Longtown Store & Breeding Cattle Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd held their fortnightly sale of 84 store cattle on Tuesday 14th March 2017. A shortage of stronger cattle, with younger grazing very dear and plenty more could have been sold to advantage. The sale topped at £1,160 and £1,100 for Angus bullocks from Fiona Gibson, Southwoodhead with Charolais heifers to £1,110 (x2) from the same home. Charolais bullocks to £1,090 from T L Hogg & Son, Ryehills and Limousins to £1,020 from the same home.

The next sale on Tuesday 28th March is the Kirkcambeck sale, please advise all entries as soon as possible.

PRINCIPAL PRICES:

STORE CATTLE:

Bullocks:

Angus £1,160, £1,100 Southwoodhead, £1,000 Ryehills, £910, £890, £810 Cacrabank.

Charolais £1,090 Ryehills, £905 Smallholms, £885 (x4) Potholm.

Limousin £1,020 Ryehills, £950 (x3) Thomasdene, £940 Solmain, £840, £830 Kellah.

Swedish Red £890 Edenbanks.

Luing £800 Greenburn.

Simmental £680 Kimmeter Green.

British Blue £680 Kimmeter Green.  

Heifers:

Charolais £1,110 (x2) Southwoodhead, £930 Smallholms, £800 (x3) Potholm, £790 (x5) Enzieholm.

Limousin £905, £900 Branteth, £870 (x2) Kellah, £860 (x2) Branteth, £770 Kellah.

Angus £875 Edenbanks.

Simmental £680, £600 (x2) Waterhead of Dryfe, £580 Shaw Cottage.

Shorthorn £605, £580 Waterhead of Dryfe.

Bulls:

Angus £840 Potholm.

Limousin £750 Greenburn.

Sim/Luing bulling heifers sold to £1,010 & £960 from Satchels.

Border Bull Sale

A nice entry of 16 commercial beef breeding bulls were forward at the Border Bull sale on Tuesday 14th March 2017. Buyers were selective although quality lots sold well. Top price of 2,100gns for a Limousin from J E Henderson & Son, Burn Tongues, Hexham, with other Limousin’s to 2,000gns from Normande Limousins, Cowford, Lanark. Simmental bulls sold to 2,000gns from Messrs Trafford, Springfield Farm, Cockermouth.