Longtown Primestock Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,578 sheep comprising of 3,200 prime lambs and 4,378 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 22nd October 2020.

Another mixed entry of mainly hill cows were on offer, with trade slightly easier. The sale topped at £936 for a Limousin from H Graham, Holme House, Walton, which also topped the price per kilo of 124p. More numbers required on a weekly basis to fulfil buyer demand.    

A smaller show of 3,200 prime lambs were forward. Lambs held their own being 3-4ppk up on the week, which was better than markets at the beginning of the week. Another two-tier trade was witnessed with well-fed or good fleshed export lambs in big demand. Heavy lambs and grassy lambs proving difficult to cash. More fed lambs can be sold to vendor advantage and are wanted on a weekly basis to satisfy a growing demand here at Longtown.

Topping the sale at 302p was a fantastic Beltex lamb from PD & L Ambler, High Mossthorn, Roadhead, with many of the best quality export lambs selling at 220ppk plus.

Top price per head of £124 was achieved for a penful of Beltex lambs from Messrs Halliday, Crawthat, Lockerbie.  

Overall average of 197.0p (SQQ 202.3p)

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Beltex 302p High Mossthorn, 292p Greenburn, 281p Crawthat, 279p Park Nook, 277p Greenside, 273p Pasture House.   

Texel 259p Moor Side, 247p The Flatt, 246p Byreburnside, 238p Windyhill, 234p Byreburnside, 232p Greenburn & Kirkbride, 230p Moor Side.

Suffolk 211p Cleughbraemill, 210p Ewart Drive, 207p Hollows Mill, 205p Donerenting Camp House & Whins, 204p Grindon Hill, 202p, 200p Ewart Drive.     

Charollais 208p Hollows Mill, 201p Swaites.  

Mule 205p Millriggs, 195p Powheads & Low Eals, 191p Roses Bower.    

Cheviot 204p Rowanburnfoot, 194p, 193p Commonside, 191p Skelfhill.

Herdwick 200p Townfoot, 194p Peasemyres, 190p Bridge End.  

Blackface 198p Chapel Farm, 197p Rawburn, 194p Chapel, 193p Snar, 192p Clonrae, 190p Snar.

Cheviot Mule 198p Ewart Drive.     


Beltex £124 Crawthat, £120 Greenburn, £119 Greenside, £118 High Mossthorn, £117 Crawthat & High Hall, £116 Brisco Meadows.  

Texel £114 Moor Side, £108 Kilnford Croft,    

Suffolk £106 Kilnford Croft, £98 Outertown, £95 Cleughbraemill, £94 Shield Green, £92 Staffler &


Mule £99 Shield Green, £90 Roses Bower.

Charollais £97 Justinlees, £93, £91 Pasture House.   

North Country Cheviot £84.50 Dormansteads.

Herdwick £82, £80.50 Pasture House.      

Blackface £78.50 Chapel, 75.50, £75 Rawburn.   

Another large entry of 4,378 cast ewes and rams sold to another fast trade ensuring all classes were much the same on the week. More can be sold at Longtown to vendor advantage and are required on a weekly basis to satisfy a very competitive ring of purchasers.

Topping the sale was Texel ewes which sold at £170 from BS Hennessy, Orton Rigg, Carlisle with hill ewes topping at £88 for Blackfaces from BD & MS Hope, Albierigg, Canonbie. Cast rams to £142 for a Bluefaced Leicester from W Walton & Sons, Dunns House, Otterburn.


Texel £170 Orton Rigg, £168 Nether Stenries, £164 Riddell, £160 Hillside, £158 Thirlestane, £156 Langdyke, £152 Viewley & Crumhaughhill.

Beltex £128, £126 Hillside, £112 Viewley.

Suffolk £120 Kilnford Croft, £120, £108 Thirlestane, £107 Viewley, £104 Riddell.   

Bluefaced Leicester £108 Brownleazes, £99 Broomhope, £96 Forest Road.  

North Country Cheviot £94 Orchardton Mains, £88 Crawthat, £86 Dalmakethar.

Cheviot Mule £93 Viewley, £83 Hawthornside.     

Charollais £90 Wilseydown.  

Mule £88 Belzies, £86 Nethertofts, £85 Harelawhill, £84 Borthaugh, West Hall, Ashley Park & Nethertofts.    


Blackface £88 Albierigg, £71 Brownleazes, £70 Dunns House.  

Cheviot £75 Cavers Lea & Spittal Tower, £74 Longlea & Hawthornside, £69 Swaites, £68 Barr Hill, Morebattle Tofts & Cadgillhead.

Swaledale £72 Hightown, £62 Blakelaw.

Easycare £71 Harwood on Teviot.

Romney £70 East Kirkcarswell.      


Bluefaced Leicester £142 Dunns House.

Texel £140 Mains of Machermore, £132 Kilnford Croft, £130 Potholm, £128 Thirlestane.

Suffolk £132 Kilnford Croft.  

Beltex £120 Wilseydown, £106 Wedderlie.   

Cheviot £114, £94 Hownam Grange, £90 Potholm.  


Light to           190.0p (178.9p)
Standard to      302.0p (199.1p)
Medium to      292.0p (203.6p) 
Heavy to         248.0p (184.8p)
Overweight to             189.0p (175.8p) 

Light to           £88.00   (£45.50) 
Heavy to         £170.00 (£70.16)

Rams               £142.00 (£87.86)


corresponding week 2019 sale report