Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 38 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 24 over thirty month cattle, 4,587 prime lambs and 4,897 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 16th October 2014.

More prime cattle coming forward and plenty of keen bidders ensured trade would be slightly up on the week. Top price to 220.5p for a Charolais heifer shown by T. Armstrong & Son, Sceughdyke. Limousin heifers to 219.5p sold by W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House.



Limousin 204.5p Hallees, 201.5p, 198.5p Nether Onsett, 197.5p Sandbed, 190.5p, 196.5p Hallees.

Simmental 199.5p, 194.5p East Field of Wiston.

Blue Grey 187.5p, 180.5p Snowden Close.


Charolais 220.5p, 218.5p Sceughdyke, 213.5p, 209.5p, 206.5p Hallburn, 205.5p Houghton House, 203.5p Sceughdyke, 201.5p Hallburn, 195.5p Sceughdyke.

Limousin 219.5p Houghton House, 211.5p High Stenries, 206.5p Low Hallburn, 203.5p Low Hallburn.

Blonde d’Aquitaine 203.5p Low Hallburn.



Limousin £1,488 Nether Onset, £1,472 Hallees.

Charolais £1,449 Nether Onsett.


Charolais £1,345, £1,256 Sceughdyke, £1,253 Houghton House, £1,238, £1,194 Hallburn, £1,133, £1,125 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,218 Houghton House, £1,142 High Stenries.

Prime bulls sold to 203.5p for Charolais from Enzieholm.


Charolais 203.5p, 200.5p, 192.5p Enzieholm.

Limousin 201.5p Enzieholm.

Blonde d’Aquitaine 195.5p Oakwoodhill.


Blonde d’Aquitaine £1,388 Oakwoodhill.

Limousin £1,188 Enzieholm.

Charolais £1,182 Enzieholm.

A plain show of cows on offer and flesh cows short of requirements. Trade was on a par with other centres around the country. The sale was topped at 159.5p for a Limousin from Messrs Ritson, Swaites.


Limousin 159.5p Swaites, 127.5p Batey Shield, 109.5p Blindhillbush, 108.5p Spency Croft and Shankbridge End.

Angus 119.5p, 111.5p Sorbie.

British Blue 119.5p Englishtown

Galloway 107.5p Becks.


Angus £1,075, £791 Sorbie.

British Blue £973 Englishtown.

Black & White £724, £718 Middlebie Hill.

A similar show of 4,587 prime lambs forward to the usual full ring of buyers saw an overall average of 155.5p per kilo (SQQ 159p), which was almost 10p up on the week. A shortage of export weight and light weight lambs, with a large show of heavy lambs forward.

Top price of £100 per head and 244p per kilo for Texels from Ainstable Hall.


Texel £100 Ainstable Hall, £92 Kirkton, £90 Bombie, £89 Hexpath, £88 Courstein, Kirkton and Newtown, £87.50 Byreburnside.

Beltex £93 Haithwaite,

Suffolk £83 Foulshiels, £79 Newbiggin, £78 Tarrasfoot, £77.50 Hallburn, £75.50 Slealands.

Charollais £76, £72.50 Chestnuts, £69 Barend, £68.50, £68 Archebeck.

Hill Cheviot £69.50 Earlside, £65 Courstein, £63 Skelfhill, £62.50 Potholm, £62 Cossarhill.

Greyface £68.50 Cowburnrigg, £68 Gibbs Hill, £67.50 Greenburn, £66 The Nook, £65.50 Houghton House and Low Carriteth.

Cheviot Mule £67 Courstein, £66.50 Falnash, £65 Chapel, £64 Potholm.

Half Bred £66 Adderston Shiels.

North Country Cheviot £65 Dunnabie.

Blackface £65 Peela Hill, £62 Albierigg, £58.50 Chapel, £57 West Hottbank, £56.50 Baitlaws.

Half Bred £62 Dodgsonstown.

Bleu d’Maine £60 Ringliggate.

Oxford £57.50 Guards.

Swaledale £56 Batey Shield, £55.50 Hesleywell, £53 Batey Shield, £52.50 Crowhall.

Jacob £50 Whinney Brow.


Texel 244p Ainstable Hall, 229p Wallend, 220.5p, 207p, 202.4p 202p Hexpath, 201p, 200p Wallend.

Beltex 216p Haithwaite, 157p Nether Brotherstone.

Suffolk 177p Hexpath, 169p Whins, 164p Haithwaite, 163p Skelfhill, 161p Bleatarn.

Charollais 172p Tarnside, 165p Barend, 160p Minsca, 159p Moss Side, 156p Archerbeck.

Greyface 170p Peela Hill, 156p Gibbs Hill, 155p Cottage, 153.4p Greenburn, 153p Haithwaite.

Hill Cheviot 168p Sunnyside, 165p Earlside, 153p Haithwaite, 152p Potholm, 150p Skelfhill.

Blackface 166p Baitlaws, 165p Scabcleugh, 162p Baitlaws, 155p Albierigg, 154p West Hottbank.

Bleu d’Maine 158p Ringliggate.

Cheviot Mule 148p Falnash, 147.7p Chapel Farm.

Jacob 143p Whinney Brow.

Half Bred 143p Adderston Shiels.

Swaledale 154p Hesleywell, 151p Batey Shield, 147p Highside, 143p Hepplehill.

North Country Cheviot 141p Dunnabie.

Another grand show of 4,897 cast ewes and rams were forward to our usual ring of buyers, with heavy ewes similar and light ewes £3 to £4 up on the week.

Top price of £158 for a Texel ram from Watch Hillside, others £144 Medomsley, £124 Riverhill, £119 Clerk Hill; Suffolk £127, £122 Shaw Cottage, £96 Riverhill, £85 Marygate; Charollais £125 Thackwood, £98 Golden Lane, £84 Stepend; Beltex £110 Haithwaite, £67 Pingle; North Country Cheviot £106 Medomsley, £76 Tardoes; Lleyn £104 Housebyers; Roussin £100 Riverhill; Berrichon £90 Haithwaite, £75 Cacrabank; Kerry Hill £90 Riverhill; Dorset £86 Golden Lane, £84 Trailtrow, £80 Golden Lane; Blackface £78 Medomsley, £70 Riverhill; Swaledale £78 Minsca, £71, £66 Spital Shields; Easycare £68 Mossfennan.

Heavy ewes to £148 for Texels from Baltier, £140 Medomsley, £132 Ainstable Hall, £128 Riverhill; Beltex £125 Walton Highrigg, £108 Ainstable Hall, £80 Watch Hillside; Charollais £116, £92 Medomsley, £91 Thackwood; Suffolk £111 Riverhill, £100 Haithwaite, Medomsley, Riverhill and Stepend, £98 Riverhill, Medomsley and Stepend, £96 Cockburn Farm; North Country Cheviot £95 Effgill, £91 Medomsley, £88 Haithwaite, £87 Riverhill; Greyface £92 Wedderlie, £78 The Chestnuts, £77 Low Hallburn and Howtel, £76 Medomley and Sceughdyke; Cheviot Mule £87 Medomsley, £86 Cottage, £83 Skelfhill, £79 Tarrasfoot; Leicester £86 Peela Hill, £77 Spital Shields, £70 Stotsfold, £66 Crowhall; Half Bred £84 Medomsley.

Hill ewes to £76 for Lleyn from Ellemford, £70 Harper Hill, Firbank and Ellemford, £67 Ellemford, £60 Guards; Hill Cheviot £72 Dinley and Tarrasfoot, £69 Effgill, £67 Glendearg, £65 Dod Farm; Blackface £66 Minsca, £65 Dickstree, £63 East Fortissat, £58 Roses Bowers; Swaledale £58 Whitton, £51 Crowhall, £50 Hepplehill, £47 Spital Shields and Whitton; Easycare £58, £57 Milton of Farr; Woodland £57 Woodside; Hebridean £32 Trailtrow; Welsh Mountain £28 High Dovecote; Shetland £26 Quoyshakes; Herdwick £25 Tardoes.


Light to 180.5p (180.5p)
Medium to 201.5p (191.8p)
Heavy to 204.5p (189.4p)

Light to 206.5p (197.4p)
Medium to 219.5p (199.5p)
Heavy to 220.5p (213.0p)

Young bulls 203.5p (198.6p)

Light to 168.0p (150.9p)
Standard to 229.0p (159.7p)
Medium to 244.0p (158.8p)
Heavy to 188.0p (148.9p)
Overweight 166.0p (145.4p)

Light to £76.00 (£44.85)
Heavy to £148.00 (£72.97)

Cast Rams £158.00 (£78.57)

corresponding week 2013 sale report