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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 4 prime cattle, 2 young bulls, 0 over thirty month cattle, 7,387 prime lambs and 5,395 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Friday 27th December 2013.


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Medium to 201.5p (201.1p)
Heavy to 221.5p (221.5p)

Young bulls 195.0p (190.6p)

Light to 219.0p (185.2p)
Standard to 253.0p (206.8p)
Medium to 258.0p (196.0p)
Heavy to 213.0p (181.0p)
O/weight 208.0p (171.6p)

Light to £67.00 (£44.19)
Heavy to £130.00 (£66.35)

Cast Rams £134.00 (£78.58)

A very small show of prime cattle due to the Christmas holidays saw no difference in trade on the week. Top price to 227.5p for a Charolais heifer from T. Armstrong & Son, Sceughdyke

Longtown cattle ring



Charolais 221.5p, 201.5p, 200.5p Sceughdyke.

Limousin 201.5p Sceughdyke.

Young bulls

Limousin 195p, 186p Becton Hall.



Charolais £1,340, £1,178, £1,112 Sceughdyke.

Limousin £1,138 Sceughdyke.

Young bulls

Limousin £1,267, £1,134 Becton Hall.



A tremendous festive show of 7,387 prime lambs were forward on an atrocious day to a full ring of buyers keen for sheep to kill over the weekend into the new year. For all those that made the effort to get lambs here they were rewarded with an excellent trade throughout, with the overall sale average of 194.6p per kilo (SQQ 198.6p per kilo). Top was £118 per head for Texels from Snowsgreen with a top per kilo of 258p for Texels from Messrs Bell, Hillcrest.

Longtown sheep ring


Texel £118 Snowsgreen, £110 Kirkland Green, £103 Hillcrest and Nunscleugh, £102.50 West Kirkcarswell.

Suffolk £107 Broomhills (Marrs), £100 Broomhill (Hird), £98 Sceughdyke and Dunjop, £97 Yett Farm.

Half Bred £97 Gilston, £88 High Moat.

North Country Cheviot £93, £89 Allanshaws, £86.50 Station Yard.

Beltex £91 Copperthorns, £89 Sorbie and Nether Brotherstone, £87.50 Eastnewburn, £86 Sorbie.

Charollais £89 Sceughdyke, Nunscleugh and Chapelhouse, £87 Keith Farm and Broadlea Cottages.

Hill Cheviot £89 Allfornaught, £83 Tinnis Hall, £81 Glencartholm and Newington, £73 Catslackburn.

Cheviot Mule £84 Allanshaws, £82 Station Yard, £80 Gilston.

Oxford £84 Cowcorse.

Greyface £84 West Kirkcarswell, £81 Woodhouse, £80 Nunscleugh and West Kirkcarswell, £78 Alderley Terrace.

Herdwick £79.50 Ashley Park, £77 Gallhills, £70 Ashley Park.

Blackface £79 Westloch, £78 Wanwood Hill, £77 Sorbie, £76 Chaplehope.

Lleyn £75 Keith Farm and Low Tipalt.

Leicester £71 Allanshaws and Pitland Hills, £65 Wanwood Hill.

Swaledale £64 Peasemyres.


Beltex 309p Keith Farm, 276p Low Lonning, 229p Copperthorns, 226p Thorneyland.

Texel 251p, 232.4p Sorbie, 232p Bombie, 230.6p Millstone Moor, 228p Copperthorns, 213p Eastnewburn, 212p Sorbie.

Hill Cheviot 225p Glencartholm, 219p Newington, 210p Chapel Farm, 206p Keith Farm, 203.7p Soonhope, 203p Catslackburn.

Charollais 221.1p Keith Farm, 215p Greensburn, 212p Chapelhouse, 210.8p Broadlea Cottages, 209p Stirches Mains.

Blackface 219p Mill View, 209p Arnicle, 206p Tinnis Hall, Arnicle and Gibblaston, 197p Cramalt, 196p Chaplehope.

Suffolk 213p Nether Stenries, 210p Glebelands, 208p Corries Mill, 205p Greenburn, 205p, 202.9p Glencartholm, 202p Archerbeck.

Herdwick 207p, 204p Ashley Park, 203p Snowsgreen, 193p Gallhills.

North Country Cheviot 206p Station Yard, 198p, 195p Allanshaws, 192.2p, 191p Station Yard.

Greyface 203p, 200p Dalbhraddan, 196p Gibblaston, 193p West Kirkcarswell, 192.3p Hillcrest, 192p Westloch.

Cheviot Mule 195p Allanshaws, 178p Gilston and Station Yard.

Lleyn 186p Low Tipalt, 174p Keith Farm.

Half Bred 180p Gilston.

Swaledale 180p, 177p, 173p Snowsgreen, 171p Peasemyres.

Leicester 173p Allanshaws, 163p Wanwood Hill.

Oxford 171p Cowcorse.

The 1,375 lightweight lambs forward were a good show for quality and easily sold at high rates. Top of £88 for Beltex from Sorbie, £79 Bombie; Blackface £72 Tinnis Hall, £71 Arnicle, £65 Garchew; Suffolk £71 Glencartholm, £60 Howthat; Hill Cheviot £70 Keith Farm, £69 Westloch, £68 Newington; Charollais £69 Stirches Mains; Greyface £62 Newington; Herdwick £65 Snowsgreen; Lleyn £65 Low Tipalt; Swaledale £58 Peasemyres, £57 Pole Farm, £54 Snowsgreen.

A smaller show of 5,395 cast ewes and rams were forward to a busy ring of buyers all keen to stock up for the new year kill. All classes £2 to £3 sharper on the week, plain ewes slightly easier. More large lean ewes could be sold to vendors advantage.

Rams to £134 for Suffolks from Woodhouse, £100 Eastside, £90 Lee Hall Farm; North Country Cheviot £130 Eastside, £92 Chapel; Texel £128 Bombie, £122 Lee Hall, £118 New Mill; Leicester £110 Evistones, £96 Maidencots, £90 New Mill; Charollais £100 Corries Mill, £88 New Mill; Beltex £96 Maidencots, £88 Kirkland Green; Lleyn £94 Soonhope; Blackface £82 Wanwood Hill, £80 Evistones, £78 Cowcorse; Dorset £70 New Mill; Rouge £66 Chapel; Hill Cheviot £56 Dancing Beck; Kerry Hill £50 Gill Farm; Swaledale £40 Branteth.

Heavy ewes to £130 for Texels from Woodside, £128 Chapel, £126 Auchengool; Beltex £114 Waterside, £78 Nether Brotherstone, £69 Newton Cottage; Suffolk £108 Woodside, £100 Lirrit, £94 Sceughdyke; Charollais £102 Woodside, £98 New Mill, £96 Keith Farm; North Country Cheviot £94 Lirrit, £82 Allfornaught, £78 Gilston; Leicester £92, £84 Quarry House, £84 Cowcorse, £82 Boreland; Roussin £86 Newton Cottage; Half Bred £83 Soonhope, £78 Guards Mill, £64 Lirrit; Cheviot Mule £80 Lirrit, £74 Shawhill, £73 Tenter House; Zwartbles £70 New Mill; Romney Marsh £69 Nether Brotherstone; Greyface £67 Sceughdyke, £65 Haithwaite and Thornington, £64 Haithwaite and Toft House; Dorset £57, £55 Porteath; Wensleydale £56 Tenter House.

Light ewes to £67 for Blackface from Quarry House, £62 Soonhope, £59 Quarry House and Low Carry House; Cheviot £58 High Stenries, £57 Quarry Lodge, £56 Dancing Beck and Allfornaught; Swaledale £49 Kelmore Hills, £48 Gallowberry, £47 Kelmore Hills; Herdwick £30 Gill Farm.

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