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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 38 prime cattle, 11 young bulls, 29 over thirty month cattle, 6,673 prime lambs and 6,839 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 14th November 2013.


Light to ------p (------p)
Medium to 243.5p (208.9p)
Heavy to 215.5p (197.1p)

Light to 223.50p (223.5p)
Medium to 244.5p (220.3p)
Heavy to 236.5p (201.8p)

Young bulls 222.5p (193.8p)

Light to 222.6p (179.5p)
Standard to 261.0p (184.4p)
Medium to 240.0p (183.5p)
Heavy to 196.0p (163.6p)
O/weight 174.0p (149.3p)

Light to £61.00 (£31.19)
Heavy to £114.00 (£60.68)

Again some better quality cattle on offer, resulting in a fast trade and topping at 244.5p for a Limousin heifer show by Messrs D & Y Wilson, Plumpe Farm. Bullocks topped at 243.5p from Messrs A & WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen.

Longtown cattle ring



Limousin 243.5p, 239.5p, 231.5p Dashwellgreen, 230.5p Nether Onsett, 213.5p Newtown.

British Blue 215.5p Dashwellgreen


Limousin 244.5p Plumpe, 239.5p Swaites, 237.5p, 236.5p Houghton House, 236.5p, 233.5p, 227.5p Hallburn 223.5p Brisco Hill and Newtown

Charolais 224.9 Plumpe, 217.5p Sceughdyke

Blonde D’Aquitaine 218.5p Sceughdyke



Limousin £1,534 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,613, £1,392 Sceughdyke.


Charolais £1,422 Hallburn, £1279 Plumpe

Limousin £1,541, £1,430, £1,399 Hallburn, £1,371 Houghton House, £1,356 Plumpe, £1,353 Houghton House, £1,281 Swaites.

British Blue £1,445, £1,283 Sandbed.

Blonde D’Aquitaine £1365 Sceughdyke.

Once again mainly dairy bred bulls forward. Trade maintained late rates topping at 222.5p & 219.5p for Limousin’s from G Mitchinson & Sons, Gallowberry. Black & Whites to 179.5p from Messes TH & MI Huddleston, The Green.


Limousin 222.5p, 219.5p, 213.5p Gallowberry, 212.5p Becton Hall

Black & White 179.5p, 173.5p The Green.


Limousin £1,317 Becton Hall, £1302, £1207 Gallowberry.

Black & White £1176 Becton Hall, £1046 Cambeckhill.

Much improved show, with more fed cows better to sell. Top price to 186.5p for a Limousin shown by Messrs Rutherford, Bleatarn, Black & Whites to 173.5p from Messrs Ramsey, Dockray Hall.


Limousin 186.5p Bleatarn, 149.5p Nunscleugh, 142.5p, 138.5p, 135.5p, 133.5p, 132.5p Wanwood Hill, 129.5p Nunscleugh.

Galloway 113.5p Arkleton.

British Blue 150.0p, 127.5p Wanwood Hill, 124.5p Longrow

Black & White 173.5p Dockray Hall, 109.5p Low Moat,


Limousin £1,202 Bleatarn, £1125, £1038, £1002 Wanwood Hill, £956 Nunscleugh, £848, £834 Wanwood Hill.

British Blue £1076, £854 Wanwood Hill.

Black & White £876 Dockray Hall.

A larger show of 6,673 prime lambs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers resulting in an average of 179.2p overall and a SQQ 183.8p, well ahead of this weeks national trend. Noticeable was the fact that good export lambs between 37-42kgs were every bit as dear per head as 43-48kgs which are forward in too large a number for the volume required. Lambs should be drawn lighter to fit the majority of requirements, heavy lambs 50kg plus were easier on the week but light weight lambs under 34kg short of requirements and dearer on the back of the buoyant store trade.

Longtown sheep ring


Texel £99 Waterside, £96 Winterhope, £95 Ringliggate, £94.50 Killocraw, £94 Lanerton, Crumhaughhill, Roachburn & Allfornaught, £92 High Stenries, £90 Cherry Garth, Roachburn & The Flatt.

Charollais £87 Cherry Garth, £83 Keith.

Suffolk £89 Lowes Fell, £86 Stables, £85 Sceughdyke, £84.50 Nether Onsett, £84 Falnash.

Beltex £94 Laws Hall, £85.50 Winterhope.

Greyface £78 Loes Fell, £76 Solwaybank, £74 Cadgillhead & New Hall, £73 Nunscleugh, £72.50 Nether Gribton, Spoutbank, Hallsoven, Low Dunashery & Balgray Hill.

Hill Cheviot £77 Keith, £76 Cowcorse, £74.50, £73 Glendearg, £72 Potholm.

North Country Cheviot £88 Keith, £74.50 Earlside.

Cheviot Mule £75 Raehills Farms, £73 Balgray Hill, £72 Parcelstown.

Blackface £73 Roughet Hill, £69.50 Meggethead.

Leicester £70 Lowes Fell.

Herdwick £70 Middle Shipley.


Texel 261p Killocraw, 240p Winterhope, 237p Ringliggate, 236p Killocraw, 235p Waterside, 229p Lanerton, 226p Cadgillhead, 224p High Stenries, 213p Roses Bower, 211p Killocraw.

Beltex 253p Keith, 251p, 219p Laws Hall, 211p, 190p Sorbie, 190p Winterhope.

Cheviot Mule186p Skelfhill, 180p Parcelstown, 175p Solwaybank.

Suffolk 196p Keith, 190p Kirkland Hall, 185p Skelfhill.

Charollais 191p, 190p Keith, 185p Pates Hill

Hill Cheviot 200p Upper Dounreay, 193p Keith, 185p Fenwick, 180p Potholm.

Blackface 189p Scabcleugh, 188p Wileysike, 184p, 182p Chapelhope, 179p Skelfhill, 177p Penchrise, 176p Brennanlea.

Greyface 185p Solwaybank, 175p Miller Hill, 173p Balgray Hill

North Country Cheviot 182p Earlside.

Lleyn 184p Keith.

The lightweight lambs forward were still short of buyer requirements and keenly sought after, more could be sold to advantage. Top of £69 for Texel from The Stables; others to £52 Cubbyhill; Hill Cheviot £55.50 Ballywilline, £48 Upper Dounreay; Suffolk £52 Marygate; Blackface £56 Cajpelhope, £54.50 Riskinhope, £53.50 Debog & Chapelhope.

A smaller show of 6,839 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Well fleshed heavy ewes were easier sold on the week and are still well short of buyers requirements, with small lean ewes looking dear in comparison to better fleshed ewes.

Rams sold to £130 for a Texel from Draperstown, £128 Roadside, £122 Draperstown, £120 Mossband; Suffolk £115 Drapersown, £114 Roadside; Leicester £102 High Edges Green; Blackface £61 Newry, £48 Runavey, £35 Edges Green; Charollais £102 Keith, £94, £80 Church Road; Beltex £84 Roadside; Zwartble £74 Church Road; Dorset £80 Flagstaff; Romney £66, £60 Viewfield.

Heavy ewes to £114 for Texels from Bascodyke & Church Road, £112 Bascodyke, £110 Haithwaite, £109 West; Beltex £183 Middle Horsley Hope, £80 Medomsley Edge; Suffolk £104 WInterhope, £92 Cardew Hall & Church Road, £90 Keith; Cheviot Mule £66 Tarrasfoot; Charollais £100 Severs & Church Road, £91 Church Road; North Country Cheviot £95 Skaill, £84 Carruthers; Greyface £65 Oak Stables & Upper Lybster, £63.50 Oak Stable; Half-Bred £70 Severs; Lleyn £64 Haithwaite, £58 Westhills.

Light ewes to £61 for Hill Cheviots from Falnash, £56 Sorbie, £54 Quarry Lodge; Blackface £45 Smyllum, £44 Linton House, £43 Smyllum, £40 Lanehead, £40 Sorbie; Swaledale £35, £32 Thorns, £32 Spoutbank & Harewalls; Herdwick £38 Winterhope.

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link Longtown Primestock - 24th October
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