Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Limited had forward 1,658 store hoggs & feeding ewes at Longtown on Tuesday 4th April 2017.

A larger show of store hoggs with the usual ring of buyers saw all classes maintaining late high rates.

Top of £75 for Greyface ewe hoggs from Cooilingel. Texels to £72 38 Stanley Road. Berrichon to £71 Wardrew. Suffolks to £56.50 Milfield Demesne. Cheviots to £68 Wardrew & £62 Potholm. Charollais to £68.50 38 Stanley Road. Zwartbles to £63 Cottage Farm. Greyfaces to £60 Milfield Demesne. Easy Care to £57 Croys Lodge. Blackfaces to £58.50 & £57.50 Balker Farms. Swaledale to £47.50 Cooilingel. Herdwicks to £54.50 Rowhead.

Cast ewes to £61 Smiddy Hill & cast rams to £68 Smiddy Hill.

A small opening show of ewes with lambs at foot were forward with strong ewes with good lambs in strong demand. Sale topped at £60 a life for correct Texel ewes with single lambs.

Texel to £60, £47, £46 Midtown, £55 High House. Blue Du Maine to £55 High House. Cross to £42 Midtown.