Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 19 prime cattle, 7 young bulls, 12 over thirty month cattle, 3,957 prime lambs and 6,397 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 11th September 2014.

Clean cattle were forward in similar numbers with heifers being considerably dearer than last week and steers a very similar trade. Top price per kilo was a Limousin heifer at 223.5p from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House, followed by 217.5p for a Limousin heifer from J.W. Slack & Son, Newby Farm.



Limousin 210.5p Hallees, 209.5p, 207.5p, 204.5p Newtown.

British Blue 209.5p Newtown.


Limousin 223.5p Houghton House, 217.5p, 205.5p, 201.5p Newby Farm.

Charolais 211.5p Sceughdyke.

British Blue 209.5p Houghton House.

Saler 207.5p Sceughdyke.

Simmental 201.5p Hallburn.



Limousin £1,336, £1,288, £1,286 Newtown, £1,283, £1,252 Hallees.

British Blue £1,110 Newtown.


Limousin £1,222, £1,206 Houghton House, £1,163 Newby Farm.

Charolais £1,163 Sceughdyke.

British Blue £1,194 Houghton House.

Saler £1,162 Sceughdyke.

Prime bulls maintained recent high rates, top of the tree in this section was G. Mitchinson & Sons, Gallowberry with a Saler bull at 175.5p (£1,193). Messrs Tattersall, Enzieholm sold a run of Angus bulls achieving £1,080.45, £1,076.33 and £1,033.05. Black & White bulls peaked at £1,018.53 and £988.90 from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.

A similar show of OTM cattle were forward with the better sorts achieving an increase of 5-8p on the week. Top price was an Aberdeen Angus heifer at 185.5p from J.A. & E. Dinwoodie, Archerbeck. Black & White cows peaked at 118.5p from Messrs Ramsay, Dockray Hall.


Angus 185.5p Archerbeck.

Limousin 121.5p Whiteclose, 111.5p Greensburn.

British Blue 121.5p Swaites, 97.5p Milnholm.

Galloway 91.5p Swaites.

Black & White 118.5p Dockray Hall, 110.5p The Stubb, 105.5p Dockray Hall.

Angus Bull 94.5p Archerbeck.

The 3,957 prime lambs forward saw a sharper trade on the week with the overall average of 160.4p per kilo exceeding other centres this week.

Top was £94 for Suffolks from Dunglass Farm and to 231p per kilo for Beltex from High Greenhill.


Suffolk £94 Dunglass, £82.50 Ormiston, £82 Becton Hall, £80 Dunglass and Sceughdyke, £79.50 High Wreay.

Beltex £90, £85, £82 High Greenhill, £73, £70.50 Sorbie.

Texel £89 High Wreay, £86 Kirkton, £85 Ormiston and Townfoot Eals, £83 Becton Hall, £81 Dormansteads.

Charollais £89 Sunnyside, £78.50 Latterford, £77.50 Guardsmill, £76 Latterford and Chestnuts, £73 Archerbeck.

Oxford £81, £65.50 Lowfield House, £65 Guards.

North Country Cheviot £80, £77 Allfornaught.

Lleyn £79, £71.50 Whitcastles.

Greyface £73 Latterford, £70 Spoutbank, £68.50 Archerbeck, £68 Lanerton, £67.50 Archerbeck and Wynholm.

Half Bred £69 Adderston Shiels.

Cheviot Mule £68 Falnash, £63 Hillview, £62.50 Solwaybank, £62 Crossdykes.

Hill Cheviot £65 Fiddleton Bank End, £63 Balure and Fenwick, £61 Blackburn, £60 Caulside.

Blackface £63 Low Old Shields, £60 Upperburnmouth, £57 Peela Hill, Dunglass, Auchaleek and Blackburn.

Kendal Rough £62 Caulside.

Swaledale £54 Peasemyres.

Jacob £53 Whinneybrow.


Texel 200p Kirk House, 198p High Stenries, 181p Woodside, 180p Haithwaite, 179p High Stenries and Kirk House.

Beltex 231p High Greenhill, 182p Crawfordhall, 181p Byers Farm.

Greyface 179p Golden Lane, 167p Butterdales, 156p Woodside, 153p Haithwaite, 149p Barnglieshead and Holmbrig.

Suffolk 170p Kirkland, 163p Tresdale, 162p Skelfhill, 160p North House, Haithwaite and Shield Green, 159p Roanstree, Shield Green and Nether Brotherstone.

Bleu d’Maine 170p Braehead.

Blackface 167p Knockreoch, 158p Milnmark, 157p Baitlaws, 154p Bankend, 153p Baitlaws and Riskenhope.

Hill Cheviot 161.8p Chapel Farm, 161p Cooms, 160p Commonside, 157p Sorbietrees, 156p Whitehouse.

Charollais 161p Fenton Farm, 159p Crawfordhall, 157p Culquhasen and Roanstree, 155p Ormiston and Annanhill, 154p Roanstree.

Herdwick 159p Butterdales.

Cheviot Mule 151p Byers Farm, 150p Whitstonehill, 149p Skelfhill, 146p Granton.

Zwartbles 138p Rockcliffe Cross.

Swaledale 126p Softley.

Another large show of 6,397 cast ewes and rams were forward to our usual ring of buyers, with trade being very similar on the week, all classes still remaining easily sold.

Top price of £220 for a Millenium Blue ram from Dormansteads.


Millenium Blue £220 Dormansteads.

Texel £150 Haithwaite, £138 Lower Farm, £124 Riverhill, £120 Haithwaite, £118 Riverhill.

Charollais £140 Lower Farm, £138 Golden Lane, £128 Blingery, £118 Golden Lane.

Leicester £110 Taylorburn, £82 Albierigg and Haithwaite.

Suffolk £110 Golden Lane, £100, £98 Pawston.

Lleyn £100 Haithwaite, £98 Blingery.

North Country Cheviot £98 Damside, £89 Lower Gills, £74 Damside.

Hill Cheviot £90 Lyhnd, £75 Crossdykes.

Easycare £88, £82, £71 Kersheugh.

Dorset £88, £70 Lowfield House.

Beltex £80 Wick, £78 Lower Farm.

Oxford £78 Guards.

Blackface £77 Orchard Mains, £75 Riskenhope, £68 Shaw Cottage South.

Herdwick £70 Lyhnd, £50 South Dene.

Swaledale £54 East Unthank.


Texel £125 West Glengyre and Roundmeadows, £121 Little Galla, £120 Riverhill, £118 Pirntaton, £116 Lower Farm.

Suffolk £102 Thornington, £101 Pirntaton, £99 Compstone End, £98 Satchells, £95 Sceughdyke.

Charollais £109 Stepend, £100 Lower Farm and Blingery, £88 Lower Farm.

Leicester £94 Albierigg, £80 Lower Farm, £72 Greenbrae.

Beltex £90 West Glengyre, £84 Upper Hunderlee.

Greyface £86 Haithwaite, £85 Roundmeadows, £84 Haithwaite, £82 Thornington, £78 Sceughdyke.

North Country Cheviot £86 Gospel Hall, £85 North Synton, £84 Damside.

Cheviot Mule £81 Upper Hunderlee and Crossbankhead, £80 Gospel Hall, £78 Falnash, £77 Gilston, £74 Crossbankhead.

Half Bred £66 Relief.


Hill Cheviot £78 Crawthat, £70 Dunnabie, £65 Falnash, £60 High Frost Hall, Thornington, Carterton, Mossband House and Kirkton.

Lleyn £76, £68 Whitcastles, £67, £60 Gatehousecote, £59 Scotsbrig.

Blackface £69 Albierigg, £66 Bush of Ewes, £64 Kersknowe, £61 Wooplaw, £60 Cowburn.

Herdwick £69 Scotsbrig.

Easycare £59 Kersheugh, £54 East Fortissat, £50 Golden Lane.

Swaledale £56 Coombe Crag, £51 Nettling Flatt and Wynholm, £49 Bullshill, £46 Spoutbank, Kilnstown, East Unthank, Nunscleugh and Gallowberry.


Light to 209.5p (209.5p)
Medium to 210.5p (207.4p)
Heavy to 199.5p (195.5p)

Light to 205.5p (201.7p)
Medium to 223.5p (209.8p)
Heavy to 205.5p (194.9p)

Young bulls 175.5p (167.7p)

Light to 167.0p (155.5p)
Standard to 231.0p (165.5p)
Medium to 213.0p (160.1p)
Heavy to 172.0p (153.9p)
Overweight 157.0p (149.6p)

Light to £78.00 (£44.03)
Heavy to £125.00 (£70.46)

Cast Rams £220.00 (£71.01)

corresponding week 2013 sale report