Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 24 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 34 over thirty month cattle, 5,513 prime lambs and 4,688 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 30th October 2014.

Prime cattle saw some good quality on offer, but a shortage of smaller 500-550kilo heifers saw trade every bit as dear. Top price to 228.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others to 227.5p from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House.



Limousin 213.5p High Stenries, 205.5p Slealands, 199.5p Eastfield of Wiston, 198.5p, 197.5p (x2), 190.5p Sandbed.


Limousin 228.5p Hallburn, 227.5p Houghton House, 220.5p Hallburn, 217.5p Houghton House, 205.5p Hallburn.

Charolais 220.5p High Stenries, 219.5p Sceughdyke, 215.5p Hallburn, 206.5p Sceughdyke, 201.5p Hallburn, 199.5p Houghton House.



Limousin £1,494 High Stenries, £1,409 Sandbed.


Limousin £1,439 Hallburn, £1,274, £1,239 Houghton House, £1,234 Hallburn.

Charolais £1,400, £1,370 Hallburn, £1,300 High Stenries, £1,286 Houghton House, £1,251, £1,239 Sceughdyke.

Bulls sold to 197.5p (£1,204) for Limousin from Hallburn, Black & White to 143.5p (£1,076) Becton Hall.

A plainer show of cast cows forward resulted in averages being slightly down on the week, similar to other centres. Top price to 137.5p for a Galloway from J.B. & T.A. Thompson, Horsegills.


Galloway 137.5p Horsegills, 97.5p Roan Farm.

Limousin 125.5p The Side and Sceughdyke, 124.5p Whiteclose.

Angus 112.5p Cubbyhill, 109.5p Archerbeck, 106.5p Cubbyhill.

Luing 112.5p Geltsdale.

Shorthorn 110.5p, 109.5p, 108.5p Minsca.

Charolais 107.5p The Side.


Limousin £883 Whiteclose, £878 The Side, £746 Sceughdyke.

Angus £830, £753 Cubbyhill, £728 Archerbeck.

Shorthorn £817, £802 Minsca.

Luing £798 Geltsdale.

Charolais £741 The Side.

A larger show of 5,513 prime lambs met a fine trade selling to a full ring of twenty active buyers. The sale averaged 168p (SQQ 170.3p). All classes sharper on the week with the best quality lambs realising extreme rates. More export weight lambs required. Heavy lambs also easier to sell. Light weight lambs short of buyers requirements.

Top price of £100 per head for Suffolks from Land Farm and to 243p per kilo for Texels from High Stenries.


Suffolk £100 Land Farm, £98 Bellsfield, £91 Lea Hill and Boreland, £89 Hall Farm, £88.50 Boreland.

Beltex £98 Watch Hillside, £80 Glencartholm, £78 Watch Hillside, £77 Glencartholm, £75 Maryholm.

Texel £97 High Stenries and Dormansteads, £96 Bombie and Houghton House, £95 Peela Hill, £94, £92 Kirkton, £90 Nether Brotherston, Land Farm, Crawthat and Kirkhouse.

Charollais £87 Tinnis Hall, £83 Hallburn, £82 Riggheads, £77 Gillenbie.

Berrichon £83.50, £77.50 Sceughdyke.

Half Bred £81, £72 Meiklewhitriggs.

Greyface £80 Glenrath, £78 Houghton House, £75, £74 Nunscleugh, £71.50 Leithanhall, £70 Thornhope and Gillenbie.

Dorset £75 Cottage Farm.

Cheviot Mule £73 Courstein, £70 Nether Brotherstone.

Hill Cheviot £72.50 Killean, £71, £70.50 Balure, £70 Kilncroft, £69.50 Balure.

Lleyn £72 Windyknowe.

North Country Cheviot £71 Roughet Hill, £67 Raeburnfoot.

Blackface £67 Meggethead and Milnmark, £66 Peela Hill, £65 Cramalt, £64 Lanehead, Blakehope, Syart and Milnmark.

Oxford £65 Guards.

Swaledale £59 Coldshield, £54 Brewery House, £53 Peasmyres.

Kendal Rough £55 Churchview.


Texel 243p High Stenries, 229p, 222p Kirkton, 221p King Street, 220p Bolton Wood Lane and Crawthat, 213p Whitstonehill.

Beltex 228p Watch Hillside, 211p, 197p Glencartholm, 174p Maryholm, 170p Watch Hillside.

Half Bred 203p, 189p Meiklewhitriggs.

Hill Cheviot 191p Killean, 184p Fenwick, 182.9p, 180p Raeburnfoot, 178.1p, 176p Mainside, 176p Parkhill.

Greyface 184p Cranberry Brow, 173p Clonrae, 168p Stanley Estate, 163p Glenrath and Midtodhills, 162p Leithanhall.

Blackface 179p, 178p Syart, 176p, 174p Winterhopeburn, 173p Clonrae and Syart, 172p Milnmark, Scabcleugh and Meggethead.

Suffolk 177p Glenehervie, 176p Raeburnfoot, Stanley Estate and Skernish, 175p Ryehills, 174p Thorns, 172p Stanley Estate and Branxholm Braes.

Charollais 175p Thorns, 168p Staffler, 164p Tinnis Hall, 163p Roanstree and Hallburn.

Berrichon 167p, 161p Sceughdyke.

North Country Cheviot 165p Roughet Hill, 163p Raeburnfoot.

Cheviot Mule 159p, 155p Courstein.

Swaledale 155p Coldshield, 147p Peasemyres.

Lleyn 171.4p Windyknowe.

Another great show of 4,688 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. All classes were £3-£4 dearer on the week as numbers begin to tighten, especially for good strong ewes, many more could be sold to advantage. Light ewes and rams continue to sell at recent high rates.

Heavy ewes

Texel £134 Gilside & Riverhill, £130 Aldery Terrace, £128 Round Meadows, £127 Crossways.

Charollais £129 Riggheads, £114 Lower Farm and Riverhill, £102 Riverhill and Stepend, £99 Riggheads. Suffolk £118, £115 The Land, £108 Stepend, £102 Boreland.

North Country Cheviot £98 Stepend, £96, £95 Bluke House.

Greyface £94 Kilmaho, £93 Stubsgill, £88 Collacombe, £86 Lanerton.

Leicester £90 Lintley, £89 Stubsgill, £84 Cranshaws, High Crossgill and Nunscleugh, £82 Winterhope.

Roussin £84 Backshields.

Cheviot Mule £84 Greenlands Mains, £83 Parkhill, £82 Newlands.

Dorset £78 Brae Edge.

Half Bred £76 Screel.

Beltex £65 Braemore.

Romney £65 Greenlands Mains.

Hill ewes

Cheviot £83 Dinley, £82 Gillesbie, £78 Raeburnfoot, £74 Rowhope.

Lleyn £80 Mitchelston, £71 Guards, £60 Hunderlee Pasture.

Blackface £76 East Skeroblin, £72 Whitechapel, £71 Milnmark, £65 High Staward and Clonrae.

Kendal Rough £62 Glenrath, £59 Gill Head.

Swaledale £60 Stubsgill, £54 High Crossgill, £53 Coldshield, £52 The Hagg, Settereth Park, Round Meadows and Sanders Close.

Jacob £45 Screel.


Suffolk £122Winterhope, £110 Glencartholm, £100 Nirvana.

Leicester £122 Lintley, £112 Stubsgill, £90 Brewery House.

Texel £114 Lintley, £90 Mossband House, £88 Stepend.

North Country Cheviot £100 Porteath.

Beltex £96 Mayfield.

Blackface £86 High Staward, £78 Arnicle, £69 Milnmark, £68 Glenshanna.

Swaledale £84 Round Meadows, £69 Sanders Close.

Jacob £80 Famington.

Hill Cheviot £76 Floors Farming, £66 Rowhope.


Light to 205.5p (173.1p)
Medium to 199.5p (192.4p)
Heavy to 213.5p (201.7p)

Light to 189.5p (189.5p)
Medium to 227.5p (208.6p)
Heavy to 228.5p (200.5p)

Young bulls 197.5p (167.7p)

Light to 190.0p (176.0p)
Standard to 222.0p (171.6p)
Medium to 243.0p (170.0p)
Heavy to 187.0p (161.8p)
Overweight 181.0p (159.9p)

Light to £83.00 (£46.28)
Heavy to £134.00 (£76.02)

Cast Rams £122.00 (£69.98)

corresponding week 2013 sale report