Longtown Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward an entry of 1564 head of ewes and hoggs with lambs at foot at Longtown on Tuesday 24th May 2016.
It was the Second Prize Show and Sale of hoggs, again many Eden Valley vendors showing, which attracted a full ring of prospective buyers with trade again strong for all classes. Top of £80 for the Champion pen from Messrs Ridsdale, Yew Tree, Penrith, others to £78 Little Blencowe and £76 Briggle, Seat Hill and Eskbank. Texels to £82 from the Champions from Messrs Watson, Four-o-Boot, Carlisle, others to £80 Loaningfoot. Texel with twins to £56 from Four-o-Boot and Loaningfoot and £55 Low Closegill. Suffolk crosses to £77 from Upper Hunderlee and £76 Four-o-Boot, £71 Wallend. Hoggs with twins to £58 Four-o-Boot and £57 Upper Hunderlee. Charollais to £74 Four-o-Boot and £73 Loaningfoot.
Shearlings to £67 for Roussins with singles from Whitcastles. Half-bred to £54 from High Moat, with Herdwick to £30 Monk Farm. Twins to £67 for Charollais from Whitcastles. Greyface to £63 High House. Lleyns to £55 Low House. Herdwick to £37 from Monk.
Ewes and lambs were extreme rates. Top £56 for Texels with twins from Reagill Grange, Bayles, Longrigg and Brewery House Barn, £54 Smiddy Hill and Longrigg. Greyface to £55 Smiddy Hill and £54 High House. Suffolk cross to £53 Reagill Grange. Cheviot to £31 Girnwood, £49 Dalefoot and £48 Smiddy Hill. Lleyns to £46 Low House. Swaledale to £39 Bayles and £38 Smiddy Hill.
Ewes with singles to £56 for Texels from Longrigg, Bayles and Brewery House Barn, others to £54 Smiddy Hill, Monk and High House. Greyface to £55 Smiddy Hill and £54 High House. Cheviot to £54 Girnwood, £50 Rowanburnfoot and £48 Dalefoot and Smiddy Hill. Lleyns to £46 from Low House. Swaledale t £39 Bayles and £38 Smiddy Hill. Herdwick to £36 Monk.
Store hoggs to £45 for North Country Cheviot tup hogg.