Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 2,464 prime hoggs and 1,970 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th April 2019.
Cast cows again sold well with more needed for to satisfy weekly demand. Sale topped at 111p for a Belted Galloway from Messrs Bell, Croft House, Scaleby with Highland cows selling to £826 from A & J Riley, Whinney Brow, Roweltown.
A much smaller show of 2,464 hoggs, due to Easter, met a very strong demand from the usual large company of buyers. Overall average 207.3p (SQQ 225.3p).
Best quality hoggs still dear and to a top of 322p for Beltex hoggs Scott T Jefferson, Peartree Cottage, Wigton & TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, Aspatria.
Best Blackface and Cheviot light hoggs all sold between 225-235p per kilo and to 269p for Cheviots from G & R Dawson, Mount Pleasant. Heavy hoggs saw a rise on the week with prices up £5. Top price per head of £132 for Beltex hoggs again from Peartree Cottage & Aspatria Hall. Suffolks to £100 The Keep, Greyface to £91 The Snab and North Country Cheviots sold to £107 Station Yard.
Light hoggs; of good meat, met a fabulous trade with many pens making between 225 -250p per kilo with a top of £78 for 32kg Herdwick hoggs from Auchengray Farms, Dumfries and to 254p for Blackface hoggs shown by WJ Douglas & Son, Upper Hindhope, Jedburgh.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 322p Peartree Cottage & Aspatria Hall, 300p, 280p West Micklethwaite, 269p Wham Head, 265p Park Nook, 264p Waterside, 251p Park Nook.
Cheviot 269p Mount Pleasant, 240p Becks, 238p Pasture House & Maidencots, 232p Newton Field, 230p Becks & Heathery Hall, 229p West Scales, Sandbed & Becks, 228p Girnwood & Newton Field, 226p Maidencots, 225p Pasture House & Crosscleugh.
Texel 262p, 257p, 251p Heathery Hall, 249p Holydean, 248p Pasture House, 242p Cleughbrae, 232p Mount Pleasant & Holydean, 230p Hollands.
Blackface 255p Barend, 254p Upper Hindhope, 241p Pasture House, 240p, 239p Mount Pleasant, 236p Heathery Hall, 235p Mount Pleasant, 234p Maidencots.
Herdwick 243p Auchengray, 235p Pasture House, 232p Auchengray.
Mule 234p Barend, 222p Mount Pleasant, 209p Holydean.
Suffolk 218p Pasture House, 200p Low Hallburn, 194p Church Street, 192p Westernhopeburn.
Charollais 209p Sceugh Dyke.
Swaledale 192p Pasture House.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £132 Aspatria Hall & Peartree Cottage, £120 West Micklethwaite, £116 Maidencots, £109 Comlongun Mains & Park Nook, £107.50 Comlongun Mains, £106, £104 Chapelton of Menmuir, £103 Park Nook & Weary Hall Style, £101 Crawfordhall, West Micklethwaite & Park Nook.
Texel £117 Cubbyhill, £108 Knock & Heathery Hall, £107 Cambeckhill, £107, £106.50, £104.50 Pouton, £104 Boat Croft, £103 Langdyke Cottage, £101.50 Comlongun Mains, £100.50 Weary Hall Style, £100 Knock, Pouton, Little Orton House, Cambeckhill & Orton Rigg.
Cheviot £107, £105, £102 Station Yard, £97 High House & Becks, £96 Sandbed & Becks, £95.50, £95 Crosscleugh, £94.50 Boat Croft, £94 Maidencots & West Scales, £93.50 Boat Croft.
North Country Cheviot £107, £105 Station Yard.
Suffolk £100 The Keep, £99 Sceugh Dyke, £97 Church Street, £96 Low Hallburn & Westernhopeburn, £94 Low Glendinning Rigg, £93 Pasture House, £90 Sceugh Dyke.
Herdwick £92, £86 Auchengray.
Charollais £91.50 Bradstone Cottage, £90 Sceugh Dyke.
Blackface £91.50 Barlaes, £90 East House, Brigham £86.50 Mount Pleasant, £85 Stell Green & Heathery Hall, £84.50 Mount Pleasant, £84 Barend, £83.50 Mount Pleasant, £81 Pasture House & Cleughbrae, £80 Pasture House.
Mule £91 The Snab, £90 Stell Green, Holydean & The Nook, £89 Westernhopeburn, £85 The Nook, Edges Green, Patties Hill & Fieldhead.
Swaledale £88 Westernhopeburn.
The 1,970 cast ewes and rams were a smaller show again due to the forthcoming Easter, with all buyers to the fore, trade was much shaper with prices up £5-£10 on the week. 626 ewes sold over £100 to average £119.33 with an overall average of £91.04.
Top price of £167 for Texel ewes shown by A Atkinson, Croft House. Suffolks to £118 Beckfoot, Charollais to £134 also from Beckfoot, North Cheviots sold to £109 from Garth Farm and Greyface ewes to £88 from Sykehead. Hill ewes were exceptionally dear with a top of £88 for Cheviots shown by AR Bell & Son, Kirkton, Hawick, with Blackface ewes to £84 from H H Taylor, East Benridge, Morpeth. Swaledale ewes to £68 from J Pattie, Butterdales, Eastriggs. Cast rams to £120 for Texels from Beckfoot.
Texel £167 Croft House, £164 Golden Lane, £162 Kirk House, £158 Stanley House, Chaseside, Aton, School Farm & High Greenhill, £156 Kirk House, £154 Knock & Arkleby House, £153 Orton Rigg, £152 Hillside & Aton, £150 Waterside, High Greenhill & Viewley, £146 Cleughbrae & Arkleby House, £144 Kirk House, Longrow & Harene, £143 High Hall, Croft House & Chaseside, £142 Croft House, £140 High Hall.
Beltex £150 Orton Rigg, £146 Hillside, £130 Kilnhill, £128 The Wreay, £124 Crawfordhall, £120 Chapelton of Menmuir & Hobbiesburn.
Charollais £134 Beckfoot, £128 Croft House & Golden Lane, £126 Golden Lane, £125 Chaseside, £122 Dunnabie House & Church Street.
Suffolk £118 Beckfoot, £117, £114 Chaseside, £112 Marygate & Church Street, £110 Chapelton of Menmuir, £109 Whinney Brow & Church Street, £108 Cairndrum, £107 Chaseside & Beckfoot, £104 East Benridge & Sykehead, £103 Tone Hall, £100 Cambeckhill.
North Country Cheviot £109 Garth Farm, £105 Carruthers & North Synton.
Bluefaced Leicester £105 Midtodhills, £98 Upper Hindhope.
Mule £88 Sykehead & Tone Hall, £86 Midtodhills, £85 Sykehead, High Greenhill, Gillesbie, Marygate & Barharrow, £84 Camelford, Cambeckhill, Longrow, Sykehead & Dallowie, £83 Blackrigg & Dallowie, £82 Tone Hall, Viewley & Church Street.
Cheviot £88 Kirkton, £82 Cumstone, £77 Kirkton, £73 Camelford, £72 Dallowie & Kirkton.
Blackface £84 East Benridge, £82 Tone Hall, £78 The Nook, £74 Camelford, £73 Burnhouse & Greenburn, £72 Edges Green.
Kendal Rough £72 Gill Head.
Swaledale £68 Butterdales.
Lonk £68 Caulside.
Herdwick £56 Butterdales.
Texel £120 Beckfoot, £114 Knock, £112 Stanley House, £111 Milnholm, £100 Waterside.
Charollais £110 Knock.
Suffolk £104 Knock, £100 The Nook.
Cheviot £84 Crosscleugh.
Light to 254.0p (229.5p)
Standard to 280.0p (230.7p)
Medium to 322.0p (222.3p)
Heavy to 246.0p (177.6p)
Shearlings to 191.0p (190.3p)
Light to £88.00 (£64.95)
Heavy to £167.00 (£97.32)
Rams £120.00 (£86.40)