Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 28 cattle, 3,623 prime lambs and 5,556 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 4th October 2018.
Another larger entry of cows was present with an improved show of quality forward and meeting a brisk trade throughout, with more required on a weekly basis. Sale topped at £1,267 for a Limousin bull from J P Lee, Morley Hill, Hexham with cows to £1,079 from the same home. Black and Whites to £989 from Firm of A. Barbour, Dalrioch, Campbeltown.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 152p, 149p Morley Hill.
Angus 108p Kilnhill.
Saler 106p (x2) Girnwood.
British Blue 117p, 116p (x2), 115p, 113p Dalrioch.
Simmental 115p Dalrioch.
Black & White 107p Dalrioch, 102p Hethermill.
Belted Galloway Bull 135p Hoscote Estate.
Limousin Bull 137p Morley Hill.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
British Blue £713, £707 Dalrioch.
Simmental £695 Dalrioch.
Saler £678 Girnwood.
Black & White £989 Dalrioch.
Angus £718 Kilnhill.
Limousin £1,079, £1,057 Morley Hill.
Limousin Bull £1,267 Morley Hill.
3,623 prime lambs were a similar quality entry on the week. Buyers were keener with the overall average being 165p, which was much dearer than earlier on the week. Top price per kilo of 220p for Beltex from M R Dunn, Coach & Horses House, Wigton, with several other pens over 200p. Top price per head of £100 for Texel lambs from I Donald, Ashton, Lockerbie. Again all weight of good meat lambs were good to sell.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 220p Coach & Horses House.
Texel 215p Coach & Horses House, 211p, 204p, 193p Banks Farm.
Suffolk 200p Basco Dykehead, 178p Fenwick, 177p Tarrasfoot, 176p Drumgrange, 174p Waterhead of Dryfe, 172p Slickly, 170p Westerton Cottage & Tarrasfoot.
Blackface 178p Gibblaston, 174p Chapelhope, 173p Riskenhope, 171p Harelawhill Cottage, 170p Riskenhope.
Cheviot 175p Gibblaston & Sorbietrees, 174p Tarrasfoot, 171p Priesthaugh, 170p Silloans.
Lleyn 172p Meikle Richorn.
Charollais 170p Greensburn.
Cheviot Mule 161p Grindon Hill.
Mule 160p Whiteside, 159p Westernhopeburn, 158p Whiteside & Minsca, 155p Greensburn & Gibblaston.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £100 Ashton, £95 Townfoot, £95, £90 Banks Farm, £88 Coach & Horses House, £85 Banks Farm.
Beltex £88 Coach & Horses House, £87 Thornthwaite Close, £80 Crawthat.
Suffolk £82 High Glen Triplock, £80 Thirdpart & Roxburgh Mains, £78 Batey Shield, £77.50 Outertown, £77 Tarrasfoot & Guardsmill, £76.50 Tarrasfoot, £76 Whins, Woodhouse & Staffler, £75 Waterhead of Dryfe, Roanstree & Guardsmill.
Lleyn £80 Meikle Richorn, £75.50 Cleongart.
Herdwick £80 Longrow Cottage.
Romney £79 Tarrasfoot.
Charollais £77.50 Meikle Barncleugh & Low Knockrioch, £75 Greensburn & Roanstree, £72 Donrenting Camp House, £71.50 Cleongart.
Cheviot £77 Crawthat, £75, £74 Tarrasfoot, £72 Priesthaugh, £70.50 Fenwick, £70 Common House.
Cheviot Mule £74 Grindon Hill, £70 Roxburgh Mains.
Mule £70.50 Minsca, £70 Whiteside & Greensburn, £69.50 Allengreen, £68.50 Westernhopeburn, £68 Roanstree, Whiteside, Netherton & Minsca.
Blackface £65.50 Allengreen & Harelawhill Cottage, £64 Whiteside, £62.50 Silloans, Riskenhope & The Bungalow, £60.50 Gibblaston, £60 Harelawhill Cottage & Riskenhope.
The 5,556 cast ewes and rams were 1,000 down on the week. Again, buyers were keen for supplies with heavy ewes maintaining late rates with hill ewes a shade easier. Top of £146 for Texels from Sharplaw Farms, Kelso and for Beltex ewes from Viewley. Hill ewes to £65 for Cheviots from Messrs Bernard & Dodds, West Deloraine, Selkirk. Texel rams to £148 from Heatherglen.
Texel £146 Sharplaw, £142 Waltonwoodhead, £140 Tinnishall, £136 Beckfoot, £130 Chaseside, Alnham & Roxburgh Mains, £128 Kinnighall, £126 Baitlaws, £125 Wintermuir, £123 Wellington Farm, £121 Fearn, £120 Dykehead, Wellington Farm, Low Leam & Hill House, £118 Kinnighall, £17 Chaseside & Viewley, £115 Beckfoot.
Beltex £146, £113 Viewley, £110 Tercrosset, £108 Lochwoodmains.
Charollais £120 Riggheads, £107 Chaseside, £102 Tinnishall.
Millenium Blue £120 Tinnishall.
North Country Cheviot £118 Heatherglen, £96 Shawhill, £95 Townfoot.
Suffolk £113 Hill House, £107, £103 Beckfoot, £100 Guardsmill, £98 North House, £97, £96 Chaseside, £97 Sceugh Dyke, £95 Marygate & Foxglove, £93 Roxburgh Mains, £90 Tinnishall.
Bluefaced Leicester £101 Low Leam.
Cheviot Mule £87 Tarrasfoot.
Lleyn £78 Sharplaw.
Mule £76 Minsca, £75 Middle Ord, £69 Barker House, £68 Westward Park, £67 Ninians, Balneil & Burnfoot, £66 Brownleazes, £65 Third & Fearn, £64 Hill House, £63 Williamoteswick.
Cheviot £65 West Deloraine, £57 Westerton Cottage, £56 Chesters Brae, £55 Tarrasfoot, £54 Potholm.
Goat £62, £60 Monk.
Blackface £60 Brownleazes, £54 Gibblaston, £53 Brownleazes, £52 Warksfield, £51 Minsca.
Swaledale £44 Low Leam & Barker House, £40 Gate Ghyll.
Texel £148 Heatherglen, £122 East House, £117 Low Leam, £106 Low Tipalt, £104 Heatherglen.
Suffolk £128 Guards, £118 Beckfoot, £115 Marygate.
North Country Cheviot £126 Durran Mains, £118 Heatherglen.
Bluefaced Leicester £106 Batey Shield, £98 Old Police House
Charolais £102 The Flatt.
Half-bred £96 Kingfisher.
Beltex £94 Wallend.
Blackface £87 Orchard Mains, £81 Alnham, £80 Winterhopeburn.
Light to 200.0p (157.6p)
Standard to 175.0p (169.2p)
Medium to 182.0p (164.8p)
Heavy to 220.0p (159.8p)
Overweight 193.0p (143.4p)
Light to £65.00 (£30.25)
Heavy to £146.00 (£65.32)
Rams to £148.00 (£81.99)