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Longtown Primestock Sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 32 prime cattle, 8 prime bulls, 23 OTM cattle, 4,026 prime lambs and 5,470 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 20th August 2015.


Light to 189.5p (189.5p)
Medium to 232.5p (211.8p)
Heavy to 218.5p (212.5p)

Light to -------p (-------p)
Medium to 228.5p (225.4p)
Heavy to 228.5p (207.2p)

Young bulls 227.5p (211.0p)

Light to 176.0p (142.0p)
Standard to 183.0p (145.9p)
Medium to 173.0p (143.0p)
Heavy to 163.0p (136.1p)
O/weight 143.0p (128.7p)

Light to £79.00 (£39.34)
Heavy to £139.00 (£72.59)

Cast Rams £170.00 (£91.20)

An excellent show of prime cattle saw trade maintain late high rates. The whole sale averaged 210.4p as growing demand continues at Longtown. The sale was topped at 232.5p for a Limousin bullock shown by A & WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green purchased by Border Meats Wholesale Butchers, Lockerbie. Limousin heifers sold to 228.5p twice, firstly from Messrs Taylor; purchased by Highgate Meats Ltd, Troutbeck, the again from J W Vevers, High Stenries purchased by Mr G Chapman. Charolais heifers also sold to 228.5p sold by Messrs Taylor and bought by Border Meats.

A nice show of young bulls sold very well and many more could have been sold to vendors advantage. Top price to 227.5p from J Jardine, Yett. Charolais bulls topped at 222.5p from JW Vevers, High Stenries.

Longtown cattle ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart also held their Summer Show of Prime Cattle, Prime Bulls and OTM cattle. The show was kindly sponsored by G Walker Building Services and expertly judged by Mr Granville Moor who awarded the Championship to a limousin heifer shown by JW Vevers, High Stenries which sold to 228.5p bought by Mr G Chapman. The first prize bullock was from A & WJ Taylor & Son, selling to 223.5p bought by the judge.

Barren cows an excellent entry sold to a top of 144p for the second prize beef cow, a limousin shown by Mr Garthwaite, Wysebyhill Cottage. Top price per head was £1139 for the first prize beef cow from A & A Ewing, Dumbretton. Native cows sold to 140p for an Angus from Messrs Fisher, Cleughhead. Dairy cows sold to 127p for the first prize from T & M Irving, Becton Hall. Top price per head was £990.60 again from Becton Hall. The second prize from T B Imrie, Harelawhole sold 112p. Stock bulls met a tremendous trade and sold to 111p for a Hereford from Messrs Armstrong, Randalinton which realised £1209.90. Aged Simmental bulls sold to £1020 from Messrs Tinning.


1st – A & WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green - 223.5p

2nd – A & WJ Taylor & Son, Dashwell Green – 227.5p


1st & Champion – J W Vevers, High Stenries – 228.5p

2nd – E & A Graham, Upper Mains – 213.5p

Young Bull:

1st – J Jardine, Yett – 227.5p

2nd – J Jardine, Yett – 217.5p

Dairy Cow:

1st – T & M Irving, Becton Hall – 127p

2nd – T B Imrie, Harelawhole – 112p

Beef Cow:

1st – A & A Ewing, Dumbretton – 134p

2nd – Messrs Garthwaite, Wysebyhill Cottage – 144p


Limousin 232.5p, 227.5p, 223.5p Dashwell Green.

Angus 207.5p (x2), 205.5p, 203.5p (x2) East Park

Blonde 200.5p Low Hallburn

British Blue 218.5p Dashwell Green

Charolais 215.5p Dashwell Green


Limousin £1,463, £1452, £1410 Dashwell Green

British Blue £1,463 Dashwell Green

Charolais £1,486 Dashwell Green


Limousin 228.5p High Stenries & Dashwell Green, 219.5p Low Plains, 217.5p High Stenries, 215.5p Low Plains

Charolais 228.5p Dashwell Green, 219.5p Low Plains, 213.5p, 196.5p 192.5p Upper Mains.

British Blue 208.5p Low Hallburn

Angus 191.5p Bush of Ewes


Limousin £1,326, £1,279 High Stenries, £1,314 Low Plains, £1,251 Dashwell Green, £1,233 Low Plains

Charolais £1,462 Dashwell Green, £1387 Upper Mains, £1,371 Low Plains, £1270 Upper Mains

British Blue £1,251 Low Hallburn


Blonde 207.5p, 204.5p, 203.5p, 191.5p Oakwoodhill

Charolais 222.5p High Stenries

Limousin 227.5p, 217.5p Yett, 211.5p High Stenries


Blonde £1290, £1348, £1322 Oakwoodhill

Charolais £1322 High Stenries

Limousin £1490, £1435 Yett


A much larger show of 4,026 prime lambs were forward, as in line with all other centres the overall sale average of 142.6p/kg (SQQ 143.9p). Best quality lambs continued to gain a premium with more required to fulfil buyers demand. Top price of £81 per head for a Texel from Cakebread, Commonside and to 183p per kilo for Beltex from Powheads.


Texel 173p Druidhall, 172p Ballywilline, 171p Cleughbrae, 170p Balliemore

Suffolk 161p Ballywillne, 160p, 154p Gatehousecote, 153p Wallend

Greyface 146p Arnicle, 142p Kildalloig, 139p Albierigg, 138p Whiteside

Blackface 140p Arnicle, 140p, 135p Salann-Mara, 133p Kildalloig

Hill Cheviot 167p Castle Farm, 156p Balmore, 153p Commonside

Charollais 151p, 144p Broomhouse, 147p Brackenthwaite, 142p Archerbeck

Beltex 183p Powheads, 173p Wallend

Half Bred 135p Adderston Shiels

Swaledale 118p Coldshield

Border Leicester 141p Haithwaite

Longtown sheep ring

photo courtesy Robert Smith


Texel £81 Commonside, £77 Kirkton, £76 Druidhall, £75 Cleughbrae, Shoestanes & Kirkton, £74 Kilnhill, Shoestanes & Kirkton

Suffolk £75 Tone Hall, £74 Hallburn, £73 Sceughdyke & Ryehills

Charollais £69 Nether Gribton, £65 Hallburn, £63.50 Broomhouse

Greyface £61 Albierigg, £60 Sowerby Hill, £59 The Nook & Nunscleugh

Hill Cheviot £65.50 Shoestanes, £60 Earlside, £57.50 Balure

Half Bred £58 Adderston Shiels, £55 Earlside

Blackface £50 Prospect House, £48 Whiteside, £47 Craighousesteads

Beltex £66 Powheads, £64 Wallend

Another large show of 5,470 ewes were sold to the usual ring of buyers, heavy ewes continued to sell well with an increased number of small hill ewes forward, being slightly easier as seen in all other centres. Cast rams also sold to recently high rates.


Texel £139 Heatherglen, £138 Bengall, £137 Beckfoot, £136 Ringliggate, £135 Chaseside

Charollais £117 Chaseside, £108 Beckfoot, £103, £101 Chaseside

Suffolk £114 Skelfhill, £100 Braithwaite Hall, £99 Cleughbrae, £96 Hassendeanburn

Leicester £89 Haithwaite, £87 Westend, £86 Coldshield

North Country Cheviot £97 Durran Mains, £91 Brockhouse, £87 North Synton

Greyface £79 Harelawhill, £78 Lyneholm, £76 New Farm

Cheviot Mule £86 Whitstonehill, £86 Heatherglen, £77 Harelawhill

Zwartbles £79 Wyseby Hill, £78 Cleughbrae

Beltex £123 Kirkton, £80 Castlehill


Hill Cheviot £79, £73 Bidlake, £60 Drumreach, £55 Burnfoot of Ewes

Lleyn £79, £76 Hazelbank, £69 Bidlake, £66 Pilmuir

Blackface £60 Crowhall, £58 Achnamara, £56 Tinnis

Swaledale £54 Roachburn, £47 Softley & Kilnstown, £42 Parkside

Easycare £57 hazelbank, £52 Bidlake, £50 Brydekirk


Texel £148 Chaseside, £146 Beckfoot, £145 Skelfhill, £135 Beckfoot

Charollais £168, £142 Beckfoot, £136, £120 Chaseside

Hill Cheviot £110 Burnfoot of Ewes & Bayles, £99 Blackburn, £98 Catslackburn

Suffolk £170, £165 Skelfhill, £108 Fenton & Heatherglen

Blackface £85 Harden, £74 Ballygown

Easycare £70 Cowcorse

Swaledale £98 Stotsfold, £83, £75 Roachburn

Beltex £160 Rottington Hall, £80 Booton

Zwartble £86 Thorburn

Hampshire £106 Heatherglen

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