Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 40 cattle, 4,406 prime lambs and 4,331 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 15th November 2018.

An increased show of cast cows sold to a ring full of purchasers ensuring all classes maintaining last week’s extreme rates of returns. Topping the sale was a well fleshed British Blue consigned by regular vendors J.P. Lee, Morley Hill, Whitfield, Hexham realising 151ppk & £1132.50. More cows required on a weekly basis.


British Blue 151p, 134p, 127p Morley Hill.

Limousin 148p, 133p, 126p Morley Hill, 119p, 104p, 100p Newhouse.

Charolais 120p Newhouse.

Whitebred Shorthorn 102p Fallowlees.

Angus 99p Gibstown.

Luing 92p Geltsdale.


British Blue £1132, £958, £917 Morley Hill.

Limousin £1036, £877 Morley Hill, £821 Newhouse, £768 Morley Hill, £720 Newhouse.

Charolais £876 Newhouse.

4,406 prime lambs, a similar show of better quality, but unfortunately the market was full of heavy and over fat lambs. Overall average was 168p (SQQ 178p), which was similar on the week. Top price per head was £103 for Beltex from J.L. McMillian, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart. Export weights again sold to a premium, with many pens between 200p and 240p per kilo, to a top of 246p for Beltex again from J.L. McMillian, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart. Commercial handy weight lambs sold between 180p and 200p per kilo. Mule lambs sold to £78.50 E. & T.N. Ballantyne, Cowburnrigg, Haltwhistle. Blackface to £69 from J.R.F. Pattinson & Son, Hot Bank, Bardon Mill. Light lambs were scarce for the demand and sold to 172p for Herdwicks from Boldron.


Beltex 246p Carse of Clary, 238p Hollands, 231p Walton Highrigg, 228p Kirkhill, 224p Crawthat, 221p High Greenhill, 220p Miller Hill, 219 Carse of Clary & Crawthat, 214p Carse of Clary, 213p Gelston Castle & Walton Highrigg, 212p Carse of Clary.

Texel 235p Kirk House,207p Glendue & Killocraw, 202p Kirk House, 201p Bombie, 198p Campbelton, 197p Kilnhill & Kirk House, 196p Crumhaughhill, 195p Clea Hall & Kirkhill & Whitehall.

Cheviot 201p Westerton Cottage, 192p Whitchester, 190p Barnshake, 189p Dippen, 184p Campbelton.

Suffolk 190p Boldron & Knock, 189p Broomhope, 180p Linton, 175p Boldron, 172p Grainhead, 171p Shankbridge End.

Charollais 185p Kimmeter Green, 172p Greenburn.

Blackface 183p & 180p Chirdon, 175p Whitchester, 174p Gibblaston, 171p Chirdon.

Mule 175p Sornfallow, 170p Low Tirfergus, 167p Low Todholes, 165p Broomhope, 164p Gibblaston & Middles Shipley.

Herdwick 172p Boldron.

Easycare 172p Cleongart.

Oxford 170p Guards.

Cheviot Mule 166p Skelfhill.


Beltex £103 & £101 Carse of Clary, £97 Miller Hill, £95 Hollands, £94.50 Carse of Clary, £94 Crawthat, £93 Gelston Castle, £92 Crawthat, £91.50 Gelston Castle, £91 Hollands & Carse of Clary, £90 Waterside & Gelston Castle.

Texel £99 Kirkton, £95 Uppercleugh, £93.50 Clea Hall, £93 Kirkton, £92 Kirk House, £91.50 Clea Hall, £91 Oaklands, £90 Newbigging & Clea Hall & Greengatehouse.

Suffolk £90 Sceugh Dyke & Knock, £84.50 Cowburnrigg, £84 Tone Hall, £83 Knock, £82 Sceugh Dyke, £81.50 Outertown, £80 Tone Hall.

Mule £78.50 Cowburnrigg, £73.50 Gallowberry, £71.50 Westernhopeburn & Low Tirergus, £70 Cowden Burn & Low Todholes, Hot Bank & Sornfallow & Woodhouse.

Berrichon £78.50 & £75 Sceugh Dyke.

Easycare £77.50 Cleongart.

Herdwick £77 Newtown.

North Country Cheviot £74 & £72.50 Nisbet Mill, £72 Sornfallow.

Cheviot £73 Westernton Cottage, £69.50 Skelfhill, £67.50 Whitchester, £66.50 Westerton Cottage, £66 Hindhope & Balure.

Cheviot Mule £73 Byers, £71.50 Skelfhill.

Oxford £71.50 Guards.

Blackface £69 Hot Bank, £68.50 Gibblaston, £67.50 Chirdon & Hot Bank, £66.50 Whitchester, £66 Hot Bank, £65.50 Campelton.

4,331 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual large company of buyers serving all outlets of the UK. Again, pure Texel and Beltex ewes sold at premium and were short of demand. Sale topped at £156 for Texels from Snow Top. Light ewes to £82 for Goats from Bordergate. With rams to £138 for Texels from R. & J. Lines, Killocraw, Argyll. 361 heavy ewes sold over £100 to average £121.91 overall.


Texel £156 Snow Top, £154, Green Aton, £152 Sandilands, £149 Green Aton & New Grange, £148 Long Lane, £145 Clea Hall, £143 Lingey Field & Highmoor Bungalows & Gelston Castle, £142 Clea Hall

Suffolk £129, £127 £110 Knock, £104 Long Lane & New Grange, £101 Smerral, £100, £98 Beckfoot, £97, £95 New Grange & Smailholm Mains.

Beltex £124 Sorbie, £114 Long Lane.

Charollais £100 Beckfoot, £90 Long Lane.

North Country Cheviot £87 Brockhouse, £72 West Newlands, £70 Stitley, £70, £68 Buchtrig, £67 Yetholm Mains.

Half-Bred £86 Smailholm Mains.

Blue Faced Leicester £85 Balgerran, £83 Nunscleugh.

Cheviot Mule £85 Fountainhall.

Mule £81 Tone Hall, £75 Auchlin, £74 Tremeer & Tone Hall & Coshogle.

Romney £70 Bordergate.


Goat £82 Bordergate.

Cheviot £65 Forss, £62 Balure, £61 Tomaig.

Blackface £64 Tone Hall & Grindon Mill, £63 Low Eals.

Swaledale £49 Morley Hill.

Jacob £46 Croft House.


Texel £138 Killocraw, £130 Bradley, £122 Gelston Castle, £100 Highmoor Bungalow & Clonrae & Greenend & Clea Hall.

Blue Faced Leicester £112 Parson Shield, £100 Morley Hill.

North Country Cheviot £96 Buchtrig.

Suffolk £90 Shawhill.

Cheviot £87 Bradley.

Romney £86 Castle Creavie.

Zwartble £80 Croft Head Terrace.

Oxford £80 Guards.

Blackface £78 Shitlington Hall.


Light to 172.0p (153.5p)
Standard to 235.9p (179.5p)
Medium to 246.0p (179.4p)
Heavy to 219.1p (157.8p)
Overweight 170.0p (149.2p)

Light to £65.00 (£34.89)
Heavy to £156.00 (£72.70)

Rams to £138.00 (£68.82)

corresponding week 2017 sale report