Longtown Store & Breeding Cattle Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd held its fortnightly sale of 75 store cattle on Tuesday 30th August 2016. A mixed entry of stores was offered to a large company of buyers, with some extra faces present. Topping the sale was a large red Limousin steer from Messrs Forster, Gillalees at £1160, with others to £1040 from the same home. Young steers sold to £955 from Messrs Raine. Heifers topped at £950 for a Charolais from Messrs Forster, others to £920 from Messrs Retson. Bulls, we sold everything from Charolais to £930, Limousin to £800 and Highland x to £870.
STORE CATTLE PRINCIPAL PRICES:
British Blue £1040 Edenbanks, £880 Hazelgill.
Limousin £955, £940, £890 Hazelgill, £825 Greenburn.
Charolais £835 Greenburn.
Charolais £950 Gillalees, £920, £910 Maidencots.
Limousin £870 Crosshill, £750 Eastfield of Wiston, £730 Gillalees.
British Blue £820, £740 Gillalees.
Saler £795 Gillalees.
Charolais £930 Greenburn, £770 Gillalees.
Saler £870, £790, £620 Bethesda.
Limousin £800 Hazelgill.
British Blue £750, £740 Gillalees.
C&D Auction Marts Ltd held a special breeding cattle sale on Tuesday 30th August, where an entry of 78 cows and calves were presented to a busy ringside of local and distant buyers. The highlight of the sale was the part reduction of cows and calves from W Hodgson, Blindhillbush. Messrs Hodgson sold a run of 53 outfits, with an overall average of £1281.69, and with the Galloway cows out, the 42 Limousin cows averaged £1340.95, and topped at £1680 for a Limousin cow with a Limousin bull calf, then selling at £1650 twice, firstly for a Limousin heifer with a Limousin heifer calf then for a Simmental cow with a Limousin bull calf. Henry Scott & Son, Cacrabank sold a dispersal with a top price of £1500 for a six year old Angus bull, with Messrs Scott’s cows peaking at £1220 for a Limousin cow and Angus bull calf.
BREEDING CATTLE PRINCIPAL PRICES:
Limousin cow with bull calf £1680, £1600, £1580, £1550, £1480, £1450, £1380, £1350, £1320 (x2) Blindhillbush.
Simmental cow with bull calf £1650, £1500, £1480, £1320 (x2) Blindhillbush.
Limousin cow with heifer calf £1650, £1400, £1350 (x2), £1280 Blindhillbush.
British Blue heifer with bull calf £1550, £1380 Blindhillbush.
Angus Breeding Bull £1500 Cacrabank.
Charolais cow with bull calf £1380, £1300 Blindhillbush.
Simmental cow with heifer calf £1380, £1320, £1300 Blindhillbush.
Angus cow with bull calf £1250 Blindhillbush.
Galloway cow with heifer calf £1200, £1180, £1100 Blindhillbush.
Galloway cow with bull calf £1150, £1120, £1100 Blindhillbush.