Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 414 head of Ewes & Lambs and 1,392 Store Hoggs & Feeding Ewes at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 5th April 2016.
There was a large crowd present for the opening sale of Ewes and Lambs. Demand was very strong and more could easily be sold to vendor’s advantage.
Ewes with singles topped at £67 for Texels from Barnbackle, others to £66 Millfield Demesne, Suffolks to £65 Crosshill and £63 Barnbackle, Greyfaces to £54 Barnbackle.
Ewes with twins topped at £63 for Suffolks from Barnbackle, who also sold Texels at £60 and Greyface at £54.
Hoggs with singles topped at £64 for Texels from Underwood.
Hoggs with twins to £60 for Texels from Rockhallhead.
Ewe hoggs to £90 for Greyfaces from Broomhouse, with Texels to £83.50 from Underwood.
Store hoggs were a large entry for the time of year, usual buyers and trade just as dear.
Top of £94 & £89 for Beltex from A R Towers, Davidson Avenue, Felton also Blue du Maine £86 Davidson Avenue; Texel £78.50 Hillfield, £77 Keepershield, £76.50 Eglingham Moor Farm; Suffolk £76.50, £75, £72 Pawston, others to £71.50 Keepershield; Blackface £73.50 Blarghour; Easycare £72 Cleongart; Greyface £67.50 Graystale and £66.50 Cara View; Hill Cheviots £65.50 and £62.50 Graystale; Swaledale £64.50 Roseneath; Hampshire £61.50 Cottage Farm; Herdwick £37.50 Middle Row.
Cast ewes to £105 The Dabbins, Hill types to £57.50 Gibblaston. Cast Rams to £70.50 The Dabbins.