Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 32 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 4,906 prime hoggs and 3,748 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th January 2014.

Better quality cattle sold to a similar trade with the plainer end slightly easier. Top price to 225.5p for a Limousin heifer from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House, Limousin bullocks to 223.5p from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Principal Prices (per kilo)


Limousin 223.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 213.5p, 208.5p Bleatarn, 205.5p, 196.5p Newby Farm.

Galloway 202.5p, 193.5p Peela Hill.


Limousin 223.5p Houghton House, 223.5p Swaites, 216.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 211.5p Campingholm.

Charolais 214.5p, 210.5p High Stenries.

Galloway 200p (x2) Peela Hill.

Principal Prices (per head)


Limousin £1,387, £1,335 Newby Farm, £1,323 Bleatarn, £1,307 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £1,282 Bleatarn, £1,267 Newby Farm.

Galloway £1,315, £1,275 Peela Hill.


Charolais £1,394, £1,241 High Stenries.

Limousin £1,261 Sandbed, £1,229 Swaites, £1,228 Houghton House.

Bulls, all Black & whites on offer met a firm trade selling to 171.5p from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton, others to 169.5p from Messrs T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall. Top price per head to £1,287.75 also from Messrs Irving.

Principal Prices (per kilo).

Black & White 171.5p Netherton, 169.5p, 167.5p Becton Hall, 167.5p Woodslee, 157.5p Whins, 151.5p Woodslee.

Principal Prices (per head)

Black & White £1,289, £1,220 Becton Hall, £986, £976 Whins, £938 Woodslee, £908 Netherton.

Cast cows met a steady trade topping at 169.5p for a Limousin shown by R.M. & P. Armstrong, Slealands.

Principal Prices (per kilo)

Limousin 169.5p Slealands, 114.5p (x2), 112.5p High Stenries, 109.5p Slealands, 107.5p The Nook.

Gelbvieh 119.5p Englishtown.

Black & White 110.5p, 102.5p Harelawhole.

Principal Prices (per head)

Limousin £872 Slealands, £811 The Nook, £761, £742, £738 High Stenries, £722 Slealands.

Black & White £801, £763 Harelawhole.

A similar show of 4,906 prime hoggs (584 lightweights) were forward to the usual ringside of buyers, another fantastic show saw all best quality export weight hoggs dearer on the week with Blackfaces and Mules slightly easier, the overall sale average of 190p per kilo (SQQ 192.3p per kilo). Top was £108 per head for Texels from Cowcorse and Kilncroft with a top per kilo of 257p for Texels from Oakwood.

Principal Prices (per head)

Texel £108 Cowcorse and Kilncroft, £106 Hollands, £104 Yett, £102 North Deanhead, £101 Hollands and Cowcorse, £100 Kilncroft, Townfoot and Nether Albie, £99 Roughet Hill.

Beltex £106 Dunjop, £102, £99 Lothian Est, £97 Cowcorse, £95 Lothian Est, £90 Low Fauld.

Suffolk £98 Branteth, £94.50 Jacksonrigg, £94 High Parson Bridge, £93 Branteth and Beeches, £92.50 Broomhill (Hird).

North Country Cheviot £94, £89 Branteth, £85.50, £85 Halket Leaths, £85 Whiteknowe, £84 Graystale.

Greyface £93 The Ash, £87 Jerriestown, £86 Branteth, £85.50 Brampton Fell, £85 The Beeches.

Charollais £92.50 Stirches Mains, £90 Cherry Garth, £89 Fenton, £85 Burden, £84 Chestnuts.

Berrichon £87 Peddar Hill.

Leicester £87 Cowcorse, £80 Nunscleugh, £77 Spoutbank, £75 Cowcorse.

Lleyn £85.50 Townfoot.

Hill Cheviot £85 Sorbie, £83 Halket Leaths, £80 Catslackburn, £78 Gilston, £76.50 Roughet Hill.

Half Bred £85 High Moat.

Cheviot Mule £84 Sykehead, £76 Gilston, £75 Temon, £72 Granton and North House, £71 Gospel Hall.

Blackface £82 Blackburn and Larg Farm, £80 North Deanhead, £76 Fingland, Maryholm and Smalmstown, £75 Roughet Hill and Syart, £74 Catslackburn.

Vendeen £80, £72 Riggheads.

Zwartbles £80 Crossways.

Ryeland £74 Lowfield House.

Dorset £73.50 Cowcorse.

Easycare £72 Cleongart.

Swaledale £65 Spoutbank and Prior Rigg, £60 Westburnhope.

Principle Prices (per kilo)

Beltex 277p Cowcorse and Lothian Estate, 270p Nether Brotherstone, 268p Lothian Est, 258p Haithwaite, 253p Upper Tinwald, 252p Dunjop, 249p Lothian Est.

Texel 257p Oakwood, 249p High Stenries and West Meiklethwaite, 248p Thorneyland, 245p West Meiklethwaite, 244p Nether Dinnin, 241p Roughet Hill and Nether Albie.

Charollais 221p Chestnuts, 194p,192p Stirches Mains, 190p Newington, 185p Fenton and Stirches Mains.

Suffolk 209p Sykehead, 204p, 202p North House, 198p Sykehead, 195.6p Temon, 195p Gilston, 193p Druchtag.

North Country Cheviot 205p Graystale, 202p Roughet Hill, 195p Graystale, 192p Whiteknowe, 185.9p Halket Leaths.

Hill Cheviot 203p Wilseydown, 201p Roughet Hill, 199p Cadgillhead, 198p Halket Leaths, 197p Keith.

Dorset 200p Crossways.

Blackface 197p D’Mainholm, 194p Syart, 193p Blackburn, 192p Syart, 191p Prior Rigg, 190p Smalmstown.

Greyface 189p Mains of Collin, 188p Newington and Sykehead, 185p Shankfieldhead, 183p Allfornaught, 182.4p Maidencots.

Cheviot Mule 185p North House, 183p Sykehead, 182p Gospel Hall and Parkhill, 179p Kirkbride.

Vendeen 180p, 170p Riggheads.

Leicester 179p Snowsgreen, 157p Spoutbank.

Swaledale 177.3p Snowsgreen, 176p Spoutbank, 171p Westburnhope.

Half Bred 177p, 174p High Moat.

Lleyn 164p Townfoot.

A similar show of 3,982 cast ewes and rams were forward the most noticeable difference on the week being the heavy Mule ewes which would be £8 to £10 dearer. Good selling heavy ewes short of buyers requirements with over fat ewes still hard to sell. Lightweight ewes would be very similar on the week.

Heavy ewes to £118 for Texels from Snowsgreen, £108 Becks, £106 Compstone End; Beltex £100 Ringlingate; Suffolk £92 Lynegar, £84 Lustruther, £81 Haithwaite; Leicester £82 Thorns, £80 Keith, £78 Whiteside; Charollais £80 Riggheads, £68 Cocklicks; Cheviot Mule £78 Kirkbride, £70 Achalone, £69 Keith; North Country Cheviot £76 Carruthers, £74 Marchbank, £73 Torwoodlea Mains and Gospel Hall; Greyface £67 Mains of Collin, £67 Snowsgreen, £66 Comlongon Mains and Greengatehouse; Romney Marsh £49 Kirvennie.

Light ewes to £58 for Blackface from Whiteside, £56 Marygate, £55 Mains of Collin; Hill Cheviot £56 Chapel (Hutchison), £52 Chapel (Hebson) and Coombe Keal, £51 Upper Gelshfield; Lleyn £55 Townfoot, £52 Netherhirst, £50 South Bowerhouses and Riggheads; Swaledale £51 Stubsgill, £43 Parcelstown, £35 High Edges Green; Jacob £47 Keith; Easycare £46 Keith.

Rams to £100 for Texels from Bensons Fell, £88 Hutlerburn, £84 Druchtag; Suffolk £90 Torwoodlea Mains, £84 The Haining House, £70 Commonside; Lleyn £80 Lustruther, £66 South Bowerhouses; North Country Cheviot £74 Marchbank, £68 Snowsgreen; Leicester £72 Stubsgill, £68 Collin Bank, £54 Stubsgill; Hill Cheviot £68 Hethpool, £60 Gilston, £58 Commonside and Clonrae; Dorset £66 Graystale; Blackface £62 Hethpool, £57 Hutlerburn and Chaplehope, £56 Glen House; Beltex £60 Whinneyknowe, £50 Sunnyside; Easycare £60 Marygate; Zwartbles £58 Chapel (Hebson); Swaledale £45 Chapel (Hebson).

Medium to 223.5p (199.1p)
Heavy to 205.5p (188.9p)

Light to 216.5p (205.1p)
Medium to 225.5p (204.1p)
Heavy to 214.5p (191.2p)

Young bulls 171.5p (157.4p)

Light to 220.0p (181.9p)
Standard to 257.0p (195.0p)
Medium to 245.0p (191.4p)
Heavy to 203.0p (177.9p)

Light to £58.00 (£42.66)
Heavy to £118.00 (£61.65)

Cast Rams £100.00 (£60.42)