Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 16 cattle, 3,025 prime lambs and 6,096 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st November 2018.\
A similar entry of cows forward with mainly plainer sorts on offer. Sale topped at 107p on two occasions, firstly for a Simmental cow shown by Janice Pattie, Butterdales, Eastriggs then for a Beef Shorthorn from Tanlawhill Farming, Langholm.
3,025 prime lambs were a similar entry and a much better quality show. 3 new buyers were present for lambs which meant that 14 active buyers were operating. All buyers very keen for supplies, as a result all weights much dearer. Overall sale average of 170p (SQQ 177.5p), a rise of 10p on the week. Heavy overfat lambs however were again hard to sell. Lambs 32-39kg in short supply averaging a massive 184.5p, many more of these could be sold to vendors advantage.
Top price per kilo of 273p for fantastic Beltex lambs from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth with several other pens selling between 220-230p per kilo, and many buyers actively seeking these best quality export weight lambs with more required and can be marketed to advantage. Top price per head of £114 for Texels from J Oliver & Sons, Waltonwoodhead, Brampton.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 273p Easter Ochtermuthill, 266p Waterside, 266p, 256p Easter Ochtermuthill, 251p Crawthat, 247p Wallend, 246p Thornthwaite Close, 242p Whitstonehill, 240p Waltonwoodhead.
Texel 226, 225p Ellerslea, 224p Leithanhall, 220p Waltonwoodhead, 214p Whitstonehill, 213p Commonside, 211p Oaklands, 209p Kirkbride, & Gelston Castle, 208p Newbiggin, 207p Wallend, 206p Gelston Castle, 200p Thornthwaite Close, Newbiggin & Kirkbride.
Suffolk 197p Wallend, 193p Gelston Castle, 187p The Mark, 177p Commonside, 176p High Crubasdale, 175p Woodhouse & Wallend.
Blackface 185p, 178p Byrecleugh, 176p Arnicle,175p Whitchesters, 172p Pitland Hills, 170p Whiteside.
Mule 182p Rawburn, 164p Harelawhill Cottage, 158p Fairnilee, Oaklands & Woodhouse.
Charollais 182p The Mark.
Cheviot 181p High Crubasdale, 180p Byrecleugh, 179p The Mark, 178p Raeburnfoot, 175p Rawburn.
Swaledale 175p Peasemyres.
Cheviot Mule 174p Kirkbride, 171p Rawburn, 164p Marwhirn.
North Country Cheviot 173p Keil.
Lleyn 167p South Bowerhouses.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £114, £112, £100 Waltonwoodhead, £97 Rawburn, £95 Whitstonehill & Gelston Castle, £92 Leithanhall & Brisco Meadows, £90 Thornthwaite Close & Ellerslea.
Beltex £112, £110, £109 Easter Ochtermuthill, £109 Waterside, £108 Crawthat, £106 Thornthwaite, £101 Waltonwoodhead, £99 Crawthat, £96 Easter Ochtermuthill, £94 Wallend.
Suffolk £85.50, £85 Guardsmill, £82.50 Third, £82 Sceugh Dyke, West Watten & Hallburn, £81.50 Guardsmill, £81 Third, £80 Wallend & Branxholm Braes.
Cheviot £80 Oaklands, £74 Branxholm Braes, £74, £71 Raeburnfoot, £70.50 Skelfhill, £70 Sorbietrees.
Berrichon £79.50, £76 Sceugh Dyke.
North Country Cheviot £78.50 Smiddyquoy, £71 Keil.
Charollais £78.50 Knowe, £78 Hallburn.
Mule £76 Oaklands, £74.50, £74 Pitland Hills, £73 Horsley Hill, £72 Nunscleugh, £71 Langholm, £70 Harelawhill Cottage, Lochend & Greensburn.
Blackface £76 Allensgreen, £74.50, £72.50 Byrescleugh, £71 Harelawhill Cottage, £70 Pitland Hills.
Cheviot Mule £75 Kirkbride, £74, £72 Marwhirn, £72 Dodgsonstown.
Oxford £72.50, £70 Guards.
6,096 cast ewes and rams were a large show and with several extra buyers present, trade very similar on the week for heavy ewes, but all breeds of hill ewes much dearer on the week and to a top of £70 for Blackface ewes from J Hunter & Sons, The Steel, Hexham. Best Pure Texel ewes again very dear and to a top of £155 from B Storey, Woodhead, Haltwhistle. Rams to £124 for a Beltex from JF Latimer, Chapel House, Gilsland.
Texel £155 Woodhead, Haltwhistle £151 Clea Hill, Wigton £149 Bascodyke Foot, £147 Clea Hill, £146 Croft House, £144 Newbigging & Bascodyke Foot, £143 Clea Hill, £142 Easter Ochtermuthill, £140 Croft House, £138 Whiteside & Bascodyke Foot, £137 Beckfoot & Glenart, £136 Easter Ochtermuthill, £134 Westhills, Skelfhill & Bascodyke Foot, £133 New Grange, £132, £131 Clea Hill, £131 Chaseside, £130 Newbigging & Beacon Rigg.
Charollais £123 Heatherglen.
Suffolk £111 Chaseside & New Grange, Wigton £110 Chaseside, £108 Beckfoot, £103 Heatherglen, £100 Croft House, £100, £99 Newbigging, £98 Chaseside & New Grange, £95 East Benridge & Beckfoot, £94 Colmslie Hill, £92 Wynholm & Newbigging, £90 Heatherglen.
Bluefaced Leicester £103 Newbigging.
Beltex £95 Croft House.
Cheviot Mule £88 Green Aton, £81 Mouldy Hills.
North Country Cheviot £87 Wauchope, £80 North Synton & West Millhills, £77 Cairnfield, £76 Wester Dunnet, £75 West Millhills.
Mule £74 Newbigging, Westhills, Spital Shields & Longbeoch, £73 Clea Hall, £72 Buteland & East Benridge, £70 Nilston Rigg, £69 Newbiggin & Clea Hall, £68 Howgillside.
Blackface £70 The Steel, £64 Buteland, £62 Carrick, £59 Unthank & Eastside.
Cheviot £67 Hampden House, £66 Priesthaugh, £64 Morebattle Tofts, £62 Rowhope, £61 Douglas Hall.
Swaledale £62 Spittal Shields, £57 Round Meadows.
Romney £61, £55 Marygate.
Lleyn £51 The Height, £50 Morebattle Tofts.
Lonk £50 Bush of Ewes.
Easycare £40 Mossfennan.
Beltex £124 Chapel House.
Texel £110 Westerhouses, £102 Lower Westerdale, £98 Philiphaugh Estate & Wedderlie.
Cheviot £96 Priesthaugh, £94 Crailloch, £90 Lower Westerdale.
Blackface £64 Unthank.
Light to 184.0p (171.9p)
Standard to 247.0p (184.5p)
Medium to 273.0p (176.4p)
Heavy to 220.0p (159.7p)
Overweight 197.0p (146.3p)
Light to £70.00 (£35.90)
Heavy to £155.00 (£72.66)
Rams to £124.00 (£67.18)