Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 6,632 sheep comprising of 3,461 prime lambs and 3,171 cast ewes & rams and 17 cast cows at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th August 2019.

Another good quality show of 17 cast cows were forward selling at a great trade for all classes, with more required on weekly basis to fulfill buyer demand. The sale topped at 145p for a Limousin cow shown by JP Lee, Morley Hill, Hexham with top price per head of £1,043 for a Simmental cow from Auchengray Farms, Auchengray, Dumfries.

Young Limousin bulls sold at 187p (£1,206) from JP Lee, Hexham.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Lim 145p Morley Hill, 138p, 134p Shaw Cottage South, 129p Morley Hill & Hopestead, 128p Morley Hill, 126p Waterhead of Dryfe & Morley Hill.  

Belt Gall 128p, 125p Whamtown.

BB 124p Hopestead.

Sim 122p Auchengray.

Here 122p Hopestead.  

Dev 115p Auchengray.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER HEAD)

Sim £1,043 Auchengray.

Lim £947 Morley Hill, £917, £891 Shaw Cottage South, £850 Morley Hill.  

Dev £920 Auchengray.  

Prime lambs (3,461) were a smaller entry with the quality again excellent. Buyers keen for supplies, resulting in all classes meeting a faster trade than anticipated, where many more could have been sold.

Top price of 238 for Beltex lambs from T Linton, The Firs, Lanark, with the majority making 210-230p per kilo. Top price per head of £101 for Texel lambs shown by RG Dodd, Holmhead, Dumfries closely followed by Messrs Sedgewick, Errington Red House, Hexham at £100.

Commercial lambs sold between 175-185p and lightweights again selling well with many well bred lambs selling between 190-200p.

PRINCIPAL PRICES (PER KILO)

Belt 238p The Firs, 224p Burgh Head, 223p Errington Red House.

Tex 223p Hensol, 214p Corneyside & Nunwick, 213p Hermitage.    

Suff 200p, 187p, 182p Gatehousecote.

Chev 200p Newington Ave, 199p, 191p Gatehousecote.

Char 185p Swaites.     

Mule 178p Arnicle, 173p Solmain, 172p Caverslea.   

Chev Mule 176p Priesthaugh.     

BF 171p Edges Green, 170p Hamilton Drive & Arnicle.   

PRINCIPAL PRICE (PER HEAD)

Tex £101 Holmhead, £100 Errington Red House, £98 Kirkton.

Belt £92 Burgh Head & The Farm, £89.50 High Stenries, £88 The Firs.

Char £90 Cairnside, £82 Archerbeck.   

Zwart £87 Shawhead.

Suff £86.50 Guardsmill, £86 Swaites, £85 Barnglies, Pentland View & Redgate Head.

Mule £86 Caverslea, £79 Oaklands, £75 Nunscleugh.

Chev Mule £82 Kirkton, £80 Barnglies.

Chev £80 Hill Top, £74 Fenwick.

BF £73, £70 Allensgreen.

The 3,171 fat ewes and rams were forward in half numbers with 14 buyers present. All classes easily maintained late high rates if not dearer. Texel and Beltex ewes made between £140-£160 and to a top of £160 for Texel ewes from AJ & LJ Haston, Dearham Hall Bungalow, Cockermouth with hill ewes to £72 for Cheviots from Messrs Hepburn & Co., North House, Hawick. Rams sold to £126 for Texels from D Carr & Son, High Wood, Hexham.

219 ewes sold at £100 and over to average £129.93, with an overall average of £64.24

HEAVY EWES

Tex £160 Dearham Hall Bungalow, £155 Peela Hill, £154 Kirkton.   

Char £149 Beck

BDM £124 Beck.  

Suff £93 Harehead, £92 Chaseside & Beck, £91 Viewley.      

Blue Tex £92 Black House.

Mill Bleu £90 Pates Hill.

Chev Mule £88 Heithat, £88 Merkland, £81 Outertown.  

BFL £84 Kildalloig.

Mule £79 Halldykes, £77 Kilfillan, £75 Hutlerburn & Staffler.    

Rom £72 Holme Farm.

LIGHT EWES

Chev £72 North House

BF £69 Allensgreen, £68 Prospect House

EC £62 Laverockbank.     

RAMS

Tex £126 High Wood, £120 Flex, £112 Beckfoot.

NCC £114 Deuchrie Cottages.  

Char £103 Lowfield House.

Belt £102 Heatherglen.

Suff £102 Marygate, £98 Deuchrie Cottages.

BFL £96 Hilliclay Mains.

Lleyn £92 South Bowerhouses.  

Averages:

Lambs

Light to           203.0p (166.8p) 
Standard to      238.0p (187.3p) 
Medium to      224.0p (179.6p) 
Heavy to         204.0p (170.5p)

Overweight to 183.0p (159.5p)

Ewes
Light to           £72.00 (£44.50) 
Heavy to         £160.00 (£70.19)

Rams               £126.00 (£70.19)

corresponding week 2018 sale report