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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 32 prime cattle, 16 young bulls, 38 over thirty month cattle, 5,391 prime hoggs and 3,286 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 3rd April 2014.


Light to 248.5p (238.0p)
Medium to 205.5p (191.3p)
Heavy to 211.5p (194.8p)

Medium to 240.5p (221.6p)
Heavy to 187.5p (186.0p)

Young bulls 218.5p (163.1p)

Light to 256.0p (217.5p)
Standard to 316.0p (226.9p)
Medium to 305.0p (230.6p)
Heavy to 257.0p (203.8p)

Light to £92.00 (£63.04)
Heavy to £159.00 (£99.69)

Cast Rams £172.00 (£97.83)

At the Easter Show and Sale of prime cattle, young bulls and cast cows, Mr Ross Anderson, of C J Anderson & Sons, made a fantastic job of judging each class and the show was kindly sponsored by Clydesdale Bank. In the prime cattle section Mr Anderson placed a Limousin bullock shown by Messrs W & W Faulder, Houghton House as Champion clean beast which later sold to 248.5p to Border Meats Ltd, Butchers, Lockerbie. The first prize heifer was a Limousin from Messrs A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green, which sold to 240.5p also purchased by Border Meats.

Longtown cattle ring


BULLOCKS: 1st – W & W Faulder, Houghton House – 248.5p

2nd – Messrs J W Vevers, High Stenries – 211.5p

HEIFERS: 1st - Messrs A & W J Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green – 240.5p

2nd – Messrs J & N Blaylock & Son, Hallburn – 230.5p



Limousin 248.5p Houghton House, 227.5p Becks Farm, 209.5p, 205.5p Dashwell Green.

Charolais 211.5p High Stenries



Charolais £1,522 High Stenries



Limousin 240.5p, 235.5p, 234.5p, 233.5p, 228.5p Dashwell Green, 227.5p Houghton House, 226.5p Hallburn, 225.5p, 223.5p Dashwell Green

Charolais 230.5p Hallburn



Limousin £1,346 Dashwell Green, £1,296 Houghton House, £1,296, £1,295 Dashwell Green, £1,279 Hallburn, £1,266, £1,240, £1,222 Dashwell Green

Charolais £1,336 Hallburn

Mainly dairy bred bulls were on offer for the show. Beef bull first prize went to Messrs J C & D Nicholson, The Gill, and sold to 199.5p. The first prize dairy bull was a Fresian from Firm of CP Robb, Dinwoodie Green and sold to 167.5p. Top price of the sale was 218.5p twice for Limousin’s both from J & P Routledge & Son, Netherton.


BEEF BULL: 1st – Messrs J C & D Nicholson, The Gill – 199.5p

2nd – J & P Routledge & Son, Netheron – 218.5p

DAIRY BULL: 1st – Firm of CP Robb, Dinwoodie Green – 167.5p

2nd – J & P Routledge & Son, Netherton – 146.5p


Limousin 218.5p (x2) Netherton, 199.5p The Gill

Black & White 167.5p Dinwoodie Green, 164.5p, 153.5p Harelawhole, 149.5p, 147.5p Woodslee, 146.5p Netherton, 145.5p Harelawhole


Limousin £1,426 The Gill, £1,354 (x2) Netherton, £1,191 Dinwoodie Green

Black & White £1,021 Dinwoodie Green, £915 Netherton, £830 Harelawhole, £818, £807, £800 Woodslee.

A larger show of cast cows were presented and the first prize was awarded to Messrs JW & ES Woodmass, Howard House and sold to 156.5p with second prize from A & A Ewing, Dumbretton, selling to 167.5p.


BEEF COW: 1st – Messrs JW & ES Woodmass, Howard House – 156.5p

2nd – A & A Ewing, Dumbretton – 167.5p


British Blue 138.5p, 137.5p, 124.5p Netherhill

Limousin 167.5p Dumbretton, 156.5p Howard House, 146.5p Nunscleugh, 130.5p Howard House, 129.5p Sceugh Dyke, 127.5p Greystoke Castle, 126.5p Sceugh Dyke, 119.5p Greystoke Castle

Devon 131.5p Greystoke Castle

Charolais 117.5p Moss Side, 115.5p Dodgsonstown

Shorthorn 123.5p Minsca

Blue Grey 107.5p Potholm

Galloway 107.5p Becks, 105.5p Netherhill

Limousin Cast Bull 124.5p The Side

Charolais Steer 139.5p Burnside


Limousin £1,231 Dumbretton, £1,165 Howard House, £1,025 Nunscleugh, £1,017 Howard House, £930 Greystoke Castle, £929, £893 Sceugh Dyke

British Blue £1,031, £962, £859 Netherhill

Charolais £916 Moss Side

Shorthorn £975 Minsca

Devon £854 Greystoke Castle

Limousin Cast Bull £1357 The Side

Charolais Steer £871 Burnside

Another fine show of 5391 prime hoggets were forward to the usual busy ring of buyers with all firms keen for sheep in the build up to Easter. More Blackface hoggets and heavy hoggets were forward with fewer runs of best Cheviot hoggs although best quality hoggs keenly bid for resulting in an average of 219ppk (227.5ppk SQQ). The sale was topped at 316p for Beltex from RN Scott, West Meiklethwaite and to £128 for Beltex hoggs from A & B Fisher, Lairdlaugh, whose run of 57 excellent hoggs averaged £124.84 and 290ppk.

Longtown sheep ring


Texel £120 Dunjop & Yett, £118 West Logan, £117 Cardew Hall, £116 Dunjop, £115 Cardew Hall & West Logan, £112 Haithwaite, Cardew Hall & West Logan, £111 Dunjop & Longburgh Fauld.

Charollais £110 West Logan, £109 North Greenhill, £107, £105 Bidlake

Beltex £128 Lairdlaugh, £126 High Airyolland, £124 Lairdlaugh, £122, £120 West Micklethwaite, £120 (x2) Lairdlaugh & High Airyolland.

Suffolk £112 West Logan & Upper Mains, £110 Sceugh Dyke, £107 Hyde Park, £106 Kimmiter Green, £105 High Floweryhirst & Sceugh Dyke.

North Country Cheviot £110 Cleughbrae, £108, £107 The Land, £106 Wicketthorn, Yett & Longburgh Fauld, £104 Cleughbrae, £103.50 Thornington & Whins.

Hill Cheviot £110, £109.50 North House, £109 North House & Crosscleugh, £108 Crosscleugh, £107 The Land, £106 Crosscleugh, £105 Hill Crest.

Blackface £99 Longburgh Fauld, £97.50 Milnmark & Knockreoch, £97 (x3) Longburgh Fauld, £95 Haithwaite, £94 Stoneraise Place & Nether Onsett.

Greyface £100 Kirkland Green, £99 Woodfoot, £98.50 Kirkhouse & Nether Onsett, £98 Oswie.

Cheviot Mule £112 Cardew Hall, £100 Hyde Park.

Herdwick £77.50 Rowhead.

Swaledale £84.50 Hollinclose.

Zwartble £95 Thorns.

Dorset £90 Bidlake.


Texel 279p Yett, 270p The Firs, 260p Kirtlebank & Dunjop, 257p West Logan, 255p, 254p Cardew Hall, 251p The Gill & Hyde Park, 248p Sunnyside, 247p Dunjop, 242p Ballylinney, 241p West Logan.

Beltex 316p West Meikethwaite, 308p High Airyolland, 305p, 302p Lairdlaugh, 286p High Airyolland, 284p, 270p West Meiklethwaite, 267p Lairlaugh, 259p Laws Hall, 256p West Meiklethwaite, 255p Lairdlaugh, 250p High Airyolland.

Hill Cheviot 256p, 255p Redwood House, 254p Meiklethwaite, 251p Redwood House, 250p Crawesknowe, 249p The Land, 247p Crawesknowe, 245p Crosscleugh, 244p (x2) Meiklethwaite & North House, 243p The Land, 242p High Knells, 240p Crosscleugh.

North Country Cheviot 274p, 256p Cleughbrae, 247p Yett, 246p Thornington, 245p Wicketthorn, 244p Kirtlebank, 243p Longburgh Fauld, 240p The Land, 237p Longburgh Fauld, 235p Hyde Park & Whins.

Charollais 260p North Greenhill, 234p West Logan, 232p Kirtlebank, 230p Low Esh, 224p Raby Grange, 220p Thackwood.

Suffolk 226p Hyde Park, 225p Tone Hall, 220p Swaites, 218p Lenaig, 217p Hyde Park, 215p Tone Hall.

Blackface 232p No. 3 Cottages, 231p Bush of Ewes, 230p Milnmark & Knockreoch, 228p Wool Hall, 225p (x2) Bush of Ewes, 224p (x2) Stoneraise Place, 224p (x3) Clonrae, 224p Thomas Telford Road & Nether Onsett.

Greyface 215p Hollinclose, 213p Oswie & Catslackburn, 210p Raby Grange & New Hall, 208p Kirkhouse.

Cheviot Mule 229p, 223p Achamore, 217p Hyde Park.

Swaledale 206p, 203p Hollinclose.

Herdwick 211p, 209p Rowhead.

Another excellent show of 3286 cast ewes and rams were forward to a crowded ring of 20 buyers, all keen for sheep with 2109 heavy ewes averaging an impressive £99.69. Biggest, heavy ewes easier but leaner big ewes much sharper. Good lean selling ewes, hill ewes and plain ewes would be considerably dearer on the week. Cast rams also remained very dear. Sale was topped at £172 for Texel rams from Townfoot and £159 for Texel ewes from J & C Hastings, Kincroft.

Heavy ewes to £159 for Texels from Kilncroft, £150 Haithwaite, £149 Church, £140 Woodhead & Church; Suffolk £130 Carnboy, £129 Haithwaite & Kilncroft, £218 Rhoin, £126 Townfoot, £125 Upperlands, £110 West Logan, £108 Shankbridge End, Oswie & Auchengray, £105 Tone Hall; North Country Cheviot £118 Penton, £115 Carruthers; Beltex £117, £113 Snade, £110 Nether Ernambrie; Blue Du Maine £136 Hollands; Charollais £135 Church, £134 Thackwood, £129, £128 Church, £125 Townfoot; Greyface £106 Raby Grange, £100 Haithwaite & Tone Hall, £99 Killeadeas & The Grange.; Leicester £101 Church, £100 East Unthank; Half Bred £97 Whins; Cheviot Mule £107 Haithwaite, £99 Achamore; Zwartble £102 Grange; Border Leicester £110 Golden Lane; Berrichon £116 Grange.

Light ewes to £92 for Blackface from Haithwaite, £80 Hillview, £76 Mossfennan, £74 Sykehead, £73 Tecket, Caliglen & Clonrae; Cheviot £89, £79 Kirkton, £79 Potholm, £73 Haithwaite; Swaledale £76 Kirkland Green, £75 Sykehead, £72 Longlea, £70 Hollinclose; Lleyn £86, £81 The Height; Jacob £80 Golden Lane; Beulah £82 Gate & No. 3 Cottages; Easycare £63 Mossfennan.

Rams to £172 & £150 for Texels from Townfoot, £148, £142 Side; Leicester £110 Barsalloch; Suffolk £138 Wood Vale, £122 Church; Beltex £110 The Firs, £102 The Height, £101 Snade; Charollais £148 Side, £136 Airyolland; North Country Cheviot £92 Douganhill; Lleyn £94 Oakwood; Hill Cheviot £104 Kelsocleugh, £102 Airyolland; Blackface £85 Brown Hill; Oxford £116.

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