Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 cattle, 2,386 prime lambs and 3,853 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th July 2017.

The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 24 cattle comprising of 8 prime cattle and 16 OTM’s. Numbers were badly effected by several vendors deciding to shear or work in the grass.

OTM’s: Richard leads averages at 138p.

A large company of buyers at ringside easily handled the cows forward and as ever all classes were in demand. The majority of the cows forward were hill bred, and regularly sold between 95-125p per kilo. Richard and Pat Armstrong topped the sale with black Limousin crosses at 139p, and their trailer load averaged 138p. Hill Angus cows sold to 121p from Richard McKerrow, with travelled Galloway cows to 128p from Campbeltown.

Prime cattle: A short entry topped at 206p for a grass fed Limousin from David Wilson. Galloway cross steers sold to 204p from Richard and Pat. Young bulls sold to 178p from Messrs Hewson, Jerriestown.

Farmers: Maximum commission £30 per head.

A larger show of 2,386 spring lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade was slightly easier, especially for lightweight lambs as far more come on the market, however heavier well fleshed lambs remained sought after, with the best quality types short of requirements. Many more could be sold to advantage. A top of 282p was achieved for excellent Texel lambs from Messrs Roots, Kilnford Croft and to £129 for Texels from Messrs Ralston, Rhoin, Campbeltown. Overall sale average 218.5ppk (SQQ 218.8ppk).


Texel 282p Kilnford Croft, 279p Toftcombs, 268p Common House, 266p Wallend, 263p Rhoin & Kilnford Croft, 257p Dinwoodie Green & Bush Terrace, 251p Rhoin, 250p Campingholm, 249p Braithwaite Shields, 248p Old Rectory, 246p Copperthorns.

Beltex 268p New Hummerbecks, 236p Drumburn, 230p Fenton, 229p Drumburn.

Charollais 250p Carsegowan, 230p Archerbeck, 223p Minsca & High Trifergus, 221p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 220p Quarryfield & Burray, 218p Archerbeck & Pates Hill, 215p Fenton, 209p Hallburn, 200p Laverockbank & Balneil.

Suffolk 245p Carsegowan, 237p Upper Mains, 234p Rhoin, 232p Oswie, 228p Ormiston, North House & Kilnford Croft, 226p Sceugh Dyke, Priesthaugh & Kilnford Croft, 225p Guardsmill, Hallburn & North House, 224p, 223p Tone Hall.

Bleu Du Maine 224p, 215p Whitstonehill.

Berrichon 220p, 217p Sceugh Dyke.

Cross 218p Longrow & Whiteside, 209p Brownleazes, 208p Edges Green & Archerbeck, 205p Lyneholm, 203p Whiteside.

Half-Bred 210p High Moat.

Cheviot Mule 209p Dormansteads.

Blackface 208p Prospect House, 202p Minsca.

Oxford 207p Guards, 202p Midtodhills, 200p Guards.

Cheviot 205p Skelfhill, 197p Sloda Hill, 195p Priesthaugh, 194p Sloda Hill, 193p Lyneholm.


Texel £129 Rhoin, £122 Drumreach, £117 Smerral, £112 Church View & Kirkton of Crawford, £110 Brae Edge, £109 Georgefield, Toftcombs & Burray, £108 Bush Terrace, Kilnford Croft & Rhoin, £107 Kilnford Croft.

Suffolk £120 Sowerby Wood, £112 Guardsmill, £110 Archerbeck & Kilnford Croft, £109 Roanstree, £108 Lyneholm, £106.50 Upper Mains, £106 Guardsmill & Sceugh Dyke, £105 Archerbeck & North House, £104 Kilnford Croft, £103 Carsegowan, £102 Oswie, £101 Tone Hall.

Charollais £110 Burray, £107 High Trifergus, £105 Carsegowan, £104 Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Beltex £99 New Hummerbecks, £94, £92 Drumburn, £92 Fenton.

Cross £96 Longrow, £90 Hole Farm & Brownleazes, £87 Whiteside, £86 Lyneholm, £85 Hole Farm.

Oxford £93 Midtodhills.

Berrichon £90, £89 Sceugh Dyke.

Half-Bred £88 High Moat.

Blackface £85 Minsca.

Bleu du Maine £85 Whitstonehill.

Cheviot £83 Lyneholm.

Another large show of 3,853 cast ewes and rams was presented to a full compliment of buyer’s. All classes in strong demand, especially heavy ewes which were short of requirements. The biggest rise would be realised amongst the mule ewes and the strongest end of the horned ewes, which showed a rise of £9 on the week. Sale topped at £154 for Texel ewes from A Hamilton, Smyllum. Rams topped at £150 for a Texel from Viewley.


Texel £154 Smyllum, £152 Bryndansi, £146 Chaseside & Glenart, £145 Edendales, £144 Glenart & Toftcombs, £142 Sibmister, £141 Harene, £140 Edendales, £138 Hundith House & Shop Farm, £136 Sibmister & Beckfoot.

Suffolk £125 Sibmister & Smerral, £120 Sceugh Dyke, £118 Cowens & Smyllum, £117 Mossburnford & Smerral, £116 Guardsmill & Spawell, £115 Sceugh Dyke & Smerral, £114 Higher Grenofen Flatt, £113 Tone Hall, £112 Beckfoot, Shop Farm & Rottington Hall, £111 Sowerby Wood & Beckfoot, £110 Burray, Beckfoot & Rottington Hall.

Charollais £120 Chaseside, £118 Wyseby Hill Cottage & Beckfoot, £110 Springfield, Beckfoot & Golden Lane, £108 Challoch Mun, £100 Becfoot.

Cheviot Mule £111 Smyllum, £95 Beckfoot, £93 North House.

Beltex £106 Newhall, £92 The Wreay, £90 Fearn.

Zwartble £100 Drumreach, £98 Harene, £86 Drumreach.

Cross £99 Rottington Hall, £95 Tone Hall & Brownleazes, £93 Wynholm, Dawyck, Unthank, Whitegates & Westend, £92 Jacksonrigg, Trecorner & Toftcombs, £91 Easter Dawyck & Golden Lane.

North Country Cheviot £98 Chaseside, £97 Drumreach, £95 High Moat, £93 Higher Grenofen Flatt, £91 Wynholm, £90 Fenwick & Burray.

Blue Faced Leicester £98, £96 Nunscleugh, £96 Bryndansi, £94 Spoutbank & Fordlands.


Blackface £81 Brownleazes, £80 Ralphshield, £79 Syart & Nunrow, £78 Cramalt, £77 Easter Dawyck, £76 Meggethead, £75 High Trifergus, Nunrow & Winterhopeburn, £73 Viewley, £72 Drumreach.

Cheviot £80 Wynholm, £78 Potholm, £77 Maidencots, £74 Wynholm, Drumreach & The Mark.

Lleyn £74 The Mark, £73 Trelinnoe.

Welsh £71 Trehendra.

Swaledale £70 Hundith House, £68 Nunscleugh, £64 Spoutbank, £63 Fordlands.

Herdwick £50 Hillside.


Texel £150 Viewley, £144 Jacksonrigg, £122 Drumreach, £112 Beckfoot & Crumhaughhill, £110 Upper Hundalee, £108 Baryerrock, £106 Rottington Hall, £100 Kennachy, Bryndansi, Biggins & Upper Locharwoods.

Suffolk £130 Kinford Crodt, £116 Sceugh Dyke, £114 Lyneholm, £108 Crumhaughhill, £106 North House.

Charollais £127, £116 Beckfoot.

Blue Faced Leicester £120 Horsley Hill, £118 Brownleazes, £110 Softley, £106 Fordlands, £100 North House.

North Country Cheviot £118 Drumreach.

Cheviot £110 Potholm.

Beltex £94 Hobbiesburn, £90 High Airyolland.

Blackface £92 Meggethead, £85 Nunrow.

Swaledale £82 Fordlands.


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Medium to 206.0p (205.0p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

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Medium to 138.0p (138.0p)
Heavy to 139.0p (139.0p)

Bulls to 178.0p (165.0p)

Light to 209.0p (198.0p)
Standard to 282.0p (217.0p)
Medium to 268.0p (220.0p)
Heavy to 237.0p (217.0p)
Overweight 230.0p (194.0p)

Light to £81.00 (£57.56)
Heavy to £154.00 (£84.51)

Rams £150.00 (£86.21)

corresponding week 2016 sale report