Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 864 sheep comprising of 623 prime hoggs and 241 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 26th March 2020.

A small entry of cast cows were forward to the usual buyers and trade remains buoyant for all classes, therefore more still required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand. Galloway cows to 110p from S Busby & Co., Unthank, Langholm, with Luing cows selling to 102p from JW Davidson & Co., Crosslee, Selkirk.

A reduced entry of prime stock forward sold to a busy ring of 8 purchasers ensuring all classes of sheep were competitively bid for, albeit at reduced rates. Topping the sale at 261ppk were a pen of Beltex hoggs from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth, who also gained top price per head of £108 again for Beltex hoggs.

Commercial hoggs traded between 180ppk-190ppk, with buyers going home short of supply.

Overall average 176.0p (SQQ 183.6p)

For further advice on marketing your livestock in these difficult times please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers:

John Walton 07880527066

Nick Woodmass 07584200489

Sam Hogg 07584207323

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Beltex 261p, 248p, 247p, 238p Easter Ochtermuthill.

Texel 212p, 206p, 204p Baillie, 198p Blackwoodridgehouse & Roses Bower.  

Suffolk 203p, 197p Westerloch, 196p Baillie, 190p Plantation Cottage & Westerloch.   

Herdwick 195p, 194p Orthwaite Hall.   

Cheviot 189p Westerloch, 184p, 182p Baillie, 182p Unthank.  

Cheviot Mule 188p Baillie.   

Blackface 182p Upper Hindhope, 176p Cranberry Brow, 173p Westerloch.    

North Country Cheviot 180p Damside.    

Mule 172p, 171p Cranberry Brow.   

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Beltex £108, £102, £100 Easter Ochtermuthill.

Texel £95 Roses Bower, £90 Baillie, £86 Greenbeck, £85 Roses Bower & Blackwoodridgehouse.

Border Leicester £86 Bailey Mill.  

Suffolk £82, £80 Plantation Cottage.  

Cheviot £80.50, £78 Becks, £77 Woodhall, Westerloch & Commonside.

Blackface £80 Prospect House & Cowden Burn.    

Dorset £80 Westerloch.  

Cheviot Mule £79 Baillie.

Herdwick £75.50, £70.50 Orthwaite Hall.   

North Country Cheviot £75 Damside.   

Mule £75 Roses Bower.  

Swaledale £71.50 Orthwaite Hall.  

Texel ewes sold to a top of £124 from C Ryrie, East Kirk, Caithness with hill ewes to £65 from WJ Douglas & Son, Upper Hindhope, Jedburgh. Rams sold to £92 for Suffolks from J & M Simpson, Pentland View, Caithness.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £124, £110 East Kirk, £100 Moorhills, £96 East Kirk.  

Suffolk £111, £92 Pentland View.

North Country Cheviot £95 Ballie, £92 Upper Dounreay, £90 Damside.

Mule £77 Ballie, £72 Bailey Mill, £70 Cleughbraemill.    

LIGHT EWES

Cheviot £65, £56 Upper Hindhope.

Blackface £58 Cranberry Brow, Cleughbraemill & Clynemilton, £55 Sundhope, £53 Upper Hindhope.

Swaledale £53, £49 Bailey Mill.

RAMS

Suffolk £92 Pentland View.         

North Country Cheviot £80 Upper Dounreay.   

Cheviot £71 Commonside.

Averages:

Hoggs

Light to           187.5p (165.6p) 
Standard to      261.0p (189.8p) 
Medium to      248.3p (178.7p) 
Heavy to         198.0p (156.5p)

Ewes
Light to           £65.00 (£44.49) 
Heavy to         £124.00 (£72.88)

Rams               £92.00 (£60.88)

 

corresponding week 2019 sale report