Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 17 prime cattle, 10 OTM cattle, 31 stirks, 3,046 prime hoggs, 387 spring lambs and 3,973 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 19th May 2016.

Cows – overall average 109.2p

A short seasonal show of cows were on offer to the usual ring of buyers who bid freely for all types. Messrs Ritson, Swaites topped the sale at 124p for a Limousin x, others sold to 122p and 119p from Richard Armstrong, Slealands. As ever more are needed to supply demand.

A shortage of prime cattle again met a brisk trade with an ever increasing demand, and more are needed on a weekly basis. The sale was topped at 224.5p for a smart Limousin heifer sold by A & WJ Taylor, Dashwell Green and bought by Highgate Meats Ltd. Next best price was 216.5p twice for a Limousin heifer then a bullock, both from Messrs Taylor, Dashwell Green, and purchased by MJ Wharton, Wholesale Butchers, Wigton and Highgate Meats Ltd respectively.



Limousin 216.5p Dashwell Green.

Charolais 197.5p Dashwell Green.

Blonde 179.5p Sceugh Dyke.


Limousin 224.5p, 216.5p, 211.5p Dashwell Green.

Charolais 203.5p Dashwell Green, 201.5p Sceugh Dyke.

Friesian 141.5p The Stubb.



Limousin £1255, £1194, £1189 Dashwell Green.

Charolais £1235, £1219 Sceugh Dyke, £1200 Dashwell Green.

The opening sale of calves and stirks was a great success with an entry of 31 and many more could have been sold to a packed ringside of bidders. The sale was topped at £550 for a British Blue steer sold by FJ & LM Tinning & Sons, Broomlea. Limousin heifers sold to £500 from M Scott, Bruntons Hill with bulls selling to £170 for a pen of four Ayrshires from J Dunlop, Dornock Mains.


British Blue £550, £320 Broomlea.

Limousin £525, £510 (x2) Black House.

Galloway £420 Barfil Farm.


Limousin: £500 Bruntons Hill, £470 (x2), £440 Black House.


Ayrshire £170 Dornock Mains

The Annual Show & Sale of 387 spring lambs was held today, with a fine show of lambs forward for Judge Steven Stoddart, Wigton, to run his eye over. He awarded the Champion single to a Texel from G Brough, Old Rectory, scaling 45kg and realising £120 to the judge. The Champion pair came from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae scaling at 43kg and realising £102, also to the judge. Overall average was disappointing but only followed this week’s national trend (192.6p SQQ 193.6p). Best quality lambs remain easily sold and we hope trade firms up as more firms change over from hoggs.

Single Prime Lamb

Champion: G Brough, Old Rectory – 45kg £120 – S. Stoddart

2nd W Gribbon & Co., Waterside – 51kg £106 – S. Stoddart

3rd J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae – 49kg £98 – S. Stoddart

Pair of Prime Lambs

Champion: J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae – 43kg £102 – S. Stoddart

2nd W Gribbon & Co., Waterside – 44kg £89 – West Scottish Lamb

3rd G Brough, Old Rectory – 44kg £85 – M. Lomax


Texel 267p Old Rectory, 237p Cleughbrae, 211p Kilnhill, 208p Waterside, 207p Airds of Balcary, 206p South Slealands.

Charolais 200p Airds of Balcary, 191p Wynholm.

Suffolk 200p Westend, 198p Kimmiter Green, 194p Wynholm, 192p Kimmiter Green, 190p Mossband Hall, Spoutbank & Kimmiter Green.

Zwartble 174p Holmlea.

Border Leicester 171p Brownleazes.

Oxford 167p Guards.


Texel £120 Old Rectory, £106 Waterside, £102 Cleughbrae, £99 Waterside, £98 Cleughbrae, £97 Mossband Hall & Hermitage.

Suffolk £96 Westend & Hazel Head, £95 Beechgrove, £92 Westend, £90 Acha’Bheinn.

Zwartble £92, £80 Holmlea.

Oxford £70 Guards.

Charolais £65 Wynholm.

Border Leicester £65 Brownleazes.

Another large show of 3,046 hoggs were forward being a very mixed show for quality. Best fleshed hoggs remained easily sold between 180-200p, with heavy hoggs over 48kg regularly making £95-£100. Lightweight hoggs sold at recent rates with flesh but it beggars belief the volume of lean store hoggs still coming onto the market, which seriously dilutes the average for well finished hoggs. Sale topped at £207p for Texels from High Parsons Bridge and Beltex from Broomhills, who also had the top price per head of £103. Sale average 169p.


Texel 207p High Parsons Bridge, 206p Broomhills, 200p Cilgwin Mawr, 198p Broadlea Cottage, 197p Kilnhill, 195p Lea Hill, 194p Broomhills, Cilgwin Mawr & Shoestanes.

Beltex 207p Broomhills, 192p, 188p, 184p Snade, 180p Copperthorns.

Suffolk 200p High Parsons Bridge, 189p Broomhills, 179p Sykehead, 178p Keepershield, 176p Dunjop.

Cheviot 193p Wicketthorn, 191p West Scales 188p Wicketthorn, 188p, 186p West Scales, 185p Sykehead, Beechwood & Wicketthorn.

Charollais 185p Blindhillbush, 182p Porteath, 163p Moss Side & Blindhillbush.

Blackface 179p, Clonrae, 179p, 178p, 177p, 176p Sykehead, 175p West Scales & Broomhills.

Greyface 176p Brampton Fell, 171p Cobble Hall Barn, 163p Horncastle, 162p Sykehead, 160p Weeds.

Lleyn 174p Harper Hill.

Half-bred 173p Burray.

Jacob 164p Newington.

Swaledale 162p Sykehead, 139p Burnhouse, 138p Broadmea, 132p Moffat Cottage.


Texel £103 Broomhills, £99, £98 Keepershield, £97 Sykehead, £96 Brampton Fell, Arnmannoch, Broadlea Cottage, Midtown, Southholm & Sowerby Wood.

Bleu du Maine £99 Sowerby Wood.

Suffolk £99 Broadlea Cottage, £98 High Parsons Bridge, £92 Hallburn & Rottington Hall, £91 Eastside.

Beltex £95 Broomhills, £79, £75 Snade, £73 High Greenhill, £72 Copperthorns.

Charollais £93, £92 Moss Side, £91 Porteath.

Cheviot £91 Arnmannoch, £90, £89 Wicketthorn, £88 Southholm, £87 Bloch, £85 Wicketthorn, £83, £82 West Scales.

Greyface £88 Brampton Fell, £80 Westernhopeburn, £79 Horncastle, £77 Cobble Hall Barn, £68 Southholm.

Continental £86 Woodfoot, £79.50 Sykehead.

Blackface £81 Sykehead, £78 Arnicle & Sykehead, £77 Broomhills & West Scales, £73 Clonrae & Broomhills.

North Country Cheviot £70, £68 Achow.

Swaledale £61 Burnhouse, £60 Sykehead, £55 Broadmea, £50 Moffat Cottage.

A much larger show of 3,973 ewes and rams were forward being a mixed show for quality, with a large amount of lean sheep in all categories present, which resulted in averages being more on paper than in reality. Ewes would generally be £2-3 easier on the week, but with best selling ewes, dearer and short of requirements. Sale topped at £156 for Charolais rams from Chaseside, closely followed at £154 for Texel ewes from Riddell Cottage.


Texel £154 Riddell Cottage, £152 Chaseside, £148 West Knowe, £145 Middle Farm, £138 Erw Goch, £135 Riddell Cottage, £134 Waterside & Foulshield.

Charollais £132, £112 Chaseside, £110 Beckfoot, £109 Cannon Park, £100 Beckfoot

Bleu du Maine £126, £106 Chaseside, £102 Waterside.

Continental £122, £112 Snade, £102 Wilseydown, £86 Mossband Hall.

Suffolk £112 Beckfoot, £106 West Knowe, £102 Rhoin, £100 Beckfoot, £98 Graceside, £96 Flex.

Beltex £104 Graceside, £100 Waterside, £85 High Parson Bridge.

Leicester £95 Chaseside, £88 Beckfoot, £85 Roachburn, £79 Arnicle, £78 Foulshields.

Zwartble £93 Graceside, £85 Beckfoot, £84 Gracside, £77 Holmlea & West Knowe.

North Country Cheviot £88 Carruthers & Lythmore, £84 Achow, £80 Carruthers, £79 Lythmore, £78 Westerhouses.

Cheviot Mule £80 Priesthaugh, £78 Falnash & Quarryside, £77 Priesthaugh, £74 Weeds.

Greyface £78 Cardewlees & Chaseside, £75 Balgray Hill, £72 Riddell, Flex, Newbiggin & Trecorner.

Oxford £77 Guards, £74 Mount Pleasant, £70 Cannon Park.

Romney £74 Inch Farm, £65, £59 Marygate.

Border Leicester £70 Lythmore.


Cheviot £82 Springwells, £70 Crossdykes & Balgray Hill, £67 Ysgubor & Skelf Hill, £65 Priesthaugh & Pityot.

Blackface £74 Marygate, £66 Peela Hill & Beckfoot, £64 Shoestanes, £63 Balgray Hill, £60 Foulshield.

Lleyn £68 Harwood House, £64, £54 Caithness, £60 Harper Hill.

Jacob £61 Skelf Hill, £53 Rhoin.

Swaledale £60 Gallowberry, £59 Longrow & Roachburn, £56 Weeds, Todhillwood, Spoutbank and The Garth.

Goat £56, £54, £52, £44, £37, £36 Ballinliss.

Easycare £52 Kersheugh.

Herdwick £48 Wilseydown.


Charollais £156 Chaseside, £150 Dovenden, £132 Beckfoot, £110 Hunderlee.

Texel £148 Eastside, £147 Roachburn, £144 Dovenden, £142 Hudgillrigg, £138 Cobble Hall Barn, £132 Beckfoot, £130 Spoutbank.

Leicester £138 Stonehall, £116 Arnicle, £98 Todhillwood, £92 The Throp.

Suffolk £137 Hallburn, £120 Chaseside, £104 Great Hackworthy, £98 Riddell.

Dorset £126 Beckfoot.

Beltex £110 Snade.

North Country Cheviot £108 Chaseside, £104 Crossdykes.

Hampshire £96 Eastside.

Cheviot £92 Commonside, £88 Bloch, £78 Priesthaugh, £77 Crosslee.

Lleyn £90 Harwood House.

Blackface £88 Eastside, £87 Meggethead, £77 Beckfoot.

Swaledale £78 Broadmea.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 216.5p (180.5p)
Heavy to 197.5p (188.5p)

Light to 141.5p (131.6p)
Medium to 224.5p (213.7p)
Heavy to 201.5p (188.0p)

Light to 200.0p (200.0p)
Standard to 207.0p (199.5p)
Medium to 211.0p (188.8p)
Heavy to 267.0p (194.1p)
Overwight to 208.0p (191.7p)

Light to 172.0p (148.0p)
Standard to 194.0p (165.0p)
Medium to 206.0p (172.0p)
Heavy to 200.0p (173.0p)

Shearlings to 207.0p (155.0p)

Light to £82.00 (£47.67)
Heavy to £154.00 (£73.57)

Cast Rams £156.00 (£88.92)

corresponding week 2015 sale report