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C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 4,729 sheep comprising of 1,363 prime hoggs, 1,040 spring lambs and 2,326 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

Cast cows were all native bred with quality scarce. The sale topped at 113p for a Galloway shown by S Busby, Unthank, Langholm. More numbers required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand.

A larger show of 1,040 new season spring lambs. A super show of lambs forward to an increased ring of very competitive purchasers ensuring all classes were on fire. Heavy lambs proving the trade of the day with many pens surpassing £175. Heavy lambs, best Beltex export and best Beltex small lambs are in massive demand and numbers wanted for next weeks sale.

Top price per kilo of 395p for Texel lambs shown by KJ & CS Wilson, Wood Farm, Thursby and for Charollais lambs from AJ Stott, Shaw Head, Longtown. Top per head of £197 for Suffolk lambs from J Watson & Co., Bowsden Moor, Berwick Upon Tweed.

Overall average 345.3p (SQQ 345.8p)

NSL in numbers are required on a weekly basis to satisfy increased purchaser enquiries for next week. Please advise entries to our auctioneers.

Texel 395p Wood Farm, 393p Fingland, 385p Burnside, 382p Fineview, 381p Shawhill, 380p Wood Farm.
Charollais 395p Shaw Head.
Beltex 387p Frankstown.
Suffolk 376p Kilnford Croft, 366p Wood Farm, 364p Frankstown, 362p Grindon Hill, 361p Shaw Head, Drumburn & The Land, 360p Wood Farm, Bowsden Moor & Guardsmill.

Suffolk £197, £184 Bowsden Moor, £182 The Land, £177 Grindon Hill.
Texel £187 Supplebank, £182 Wood Farm, £180 Guardsmill, £177 Fingland, £176 Fineview & The Land.
Beltex £182 Frankstown.

A smaller show of 1,363 prime hoggs were forward. Good meat and heavy hoggs proved good to sell being dearer on the week whilst leaner store hoggs were difficult to cash.

Topping the sale per kilo at 315p was a pen of Texel hoggs shown by A Clark & Son, West Glengyre, Leswalt.

Top price per head was £182 for Texel hoggs from J Hope, Orthwaite Hall, Wigton.

Overall sale average 240.5p (SQQ 238.2p)

For further advice on marketing your livestock or for any other enquiries or entries please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers:

John Walton 07880527066
Nick Woodmass 07584200489
Sam Hogg 07584207323
Neil McCleary 07771685073
Norman Douglas 07786366833

Texel 315p West Glengyre, 288p Orthwaite Hall & Westernhopeburn, 287p Borlick, 286p Marygate, 280p Broomhills.
Suffolk 296p Syke Head, 290p Stirches Mains, 289p Auchengray, 288p Broomhills, 287p Outertown.
Blackface 292p, 274p Hyde Park, 270p Syke Head.
Cheviot 284p Thirstane Cottage, 280p Prior House, 272p Hoddamtown.
Beltex 275p West Glengyre, 269p Borlick, 264p Broomhills.
Mule 264p, 252p Westernhopeburn.

Texel £182 Orthwaite Hall, £172 Mainside, £168 Kinning Hall, £162 Larkhall, £161 West Glengyre, £160 Pasturewood & Riggshield.
Suffolk £168 Syke Head, Kinning Hall & Fearn, £157 Broomhills, £156 Culquhasen, £152 Outertown.
Cheviot £162 Thirstane Cottage, £154 Cossarhill.
Lleyn £158, £148 Marygate.
Beltex £146 West Glengyre.
Blackface £140 Hyde Park.

A similar show of 2,326 ewes were forward. All classes in massive demand and more required on a weekly basis to satisfy an ever-growing customer base.

Heavy ewes topped at £212 for Texel ewes consigned by A Miller & Sons, Aimster, Thurso, with several penfulls of ewes breaking £200.

Mules were a lighter show selling to the same high rates topping at £125 for a penful of Scotch bred mules consigned by Kirranrae farms, Wigtownshire.

Hill ewes topped at £120 for Cheviot ewes from J Anderson & Son, Priesthaugh, Hawick and from R I Cameron, Borlum Farmhouse, Fort Angustus.

Rams in massive demand topping at £205 for Texels from Marygate.

Numbers of ewes are required for next weeks sale, as ewe trade firms more ewes can be sold to vendors advantage. Please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers for further entries or enquiries.

Texel £212 Aimster £208 Culquhasen & The Land, £202 Beckfoot & Aimster, £200 Tercrosset, £198 Pasturewood, £195, £194 Ashton, £192 Tercrosset, £188 Fineview & Aimster.
Suffolk £172, £162, £158 The Land, £154 Viewley, £150 Beckfoot & Marygate.
Charollais £166 Beckfoot, £162 Monk, £156 Viewley.
Beltex £155 Beckfoot, £154 Bowsden Moor, £140 The Wreay.
Zwartbles £150, £146 Thorns.
North Country Cheviot £144 Aimster, £135 Larkhall, £134, £133, £129 Aimster, £129 Beckfoot, £122 Larkhall & Gilston, £120 Heatherglen & South Riccalton.
Roussin £140 Tercrosset.
Berrichon £136 Carse Farm.
Bluefaced Leicester £130 Chirdon & Burgh Head, £120 Upper Hindhope, £118 Chirdon.
Mule £125 Kirranrae, £123 Hoddomtown, £119 Staffler & Thornington, £117 Westend, £116 Syke Head, The Barn & Hornby Hall, £115 Winterhope Road.
Cheviot Mule £124 Solway House, £122 Ashley Park, £120 Skelfhill, £118 Gilston, £116 Monk.

Cheviot £120 Priesthaugh & Borlum Farmhouse, £114 Crosscleugh, £113 Powheads, £109 Priesthaugh, £108 Skelfhill, North House & Satchells.
Blackface £114 Tone Hall, £113 Crindledykes, £111 Unthank, £102 Haliburton Farm, £101 Roxburgh Mill, £100 Walton Park & Satchells.
Swaledale £100 Butterdales, £92 Denton Mains.
Kerry Hill £98 Riggshield.
Kendal Rough £96 Cardewlees.

Texel, £205 Marygate, £200 Fenton, £198 Marygate, £190 Culquhasen, £182 Fearn, £180 Beckfoot & Kirranrae.
Suffolk £200 Skelfhill, £170 Syke Head.
Bluefaced Leicester £165 Priesthaugh.
Beltex £165 Fenton.
North Country Cheviot £156 Braehead.
Cheviot £130 Bleatarn, £126 Mainside.

Light to 341.0p (327.6p)
Standard to 381.0p (344.1p)
Medium to 395.0p (347.5p)
Heavy to 387.0p (342.8p)
Overweight to 352.0p (328.1p)

Light to 231.0p (204.6p)
Standard to 272.0p (232.7p)
Medium to 288.0p (251.9p)
Heavy to 315.0p (248.9p)
Shearlings to 288.0p (220.7p)

Light to £120.00 (£76.34)
Heavy to £208.00 (£123.20)
Rams £212.00 (£135.07)

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