Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 27 prime cattle & prime bulls, 24 OTM cattle, 2,402 prime lambs and 2,702 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 7th July 2016.

Prime cattle were an excellent show for quality but still short of requirements, with new buyers in attendance trade was sharper than previous weeks. The sale was topped at 237.5p which is the highest price for quite sometime, this was for a British Blue heifer shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green and bought by J.S. White & Son, Barnsley. Limousin heifers peaked at 229.5p from the same home and purchased again by J.S. White & Son.



Limousin 207.5p Yett Farm, 207.5p, 205.5p, 203.5p, 199.5p Dashwell Green, 177.5p Swaites.


Limousin £1,417, £1,390 Dashwell Green.



British Blue 237.5p Dashwell Green.

Limousin 229.5p, 218.5p, 194.5p Dashwell Green.


British Blue £1,353 Dashwell Green.

Limousin £1,322, £1,321, £1,250 Dashwell Green.

An improved number of young bulls and a show of quality not to disappoint. The ever growing demand is there to be seen. The sale topped at 209.5p, twice, both for Limousin, the first from J. Jardine, Yett Farm, followed up by G.J.A. Rome & Co., Niven Hill, both animals bought by J.A. Jewitt Ltd, Quality Meat Wholesalers.



Limousin 209.5p Yett Farm and Niven Hill, 197.5p High Stenries, 192.5p Niven Hill.


Limousin £1,299, £1,298 Niven Hill, £1,283 High Stenries.

OTM cattle – 1st T.W. Edgar 2nd Messrs McKerrow

An excellent entry of 24 cows were on offer to the usual good company of buyers who bid favourably for everything. Trade continues to surprise and delight vendors and as ever more cows are required on a weekly basis. Scottish borders farmer Tom Edgar topped the sale with an Angus x Charolais selling to 145p. Angus x from The McKerrow Family sold to 125p with Limousin x cows from the same to 118p. Galloway hill cows sold to 100p from W. Hodgson. The top priced cow was £1,160 from Whitton with others to £939 for a dairy x Limousin from 3 Woodhall. Dairy cows sold to £726.80 from The Stubb.

The 2,402 prime lambs were another large show for numbers to the usual large ringside of buyers. A quality show of lambs ensured another buoyant trade, best of the week, averaging 211p (212p SQQ). Selling to a top of £110.50 for Texels from The Keep and to 233p per kilo for Texels from Wallend. Many more lambs could be sold to advantage whilst trade remains brisk.


Texel 233p Wallend, 232.5p Redgate Head, 228p Wallend, 227p Kilnford Croft, 226p Cubby Hill, New Hummerbecks and The Keep.

Charollais 223p Lanehead, 219p Shawhill and Pates Hill, 217.5p Croft House, 217p Shawhill, 214p Broomhill (Hird).

Suffolk 221p Grainhead and Guardsmill, 220p Wallend, 218p Skelfhill, 218p, 217p Tughall, 216p Grainhead and Shield Green.

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

Bleu d’Maine 214p Basco Dykehead.

Hampshire 211p, 200p Barnglies, 196p Midtodholes, 185p Zetland.

Berrichon 207p Redgate Head, 204p Sceugh Dyke.

Cheviot Mule 206p Skelfhill, 197p Potholm.

Greyface 200p Hill Brae, 196p Waterloo, 190p Pennyhill Park.

Romney 197.1p Meikle Richorn.

Zwartbles 197p Zetland.

Dorset 194.1p, 194p, 185p Zetland.

Hill Cheviot 192p Zetland.

Oxford 180p Guards.

Jacob 179p Zetland.

Kerry Hill 171p Zetland.


Texel £110.50 The Keep, £110 Hillhead, £110, £109 Kilnford Croft, £109 Woodhead, £108.50 Lanehead (Harker), £105.50 Hillhead.

Beltex £109, £93, £91.50 Bridgestone.

Suffolk £109 Hill Brae, £103 Barnglies, £101.50 Guardsmill, £100 Skelfhill, £99 Creca Hall and Kilnford Croft.

Berrichon £98, £92 Sceugh Dyke.

Charollais £97 Lanehead (Cheesbrough), £92 Pates Hill, £88.50 The Keep, £87 Croft House, £85.50 Broomhill (Hird)

Hampshire £96, £93 Barnglies, £80 Midtodholes.

Bleu d’Maine £81.50 Basco Dykehead.

Greyface £80 Hill Brae.

Kerry Hill £77, £76 Zetland.

Cheviot Mule £77 Potholm, £66 Skelfhill.

Dorset £76, £66 Zetland.

Oxford £74 Guards.

Hill Cheviot £71 Zetland.

Romney £67 Meikle Richorn.

Zwartbles £65 Zetland.

Jacob £59 Zetland.

A smaller show of 2,702 cast ewes and rams saw most classes, apart from hill ewes, £5-£6 easier on the week after last weeks festival bonanza. Many more ewes needed on a weekly basis. The sale topped at £152 for Texel ewes from Drumreach, Caithness and for Texel rams from Eastside.


Texel £152 Drumreach, £147 Beckfoot, £138 Allanshaws and Woodhead, £136 Allanshaws and Rascarrel.

Charollais £102 Chaseside, £100 Beckfoot, £97 Fowrass, £96 Chaseside.

Suffolk £100 Bardnaclaven, £96 Drumreach, £94 Hassendean, £90 Allanshaws.

North Country Cheviot £87, £86 Allanshaws, £82 School House, £80 Lower Gills and Chaseside.

Half Bred £86, £81 Haltree.

Leicester £81 Allanshaws, £78 Whitton, £75 High Crossgill.

Cheviot Mule £79, £78 Muircleugh, £77 Nettling Flatt, £75 Hawkhill and Muircleugh.

Beltex £76 Newbigging.

Greyface £68 Nirvana and Peela Hill, £67 Hollytree, Newtown and Haregills, £66 Streethead, Haythwaite Lane, Drumreach, Mirkbooths, Rascarrel, Hallburn, Streethead, Upper Tinwald and Brampton Fell.


Cheviot £66 Cobble Hall Barn.

Swaledale £62 Marygate, £56 Hundith House, £55 High Crossgill, £54 Pasture House and Harwood Shield.

Lleyn £60 Hallburn.

Blackface £60 Syart, £59 Barnakill and Drumreach, £56 Croft Road and Chapelhope, £55 Uppercleuch.

Easycare £54 Cottage.

Shetland £30 Supplebank.

Goats £61 Lanehead.


Texel £152 Eastside, £150 Campingholm, £148 Chaseside and Spoutbank, £135 Howard House.

Charollais £151 Cowrass, £136 Chaseside.

Lleyn £116 Eastside, £80 Newtown.

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

North Country Cheviot £108 North Synton, £87 Drumreach.

Leicester £108 Nettling Flatt, £104 Harwood Shield.

Suffolk £102 High Chesters, £98 Chaseside, £90 Nettling Flatt and Fairways.

Blackface £81 Catslackburn, £74 Prospect House.

Swaledale £69 Harwood Shield.

Romney £87 Drumreach.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 207.5p (191.2p)
Heavy to 207.5p (206.5p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 237.5p (213.5p)
Heavy to 218.5p (205.8p)

Young bulls 209.5p (193.1p)

Light to 225.0p (210.1p)
Standard to 233.0p (210.9p)
Medium to 232.5p (211.5p)
Heavy to 226.0p (209.0p)
Overweight to 208.0p (186.4p)

Light to £66.00 (£46.30)
Heavy to £152.00 (£75.36)

Cast Rams £152.00 (£92.29)

corresponding week 2015 sale report