Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C & D Auction Marts Limited had forward 33 OTM cattle, 4,430 prime lambs and 4,691 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd October 2015.

OTMS – Hill cows sell to 160p

An increased entry of 33 cows were on offer to a full ring of buyers with 3 new orders at ringside. Trade was animated throughout with demand strong for all kinds. Topping the sale was a British Blue x Luing at 160p from Philip Roskell with Shorthorn x to 142p from Wamphray. Limousin x cows sold to 136p from Waterhead of Dryfe, Walter Waugh sold others at 125p. Dairy bred British Blues from Elliott family realised 119p. Peter Dixon sold Blonde d’Aquitaine x cows to 115p. As we said last week we have customers for all types. Highland x sold to 83p from Messrs Macdonald. Luing sold to 100p Geltsdale with Galloway to 105p Stell Green. Dairy cows continue to be short of buyers needs with out of parlour types to 87p for a non FABBL from High Dubwath.

Top price per head was £904.40 from Dryfe Farm with others £862.50 from Hallburncroft.

A larger show of 4,430 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, a large entry of 45-55kg lambs were forward along with over 1000 light weight lambs, which resulted in the overall average falling back. Good quality export lambs were short of requirements and many more could have been sold. Overall average of 139.6p (SQQ 142.6p).

Top price of £82 per head for Suffolks from Mosshead and to 195p per kilo for Texels from Greenbrae.


Texel 195p Greenbrae, 180p Gallowberry, 176p Kirkbride, 172p Killean, 171p Hyndlee.

Beltex 186p Walton Highrigg and Uppertofts, 148p, 147p Walton Highrigg.

Hill Cheviot 171p Ballywilline, 154p Baitlaws, 149p Auchentaggart, 148p Cottage, 147p Portslogan and Keiss Mains.

North Country Cheviot 163p, 156p Killean, 132p Whiteknowe.

Charollais 152p Anchorage, 149p Hallburn, 143p, 141p Slickly, 140p Rigg Heads.

Suffolk 150p Roundbush, 146p Kinninghall, 145p Bleatarn, 144p Guardsmill and Auchengray, 143p Cloggers Cottage and Barnglies.

Blackface 149p Fenwick, 148p Catslackburn, 147p, 145p Riskenhope, 145p Baitlaws, 144p Riskenhope.

Greyface 146p Auchengray 145p Arnicle, 143p Gibblaston, 140p Keiss Mains, 138p Merkland.

Berrichon 137p, 134p Sceughdyke.

Jacob 132p Whinney Brow.

Leicester 123p Greensburn.

Swaledale 118p Peasemyres, 114p Hesleywell.

Ryeland 125p, 115p Lowfield House.

Dorset 107p Lowfield House.

Zwartbles 105p Holmlea.


Suffolk £85 Mosshead, £76 Kinninghall, £75 Mosshead, £74 High Wreay, £73.50 Riggfoot and Barnglies.

Beltex £82, £71 Walton Highrigg, £67 Uppertofts, £66 Walton Highrigg.

Texel £80 West Glengyre and Mosshead, £78.50 Bombie, £78 Greenbrae, £77 Auchengray, £76.50 Bombie.

Charollais £76 Rigg Heads, £70 Greensburn, £69 Hallburn, £67 Knowe Farm, £66 Rigg Heads.

Greyface £74.50 Auchengray, £63 Kirkton of Crawford, £62.50, £62 Nunscleugh, £62 Gibblaston, £61 Gallowberry and Kirkton of Crawford.

Zwartbles £70, £60 Holmlea.

Berrichon £72.50, £70 Sceughdyke.

Hill Cheviot £65 Hott Farm, £61.50 Baitlaws, £60 Milnmark, £58 Ballywilline, £54 Blackburn.

North Country Cheviot £65 Killean, £64.50, £64 Whiteknowe, £61 Killean.

Leicester £60 Sunnyside.

Blackface £57.50 Lanehead, £57 Milnmark and Greensburn, £56.50 Milnmark and Blackburn, £55.50 Milnmark, £53 Achnamara and Blackburn.

Dorset £65 Lowfield House.

Ryeland £55 Lowfield House.

Swaledale £40 Peasmyres and Hesleywell.

A similar show of 4,691 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Heavy weight ewes were easier on the week, especially if fat but good selling ewes met resent rates. All classes of hill ewes remain similar on the week.


Texel £130 Pirntaton, £120 West Glengyre, £118 Byreburnside, £114 Crumhaughhill, £110 Uppertofts and Hutlerburn.

Beltex £116 Whinneyknowe, £82 West Glengyre.

Suffolk £90 Pirntaton and Eastside, £85 Guards Mill, £84 Pirntaton and North House, £82 Eastside.

North Country Cheviot £84 Yeldabrek, £82 Brockhouse, £78 Guardsmill, £77 Adderston Shiels and North Synton.

Leicester £82 Albierigg, £70 Hesleywell, £65 Hutlerburn, £64 Stell Green.

Half Bred £81 Guardsmill.

Cheviot Mule £78 Howahill, £68 Tarrasfoot, £54 North House.

Bleu d’Maine £72 Mcaughtrie.

Leicester £70 Haithwaite, £68 Glenrath, £67 Nunscleugh, £62 Ringliggate.

Zwartbles £70 Guardsmill, £54 Copperthorns.

Greyface £69 Buteland, £67 Slealands, £66 Kilfillan, £65 Albierigg

Charollais £68 Bankside, £66 Fernoch.

Romney £58 Berry Bowden.

Dorset £55 Bidlake, £54 Nipster.


Lleyn £72, £65 Gatehousecote, £55 Over Whitlaw, £48 Gatehousecote, £47 Over Whitlaw.

Hill Cheviot £58 Byreburnside, £56 Unthank, £54 Arkleton, North House and Byreburnside, £53 Arkleton.

Blackface £55 Brownleazes, £53 Albierigg, £51 Buteland, £50 The Old Police House.

Swaledale £45 Marygate, £42 Woodhouse, £41 Eastside, Hesleywell and Sheepriggs, £40 Stotsfold.

Jacob £43 Bidlake.

Easycare £34 The Firs.

Herdwick £30 Mcaughtrie.


Texel £132 Walton Highrigg, £128 Catslackburn, £100 Kinninghall and Silloans.

Suffolk £128, £106 Catslackburn.

North Country Cheviot £96 Snowsgreen, £77, £75 Maidencots, £70 Crask.

Charollais £84 Riggheads.

Lleyn £82 Aldery Terrace.

Border Leicester £74 Auchentaggart.

Blackface £69 Riskenhope, £68 Milnmark, £67 Cowburn, £66 Whitefield.

Leicester £60 Stotsfold.

Hill Cheviot £57 Maidencots, £49 Hermitage.

Jacob £44 Ifferdale.

Herdwick £35 Bidlake.


Light to 150.0p (142.5p)
Standard to 186.0p (141.0p)
Medium to 195.0p (143.5p)
Heavy to 161.0p (136.2p)
O/weight 141.0p (129.2p)

Light to £72.00 (£41.19)
Heavy to £130.00 (£64.00)
Cast Rams £132.00 (£71.98)

corresponding week 2014 sale report