Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 8,299 sheep comprising of 5,173 prime lambs and 3,126 cast ewes & rams and 16 cast cows at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th November 2019.
A good entry of cast cows continued to sell at recent rates with more required on a weekly basis. The sale topped at 115p for a black & white from Messrs Hewson, Jerriestown, Blackford with Herefords to 114p from A Taylor & Son, Hopestead, Eyemouth. British Blues sold to 110p from JP Lee, Morley Hill, Hexham. Top price per head of £877 for a Beef Shorthorn from Waterhead of Dryfe, Lockerbie.
A larger show of 5,173 prime lambs were the best quality entry for several weeks. Buyers very keen with trade extremely dear and an overall average of 191.6p (SQQ 195.1p), which was 8p on the week and being similar to other markets this week.
Export weight lambs sold to 266p for Beltex lambs from JL McMillan, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart. Commercial lambs 190p plus all day with heavy lambs forward in large numbers and meeting a real trade, selling to a top of £115 again for Beltex lambs from J Scott & Partners, Fearn Farm, Inverness.
Light lambs also in very strong demand with Blackface lambs to 203p and 202p from Floors Farming, Kelso.
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Belt 266p Carse of Clary, 261p Fearn, 246p Carse of Clary, 245p Newton Cottages.
Tex 251p Guardsmill, 246p Raggetsyke, 243p Eastside.
Suff 206p Catslackburn, 201p Craigens, 200p Outertown.
Mule 204p Peasemyres, 194p, 189p Homilton, 189p Minsca.
BF 203p, 202p, 200p Rawburn.
Chev 201p Catslackburn, 199p Craigens, 195p Earlside.
Char 200p Scotcher Ghyll, 192p Brookside, 191p Guardsmill.
NCC 195p Hownam Grange.
Chev Mule 186p, 184p Marwhirn, 184p Granton.
Swale 183p Nirvana.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Belt £115 Fearn, £104 Kilnford Croft & Carse of Clary, £103 Newton Cottages.
Tex £113, £106, £105.50 Stonehouse, £106 Raggetsyke, £105 Waltonwoodhead.
Suff £102.50, £100 Guardsmill, £96 Sceugh Dyke.
Char £93 The Waterhole, £90 Guardsmill, £88 Greenburn.
Berr £90.50, £88 Sceugh Dyke.
Chev £90 The Land, £87 Granton, £84 Earlside.
Mule £87, £86.50, £86 The Nook, £86 Mount Farm.
Chev Mule £85, £84 Wester Craiglands, £83.50 Marwhirn.
NCC £83.50 Biggin, £83 Fenwick.
BF £82 Troloss, £79 Kirkton of Crawford, £77.50 Cowden Burn.
The 3,126 cast ewes and rams were a smaller show, with the usual buyer’s present, trade easily maintained last weeks high rates. 243 ewes sold at £100 and over to average £126.00p.
Heavy ewes sold to £180 and £176 for Texels from Aton Farms. Cheviot ewes to £73 from R Tweedie & Co., Buchtrig, Jedburgh with rams to £142 for Charollais from R Whittaker, Hunderlee Pastoral, Jedburgh.
Tex £180, £176, £166 Aton, £166 Nybster.
Belt £156 Hillside, £156, £145 Kirk House.
Char £118 Hillside, £110 Peacock Farm, £110 Hunderlee Pastoral.
Suff £106 Aton, £100 Viewley, £96 Corneyside.
Zwart £99 Nether Stenries, £91 Blinkbonny.
NCC £98 Shawhill, £91 Courstein, £87 Nybster, £86 Carruthers.
BFL £95 Sowerby Wood, £82 Morebattle Tofts.
Mule £91 Trowknowes, £79 Crosshill & High Wreay, £78 Nunwick.
Chev Mule £87 Foxglove & Outertown, £82 East Mill Hills.
Chev £73, £72, £70 Buchtrig.
BF £69 North Middleton, £66 Cowden Burn & Horseholm, £65 Brookside.
Jacob £68, £67 Beckfoot.
EC £64 Morebattle Tofts, £61, £60 Scales Farm.
Lleyn £58, £48 Kilknowe.
Swale £56 Spoutbank, £52 Lords Lot, £49 Spital Shields.
Char £142, £100 Hunderlee Pastoral.
Belt £124 The Farm, £120 Lingey Field.
Tex £120 Crumhaughhill, £119 Hill House, £106 Dotland Park.
NCC £102 Carruthers, £101 Nybster, £93 Little Galla.
Suff £100 East Mill Hills.
BFL £93 Nether Stenries, £89 Morebattle Tofts.
Light to 196.9p (183.3p)
Standard to 266.0p (199.2p)
Medium to 261.4p (194.1p)
Heavy to 230.0p (187.1p)
Overweight to 209.3p (170.0p)
Light to £73.00 (£50.33)
Heavy to £180.00 (£77.91)
Rams £142.00 (£82.82)