Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 cattle, 693 prime lambs, 2,569 prime hoggs and 2,836 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st June 2017.

The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 24 cattle were forward. A full ring of buyers were present with a leading scotch operator at the beef ring leaving as a spectator, as the trade was electric.

OTM’s: Mrs James tops at 195p. All OTM’s average 142.75p per kilo.

Mrs James of Midtodhills topped the sale with her British Blue which realised 195p and grossed £1,608.75. Limousin from Tom Skyrme sold to 190p and realised £1,273. Dave The Man Baxter sold a white Charolais cow to 150p (£1,080) and the trailer load averaged 134p.

Bulls: Short numbers met a good trade to top at 202p from Dashwell Green.

Clean cattle: Whole sale averages 221.4p

Trade was simply flying with six bidders at ringside. Topping the sale at 227p was a red Limousin heifer from Drew and Brian, who also sold others to 225p. Charolais sold to 224p from Low Plains, with Blondes to 223p from Stuart and Tucker Armstrong, Sceugh Dyke. Heavyweight heifers realised £1,478.40 from Dashwell Green.

Farmers: The sale average at 57% equated to 388.42 p per kilo. Maximum commission £30 per head. Cheque available the following afternoon. WHY ARE WE NOT GETTING 70 CATTLE A WEEK?

A larger show of 693 spring lambs were forward, and met an exceptional trade especially for heavyweight lambs, selling to a top of 308p for excellent Texel lambs from Messrs Thompson, Woodhead and to £134 for Suffolks from Messrs Denby, Riddings Hill. Many more lambs could be and should be sold to take advantage of present high rates. Overall sale average 248.2p (SQQ 247.7p).


Texel 308p Woodhead, 294p Thorns, 290p Woodhead, 289p, 279p Sowerby Wood, 275p Longburgh Fauld, 274p Hermitage & Guardsmill, 272p Thorns & Langdyke, 271p Park Nook, 270p Rottington Hall, 268p Sowerby Wood, 267p Longburgh Fauld, 265p Rottington Hall.

Suffolk 267p Spawell, 261p Sowerby Wood & Cambeckhill, 258p Sceugh Dyke, 257p Riddings Hill, 255p Burgh Head, 254p Bowsden Moor, 251p Oakdene & Sceugh Dyke, 250p Hallburn, 247p Fenton & Seymour House, 245p Cambeck Hill, 244p Spoutbank.

Charollais 266p Rottington Hall, 252p, 250p Oakdene, 249p Bleatarn, 245p Kimmeter Green, 238p Oakdene, 236p Sowerby Wood, 231p Kimmeter Green.

Berrichon 263p, 260p Sceugh Dyke.

Oxford 238p, 234p Guards.

Cross 230p Springfield Farm Court.


Suffolk £134 Riddings Hill, £129 Sceugh Dyke, Pates Hill & Guards, £128 Spawell, £126 Fenton, £125 Burgh Head, £122 Bowsden Moor, £120 Cambeckhill, £118 Riddings Hill, £116 Seymour House, £111, £108 Sceugh Dyke, £107 Sowerby Wood, £105.50 Oakdene.

Texel £127 Cowens, £123.50 Guardsmill, £123 Millhouse & Milton Mains, £122 Millhouse & Park Nook, £120 Woodhead, £118 Cambeckhill, £117 Cowens, £116 Woodhead, £115 Lanehead & Longburgh Fauld, £114 Millhouse, £112.50 Hermitage.

Charollais £116, £110 Oakdene, £108 Kimmeter Green, £106.50 Rottington Hall, £100 Oakdene.

Oxford £114, £103 Guards.

Berrichon £113, £109 Sceugh Dyke.

Cross £101 Springfield Farm Court.

Another fine show of 2,836 prime hoggs were forward to a busy ring of buyers all keen for sheep, especially well fleshed hoggets, again heavyweight sheep were most in demand and short of requirements. Lesser tail end hoggs met realisation. The sale topped at £130 and £126 for Texel hoggs from Messrs Retson, Maidencots. Top price per kilo was 248p for Beltex hoggs from Messrs Taylor, Heathery Hall. Overall sale average 199.1ppk (SQQ 199.3ppk).


Beltex 248p Heathery Hall, 219p Plumpe.

Texel 230p Broomhills, 229p Maidencots, 227p Whitfield, 226p Latterford & Broom Park, 223p Maidencots, 222p Almagill & Oakshawhill, 220p Almagill, 220p, 219p Broomhills, 219p Sweethope & East Raffles.

North Country Cheviot 223p, 212p Almagill, 207p Broom Park, 204p Maidencots, 203p Broom Park.

Hill Cheviot 216p Pennersaughs, 215p West Deloraine, 214p, 213p Broom Park, 212p Pennersaughs,

210p Bush of Ewes, 209p West Deloraine, 207p Sloda Hill, 204p Whiteside & Golden Lane, 203p

Copperthorns, 200p Catslackburn, Plumpe & West Deloraine.

Suffolk 213p Croft End, 207p Maidencots, 206p Sykehead, 203p Dunjop, 202p Middlesteads, 200p Bowsden Moor, 198p Weeds & Plumpe, 196p Catslackburn, 192p Tughall, 190p Hillcrest.

Easycare 213p Hillcrest.

Greyface 212p Heathery Hall, 200p Pasture House, 198p Cranberry Brow & Sweethope, 196p Stable Cottage, 195p Broomhills & Camelford, 193p Croft End, 192p Weeds, 191p High Priorscales, 190p Whitfield & Weeds.

Blackface 208p Copperthorns & Whiteside, 208p, 205p Heathery Hall, 202p Almagill, 200p Heathery Hall, Sykehead & Whiteside, 197p Whiteside, 196p Gate House, 195p Kellah.

Charollais 206p, 203p Broom Park.


Texel £130, £126 Maidencots, £120 Tughall & Croft End, £118 Tughall, £116 Sykehead & Maidencots, £115 Broomhills, £114 Springfield Farm Court, £110 Broomhills, Stable Cottage & Springfield Farm Court, £109 Haythwaite Lane, Whitfield & Almagill.

Suffolk £126 Maidencots, £121 Tughall, £120 Becton Hall, £119, £118, £114 Tughall, £112 Catslackburn & Becton Hall, £104 Stable Cottage, £101 Coatlith Hill, £100 Croft End & Catslackburn.

Beltex £119 Heathery Hall.

Greyface £110 Croft End & Pasture House, £108 Becton Hall, £104 Stable Cottage, £95 Golden Lane, £90 Almagill.

Cheviot Mule £108 Almagill.

Hill Cheviot £102 West Scales, £95 Pennersaughs & West Deloraine, £86 Pennersaughs, £85 Heathery Hall, £84 West Deloraine, £83.50, £83 Broom Park.

North Country Cheviot £102 Maidencots, £98 Almagill, £96 Longburgh Fauld.

Blackface £98 Sceugh Dyke, £96 Gate House, £93 Almagill, £90 Kellah & Sceugh Dyke, £89 Broom Park, £86 Heathery Hall, £85 Catslackburn, £82 Dunjop, £80 Cranberry Brow.

Easycare £94 Castle Farm & Hillcrest.

A decent show of 2,836 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers. Heavy fat ewes easier on the week, as is the normal at this of time of year. Good lean selling ewes met recent high rates, whilst hill ewes and small ewes were a lot sharper and short of requirements. Rams remain steady. Sale topped at £153 for Charollais ewes from Beckfoot and Texel rams to £137 from Eastside.


Charollais £153, £118 Beckfoot, £108, £106 Chaseside, £102 Beckfoot.

Texel £149 Eastside, £146 Harene, £140 Springfield Farm Court & Gatehousecote, £135 Springfield Farm Court, £134 Chaseside, £132, £128 Bowsden Moor, £126 Wood Farm, £125 Beckfoot, £124 Wood Farm, £120 Chaseside, £118, £116 Thorns.

Beltex £116 Langdyke & Thorns.

Suffolk £110 Bowsden Moor, £108 Thorns, £106 Beckfoot, £105 Chaseside & Tughall, £100 Beckfoot, Buckabank & Sceugh Dyke, £95 Gwenfro Isaf, £94 Middlesteads, Beckfoot, Chaseside & Gwenfro Isaf, £91 Thorns, £90 Beckfoot, Buckabank & Marchynys.

Blue Faced Leicester £95 South Slipperfield.

Bleu du Mains £91 Eastside.

Cheviot Mule £83 Priesthaugh, £74 Whitfield, £70 Newbigging & Foxglove.

Greyface £81 Townhead, £79 Kellah, £77 Sweethope, £75 Whitfield, £74 Gwenfro Isaf, £73 Almagill, £72 Hammershields & Nirvana, £71 Eastside, Townhead & Almagill, £70 Seymour House, Evistones, Westhills & High House.

North Country Cheviot £76 South Slipperfield, £75 Broom Park, £71 Eastside.

Romney £64, £63 Billie Mains.


Hill Cheviot £74, £71 Broomlea, £69 Priesthaugh, £68 West Deloraine, £64 Culcaigrie & Priesthaugh, £61 West Deloraine, £55 West Hottbank, £54 Eastside, £51 South Slipperfield, Eastside & West Deloraine.

Lleyn £68 Golden Lane, £68, £66 Gatehousecote, £56 Camelford, £55 Gatehousecote, £54 Sloda Hill.

Goat £68, £62 Broomlea.

Blackface £67 South Slipperfield, £64 West Hottbank, £62 Sweethope, £61 Marygate & Crindledykes, £60 High Priorscales & Hutlerburn, £59 Evistones & Middlesteads, £58 Skelfhill, £57 Newbigging, Kellah & Camelford.

Swaledale £63 Hammershields & Hepplehill, £62 Coatlith Hill, £60 Seymour House, £58 Burnhouse, £57 Hepplehill, £50 Hammershields, High House & East Mitchelltown.

Herdwick £56 Cumcrook.

Easycare £54 Camelford.


Texel £137 Eastside, £128 Hutlerburn, £126 Eastside, £120 Upper Tinwald, £115 Gatehousecote & Chaseside, £110 Camelford & Upper Tinwald, £100 Copperthorns.

Beltex £112 Sowerby Wood.

Suffolk £108 Bowsden Moor.

Blue Faced Leicester £106 Kellah.

Charollais £101 Beckfoot.

Hampshire £100 Broom Park.

North Country Cheviot £89 Golden Lane.

Blackface £87 Gate House.


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Heavy to 190.0p (172.5p)

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Medium to 227.0p (218.9p)
Heavy to 225.0p (222.6p)

Bulls to 202.0p (195.0p)

Light to 294.0p (259.3p)
Standard to 308.0p (245.2p)
Medium to 290.0p (248.1p)
Heavy to 267.0p (252.7p)
Overweight 235.0p (217.9p)

Light to 204.0p (187.8p)
Standard to 226.0p (199.0p)
Medium to 230.0p (203.0p)
Heavy to 248.0p (198.5p)

Shearlings 226.0p (192.9p)

Light to £74.00 (£54.29)
Heavy to £153.00 (£81.96)

Rams £146.00 (£88.05)

corresponding week 2016 sale report