Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 8,289 sheep comprising of 3,606 prime lambs and 4,683 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd September 2020.

A similar entry of cast cows maintained recent trade; albeit a plainer show. The sale topped at £821 for Galloways from Emblehope & Burngrange Estate, Hexham with top price per kilo of 126p for Luings from JW Davidson & Co., Crosslee, Selkirk. More numbers required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand.

A very mixed show of 3,606 prime lambs forward with weight, best export lambs and well finished lambs being a in big demand.

Topping the sale at 292p was an outstanding Beltex x lamb consigned by regular vendor M/s D Story, Greenburn, Canonbie. This lamb was purchased by Parkin Family Butchers, Goole. Top price per head of £134 for Texel lambs from R Sandison, Smerral, Caithness.

A fantastic run of 86 very well bred and expertly finished Beltex lambs consigned by M/s Halliday, Crawthat, Waterbeck topped at £130 and 289ppk, averaging a staggering 47kg, 258ppk and £121.

Overall average of 220.0p (SQQ 218.0p)

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Beltex 293p Greenburn, 288p Crawthat, 278p, 274p Thornthwaite Close, 274p Errington Red House, 272p Greenburn & Crawthat.     

Texel 274p Carse of Clary, 263p Middle Farm, 254p Byreburnside, 252p, 251p Braehead, 250p Mickley Moor.   

Suffolk 238p Branxholm Braes, 231p, 228p High Wreay, 227p Barnglies, 226p Greenburn.

Cheviot 229p Tiretigan & Baitlaws, 213p Satchells & Runachloie, 213p, 212p Tireigan.  

Cheviot Mule 224p Dodgsonstown, 218p Commonside, 217p Sharplaw, 212p Byers.   

Blackface 222p Baitlaws, 221p Chapel, 217p Baitlaws.  

Herdwick 221p Orthwaite Hall.  

Hampshire 220p Barnglies, 210p Guards.

Mule 217p Whiteside, 212p Wanwood Hill & High Crubasdale, 211p Whiteside.

Dorset 211p, 207p High Dovecote.

Lleyn 203p Williamwood.


Texel £134 Smerral, £132, £129 Green View, £129.50 Smerral, £127 Lingey Field, £126 Middle Farm.  

Beltex £130 Crawthat, £126 Greenburn, £125, £121 Crawthat, £120 Thornthwaite Close.

Cheviot £119 Somerton House, £117 Tiretigan.  

Suffolk £112 Tarrasfoot & Staffler, £111.50 Barnglies, £109.50 Branxholm Braes, £107 Staffler &

High Wreay.

Cheviot Mule £110 Dodgsonstown.

Hampshire £110 Barnglies.  

Mule £102 Whiteside, £94.50 Kellah, £93 Upperburnmouth, £90 Barnshake.

Lleyn £87.50 Williamwood.

Blackface £85 Bankend, £84 Penpeugh, £80 Whiteside & Upperburnmouth.  

Herdwick £84 Orthwaite Hall.  

A much larger entry of 4,683 ewes were forward to an increased ring of purchasers ensuring heavy ewes and best Texel ewes maintained last weeks high rates of returns, whist leaner hill types sold to a very fast trade indeed, being £4-£6 up on the week. More can be sold to vendor advantage.

Topping the sale was a penful of Texel ewes which sold to a top of £168 from Harehead Farms, Cranshaws, Duns.  

Hill ewes topping at £79 for Cheviot ewes from Marygate.

Cast rams sold at £145 for Dutch Texels from EJC Dean, Kirk House, Brampton.


Texel £168 Harehead, £162 Bascodyke Foot, £160 The Bow, £152 Bascodyke Foot, £150 Burnside, Beckfoot & Commonside.

Beltex £154 West Farm.     

Hampshire £120 Midtodholes.      

Cheviot Mule £110 Shawhill, £99 Barnglies.   

Charollais £109, £108 Beckfoot.  

Suffolk £108 Barnglies, £104 Braithwaite Hall, £100 Beckfoot, £99 Mindrum, £98 Chapel.

North Country Cheviot £98, £96 Seaview, £94 Lythmore & North House, £92 Carruthers.

Bluefaced Leicester £96 Crossdykes.

Mule £88 Trevarthian, £87 Barnglies, £86 Braehead, £85 Marygate, £84 Auchlin, Chapel & Burnfoot.      


Cheviot £79 Marygate, £78 Hindhope, £77 Commonside, £76 Clackmae & Branxholm Braes.   

Blackface £74 Bowanhill, £73 Upperburnmouth, £72 Keppoch, £71 Craighead, £70 Minsca.   

Easycare £73, £69, £67 Blackhaugh.

Kerry Hill £70 Great House.   

Herdwick £70 Golden Lane.

Swaledale £69 Minsca, £60 Low Leam.


Dutch Texel £145 Kirk House.  

Texel £140 Bascodyke Foot, £138 Trevarthian, £135 Tetcott.  

Beltex £126, £110 Uppercleugh, £110 West Farm.    

Bluefaced Leicester £124 Penpeugh, £115 Whiteside.   

Cheviot £124 Runachloie.

North Country Cheviot £118 Lythmore.     

Romney £116 Tetcott.    


Light to           242.9p (203.3p)

Standard to      274.4p (221.4p)

Medium to      293.0p (216.7p) 

Heavy to         272.0p (228.5p)

Overweight to   244.0p (220.9p) 

Light to           £79.00   (£51.67) 
Heavy to         £168.00 (£79.35)

Rams   to £145.00 (£95.44)


corresponding week 2019 sale report