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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 17 prime cattle, 0 young bulls, 16 over thirty month cattle, 2,182 prime lambs and 5,254 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 21st August 2014.


Light to 219.5p (199.4p)
Medium to 220.5p (201.2p)
Heavy to 197.5p (197.5p)

Light to 207.5p (195.8p)
Medium to 201.5p (196.7p)
Heavy to 221.5p (219.4p)

Light to 191.0p (179.5p)
Standard to 203.0p (175.0p)
Medium to 210.0p (173.3p)
Heavy to 193.0p (173.2p)
Overweight 176.0p (161.9p)

Light to £84.00 (£41.36)
Heavy to £128.00 (£74.56)

Cast Rams £200.00 (£96.11)


A plainer show of prime cattle presented and many more are required to keep up with the ever increasing demand. Top price to 221.5p for Limousin heifers shown by A. & W.J. Taylor & Son, Dashwellgreen, purchased by Border Meats, Butchers, Lockerbie. Limousin bullocks sold to 220.5p also from Messrs Taylor, this time purchased by Mr John Little.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith



Limousin 220.5p, 219.5p Dashwellgreen, 208.5p Houghton House, 203.5p Sandbed, 197.5p Houghton House.


Limousin 221.5p Dashwellgreen, 207.5p Newby Farm, 201.5p Sandbed, 199.5p, 197.5p Newby Farm, 194.5p Sandbed.

Charolais 217.5p Dashwellgreen.



Limousin £1,333, £1,303 Houghton House, £1,300 Dashwellgreen.


Limousin £1,329 Dashwellgreen.

Charolais £1,326 Dashwellgreen.



A plainer show of cast cows saw fleshy farm assured cows sell to a good trade and topped at 146.5p for a Luing from J.G. Murray & son, Branxholm Braes.


Luing 146.5p, 124.5p, 115.5p Branxholm Braes.

Simmental 138.5p, 124.5p Branxholm Braes.

Limousin 126.5p Branxholm Braes.

Friesian 115.5p Jerriestown.


Luing £952, £784 Branxholm Braes.

Simmental £879, £784 Branxholm Braes.

Friesian £785 Jerriestown.

Limousin £771 Branxholm Braes.

Prime lambs were a smaller show, owing to the decline in the trade plus farmers harvesting and silaging the last few days. However trade was buoyant with all weights up 10p per kilo to average 174p overall. Top price per kilo was 210p for Texels from Lanerton and to £93.50 per head for Texels from Mill View and Ormiston.

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith


Texel £93.50 Mill View and Ormiston, £92 Kirkton, £90 Waterside, £89 Kirkton, £88 Lanerton.

Beltex £90 Waterside, £88.50 Thornthwaite Close, £73 Woodcroft.

Suffolk £85 Foulshiels, £84.50, £81.50 Barnglies, £79.50 Ormiston, £78.50 Beckhall.

Hill Cheviot £80.50 Tushielaw, £77.50 Nether Gribton, £77 Sundhope, £74 Earlside, £66 Tushielaw.

Charollais £80 Guards Mill, £75 Coldshield, £72 Guards Mill, £70 Greensburn.

Greyface £76.50 Spoutbank, £75 The Side, £72 Nether Gribton, £70 Prospect House, £69 Penpeugh.

North Country Cheviot £76 Whitehouse.

Leicester £75.50, £69 Nunscleugh.

Half Bred £70 Earlside, £66.50 Adderston Shiels.

Cheviot Mule £68 Sundhope.

Blackface £66.50 Lowside, £65.50 Penpeugh, £62 Sundhope, £60.50 Knockreoch, £60 Prospect House.

Swaledale £59 East Unthank, £53 Waterloo.

Jacob £54.50 Brockie Law.


Texel 210p Lanerton, 203p The Side, 202p Kirkton, 198p Lanerton, 193p Kirkton and Greenwell Meadows.

Beltex 200p Waterside, 191p Waterloo, 187p Woodcroft, 184p Thornthwaite Close.

Suffolk 189p Campelton, 180p Shawhill and North House, 178p Auchengray, 176p Cronklea, 175p Sceughdyke and Albierigg.

Blackface 185p Lowside, 181p Breconside, 178p Knockreoch, 168p Penpeugh, 167.1p Prospect House.

Greyface 183p Sundhope, 181p Waterloo, 176p East Cragside, 171p Nether Gribton and Prospect House, 170p The Side.

Hill Cheviot 181p Catslackburn, 180p Cowburn, 176p Earlside, 174p Campbelton, 173p Cowburn and Tarnside House.

Charollais 178p Guards Mill, 174p Coldshield, 163p Greensburn.

Swaledale 177p Waterloo, 174p East Unthank.

Cheviot Mule 170p Sundhope.

North Country Cheviot 168.9p Whitehouse.

Half Bred 167p Earlside, 166p Adderston Shiels.

Leicester 157p Nunscleugh.

Jacob 151p Brockie Law.

Light lambs also enjoyed the uplift in price to a top of £67.50 per head and 193p per kilo for Texels from Greenwell Meadows.


Texels £67.50 Greenwell Meadows, £58.50 Cardewlees and Prospect House; Beltex £65 Waterloo; Greyfaces £63.50 Waterloo, £58.50 Sundhope; Suffolk £62.50 Campbelton; Cheviot £60.50, £50.50 Cowburn; Blackfaces £60.50 Knockreoch; Swaledale £59 East Unthank.

Prime ewes and rams were a smaller entry but nevertheless trade was just as dear as ever with the large company of buyers keen for supplies.

Rams sold to £200 for Suffolks and Texels from Guards Mill, other Suffolks £158 Riverhill, £112 Deepford, other Texels £136 Whitfield, £132 Riverhill; Beltex £150 The Wreay; Leicester £138 Nunscleugh, £86 The Throp, £74 Kilmichael; Hill Cheviot £138 Catslackburn, £112 Hownam Grange, £110 Badanloch; Rouge £130 Greenburn; Charollais £125 Riverhill, £108 Deepford, £96 Riverhill; Dorset £110 Deepford; Roussin £110 Deepford and Greenburn; Blackface £110 Bowanhill, £91, £72 Lower Farm; Jacob £86 Deepford; Swaledale £78 Cleughbrae; Welsh Mountain £40 Cronklea.

Heavy ewes to £128 for Texels from Kirkton and Beltex from Watchill Side, other Texels to £127 Lower Farm, £120 Upper Ashtree, other Beltex to £118 Watchillside, £105 Watchillside and Mid Banks; Charollais £124 Stepend, £105 Whitehill Cottage, £100 Riverhill; Suffolk £117 Golden Lane, £111 Lower Farm, £110 Stepend; North Country Cheviot £100, £95 Hownam Grange, £94 Gilston; Bleu d’Maine £93 Golden Lane; Cheviot Mule £91 Stepend, £84 Halldykes, £83 Forsie; Oxford £88 Guards; Leicester £87 Coldshield, £85, £82 Stepend; Greyface £87 Staffler, £84 Amoshill, £82 Thornington and Kirkfield.

Light ewes to £84 for Cheviots from Denbieyett, £70 Tushielaw, £68 North House; Blackface £76, £66 Collin Bank, £63 Highcroach; Lleyn £72 Riverhill, £60 Golden Lane and East Fortissat; Swaledale £60 Coldshield, £55 Amoshill, £54 Archerbeck; Easycare £53, £36 Cowcorse; Jacob £41 Tarnside House.

Goats to £59 Lanehead.

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