Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 34 cattle, 1,396 prime lambs, 2,061 prime hoggs and 2,097 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th June 2017.

The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 34 head of cattle were forward, comprising of 20 OTM’s, 11 clean and 3 store bulls. Nine men operating at ringside ensured a flying trade throughout with numbers totally inadequate for buyer’s needs.

OTM’s: Dan Charnock’s Blue cow tops at 175p.

Trade simply flying, everything wanted and more needed on a weekly basis. Dan’s ten year old cow topped the sale at 175p, followed at 140p by David Baxter’s Charolais cow. Hill cows sold to 130p for a Shorthorn from Paul Bell, with Angus x to 131p from Mike Baxter. Dairy cows were an entry of working cows and topped at 123p for a Dairy Shorthorn from Messrs James, Midtodhills, with Guernsey’s to 104p from the same home. Top price per head was £1,198.75 from Hagg Farm.

Clean cattle: Sale averages 215.6p

Topping the sale was a terrific Blue heifer from Drew and Brian at 242p. Limousin heifers topped at 218p again from Dashwell Green. Shorthorn heifers sold to 214p from David Wilson, who also sold Limousin steers to 213p.

As previously said, more are needed. Maximum commission £30 per head.

A larger show of 1,396 spring lambs were forward to the usual busy ring of buyers who were all keen for sheep. An excellent show for quality was present with many heavyweight lambs on offer which remain scarce throughout the country, and selling regularly between £120-130. All other classes keenly sought after and remain very dear, with averages being 10p up on last week.

A top of 303p was achieved for outstanding Texel lambs from G Fleming, Netherbrotherstone and to £134 for Texels from Messrs Forsyth, Oswie and Gass & Martin, Aldery Terrace.

Overall sale average 256.8p (SQQ 257.2p)


Texel 303p Netherbrotherston, 298p Gallowberry & Raggetsyke, 294p Milton Mains, 290p Cleughbrae, 283p Land & Heatherglen, 281p, 280p Milton Mains, 279p High Greenhill & Four o Boot, 277p Braithwaite Hall & Carsegowan, 276p Kilnhill & Cubbyhill.

Beltex 286p Waltonwoodhead.

Suffolk 274p, 272p, 270p, 268p, 267p Carsegowan, 267p Hallburn, 265p, 262p, 260p Carsegowan, 259p Heatherglen, 258p Beechgrove, 257p Hollytree & Westend.

Charollais 266p Heatherglen, 263p, 261p Viewley, 259p Knowe & Oakdene, 256p Hallburn, 255p Knowe, 253p Oakdene, 252p Stonehouse, 251p, 250p Oakdene, 247p Bleatarn.

Cross 248p Sowerby Wood, 243p Borthwick Brae, 226p Oswie.

Blackface 239p Borthwick Brae.

Welsh 232p The Wreay.

Swaledale 222p Boldron.


Texel £134 Oswie & Aldery Terrace, £132 Greenburn, £131 Dunnabie House & Beckfoot, £130 Land & The Side, £129 Heatherglen, £128 Newbiggin, £127 Four o Boot, £124 Kilnhill, £123 Guardsmill, £122 Carsegowan.

Suffolk £130 Carsegowan, £129 Vallance Drive, £128 Wallend & Carsegowan, £124 Beechgrove, £120.50 Sceugh Dyke, £120 Burgh Head & Land, £118 Hollytree £117 Carsegowan, £115 Westend & Carsegowan.

Charollais £117 Viewley, £113 Heatherglen, £109.50 Knowe, £108, £107.50 Oakdene, £107 Heatherglen, £103.50 Oakdene.

Beltex £106 Waltonwodhead.

Cross £101.50 Sowerby Wood.

Another fine show of 2,061 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 easier on the week, with flesh being a major requirement. Averages back 10p on the week, although best fleshed hoggs achieved recent high rates.

The sale topped at £128 and £124 for Texel hoggs from Messrs Little, North Greenhill, and to 236p per kilo also for Texels from Messrs Swanson, Clatequoy, Caithness.

Overall sale average 186.4ppk (SQQ 187.8ppk).


Texel 236p, 223p Clatequoy, 220p Forss, 219p High Glen Triplock, 218p Shield Green, 217p Byreburnside, 216p Glencartholm, 214p Sharplaw & Rowanburnfoot, 213p Golden Lane & North Greenhill, 212p Broomhills, 211p Clatequoy, 209p Byreburnside.

Charollais 217p Upper Auchenlay.

Hill Cheviot 213p Supplebank, 211p Kirndean, 209p Porteath & Far Howe, 208p Rowanburnfoot,

206p Whiteside, 205p Clerk Hill, 200p Burnhouse & Hoddamtown, 198p Greenburn, 197p Broomhills,

196p Whiteside & Supplebank.

Blackface 212p, 204p Clonrae, 203p Rowanburnfoot & Camelford, 202p Clonrae, 201p Whiteside, 200p Pasture House & Whiteside, 198p Low Eals & High Glen Triplock.

North Country Cheviot 212p Drumreach, 196p Edge Farm.

Suffolk 208p Far Howe, 205p Thornington, 200p Stitley & Hyde Park, 196p High Glen Triplock & East Durran, 195p Broom Park, 192p Low Eals, 190p, 189p Mossburnford, 189p East Durran, 188p Auchengray & Thornington.

Greyface 208p Golden Lane, 205p Far Howe, 202p Greenburn, 199p Hyde Park & Far Howe, 197p Higher Grenofen Flatt, 188p Porteath, 187p Borthwick Brae, 185p Golden Lane.

Swaledale 205p Far Howe.

Easycare 203p, 195p Easter Deanhead.

Herdwick 197p Almagill.


Texel £128, £124 North Greenhill, £120 Middle Farm & Drumcruilton, £119 Edge Farm, £118 Broomhills & Torkirra, £116 Waltonwoodhead, Sharplaw & Banks Head, £115 Drutchtag, £112 Torkirra, Auchengray, Nunscleugh & Drumcruilton.

Suffolk £122 Fowrass, £118 Mossburnford, £108 Stitley, £104 Edge Farm, £100 High Glen Triplock, Mossburnford & Edge Farm, £98 Torkirra, Shield Green, East Durran & Low Eals.

Charollais £114 Thorney Knowe, £102 Stockdale.

North Country Cheviot £108 Thorney Knowe, £100 Edge Farm.

Easycare £107, £103 Easter Deanhead.

Hill Cheviot £104 Clerk Hill, £100 Supplebank, £95 Kirndean, £92 Edge Farm, £90 Clerk Hill & Supplebank, £87 Greenburn, £84 Whiteside & Clerk Hill, £82 Broomhills.

Beulah £100 Higher Grenofen Flatt.

Greyface £96 Porteath, £90, £87.50 Far Howe, £86 Achingills, Almagill, Nunscleugh & Borthwick Brae, £85 Greenburn & Golden Lane, £82 Thomas Telford Road & Edge Farm.

Blackface £94 Wanwood Hill & Clonrae, £87 Rowanburnfoot, £86 Almagill, £85 Low Eals & Clonrae, £84 Low Eals, £81 Rowanburnfoot & Thomas Telford Road, £80 Borthwick Brae.

A smaller show of 2,097 cast ewes and rams was presented to the usual ring of customers, with all classes being dearer on the week, especially heavy ewes up between £5-8 so long as not over fat. Small hill type ewes, both export and plain, remain very short of buyer requirements and continue to sell at recent high rates. Rams remain consistent.

Sale topped at £158 for Texel ewes from Messrs Ridley, Haltcliffe and rams to £131 for Texels from Messrs Neill, Thornington.


Texel £158 Haltcliffe, £148 Hawkhill, £146 Beckfoot, £143 Knock, £138 Beck Farm, £134 Mossburnford, £133 Cubbyhill & Raggetsyke, £132 Chaseside, £130 Burgh Head, £128 Mirkbooths & Todholes, £127 Sharplaw, £126 Beck Farm, £124 The Wreay.

Charollais £129, £126 Beckfoot, £120 Chaseside, £119 Thackwood, £112 Thorney Knowe, £110 Chaseside, £108 Heatherglen, £107 Chaseside, £105 Beckfoot, £102 Thackwood & Viewley, £100 Chaseside & Fowrass.

Beltex £118 The Wreay, £104 Riggshield.

Suffolk £114 Beckfoot, £110 Heatherglen & Knock, £107 Viewley, £105 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £104 Burgh Head & Beckfoot, £102 Chaseside & Thornington, £100 Sceugh Dyke, Chaseside & Mossburnford, £98 Chaseside, Drumreach & Marygate.

North Country Cheviot £101 Forss, £94 Swanson, £91 Buckies, £87 Todholes, £87, £86, £84 Clatequoy, £84 Golden Lane.

Blue Faced Leicester £91 Beckfoot, £90 Raggetsyke.

Greyface £87 Golden Lane, £80 Roanstree, £79 Graden Farm House, £78 High Glen Triplock, Buckies, Thorney Knowe & Thomas Telford Road, £77 Low Hallburn & Stockdale, £76 Haythwaite Lane, Thornington, Nirvana, Upperburnmouth, Cambeckhill & Far Howe.

Cheviot Mule £85 Torikka, £74 Anchorage.


Hill Cheviot £75 Swinney Hill, £69 Upper Hindhope, £66 Crakaig, £63, £61 Knock, £61 Stockdale, £59 West Trailtrow, £58 Forss, Whitchester & Boldron, £56 Allfornaught.

Blackface £70 Upperburnmouth, £69 Crindledykes & Tenter House, £68 Clonrae, £66 Drumreach, £64 Redesmouth & Riggshield, £64, £63 Clonrae, £62 Heatherglen, £60 Torikka.

Woodland £70 Riggshield.

Swaledale £69 Haltcliffe, £64 Park House, £63 Stockdale, £62 Farnbury, £55 Spoutbank & Cumrew.

Lleyn £66 Mallsgate Hall, £64 Marygate.

Berrichon £62 Millaires.

Kendal Rough £61 Gill Head.

Easycare £60 Torikka, £57 Easter Deanhead.

Herdwick £57 Burnhouse, £50 Almagill.


Texel £131 Thornington, £126 Drumcruilton, £116 Golden Lane, Skinnet & Beckfoot, £114 Hawkhill & Hallum, £112 Chaseside, £110 Auchengray, £102 Beck Farm.

Suffolk £126 Thornington, £100 Thorney Knowe.

Charollais £125 Heatherglen.

Blue Faced Leicester £105 The Bog.

North Country Cheviot £88 Badanloch.

Blackface £79 Upperburnmouth.

Easycare £72 Easter Deanhead.


Light to 213.0p (213.0p)
Medium to 175.0p (175.0p)
Heavy to 168.0p (168.0p)

Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 242.0p (213.9p)
Heavy to 212.0p (212.0p)

Light to 266.0p (256.2p)
Standard to 303.0p (250.7p)
Medium to 298.0p (260.1p)
Heavy to 270.0p (256.3p)
Overweight 242.0p (224.1p)

Light to 200.0p (179.6p)
Standard to 220.0p (191.8p)
Medium to 218.0p (187.1p)
Heavy to 214.0p (181.6p)

Shearlings 207.0p (167.3p)

Light to £75.00 (£55.07)
Heavy to £158.00 (£88.67)

Rams £131.00 (£81.49)

corresponding week 2016 sale report