Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C & D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 32 OTM cattle, 4,083 prime lambs and 4,002 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 12th November 2015.

A small show of prime cattle.



Limousin 209.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Simmental 180.5p East Field of Wiston.


Limousin 209.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.


British Blue 186.5p, 169.5p Barrow Ling.

OTMS – Tom Cowans load averages 124.5p!

An excellent entry of 32 barren cows and bulls were offered to a full company of 9 buyers at ringside. Well fleshed animals easily maintained the high rates seen at this centre, regularly 100-130p. Lightweight cows showing the weather and dairy out of parlour types though all keenly bid for have to be quoted less money on the week. A marvellous load of Continental x cows from Tom Cowans topped the sale at 131p for a Limousin x with Blonde x from the same at 129p Native type sucklers sold to 106p from Tom Wilson for Luings with Shorthorn x to 104p from Ian Aitchison. Angus sold to 96p from Jim Smith.

The dairy cows forward were all working cows with flesh difficult to find, top price was 87p paid for a Dairy Shorthorn from Hugh Connell with Black & White to 80p from David Irving.

Top grossing cow was £792.55 from The Ash, with others to £779.45 from the same. Geltsdale sold Luings to £722.70, with Shorthorns to £722.80 The Side. Minsca sold Dairy Shorthorn to £610.60.

A small entry of stock bulls sold to 93p (£711.45) for cross bred Simmental from Shaw of Dryfe.

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 fulfil orders.

A smaller show of 4,083 prime lambs were forward to a full ring of buyers who were a lot more active than in previous weeks. A good show for quality saw trade firmer in all classes especially heavy lambs. Lightweight lambs well short of requirements with best export lambs easily sold and top quality realising one of the best trades this season, selling to a top of 233p per kilo for Beltex from Rumsdale House, Caithness with many others over £2. Top per head of £85.50 for Texels from Aldermanseat. Overall average of 157.2p (SQQ 161.2p).


Beltex 233p Rumsdale House, 219p Carse of Clary, 215p Rumsdale House, 208p Gallowberry, 200p Carse of Clary.

Texel 210.5p Rumsdale House, 205p, 198p Killocraw, 193p Gall Farm, 189p Newbiggin.

Charollais 197p Blingery, 169p Cleongart and Thorns.

Bleu d’Maine 195p Braithwaite Hall.

Hill Cheviot 180p Blingery, 174p Solwaybank and Killean, 171p Thorns, 170p Killean, 169p Thorns.

Suffolk 170p Glenehervie and Ryehills, 169p Eastside and Archerbeck, 168p Braithwaite Hall, 167p Hollows Mill and Barron House, 165p Tarrasfoot, Hallburn and Blingery.

Blackface 167p Tone Hall, 166p Sweetshawhead, 163p Arnicle, 162p Tone Hall and Milnmark, 158p Nirvana.

Greyface 163p Arnicle, 160p Auchaleek, 159p Arnicle, 158p Peasemyres, 156p Arnicle.

Lleyn 163p, 162p Bennan.

Oxford 161p Guards.

Berrichon 161p, 160p Sceughdyke.

Cheviot Mule 159p Crosslee, 153p Marwhirn.

Hampshire 155p Croftheads, 151p Shankfieldhead.

Swaledale 150p Peasemyres, 141p East Unthank.

Jacob 148p Rhoin.


Texel £85.50, £85 Aldermanseat, £85 Buteland and Oakshawhill, £83 Newbiggin, £82.50 West Skelston and Whitburgh, £80.50 Sowerby Wood Farm and Reaygarth.

Beltex £84 Rumsdale House, £83 Gallowberry, £82, £79 Carse of Clary, £76 Gallowberry.

Bleu d’Maine £84 Braithwaite Hall.

Suffolk £81.50 Sceughdyke, £81 Drumreach, Tone Hall and Beckhall, £80 Tarrasfoot, Well End, Sceughdyke and Tone Hall, £79.50 Machrihanish, £79 Tone Hall.

Berrichon £80.50, £80 Sceughdyke.

Hill Cheviot £78 Brockhouse, £72.50 Solwaybank, £70 Knells Cottage, £69 Commonside, £68 Solwaybank.

Greyface £75 Tone Hall, £74.50 Hallburn, £74 Buteland, £71 Reaygarth, £70 Newbiggin.

Charollais £71 Cleongart, £69 Blingery, £68.50 Cleongart.

Blackface £69 Buteland, £68 Greensburn, £66 Buteland, £65 Albierigg, Whiteside and Milnmark, £64 Skelfhill and Milnmark.

Cheviot Mule £69 Dodgsonstown, £64.50, £61 Marwhirn, £60.50 Crosslee.

Leicester £69 Penpeugh.

Half Bred £68 Adderston Shiels.

Hampshire £67, £65 Shankfieldhead, £65 Croftheads.

Lleyn £65, £63 Bennan.

Jacob £62 Rhoin.

Oxford £61 Guards.

Swaledale £52 East Unthank, £51 Peasemyres.

A smaller show of 4,002 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual full ring of buyers, with all classes dearer on the week by £3-£4 and well short of requirements. Many more could be sold to advantage.


Texel £142 Chaseside and Beckfoot, £124 Skitten, £122 Sowerby Wood and Woodhead, £121 Graceside.

Beltex £116 Snowsgreen, £90 Beckfoot, £82 Rumsdale House.

Charollais £100 Chaseside, £98, £93 Beckfoot, £92 Ralphside, £82 Blingery.

Suffolk £100 Chaseside, £96 Blackhaugh and Beckfoot, £94 Chaseside and Old Stirkoke, £92, £91 Beckfoot.

North Country Cheviot £86 Brockhouse, £82 Chaseside, £78 Old Stirkoke, £77 Haithwaite, £74 Eastside.

Cheviot Mule £77 Marygate, £76 Haithwaite, £62 North House.

Greyface £75 Greengatehouse, £74 Wedderlie, £73 Reaygarth, £70 Haithwaite, £69 Kirkfield.

Leicester £72 Graceside, £66 Brockhouse.

Zwartbles £67 Skitten.

Wensleydale £62 Ralphshield.


Lleyn £74 Croftheads, £61 South Port O Spittal, £58 Croftheads.

Hill Cheviot £67 Dashwellgreen, £62 Blingery, £60 Wedderlie, £59 Potholm and Haithwaite, £58 Hallum Forss and Dashwellgreen.

Blackface £63 Eastside, £58 Wedderlie, £56 Catslackburn, £55 Albierigg, £54 Killimster Mains, Thorns, Greensburn and Albierigg.

Swaledale £56 Haithwaite, £49 Spital Shields, £44 Reaygarth, Pry Hill and Bayldon, £43 Netherton, £42 Woodhouse, Spital Shields and Westernhopeburn.

Easycare £52 Blackhaugh and Hillcrest.

Herdwick £37 Thorns.


Texel £120 Braithwaite Hall, £118 Becks, £108 Beckfoot, £104 Toftingall, £100 Glenart.

Suffolk £105 Blackhaugh, £96 Graceside, £78 Beckfoot.

Leicester £100 Wedderlie, £84 East Unthank, £72 Cara View, £69 Hutlerburn.

Hill Cheviot £80 Todrig and Graceside, £76 North House, £62 Yeldabrek.

Blackface £79, £63 Killimster Mains.

North Country Cheviot £78 Blackhaugh, £63 Larriston.

Easycare £73, £64 Blackhaugh.

Lleyn £70 Eastside.

Kerry Hill £66 Beckfoot.

Swaledale £60 Woodside.

Charollais £60 Blingery.


Light to 209.5p (209.5p)
Medium to 180.5p (168.0p)
Heavy to 167.5p (167.5p)

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Medium to 209.5p (209.5p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Young bulls 186.5p (178.1p)

Light to 215.0p (161.8p)
Standard to 233.0p (166.4p)
Medium to 208.0p (158.9p)
Heavy to 181.0p (150.6p)
O/weight 157.0p (144.7p)

Light to £74.00 (£44.74)
Heavy to £142.00 (£71.59)

Cast Rams £142.00 (£72.67)

corresponding week 2014 sale report