Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,981 sheep comprising of 5,002 prime hoggs and 2,979 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th January 2020.

An improved entry for both quality and numbers saw all classes selling to a brisk trade, with more required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand. The sale toped at 139p for a Limousin cow from Ellary Farms Ltd, Argyll with Angus cows selling to 130p from EAP Glendinning, Over Cassock, Eskdalemuir. Galloway cows sold to 109p and 105p from Clerkhill Farm, Eskdalemuir. Top price per head of £1,014 for Angus fom Over Cassock.  

A great show of 5,002 prime hoggs were a quality entry with all buyers wanting sheep. Overall average 216.4p (SQQ 220.9p), up 3p on the week.

A marvelous show of quality Beltex and Texel hoggs sold over 300p per kilo several times and to a top of 326p for Beltex hoggs from JL McMillan, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart.

Commercial hoggs all sold between 205-225p per kilo. Heavy hoggs were an outstanding show with many pens selling at £110 and upwards.

Top per head of £128 on several occasions for Beltex hoggs, firstly from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Peth, then R & J Lines, Killocraw, Arygll and AW Ainslie, Linkshead, Berwick.

Light hoggs again wanted and very much in demand, selling to £90 for 31kg Beltex hoggs shown by Messrs M & J Kennedy, Lurgan, Aberfeldy.


Beltex 326p, 323p, 322p Carse of Clary, 320p Easter Ochtermuthill, 314p Linkshead.

Texel 273p Thornton Tower, 267p Thirstane Cottage, 263p Balliemore.

Cheviot 235p Knock, 229p Beltonhill, 227p Longburgh Fauld.  

Suffolk 233p Greenburn, 229p Knock & Achamore, 225p Hill Cottage & Thornton Tower.   

Herdwick 229p, 227p Orthwaite Hall.  

Blackface 227p Sorbie & Arnicle, 224p Clachan, 223p Glenbeg.   

Mule 221p, 218p Dalbhraddan, 211p Mains of Collin, 210p Dalbhraddan.  

Charollais 216p Inkstack, 211p Breckon Hill, 206p Walkerdyke.   

Cheviot Mule 212p, 211p Marwhirn, 208p Tushielaw.  

North Country Cheviot 211p Hownam Grange, 205p Station Yard.   

Easycare 209p Cleongart.   

Swaledale 194p Breckon Hill, 190p Longlea, 189p Newbiggin.  


Beltex £128 Easter Ochtermuthill, Killocraw & Linkshead, £127 Carse of Clary & Kilnford Croft, £126 Carse of Clary, £125 Cuiltburn.

Texel £122 Brisco Meadows, £120 Waltonwoodhead, £117 Machrihanish, £116 West Cottage.

Suffolk £116 Machrihanish, £113, £108.50 Ballie Farm, £107 Grange & Howbalk Farm.

Charollais £105.50 Riggheads & Thackwood.

North Country Cheviot £104 Ballie Farm.  

Mule £98 Kirkhouse & Thornton Tower, £96 Westernhopeburn, £95 Riggheads.   

Cheviot Mule £98 Barnean, £91.50, £89 Marwhirn.

Blackface £97.50 Glendearg, £97 West Scales, £96.50 Skelfhill.  

Cheviot £96.50 Mainside, £95 Riggheads, £93.50 Longburgh Fauld.   

Herdwick £82.50 Orthwaite Hall.

A similar show of 2,979 cast ewes and rams attracted all the usual buyers. Trade was again very strong with 830 ewes selling at £100 and over to average £120.84, with the overall average £86.34. Again, the best quality Texel and Beltex ewes were selling at a premium.

Heavy ewes to £180 for Texels shown by CJ Roots, Kilnford Croft, Dumfries. Hill ewes to £87 for Cheviots ewes from J Laurie, Carterton, Corrie and Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, Langholm.

A very large show of rams sold at enhanced rates and to a top of £130 for Suffolks from Highfield Farming, Knock, Duns and for Charollais from Beckfoot.


Texel £180 Kilnford Croft, £175 Aton, £172 Hillcrest, £171 Chaseside.

Beltex £156 Chaseside, £152 Cuiltburn, £148 Hillside.  

Charollais £134 Kilnford Croft, £119 Beck, £114 Aton.

Suffolk £133 Knock, £132 Smailholm Mains, £128 Kilnford Croft.

Millennium Bleu £132 Chaseside.

Bluefaced Leicester £126 Tushielaw, £110 Linkshead, £105 Horlsey Hill & Grindon Hill.   

Half-Bred £121, £115 Smailholm Mains, £107 Guardsmill.

North Country Cheviot £116 Hoprig, £105 Muirton, £98 Wauchope.

Mule £109 Pasturewood, £106 Kirranrae & Nirvana, £96 Walby Grange & Viewfield.

Cheviot Mule £104 Kilnford Croft & Achamore, £102 Errington, £99 Philiphaugh.

Zwartble £90 Muirton.

Lleyn £86 Baillieknowe.


Cheviot £87 Carterton & Potholm, £81 Rhoin, £79 Allfornaught.

Blackface £78 Grindon Hill, £76 Rhoin, Linkshead & Millantae, £74 Derrie & Netherton.

Easycare £73 Cleongart, £67 Whinneyknowe.

Jacob £72 Rhoin, £66 Colmslie Hill.

Swaledale £67 Barker House, £64 Burnhouse, £62 Newbiggin.

Herdwick £54 Whinneyknowe.


Suffolk £130, £126 Knock, £112 Chapel.

Charollais £130 Beckfoot.   

Texel £128 Philiphaugh Estate, £125 Bradley, £122 Chaseside & Pirntaton.

Bluefaced Leicester £126 Philiphaugh Estate, £119 Skelfhill, £118 Chapel.

North Country Cheviot £124 Glendearg, £118 Knock, £117 Belzies.

Romney £108 Pirntaton.

Cheviot £107 Clerk Hill, £100 Berryfell, £99 Chapel.

Blackface £94, £91 Chapel, £91 Granton.


Light to           290.3p (209.0p) 
Standard to    326.0p (224.7p) 
Medium to      320.0p (219.4p) 
Heavy to         270.0p (203.0p)

Light to           £87.00 (£60.61) 
Heavy to         £180.00 (£97.29)

Rams              £130.00 (£86.06)

corresponding week 2019 sale report