Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
Another large show of 476 ewes with lambs at foot were forward at C&D Auction Marts Limited, Longtown on Tuesday 25th April 2017, with all classes far sharper on the week.
A larger ringside of buyers ensured trade remained firm throughout, selling to a top of £76 a life for a Roussin ewe with a pair of tremendous lambs at foot from Messrs McIntyre, Castlefairn. This was closely followed at £74 a life for a Charollais x Beltex ewe with a pair of smart Beltex lambs at foot from Leanne Kennedy, Whitehill Cottage. A decent show of hill ewes were also keenly sought after selling to a top of £45 a life for Swaledale ewes with Mule lambs at foot.
Many more could have been sold to vendor’s advantage.
Ewes and lambs:
Roussin with twins to £76 Castlefairn
Beltex with twins to £74 and £66 Whitehill Cottage
Texel with single to £65 Dufton Wood
Texel with twins to £64 and £60 Lanerton, £60 Middle Farm, £59 Fergus Hill, £58, £57, £54 Dufton Wood, £54 Dinwoodie Green
Suffolk with twins to £63 Dowthwaite Head
Beltex with single to £60 Whitehill Cottage
Rouge with twins to £58 Castlefairn
Cross with twins to £55 Newlands, £54 Larriston Steadings, £47 Monk
Swaledale with single to £39 and £37 Hazelgill
Swaledale with twins to £36 Dowthwaite Head
Blackface with twins to £35 High House
Cheviot with twins to £32 High House
Cheviot with single to £30 High House
Herdwick with single to £29 High House
Shearlings and lambs:
Texel with single to £58 Dinwoodie Green
Swaledale with single to £45 Hazelgill.