Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 25 cattle, 3,885 prime lambs and 4,818 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Another nice entry of cast cows continued to meet a competitive trade and sold to 124p and 119p for Charolais from D Baxter, Moss Side, Hethersgill. Top price per head of £910 also from Moss Side.

3,885 prime lambs were another good quality entry and with all buyer’s keen for supplies, trade was strong from start to finish with an overall average of 175.7p (SQQ 182.5p), which is a rise of 7p on the week. Top price per kilo of 283p for wonderful Beltex lambs from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth, with many other pens 220p plus. Top price per head of £113 again for Beltex lambs from Messrs Taylor. Greyface lambs to £85 from MJ Dixon, The Stobbs, Rochester and Blackface’s to £76 also from The Stobbs.

Standard weight lambs (32-39kg) sold to 255p from Hollands and averaged a fantastic 183.3ppk

Light lambs (25-32kg) were a better show with trade also dearer by 15p to top at £59 for 32kg Blackface lambs from Harehead Farms, Duns.


Beltex 283p, 268p, 256p Easter Ochtermuthill, 255p Hollands, 249p Crawthat, 239p Wallend, 236p Drumcairn & Wallend, 234p Easter Ochtermuthill, 232p Hollands, 231p Drumcairn, 230p Wallend.

Texel 226p Riggshield, 221p Lower Killernie, 220p Riggshield & Gibblaston, 218p Kimmeter Green & Woodhead, 216p Main Street, 215p Chirdon, 214p Lower Killernie.

Suffolk 193p Wallend, 182p Swaites, 182p, 181p Craigens, 180p Harehead, Keil, Archerbeck & Woodhouse.

Cheviot 191p, 187p Harehead, 180p Cottage Farm.

Blackface 184p, 183p Harehead, 182p Whiteside & Clonrae, 181p Harehead, 180p Clonrae.

Mule 181p Barfil, 177p Harehead, 175p Clonrae, 174p Harelawhill Cottage, 172p High Dunashery, 171p Brennanlea, 170p Hoscote Estate.

Dorset 180p Castletown.

Charollais 171p Halket Leaths & Kimmeter Green.

Oxford 171p Guards.


Beltex £113, £110, £105 Easter Ochtermuthill, £110 Tinnishall, £103 Hollands & Easter Ochtermuthill, £102 Crawthat, Thornthwaite Close & Green Aton, £100 Hollands.

Texel £105, £102 Waltonwoodhead, £100 Hermitage & Kirk House, £99 High Crubasdale, £98, £96 Easter Ochtermuthill, £96 Compstone End & Hermitage, £95 Lower Killernie, £93 Main Street, £92 Balure, £91 Carsegowan, Lower Killernie, Lees Hall & Old Wall, £90 Green Aton, Moorhills, Mossthorn, Byreburnside, Gibblaston, Ash Cottage, Minsca & Byreburnside.

Suffolk £96 Harehead, £93 Buldoo, £91 Green Aton, £87 Hethermill, £86.50 Sceugh Dyke, £84 Ashkirk Town & Sowerby Wood, £83, £82 Archerbeck, £82 Cottage Farm & Larroch.

North Country Cheviot £86.50 Green Aton.

Border Leicester £86.50 Green Aton, £82 The Stobbs.

Mule £85 The Stobbs, £80 The Ash & Albierigg, £77.50 The Nook, £77 Pilmuir, Nunscleugh,

Greensburn & High Dunashery, £76 Nether Albie & Archerbeck, £75 Barn Owl Steading.

Berrichon £80, £77 Sceugh Dyke.

Charollais £78.50 Greenburn, £75.50 Halket Leaths, £72 Hallburn & Kimmeter Green.

Blackface £76 The Stobbs, £75 Brennanlea, £74 Wanwood Hill, £73 Craigens, £72 Minsca, £71.50 Harehead, £71 Craigens, £70 Brennanlea & Wanwood Hill.

Cheviot Mule £75 Harehead, £73.50 Kirk House, £73 Killeonan.

Cheviot £74 Killeonan & Fenwick, £70 Sherra Craig.

Oxford £70 Guards.

4,818 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual buyers. Trade in general would be dearer for hill ewes, heavy ewes similar with the best Beltex and Texel ewes selling at a premium. Top price of £158 for Texel ewes from Messrs M & MA Ridley, Haltcliffe, Wigton, others to £156 from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Perth. Hill ewes to £71 for Cheviots from Green Aton with rams selling to £120 for North Country Cheviots from Newbigging.


Texel £158 Haltcliffe, £156 Easter Ochtermuthill, £149 Hillhouse & East Kirk, £146 Burray, £145 Croft House & Byreburnside, £143 Croft House, £142 East Kirk & Chaseside, £141 Viewley, £138 Orchardton Mains, Hillhouse & Croft House, £134 Sharplaw & Beckfoot, £132 Croft House, £130 Shop Farm & Chaseside.

Suffolk £120 High House, £116 Yeldabrek, £114 Viewley, £112 Newbigging, £108 Chaseside, £104 Butterdean, £103 Chaseside, £100 Beckfoot, Viewley, High House & Sceugh Dyke.

Beltex £132 Sorbie, £123 Hillhouse, £112 Easter Ochtermuthill, £110 Riggshield.

Charollais £125 Beckfoot, £118 Hillhouse, £114 Chaseside.

North Country Cheviot £118 Green Aton.

Cheviot Mule £75 North House.

Mule £74 Rusheylaw, £72 Butterdean, £70 Newbigging, Cowburnrigg & Westhills.


Cheviot £71 Green Aton, £63 Springbank, £63, £62 Bush of Ewes.

Lonk £66 Bush of Ewes.

Blackface £65 Rusheylaw, £64 High Staward, Burnhouse & The Nook, £61 Kirkhouse.

Romney £59, £58 Holme Farm.

Swaledale £51 Main Street.

Lleyn £50 Dykehead.


Suffolk £120 Newbigging.

North Country Cheviot £114 Burray.

Texel £98 Hownam Grange, £95 Tercrosset.

Cheviot £98 Hownam Grange, £97 Marygate.

Blue Faced Leicester £91 Nunscleugh.

Blackface £86 Waterloo.


Light to 184.0p (169.4p)
Standard to 255.0p (183.3p)
Medium to 283.0p (182.5p)
Heavy to 219.0p (166.1p)
Overweight 200.0p (158.4p)

Light to £71.00 (£35.16)
Heavy to £158.00 (£72.40)

Rams to £120.00 (£70.66)

corresponding week 2017 sale report