Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 4,871 store lambs and feeding ewes at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

Quality was lacking in another good show of lambs. A large company of buyers were present with recent high rates more than maintained. Averages were up again at £63.36 overall.

Top of £86 for a Beltex from Aldery Terrace, others to £83 Leahill; Texel £82 Kelsocleugh, £81 Row (Parsons), £80 Moss Side and Leahill; Greyface £80 Butterdales, £77 Greyside, £75.50 Hepple Hill and West Hills; Suffolk £80 Waterhead of Dryffe; Charollais £77 Swaites, £76 Moss Side (Baxter); Half Bred £75 Earlside; Roussin £74 Morebattle Tofts; North Country Cheviot £74 Morebattle Tofts, £70 Annandale Estate; Blackface £73, £71 Brieredge, £67.50 Little Tongue, £67 Skelfhill; Leicester £72.50 West Hills; Cheviot Mule £72 Morebattle Tofts; Romney £68 Kellowchrink; Hill Cheviot £67 Solwaybank & Glendinning, £64 Twislehope; Easycare £65.50 Redmile; Swaledale £65 Farlam Hill; Herdwick £63 Farlam Hill; Shetland £60 Campbelltown;

Feeding ewes (188) a stronger trade and in great demand to a top of £80 for Texels from Gillalees, others £79 Thornborough; Greyface £71.50 Glenlea. Hill ewes to £57 for Cheviots from Harden; Herdwick £55 Lower Kerrowglass who sold Shetlands at £45; Blackface £40 Lowes; Swaledale £37 Waterhead of Dryffe. Cast rams to £76 for Kerry Hill from The Lowes; Leicester £71 Stewards House; Texel £71 Thornbrough; Cheviot £69 Blackburn; Blackface £67 Brieredge; Suffolk £65 Stewards House.