Longtown Store & Breeding Cattle Sale Report
C & D Auction Marts Limited had forward a catalogue entry of 225 Store Cattle & 93 Breeding Cattle at their annual sale on Saturday 10th October 2015.
Store cattle met a mixed trade with stronger cattle maintaining late rates but the rest harder sold. The sale was topped at £1,110 on three occasions firstly for two pens of British Blue bullocks shown by Devonport Farms then for an Aberdeen Angus bullock from M. & A. Talbot, Lads Lodge.
British Blue - £1,110 (x3), £1,090 Blakelaw, £860 Kimmeter Green, £835 Westhills, £830 Kimmeter Green, £800 Netherhirst.
Angus - £1,110 Lads Lodge, £1,060 (x2) Highmoorhead, £1,000 (x2) Stainton Lodge, £1,000 Lads Lodge, £950 (x2) Highmoorhead, £890 (x7) Stainton House, £885 (x2) Highmoorhead, £800 Netherhirst.
Limousin - £1,105 Newby Farm, £1,065 Blakelaw, £980, £940 (x2) Newby, £920 Highmoorhead, £910 Hethermill, £910 (x2), £885 The Nook.
Friesian - £955 Hethermill, £710 (x2) Highmoorhead, £665 The Nook.
Saler - £940 Stainton House.
Swedish Red - £910 (x2) Netherhirst.
Charolais - £890, £850 Kimmeter Green.
Simmental - £890 Westhills.
British Blue - £1,060 Blakelaw, £1,030 Kimmeter Green, £910 Blakelaw, £810 Netherhirst, £770 Westhills, £730, £700 (x2) Kimmeter Green.
Angus - £970, £885 Roanstree, £850, £820, £790, £715, £700 (x3) Archerbeck.
Limousin - £950 (x5) Streethead, £775 Horsegills, £720 The Coach House.
Charolais - £940 (x2), £800 Horsegills.
Swedish Red - £810 Netherhirst.
Hereford - £770 The Coach House.
Simmental - £720 Archerbeck, £650 Horsegills.
British Blue - £1,000 Laverhay.
93 breeding cattle, including 51 bulling heifers were forward. A good company of local and distant buyers were present and all types and breeds of stock were keenly bid for and total clearance was implemented. The sale commenced with the bulling heifers which topped at £1,100, twice, firstly from Messrs Underwood, Haggistone Holm and secondly from Townfoot, both British Blue x. Limousin x sold to £1,000 from Messrs Fox. Native breeds realised £930 from The Nook.
Cows with calves topped at £2,300 for a Limousin 3rd calver with bull calf at foot from Richard and Pat Armstrong, Slealands, other Limousin sold to £2,050 Mossview. British Blue cow with heifer calf from Haggiston Holm sold to £1,700. Hereford cow with heifer calf to £1,230 from Eastfield Farm. Belted Galloway cow with calf to £760 from Craigmalloch Farms. In calf heifers sold to £1,380 from Haggistone Holm.