Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 18 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 16 over thirty month cattle, 3,223 prime lambs and 5,331 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th July 2014.

A small show of prime cattle due to the weather with averages less on the week but a poorer offering of quality which lead to the dip in price. The sale topped at 211.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.



Limousin 211.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 199.5p, 197.5p Dashwellgreen.


Limousin 209.5p, 204.5p Dashwellgreen.

Charolais 198.5p, 190.5p, 185.5p Upper Mains.



Charolais £1,260, £1,219, £1,205 Upper Mains, £1,174 Dashwellgreen, £1,169 Upper Mains, £1,148 Dashwellgreen.

Angus £1,171 Sandbed.

Limousin £1,165, £1,110 Dashwellgreen.

Less cast cows forward selling to a firm trade and topping at 137.5p for an Angus cow from J.F. & S.J. MacDonald, Ladyhousesteads.


Limousin 124.5p Ladyhousesteads, 115.5p Waterhead of Dryfe and Ladyhousesteads, 113.5p Shaw Cottage South.

British Blue 109.5p Longrow.

Angus 137.5p, 125.5p Ladyhousesteads.

Black & White 114.5p, 111.5p, 105.5p Harelawhole.


Angus £1,100, £909 Ladyhousesteads.

Black & White £813, £807 Harelawhole.

Limousin £762 Waterhead of Dryfe, £734 Ladyhousesteads.

British Blue £744 Longrow.

A fantastic show of 3,223 prime lambs sold to an average of 173.3p per kilo on par with all other centres this week as many more lambs pour onto the market. Lightweight lambs continue to sell at recent high rates, also best export lambs easily sold. Top of 205p per kilo for Beltex from High Greenhill & Cheviots from Golden Lane and to £94 per head for Texels from Fingland.


Texel £94 Fingland, £93 Strawfrank, £88 Houghton House, £87 Leahill, £86 Kirkton.

Suffolk £84 Tonehall, £80 Falnash, £79 Wallend and Barnglies, £78 Sceughdyke, £76 Tonehall and Leahill.

Charollais £82.50 Henrys Hill, £79 Newbiggin, £76 Hallburn, £73 Newbiggin, £71 Henrys Hill and Brackenthwaite.

Beltex £80, £78 High Greenhill.

Hill Cheviot £78.50 Sykehead, £71 Priesthaugh, £66 Terrona, Golden Lane and Sykehead.

Cheviot Mule £69 Earlside, £68.50 Adderston Shiels, £68.50, £66.50 Gospel Hall.

Blackface £67.50 Penpeugh, £66, £64 Prospect House.

Bleu d’Maine £67 Summerhill.

Greyface £67 Aldery Terrace, £66.50 Penpeugh, £64 The Throp, £63.50 High Edges Green, £62 Broomhills.

Oxford £67, £60.50 Sloda Hill.

Swaledale £48.50 Stonehall, £43 Softley.

Herdwick £39 The Faulds.


Beltex 205p, 195p High Greenhill.

Hill Cheviot 205p Golden Lane, 198p Sykehead, 189p Golden Lane, 178p Sykehead, 169p Terrona.

Suffolk 204p, 202p Sykehead, 190p Porterstown, 186p Park Nook, 185p Cleughbrae.

Texel 200p Fingland, 198p Thornthwaite Close, Strawfrank and High Airyolland, 194p Beyond The Moss, 193p Kirkton, Aldery Terrace, Edges Green and Raggetsyke, 192p Beechwood and Dormonsteads.

Blackface 196p Beyond The Moss, 180p Clonrae, 170.6p Soonhope, 165p Penpeugh.

Charollais 193p Redhouse, 187p Cowcorse, 186p Barrock End, 176p Henrys Hill, 173p Brackenthwaite.

Herdwick 188p The Faulds.

Bleu d’Maine 186p Summerhill.

Greyface 183p Clonrae, 178p Bailey Mill, 174p Softley, 173p Nirvana, 171p High Airyolland.

Herdwick 183p Cottage and Pennyhill Park.

Oxford 178p, 172p Sloda Hill.

Swaledale 173p Stonehall, 159p Softley.

Cheviot Mule 167p Adderston Shiels, 166p Gospel Hall, 164p Earlside, 163p Gospel Hall.

Included in the sale was the Prize show and sale of pens of 10 Suffolk Prime lambs kindly sponsored by the Suffolk Sheep Society The Northern Counties of England Branch. The judging was ably carried out by Mr. Billy MacTaggart who awarded the following prizes:

1st JT Fleming & Son, Falnash weighing 44kg selling at £80 to Dunbia.

2nd K Lumbley, Newbiggin weighing 43kg selling at £70 to MacTaggart Bros.

3rd Messrs Rutherford, Bleatarn weighing 40kg selling at £70 to Dunbia.

A larger show of 5,331 cast ewes and rams met a very similar trade on the week.

Top price was £200 for Charollais rams from Riverhill, others £150 Deepford; Leicester £140 Gospel Hall, £94 Temon; Blackface £98 Blackburn, £86 Drumblair; Herdwick £78 Ashness; Beltex £116 Hillside; Lleyn £118 Deepford; Roussin £106 Lower Farm; Dorset £90 Wool Farm; Romney Marsh £114 Deepford; Easycare £79 Waterford; Texel £170 Hillside, £168 Peasemyres; £166 Morrallee; Suffolks £134, £124 Deepford, £124 Drumblair, £122 Stepend.

Heavy ewes to £128, £126 for Texels from Ringliggate, £126 Old Walls, £125 Strawfrank, £120 Sharplaw; Suffolks £114 The Firs, £111 Lower Farm, £110 Thornington; Bleu de Maine £106 Waltonwoodhead & Middle Farm, £99, £90 Middle Farm; Charollais £112 Riverhill, £110 Lower Farm, £106 Stepend; Halfbred £93 Branxholm Braes; Greyface £85 Bleatarn, £84 Lower Farm, £80 Ringliggate; Cheviot Mule £97 Torwoodlea Mains, £94 Stepend, £88 Clackmae; Leicester £92 Penpeugh, £90 High Edgesgreen £89 Mains of Larg, £88 Torwoodlea Mains, £85 Peasemyres; North Country Cheviot £97 Torwoodlea Mains, £93 Auchengool, £90 Layde Road; Beltex £94 Hollands, £80 Hobbiesburn; Zwartbles £80 Lower Farm; Dorset £78 Stepend.

Light ewes to £85, £73 for Lleyns from Whitcastles; Cheviot £83 Hoddamtown, £76 Kirkton, £72 Milnholm; Blackface £74 Lower Farm, £70 Blackburn, £69 Mains of Larg; Swaledale £56 Softley, £55 Snowden Close, £54 Peasemyres & Bailey Mill; Herdwicks £54 Ashness, £44 High Aketon; Jacobs £48 Summerhill; Kerry £70 Waterfoot; Easycare £56, £55 Mossfennan.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 211.5p (202.8p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Light to 179.5p (179.5p)
Medium to 209.5p (184.0p)
Heavy to 198.5p (182.1p)

Young bulls -------p (-------p)

Light to 205.0p (188.2p)
Standard to 205.0p (176.3p)
Medium to 198.0p (170.0p)
Heavy to 200.0p (166.6p)
Overweight 139.6p (138.7p)

Light to £85.00 (£43.84)
Heavy to £128.00 (£77.50)

Cast Rams £200.00 (£94.75)

corresponding week 2013 sale report