Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 24 cattle, 4,231 prime lambs and 6,383 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th October 2017.

Slightly more cows on offer, with all classes a shade easier following national trend. The sale topped at 172p for a Limousin for GB Forster, Desoglin and also achieved top price per head of £1,075. Black & White cows to £1,055.60 sold by TB Imrie, Harelawhole. Prime heifers to 186p for a Hereford from Jerriestown.



Limousin 172p, 130p Desoglin, 120p The Nook.

British Blue 131p Knarr.

Galloway 121p East Murton.

Black & White 118p Hethermill, 116p Harelawhole.

Angus 110p Desoglin.



Black & White £1,055 Harelawhole, £837 Hethermill.

Galloway £901 East Murton.

British Blue £779 Knarr.

Limousin £1,075 Desoglin, £924 The Nook, £773 Desoglin.

A larger show of 4,233 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with a far better show for flesh, weight and quality forward, thus reflecting in the much improved average. Best quality lambs keenly sought after with heavy lambs regularly over £90. Lightweight lambs were sharper with the 33-37kg Blackface lambs notably dearer than store trade.

Sale topped at 256p for a pen of wonderful Beltex lambs from regular consignor Messrs Nixon, Oakwood, Selkirk. Top price per head of £102 for a ring full of great Beltex lambs from Messrs Halliday, Crawthat, Lockerbie. Overall sale average was 172.9p (SQQ 172.9p).


Beltex 256p Oakwood, 247p Wallend, 243p Lanerton & Crawthat, 239p, 238p, 236p High Greenhill, 230p Crawthat, 224p Waterside, 223p Oakwood.

Texel 225p Killocraw, 223p Thorns, 221p Streethead, 210p Dykehead, 207p D’Mainholm, 202p Newtown, Hermitage & Pearsbyhall, 200p Oakwood & Gallowberry.

Charollais 210p Lanehead.

Suffolk 195p Wallend, 184p Dykehead & Guardsmill, 183p Carsegowan, 182p Linton, 181p Guardsmill, 180p Low Dunashery.

Roussin 178p Meikle Whitriggs.

Cross 176p, 165p Gibblaston, 165p Hole Farm, 164p Auchaleek, 162p Brennanlea & Auchaleek, 161p Peela Hill, 160p The Nook, Park Fergus Farm & Longlea.

Cheviot 176p Eldinhope, 168p Whitchester & Fenwick.

Blackface 173p Chapelhope, 170p Whitchester.

Cheviot Mule 173p Skelfhill.

Hampshire 170p Bombie.


Beltex £102 Crawthat, £100 Oakwood, £99 Crawthat, £99, £98 High Greenhill, £97 Lanerton, £95 High Greenhill, £94 Wallend & Oakwood, £92 Waterside.

Suffolk £101 Guardsmill, £95 Carsegowan, £94 Swaites, £93 Wallend, £92.50 Guardsmill.

Texel £100 Oakwood, £98 Low Dunashery & High Greenhill, £94 Bombie, Carsegowan, Pennine View & Third, £93 Pearsbyhall & Streethead.

Cheviot Mule £90 Dodgsonstown.

Charollais £89 Tinnishall, £88 Lanehead.

Cross £84 Hole Farm, £75 The Nook, £74 Peela Hill, £73 Dodgsonstown, £72 Longlea, £70.50 Park Fergus Farm, £70 Longlea & Greensburn.

Roussin £82 Meikle Whitriggs.

Hampshire £78 Bombie.

North Country Cheviot £75 Clatequoy.

Blackface £70, £65 Pitlands Hill, £65 Penpeugh.

A much large show of 6,383 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual full ring of buyers, with heavy ewes £2-3 easier apart form the best quality, and hill ewes remaining similar especially plain types. Rams scarce of requirements and dearer.

Sale topped at £148 for a Texel ram from Messrs MacGregor, Relief, Ecclefechan and also a pen of great Texel ewes from Broom Park.


Texel £148 Broom Park, £136 Uppercleuch, Midtown & Chaseside, £135 Beckfoot, £130 Branxton Moor, £128 Lennox Plunton, £122 Broom Park, £119 Triermain.

Charolais £140 Chaseside, £120 Dumbretton, £106 Beckfoot.

Suffolk £107 Beckfoot, £106, £104 Chaseside, £100 Beckfoot, £96 Sowerby Wood & Branxton Moor, £95 Beckfoot, £94, £91 Chaseside, £93 Keith, £92 Golden Lane, £90 Marygate.

North Country Cheviot £93 Carruthers, £89 Clatequoy, £84 Carruthers, £82 Beckfoot, £80 Rowan Croft, £79 Burray.

Beltex £92, £91 Uppercleuch.

Blue Faced Leicester £90 Albierigg, £88 Eastside, £86 Marygate, Kilnknowe Place & Sundaysight, £84 Marygate & Silloans, £80 East Unthank.

Cross £71 Vallance Drive, £70 Dyke & Broom Park, £69 Bidlake & Berryfell, £68 Upper Chatto & Keith, £67 Bidlake & Vallance Drive, £66 Golden Lane, Broom Park, Mid Calder & Albierigg.

Cheviot Mule £71 Clydeside, £68 Marygate, £67 Halldykes.


Cheviot £66 Cooms, £62 Crossdykes, £50 Broom Park, £48 Eldinhope.

Blackface £58 Albierigg, £48 Upper Chatto, £47 Broom Park, Allensgreen & Cara View, £46 Lamperts Cottage, Little Tongue & Keith, £45 Brennanlea & Penpeugh.

Easycare £55, £54, £50 Glenapp.

Swaledale £43 Allenheads, £40 Marygate.


Texel £148 Relief, £140, £138 Clatequoy, £136, £130, £124, £120 High Mossthorn, £124 Bidlake, £122 Beckfoot, £120 Wester Ulston.

Charollais £120 Streethead, £104 Marygate.

Blue Faced Leicester £114, £102 Roachburn.

Suffolk £98 Keith.

Lleyn £98 Birchcraig.

Cheviot £94 Potholm, £90 Pennine View.

Easycare £94 Glenapp.

Blackface £68 Blackburn.


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Heavy to 186.0p (166.0p)

Light to 209.0p (147.6p)
Standard to 256.0p (168.1p)
Medium to 243.0p (177.0p)
Heavy to 202.0p (174.3p)
Overweight 184.0p (170.6p)

Light to £68.00 (£33.64)
Heavy to £148.00 (£66.27)

Rams to £148.00 (£79.36)

corresponding week 2016 sale report