Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 23 cattle, 2,668 prime lambs and 3,660 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th October 2018.
Again, a good entry of cows and heifers forward with increased numbers still required on a weekly basis. Sale topped at 160p for a Luing heifer shown by CJ & NC Brodie, Allfornaught, Waterbeck with Blues to 154p from G & A Scott, Summerhill. Limousin cows to 115p from Peter Dayson, Whamtown, Blackford. Galloways to 106p from JA Halbert, Borelands Cottage with British Blues to 104p from JF Latimer, Chapel House and Angus cows sold to 103p from Messrs Byers, Cubbyhill.
2,668 prime lambs were a similar entry with all buyer’s keen to fulfill orders. A good quality show on offer to average 162p (SQQ 165p). Top price per kilo of 204p from Messrs G & W Halliday, Crawthat, Lockerbie, with heavy lambs to £127 for Texels from I Donaldson, Ashton, Lockerbie. Light lambs to 190p for 32kg Texel lambs from Glencartholm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 204p, 190p Crawthat.
Texel 197p Kirk House, 194p Powheads, 190p Glencartholm & Kirk House.
Cheviot 194p Whitchester, 175p Rawburn, 174p, 173p, 171p Thorneydykes.
Cheviot Mule 184p, 174p Whitchesters.
Suffolk 175p Woodhouse, 167p Craighead & Fenwick, 166p Marwhirn, 165p Archerbeck & Hallees.
Blackface 173p Whitchesters, 169p Stooprigg, 167p Chapelhope, 163p Riskenhope, 162p Rawburn.
Mule 168p Ellerslea, 162p Weeds.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £127, £85 Ashton, £85 Woodhead, £84 Dodgsonstown, £83 Bridgestone, Greenburn & Whins, £82.50 Ellerslea, £82 Laverockbank & Kirk House, £81.50 Bush of Ewes & Ellerslea, £81 Marwhirn & Kirkbride, £80 Bridgestone.
Beltex £88, £84 Crawthat, £81 Dodgsonstown, £80 Shankcastle.
Cheviot Mule £88, £80 Dodgsonstown, £80 Marwhirn.
Suffolk £85, £80.50, £80 High Wreay, £80.50 Whins, £80 Hepplehill & Greenburn.
Mule £82 Pitland Hills, £71.50 Fardingjames, £70 Grindon Hill & The Nook.
Charollais £72 Triermain.
Blackface £70, £66.50 Pitland Hills, £64, £62.50 Stooprigg, £60 Pitland Hills.
Cheviot £68 Thorneydykes, £66 Whitchesters.
A smaller than usual show of 3,660 cast ewes and rams was forward attracted a stronger demand from a good ring of buyers, as a result all classes much shaper and short of requirements. Sale topped at £155 for Texel ewes from M Reid, Grassmainston, Stirling, others to £151 from G Cakebread, Commonside, Hawick. Hill ewes to £74 for Cheviots from JT Fleming & Son, Falnash, Hawick. Texel rams to £136 also from Commonside.
Texel £155 Grassmainston, £151 Commonside, £144 Hawthornside, £140 Grassmainston, £138 Triermain, £135 Peela Hill & Greenburn, £134 The Flatt & Ellerslea, £131, £129 Viewley, £128 Beckfoot & Paulsland, £122 Viewley, £120 Govals, £118, £117 Croft House, £116 Viewley.
Beltex £139 Croft House, £122 Low Aketon.
Suffolk £119 Govals, £106 Craigsford Mains, £100 Heatherglen, £96 Fenton, £95 The Cobbles, £92 Peela Hill & Seymour House, £90 Old Hall.
Charollais £113 Croft House.
North Country Cheviot £93, £90 Nether Stenries, £83 Codlaw Hill, £81 Earlside.
Mule £83 Soilzarie Farmhouse, £78 Crowdieknowe, £76 Birchcraig, £75 Woodhouse, £73 New Farm & Craigsford Mains, £70 Netherton, Soilzarie Farmhouse & Heathery Knowe.
Cheviot Mule £78, £75 Govals, £77 Seymour House.
Cheviot £74 Falnash, £56 Arkleton, £51 Unthank, £48 Commonside & Forss.
Swaledale £67 Whitton.
Blackface £60 Sewing Shields, £54 Toftingall, £49 Newbigging & Soilzarie Farmhouse.
Goat £59, £55 The Cobbles.
Texel £136 Commonside, £98 Westerhall, £96 Seymour House.
Cheviot £107, £87 Commonside.
Bluefaced Leicester £83 Howahill.
Light to 190.0p (157.1p)
Standard to 194.0p (169.1p)
Medium to 204.0p (164.9p)
Heavy to 180.0p (158.1p)
Overweight 164.0p (149.3p)
Light to £74.00 (£31.14)
Heavy to £155.00 (£59.01)
Rams to £136.00 (£58.69)