Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 28 cattle, 4,047 prime lambs and 6,718 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th September 2018.
A larger entry of cattle was forward and met a brisk trade throughout, with more being required on a weekly basis. Sale topped at 154p for a Beef Shorthorn bull from J D M Thomson, Newlands, Eaglesfield with Saler cows to 130p from M Hodgson, Pennygown, Campbeltown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beef Shorthorn Bull 154p Newlands.
Saler 130p Pennygown.
Limousin 120p Pennygown.
Beef Shorthorn 115p Hallsford.
Angus 114p, 111p Archerbeck, 114p Whamtown.
British Blue 114p Hazelgill.
Simmental 113p Hazelgill.
Shorthorn 110p Midtodhills.
Whitebred Shorthorn Bull 104p Bloch.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beef Shorthorn Bull £1,108 Newlands.
British Blue £934 Hazelgill.
Simmental £836 Hazelgill.
Shorthorn £792 Midtodhills.
Angus £786 Archerbeck.
Beef Shorthorn £684 Hallsford.
Over 4,047 prime lambs were presented to the usual buyers with a better quality show for meat forward. Trade as with the national trend, easier by 6p per kilo to average 171p overall. Best export types again dear and to a top of 230p for Beltex lambs from JA & LA Thompson, Woodhead, Scaleby with heavy lambs to £100 for Texels from A & J Alston, Chapelton of Menmuir, Angus.
Light lambs were scarce and in short supply.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 230p, 229p Woodhead, 228p Wallend, 226p Woodhead, 215p Wallend, 211p Woodhead, 210p Wallend, 209p Waterside, 205p Morwood, 200p Waterside.
Texel 214p, 207p Kirk House, 207p Ashley Park, 206p Maidencots, 204p Chapelton of Menmuir, 200p Durran Mains, Kirk House & Lingey Field Farm, 199p Maidencots, 197p Wallend.
Cheviot 185p Whitchesters, 180p Sorbietrees.
Suffolk 183p Toftingall, 178p, 176p Gatehousecote, 175p Archerbeck, 174p Linton, 173p Gatehousecote, 170p Chapel.
Mule 180p Durran Mains, 163p Upperburnmouth & Liscleugh, 160p Romesbeoch & Edges Green.
Cheviot Mule 177p Toftingall, 171p Westernhopeburn.
Blackface 175p Durran Mains, 171p Linton, 170p Black Mountain, Penpeugh & Bankend.
Charollais 175p Braehead, 172p Screel.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £100 Chapelton of Menmuir, £95 Nunnerie, £92 Kirk House, £91, £90 Bombie, £88.50 High Tirfergus, £88, £87 Bombie, £87 Ashley Park, £86 Waterside, Nunscleugh, Liscleugh & Kirk Hoy House.
Beltex £95, £92, £91 Woodhead, £90 Waterside, £88.50 Woodhead, £87 Wallend, £86 Waterside.
Suffolk £85 Park Nook, £85, £84 Sowerby Wood, £82 Linton, £80 Howberry, £79 Cowburnrigg & Sowerby Wood, £78 Hallburn, Guardsmill & Woodhall, £77 Nunnerie, Outertown & Archerbeck.
Charollais £84 Screel, £83 Howberry.
Cheviot Mule £79 Westernhopeburn, £73, £72 Low Glendinning Rigg.
Dorset £75 Pennygown, £73 Riggheads.
Mule £74.50 Frankstown, £73.50 The Nook, £73 Thistledown & Nunnerie, £72 Nunscleugh, £71 Westernhopeburn, £70 Upperburnmouth & Albierigg.
Blackface £70 Whitchesters, £69 High Tirfergus, £68 Penpeugh.
A much larger entry of 6,718 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual large company of buyers. In general trade was strong throughout with all classes maintaining recent rates, with pure Texel ewes selling at a premium and to a top of £151 from Beckfoot. Hill ewes to £78 for Cheviots from J T Fleming & Son, Falnash, Hawick with Texel rams to £126 from A & HC Smith, Crumhaughhill, Hawick.
Texel £151 Beckfoot, £150 Viewley, £149 Orchardton Mains, £148 Durran Mains & Crumhaughhill, £147 Orchardton Mains, £146 Chapelton of Menmuir & High Hall, £145, £144 Orchardton Mains, £142 Crumhaughhill, £139 Viewley, £137 Middle Farm, £136 Heatherglen & Hill House, £134 High Hall & Orchardton Mains, £132 Chapelton of Menmuir, £130 Westward Park, £129 Howgillside, Viewley & Beckfoot, £128 Viewley & Chaseside, £127 Howard House, £126 Crumhaughhill, Viewley & Middle Farm, £125 Heatherglen & Hill House.
Suffolk £126 Viewley, £117, £115 Chaseside, £114 Beckfoot, £109, £106 Crumhaughhill, £105 Chapelton of Menmuir, £104 Marygate, £102 Heatherglen, £101 Beckfoot.
Charollais £118 Chaseside, £100 Viewley.
Beltex £114 Chapelton of Menmuir, £100 Waterside & Laidlawsteel.
North Country Cheviot £96 Durran Mains.
Mule £83 Marygate, £80 Oaklands, £79 Howard House, £78 High Wood, £76 Hill House, £74 The Nook, Durran Mains & Hoddomtown, £73 Bullshill, £72 Westward Park, £71 Clynemilton & Hermiston, £70 Milkieston, Edges Green & High Hall.
Bluefaced Leicester £82 Gartvaigh.
Cheviot Mule £79 Falnash, £78 Orchardton Mains, £73 Barnglies.
Goat £79 Marygate.
Cheviot £78, £66 Falnash, £62 Quarryfield Cottage, £61 Purdomstone, £58 Springwells.
Blackface £65 The Nook, £60 Milkieston, £58 Peel Farm, £57 Black Mountain, £54 East Fortissat, £53 Synton Park Head, £52 Laidlawsteel & Deuchrie, £51 Marygate & The Nook, £50 East Fortissat.
Easycare £57 East Fortissat, £51 Bairnkine.
Swaledale £50 Bullshill, £48 Hollin Close.
Kendal Rough £43 Church View.
Texel £126 Crumhaughhill, £119 Craig Farm, £116 Rhoin, £114 Uigle, £110 Commonside, £106 Chapelton of Menmuir, £104 Beckfoot, £102 Chaseside.
Suffolk £114 Marygate & Gartvaigh.
Beltex £110 Walton Highrigg.
Oxford £110 Zetland.
Bluefaced Leicester £106 Gall.
Cheviot £102 Orchardton Mains, £97 Commonside.
Blackface £72 Wooplaw, £70 Hareshaw.
Light to 175.0p (154.6p)
Standard to 229.0p (176.3p)
Medium to 230.0p (169.1p)
Heavy to 204.0p (161.4p)
Overweight 172.0p (160.6p)
Light to £78.00 (£34.94)
Heavy to £151.00 (£68.28)
Rams to £126.00 (£74.56)