Longtown Store & Breeding Cattle Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited held a catalogue sale of 419 store cattle and suckler calves at Longtown on Tuesday 10th May 2016.
A superb show of mainly grazing cattle saw spirited bidding from start to finish with trade well exceeding vendor’s expectations. The sale was topped at £1155 for a wonderful Limousin heifer shown by A & A Ewing, Dumbretton, then £1090 also from the same home. Charolais heifers topped at £1090 from Shankbridge End Farms. British Blue heifers sold to £1090 from JA & D Forster, Gillalees. In the bullock section the top was £1080 for a Limousin shown by DH & JM Murray, The Throp and Charolais to £1045 from W & A Forster, The Nook.
The pre sale show was judged by Mr M Graham, Miller Hill who awarded the Champion rosette to Shankbridge End Farms for a British Blue heifer. We would also like to thank Lloyd Tractors Ltd, Carlisle who kindly sponsored the show.
1st – I R Armstrong, Shankfieldhead sold to £1040.
2nd – S Phillips, Netherhill sold to £1040.
3rd - I R Armstong, Shankfieldhead sold to £960.
1st – Shankbridge End Farms sold to £800.
2nd - Shankbridge End Farms sold to £1090.
3rd - Shankbridge End Farms sold to £940.
Limousin £1080, £1070 The Throp, £1040 Shankfieldhead & Netherhill, £1020 Mossband Hall & Greensburn, £1010 Mossband Hall & Wanwood Hill, £990 Shankfieldhead, £970 Gillalees, £960, £945 Shankfieldhead, £940 The Throp, £930 Four o Boot.
Charolais £1045 The Nook, £990 High Parkfoot, £930, £920, £905, £900, £895 The Nook, £860 Gillalees, £840 Four o Boot, £820 Shankfieldhead, £810 Four o Boot & Kimmiter Green, £800 Potholm.
British Blue £1000, £990 Gillalees, £955 High Parkfoot, £880 Gillalees & Nirvana, £860 Four o Boot.
Angus £1000, £960, £955 Westwinds, £940 Standingstone Rigg, £875 The Green, £860 Beckfoot, £800 Kilnhill, £790, £730 Four o Boot.
Simmental £780, £700 Four o Boot.
Saler £770 Gillalees.
Whitebred Shorthorn £750 Greenley Cleugh.
Friesian £535 The Green.
Limousin £1155, £1090 Dumbretton, £1045 Standingstone Rigg, £1040 Mossband Hall, £1040, £1020, £1010, £990 Stonehouse, £985 The Throp, £945 Stonehouse, £940, £910 Dumbretton, £890 Netherhill, £880 Enzieholm.
Charolais £1090, £940 Shankbridge End, £940 High Parkfoot, £915 The Nook, £910, £895 High Parkfoot, £890 Shankbridge End, £885 Smallholms, £880 The Nook, £875 Enzieholm, £870 The Nook, £850 High Parkfoot.
British Blue £1090, £960 Gillalees, £800 Shankbridge End.
Angus £845, £790 Beckfoot, £740 Monk, £710 The Green, £670 Enzieholm & The Green.
Shorthorn £790 Dumbretton.
Limousin £920, £900, £880, £860, £840 Dumbretton.
The Border Bull Sale was again a great success with 90% clearance, sending vendors home delighted. Bidding peaked at 3400gns for a Simmental shown by JM & J Goldie, Newbie Mains, then again at 2600gns from the same home. The next call was 2400gns also for a Simmental sold by D Lowry, Newsteadings Farm. Limousins sold to 2250gns from A & A Ewing, Dumbretton.
Simmental 3400gns, 2600gns Newbie Mains, 2400gns Newsteadings, 1800gns Kirtleton House.
Limousin 2250gns Dumbretton, 2000gns Lough Head.
Whitebred Shorthorn 1400gns Burgh Head.
Beef Shorthorn 1200gns Minsca.