Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 12 cattle, 2,434 prime lambs and 3,586 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th September 2018.
Fewer cattle were forward due to standstill regulations, although trade remained buoyant throughout and more required on a weekly basis. Luing heifers to 185p and 180p from A Craig & Co., Compstonend, Twynholm. Limousin cows to 116p from H Graham, Holme House, Brampton.
2,434 prime lambs were forward but a poorer quality show, although lambs met a firmer trade than expected to average a healthy 175.7p (SQQ 177p) for all classes at Longtown. Sale topped at £200 for a Texel ram lamb from MA & J Thompson, High Hall, Wigton, which also achieved top price per kilo of 333p.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 333p, 217p High Hall, 212p, 208p Wallend, 206p Crawthat, 204p Brisco Meadows, 202p Highfield, Waterloo & Wallend, 200p, 198p Highfield, 198p Wallend, 196p Waterloo, 195p High Hall & Highfield.
Beltex 204p, 192p High Greenhill.
Cheviot Mule 188p Highfield.
Suffolk 185p Fenwick, 182p Whins, 181p Toftingall, 180p Lords Lot & Chapel, 179p Waterloo.
Mule 182p The Nook, 179p Corrielea, 173p Wanwood Hill, 170p Penpeugh.
Blackface 180p Glenrath, 178p Wanwood Hill, 176p Peela Hill, 173p Albierigg.
Charollais 171p Hallburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £200 High Hall, £106 Kirkton, £100 High Hall & Kirkton, £95 Crawthat, £94 Brisco Meadows, £92 High Hall, £91.50 Crawthat, £91 Bogues, Oaklands & Lords Lot, £90 Hillend, The Ash, Cubbyhill & Dickstree.
Charollais £100 Larel, £85.50 Hallburn.
Suffolk £90 Lords Lot & Frankstown, £88 Lords Lot, £86.50 Hallburn, £85 Tone Hall, £84 Frankstown, £83.50 Whins, £83 Drumburn, £81, £80.50 Shield Green.
Beltex £88, £84.50 High Greenhill.
Cheviot £84 Highfield, £79, £78 Cowburn, £77 Earlside, £75 Braxholm Braes.
Mule £83.50, £80 The Nook, £79 Albierigg, £78.50 Whiteside, £76 Harelawhill, £75.50 Brisco Meadows, £75 Penpeugh.
Kerry Hill £75 Harelawhill Cottage.
Blackface £74 Penpeugh.
Cheviot Mule £73.50 Highfield.
A smaller entry of 3,586 cast ewes and rams saw strong meaty ewes a shade dearer with leaner sorts harder to cash. Heavy ewes to £155 and £152 from M Watson, Four o Boot, Carlisle with hill ewes to £62 for Cheviots from R H Paton, Gateslack, Thornhill. Rams to £136 for Texel from N Harvey, Blackadder Mains, Duns.
Texel £155, £152 Four o Boot, £152 Viewley, £149 High Hall, £145 Glenrath, £144 Peela Hill, £142 Viewley & High Hall, £138 Four o Boot, £133 Thirwell Castle & Raggetsyke, £130 West Farm & Thackwood, £128 Thura Mains, Viewley & Staffler, £127 Blackadder Mains, £126 Thirwell Castle.
Charollais £118, £112 Viewley, £110 Golden Lane.
Suffolk £112 Viewley, £111 Linton & Barnglies, £109 Low Hallburn, £104 Viewley, £103 Lords Lot, £99, £94 Viewley, £94 Low Hallburn & Linton, £90 Knowe & Viewley.
Bluefaced Leicester £85 Raggetsyke.
Mule £82 Staffler & Frankstown, £77 Linnhead, £75 High Floweryhirst & Gateslack, £73 Fairnilee, Mouldy Hills & Thorneyland, £71 Gateslack & Waterloo, £70 Borthaugh.
Cheviot Mule £78 Peela Hill, £76 Carterton, £72 Branxholm Braes.
North Country Cheviot £75 Lords Lot, £74 Dunnabie.
Cheviot £62 Gateslack & West Deloraine, £57 Hillhead Links, £51 Sloda Hill, £50 West Deloraine.
Blackface £60 The Nook, £54 Peela Hill, £50 Alnham, £48 Boreland, Greensburn & Glenrath.
Welsh Mountain £60 Frankstown
Kerry Hill £50 Newbigging Bush.
Swaledale £47 Tecket, £43 Lords Lot.
Lleyn £46 Dykehead.
Texel £136 Blackadder Mains, £122 Viewley, £114, £102 Overtonbush, £102 Gatehousecote.
Charollais £129 Streethead.
Bluefaced Leicester £125 Wanwood Hill.
Beltex £120 Thorneyland.
North Country Cheviot £97 Viewley.
Cheviot £83 Alnham.
Light to 180.0p (177.9p)
Standard to 202.0p (178.3p)
Medium to 212.0p (176.7p)
Heavy to 217.0p (173.9p)
Overweight 333.0p (166.7p)
Light to £62.00 (£29.60)
Heavy to £155.00 (£65.34)
Rams to £136.00 (£74.32)