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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 58 prime cattle, 12 young bulls, 52 over thirty month cattle, 5,744 prime lambs and 5,883 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st November 2013.


Light to 256.5p (204.6p)
Medium to 249.5p (200.7p)
Heavy to 234.5p (209.1p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 250.5p (223.9p)
Heavy to 237.5p (220.2p)

Young bulls 233.5p (189.8p)

Light to 223.0p (176.6p)
Standard to 255.0p (186.1p)
Medium to 245.0p (179.4p)
Heavy to 200.0p (167.7p)
O/weight 204.0p (160.1p)

Light to £60.00 (£35.42)
Heavy to £134.00 (£63.50)

Cast Rams £185.00 (£68.29)

A larger show of prime cattle saw more buyers present and trade sharper on the week. Top price to 256.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. Limousin heifers sold to 250.5p from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn. Top gross per head to £1,629.78 from W.H. & M. Sisson & Sons, Fenton Farm.

Longtown cattle ring



Limousin 256.5p, 249.5p Dashwellgreen, 242.5p Hallees, 239.5p Dashwellgreen, 234.5p, 233.5p, 229.5p Fenton, 227.5p Hallees, 224.5p Dashwellgreen, 223.5p Hallees.

Charolais 239.5p High Stenries, 226.5p Sceughdyke.

Galloway 226.5p Stell Green

Hereford 214.5p Sandbed.

Blue Grey 202.5p. 200.5p Stell Green


Limousin 250.5p, 241.5p Hallburn, 237.5p High Stenries, 236.5p Sceughdyke, 234.5p Slealands, 227.5p, 225.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 225.5p, 224.5p Houghton House, 218.5p Slealands, 217.5p Sceughdyke, 216.5p Low Hallburn.

Charolais 242.5p High Stenries, 225.5p Upper Mains and Hallburn, 223.5p, 219.5p, 217.5p Upper Mains, 217.5p Hallburn.

Simmental 224.5p Sceughdyke.

British Blue 221.5p Low Hallburn.



Limousin £1,629, £1,595, £1,564 Fenton.

British Blue £1,622 Sandbed.

Charolais £1,585 Sceughdyke, £1,532 High Stenries, £1,370 High Stenries.

Hereford £1,555 Sandbed.


Charolais £1,492, £1,430, £1,398 Upper Mains, £1,375, £1,348 Hallburn, £1,326 Upper Mains.

British Blue £1,473 Sandbed.

Limousin £1,460 High Stenries, £1,430 Sceughdyke, £1,427, £1,412 Hallburn, £1,330 Houghton House.

More dairy bred bulls on offer and a shortage of quality sorts, trade similar on the week. Top price to 233.5p for a Limousin shown by Messrs A & A. Ewing, Dumbretton. Black & White bulls selling to 184.5p from Messrs R. Byers & son, Woodslee.


Limousin 233.5p Dumbretton, 219.5p Gallowberry and Dumbretton, 193.5p Becton Hall

Black & White 184.5p, 179.5p, 170.5p Woodslee.


Limousin £1,517, £1,470 Dumbretton.

Black & White £1,206, £1,120 Becton Hall, £1,077, £1,074 Woodslee.

Again more cast cows forward to an extended ringside of buyers ensuring a flying trade throughout. Top price to 179.5p for a British Blue cow shown by J.T. James, Midtodhills. Blonde d’Aquitaines to 157.5p from D. Millar, Eycott Farm. Top gross to £1,436 from Messrs James, Midtodhills.


British Blue 179.5p Midtodhills, 126.5p Eycott, 119.5p Netherton.

Blonde d’Aquitaine 157.5p Eycott.

Limousin 150.5p Hightown, 147.5p Dumbretton, 145.5p Eycott, 143.5p Rinnion Hills, 139.5p Newby Farm and Eycott, 132.5p, 131.5p, 128.5p, 121.5p New Farm, 121.5p Englishtown, 119.5p Eycott and Newby.

Angus 146.5p Sorbie.

Shorthorn 139.5p Minsca, 132.5p Shaw of Dryfe.

Blue Grey 103.5p Old Irvine.


British Blue £1,436 Midtodhills, £985 Netherton, £910 Eycott.

Angus £1,230 Sorbie.

Limousin £1,098 Hightown, £1,027 Newby, £1,026 Rinnion Hills, £938, £920, £901 New Farm, £899 Englishtown, £885 Dumbretton, £878 Newby, £874 New Farm, £837, £836 Eycott.

Shorthorn £1,011 Minsca.

Blonde d’Aquitaine £897 Eycott.

Black & White £876 Dockray Hall.

Another large show of 5,744 prime lambs were forward to the usual full ring of buyers resulting in an average of 178.2p overall and a SQQ 181.4p. 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 £112, £110 Kirkton, £99 Cowcorse and Chapel Farm (Hebson), £98 Bombie and Kirkland Green, £97 Blackhamilton and Kirkhouse.

Beltex £97 Winterhope, £91 Oakshawhill and Screel, £90, £85 Sorbie.

Suffolk £91 Guards Mill Ashley Park and Tinnis Hall, £89 Leaona Villa, £88 Sceughdyke.

Charollais £90 Lirrit, £89 Sceughdyke, £87 Allfornaught, £85 Sceughdyke, £84 Blackhamilton.

Hill Cheviot £85, £75.50 Broomhillbank, £75, £74.50 Springwell, £73.50 Chapel Farm (Hutchison).

Greyface £84 Leaona Villa, £80 The Haining House, £78 Stubsgill, £75, £73 D’Mainholm.

Cheviot Mule £76 Screel, £73 Barnglies, £70 Allfornaught, Balgray and North House.

Herdwick £75 Ashley Park.

Half Bred £73 High Moat.

Blackface £71 Sorbie, £70 Gibblaston, £68.50 Minsca, £68 Gibblaston.

Romney Marsh £65, £62 Mains of Airie.

Lleyn £65 Mallsgate.

Swaledale £64 Bellmount.


Beltex 255p Winterhope, 253p Screel, 231p, 224p Sorbie, 222p Oakshawhill, 209p Screel.

Texel 254p Bombie and Chapel Farm, 250p Summerhill, 246p Killocraw, 245p Kirkland Green, 244p Nether Brotherstone, 243p Kirk House, 240p High Greenhill, 232p Lanerton and Windy Hill, 231p Cowcorse.

Hill Cheviot 224p Broomhillbank, 223p, 195p, 193p Soonhope, 188p Chapel Farm, 186p Cowcorse, 185p Soonhope, 184p Cowcorse, 182p Adderston Shiels, 179p Twislehope.

Charollais 205p Cherry Garth, 198p Allfornaught, 195p, 194p Lirrit, 183p Newington, 181p How Farm, 180p Knowe Farm and Hallburn.

Greyface 192p, 174p D’Mainholm, 173p Auchaleek, 172p Upperburnmouth, 168p Gibblaston, 167p North Corrielaw, 166p High Parkfoot, Stubsgill and Minsca.

Zwartbles 190p Bidlake.

Suffolk 186p Parkhill, 183p Beechgrove, 182p Bidlake, 181p Branxholmbraes and Auchaleek, 179p Commonside, 178p Twislehope and Guards Mill.

Blackface 182p Riskinhope, 180p Chaplehope, 179p Kilmamaig, 175p Upperburnmouth, 174p Cowcorse, Upperburnmouth, Meggethead and Gibblaston.

Lleyn 181p Mallsgate.

Cheviot Mule 175p North House, 168p Parkhill, 163p Allfornaught, 161p Crosscleugh.

Romney Marsh 172p, 167p Mains of Airie.

Herdwick 167p Ashley Park.

Half Bred 165.9p High Moat.

Swaledale 152.4p Bellmount.

The lightweight lambs forward were still short of buyer requirements and keenly sought after, more could be sold to advantage. Top of £86 for Texels from Killocraw, £69 Summerhill; Hill Cheviot £73.50 Soonhope, £65 Cowcorse; Beltex £69 Screel; Zwartbles £66.50 Bidlake; Charollais £64 Newington; Greyface £56 The Newton; Blackface £61 Meggethead and Kilchamaig, £59 Wileysike; Suffolk £56 Gibblaston; Romney Marsh £55 Mains of Airie; Swaledale £44 Coatlith Hill; Herdwick £30 Heip Hill.

A smaller show of 5,883 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. All classes of ewes were £2 to £4 dearer on the week with plain ewes keenly sought after. All others selling at recent high rates.

Rams sold to £185 for Texels from Crumhaugh Hill, £134 Jonesboro, £132 Newlands; Charollais £160 Crumhaugh Hill; Leicester £140, £112 Hopehill; Suffolk £110 Carrow, £108 Eastview, £85 Church Lane; North Country Cheviot £86 Earlside, £70 Soonhope; Blackface £74 Hutlerburn, £66 Larg, £60 Cross House; Beulah £72 Golden Lane; Hill Cheviot £72 Parkhill; Beltex £70 Newhill; Swaledale £48 Coatlith Hill.

Heavy ewes to £134 for Texels from Church Lane, £120 Newlands, £114 Bascodyke Foot; Suffolk £106, £96, £93 Tobemore; Charollais £95 Church Lane, £90 Newhill, £88 Carrow; Bleu d’Maine £90 Newhill; Beltex £86 Wellington; Cheviot Mule £80 Douganhill, £72 Barnglies, £68 Ringliggate; Leicester £76 Howard House, £72 Wick, £70 Marchbank; North Country Cheviot £74 Nottingham Mains, £72 Wick, £70 Marchbank; Half Bred £70 Haithwaite; Greyface £64 Keith, £61 Bogend, £60 Pouton.

Light ewes to £60 for Cheviots from Cowcorse, £58 Cumcrook, £55 North House; Lleyn £58 Kirndean, £57 Settereth Park, £56 Mallsgate; Blackface £48 Kellah, £45 Larg Farm and Earlside, £44 Larg; Swaledale £46 Stubsgill, £43 Stotsfold, £41 Nunscleugh; Herdwick £30 Nether Brotherstone.

Goats to £72 Lanehead.

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