Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 36 cattle, 3,953 prime lambs and 4,408 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th November 2018.
A larger and improved entry of cast cows and bulls were forward, with trade brisk throughout and more required on a weekly basis. Sale toped at 135p for a Limousin cow from D Baxter, Moss Side, Hethersgill, with others to 117p for Shorthorns shown by Meikle Whitriggs, Corrie and Simmental cows to 114p from JG Murray, Branxholm Braes, Hawick.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Limousin 135p Moss Side.
Shorthorn 117p Meikle Whitriggs.
Simmental 114p, 105p Branxholm Braes.
Galloway 113p Unthank, 103p High House, 100p East Murton.
Angus 113p Branxholm Braes.
Charolais 109p Moss Side.
Luing 109p Crosslee, 103p Arkleton.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)
Shorthorn £865 Meikle Whitriggs.
Angus £864 Branxholm Braes, £728 Sorbie.
Charolais £844 Moss Side.
Limousin £789 Moss Side.
Simmental £756, £735 Branxholm Braes.
Galloway £706 Unthank.
Luing £705 Arkleton, £692 Crosslee.
3,953 prime lambs, a much larger entry and with all buyers keen for supplies, trade for top quality lambs very dear, heavy weights also dear with all other weights a similar trade.
Sale topped at 263p per kilo for Beltex from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill. Heavy lambs sold to 196p from J Oliver & Sons, Waltonwoodhead, Brampton with Greyfaces to £80 from JL Gledson, Buteland, Hexham and Blackfaces to £75 again from JL Gledson, Buteland, Hexham. Lightweights sold to 171p per kilo from Chapelhope Trust, Chapelhope.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 263p & 253p Easter Ochtermuthill, 241p Crawthat, 238p Waterside, 232p Crawthat, 226p Waltonwoodhead & Wallend.
Texel 237p Kilnhill, 228p Kirk House, 223p & 219p Crumhaughhill, 218p Newton of Logierait, 215p Kilnhill, 214p Glendue, 212p Ashley Park
Charollais 188p Fenton, 176p Dippen & The Row, 168p Hallrule Mill, 167p Weeds.
Cheviot 187p The Flatt, 181p Sundhope, 177p Fenwick, 171p Auchlin, 166p Fenwick.
Suffolk 183p Weeds, 181p Sundhope, 176p Hollows Mill, 174p Maulscastle & Fenwick.
Cheviot Mule 181p The Barns, 169p & 167p & 166p Marwhirn.
Greyface 180p Lawesknowe, 169p The Hagg & Lawesknowe, 168 Upperburnmouth, 167p Craighead & Buteland.
Blackface 177p Craighead, 171p Chapelhope, 166 Chapelhope & Upperburnmouth, 165p Cowden.
Berrichon 165p & 162p Sceugh Dyke.
North Country Cheviot 164p The Barns.
Swaledale 158p & 149p Minsca.
Oxford 155p Riddings Hill, 154p & 150p Guards.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £109 & £105 Easter Ochtermuthill, £104 Crawthat, £100 Easter Ochtermuthill & Crawthat, £95 Waltonwoodhead & Waterside.
Texel £95 Kilnhill, £94 Kirtlevale & Glendue, £92 Crumhaughhill, £91 Kirk House, £90 Kirtlevale.
Suffolk £89 Sceugh Dyke, £86 Woodhall, £85 Sceugh Dyke, £83 Hallburn, £82 Dunn & Kirkland Hall.
Charollais £84.50 Leaona Villa, £83 Fenton, £80 High Floweryhirst.
Berrichon £82.50 Sceugh Dyke
Cheviot £80.50 & £80 Kirk House, £77 The Flatt, £76 Balure, £75 Fenwick.
Greyface £80, £78, £77.50 Buteland, £77 The Nook.
Cheviot Mule £76.50 West Millhills, £75 Buteland, £73.50 Marwhirn.
Blackface £75 & 74 Buteland, £74 Fenwick, £70 Buteland.
Oxford £72 Guards, £67 Riddingd Hill, £66.50 Guards.
Zwartble £70 The Crook.
North Country Cheviot £64 The Barns.
Swaledale £64 & £63 Minsca.
4,408 cast ewes and rams, a smaller entry on the week, with all usual buyers present. Pure bred Texel and Beltex ewes dearer, heavy over fat ewes slightly cheaper with all other classes a similar trade.
Sale topped at £154 for Texels from J. Harrison, Luce Mains, Ecclefechan. Light ewes to £67 for Lleyns from SH & PM Shirley-Bevan, Gatehousecote, Bonchester Bridge. With rams to £142 for Texels from DWA Parrish, Hassendeanburn, Hawick.
Texel £154 Luce Mains, £149 Langdyke Cottage, £148 Croft House & Luce Mains, £145 Lennox Plunton, £144 New Grange, £143 Corsbie, £142 Newton of Logirait, £141 Croft House, £140 Beckfoot, £139 Lessrerlinn, £138 Tercrosset, West Millhills & Byreburnside, £137 Croft House, £136 Riccarton Farm Cottage, £134 Croft House, £131 Lennox Plunton & Croft House, £130 Aldery Terrace.
Beltex £135 Mesona, £126 Croft House.
Suffolk £118 Croft House, £108 Chaseside, £105 Beckfoot, £100 Longyester, Beckfoot & West Millhills, £98 Chaseside, £97 Longyester, £96 New Grange, £95 Chaseside & Hassendeanburn, £93 Beckfoot, £90 Brae Edge, Chaseside & Corsbie.
Charollais £98 Beckfoot.
North Country Cheviot £93 Beckfoot.
Bluefaced Leicester £79 Cowden Burn, £77 Newbigging.
Greyface £78 Grindon Hill, £71 Rottington Hall, £70 Shielingmoss, £69 Broomhill, £68 Newbigging, Unity & West End, £67 Housebyres, Barron House, Rottington Hall, Langdyke Cottage & Leaona Villa, £65 Newbigging & Longyester.
Lleyn £67, £56 Gatehousecote.
Cheviot £59 Hayclose, £56 Upper Hindhope & Sundhope, £53 Eldinhope, £52 Balure, £50 Thomas Telford Road.
Easycare £53, £52 Mitchelston.
Blackface £52 Marygate, £49 Dunn House, £48 Longyester, Brownleazes, Lanehead & Upper Chatto, £46 Newbigging, Carterhaugh & Barron House, £45 The Lamperts & Tofthouse.
Swaledale £40 Coatlith Hill.
Texel £142 Hassendeanburn, £110 Tercrosset, West Millhills & Corsbie, £106 Crawthat, £104 West Millhills, £100 Tercrosset.
Charollais £120 Hardmuir.
North Country Cheviot £112 West Millhills.
Light to 171.0p (152.2p)
Standard to 218.0p (173.2p)
Medium to 263.0p (175.3p)
Heavy to 196.0p (160.8p)
Overweight 188.0p (150.3p)
Light to £67.00 (£34.37)
Heavy to £154.00 (£71.07)
Rams to £142.00 (£65.60)