Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

A smaller show of 656 ewes and hoggs with lambs at foot were forward at C&D Auction Marts Limited, Longtown on Tuesday 16th May 2017.

As ever, strong, well-bred outfits were keenly sought after, although older mules and lambs would have been a touch easier. However, hill ewes continued at recent fast rates and a smaller selection of hoggs with lambs at foot realised a steady trade.

Many more outfits are expected next week at our 2nd show & sale for hoggs and lambs.

Trade topped today at £80 for Texel hoggs and lambs from Messrs Milburn, Wallend and to £68 for Texel ewes and lambs from Messrs Little, Eden Park.

Principle Prices

Ewes and lambs:

Texel with single to £68 Eden Park, £65, £60, £51 Harper Hill, £53 Pilmuir.

Texel with twins to £66 Eden Park, £63, £58 Housebyers, £58.50, £56 Harper Hill.

Cross with single to £65 Bankswood, £61 Moss Side, £49 Raby Grange, £48.50 Howahill.

Cross with twins to £61 Barrockstown, £54.50 Housebyers, £50.50 Bankswood, £49 Moss Side & Pilmuir.

Charollais with twins to £55 Moss Side.

Swaledale with twins to £48, £42 Hazelgill.

Swaledale with single to £46.50, £40 Hazelgill.

Shearlings and lambs:

Cross with single to £64 Sourhope.

Cross with twins to £61 Sourhope.

Hoggs and lambs:

Texel with single to £80, £74 Wallend, £75 Four O Boot.

Cross with single to £79, £76 Briggle.

Suffolk with single to £75, £74 Wallend.