Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 10 cattle, 1,666 prime lambs and 2,599 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd August 2018.
A small show of cattle was forward but met a brisk trade throughout with more required on a weekly basis. The sale topped at 191p and 183p for heifers from John Higgs Farms, Arkleton with cows to 140p and 130p for Charolais from Messrs Baxter, Moss Side, Hethersgill. Top price per head of £1,085 from Moss Side.
As everywhere this week with the festival taking place, a smaller show of 1,666 prime lambs were on offer. Trade was much dearer with averages up 4p on the week to average 187p overall. Many more could easily be sold to vendors advantage. Top price per kilo of 220p for Texel lambs from DJ Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage, Lockerbie and to a top price per head of £105 for Texels from Messrs Jenkinson, High Priorscales, Seascale, closely followed at £104 for Texels from Messrs Baxter, Kilnhill, Gilsland and both purchased by MJ Wharton.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 220p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 217p High Wreay, 216p Gallowberry, 215p Littlegill, 214p, 212p High Priorscales, 212p, 210p Kilnhill, 210p Langdyke Cottage, 208p Newbiggin, 205p Langdyke Cottage, 204p Blackpark, 202p Westend & Gallowberry, 200p Blackpark, Newbiggin, Cowden Burn, Cross House & Low Auchenree.
Beltex 213p, 212p Waltonwoodhead.
Suffolk 197p Beech House, 195p Sceugh Dyke, 193p High Wreay, Carsegowan & Branxholm Braes, 190p Carsegowan & Blackpark.
Cheviot 194p Cowburn.
Berrichon 191p Sceugh Dyke.
Charollais 188p Greensburn, 180p Down By Rigg.
Blackface 187p Catslackburn, 186p Chapel, 182p Davdell.
Cheviot Mule 184p Chapel, 181p Frankstown, 180p Rowanburnfoot & Kirk House.
Mule 182p Brennanlea, 180p Chapel & Grindon Hill, 179p Rowanburnfoot, 178p Grindon Hill, 177p The Nook & Edges Green.
North Country Cheviot 181p Kirk House.
Zwartble 175p Huntlaw Farmhouse.
Oxford 173p Guards.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £105 High Priorscales, £104 Kilnhill, £101 Chapel House, £100 Carsegowan, £99 Kilnhill, £96 Woodhouse, £94 Sceugh Dyke & Blackpark, £93 Gallowberry, £91 Westend, £90 Blackpark.
Suffolk £97 Frankstown, £94 Sceugh Dyke, £93 Westend, £90 Claycrop, £89 High Wreay, £87 Carsegowan, £85 Woodhouse.
Mule £90 Grindon Hill, £87 The Nook, £85 Chapel.
Charollais £90 Down By Rigg.
Bluefaced Leicester £90 Westend.
Berrichon £88 Sceugh Dyke.
Beltex £87, £85 Waltonwoodhead.
Cheviot Mule £87, £81 Kirk House, £80 Frankstown.
Cheviot £81.50 Branxholm Braes.
North Country Cheviot £78 Kirk House.
Blackface £74.50 Chapel, £72.50 Allensgreen.
2,599 cast ewes and rams were only a third of last weeks entry. Trade here again was dearer than anticipated with numbers short of requirements. Heavy ewes sold to £149 for Texels from Chaseside, with hill ewes to £84 for Cheviot ewes from WN Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk. Rams to £126 for Texels from Beckfoot.
Texel £149 Chaseside, £139 Beckfoot, £132 Chaseside, £123 Cross House, £122 Beckfoot, £115 Chaseside, £108 Beckfoot, Outertown, Cambeckhill & Claycrop, £103 Ormiston, £102 Langdyke Cottage, £100 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £99 Marchbank, £98 Chaseside, £97 Craigsford Mains, £96 Marchbank, £95 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £120 Chaseside, £113 Beckfoot, £112 Chaseside, £108 Beckfoot, £106 Linton Farm.
Charollais £116 Beckfoot.
North Country Cheviot £98, £91 School House.
Mule £85 Craigsford Mains, £80 High Glen Triplock, £77 Milkieston & Deuchrie, £70 Craigsford Mains.
Goat £80 South Port o Spittal.
Cheviot Mule £74, £70 Outertown, £71 North House.
Cheviot £84 Catslackburn, £71 Overhill House.
Blackface £58 The Nook, £55 Deuchrie.
Texel £126 Beckfoot.
Charollais £114 Beckfoot.
Beltex £112 Newton Cottages.
North Country Cheviot £84 Lower Gills.
Blackface £74 Deuchrie, £71 Alva Street, £70 Newton Cottages.
Light to 184.0p (166.7p)
Standard to 220.0p (188.7p)
Medium to 217.0p (188.5p)
Heavy to 214.0p (187.9p)
Overweight 187.0p (166.7p)
Light to £84.00 (£30.98)
Heavy to £149.00 (£64.42)
Rams to £126.00 (£63.56)