Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 21 cattle, 3,345 prime lambs and 5,783 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 17th August 2017.

The company held its weekly sale of primestock where an entry of 21 cattle was forward, comprising of 17 OTM’s and 4 prime cattle. A good company of buyers saw all classes of cattle good to sell and proved totally inadequate for buyer’s needs.

OTM’s: Peter sells red cows to £1,202.40!

Plenty of weathered cows 5-9p dearer on the week. Peter Dixon from Upper Burnmouth topped the sale at 167p with a Limousin cross and his consignment averaged 142p. Blonde crosses from Dave Robison sold to 139p. Native breeds were a large part of the entry, with Angus crosses to 115p from Willie Telfer, and Galloway cows to 125p from Paul Whitfield. A Dairy Shorthorn stock bull sold to 110p from Messrs James, Midtodhills.

Prime cattle: An indifferent entry of heavyweight cattle topped at 185p for an overage Limousin heifer from Tom Cowan, The Ash.

Farmers: Remember maximum commission £30 a head, prompt payment and a first class service.

A similar entry of 3,348 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade varying throughout the day. Heavyweight lambs and well fleshed lambs remained dear along with the best quality export lambs, however many lambs were lacking sufficient cover therefore a lesser trade. Lightweight lambs, especially hill types proving harder to cash.

Sale topped at 283p and £113 for the Champion prime lamb from the Dumfries & Lockerbie Agriculture Show, which was a tremendous Texel lamb from Austin Hoggan, Maryholm, Dumfries.

Overall sale average 189.6p (SQQ 189.2p)


Texel 283p Maryholm, 257p Crawthat, 253p Killocraw, 250p Thornthwaite Close, 241p Loaningfoot, 239p Kilnford Croft, 236p Crawthat, 235p Cleughbrae, 234p Oldfield, 231p Greenwell Meadows, 228p Kirk House, 227p Newton Cottage, 223p Kirk House.

Beltex 247p Cleughbrae & Midtown, 237p Wallend, 231p Sorbie, 220p Kirk House, 215p Park Nook, 213p Waterside, 205p Park Nook, 200p Midtown & Sorbie.

Suffolk 209p, 206p Woodhall, 204p High Wreay, 202p Long Strumble, 200p Oldfield, 198p Staffler, 195p Flex, 194p Lane Head, 193p Beckhall & Tarrasfoot, 192p Lyneholm, Flex, Springfield Farm Court & Sceugh Dyke.

Cheviot Mule 207p Barnglies.

Charollais 200p Seymour House.

Bleu du Maine 200p Waterside.

Hamsphire 198p Barnglies.

Cheviot 197p Kirkton.

Berrichon 195p, 194p Sceugh Dyke.

Cross 185p Roachburn, 182p Nunscleugh, 181p Upper Hindhope, 180p Rowanburnfoot, The Nook & Penpeugh, 179p Maidencots, Sandysikes & Littlegill, 177p Newbiggin & Longlea, 176p The Flatt & Litharge, 175p Roachburn & Midtown.

Blackface 171p Lanehead, 170p Penpeugh.


Texel £113 Maryholm & Middle Farm, £112 Tercrosset, £110 Bombie & Chapel House, £109 Midtown, Middle Farm & Longhurst, £108 Crawthat, Tarra & Ashley Park, £107 Old Wall, £106 Cubbyhill & Wood Farm.

Suffolk £108, £107 Woodhall, £107 Long Strumble, £98 Burgh Head, £97 Sceugh Dyke, £96 High Wreay, £93 Long Struble, £92 Woodhall, £90 Sowerby Wood, Kilnford Croft & Park Nook.

Beltex £106 Cleughbrae, £97 Sorbie & Wallend, £91.50 Midtown.

Cheviot Mule £95 Barnglies.

Hampshire £89 Barnglies.

Berrichon £87.50, £84 Sceugh Dyke.

Bleu du Maine £84 Waterside.

Charollais £82 Monk Farm, £80 Seymour House.

Cross £81.50 Roachburn, £81 The Nook, £80 Nunscleugh, £77 Littlegill & Old Rectory, £76 Newbiggin, £75.50 Penpeugh, £75 Patties Hill & Sandysikes.

Blackface £63 Penpeugh, £60 Allensgreen.

Another large entry of 5,783 cast ewes and rams sold to the usual buyers, with trade in all classes being very similar on the week. Heavyweight ewes remain keenly sought after, whilst plainer hill ewes remain hard to cash.

Top price of £162 for Texel ewes from Baltier Farming, Newton Stewart. Rams to £146 for Suffolks from Messrs Campbell, Bardnaclaven, Caithness.


Texel £162 Baltier, £146 Bascodyke Foot, £142 Kirkton, £138 Chapelton of Menmuir & Bascodyke Foot, £137 Woodhead, £136 The Laurels & Swinside Townfoot, £134 Bascodyke Foot, £132 Chaseside, £130 Waterside, £126 Woodhead, Viewley & West Millhills.

Suffolk £146 West Millhills, £113, £106 Sceugh Dyke, £110 Beckfoot, Chaseside & High Wreay, £109 Knock, £108 Lords Lot & Chaseside, £106 Outertown, New Grange, Chaseside & Beckfoot, £105 Lochside, £104 Beckfoot.

Charolais £128 Maryholm, £118 Beckfoot, £110 Paddockhole, £109 Beckfoot, £107 Chaseside, £106 Thackwood.

Continental £126 Thornthwaite Close.

Beltex £116 Cairndrum Cottage, £112 Viewley.

Bleu du Maine £100 Golden Lane.

North Country Cheviot £99, £94, £88 West Millhills, £99 Swinside Townfoot, £86 Earlside, £85 Old Hall & Breconside, £84 Dunnabie, £80 Earlside & Newton Cottage.

Cheviot Mule £90 Guardsmill & Little Culmain, £88 North House, £84 Eastside, £83 Glendearg, £82 High Wood.

Zwartble £89 Viewfields.

Cross £86 Kirkhill & Demense, £85 Beckhall, Lords Lot & Borthaugh, £84 Cambeckhill, Westward Park & Sorrowlessfield Mains, £83 Fenton, Springfield Farm Court & Redgate Head, £82 Nunscleugh, Fagra, Little Culmain & High Wood.

Blue Faced Leicester £86 Newfield.

Dorset £83 Lowfield House.

Half-bred £81 Chaseside.


Cheviot £72 Carterton, £71 Beyond the Wood, £70 Boldron, £66 Kirkton, £65 Catslackburn, £63 Mouldy Hills, £62 Bloch, £60 Baltier & Granton.

Blackface £70 Silloans, £61 Gibblaston, £58 Greensburn, £57 Ashcraig, £56 Knockreoch, £55 Halliburton.

Easycare £67 Peddar Hill.

Jacob £61 Boldron.

Swaledale £55 Kilnstown, £53 Riggshield, £45 Horlsey Hill, £42 Nunscleugh, £41 Roachburn & Newbiggin, £40 Moss Peteral & Whitehead Brow.

Lleyn £50 Dolphinston & Gatehousecote.


Suffolk £146 Bardnaclaven, £140 North House, £102 Golden Lane.

Texel £142 Flex, £138 West Millhills, £128 Chaseside, £126 West Millhills, £122 Beckfoot & Hill House, £120 Tercrosset & Oldfield, £116 West Millhills, £114 Sorrowlessfield Mains, £110 Pirntaton.

Charollais £126 Warmanbie House, £122 Golden Lane, £116 Viewley.

Cheviot £120 Catslackburn.

Dorset £116 Chaseside.

North Country Cheviot £108 Cocklawfoot, £108, £104 West Millhills.

Blue Faced Leicester £108 Whitslade.

Continental £100 Heatherglen.

Beltex £90 Tarra.

Blackface £87 Riskenhope.


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Light to 200.0p (168.2p)
Standard to 253.0p (186.3p)
Medium to 283.0p (192.8p)
Heavy to 220.0p (199.7p)
Overweight 206.0p (187.9p)

Light to £72.00 (£36.92)
Heavy to £162.00 (£76.11)

Rams £146.00 (£91.83)

corresponding week 2016 sale report