Longtown Store & Breeding Cattle Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc held their Special August Show & Sale of Store Cattle and sale of Breeding Cattle at Longtown on Saturday 16th August 2014.
A catalogued entry of 370 store cattle were presented to a packed ringside of buyers from all over the North of England, resulting in a flying trade for all classes of cattle, with quality sorts being very much sought after and achieving exceptional prices, very competitive with other local centres.
The pre sale judging was carried out by Bob Richmond, Leeds, who awarded the Championship to a superb Limousin heifer from A. & J.N. Story, Newbiggin, which later sold for £1,235 to James Mather, Duns.
Other awards as follows:
1st W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh, £1,205.
2nd A. & J.N. Story, Newbiggin, £1,125.
3rd W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh, £1,125.
1st A. & J.N. Story, Newbiggin, £1,235.
2nd W.H. & D.A. Gass, Nunscleugh, £1,185.
3rd A. & J.N. Story, Newbiggin, £1,185.
Limousin £1,315 Pallyards, £1,205 Nunscleugh, £1,185 (x2), £1,165 Newbiggin, £1,135 (x5), £1,125 Nunscleugh, £1,115 Rigg Smiddy, £1,105 (x2) The Throp, £1,095 Shankfieldhead, Newby Farm, Newbiggin (x2), Nunscleugh (x2), £1,085 Nunscleugh (x2), Newbiggin (x2), £1,075 (x11) Nunscleugh, £1,055 Newby Farm, £1,025 Nunscleugh (x5), Spoutbank (x2), Edenbanks, £1,005 Newby Farm and Peela Hill, £995 Newby Farm, £985 Shankfieldhead and Peela Hill, £965 Hethermill, £955 Smallholms, £945 Edenbanks, Ryehills (x2), £925 Wanwood Hill, £915 (x3) New Farm, £885 Smallholms, Peela Hill, Ryehills (x2), £875 Newby Farm, Redgatehead (x2), Thomasdene (x2), £855 (x2) New Farm, £845 (x3) Shankfieldhead.
British Blue £1,185, £1,165 (x2), £1,125 Newbiggin.
Angus £1,155, £1,145 Roanstree, £1,135 (x4) Border Rigg, £945 West Craigs, £925 (x3) Stonehouse.
Charolais £1,105 (x2) High Dovecote, £1,085 (x3) Greystoke Castle, £975 High Dovecote.
Simmental £975 (x2) High Dovecote.
Galloway £885, £785 Hethermill.
Friesian £855, £775 Roanstree, £755 Hethermill.
Limousin £1,235, £1,185 Newbiggin, £1,185, £1,135 (x3), £1,105 £1,085 (x7) Nunscleugh, £1,085 Rigg Smiddy, £1,075 (x2) Newbiggin, £1,065 (x2) The Throp, £1,045 Dumbretton, Newbiggin (x2), Newby Farm (x2), £1,035 (x3) Nunscleugh, £1,025 (x2) Netherton, £995 (x3) Newbiggin, £995 Peela Hill, £985 (x7) Nunscleugh, £975 (x2) Newbiggin, £955 New Farm, £935 (x3) Newby Farm, £895 The Throp, £885 High Dovecote, Mossband Hall (x3), £875 (x2) Thomasdene, £865 Nunscleugh (x3) and Redgatehead (x2), £855 Smallholms and New Farm (x4), £845 New Farm (x6) and Thomasdene (x3), £835 Shankfieldhead and Peela Hill.
Charolais £1,035 (x2), £1,025 (x2) High Dovecote, £985 (x2) Greystoke Castle, £965 (x2) Mossband Hall, £895 Greystoke Castle, £855 High Dovecote, £845 (x2) Mossband Hall.
British Blue £945 (x2), £885 Netherton.
Angus £765 (x4) Border Rigg, £735 Stonehouse and Redgatehead.
Simmental £1,065, £945 (x2) Oakrigg.
Limousin £895 Pallyards, £885, £845 Dumbretton.
A good show of breeding cattle met a brisk trade throughout. The sale topped at £3,000 for a British Blue bull from the J.W. & E.W. Woodmass, Howard House dispersal and was up to £1,620 twice for Limousin and Piedmontese with calves. Outwith the dispersal, the top price was £2,400 for a Limousin cow with Limousin calf from Messrs Gardner, Glebelands. British Blue heifers with Limousin calves sold to £2,350 from A. & C.L. Bell & Son, Wood Hall Farm.
British Blue bull £3,000 Howard House.
Simmental bull £1,350 Kirtleton House.
British Blue heifer with bull calf £2,350 Woodhall.
Limousin cow with bull calf £2,400, £1,780 Glebelands, £1,620 Howard House, £1,350 Kirtleside, £1,320 Slealands.
Piedmontese Blue cow with bull calf £1,620, £1,320 Howard House.
British Blue cow with bull calf £1,550 Glebelands.
British Blue cow with heifer calf £1,450 Glebelands, £1,420 Howard House.
Limousin cow with heifer calf £1,320 Slealands.
Limousin heifer in calf £1,300 Slealands.
British Blue cow in calf £1,180 Glebelands (x2) and Howard House, £1,020 (x2) Howard House.
Piedmontese cow in calf £1,000 Howard House.
Limousin cow in calf £1,280 Howard House, £1,220 (x2) Glebelands, £1,180, £1,080 Howard House.
Angus bulling heifer £860, £850 Low Hallburn.