Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 31 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 6,262 prime lambs and 5,342 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 2nd October 2014.

A mixed show of prime cattle with quality in short supply.  Top price to 215.5p for a British Blue heifer shown by W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House. 



Limousin 207.5p, 205.5p Nether Onsett, 205.5p, 200.5p Houghton House.

British Blue 203.5p Plumpe.


British Blue 215.5p Houghton House.

Limousin 214.5p, 213.5p Houghton House, 208.5p, 211.5p Brydekirk Mains, 204.5p,200.5p Hallburn.

Charolais 213.5p, 206.5p, 203.5p, 201.5p Sceughdyke.

Angus 201.5p Hallburn.



British Blue £1,260 Houghton House.

Limousin £1,238 Houghton House.

Charolais £1,302, £1,239, £1,188 Sceughdyke.

Prime bulls sold sold to 156.5p and 148.5p for Black & White from Becton Hall.

A plain show of cast cows selling to similar rates.  Top price to 145.5p for a Limousin cow from T.N. & F. Cowan & Son, The Ash.


Limousin 145.5p, 132.5p The Ash.

Angus 129.5p The Ash.

Black & White 123.5p, 117.5p Harelawhole

Galloway 112.5p Bloch.


Black & White £1,012, £951 Harelawhole

Limousin £931, £848 The Ash.

Angus £932 The Ash.

Hereford Bull £1,102 Jerriestown

A larger show of 6,262 prime lambs forward to an increased ring of buyers saw an overall average of 165p per kilo (SQQ 169p), dearer than most other centres this week, best export weight lambs short of requirements.

Top was £90 per head and 221p per kilo for Beltex from Wallend.


Beltex £90 Wallend, £89 Tercrosset, £88 Thornthwaite Close, £87 Brisco Meadows, £86.50, £85 Tercrosset.

Texel £89, £86.50 Bombie, £86 Nether Brotherstone, North Greenhill and Pearsby Hall, £85 Bombie, Northgreenhill, Tercrosset and Tundergarth Mains, £84 Nether Brotherstone, Kirkhouse, Gilside and Southdean Lodge, £83.50 Becon Hall.

Suffolk £87 Spoutbank, £86 Miller Hill, £83.50 Becton Hall, £83 Fenton, £81 Slealands.

Charollais £79, £75 Hallburn, £74.50 Annanhill, £74 Wyseby Hill Cottage, £73 Hallburn and Priestdykes.

North Country Cheviot £77 Pitogarty, £71 Whitstonehill, £70 Whiteknowe, £69.50 Fenwick.

Cheviot Mule £77 Marchbank, £74 Priesthaugh, £69.50 Marchbank, £69 Priesthaugh, £68.50 Skelfhill.     

Greyface £75 Spoutbank, £73 Deadwater and Holbrig, £72.50 Lawesknowe, £71.50 Spoutbank, £71 Archerbeck.

Lleyn £73.50 Southdean Lodge, £66 Guards.

Hill Cheviot £73.50 Raeburnfoot, £69.50 Whiteknowe, £66 Dinwoodie Green, £65 Braehillor, £61 Amoshill.

Blackface £69 Greensburn, £58.50, £55, £54.50 Clonrae, £53 Chapelhope.

Herdwick £66.50 South Dene, £61.50 Auchentaggart.

Oxford £65 Guards.

Swaledale £65 Medomsley, £58.50 High Edges Green.


Beltex 221p Wallend, 216p Tercrosset, 208p Brisco Meadows, 207p, 202p Tercrosset, 200p Thornthwaite Close.

Texel 206p Wallend, 202p Hexpath, 200p Howthat, Bridgestone and Southdean Lodge, 198p Wallend, 196p Tercrosset.

Herdwick 185p, 181p, 179p Auchentaggart.

Charollais 185p, 179p Castlemilk, 178p, 176p Maryholm,

Suffolk 180p Beyond The Moss, 179p Fenwick, 177p Beyond The Moss, 176p Castlemilk, 174p Miller Hill.

Greyface 179p Castlemilk, 178p, 176p The Side, 174p Holmbrig, 170p Beyond The Moss.

North Country Cheviot 178p Fenwick, 173p Whitstonehill.

Blackface 171p, 169p, 168p Chapelhope, 167p Clonrae, 166p Chapelhope.

Lleyn 188p Kidshielhaugh, 180p Haithwaite, 174p Guards.

Hill Cheviot 185p Amoshill, 184p Auchentaggart, 181p, 180p, 173p Haithwaite.

Cheviot Mule 168p Priesthaugh, 164.1p Marchbank, 163p Skelfhill.           

Oxford 163p Guards.

Swaledale 167p High Edges Green.

Another grand show of 5,342 cast ewes and rams was forward to our usual ring of buyers, with trade being £6-£8 up on the week for all classes in the build up to the festival.

Top price of £160 for a Suffolk ram from Kingfield.


Suffolk £160 Kingfield, £140 Fenton, £115 Stepend, £100 Riverhill, £96 Kingfield.

Beltex £135 Kingfield, £80 Carnavel.

Texel £134 Pates Hill, £124 Ploverhill, £120 Tercrosset and Cocklicks, £110 Riverhill, £100 Tercrosset and Riverhill.

North Country Cheviot £124 Plantation Cottage.

Hill Cheviot £118, £105 Outertown, £80 Dinwoodie Green.

Charollais £110 Golden Lane, £80 Stepend.

Lleyn £100 Golden Lane.

Leicester £78 Courstein.

Blackface £66 Fenwick, £59 Medomsley.

Swaledale £50 Newbiggin.


Texel £141 Riverhill, £140 Laws Hall, £130 Riverhill and Stepend, £129 Riverhill, £128 Round Meadows.

Bleu d’Main £118 Medomsley.

Suffolk £117 Keith, £114 Stepend and Riverhill, £110 Thuster Mains, £108 Gospel Hall and Stobswood, £106 Riverhill.

Beltex £112, £102 Waterside, £92 Maidencots, £88 Carnavel, £80 Peela Hill.

Charollais £112 Ringliggate and Stepend, £106 Riverhill, £100 Keith, £99 Brisco Meadows, £88 Golden Lane.

Greyface £105 Westhills, £90 Millview, £88 Outertown, £87 Keith and Stotsfold, £86 Amoshill.

Leicester £104, £92, £87 Keith, £85 Riverhill, £84 Ringliggate.

Cheviot Mule £100 Kingfield, £98 Dacre Lodge, £95 Outertown, £90 Colmslie Hill, £86 South Dene.

North Country Cheviot £100 Overton, £99 Shephards Cottage and Broynach, £98 North Synton and Mid Calder, £96 Stepend, £94 Keith.


Hill Cheviot £88, £85 Raeburnfoot, £80 Whitstonehill, £78 Skelfhill, £75 East Deloraine and Waterside.

Blackface £76 Brownleazes, £74, £72 Stotsfold, £72 Keith, £69 Brownleazes.

Lleyn £73 Mallsgate Hall, £59 Beech Grove.

Swaledale £71 Woodhouse, £62 Round Meadows, £53 West Newlands, £50 Kilnstown and Newbiggin.

Easycare £60 Barnside Farmhouse. 

Herdwick £54 Hayring, £37 Newfield House.

Shetland £46 Golden Lane.

Light to 183.5p (183.5p)
Medium to 207.5p (197.0p)
Heavy to 189.5p (186.2p)

Light to 211.5p (192.7p)
Medium to 215.5p (205.2p)
Heavy to 213.5p (197.3p)

Young bulls to 156.5p (152.4p)

Light to 190.0p (160.5p)
Standard to 221.0p (173.6p)
Medium to 216.0p (169.7p)
Heavy to 196.0p (156.2p)
Overweight 168.0p (146.8p)

Light to £88.00 (£43.59)
Heavy to £141.00 (£73.82)

Cast Rams to £160.00 (£79.28)

corresponding week 2013 sale report