Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 34 cattle, 4,554 prime lambs and 5,164 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th November 2017.

34 cattle forward comprising of 10 clean cattle and 24 cast cows, again the cast cow section was dominated with plainer hill cows and no cows with any real meat, but nevertheless trade was brisk and more could have been sold. Top price was 168p for a Non-Farm Assured Blue Grey sold by J G Smith, Sark Tower, with Luing cows selling to 125p from W Wilson, Geltsdale. Angus stock bulls sold to 123p shown by Tanlawhill Farming.

Clean cattle sold well, and the best end keenly sought after, but more quality needed to satisfy demand. The sale topped at 231p for a British Blue heifer sold by J&J&D Taylor, Englishtown with Limousin’s to 220p also from Messrs Taylor.



Blue Grey Bullock 168p, 162p Sark Tower.

Luing 125p, 115p, 109p, 101p Geltsdale.

Angus Bull 123p Tanlawhill.

Limousin Bull 118p Penchrise.

Angus 104p Penchrise.

Simmental 104p (x2) Greensburn.



Angus Bull £1,119 Tanlawhill.

Limousin Bull £955 Penchrise.

Luing £950, £624, £621, £609 Geltsdale.

Simmental £665, £624 Greensburn.

Angus £561 Penchrise.



British Blue 231p Englishtown.

Limousin 220p, 216p, 210p Englishtown.


Blue Grey 185p, 175p Sark Tower.

A larger entry of 4,554 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with all classes again meeting a good trade despite earlier lapses mid-week. Best quality lambs remain very dear and short of buyer requirements. Heavyweight and export lambs maintained last week’s high rates, although in the light lamb section up to 32kg dearer so long as fleshed, however 32-39kg slightly easier on the week, especially if lean.

Sale topped at 263p for a pen of wonderful Beltex lambs from J Oliver & Sons, Waltonwoodhead, Brampton. Top price per head of £104 for a pen of wonderful Beltex lambs from M & W Fotheringham, Drumcairn, Perth. Overall sale average 174.1p (SQQ 175.6p).


Beltex 263p, 258p Waltonwoodhead, 254p Oakwood, 247p, 242p Waltonwoodhead, 242p Oakwood, 241p Drumcairn, 236p Lurgan, 234p Newton Cottages, 231p Wallend, 228p Forget Me Not.

Texel 228p, 223p Forget Me Not, 222p Shawhill, 221p Swallows Barn & Carran, 218p, 217p Drumcairn, 217p Drumburn, 216p High Greenhill, 211p Glendue & Waltonwoodhead, 210p Orthwaite Hall.

Charollais 210p Netherbrotherstone, 188p Nether Gribton, 183p Archerbeck, 180p Hallburn.

Cheviot 189p Beauly, 186p Sundhope, 182p Barnglies & Cleongart, 181p Beauly.

Suffolk 186p Branxholm Braes, 184p Woodhouse, 183p Hallburn, 182p Fenwick, 180p Carran, 179p Kinninghall, 178p Archerbeck & Outertown, 177p High Cattadale & Carran, 176p Low Hallburn & High Cattadale.

Blackface 184p Arnicle, 171p Skelfhill, 170p Roughet Hill.

North Country Cheviot 183p Daill & Philiphaugh Estate, 182p, 178p Daill, 173p Hallburn.

Cross 179p Greensburn, 176p Barfil, 174p Woodhouse, 171p Gibblaston, 170p Archerbeck, 169p Hollinclose & Merkland, 168p Silloans, 167p Nunscleugh & Harelawhill.

Cheviot Mule 177p Longburgh Fauld, 176p Dodgsonstown, 174p Crosslee, 172p Philiphaugh Estate.

Berrichon 173p Sceugh Dyke.

Oxford 169p Guards.

Hampshire 166p Barnglies.


Beltex £104 Drumcairn, £103, £100 Waltonwoodhead, £99 Lurgan, £99, £96 Oakwood, £96 Forget Me Not & Newton Cottages, £94, £92 Waltonwoodhead, £92 Oakwood, £90 Wallend & Burgh Head.

Texel £100 Drumcairn & Drumburn, £99 Skitten, £98 Drumcairn, £97 High Greenhill, £96 Catslackburn, Skitten, Netherbrotherstone & Drumcairn, £95 Hallburn Croft & Carran, £94 Becks, £94, £93 Swallows Barn, £93 Skitten.

Suffolk £93 Skitten, £92 Burgh Head, £87 Hallburn, £86 Cowburnrigg, £86, £85 High Cattadale, £84 Wallend, Meikle Whitriggs & Park House, £83.50 Newbiggin, £83 Cleughbrae.

Charollais £87 Hallburn, £84 Netherbrotherstone, £81 Archerbeck.

Cheviot £86.50 Becks, £78 Longburgh Fauld, £77 Mainside, £76.50 Barnglies & Cleongart, £75 Skelfhill, £74 Roughet Hill.

Berrichon £86.50 Sceugh Dyke

North Country Cheviot £85 Durran Mains, £78.50 Daill, £78 High Priorscales & Philiphaugh Estate, £75 Daill, £73 Philiphaugh Estate & Durran Mains.

Cheviot Mule £83 Longburgh Fauld, £80 Dodgsonstown.

Cross £80 Cowburnrigg, £78 Archerbeck, £77 Nunscleugh, £76.50 Fordlands, £76 Cowburnrigg, £75 Woodhouse & Whiteside.

Hampshire £75, £73, £72 Barnglies.

Blackface £73 Durran Mains, £72.50 Hole Farm & Roughet Hill, £71 Glenshanna & Hole Farm, £70 Yatesfield & Blakehope.

Oxford £71 Guards.

Another large show of 5,164 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers, with averages similar on the week, although the biggest and best ewes were sharper. Mule ewes would be a few pounds easier. However, well fleshed export type ewes were £4-5 sharper, with plain ewes similar. Rams less in numbers but dearer on week.

Sale topped at £148 for tremendous Texel ewes from G J Toppin, Bascodyke Foot, Ainstable. Rams to £144 for Texel’s from M Watson, Four o Boot, Carlisle.


Texel £148 Bascodyke Foot, £146 Viewley, £145 Edendales, £144 Carran & Heatherglen, £142 Green Aton, Balgerran & Bascodyke Foot, £138 Heatherglen, Catlins & Drumcairn, £137 Bascodyke Foot, £136 Heatherglen & High Wood, £134 Heatherglen, £128 Viewley & Edendales, £127 Green Aton.

Charollais £128 Newbigging, £124, £117, £109 Chaseside, £108, £106 Heatherglen, £100 Beckfoot & Heatherglen.

Beltex £124 Sorbie.

Suffolk £118 Chaseside, £112 Catlins, £109 Chaseside & Beckfoot, £108 Heatherglen, £107 Beckfoot, £104 Heatherglen, £102 Chaseside, £100 Howford, £98 Sowerby Wood.

Cheviot Mule £110 Barnglies, £98 Green Aton.

North Country Cheviot £90 Ericstane, £88 Brockhouse, £87 Achalone Croft, £85 Ericstane, £84 Sowerby Wood, £81 Ericstane.

Blue Faced Leicester £84 Beckfoot.

Cross £75 Archerbeck, £74 Broom Park, £73 Burray, £72 Green Aton, Newbigging & Dunn Farm, £70 Marygate, Green Aton & Broom Park, £68 Sowerby Wood, Hallees & Eastside.


Lleyn £66 Over Whitlaw.

Goat £60 Cliftoncote.

Cheviot £58 Laingshill, £55 Parks, £54 Skelfhill, £50 Sorbie & Green Aton, £48 Haven View, £47 Crosslee, £46 North Shortcleugh, £45 Green Aton, Glenshanna & Glendinning, £42 Bloch, £40 Brackely.

Blackface £53 Horseholm, £50 Sorbie, £48 Sky House, £46 Sorbie, Mitchellslacks & Glenshanna, £45 Ballywilline & Marygate, £44 Lanehead, Skelfhill, Edges Green, The Wreay, Fairview & Bush of Ewes.

Swaledale £42 Park Side, £40 Nunscleugh, Coombe Crag & Bullshill, £38 Bayldon, £36 Edges Green,


Texel £144 Four o Boot, £140 Cleughbrae, £132 Four o Boot, £124 Hassendeanburn, £112 Chaseside, £110 Becks, Woodhouse & Little Orton, £100 Eastside.

Suffolk £127 Beckfoot, £116 Hassendeanburn & Howford, £110 Burgh Head, £106 Hassendeanburn.

Cheviot £124 Lanehead.

Charollais £110 Chaseside, £108 Beckfoot.

Blue Faced Leceister £90 Howford.

North Country Cheviot £88 Ericstane.

Lleyn £88 Achaurole Mains.

Light to 185.0p (180.0p)
Medium to 168.0p (165.1p)
Heavy to -------p (------p)

Light to 203.0p (203.0p)
Medium to 231.0p (215.7p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Light to 200.0p (157.2p)
Standard to 263.0p (174.7p)
Medium to 258.0p (179.9p)
Heavy to 217.0p (171.6p)
Overweight to 175.5p (154.4p

Light to £66.00 (£32.64)
Heavy to £148.00 (£72.57)

Rams to £144.00 (£73.21)

corresponding week 2016 sale report