Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 4,403 head at their weekly sale of store hoggs, cast ewes and rams at Longtown on Tuesday 17th January 2017.

Another excellent show of hoggs and with a large array of distant and local buyers present, trade looked to be the dearest of the season and many more could have been easily sold.

Top of £86 for Texels from Croys Lodge, others to £77 Church View, £76 Low Stanley & North Middleton. Beltex to £79 Wyndham Terrace, others to £77.50 Pallet Hill. Suffolks to £68.50 Low Stanley, £68 Batey Shield & North Middleton. North Cheviots to £70.50 Humbleheugh. Half-bred to £66.50 Marwhirn. Greyface to £67.50 Blakehopeburnhaugh and £65 Broomhills. Cheviot Mules to £74.50 Blakehopeburnhaugh and £69.50 Low Stanley. Charollais to £60 Halldykes. Herdwicks to £62.50 Cotland. Lleyns to £73.50 Windyknowe. Hill Cheviots to £63 Burnfoot of Ewes. Blackface to £55.50 and £54.50 Balmurrie, £54 North Middleton and £51 Blackburn. Swaledale to £47.50 The Brigg, £47 School Cottage. Easycare to £66.50 Croys Lodge.

Cast ewes to £73 Cronkbreck. Hill types to £46 Priesthaugh.

Cast rams to £91 Croys Lodge for Texels and North Cheviots to £75 Breconside.