Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 3,243 Store Hoggs and Feeding Ewes (including 373 in lambers) at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 26th January, 2016.

With many distant buyers present, a good quality show of hoggs met an outstanding trade when many more could easily have been sold to vendor’s advantage.

Top of £74.50 for Beltex from Quarry House; Texel £74 Wardrew, £73 Ballagan; Suffolk £74 Tarrasfoot, £72.50 Desoglin; Charollais £71 Dyke; North Country Cheviot £70 Marchbank, £65 Whitstonehill; Hampshire £68 Dyke; Greyface £66 Swordwellrigg, £64 North Gillbank; Hill Cheviot £60 Twislehope and Blakehopeburnhaugh; Blackface £57 Balmurrie, £54 Crosshouse, £53 Kirkton Hill; Swaledale £54.50, £50 Wydoncleughside; Kendal Rough £44 Gill Head.

Cast ewes to £710 for Suffolks from Haithwaite, hill ewes £60 for Cheviot from Oliver Road.

An entry of 373 in lamb ewes attracted a good company although the show was of poorer quality, a steady trade prevailed. Top of £92 (x2) for correct Lleyns from Girstingwood who sold others at £87 (x2).