Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers’ Mart plc had forward 1,537 store hoggs and ewes with lambs at foot at their sale at Longtown on Tuesday 31st March 2015.

Store hoggs still plentiful, trade again dear with buyers keen t o purchase.

Top £79.50, £70 for Suffolks from Routin Lynn, £74 Meiklebob; Cheviot Mule £79, £74 Routin Lynn; Texel £77.50, £77 Sherwen Terrace, £74 Boghall and Cordeman; Dorset £72 Cordeman; Gritstone £70 Eastfield of Wiston; Lleyn £69.50 Meiklebob; Blackface £69.50 Cordeman, £63 Fell of Lochronald; Hill Cheviot £69 Kelsocleugh, £64 Routin Lynn, £62.50 Kelsocleugh; Greyface £67.50 Cranberry Brow, £67 Fell of Lochronald, £65.50 Routin Lynn; Charollais £67 Allfornaught; Swaledale £54.50 Coolingel.

Cast ewes to £96.50 Cordeman, hill types £73 Hopsrigg, cast rams £117 Pikeber.

Ewes with lambs were easily sold at current rates to a top of £50 per life for correct Greyface ewes with twins from Bateyshield.