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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 35 prime cattle, 1 young bull, 30 over thirty month cattle, 4,897 prime lambs and 6,210 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 5th August, 2010.

Clean cattle were short of numbers. Top prices of 171.5p, 169.5p, 167.5p, 165.5p for Limousin bullocks from Dashwellgreen. Simmental 146.5p Sceughdyke; Blonde 152.5p The Gill, British Blue 158.5p, 155.5p The Gill. Top price per head £1056.38 for Limousin from Dashwellgreen.

Heifers to 153.5p, 151.5p for Charolais from Upper Mains; Simmental 147.5p Sceughdyke, Limousin 148.5p Woodslee, British Blue 140.5p Houghton House. Top price per head £910.35 for Limousin from Newtown.

OTM cattle met a brisk trade with an increased number on offer. Limousin cows sold to 123.5p from JP Lee, Morley Hill who sold others at 107.5p, 95.5p; Hereford 103.5p, 89.5p Enzieholm; Shorthorn 92.5p Barton Farms. Limousin OTM bull to 91.5p Morley Hill. Prices per head Hereford £716 Enzieholm, Charolais £698.63 Blindhillbush; Limousin £714.88 Morley Hill; Shorthorn £515.63 Barton Farms.

Longtown Mart

The large show of prime lambs were presented to a large ring of buyers and resulted in an excellent trade, averaging at 178.7p overall.

The young handlers sale was held this day (see below) but the top price apart from these were to a top of £93.50 for Texels from Messrs Millar, Crookholm, others from the same £91.50, £90 Burnside; Suffolk x £88.20 Becton Hall, £87.80 Cardew Hall, £86.80 Barnglies, £84.50 Old Wall; Bleu de Maine £73.80 Glebelands, £64.50 Keld Head; Charollais £75.20 Knowe, £73.20, £69.20 Hallburn, £67.80 Mossthorn; Greyface £75.80 Albierigg, £75.50 Plump & Low Roughill, £74.20 Knocknain; Cheviot Mule £86.50 Archerbeck; Blackface £69.50 High Edges Green, £61.50 Peela Hill; Swaledale £54.50 Low Roughhill, £52.80 Howburn, £50.20 Stonehall; Herdwick £61.80 High Lodore; Beltex £79.80, £77.80 Waterside, £74.80 Nether Dargavel; Zwartble £80.50 Stanley House; Oxford £65.80, £65.20 Guards Farm.

Lightweight lambs to £70.50 for Texels from Bellmount, £68.80 Edendales, £67.20 Carlenrigg; Suffolk x £63.50 Carlenrigg, £63.20 Rimington Way; Bleu de Maine £64.50 Keld Head; Charollais £60.50 Mossthorn; Greyface £65.20 Knells, £61.50 Albierigg; Blackface £64.20 Penpeugh; Swaledale £52.80 Howburn, £50 Burn House; Zwartbles £55.50 West Craigs.

Cast ewes and rams were in demand with a large show forward to many buyers. Top was £168.50 for Suffolks from Borderview, £118.50 Falla, £112.50 Downland. Cheviots £74.50, £72.50 Effgill, £72.50 Easthouse; Texel £153.50 Downland, £138.50 Severs, £134.50 Coytre; Charollais £98.50 Severs, £92.50 Effgill; Leicesters £100.50 Tinnis; Blackface £76.50 Glenramskill, £70.50 Highside; Swaledales £70.50 Nookton; Herdwicks £58.50 Whinney Brow; Lleyn £69.50 Mossfennan; Dorset £96.50 Easthouse.

Heavy ewes to £133.50 for Texels from Downland, £128.50 Roadside; £126.50 Easthouse; Suffolk £126.50 Lynegar, £124.50 Abbeymoss, £122.50 Severs, £120.50 Huntington; Bleu de Maine £92.50 Glebelands; Charollais £122.50 Coytre, £116.50, £103.50 Severs; Halfbred £96.50 Borderview, £87.50 Hoddamtown, £82.50 Crumhaughhill; Greyface £94.50 Muircleugh, £86.50 Stackbraes, £83.50 Westend; Cheviot Mules £102.50 Muircleugh, £100.50 Torwoodlea Mains, £92.50 Clackmae; Leicesters £126.50 Westhouse, £124.50 Midtodhills, £123.50 Stackbraes; North Country Cheviot £100.50 Philiphaugh & High Moat, £98.50 Torwoodlea Mains, £96.50 Chirnfoot; Beltex £104.5p Mouldy Hills; Lleyn £72.50 Lydden, £60.50 Glebelands, £59.50 Mossfennan; Zwartbles £86.50 Stackbraes, £80.50 West Craigs; Dorset £76.50 Edge, £68.50 Bellmount.

Light ewes to £84.50 for Cheviots from Whinfield, £73.50 Coytre, £72.50 Effgill; Blackface £70.50 Old Police House, £66.50 Nilston Rigg & Kirksteads; Swaledale £64.50 Highside, £62.50 Barrowfoot & Kilnstown, £60.50 Midtodhills; Herdwicks £58.50 Whinney Brow; Jacob £46.50 Tarnside House; Soya £75 Coytre.



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Medium to 171.5p (171.5p)
Heavy to 169.5p (146.9p)

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Heavy to 153.5p (145.1p)

Young bulls to 105.5p (105.5p)

Light to 199.0p (175.6p)
Standard to 250.0p (179.7p)
Medium to 698.0p (179.4p)
Heavy to 200.0p (173.1p)
Overweight 183.8p (173.1p)

Light to £84.50 (£45.09)
Heavy to £133.50 (£77.48)

Cast Rams to £168.50 (£89.90)


The Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers mart held their annual young handlers show and sale of prime lambs, together with show and sale of Longtown YFC prime lambs at Longtown on Thursday 5th August, 2010.

The annual young handlers competition was kindly sponsored by Farmers Guardian. A large entry of 65 lambs was presented to the judge Andrew Dawson of Sedbergh. A fantastic show for quality and a credit to the young handlers showing them.

champion lamb
The champion lamb came from the 8 to 11 year old class and went to Joe Bouch, Copperthorns. The centre record was smashed when the champion lamb weighing 43 kilos sold at £300 (698p/kg) to Brian and Wendy Ross, The Proprietors of The Robin Hood Inn, Smithfield, Carlisle.

Prize list:

Class 1 age up to 7 years
1st Rachael Graham 43kg £140 to Jason Tucker
2nd Alexandra Bouch 43kg £106 to Jason Tucker. 3rd Lee Mitchinson 41kg £80 Jason Tucker
4th Rona Sandford, 5th William Stamper, 6th Scott Watson, 7th Tom Hall, 8th Ellen Neill, 9th John Mitchinson, 10th Joe Pattinson

Class 2 Age 8-11 years
1st & Champion Joe Bouch 43kg £300 Robin Hood Inn
2nd Louise Brough 45kg £95 Andrew Dawson. 3rd John Wigham 47kg £94 Michael Lomax.
4th Harry Bouch, 5th Thomas Hope, 6th Harry Hope, 7th Andrew Neill, 8th Callum Rae, 9th Emma Atkinson, 10th Kate Pattinson

Class 3 age 12 – 16 years
1st Ian Carlisle 42kg £120 James Thompson, 2nd Andrew Brough 48kg £96 Michael Lomax, 3rd Steven Brough 44kg £90 Robert Booth.
4th Thomas Little, 5th Lynn Paul, 6th Vicky Illingworth, 7th Lauren Little, 8th Ami Sandford, 9th Isla Sandford, 10th Rebecca Gardner.

Also held today was Longtown YFC lamb show again judged by Andrew Dawson. Champion single went to Thomas Hope with a superb lamb weighing 44kg selling at £100 to J Tucker. 2nd was Alice Dickinson, 3rd Rachel Edminson. The best dressed lamb went to Robert Carruthers, 2nd Alice Dickinson, 3rd Rachel Edminson. Best pair went to Rachel Edminson weighing 44kg and realising £86 to Michael Lomax, 2nd Linda Edminson, 3rd Robert Carruthers.

link Longtown Primestock Sale - 29th July 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 22nd July 2010
link Longtown Primestock Sale - 15th July 2010

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