Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 1,843 prime lambs and 2,982 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown onThursday 27th June 2019.

Cast cows continue to sell at recent high rates, with the majority being native bred yet all classes in demand.  More required on a weekly basis to fulfill buyer demand. Sale topped at 132p for Angus cows shown by D & Y Wilson, Plumpe, Gretna, with others selling to 130p again from Plumpe and Over Cassock. Top price per head of £1,040 for an Angus from Messrs Wilson.

Another good quality show of 1,843 prime lambs attracted new buyers. Trade was much better than ever expected especially for heavy lambs over 43kg, with many pens selling at £110 and over.

Top price per kilo of 309p for Beltex lambs shown by TR & EA Milburn, Wallend, Greenhead and top price per head of £127 also for Beltex from Wallend.

Overall average 205.4p (SQQ 204.5p)


Beltex 309p Wallend, 278p Cleughbrae    

Texel 279p The Green, 270p Kilnford Croft  

Suffolk 225p Lees Hall, 224p Wallend

Char 223p Knowe Farm.

Oxf 212p, 208p Barnglies, 203p Midtodholes.  

Mule 210p, 197p Camelford.


Beltex £127 Wallend, £118 Holmhead, £114 Cleughbrae.  

Texel £123 Ellerslea, £119 Edge Farm, £118 Holmhead.  

Suffolk £117 Lees Hall, £115, £110 Burgh Head.  

Oxf £102, £91.50 Barnglies, £91.50 Midtodholes.

Mule £98 Camelford.

Char £93.50 Knowe Farm.

The 2,982 cast ewes, rams and hoggs were a smaller entry on the week but buyers again keen for supplies. Trade was again excellent.  330 ewes sold at £100 and over to average £123.43 with an overall average of £76.05.  

Sale topped at £174 for Texel ewes shown by R Cockburn, Hill of Errol, Perth. Hill ewes to £75 for Cheviots from WN Douglas, Catslackburn, Yarrow and rams sold to £125 for Texels from J Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso and from RH Bell & Co., Roxburgh Mill, Kelso.


Texel £174 Hill of Errol, £163 Wanton Walls, £162 Beck   

Charollais £127 Chaseside & Beck, £124 West Mains of Turin, £120 Chaseside.

Mill Bleu £124 Balneil.  

Suffolk £115 Low Hallburn, £110, £109 East Cliff.

Beltex £138 Beck

Zwartble £98 Dashwell Green.

NCC £90 Cloggers Cottage.  

BFL £89 Burgh Head, £86 Silloans, £85 Drumreach.

Rous £88 Coxhill.    

Cheviot Mule £86 Fearn Farm, £81 Morebattle Tofts.     

Mule £78 Upper Tinwald & Newtown, £77 Hollin Close, Hallburn & Stonehall, £76 Airds of Balcary, Midtown & Hollytree.   


Cheviot £75 Catslackburn, £72 Millantae.  

BF £69 Ochreland, £68 Crookston, £67 Hawthorns & Craig Douglas.   

Easy C £66 Blackhaugh, £66, £60 Morebattle Tofts.  

Kerry £61 Coxhill.  

Swaledale £58 Milescott, £57 Hamburn Hall, £55 Spoutbank & Higher Roserrow.  

Herdwick £50 Hawthorns, £49 Copperthorns.


Tex £125 Roxburgh Mains & Roxburgh Mill, £118 Chaseside.

Rouge £112 Lochwoodmains.

NCC £88 Edges Green.  

Cheviot £86 Catslackburn.

BF £74 Edges Green.



Light to 220.0p (200.9p)
Standard to 279.0p (198.5p)
Medium to 309.0p (207.1p)
Heavy to 236.0p (213.8p)
Overweight to 215.0p (194.0p)

Light to £75.00 (£54.27)
Heavy to £174.00 (£81.01)

Rams £125.00 (£65.80)

corresponding week 2018 sale report