Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 2,673 head at their weekly sale of store hoggs, cast ewes and rams at Longtown on Tuesday 24th January 2017.

Another fine show of hoggs attracted plenty of both local and distant buyers. Trade was fast throughout with all classes again very easy to sell. Top of £76.50 for Texel hoggs from Birch Craig and £70 South Thornberry. Beltex to £74.50 Nether Brotherstone and £70.50 Shepherds Cottage. Suffolks to £68.50 Preston Mains and £67.50 Blanchland. Charollais to £66 Sherwens Terrace. Cheviot Mules to £63 Kirkbride and £62 Hawthornside. Hill Cheviots to £64 Tanlawhill. Greyface to £66.50 Ormiston and £65 Shepherds Cottage. North Cheviots to £62.50 Preston Mains and £62 Blakehopeburnhaugh. Lleyns to £63 Harper Hill. Blackface to £55.50 Drummuckloch, £55 Clints and £54 Nether House & Greyside. Swaledale to £44 Nether Barr. Herdwicks to £47.50 Sherwens Terrace. Zwartble to £52 Millriggs. Easycare to £51 Low Moorhead.

Feeding ewes to £50 Harper Hill and Cast Rams to £71 Low Old Shields.

Breeding sheep were a small entry and with plenty of buyers to the fore, all classes met a sound selling trade. Top of £200 for In-lamb Pure Texel gimmers from Mr Connell, Wanton Walls, Berwick, who sold others at £180 twice. One crop Suffolk cross Lleyn In-lamb ewes sold to £115 from Mr Goldie, Barnford Farm, Ayrshire.