Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 18 cattle, 2,763 prime lambs and 4,041 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th August 2018.
More cows forward and plenty of demand for all classes. The sale topped at 129p on two occasions, firstly for an Angus cow shown by Messes McKerrow, Darlawhills and then for a British Blue x cow from A Roskell, Laverhay, Moffat. Black & whites to 125p from T B Imrie, Harelawhole, Canonbie.
2,763 prime lambs were a larger entry and of better quality which returned an SQQ average of 190p (overall 188.5p) and to a top of 257p for Texels from S Stoddart, Hillside, Wigton, with many pens of quality lambs selling over 200p per kilo. Lambs over 43kg again proved best to sell with a top price per head of £126 again from Hillside and selling to MJ Wharton, Blackbrow, Wigton.
Greyface (Mule) lambs sold to £94 for A Carruthers & Sons, Peela Hill, Bewcastle and to 194p from Mr Maxwell-Stuart, Baitlaws, Biggar.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 257p Hillside, 235p The Green, 231p Shawhill, 230p Peela Hill, 226p Drumburn & The Green, 223p High Greenhill, 222p Kirkton of Crawford, 220p Fenton & Bombie, 218p Wallend, 217p Brisco Meadows, 216p Bombie & Whitehall, 215p Hillside, 214p Netherton & Hillside, 213p High Greenhill, 212p Shawhead & Powheads.
Beltex 225p, 213p Wallend.
Suffolk 223p Shawhead, 211p Fenton, 200p Commonside, 195p Fenton, 194p Tarrasfoot & High Wreay, 193p Barnglies, 191p Aimshaugh, 190p Fenton, Woodhouse, Keil & Tarrasfoot.
Charollais 215p The Green, 205p Wallend.
Mule 194p Baitlaws, 191p Penpeugh, 188p Whiteside, 185p Shawhill, 184p Rowanburnfoot, 182p Whiteside, 180p Netherton & Midtodhills.
Berrichon 190p, 183p Sceugh Dyke.
Blackface 187p Baitlaws, 183p Chapel, 181p Whiteside.
Cheviot Mule 183p Rowanburnfoot, Marchbank & Sorbietrees, 182p Westerton Cottage, 180p Shawhill.
Lleyn 183p South Bowerhouses.
Oxford 182p Barnglies, 180p Guards.
Cheviot 180p Underwood, 179p Marchbank.
Dorset 180p Riggheads.
Hampshire 180p Dyke.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £126 Hillside, £118 Kirkton of Crawford, £111 The Green, £109 Wallend, £108 Bombie, £105 Hillside, £101.50 Peela Hill, £100 The Green, Hillside & Peela Hill, £97.50 Drumburn & Bombie, £97 Drumcairn, Greengatehouse & Shawhill.
Charollais £97 The Green.
Suffolk £96 Shawhead, £95 Fenton & Tarrasfoot, £93.50 Fenton & Aimshaugh, £91 Carsegowan, £89, £88.50 Archerbeck, £87.50 Tarrasfoot & Keil, £87 Archerbeck & Faugh Beeches, £86.50 Hallburn, £86 Middle Shipley & Fenton.
Mule £94 Peela Hill, £84 Lanehead, £82 Low Tipalt, £81 Whiteside.
Beltex £90, £85.50 Wallend.
Lleyn £90 South Bowerhouses.
Dorset £90 Riggheads.
Berrichon £88, £85.50 Sceugh Dyke.
Oxford £85 Midtodholes, £82 Barnglies.
Cheviot Mule £82.50 Marchbank, £79 Barnglies & Rowanburnfoot.
Cheviot £81 Underwood.
Blackface £74 Penpeugh, £73.50 Allensgreen, £72 Whiteside.
4,041 cast ewes and rams were a larger entry. Buyers much keener for supplies and for all classes, therefore much dearer on the week. Heavy ewes sold to £160 for Texels from Beckfoot, and 497 ewes selling over £100 to average £116.20. Hill ewes to £80 for Cheviot ewes from R & A Whittam, Dunnabie, Lockerbie. Rams to £132 for Charollais from Beckfoot.
Texel £160, £147 Beckfoot, £147 Viewley, £139 Heatherglen, £138 Outertown, £135 Mindrum, £134 Wanton Walls, £133 Viewley & Heatherglen, £130 Wanton Walls, £129 Beckfoot, £128 Aspatria Hall & Harley Croft, £127 Waltonwoodhead, £127, £126 Viewley, £126 Carruthers, £120 Chaseside & The Wreay, £118 Millriggs & Chaseside, £117 Marygate & Longhurst, £116 Viewley & Heatherglen.
Suffolk £138 Beckfoot, £129 Viewley, £121 Harelawhill, £119 Beckfoot, £118, £116 Chaseside, £115 Viewley, £114 Beckfoot, £113 Keil, £109 Viewley, £108 Beckfoot, £106 East Tullyfergus, £105 Heatherglen & Tarrasfoot.
Charollais £138, £118 Chaseside, £110 Beckfoot & Heatherglen.
Beltex £134, £126 Aspatria Hall.
Blue du Maine £118 Beckfoot.
Cheviot Mule £117 Harelawhill, £102 Dunnabie.
Mule £96 Staffler & Wauchope, £94 Beckhall, £91 High Wreay, £90 Kinnaird & Aspatria Hall, £88 Staffler, £87 Marygate, £86 Kirk Cottage, £85 Harelawhill, £84 The Crook, £83 Keil, £82 Wauchope, Beckhall & Marygate, £81 Ormiston, £80 Aspatria Hall, Firth & Hallburn.
North Country Cheviot £96 Carruthers, £85 Philiphaugh, £84 Wedderlie & Drumreach.
Bluefaced Leicester £96 Chirdon.
Romney £74 Holme Farm.
Goat £72, £68 Nether Stenries, £68 Golden Lane.
Cheviot £80 Dunnabie, £67 Wedderlie, £64 Keil, £62 Commonside, £60 Millriggs.
Blackface £79 Harelawhill, £70 Allensgreen, £67 Marygate, £62 Chirdon.
Easycare £71 Barnside, £66 East Tullyfergus, £66, £65 East Fortissat.
Swaledale £56 Kinnaird.
Lleyn £47, £45 Gatehousecote.
Charollais £132 Beckfoot.
Texel £128 Chaseside, £118 Millriggs, £117 Marygate, £112 Whitriggs.
Suffolk £103 Whitriggs.
Kerry Hill £91 Carruthers.
Easycare £86 East Tullyfergus.
Cheviot £80 Clerk Hill.
Light to 187.0p (159.4p)
Standard to 213.0p (186.9p)
Medium to 235.0p (191.5p)
Heavy to 257.0p (186.9p)
Overweight 222.0p (177.1p)
Light to £80.00 (£40.01)
Heavy to £160.00 (£75.32)
Rams to (£97.66)