall, Newtown & Balgray Hill, £75 Drumreach, Hassendean & Glenart.
Lleyn £77 South Bowerhouse.
Cheviot £70 Cameronian Crescent, £69 Drumreach, £57 Torgornack, £54 Douglas Hall.
Easycare £61 Blackhaugh, £60 Cowgate.
Blackface £60 Minsca, £59 Torgornack, £51 Drumgrange, Auchaleek & Carnochan, £50 Eastside.
Swaledale £57 Castle Nook, £55 Haltcliffe, £47 Pasture House.
Texel £116 Flex & Creca Hall, £112 Huntington, £110 Stonehall, £108 Creca Hall.
North Country Cheviot £108 Allanshaws.
Charollais £107 Chaseside.
Blue Faced Leicester £103 Castle Nook, £97 Drumreach.
Beltex £100 Cameroniam Crescent.
Blackface £81 Tone Hall.
Light to 193.0p (209.6p)
Standard to 229.0p (208.9p)
Medium to 210.0p (215.9p)
Heavy to 213.0p (241.0p)
Overweight 183.0p (181.8p)
Light to £77.00 (£38.56)
Heavy to £144.00 (£73.89)
Rams £116.00 (£83.59)