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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 12 prime cattle, 4 young bulls, 19 over thirty month cattle, 6,121 prime hoggs and 3,012 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 27th March 2014.


Light to 220.5p (212.8p)
Medium to 217.5p (186.8p)
Heavy to 203.5p (203.5p)

Young bulls 184.5p (172.7p)

Light to 255.0p (219.9p)
Standard to 282.0p (222.9p)
Medium to 288.0p (218.2p)
Heavy to 239.0p (203.3p)

Light to £84.00 (£59.72)
Heavy to £153.00 (£98.97)

Cast Rams £160.00 (£93.06)

A small show of prime cattle with many more needed to satisfy demand. Trade sold sharper on the week. Top price to 220.5p and 218.5p for Limousin heifers sold by D.J. Garthwaite & Son, Wyseby Hill Cottage.

Longtown cattle ring



Limousin 220.5p, 218.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage, 217.5p, 203.5p Houghton House.



Limousin £1,231, £1,207 Houghton House.

Trade remained similar for bulls and topped at 184.5p for a Limousin from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.


Limousin 184.5p, 181.5p Netherton.

Black & White 161.5p, 158.5p Netherton.


Limousin £1,180, £1,052 Netherton.

A shortage of fleshed cows and mainly feeders on offer sold to 132.5p for a British Blue from B.W. & L.M. Stagg, Longrow.


British Blue 132.5p Longrow.

Angus 127.5p Englishtown, 125.5p Over Cassock, 119.5p Rinnion Hills and Over Cassock, 116.5p Rinnion Hills.

Limousin 127.5p The Side.


Angus £926 Rinnion Hills, £765 Over Cassock, £720 Englishtown, £711 Over Cassock.

Limousin £854 The Side.

British Blue £841 Longrow.

Another excellent show for quality of 6,121 prime hoggs (1,192 lightweights) was forward with many runs of fed Cheviot and Blackface hoggets forward. Good quality export weight hoggs were very easily sold with heavy hoggs and second rate hoggs slightly easier on last weeks fantastic trade. More good quality hoggs required.

The overall sale average was 215.4p per kilo (SQQ 220.4p per kilo). Top was £128 per head for Texels from A. Minto & Son, Townhead Farm with a top per kilo of 288p for Texels from Conon Brae Farms.

Longtown sheep ring


Texel £128 Townhead, £126 Duke Street, £118 East Kirk and Conon Brae, £117 Duke Street, £116 East Kirk and The Land, £114 Stonehouse and Cardew Hall, £113 Cardew Hall, £112 Longburgh Fauld, £111 West Logan and Kirkbarrow Hall, £110 East Kirk, Townhead, West Logan and Conon Brae.

Charollais £126 Wester Parkgate, £109 Kirkbarrow Hall, £103 Old Rectory.

Beltex £120 Kirkbarrow Hall, £110, £104 West Meiklethwaite, £104 Powheads, £98 West Meiklethwaite, £88 Oakwood.

Suffolk £111 The Land, £109 Culquhasen, £108 Summerhill and Sceughdyke, £106 Pouton, £104 The Land, £101 Culquhasen, £100 Long Strumble, Falnash, Clonrae, Powheads, Old Rectory and Sceughdyke, £97 Oswie, £96.50 Dunjop.

North Country Cheviot £107.50 Hill Crest and Crawsknowe, £107 Cleughbrae, £106 Middlebie Hill and Carruthers, £105 Dinley, £104 Coulter Station House, £102 Crawsknowe, £100 Yett Farm and Kirkbarrow Hall, £99 Raeburnfoot, Whins and Allfornaught.

Hill Cheviot £104.50 Blackwoodridgehouse, £103 Dryfeholm, £101 Sandbed, £100.50 Raeburnfoot and Longburgh Fauld, £100 Kilnford Croft, £99 Longburgh Fauld, £98, £96.50 Falnash, £96 Kilnford Croft, Crawsknowe and North Shortcleugh, £95.50 Longburgh Fauld.

Lleyn £95 Pilmuir, £85 Westerhouses.

Blackface £94 Nether Onsett, £91.50 Smalmstown, £91 Bush of Ewes, £90 Milnmark, Maidencots and Wiston Place, £88 Milnmark, Oswie and Clonrae, £87 Lawesknowe and North Shortcleugh, £86 Smalmstown and Clonrae.

Greyface £92 Nether Onsett, £90 Whiteclose, Pouton and Oswie, £88 Pouton, £87 Demesne, £86 Culquhasen, £85 Whinneyknowe and Wiston Place, £85 Clonrae.

Cheviot Mule £90 Falnash, £86 Nether Albie, £80 Falnash.

Herdwick £80 Newington, £75, £70 Rowhead.

Swaledale £78, £62 The Bog, £60 Thornhope.


Texel 288p Conon Brae, 272p Duke Street, 268p Ericstane, 263p Wiston Place and Cardew Hall, 262p Ericstane, 260p Longburgh Fauld, 258p, 257p Ericstane, 256p Townhead and Conon Brae, 247.7p Kirkbarrow Hall, 247p Dunjop, 243p Yett Farm and Kirkbarrow Hall.

Beltex 282p West Meiklethwaite, 267p Kirkbarrow Hall, 260p Powheads, 251p Oakwood, 247p Killocraw, 244p, 239p West Meiklethwaite, 236.4p Wood Farm.

Hill Cheviot 255p Glendearg, 253p Catslackburn, 247p, 245p, 244p Falnash, 244p Dinley, 243p Hindhope, Blackwoodridgehouse and Unthank, 242p Falnash, 241p, 239.4p Glendearg, 239p Ifferdale, 238p Redwoodhouse.

North Country Cheviot 249p Bromfield Hall, 239p Ifferdale, 238p Cleughbrae, 237p Dinley, 236p Halket Leathes, 234p Ericstane, 233p Carruthers, 231p Coulter Station House, Dinley and Ericstane, 228p Dinley.

Charollais 232p Kirkbarrow Hall, 222.5p Cambeck Hill, 216p South Lambhill.

Suffolk 222p Wiston Place, 220p Dunjop, 217p Land Farm and Falnash, 216p South Lambhill, 215p Wiston Head, 214.3p Hallrule Mill, 214p Dunjop.

Blackface 221p Ellary, 216p Burnfoot, 215p, 214p Bush of Ewes, 213p Smalmstown and Silloans, 212p Culquhasen and Sorbie, 211p Whinneyknowe, Tinnis Hall and Arnicle, 210.7p Catslackburn, 210p Smalmstown.

Greyface 212p Newington, 206p Thornhope, 205.9p Challoch, 205p Culquhasen and Clonrae, 200p Newington and Clonrae, 198p Whinneyknowe, Wiston Place and Demesne, 197p Cranberry Brow and Horseupcleugh.

Cheviot Mule 205.4p, 205p, 195p Falnash, 195p, 189p Nether Albie.

Lleyn 202p Pilmuir, 181p Westerhouses.

Swaledale 190p The Bog, 188p Thornhope, 182p The Bog.

Herdwick 192p, 189p, 185.3p Rowhead, 181.8p Newington.

A smaller show of 3,012 cast ewes and rams were forward to a ring of over 20 active buyers resulting in the trade again being £7 dearer on the week for all classes. The 2,000 heavy weight ewes averaged just short of £100 with many pens of Greyface ewes selling at over £100, topping at an astonishing £109.

Heavy ewes to £153 for Texels from East Kirk, £148 Seaview, £146 East Kirk and Colinton Mains, £145 East Kirk; Charollais £144 Wester Parkgate, £134 Wick, £133 Wester Parkgate; Suffolk £133 The Land and Seaview, £131 Hillcourt, £128 Calf Park; Rouge £126 Colinton Mains; North Country Cheviot £120 Bardnaclaven, £110 Castlehill, £107 Bardnaclaven, £106 Ericstane; Beltex £118 Fowrass, £114 Hobbiesburn, £110 Wick, £100 Maidencots; Greyface £109 Nether Onsett, £105 Broomlands, £100 Cardew Hall, £99 Broomlands, £98 Cambeck Hill and Nether Onsett; Leicester £104 Bridgend, £97 the Bog, £96 Seaview; Half Bred £102 Golden Lane; Masham £96, £78 Wick; Cheviot Mule £94 Marygate, £90 Cooilingel.

Light ewes to £84 for Cheviots from Kirkton, £82 Raeburnfoot, £81 Hindhope, £78 Effgill; Blackface £78 High Creoch, £74 Gall Farm, £72 Brockhouse, £71 Lawston; Swaledale £78 Spoutbank, £72 Sheepriggs, £66 High Priorscales and Castle Nook; Lleyn £74 The Lake, £68 Cooilingel, £64 Wester Parkgate; Herdwick £60 High Priorscales, £49 Rowhead.

Rams to £160 for Texels from Golden Lane, £144 Old Rectory, £136 Seaview; Leicester £150, £134 Sheepriggs, £112 Burnfoot, £102 Ringliggate; Suffolk £145 The Land, £142 Long Strumble, £134 Raeburnfoot; Beltex £138 Walton Highrigg, £106 Seaview; Charollais £130 Golden Lane, £126 Wester Parkgate, £116 Stud Farm; Dorset £130 Seaview; North Country Cheviot £98, £88 Effgill, £82 Cooilingel; Zwartbles £90 Seaview; Lleyn £88 Seaview; Hill Cheviot £85 Sorbietrees, £82 Ifferdale, £78 Maidencots; Blackface £80 Horseupcleugh, £69 Cooilingel, £67 Ringliggate; Swaledale £79 Hesleywell, £64 Thornhope; Jacob £78 Summerhill; Herdwick £64 High Priorscales.

Goats to £78 East Mill Stables, £76 Mossview Cottage.

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