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Longtown Primestock Sale

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,595 sheep comprising of 1,846 prime lambs and 5,749 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th July 2019.



Light to 191.0p (191.3p) 
Standard to 185.0p (179.3p) 
Medium to 226.0p (187.1p) 
Heavy to 220.0p (176.6p)
Overweight to 200.0p (172.2p)

Light to £72.00 (£36.17) 
Heavy to  £158.00 (£74.07)

Rams £152.00 (£68.81)

An increased entry of cows saw all classes in demand with more required on a weekly basis. Sale topped at £945 for a Beef Shorthorn cow from Mr Welsh, West Broadmoss, Ayrshire with Limousin cows to £883 from JM Retson, Maidencots, Abington and to £849 from J Wyllie, Meinbank, Waterbeck. British Blues sold to £878 from WD & B Thompson, East Unthank, Haltwhistle. Top price per kilo of 124p for a Limousin from Meinbank, Beef Shorthorn to 122p from West Broadmoss, British Blues to 122p from East Unthank and Angus cows sold to 118p from Messrs McKerrow, Darlawhills, Lockerbie.     

Longtown sheep ring

A smaller entry of 1,846 prime lambs met a much better trade than anticipated to average 179.7p (SQQ 180.9), which would be very similar to last week. Top price per kilo of 225p for Bleu du Maine lambs shown by DW Scott, Stanley House, Kirklinton with top price per head of £95 for a pen of excellent heavy Texel lambs from Messrs Clubbs, Old Wall, Irthington and bought by Maurice Wharton, Wholesale Butchers, Wigton.

The majority of export lambs sold around the 200p per kilo mark with commercial lambs selling between 175p-180p per kilo.


BDM 225p Stanley House.  

Belt 224p Edges Green, 221p Lingey Field, 217p High Greenhill.   

Tex 220p Kirk House, 218p, 215p Langdyke Cottage.

Chev 191p Satchells, 190p High Chesters, 185p Cowburn.   

Char 191p Townfoot.  

Suff 183p Barr Hill, 180p Staffler.

BF 177p Cowden Burn, 176p Burnhouse.

Mule 175p Woodhall & Barr Hill.


Tex £95 Old Wall, £94 Kirk House, £91 Hermitage.

Belt £94 Oakwoodhill, £89, £86 High Greenhill, £86 Lingey Field.  

Suff £88 Staffler, £79 Fenton, £78.50 Westend.

BDM £88 Stanley House.  

Char £84 Tinnishall, £81 Auchengray & Moss Side.  

Chev Mule £82 Bradley.

Zwart £79 Auchengray.

Dor £77 Whinney Brow.

Berr £75, £74.50, £74 Sceugh Dyke.

Chev £72 Bradley, £70 Fenton.   

Mule £68.50 Woodhall, £68 Auchengray & Thirstane Cottage.

BF £67.50 Cowden Burn.  

The 5,749 cast ewes and rams were another big entry, all the usual buyers to the fore. Trade was buoyant throughout the sale with strong and hill types slightly easier and leaner hill ewes selling less on the week. Overall average of £66.01 with 302 ewes selling at £100 and over to average £125.84. Again, the best Beltex and Texel ewes a very strong trade with heavy mule ewes also a good trade selling over £80.

Sale topped at £158 for Texel ewes shown by RJL Park, Drinkstone, Hawick with hill ewes to £72 for Cheviots from AB & C Main, Byers Farm, Bewcastle. Texel rams sold to £152 from N Harvey, Blackadder Mains, Duns.


Tex £158 Drinkstone, £156 Yatesfield, £154 New Grange,    

Mill Bleu £138 New Grange.

Blue Tex   £136, 130 Stanger Hill

Bel £134, £126, £125 Eden Close £124 Stanger Hill  

Char £106 Stonehouse, £104 Chaseside, £10 Rigg Garth.

Suff £100 Shawhill & Birkenside, £99, £97 Chaseside.   

BFL £94 Hundith House & Yatesfield, £89 Laverhay.  

Zwart £88 High Hall.

NCC £87 Gospel Hall, £85 High Glen Triplock.

Chev Mule £83 Outertown.  

Mule £79 Boyach & Low Hallburn, £77 Midtodhills, Hoddamtown, High Glen Triplock & Mill View, £76 Newtown.


Chev £72 Byers, £69 Bloch, £67 Upper Hindhope.

BF £64 Yatesfield, £60 Shitlington Hall, £59 Edges Green.

Jacob £61 Langfauld.

Herd £59 Cardewlees.  

Goat £57 Cleughead.

EC £56 Low Stanley.  

Swale £50 Newbiggin.


Tex £152 Blackadder Mains, £114 Lustruther, £102 Fearn Farm.   

Chev £110 Priesthaugh.   

Suff £98 Mossilee, £92 Lustruther & Drinkstone.

BFL £93 Laverhay.

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link Longtown Primestock - 18th July
link Longtown Primestock - 11th July
link Longtown Primestock - 4th July
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