Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 15 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 13 over thirty month cattle, 4,125 prime lambs and 4,253 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 31st July 2014.

A similar show of prime cattle were forward. Clean cattle were slightly dearer than last week, many more could have been sold to the vendors advantage.

Top price per kilo was a Limousin heifer at 211.5p from A. & W.J. Taylor, Dashwellgreen, followed by 209.5p and 205.5p from the same home. Other leading prices for heifers, 202.5p, 201.5p and 199.5p L.E. Grice & Son, 183.5p Messrs Ferguson.

Bullocks peaked at 203.5p and 202.5p from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House and 199.5p was achieved for a 700kg bullock from J.F. & I. Armstrong, Nether Onsett, this was also the top price per head at £1,347.50. Other leading prices per head £1,326.68 J.F. & I. Armstrong (Char blk), £1,253, £1,184 A. & W.J. Taylor (Lim heifers), £1,249.30, £1,204.88 L.E. Grice & Son (Lim heifers), £1,215 and £1,129.43 W. & W. Faulder (Lim blks).

Quality OTM cattle maintained recent high rates, peaking at 143.5p for an OTM heifer from J. Wilson & Son, New Farm, Beattock, closely followed by 140.5p for a Limousin cow from Messrs Rutherford, Bleatarn. Other leading price per kilo 128.5p, 125.5p and 119.5p J. Wilson & Son.

A much larger show of 4,125 prime lambs sold to an average of 169p per kilo on par with all other centres this week as many more lambs pour onto the market. Too many lambs in the 37-42 kilo bracket were marketed too lean, just because they are weight does not mean they are fat. Well fleshed lambs were much easier cashed. Lightweight lambs continue to sell at recent high rates. Top of 220p per kilo for Texels from Kirranrae and to £96 per head for Texels from Kirkton.


Texel £96 Kirkton, £92 The Ash, £90 Ina House, Kirranrae, Lynegar and High Acres, £89.50 Kirkton, £88 Barnglies, £87 Kirk House.

Suffolk £93 Haithwaite, £85 Barnglies, £79 Barnglies, £78 Guards Mill, £77.50 Barnglies.

Charollais £87 The Chestnuts, £84 Whins, £81 Ina House, £78.50 Lanehead, £78 Rottington Hall.

Beltex £84 Copperthorns, £81 Sorbie, £72 Shankbridgeend.

Lleyn £75 Whitcastles, £73 Townfoot, £63 South Bowerhouses.

Greyface £74 Wanwood Hill, £69 Shield Green, £67 Peela Hill, £63 Coldshield and Highside, £62.50 East Unthank and Arnicle.

Berrichon £73.50, £71 Sceughdyke.

Leicester £70 Penpeugh.

Hill Cheviot £69 Earlside, £65 Catslackburn and Dunnabie, £61 Catslackburn, £58 Sundhope.

Oxford £67, £65 Guards.

Half Bred £66 Adderston Shiels.

Blackface £64 Lanehead, £61 Clonrae, £60 Penpeugh, £59.50 Bankend.

Cheviot Mule £63.50 Commondykes, £61 Sundhope.

Jacob £60 The Green, £53 Zetland.

Kerry Hill £57 Zetland.

Herdwick £57 Golden Lane.

Swaledale £54 Relief, £50 Kilncroft.


Texel 220p Kirranrae, 214p The Ash, 213p, 205p Kirkton, 203p Kirk House, 194p Ballywilline.

Beltex 210p Copperthorns, 198p Sorbie, 184p Muirhouse, 176p Shankbridge End.

Charollais 196p Cottage Farm, 191p Quarryfield, 173.3p Rottington Hall, 173p Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Hill Cheviot 190p Clonrae, 184p Wilsey Down, 178p Cottage, 174p Catslackburn, 166p High Chesters.

Herdwick 188p The Faulds.

Suffolk 188p Campelton, 182p Falnash, 181p High Acres, 180p Golden Lane, 179p Tarnside House.

Greyface 185p Arnicle, 176p Pole Farm, 174p Cottage Farm and Arnicle, 173p Shield Green, 169p Sundhope.

Blackface 180p, 179p Clonrae, 178p Holm of Daltallochan, 175p Bankend, 173p, 172p Holm of Daltallochan.

Kerry Hill 176p Kilncroft.

Herdwick 173p Golden Lane.

Berrichon 171p, 165p Sceughdyke.

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

Jacob 166.7p Zetland

Oxford 163p, 158p Guards.

Lleyn 162p Townfoot 162p, 159p South Bowerhouses.

Half Bred 157p Adderston Shiels.

Leicester 140p Penpeugh.

Swaledale 138p Relief.

Another good show of 4,253 cast ewes and rams met a very similar trade on the week. Many more could be sold to advantage, with strong lowland ewes short of requirements.

Top price was £152 for Millenium Blue rams from High Wreay; Texel £146 Lower Farm, £126 Boreland, £120 Deepford; Lleyn £121 Deepford, £104 Nottingham Mains; North Country Cheviot £120, £118 Haithwaite, £90 Wester Dunnet; Dorset £118 Deepford; Hill Cheviot £116 Blakehope, £100 Lower Farm, £94 Glendearg; Suffolk £114, £101, £100 Deepford; Blackface £112 Winterhopeburn, £98 Meggethead, £71 Blakehope; Leicester £110 Westloch; Beltex £90 Hobbiesburn; Zwartbles £100 Deepford; Swaledale £66 Highside.

Heavy ewes to £128 for Texels from Waterside, £120 Lower Farm, £118 Hyde Park, £116 Kirkton; Suffolk £112 Rhoin, £108, £105 Lower Farm; Leicester £100 Stonehall and Roachburn, £96 East Unthank, £92, £88 Highside; Beltex £98 Waterside, £90 Hobbiesburn, £89 Lower Farm; North Country Cheviot £96 Haithwaite, £88 Adderston Shiels and Hermitage, £83 Earlside, £82 Thurdistoft; Greyface £89 Fenton Farm, £85 Streethead, £83 Bleatarn, £81 Crowhall; Clun £89 Croft Road; Cheviot Mule £88 Copperthorns and Guards Mill, £80 Glendearg, £79 Stobo Home Farm; Charollais £78 Lower Farm, £67 Waterside.

Light ewes to £80 for Swaledale from Golden Lane, £64 Temple House, £58 Roachburn, £56 Knaresdale House; Lleyn £76 South Bowerhouses, £74 Whitcastles, £68 Glengar; Blackface £71 Crowhall, £68 Tecket, £63 Meggethead, £62 Cleughbrae; Hill Cheviot £67, £66, £65, £63, £61 Kirkton, £61 Glendearg; Jacob £55 Tarnside House; Welsh Mountain £34 Achreamie; Herdwick £37 Cottage.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 203.5p (202.9p)
Heavy to 199.5p (195.9p)

Light to 186.5p (186.5p)
Medium to 211.5p (193.1p)
Heavy to 205.5p (203.1p)

Young bulls 160.5p (148.6p)

Light to 196.0p (178.0p)
Standard to 194.0p (170.4p)
Medium to 220.0p (167.6p)
Heavy to 188.0p (165.0p)
Overweight 164.0p (157.8p)

Light to £80.00 (£41.74)
Heavy to £128.00 (£76.09)
Cast Rams £152.00 (£89.63)

corresponding week 2013 sale report