Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 17 prime cattle, 12 over thirty month cattle, 2,688 prime lambs and 3,858 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd July 2014.

Fewer prime cattle forward meeting a good trade again and more needed. Top price to 220.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, purchased by Border Meats, Butchers, Lockerbie. Limousin bullocks topped at 217.5p again from Messrs Taylor and again purchased by Border Meats.



Limousin 217.5p, 214.5p, 211.5p, 210.5p Dashwellgreen.


Limousin 220.5p, 214.5p, 213.5p Dashwellgreen.

British Blue 213.5p Dashwellgreen.

Angus 161.5p (x2) Low Hallburn.

Some better meat cows on offer and trade was again buoyant. Top price to 143.5p for a Limousin shown by Messrs A. & A. Ewing, Dumbretton.


Limousin 143.5p, 131.5p Dumbretton, 131.5p, 129.5p Ladyhousesteads, 129.5p Nether Albie.

Angus 120.5p Cubbyhill.

Longhorn 107.5p Laverhay.


Limousin £975, £933 Dumbretton, £945 Nether Albie, £927, £815 Ladyhousesteads.

Angus £825 Cubbyhill.

A similar show of 2,688 prime lambs sold to an average of 197p per kilo. All lambs sold easily although at a lesser trade in line with the whole country this week as more numbers come forward everywhere and demand not so fast, owing mainly to Ramadam. Top of 256p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Hutton, How Farm and to £119 per head for Texels from Messrs Dawson, Colinton Mains.


Texel £119, £115 Colinton Mains, £113 Kilncroft, £109 Colinton Mains, £108 Old Wall.

Suffolk £106 Bullhill, £98 Newbiggin, £97 Lynegar, £92 Sceughdyke, £87.50 Upper Mains.

Beltex £98, £94 Waltonwoodhead, £85, £80 Walton Highrigg.

Charollais £90 Arnmannoch, £81 High Greenhill, £80 Newbiggin, £77 Braehead, £75 Middle Farm.

Bleu d’Maine £89, £84 Middle Farm.

Greyface £87 Waltonwoodhead, £72 Cottage Farm, £68 Whiteside.

Berrichon £84.50 Sceughdyke.

Zwartbles £75 Viewfield.

Oxford £72 Guards.


Texel 256p, 250p How Farm, 232p High Greenhill, 228p Shankbridge End, 226p Kilncroft.

Beltex 245p, 235p Waltonwoodhead, 213p, 200p Walton Highrigg

Bleu d’Maine 217p, 205p Middle Farm.

Suffolk 217p Newington, 214p, 213p Nettling Flatt, 208p Sykehead, 206p Golden Lane and Upper Mains.

Charollais 208p, 207p Porterstown, 203p High Greenhill, 197p Hallburn, 196p Arnmannoch.

Greyface 200p, 195p Cottage Farm, 191p Cardewlees, 185p Waltonwoodhead, 184p Whiteside.

Berrichon 197p Sceughdyke.

Hill Cheviot 191p, 186p Cowcorse.

Oxford 185p Guards.

Another good show of 3,858 cast ewes and rams saw all classes get dearer as the sale went on due to lack of numbers elsewhere in the country. This meant our average was only a couple of pounds back on last week, more could have been sold to advantage.

Top of £148 for a Charollais ram from Hill House, £142 South Hall; Suffolk £144 Hill House, £132 Bullhill, £104 Golden Lane; Texel £142 Devonside, £140 Arnmannoch, £138 Bullhill; Oxford £136 Arnmannoch; North Country Cheviot £127 Hill House; Leicester £112 Hollinclose; Beltex £110 Waterside; Easycare £103 Godscroft, £102 Hill House; Wensleydale £102 Hill House; Blackface £93 Balker Farms, £90 Devonside and Chapelhope, £64 Riskenhope; Beulah £90 Devonside; Swaledale £68 Wolf Hills.

Heavy ewes to £125 for Texels from Bullhill, £122 Devonside, £120 Waterside and Lynegar; Charollais £121, £109 South Hall, £102 Pates Hill; Suffolk £108 Lynegar, £107, £106 South Hall; North Country Cheviot £96 Bullhill, £94 South Hall, £92 Bullhill; Beltex £96 Devonside; Greyface £96 Golden Lane, £84 Haregills and Marchbank, £82 Newtown and Beckhall; Leicester £82 Haggistone Holm; Zwartbles £80 Ruthers Farm, £79 Mossband Hall, £75 Viewfields; Cheviot Mule £78 Beechwood and Abbey Moss, £74 Arnmannoch.

Hill ewes to £78 for Blackfaces from Balker Farms, £74 Chapelhope, £69 Cowburn; Hill Cheviot £77 Cottage, £76 Raby Grange, £70 Bullhill; Swaledale £77 Spoutbank, £66 Golden Lane, £64 Wolf Hills; Easycare £75 Swelle Piggery, £73 Pasture House, £70 Cowcorse; Lleyn £74 Marygate, £70 Bullhill, £64 Marygate; Beulah £64, £55 Golden Lane; Clun £61 Coach House; Herdwick £56 Higher Grenofen, £44 Cottage; Welsh Mountain £42 Shielswood.

Goats to £72 West Trailtrow.


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Medium to 217.5p (213.4p)
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Medium to 220.5p (183.1p)
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Young bulls ---

Light to 219.0p (204.4p)
Standard to 256.0p (197.1p)
Medium to 250.0p (194.6p)
Heavy to 226.0p (205.0p)
Overweight 209.0p (176.4p)

Light to £78.00 (£52.46)
Heavy to £125.00 (£85.19)

Cast Rams to £148.00 (£88.42)

corresponding week 2013 sale report