Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 4,354 store hoggs, cast rams and ewes at their Annual Special Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 6th January 2015.
Store hoggs met the dearest trade of the season with many buyers from the South present.
Top price of £79 for North Cheviots from Meikle Whitriggs; Suffolk £77 Borthwick Brae, £71.50 Vallance Drive, £70 Mid Murthat and Whitchesters; Texel £77 Mid Murthat, £75.50 Woodhouse, £73 Relief and Barnglieshead; Beltex £76.50 Uppertofts; Lleyn £71.50 Harper Hill; Dutch Texel £71 Crossgates Cottage; Blackface £70 Allensgreen, £69 Haithwaite, £64.50 Greyside; Greyface £68.50 The Bog, £68 Gall, £67.50 Greyside; Half Bred £68 Keepershields; Hill Cheviot £67 Haithwaite, £62 High Thorneyburn, £61 Elsdonburn; Swaledale £54 Patties Hill, £51 The Bog.
An entry of 487 cast rams and ewes met an extreme demand and many more could have been sold to advantage. Top of £146 for a Texel ram from Wileysyke, others £118 Barnglieshead; Charollais £122 Minto Cames; Leicester £120 Meikle Whitriggs, £116 Allensgreen; North Country Cheviot £118 Meikle Whitriggs; Suffolk £110 Minto Cames; Lleyn £110 Templand; Hill Cheviot £106 High Thorneyburn; Blackface £103 Penpeugh; Dutch Texel £100 Kilnhill; Swaledale £86 Wileysyke.
Cast ewes sold to £114 for Texels from Glenmaid; Lleyn £90 Templand; Greyface £86 Ormiston; Blackface £86 Halterburnhead, £78 Greyside; Cheviot £76 Biddlestone Townfoot; Swaledale £60 The Bog.