Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 4,798 prime hoggs and 4,501 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th March 2019.
Cast cows and bulls sold to a brisk trade throughout with more required on a weekly basis. The sale topped at 171p (810kg) for British Blue cow shown by R & RA Pattinson, Temon, Brampton.
4,798 prime hoggs were a similar entry with buyer’s keener for the right weight and fatness. Trade up 3p per kilo to average 191.2p overall (SQQ 197.8p). Again, quality Beltex and Texel hoggs sold at a premium with many pens 250p plus and to a top of 310p for Beltex hoggs shown by DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth.
Another good show heavy hoggs would be £2-3 sharper on the week. Top price per head of £121 again for Beltex hoggs from Messrs Taylor, Perth and J Buchan, Torrax, Forfar. Suffolk hoggs sold to £95.50 from Mackilston, with Greyfaces to £91.50 Kellah and North Country Cheviots selling to £87.50 Newton Cottage.
A very good show of commercial hoggs with some outstanding pens of Blackface and Cheviots forward. Trade was very sharp with prices between 190-210p per kilo. Top Hill Cheviots was £93.50 from the Firm of NB Conaghan, West Scales, Gretna.
Light hoggs were a fantastic trade with all weights up to 35kg selling in excess of 200p per kilo and to £69.50 for 31kg Cheviot hoggs from M & J Kennedy, Lurgan, Aberfeldy and to 228p for 28kg Cheviots shown by G Sutherland, Halgary, Caithness.
It was the Annual Show and Sale for Blackface hoggs, kindly sponsored by The Scottish Farmer and ably judged by Philip Burton from the local abattoir West Scottish Lamb, whose awards were as follows:
Class 1 – Up to 39kg
1st – Muir, Cleughbrae – 39kg £79.50
Class 2 – 40-44kg
1st – Reid, Glendearg – 44kg £80
2nd – Graham, Craigdarroch – 43kg £76.50
Class 3 – 45kg+
1st & Champion – Simpson, Kirkhouse – 48kg £100
2nd – Reid, Glendearg – 50kg £87
An outstanding show of lambs were a credit to all vendors taking part with trade excellent for all weights.
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PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 310p Easter Ochtermuthill, 294p Dykehead, 290p Waterside, 289p Dykehead, 287p Waterside, 285p Aspatria Hall, Peartree Cottage & Newton Cottages, 284p Wham Head, 275p Hollands & Waterside.
Texel 292p Sorbie, 284p Lingey Field, 257p Kirkbride, 247p Crawthat, 241p Dundraw, 240p Lingey Field, 238p Glendue, 237p Dykehead, 233p Kirkbride, 231p Craigadam, 228p Auchengray & Craigadam, 227p Torikka, 225p Bogues.
Cheviot 228p Halgary, 227p Harehead, 224p Lurgan, 222p Harehead, 217p Westernhopeburn, 216p Halgary, 213p Springwells, 211p Sorbie, 210p Pasture House, 208p Sundhope & Mid Dargavel, 203p Sorbie, 200p Linnhead & Crakaig.
Dutch Texel 219p, 206p Miller Hill.
Blackface 219p Millriggs, 215p Lurgan, 212p Garvilland, 210p Prior Rigg, 208p Kirkhouse, Meggethead & Sorbie, 207p Glenogle, Harehead, Craigdarroch, Knockreoch, Garvilland & Milnmark, 206p Pasture House & Cleughbrae, 205p Mid Harrietsfield.
North Country Cheviot 212p Newton Cottage, 210p Auchentaggart, 205p Sornfallow.
Herdwick 212p Kernal Rigg, 210p Orthwaite Hall.
Suffolk 211p Maryholm, 210p Clayock, 209p Archerbeck, 206p Marwhirn, 204p Archerbeck, 200p Harehead, 198p Millriggs, 197p Golden Lane, 196p North House, 195p West Watten & Newbiggin.
Charollais 210p Low Garth, 207p West Montgarswood.
Mule 200p Mid Dargavel, 190p West Newlanehead, 189p The Farm.
Cheviot Mule 197p Springwells, 190p Auchentaggart.
Berrichon 196p Sceugh Dyke.
Swaledale 181p Orthwaite Hall, 180p Newtown.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £121 Easter Ochtermuthill & Torrax, £119 Waterside, £117 Aspatria Hall & Peartree Cottage, £116 Easter Ochtermuthill & Torrax, £115 Waterside, £113 Doveden Hall & Dykehead, £111 Easter Ochtermuthill, Newton Cottage & Wham Head, £110 Hollands & Waterside.
Texel £111 Sorbie & Lingey Field, £108 Kirkbride & Hallburn Croft, £106 Weary Hall Style, £104 Craigadam, Dundraw, Lingey Field & Crawthat, £103 Kellah, £101 Lingey Field, £100 Weary Hall Style, Torkirra, Tarool & Glendue.
Blackface £100 Kirkhouse, £87.50, £87 Craigdarroch, £87 Glendearg, £83.50 Meggethead, £81.50 Glendearg & Yett, £80.50 Dryhope & Kirkstead, £80 Arnicle, Maryholm, Newton Cottage, Glendearg & Kirkhouse.
Charollais £100 Thackwood.
Suffolk £95.50 Mackilston, £94 Sceugh Dyke, £92.50 Eastside, £89 Craigadam, £88.50 North House & Patties Hill, £88 Hallburn Croft & West Watten, £85.50 Cleughbrae, £85 Sceugh Dyke.
Half-bred £95.50, £90 Aimster.
Dutch Texel £95, £92 Miller Hill.
Cheviot £93.50 West Scales, £92 Aucharua, £88.50 West Scales, £87 Aucharua, £86.50 Gilmanscleugh, £85.50 Micklethwaite.
Mule £91.50 Kellah, £86.50 Patties Hill, £85 Kellah, £83.50 Newton Cottages, £82.50 Newtown, £80
Mackilston, Mid Dargavel & West Newlandhead.
Hampshire £90 Auchengibbert.
North Country Cheviot £87.50 Newton Cottage, £84.50 Commonside, £82 Fold Head, £81 Whins, £80.50, £80 Newton Cottage.
Berrichon £80.50, £80 Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot Mule £79 Kirkbride, £76 Auchentaggrt, £75 Springwells.
Swaledale £83 Longlea, £79 High Dunashery.
Herdwick £74.50 Kernal Rigg, £71.50 Orthwaite Hall, £70.50 Fold Head.
The 4,501 cast ewes and rams were a similar show for numbers. Plenty of buyers operating with trade again on the rise from the previous week. Pure Beltex and Texel ewes again gaining a premium.
Top of £164 for Texel ewes shown by J & J Dunlop, Searigg, Carrutherstown, with Suffolks selling to £120 from Chaseside, Greyface ewes to £80 from Over Finlarg & Blackpark and North Country Cheviots to £99 from Aimster. Hill ewes to £76 for Cheviots from Hall Farm. Texel rams sold to £110 also from Messrs Dunlop. 410 ewes sold at £100 and over to average £123.07.
Texel £164, £158 Searigg, £158 Viewley, £156 Chaseside, £155 Beckfoot, £154 Aimster & Torrax, £152, £150 Newton Field, £149 Howden & Aton, £148 Viewley, Aimster, Aspatria Hall & Dallowie, £144 Viewley & Torrax, £141 Beckfoot, £136 Myrelandhorn, £134 Comlongun Mains, £132 Chaseside, £131 Viewley, £130 Oulton Hall & Ninians.
Beltex £146 Drumreach, £140 Aton, £131 Torrax, £130 Aton, £123 Torrax, £120 Comlongun Mains.
Charollais £121 Beckfoot, £120 Thackwood & Viewley, £112 Beckfoot, £110 Chaseside.
Suffolk £120 Chaseside, £119 Nether Stenries, £118 Fearn, £117 Torrax, £115 Viewley, £114 Beckfoot, £109 Chaseside, £108 Smailholm Mains & Beckfoot.
Zwartble £114 Aspatria Hall.
North Country Cheviot £99 Aimster, £97 Myrelandhorn, £97, £95 Buckies.
Blue du Maine £96 Drumreach.
Bluefaced Leicester £92 Over Finlarg, £90 Nether Stenries.
Cheviot Mule £85 Marchbank.
Mule £80 Over Finlarg & Blackpark, £79 Thuster Mains, £77 Blackpark, £75 Howden & Littlegill, £74 Thuster Mains & Wester Craiglands, £73 Buckies, £72 The Farm & Blackrigg, £71 Comlongun Mains & Ormiston, £70 Banniskirk Mains, Golden Lane, Frankstown & High House.
Cheviot £76 Hall Farm, £74 Over Finlarg, £73 Allfornaught, £69 Boreland, £68 Wester Craiglands.
Lleyn £70 Sharplaw, £61 Westhills, £60 Sharplaw.
Blackface £67 Holmes Farm, £66 Dunjop, £64 Graceside, £61 Dunjop, £59 Nether Stenries & Knockreoch, £58 Auchengibbert.
Kerry Hill £67 Golden Lane.
Lonk £65 Glendiven Cottage.
Swaledale £60, £59 Whitton, £54 Wydoncleughside.
Easycare £54 Kersheugh, £53 Godscroft, £50 Kersheugh.
Texel £110 Searigg, £106 Chaseside.
Charollais £99 Viewley.
Suffolk £96 Kirkton of Kingoldrum.
Beltex £94 Barsalloch.
Cheviot £74 Glendiven Cottage, £70 Crakaig.
Light to 228.0p (209.2p)
Standard to 310.0p (204.5p)
Medium to 290.0p (193.4p)
Heavy to 263.0p (176.5p)
Light to £76.00 (£49.55)
Heavy to £164.00 (£83.45)
Rams £110.00 (£63.75)