Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 20 cattle, 3,503 prime lambs and 9,025 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th August 2018.
A nice entry of cows and bulls was forward, although mainly native bred and none farm assured cattle. Trade remains brisk throughout and topped at 163p for a Whitebred Shorthorn bull from G Jackson, Blackburn, Newcastleton and to 150p for a British Blue cow shown by A Roskell & Partners, Laverhay, Moffat.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Whitebred Shorthorn Bull 163p Blackburn.
British Blue 150p, 145p, 126p Laverhay.
Limousin 137p, 120p, 117p Shaw Cottage South.
Longhorn 118p, 106p Greenside.
Galloway 110p, 105p Burnfoot of Ewes.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Whitebred Shorthorn Bull £872 Blackburn.
Limousin £753, £702 Shaw Cottage South.
Longhorn £737 Greenside.
Galloway £705 East Deloraine, £649 Burnfoot of Ewes.
3,503 prime lambs were forward in larger numbers and of better quality. Buyers were again strong for supplies, as a result trade was again shaper on the week to average 197.2p (SQQ 198.5p), and many more could easily be sold. The best export lambs were very dear and to a top of 247p for Texel lambs from TR & EA Milburn, Wallend, Greenhead and to £114 for Texels from J Marshall, Hermitage, Kirkpatrick Fleming.
Heavy lambs were also a strong trade with many selling over £100 to a top of 222p from G & W Halliday, Crawthat, Waterbeck.
Light lambs easily sold and to a top of £60 for 32kg Texel lambs from Messrs J Weir, High Ladore, Keswick.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 247p Wallend, 237p Newbiggin, 234p Waterside, 232p Prospect House, 231p Wallend, 229p Midtown, 227p Chapel House, 226p Newbiggin, 226p, 224p Hermitage, 223p, 222p Crawthat, 222p Kirkton, 221p Upper Tinwald, 220p Wallend & High Mossthorn, 219p The Wynd & Hermitage, 218p Newbiggin, 216p Gibblaston & Upper Tinwald, 215p Hermitage & South Slealands.
Beltex 236p Drumcairn, 226p Waltonwoodhead, 222p Drumcairn.
Suffolk 209p Wallend, 205p Beckhall, 204p High Cattadale, Hallburn & Outertown, 203p Sanders Close, Whins & Sundhope, 202p Fenwick, High Wreay & Demense, 201p Priesthaugh, Branxholm Braes, Hallburn, Skelfhill, East Murkle & Barnsallie, 200p Waterloo, Winless Mains, 44 Rowanburn, Barnglies, Sowerby Wood & Rack Beck.
Charollais 209p Rottington Hall, 199p Lanehead, 195p Laws Hall.
Cheviot 208p Ballywilline, 202p Kirkton, 201p Fenwick, 200p Balgray Hill.
Cheviot Mule 200p, 190p Hownam Grange, 200p Little Galla.
Mule 198p Penpeugh, 197p Kirkton, 192p Albierigg.
Oxford 197p Barnglies, 195p Guards
Blackface 191p, 190p Balgray Hill.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £114 Hermitage, £109 Kirkton, £107 Crawthat, £103 Hermitage & Beechwood, £101 Hermitage, £100 Middle Farm, £99 Sowerby Wood, £97.50, £97, £96 Hermitage, £97 Prospect House, £96 Chapel House, Crawthat & Redgate Head, £95.50 Low Leam, £95 Wallend, Upper Tinwald, Little Galla & Newbiggin.
Suffolk £105 East Murkle, £94 Beckhall, Middle Shipley & Frankstown, £93.50 Barnsallie, £93 Demesne, £92 Hallburn, £90.50 Staffler, £90 Sowerby Wood, Beckhall, Barnglies, High Cattadale & 44 Rowanburn, £89.50 Whins, £89 Sowerby Wood & High Cattadale, £88.50 Branxholm Braes.
Beltex £102.50, £97 Drumcairn, £97 Waltonwoodhead, £92, £90 Drumcairn.
Cheviot £94, £85 Kirkton, £82.50 Fenwick, £80.50 Roachburn.
Charollais £94 Laws Hall.
Oxford £92.50 Barnglies.
Mule £91 Kirkton, £87.50 Hole Farm, £86 Peela Hill, £84.50 Albierigg, £83 Penpeugh, £81 Midtodhills.
Cheviot Mule £85 Barnglies, £84 Little Galla, £84, £80 Hownam Grange.
Blackface £80 Hole Farm, £72.50 Balgray Hill.
A very large entry of 9,025 cast ewes and rams attracted all the usual large company of buyers covering all the outlets in the UK. Buyers were very keen for supplies to fulfill orders. Trade in general was very brisk with all classes meeting a similar trade, with heavy strong meat and meaty hill ewes meeting an exceptional trade. 1,160 ewes and rams sold over £100 to average £115.71.
Top price of £162 for Texel ewes from J & J Dunlop, Searigg, Dumfries with hill ewes to £80 for Cheviots from KJ & CS Wilson Ltd, Wood Farm, Carlisle and rams to £154 for Suffolks from JP Lee, Morley Hill, Hexham.
Texel £162, £150 Searigg, £150 Kirkton, £149 Beckfoot, £148 Heathery Knowe, Crumhaughhill & New Grange, £147 Middle, £146 Braithwaite Hall & Drumreach, £145 Viewley, £145, £142 Unthank, £141 Chaseside, Dormansteads & Crumhaughhill, £140 Viewley, £138 Bassenthwaite Hall & Howgillside, £136 Cracrop, £134 Unthank, £132 Ellerslea, Hallsoven & Skelfhill, £131 Chaseside, £130 Willimoteswick & Eastside.
Beltex £136 Laws Hall.
Suffolk £133, £128 Crumhaughhill, £128 Rottington Hall, £124 Viewley, £123 East Murkle, £122 Chaseside & Thuster Mains, £120 Braithwaite Hall, Colmslie Hill & Heatherglen, £118 Beckfoot, Viewley, New Grange & Clackmae, £117 Eastside, £116 Chaseside & Braithwaite Hall, £114 Beckfoot & Clackmae, £113 Rottington Hall & Whitchesters, £111 Viewley & Low Swainston, £110 Heatherglen.
Charollais £126 Chaseside, £112 Kilnford Croft.
Border Leicester £117 Unthank.
Blue Faced Leicester £115 Softley, £106 Morley Hill, £104 Kilnstown, £100 Parkhill.
North Country Cheviot £114 East Murkle, £110 Humbleheugh, £99 Hownam Grange, £98 Carruthers, East Murkle & Humbleheugh.
Mule £103 Awhirk, £98 Unthank, £95 Mill View, £94 Marygate, £93 Whitehall & Marygate, £92 Marygate & Rinnion Hills, £91 Newbiggin, Drumreach & Peasemyres, £90 Toft House, £89 Maidencots, Killfillan & Awhirk, £88 Greenend & Hill House, £87 Shawhill, Awhirk, High Aketon & Morley Hill.
Cheviot Mule £100 Sundhope, £99 Marygate, £97 Arnmannoch, £92 The Wynd, £90 Oxnam & Clackmae.
Romney £80, £72 Holme Farm.
Goat £78, £70 Stepends.
Cheviot £80 Wood Farm, £73 Maidencots & Kirkton, £63 Gilside, £60 Sorbie & Drumreach.
Swaledale £76 Yatesfield, £60 Softley.
Blackface £75 Keil, £71 Whitchesters, £69 Wedderlie, Beyond the Moss & Kirksteads, £67 Kirkton, £66 Penpeugh, £65 Crowhall, £64 Park Nook, £63 Low Swainston, £61 Thornton Tower.
Lleyn £69 Low Tipalt, £54 Bridge End.
Suffolk £154 Morley Hill.
Texel £130 Laws Hall, £125 Viewley, £124 Hill House, £120 Chaseside & Breckon Hill, £117 Crumhaughhill, £116 Wedderlie & Viewley, £112 Willimoteswick & Hill House, £110 Ashcraig.
North Country Cheviot £120 Orthwaite Hall.
Charollais £117 Archerbeck, £114 Viewley, £109 Beckfoot.
Blue Faced Leicester £100 High Airyolland, £98 Wedderlie, £96 Penpeugh.
Oxford £91 Guards.
Easycare £84 East Fortissat.
Blackface £80 Hole Farm.
Light to 188.0p (178.9p)
Standard to 247.4p (197.5p)
Medium to 237.5p (201.1p)
Heavy to 222.9p (195.2p)
Overweight 215.1p (163.4p)
Light to £80.00 (£35.46)
Heavy to £162.00 (£78.52)
Rams to £154.00 (£78.99)