Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,236 sheep comprising of 2,734 prime lambs and 4,502 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th July 2020.

A smaller entry of cast cows again continued to sell at recent rates, with more numbers required on a weekly basis. The sale topped at 136p for a Hereford cow from G Smith, Campingholm, Gretna with Luing and Limousin cows selling to 132p from A Reid & Co., Glendearg, Eskdalemuir. Top price per head of £911 from Campingholm.

A larger entry of 2,734 prime lambs sold to an increased ringside of buyers, with the best quality 39-44kg lambs taking the biggest rise on the week, and 44kg+ lambs continuing to be short of numbers and therefore selling at extreme rates. The sale topped at 276p for Blue Texel lambs consigned by I Donaldson, Ashton, Lockerbie who also sold the top price lambs of £127 for Texels, with others from JR Harrison Ltd, Moss Side, Newton Arlosh selling at £127.

Overall average 225.1p (SQQ 225.0p)

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PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Blue Texel 276p Ashton.

Texel 271p Main Street, 269p Corneyside, 260p Cubbyhill, 258p Whiteside, Cubbyhill & Howard House.     

Beltex 269p Coalfell, 266p Wood Farm, 254p Coal Fell & Burnfoot, 245p Braehead.

Charollais 257p Shaw Head, 234p Knowe, 231p Shaw Head, 230p Corneyside.  

Suffolk 240p Outertown, 239p Tarrasfoot, 239p, 238p, 235p Frankstown, 235p Carsegowan.        

Hampshire 236p Mains of Balhall.  

Cheviot 233p Breckon Hill, 231p Glencrosh.  

Cheviot Mule 229p Forss, 216p, 214p, 212p Kirk House, 214p Barker House.

Beulah 225p Frankstown.  

Mule 221p Clonrae, 218p Burnfoot & Greensburn, 217p Glencrosh.  

Oxford 218p Guards.     

Blackface 215p Glencrosh & Whiteside, 211p Allensgreen.     

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Texel £127 Moss Side & Ashton, £120 Kilnhill & Kingside, £119 Low Tipalt, £118 Moss Side.

Charollais £122 Knowe.  

Suffolk £121.50 Frankstown, £120 Outertown, £118 Beechgrove, £114 Knowe & Forss.

Blue Texel £116 Ashton.

Beltex £112 Coalfell, £110 White Knowe, £107.50 Coalfell, £106.50 Wood Farm.

Cheviot Mule £106 Ghyll Brae.

Beulah £106 Frankstown.  

Cheviot £104 Whitehall, £102 Ghyll Brae, £99 Sceugh Dyke, £95 Kirkton.

Mule £96 Greensburn, £95 Mount Farm, £94 Lingey Field.  

A similar entry of 4,502 cast ewes again sold well to the usual ring of buyers, with over fat ewes being in demand in the run up to the festival and many Mule ewes in the £90-£96 bracket. As there was less horned ewes around, they again sold to a slightly dearer trade. Texel ewes sold to a top of £174 from A & H McColm, Crailloch, Port William with hill ewes selling at £92 for Cheviot ewes from A Tullie Farming, Whitchester, Hawick. Rams sold to £150 for Texels from RF Forster, Pates Hill, Irthington.   

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

HEAVY EWES

Texel £174, £168 Crailloch, £168 Orchardton Mains, £166 Dormansteads, £164 Willimoteswick, £162 Merrick, £160 Balgray Hill & Corneyside.

Beltex £135, £122, £120 Lower Flass.  

Charollais £125 Viewley, £124 Mill Farm.

Suffolk £118 The Land, £114, £112 Viewley, £109 Nether Stenries, £108 Barr Hill.

Bluefaced Leicester £108 Horsley Hill, £107, £101 Harehead.   

Cheviot Mule £106 Orchardton Mains, £103 Dormansteads.

Mule £100 Dinnans, £98 Copperthorns, £96 Park Nook & High Glen Triplock, £95 Whitchester.   

North Country Cheviot £96 Nether Stenries, £94 Dormansteads, £93 School House, £92 Nether Stenries & Cracrop.  

LIGHT EWES

Cheviot £92 Whitchesters, £86 Cowburn, £82 Barr Hill, £81 Allfornaught.

Blackface £85 Longyester, £78 Horseholme & Firtree Cottage, £77, £74 Allensgreen.

Easycare £80 Over Langshaw, £78 Easter Denhead.  

Lleyn £79, £77 Coxhill.

Herdwick £78 Firtree Cottage.

Swaledale £73 Horsley Hill.

RAMS

Texel £150 Pates Hill, £132 Bensons Fell & Allfornaught, £131 Balgray Hill.

Suffolk £138 Nether Stenries, £130 Hassendean.

Charollais £123 Bank House.  

Bluefaced Leicester £116 Holme Head.

Cheviot £114 Drumreach, £112 Nether Stenries, £110 Potholm, £100 Sorbietrees.  

Blackface £96 Burnfoot.    

Averages:

Lambs
Light to           244.0p (224.6p)

Standard to      271.1p (224.2p)

Medium to      276.2p (225.3p) 

Heavy to         246.8p (226.2p)

Overweight to   235.2p (222.6p) 

Ewes
Light to           £92.00   (£47.60) 
Heavy to         £174.00 (£85.18)

Rams  to      £150.00 (£79.00)

corresponding week 2019 sale report