Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 38 prime cattle, 6 young bulls, 14 over thirty month cattle, 5,093 prime lambs and 8,404 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 25th September 2014.

More cattle on offer with quality sorts hard to come by but trade was very similar to the last couple of weeks. Top price to 225.5p, twice, firstly for a Limousin bullock from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen purchased by Mr John Little, then for a Limousin heifer from the same home, this time purchased by Border Meats, Butchers, Lockerbie.



Limousin 225.5p, 223.5p Dashwellgreen, 217.5p Nether Onsett, 214.5p Hallees, 211.5p Hallees, 207.5p (x2) Newtown, 199.5p Bleatarn, 197.5p Hallees.

Charolais 193.5p Nether Onsett.

Blue Grey 183.5p, 180.5p Stell Green.


Limousin 225.5p Dashwellgreen, 215.5p (x2) Wyseby Hill Cottage, 213.5p Dashwellgreen, 201.5p Brisco Hill, Low Hallburn and Dashwellgreen, 199.5p, 195.5p Low Hallburn, 194.5p Bleatarn.

Charolais 204.5p, 191.5p Sceughdyke.

Devon 198.5p Low Hallburn.



Charolais £1,451 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,406 Hallees, £1,374 Dashwellgreen, £1,351 Hallees.


Limousin £1,172 Dashwellgreen, £1,168 Brisco Hill, £1,147 Bleatarn, £1,133, £1,128 Low Hallburn.

Devon £1,131 Low Hallburn.

Prime bulls sold a shade easier on the week, topping at 185.5p for a Limousin from R.M. & P. Armstrong, Slealands.


Limousin 185.5p Slealands, 175.5p Enzieholm.

Angus 176.5p, 170.5p Enzieholm.

A plainer show of cast cows saw averages less but poorer quality on offer. Topping the sale at 163.5p for a Limousin cow from W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh.


Limousin 163.5p, 154.5p Nunscleugh.

Shorthorn 121.5p Minsca.

Galloway 113.5p, 107.5p Hartsgarth.


Limousin £1,160, £988 Nunscleugh.

Shorthorn £1,050, £913 Minsca.

A larger show of 5,093 prime lambs forward to an increased ring of buyers saw an overall average of 155.4p per kilo (SQQ 158p), dearer than most other centres this week, best export weight lambs short of requirements.

Top was £128 for Texels from Carran Farm and to 218p per kilo for Beltex from High Greenhill.


Texel £128, £106, £103 Carran Farm, £100 Hangingshaw, £95 Mossthorn (Ambler), £93 Carran Farm, £92 Kirkton.

Greyface £90.50 Nunscleugh, £85 Bolton Wood Lane, £72.50 Broomhouse, £72 Peela Hill, £70 Kirkton of Crawford.

Charollais £88 Blackhamilton, £72 Beckhall and Greenburn, £71.50 Roanstree, £68.50 Greenburn, £67.50 Broomhouse.

Suffolk £87 Lea Hill, £86 Kinning Hall, £79, £77.50 Sceughdyke, £77 Kinning Hall.

Beltex £87, £83 High Greenhill, £79 Sorbie, £74 Walton Highrigg, £71 Sorbie.

Dorset £83 Kinning Hall.

Bleu d’Maine £69 Tarnside.

Lleyn £67 Whiteclose.

Hill Cheviot £66.50 North House, £65 Parcelstown, £64, £60 Fenwick, £59 Commonside.

Leicester £64 Corries Mill, £60 Woodhouse.

Half Bred £63 High Moat.

Blackface £57 Kilchamaig, £55 Whiteside, £54 Bankend, £53 Cowburn and Fenwick, £51.50 Kilchamaig.


Beltex 218p High Greenhill, 203p Sorbie, 202p High Greenhill.

Texel 217p, 206p Hanginshaws, 200p Carran Farm and Greenburn, 198p Kirkhouse, 194p Quarryfield, 193p Wallend.

Suffolk 172p, 171p North House, 171p Catslackburn, 168p Auchengray, 167p, 165p Keith.

Hill Cheviot 164.7p Peela Hill, 162p Cacrabank and Catslackburn, 158p North House, 157p Catslackburn, 155p Linhope and Commonside.

Blackface 164p Westerkirk, 158p Chapelhope, 156p Kilchamaig, 155p Chapelhope, Riskenhope and Cacrabank, 152p Riskenhope.

Charollais 164p Quarryfield, 162p Broomhouse, 161p Kirndean, 157p Broomhouse, 155p Staffler and Roanstree.

Bleu d’Maine 164p Tarnside.

Greyface 159p Peela Hill, 158p, 154p Barsalloch, 154p Kirkton Hill, 150p Midtodhills, D’Mainholm and Kirkton of Crawford.

Lleyn 146p Whiteclose.

Dorset 146p Kinning Hall.

Leicester 145p Corries Mill.

Half Bred 140p High Moat.

The largest show of the season so far of 8,804 cast ewes and rams were forward to our usual ring of buyers, with trade being £1 less for heavy ewes and £4-£5 less for light ewes with a large number of small ewes forward.

Top price of £235 for a Texel ram from Lower Farm.


Texel £235 Lower Farm, £150 Routin Lynn, £145 Winterhope, £126 Grassfield, £122 Marygate.

Zwartbles £118 The Hagg.

Charollais £118 High Mossthorn (Telford), £115 Golden Lane, £95 Winterhope.

Beltex £114 Lower Farm, £85 Sharplaw.

Suffolk £110 Wick, £108 Routin Lynn, £88 Riverhill.

Oxford £100 Lower Farm, £92 Stepend.

Leicester £98 Crowhall, £82 Wick.

Beulah £98 The Hagg.

North Country Cheviot £85 Catslackburn, £82 Routin Lynn, £70 Catslackburn.

Easycare £80 Mitchelston.

Swaledale £72 Beck Grange, £58 Morley Hill, £50 Skelgill House.

Hampshire £70 Wick.

Lleyn £70 Lower Farm.

Blackface £68 Kilchamaig, £58 Balliemeanoch and Catslackburn, £56 Carnochan, £55 Scabcleugh.


Texel £128 Stepend, £126 Bascodyke Foot and Sandilands, £123 Sandilands and Riverhill, £122 Midknock, £118 Hollands.

Charollais £104 Stepend, £88 Lower Farm, £87 Stepend, £85 Lower Farm, £82 Mason Gill.

Suffolk £98 Lower Farm, £94 Riverhill and Stepend, £92 Guardsmill, £91 Lower Farm, £90 Stepend.

North Country Cheviot £92 Riverhill, £90 Skaill, £83 Keith, £82 Guards Mill, £79 Lower Farm.

Leicester £90, £85 The Old Police House, £80 Drumhumphrey, Blackhamilton and South Slipperfield, £78 Nunscleugh, £75 The Steel Farm.

Greyface £82 Broomhill (Hird), £74 Haithwaite, £73 Marygate, £72, £71 South Slipperfield, £71 Kirkton Hill, Whitburgh.

Cheviot Mule £82 Relief, £78 Corriehills, £70 Springwells, £69 Branxholm Braes and Hollows Mill.

Beltex £78 Keith, £76 Winterhope, £73 Grange Farm.

Romney Marsh £68 Greenlands Mains, £66, £65 Marygate.


Lleyn £74, £63 Gatehousecote, £61 Dykehead, £58 Lower Farm.

Hill Cheviot £63 Bradley, £57 Branxholm Braes, £56 Haas Grove, £55 Crossdykes and Commonside, £54 Solwaybank.

Blackface £62 The Steel, £56 Crindledykes, £55 Golden Lane, £54 Rawburn, £53 Cowburn.

Kendal Rough £47 Lynnshield.

Herdwick £43 Guard House, £40 Mossband House.

Easycare £44 East Fortissat, £40 Mitchelston.

Swaledale £44 Marygate, £42 Sheepriggs, £40 Woodhouse and Denton Mains, £38 Nunscleugh and Hollands.


Light to 189.5p (178.1p)
Medium to 225.5p (206.1p)
Heavy to 211.5p (197.2p)

Light to 215.5p (196.4p)
Medium to 225.5p (193.5p)
Heavy to 204.5p (204.5p)

Young bulls 185.5p (174.4p)

Light to 172.0p (154.4p)
Standard to 203.0p (157.6p)
Medium to 218.0p (158.0p)
Heavy to 217.0p (149.2p)
Overweight 200.0p (148.7p)

Light to £74.00 (£36.73)
Heavy to £128.00 (£65.27)

Cast Rams £235.00 (£81.98)

corresponding week 2013 sale report