Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 4,438 store lambs at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 14th August 2018. The sale included a prize show & sale of Texel/Beltex and Suffolk x lambs which was expertly judged by Andrew Hutchinson from Yorkshire.
Texel Cross Store Lambs
1st – Tailford, Rinnion Hills, West Hall £77
2nd – Dalgleish & Waugh, Crew, Roadhead £64.50
Beltex Cross Store Lambs
1st – Henderson, Felton Demesne, Morpeth £74
Other Continental Store Lambs
1st – Reed & Hill, Lingey Field, Riding Mill £95
2nd – Storrow, Willimoteswick, Bardon Mill £78
Suffolk Cross Store Lambs
1st – Laing, Tarrasfoot, Canonbie £85.50
2nd - Laing, Tarrasfoot, Canonbie £86
Champion - Laing, Tarrasfoot, Canonbie £85.50
Reserve Champion - Reed & Hill, Lingey Field, Riding Mill £95
There was a quality show on offer and with grass now growing fast a lot more buyers from far and near were present. Trade was very strong all day with prices £2-£5 dearer on the week, with many more lambs could have been easily sold to vendor advantage.
Top of the day was £86 for Texels from Felton Demesne, others to £82.50 Rinnion Hills & £81 Lingey Field; Suffolks to £79 Ragithwaite, £78 Tarrasfoot, £71 Borthwick Brae; Charollais to £81 Butterdale; Cheviot Mules to £65 Sorbietrees; Greyfaces to £65 Beacon Rigg, £63 Townfoot; Tup lambs to £77 Satchells and Ragithwaite.
Feeding ewes to £79 Blakehopeburnhaugh, £77 Newburn.