Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 39 cattle, 2,067 prime lambs and 3,653 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 6th July 2017.

OTM’s: Minsca Shorthorns sell to £1204.

A mixed entry of OTM’s were offered to an extremely large company of buyers, there was a strong demand for all types with several accounts not able to start. The Connell family sold a terrific Beef Shorthorn topping the sale at 140p and averaging 134p. They also sold the top priced cow at £1204.

Dairy bred sold to 137p from Trevor & Ted Telford. Angus x cows sold to 130p from Messrs Anderson, Penchrise and 127p from Richard McKerrow.

Stock bulls sold to 119p (£1071) for a White Bred Shorthorn from Bell, The Bloch.

Clean: An entry containing all types from suckler bred limousins to dairy bred simmentals, Topping at 227p was a Limousin steer from Messrs Taylor, Dashwell Green. Heifers topped at 210p from market regualars Messrs Fiddler, Barrow Ling, with heavy weights to £1339.80 from Messrs Prudham, Whitefield.

A smaller show of 2,067 spring lambs were forward due to the fact farmers have been drawing their lambs at lightweights for weeks now resulting in less lambs coming forward at present. The usual busy ring of buyers were all still keen for sheep with trade breaking the mid week trend and being 8p/kg up on the week. Heavy weight lambs over 45kgs were in demand and were short of buyer requirements. Light weight lambs continued to sell at recent rates. Vendors are advised to continue selling but to make sure all lambs drawn are well fleshed.

A top of 286p was achieved for excellent Texel lambs from Messrs Byrne, Thornthwaite Close and Messrs Mitchinson, High Greenhill and to £117 for Texels from Marygate. Overall sale average 222ppk (SQQ 222.9ppk)


Texel 286p Thornthwaite Close & High Greenhill, 274p High Greenhill, 265p Kilnford Croft, 261p Uppercleugh & Shankbridge End, 259p Kilnford Croft, 258p Wallend, 256p Whitstonehill, 253p Thornthwaite.

Beltex 261p & 260p & 259p Hollands, 254p Braithwaite Shields, 251p Bridgestone, 248p, 235p, 226p, 220p Hollands.

Suffolk 236p Upper Mains, 235p Hermitage, 133p Kilnford Croft & Hollytree, 228p Priesthaugh, 227p Guardsmill, 226p Whins & Outertown & Hallburn.

Charollais 228p The Chestnuts, 227p Shield Green, 224p Knowe, 223p Sowerbywood & Knowe, 221p Shankbridge End & Lanehead, 218p Leathorn & Moss Side, 216p Moss Side.

Bleu Du Maine 226p Whitstonehill.

Berrichon 223p & 216p Sceugh Dyke.

Hampshire 222p & 209p Barnglies.

Cross 218p Hill Brae, 215p Peela Hill.

Half-Bred 216p High Moat.

Cheviot Mule 213p Allanshaws.

Continentals 206p Cochranes, 200p Low Tipalt.

Blackface 205p & 202p Bankend.

Zwartble 203p The Cottage.


Texel £117 Marygate, £116 Old Wall, £115 High Parkfoot & Barnglies, £114 Kilnford Croft, £111 Kilnford Croft & Trawill, £110 Whitstonehill & Crailloch.

Beltex £112 & £107 & £104 & £99 Hollands, £98 Bridgestone, £96 Hollands, £94 Braithwaite Shields.

Suffolk £112 Nether Cargen & Beechgrove, £106 Upper Mains, £103 Beechgrove, £102 Hullerbank, £101 Whamtown, £100 Hollytree & Hollows Mill, £97 Sceugh Dyke & Nether Cargen.

Hampshire £109 & £92 Barnglies.

Charollais £ 106 Lanehead, £96 Leathorn & Sowerbywood, £93.50 The Chestnuts & Knowe, £93 Shield Green, £92 Knowe.

Zwartble £100 & £96 Viewfields.

Cheviot Mule £100 & £96 Allanshaws.

Half-Bred £95 High Moat.

Berrichon £95 & £91.50 Sceugh Dyke.

Cross £88 Peela Hill, £87 Hill Brae.

Blackface £80 Bankend, £77 Lanehead.

A much larger show of 3,653 cast ewes and rams was presented to a full compliment of buyer’s, with one of the best shows of quality forward for many weeks, with all classes £5-8 dearer on the week especially for strong ewes. Hill ewes in smaller numbers today. Many more ewes could be sold to vendors advantage.

Sale topped at £162 for Texel ewes from Messrs Warden, Skelfhill. Rams topped at £152 for Charollais tups from Messrs Baxter, Moss Side.


Texel £162 Skelfhill, £160 Crailloch, £158 Beckfoot, £154 Allanshaws & Hill House, £150 Seymour House, £149 Arkleby House, £126 Hatcliffe & Crofthouse, £143 Chaseside.

Beltex £138 Itonfield, £134 Crofthouse, £130 Braithwaite Shields, £124 Graceside, £120 Hill House & Itonfield, £118 Graceside, £116 Waterside, £110 Springfield.

Charollais £120 Birdsnest & Springfield, £119 Chaseside & Braithwaite Hall, £108 Beckfoot.

Suffolk £116 Chaseside, £115 Beckfoot, £115 Graceside, £114 Kilnford Croft & Low Hallburn, £112 Skelfhill, £110 Thirlestane & Chaseside & Kilnford Croft.

North Country Cheviot £111 Allanshaws, £106 Bidlake, £104 Allanshaws, £102 East Murton, £98 High Moat & Allanshaws.

Cheviot Mule £108 Kilnford Croft.

Cross £106 Riddell, £103 Lanehead.

Blue Faced Leicester £102 Quarry House, £100 Eastside.

Bleu Du Maine £95 Thornthwaite Close.

Continental £71 Bidlake.

Zwartble £64 Leathorn.


Easycare £84 Peddar Hill.

Blackface £78 Wynholm & Quarry House, £75 Townhead, £74 Peela Hill, £72 Quarry House.

Cheviot £74 Boldron, £69 Craig Dhu Croft, £65 Hayclose, £61 Catslackburn.

Lleyn £60 Eastside, £59 High Arces.

Kerry Hill £59 Braithwaite Shields.

Swaledale £56 Pasture House, £55 Blakelaw.


Charollais £152 Moss Side.

Texel £145 Eastside, £138 Beckside, £132 Hill House, £131 Broompark, £116 Allanshaws, £110 Pasture House.

North Country Cheviot £120 North Synton, £110 North Synton & East Murton.

Blue Faced Leicester £118 Temon.

Lleyn £110 Broompark.

Beltex £108 Hill House.

Suffolk £108 Broompark.

Blackface £88 Barron House.

Easycare £86 Boldron.

Cheviot £80 Boldron.


Light to 227.0p (226.0p)
Medium to 215.0p (215.0p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 210.0p (200.8p)
Heavy to 210.0p (202.2p)

Light to 251.7p (213.0p)
Standard to 286.0p (223.8p)
Medium to 261.0p (223.1p)
Heavy to 250.0p (221.0p)
Overweight -------p (-------p)

Light to £84.00 (£48.11)
Heavy to £162.00 (£85.87)

Rams £152.00 (£93.66)

corresponding week 2016 sale report