Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 10 cattle, 2,584 prime lambs and 4,556 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th July 2018.

A similar entry of cattle, which also saw trade similar on the week. Sale topped at £1,020 for a British Blue shown by Waterhead of Dryfe, Lockerbie, which also achieved the top price per kilo of 137p. More required on a weekly basis to fulfill orders.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

CAST COWS:

British Blue 137p Waterhead of Dryfe.

Limousin 125p Waterhead of Dryfe, 115p Shankcastle.

Simmental 116p Waterhead of Dryfe.

Angus 108p Cumstone.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

CAST COWS:

British Blue £1,020 Waterhead of Dryfe.

Limousin £962 Waterhead of Dryfe, £672 Shankcastle.

Simmental £736 Waterhead of Dryfe.

Angus £664 Cumstone.

A much larger show of 2,584 prime lambs were forward, best quality lambs were again easily sold regularly 200-230p/kg, many more of these lambs are required. In line with national trend, commercial lambs of all weights would be cheaper on the week regularly 170-190p/kg, with the overal sale average 179.9p (SQQ 180.4p). To a top of 234p for Texel lambs from EJC Dean, Kirk House, Brampton.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Texel 234p Kirk House, 232p Pasture House, 231p Kirk House, 229p Wallend, 226p Maidencots, 223p Thornthwaite Close, 218p High Greenhill, 218p, 217p Wallend, 209p Thornthwaite Close, 207p Cowens & Hermitage, 206p Drumreach & Old Wall, 205p Catslackburn.

Suffolk 200p Guardsmill, 188p Wallend, 187p Drumburn, 185p Sykehead & High Wreay, 183p Windyhill & Greenburn, 182p Shield Green, 181p Kilnford Croft, Priesthaugh & Tone Hall, 180p Shield Green & Sundhope.

Cheviot 194p High Chesters.

Beltex185p Park Nook.

Millennium Blue 184p Sanderson House.

Cheviot Mule 184p Catslackburn.

Berrichon 180p Maryfield.

Mule 179p, 174p Whiteside, 174p Wanwood Hill & Moss Side, 173p Penpeugh & Warksfield Head.

Charollais 179p Moss Side.

Blackface 177p Wanwood Hill, 177p, 173p Prospect House, 170p Holm of Daltallochan.

Hampshire 176p Barnglies.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Texel £99 Peela Hill & Kilnford Croft, £97 Old Wall, £96 Kirk House, £95 Old Wall, Lochwoodmains, Hermitage & Cowens, £94 Upper Mains, £93.50 Thornthwaite Close, £93 Oakwoodhill, £92 Thornthwaite Close, £91 Cowens, £90 Rowanburnfoot, Eastside, Moorhills, Kirk House & Old Wall.

Suffolk £94, £85 Guardsmill, £85 Beckhall, £84 Frankstown, £83 Wallend, £82.50 Windyhill, £82 Kilnford Croft & Whamtown, £81.50 Beckhall, High Wreay & Kilnford Croft, £80.50 Tone Hall, £80 Barnglies & Shield Green.

Cheviot £82 Sykehead.

Beltex£81.50 Park Nook.

Charollais £80.50 Moss Side.

Mule £80 Moss Side, £79 Warksfield Head, £78 Penpeugh, £77 Rowanburnfoot.

Hampshire £79 Barnglies.

A larger entry of 4,556 ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring side of buyers, with all customers keen for ewes, especially big heavy ewes resulting in these being £6-£10 dearer on the week. Small lean ewes continue to come forward in huge numbers and although cheaper on the week, they were easily sold.

Top price was £153 for heavy Texel ewes from AR Bell & Son, Kirkton, Hawick. Hill ewes to £71 for Cheviot ewes from WN Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk and rams to £126 for Texels also from Kirkton.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £153 Kirkton, £146 The Wreay & Chaseside, £145 Blackadder Mains, £142 Kennachy, £140 Drumreach, £139 Bardnaclaven, £138 Heatherglen & Beckfoot, £134 Lynegar, £133 Chaseside, £132 Highmoor, £130 Clackmae & Beckfoot, £129, £128 Kirkton, £128 Birkenside, £124 West Farm, £123 Chaseside, £122 Kennachy, £120 West Farm, Kirkton, Sanderson House & Drumreach.

Suffolk £146 Lynegar, £132, £125, £119 Chaseside, £115 Heatherglen, £114 Lynegar & Heatherglen, £113 Beckfoot, £111 Hassendeanburn, £110 High Wreay, £109 Fenton, Viewley & Clackmae, £108 Smerral & Newbiggin, £107 Birkenside, £106 Marygate.

Beltex£133 Wood Farm, £115 Thornthwaite Close, £108 Nether Dargavel.

Charollais £125 Chaseisde, £117 Lawston, £108 Viewley & Barend.

North Country Cheviot £104 Smerral, £103 Bardnaclaven, £95 Lynegar, £91 Bardnaclaven.

Blue Faced Leicester £103 Wanwood Hill, £98 Knarr, £97 Whitton, £92 Harsondale Farm.

Cheviot Mule £87 Balgray Hill, £84 Wester Craiglands, £83 Clackmae & Wester Craiglands, £80 Balgray Hill.

Mule £86 Hassendeanburn, £85 Mossilee & High Glen Triplock, £84 Oakdene & New Farm, £83 Outertown, Balgray Hill, Viewley & High Glen Triplock, £82 Tone Hall, Fenton & Stobo Home, £80 Lingley Field, Nunscleugh, Viewley & Greenend.

LIGHT EWES

Cheviot £71 Catslackburn, £70 Terrona & Upper Hindhope, £64 The Shaws, £63 Barend, £61 Catslackburn.

Blackface £70 Penpeugh & Woodhall, £69 Wilseydown, £68 Wanwood Hill, £61 Upper Hindhope, £59 Harsondale Farm, £57 Sykehead, £56 Cowgate & Peel, £55 Kirkton.

Lleyn£58 Lustruther, £50 Geiselittle.

Easycare£54 Blackhaugh, £51 Bank House.

Swaledale £52 Whitton, £47 Newbiggin, £45 Whitton, £40 Knarr.

RAMS

Texel £126 Kirkton, £120 Yatesfield, £118 Beckfoot, £115 Gillesbie, £114 Rottington Hall, £110 Whitstonehill.

Suffolk £122 High Glen Triplock, £110 Drumreach.

Charollais £121 High Glen Triplock, £110 Barend.

Beltex £108 Nether Dargavel.

Blue Faced Leicester £94 Knarr, £92 Whitton

Averages:
Lambs
Light to 205.0p (174.8p)
Standard to 232.0p (180.6p)
Medium to 234.0p (180.9p)
Heavy to 207.0p (178.3p)
Overweight 170.0p (154.6p)

Ewes
Light to £71.00 (£32.96)
Heavy to £153.00 (£80.10)

Rams to £126.00 (£72.71)

corresponding week 2017 sale report