Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 22 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 18 over thirty month cattle, 7,077 prime lambs and 4,922 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 13th November 2014.

Prime cattle sold a little sharper on the week and topped at 224.5p for a Limousin heifer sold by J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, others to 222.5p also from Hallburn. Limousin bullocks to 218.5p from D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.



Limousin 218.5p, 207.5p, 205.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 205.5p, 201.5p High Moat, 195.5p (x2) Sandbed.

Angus 217.5p High Moat.


Limousin 224.5p, 222.5p Hallburn, 204.5p Houghton House, 199.5p Bleatarn.

Charolais 209.5p Hallburn, 200.5p Houghton House.

Simmental 206.5p Hallburn.



Limousin £1,417 High Moat.

Angus £1,348 High Moat.


Limousin £1,276 Bleatarn, £1,216 Houghton House.

Charolais £1,215 Hallburn, £1,203 Houghton House.

Bulls sold to 171.5p for Angus from Raeburnhead, Black & Whites to 149.5p Middlebie Hill.

A very mixed show of cast cows saw trade in line with the national trend. Top price to 146.5p for a British Blue cow shown by N. Calvert & Son, Greensburn.


British Blue 146.5p Greensburn.

Limousin 119.5p , 117.5p Englishtown.

Shorthorn 101.5p Minsca, 96.5p Lodge Hill.

Black & White 99.5p Middlebie Hill.

Angus 99.5p Collin Bank.

Hereford 95.5p Minsca.


British Blue £1,113 Greensburn.

Limousin £944, £881 Englishtown.

Black & White £810 Middlebie Hill.

A monster show of 7,077 prime lambs met the dearest trade of the season so far. The sale averaged 178p (SQQ 182.5p). All classes sharper on the week with the best quality lambs realising extreme rates and a tremendous show of heavyweight lambs the dearest trade seen anywhere this week. Light weight and export weight lambs continue to be short of buyers requirements and sold at recent high rates. Many more lambs could be sold to advantage.

Top price of £170 per head, 327p per kilo for Texels from Messrs Beard, Dormansteads.


Texel £170, £130, £109 Dormansteads, £105 North Deanhead, £102 Kilnford Croft, £101 Low Tirfergus and Bombie, £98 Dormansteads and Bombie.

Beltex £110 Keith, £90 Waterside, Thornthwaite Close and Carse of Clary, £84 Sorbie, £83 Aldery Terrace, £82 Keith.

Suffolk £96, £94 Kilnford Croft, £92 Corries Mill, £91 Towknowes, £90 Hallburn, £89 Tone Hall, Ashley Park and Cambeckhill.

North Country Cheviot £89, £88 Carruthers, £88 Dunnabie, £80, £74 Whiteknowe.

Dorset £88 North Deanhead.

Cheviot Mule £86.50 Kirkbride, £70 Meikle Whitriggs.

Charollais £86.50 Elveden and Broomhouse, £85 Hallburn, £83.50 Tinnis Hall, £83 Lanerton.

Greyface £84 Lowes Fell, £83 Elveden, £80 Hareghills and Tonehall, £78 Dalbhraddan and Elveden, £77.50 Broomhouse.

Half Bred £79 Dodgsonstown, £76.50 Adderston Shiels, £72 Earlside, £70 Dodgsonstown.

Leicester £79 Nunscleugh, £77.50 The Old Police House, £77 North Deanhead, £75 Lowes Fell, £70 Dalbhraddan and Kirkton of Crawford.

Lleyn £76.50 Whiteclose, £68 Over Whitlaw.

Hill Cheviot £75 Kingside, £71.50 Killean, £70.50 Low Tirfergus, £70 Binks, North Deanhead, Cadgillhead and Kingside, £67 Dinley.

Oxford £70 Guards.

Blackface £69 Kirkton of Crawford, £67 Lanehead (Cheesbrough) and Riskenhope, £66 Low Eals, £65 Whiteside and Park Nook, £64.50 Riskenhope.

Shetland £61 Newholme Eals.

Swaledale £56 Cotland.


Texel 327p Dormansteads, 257p Killocraw, 250p Dormansteads, 245p Lennox Plunton, 221p Kirk House, 218p Bombie and Dormansteads.

Beltex 243p Carse of Clary, 225p Waterside, 221p, 215p Sorbie, 208p Keith.

Hill Cheviot 204p Killean, 200p North Deanhead, 184p, 181p Barcloy, 180p Hardridge.

Suffolk 194p Pasture House, 189p Keith, 185p Barnglies, 184p Gatehousecote, 183p North House, Hollows Mill and Leahill.

Blackface 191p Thorns, 188p Tonehall, 186p Kirkton of Crawford, 182p Chapelhope, 176p Parknook.

Charollais 188p Keith, 183p Sceughdyke, Staffler and Hallburn, 181p Broomhouse and Hallburn, 179p Burncroft, 177p Lanerton.

North Country Cheviot 184p Roughet Hill, 169p Carruthers, 164p Whiteknowe.

Greyface 180p Newington, 177p Glenhervie, 176p Low Dunashery, 175p Outertown and Leithanhall, 174p Kirkton of Crawford and The Hagg.

Lleyn 179p, 167p Over Whitlaw, 163p Whiteclose.

Dorset 176p North Deanhead, 158p Gall Farm.

Shetland 174p Newholme Eals.

Cheviot Mule 173p Solwaybank, 171p Meikle Whitriggs, 170p Kirkbride.

Oxford 167p Guards.

Leicester 164p North Deanhead, 160p Lowes Fell, 158p The Old Police House, 155p Nunscleugh, 153p Spoutbank.

Another great show of 4,922 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Heavy ewes easier on paper, but in reality a similar trade for the stamp of ewe. Many more light ewes forward which continue to sell at recent high rates, especially the plain ewes.

Heavy ewes

Texel £132 Old Wall, £130 Bascodyke Foot, £130 Overwhitlaw and Stepend, £128 Carse of Clary and Riverhill, £125 Stepend.

Beltex £121 Carse of Clary, £90 Sorbie, £76 Keith.

Suffolk £114 Calf Park, £112 Stepend, £110 Beechgrove, £108 Keith, Riverhill and Stepend, £106 Blackhaugh.

North Country Cheviot £108, £98, £96 Ericstane, £95 Keith, £93 Ericstane.

Leicester £90 Lowes Fell and Barron House, £80 Haithwaite, £76 Riverhill and Peasemyers.

Greyface £88 Haithwaite, £87 Tone Hall and High Eshells, £86 Lowes Fell, £84, £83 Haithwaite.

Cheviot Mule £80 Priesthaugh, Gilmanscleugh and Barnglies, £79 North House, £74 High Wood, £70 Keith, £69 Ringliggate.

Half Bred £78 Haregills.

Hampshire £74 Blackhaugh.

Roussin £72 Castlefairn.

Zwartbles £63 Hareshaw.

Hill ewes

Blackface £76 Lowes Fell, £72 Hassendean Court, £69 Toft House, £67 Kilwhipnach, £65 Horseholme.

Cheviot £73 Little Galla, £70 Hindhope, £68 Corries Mill, £66 Commonside and Bloch, £65 Priesthaugh and Castlefairn.

Swaledale £72 Ericstane, £61 Broomhouse, £58 Westernhopeburn, £57 Spital Shields, £56 Roachburn.

Lleyn £67 Riverhill, £60 Dalmakethar, £59 Haithwaite, £57 Bairnkine.

Easycare £63 Blackhaugh, £59 Keith.


Texel £130 Stepend, £129 Lower Farm, £120 Golden Lane, £104 Middle Farm, £102 Kirkbampton.

Leicester £128 Kirkton of Crawford, £116 Gapshield, £114 Sheepriggs, £95 Woodhouse.

Oxford £125 Guards.

Charollais £121 Lower Farm, £98 Stepend.

Beltex £116 Hollands, £112 Kirranrae

Zwartbles £112 Guards Mill.

Suffolk £96 Guards, £86 Lowes Fell, £70 Stepend.

Lleyn £94 Dalmakethar.

Hill Cheviot £80 Priesthaugh.

Blackface £80 Glenlea, £78 Cleughbrae, £68 Graystale, £64 Penchrise, £63 Killipol.

Swaledale £68 Spital Shields, £60 Whitton.

Easycare £59 Keith.


Light to 218.5p (210.4p)
Medium to 217.5p (198.4p)
Heavy to 205.5p (205.5p)

Light to 224.5p (224.5p)
Medium to 222.5p (182.1p)
Heavy to 209.5p (203.3p)

Young bulls 171.5p (161.5p)

Light to 204.0p (175.5p)
Standard to 257.0p (187.4p)
Medium to 225.0p (180.5p)
Heavy to 327.0p (172.3p)
Overweight 208.0p (161.0p)

Light to £76.00 (£49.65)
Heavy to £132.00 (£77.19)

Cast Rams £130.00 (£83.34)

corresponding week 2013 sale report