Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C & D Auction Marts Limited had forward 18 prime cattle, 28 OTM cattle, 4,756 prime lambs and 4,813 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th November 2015.

A small show of prime cattle but trade very dear and many more are needed to satisfy demands. The sale topped at 215.5p for a Limousin bullock from J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett bought by Mr G. Moor, others to 210.5p also from Messrs Armstrong, purchased by Mr S. Ramsey.



Limousin 215.5p, 210.5p, 196.5p, 181.5p Nether Onsett.

Angus 198.5p, 186.5p Plumpe Farm.

British Blue 196.5p, 188.5p Plumpe Farm.

Belted Galloway 173.5p Plumpe Farm.


Limousin £1,428, £1,357, £1,324 Nether Onsett.

Angus £1,419, £1,310 Plumpe Farm.

British Blue £1,404, £1,395 Plumpe Farm.

Plenty of demand for young bulls and more required. Top price of 207.5p and 201.5p for Limousin from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.



Limousin 207.5p, 201.5p Netherton, 183.5p, 177.5p High Stenries.

Charolais 172.5p High Stenries.

Black & White 144.5p Woodslee.


Limousin £1,307, £1,259 Netherton, £1,000 High Stenries.

OTMS – Peter Dayson retains top spot!

Another strong entry were on offer to a good company of buyers with new faces of last week making a welcome return. All types of cows were present with a large percentage of hill sucklers forward, but as ever all classes met a splendid trade. The sale was topped by an Angus cow from regular Peter Dayson, which sold to 152p. Hill Angus sold to 110p from Brian Urwin who’s run of cows averaged 106p. British Blue x Friesian cows sold to 112p from Messrs Grieve, with Dun Galloway from Allan Maxwell realising 102p. Dairy cows a better quality selection on the week selling to 121p from Messrs Cowans for Holsteins, traditional Friesian sold to 109p from Robert Byers, with others at 107p Malcolm Dodd. Dick Wigham had an old Friesian to 104p.

Top price per head was £950 for a suckler from Whamtown, others sold to £845.25 and £798.25 from Lynnshield. Dairy cows topped at £818.55 and £795.60 from Roanstree, others to £754 from Hethermill.

Farmers – as November weather becomes more seasonal, we at Longtown can market your cows to your best advantage. We have buyers for all types and need 50 plus cows on a weekly basis to keep the smile on Sam and Caroline's faces!

A much larger show of 4,756 prime lambs were forward to a full ring of buyers who were a lot more active than the previous week. A good show for quality saw trade firmer in most classes apart from 44-47 kilo lambs unless of best quality. Over 50 kilo lambs sharper on the week and keenly sought after. Lightweight lambs remain on a par with store trade. Overall average of 144.9p (SQQ 148.2p). Top price of £86 per head for Texels from Kirk House and to 203p per kilo for Beltex from Waltonwoodhead.

Please note all lambs now need to be belly clipped.


Beltex 203p Waltonwoodhead, 197p Glencartholm, 182p Waltonwoodhead, 181p Sorbie, 180p Braehead.

Texel 192p Kirk House, 190p High Greenhill, 186p Glencartholm, 181p Kirk House and Oakwood, 178p Lea Hill.

Bleu d’Maine 165p Aldery Terrace.

Suffolk 160p The Stables, 159p Raeburnfoot, 151p Tone Hall and Muirfield, 150p Hillend, Raeburnfoot, Outertown and Whitegates, 149p Fenton.

Charollais 159p New Hummerbecks, 156p Mossthorn, 154p, 152p Upper Senwick, 152p Greensburn, 151p Archerbeck and Roanstree.

North Country Cheviot 156p Gillesbie, 154p Mid Harrietsfield, 151p Balure and Raeburnfoot, 148p Roughet Hill, 144p Keil and Earlside.

Hill Cheviot 155p Raeburnfoot, 154p Gillesbie, 152p Mid Harrietsfield, 151p Cossarhill, 145p Relief.

Greyface 153p Ballywilline, 142p Nether Gribton, 140p Keil, 139p Maidencots, 138p Hillview.

Blackface 150p Linhope, 146p Glenbeg and Ballywilline, 144p Chapelhope, 143p, 142p Kilchamaig, 142p Arnicle and Chapelhope.

Cheviot Mule 149p Nether Gribton and Ringliggate, 145p Hawkhill, 144p Balure, 143p Gillesbie, 140p Bascodykehead and Courstein.

Roussin 144p Debog.

Berrichon 137p Sceughdyke.

Lonk 135p Bush of Ewes.

Swaledale 133p Bullshill.

Hampshire 130p Orchard House.


Texel £86 Kirk House, £84 Roxburghmill, £83.50 High Greenhill, £80 Drumreach and Waltonwoodhead, £79.50 Aldery Terrace.

Beltex £82 Westhills, £80, £79 Waltonwoodhead, £73.50 Westhills, £73 Waltonhighrigg.

Suffolk £77.50 Fellend, £75.50 Fenton, £75 Tone Hall, £74.50 Fenton, £73.50 Sceughdyke.

Berrichon £75.50, £71.50 Sceughdyke.

Charollais £75 Roanstree, £69 Sowerby Wood and Dykehead, £66.50 New Hummerbecks and Kilnhill, £65 Roanstree, £64 Mossthorn and Greensburn.

North Country Cheviot £73 Hawkhill, £68.50 Roughet Hill, £65 Bush of Ewes and Keil, £64 Whiteknowe and Adderston Shiels, £63.50 Roughet Hill.

Bleu d’Maine £71 Aldery Terrace.

Leicester £69 Penpeugh.

Half Bred £68 Adderston Shiels.

Greyface £67 Hillview, £65 Buteland, £64 Bullshill and Penpeugh, £62 D’Mainholm, £61.50 Burn House (McVittie).

Hill Cheviot £64 Relief, £59 Raeburnfoot, £56 Cossarhill.

Cheviot Mule £63.50 Skelhill, £62.50 Ringliggate, £62 Balure, £61 Hawkhill and Marwhirn.

Hampshire £60 Orchard House.

Blackface £59 Penpeugh, £58 Chapel House, £57 Knockreoch, £55 Nirvana, Gibblaston, Peela Hill, Penpeugh and Buteland, £54 Gibblaston and Knockreoch.

Lonk £57 Bush of Ewes.

Roussin £52 Debog.

Swaledale £47 Bullshill.

A larger show of 4,813 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual full ring of buyers who were a lot keener for sheep with light ewes up £3-£4 on the week, heavy ewes £7-£8 up on the week. All classes easily sold with plainer types very dear and short of requirements.


Texel £140 Bascodykefoot, £139 Gilside, £134 Beckfoot, £133 Newlands, £130 Dotland Park.

Charollais £128, £109 Beckfoot, £100 Chaseside, £96 Beckfoot.

Suffolk £100 Chaseside, £95 Haithwaite, £94 Drumreach, £92 Graceside, £91 Unthank.

Beltex £90 Graceside, £80 Cooilingel, £72 Braehead.

North Country Cheviot £86 Drumreach, £84 Skaill, £82 Quarryside, £78 Drumreach, £77 Chaseside.

Leicester £85 Braehead, £82 Shielsknowe, £77 Hudgillrigg.

Half Bred £81 Earlside.

Cheviot Mule £76 Achamore, £69 Dinley, £67 Springwells, £63 Gillesbie, £61 Relief.

Greyface £74 Bogues, £72 Hassendeanburn, £68 Pearsby Hall, Corries Mill, Cottage and Burn House (McVittie), £67 Borthaugh and Low Hallburn, £66 Bogues, Biddlestone, Low Hallburn, Muirhead and Newlands, £65 Burnfoot and Unthank.


Hill Cheviot £72 Byreburnside, £69 Dod Farm, £67 Gillesbie and Dashwellgreen, £66 Dod Farm, £64 Catslackburn.

Blackface £56 Penningham, £54 Eastside, £53 The Nook and Kirksteads, £51 Brownleazes, £50 Unthank, New Hall and Sorbie.

Easycare £55, £47 Mitchelston.

Shetland £51 Keith.

Swaledale £50 Burn House (McVittie), £46 Burnhouse (Bulman), £45 Cooilingel, £44 Knarr Farm, £42 Merry Knowe.

Herdwick £38 Beacon Rigg.


Suffolk £148 Hassendeanburn, £126 Maidencots, £112 Hassendeanburn, £100 Drumreach and Chaseside, £98 Maidencots.

Charollais £122, £102 Beckfoot.

Texel £112 Beckfoot, £100 Riggshield, £96 Newlands, £90 Hilliclay, £85 Ringliggate.

Leicester £82 Ballygroggan.

Hill Cheviot £80, £74 Springwells, £74 Mainside, £70 Twislehope.

Blackface £80 Little Tongue, £74 Penningham.

Lleyn £68 Castle Creavie.

North Country Cheviot £65 Oakwood Mill, £62 Shebster.


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Medium to 215.5p (188.2p)
Heavy to 198.5p (187.8p)

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Young bulls 207.5p (181.8p)

Light to 154.0p (143.0p)
Standard to 203.0p (151.0p)
Medium to 182.0p (147.6p)
Heavy to 176.0p (139.6p)
O/weight 149.0p (136.5p)

Light to £72.00 (£44.97)
Heavy to £140.00 (£69.09)

Cast Rams £148.00 (£75.00)

corresponding week 2014 sale report