Longtown Primestock Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 12 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 0 over thirty month cattle, 6,241 prime lambs and 4,526 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Saturday 27th December 2014.

Only a small show of 12 prime cattle and well short of requirements with trade very dear. Top price to 233.5p and 232.5p for Limousin heifers both shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin bullocks sold to 217.5p from W.H. & M. Sisson, Fenton Farm.



Limousin 217.5p, 209.5p Fenton Farm.


Limousin 233.5p, 232.5p, 229.5p Dashwellgreen, 216.5p, 209.5p Hallburn.

Charolais 209.5p, 207.5p Dashwellgreen.

British Blue 209.5p High Stenries.



Limousin £1,623, £1,566 Fenton Farm.


Limousin £1,262 Dashwellgreen, £1,257 Hallburn, £1,249, £1,220 Dashwellgreen, £1,212 Hallburn.

Another great show of 6,241 prime lambs forward to a full ring of buyers busy for sheep. All classes of lambs were dearer on the week, especially export and lightweight lambs. 44-48 kilos saw a big rise on the week, with 50 kilo plus lambs maintaining recent high rates. The sale averaged 188.3p/kg (SQQ 191.7p), up 10p on the week. Top price of 265p per kilo for Texels from Killocraw, Campbeltown and to £111 per head for Texels from Hyde Park.


Texel 265p Killocraw, 255p, 249p Allanshaws, 238.5p Killocraw, 238p, 234p Compstone End.

Beltex 233p Sorbie, 230p Tobemore, 225p Sorbie, 215p Brow Top, 214p Station Yard.

Hill Cheviot 213p Netherside, 207p Upper Hindhope, 200p Station Yard, 197p, 196p Maidencots, 196p Clonrae.

Blackface 206p Arnicle, 197p Sorbie, 196p Clonrae, 194p Dornal and Clonrae, 193p Clonrae, 192p Bush of Ewes.

Suffolk 201p Snowsgreen, 200p Nether Stenries and Low Tirfergus, 199p Francis Street, 197p Sowerby Wood and Nether Stenries, 195p Shankfieldhead and Ryehills.

Cheviot Mule 200p, 185p Balure, 178p Allanshaws, 176p Falnash, 171p Allanshaws.

North Country Cheviot 200p Allanshaws, 198p Ericstane, 196.3p Hall Farm, 193p Ericstane, 187p Allanshaws.

Charollais 200p Station Yard and Hall Farm, 194p Smalmstown and Stirches Mains, 189p Francis Street, 188p Stirches Mains, 187p Snowsgreen.

Greyface 194.4p Snowsgreen, 194p Arnicle and Burnbrae, 192p Churchview, 191p Drimsynie, 190p East Field of Wiston.

Lonk 186p Bush of Ewes.

Herdwick 179p Mossband House.

Lleyn 178p Snowsgreen.

Welsh Mountain 175p Bidlake.

Easycare 174p, 173p Loanend, 163p Cleongart.

Swaledale 173p Newbiggin, 168p Snowsgreen, 167p Bidlake.

Shetland 171p Millaires and Snowsgreen.

Half Bred 169p High Moat.

Leicester 167p Allanshaws, 154p Greenburn.

Kendal Rough 150p Churchview.


Texel £111 Hyde Park, £108 Bombie and Haithwaite, £107, £106 Allanshaws, £106 Kilnford Croft and Hyde Park, £105 Shambellie Grange.

Beltex £108 Tobemore, £92 Station Yard, £90 Sorbie, £89 Francis Street, £84 Sorbie.

Suffolk £104 Sandbed, Hyde Park and Upper Mains, £103 Slealands, £102 Kilnford Croft, £101 Hallburn, £100 Hyde Park, Sandbed and Upper Mains.

North Country Cheviot £99, £97 Carruthers, £91.50, £88, £84 Allanshaws, £81 Ericstane.

Hill Cheviot £96 Boreland, £80 Station Yard, £79 Broadlea Cottage, £78 Blakehope and Station Yard, £77 Wicketthorn.

Blackface £95, £80 Boreland, £78 Damhead, £75 Blakehope, £74.50 West Loch.

Charollais £94 Station Yard, £93.50 High Glen Triplock, £90 Dunnabie House, £89 High Glen Triplock, £86 Snowsgreen.

Greyface £92 Drumhumphry, £86 Tinnis Hall, £85 Boreland, £83.50 Station Yard, £82 Chapel Farm.

Cheviot Mule £87 Allanshaws, £76 Balure, £75 North House, £74 Balure and Falnash.

Lonk £83.50 Bush of Ewes.

Leicester £75 Allanshaws, £71 Greenburn.

Easycare £75 Cleongart, £71, £68 Loanend.

Half Bred £71 High Moat.

Swaledale £64 Newbiggin, £52 Snowsgreen.

Lleyn £64 Snowsgreen.

Shetland £60 Millaires.

Kendal Rough £57 Churchview.

A good show of 4,526 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 few pounds cheaper for heavy ewes after last week’s bonanza, with lightweight ewes remaining similar. The sale was topped at £164 for a Suffolk ram from Westside. Texel ewe to £146 from Felltop. Blackface ewes to £96 from Quarry House.


Texel £146 Felltop, £142 Nether Farm, £132 Felltop, £130 Burnbrae, £129, £128 Felltop.

Suffolk £127, £126 Felltop, £119 Cannon Park, £118 Felltop, £117, £116 Lower Farm.

Leicester £126 Burnside, £122 Quarry House, £102 Lower Farm, £90 Newhall.

Charollais £121 Lower Farm, £98 Hyde Park, £87 Lower Farm, £78 Nether Stenries.

Beltex £119 Felltop, £79 Waterside.

North Country Cheviot £118, £108 Ericstane, £105 Felltop, £103 Westside, £99 Ericstane.

Half Bred £105 Kersknowe, £100 Haithwaite.

Greyface £104 Doombe Keal, £100 Haithwaite, £99 Francis Street, Newhall and Nether Onsett, £98 Muirfield, Nether Stenries, Trencreek, Canon Park and Coombe Keal.

Cheviot Mule £91 New Hummerbecks, £78 Broadlea Cottage.

Masham £73 Gill Head.


Blackface £96 Quarry House, £93 Stooprigg, £91 Haithwaite, £88 Snowsgreen and Quarry House, £87 Stooprigg.

Cheviot £92 Woodslee, £80 Nether Farm, £76 Sowerby Wood, £75 Newhall, £71 Lymiecleugh.

Jacob £82 Newhall.

Lleyn £74 Nether Farm, £64 Snowsgreen.

Easycare £73 Loanend, £72 Cleongart.

Kendal Rough £70 Gill Head.

Swaledale £67 Bayles and Farney Shield, £55 Snowsgreen, £51 Chapel Farm.

Herdwick £33 Ashley Park.


Suffolk £164 Westside, £147 Felltop, £126 Cottage, £124 Snowsgreen, £119 Westside.

Texel £160 Snowsgreen, £134 Balgerran, £132 Westside, £129 Hillside, £128 Felltop.

Beltex £138 The Wreay, £94 Snowsgreen.

Charollais £126 Pennyhill Park, £112 Felltop, £106 Lower Farm, £96 Cottage.

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

North Country Cheviot £120 Felltop, £118 Whiteknowe, £102 Snowsgreen, £90 Bayles.

Dorper £110 Felltop.

Kerry £110 Felltop.

Leicester £107 Burnside, £102 Farneyshield and Balgerran, £90 Dornal.

Blackface £102 Stooprigg, £85, £64 Bush of Ewes.

Lonk £94 Bush of Ewes.

Swaledale £58 Bayles, £56 Snowsgreen.

Lleyn £54 Brenchoille.

GOATS - £75, £74 Cliftencote.


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Heavy to 217.5p (213.3p)

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Medium to 233.5p (214.8p)
Heavy to 209.5p (209.5p)

Light to 213.0p (179.9p)
Standard to 265.0p (195.1p)
Medium to 255.0p (190.8p)
Heavy to 230.0p (182.2p)
Overweight 209.0p (172.6p)

Light to £96.00 (£58.12)
Heavy to £146.00 (£87.21)

Cast Rams £164.00 (£97.34)

corresponding week 2013 sale report