Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 30 cast cows, 4,811 prime hoggs and 5,229 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th February 2019.

A larger entry of cast cows was forward with a large proportion being hill cows. Sale topped at 122p for a Limousin cow shown by Devonport Farms, Blakelaw, Hexham. Simmental cows to 118p from JA & E Dinwoodie, Archerbeck, Canonbie, who also sold Angus cows at 112p. Top price per head of £799 and £781 for Limousins from Devonport Farms.

The 4,811 prime hoggs were presented to 17 buyers. Probably the largest ring of buyers in the Country. Again a nice quality entry including many pens of pure Beltex and Texel hoggs, these being very dear selling to a top of 303p for Beltex hoggs from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth. Commercial hoggs sold around or over the 200p per kilo mark.

Another outstanding show of heavy hoggs sold between £90 to £110 per head with a top of £122 again for Beltex hoggs shown by Messrs Taylor, Perth. Suffolks sold to £104 from CJ Roots, Kilnford Croft, Dumfries with Greyface hoggs to £90 from R Crichton, Nether Locharwoods, Dumfries. Blackface hoggs sold to £85 from JE Carruthers, Silloans, Otterburn and Cheviots to £95 from J Maxwell & Son, Halket Leaths, Castle Douglas.

Light hoggs again good to sell and around the 200p per kilo mark and to a top of 268p and £83 for Beltex hoggs shown by DG Cunningham, Walkerdyke, Lanark.

Overall average very similar on the week at 191.2p (SQQ 199.2p).  


Beltex 303p, 297p Easter Ochtermuthill, 295p Oakwood, 292p Cuiltburn, 290p Crawthat, 284p Hollands, 282p Easter Ochtermuthill, 271p Oakwood & High Greenhill, 270p, 269p Hollands, 268p Walkerdyke, 259p Waterside, 257p The Firs, 256p Oakwood, 251p Gallowberry, 250p Walkerdyke, Oakwood & High Greenhill.

Texel 278p Kirk House, 273p Dykehead, 266p Kirk House, 252p Bombie, 250p Gate Ghyll & Dykehead, 245p Allfornaught, 243p Willimoteswick, 241p Newton of Logierait & Hill House 236p Macharioch, Stanley House & Hill House, 235p Lurgan.       

Cheviot 223p Sorbie, 211p Glendiven Cottage, 210p Maryholm, 209p Meadowfield, 206p, 205p Roughet Hill, 204p Balure & Lurgan, 200p North House, Killeonan & Glendiven Cottage.

Blackface 217p Bragleenmore, 203p, 198p Rowanburnfoot, 197p Allfornaught, 194p Emblehope.

Charollais 213p Copperthorns.  

Cheviot Mule 210p Achamore, 198p Macharioch, 197p Blakehope.

Dutch Texel 205p, 202p Old Rectory.     

Suffolk 202p Low Dunashery, Achamore & Knowe, 197p Reaygarth, 196p High Cattadale, 195p Blackwater, 194p Maryholm & Shield Green, 193p Marwhirn, 192p Shield Green, 190p East Kildarroch.   

Mule 200p Low Dunashery & High Cattadale, 194p Rowanburnfoot.           

Herdwick 200p Orthwaite Hall.

North Country Cheviot 191p Ericstane. 188p Gilshaw

Berrichon 174p Sceugh Dyke.

Swaledale 169p Gate Ghyll, 167p Newbiggin & Copperthorns.     


Beltex £122, £118 Easter Ochtermuthill, £117 Cuiltburn, £116 Crawthat, £115 Oakwood, £113 Easter Ochtermuthill, £110 Oakwood, £109 Waterside, £108 Easter Ochtermuthill, Hollands & Cleughbrae.

Texel £115 Yatesfield & Waltonwoodhead, £112 Dykehead, £111 Kirk House, £110 Kilnford Croft & Hill House, £109 Kirk House, £108 The Firs, £107 Willimoteswick, £106 Kirk House, £105 Crailloch, High Stenries, Dykehead, Gate Ghyll & Bombie.  

Suffolk £104, £102 Kilnford Croft, £101 Easter Ochtermuthill, £100 Newbigging, £98.50 High Glen Triplock, £96 Wester Middleton, £95 Kilnford Croft, £92.50 High Glen Triplock, £92 Aton, £90 Hallburn Croft, Aton, Knowe, Sceugh Dyke & Creca Hall.

Charollais £96 Copperthorns, £95 High Glen Triplock, £93.50 Tinnishall.  

Cheviot £95 Halket Leaths, £91 Becks, £90.50 Halket Leaths, £90 Aton, £87.50 Crailloch, £87 Sorbie, £86.50 Becks, £86 Sorbie, £85.50 Longburgh Fauld, £85 Whins, Sorbie & Becks.

North Country Cheviot £94.50 Ericstane & Wester Dunnet

Mule £90 Nether Locharwoods & Kirkhouse, £89.50 Blackwater, £87 Reaygarth, £85 Nether Locharwoods.  

Berrichon £90 Sceugh Dyke.

Blackface £85 Silloans, £80 Glenmanna & Upper Hindhope, £78 Longburgh Fauld & Uppercleuch.

Cheviot  Mule  £83 Macharioch.

Herdwick £76 Orthwaite Hall.

Again, a large entry of 5,229 cast ewes and rams attracted sixteen buyers from all areas. Trade was buoyant throughout with trade very similar on the week. 482 ewes sold at £100 and over to average £120.26.

Top of £159 and £158 for Texel ewes from G Wilkinson, Arkleby House, Wigton closely followed by Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe, Wigton at £157.  Suffolk ewes sold to £138 from Ross Farm Co Ltd, Wester Middleton and Greyfaces to £85 from Almagill. Light ewes to £70 for Cheviots from Aton with Texel rams to £130 from Messrs Gass & Martin, Aldery Terrace, Canonbie.


Texel £159, £158 Arkleby House, £157 Haltcliffe, £154 Over Finlarg, Wester Middleton & Knock, £153 Wester Raddery & Chaseside, £152 Yatesfield, £148 Skelfhill, £147 Beckfoot, £145 Quarry House, £144 Chaseside & Ellerslea, £143 Over Finlarg & Newbie Mains, £140 Cubbyhill & Viewley, £138 Falla & Aton, £136 Beck  

Beltex £150 Moss Nae, £129 Gallowberry, £126 Moss Nae & Newbigging.   

Suffolk £138 Wester Middleton, £115 Beckfoot, £114 Chaseside, £111 Beck £107 Knock, £104 Wester Middleton & Skelfhill, £102 Viewley & Whins.     

Charollais £112, £107 Chaseside.  

Zwartble £96 Stobswood.

Bluefaced Leicester £93 Whiteside & Nether Stenries, £90 High Crossgill.   

North Country Cheviot £94 Ericstane, £86 Hunster.  

Half-Bred £86 Whins.

Cheviot Mule £94 Gelston Catle, £82 Newton of Logierait.  

Mule £85 Almagill, £75 Miller Hill, £73 Reaygarth, Little Culmain, Ellerslea, Auchlin & Clonrae


Cheviot £70 Aton, £66 Knock, £63 Sorbie, £62 Linhope & Over Finlarg, £60 Stenries View.   

Blackface £66 Quarry House, £62 Whiteside, £60 Yatesfield, £59 Collin Bank, £58 Quarry House, Minsca, Blackburn & Clonrae.   

Goat £66 Viewley.

Easycare £56 Whitchester.

Jacob £55 Killiemore, £50 Newbigging.

Kendal Rough £43 Brayshaw.   

Swaledale £43 High Crossgill.


Texel £130 Aldery Terrace, £120 Capelfoot, £106 Lawston, £102 Crawthat, £100 Yatesfield & Lagganpark.

Suffolk £116 Lawston.   

Zwartble £110 Cleughbrae.

Bluefaced Leicester £108 Broomhope, £106 High Crossgill, £105 Lagganpark.  

Beltex £102 Crawthat, £101 Cuiltburn.  

North Country Cheviot £93 Ericstane.  

Cheviot £78 Upper Hindhope.

Blackface £74 Broomhope.


Light to 268.0p (191.1p)
Standard to 303.0p (197.8p)
Medium to 297.0p (200.7p)
Heavy to 230.0p (178.5p)

Light to £70.00 (£43.08)
Heavy to £159.00 (£76.71)

Rams £130.00 (£60.38)

corresponding week 2018 sale report