2014-04-25   facebook twitter rss
Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 32 prime cattle, 11 young bulls, 7 over thirty month cattle, 13 spring lambs, 4,987 prime hoggs and 2,938 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 24th April 2014.


Light to 187.5p (187.5p)
Medium to 206.5p (180.5p)
Heavy to 200.5p (194.4p)

Light to 161.5p (161.5p)
Medium to 227.5p (202.2p)
Heavy to 211.5p (199.7p)

Young bulls 189.5p (161.0p)

Light to 237.0p (207.5p)
Standard to 277.8p (214.0p)
Medium to 275.0p (224.7p)
Heavy to 248.0p (194.3p)

Shearlings 207.0p (160.2p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Standard to 305.6p (269.0p)
Medium to 200.0p (200.0p)
Heavy to 200.0p (200.0p)

Light to £86.00 (£59.98)
Heavy to £136.00 (£97.98)

Cast Rams £158.00 (£110.09)

Prime cattle were slightly harder to cash as the deadweight prices continue to fall. The best end were still keenly sought after and topped at 227.5p for a Limousin heifer from A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen. British Blue heifers sold to 225.5p shown by P.T. & J. Inman, Kilnknowe Farm. Bullocks sold to £1,553.88 from Messrs R. Byers & Son, Woodslee.

Longtown cattle ring



Limousin 206.5p, 200.5p Nether Onsett, 200.5p Woodslee, 195.5p, 191.5p Bleatarn


Limousin 227.5p, 222.5p, 213.5p Dashwellgreen, 212.5p Houghton House, 211.5p Houghton House, 207.5p Sceughdyke, 205.5p Wyseby Hill Cottage.

British Blue 225.5p Kilnknowe.

Charolais 204.5p Dashwellgreen.



Limousin £1,553 Woodslee.


Limousin £1,330 Dashwellgreen, £1,290 Houghton House, £1,255 Sceughdyke, £1,200 Houghton House.

British Blue £1,240 Kilnknowe.

Prime bulls upheld national trend and topped at 189.5p for a Limousin from J. & P. Routledge & Son, Netherton.


Limousin 189.5p, 173.5p Netherton.

Black & White 144.5p Netherton, 143.5p Becton Hall.


Limousin £1,231, £1,127, £1,084 Netherton.

Black & White £933, £904 Becton Hall.

A small plain show of cast cows topped at 129.5p for a Blue Grey from R. Ackerley, Henrys Hill.


Blue Grey 129.5p Henrys Hill.

Limousin 102.5p Slealands

Galloway 89.5p Slealands.

Spring lambs sold to a top of £110 per head (305p per kilo) for 36 kilo Texels from Messrs Ramsay, Dockray Hall. More lambs now required on a weekly basis.

A much larger show of 4,987 prime hoggs were forward to a full ring of buyers with trade being much better than anticipated and a quality show of hoggs easily sold with export type and lightweight hoggs keenly sought after. The overall sale average was 212.1p (219.1p SQQ). The sale topped at £132 for Texels from Messrs Marrs, Broomhills and to 277.8p for Beltex from Messrs Wharton, Snade.

Longtown sheep ring


Texel £132 Broomhills, £124 Old Walls, £122 Blackhamilton and Station Yard, £120 Dunjop and Old Wall, £118 Dunjop, £115 Station Yard, £114 Dunjop and Station Yard.

North Country Cheviot £115 Falnash, £106.50 Broomhills, £101.50 Little Culloch, £100 Ericstane, Little Culloch, Tundergarth Mains, and Longoe, £99.50 Creca Hall, £99 Stafford Terrace, £98.50 Waterside, £97 Cardewlees and Elveden.

Beltex £114 Hyde Park, £104 Lairdlaugh, £100 Snade and Waterside.

Suffolk £107 High Parson Bridge, £103 Broomhills, £102 Hyde Park, £101 Calf Park and Thorn Farm, £100 Calf Park, Cardew Hall and Elveden, £99 Station Yard, Howthat, Knowe Farm and Low Hallburn and Scotsbrig.

Hill Cheviot £105, £104.50, £103 Sandbed, £103 Baltier, £102.50, £100.50 Shaw Head, £100 Stafford Terrace, Dunjop, Sandbed and Damhead, £99.50 Redwood House, £98.50 Shaw Head, £98 Damhead, £97.50 Redwood House.

Charollais £99 Elveden, £96, £94 Moss Side, £90 Knowe Farm.

Bleu d’Maine £96 Cardew Hall.

Greyface £95 Elveden, £94.50 Kelmore Hills, £94 Low Hallburn and Baltier, £93.50, £93 Elveden, £92 Glenrath, Broomhills and Kirkland Green, £90 Eycott and Elveden.

Lleyn £93, £87 Howthat, £80.50 Nether Gribton.

Blackface £90.50 Smalmstown, £90 Catslackburn, Baltier and Nether Onsett, £88 Longburgh Fauld, £87 Sykehead, £86.50 Draniegower and Pennersaughs, £85 Catslackburn, £84.50 Cruggleton.

Leicester £86 Tushielaw.

Jacob £82 Zetland.

Herdwick £77.50 Glenrath.

Swaledale £77 Prior Rigg, £74 Pasture House, £73 Wham Head, £72 Patties Hill.

Easycare £64.50 Castle Farm.


Beltex 277.8p, 250p Snade, 250p Waterside, 236p Lairdlaugh, 222p Snade, 204p Hyde Park.

Texel 275p Ericstane, 271p Station Yard, 258p Lairdlaugh, 257.1p Kelmore Hills, 256.1p Ericstane, 255p, 250p Allerby Hall, 250p The Firs and Waterside, 248p Old Walls and Station Yard, 246p Willimoteswick, 244p Allerby Hall.

Hill Cheviot 253p, 250p Shaw Head, 250p, 249p Sandbed, 245p Shaw Head and Sandbed, 240p Baltier, 238p Wood Farm, Ericstane, Sandbed and Redwood House, 237p Longoe, 234p Todhillrigg.

North Country Cheviot 248p Broomhills, 236p Little Culloch, 233p Ericstane, 229p Waterside, 226p Allerby Hall and Longburgh Fauld, 223p Hyde Park, 216p Creca Hall and Howthat, 213p Little Culloch, 212p Almagill.

Greyface 235p Baltier, 210p Nether Gribton, 209p Broomhills, 206p Almagill, 205p Windy Hill and Jenkinstown, 204p Kirkland Green, 202.6p Almagill, 200p Swaites, Eycott, Jarananda, Low Hallburn and Cairnbowie

Suffolk 221p South Lambhill, 218p Eycott, 211p Pasture House and Hyde Park, 210p Broomhills, 209p Dunjop, 208p Sykehead.

Blackface 220p Nether Gribton, 219p Bush of Ewes, 218p Draniegower and Baltier, 217p Becks, Cruggleton and Cronklea, 216p North Park, 215p Smalmstown, 214p Stafford Terrace and Baltier.

Lleyn 218p Nether Gribton, 216p Howthat.

Charollais 215p Knowe Farm, 209p, 200p Moss Side, 194p Elveden

Herdwick 204p Glenrath.

Swaledale 203p Wham Head, 200p Patties Hill, 190p Pasture House.

Easycare 202p Castle Farm.

Bleu d’Maine 200p Cardew Hall.

Jacob 182p Zetland.

A larger show of 2,938 cast ewes and rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers all keen for sheep. Heavy ewes would be £4 to £5 dearer on the week with lighter ewes £4 to £5 easier than last weeks extreme rates. Tups remain easily sold.

Cast Rams:- Texel £158 Summerhill, £147 Seaview, £146 Dunnethill, £145 Tundergarth Mains, £142 Barglachan; Suffolk £154 Zetland, £142 Albierigg, £140 Dunnethill, £138 Seaview; Leicester £152 East Unthank, £130 Albierigg, £126 East Redfordgreen; Charollais £134 Dunnethill, £130 Little Bennane, £128 Seaview, £126 Harper Hill; Dorset £132 Seaview; Hill Cheviot £128 Oakwood Mill, £108 Catslackburn; Beltex £124 Fellview, £102 Willimoteswick; North Country Cheviot £122 Ericstane, £100 Seaview; Bleu d’Maine £120 Garden Cottage; Blackface £98 Edges Green, £91 Catslackburn, £76 Bush of Ewes; Easycare £87 Lindean Mill.

Heavy ewes:-Texel £136 Seaview, £132 Dunnethill, £130 No 2 Forss, £129 Dunnethill; Suffolk £129 Haithwaite, £120 Mid Upper Priestside, £119 Dunnethill, £118 Seaview; Bleu d’Maine £128 Dunnethill; Charollais £128, £117, £116 Lowerside; Beltex £120 Waterside, £105 Fellview, £100 Waterside; Leicester £116 East Unthank, £107 Greensburn, £104 Midtodhills; Zwartbles £113, £110 Howthat; Half Bred £108, £106 Haithwaite, £101 Hoddamtown; Greyface £100 Haithwaite, £92 Kelmore Hills and Willimoteswick, £90 Haithwaite, Beyond The Moss, Wyseby Hill Cottage, Awhirk and Hoddamtown; North Country Cheviot £100 Longoe, £91 Ericstane, £89 No 2 Forss, £88 Longoe; Cheviot Mule £99 Haithwaite, £90 Whitstonehill and Springwell, £89 Garden Cottage and Falnash.

Light Ewes:- Lleyn £86, £85, £80 South Bowerhouses, £80 Townfoot and Tundergarth Mains, £75 Steel Farm; Cheviot £85 Castlehill, £80 Whitstonehill and Tushielaw, £79 Falnash, £77 Oakwood Mill and Craig Dhu Croft, £76 Catslackburn; Blackface £81 Minsca, £78 Ringliggate, £77 Gall Farm, £74 Caberston and Longlea, £73 Berryfell; Lonk £78 Bush of Ewes; Swaledale £73 Kilnstown, £70 Kelmore Hills and Low Hallburn, £69 Kirkland Green and Spoutbank; Easycare £68 Lindean Mill, £57, £54 Castle Farm, £54 Lindean Mill; Jacob £61 Zetland; Beulah £60 Fellview; Kerry Hill £52 Beyond The Moss; Herdwick £43 Tardoes;

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