2017-09-22  facebook twitter rss
Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 22 cattle, 3,379 prime lambs and 7,831 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st September 2017.


Light to 177.0p (155.7p)
Standard to 241.0p (168.8p)
Medium to 244.0p (170.7p)
Heavy to 201.0p (167.5p)
Overweight 178.0p (142.7p)

Light to £78.00 (£32.97)
Heavy to £150.00 (£66.91)

Rams £165.00 (£74.53)

A similar number of cast cows forward and trade would reflect the rest of the week. A shortage of good meat, with the majority being bellied or weathered cows. The sale topped at 148p for a Charolais cow shown by Messrs Baxter, Moss Side. Angus cows to 144p from DJ & M Moffat, Rigg Smiddy.



Charolais 148p, 137p Moss Side.

Angus 144p Rigg Smiddy, 122p Cubby Hill, 118p, 114p Archerbeck.

Beef Shorthorn 131p, 128p Hallsford.

Simmental 116p, 110p Archerbeck.

Black & White 116p Harelawhole.



Charolais £999, £808 Moss Side.

Angus £957 Rigg Smiddy, £949 Archerbeck.

Beef Shorthorn £956, £819 Hallsford.

Black & White £870 Harelawhole.

Simmental £737 Archerbeck.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

A larger show of 3,379 prime lambs were forward to the usual ring of buyers, where a two-tier trade appeared to develop with a big difference between heavy, well fleshed lambs and leaner types. Best quality lambs achieved a premium, whilst lightweight lambs remain similar. Many more heavier and well fleshed lambs could be sold to advantage.

Sale topped at 244p for a pen of wonderful Texel ewe lambs from regular consignor Messrs Edminson, Middle Farm, Carlisle. Top price per head of £110 also from Middle Farm. Overall sale average 168.9p (SQQ 169.5p).


Texel 244p Middle Farm, 218p Shaw Head, 217p Chapel House, 216p Middle Farm, 210p Chirdon & Braehead, 209p Millaires, 200p Kirkbride & Shaw Head.

Beltex 241p Wallend, 218p Sorbie, 213p Lanerton, 211p Crawthat, 210p Waterside, 205p Lanerton, 202p, 201p Crawthat, 200p Waterside.

Cheviot 195p Crawthat.

Suffolk 190p Windyhill, 184p Shawhead, 182p Low Eals, 178p Skelfhill, 177p Low Eals, 176p Toftingall, 174p Staffler, 173p Sceugh Dyke, 172p Falnash, 170p Lanehead, Hallburn & Archerbeck.

Charollais 178p Archerbeck, 175p, 172p Moss Side, 171 Springfield Farm Court.

Cross 178p Greenburn, 161p Penpeugh, 155p Littlegill, 154p Lanehead, 153p Upperburnmouth, 152p Nunscleugh & Minsca, 151p Chirdon & Old Police House.

Berrichon 177p, 172p Sceugh Dyke.

Cheviot Mule 172p Knowe.

Blackface 167p Baitlaws, 162p Penpeugh.


Texel £110 Middle Farm, £109 Bardnaclaven, £98 High Greenhill, £96 Whitchester & Kirkbride, £95 Wallend, £94 Upper Tinwald & Kirtlevale, £92 Kirkbride, £91 Middle Farm & Waterside, £90 Millaires.

Beltex £96.50, £95 Crawthat, £94 Wallend, £91 Crawthat, £88 Waterside, £87 Sorbie, £86 Waterside.

Cheviot £91.50 Crawthat.

Suffolk £86.50, £85 Sceugh Dyke, £83 Wallend, £82 Windyhill, £81 Hallburn, £80 Staffler, Archerbeck & Skelfhill, £78 Hallburn, £77.50 Falnash.

Charollais £86 Moss Side, £83.50 Archerbeck.

Cheviot Mule £82 Cossarhill, £80 Kirkbride.

Berrichon £80, £74 Sceugh Dyke.

Cross £75 Westernhopeburn, £71 Penpeugh, £70 Nunscleugh.

Blackface £70 Cowburn.

The largest show for some time of 7,831 cast ewes and rams attracted the usual full ring of buyers, many more leaner, plainer hill ewes forward resulting in lesser trade, whilst the biggest, heaviest ewes were short of requirements. With trade being £3-4 less across the board.

Sale topped at £165 for two North Country Cheviot rams from Nisbet Mill, Jedburgh. Ewes to £150 for a pen of Texel ewes from Messrs Graham, The Wreay, Wigton.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith


Texel £150 The Wreay, £143 Kingfisher, £140 Heatherglen, £138 High Hall, Beckfoot & Chaseside, £128 Viewley, £126 Heatherglen, Hill House & The Wreay, £124 Eastside & The Wreay, £122 High Hall, £120 Hawthornside & The Wreay.

Charolais £130 Chaseside, £108 Beckfoot, £96 Ashton, £92 Beckfoot.

Suffolk £104 Chaseside, £100 Viewley & Beckfoot, £98 Chaseside, £94 Beckfoot & Chaseside, £93 Riddell Farms, £90 Shankbridge End.

North Country Cheviot £88 Brockhouse, £85 Bardnaclaven, £81 Achscrabster, £78 Gospel Hall, £76 North Synton, £74 Winless Mains.

Cheviot Mule £85 Gilston, £75 Strawfrank, £72 Priesthaugh, £70 Gilston & Courstein.

Blue Faced Leicester £84 Hillend, £74 Milkieston, £72 Batey Shield.

Half-bred £80, £72 Kingfisher Farm.

Cross £78 Sceugh Dyke, £76 Marygate, £75 Kirknewton & Milkieston, £74 Kilfillan & Broom Park, £73 Staffler, £72 Hill House & Priestdykes, £71 Hermiston, £70 Holebeck & Muirfield.

Romney £55, £54 Marygate.


Blackface £78 High Staward, £50 Littlegill, £47 Roughet Hill & Kirkton of Crawford, £46 Minsca & Milkieston, £45 Upper Hindhope.

Cheviot £75 Satchells, £65 Eastside, £58 Fenwick, £55 Carterton, £53 Solwaybank, £50 Roughet Hill, Glendinning, Sorbie & Thomas Telford Road.

Lleyn £67 Berryfell.

Easycare £56, £49 Staingills, £47 Godscroft.

Swaledale £42, £41 Whitton, £40 Coombe Crag, £37 Kilnstown, £36 Round Meadows & Whitton.


North Country Cheviot £165 Nisbet Mill.

Texel £144 Blakelaw, £130 Heatherglen, £126, £116 Sharplaw, £110 Harley Croft, £108 Cambeckhill & Marygate, £106 Chaseside, £102 Beckfoot, £100 Burmoor & Heatherglen.

Suffolk £108 Rochester House, £106 Blakelaw.

Blue Faced Leicester £100 Whitefield.

Blackface £89 High Staward.

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