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Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 67 cattle, 6,738 prime lambs and 4,387 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 1st December 2016.


Light to 207.0p (197.1p)
Medium to 228.0p (207.0p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 242.0p (210.3p)
Heavy to 270.0p (208.7p)

Young bulls to 185.0p (173.2p)

Light to 185.0p (160.8p)
Standard to 226.0p (171.3p)
Medium to 245.0p (173.1p)
Heavy to 198.0p (158.3p)
Overweight to 165.0p (150.9p)

Light to £74.00 (£33.24)
Heavy to £146.00 (£69.06)
Cast Rams £152.00 (£71.54)

The company held its Annual Christmas Show and Sale where an entry of 67 cattle, comprising of 25 cows, 4 prime bulls and 38 clean cattle were forward. By 10am the cattle shed was full of old and new customers preparing cattle to go under the critical eye of the judge.

John and Lindsay Rule Supreme

This year the judging was in the capable hands of Jim Robertson, Galashiels, who went about his work in a methodical manner looking for cattle that fitted the modern butcher. In his Championship line up he had in front of him, James Crichton’s Limousin steer, Kilnstown & Watson’s Galloway, John & Lindsay’s Limousin heifer and Robert Fiddler’s Charolais heifer. He awarded the Championship to John and Lindsay Vevers first prize Limousin heifer, a black home bred Limousin, with James Crichton’s Limousin steer standing Reserve.

After the show and prizegiving the sale commenced with the OTM’s which saw demand strong at ringside. Top price for cows was 136p paid twice, firstly for the Champion beef cow from Messrs Gass, Nunscleugh, and secondly for a Limousin x from Norman Douglas. Dairy cows sold to a top of £837.90 for the first prize cow. Overage heifers sold to 198p from Billy Grieve, The Snab.

Young bulls, a short entry of dairy bred bulls sold to £1052.35 for the first prize bull from Messrs Coulthard, Justicetown. The prime cattle commenced with the Champion which after strong bidding sold at 270 to the Kirkup family, to be sold in their Longtown and Silloth shops. The Reserve realised 228p to Peter Smith of Highgate Meats Ltd. The turnout in the show and commercial section of continental heifers was a joy to see and a pleasure to sell regularly at 205-225p. Natives as ever were dominated by Galloways, which topped at 220p for the Champion with the rest 195-210p.

A successful day with thanks to vendors, buyers, gracious sponsor Jobsons, represented by old father time “Wick” and our judge Mr Robertson, and to everyone who helped on the day.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith


LIMOUSIN BLK 1st - Crichton, Loughrigg – 590kg 228p

ANY BRITISH BLK/HFR 1st - Kilnstown & Watson – 600kg 220p

2nd – Kyle, Spoutbank – 520kg 207p

LIMOUSIN HFR 1st - Vevers, High Stenries – 615kg 270p

2nd – Crichton, Loughrigg – 565kg 242p

CHAROLAIS HFR 1st - Fiddler, Barrow Ling – 590kg 204p

CONT. BULL 1st - Coulthard, Justicetown – 565kg 185p

2nd – Coulthard, Justicetown – 645kg 163p

BEEF COW 1st - Gass, Nunscleugh – 650kg 136p

2nd – Gass, Nunscleugh – 605kg 126p

DAIRY COW 1st - Irving, Becton Hall – 855kg 98p

2nd – Beard, Dormansteads – 755kg 82p

Today witnessed the Annual Christmas Show and Sale of prime lambs, kindly sponsored Jobsons Animal Health, where an outstanding show of 6,738 prime lambs were forward for sale to the usual busy ring of buyers. As larger shows of lambs were out across the country, trade eased slightly especially for overly fat lambs which are in abundance. Best selling export types remain easily sold along with lightweight lambs, whilst heavyweight lambs slightly cheaper. The sale averaged 167ppk overall, and an SQQ of 172pk, with 1,400 lambs out of the SQQ. Included in today’s sale were 68 pens of 10 show lambs, in ten different breed classes, ably judged by Mr William Tinning of Dunbia, who awarded the Championship to local consigner and mart employee Messrs Caruthers, Peela Hill, Bewcastle, for a pen of ten outstanding Blackface lambs. These lambs scaled at 42kg and realised £100 (238ppk) selling to the judge. The Reserve Champions also went to a longtime local supporter of the mart, Messrs T N Cavers & Sons, Sorbie, Langholm, with a tremendous pen of South Country Cheviots which scaled at 43kg and sold at £80 also to the judge. The sale topped at 245p for Beltex lambs from Messrs Lines, Killocraw, Kintyre and to a top £100 for show Champions from Peela Hill.


1. TEXEL X LAMBS:- 1st - Story, Newbiggin – 42kg £94 to A Dawson

2nd – Lines, Killocraw – 41kg £82 to A Dawson

2. BELTEX OR BELTEX x :- 1st - Lines, Killocraw – 40kg £98 to A Lennox

2nd – Cavers, Sorbie – 41kg £88 to M Lomax

3. OTHER CONT LAMBS:- 1st -Scott, West Meiklethwaite – 41kg £97 to S Stoddart

2nd – Brodie, Allfornaught – 44kg £75 to A Lennox

4. SUFFOLK X LAMBS:- 1st - Armstrong, Sceughdyke – 50kg £80 to R Stavely

2nd – Fisher, Beeches – 53kg £83 to M Lomax


MULE LAMBS:- 1st - Spoutbank Farming Co., - 49kg £70 to J Thompson

2nd – Lawson, Stubsgill – 50kg £72 to M Lomax

6. SCOTCH MULE LAMBS:- 1st - Ballantyne, Cowburnrigg – 49kg £70 to M Gillett

2nd – Simpson, Kirkhouse – 49kg £71.50 to M Gillett

7. NORTH CHEV LAMBS:- 1st - West Kirkcarsewell Farming Co., - 44kg £73 to J Thompson

8. SOUTH CHEVIOT LAMBS:- 1st - Cavers, Sorbie – 43kg £80 to Dunbia

2nd – Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm – 43kg £73 to B MacTaggart

9. BLACKFACE LAMBS:- 1st - Carruthers, Peela Hill – 42kg £100 to Dunbia

2nd – Cavers, Sorbie – 45kg £71 to Dunbia


Beltex 245p Killocraw, 240p Bridgestone, 236p Walton Woodhead, 233p Carse of Clary, 231p Waterside, 226p New Hummerbecks, 225p Oakwood, 215p Miller Hill, 214p Sorbie, 211p Oakwood.

Texel 238p Hillcrest, 223p Newbiggin & Fenton, 216p High Floweryhirst, 214p Mallsgate Hall, 203p Burray, 200p High Floweryhirst, West Meiklethwaite & Killocraw.

Blackface 238p Peela Hill, 184p, 172p Milnmark, 172p Arivore & Fenwick, 169p Albierigg & Hott Farm, 168p Milnmark, 167p Garvilland.

Beltex x Texel 237p West Meiklethwaite.

North Country Cheviot 187p Fenwick, 171p Ifferdale, 169p Potholm & Balure, 168p West Kirkcarsewell & Roughet Hill, 166p Balure, 164p Auchentaggart.

Cheviot 186p Sorbie, 185p, 177p Arivore, 175p, 173p Burray, 172p Ifferdale, 170p Potholm, 168p Catslackburn & Commonside.

Suffolk 181p New Hummerbecks, 179p Windyhill, 177p High Floweryhirst, 176p Fenwick, 175p Stanley Estate, 173p Ryehills, 172p Shawhill, Outertown & Low Hallburn, 170p Low Dunashery.

Dorset 176p Newington.

Continental 175p Miller Hill, 174p Streethead.

Cheviot Mule 174p Dunnabie, 171p Potholm, 164p Auchentaggart, 163p Burray, 162p Potholm, 161p Riggheads, 160p Marwhirn.

Lleyn 170p Turnbank, 168p Dolphinston, 167p, 163p South Bowehouses.

Charollais 170p Allfornaught, 168p Fenton & Fenwick, 167p New Hummerbecks, 166p Ifferdale, 165p Riggheads.

Greyface 167p Arnicle, 165p Marwhirn, 163p Nunscleugh, Cowburnrigg, Stanley Estate & Peela Hill, 162p High Parkfoot.

Swaledale 153p Pasture House, 151p Hillcrest.


Blackface £100, £74 Peela Hill, £75, £74 Garvilland, £71 Sorbie, Albierigg & Meggethead, £70 Plenderleith & Garvilland.

Beltex £99 Walton Woodhead, £98 Killocraw, £97 Waterside, £96 Bridgestone, £93 Carse of Clary, £90 Oakwood, £89 Bridgestone, £88 Miller Hill & Sorbie, £86 Shankcastle.

Beltex x Texel £97 West Meiklethwaite.

Texel £96 Greenburn, £95 Hillcrest, £94 Newbiggin, £93 High Floweryhirst & Finniness, £90 Mallsgate Hall, £89 Allfornaught & Sowerby Wood, £88 West Meiklethwaite & Lanerton.

Suffolk £85 Burray, £84 Boreland, Albierigg & Hallburn, £83 The Beeches & Greenburn, £82 Fenton, Burray & Sceugh Dyke.

Cheviot £80, £77 Glendearg, £80 Sorbie, £76 West Kirkcarsewell, £74.50 Burray, £74 Skelfhill, £73.50 Burray & Glendearg, £73 Potholm.

Cheviot Mule £77 Potholm, £76.50 Dodgsonstown, £74 Riggheads, £73 Church View & Potholm, £70 Burray, Potholm & Marwhirn.

Charollais £77 Allfornaught, £76 Riggheads, £75 Allfornaught, £74 Fenton, Wyseby Hill Cottage & Shawhill, £70 Cleongart & New Hummerbecks.

Continental £77 Miller Hill, £73 Streethead.

Greyface £75 Finniness, £74 Boreland, Nunscleugh & Stubsgill, £73 Nunscleugh, £72.50 Finniness, £72 Stubsgill, £71.50 Nunscleugh & Finniness.

North Country Cheviot £73 West Kirkcarsewell, £72 Marchbank, £71 Potholm & Balure, £70 Sornfallow, £69 West Kirkcarsewell, £68 Balure.

Lleyn £70 South Bowerhouses.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

Another good show 4,387 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade being very similar on the week, apart from the plainest of ewes. Best selling ewes remain short of buyer requirements and many more could be sold to advantage. Sale topped at £152 for a Texel rams from EJC Dean, Kirk House. Ewes topped at £146 for Texels from G J Toppin, Bascodyke Foot.


Texel £146 Bascodyke Foot & East Kirk, £144 Beckfoot, £142 East Kirk, £138 Ashton & Sandilands, £136 West Nubbock & Bascodyke Foot, £134 Oldfield & West Millhills, £130 Bascodyke Foot, £129 Ashton, £128 West Millhills & Aghalan, £126 Caverslea & Beckfoot, £124 Little Orton.

Beltex £108 The Wreay.

Charollais £104 Carnochan, £87 Chaseside.

Suffolk £100, £98 Aghalan, £94 West Millhills, £92 Tarrasfoot, £90, £89 Chaseside, £85 Beckfoot, £82 Eastside & Chaseside, £80 Folley, Beckfoot, Chaseside & Sowerby Wood.

North Country Cheviot £83 Marchbank, £80 Beckfoot, £79 Folley, £78 Hallrule Mill, £78, £74, £71 West Millhills, £71 Folley, £70 Haithwaite & Sornfallow.

Leicester £78 High Lovelady Shield & Stubsgill, £70 Archbank & Whitchester.

Greyface £73, £70 West Nubbock, £68 Newton, £67 West Nubbock & Caithness, £66 Eastside & Crakeplace Hall, £64 Teinside, High Lovelady Shield & Eastside.

Cheviot Mule £65 Fearn Farm, £61 Crakeplace Hall.


Lleyn £74 Maidencots, £68 Tundergarth Mains, £56 Gatehousecote, £49 The Mark.

Blackface £66, £62, £58 West Nubbock, £55 Albierigg, £51 Milnmark & Craighead, £50 Whitchester, £47 Eastside, £46 Drumgrange.

Cheviot £66 Maidencots, £57 Melsetter, £56 Fenwick, £55 Kirkhouse, £53 Melsetter, £50 Ringliggate, £49 Shalmstry, £48 Newbigging, £47 Brae Edge.

Swaledale £37 Lintley, £35 Newbigging, £34 Whitchester.


Texel £152 Kirk House, £128 Beckfoot, £112 Eastside, £106 Oldfield, £102 Stubsgill, £100 Latheron Wheel Mains.

Charollais £122 Beckfoot, £91 Chaseside, £90 Aghalan.

Dorset £104 Beckfoot.

Leicester £94 Eastside, £92 High Lovelady Shield & Highside, £85 Terrona.

Suffolk £92 Eastside.

North Country Cheviot £88 Commonside, £84 Dod Farm, £75 Commonside.

Lleyn £86 South Bowerhouses.

Cheviot £84 Terrona, £74 Mid Murthat.

Blackface £80 Arnicle, £72 Drumgrange, £68 East Durran.

Zwartble £80 Chaseside.

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