2017-03-24  facebook twitter rss
Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 18 cattle, 4,605 prime hoggs and 2,695 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Averages:
Steers

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Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Heifers
Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 164.0p (164.0p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Hoggs
Light to 200.0p (174.8p)
Standard to 318.0p (200.1p)
Medium to 293.0p (196.6p)
Heavy to 247.0p (170.2p)

Ewes
Light to £72.00 (£41.90)
Heavy to £159.00 (£83.76)

Cast Rams £120.00 (£69.83)

The company held its weekly sale of OTM’s and cows where an entry of 18 head were forward.

Bruce Forster tops OTM sale at 164p.

A mixed entry for type and quality met keen competition from a full ring of buyers. Bruce Forster’s consignment of non-fabbl cattle dominated with a young Limousin topping at 164p, other Limousin’s sold to 125p, with a British Blue x at 138p. Devon x cows sold to 123p from Ian Aitchison, with Black and Whites from Brian and Kevin at 114p top price per head was £1,043.75 from Bellfield.

More are urgently needed to supply demand, maximum commission £30 a head.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

A smaller show of 4,555 prime hoggs; due to Wednesday’s adverse weather conditions, were forward for sale to the usual busy ring of buyers. All classes were significantly dearer on the week, especially export weight hoggs between 38-44kg. Too many hoggs 45-50kg and thick coming forward, lighter and leaner hoggs benefiting trade wise. The best quality hoggs saw the dearest trade of the season and remain keenly sought after, regularly selling between 250-300ppk. Lightweight hoggs dearer and short of buyer requirements today.

The sale topped at £155 and £154 for outstanding Texel ewe hoggs from Messrs Bell, Kirkton, Hawick. Top price per kilo was 318p and 293p for outstanding pens of Beltex hoggs from Messrs Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth, who’s consignment averaged £120 for 27 hoggs weighing 42kg and 280ppk.

Sale averaged 184.4p (SQQ 196.4p).

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Beltex 318p, 293p, 286p Easter Ochtermuthill, 289p, 268p Oakwood, 274p, 268p Viewley, 267p Sorbie, 260p Drumcairn, 259p Viewley, 258p Conon Brae, 257p Oakwood, 250p Drumcairn, 247p Easter Ochtermuthill, 246p Oakwood, 243p Yett.

Texel 303p Conon Brae, 263p Station Yard, 259p Heatherglen, 251p Viewley, 249p Conon Brae, 247p Sykehead, 237p Kirkton, 236p Viewley, 233p Oakwood, 228p Garvilland, 227p Wood Farm, 216p Dunjop, 215p Raggetsyke, 213p Heatherglen & Catslackburn.

Cheviot 233p Prestrie, 215p Sceugh Dyke, 210p, 209p Dryfeholm, 210p Sorbie, 205p Oswie, Wood Farm, Unthank & Dryfeholm.

Blackface 211p, 209p West Scales, 211p, 208p Sceugh Dyke, 208p Linfairn, 207p Dunjop, 206p West Scales, 202p Sykehead.

Charollais 210p Sceugh Dyke, 207p Conon Brae, 203, 193p Sykehead, 187p Hallrule Mill.

North Country Cheviot 206p Station Yard, 204p, 200p Mid Dargavel, 200p, 198p, 193p Station Yard, 190p Mid Dargavel, 184p Longburgh Fauld, 184p, 182p Station Yard.

Suffolk 200p Baillie, 196p, 195p Linton, 187p Dunjop, 184p Sykehead, 182p Hillview & Dunjop, 178p Burray, 172p Marwhirn, 170p Sceugh Dyke.

Cross 192p Beyond the Moss, 182p Pasture House, 179p Beyond the Moss, 178p Kirkhaugh, 177p Linfairn, 174p Hillview, 170p Wood Farm, 169p, 168p Marygate, 168p Jerriestown.

Herdwick 183p Pasture House.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Texel £155, £154, £120 Kirkton, £112 Conon Brae, £108 Station Yard, £106 Sykehead & Viewley, £102 Kirkton & Kirkhouse.

Beltex £124, £123, £116 Easter Ochtermuthill, £115 Sorbie, £110 Easter Ochtermuthill, £107 Oakwood & Viewley, £104 Drumcairn, £103 Conon Brae, £102 Yett.

Cheviot £98 Prestrie, £90 Kirkhouse, £88 Sorbie, £87.50 Longburgh Fauld, £87 Sandbed & Micklethwaite, £86 Wood Farm, £85.50 Dryfeholm, £85 Catslackburn, £84 Longburgh Fauld.

Suffolk £95 Eastside, £87 Oswie, £86.50 Dunjop, £86 Oswie & Kirtlebank, £84 Sykehead, Wood Farm & Dunjop, £83.50 Burray.

North Country Cheviot £90, £89, £88.50, £88, £87.50, £87 Station Yard, £86.50 Longburgh Fauld, £82 Whins.

Blackface £90, £88.50 West Scales, £87 Dunjop, £85 Milnmark, Sykehead & Sorbie, £84.50 West Scales, £83 Sceugh Dyke & Linfairn.

Charollais £89 Auchengray, £87.50 Sykehead, £87 Conon Brae, £85 Sykehead, £84 Linton, £80 Sceugh Dyke.

Cross £83.50 Kirkhouse, £80 Kirkhaugh & Pasture House, £79 Cloggers Cottage, Wood Farm & Hillview, £78 Linfairn, Wood Farm & Prestrie, £77.50 Jerriestown.

Swaledale £75 Burn House.

A smaller show of 2,695 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers, all short of sheep as the season progresses. All classes dearer on the week and look set to remain so for the foreseeable future. Heavyweight ewes remain short of buyer requirements and many more needed to meet demand.

The sale topped at £159 and £158 for superb pens of Texel ewes from Messrs Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso, and Chaseside Farms. Rams to £120 for Texels from Messrs Whittam, Dunnabie, Waterbeck.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

HEAVY EWES

Texel £159, £158 Roxburgh Mains, £159 Chaseside, £157 Edendales, £154 Glenart, £150 Beckfoot & Kirkton, £148 Burray, £146 Harene & Kirkton, £142 Priory Nook, £140 Broomlands, £138 Roxburgh Mains, £132 Chaseside, £130 Harene & Kirkton, £129 Beckfoot, £128 Tedcastle & Chaseside, £124 Roxburgh Mains.

Charollais £150 Thorney Knowe, £120 Beckfoot, £120, £108 Thorney Knowe, £106 Chaseside.

Suffolk £134 Chaseside, £126 Burray, £124 Creca Hall, £122 Roxburgh Mains, £121 Drinkstone, £116 Beckfoot, £115 Durran Mains, £14 Chaseside & Sykehead, £112 Burray, £110 Broomlands, £110, £109 Trevemper, £109 Bassenthwaite Hall, £108 Burray & Chaseside, £105 Beckfoot, £104 Marygate.

Beltex £124 Bassenthwaite Hall, £120 Burray, £94 Hobbiesburn.

North Country Cheviot £111 Burray, £104 Hownam Grange, £100 Damside, £98 Whins, £95 Dunnabie, £92 Chaseside, £90 Eastside & Beckfoot, £86 Croftheads & Sykehead, £84 Bylbster, £82 Burray.

Blue Leicester £106 Nunscleugh, £99 Upper Hindhope, £91 Edges Green.

Cross £95 Haithwaite, £94 Thorney Knowe, £92 Jerriestown, £90 Glenart, £89 Marygate, £88 Haithwaite & Sykehead, £87 Blackrigg, £85 Haithwaite, £84 Clonrae, Midtown, East Raffles & Dunn, £83 Broomlands & Halplawkiln.

Cheviot Mule £93 Broomlands, £78 Dunnabie, £74 Burray.

Romney £90 Trevemper.

Continental £90 The Barton.

Hampshire £87 Croftheads.

Dorset £77 Trevemper.

Ryeland £76 Dunnabie.

LIGHT EWES

Cheviot £83 Greenside, £75 Garvilland, £70 Drumreach, £69 Sundhope, £64 Eastside, £62 Garvilland, £58 Drumreach, £57 Woodfoot & Greenaton, £54 Drumreach & Blybster, £52 Kelsocleugh.

Swaledale £72 Burnhouse, £49 Todhillwood, £43 Nunscleugh.

Blackface £70 Crindledykes, £67 Allfornaught, £66 Clonrae, £65 Sorbie, £60 Marygate & Clonrae, £58 Garvilland, £56 Clonrae & Greenaton, £55 Eastside, £54 Woodslee, £52 Prestrie, £51 Drumreach, £50 Clonrae.

Lleyn £68 Low Tiplat.

PRIME RAMS

Texel £120 Dunnabie, £116 Jerriestown & Chaseside, £113 Priesthaugh, £110 Burray, £104 Edges Green.

Charollais £106 Chaseside.

Suffolk £106 Upper Lybster, £92 Halplawkiln.

Leicester £90 Upper Hindhope.

Blackface £85 Crindledykes, £71 Holylee, £70 Upper Hindhope, £69 Henderland.

Cheviot £81 Catslackburn, £78 Longoe, £77 Thurdistoft & Upper Hindhope, £75 Catslackburn, £71 Priesthaugh, £70 Hownam Grange & Eastside.

North Country Cheviot £74 Hownam Grange.

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