Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 10 cattle, 1,461 prime lambs and 3,899 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th July 2018.

A small show of cattle sold to 132p for an Angus cow shown by Messrs McKerrow, Darlawhills. Trade competitive and more needed for buyer’s requirements.



Angus 132p, 131p, 127p, 126p, 124p Darlawhills, 127p Tanlawhill.



Angus £850 Tanlawhill.

A larger entry of 1,461 prime lambs were forward and with more buyer’s operation, trade was sharper than some earlier week markets. Heavy lambs were again the best trade to sell to a top of £137 for Texels from RG Dodd, Holmhead, Dumfries and to 264p per kilo for Texels from CJ Roots, Kilnford Croft, Dumfries.

Lightweight sold to £68 per head for Texels from A Campbell, Plantation View and to 219p per kilo again for Texels from A Campbell, Plantation View.

Overall sale average was 202ppk (SQQ 202ppk).


Texel 264p Kilnford Croft, 263p Holmhead, 259p Kilnford Croft, 258p Burgh Head, 246p Millhouse.

Suffolk 232p, 213p Kilnford Croft, 212p Greenburn, 210p Whins, 208p Burgh Head, 206p Chapel.

Charollais 232p Sowerby Wood, 205p Fenton, 200p Knowe & Sloda Hill.

Berrichon 202p Sceugh Dyke.

Blackface 200p Penpeugh, 197p, 194p Bankend, 193p Boldron.

Oxford 198p Guards.

Cross 195p Lanehead.

Soya 187p Stone Barn.


Texel £137, £134 Holmhead, £129 Burgh Head, £127, £124 Kilnford Croft.

Suffolk £115, £109 Kilnford Croft, £108 Greenburn, £100 Sceugh Dyke & Burgh Head, £97 Swallows Barn.

Charollais £102 Sowerby Wood, £90 Kilnford Croft, £86 Knowe & Fenton.

Oxford £95 Guards.

Berrichon £91 Sceugh Dyke.

Zwartbles £80 Viewfields.

Blackface £71 Bankend, £70 Penpeugh, £66 Bankend.

3,898 cast ewes and rams were forward, a much larger show attracted more buyers. All classes met a similar trade with the exception of heavy ewes which would be £10 per down on the week. Sale topped at £152 for Texel ewes from A & H McColm, Crailloch, Port William. Hill ewes to £90 for Blackfaces from W & PF Walton, Penpeugh, Bardon Mill. Cast rams to £146 for a Texel from Messers Brough, Old Rectory, Carlisle.

Prime hoggs sold to a top at £93 for Texels from JG Clarkson, Elrington Hall, Haydon Bridge. Often to £89 for Cheviot Mules from G Ryan, Kirkbride, Castle Douglas.


Texel £154 Crailloch, £151 Mossburnford, £150 Greenwood, £147 Chaseside, £143 Kilnford Croft & Sanderson House, £140 Roxburgh Mains & Upperlands.

Charollais £141 & £120 Springfield, £119 Chaseside.

Blue Du Maine £123 Springfield.

Suffolk £116 Kilnford Croft, £112 Beckfoot & Lomgyester, £111 Unthank & Chaseside & Coxhill, £110 Chaseside.

Beltex£113 Woodhead.

Blue Faced Leicester £104 Tinnis, £101 Carrholme.

North Country Cheviot £91 Larkhall, £86 High Moat, £79 Clackmae, £78 Copperthorns, £77 High Moat & Larkhall.

Cheviot Mule £88 Kirkbride, £81 Clackmae, £80 Tetcott.

Mule £87 Westend (Hall), £86 Lomgyester & Boldron, £85 Moorhills & Unthank & Clea Hall.

Berrichon £71 Mossburnford.


Blackface £90 Penpeugh, £69 Lomgyester, £66 Lanehead & Knockreoch, £64 Knockreoch, £63 Longyester.

Cheviot £78 Alton, £77 Archbank, £73 Skelfhill, £71 Greenburn.

Swaledale £67 Hole House, £62 Boldron, £60 Tecket.

Easycare£61 Copperthorns.

Kerry Hill £59 Coxhill.

Herdwick £57 Newfield, £55 Camelford.

Jacob £55 Boldron.

Goat £55 Boldron.

Lleyn£51 & £46 Sloda Hill.


Texel £146 Old Rectory.

Suffolk £133 Upperlands, £127 Beechgrove.

Blackface £71 Glenbeg.

Light to 219.0p (207.6p)
Standard to 237.0p (202.0p)
Medium to 235.0p (201.5p)
Heavy to 264.0p (204.4p)
Overweight 243.0p (168.0p)

Light to £90.00 (£48.68)
Heavy to £154.00 (£79.54)

Rams to £146.00 (£79.21)

corresponding week 2017 sale report