Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,595 sheep comprising of 3,705 prime hoggs and 1,861 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd April 2020.

A small show of cast cows forward which met a pleasing trade. Top price was 144p per kilo for an Angus from Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, others to 120p from Catslackburn. Limousins to 121p from Potholm. Blue Greys to 120p from Catslackburn.

Another good entry of hoggs forward, with heavy hoggs proving difficult to cash whilst the fed export and light hoggs sold to a premium, of which many more can be sold to vendor advantage.

Topping the sale at 310ppk were a pen of Beltex hoggs from R. & M. Paterson, Upper Auchenlay. Top price per head was £132 for Beltex hoggs from B. McAllister, Parkgate.

Again, best Beltex lambs maintaining last weeks outstanding trade and several pens breaching 300ppk.

Light hoggs were again dear, topping at 268p for Beltex from M. & S. Cameron, Balmaglester.

Hill hoggs sold to £103 for Cheviots from M. & S. Cameron, Balmaglester, with Blackfaces to £97.50 from E. & RE. Eastham, Longburgh Fauld.

Overall average 216.9p (SQQ 228.4p).

All classes can be sold to vendor advantage here at Longtown.  “Sell live and thrive”.

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

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Beltex 310p & 304p Upper Auchenlay.

Texel 289p Hill Close, 282p Golden Lane, 270p East Raffles.

Mule 255p Borlum, 236p Culdoach.

Charollais 253p Auchengray.

Blackface 250p Thorns, 247p Haresteads, 245p Sykehead.

Cheviot 261p Sykehead, 260p Thorns, 258p Sykehead.

Suffolk 242p Barr Hill, 233p Balmaglester, 228 Clerk Hill.

Herdwick 234p Clea Hall, 231p Auchengray.

North Country Cheviot 232p Pilmuir, 230p Plumpe.

Kerry Hill 228p Breckon Hill.

Dorset 215p Green Aton & Lowfield House.

Swaledale 213p & 212p Westernhopeburn, 203p Breckon Hill.

Romney 211p Westernhopeburn.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Beltex £132 & £131 Parkgate, £128 Upper Auchenlay.

Texel £128 Pasturewood, £119 East Raffles, £116 High Hall.

Suffolk £109 & £100.50 Balmaglester, £101 Outertown, £100 The Scales.

North Country Cheviot £106 Plumpe.

Charollais £105 Pasturewood, £104 Auchengray.

Cheviot £103 Balmaglester, £101.50 Longburgh Fauld, £100.50 Yett.

Herdwick £100 & £99.50 & £97 Auchengray.

Mule £98 Yett, £95 Mirkbooths, £93.50 Haythwaite Lane & Westernhopeburn.

Blackface £97.50 Longburgh Fauld, £96 Emblehope.

A small gathering of spring lambs sold to a fast trade topping at 264ppk for a pen of Texel lambs consigned by R. Johnston Kimmeter Green. Again, many more can be sold with an ever-increasing buyer demand.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Texel 264p Kimmeter Green.

Suffolk 215p The Land, 210p Kimmeter Green.

Zwartble 214p Little Tongue.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Suffolk £116 Kimmeter Green, 3114 & £110 The Land.

Texel £111 Kimmeter Green.

Zwartble £102 Little Tongue.

A similar show of ewes were forward to the usual buyers. Best quality ewes still selling to premium rates, with over fat ewes easier on the week.

Topping the sale at £195 for Texel ewes consigned by J. & C. Hastings, Kilncroft.

Hill Ewes topped at £85.50 for Blackfaces ewes consigned by B. Storey, New Hummerbecks, with Cheviot ewes to £83 consigned by SJ. Harrison, Aimshaugh.

Many more are required on a weekly basis for an increased demand. Please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers for further enquiries.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £195 Kilncroft, £185 Foxglove, £174 Kings Mount.

Beltex £156 Tercrosset, £135 Hillside, £132 Wallend.

Charollais £143 Hillcrest, £130 Beckfoot & Crossnamuckley, £128 Parkgate & Cascum.

Suffolk £125 Beckfoot, £121 Calf Park, £120 The Land.

Blue Faced Leicester £108 Linkshead, £104 Reaygarth, £102 Culdoach.

Cheviot Mule £104 Hill Close, £97 Torkirra, £96 Pilmuir.

North Country Cheviot £98 & £92 Aimster, £92 Hill Close.

Mule £95 Mirkbooths, £90 Hill Close, £89 Parkgate.

LIGHT EWES

Blackface £85.50 New Hummerbecks.

Cheviot £83 Aimshaugh.

Swaledale £70 Broomhills, £68 Spoutbank, £67 Lowergate.

Kerry Hill £70 Westerloch.

Jacob £68 High Hall.

Herdwick £66 Cardewlees.

RAMS

Suffolk £156 Barr Hill.

Texel £140 Fearn.

Beltex £134 Ashton.

Charollais £138 Badoney.

Bleu Du Maine £122 Beckfoot.

Dorset £90 Fearn.

Cheviot £83 Skinnet.

Herdwick £79 Rowhead.

Averages:

Hoggs

Light to           268.8p (208.6p) 
Standard to      310.5p (235.9p) 
Medium to      304.8p (221.2p) 
Heavy to         262.0p (198.1p)

Lambs
Medium to      264.3p (253.0p) 

Overweight to             215.1p (199.2p) 

Ewes
Light to           £85.50 (£58.76) 
Heavy to         £195.00 (£100.24)

Rams to       £156.00 (£84.44)

 

corresponding week 2019 sale report