Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 39 cattle, 6,096 prime lambs and 5,047 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th December 2016.

The company held its weekly sale where an entry of 39 cattle, comprising of 24 cows and 15 prime cattle were forward. OTM’s: A marvelous show for quality was on offer to an increased company of buyers, with several new faces present. Trade was sharp throughout from the first animal in the ring, a fourteen year old Continental cross from Mrs Porritt which realised 116p, to the nine year old Friesian from Fraser Beard, which made 97p.

Topping the sale at 124p was two cows, firstly an Angus x from Neil & Elliott Cavers and secondly a Limousin x from Harry & Geoff Gass, who’s trailer load of cows averaged 122.4p. Luing cows sold to 109p from Robert Warden, with Herefords selling to 104p from Michael Baxter. Bewcastle Charolais sold to 98p from Gordon Jackson. Over 20% of the cows sold in excess of £900 to a top of £954.80. Black and Whites met good competition, topping at 97p with the majority 92-96p and selling to £731.40 from The Stubb.

Prime Cattle: Seven buyers at ringside all looking for cattle, heifers were on fire with continentals regularly 205-220p. steers were a mixed show and sold between 180-208p, but everything saw men bidding to what they were worth. John and Lindsay topped the sale at 220p with a sweet Limousin heifer, and others sold to 218p. Englishtown sold Limousin’s to 214p, with David Wilson Blonde’s to 208p. Steers sold to 208p from John and James Taylor. Heavy heifers sold to £1,254 from Waterbeck. Pride of place in the clean must go to Fraser Beard with an eighteen month Friesian heifer which realised 166p and grossed £929.60.

Remember prime cattle and OTM’s commission is £30 maximum. Sell live and thrive.

Christmas is coming and I have seen one of the two miracles, Fraser Beard a happy farmer, now I have to find the dead donkey!

Another outstanding show of 6,096 prime lambs were forward for sale to the usual busy ring of buyers. Averages were similar on the week although the SQQ lambs were cheaper whilst the heavyweight lambs gained ground. A very large show of 28-38kg lambs were forward and were therefore slightly easier on the week.

The sale topped at 253p for Beltex lambs from Messrs MacIntyre, Downan, Ballantrae and to a top of £104 and £101 for Texels from P Musgrave, Sowerby Wood.


Beltex 253p Downan, 246p, 245p Park Nook, 237p Wydon, 233p Cowgrove, 232p Oakwood, 229p Pasture House, 228p Bridgestone, 228p, 213p Sorbie.

Texel 247p Burray, 246p Sowerby Wood, 235p Cowgrove, 233p Sowerby Wood & Upper Cleuch, 230p Fenton, 226p Cumcrook & Sowerby Wood, 225p Burray, 223p Lanerton.

Millennium Blue 236p, 209p Braithwaite Hall.

Suffolk 185p Auchengray,183p Blackwater, 182p Cowburnrigg, 181p Wicketthorn, 178p Swaites & Low Eals, 177p Burray, 76p Sowerby Wood & Nettling Flatt, 175p Blackwater.

North Country Cheviot 182p Whitefield, 164p Garvilland, 163p Woodfoot, 160p Burray.

Cheviot 178p Whitefield, 176p Burnside & Hermitage, 175p Roughet Hill, 173p Rowanburnfoot, Mainside & Littlegill, 171p Broomlea, 170p Fenwick.

Blackface 176p, 171p Holm of Daltallochan, 176p Hayclose, 170p Low Eals & Littlegill, 168p Fenwick, Keepwick & Holm of Daltallochan.

Charolais 173p Fenton, 172p, 171p Shawhill, 170p Archerbeck, 169p Lanehead, 168p Hallburn, 165p Shawhill.

Bleu du Maine 170p Sowerby Wood.

Cross 167p, 166p Drumelzier, 167p Keepwick, 163p Hallbankgate & Belzies, 161p Nunscleugh, Drumelzier, The Nook & Wanwood Hill.

Cheviot Mule 162p Tushielaw & Marchbank, 161p Dodgsonstown, 159p Marchbank & Garvilland.

Swaledale 154p Hillcrest, 150p Raise Lodge.


Texel £104, £101, £98 Sowerby Wood, £98 Randalholme, £94 Cowgrove & Lanerton, £93 Uppercleuch & Bridgestone, £92 High Stenries & Nunscleugh.

Beltex £98, £96 Park Nook, £96 Bridgestone & Downan, £91 Sorbie, £90 Wydon, £86 Oakwood, £84 Cowgrove, £81 Sorbie, £80 Oakwood.

Suffolk £93 Cowburnrigg, £92.50 Burray, £87 Solwaybank, £85 Braithwaite Hall & Fenton, £84, £83 Sceugh Dyke, £80 Grainhead.

Charolais £87 Solwaybank & Sowerby Wood, £85 Fenton, £75.50 Porteath, £75 Sceugh Dyke, £74 Hallburn, £73.50 Porteath, £73 Lanehead, £72 Shawhill.

Cross £82 Westernhopeburn, £80 Rasie Lodge, £78 Hazelgill, £73 Drumhumphry, £72 Auchengray, £71 Wanwood Hill, The Nook & Nunscleugh.

North Country Cheviot £78 Newtown, £75 Burray, £74.50 Whitefield, £74 Nisbet Mill, £70 Woodfoot.

Blackface £71 Blairs House, £70.50, £70, £69.50 Peel Farm, £69.50 Prospect House, £68 Garvilland, £67, £66 Blairs House, £67 Skelfhill, £66 Prospect House.

Millennium Blue £99, £90 Braithwaite Hall.

Cheviot Mules £84, £78 Marchbank, £78 Tushielaw, £75.50 Dodgsonstown, £74.50 Tushielaw, £73 Garvilland.

Cheviot £78 Whitefield, £69 Mainside, £68 Skelfhill & Hallbankgate, £67 Hermitage, £65 Skelfhill, £64 Easter Alemoor, £63 Roughet Hill, Mainside & Fenwick.

Berrichon £74 Sceugh Dyke.

Swaledale £54 Hillcrest & Batey Shield, £53 Hazelgill.

Bleu du Maine £80 Sowerby Wood.

A larger show of 5,047 cast ewes and rams were presented to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes £5-6 dearer on the week with more demand across the board. Best selling lean ewes continue to attract recent high rates, with heavy ewes far easier to sell. Amazingly plain ewes have become scarcer and in turn dearer.

Sale topped at £156 for a Texel ewes from Beckfoot with rams selling to £128 for Leicester’s from Messrs Tait, Bullshill, Allendale.


Texel £156 Beckfoot, £150 Courthill, £148 Beckfoot, £146 New Grange Farm, £145 Old Wall, £142 Meikle Carleith, £140 New Grange Farm, £136 Low Ashtrees, £132 Thackwood & Meikle Carleith, £130 Old Wall, £128 Burray, £126 Old Wall, Eastside & Broomhills, £125 Old Wall, £124 Chaseside.

Beltex £143, The Laurels, £119 Inamay, £82 Craigdhu.

Charollais £136 Thackwood, £97 Chaseside, £90 Burray, £89 Chaseside, £87 Thackwood, £86 Kirkhouse Dairy & Braithwaite Hall.

Suffolk £116, £104 Chaseisde, £110 New Grange Farm, £98 Beckfoot, £97 Chaseside & Haithwaite, £96 New Grange Farm, £95 Drumreach, £94, £93 Eastside, £93 Cambeckhill, £90 Keepwick & Westhills.

Leicester £96 Bryndansi, £90 Broomhills, £84 Whitton & Tenter House, £81 Lawesknowe, £80 Gapshield.

North Country Cheviot £92 Ericstane, £87 Eastside, £86 Philiphaugh, £85 Ericstane.

Zwartble £85 Beckfoot, £74 Easter Dawyck.

Bleu du Maine £84 West Kirkcarsewell.

Cross £79 Ruthwell, £78 High Glen Triplock, £76 Cambeckhill, £75 Tinnishall & Marygate, £74 High Glen Triplock & Eastside, £73 Threepwood, £72 Westhills.

Cheviot Mule £78 Whitton, £76 Falnash, £75 Philiphaugh, £74 Mindork, £72 West Kirkcarsewell & North House, £71 Kirkbride.

Dorset £78, £68 Heatherglen.

Romney £78 Haithwaite.

Continental £74 Downan, £72 New Grange Farm.


Blackface £65 Dreva, £63 Pitland Hills, £59 Tenter House, £56 Drumreach, £53 Dreva, Threepwood & Chapel, £52 Teinside, £50 Tenter House.

Cheviot £62 Falnash & The Laurels, £54 Tushielaw, £48 Sorbie, Burray & Falnash, £47 Philiphaugh & Solwaybank, £46 Waterside.

Goat £61 Moorlough Road, £57, £52 The Gin Case, £50 Moorlough Road & The Gin Case.

Swaledale £51 Broomhills, £50 Whitton, £48 Shield Farm, £44 Whitton, £43 East Greenridge, £41 Hammershields, £40 Ringliggate.

Lleyn £49 Dykehead.

Jacob £41 Craigdu.


Leicester £128 Bullshill, £110 Randalholme, £96 Marygate, £92 Philiphaugh & Gapshield.

Texel £127 Bascodyke Fooot, £120 Chaseside, £118 Shield Farm, £116 Temon & Lower Ashtrees, £114, £112 Cowgrove, £106 Tundergarth Mains.

Charollais £126 Beckfoot, £122 Viewley, £120 Graceside.

Suffolk £116 Sandysikes, £110 Nettling Flatt, £90 Riddell & Viewley.

North Country Cheviot £114 Graceside, £106 Whitton, £101 Skelfhill.

Cheviot £100 Catslackburn, £92 Falnash, £88 Eastside & North House, £73 Falnash.

Zwartble £88 Beckfoot, £84 Easter Dawyck.

Beltex £92 Sorbie.

Lleyn £84 Graceside, £76 Beckfoot.

Blackface £84 Cowden, £75 Nunnerie, £70 Penchrise.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 208.0p (199.5p)
Heavy to 180.0p (180.0p)

Light to 208.0p (208.0p)
Medium to 220.0p (213.6p)
Heavy to 214.0p (214.0p)

Light to 200.0p (158.4p)
Standard to 253.0p (169.3p)
Medium to 246.0p (174.7p)
Heavy to 226.0p (166.2p)
Overweight to 175.0p (157.7p)

Light to £65.00 (£40.72)
Heavy to £156.00 (£73.37)

Cast Rams £128.00 (£82.87)

corresponding week 2015 sale report