Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,263 sheep comprising of 2,471 prime lambs and 2,792 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd July 2020.

A larger entry of cast cows were a mixed show but continue to sell at recent rates with more required on a weekly basis. The sale topped at £1150 and £1085 for Charolais from BE & S Davidson, Bellfield, Longtown with others to £1008 for an Angus shown by PT Dayson, Whamtown, Blackford.

Top per kilo of 184p and 175p for Charolais from Bellfield with Angus to 160p and Belted Galloways selling to 155p both from Whamtown. Luing cows sold to 126p from H Cooper Ltd, D’Mainholm, Newcastleton, who also sold Herefords at 124p.

A larger entry of 2,471 prime lambs forward to an increased ring of buyers, all still keen for sheep. Heavy weight lambs over 45kgs and tup lambs were in big demand and short of buyer requirements. Light weight lambs continued to sell well albeit slightly easier on the week. Vendors are advised to continue selling but to make sure all lambs drawn are well fleshed.

The sale topped at 276p for a fantastic pen of Texel lambs consigned by G & CE Edminson, Middle Farm, Crindledyke with top price per head of £123 for Suffolk lambs from GT Beattie, Guardsmill, Gretna.

An Overall average 227.4p (SQQ 227.2p)

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PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Texel 276p Middle Farm, 264p Jenny Mill, 262p Edges Green, 259p Middle Farm.  

Beltex 267p, 259p Lees Hall, 255p Park Nook, 253p Cleughbrae.   

Charollais 244p, 242p Loaningfoot, 235p Kirk House, 234p Knowe, 233p Mount Farm.

Suffolk 240p Midtown & Cambeckhill, 239p, 238p Hensol, 236p The Spinney & Knowe.      

Herdwick 234p, 232p Breckon Hill.

Cheviot 233p Breckon Hill, 220p Priesthaugh.

Cheviot Mule 226p, 220p Grindon Hill, 220p South Corrielaw.  

Oxford 221p Guards.     

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Suffolk £123 Guardsmill, £120 Romanway, £117 Priesthaugh, £116 The Spinney & Staffler.

Texel £122 The Land, £121 Auchengool Cottage, Linnhead & Crumhaughhill, £120 Monk, Greenwood, Burnshall & Jenny Mill.  

Charollais £120 Kirk House, £114 Low Dubwath & Loaningfoot.   

Cheviot Mule £115.50 Grindon Hill.

Oxford £115 Guards.  

Beltex £114 Lees Hall, £110 Park Nook, £107, £105 Lees Hall, £101 Cleughbrae.

Cheviot £101 Skelfhill.

An increased entry of 2,792 cast ewes sold to increased ring of purchasers ensuring all classes were competitively bid for with heavy ewes £5-£7 dearer on the week.  

A total of 408 ewes sold in excess of £100 and to a top of £172 for a pen of Texel ewes from Newton Field Farm, Allonby, Maryport, with no fewer than 28 pens of ewes exceeded £140 with buyers very keen to purchase quality ewes at Longtown.

Hill ewes again selling to recent high rates topping at £77 for Cheviot ewes from Millantae Farms, Lockerbie. Rams sold to £136 for Texels from SJ Harrison, Aimshaugh, Alston.

All classes of ewes are in big demand at here at Longtown and can be sold to vendors advantage.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £172 Newton Field, £162 Wellingley Grange & Wood Farm, £160 Arkleby House & Skelfhill.

Charollais £120 Brisco Meadows & Thackwood, £110 Viewley.     

Suffolk £111 Viewley, £110 Thirlestane, £108 Hill House, £107 Thirlestane & Thackwood.

Roussin £105 Coxhill.    

North Country Cheviot £99 High Stenries, £89, £87 High Moat.           

Bluefaced Leicester £98 Gapshield.

Cheviot Mule £95 Golden Lane, £90 Skelfhill.   

Mule £88 Broomhills, Brisco Meadows, Wood Farm, Thornington & Viewley, £87 Wellington Farm & Thornington.

LIGHT EWES

Cheviot £77 Millantae, £76 Plumpe, £75 Breckon Hill, £74 Aimshaugh.

Blackface £76 Dallowie & Clonrae, £75 Lawston, £72 Clonrae.   

Kerry Hill £74 Coxhill.

Lleyn £69 Rammerscales.

Beulah £68 Frankstown.   

Swaledale £66 Horlsey Hill, £64 Spoutbank.  

RAMS

Texel £136 Aimshaugh, £128 Jenny Mill, £126 Nether Stenries & Pasturewood, £120 Forest Road.

Bluefaced Leicester £127 Whiteside.

North Country Cheviot £114, £104 Nether Stenries.

Beltex £110 Hill House, £100 Church Street.   

Charollais £110 Haregills.

Cheviot £108 Aimshaugh.      

Suffolk £100 Haregills.  

Oxford £100 Midtodholes.  

Averages:

Lambs
Light to           262.5p (227.3p)
Standard to      276.0p (223.4p)
Medium to      267.5p (229.1p) 
Heavy to         251.5p (229.6p)
Overweight to    228.3p (219.3p) 

Ewes
Light to           £77.00   (£47.19) 
Heavy to         £172.00 (£88.23)

Rams   to     £136.00 (£91.43)

corresponding week 2019 sale report