Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 16 cattle, 3,526 prime lambs and 5,593 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th October 2018.
A slightly reduced entry of cows was forward with mainly hill sorts on offer, although more buyers present. Sale topped at 157p for a British Blue bull from Mrs J James, Low Todholes, Roadhead. Beef Shorthorn bulls to 132p from AN & HS Tomkins, Hallsford, Haggbeck. Whitebred Shorthorn cows to 137p from JRF Pattinson, Hot Bank, Hexham. More numbers required on a weekly basis – please advise entries to the office or Sam Hogg 07584 207 323.
3,526 prime lambs sold to the usual ring of buyers. Export lambs were scarce and met a dear trade with plenty more being able to sell to vendors advantage. Medium and heavy lambs with good meat sold at similar rates, with lambs lacking flesh harder to sell.
Sale average of 160p (SQQ 161.9p). Top price per kilo of 245p for Beltex lambs from Messrs G & W Halliday, Crawthat, Lockerbie, with heavy lambs to £108 for Texels from S Stoddart, Hillside, Wigton.
Lambs 32kg-39kg sold to 244p from Messrs Thompson, Woodhead, Scaleby and lambs 45 - 52kg sold to 197p from Messrs Thompson, High Hall, Wigton.
Light weight Hill lambs very dear with many pens over 165p.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 245p Crawthat, 244p, 223p Woodhead, 218p Wallend, 210p Woodhead, 207p High Greenhill, 204p Waterside, 202p High Greenhill.
Texel 200p Shawhill, 196p Hillside, 195p Shawhill, 190p High Greenhill.
Cheviot 176p Sunnyside, 173p Auchlin.
Suffolk 175p Olrig Mains, 170p Linton, 169p Airds of Balcary, 168p Tarrasfoot, 166p Ashley Park.
Blackface 174p Gibblaston, 168p Penchrise, 167p Bank End, 166p Ballywilline, 165p Penchrise.
North Country Cheviot 169p Achalone Croft, 164p Olrig Mains.
Charollais 168p Fenwick & Carran, 162p Nether Gribton.
Cheviot Mule 163p Marchbank.
Mule 160p Beauly & Whitton.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £108, £95 Hillside, £95 Colinton Mains Drive, £92 Old Wall, £90 Aldery Terrace, £89 Hillside, £88 New Hummerbecks, £87 High Wreay & High Hall, £85 Waterside & Burthwaite.
Beltex £103 Crawthat, £98 Hillside, £94, £93 Woodhead, £92.50 High Hall, £90.50 Woodhead, £89, £85 High Greenhill, £85 Wallend & Hillside.
Border Leicester £92, £80 Carrholme.
Cheviot Mule £87 Dodgsonstown.
North Country Cheviot £85 New Hummerbecks.
Mule £81.50 Hill Brae, £78.50 The Nook, £73.50 Ashley Park, £72 Peasemyres, £70 Hazelgill.
Suffolk £81 Cowburnrigg, £80 Sornfallow, The Chestnuts & Netherhill, £79 Staffler, £78.50 Tarrasfoot, £78 The Nook, £77.50 Cowburnrigg, £77 Auchengray.
Charollais £79.50 The Chestnuts, £76 Fenwick, £73 Nether Gribton, £72.50 Carran, £70.50 Hazelgill.
Cheviot £79.50 Willowford, £76 Hillside & Springbank.
Blackface £67 Catslackburn, £66.50 Minsca, £66 Penchrise, £65 Hole Farm, £64.50 Cowden Burn.
A larger entry of 5,593 cast ewes and rams were forward, and saw all classes slightly dearer on the week, buyers are actively seeking numbers of heavy fit ewes and many of these can be sold to advantage. Sale topped at £158 for Texel rams from D & M Craig & Son, Auchlin, Ayrshire. Heavy ewes to £153 from G J Toppin, Bascodyke Foot, Ainstable, who’s run of 28 ewes average £134.04. Hill ewes to £68 for Cheviots from W Gribbon & Son, Waterside, Dumfries.
Texel £153 Bascodyke Foot, £152 Threepwood, £151 Dearham Hall Bungalow, £146 Duke Street, £145 Dearham Hall Bungalow, £144 Woodhead, £143 Beck & Bascodyke Foot, £140 Low Garth (Richardson), £137 Bascodyke Foot, £136 Dearham Hall Bungalow, £134 Hill House (Harrison), £133 Duke Street & East Farm, £131 Waterside & Low Garth, £130 Chaseside.
Beltex £126 West Farm, Aspatria.
Suffolk £117, £110 Chaseside, £114 Flex, £111 Shaw Cottage South, £110 Beckfoot, £109 Mid Upper Priestside & Mossburnford, £108 Gospel Hall, £107 Beckfoot, £102 Chaseside, £102, £100 Viewley, £98 Trailtrow, £97 Flex, £96 Viewley, £90 Chaseside.
Charollais £100, £91 Chaseside.
North Country Cheviot £97, £87 Gospel Hall, £86 Viewley.
Cheviot Mule £95 Thomas Telford Road, £84 Skelfhill & Gilmanscleugh.
Bluefaced Leicester £83 Brownleazes.
Zwartble £81 Dearham Hall.
Mule £75 Boreland, £72 Brisco Meadows, £70 Marygate, Rottington Hall & Fenwick, £69 Thomasdene, Grainhead, Yatesfield & Hill House, £66 Bullshill, £65 Fell House.
Cheviot £68 Waterside, £64 Oakwood Mill, £62 Castlehill, £61 Rowhope, £59 Skelfhill.
Lleyn £68, £58 Guards.
Goat £62 Barsalloch.
Blackface £57 Yatesfield, £56 Heatherglen, £55 Brownleazes, £52 Baillie Farm, £51 Town Shields & Pirntaton.
Easycare £55, £53 Mitchelston.
Swaledale £42 Low Garth.
Texel £158 Auchlin, £150 Viewley, £130 Beckfoot, £124 Leithanhall.
Suffolk £152 Shaw Cottage South.
Charollais £130 Beckfoot.
Cheviot £100 Oakwood Mill.
Bluefaced Leicester £89 Hazelgill.
Light to 167.0p (160.1p)
Standard to 244.0p (163.3p)
Medium to 245.0p (161.6p)
Heavy to 197.0p (157.8p)
Overweight 196.0p (148.3p)
Light to £68.00 (£32.92)
Heavy to £153.00 (£70.40)
Rams to £158.00 (£64.46)