Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 17 prime cattle, 14 OTM cattle, 2,820 prime lambs and 4,055 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st July 2016.

Trade remained buoyant and many more needed. Well finished cattle are wanted on a weekly basis. The sale topped at 213.5p for a Limousin bullock sold by J R Nixon, Hallees, others to 209.5p shown by A & WJ Taylor, Dashwell Green.



Limousin 213.5p Hallees, 209.5p, 208.5p, 207.5p, 205.5p, 199.5p Dashwell Green, 197.5p (x2) Hallees.

British Blue 205.5p Dashwell Green.


Limousin £1,362 Hallees, £1,355 Dashwell Green, £1,343 Hallees, £1,335 Dashwell Green.

British Blue £1,335 Dashwell Green.



Limousin 197.5p Sceugh Dyke.


Limousin £1,264 Sceugh Dyke.

Charolais £1,196 Sceugh Dyke.

Cows: Peter Lee’s load of cows average 125.5p.

The increased number of cows proved totally inadequate for the number of buyers at ringside. Good meated cows were an excellent trade throughout, with small worked cows pounds dearer on the week. Peter Lee & family sold a good run of commercial continental x cows which sold to 137p for a Simmental and Limousins to 128p. Angus cows sold to 114p from the potato barer of Newtown. Herefords sold to 109p also from Newtown. The top price per head was £1130.25 for a continental x from Morley Hill, others to £864 from Whitfield.
Farmers: Trade is excellent for all types of cows and anyone looking to sell, please contact Craig for an on-farm visit or advise in marketing your cows to best advantage.

Another fine show of 2,820 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers who were keen for sheep, especially if good quality and more so with a bit of weight. Quality export lambs keenly sought after and many more could be sold. Light weight lambs 32-36kg were well bid for if best quality, but more Mule and Blackface lambs were forward and were less money. However, the sale average 191ppk, which is some 42p above last year’s average for this day. Sale topped at 238p for Texels from Hallbankgate and £104 for Texels from Carran, Thurso.


Texel 238p Hallbankgate, 229p Thorns, 228p Hill Brae, 223p Wallend, 220p Sowerby Wood & High Greenhill, 219p Gelston Castle, 216p Thornthwaite Close, 215p Hermitage.

Charollais 209, 208p, 200p Thorns, 200p Culquhasen, 197p Shawhill, 191p Brownrigg.

Suffolk 207p Sowerby Wood, 205p Tone Hall, 203p Broomhills & Hallbankgate, 202p Whins, 201p Chapel, 200p Sceugh Dyke, Hollows Mill & West End.

Berrichon 198p Sceugh Dyke.

Hampshire 196p, 191p, 183p Barnglies.

Cheviot 196p, 188p Sundhope.

Continental 185p Boldron.

Half-bred 183p High Moat.

Greyface 181p Clonrae, 179p Wanwood Hill, 174p Whiteside, Hill Brae & Kellah, 171p Edges Green, 170p Clonrae.

Cheviot Mule 178p Sundhope.

Blackface 169p Prospect House, 168p Wanwood Hill.


Texel £104 Carran, £98 Old Wall, Cochranes & High Stenries, £97 Cochranes, £94 Copperthorns & Kirkton, £93 Thornthwaite Close, Broomhills & Hallbankgate.

Suffolk £91 Castlemilk, £90 Tone Hall & Hollows Mill, £89 Sowerby Wood, £87.50 Sceugh Dyke, £87 The Land, Guards Mill & Croft Road.

Hampshire £88 Barnglies.

Berrichon £85 Sceugh Dyke.

Charollais £85, £82 Brownrigg, £81 Thorns, £78 Culquhasen, £77 Shawhill, £73 Lanehead.

Half-bred £78.50 High Moat.

Cheviot £76.50, £75 Sundhope.

Greyface £75 Wanwood Hill & Kellah, £66 Whiteside, Hill Brae & Culquhasen, £65 Edges Green, Kellah & Greensburn.

Blackface £65 Prospect House, £62 Wanwood Hill.

A larger show of 4,055 cast ewes and rams were forward with new faces around the ringside and others missing, trade was fast from the offset. All classes would be dearer on the week apart from the leanest ewes. An excellent show of Blackface ewes sold at extreme trades especially if well fleshed. Sale topped at £141 for Texel ewes from Beckfoot and £140 for Texel rams from Fineview.


Texel £141 Chaseside, £140 Beckfoot, £138 Fineview, £137 Cambwell, £134 Haithwaite, £130 Kirkton, £128 Haithwaite, £126 Eastside.

Millenium Blue £140 Middle Farm.

Charollais £115 Wester Parkgate, £110, £100 Chaseside, £96 Beckfoot & Thackwood, £93 Beckfoot.

Beltex £114 Drumreach, £98 Beckfoot.

Suffolk £112 Haithwaite, £100 Chaseside & Sibmister, £99 Haithwaite & Chaseside, £98 Clackmae.

Leicester £100 Aikengall, £99 Stubbsgill, £96 Knarr & Woodhall, £90 Dreva.

Cheviot Mule £90 Haithwaite, £85 Clackmae, £80 Gelston Castle, £78 Eastside.

Continental £87 The Wreay.

Goat £86 Lanehead.

North Country Cheviot £79 Ringliggate, £78 Earlside, £75 Lowergate, £70 Drumreach.

Zwartble £76 Beckfoot, £74 Haythwaite Lane.

Greyface £75 Milnholm, Ringliggate, Haithwaite & Spoutbank, £74 Thornington, Howpark, Trecorner, Tone Hall & Pasture House.


Lleyn £78 Whitcastles, £74, £62 Fauld, £55 Tundergarth Mains, £52 Fauld, £50 Haythwaite Lane.

Cheviot £70 Thompson Walls & Drumreach, £65, £64 Thompson Walls, £63 Clonrae.

Blackface £68 Ringliggate, Aikengall & Woodhall, £64 Clonrae, Aikengall & Woodhall, £62 Culquhasen, £61 Midlock, £60 Woodhall.

Kerry Hill £62 Whitcastles.

Swaledale £58 Kelmore Hills, £57 Forget me not, £56 Pasture House, £54 Knarr, Fordlands, Stubbsgill & Lowergate.

Easycare £54 Whitcastles, £50 Boldron.

Shetland £53 Kilnhill.


Texel £140 Fineview, £130 Kirkton, £118 Golden Lane, £116 Wallend.

Charollais £120 The Wreay.

Leicester £108 Tone Hall, £106 Knarr.

Suffolk £100 Culquhasen.

Zwartble £100 Haithwaite.

Blackface £77 Laverhay, £65 Woodhall.

North Country Cheviot £68 Commonside.


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Medium to 213.5p (205.4p)
Heavy to 197.5p (195.1p)

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Heavy to 197.5p (193.0p)

Light to 209.0p (176.6p)
Standard to 238.0p (189.0p)
Medium to 228.0p (195.7p)
Heavy to 211.0p (193.5p)
Overweight to 168.0p (130.4p)

Light to £78.00 (£49.61)
Heavy to £141.00 (£76.22)

Cast Rams £140.00 (£85.02)

corresponding week 2015 sale report