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Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 26 prime cattle, 6 prime bulls, 36 OTM cattle, 5,314 prime lambs and 4,538 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd December 2015.


Light to 230.0p (218.6p)
Medium to 229.5p (179.7p)
Heavy to 205.5p (195.0p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 226.5p (208.9p)
Heavy to 290.0p (229.2p)

Young bulls 205.5p (165.9p)

Light to 154.0p (154.5p)
Standard to 257.9p (174.6p)
Medium to 244.0p (170.6p)
Heavy to 179.6p (158.5p)
O/weight 167.0p (148.2p)

Light to £73.00 (£47.11)
Heavy to £146.00 (£71.36)

Cast Rams £126.00 (£62.13)

The Annual Christmas Show & Sale saw a good entry of cattle turned out for the show. Judging was ably carried out by Mr Joe Kirkup from W. Kirkup & Sons, Butchers, Longtown and kindly sponsored by Jobsons Animal Health. The Championship was awarded to Mr J Crichton, Loughrigg Farm for a Limousin heifer and was later sold for 290p (£1798.00) to the judge. The Reserve ticket and British Breed Championships went to a Galloway bullock selling to 230p (£1219) shown by Messrs Ritson, Swaites and purchased by Joe Kirkup on behalf of Hidden River Café, Longtown.


Galloway 230p Swaites, 207.5p (x2) High Stobhill, 205.5p, 187.5p Peela Hill, 185.5p Streethead

Limousin 229.5p Louchrigg, 202.5p Becton Hall, 192.5p Sceugh Dyke

British Blue 185.5p Eastfield of Wiston

Friesian 155.5p, 150.5p 148.5p Middlebie Hill


Limousin 290p Loughrigg, 226.5p Becton Hall

Charolais 213.5p High Stenries, 210.5p, 206.5p, 202.5p Sceugh Dyke

Galloway 193.5p Peela Hill


Galloway £1,346, £1,284 Peela Hill, £1,219 Swaites, £1,151 High Stobhill, £1,103 Streethead

Limousin £1,365 Loughrigg, £1,299 Sceugh Dyke, £1,245 Becton Hill

British Blue £1,131 Eastfield of Wiston

Friesian £1,010 Middlebie Hill


Limousin £1,798 Loughrigg, £1,268 Becton Hall

Charolais £1,294 Sceugh Dyke, £1,281 High Stenries £1,275 Sceugh Dyke


Limousin 205.5p, 201.5p Yett


Limousin £1,346, £1,339 Yett

Holstein £765 Woodslee

Longtown cattle ring

Newbiggin cow secures Championship

An entry of 36 cast cows were forward at the Christmas Show and Sale. Prior to the sale our judge Mr Joe Kirkup has two strong classes of cows in front of him. The beef cow from Messrs Story, Newbiggin achieved first prize, with Peter Dayson second prize. Messrs Coulthard, Justicetown were first in the dairy cow class. The beef cow a seven year old black Limousin went to secure the Championship.

The sale commenced with ten buyers at the ringside all looking to fill orders. The doom and gloom talked about all week was blown away when the champion sold to 145p purchased by G Moor. Second prize cow from Peter Dayson sold to 106p, other Limousin cows sold to 110p from Greystoke Castle. Charolais cross cows from David Baxter sold to 101p. Native breeds sold at 87p for a Blue Grey from Messrs Graham, with Beef Shorthorns from Messrs Smith to 95p. Top price per head was £1,134.60 from Newbiggin with others to £929.50 from Greystoke.

The C&D Auction Marts Ltd has forward its largest show of the season of 5,314 prime lambs. Included was the annual Christmas Show and Sale of prime lambs kindly sponsored by Jobsons Animal Health. A full ring of buyers all keen for sheep ensured the best trade seen for some time, with an overall sale average of 166p/kg with SQQ 172p/kg. All classes were in demand especially export and lightweight lambs although heavy lambs still came to good money.

The 37 pens of 10 show lambs in eight different classes were ably judged by Mr Haig Murray of Dunbia, who made a swift and professional job, and eventually awarded the championship to the first prize Texel lambs from regular local consignor, J Oliver & Son, Waltonwoodhead, which scaled 45kg and realised £110 (244p/kg) to West Scottish Lamb, Carlisle.

The reserve championship was awarded to the South Country Cheviot lambs from another regular attender, IHG Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick, scaling 44kg and realising £88 to the judge for Dunbia.


Texel x
1st Oliver, Waltonwoodhead – 45kg £110 West Scottish Lamb

2nd West, Kirkcarsewell - 48kg £95 R F Stavely

1st Oliver, Waltonwoodhead – 42kg £95 S Stoddart

2nd Morris, Upper Duddlewick – 35kg £84 S Stoddart

1st Brodie, Allfornaught - 45kg £79 West Scottish Lamb

2nd Graham, Miller Hill – 43kg £82 M Lomax

Suffolk x
1st Armstrong, Sceugh Dyke – 60kg £82 J Tucker

2nd Reid, Boreland – 50kg £79 R F Stavely

N of E Mule
1st Gass, Nunscleugh – 46kg £73 J Thompson

2nd Kyle, Spoutbank – 48kg £74 M Lomax

Scotch Mule
1st Eastham, Longburghfauld – 45kg £74 Dunbia

2nd Reid, Boreland – 55kg £80 West Scottish Lamb

South Country Cheviot
1st Warden, Skelfhill – 44kg £88 Dunbia

1st Cavers, Sorbie – 44kg £74 Dunbia

2nd Reid, Boreland - 46kg £70 Dunbia

The sale however was topped at 257p/kg for a pen of 10 Beltex from Messrs Lines, Killocraw, Campbeltown, scaling at 38kg and selling to Mr Jason Tucker.


Texel 257p Killocraw, 244p (x2) Waltonwoodhead, 232p, 215p Gelston Castle, 200p Oakwood, 197p Upper Tofts, 195p Netherplace & Stanley Estate, 193p Oakwood, 191p Crawthat, 189p Ifferdale & Killocraw.

Beltex 240p, 232p Upper Duddlewick, 226p Waltonwoodhead, 222p Oakwood, 214p Upper Cleugh, 200p Sorbie & Gelston Castle

Charollais 189p Killocraw, 171p The Hagg & Allfornaught, 170p The Challenge

Suffolk 180p Crossbankhead, 175p Grainhead, 174p Stanley Estate & Braithwaite Hall, 173p Archerbeck

Hill Cheviot 200p Skelfhill, 186p Strabane, 184p Avivore, 179p Ifferdale & Allfornaught, 175p Commonside

Blackface 179p Arnicle, 178p Culter Allers, 174p Roughet Hill, 171p Arnicle, Culter Allers & Knockreoch

Greyface 174p (x2) Dalbhraddan, 170p Kildalloig & Gibblaston, 168p Arnicle & Gibblaston.

North Country Cheviot 179p Roughet Hill, 161p Whiteknowe

Cheviot Mule 165p Skelfhill, 164p Little Galla

Half-Bred 170p Glendearg

Swaledale 158p (x2) Peasemyres, 154p Batey Shield

Berrichon 164p Sceugh Dyke

Longtown sheep ring


Texel £110 Waltonwoodhead, £98 Killocraw, £95 Gelston Castle, £90 Old Wall & Shoestanes, £89 Glendearg, £88 Netherplace, £84 Gelston Castle, £84 Carlisle Road & Crawthat.

Beltex £95 Waltonwoodhead, £92 Uppercleugh, £88, £84 Upper Duddlewick, £80 Oakwood

Suffolk £90 Dunjop, £88.50 Sceugh Dyke & Dunjop, £85.50 Sceugh Dyke, £85 Dunjop, £83 Stanley Estate, £81 Sceugh Dyke.

Charollais £81 Fowrass, £78 Lawston, £75.50 Killocraw

Hill Cheviot £88 Skelfhill, £82, £75 Allfornaught

Berrichon £80.50 Sceugh Dyke

Greyface £80 Boreland, £77 Lawston, £76 Nunscleugh, £74.50 Newbiggin & Lawston, £74 Spoutbank & Longbroughfauld

Blackface £76 Sorbie, £74 Milnmark, £71.50 Peela Hill, £70 Boreland

Cheviot Mule £79 Sowerby Wood, £71 Skelfhill

North Country Cheviot £73, £71.50 Whiteknowe, £70 Roughet Hill

A much larger show of 4,538 cast ewes and rams were forward to a busy ring of buyers. Most classes maintained recent high rates apart from fat ewes in all classes. Lean selling ewes and export hill ewes keenly sought after. Sale topped at £146 for Texels from G J Topin, Bascodyke Foot.


Texel £146, 144 Bascodyke Foot, £143 Sandilands & Chaseside, £140 Waterside, £138 Sunnycroft, £135 Riddle, £134 West Knowe, £130 Beckfoot & Bascodyke Foot.

Suffolk £106 West Knowe, £90 Hermiston, Sowerby Wood, Beckfoot, Talkin Head & Newton, £88 Ringliggate

Beltex £102 Orkney, £110 Backfoot, £108 Mains of Machermore.

Cheviot Mule £80 Whiteknowe, £76 Mains of Machermore, £75 Greystoke, £73 West Loch

Charollais £114, £100 Chaseside, £91 Cocklicks, £85 Riddell

North Country Cheviot £85 Brockhouse, £84 Little Galla, £78 Sornfallow, £77 Chaseside

Leicester £78 Beckfoot & Shielsknowe, £74 Spital Shields

Greyface £80 Ringliggate, £68 Trecorner & Riddell, £67 Haithwaite & Hermiston


Lleyn £61 West Farm

Hill Cheviot £73 Birneyknowe, £66 Strabane, £65 Marygate, £63 Birneyknowe & Kilncroft.

Blackface £62 Haithwaite, £56 West, £53 West Loch, £52 Laverhay & West Loch

Swaledale £52 West Greenridge & Spital Shields, £51 Todhillwood & Spital Shields

Easycare £51 Cottage Farm

Herdwick £46 Ringliggate, £43 Hagg

Shetland £38, £36 Marygate.


Texel £126 Kirkhouse, £122 West, £120 Gelston Castle, £108 Beckfoot, £103 Graceside.

Suffolk £92 Challenge, £80 Cottage, £78 Low Hayrake, £77 Challenge.

North Country Cheviot £90, £86 West Farm, £80 Cottage..

Leicester £103 Wynholm

Blackface £66 Milnmark, £64 Arnicle, £59 Flatts of Cargen, £55 Wanwood Hill

Hill Cheviot £79, £75 Potholm, £75 The Shaws

Charollais £112 Beckfoot

Swaledale £62 Haithwaite

Easycare £50 Godscroft

Lleyn £66 (x2) Laneside

Dorset £70 Beckfoot

Oxford £74 Coatlith Hill

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