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Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 2,667 sheep comprising of 1,600 prime hoggs, 56 prime lambs and 1,011 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th April 2020.



Light to           225.0p (191.5p) 
Standard to      270.0p (204.6p) 
Medium to      275.0p (215.3p) 
Heavy to         227.0p (193.4p)

Standard to      220.0p (220.0p)

Medium to      207.8p (202.8p) 

Heavy to         209.0p (194.2p)

Overweight to     203.8p (197.4p) 

Light to           £79.00   (£52.64) 
Heavy to         £182.00 (£88.77)

Rams to       £142.00 (£111.84)

Longtown sheep

An improved show of cast cows sold to a keen ringside of buyers and selling at a brisk trade, with more required on a weekly basis to fulfil demand. The sale topped at 127p and 121p for Angus cows shown by Messrs Byers, Cubbyhill, Longtown with Beef Shorthorns to 119p from Waterhead of Dryfe, who also sold British Blues at 118p. Top price per head of £865 from Cubbyhill. 

A smaller entry of prime hoggs forward sold to a very busy ring of purchasers. Export hoggs and heavies maintained last week’s high rates of return while small hoggs proved harder to cash. 

The sale topped at 275p for Texel hoggs from D & D Aitken, Uppercleuch, Lockerbie with top price per head of £120 for Dutch Texel hoggs shown by Messrs McDowall, Culquhasen, Glenluce. 

Overall average 203.6p (SQQ 211.6p).

All classes can be sold to vendor advantage here at Longtown.  “Sell live and thrive”.

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

John Walton 07880527066

Nick Woodmass 07584200489

Sam Hogg 07584207323


Texel 275p Uppercleuch, 237p Latterford, 235p Harbarrow, 233p Uppercleuch.

Beltex 270p Rockholme, 265p Lairdlaugh, 257p Hillside, 251p Rockholme, 250p Uppercleuch. 

Cheviot 228p Oswie, 227p Yett, Jerriestown & West Scales, 226p Bloch, 225p Boreland & Dryfeholm. 

Suffolk 228p Westernhopeburn, 227p Harbarrow, 218p Oswie. 

Blackface 226p West Glengyre, 217p Longburgh Fauld, 215p Plumpe, 214p Oswie & Raeburnhead.

Mule 220p, 217p Middle Shipley, 216p Oswie, 215p Minsca. 

Herdwick 217p, 213p Chapel House, 209p Clea Hall. 

Cheviot Mule 217p Muirston, 210p Guardsmill. 

Roussin 217p, 210p Boreland. 

Charollais 214p Latterford, 204p Plumpe. 

Swaledale 197p West Scales & West Glengyre, 196p Westernhopeburn & West Glengyre. 


Dutch Texel £120 Culquhasen. 

Beltex £114 Lairdlaugh, £107.50 Bolton Hall, £106 Uppercleuch, Crosshow & Bolton Hall. 

Texel £110, £108 Uppercleuch, £108 Crosshow, £107 Boreland, £106.50 High House.

Roussin £104.50 Boreland. 

Cheviot £104 Bloch, £103.50 Dryfeholme, £102 High House, £100 Longburgh Fauld & Yett. 

Mule £104 Middle Shipley, £101.50 Oswie, £99 Muirston & Middle Shipley. 

Suffolk £103 Muirston, £102.50 Oswie, £100 Harbarrow. 

Cheviot Mule £101 Guardsmill, £100 Muirston. 

Blackface £100 Longburgh Fauld, £97 Plumpe, £96.50 Oswie. 

Herdwick £100 Hillside, £93.50 Chapel House. 

North Country Cheviot £97 Allanshaws. 

Swaledale £87 Westernhopeburn.

A larger offering of spring lambs sold to 220p for Texel lambs shown by P Storey, Scarrow Hill, Cumwhitton and to £108 for Suffolks from H Martindale, The Land, Ecclefechan. 


Suffolk 220p Scarrow Hill, 209p, 203p The Land, 202p Burgh Head. 

Texel 207p Shawhill. 

Dorset 200p Frankstown. 


Suffolk £108, £98, £96 The Land. 

Texel £93.50 Shawhill. 

Dorset £90 Frankstown. 

A smaller show of ewes were forward to the usual buyers. Best quality ewes remain to sell at premium rates and were scarce, with over fat ewes similar on the week.

Topping the sale at £182 for Texel ewes consigned by G Wilkinson, Arkleby House, Arkleby with hill ewes selling at £79 for Cheviot ewes from JT Fleming & Son, Falnash, Hawick. 

Hampshire rams sold to £142 from Messrs Rutherford & Co., Guards Farm, Gretna. 

Many more are required on a weekly basis for an increased demand. Please do not hesitate to contact our auctioneers for further enquiries.


Texel £182, £177 Arkleby House, £170 Crosshow, £166 Allanshaws. 

Beltex £156 Uppercleuch, £125, £124 Bridgestone. 

Suffolk £130 Allanshaws, £114 West Glengyre, £112, £110 Hendrefor, £110 Upper Mains & Boreland.  

Charollais £108 Dashwell Green, £105 Airds of Balcary, £100 Park Nook. 

North Country Cheviot £103 Allanshaws, £95, £92 Wynholm. 

Romney £98 Port O Spittal. 

Cheviot Mule £95 Falsnash, £85 Hendrefor. 

Mule £90 Hollytree & Crosshill, £85, £82 Hendrefor, £82 Drinkstone.

Blue Faced Leicester £90 Knarr. 


Cheviot £79 Falnash, £78 Bayles, £76 Park Nook. 

Blackface £76 Minsca, £73 Whiteside. 

Easycare £70 Castle Farm. 

Swaledale £67 Longlea & Spoutbank, £64 Minsca, £60 Woodhouse. 


Hampshire £142 Guards. 

Texel £140 Middle Farm, £134 Upper Mains, £130 Greensburn & Middle Farm. 

Bluefaced Leicester £138 Knarr. 

Suffolk £138 Crosshow. 

Kerry £114 Dacre Road.  

North Country Cheviot £108 Allanshaws.

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