Longtown Sheep Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 6,268 store lambs at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 23rd September, 2014.
Store lambs attracted buyers from as far afield as Shropshire, all classes enjoyed a good selling trade. Top £63 for Dutch Texels from Greenside. Texels to £62 Ewelockbank, £61 Rinnion Hills, £60 Westerhall Farms; Beltex £60 Winterhope; Suffolk £58.50 Whitstonehill and Greenleycleugh, £58 Peghorn Lodge; Charollais £60 Wardrew; Cheviot Mule £51 Routin Lynn; Romneys £50 Rammerscales; Kendal Rough £50 Ewelockbank; Lleyn £49 Castle Creavie; Greyface £49 Routin Lynn, £48.50 Thornhope; Swaledale £31 Glenlee.
Hill Cheviots (2,987), best dearer, smaller end cheaper. Top of £61 for Hill Northies from Sorbietrees, £60 East Murton, £59.50 Routin Lynn. Hill Cheviots to £59 Glendinning, £58 Cooms, £57 Meikledale.
Blackface (1,497), top draws a very good trade. Top £52 Townshields, £48.50 Bowanhill, £46.50 Earlshaugh, £46 Larriston.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart plc held their September Ram Sale of 77 rams of all classes on Tuesday 23rd September 2014.
Buyers were selective and only the best rams were keenly sought after. Trade topped at £620 for a Texel shearling from Messrs Bell, Kirkton selling to Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall.
Texel Shearlings - £620, £450 (x2), £420, £380 Kirkton, £300 Searigg.
Beltex Shearlings - £520, £300 Scalerigg.
Suffolk Shearlings - £450 Temon.
Charollais Shearlings - £340, £300 Upper Auchenlay.
Suffolk Ram Lambs - £400 The Land, £350, £280 Burgh Head.
Texel Ram Lambs - £320, £250 Luce Mains £240 Kirkton.
Charollais Ram Lambs - £240 (x2) Springfield.
Beltex Ram Lambs - £240 Springfield.