Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 26 cattle, 2,520 prime lambs, 293 prime hoggs and 2,837 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 29th June 2017.

The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 26 cattle; 18 OTMs & 8 prime were forward.

OTM’s: Angus cows to £1217.20. 8 buyers trying to operate ringside, last week’s trade easily maintained. Everything wanted especially meat which was scarce with the majority of entries hard worked. The Caver’s twins fetched a tank of a cow which sold to 136p and realised £1217.20 to the farmers friend. Willy Telfer sold other Angus cows to 145p and £1167.25. Dairy bred Blue cows sold to 135p from George Dinnin. Hill sucklers from Messrs Urwin sold to 134p. Several buyers did not get to start operating due to lack of numbers. We could easily sell 40 every week.

Prime cattle: I tell you every week how good a trade we have. All heifers average 219.20p/kg. at 57% killing out this equates to 384.6p deadweight. Maximum commission £30 a head. Top price was 233p for Limousin from the Taylor boys.

Another large show of 2,520 spring lambs were forward to the usual busy ring of buyers all still keen for sheep albeit at a lesser trade in line with national trend, however the trade firmed all day as other auctions finished. Heavy weight lambs over 45kgs were in demand and were short of buyer requirements. Light weight lambs forward in larger numbers and would be the most back on the week. Vendors are advised to continue selling but to make sure all lambs drawn are well fleshed. A top of 283p was achieved for excellent Texel lambs from Messr Dean, Kirk House and to £124 for Texels from Ryan Roddan, Springfield. Overall sale average 215ppk (SQQ 215ppk)


Texel 283p Kirk House, 280p High Greenhill, 277p Kirk House, 266p Greenburn, 261p Greenbrae, 261p & 260p Kilnford Croft, 257p Greenburn, 254p Bombie, 253p Springfield.

Beltex 269p Bridgestone, 251p Walton Highrigg, 250p Dinwoodie Green, 249p Bridgestone.

Blue Faced Leicester 251p Dinwoodie Green.

Suffolk 245p Kilnford Croft, 240p Burnfoothill, 232p & 230p Upper Mains, 228p Skelfhill, 226p Guardsmill, 225p Burnfoothill, 223p Brownleazes, 223p Ormiston, 221p Low Hallburn.

Charollais 234p North Middleton, 226p Wyseby Hill, 225p Greenburn, 219p Culquhasen, 218p Greenburn, 215p Fenton, 212p Porterstown, 207p North Middleton, 205p Porterstown.

Rouge 228p & 200p Crawfordhall.

Berrichon 220p, 213p Sceugh Dyke.

Blackface 213p Newton, 211p Lower Moor.

Hampshire 213p Barnglies.

Oxford 212p Guards.

Cheviot 207p Langshawmuir.

Cheviot Mule 200p Barnglies.


Texel £124 Springfield, £122 Barnglies, £121 Springfield, £120 Kirkbride & Greenbrae & Kilnford Croft, £118 Lanehead, £117 Kilnford Croft, £116 Dinwoodie Green,

Charollais £117 North Middleton.

Suffolk £113 Burnfoothill, £109 Upper Mains, £108 Kilnford Croft, £106 Guardsmill, £100 Spoutbank, £99 Upper Mains, £98 & £95 Brownleazes, £94 Beckhall & Whins.

Beltex £105 Bridgestone & Dinwoodie Green, £98 Walton Highrigg, £97 Bridgestone.

Rouge £105 Crawfordhall.

Berrichon £97 Sceugh Dyke.

Hampshire £100, £96 Barnglies.

Blue Faced Leicester £96 Prospect House.

Cheviot Mule £90 Barnglies.

Oxford £91 Guards.

Blackface £ 85 Newton, £80 Lower Moor

Cheviot £85 Langshawmuir.

The final show of the season saw 293 prime hoggs forward to the usual customers, with trade still fast for the best fleshed hoggs, others met realization. Hoggs will now be sold amongst the ewes without being mouthed from next week. The sale topped at £100 for a Texel hogg from Ryan Roddan, Springfield and to 187p per kilo for Texels from Messr Jeffereys, Kimmerston. Overall sale average 156ppk (SQQ 167ppk).


Texel 187p Kimmerston, 186p Whitegates, 183p Nether Albie, 182p Kimmerston.

Beltex 182p Breckon Hill.

Charollais 177p Sloda Hill.

Suffolk 176p, 171p Golden Lane, 167p Whitegates.

Cross 167p Thirstane.

North Country Cheviot 165p Yetholm Mains, 150p Byers.

Cheviot 154p Whitegates.

Jacob 150p Golden Lane.

Blackface 142p Golden Lane.


Suffolk £100 Springfield, £85 Golden Lane, £84 Falla.

Texel £95 Nether Albie, £95, £89, £88 Kimmerston, £88 Golden Lane, £86 Nether Albie, £85 Dabbins & Nether Albie, £84 Torkirra.

Charollais £90 Kimmerston.

North Country Cheviot £87 Byers, £84 Yetholm Mains.

Easycare £85 Sloda Hill.

Cambridge £84 Yetholm Mains.

Cheviot Mule £84 Parkhill.

Cross £77 Thirstane, £75 Nether Albie.

Herdwick £70 Golden Lane.

Jacob £69 Golden Lane.

Cheviot £66 Parkhill.

A smaller show of 2,837 cast ewes and rams was presented to a full compliment of buyer’s, all classes apart from the very plainest hill ewes easily maintained last weeks high rates. Many more could be sold to vendors advantage. Sale topped at £160 for Texel ewes from Messrs Sutherland, Carran, Caithness, who also sold top price ram at £148 for a Texel.


Texel £160 Carran, £153 Eastside, £148 Carran, £144 Carran & Beckfoot, £143 Carran, £140 Golden Lane & Falla & Kimmeter Green, £139 Chaseside.

Beltex £138 Beck.

Charollais £118 Porterstown, £116 Golden Lane, £114 Chaseside, £111 Beckfoot, £110 Chaseside, £104 Golden Lane, £100 Chaseside, £99 Whitegates, £95 Beckfoot.

Suffolk £112 Beckfoot, £108 Lanehead, £107 Chaseside, £104 The Wreay, £104 Golden Lane, £104 Beckfoot, £100 Broynach, £99 Kilnford Croft, £98 Priestdykes, £97 Heatherglen.

North Country Cheviot £116 & £108 & £105 & £100 Heatherglen.

Blue Faced Leicester £92 Eastside.

Bleu Du Main £91 Boldron.

Rouge £91 Priestdykes.

Continental £80 & £75 Bidlake.

Cross £88 Wyseby Hill, £81 Hollytree, £80 Falla & Jacksonrigg.

Cheviot Mule £83 Kirkbride, £80 Eastside.

Zwartble £78 Golden Lane.

Romney £69 & £64 Bidlake


Cheviot £80 Golden Lane, £73 Heatherglen & Nether Ernambrie, £70 Marchbank, £68 Lower Thora, £65 Strathy West & Tushielaw, £61 Drumreach.

Lleyn £79 & £72 Bush of Ewes.

Easycare £69 Drumreach.

Blackface £67 Fingland, £61 Eastside, £58 Parkhill, £57 Fingland, £55 Heatherglen.

Swaledale £67 Bullshill.

Shetland £50 Drumreach, £46 Barrogill Mains, £43 Whitegates.


Texel £148 Carran, £133 Hill House, £128 Nether Albie, £122 Yetholm Mains, £120 Nether Albie & Heatherglen, £116 Marchbank.

Zwartble £120 Sky House.

Charollais £118 Chaseside, £114 Beckfoot, £108 Whitegates.

Suffolk £118 Falla, £100 & £102 Eastside.

Blue Faced Leicesterb £113 Spoutbank.

North Country Cheviot £99 Yetholm Mains, £93 Bardnaclaven.

Blue Texel £98 Nether Albie.

Blackface £92 Fingland £83 Eastside.

Cheviot £89 Yetholm Mains.

Swaledale £71 Bidlake,

Shetland £66 Achavarn.


Light to -------p (------p)
Medium to 189.0p (189.0p)
Heavy to 174.0p (174.0p)

Light to 233.0p (218.0p)
Medium to 221.0p (221.0p)
Heavy to 218.0p (218.0p)

Light to 215.0p (193.0p)
Standard to 277.0p (214.0p)
Medium to 270.0p (240.0p)
Heavy to 283.0p (218.0p)
Overweight 226.0p (209.0p)

Light to 179.0p (176.0p)
Standard to 186.0p (154.0p)
Medium to 182.0p (173.0p)
Heavy to 187.0p (159.0p)

Shearlings 182.0p (161.0p)

Light to £79.00 (£40.57)
Heavy to £160.00 (£81.80)

Rams £148.00 (£96.66)

corresponding week 2016 sale report