Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,486 sheep comprising of 4,528 prime lambs and 2,958 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 28th November 2019.

Another good entry of cast cows which again met a brisk trade, and more being required on a weekly basis. The sale topped at £1,147 for a five-year-old Limousin heifer from Messrs Pollock, Bascodyke Head, Armathwaite, which also achieved top price per kilo of 124p. Limousin steers from the same home sold to 123p (£1,063). Limousin cows sold to 120p from Messrs Reed, Knarr, Brampton and Blue Greys to 112p from WN Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk.

Prime lambs (4,528) were a larger quality entry which saw all classes sharper on the week. Heavy lambs were 30% of the entry and were again easy to sell. Overall average 187.6p (SQQ 192.0p).

Export weights again at extreme rates with a top price per kilo of 272p for Beltex lambs from JR & CJ Ward, Whitstonehill, Lockerbie.

Commercial lambs sold between 185-205p per kilo, with lightweight lambs very much in demand.

Top price per head of £118 for Beltex lambs shown by Messrs Hewson, Burgh Head, Carlisle.


Belt 272p, 267p Whitstonehill, 270p, 263p, 262p Easter Ochtermuthill.

Tex 227p, 225p Boreland of Kelton, 223p Riggshield & Waltonwoodhead.

Char 207p Pilmuir, 185p Fenton, 183p Hallburn.

Suff 206p, 199p Somerton House, 196p Snab.      

BF 197p Chapelhope, 196p Riskenhope, 195p Chapelhope.   

Chev 193p, 192p Catslackburn, 191p North House & Glendearg.

NCC 193p West Millhills.     

Mule 188p Burn House, 186p Low Dunashery, 184p Rhoin.  

Chev Mule 185p Lingey Field, 179p, 175p Marwhirn.         


Belt £118 Burgh Head, £117 Easter Ochtermuthill, £116.50, £115 Hillside, £115 Easter Ochtermuthill.      

Tex £111 Hayfield, £107 Woodhead, £105 Bombie.   

Chev £103 Sorbie, £96 Glendearg, £94.50 Tarrasfoot.

Suff £100 Cloggers Cottage, £98, £95 Guardsmill, £94.50 Tarrasfoot.   

Bord Leic £100 Nunscleugh.    

Char £93 Pilmuir, £89 Fenton, £88 Hallburn.  

Hamp £92 Bombie.  

Chev Mule £87 Dodgsonstown, £85.50 Lingey Field, £85 Dodgsonstown.  

NCC £86 West Millhills.

Mule £86 Homilton, £85 Cowburnrigg, £83.50 Lawston.  

BF £83 Edges Green, £80 Hole Farm.  

Berr £83 Sceugh Dyke.  

Oxf £82 Barnglies.

A similar show of 2,958 cast ewes and rams met a flying trade with hill ewes up £10 on the week. 315 ewes sold at £100 and over to average £130.11 and sold to a top of £173 Texels from AM & L Sutherland, Carran, Thurso and from E Blaylock, Hallburn, Longtown.

Hill ewes to £75 for Cheviots from A & A Hogg, Milnholm, Langholm with rams to £126 for Suffolks from J Watson & Co., Bowsden Moor, Berwick and for Beltex rams from S Stoddart, Hillside, Wigton.


Tex £173 Carran & Hallburn, £169 Lower Reiss, £168 Woodhead.    

Belt £162 Hillhouse, £125 Thirstane Cottage, £121 Viewley.

Suff £107 Quarryside, £103 Chaseside, £102 Aspatria Hall.

Char £103 Chaseside, £100 Beck, £98 Hillside.     

BFL £99 Kilkeddan.    

NCC £93 Beck, £91 Chaseside, £90 Whiteknowe.  

Mule £86 Greenburn, £85 Lightbirks, £83 Crawleas & Westend.

Chev Mule £83 Nilston Rigg, £80 Tushielaw.


Chev £75 Milnholm, £74 Greenburn, £70 Potholm.

BF £71 Pitland Hills & Durran Mains, £69 Rhoin, £65 Greenburn.

EC £61, £60 Kersheugh.   

Swale £57 Greenburn, £56 Peasemyres, £54 The Brigg.   


Suff £126 Bowsden Moor, £116 Hassendeanburn & Catslackburn.   

Belt £126 Hillside, £119 Heatherglen, £107 Viewley.

Tex £119 Fairview Bungalow, £114 The Ash, £113 Carran.    

Char £114 Moorhills.   

BFL £99 Chirdon, £96 Thirstane Cottage.  

Chev £87 Brackside, £85 Fairview Bungalow, £80 Ballachrick.



Light to           206.5p (178.9p) 
Standard to      272.0p (192.4p) 
Medium to      270.0p (192.8p) 
Heavy to         254.3p (181.6p)
Overweight to 210.7p (163.2p)

Light to           £75.00 (£51.93) 
Heavy to         £173.00 (£85.12)

Rams £126.00 (£84.40)

corresponding week 2018 sale report