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Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 2,768 prime hoggs and 2,752 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th April 2017.

Averages:
Steers

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to -------p (-------p)
Heavy to 180.0p (180.0p)

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

Hoggs
Light to 209.0p (175.1p)
Standard to 263.0p (178.3p)
Medium to 250.0p (180.5p)
Heavy to 220.0p (155.1p)

Shearlings 172.0p (142.1p)

Ewes
Light to £75.00 (£46.06)
Heavy to £154.00 (£85.02)

Rams £139.00 (£92.39)

The company held its weekly sale of primestock where a reduced entry of cattle were forward due to several people on movement standstills. The usual company of buyers bid for all types with the trade dearer on the week. A blistering trade was experienced in the OTM’s with Norman Douglas selling a nine-year-old hill bred Limousin suckler to 170p, grossing £1,317.50.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

Cast bulls sold to 105p for an aged Whitebred Shorthorn from Messrs Leach, Whintingstown. Clean cattle, an entry totally of native steers topped at 180p for a heavyweight Galloway from Messrs Leach, Hallbank.

As ever more needed to supply demand. Maximum commission £30 per head.

A similar show of 2,768 prime hoggs were forward to the usual busy ring of buyers. A two-tier trade has developed for hoggs, with well fleshed hoggs maintaining recent high rates in all weigh ranges, however leaner sorts proving harder to cash and reflecting in averages. Best quality export hoggs up to 44kg short of requirements, with a larger show of heavy hoggs forward. Lightweight hoggs remained similar. More hoggs could be sold to advantage each week. Sale topped at 263p for yet another outstanding pen of Beltex hoggs from Messrs Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth, who also had the top price per head of £110. Sale averaged 169p (SQQ 179p).

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Beltex 263p Easter Ochtermuthill, 257p Corrielea, 250p Easter Ochtermuthill, 239p, 227p Drumcairn, 220p Easter Ochtermuthill, 209p Tinnishall, 200p Shankcastle.

Texel216p Drumcairn, 211p Burray, 207p Mallsgate Hall, 203p Kirtlebank, 202p Drumcairn, Sykehead & Creca Hall, 200p East Raffles & Crawthat, 198p Sykehead.

Hill Cheviot205p Sykehead, 200p George Street, 198p Limekilns, 194p Sandbed & Auchentaggart, 190p Weary Hall Style, Upper Lybster & Skelfhill.

Suffolk193p Golden Lane, 188p Thuster Mains, 184p Whiteside, 183p Weeds, 174p, 172p Allenheads, 171p Sykehead.

Blackface186p Glencrosh, 185p, 184p, 180p Sykehead, 179p Glencrosh & Yett, 178p Common Farm & Glencrosh, 177p Sykehead, 176p Whiteside.

North Country Cheviot181p, 169p, 167p West Scales, 156p, 155p, 154p Ericstane.

Charollais179p, 176p Tinnishall, 172p Upper Auchenlay.

Cheviot Mule178p Jerriestown.

Swaledale172p Longlea, 171p Allenheads.

Greyface167p High Parkfoot, 163p Weary Hall Style, 159p Beckhall, 157p Plumpe, 156p Longlea, 154p Jerriestown, 153p Barfil, 151p Weeds.

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Beltex £110, £106, £100 Easter Ochtermuthill, £99 Corrielea, £98, £93 Drumcairn, £92 Easter Ochtermuthill, £90 Hillside.

Texel £97 Drumcairn & Millrigg, £93 Crawthat & Drumcairn, £92 Crawthat & East Raffles, £91 Rascarrel & East Raffles, £90 Drumcairn.

Suffolk £89.50 Warren Far, £88.50 Becton Hall, £87.50, £87, £85 Warren Farm, £85 Golden Lane & Auchviach, £84 Warren Farm, Allenheads & Oswie.

Charollais £88 Brownrigg, £87.50 Warren Farm, £81 Courthill & Upper Auchenlay, £79 Yett, £77 Upper Auchenlay.

Cheviot Mule £88 Jerriestown & Warren Farm, £87 Jerriestown, £83 Warren Farm.

Hill Cheviot £87.50 Sandbed, £85 High Knells, Sandbed & Oswie, £83 Faulding Cleugh, Bloch & Dryfeholm, £82.50 Wicketthorn.

North Country Cheviot £87, £86 Ericstane, £85 Achow, £84 Biggin, £82 West Scales & Achow, £81 Sceugh Dyke & West Scales, £80 Ericstane.

Greyface £86 Jerriestown, £78.50 High Parkfoot, £75 Weary Hall Style, £72 Plumpe, £68.50 Beckhall, £68 Weeds, £67 Longlea.

Blackface £79 Sceugh Dyke & Winterhopeburn, £78.50 Common Farm, £78 Sceugh Dyke & Glencrosh, £77 Drumlanrig Mains & Oswie, £75 West Scales, £74 Plumpe, £73.50 West Scales.

Herdwick £76 West Scales, £73 High Priorscales.

Swaledale £65 High Priorscales, £64, £63.50 Longlea, £62 Allenheads.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

A larger show of 2,752 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers, with trade for all classes on par with last week. Heavy ewes remain plentiful although smaller hill type ewes short of buyer requirements. Rams sharper. Sale topped at £154 for Texel ewes from Messrs MacTaggart, Rascarrel, with rams to £139 for Suffolks from Broom Park.

HEAVY EWES

Texel £154 Rascarrel, £148 Eastside, £147 Chaseside, £144 Knock, £138 Kirk House & Townhead, £135 Beechgrove, £134 Huntington, £130 Beckfoot & Kirk House, £129 Woodhead & Beckfoot, £126 Middle Farm, £125 Courthill, £124 Chaseside.

Suffolk £128 Knock, £126 Millrigg, £122 Beckfoot, £117 Broom Park, £115 Chaseside, £114 Beckfoot, £112 Longlea, £111 Sceugh Dyke, £110 Eastside, £107 Allanshaws, £106 Chaseside & Huntington, £104 Beckfoot & Woodhead, £103 Warren Farm, £100 Haltree.

Charollais £128, £126 Beckfoot, £122 Chaseside, £118 Beckfoot, £112 Chaseside, £102 Beckfoot.

Beltex £118 Drumreach, £110 Westhills, £98 Woodhead & Hillside, £95 Hallbankgate.

North Country Cheviot £99 Crawthat & Carruthers, £98 Achow & Allanshaws, £88 Westhills & Biggin, £87 Ericstane, £86 Cairnfield & Drumreach, £81 Carruthers, Haltree & Miller Place, £80 Achow.

Leicester £98 Sanders Close, £95 Albierigg.

Cheviot Mule £93, £89, £86 Warren Farm, £80 Woodhead, £76 Springwells.

Border Leicester £93 Broom Park.

Greyface £85 Sceugh Dyke, £84 Oswie, Moorhills & Hollows Mill, £82 Cambeckhill & Minsca, £81 Westhills, £80 Broom Park, £79 Reaygarth, £78 Longrow, £77 Larriston Steadings, Eastside & Crosshill, £76 Beckhall & East Raffles.

Zwartbles £79 Eastside.

LIGHT EWES

Lleyn £75 Harper Hill, £70 Fowrass, £68, £56 Camelford.

Blackface £70 Longlea, £67, £65 Minsca, £64 Millcourts, £60 Whiteside, £56 Maidencots, £53 Drumreach, £53, £51 Broom Park, £50 Whiteside.

Cheviot £65 Wydoncleughside, £64 maidencots, £63 Auchviach, £62 Wicketthorn, £60 Beckfoot, £56 Lonbrough, £55 Keith, £54 Courthill, £53 Crosslee, £50 Bush of Ewes.

Kendal Rough £57 Lynnshield.

Swaledale £55 Hightownhead, £54 Wydoncleughside, £53 Oswie, £49 Sanders Close.

Goats £43, £36, £32 Heatherglen.

RAMS

Suffolk £139 Broom Park, £128 Knock, £118 Cambeckhill.

Texel £126 Graceside, £125 Cambeckhill, Beckfoot & Golden Lane, £124 Hillside, £118 Knock, £116 Eastside, £113 Golden Lane, £106 Knock, £100 Thuster Mains.

Border Leicester £125 Broom Park.

North Country Cheviot £116 Ericstane, £110 Miller Place.

Lleyn £112 Bush of Ewes.

Charollais £109 Chaseside.

Berrichon £100 Bush of Ewes.

Bleu du Maine £98 Miller Hill.

Blackface £88 Meggethead.

Cheviot £85 Eastside.

Leicester £80 Whiteside.

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link Longtown Primestock - 20th April
link Longtown Primestock - 6th April
link Longtown Primestock - 30th March
link Longtown Primestock - 23rd March
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