Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 1,944 store hoggs and feeding sheep at their Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 28th January 2014.

Another good show was forward to the usual ring of buyers with trade being as strong as ever but maybe a better show of hoggs for quality forward. Numbers are now tightening up and trade looks likely to remain.

The sale was topped at £82 for Texels from Grassgarth, £78 Uppertofts, £77 Newbigging, The How and Bettyknowes; Suffolk £73.50 Keith, £73 Longbeoch, £70 Keith; North Country Cheviot £72 Adderston Shiels, £67 Borthwickshiels, £66 Adderston Shiels; Greyface £71 Ormiston, £69 Grassgarth, £65 Longbeoch, The How and Flosh Lodge; Hill Cheviot £69.50 Borthwickshiels; Hampshire £66 Dyke; Beltex £66, £63 Sharplaw; Half Bred £66 Adderston Shiels; Cheviot Mule £57 Raehills; Charollais £57 Hesket House, £54.50 Priorsford; Blackface £54, £50 Little Larg, £49 Bettyknowes; Herdwick £54 South Dene.

Feeding ewes to £66 for Texels from Bettyknowes, £60 Keith; Greyface £55 Cowrigg, £54 Bettyknowes.