Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart plc had forward 2,221 store hoggs and feeding ewes at their sale at Longtown on Tuesday 17th February 2015.
There was a similar entry of Store hoggs with more distant buyers to the fore and, as a result, all classes met the dearest trade of the season. Many more could have been sold to vendors' advantage.
Top £79 and £71 for Suffolks from Keepershield and £73 Newbigging; Texel £78 Hightown, £77 Carruthers, £76 Dykehead and Keepershield; North Country Cheviot £74.50, £72 Carruthers; Greyface £74 Wardrew, £72 Keepershield and The Bog, £71 Lowes, £70 Auchaleek; Charollais £70 Cottage Farm; Blackface £68 Drummuchloch, £67.50 Albie Rigg and Wardrew; Kerry Hill £67 The Hagg; Masham £67 Cottage Farm; Hill Cheviot £67 Damhead; Lleyn £66 Hesket House; Swaledale £65, £61 Keskadale, £60.50 Brigg.
Cast ewes to £98 Winshield, hill types £66 Fountain View, cast rams £74 Winshield.
At the Special Sale of in lamb ewes and shearlings, held today, there was an entry of 1,665.
An exceptionally large crowd from near and far was present to witness a first class show of in-lambers. Trade was electric from start to finish with trade exceptional.
The dispersal of 962 Easycare shearlings in lamb from Lapwing Lamb Ltd, Holmes Farm, sold to a top of £125 for a pen of 40 carrying twins, £100 for a pen of 32 carrying a single and £116 for a pen of 24 triplets, overall average was £103.78 for 962 head.
Other principal prices:-
Greyface (2-3 crop) - £138, £131, £125 Colston Mains.
Cheviot (4 crop) carrying twins - £100 (x2), £98, £96 (x2) Allfornaught.
Easycare, carrying triplets - £100 Synton Mains.
Texel x Blackface (2 crop) - £98 Heatherfield.
Texel x Blackface (3 crop) - £96 Heatherfield.
Easycare, carrying twins - £125, £116, £113 (x2), £112 (x2), £111, £110 Holmes Farm.
Easycare, carrying singles - £100, £99, £96 (x3) Holmes Farm.
Greyface - £110 Heatherfield.
Bluefaced Leicester - £96 Patties Hill.