Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 7,887 store lambs and feeding ewes at their sale at Longtown on Tuesday 25th October 2016.
Distant buyers more plentiful, locals scarcer, and a very good quality show on offer. Trade was very similar. The feature of the sale was an outstanding entry of over 700 Beltex x Charollais and Texel x lambs from Mr P M Smith, Cocklakes House, Troutbeck, Penrith, which were very well shown and a credit to the vendor. His top price was £69 twice and £68.50 thrice, with his average £4 up on the year.
Top of the day was £73.50 for Beltex crosses from Messrs Edminson, Middle Farm, Crindledykes, Rockliffe. Texels to £70.50 Palmer Hill, £70 Rotherhope and £69 Glencartholm.
Suffolks to £70 Routin Lynn. Greyface to £59.50 Upperburnmouth, £59 Haithwaite & Bayldon, £58 Craigengillan Estate. Lleyns to £64 Harper Hill. Cheviot Mules to £61.50 How Hill. Hampshire to £55 Dunshiel. Herdwick to £40 Red House. Swaledale to £28 The Hagg & Ouston.
Cheviot lambs (1,530) a smaller entry. Trade for the best was very good, lesser lambs cheaper on the week. Top of £57 Granton, £56 Potholm, £55 Craig Douglas & Hopsrigg.
Blackface lambs (2,080) another good show, again the best dearer with smaller lambs similar. Top of £58 Horseholme, £51 Westhills & Prospect House.
C & D Auction Marts Limited held their Late End of Season Breeding Sale on Tuesday 25th October 2016, which saw forward 60 rams of all classes, where recent high rates were maintained with plenty buyers still looking for quality rams. The sale was topped at £420 for a Texel ram lamb from A Bell, Kirkton and purchased by Messrs Sowerby, Sycamore Rise, Great Asby. Mr Bell also sold at £400 to Messrs Morris, Upperduddlewick.
Texel - £420, £400, £380 (x2) Kirkton, £320 Sandilands, £300, £280 (x2) Kirkton, £250 (x2) Crumhaughhill.
Suffolk - £250 Burgh Head.
Blue Texel - £250 Millside.
Charollais x Beltex - £200 Springfield.
Texel - £300 Sandilands, £280 Waltonwoodhead, £250 Kirkton & Sandilands.
Charollais - £250 Springfield.
Suffolk (2 shear) - £250 Burgh Head.
Another fine show of 1,950 breeding females were forward with quality still in demand. All classes met a flying trade and the sale topped at £120 for a pen of Beltex x shearlings from Messrs Fleming, Shoestanes to Messrs Forrest, West Croft.
Texel - £106 Kirkton.
Suffolk - £70, £60 Keenley Fell.
Greyface - £68 Pottsdurtrees, £63 Winshield.
Blackface - £58 Lyndarick, £54 Eriff Estate.
North Country Cheviot - £49 Moorside.
Cheviot - £44 Glendinning.
Beltex - £120 Netherbrotherstone.
Greyface - £108, £107, £106, £104 Marygate, £106 Sleetbeck.
Suffolk - £104 Marygate, £102 Sleetbeck.
Texel - £94, £92 Hill House, £88 Eastnewburn.
Cheviot - £82 Netherbrotherstone.
Blackface - £78 Haithwaite, £76 Seathill.
Texel - £114, £100, £95, £92, £88 Eastnewburn, £81, £80 Gillesbie.
Cheviot - £98 Netherbrotherstone, £59, £58 Stirkfield, £56 Linhope, £50 Langhope.
Suffolk - £96, £94 Eastnewburn.
Greyface - £95, £82 Eastnewburn, £80 Gillesbie.
North Country Cheviot - £75 Parcelstown, £60, £54 Hethpool, £54 Parcelstown, £53 Windyhaugh & Kelsocleugh, £52 Windyhaugh.
Blackface - £60 Rowhope, £60, £54 Lyndarick, £50 Eriff Estate & Rowhope.
Shetland - £32, £28, £27, £24 Griesta.