Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 26 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 16 over thirty month cattle, 5,997 prime lambs and 4,595 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th November 2014.

A better show of prime cattle saw trade sharper on the week. Top price to 221.5p for a Limousin heifer sold by W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House, others to 219.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.



Limousin 218.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 207.5p, 202.5p Bleatarn, 202.5p, 198.5p (x2) Sandbed.


Limousin 221.5p Houghton House, 219.5p Hallburn, 217.5p Houghton House, 211.5p Low Hallburn, Dashwellgreen and Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Charolais 214.5p Dashwellgreen, 213.5p, 212.5p Hallburn



Limousin £1,373 Houghton House, £1,290 Dashwellgreen, £1,247 Low Hallburn, £1,207 Hallburn

Charolais £1,287 Dashwellgreen, £1,238 Hallburn

Young bulls sold to 188.5p for Charolais from Enzieholm.


Charolais 188.5p, 177.5p Enzieholm.

Limousin 177.5p Enzieholm.

Black & White 163.5p Becton Hall.

A mixed offering of cast cows met a similar trade and topped at 136.5p for a Simmental cow sold by D.C. Houldey, Kirtleton House.


Simmental 136.5p, 123.5p Kirtleton House.

Limousin 123.5p Archerbeck.

Galloway 121.5p, 104.5p Roan Farm.

Black & White 107.5p, 105.5p Harelawhole.


Simmental £1,153, £1,037 Kirtleton House.

Galloway £795 Roan Farm.

Black & White £791 Harelawhole.

Another grand show of 5,997 prime lambs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers, the sale averaged 182.2p (SQQ of 185.2p), up on the previous week. Export and light weight lambs were a fair bit dearer on the week and more could have been sold to advantage. All other lambs similar on the week, with 50kilo plus lambs regularly over £90. Top price per kilo was 265p for Beltex from Low Fauld and to £117 per head for Texels from Walton Woodhead.


Texel £117, £110 Walton Woodhead, £107 Skitten, £105 Bombie, £104 Kirkton and Kirkhouse, £103 Old Wall, £100 West Meiklethwaite and High Greenhill.

Beltex £108 Crawthat, £106 Low Fauld, £104 Williamwood, £96 Low Fauld, £94 Walton Highrigg.

Suffolk £96 The Firs, £95.50 Mossband Hall, £94 West Kirkcarsewell, £93.50 Slealands, £92 Spawell.

Charollais £89 Tinnis Hall, £82 Knowe Farm, £81 Ashley Park, £80 The Chestnuts, £79.50 Lanerton.

Hill Cheviot £85 Thomas Telford Road, £83 Sorbie, £81 Cossarhill, £76 Philiphaugh, £75 Falnash.

Lleyn £84, £78 Airds of Balcary, £73 Windyknowe.

North Country Cheviot £83 Philiphaugh, £79 Riggshield, £78, £76.50 Hownam Grange, £76 Philiphaugh.

Greyface £82 Lanerton, £78, £76.50 Sykehead, £76.50 Roughet Hill, £75 Woodhouse, Stanley Estate, Greensburn and Lawston.

Leicester £76 Philiphaugh, £70.50 Chapel Farm.

Half Bred £75.50, £75 High Moat, £74.50 Dodgsonstown.

Blackface £74.50 Milnmark, £74 Roughet Hill, £73.50 Knockreoch, Milnmark and Minsca, £70 Knockreoch and Milnmark, £67.50 Dornal.

Zwartbles £74 Bogra.

Kerry Hill £72 Williamwood.

Cheviot Mule £72 Thomas Telford Road, £70.50 Chapel Farm.

Jacob £71 Old Shead, £70 Hownam Grange.

Bleu d’Maine £70 Ormiston Lodge.

Swaledale £67 Newbiggin, £65 Sykehead.


Beltex 265p Low Fauld, 263p Crawthat, 240p Low Fauld, 231p High Greenhill, 224p Walton Highrigg.

Texel 246p West Meiklethwaite, 245p Gallowberry, 244p West Meiklethwaite, 238.1p Keith, 235p Oakwood.

Suffolk 200p Housebyers, 197p Catslackburn, 195p High House, 193.8p Cottage, 190p High House.

Hill Cheviot 197p Catslackburn, 195p Kirkton of Crawford, 194p Thomas Telford Road, 192p Catslackburn and Biggin, 191p Bloch.

Jacob 191.9p Old Shead, 179p Hownam Grange.

Blackface 190p Glen House, 189p Knockreoch and Milnmark, 188p Dornal and Glen House, 186p Kirkton of Crawford, 183p Maidencots.

Charollais 188p Annanhill, 184p Ashley Park and Hallburn, 183p Archerbeck, 181p Dyke, 180p Archerbeck.

North Country Cheviot 187p Earlside, 183p Greenbrae, 181p Hownam Grange, 178p Greenbrae, 175p Earlside.

Cheviot Mule 185p Thomas Telford Road, 172p Chapel Farm.

Greyface 185p, 183p Lawston,182p Chapel Farm, 181p Sykehead, 180p Nunscleugh, Brampton Fell and Kirkhill.

Kerry Hill 176p Williamwood.

Lleyn 174p Windyknowe, 166p Airds of Balcary.

Swaledale 172p Newbiggin, 163p Sykehead.

Half Bred 164p High Moat, 159p Dodgsonstown.

Zwartbles 160p Kirkbride.

Bleu d’Maine 156p Ormiston Lodge.

The 4,595 cast ewes and rams met a very dear trade being £4 to £5 dearer on the week, especially for larger heavy ewes which were very short of buyers requirements. Many more ewes of all classes needed to meet requirements. Top was £138 for Texel ewes from Felltop.

Heavy ewes

Texel £138 Felltop, £136 Kennachy, £135 Sandilands, £132 Kirkton, £132, £131 Felltop.

Suffolk £124 Felltop, £119 Haithwaite, £117, £108 Guards Mill, £106 Haithwaite.

North Country Cheviot £102 Haithwaite, £100 Earlside, £96 Whiteknowe, £93 Earlside, £91 Quarry Lodge.

Charollais £100 Golden Lane, £82 Brampton Fell.

Leicester £98 Felltop, £93 Raggetsyke, £88 Brampton Fell, £87 Wanwood Hill.

Beltex £95 Sorbie, £73, £70 Kersheugh.

Cheviot Mule £89 Philiphaugh, £81 Falnash.

Half Bred £89 High Moat.

Greyface £88 Haithwaite, Spawell and Slealands, £86 Haithwaite, £85 Stanley Estate and Dashwellgreen, £84 Whiteclose, £83 Broomhills (Baty), Brampton Fell and Kirvennie.

Romney £79 Kirvennie.

Zwartbles £76 Broomhills.

Hill ewes

Blackface £78 Wanwood Hill, £73 Plenderleith, £68 Cowburn, £67 Ringliggate, Dornal and Yett Farm.

Cheviot £78 Byreburnside, £68 Granton, £66 Burnside, £63 Knock, £60 Granton, £59 Wham Head

Easycare £76, £73 Kersheugh, £68 Birch Head Cottage, £63 Kersheugh.

Lleyn £65 Ringliggate, £55 Barnshangan.

Swaledale £60 Broadmea, £58 Riggshield, £56 Burn House, £55 Woodhouse, Knarr and Stotsfold, £54 The Bog, The Park and Hole of Lyne.

Herdwick £52 Farlam Hill.


Texel £128 Winterhope, £120 Bradley, £110 Kirkton of Crawford and Williamwood, £108 Golden Lane, £101 Felltop.

Leicester £110 Philiphaugh, £100 Knarr, £80 High Edges Green and Kirkton of Crawford

North Country Cheviot £100 Philiphaugh, £88 Felltop and Hownam Grange.

Charollais £108 Winterhope, £105 Bradley, £92 Bidlake.

Suffolk £102 Haithwaite, £100 Felltop, £79 Pennyhill.

Kerry Hill £80 Williamwood.

Hill Cheviot £76 Keith, £75 Sorbie, £70 Blackburn.

Blackface £70 Edges Green, £64, £62 Blackburn, £60 Felltop.

Easycare £70 Kersheugh.

Swaledale £55 Cottage.


Light to 218.5p (218.5p)
Medium to 207.5p (200.6p)
Heavy to 198.5p (198.5p)

Light to 211.5p (190.1p)
Medium to 219.5p (200.5p)
Heavy to 221.5p (204.9p)

Young bulls 188.5p (176.2p)

Light to 219.0p (184.5p)
Standard to 246.0p (188.4p)
Medium to 265.0p (184.1p)
Heavy to 221.0p (173.2p)
Overweight 221.0p (171.6p)

Light to £78.00 (£49.82)
Heavy to £138.00 (£77.94)

Cast Rams £128.00 (£70.02)

corresponding week 2013 sale report