Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 15 cattle, 3,795 prime lambs and 4,601 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th September 2017.

Cows short of demand and trade remained strong, more needed on a weekly basis. Top price of 142p for a Charolais cow from RI & VA Telford, High Parkfoot, with stock bulls selling 131p for a Limousin from Messrs Ritson, Swaites. Charolais heifers sold to 184p from High Parkfoot, with a young Limousin bull topping the overall sale at 228p (£1,413.60) from W Morton, Grennan Farm.



Charolais 142p High Parkfoot, 125p Moss Side.

Beef Shorthorn 124p Hallsford.

Saler 122p Moss Side.

Angus 118p Rigg Smiddy.



Limousin Stock Bull £1,165 Swaites.

Charolais £1,001 High Parkfoot, £831 Moss Side.

Beef Shorthorn £968, £861 Hallsford.

Angus £802 Rigg Smiddy.

Saler £750 Moss Side.



Limousin bull 228p Grennan.

Charolais heifer 184p High Parkfoot.



Limousin bull £1,413 Grennan.

Charolais heifer £1,205 High Parkfoot.

A larger show of 3,795 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, again a two-tier trade was evident with heavy and well fleshed lambs along with the best quality types easily sold and maintaining recent high rates or more. Lightweight lambs between 33-38kg with good meat also far sharper, however a large quantity of lambs between 36-42kg lacked flesh and were little more than store trade. Could vendors please attempt to make sure lambs drawn for fat sale are well fleshed with a bit of weight on their side.

Sale topped at 243p for a pen of wonderful Texel lambs from regular consignor EJC Dean, Kirk House, Brampton. Top price per head of £99 for great Beltex lambs from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside, Dumfries. Although the overall sale average was 164.7p (SQQ 163.4p), the best quality and meat received a greater premium.


Texel 243p Kirk House, 235p Thornthwaite Close, 228p Wallend & Kirk House, 226p Crawthat, 223p Kirk House, 221p, 218p Peela Hill, 212p Newtown, 209p Kirk House.

Beltex 236p Waterside, 226p Wallend & Carse of Clary, 223p Fenton, 210p Woodyett & Walton Highrigg, 209p Crawthat, 205p Quarryfield, 200p Waterside.

Charollais 198p Brisco Meadow.

Suffolk 177p Boreland, 176p Oldfield & Braithwaite Hall, 175p Boreland, 174p Chapel, 173p Waterside, Claylock & Braithwaite Hall, 171p Sceugh Dyke.

Berrichon 173p, 168p Sceugh Dyke.

Blackface 170p, 160p Chapelhope, 170p, 157p Riskenhope, 154p Peela Hill, 150p East Fortissat & Eastside.

North Country Cheviot 163p Smiddyquoy, 162p Oldfield.

Cross 161p Desoglin, 160p Dornal, 159p Roachburn & Low Chesterhope, 157p Merkland & Chapel, 155p Bullshill & Skelfhill.

Cheviot Mule 160p Chapel, 158p Skelfhill.

Hampshire 157p, 156p Barnglies.


Beltex £99 Waterside, £94 Crawthat, £89 Park Nook & Fenton, £88 Carse of Clary & Waterside, £87 Park Nook, £86.50, £86 Crawthat, £86 Wallend.

Texel £98, £97 Longhurst, £97 Crawthat, Kirk House & Kilnhill, £96 Kirk House, £95.50 Longhurst, £95 Oldfield, £94 Thornthwiate Close.

Charollais £91 Brisco Meadows.

Suffolk £90 Braithwaite Hall, £89 Boreland, £88 Oldfield, £87 Sceugh Dyke, £85 Boreland, £80 Beckhall, £79.50 Roanstree, £79 Fenton & Shield Green.

North Country Cheviot £85 Smiddyquoy.

Zwartble £80 Holmlea.

Berrichon £79.50, £74 Sceugh Dyke.

Cheviot Mule £78 Larkhall.

Cross £72 Dornal & High Parkfoot, £71.50 Roachburn, £69 Westernhopeburn, £68 Bullshill & Skelfhill.

Hampshire £66, £64 Barnglies.

Blackface £60 Peela Hill.

Another good show of 4,601 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual full ring of buyers, with trade very similar on the week. The best quality ewes and the largest ewes were sharper on the week and short of requirements, however a much larger show of hill ewes proved harder to cash, especially the lesser end.

Sale topped at £149 for a ring full of outstanding Texel ewes from JP Gray, Unthank, Alnwick. Rams to £144 for Texels from Viewley.


Texel £149 Unthank, £147 Four-o-Boot, £138 Chapelton of Menmuir, £134 Unthank, £133 Chaseside, £130, £128 Beckfoot, £128 Viewley & Green Aton, £120 Billerwell, £118 Holme House, £117 Unthank, £112 Beckfoot, £111 Green Aton.

Charolais £126 Unthank, £119 Beckfoot, £110 Chaseside.

Beltex £110 Carse of Clary, £100 Green Aton, £100 Inamay.

Suffolk £108, £104 Chaseside, £103, £98 Beckfoot, £94 Eastside, £90 Chaseside, £88 Moor Edge & Green Aton, £87 Clayock, £87, £86 Beckfoot, £85 Hardington Mains.

Blue Faced Leicester £86 Parkhill, £84 Unthank.

North Country Cheviot £85 Chaseside, £75 Dodgsonsown, £73 Purdomstone, £72 Crawthat.

Cross £78 Staffler & Unthank, £75 Barnsallie, £72 Drumgrange.

Zwartble £78 Holmlea.

Cheviot Mule £72 Outertown.

Romney £60 Green Aton.


Lleyn £60 Dykehead.

Blackface £58 Eastside, £56 Dornal, £54 Green Aton & Gillalees, £51 Debog & Green Aton, £47 Eastside, £46 Stableyard Cottage, £45 Low Chesterhope & East Fortissat.

Cheviot £55 Eastside, £54 Glenochar, £50 Low Chesterhope, £49 Lawesknowe, £48 Chesters Brae.

Easycare £55 Green Aton, £50 Barnside & Mitchelston, £49, £48 East Fortissat, £47 Mitchelston.

Swaledale £40 East Unthank, £32 Todhillwod.


Texel £144 Viewley, £130 Four-o-Boot, £128 Keith & Unthank, £118 Beckfoot, £116 Eastside, £112 Chapelton of Menmuir, £110 Four-o-Boot, £108 Castlehill.

Beltex £116 Viewley.

Charollais £108 Chaseside.

Zwartble £107 Holmlea.

North Country Cheviot £103 Gilston, £100 Chaseside.

Suffolk £98 Inkstack.

Cheviot £87 Sorbietrees, £78 Carterton, £76 Inkstack.

Blackface £70 Riskenhope.


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Heavy to 184.0p (184.0p)

Bulls to 228.0p (228.0p)

Light to 186.0p (128.0p)
Standard to 228.0p (158.0p)
Medium to 243.0p (170.6p)
Heavy to 202.0p (169.5p)
Overweight 177.0p (166.2p)

Light to £60.00 (£33.24)
Heavy to £149.00 (£69.53)

Rams to £144.00 (£70.31)

corresponding week 2016 sale report