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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 30 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 24 over thirty month cattle, 4,609 prime hoggs and 5,083 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th February 2014.


Light to 181.5p (176.4p)
Medium to 179.5p (179.5p)
Heavy to 182.5p (182.5p)

Light to 233.5p (186.7p)
Medium to 222.5p (189.7p)
Heavy to 213.5p (187.1p)

Young bulls 185.5p (174.2p)

Light to 260.0p (194.9p)
Standard to 278.0p (202.2p)
Medium to 261.0p (199.9p)
Heavy to 221.0p (180.6p)

Light to £73.00 (£47.09)
Heavy to £138.00 (£74.86)

Cast Rams £132.00 (£76.86)

Prime cattle sold to recent rates and more quality sorts are needed. Top price to 233.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs A. & W.J. Taylor & son, Dashwellgreen.

Longtown cattle ring



Limousin 233.5p, 222.5p, 215.5p Dashwellgreen, 213.5p Plumpe, 207.5p Dashwellgreen, 190.5p Plumpe.

Charolais 201.5p Plumpe.



Charolais £1,323 Sceughdyke.


Limousin £1,334 Plumpe, £1,228 Dashwellgreen, £1,181 Plumpe, £1,179 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,148, £1,134, £1,063 Plumpe.

Bulls also sold to similar trade all dairy bred selling to 185.5p twice, firstly for a Simmental shown by J.A. & D. Forster, Gillalees then for a Limousin from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall.


Simmental 185.5p Gillalees.

Limousin 185.5p Becton Hall.

Black & White 160.5p Becton Hall.


Simmental £1,122 Gillalees.

Limousin £1,097 Gillalees, £1,010 Becton Hall.

Black & White £995 Becton Hall.

Top price to 168.5p and 160.5p for Charolais from Messrs Baxter, Moss Side. Top price per head to £1,659.73 also Messrs Baxter, Moss Side.


Charolais 168.5p, 160.5p Moss Side.

Limousin 131.5p, 128.5p, 115.5p Ladyhousesteads.

Black & White 119.5p Whins, 101.5p Dockray Hall.


Charolais £1,659, £1,316 Moss Side.

Limousin £946, £918, £796 Ladyhousesteads.

Black & White £806 Whins.

Another excellent show of 4,609 prime hoggs (1,053 lightweights) were forward to the usual full ringside of buyers, with best quality export weights continuing to meet high demand, lightweight hoggs more numerous and dearer on the week. The overall sale average was 193.6p per kilo (SQQ 200p per kilo). Top was £117 per head for Texels from Sharplaw with a top per kilo of 278p for Beltex from Westerly.

Longtown sheep ring


Texel £117 Westerly, £114 Four o Boot, £110 Falla, £108, £107.50 Lairdlaugh, £107 North Greenhill, £106.50 Lairdlaugh, £106 Kilnford Croft and Lairdlaugh, £105 Unity and Albierigg, £104 Lawshall.

Beltex £104 Lairdlaugh, £100 Westerly, £98 Dunjop, £96 High Parson Bridge, £92 Snowsgreen.

Suffolk £103 Kilnford Croft, £101 Broomhill, £98.50 Allerby Hall, £98 Kirkhouse, £97 Haas Grove and Sceughdyke.

Charollais £100 Old Rectory, £97 High Glen Triplock and Leaona Villa, £95.50 High Glen Triplock, £89 Oswie and Old Rectory, £87 Lanerton.

Greyface £98 Justicetown, £90 Craighead, £87 Justicetown and Brampton Fell, £86 Pouton, Easterfrew, Cowburnrigg and Horseupcleugh, £85 Unity and Brampton Fell.

Hill Cheviot £93 High Stenries, £91 Blackwoodridgehouse, £89.50 North House, £89 Blackwoodridgehouse, £88.50 North House.

North Country Cheviot £90 Whitstonehill and Gilston, £89 Smalmstown, £86 Bromfield Hall, £85 Gilston and Whitecroft Mains, £84 Gilston.

Leicester £88 Nunscleugh, £78 Easter Dawyck.

Blackface £87 Dalveen, £86 Pole Farm, £84 Langholm Farm, £83.50 Mount Benger and Smalmstown, £81.50 Barlaes.

Cheviot Mule £85 Nether Stenries, £79 Gilston, £75 Nether Albie.

Jacob £83 Broomhill.

Lleyn £80, £70 Whitcastles.

Swaledale £70 Howburn, £66.50 The Bog, £63 Snowsgreen, £61 The Bog, £60 D’Mainholm.


Beltex 278p Westerly, 260p Lurgan, 256p Snowsgreen, 245p Dunjop, 240p Newington.

Texel 268p Nether Albie, 267p Laws Hall, 261p North Greenhill, 258p West Meiklethwaite, 256p Lurgan.

Hill Cheviot 266p High Stenries, 225p Keith, 223p Low Tirfergus, 222p Blackwoodridgehouse, 215p Pingle.

Greyface 240p Newton, 207p, 200p Auchaleek, 196p Arnicle, 191p Easterfrew.

Suffolk 224p, 223p Auchaleek, 217p South Lambhill, 212p Stoneflatts, 207.5p D’Mainholm.

Jacob 213p Broomhill.

North Country Cheviot 209p Whitstonehill, 200p Bromfield Hall, 191p Gilston, 189p Smalmstown and Whitecroft Mains, 182p Damhead.

Charollais 209p South Lambhill, 194p Whitburgh, 193p Oswie, 187p Leaona Villa, 186p Low Tirfergus.

Cheviot Mule 202p Nether Stenries, 188p Gilston, 183p Nether Albie.

Blackface 199p Smalmstown, 195p Horseupcleugh and Langholm Farm, 194p Fingland and Barlaes, 193.9p Hillview, 193p Barlaes, Arnicle and Sorbie.

Swaledale 194p D’Mainholm, 185p Snowsgreen, 180p The Bog, 175p Howburn.

Herdwick 186.5p Ashley Park, 183p High Lodore, 178p Mossband House.

Lleyn 163p Whitcastles.

Leicester 152p Nunscleugh.

A larger show of 5,083 cast ewes and rams were forward to a fuller ring of purchasers. All classes of ewes sharper on the week especially heavy ewes which would be £3 to £4 dearer on the week. More needed to fulfil buyers requirements. Lightweight ewes a better show for quality on the week and easily maintained recent rates.

Heavy ewes to £138 for Texels from Sibmister, £134 Chapel, £130 Falla; Suffolk £112 Woodvale, £100 Machrihanish, £97 Chapel; Charollais £110 The Wreay, £106 Tobemore, £105 Hillview; Beltex £100 Albierigg and Chapel, £92 The Wreay, £74 Higholdshield; Leicester £86 Gapshield, £82 Riggshield, £79 Cliftencote; Cheviot Mule £85 Hillview, £81 Branxholm Braes, £76 Relief; North Country Cheviot £84 Adderston Shiels, £77 Whins, £76 Glencroft and Swinside Townfoot; Greyface £78 Butterdean, £75 Kilnford Croft and Kirkland Green, £73 Eastside; .

Light ewes to £73 for Lleyn from Arbrack, £72 Keith, £71 Gatehouse Cote; Hill Cheviot £68 Roseland, £64 Cowcorse, £62 Halterburn; Roussin £68 Debog; Kerry Hill £65 Whitcastles, £58 Riggshield; Blackface £59 Fingland and Horseupcleugh, £58 Arbrack, £57 Albierigg; Jacob £58 Old Rectory, £49 Wardrew; Swaledale £56 West Shipley, £55 The Bog, £53 Kirkland Green; Easycare £54 Glengar; Herdwick £44 Ashley Park; Shetland £42 Tanlawhill, £38 Brydekirk Mains.

Rams to £132 for Texels from Hallburn, £130 Roachburn and Sibmister, £126 Chapel; Suffolk £128 Easter Dawyck, £126 Hallburn, £112 Chapel; Leicester £115 Easter Dawyck, £114 Cliftencote, £110 Cowcorse; Charollais £109 Hallburn, £106 Hillview, £100 Chapel; Lleyn £108 Cliftencote, £89 Whitcastles; Dorset £90 Cara View; Beltex £88 Kirkland Green, £78 Whitcastles; Hill Cheviot £82 Catslackburn, £79 Mount Benger, £71 Durness; Kerry Hill £78 Chapel; Blackface £76 Fingland, £71 Mount Benger, £67 Debog; Swaledale £68 Howburn, £62 High Crossgill; North Country Cheviot £62 Swinside Townfoot, £56 Chapel.

Goats to £69 Raehills.

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