Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 8,514 sheep comprising of 4,164 prime lambs and 4,350 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th September 2020.

A larger entry of cast cows were forward to an increased ringside of active buyers, ensuring all classes were well bid for and maintaining recent rates of return. More numbers required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand. The sale topped at £1,237 for a Limousin bull from Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill who also sold cows at £1,060. Top price per kilo of 136p also achieved by Messrs Walton.

A much larger show of 4,264 prime lambs forward. A very mixed show of lambs to the fore and lambs short of flesh are urged to be sold through the store market. Well finished lambs being very good to sell and every class of prime lamb that is properly finished sold to a blistering trade, more could have been sold to vendor advantage.

Topping the sale at 297p was an outstanding penful of Beltex lambs from M & M Byrne, Thornthwaite Close, Wigton. These type of best export lambs were short of purchaser requirements and are keenly sought after every week here at Longtown.   

Top price per head of £131 for a pen of very well bred, heavy weight Texel lambs from N & DA Armstrong, Leaona Villa, Longtown and from TN & F Cowan, The Ash, Roadhead.

Overall average of 213.8p (SQQ 212.3p)

For further advice on marketing your livestock please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers:

John Walton 07880527066

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Neil McCleary 07771685073


Beltex 297p Thornthwaite Close, 286p, 280p, 278p Crawthat, 276p Waterloo, 275p Thornthwaite Close.      

Texel 278p North House, 273p The Craggs, 270p Ridsdale, 265p Orthwaite Hall, 263p Ridsdale.     

Suffolk 227p Kilnford Croft, 225p Braehead, 223p Newton of Logierait, Toftingall &

Mossband House, 222p Pentland View & Crumhaughhill.  

Charollais 225p, 220p Shaw Head, 218p Trawill, 216p Staffler, 215p Low Knockrioch & Longrow.

Cheviot 224p Priesthaugh, 222p Branxholm Braes & Kirkton, 221p Hensol, 220p Nether Albie.  

Cheviot Mule 221p Keil, 220p Kilnford Croft, 213p Priesthaugh, 210p Kirkbride.

208p, 207p Little Galla

Berrichon 218p, 211p Sceugh Dyke.

Mule 216p, 215p, 214p Buteland, 211p Low Dunashery, 209p Chirdon,

208p Buteland, Stonehouse & Whiteside, 207p Greenburn

Blackface 213p Bankend, 211p Glencrosh & Paddockhole, 206p Craig Farm, 200p Buteland.  

Hampshire 210p Barnglies.

Herdwick 209p The Craggs, 206p Waterloo, 200p Orthwaite Hall.  

Kendal Rough 202p Church View.  

Oxford 202p Dyke.  


Texel £131 Leaona Villa & The Ash, £130 Orthwaite Hall, £129 Carsegowan, £125 Mossband House & Carsegowan. £124 Woodhead, £124, £119 Crumhaughhill, £119 Lingeyfield £118 Middle Farm, £117 Low Dunashery.  

Beltex £130 Kilnford Croft, £129, £126, £125 Crawthat, £119 Thornthwaite Close & Waterloo £116 Kilnford Croft, Brisco Meadows & Staffler £115 Kilnford Croft & Kirkbride, £113 Barnglies,

£112 Longlea    

Suffolk £127, £126 Mossband House, £124 Ashley Park. £115 Kilnford Croft, £113 Midtown,

£111 Cronklea, £110 Grindon Hill & Staffler

Mule £122, £114, £106 Buteland. £99.50 Greenburn, £95 Whiteside,

Cheviot £118 Crawthat, £104 Brisco Meadows & Dyke, £101 Priesthaugh.

Cheviot Mule £110 Kirkbride & Kilnford Croft, £99.50 Keil, £97 Kirkbride.

Blackface £110 Buteland, £99 Whiteside, £96 Buteland.   

Berrichon £109, £99 Sceugh Dyke.

Charollais £107 Trawill.

Hampshire £98 Old Byreburn.

Kendal Rough £87 Church View.

Oxford £87 Dyke & Guards.   

Herdwick £86 The Craggs.   

A similar entry of 4,350 ewes were forward. A huge show of hill ewes forward, being £2-£3 dearer on the week. Continental ewes and heavy mules were in short supply and a big trade for heavy ewes and best selling ewes was witnessed.  With more required on a weekly basis to satisfy demand.

Topping the sale was a penful of fantastic Texel ewes which sold at £176 from R Osbourne, Castlehill, Dumfries. Pure bred Texel ewes regularly selling between £145-£155.

Suffolks topped at £121 consigned by J Marshall, Hermitage, Kirkpatrick Fleming.  

All classes of ewes especially heavy ewes and best bred Texel/Beltex ewes are in short supply and wanted every week by customer demand.

Hill ewes topping at £83 for Cheviot ewes from EW Nelson, Bankhead of Tinwald, Dumfries and for a pen of huge Northumberland bred Blackface ewes shown by J Hunter & Sons, The Steel, Hexham.

Cast rams still in big demand and sold at £148 for Suffolks from D Story, Greenburn, Canonbie.  


Texel £176 Castlehill, £162, £160 Auchengool Cottage, £158 Low Hallburn, £153 Beckfoot.  

Charollais £128 Trillick, £124 Winterhope.

Suffolk £121 Hermitage, £120 Guards, £116 Pentland View, £108 Sceugh Dyke, Carse of Clary & Harwood on Teviot.  

Beltex £120 Finnieness.      

Mule £120 Tinnis, £90 Gallowberry, £89 Laverockbank, £88 Sceugh Dyke, £85 Edgerton Tofts & Common House.       

Half-bred £117, £116, £113 Smailholm Mains.   

Bluefaced Leicester £106 Cowden Burn.  

Cheviot Mule £106 Barharrow.

North Country Cheviot £101 Cavers Lea, £90 Wynholm, £89 White Knowe.


Cheviot £83 Bankhead of Tinwald, £80 Sorbietrees & Priesthaugh, £76 Hindhope.    

Blackface £83 The Steel, £78 Ralphshield, £77 Carrick & The Steel.

Easycare £64 Harwood on Teviot & Blackhaugh.

Herdwick £49, £47 Breckon Hill.

Jacob £64 Redgate Head.  

Swaledale £65 Whitfield.  


Suffolk £148 Greenburn.

Beltex £130 Finnieness.

Texel £124 Taldale, £121 Hermitage, £118 Dyke & Craig Farm.

Hampshire £120 Golden Lane.

Border Leicester £116 High Moat.

Cheviot £109, £104 Taldale.

Charollais £102 Golden Lane.

Blackface £102 Buteland.


Light to           211.7p (187.0p)
Standard to      278.9p (210.9p)
Medium to      297.5p (213.2p) 
Heavy to         280.4p (221.0p)
Overweight to 226.0p (210.5p) 

Light to           £83.00   (£49.39) 
Heavy to         £176.00 (£81.92)

Rams      to     £148.00 (£89.72)


corresponding week 2019 sale report