Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 8,914 store lambs at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 28th October, 2014.
A large and quality show attracted a full ring of buyers, many from Wales, trade was again dearer on the week.
The sale included two large consignments, firstly 557 Texel x lambs from Cocklakes House which sold to £68 and averaged £63.79, and secondly 447 Suffolk and Texel x lambs from Kirkton Hill which sold to £68 and averaged £62.45.
Top of £77 for Beltex from Carrholm, £71 Winterhope; Texel £70 Cadgillhead and Peela Hill, £69 Routin Lynn, £68.50 Hazelbank, £68 Kirkton Hill; Leicester £70, £69 Boathouse; Charollais £68, £65 Cocklakes House; Greyface £65.50 Soutra, £63.50 Peela Hill, £63 Forget me Not and Hesleywell; Suffolk £65.50 Coshogle and Glenkiln, £64.50 Blakehopeburnhaugh, £63.50 Dyke; Lleyn £63.50 Harper Hill, £60.50 Dolphinston; Hampshire £61 Birchcraig; Cheviot Mule £59.50 Gillesbie Farm, £56.50 Powisholm; Roussin £58.50 Kirkwood; Romney Marsh £58 Rammerscales; Swaledale £56.50 Low Stokoe; Easycare £45.50 Barnside and East Fortissat.
Cast ewes to £57 Highfield Cottage and Gatehousecote, cast rams £70 Low Stokoe.
Cheviot lambs (1,963) were another good entry, trade sharper. Top of £64 for Hill Northies from Routin Lynn, £62 Cocklakes House, £60 Priesthaugh. Hill Cheviots to £63 Granton, £62.50 Potholm.
Blackface lambs (2,334) saw trade again dear. Top £58.50 Gatehouse, £58 Viewley, £56.50 Peela Hill.
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart P.L.C. had forward a catalogue entry of 2,401 breeding sheep at their late sale at Longtown on Tuesday 28th October 2014.
All classes, including rams were presented to a full ring of buyers all keen for sheep, with trade as good as any time this season. More could have been sold to advantage. The sale was topped at £250 for a North Country Cheviot ram from R. & T. Dun, Gilston, with females to a top of £128 for Texel shearlings from Haithwaite.
We will also be holding a last chance sale of breeding sheep next Tuesday, present entries include 400 Easycare two shear ewes from one farm.
Texel ram lamb - £200, £180 (x2) Kirkton.
Blue Texel ram lamb - £160 (x2), £120 (x4) Millside.
North Country Cheviot shearling ram - £250 Gilston.
Charollais shearling ram - £200, £180 Upper Auchenlay.
Texel shearling ram - £160 Gilston.
Lleyn shearling ram - £100 Croftheads.
Leicester aged ram - £120 Nettling Flatt.
Lleyn aged ram - £100 Croftheads.
Texel - £106 (2shear), £102 (3shear) Dunjop, £96 (2crop) Harwood House, £90 (2-3crop) Nettling Flatt and Dunjop, £88, £82, £80 (3-4crop) Harwood House.
Greyface - £98 (2shear) Haithwaite, £88 (2shear) Nettling Flatt, £70 (4shear) Moss Peteral, £66 (4shear) Whiteheadhill.
Lleyn - £82 Harwood House, £72 Gate & West, £70 Parcelstown.
Charollais - £70 Nettling Flatt.
Hill Cheviot - £70, £64 Todrig, £58 Barrowburn, Langhope and Mainside.
North Country Cheviot - £64, £60 Parcelstown, £56 Kelsocleugh.
Kerry Hill - £60 Haithwaite.
Blackface - £52 Kirkland, £50 Easter Dawyck.
Beulah - £45 Haithwaite.
Swaledale - £44 Brewery House, £42 Greenley Cleugh.
Herdwick - £40 Nettling Flatt.
Texel - £128, £126 Haithwaite.
Greyface - £122, £106 Hudspeth, £98 Nettling Flatt.
Blackface - £92, £82, £80 The Pightle.
Swaledale - £88 Nettling Flatt.
Suffolk - £76 Gate & West.
Hill Cheviot - £72 Mainside.
Hebridean - £53 Charterhall.
Charollais x Beltex - £120 Upper Auchenlay.
Charollais - £105 Springfield.
Texel - £86, £82 Roachburn, £78 Gilston.
Greyface - £85 High Edges Green, £76 Greenley Cleugh, £70 High Edges Green.
Cheviot Mule - £84 Woodfoot.
North Country Cheviot £55 Greenley Cleugh.
Blackface x Swaledale - £52 Greenley Cleugh.