Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 18 prime lambs, 4,623 prime hoggs and 3,357 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th April 2019.
Cast cows again sold well with more required to satisfy weekly demand. Sale topped at 152p for an Angus from T N Cavers & Co., Sorbie, Langholm, which also achieved the top price per head of £1,109.
A good show of 4,623 prime hoggs were a good entry. Buyers very keen to purchase, with all weights in demand, last weeks high rates were easily maintained. Overall average 207.0p (SQQ 221.1p)
Top price per kilo of 297p for Beltex hoggs shown by J Guthrie, Cuiltburn, Crieff, with the main selling at 250p-270p.
Export weights were a very strong trade with the majority selling at 225p-235p. Top price per head for Cheviots of £99.50 from West Scales, Gretna with Blackface selling at £91.50 from Stoneraise, Wigton.
Heavy hoggs again in great demand with many pens selling at £100 and over to a top of £128 for Texel hoggs from J Robertson & Son, Becks, Langholm with Beltex hoggs to £119 Cuiltburn, Suffolks sold to £99.50 Plumpe, Greyface to £97 Dunjop and North Country Cheviots at £96 Nutholm.
The best trade of the day was for lightweight hoggs with the majority 220p-250p per kilo. Top price per kilo of 241p (£70) for Beltex hoggs from Cuiltburn, Crieff and top price per head £76 for 32kg Cheviot hoggs from A Taylor, Heathery Hall, Lanark. Herdwicks sold to 235p East House Farm, Brigham and to £84 Langhorn Farm, Egremont.
Prime lambs sold to 295p (£121) for Texels shown by A & CL Bell & Son, Woodhall, Hexham.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 297p Cuiltburn, 287p Easter Ochtermuthill, 277p, 275p Cuiltburn, 273p Easter Ochtermuthill, 263p Oakwood, 262p Easter Ochtermuthill, 259p Drumcairn & Lingey Field, 256p Oakwood, 252p Cuiltburn, 250p Uppercleuch & Home Farm.
Texel 254p Copperthorns, 250p Bowscar & West Micklethwaite, 248p Nutholm, 247p High Greenhill, 243p Bowscar, 241p Yett, 240p Bowscar, 239p High Hall & Copperthorns, 238p Oakwood & Bowscar, 235p Nutholm & Bowscar.
Cheviot 247p Heathery Hall, 243p Longburgh Fauld, 238p West Scales, 237p Heathery Hall, Pasture House & Prior Rigg, 232p Four O Boot, 231p West Scales & Raeburnhead, 230p Plumpe.
Blackface 239p Sykehead, 238p, 230p Kilburn, 229p Raeburnhead, 228p Sykehead, 227p Prior Rigg, 225p Sykehead, 223p Dranigower, 222p Heathery Hall, 221p Mid Harrietsfield.
Herdwick 235p East House, 229p Bridge End.
Cheviot Mule 233p Maidencots, 223p West Scales.
North Country Cheviot 233p Nutholm, 220p Patties Hill.
Suffolk 231p Plumpe, 228p, Bowscar, 220p Brisco Meadows, 219p Ashley Park, 214p Wynholm, 212p Westfield House, 211p Broomhills & Bowscar.
Mule 229p Mid Harrietsfield, 211p, 208p Copperthorns, 200p Plumpe.
Shetland 220p, 216p Pasture House.
Bleu du Maine 210p Maidencots.
Charollais 203p Rochester House.
Romney 195p Holme Farm.
Swaledale 193p Westernhopeburn.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Texel £128, £120 Becks, £120 Kirtleton House, £115 High Hall, £112 Drumcairn, £110 Bowscar & Knock, £109 Roxburgh Mill & Kirtleton House, £108.50 Oulton Hall, Maidencots & Kirtleton House, £108 Bowscar & Dunjop.
Beltex £119, £116 Cuiltburn, £114, £113 Lingey Field, £113, £112 Easter Ochtermuthill, £112 Cuiltburn & Glencartholm, £100 Cuiltburn, Drumcairn & Dundraw.
Cheviot Mule £100.50 West Scales, £94.50 Braes of Enzie, £94 West Scales, £91.50 Braes of Enzie.
Suffolk £99.50 Plumpe, £98 Outertown, £97.50 Kirtleton House & Dunjop, £97 Stoneraise, £96.50 Braes of Enzie & Wynholm £96 Bowscar & Sceugh Dyke, £95 Broomhills, £94.50 Brisco Meadows & Ashley Park, £94 Outertown, £93 Tinnishall, Bowscar & Broomhills.
Cheviot £99.50 West Scales, £99 Four O Boot & Station Yard, £98, £96.50 West Scales, £96 High House & Stoneraise, £95 Station Yard, Four O Boot & High House, £94.50 West Scales, £94 Station Yard.
Mule £97, £95.50 Dunjop, £91 Stoneraise, £90 Westernhopeburn & Netherhill, £89 West Newlands, £88.50 Geltsdale, £88 Nutholm & Hill House.
North Country Cheviot £96 Nutholm, £95.50 Achow, £92 Dundraw.
Blackface £91.50 Stoneraise, £91 Pasture House, £89.50 Barglachan, £88 West Scales, £87 Newhouse, £86.50 Raeburnhead, £85.50 Patties Hill, £85 Lanehead.
Herdwick x Texel £88 Auchengray, £87 Bridge End,
Herdwick £84 Langhorn & £80 East House Farm
Swaledale £83 Westernhopeburn.
The 3,355 cast ewes and rams were a larger entry with the usual large ring of buyers. Trade for all classes very similar on the week to average £87.82 overall. 807 ewes made £100 or more to average £118.33. Top price of £168 for Texel ewes from Viewley, with Suffolks selling to £120 from Knock, Duns, North Cheviots to £105 from Allanshaws, Galashiels and Greyface ewes to £88 from Whintingstown, Roadhead.
Hill ewes sold to a top of £83 for Cheviots from Wynholm Farms, Lockerbie, with Blackface to £80 from A Carruthers & Son, Peela Hill, Bewcastle and Swaledale ewes to £70 from both Spoutbank, Walton and Broomhills, Hethersgill.
Cast rams sold to a top of £128 for Texels from Viewley.
Texel £168 Viewley, £164 Bascodyke Foot, £158 Aton, £155 Becks, £153 Roxburgh Mill, £152 Clackmae & Bascodyke Foot, £151 Chaseside, £150 Newbigging, £149 West Cocklaw & Sharplaw, £148 Viewley, £147 Heatherglen, £146 Beckfoot & Clyth Mains, £145 Croft House & Aton, £144 Oust Farm, Tercrosset, Four O Boot & Bascodyke Foot, £143 Viewley & Crumhaughhill, £142 Mossband Hall & Crumhaughhill, £141 Shielswood, £140 Aton, High Hall & Bascodyke Foot.
Blue du Maine £124 Croft House.
Suffolk £120 Knock, £115 Nether Stenries, £113 Viewley & Kinnaird, £111 Chaseside, £110 Beckfoot, Viewley, Nether Stenires & Oust Farm, £109 Mossburnford, £106 Beckfoot, £104 Viewley, Colmslie Hill, Clackmae & North House, £102 Knock, £101 Colmslie Hill, £100 Sceugh Dyke & Smailholm Mains.
Charollais £120 Chaseside & Beckfoot, £118 Viewley.
Beltex £119 Viewley.
Bluefaced Leicester £106 Harwood Shield.
North Country Cheviot £105, £97 Allanshaws, £95 Nether Stenries, £94 Smalholm Mains, £93 Achalone Croft, £92 Colmslie Hill, £91 Chaseside & Nether Stenries.
Half-bred £104 School House, £99 Smailholm Mains.
Cheviot Mule £90 Fearn, £89 Lower Lydcott, £88 High Stenries & Clackmae.
Mule £88 Whintingstown, £86 Tor View & Sceugh Dyke, £85 Sykehead, £83 Mossburnford & Sykehead, £81 Broomhill, Marygate, Spoutbank, Kirkland, Copperthorns & Nether Stenries, £80 Eastside, Greenburn, Marygate, Airds of Balcary, Kinnaird & Becton Hill Bar.
Cheviot £83 Wynholm, £80 Kirkbride, £78 Forss, £76 Springwells, £75 Knock, Colmslie Hill & Todholes, £74 Sykehead, £72 North House & Fearn, £71 Brownrigg.
Blackface £80 Peela Hill, £79 Brewery House, £76 Lanehead & Mirkbooths, £75 Airds of Balcary & Eastside.
Swaledale £70 Broomhills & Spoutbank, £67 Woodhouse & Brackendean, £66 Gallowberry, £64 West Newlands, £64, £63 Nunscleugh, £60 Newington.
Jacob £67 Zetland, £64 Barend, £61 Colmslie Hill.
Herdwick £55 Kirkland.
Texel £128 Viewley, £115 Mossband Hall, £108, £103, £100 Barend.
Beltex £118 High Greenhill.
Suffolk £115 Smailholm Mains, £103 Glebelands, £102 Forss.
Charollais £115 Barend.
North Country Cheviot £112 Achow.
Bluefaced Leicester £106 Brackendean.
Cheviot £89 Broomhill.
Light to 241.0p (221.2p)
Standard to 297.0p (227.2p)
Medium to 277.0p (217.8p)
Heavy to 252.0p (183.1p)
Shearlings to 207.0p (162.3p)
Light to £83.00 (£61.39)
Heavy to £168.00 (£92.88)
Rams £128.00 (£81.70)