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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held a special sale of 768 store cattle at Longtown on Saturday 30th August 2008. The sale was brought forward due to the Blue Tongue restrictions coming up to the Scottish Borders on the 1st September.

There was a good show of cattle comprising of Continentals, Bluegrey, Galloway and Angus. There was a full ringside of buyers from Scotland and England resulting in a very brisk trade through out the whole of the sale.

Top price of the day was a Charolais bullock at £950 from T Bell & Son, Clement Leazes and purchased by D Megahy, Selkirk. There was a very good show of Limousin cattle from W H & D A Gass, Nunscleugh who sold to a top of £905 for a Limousin bullock to D M Dickinson, Brockwoodlees. They also sold a top pen of bullocks at £900 to Neil Brand, Fife. Belgian Blues to £720 from G & A Scott, Summerhill and purchased by W & W Faulder, Houghton House. Included in the sale was a very good show of Bluegrey cattle with the top price of £685 from A Murray & Sons, Sewing Shields, Haydon Bridge and purchased by J Alder. The top Galloway was from Messrs Graham & Son, Thomasdene selling at £575 to J Alder.


Belgian Blue £720 Summerhill, £640 Laverhay, £590 Hawkshole.
Charolais £950 Clement Leazes, £910 The Nook, £825 High Parkfoot.
Limousin £900, £885, £880, £875 Nunscleugh, £860 Gibstown, £855 Trough Head
Angus £660 Roanstree, £650, £645 Westwinds, £645 Eden Farm
Simmental £635 Braehead, £550 Eden Farm
Friesian £630 Roanstree, £555 Hethermill, £550 Eden Farm
Blue Grey £685 Sewing Shields, £650, £645 Farney Shields, £620 Underwood, £610 Farneyshield
Galloway £575 Thomasdene

Simmental £550 Cobble Hall
Belgian Blue £805 Hawkshole, £700 D’Mainholm, £690 Ladyhousesteads
Charolais £910 The Nook, £805 Hawkshole, £790, £730 The Nook
Limousin £905, £870, £860, £795 Nunscleugh, £790 Waltonwoodhead & Slealands
Blue Grey £630 Whiteknowe
Angus £640 Stonehouse, £520 Roanstree, £465 Stonehouse

Charolais £730 The Nook
Angus £405 Birchtimberhill

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