Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,571 prime hoggs and 4,382 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th March 2019.
Cast cows again a selling at a sharper trade with more required on a weekly basis. Charolais heifers to 198p (£1,336) from BE Davidson, Bellsfield, Longtown. Limousin cows sold to 133p and 130p shown by JP Lee, Morley Hill and to 120p from S Dalton, Greenside. Beef Shorthorns selling to 119p and 115p from JDM Thomson, Newlands. Top price cow per head was £1,110.55 from Morley Hill.
5,571 prime hoggs were another large entry with the usual buyers operating. Trade again sharp throughout to average 186.7p (SQQ 198.8p).
Again, many good pens of Beltex and Texel hoggs forward with prices again at a premium making between 240-280p per kilo and topping at 315p for Beltex hoggs from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth with others to 313p from J Guthrie, Cuiltburn, Crieff, who’s run of hoggs averaged 289p and £123.64.
Commercial hoggs all sold around 200-210p per kilo with 38-41kg in the strongest demand.
Another super show of 2,258 of heavy hoggs; which was nearly half the sale, all sold mainly between £82-£90 and to a top of £125 again for Beltex hoggs from Cuiltburn, Crieff, closely followed at £123 from Messrs Taylor, Perth.
Suffolk hoggs sold to £91.50 from Auchengray and Greyfaces to £92 from Hilltop.
Light hoggs again very good to sell with all good meat hoggs making around the 200p per kilo mark. Top price of 200p (£64) for 32kg Texel hoggs shown by DG Cunningham, Walkerdyke, Lanark.
Also, today was the Annual Show and Sale of Prime Hill and North Country Cheviot hoggs in conjunction with the South Country Sheep Society, kindly sponsored by PJ Tractor Parts, Longtown and ably judged by Mr B MacTaggart, who awarded the Hill Cheviot Championship to the Firm of NB Conaghan, West Scales, Gretna with a pen scaling 45kg and realising £100 to West Scottish Lamb, Carlisle and the Reserve from Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, Langholm weighing 39kg and making £84. The North Country Cheviot Championship was awarded to Messrs Walker, Raeburnfoot, Eskdalemuir who’s hoggs weighed 45kg and made £90 to B MacTaggart.
Class 1 – Up to 38kg
1st – Menzies, Chanlockfoot – 37kg £78
2nd – Menzies, Chanlockfoot – 36kg £80
3rd – Reid, Glendearg – 38kg £79.50
Class 2 – 39-44kg
1st & Reserve – Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm – 39kg £84
2nd – Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm – 40kg £86
3rd – Fleming, Falnash – 41kg £83
Class 3 – 45kg+
1st & Champion – Conaghan, West Scales – 45kg £90
2nd – Eastham, Longburgh Fauld – 48kg £86.50
3rd – Aitchison, North Shortcleugh – 45kg £90
North Country Cheviots:
1st & Champion – Walker, Raeburnfoot – 45kg £90
2nd – Eastham, Longburgh Fauld – 49kg £87.50
3rd – Walker, Raeburnfoot – 49kg £83
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 315p Easter Ochtermuthill, 313p Cuiltburn, 311p Golden Lane, 307p, 305p Waterside, 295p, 288p Hollands, 285p Golden Lane.
Texel 269p Golden Lane, 260p Brisco Meadows, 250p Kirtlebank, 249p Home Farm, 246p High Stenries, 239p Bulls Head, 236p Gillesbie, 235p The Hagg & Fineview.
Cheviot 222p Chanlockfoot, 215p Potholm, 210p Chanlockfoot, 209p Glendearg, 208p Sherra Craig, 207p Micklethwaite, 206p Glenmanna, 204p West Scales & Roughet Hill, 203p Micklethwaite, 203p, 202p, 201p Becks, 201p Gillesbie, Cumcatch, Skelfhill, North House & West Scales.
Suffolk 214p Copperthorns, 209p Auchengray, 208p High Cattadale, 207p Bridge End & Gartvaigh, 206p High Cattadale, 205p Baillie, 204p West Newlandhead.
Cheviot Mule 209p North House, 208p Copperthorns, 205p, 203p North House.
Mule 207p Culquhasen & Tangytavil, 195p Hilltop & Gartvaigh, 194p Hollin Close, 191p Wanwood Hill & High Cattadale, 190p Langholm.
Charollais 202p Golden Lane.
Blackface 201p Pasture House, 198p Culquhasen, 197p Garchew, 194p Langholm, 193p West Scales, 192p Garchew, 191p Corsebank, 190p Garchew.
North Country Cheviot 200p Raeburnfoot, 198p West Scales.
Herdwick 197p Orthwaite Hall, 190p Pasture House.
Lleyn 191p Westernhopeburn.
Swaledale 172p Orthwaite Hall.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £125 Cuiltburn, £123 Easter Ochtermuthill, £122 Cuiltburn, £120, £117 Easter Ochtermuthill, £120 Golden Lane, £119, £118 Easter Ochtermuthill, £118 Hollands & Golden Lane, £116.50, £116 Waterside, £115 Easter Ochtermuthill & Hollands.
Texel £110.50 Golden Lane, £110 Roxburghmill, £109.50 Brisco Meadow, £109 Granton Mill & Roxburgh Mains, £107.50 Falla, £107 Home Farm, £106.50 Gillesbie, £106 The Hagg, £105.50 Brisco Meadows.
Charollais £100.50 Falla.
Mule £92 Hilltop, £87 Tangytavil, £85.50 Kirkhouse, £82 Gartvaigh, £81.50 Hollin Close & The Anvil, £81.50, £81 Pasture House, £80 Common House.
Suffolk £91.50 Auchengray, £88.50 Overtonbush, Blackrigg & High Cattadale, £87.50 Mindrum & Midtown, £87 Dodgsonstown, Auchengray & Gartvaigh, £86.50 Falla, £85.50 Copperthorns, Auchengray, Langholm, Plumpe & Sceugh Dyke.
Cheviot £90 West Scales, £89 Longburgh Fauld & Micklethwaite, £88 North House, £87.50 Sherra Craig, £87.50, £87 Becks, £87 Glendearg, £86.50 Longburgh Fauld, Sherra Craig, Becks & Gillesbie.
North Country Cheviot £90 Raeburnfoot, £89 West Scales, £88 Cleughbrae, £87.50 Longburgh
Fauld, £85.50 West Scales, £85 North Shortcleugh.
Cheviot Mule £89.50 Falla & The Green, £87.50, £85.50 North House.
Blackface £83.50 West Scales, £82 Roxburghmill.
Berrichon £80 Sceugh Dyke.
Herdwick £77 Orthwaite Hall.
The 4,354 cast ewes and rams attracted many buyers, with trade the best of the season and all classes £7 per head dearer. Hill ewes saw the biggest rise overall. Sale average £73.80, with 414 ewes selling upwards of £100 to average £120.12.
Best Continental ewes again an exceptional trade and to a top of £167 for Texel ewes from RD Fleming, Hillhead, Kirkpatrick Fleming, closely followed at £166 for Texels from KD & DE Millar & Partners, Crookholm, Canonbie. Suffolks ewes sold to £125 from The Land, with Greyface ewes to £80 from Gartvaigh & Sceugh Dyke and North Country Cheviots to £94 from Blybster, Caithness.
Hill ewes sold to £76 for Cheviots from J Halliday & Sons, Springwells, Lockerbie and rams to £110 for Texels from W & JW Mews, Glendue, Hexham.
Texel £167 Hillhead, £166, £164 Crookholm, £160 Beckfoot, £158 Eastside, £157 Croft House, £154 Newton Cottage & Beck £152 Roxburgh Mains & Crookholm, £151 Chaseside, £149 Heatherglen, £148 The Green & Pett Farm, £147 Newton Cottage & Hallburn Croft, £146 Shop Farm, £144 The Green & Overtonbush, £140 Crookholm.
Suffolk £125 The Land, £118 Chaseside, £113 Viewley & Heatherglen, £112 The Land & Chaseside, £110 Hallburn Croft, £109 Roxburgh Mains, £107 The Land, Roxburgh Mains & Beckfoot, £105 Beckfoot, ££104 Gartvaigh, £102 Beckfoot, £101 Shop Farm & Graceside, £100 Thornington & Chaseside.
Beltex £124 Walkerdyke, £120 The Green, £112 Walkerdyke.
Charollais £122 Viewley, £118 Beckfoot, £116 Heatherglen, £112 Drumreach.
Bluefaced Leicester £100 The Green, £96 Midlock, £92 Eastside, £90 Stobshiel Mains.
North Country Cheviot £94 Blybster, £90 Chaseside, £89 Dodgsonstown, £88 Stobshiel Mains, £85 Dunnabie.
Cheviot Mule £86 Newton Cottages.
Mule £80 Gartvaigh & Sceugh Dyke, £79 Lower Ardmannoch, Barnsallie & West Morrison Farm Cottage, £78 New Hall, £77 Thornington, West Wharmley, Overtonbush & Dunn, £76 Elmbank & Thornington, £75 Brewery House Barn, Riddell Farms, Walkerdyke & Hallsoven.
Cheviot £76 Springwells, £74 Allfornaught, £73 Stagehall, £72 Yetholm Mains & Crossdykes, £71 Chapel, £70 Parkhill & Potholm.
Blackface £72 Newton Cottage, £71 Stell Green & Chapel, £70 Hethpool & North Corrielaw.
Easycare £63, £61 Bairnkine, £60 Mossfennan.
Swaledale £61 Cleughbrae.
Texel £110 Glendue, £105, £102 Torrax, £100 Stobshiel Mains.
Beltex £108 Torrax.
Charollais £105 Chaseside.
Suffolk £102 Viewley, £100 West Wharmley.
Bluefaced Leicester £99 Crossdykes.
Berrichon £91 Thirstane Cottage.
Blackface £76 Hethpool.
Cheviot £74 Quarry Park, £73 Chapel.
Light to 200.0p (181.1p)
Standard to 315.0p (196.7p)
Medium to 313.0p (202.2p)
Heavy to 265.0p (172.9p)
Light to £76.00 (£54.23)
Heavy to £167.00 (£82.57)
Rams to £110.00 (£69.18)