Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 24 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 15 over thirty month cattle, 2,326 prime lambs and 3,809 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 10th July 2014.

More prime cattle forward sold well to a similar trade, although plenty of weight on offer. The sale was topped at 217p for a Charolais heifer shown by Messrs Armstrong, Sceughdyke, Limousin bullocks topped at 213p from Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen.



Limousin 213p, 210p Dashwellgreen, 191p (x2) Raeburnfoot.

Charolais 180p Nether Onsett.

Galloway 172p Henrys Hill.

Friesian 152p, 148p Highmoorhead.

Luing 140p Tushielaw.


Charolais 217p Sceughdyke, 210p Dashwellgreen, 208p Sceughdyke, 203p Dashwellgreen, 199p, 196p High Stenries.

Limousin 213p Dashwellgreen.



Limousin £1,282 Nether Onsett, £1,223, £1,222, £1,203 Raeburnfoot, £1,192 Dashwellgreen, £1,152 Nether Onsett, £1,144 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,161 Nether Onsett.

Galloway £928 Henrys Hill.

Friesian £880, £790 Highmoorhead.

Luing £854 Tushielaw.


Charolais £1,353, £1,264 High Stenries, £1,258 Dashwellgreen, £1,228 Dashwellgreen, £1,226, £1,164 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,224 Dashwellgreen.

Simmental bulls sold to 170p per kilo, shown by Waterhead of Dryfe Ltd.


Simmental 170p, 160p Waterhead of Dryfe.

Limousin 160p Waterhead of Dryfe.


Simmental £1,008, £952 Waterhead of Dryfe.

Limousin £896 Waterhead of Dryfe.

Luing £775 Tushielaw.

Cows remain a good trade with more required. Charolais to 142p and 140p from Messrs Watret, Burnside, other to 132p for Limousin shown by Messrs Vevers, High Stenries.


Charolais 142p, 140p Burnside.

Limousin 132p High Stenries, 120p Falside Hill.

Simmental 130p Sceughdyke.

British Blue 114p Haggistone Holm.

Angus 106p High Stenries.


Simmental £936 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £864 High Stenries.

British Blue £855 Haggistone Holm.

Charolais £798, £717 Burnside.

A similar show of 2,326 prime lambs sold to an average of 182p per kilo, better than expectations considering the collapse of lambs midweek in other centres across the country. All classes of lambs easier on the week, with only lightweight lambs under 33 kilos realising around the £2 mark. Top of 218p per kilo for Beltex from Messrs Mitchinson, High Greenhill and to £103 per head for Suffolks from Marygate.


Suffolk £103 Marygate, £94 Barnglies, £87 Thomasdene and Guardsmill, £85 Broomhill and Sceughdyke.

Texel £96 Kilnford Croft, £93 Brackenthwaite, £90 Kilnford Croft and High Greenhill, £89 Kilnford Croft and Wyseby Hill Cottage, £88 Relief and High Greenhill.

Beltex £87 High Greenhill.

Berrichon £83 Sceughdyke.

Zwartbles £75 Viewfield.

Charollais £74.50 Castlemilk, £71, £69.50 Hallburn, £69 Wyseby Hill Cottage and Castlemilk, £68 The Flatt.

Hill Cheviot £73.50 Earlside, £65 Kingside, £62 Cowcorse.

Greyface £72 Penpeugh, £68.50 Hesket House, £67 Cullinlaw, £65 Parkside, £64 Breconside.

Half Bred £70 High Moat.

Oxford £70 Guards.

Blackface £69 Penpeugh.

North Country Cheviot £68 Allanshaws.

Easycare £68 Hesket House.

Bleu d’Maine £64 Newington.


Beltex 218p High Greenhill.

Texel 211p Cowcorse, 209p Kilnford Croft, 208p New Hummerbecks, 207p Doveden and Cowcorse, 205p High Greenhill.

Hill Cheviot 207p, 202p, 200p Cowcorse, 199p Earlside.

Suffolk 203p Sykehead, 202p New Hummerbecks, 200p Nirvana and Newingtin, 197p Castlemilk.

Charollais 200p, 196p Porterstown, 193p Golden Lane and Castlemilk, 186p Doveden, 182p Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Greyface 190p Hesket House, 188p Breconside, 181.1p Cullinlaw, 181p Parkside.

Bleu d’Maine 188p Newington.

Blackface 182p Penpeugh.

Easycare 179p Hesket House.

Half Bred 167p High Moat.

Berrichon 166p Sceughdyke.

North Country Cheviot 166p Allanshaws.

Oxford 163p Guards.

Another good show of 3,809 cast ewes and rams was forward and short of buyer’s requirements with trade being every bit as dear as last week. Many more could have been sold to advantage. Tups short of requirements. Very lean plain ewes easier.

Top of £160 for a Texel ram from Fineview, £142 Greenside, £138 Linglie, £137 Cathpair; Charollais £150 Greenside, £145 High Hall, £122 Pumplaburn; Zwartbles £132 Greenside; Dorset £130 Tophill; North Country Cheviot £129, £88 Philiphaugh; Suffolk £126 High Hall, £94 Crumhaughhill; Leicester £122 Philiphaugh; Easycare £109 Surrone, £89 Golden Lane; Beltex £94 High Airyolland; Blackface £91 Linglie; Swaledale £46 West Greenridge.

Heavy ewes to £122 for Texels from Muircleugh, £120 Tophill, £119 Dykefield, £118 Kilnford Croft and Commonside; Suffolk £112 Greenside, £110 Broomhills, £108 Crumhaughhill; Bleu du Maine £114 Middle Farm, £110 Hollands, £102 Middle Farm; North Country Cheviot £106, £101, £99, £96 Allanshaws; Rouge £105 Tophill; Beltex £104 Haythwaite Lane, £83 High Airyolland; Charollais £104 Dykefield, £98 Pumplaburn, £96 Tophill; Cheviot Mule £95, £94 Muircleugh, £87 Kilnford Croft, £81 Sykehead; Leicester £90, £88 Kirkland Green, £88 Allanshaws; Greyface £85 Sykehead, £84 Mossburnford and Pumplaburn, £82 Kilnford Croft, £81 Hallburn.

Hill ewes to £74, £70 for Easycare from Surrone; Blackface £72 Crookston, £66 Kirkton Hill, £61 Cowcorse; Swaledale £71 West Greenridge, £58 Kirkland Green and Park House, £50 Castle Nook; Hill Cheviot £71 Parkside, £66 Cowburn, £65 Supplebank, £64 Commonside; Lleyn £65 Francis Street; Welsh Mountain £53, £47 Cowcorse; Kerry Hill £44 Riggshield; Herdwick £40 Nettling Flatt and Romanway.

Goats to £60 Common House.


Light to 210.0p (178.4p)
Medium to 213.0p (177.4p)
Heavy to 190.0p (182.9p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 217.0p (212.0p)
Heavy to 203.0p (199.2p)

Young bulls to 170.0p (143.8p)

Light to 211.0p (199.9p)
Standard to 201.0p (182.9p)
Medium to 218.0p (176.1p)
Heavy to 190.0p (171.6p)
Overweight 181.0p (180.5p)

Light to £74.00 (£44.17)
Heavy to £122.00 (£84.04)

Cast Rams to £160.00 (£81.51)

corresponding week 2013 sale report