Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 34 cattle, 3,517 prime lambs and 7,234 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th October 2016.

The weekly sale of primestock had forward 34 cattle comprising of 24 cows, 5 stock bulls and 5 prime bulls.

OTM’s: Richard tops sale with Limousin

An extremely mixed entry of quality was offered to a reduced company of buyers, with farmer’s friend Shaun late on parade. Trade though sharp was slightly easier on the week, with small working cows less. Richard topped the sale with his red Limousin at 128p, followed at 111p for an Angus x from the same home. The Vickers ladies sold an aged Blonde x to 108p, Charolais x cows from David Baxter sold at 109p. Top price per head was £934.40 from Slealands, with dairy cows to £705.25 from Roanstree. Cast bulls; increased numbers saw four buyers operating, topping at 110p for a Galloway bull from G Bell & Co., Bloch, who also sold a Whitebred Shorthorn to 108p.

Prime bulls: A small entry sold to 200p for a 20 month Simmental x from the Vickers ladies, who also sold a 21 month Blonde x to 154p. Galloway bull at 29 month from Paul Whitfield sold to 154p, who also sold a 27 month Beltie to 152p.

A similar show of 3,517 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers showing more eagerness to buy, with a better show for quality and flesh forward, it resulted in a better trade throughout, with an overall sale average of 171p, with an SQQ of 174p. Lambs sold to a top of 242p for Beltex from Crawthat, and to £102 for Texels from the same home.


Beltex 242p Crawthat, 235p Waltonwoodhead, 219p Bridgestone, 205p Sykehead, 200p Waltonwoodhead.

Texel 229p Crawthat, 228p Burray, 226p Pearsbyhall, 225p Maidencots, 222p Fenton, 220p High Greenhill, 217p Crawthat, 214p Pearsbyhall, 213p Newtown, 212p Burray.

Charollais 205p Ryehills, 193p, 180p Burray, 178p Brackenthwaite, 176p Whitegates, 171p Craigens & Fenton.

Suffolk 188p Maidencots, 182p Burray, 178p Sykehead, Littlegill & Burray, 176p Sykehead, 175p Ryehills, 173p Clachan, 172p Low Eals & Beckhall.

North Country Cheviot 182p Burray, 178p Balure, 171p Keil, 170p Anchorage.

Cheviot 182p Burnfoot of Ewes, 180p Earlside, 178p Littlegill, 171p Sorbietrees, 163p Boldron.

Greyface 177p Annanhill, 168p New Hall, 166p Killdalloig & Hill Brae, 161p Penpeugh & Killdalloig, 160p Brackenthwaite & Whitegates.

Hampshire 172p Barnglies.

Cheviot Mule 170p Earlside, 167p The Row.

Blackface 169p Low Eals & Bankend, 166p Penpeugh, 164p, 162p, 161p Riskenhope, 161p Upperburnmouth.

Oxford 164p Burray, 160p Guards.


Beltex £102 Crawthat, £94 Waltonwoodhead, £92 Bridgestone, £90 Sykehead, £86 Bridgestone, £82 Waltonwoodhead.

Texel £97 Dunglass, £95 Pearsbyhall, £94 Crawthat, £93 Byreburnside, & West Scales, £92 Burray, High Greenhill & Eastside, £91.50 Slealands, £91 Fenton.

Suffolk £93 Hallburn, £92 Balmore, £91 Sykehead, £90 Sceugh Dyke, £87 Hallburn, £86 Sykehead, £85.50 Cowburnrigg, £85 Sceugh Dyke.

Charollais £90 Ryehills, £80 Sowerby Wood & West Scales, £79 Keil & Burray, £78.50 Fenton, £75 Knowe, Achnamoine & Dunnabie House

Greyface £83 Annanhill, £78 Sykehead, £77 High Parkfoot, £73.50 Brackenthwaite, £73 Brownleazes.

Cheviot £79 Earlside, £74.50 Burnfoot of Ewes, £72 Barnglies, £71 Littlegill, £70 Barnglies.

Cheviot Mule £76.50, £72 Earlside.

Hampshire £75.50 Barnglies.

North Country Cheviot £74.50 Burray, £73 Balure, £72 Keil.

Blackface £71 Stooprigg, £70 Brackenthwaite, £69 Edges Green, £64 Stooprigg & Whiteside, £63 Penpeugh.

Oxford £69 Burray.

A massive show 7,234 cast ewes and rams were forward to the same ring of buyers, trade for all classes was £2-3 easier on the week, with a larger show of hill ewes forward. Best selling Texel and Continental ewes and rams met the usual fast trade and were short of requirements. Sale topped at £165 for a Suffolk ram from Lands and Texel ewes topped at £158 from Beckfoot.


Texel £158 Beckfoot, £145 Marygate, £134 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £128 Drumreach, £126 Beckfoot, £126, £122 Bridgehouse, £120 Baltier & Woodhead.

Charollais £120 Beckfoot, £112 Chaseside, £104 Beckfoot, £96 Chaseside.

Suffolk £97 Beckfoot, £94 Kilnford Croft, £93 Chaseside, £90 Haithwaite, £87, £86 Chaseside, £85 Marygate, £84 Haithwaite & High Greenhill.

Beltex £88 Craigsford Mains, £83 Burray, £80 Glasson.

North Country Cheviot £84 Dalmakethar, £80 Myrelandhorn, £78 North Synton, £73 Sordale.

Leicester £84 Hole of Lyne, £82 Viewley, £80 Eastside, £76 Glenehervie, £74 Fordlands.

Zwartble £78 Haithwaite.

Cheviot Mule £74 Gilston, £62 Penlaw, £60 West Brims & Cumcrook, £59 Forsie, £56 Sibmister.

Greyface £72, £70 Marygate, £70 Woodhead, £68 Keil, £67 Oakshawhill, £66 South Corrielaw & Killdalloig, £65 Westward Park & Marygate.

Berrichon £64 Marygate.


Cheviot £65, £62 Raeburnfoot, £54 Glendinning, Upper Borgue & Viewley, £50 Springwells, Wedderlie & Viewley.

Blackface £60 Brownleazes, £54 Little Tongue, Eastside & The Yett, £53 Little Tongue & Brownleazes, £51 Sibmister & Guardsmill, £50 Little Tongue.

Lleyn£58 South Bowerhouses, £57 Guards & Willowford, £56 South Bowerhouses, £53 Mallsgate & Inch.

Easycare £49 Mossfennan, £45 Eastside & Sloda Hill, £43 Eastside, £40 Burray & Boldron.

Swaledale £47 Blakelaw & Denton Mains, £44 Eastside, £42 Wham Head & Merry Knowe, £41 Blakelaw, Sheepriggs & Spoutbank.


Suffolk £165 Land, £100 Beckfoot, £95 Sibmister, £90 Hassendean.

Texel £155 Eastside, £137 Townfoot, £130 Eastside, £128 Beckfoot, £110 Haithwaite, £109 Bridgehouse, £108 Tercrosset, £100 Howpark.

Charollais £122 Chaseside.

Romney £110 Beckfoot.

Leicester £99 Sheepriggs, £90 Greenburn.

Lleyn £92 Beckfoot, £88 Port o Spittal.

Hampshire £92 Chaseside.

Easycare £90 Toftingall.

North Country Cheviot £86 Drumreach.

Blackface £77 Bush of Ewes, £71 Riskenhope, £68 Auchencorvie.

Swaledale £74 Roachburn.


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Young bulls 200.0p (156.4p)

Light to 186.0p (156.4p)
Standard to 225.0p (168.8p)
Medium to 242.0p (178.6p)
Heavy to 187.0p (168.8p)
Overweight to 180.0p (154.2p)

Light to £65.00 (£37.55)
Heavy to £158.00 (£62.91)

Cast Rams £165.00 (£74.29)

corresponding week 2015 sale report