Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 28 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 4,663 prime lambs and 4,532 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 9th October 2014.

More quality prime cattle on offer this week with better sorts a shade sharper. Top price to 225.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage. Limousin bullocks sold to 218.5p also from Messrs Garthwaite.



Limousin 218.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 211.5p Slealands, 210.5p East Field of Wiston, 205.5p, 203.5p Hallees.

Hereford 199.5p East Field of Wiston.

Lincoln Red 190.5p Plumpe.


Limousin 225.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 217.5p Hallburn, 209.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 208.5p Low Hallburn, 207.5p Houghton House, 202.5p Low Hallburn, 199.5p, 195.5p Slealands.

Charolais 207.5p Hallburn.

British Blue 205.5p Houghton House.



Limousin £1,312, £1,294, £1,424 Hallees.


Charolais £1,307 Hallburn.

British Blue £1,284 Houghton House.

Limousin £1,216 slealands, £1,207 Hallburn, £1,184 Low Hallburn, £1,161 Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Prime bulls sold to 201.5p for Charolais from Enzieholm.


Charolais 201.5p, 194.5p, 189.5p Enzieholm.

Angus 179.5p Enzieholm.


Charolais £1,168, £1,167 Enzieholm.

A larger show of cast cows forward, resulted in the trade being a shade easier on the week, following the national trend. Top price to 142.5p for a Limousin cow from W. Hodgson, Blindhillbush.


Limousin 142.5p Blindhillbush, 139.5p Plumpe, 130.5p Stonehall, 129.5p Blindhillbush, 120.5p Stonehall, 118.5p Blindhillbush, 115.5p, 114.5p, 112.5p Stonehall.

Shorthorn 140.5p (x2), 138.5p, 121.5p, 115.5p Boghall.

British Blue 131.5p Wickerthwaite

Jersey 119.5p Boghall.


Limousin £1,047 Blindhillbush, £933, £920 Stonehall, £867 Blindhillbush.

British Blue £999 Wickerthwaite, £777 Stonehall.

Black & White £716 Broathill, £702 Middlebie Hill.

A smaller show of 4,663 prime lambs forward to the usual ring of buyers saw an overall average of 150p per kilo (SQQ 152.7p), which was less on the week due to the fact that much of the Muslim trade was slow after the weekends festival. A lot more heavy lambs on the market which is going to become a common occurance, export weight lambs short of requirements.

Top was £96 per head for Texel from Cambwell and to 205p per kilo for Texel from Killocraw.


Texel £96 Cambwell, £95 Kirkton, £93, £88 Caarse of Clary, £88 Hollands and Kirk House, £84 Kirkton of Crawford.

Suffolk £87.50, £87 Mosshead, £82.50 Sceughdyke, £80 High Wreay and Tinnis Hall, £79 Knock.

Charollais £80 Kirk House, £79 Tinnis Hall, £75 Cottage, £73 New Farm, £70 Hallburn.

Beltex £75, £74 High Greenhill, £68.50 Sorbie.

Greyface £70 Stotsfold and Dalbhraddan, £69.50 Drumhumphrey, £67.50, £66.50 Burnfoot, £65.50 The Nook.

Zwartbles £75, £72 Holmlea.

Hill Cheviot £73 Potholm, £67 Crossdykes and Potholm, £66.50 Keil, £62 Tushielaw, Lower Gills and Roughet Hill, £61 Crossdykes.

Leicester £69.50 Hill Brae, £61 Dunjop.

Cheviot Mule £69 Blaebeck, £64.50 Archbank, £63.50 Crossdykes, £63 Chapel and North House.

Lleyn £64.50 Windyknowe.

Blackface £63 Peela Hill, £62.50 Gibblaston, £62 Pitland Hills, £60.50 Swaites, £60 Lanehead.

Half Bred £62 Dodgsonstown.

Easycare £60, £55 Marygate.

North Country Cheviot £58.50 Fenwick, £57 Cottage.

Kendal Rough £57 Gill Head, £53 Churchview.

Herdwick £47 Cottage.

Swaledale £45 Howburn.

Ryeland £45 Grace Lane.


Texel 205p Killocraw, 200p Carse of Clary, 186p Kirkton and Carse of Clary, 183p Crawthat, 180p Drumhumphrey.

Beltex 179p High Greenhill, 176p Sorbie, 157p High Greenhill.

Hill Cheviot 167p Cottage, 160p Blackburn, 155p Cottage, 154p Tushielaw, 152p Cottage and Ballywilline.

Suffolk 160p Auchengray, 159p Druchtag, 158p North House and New Hummerbecks, 154p Mosshead, 153p Dunjop and Fenwick.

Greyface 158p Burnfoot, 156p Dunjop, 155p Burnfoot, 154.7p Silloans, 154p Gibblaston.

Leicester 158p Hill Brae.

North Country Cheviot 158p Fenwick, 154p Cottage.

Blackface 157p Scabcleugh, 156p Gibblaston, 152p Chapelhope, 149p Riskinhope.

Lleyn 157p Windyknowe.

Charollais 157p Keil, 154p Kirk House, 153p Coldshield and Hallburn, 151p Cottage, 149p Tinnis Hall.

Easycare 150p Marygate.

Cheviot Mule 147p North House, 146p Crossdykes, 140p Chapel Farm and Archbank.

Herdwick 147p Cottage.

Swaledale 141p Howburn.

Ryeland 141p Grace Lane.

Another grand show of 4,532 cast ewes and rams were forward to our usual ring of buyers, with trade for heavy ewes being similar but a much larger show of plain ewes forward resulted in trade being easier.

Top price of £150 for a Suffolk ram from Kinning Hall.


Suffolk £150 Kinning Hall, £104 Stepend, £102, £82 Lower Farm.

Texel £130 Lanehead, £118 Cambwell, £102 Lower Farm, £97 Tetcott.

Leicester £112 East Unthank £97 Roachburn, £78 Golden Lane.

Zwartbles £100 Holmlea.

North Country Cheviot £98, £90 Haithwaite.

Beltex £96 Haithwaite.

Blackface £90 Chapel Farm, £84, £82 Haithwaite.

Charollais £90 Riverhill.

Dorset £86 Haithwaite, £76 Zetland.

Hill Cheviot £80 Tushielaw, £75 Haithwaite.

Jacob £78 Zetland.

Swaledale £75 Roachburn, £61 Lower Farm, £60 East Unthank.

Easycare £74 Glenapp.

Lleyn £66 Templand.

Kerry Hill £66 Lower Farm.


Texel £129 New Farm, £123 Carslae, £118 Riverhill and Carslae, £117 Cambwell, £114 Machrihanish.

Suffolk £120 Beechgrove, £105 Stepend, £104 Lower Farm, £101 Beechgrove, £100 Stepend.

Beltex £115 Hillside, £84 Ringliggate, £80 Stepend.

Charollais £112 Lower Farm, £110 Stepend, £106 Carslae, £102 Riverhill, £100 Lower Farm.

Cheviot Mule £93 Bowhayland, £82 Achalone, £78 North House, £77 Hawthornside, £75 High Tirfergus.

North Country Cheviot £91 Gillesbie, £84 Higher Grenofen, £79 Coulter Station, £78 Lower Gills and Chapel Farm.

Leicester £86 Sheepriggs.

Greyface £84 Chapel Farm and Kirknewton, £81 Kirkland, £80 Trecorner, Gillesbie and Coulter Station, £79 The Ash and Croft House, £78 Woodhouse, £77 Beckhall.

Ryeland £72 Grace Lane.


Easycare £78 Whitcastles, £60 Glenapp, £57 Whitcastles, £50 Mossfennan.

Hill Cheviot £77 Becks, £74 North House, £68 Glendinning, £65 Carterton, £64 Tarrasfoot.

Lleyn £60 Cottage, £59 Dolphinston, £56 Birchcraig, £51 Dolphinston.

Kendal Rough £58 Gill Head Farm.

Blackface £56 Penchrise, Newarkburn, Blackburn and Damhead, £54 Newbigging, £52 Dalbhraddan, £51 High Tirfergus and Roughet Hill.

Swaledale £52 Blakelaw, £50 Cottage and Stotsfold, £47 Blakelaw.

Herdwick £50 Cottage, £25 Tardoes.

Shetland £35 Whitcastles.


Light to 211.5p (205.5p)
Medium to 218.5p (202.6p)
Heavy to 209.5p (194.7p)

Light to 113.5p (113.5p)
Medium to 225.5p (206.1p)
Heavy to 207.5p (199.7p)

Young bulls 201.5p (191.5p)

Light to 160.0p (141.4p)
Standard to 205.0p (158.4p)
Medium to 200.0p (151.7p)
Heavy to 186.0p (144.3p)
Overweight 172.0p (142.2p)

Light to £78.00 (£37.44)
Heavy to £129.00 (£72.28)

Cast Rams £150.00 (£69.33)

corresponding week 2013 sale report