Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 2,826 at their weekly sale of store hoggs and feeding ewes at Longtown on Tuesday 28th January 2020.

Another good show of hoggs attracted a full ring of buyers, with best Beltex and Texel hoggs selling at a premium, all others met a very strong trade. Overall average was £70.80. The feature of the sale was the annual consignment of 150 Blackface hoggs from CB Campbell, Drummuckloch, Stranraer whose top was £82 to average £74.44.

Top was £101 for Texels from Park Nook, others to £100 North Synton & The Hott, £95 Halldykes; Beltex to £99 Milton Mains, £92 North Gillbank, £91 Birchcraig; Suffolks to £87 Waterhead of Dryfe, £86 Geltsdale, £81 Dykehead; Charollais to £86, £82, £80 Moss Side, £79 Banks Head; Greyfaces to £89 North Gillbank, £83 Gill Head, £81 Balmurrie; North Cheviots to £82 North Synton; Hill Cheviots to £80, £75 Kelsocleugh, £75 Barnshangan, £73 Bankend; Blackfaces to £83 & £80 Balmurrie, £82 & £80 Drummuckloch, £80 Townshields; Swaledales to £69 Branthwaite, £65 Barnshangan, £60 The Brigg; Kendal Roughs to £77 Gill Head.

Feeding ewes very dear to a top of £104 for Texels from Treaty Park; Suffolks to £91 Low Craglemine & Treaty Park; Charollais to £82 Crawford Hall; Greyfaces to £97 Ryecroft, £89 Macherquhat; Zwartbles to £85 Dyke Head. Hill ewes to £70 for Beulahs from Howcleugh; Blackfaces to £67 The Hott.

Cast rams to £104 for a Texel from Macherquhat, who also sold Cheviots to £81; Charollais & Suffolks to £90 Banks Head.

A small show of 300 breeding sheep sold to a great ring side of customers with many leaving empty handed. Selling to a top of £255 for three pure Texel gimmers, with the same home selling others to £250 & £210. Mule shearlings sold to £160, scanned twins, from P Gass, Aldery Terrace. Suffolks x 2-3 crop ewes to £151 from Leapsrigg. Many more could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Ewes

Mules £152 Hill Top, £138 Aldery Terrace.

Suffolk £151 (x2) Leapsrigg.

Charollais £140 Hill Top.

Cheviot Mule £130 Harene.

Romney x £102 Harene.

Swaledale £74, £72, £71, £70, £68 Ottercops.

Shearlings

Pure Texel £255, £250, £210 Wanton Walls.

Texel x £170, £154, £150 Wanton Walls.

Mules £160 Aldery Terrace.

Ewe Hoggs

Mules £96 Tecket.