Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 484 head of Ewes with Lambs at foot and 453 Store Hoggs at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 12th April, 2016.

Ewes and Lambs were a similar entry, usual buyers present, trade on par with last week’s high rates. Top £64 and £66 each for Texels with singles from Golden Gate, Lleyn to £60 Dufton Wood, Greyface to £56 High House, Hill Cheviots to £47 Golden Gate.  Ewes with twins sold to a top of £60 for Lleyns from Dufton Wood, Greyface to £53 Reagill Grange who also sold Suffolk Cross at £58 and Cheviot Mules at £58, Blackface to £49 High House and Hill Cheviots to £41 Cross Hill.

Store Hoggs mainly final draws but still a strong demand. Top £90 for a Beltex from Stanley Road; Texel £83, £80 Stanley Road, £70 Keepershield; Half Bred £63 Keepershield; Charollais £61 Calvo; Greyface £56 Drinkstone; Cheviot Mule £63 Calvo; Hill Cheviot £62 Bloch; Blackface £58 Burnfoot.