Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart plc had forward 4,032 store hoggs and feeding ewes, also in lambers at their sale at Longtown on Tuesday 27th January 2015.

A very large entry for the time of year attracted more distant buyers, as a result all easily maintained last week’s extreme rates.

Top of £84 and £80 for Dutch Texels from Kinning Hall, others £79 Wydon Eals and High Wood End; Beltex £81, £80, £78 Midknock Farm; Charollais £77 High Wood End and Aikers, £72 Dinley; North Country Cheviot £74 Adderston Shiels, £70 Yetholm Mains; Lleyn £74, £73 Dolphinston, £72 The Height; Cheviot Mule £72 Gilston and Yetholm Mains; Suffolk £72 Bloch; Greyface £68.50 Fellview, £68 Wydon Eals, £66 Midtodhills; Hill Cheviot £67.50 Bloch, £65 Glendearg; Half Bred £66.50 Adderston Shiels, £64 Marwhirn; Blackface £64 Ballacharney House, £60 Elibank House, £58.50 Eastfield of Wiston; Swaledale £58 Low Stokoe, £55 Branthwaite and Kentmere Hall; Shetland £50 Aikers; Herdwick £47.50, £44 Middle Row.

Cast ewes to £96 Glenkiln Farms, hill types £68 Girnwood, cast rams £104 Glenkiln Farms.

In lamb ewes were a small show with correct Greyface in lambers to £125 from Glenkiln Farms, many more could have easily been sold.