Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 10 cattle, 3,912 prime lambs and 7,587 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th August 2018.
A small show of cattle was forward although continue to sell at a competitive trade with plenty buyers operating and looking for cows. Sale topped at 165p and 160p for Belted Galloways from Hoscote Estate, Hawick with Angus cows to 123p from Messrs Anderson, Penchrise, Hawick.
A similar show of 3,912 quality prime lambs met a much better trade than anticipated to average 185p overall, which was in line with most other marts since Tuesday. Export lambs regularly sold between 200-230p per kilo to a top of 247p for Texel lambs from G Mitchinson & Sons, High Greenhill, Brampton and to £105 for Texel lambs from TD & JR Byers, Cubbyhill, Longtown, with lambs from 43kg upwards again the easiest to sell.
Lightweights were also in demand and sold to a top of £70 for 30kg Texel lambs from Troloss Farms, Biggar.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 241p High Greenhill, 233p Troloss, 220p Kirk House, 218p Cubbyhill & Bennachie, 214p Chapel House, 213p Pilmuir, 212p Old Wall & Solwaybank, 211p Holmbrig, 210p Shawhead, 208p Old Wall, 207p Maidencots, 205p Relief, 204p High Aketon & Old Wall, 203p Southdean Lodge & Whitchester, 202p Gallowberry & Buteland, 201p Kirk House, 200p Wood Farm, Longlea, Whitehaugh, Greensburn, Awhirk & Carlenrigg.
Beltex 239p Wood Farm, 231p High Greenhill.
Suffolk 209p Guardsmill, 191p Tarrasfoot, 190p Rottington Hall & Albierigg, 189p Newbiggin, 188p Drumburn & Staffler, 187p Gatehousecote & Chapel, 186p Barnglies & Tarrasfoot, 184p Gatehousecote & Knowe, 183p Tarrasfoot, Strawfrank & The Chestnuts.
Mule 187p The Row, 182p, 180p Whiteside, 179p Brisco Meadow & Yatesfield, 178p Nunscleugh, 177p Troloss, 176p Awhirk, 175p Bennachie.
Charollais 186p Latterford, 182p Moss Side, 181p Grange & Howbalk & The Chestnuts.
Cheviot Mule 185p Byers, 180p Barnglies.
Berrichon 183p, 181p Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot 177p Sundhope, 173p Boldron.
Oxford 177p Barnglies.
Blackface 177p Campbelton, 173p Penpeugh, 172p Longburgh Fauld.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £105 Cubbyhill, £104 High Greenhill, £102 Old Wall, £99 Buteland & Holmbrig, £96 Baggarah, £96, £94 Old Wall, £94 Buteland, £90 Carlenrigg, Aldery Terrace & Corries Mill, £89.50 Pilmuir.
Beltex £98 Wood Farm.
Suffolk £92 Guardsmill, £90 Gatehousecote, £90, £89 Tarrasfoot, £87 Newbiggin, £84.50 Staffler, £84 Longlea & Guardsmill, £83.50 Tarrasfoot, £83 Drumburn, £82 Sceugh Dyke & Littlegill.
Charollais £87.50 Moss Side.
Mule £83.50 Nunscleugh, £79 Stell Green, £76.50 Whiteside, £75.50 Brisco Meadows, £75 Yatesfield.
Berrichon £83.50, £82.50 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot Mule £79.50 Kirk House, £75 Pilmuir & Milkieston.
Oxford £76 Barnglies.
Blackface £71 Penpeugh.
7,591 cast ewes and rams were another large entry with the usual buyers present. Trade would be slightly easier from last week’s extreme rates because buyers have bought up as the Muslim feast looms nearer. Top price of £150 for Texel ewes from PG Perring & Son, Hoprig, Berwick with hill ewes to £68 for Blackface ewes from WJ & D Longlands, Rusheylaw, Hexham and for Cheviot ewes from L M Laing, Tarrasfoot, Langholm. Texel rams to £118 from Fearn Farm.
Texel £150 Hoprig, £140 Chaseside & Grange & Howbalk, £134 Viewley & Heatherglen, £131 Eastside, £130 Low Aketon, Beckfoot & High Lovelady Shield, £128 Shankbridge End, £123 Laurels, £122 Grange & Howbalk, £118 Graceside & Willimoteswick, £116 High Lovelady Shield, £115 Beck Farm, £114 Burnside, £112 Linkshead & Chaseide, £110 Kimmeter Green, Drumreach, Beckfoot & Viewley.
Suffolk £120 Beckfoot, £114 Heatherglen, £111 Beckfoot, £110, £109 Chaseside, £108 Tarrasfoot, £106 Hoprig, £105 Baggarah, £104 Beckfoot, £103 Skaill, £101 Nilston Rigg, £100 Colmslie Hill & Viewley, £99 Guards, £97 Beckfoot, £96 Wood Vale & Chaseside, £95 Guardsmill & Hepplehill.
Charollais £124 Chaseside, £110 Beckfoot.
Dutch Texel £118, £100 Woodhead.
Blue Faced Leicester £109 Linkshead, £104 Stell Green, £101 Bryndansi, £93 Alnham, £92 Crossdykes, £91 Hot Bank.
North Country Cheviot £95 Skaill, £94 Castle Heathire, £88 Carruthers.
Mule £94 Grange & Howbalk, £88 Cheeseburn Grange Hall & Well House, £86 Flex, £82 Grindon Hill, Wood Farm & Thornton Tower, £81 Meinbank & Thomasdene, £79 Hallburn, £78 Linkshead, £77 Well House, £76 Hassendean & Nether Stenries.
Zwartble £92 Broomhillbank.
Cheviot Mule £91 Stonewalls, £84 Mindork, £80 Hoprig.
Easycare £90 Shawhill.
Romney £87 Grennan, £77 Bidlake.
Goat £85 Heatherglen.
Blackface £68 Rusheylaw, £66 Upperburnmouth, £59 Shitlington Hall, £58 Harsondale & Tenter House, £55 Rusheylaw & Shitlington Hall.
Cheviot £68 Tarrasfoot & Shawhill, £67 Kirkton, £66 Castlehill.
Lleyn £65 Hyndlee, £52 Saughland & Fearn.
Swaledale £64 Archerbeck.
Jacob £63 Millcourt.
Texel £118 Fearn, £115 Beck Farm, £114 Beckfoot, £109 Chaseside, £108 Flex.
Blue Faced Leicester £109 Beckfoot, £94 Fordlands.
Zwartble £100 Broomhillbank.
North Country Cheviot £84 Castle Heathire.
Blackface £79 Edges Green, £75 Drumblair.
Cheviot £73 Catslackburn.
Light to 233.0p (176.9p)
Standard to 231.0p (183.0p)
Medium to 241.0p (183.7p)
Heavy to 218.0p (181.9p)
Overweight 166.0p (157.6p)
Light to £68.00 (£30.84)
Heavy to £150.00 (£66.54)
Rams to £118.00 (£60.41)