Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 6,268 prime lambs and 4,758 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th December 2018.
Another large and quality show of 6,268 prime lambs were forward, with heavy lambs an outstanding selection. All buyers very keen with prices the dearest so far to average 195p (SQQ 198.2p) per kilo. Many heavy lambs sold between £95 to £110 to a top of £117 twice for Texel lambs shown by R & MG Elliott & Sons, Hallburn Croft, Longtown and PD & L Ambler, High Mossthorn, Roadhead.
Export weights again met an unpredicted demand and selling to 269p and £105 from A Williamson, Dykehead, Penton with many pens over the 220p per kilo mark. Best lightweight lambs sold around 200p and to a top of 212p for 31kg Suffolk lambs shown by Emslie Livestock, Aberdeen.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Texel 269p Dykehead, 257p Upper Tinwald, 255p Lingey Field, 253p Shawhill & Wyseby Hill Cottage, 243p Glendearg, 241p Fiddleton Bank End, 240p Riggshield, 238p Baurch, 237p Lingey Field, High Stenries & Netherton, 236p Auchengray, 235p Sorbie.
Beltex 263p High Greenhill, 263p, 250p High Airyolland, 250p Cowgate, 244p High Greenhill, 243p Fold Head, 241p Greenburn, 239p Drumburn & Hollands, 238p Dunjop, 236p Dykehead, 234p Broomhills, 233p Waterside.
Cheviot 226p Chapel House, 219p Catslackburn, 209p Blackhaugh, 206p Shawhill, 203p, 201p, 200p Kinknockie, 201p, 200p Catslackburn.
Suffolk 212p, 210p, Kinknockie, 208p Blackhaugh, 203p Machribeg, 200p Dunjop, Fearn, Kinknockie & Whinneyknowe.
Mule 212p Greenburn, 194p Killegruer, 193p Minsca, 192p Cowden Burn, Killegruer & Fold Head, 191p Shawhill.
Blackface 209p Skelfhill, 207p Little Tongue, 206p Cowden Burn, 205p Pilmuir & Peel, 204p Glenmanna, 203p Penchrise, 202p Pitland Hills, 200p Whinneyknowe.
Charollais 206p Kinknockie, 201p Hallburn.
Lonk 203p Glendiven Cottage.
Easycare 203p Blackhaugh 190p Cleongart.
Berrichon 185p Sceugh Dyke.
Oxford 179p Guards.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £117 Hallburn Croft & High Mossthorn, £115 Old Wall & Hallburn Croft, £114 Barrasyard, £111 Fiddleton Bank End & High Mossthorn, £110 Burgh Head & Blythe Bank, £109 Netherton & Broadlea Cottage, £108 Upper Tinwald, £107 High Stenries, £106.50 Shieldhill.
Beltex £115 Cowgate, £114 Middle Farm, £111.50 Dunjop, £108 High Airyolland & High Greenhill, £107 Dykehead, £107, £106.50 Dunjop, £105 Hollands, Waterside & High Greenhill, £104 Dykehead & Greenburn, £103 Dunjop, High Mossthorn & Drumburn, £102 Station Yard & Fold Head, £100 Hollands.
Suffolk £105 Carsloe, £104 Guardsmill, £102 Dunjop, £101 Beckhall, £100 Sheild Green, £99 Pouton, £98 Station Yard, £97 Sorbie, £96 Broomhill & Dunjop, £95 Sowerby Wood, Riggheads, Achamore, Hassendean, Station Yard & Tinnishall.
Cheviot £91 Dunjop, £89 Fold Head, £87 Orchardton Mains, £86.50 Riggheads, £86 Chapel House.
Blackface £90 Eastside, £82 Horseholme, £81.50 Glenmanna & West Scales, £81 Eastside & West Scales, £80 Glenmanna & Pilmuir.
Charollais £89 Riggheads, £88.50 Hallburn, £87.50 Riggheads, £86 Moss Side.
Mule £88 Riggshield, £85.50, £85 Greenburn, £84 Hill Farm & Newtown, £81 Hollands, £80.50
Nunscleugh, £80 Westernhopeburn, Greenburn & Archerbeck.
Cheviot Mule £82 Orchardton Mains & Fold Head.
Berrichon £79.50 Sceugh Dyke.
Oxford £77 Guards.
Easycare £74 Cleongart, £70 Blackhaugh.
4,758 cast ewes and rams were a similar entry. Usual buyers were keener for supplies and all classes maintained last weeks rates. 398 ewes sold over £100 to average £121.48p and to a top of £167 for Texel ewes from Douganhill Farm, Castle Douglas and J & C Hastings, Kilncroft, Dumfries. Hill ewes to £65 for Cheviots from Fearn Farm & Aton with Charollais rams to £136 from Laverockbank.
Texel £167 Douganhill & Kilncroft, £164 Woodhead, £161 Aton & Croft House, £159, £158 Douganhill, £157 Orchardton Mains, £156 Eastside & Beckfoot, £155 Newbigging, £154 Orchardton Mains & Bassenthwaite Hall, £153 New Grange, £152 Viewley, £151 Heatherglen & Linkshead, £146 Orchardton Mains, £145 Newbigging.
Charollais £118, £102 Viewley.
Suffolk £116 Croft House, £115 Chaseside, £113 Eastside, £111 Aton, £110, £108 Chaseside, £106, £104 Viewley, £101 Linkshead & Viewley.
Beltex £142 Low Garth, £137 Blythbank, £128 High Airyolland, £126, £121 Croft House.
Mule £82 Newbigging, £79 Grindon Hill, Happrew & Rottington Hall, £78 Blythbank, £77 Netherurd Mains, £76 Newbigging & Linkshead.
Bluefaced Leicester £101 Linkshead.
North Country Cheviot £92 Ericstane & Grindon Hill, £89 Ericstane, £82 Camelford, £80 Ericstane & Aton.
Cheviot Mule £80 Douganhill, £78 Priesthaugh, £77 Satchells, £76 Broadlea Cottage & Aton.
Cheviot £65 Fearn Farm & Aton, £64 Brisco Meadows & South Farden, £63 Priesthaugh & Sorbie, £60 Millriggs.
Lleyn £64 Over Whitlaw.
Blackface £63 Eastside, £62 Linkshead, £61 Riggshield, £60 Craig Douglas.
Easycare £48 Eastside.
Swaledale £43 Round Meadows, £42 Hundith House, Chapel & Kelmore Hills.
Charollais £136 Laverockbank, £121 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £128 Tetcott.
Beltex £125 High Airyolland.
Texel £122 Eastside, £111 Tetcott, £106 Dippen, £102 Eastside, £100 Tetcott.
Cheviot £102 Craig Douglas.
Blackface £70 Town Shields & Craig Douglas.
Light to 212.0p (194.7p)
Standard to 269.0p (201.6p)
Medium to 263.0p (196.8p)
Heavy to 250.0p (191.3p)
Overweight 217.0p (180.0p)
Light to £65.00 (£39.23)
Heavy to £167.00 (£76.45)
Rams to £136.00 (£73.72)