Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 18 prime cattle, 25 OTM cattle, 4,006 prime hoggs and 2,584 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th April 2016.

Another good show of quality prime cattle maintained last week’s high rates, more are required to satisfy demand. The sale topped at 223.5p for a lovely Limousin heifer sold by A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, bought by Mr D Kemp. Others to 221.5p also from Messrs Taylor purchased by M J Wharton Butchers, Wigton. Limousin bullocks topped at 214.5p shown by J&J&D Taylor, Englishtown.



Limousin 214.5p, 195.5p Englishtown, 181.5p Bleatarn.

Hereford 181.5p Bleatarn.


Limousin 223.5p, 221.5p Dashwell Green, 213.5p Englishtown, 211.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 207.5p, 205.5p Low Plains.

Charolais 202.5p Low Plains



Limousin £1222 Englishtown


Limousin £1364, £1306, £1304, £1296 Dashwell Green, £1290 Low Plains, £1248 Englishtown, £1232 Plumpe

Charolais £1265 Low Plains.

More cows on offer saw trade continue at recent prices with grazing cows the best to sell. More of all classes are required on a weekly basis. The top call of the day was £1115 for a British Blue cow from D & Y Wilson, Plumpe Farm.


British Blue 125.5p, 117.5p, 111.5p Plumpe, 109.5p Killervan.

Simmental 114.5p Smallholms, 111.5p, 104.5p Basco Dykehead.

Hereford 108.5p Kilnhill.

Black & White 99.5p, 96.5p Justicetown, 86.5p Low Moat, 85.5p Seat Hill.


British Blue £1115, £910 Plumpe.

Simmental £858 Smallholms, £680, £674 Basco Dykehead.

Hereford £737 Kilnhill.

Black & White £731, £685 Justicetown, £534 Seat Hill.

A larger show of 4,006 hoggs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers, trade for all classes slightly easier on the week following the national trend especially for 50kg+ hoggs. Best quality hoggs well short of buyer requirements, with export and lightweight easily sold. Sale was topped at £120 twice from Beltex from East Raffles and Suffolks from Kilnford Croft. Top price per kilo was 286p for Beltex from East Raffles. Sale average 185.3p (SQQ 190p).


Beltex 286p East Raffles, 250p Hollands, 238p Sowerby Wood, 216p Tercrosset.

Texel 268p Golden Lane, 253p Broomhills, 243p Nether Albie, 237p Conon Brae, 219p Sykehead, 218p Broadlea Cottage.

Bleu du Maine 261p Kirtlebank, 192p Tarnside

Suffolk 215p High Cattadale, 197p Whinneybrow, 194p High Cattadale, 187p Oswie, 183p Uppermilton. Meiklethwaite, Guardsmill & Knock.

North Country Cheviot 213p Macharioch, 210p Whins, 208p Bengall, 207p Whins, 205p Meiklethwaite & Land.

Charollais 209p Plumpe, 191p Cleughbrae, 189p Bengal, 183p Tinnishall.

Hill Cheviot 203p Pirnmill, 200p Cleughbrae & Golden Lane, 199p Cleughbrae, 198p, 197p Unthank.

Blackface 194p Knockreoch & Milnmark, 191p Hallburn & Prior Rigg, 189p Midlock & West Scales, 188p Milnmark & Knockreoch.

Shetland x 192p, 190p West Montgarswood.

Greyface 188p Barnakill, 187p High Cattadale, 184p, 182p Arbrack, 181p High Cattadale, 180p Nether Onsett.

Oxford 174p Guards.

Swaledale 162p Pasture House, 155p Hollands, 147p Newington.


Beltex £120 East Raffles, £118 Carnavel, £100 Hollands & Sowerby Wood, £95, £80, £70 Oswie.

Suffolk £120, £102 Kilnford Croft, £100 Land, £99 Oswie & Sykehead, £98 Sceughdyke, £96 Sykehead.

Bleu du Maine £115 Kirtlebank.

Texel £109 Broomhills, £108 Carwood, £107 Golden Lane, £106 Knock, £104, £103 Sykehead, £101 Rascarrel.

Charollais £96 Plumpe, £94 Sceughdyke, £93.50 Sykehead, £87 Bengall, £86 Cleughbrae.

North Country Cheviot £95 Rowhope, £91.50, £90 Longburghfauld, £90 Sykehead, £88 Broadlea Cottage & Meiklethwaite.

Hill Cheviot £93 Damhead, £89 Sandbead, £87 Fingland, £86 Land & West Scales, £84 Longburghfauld.

Blackface tup hoggs £90 Milnmark, £89 Damhead & Craig Douglas, £88 Midlock & Wanwood, £86 Blackburn, £85.50 Knockreoch & Milnmark.

Blackface wether hoggs £84 Oswie, £83.50, £82.50 Knockreoch & Milnmark, £82 Nether Onsett & Sykehead, £81 West Scales.

Greyface £89 Oswie, £85.50 Arbrack, £85 Milnmark, £81 Arbrack, £80 Brampton Fell.

Oxford £80 Guards.

Swaledale £79, £62 Hollands, £60 Pasture House

Cheviot Mule £73.50 Crosslee

A smaller show of 2,584 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. All classes of ewes met a similar trade, although quality was far poorer throughout. Many more could be sold to advantage. Top price of £154 for Texels from Rascarrel.


Texel £154 Rascarrel, £148 Chaseside, £142 Rascarrel, Midlock & Carwood, £141, £138 Land, £138 Kilnford Croft, £136 Beckfoot, £134 Chaseside.

Suffolk £141 Land, £138 Beckfoot, £130 Kilnford Croft, £122, £121 Chaseside, £120 Kilnford Croft, £118 Townhead.

Charollais £128 Beckfoot, £122 Maryholm, £120 Chaseside & Carnavel.

Beltex £118 Tercrosset, £100 Carnavel.

North Country Cheviot £108 Carruthers, £103 Chaseside, £100 Graceside

Leicester £102 Chaseside, £99 Raggetsyke & Chaseside, £96 Beckfoot

Zwartble £101 Chaseside, £98 Westhills

Continental £96 Kellybarns, £95 Chaseside.

Greyface £94 Corries Mill, £92 Whitsome, £91 Golden Lane, Eastside Farm, Newtown and Cambeckhill

Cheviot Mule £90 Knock.


Blackface £85, £80 Ysgubor, £81 Oswie, £80 Hudspeth, £77 Arcbrack, £76 Nether Stenries.

Lleyn £80 Oswie.

Hill Cheviot £75 Wardlaw, £70 Uppermilton & Conon Brae.

Easycare £70 Peddar Hill.

Swaledale £68 Eastside Farm, £60 Fordlands, £59 Spoutbank, £55 Hollands.


Texel £150 Rascarrel, £142 Kilnford Croft, £138 Knock, £130 Chaseside.

Suffolk £144 Knock, £138 Land, £120 Knock.

Charollais £137 Beckfoot, £130 Conon Brae.

Leicester £130 Baggarah, £116 Midlock.

Bleu du Maine £130 Rascarrel

Beltex £112 Newbiggin.

Blackface £88 Wardrew


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 214.5p (187.8p)
Heavy to 125.5p (125.5p)

Light to 223.5p (216.6p)
Medium to 211.5p (198.0p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Light to 216.0p (183.9p)
Standard to 243.0p (189.1p)
Medium to 286.0p (189.9p)
Heavy to 219.0p (176.3p)

Light to £94.00 (£55.22)
Heavy to £154.00 (£90.53)

Cast Rams £150.00 (£99.91)

corresponding week 2015 sale report