Longtown Store & Breeding Cattle Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 46 store cattle & 24 breeding cattle at their fortnightly sale on Tuesday 22nd July 2014.

A packed ringside of keen bidders saw trade every bit as dear as previous weeks.  Top price to £900 for a Simmental bullock shown by T & H Armstrong, West Craigs.  More required on a fortnightly basis.



British Blue £750, £730 Coach House

Limousin £840 Winterhope

Simmental £900, £700 West Craigs

Blonde £890 Coach House

Shorthorn £745 Meikle Whitriggs, £640 West Craigs

Continental £885, £760 West Craigs, £730 Coach House


British Blue £765 Winterhope

Angus £700 Coach House

Shorthorn £575, £570 Meikle Whitriggs

Breeding Cattle

An excellent show of 24 breeding cattle on offer from Messrs JW & ES Woodmass, Howard House, Gilsland which were a dispersal of cows and calves.  This outstanding run of cattle attracted a wide range of keen bidders and met a flying trade, averaging £1638.89 for 2nd calvers onwards.  The top price was £2,400 for an 8 year old British Blue Cow with a Limousin bull calf, soon followed at £2,300 for a similar outfit.


British Blue cow and bull calf: £2400, £2300, £2050, £1850, £1700, £1600, £1350 Howard House

Limousin cow and bull calf: £2100, £1820 Howard House

British Blue cow and heifer calf: £1950, £1300 Howard House

Limousin cow and heifer calf £1720 Howard House