Longtown Primestock Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 8,868 sheep comprising of 4,216 prime lambs and 4,652 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th November 2023.
Another useful offering of 27 cast cows and bulls were forward, with the majority being hill cows again. Nevertheless, a competitive trade was met throughout with the sale topping at 186p for a Beef Shorthorn from JDM Thomson, Pilmuir, Hawick, which also achieved the top price per head at £1,320. Luing cows sold to £1,228 from J Higgs, Arkleton, Langholm with South Devons to £1,177 from J Thomson & Son, Howcleugh, Hawick and Angus cows to £1,154 from JT Fleming, Falnash, Hawick.
A slightly smaller show of 4,216 lambs were forward and easily maintaining last weeks good rates of return, with overweight lambs 52kg + dearer on the week. All classes again in demand and easily sold.
The sale peaked at 327p for Beltex lambs shown by Messrs Kennedy, Lurgan, Perth.
Top per head of £175 for Suffolks from B Rae Contracting Ltd, Chesters Brae, Hawick.
All classes of well finished lambs are wanted here at Longtown on a weekly basis to satisfy an ever-growing demand as numbers increase so do purchasers. Please do not hesitate to contact your auctioneers who will be pleased to take your calls.
Overall average 264.2p (SQQ 268.9p)
PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)
Beltex 327p Lurgan, 308p Home Farm, 307p Gallowberry, 302p Cumcrook & High Stenries, 300p Cumcrook.
Texel 302p Blackhills, 300p Lingeyfield, 298p Home Farm, 297p Port o Spittal, 295p Outertown, 291p Balliemore, 290p Home Farm.
Dutch Spotted 283p Kirkhouse.
Suffolk 281p Balliemore, 273p Outertown & Shandford, 272p Guardsmill & Westernhopeburn, 271p Staffler.
Mule 276p Clonrae, 269p, 265p Westernhopeburn, 265p Chapel, 263p Balliemore & Westernhopeburn.
Cheviot 272p Earlside, 271p, 267p Lurgan, 266p, 265p Thornship, 265p Solwaybank, Kilnford Croft & West Scales.
Charollais 272p Shandford, 271p Carran, 270p Pilmuir.
Dutch Texel 272p, 269p Kirkhouse.
Blackface 264p Arnicle, 261p, 258p Lurgan, 250p Clonrae.
Bleu du Maine 264p Glencairn.
North Country Cheviot 263p, 254p, 250p Humbleheugh.
Cheviot Mule 261p, 260p Kirkhouse, 260p Thornship.
Swaledale 252p Nunscleugh.
Herdwick 250p Causey View.
PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)
Suffolk £175 Chesters Brae, £160 Cairnfield, £158 Chesters Brae.
Beltex £168, £162, £155 Bombie, £149 Blackhills, £148 Southwoodhead, £145 Burnfoot Hill.
Texel £162 Bombie, £158 Lingey Field, £156, £150 Home Farm, £150 Solway House.
Bleu du Maine £156 Glencairn.
North Country Cheviot £150 Humbleheugh.
Cheviot £150 Home Farm.
Dutch Texel £140 Kirkhouse.
Half-bred £140 High Moat.
Dutch Spotted £136 Kirkhouse.
Mule £135 Cowburnrigg, £132 Pitland Hills, £126 Dalbog.
Berrichon £131 The Square.
Cheviot Mule £130 Thornship, £129 Solwaybank, £128 Catslackburn.
Blackface £120 Clonrae & Lurgan.
Another fine show of 4,652 ewes were forward to the same ring of competitive purchasers ensuring all classes maintained last week’s goods of return.
Heavy ewes proved good to cash and took the biggest rise; short of purchaser requirement. Numbers wanted for the coming weeks.
Texel ewes topped the sale at £290 from AM & L Sutherland, Carran, Thurso.
Mule ewes sold to £133 from A & T Wallace, High Glen Triplock, Wigtown.
Hill ewes topped at £109 for Cheviots from Elmside.
Rams selling to a top of £200 for Texels from F Wharton, Somerfield House, Thursby.
Please Note – Christmas Show will be held on Thursday 7th December 2023 with classes for prime lambs, prime ewes, prime cattle and cast cows. entries close at 4pm on Wednesday Wednesday 6th December. Early entries are appreciated and for all further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team as listed below.
John Walton 07880 527 066 (Prime Sheep Auctioneer)
Daniel Lynn 07584 200 489 (Prime Sheep Auctioneer)
Sam Hogg 07584 207 323 (Prime Cattle and Cast Cows Auctioneer)
Norman Douglas 07786 366 833 (Fields Person)
Helen Rickard 07741 313 029 (Fields Person)
Texel £290 Carran, £265 Townfoot, £260 Carran & Hillside, £245 Ward Hall Guards, £240 Dotland Park, £235, £232 Bascodyke Foot.
Beltex £202, £195 Lairdlaugh, £192 Dotland Park, £190 Somerfield House.
Blue Texel £185, £160 Ashton, £158 Beckfoot.
Suffolk £158 The Land, £152 High Glen Triplock & Viewley, £148 Castlehill.
Goat £148, £142, £128, £120 Castlehill.
Bluefaced Leicester £145 Linkshead, £135 Balgerran.
Charollais £138 Beckfoot, £134 Cairnfield.
Mule £133, £122 High Glen Triplock, £122 Linkshead, £118 Nether Ardroscadle & Faughhill.
North Country Cheviot £132 Huntly Lodge, £130 Elmside, £129 Langdyke Cottage.
Cheviot £109 Elmside, £86 Huntly Lodge, Borlick & West Lodge South, £85 Greenburn, Muirfield, Gillesbie & Newton of Logierait.
Blackface £101, £94 Tone Hall, £92 Elmside, £88 Tillybardine, Grindon Hill & Glasson.
Lonk £90 Achamore.
Easycare £78 Huntly Lodge & Cleongart.
Lleyn £78, £74, £72 Newbigging.
Kerry Hill £74 Glasson.
Jacob £74 Killeonan.
Swaledale £64 Spital Shields, £63 Gallowberry, £62 Spital Shields.
Texel £200 Somerfield House, £170 Bombie & Beckfoot.
Beltex £160 Sundhope, £155 Swinside Townfoot.
Blue Texel £160 Whitesyke.
Suffolk £160 Newbigging.
Bluefaced Leicester £140 Finnieness, £132 Viewley & Boreland.
Light to 271.0p (227.9p)
Standard to 327.0p (269.7p)
Medium to 307.0p (269.4p)
Heavy to 308.0p (261.0p)
Overweight to 290.0p (251.3p)
Light to £109.00 (£63.13)
Heavy to £290.00 (£102.75)
Rams to £200.00 (£101.52)