Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 10 cast cows, 4,485 prime hoggs and 5,003 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th January 2019.

Cast cows sold to a sharper trade with more required on a weekly basis. Sale toped at 125p and 120p for Limousin cows shown by Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill, Alston.

4,485 prime hoggs were a smaller but quality show. Overall average of 196.0p (SQQ 202.5p). All hoggs met an extremely good trade which would be very similar on the previous week’s high rates, with the exception of heavy hoggs which would be 5p less on the week. Quality Beltex and Texel hoggs also sold at a premium with many pens at 240-260p and to a top of 292p for Beltex hoggs shown by A&A Little, Hollands, Penton.

Ordinary hoggs sold between 200-220p per kilo with heavy hoggs to a top of £120 for Texel hoggs from S Stoddart, Hillside, Wigton and from J Watson & Co., Bowsden Moor, Berwick. Suffolks to £108 from Fearn Farm, Inverness and Greyface hoggs to £95 from Banniskirk Mains, Caithness.

Light hoggs to £78 for 32kg Texel hoggs from R Bell & Partners, Craigow, Kinross and to 252p for 30kg Mule hoggs from J Armour, High Tirfergus, Campbeltown.


Beltex 292p Hollands, 278p Bankhead, 275p Hollands, 274p Craigow, 271p Oakwood, 270p New Hummerbecks, 269p Dykehead, 268p, 267p New Hummerbecks, 263p Low Garth, 260p Miller Hill, 260p, 253p Oakwood, 251p Hollands.

Texel 289p High Mossthorn, 262p Kirk House, 252p High Mossthorn, 249p Craigow, 246p North House, 243p Craigow, 241p Westend, 240p Hillside, 237p Castletown, 235p West Millhills.

Mule 252p High Tirfergus, 200p Westburnhope, 198p Gartvaigh, 197p Plumpe, 196p Low Tirfergus, 195p West Scales, 192p Walton Park, Gartvaigh & High Cattadale.

Cheviot 238p West Scales, 214p Longoe, 214p, 212p Sundhope, 209p Howgillside, 206p West Millhills & The Dykes, 205p Thorneydykes & Achamore, 204p, 200p Thorneydykes, 200p Drummuie, Achamore & Low Tirfergus.

Suffolk 222p Howgillside, 218p Kirkhouse, 206p Priesthaugh, 203p Plumpe & Craigow, 201p Shield Green & Gartvaigh.

Blackface 210p Silloans, 205p Skelfhill & Low Tirfergus, 203p, 202p West Scales, 201p Walton Park & Silloans, 198p Harelawhill Cottage, 197p Silloans, 195p West Scales.

Herdwick 205p Orthwaite Hall, 204p Prior Rigg, 201p Longrigg.

North Country Cheviot 204p Ericstane, 197p North House, 192p Fold Head.

Oxford 201p Guards.

Hampshire 198p Auchengray.

Cheviot Mule 194p, 190p West Millhills.

Romney 191p Rammerscales.

Swaledale 178p Peasemyres.


Texel £120 Bowsden Moor & Hillside, £118 Dinnans, £116 Maidencots, £115 Roxburgh Mill, £113.50 Bowsden Moor, £113 Kirk House & Skelfhill, £112 Triermain, £110 Silloans & Dinnans, £109 Kirk House, £107 High Mossthorn, £106.50 Becton Hall, £106 North House, £105 Uppercleuch.

Beltex £116 Bowsden Moor, £115 Hollands, £114 New Hummerbecks, Hollands & Bankhead, £113 Dykehead & Hollands, £112.50 Craigow, £112, £111 Oakwood, £108 Low Garth & Thornthwaite Close, £106.50 New Hummerbecks, £106, £104 Oakwood, £104 Miller Hill.

Suffolk £108 Fearn Farm, £107 High Glen Triplock, £106 Bowsden Moor, £100.50 Sceugh Dyke, £100 Bowsden Moor & Ballie Farm, £97.50 Craigow & Auchengray, £95 Sceugh Dyke.

Cheviot £95 West Scales, £93, £91 Sundhope, £90 Achamore, £86.50 West Millhills, £86 Fearn Farm, £85 Crossdykes & Kirk House.

Mule £95 Ballie Farm, £89 Hollands, £87.50, £86.50 Gartvaigh, £85.50 Low Garth, £85 Dykehead,

Dryfeholm, Plumpe, Spoutbank & Newtown.

Charollais £94 Mindrum.

Cheviot Mule £90 Mainside.

Blackface £89 Albierigg, £86.50 Silloans, £82 Albierigg, £80 West Scales, Skelfhill, Scabcleugh, Merkland & Sewing Shields.

North Country Cheviot £85 Raeburnfoot, £84.50 Fold Head, £80 Raeburnfoot.

Hampshire £85 Auchengray.

Oxford £82.50 Guards.

Herdwick £80.50 Longrow, £79.50 Prior Rigg.

The 5,006 cast ewes and rams were a much larger entry on the week, and a satisfying trade was realised with prices either similar or slightly dearer. Again, the best pure Beltex and Texel ewes sold at a premium and to a top of £170 for Texel ewes from J Pate & Partners, Craigsford Mains, Galashiels, with Beltex ewes to £160 from the same home. Hill ewes to £70 for Cheviots from AC Fotheringham, Ballinloan, Perth with rams to £120 for Texels from RH Bell & Co., Roxburghmill, Kelso.


Texel £170 Craigsford Mains, £167 Eastside, £166, £164 Viewley, £163 Blackadder Mains, £162 Achnacloch, £160 Thackwood & Lower Reiss, £159 Dinnans & Greenlands, £158 Kirk House, £157 Roxburgh Mill, £155 Waltonwoodhead, £154 Lower Reiss & Fearn Farm, £151 Kinninghall, £150 Achnacloch.

Beltex £160 Craigsford Mains, £156 Uppercleuch, £136 Croft House.

Suffolk £117 Viewley, £115 The Dykes, £112 Lower Reiss, £106 Viewley, £104 Thirlestane, £102 Bardnaclaven, £100 Pentland View, Thornington & Viewley.

Charollais £115 Thackwood.

North Country Cheviot £100 West Millhills, £90 Ballinloan, £85 Carruthers.

Millenium Blue £95 Uppercleuch.

Bluefaced Leicester £87 Bryndansi.

Cheviot Mule £87 Clackmae.

Mule £84 Dunjop, £74 Craigsford Mains, £73 Sorrowlessfield Mains, £71 Toft House & Corries Mill, £70 Upper Tinwald, Marygate & Corries Mill.

Romney £61 Millriggs.

Goat £60 Nether Onsett.


Cheviot £70 Ballinloan, £63 Glendearg, £62 Potholm, £59 Kirkhill.

Blackface £68, £57 The Steel, £57 Shawhill & Newbigging, £55 High Tirfergus, £53, £52 Shawhill, £52 Knock, £51 Newbigging & Cleughbrae, £50 Silloans, Shawhill & Glenrath.

Lleyn £66 Swordwell Rigg, £65 Guards.

Swaledale £60 High Priorscales.

Shetland £56 Knock.

Easycare £50 Kersheugh.


Texel £120, £114 Roxburghmill, £101 Newbigging.

Berrichon £103 Newbigging.

Suffolk £100 Philiphaugh Estate.

Bluefaced Leicester £96 Potholm.

Lleyn £92 Marygate.

Cheviot £87 Mainside, £82 Crossdykes.

Blackface £75 Brackenthwaite.


Light to 252.0p (179.8p)
Standard to 292.0p (206.7p)
Medium to 278.0p (203.2p)
Heavy to 244.0p (183.2p)

Light to £70.00 (£42.13)
Heavy to £170.00 (£76.61)

Rams to £120.00 (£70.55)

corresponding week 2018 sale report