Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 14 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 12 over thirty month cattle, 7,191 prime lambs and 5,958 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 18th December 2014.

Prime cattle short in supply but upheld recent high rates. Top price to 227.5p, twice, for Limousin heifers from W. & W. Faulder, Houghton House and from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn.



Limousin 201.5p Newtown.


Limousin 227.5p Houghton House & Hallburn, 207.5p, 205.5p Swaites, 201.5p Newtown.

Charolais 219.5p Houghton House.



Limousin £1,249 Newtown.


Limousin £1,251 Houghton House, £1,219 Newtown.

Charolais £1,218 Houghton House.

Angus £1,446 Gretna House.

Not so many cast cows forward and more needed. Top price to 145.5p for a Montbeliarde shown by J.G. Vevers, Peterscrook. Charolais’ to 140.5p from Gretna House Farms.


Montbeliarde 145.5p Petercrook.

Charolais 140.5p, 115.5p Gretna House.

Shorthorn 107.5p Kirndean.


Charolais £1,376, £952 Gretna House.

Montbeliarde £902 Petercrook.

Another great show of 7,191 prime lambs forward to a full ring of buyers busy for sheep. Export weight and light weight lambs remain very easily sold with 50 kilo plus lambs similar. 44-48 kilos were a lot harder to cash as the home market slows down over the festive period. Many mor 32-38 kilo lambs could have been sold to advantage. The sale averaged 182.9p/kg (SQQ 186.6p). Top price of 265p per kilo for Beltex from Drummuie and to £127 per head for Texels from Dinnans.


Beltex 265p Drummuie, 259p Hollands, 258p Nether Stenries, 226p West Meiklethwaite, 218p Greenbank and Bridgestone.

Charollais 255p West Meiklethwaite, 190p Shield Green and Hesket House, 188p Solwaybank, 187p Carslae, 186p Shankfieldhead.

Texel 250p High Parkfoot, 248p Cumcrook, 240p Crawthat, 239p High Greenhill, 233.3p Compstone End, 233p Shieldhill.

Hill Cheviot 210p High Crubasdale, 203p Hall Farm, 200p Streethead and Catslackburn, 196p Sorbietrees, 196p, 192p Catslackburn.

Lleyn 209p Swiney Hill.

Blackface 201p Dallowie, 200p Walton Park, Dunglass and Dallowie, 197p Mossband House and Gibblaston, 196p Dallowie, 194p Knockreoch, Dippen and Milnmark.

Half Bred 200p Dodgsonstown, 179p East Murkle.

Suffolk 200p Langholm Farm, 198p East Murkle, 194p Golden Lane, 191p, 190p Easter Alemoor.

Greyface 197p Bellmount, 192p High Crubasdale, 190p Glenlea, 185p Barrock End, 184p High Crubasdale.

Cheviot Mule 194p Mossband House, 181p Easter Alemoor.

Dorset 188p High Crubasdale.

North Country Cheviot 187p, 185p Orchardton Mains, 185p Roughet Hill and Orchardton Main, 182p Tangy and Orchardton Mains, 181p Kilnford Croft.

Roussin 183p Shankfieldhead.

Herdwick 179p Mossband House.

Easycare 178p Peddar Hill.

Shetland 176p Nether Stenries, 167p West Hottbank.

Jacob 174p Woodside Cottage.

Swaledale 172p Sykehead, 171p Sunday Sight, 163p Mossband House and Allenshield, 162p Sunday Sight.

Oxford 167p Guards.

Leicester 155p Highside.


Texel £127 Dinnans, £124 Smyllum, £122 Dinnans, £114, £112 Kirkton, £107 Kilnford Croft.

Suffolk £110 Kilnford Croft, £102 East Murkle, £100, £99 Kilnford Croft, £94 The Land, £93.50 Kilnford Croft.

Beltex £106 Hollands, £104 West Meiklethwaite, £98 Drummuie and Greenbank, £96 Bridgestone, £94 Hollands.

Charollais £102 West Meiklethwaite, £93 Moss Side, £90 Sowerby Wood, £86 Pates Hill, £85 Kirkbarrow Hall.

Hill Cheviot £95, £86, £85 Glendearg, £76 Streethead, £75 Gilston, £72.50 Sorbietrees, £72 Solwaybank and Easter Alemoor.

Leicester £89 Linkshead, £76 Highside, £70 Ringliggate.

North Country Cheviot £85 Carruthers, £82, £80.50 Orchardton Mains, £78 Kilnford Croft, £76.50 Tangy.

Greyface £84 Peela Hill, £81 Pitland Hills, £80 Streethead and Greenbank, £77 Barnglieshead, Pitland Hills and Hollands, £76.50 Alderly Terrace and Nunscleugh.

Half Bred £83 Dodgsonstown, £75 High Moat, £70 Dodgsonstown and East Murkle.

Blackface £83, £82 Larg Farm, £80 West Scales and Achnamara, £77 Sykehead, Peela Hill and Jacksonrigg, £76 West Scales.

Roussin £80.50 Shankfieldhead.

Cheviot Mule £77 Gilston, £68 Mossband House, £67 Easter Alemoor.

Dorset £75 High Crubasdale.

Lleyn £71 Swiney Hill.

Easycare £71 Peddar Hill.

Zwartbles £70 Bridgestone and Broomhillbank.

Jacob £70 Woodside Cottage.

Swaledale £68 Hollinclose, £67 Allenshield, £62 Sykehead, £60 Sunday Sight.

Oxford £65 Guards, £60 Tarnside House.

Shetland £55 West Hottbank.

Herdwick £52 Mossband House.

A larger show of 5,958 cast ewes and rams were forward to a full ring of buyers all keen for sheep. Ewes remain short of requirements across the board and don’t look like being in any surplus numbers for a while. The sale would be a lot dearer on the week, especially for smaller ewes. The sale was topped at £170 for a Texel ram from Ringliggate. Texel ewe to £166 from Thorns. Blackface ewes to a massive £95 for an excellent pen of 40 from Tonehall.


Texel £166 Thorns, £159 The Land, £152 Stepend, £148 Thorns and Upperhuntly Wood, £147 Roxburghmill.

Suffolk £135 The Land and Riverhill, £131 The Land, £125 Riverhill and Thorns, £124 Upper Cullernie, £123 Riverhill.

Charollais £134, £129 Stepend, £126 Haithwaite, £116 Riverhill and Stepend, £106 Haithwaite.

North Country Cheviot £118 Lythmore and Tormore, £115 Carruthers, £114 East Murkle, £108 Ericstane and Tormore, £107 Lythmore and Borrowston Mains.

Half Bred £117 Haithwaite, £110 Knock, £106 Haithwaite.

Zwartbles £108 Upper Cullernie.

Greyface £100 Tone Hall and Jacksonrigg, £99 Boreland, £98 Mirkbooths, Clonrae and Medomsley, £97 Mill View and Haithwaite, £96 Mossedge, New Hall, Drumburgh Castle and High Stenries.

Beltex £99 Stepend, £94 Sorbie, £90 Copperthorns.

Cheviot Mule £98 Upper Cullernie, £96 Smyllum and Routin Lynn, £90 Upper Cullernie and Dalmakethar.

Dorset £96 Upper Cullernie.

Leicester £93 Allenshield, £92 Highside, £89 Parson Shield, £87 Allenshield.

Romney Marsh £87 Almagill and Cacrabank Cottage.

Border Leicester £78 Lythmore.


Blackface £95 Tone Hall, £88 Park Nook and Cowburnrigg, £87 Copperthorns, £86 Upper Cullernie, Sowerby Wood and Clonrae, £84 Bankend.

Cheviot £92 Chapel Farm, £84 Copperthorns and Kilnford Croft, £75 Hilliclay Mains, £73 Haithwaite, £70 Kimmeter Green.

Swaledale £80 Cleughbrae, £72 Hollinclose, £66 Wynholm, £64 Reaygarth, £62 111 High Street.

Roussin £75 Castlefairn.

Easycare £70 Haithwaite.

Lleyn £70 Barend.

Herdwick £60 Cottage Farm, £58 Glenburnie.


Texel £170 Ringliggate, £158 Haithwaite and Stepend, £156 Netherplace, £150 Carruthers, £147 Dinnans.

Leicester £152 Linkshead, £130 Roxburghmill, £120 Clonrae, £114 Swaledale Watch and Border Rigg, £112 Ringliggate and Settereth Park.

Suffolk £142 Whitstonehill, £134 Boreland, £130 Clonrae, £124 The Land, £120 Stepend.

Charollais £136 Golden Lane, £118 Marygate, £90 Clonrae.

Beltex £127 Hillside, £120 Stepend.

Hill Cheviot £124 Dalmakethar, £115 Copperthorns, £112 Carruthers, £88 Badanloch, Langdale and Twislehope.

Oxford £123 Riverhill.

North Country Cheviot £118 Whitstonehill, £106, £84 Graystale.

Woodland £117 Thorns.

Blackface £110, £102 Syart, £98 Knockreoch, £95 Cleughbrae, £94 Boreland.

Border Leicester £90 Lythmore.

Swaledale £81 Cleughbrae, £74 Haithwaite, £71 Swaledale Watch, £62 Highside.

Lleyn £77 Ardnacross.


Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 201.5p (201.5p)
Heavy to -------p (-------p)

Light to 219.5p (219.5p)
Medium to 227.5p (201.7p)
Heavy to 201.5p (180.7p)

Light to 258.0p (187.5p)
Standard to 265.0p (188.5p)
Medium to 259.0p (185.8p)
Heavy to 226.0p (173.0p)
Overweight 210.0p (170.3p)

Light to £95.00 (£60.97)
Heavy to £166.00 (£93.62)
Cast Rams £170.00 (£95.77)

corresponding week 2013 sale report