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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 25 prime cattle, 12 young bulls,17 over thirty month cattle, 76 spring lambs, 3,747 prime hoggs and 3,342 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 8th May 2014.

Light to 184.5p (168.5p)
Medium to 207.5p (186.3p)
Heavy to 191.5p (144.5p)

Light to 163.5p (163.5p)
Medium to 233.5p (201.8p)
Heavy to 270.0p (216.2p)

Young bulls 199.5p (141.4p)

Light to 247.0p (211.7p)
Standard to 276.0p (218.8p)
Medium to 271.0p (232.8p)
Heavy to 235.0p (199.2p)

Shearling 224.0p (187.2p)

Light to 278.6p (278.6p)
Standard to 282.4p (260.5p)
Medium to 285.0p (241.1p)
Heavy to 213.0p (199.6p)

Light to £90.00 (£57.93)
Heavy to £130.00 (£90.81)

Cast Rams £152.00 (£99.62)

Best handy weight heifers continue to sell well with more required, although plainer types harder to cash. Top price of 233.5p for a Limousin heifer shown by Messrs Taylor, Dashwellgreen

Longtown cattle ring



Limousin 207.5p Dashwellgreen


Limousin 233.5p, 229.5p, 227.5p, 225.5p Dashwellgreen, 221.5p Houghton House, 199.5p Low Hallburn

Charolais 201.5p Houghton House



Limousin £1348 Dashwellgreen


Limousin. £1272, £1262, £1251, £1250 Dashwellgreen, £1197 Low Hallburn, £1173 Houghton House

Continental bulls sold to a satisfactory trade whilst Black & Whites continue to sell at National Trend.

Top price was 199.5p for Limousin from J & P Routledge & Son, Netherton.


Limousin 199.5p, 186.5p, 162.5p Netherton

Friesian 141.5p Netherton & Woodslee


Limousin £1212, £1080 Netherton, £976 Whiteclose, £947 Netherton

In the OTM section more numbers are required. Top was 133.5p for Charolais from Messrs J Magnay, Smallholms


Limousin 131.5p The Throp, 107.5p Whamtown

Charolais 133.5p Smallholms

Blue Grey 103.5p Softley

Angus 131,5p Beckfoot, 103.5p Sorbie


Limousin £868 The Throp, £806 Whamtown

Charolais £934 Smallholms

Angus £999 Beckfoot

Today was the annual prize show and sale of Prime Spring Lambs ably judged by Stephen Stoddart. An excellent show of both pairs and singles were forward resulting in the following awards:-

Pairs 1st J Marshall, Hermitage for Texels 42kg £111 to M Lomax

2nd G Brough, Old Rectory for Texels 44kg £109 to M. Lomax

3rd A Hoggan, Maryholm for Charollais 43kg £108 to M. Lomax

Singles 1st G Brough, Old Rectory for Texels 40kg £114 to M. Lomax

2nd J & ME Ackerley, Milton Mains for Texels 42kg £108 to J Brown

3rd G Brough, Old Rectory for Texels 43kg £108 to Bowood Farms

All good quality handyweight lambs sold to extreme rates, producers are advised not to allow their lambs to become too heavy to achieve premium prices. Top price £114 for Texels from Old Rectory with top price per kilo being 285p from the same home.


Charollais £108, £104, £100, £96 Maryholm,

Suffolk £108 Bleatarn, £106 Mossband Hall, £104 Supple Bank

Texel £114 Old Rectory, £111 Hermitage, £109 Old Rectory, £108 Milton Mains & Old Rectory

Zwartbles £100 Bogra, £98 Holmlea, £94 Broomhillbank


Suffolk 267p Supple Bank, 247p, 243p Mossband Hall, 238p Broomhills

Texel 285p, 270p Old Rectory, 265p Supplebank, 264p Hermitage

Charollais 282p, 279p, 271p Maryholm

Zwartbles 209p Broomhillbank, 207p Holmlea, 196p Bogra

Longtown sheep ring

Another large show of 3,747 prime hoggs sold to extreme rates, being the trade of the season. All best quality, well fleshed export weight hoggs regularly achieved 240 – 260p per kilo. Heavyweight hoggs surpassed all other centres this week topping at £118 for Beltex from Messrs Anderson, Nether Stenries and to 276p for Beltex from W Gribbon & Co., Waterside.


Texel £117 Kirkton, £116 Hoddamtown, £114 Dinwoodie Green, £113 Mosside

North Country Cheviot £107 Hyde Park, £94.50 Crosslee, £92 Dyke

Beltex £118 Nether Stenries, £105 Hallbankgate & Waterside, £91 Kelmore Hills

Suffolk £111 West Mosside, £109 Thorn & Riggfoot, £107 Dyke, £106 Hallrule Mill

Hill Cheviot £114 Cardew Hall, £109 Todhillrigg & Blackwoodridgehouse, £108 Blackwoodridgehouse

Charollais £110 Old Rectory, £107, £100 Mosside, £97 Thackwood

Greyface £105, £100 Tetcott, £100 Cardew Hall, £99 Sykehead

Cheviot Mule £95 Upper Duddlewick

Blackface £102 Meggethead, £92 Laythes, £90 Meggethead & Haithwaite, £89 Glenshanna

Leicester £91 Ringlingate

Herdwick £88 Weeds, £80 Poolside, £79 Nether Stenries

Swaledale £79 Townend

Kerry £89 Whinneyknowe


Beltex 276p Waterside, 256p Hallbankgate, 239p Kelmore Hills

Texel 263p Allerby Hall, 257p Broomhills, 252p Kelmore Hills & Allerby Hall, 248p East Raffles

Hill Cheviot 271p Cardew Hall, 264p Shaw Head, 261p Cardew Hall, 256p Sandbed, 255p Todhillrigg

North Country Cheviot 233p Hyde Park, 231p Cleughbrae

Greyface 228p Kilncroft, 226p, 222p Whinneyknowe, 219p Stoneraise Place, 217p Gateside, 216p Kilncroft

Suffolk 243p Broomhills, 237p Stoneraise Place, 227p 222p Sykehead, 219p Tetcott, 218p Swaites

Blackface 226p Thorns, 224p Stoneraise Place & Laythes, 223p Glenshanna, 222p Stoneraise Place

Charollais 215p Gateside, 212p Mosside, 205p Leaona Villa, 202p Mosside

Herdwick 222p Whinneyknowe, 221p Crosshow, 214p Nether Stenries

Swaledale 217p Sykehead, 203p Townhead

Cheviot Mule 231p Upper Duddlewick

Another good show of 3,342 cast ewes and rams sold to the usual ringside of buyers. All ewes seen a rise of £5 on the week especially for heavyweight and good selling ewes. Rams continue to sell at high rates to a top for Texel rams of £152 from Poolside.

Cast Rams: Texel £152 Poolside, £140 Churchfield, £132 Drumadrum & Severs; Suffolk £130 Sixmiles, £120 Roadend, £114 Newry; Cheviot £92 Drycleughlea, £84 GLendinning; Charollais £146 Beaworth, £140 Newry, £138 Churchside; Greyface £78 Barton, £70 Barnakill; Leicester £98 Crowhall, £92 Softley; Blackface £92 Megdale; Swaledale £59 Todhillwood; Herdwick £64 Wick; Beltex £120 Hoddamtown; Lleyn £92 South Port O Spittal; Zwartbles £100 Newry; Oxford £122 Church Side; Dorset £132 Newry; Romney Marsh £104 Wick; Kerry Hill £80 Church Side; Easycare £84 South Port O Spittal.

Heavy ewes Texel £130 Mossband House, £128 Upperlands & Newtonfield, £126 Sixmiles, £124 Newry; Suffolk £122, £120 Newry, £118 Church Side, £117 Newry, £116 Gateside£115 West Mosside, £114 Braitwaite Hall; Charollais £127 Newry, £119 Gateside, £116 Poolside, £110 Thackwood; Halfbred £90 Newry; Greyface £91 Wick, £90 Kirk Cottage, £86 Braithwaite Hall, Wick & Hendre, £85 Wydon, £84 Middle Shipley & West Warmley; Cheviot Mule £91 Wydon, £88 Drumside, £86 Hendre & Sixmiles, £85 Weeds; Leicester £99 Midtodhills, £87 Tushielaw, £84 High Edges Green; North Country Cheviots £99 Adderston Shiels, £96 Dalmakethar, £93 Baron, £89 Wentworth; Beltex £100 Whitehill Cottage, £86 Tercrosset; Zwartbles £89 Newtonfield, £80 Sixmile; Romney Marsh £80 Wick.

Light Ewes Cheviot £90 Hoddamtown, £88 Kirkton, £80 Clifton on Bowmont, Kirkton & Glendinning; Blackface £77 Bowershield, £74 Crowhall, £70 Cottage, £69 Nirvana; Swaledale £68 Softley & East Cragside, £64 Todhillwood, £61 Midtodhills; Lleyn £70 South Port O Spittal; Kerry £70 Drumadrum; Easycare £69 South Port O Spittal.

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link Longtown Primestock - 1st May
link Longtown Primestock - 24th April
link Longtown Primestock - 17th April
link Longtown Primestock - 10th April
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