2018-03-09  facebook twitter rss
Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 34 cattle, 4,500 prime hoggs and 4,110 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th March 2018.

Averages:
Steers

Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 229.0p (220.4p)
Heavy to 230.0p (220.6p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 237.0p (235.3p)
Heavy to 242.0p (231.5p)

Hoggs
Light to 253.0p (200.4p)
Standard to 319.0p (218.4p)
Medium to 315.0p (231.9p)
Heavy to 278.0p (215.9p)

Ewes
Light to £85.00 (£51.53)
Heavy to £181.00 (£92.92)

Rams £159.00 (£84.82)

12 cast cows and 22 prime cattle were forward, cast cows were mainly leaner types but sold very well and topped at 142p for a Charolais cow sold by Messrs Baxter, Moss Side.

A good selection of prime cattle with most cattle weighing 650-700kg and a shortage of handy weights, but trade was very strong and many more could have been sold. The sale topped at 242p for a British Blue heifer shown by J&J&D Taylor, Englishtown, with Limousin heifers selling to 237p twice also from Englishtown. Limousin steers peaked at 230p from A&WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green. Top price per head was £1,605.45 for a Limousin heifer sold by Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling, closely followed at £1,603 also for a Limousin heifer, this time from AE Fawkes & Sons, Welton Farm.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

CAST COWS:

Charolais 142p, 126p Moss Side.

Limousin 130p Nunscleugh, 126p Oakland.

PRIME CATTLE:

British Blue Heifers 242p, 233p Englishtown.

Limousin Heifers 237p (x2), 232p Englishtown, 231p Barrow Ling, 229p, 228p Welton, 227p Barrow Ling.

Limousin Steers 230p Dashwell Green, 224p Englishtown.

British Blue Steers 229p, 226p Englishtown.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

CAST COWS:

Charolais £915, £825 Moss Side.

Shorthorn £837 Midtodhills.

Limousin £730 Oakland, £702 Nunscleugh.

PRIME CATTLE:

British Blue Heifers £1,488, £1,456 Englishtown.

Limousin Heifers £1,605 Barrow Ling, £1,603, £1,550 Welton, £1,373 Barrow Ling, £1,339 Englishtown.

Limousin Steers £1,591, £1,583, £1,552 Dashwell Green.

British Blue Steers £1,548, £1,396 Englishtown.

4,500 prime hoggs were forward and met a solid selling trade with last weeks high average easily maintained again. The best meat was very good to sell. Beltex and Texel pure bred hoggs met an animated demand and were far short of buyer’s requirements, with a top of 319p for Beltex hoggs from Messrs McKie, Finnieness, Castle Douglas, with others to 315p from Messrs Fotheringham, Drumcairn, Perth. Overall sale average 219.1p (SQQ 220.3p)

Heavy hoggs were another flyer, with many pens selling over £130 per head and to a top of £135.50 for Texel hoggs from Mr Storey, New Hummerbecks, Co Durham.

Light hoggs again a very good trade with many pens in the 220-230p per kilo bracket. Top price per kilo was 253p from New Hummerbecks.

Also, today we held the Annual Show and Sale of prime Blackface hoggs which was kindly sponsored by The Scottish Farmer and ably judged by Mr James Gittins, who awarded the Championship to a wonderful pen of 20 from regular supporters Messrs Simpson, Kirkhouse, Peebles, which scaled 44kg and sold at £106 to the judge.

PRIZE LIST:

Class 1 - Up to 42kg:

1st – Hutchison, Chapel – 41kg £94

2nd- Black, Tangy – 39kg £89

3rd – Anderson, Rowanburnfoot – 32kg £68

Class 2 - 42kg + :

1st & Champion – Simpson, Kirkhouse – 44kg £106

2nd – Simpson, Kirkhouse – 42kg £96

3rd – Jardine, Yett – 52kg £104

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Beltex 319p Finnieness, 315p Drumcairn, 312p Finnieness, 310p Hollands, 307p, 302p, 300p Drumcairn, 297p Castlehill, 296p Hollands, 294p Shankcastle, 283p Park Nook, 278p Drumcairn, 272p Hollands, 270p Drumcairn.

Texel 311p, 308p, 305p Oakwood, 300p Golden Lane, 298p Oakwood, 297p Hermitage, 295p New Hummerbecks, 292p Oakwood, 287p Finnieness, 281p Oakwood, 278p Lurgan, 276p Finnieness & New Hummerbecks, 273p Millriggs, 271p Byreburnside, 270p Finnieness.

Suffolk 255p Cleughbrae, 242p Mid Dargavel, 241p Gartvaigh, 239p Park Nook, 238p, 237p Sceugh Dyke, 236p High Cattadale, 234p, 233p Sceugh Dyke, 232p Cleughbrae, 231p Sceugh Dyke, Oswie & Culquhasen, 229p Guardsmill, 228p Oswie & High Cattadale, 226p Outertown, 224p Park House & Whins.

Charollais 254p Greenburn & Yonderton, 240p Lanehead, 224p New Hummerbecks & Townhead.

Cheviot 243p Micklethwaite, 240p Jerriestown, 239p Hoddamtown, 238p Micklethwaite, 237p Fold Head, 235p Chapel, 234p Cleughbrae, 232p Sundhope, Mid Dargavel & Glendearg, 230p Catslackburn & West Scales.

Cheviot Mule 243p, 229p Balkaithly, 228p Dalmakethar, 225p Mid Dargavel.

Blackface 240p Kirkhouse, 234p, 229p Chapel, 229p Kirkhouse, 228p Tangy, 227p Nunnerie, 226p West Scales & Culquhasen, 225p West Scales & Troloss, 224p Culquhasen & Baltier, 223p Sorbie, 222p Hallburn, 221p Bush of Ewes, 220p Silloans.

Cross 236p Guardsmill & Gartvaigh, 234p Golden Lane, 233p Tangy, 230p High Parkfoot, 226p Mid Dargavel & Torkirra, 224p Gartvaigh, 222p Oswie & Wester Dawyck, 218p Newtown, 217p Tinnishall, 216p Lanehead.

North Country Cheviot 233p Auld Toon Cottage, 228p High Cattadale.

Ryeland 224p Trailtrow.

Swaledale 199p Longlea, 198p Sourhope, 197p Westernhopeburn, 193 Newbiggin, 191p, 190p Sourhope, 189p Woodhall, 189p Woodhall.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Texel £135.50 New Hummerbecks, £135 Kilmichael, £133 Becks, £130 New Hummerbecks, £129 Sceugh Dyke, £128 Oakwood, £127.50 Oswie, £127 New Hummerbecks, £126 Wyndham Terrace, £125.50 Trailtrow, £125 New Hummerbecks, Oakwood & Yonderton, £124 Finnieness, £123.50 Westernhopeburn, £123 Oakwood, £122 Yonderton.

Beltex £132, £131 Finnieness, £129, £128, £127, £126 Drumcairn, £127, £125, £124.50 Hollands, £119 Park Nook, £113 Castlehill, £111.50, £110 Finnieness, £110 Castlehill.

Suffolk £130, £125 Sceugh Dyke, £123.50 Guardsmill, £118.50 High Cattadale, £116.50 Oswie & Tathill, £115.50 Outertown, £114 Sceugh Dyke, £113.50 Whins & Culquhasen, £112.50 Sceugh Dyke, £108.50 Oswie & High Cattadale, £108 Catslackburn, £107.50 Park House, £106.50 Sceugh Dyke.

Cross £128 Hillview, £120.50 Westernhopeburn, £112.50 High Parkfoot, £106 Guardsmill, £104 Westernhopeburn & Torkirra, £102 Tinnishall, £101 High Parkfoot, £100 Oswie.

Charollais £127 Yonderton, £126 Tinnishall, £107 Greenburn, £103 Lanehead.

North Country Cheviot £119.50 North Shortcleugh, £104 Glenochar, £100.50 High Cattadale, £100 Auld Toon.

Cheviot £113.50, £105 Becks, £101.50 Glendearg, £101 Marchbank, £100 Micklethwaite, £99 West Scales, £98.50 Jerriestown & Becks, £97 Micklethwaite, £95, £94 Chapel, £92.50 Fold Head, £90.50 Cleughbrae & Mid Dargavel, £90 Bloch & Crosslee.

Blackface £111 Kirksteads, £106 Kirkhouse, £104 Troloss & Yett, £103.50 Nunnerie, £101.50, £100 Balliemeanoch, £100 Skelfhill, £97.50 Nunnerie, £96 Kirkhouse, £94.50 Troloss, £94 Chapel, £92 Baltier, £90 Glenrath & Nunnerie.

Cheviot Mule £103 Crosslee, £100.50 Dalmakethar, £100 High Parkfoot.

Ryeland £96.50 Trailtrow.

Swaledale £84.50 Westernhopeburn, £77 Sourhope, £76.50 Newbiggin, £71.50 Longlea, £70 Woodhall & Merry Knowe.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

4,110 cast ewes and rams forward, with numbers up 1,000 on the week. Buyers strong for numbers with trade the best for a very long time being up £10 per head on the week and far short of buyer requirements. Top was £181 for Texel ewes from Bryndansi, with 899 ewes selling at £100 or over, to average £121.57.

Best Greyface ewes sold between £100-£110 and to a top of £139 from Hillend. Also, North Country Cheviots sold to £138 from Hazelgill and £129 Stobshiel Mains. Best Blackface sold well, over £70-£80 with a top of £85 from Woodhall. Rams to £159 for Charollais from Heatherglen.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £181, £169 Bryndansi, £169 Chaseside, £165 Heatherglen, £161 Beckfoot, £158 Leithanhall, Laws Hall, Harene, Tathill & Cracrop, £157 Chaseside, £156 Cracrop, £154 Laws Hall, £153 Stobshiel Mains, £151 Hermitage, £148 Glenart & Thackwood, £147 Chaseside, £146 Kilnford Croft & Cracrop, £144 Marchbank, £141 Stobshiel Mains, £140 Hutlerburn.

Charollais £158, £144 Thackwood, £133 Heatherglen, Beckfoot & Chaseside, £130 Thackwood, £125 Viewley, £115 Chaseside.

Suffolk £154 Kilnford Croft, £145 Heatherglen, £143 Chaseside, £138 Beckfoot, £137 Yonderton, Heatherglen & Beckfoot, £136 Cleughbrae & Golden Lane, £135 Foxglove, £134 Hermitage, £133 Heatherglen, £128 Maidencots & Cleughbrae, £127 Chaseside, £125 Beckfoot, Yonderton & Kilnford Croft, £124 Hardington Mains, £120 Stobshiel Mains & Kilnford Croft.

Cross £139, £120 Hillend, £110 Dunjop & Boreland, £109 Newtown, £108 Hoddamtown, £107 Kilfillan, £106 Yonderton, £104 Chapel, £103 Barnsallie & Swallowdene, £101 Hardington Mains, £100 Hillend, £99 Balgray Hill, £96 Wester Dawyck & Marchbank, £95 Becton Hall Bar.

North Country Cheviot £138 Hazelgill, £129 Stobshiel Mains, £128 Marchbank, £117, £107 Stobshiel Mains, £102 Marchbank, £98 Dunjop & Bloch, £97 Millands & Stobshiel Mains, £96 Westerhouses, £95 Dunjop, £90 Oakwood Mill.

Beltex £136 Tercrosset, £124 Chaseside, £118 The Wreay, £112 Hollands, £110 Hutlerburn.

Blue Faced Leicester £130 Hillend, £117 Hutlerburn, £105 Woodhall, £102 Maidencots.

Cheviot Mule £115 Yonderton, £114 Outertown, £106 Viewley & Cracrop, £103 Balgray Hill, £98 Dunjop, £96 Pilmuir, £95 Marchbank.

Half-bred £110 Whins, £108 Hoddomtown.

Romney £103 Marygate.

Roussin £100 Tercrosset.

LIGHT EWES

Blackface £85 Woodhall, £84 Troloss, £83 Woodhall, £82 Dunjop, £80 Kirkstead, £79 Brydekirk Mains & Douglas Hall, £77 Marygate, £75 Woodfoot, £74 Balgray Hill, £72 Woodhall & Boreland, £71 Chapel & Haliburton, £70 Keith.

Cheviot £83 Dunjop, £79 Almagill, £78 Woodhall & Brydekirk Mains, £75 Sorbie, £72 Carterton & Potholm, £70 Viewley, £69 Bloch, £69, £66 Almagill, £62 Millands & Waterloo.

Lleyn £78, £72 Marygate, £76 Dalmakethar.

Goat £78, £74 Cleughead.

Swaledale £59, £55 Heatherglen, £47 Gallowberry, £45 Hazelgill, High Burnfoot & Heatherglen, £44 Pole.

Herdwick £49 Longrow.

RAMS

Charollais £159 Heatherglen, £119 Chaseside.

Texel £154 Whins, £135 Yonderton, £133 Beckfoot, £129 Old Wall, £126 Tangy, £120 Skelfhill & Kilmichael, £118 Turnbank, £114 Hutlerburn, £100 Swallowdene & Broomhills.

Suffolk £139, £100 Yonderton.

Blue Faced Leicester £137 Potholm, £129 Woodhall, £128 Hutlerburn, £111 Woodhall, £106 Haliburton.

North Country Cheviot £110 Oakwood Mill, £100 Dawyck.

Cheviot £100 Potholm, £90 Bloch.

Beltex £100 Walton Highrigg, £92 Tangy.

Blackface £87 Hutlerburn, £85 Woodhall, £84 Silloans, £80 Kirkton of Crawford.

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