Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 8,438 sheep comprising of 2,716 prime lambs and 5,722 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th July 2019.
Another good entry of cast cows again continued to sell at recent high rates with all vendors pleased with returns. Many more required on a weekly basis to meet demand. Sale topped at £1,196 for an Angus bull shown by J & F Earnshaw, Achamore, Campbeltown with Angus cows selling to 122p from Messrs McKerrow, Darlawhills, Lockerbie and Black & Whites to 132p from Hewson Bros., Jerriestown, Carlisle.
Another super show of 2,716 prime lambs attracted extra buyers. Trade was buoyant from start to finish however, in general lambs would be easier on the week to average 181.6p overall (SQQ 182.2p).
Heavy lambs were again the best trade with export weight lambs seeing many pens over 200p per kilo. Lightweights again a strong trade.
Top price per kilo of 250p for Beltex lambs shown by CJ McWhirter, Banks Farm, Bankshill and top price per head of £100 also for Beltex lambs from Banks Farm.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 250p Banks Farm, 234p Cleughbrae.
Texel 238p Nutholm, 223p Newtown, 219p Middle Farm.
Suffolk 186p Yield Shields Road, 183p Shawhill, Leapsrigg & Spoutbank, 181p Barnglies.
Zwartble 184p Yield Shields Road.
Char 179p The Chestnuts, 176p Glencartholm.
Berr 177p Swordwell Rigg.
BF 175p, 170p Prospect House, 170p Allensgreen.
Oxf 174p Barnglies, 170p Guards.
HB 174p Earlside.
Dor 171p Greenrigg Cottage.
Mule 170p Culdoach & Whiteside.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Beltex £100 Banks Farm, £99 Thornthwaite Close, £96 Cleughbrae.
Texel £97 Eastside, £95 Rhoin, £94 Corneyside, Middle Farm & Midlock.
Suffolk £90 Burgh Head, Batey Shield, Netherhill & Beechgrove, £89 Nether Gribton, £88 Batey Shield, Barnglies & Leapsrigg.
Zwartble £89, £85 Croft Head Terrace.
Char £86 The Chestnuts.
Oxf £80, £78.50 Barnglies, £78.50 Guards.
Mule £78 Culdoach, £77 Hole Farm.
Dor £76.50 Lowfield House.
BF £75 Penpeugh.
HB £75 Earlside.
The 5,722 cast ewes and rams were a much larger show with all the usual buyers present. Trade easily upheld last weeks very high rates to average £73.34 overall. There was a great show of heavy ewes with 471 ewes selling over £100 to average £121.22.
Top price of £164 for Texel ewes shown by A & H McColm, Crailloch, Port William, with hill ewes to £74 for Cheviots from IHG Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick and Texel rams selling to £120 from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, Lockerbie.
Texel £164 Crailloch, £156 Upper Huntley Wood, £155 West Farm.
Beltex £129, £122 West Farm, £121 Braithwaite Hall.
Mill Bleu £128 Braithwaite Hall, £124 Lowergate Farm.
Suffolk £114 Roxburgh Mains, £112 Rottington Hall.
BFL £104 Arnicle, £101 Viewley, £100 The Steel.
Charollais £102 Douglas Bridge & Beckfoot, £100 Chaseside.
Cheviot Mule £88 Marygate, Mindork & Northfield
Mule £86 Unthank, £84 Salter Hall, Beckhall, The Steel, Rigg House & Craigsford Mains.
HB £86 Guardsmill.
NCC £85 Earlside, £84, £81 Marchbank, £81 Drumreach.
Easycare £76 Castle Farm.
Cheviot £74 Skelfhill, £69 Crailloch & Ellary Estate.
BF £71 The Steel, £68 Balgray Hill & Midlock.
Herdwick £69 Lowergate, £63 Heatherglen.
Lleyn £67, £61, £60 Coxhill.
Jacob £65, £62 Kinloch.
Swaledale £59 Townfoot, £58 Stockdale, £56 High Crossgill.
Tex £120 Balgray Hill, £116 Beckfoot & Baryerrock, £111 Barrascroft.
Suffolk £116 Roxburgh Mains, £112 The Land, £111 Lew Farm.
BFL £110 The Steel, £100 Beacon Rigg.
NCC £100 North Synton.
Belt £100 Balgray Hill.
BF £87 Arnicle, £80 Carrick.
Light to 238.0p (195.9p)
Standard to 223.0p (187.4p)
Medium to 250.0p (179.8p)
Heavy to 202.0p (179.8p)
Overweight to 180.0p (156.7p)
Light to £74.00 (£46.49)
Heavy to £164.00 (£82.15)
Rams to £120.00 (£78.97)