Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 28 cattle, 4,479 prime lambs and 5,642 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th November 2017.

22 OTM cattle and 6 clean cattle were forward. Cast cows comprised of plainer hill cows but sold well beyond vendors expectations. Top price of 135p for an Angus sold by P.T. Dayson, Whamtown, with top price being £958.50 also sold by Mr Dayson.



Angus 135p, 120p (x2) Whamtown.

Limousin 114p High Burnfoot.

Luing 109p, 105p, 103p, 102p, 101p, 100p Geltsdale.



Angus £958.50, £792, £774 Whamtown.

Luing £759.90, £730.30, £621.15, £612.85, £607.60 Geltsdale.

Limousin £706.80 High Burnfoot.

Simmental £572 Geltsdale.

Clean cattle topped at 218p for a Limousin heifer sold by J. & J.D. Taylor, Englishtown. More required on a weekly basis.



Limousin 212p Englishtown.


Limousin 218p, 207p (x2) Englishtown.

A larger entry of 4,479 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with a far better show for quality and flesh forward, all classes were again dearer on the week, especially for fleshed lambs. The best quality lambs easily sold at recent high rates and continue to be short of buyer requirements. Light lambs were very dear in 34-37kg category especially Texel kinds, smaller lighter horned lambs hard to cash.

Sale topped at 261p for a pen of outstanding Beltex lambs from R. & S. Nixon, Oakwood.

Top price per head of £106 for a pen of strong Texel lambs from A.R. Bell, Kirkton.

Overall sale average 177.9p (SQQ 180.4p).


Beltex 261p Oakwood, 249p Shankcastle & Lyonpark, 248p Drumcairn, 244p Tinnishall, 243p Whitehill Cottage, 241p Lanerton, 239p Drumcairn, 236p Oakwood, 234p Lanerton.

Texel 246p Crumhaughhill, 236p Woodfoot, 233p Miller Hill & Crumhaughhill, 226p Bombie, 225p Moorhills, 224p Dashwell Green, 223p Weeds, 221p High Stenries, 218p Linton.

Suffolk 203p Woodfoot, 200p Sceugh Dyke, 187p Linton, 186p Ryehills, 185p Hollows Mill, 184p Howe & Spoutbank, 183p Littlegill & Outertown, 182p Littlegill.

Charollais 188p Ryehills, 185p Boghall, 183p Greenburn, 179p Howe & Thackwood & Boghall, 176p Lyonpark, 175p Sceughdyke.

Cheviot 186p Byers, 183p Hallburn, 179p Linhope & Byers, 177p Marchbank, 174p Hindhope, 173p Little Galla & The Land, 171p Hindhope, 170p Linhope.

Gritstone 178p Little Galla.

Cross 178p Barglachan, 173p Peela Hill & Littlegill, 171p Damhead & Nunscleugh, 170p Maidencots, 169p Greensburn & Riggshield, 168p Upper Hindhope & Low Chesterhope.

North Country Cheviot 177p Whiteknowe, 173p Howe.

Blue Du Maine 176p Braithwaite Hall.

Cheviot Mule 175p Marwhirn, 174p Marchbank, 173p Borthwickshiels & Marchbank, 170p Marwhirn.

Lleyn 173p (x2) Swiney Hill.

Oxford 172p Guards.

Berrichon 172p Sceugh Dyke.

Blackface 169p Charlton, 168p Wanwood Hill.


Texel £106, £100 Kirkton, £99, £98 Drumcairn, £97 Old Wall & Drumcairn & Bombie & Greensburn, £96 Linton & Guardsmill.

Beltex £104 Drumcairn, £102 Lyonpark, £99 Oakwood, Lanerton, £98 Drumcairn, £97 Shankcastle, £96, £95 Lanerton, £94 Park Nook.

Suffolk £94 Tarrasfoot & Guardsmill & Boreland, £92.50 Sceugh Dyke, £92 Cowburnrigg & Boreland & Tone Hall, £91 Dyke, £90 Auchengray & Sceugh Dyke.

Charollais £93 Sceugh Dyke, £89 Auchengray, £88 Lyonpark, £80.50 Greenburn, £80 Thackwood, £79.50 Tinnishall, £77.50 Laverockbank, £77 Hollows Mill & Dyke, £75 Ryehills.

Cross £92 Dyke.

Cheviot Mule £90 & £87 Marchbank.

North Country Cheviot £88, £81.50 Philiphaugh, £81 Whiteknowe.

Blue Du Maine £88 Braithwaite Hall

Cheviot £85 The Land, £80 Byers, £78 Marchbank, £77 Hallburn, £73 Hindhope, £72.50 Little Galla.

Berrichon £81.50 Sceugh Dyke

Blackface £74, £70.50 Wanwood Hill, £70 Pitland Hills, £67 Wanwood Hill & Little Galla, £66.50 Pitland Hills, £66 Whiteside.

Oxford £74 Guards.

Gritstone £73 Little Galla.

Another large show of 5,642 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with heavy ewes similar on the week, although yet again plainer, leaner hill type ewes hard to cash. Best quality ewes dearer and short of requirement, whilst rams remain keenly sought after.

Sale topped at £151 for tremendous Texel ewes from A. Mounsey, Ward Hall Guards. Rams to £136 for Texel’s from J.L. Gledson, Buteland.


Texel £151 Ward Hall, £146, £142 Dotland Park, £140 Eastside, Pirntation, Dotland Park, £134 Beckfoot, £133 Chaseside, £131 Chaseside & Hermitage.

Charollais £132, £130 Chaseside, £127 Beckfoot, £118 Chaseside & Upper Auchenlay, £110 Craigens, £107 Chaseside.

Beltex £128 Dotland Park, £120, £115 Upper Auchenlay.

Suffolk £118 Beckfoot, £110 Chaseside, £109 Rumbleton Rig, £108 Highfield, £106 Sowerby Wood, £103, £100 Chaseside, £100 Keith, Eastside, £95 Beckfoot.

Blue Du Maine £108 Ward Hall.

Cheviot Mule £97 Rumbleton Rig, £94 Kingfield.

Zwartble £90 Viewfields.

North Country Cheviot £88 Whiteknow, £87 Brockhouse, £86 Carruthers, £80 Kingfield, £79 Chaseside.

Cross £88, £81 Kingfield, £80 Rumbleton Rig, £79 Buteland & Little Galla.

Continental £81 Baillie.

Blue Faced Leciester £80 East Greenridge, £76 Nunscleugh.


Dorset £68 Whitegates.

Blackface £61 Weeds, £60 Buteland, £58 Craigens.

Cheviot £58 Rowhope, £56 Priesthaugh, £54 Hindhope & Terrona, £51 Rowhope.

Easycare £58 Eastside & Mitchelston.


Texel £136 Buteland, £135 Graceside, £120 Dotland Park, £118 Pearsbyhall, £108 Bassenthwaite Hall, £104 Baillie & Chaseside, £102 Oldfield & East Greenridge.

Charollais £128 Swiney Hill.

Suffolk £128 Newbigging, £122 Highfield, £110 East Greenridge.

Cheviot £124 Blackburn.

Beltex £108 Walkerdyke.

Blue Faced Leceister £106 Roachburn, £103 Hownam Grange.

Zwartble £100 Beckfoot.

North Country Cheviot £94 Keith.

Blackface £86 Buteland.

Dorset £84 Chaseside.

Easycare £68 Eastside, £67 (x2), Godscroft.


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Medium to 212.0p (212.0p)
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Medium to 218.0p (207.0p)
Heavy to 200.0p (200.0p)

Light to 243.0p (147.5p)
Standard to 261.0p (183.5p)
Medium to 248.0p (182.5p)
Heavy to 222.0p (173.0p)
Overweight 180.0p (163.6p)

Light to £76.00 (£32.65)
Heavy to £151.00 (£73.33)

Rams £136.00 (£71.82)

corresponding week 2016 sale report