Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 5,206 head at their annual sale of store hoggs, cast ewes and rams at Longtown on Tuesday 10th January 2017.

An outstanding show of hoggs for both quality and numbers attracted a very large crowd of buyers from a distance, trade was on fire from start to finish with all classes easily the dearest of the season. All vendors went home very happy.

Top of £80.50 for Beltex from Clints Farming Partners, Crookston, Heriot bought by Mr Tattersall of York, others £78 Keld Farm, £76.50 Francis Street; Texel £80 Kilnhill, £78.50 Mossband Hall, £75.50 Crosshill and Drumcruilton; Lleyn £79, £74 Height (Dixon); North Country Cheviot £71.50, £65.50, £65 Yetholm Mains; Suffolk £70 Mains, £68.50 Tarrasfoot; Cheviot Mule £68.50 Francis Street, £68 Yetholm Mains; Charollais £67.50 Partridge Nest; Greyface £66 Gill Head, £65.50 Francis Street, £65 Mouldy Hill; Hill Cheviot £64.50 High Thorneyburn, £59 Burnfoot of Ewes, £58.50 Newbank; Blackface £58.50 Halterburnhead; Kendal Rough £57, £54.50 Gill Head; Swaledale £57.50 High Thorneyburn, £52.50 School Cottage.

Cast ewes sold to £77 for Texels from Partridge Nest; Suffolk £64 Francis Street; Greyface £60 Francis Street, Tushielaw & Partridge Nest. Hill ewes to £56.50 for Cheviots from High Thorneyburn, £50 Tushielaw; Blackface £37 Penchrise; Swaledale £34 Nirvana; Herdwick £34 Hagg.

Cast rams to £100 for a Texel from Mossband Hall; Oxford £84 Mount Pleasant; Leicester £80 Tushielaw; Charollais £79 Thompson Walls; Cheviot £78 Birneyknowe, £75 High Thorneyburn; Suffolk £77 Shaw Cottage; Lleyn £75 Thompson Walls; Blackface £67 High Thorneyburn; Kendal Rough £61 Borrow Bridge House.