Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 26 prime cattle & prime bulls, 25 OTM cattle, 585 prime hoggs, 2,404 prime lambs and 4,382 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th June 2016.

A mixed show of prime cattle with a shortage of really well fleshed cattle. The sale topped at 215.5p for a Limousin heifer sold by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green bought by M.J. Wharton, Blackbrow, Wigton. Limousin bullocks topped at 209.5p also from Messrs Taylor and once again bought by M.J. Wharton.



Limousin 209.5p, 201.5p, 199.5p, 198.5p Dashwell Green.



Limousin 215.5p Dashwell Green, 214.5p Plumpe, 211.5p Barrow Ling and Dashwell Green, 203.5p Barrow Ling.

British Blue 214.5p Dashwell Green.

Charolais 209.5p Plumpe.

Blonde d’Aquitaine 184.5p Oakwoodhill.


Limousin £1,312 Barrow Ling, £1,293 Dashwell Green, £1,290 Barrow Ling, £1,269 Dashwell Green, £1,147 Plumpe.

British Blue £1,383 Dashwell Green.

Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,029 Oakwoodhill.



Black & White 133.5p, 131.5p Jerriestown.

OTM cattle – Sale average 116.3p

An excellent entry of 25 cows, OTM’s and Cast Bulls were on offer to the largest company of buyers seen in this section for years with 11 active buyers at ringside. Trade was on fire for all types with several buyers unable to start with the ferocity of the trade. Topping the sale was an OTM steer at 149p from Richard Ritson, OTM heifers from Jimmy Thompson sold to 124p. Jimmy sold Limousin cows to 146p with Simmentals from Elaine Wilkie to 142p. Native breeds sold to 124p for Angus from Messrs Warwick, Girnwood, with Galloway selling to 102p from Langholm Farm.

Top price per head was £949 paid for a Continental from Horsegills, others sold to £908.90 from The Swaites. Simmental topped at £844.90 from Shaw Cottage. Black & White to £792.85 Justicetown.

Talking point of the day was a superb Angus cast bull which in a sweep prior to the sale which RR won, when he weighed 1,080 kilos. After splendid bidding from all corners of the ring he was finally knocked down at 128p to Longtown’s Happy Wanderer.

Having talked to the new faces at ringside they all said they will be at ringside next week so let’s have 50 cows for them.

The 2,404 prime lambs were the largest show of the season so far and saw a flying trade in all classes, many more could have been sold to advantage. The usual large ring of buyers saw the sale average a whopping 210p per kilo which was 42p per kilo above the corresponding sale last year.


Texel 229p Bombie, 228p Cubbyhill, Peela Hill, High Greenhill, 226p Shankbridge End and Townhead, 224p Newtown, Bombie and Wallend.

Suffolk 228p Sceugh Dyke, 224p Wallend, 222p Tughall, 221p Whins and The Land, 220p Upper Mains, Wallend, Tughall and Cambeck Hill.

Beltex 221p, 218p Bridgestone, 197p Clonrae.

Charollais 218.1p Springfield, 216p Moss Side, 213p Knowe Farm, 212.2p Newbiggin (Lumley), 212p Springfield.

Rouge 214p Springfield.

Oxford 212.5p Plantation View, 198p, 196p, 193p Guards.

Greyface 209p Pennyhill Park, 203p Plantation View, 200p Pennyhill, 197p Plantation View and Peela Hill.

Hampshire 209p, 202p Barnglies.

Hill Cheviot 206p Cowburn, 200p Latterford and Cottage.

Cheviot Mule 203p Catslackburn.

Herdwick 200p Pennyhill.

Dorset 184.3p Halmyre.

Leicester 173p Clonrae.


Texel £113 Peela Hill, £112 High Greenhill, £107 Peela Hill, £106 Moss Side and Sowerby Wood, £104 Woodhouse, Kirkbride and Sowerby Wood.

Beltex £109, £93, £91.50 Bridgestone.

Suffolk £109 Tughall, £108 Sowerby Wood, £106 The Land, £104 Newbigging, £103.50 The Land.

Charollais £106.50 Springfield, £99, £93.50 Knowe Farm, £93 Moss Side, £89.50 Knowe Farm

Greyface £100 Latterford, £77 Peela Hill, £73 Wynholm.

Hampshire £99, £92 Barnglies.

Dorset £94 Halmyre.

Rouge £94 Springfield.

Oxford £90, £89 Guards.

Hill Cheviot £80 Latterford.

Cheviot Mule £67 Catslackburn.

Hoggets were a mixed show and sold at recent rates. As of next week all hoggs will be sold amongst the ewes.


Hill Cheviot 168p Hollands, 157p Linhope, 144p Toftholm.

Texel 167p Mindrum, 164p Sykehead, 158p St John’s Kirk, 157p Mindrum.

Blackface 158p Sykehead, 150p Plumpe, 146p Sykehead.

Suffolk 154p Sykehead, 125p Sloda Hill.

Greyface 138.5p St John’s Kirk, 122p Eastside.

Hebridean 130p Cardewlees.


Texel £84 St John’s Kirk, £83, £70 Mindrum, £69 Sykehead.

Suffolk £78, £67 East Mill Hills, £60 Sykehead, Mindrum and Sloda Hill.

Hill Cheviot £74 Hollands, £65 St John’s Kirk, £62 Toftholm, £60 Cruise.

North Country Cheviot £65 Longoe Farm, £65, £61 Prestrie, £59 Sornfallow.

Blackface £60 Sykehead and Toftholm, £57 Sykehead, £55 Plumpe.

Greyface £54 St John’s Kirk.

Hebridean £40 Cardewlees.

A much larger show of 4,382 cast ewes and rams saw all classes dearer on the week by £5 with an excellent show of ewes forward. Small hill type ewes short of requirements with the best selling ewes meeting extreme rates. Rams still remain dear.


Texel £158 Eastside, £156 Heatherglen, £150 Roxburgh Mains, £148 Chaseside and Beckfoot, £147 Heatherglen.

Charollais £118 Heatherglen, £114, £107 Braithwaite Hall, £107 Chaseside, £100 Kilnford Croft and Beckfoot, £99 Fowrass and Chaseside.

Suffolk £110 Kilnford Croft, £109 Heatherglen, £106 Upper Tinwald and Beckfoot, £105 Chaseside, £104 Nethertofts and Roxburgh Mains.

Beltex £100 Hobbiesburn, £96 Glencartholm, £88 Beckfoot, £86 Tercrosset.

Leicester £98 Temple House, £92 Burgh Head, £90 Clonrae, £89 Coldshield, £88 Quarry House.

Greyface £92 Oakshawhill, £88 Dilston Haugh, £82 East Greenridge, £80 Marygate and Bombie, £79 Upper Tinwald, Hollytree, Clonrae, Burncroft, Newbigging (Story) and Firth Farm.

North Country Cheviot £90 Swinside Townfoot, £89 High Moat, £86 Whitehouse, £80 Pasture House, £79 St John’s Kirk, Murrayton and Swinside Townfoot.

Cheviot Mule £87 Crumhaughhill, £82 Bowhayland and Swinside Townfoot.

Zwartbles £86 Beckfoot, £82 Chapel Farm.


Lleyn £91 Croftheads, £79 Ringliggate, £76 Trelinnoe and Fowrass, £73 Trelinnoe.

Blackface £76 Quarry House, £75 Murrayton, £74 Beckfoot, £69 Marygate, £67 Cleughbrae.

Cheviot £76 Catslackburn, £74 Priesthaugh, £64 Whitehouse, Sykehead and Catslackburn.

Kerry Hill £75 Whitcastles.

Swaledale £60, £58 Hundith House, £56 Dilston Haugh and Brampton Fell, £54 Pasture House and Park House.

Easycare £55 Cottage.

Jacob £47 Hollands.

Welsh Mountain £45 Bowhayland.

Shetland £45 Bowhayland.

Goats £68 Heatherglen, £57 New Hummerbecks.


Texel £158, £155 Chaseside, £142 Bombie, £130 Toftholm, £127 East Mill Hills, £122 Upperhuntley Wood.

North Country Cheviot £136 Beckfoot.

Leicester £131 Brampton Fell, £110 Quarry House, £108 Greenburn.

Charollais £130 Beckfoot, £120 Chaseside.

Lleyn £148 Over Whitlaw, £98 Whitegates.

Beltex £124 Greenburn, £100 Townfoot Park, £90 Chaseside.

Suffolk £113 East Mill Hills, £108 Beckfoot, £102 Newbigging.

Blackface £112 Catslackburn, £74 Murrayton.

Dorset £96 Bowhayland.

Cheviot £88 George Street, £86 Crook Bank, £76 Drumreach, £72 Shielswood, £70 George Street & Boldron.

Shetland £60 Bowhayland.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 209.5p (188.3p)
Heavy to 195.5p (195.5p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 214.5p (186.9p)
Heavy to 215.5p (211.2p)

Young bulls 133.5p (129.4p)

Light to 157.0p (135.5p)
Standard to 158.0p (139.5p)
Medium to 168.0p (140.5p)
Heavy to 158.0p (138.4p)

Shearlings to 141.0p (112.0p)

Light to 221.0p (208.1p)
Standard to 228.0p (207.6p)
Medium to 229.0p (213.4p)
Heavy to 228.0p (212.0p)
Overwight to 213.0p (189.0p)

Light to £91.00 (£46.59)
Heavy to £158.00 (£81.03)

Cast Rams £158.00 (£73.63)

corresponding week 2015 sale report