Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 32 cattle, 4,118 prime lambs and 5,240 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th November 2016.

The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 32 cattle was forward.

OTM’s: Oliver’s hairy hill cow tops sale.

An entry just short of 30 head was offered to the usual full company of buyers with several feeding orders at ringside. The entry was of a varied quality with hill bred cows again a large percentage of the entry, trade was sharper on the week. Oliver Douglas topped the sale at 118p for a black Limousin, Angus x cows sold to 109p from Martin Watson. Paul and Stuart Whitfield sold a tremendous wagon load of native cows with Salers to 108p and with Galloways to 104p. Dairy cows topped at 100p for a British Friesian from Malcolm Dodd. Holstein Friesians topped at 90p from David Irving. Top price per head was £773.90 from Rotherhope with Black & Whites to £770 from Roanstree.

Clean cattle: an extremely mixed entry saw a fine Charolais bull top the section at 175p. A wild Limousin heifer, half meat sold at 173p. Trade of the day was for a Black & White heifer from The Stubb, which sold to 142p.

Farmers, more numbers are needed on a regular basis to supply demand. Remember “Sell Live and Thrive”.

Thursday 1st December: Christmas Show & Sale. Entries now being taken.

A larger show of 4,118 lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Best quality lambs remain very dear and short of requirements, with export lambs dearer on the week as more heavy lambs come onto the market. 50kg+ lambs were dearer realising between £85-90, but 45-50kg lambs were a mixed trade especially if too fat. Care should be taken that lambs are not drawn too lean even though they weigh heavy. Lightweight lamb’s sharper on the week and short of requirements. Sale topped at 245p for Beltex from Crawthat, and £110 for Beltex from Bridgestone. Sale averaged 166.3p (SQQ 170.8ppk)


Texel 245p Crawthat, 237p Wallend, 231p Byers & D’Mainholm, 229p Windyhill, 227p, 219p Sowerby Wood, 213p Kilnhill, 212p High Parkfoot, 207p Lennox Plunton.

Beltex 239p Sorbie, 238p Lanerton, 234p Bridgestone, 230p Waltonwoodhead, 227p Park Nook, 221p Tercrosset, 218p Waltonwoodhead & Walton Highrigg.

Bleu du Maine 228p Braithwaite Hall.

Cheviot 191p Byers, 176p, 169p Linhope, 166p Hindhope, 163p Berry Croft, 161p Hindhope.

Suffolk 177p Low Dunashery, 173p Ryehills, 170p Taldale & Woodhouse, 169p Low Eals, 168p Broynach & Archerbeck, 167p Glenehervie, 165p Hallburn & Taldale.

Blackface 177p, 171p High Chesters, 170p Peela Hill, 169p Roughet Hill, 167p Linhope, Chapelhope & Waterside, 166p Linhope, 165p Peela Hill.

Greyface 175p Lawesknowe, 165p Buteland & Low Eals, 164p Whitegates, 162p Greensburn, 160p High Parkfoot.

Charollais 174p Braithwaite Hall & Archerbeck, 169p Greenburn, 163p Keil, 160p Sowerby Wood.

Cheviot Mule 174p Byers, 169p, 163p Taldale, 156p Keil & Skelfhill.

North Country Cheviot 170p Hermitage, 168p Raehills & Taldale, 167p Roughet Hill, 166p Byers, 165p Whiteknowe.

Berrichon 165p, 160p Sceugh Dyke.


Beltex £110 Bridgestone, £100 Lanerton, £98 Sorbie, £95 Tercrosset, £93 Park Nook, £92, £87 Waltonwoodhead, £86 Lanerton, £85 Walton Highrigg.

Texel £103, £100 Sowerby Wood, £98 Crawthat, £96 Cambwell & Windyhill, £93 Greensburn, £92 Bombie, £91 Netherbrotherstone & Kilnhill, £90 D’Mainholm, £89 Killeonan.

Bleu du Maine £98 Braithwaite Hall.

Cheviot £88 Byers, £70 Hindhope, £68 Gillesbie & Hindhope, £62.50, £61.50 Linhope.

Suffolk £87 Boreland, £85 Thorney Knowe & Linton Farm, £84.50 Tinnishall, £84 Cambwell, Sceugh Dyke & Boreland, £83 Hallburn, £82 Thorney Knowe.

Charollais £85, £84 Thorney Knowe, £80 McMurdo Road & Sowerby Wood, £76.50 Archerbeck, £76 Greenburn, £75 Keil, £73 Braithwaite Hall.

Berrichon £82 Sceugh Dyke.

Greyface £80 McMurdo Road & Skelfhill, £72 Fordlands & Peela Hill, £71 Lawesknowe, £70.50 High Parkfoot, £70 Kilnford Croft.

Cheviot Mule £78 Taldale, £70 Skelfhill, £68 Byers.

North Country Cheviot £78, £76 Whiteknowe, £74 Broynach, £73 Hermitage, £70 Roughet Hill.

Blackface £75 Lawesknowe, £75, £73 Peela Hill, £71 Pitland Hills & Roughet Hill, £70 High Chesters.

A similar show 5,240 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with trade sharper on the week for all classes. Good heavy ewes short of buyer requirements and realising extreme rates. Rams remain similar. Hill ewe’s sharper especially if not too fat. Sale topped at £147 and £144 for Texel ewes from Dearham Hall. Texel rams topped at £146 from Clerk Hill.


Texel £147, £144 Dearham Hall, £134 East Foreshield, £130 Burray & Fearn Farm, £126 Old Hall, Linton Farm & Beckfoot, £123 Chaseside, £122 Eastside.

Charollais £110 Beckfoot, £108 Thackwood & Dearham Hall, £106 Unthank, £104 Chaseside, £100 Heatherglen, £98 Thackwood.

Suffolk £100, £98 Chaseside, £96, £92 Beckfoot, £92 Chaseside & Graceside, £89 Haithwaite, Colmslie Hill & Linton Farm, £88 Fearn Farm, £87 Chaseside & Heatherglen.

Beltex £118 Waterside, £96 Unthank.

Leicester £92 Shielsknowe, £74 Colmslie Hill.

North Country Cheviot £89 Kelsocleugh, £88 6 Forss, £84 Hownam Grange, £79 Bardnaclaven, £77 Brockhouse & Inkstack, £73, £72 Old Hall.

Greyface £82 Haithwaite, £77 Roanstree, £76 Dearham Hall, £74 Littlegill, £72 Maidencots, Netherbrotherstone & Itonfield, £70 Gilkerscleugh Mains & Dashwell Green.

Cheviot Mule £78 Skelfhill, £74 Colmslie Hill, £72 Nettling Flatt.

Oxford £70 Guards.

Romney £67 Billie Mains, £64 Church View, £55 Marygate.


Lleyn £69 Harwood House, £61 Marygate, £60 Eastside, £57 Dolphinston, £55 Harwood House, £50 Dolphinston & Morebattle Tofts.

Blackface £61 Allensgreen, £52 Kirkland & Craigdarroch, £51 Haithwaite, £50 Craigdarroch, £48 Linton Farm & Kirkland, £47 Yatesfield & Unthank.

Cheviot £59 Windyhaugh, £56 Upper Hindhope & Skelfhill, £55 Priesthaugh, £54 Fearn Farm, £52 Itonfield & Farlam Hill, £51 Harwood House, £50 Hindhope.

Easycare £56 Marygate, £47 Muirfield, £45 Mossfennan.

Swaledale £40 Viewley, £37 Woodhouse, £33 Bailey Mill, £32 Parson Shields.


Texel £146 Clerk Hill, £144 Woodhouse, £140 Heatherglen, £138 Wedderlie, £136 Aldermanseat, £122 Bridgestone & Arkleby House.

Beltex £135 Abbey Cowper, £118 Lhaid Croft.

Charollais £134 Chaseside, £128 Beckfoot, £118 Heatherglen.

Leicester £128, £118 Allensgreen, £118 Shielsknowe, £113 Colmslie Hill, £108 Eastside & Woodhouse.

Blackface £114 Chaseside, £95 Meggethead, £90 Penchrise, £87 Sorbie, £86 Unthank.

North Country Cheviot £105 Eastside, £100 Boreland, £96 Whiteknowe, £90 Crask.

Cheviot £102 Sorbie, £90 Mainside, £76 Bardnaclaven.

Suffolk £88 Heatherglen.

Lleyn £84 Chaseside.


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Light to 173.0p (156.2p)
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Young bulls 175.0p (175.0p)

Light to 169.0p (148.7p)
Standard to 237.0p (169.2p)
Medium to 245.0p (174.3p)
Heavy to 234.0p (160.1p)
Overweight to 165.0p (153.0p)

Light to £69.00 (£38.59)
Heavy to £147.00 (£67.77)

Cast Rams £146.00 (£74.13)

corresponding week 2015 sale report