Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C & D Auction Marts Limited had forward a catalogue entry of 9,496 lowland breeding sheep and breeding rams at their special sale at Longtown on Tuesday 12th September 2017.
A catalogue entry of 4,652 of Greyface Mule ewe lambs was forward at the Annual Show and Sale, which was sponsored by Roxan Tags & Livestock Identification. All lambs were turned out in great bloom and condition and credit must go to all vendors showing, however lambs in general would be smaller than last year owing to the very wet summer, nevertheless buyers were present from Aberdeen down to Devon and Cornwall. Trade was brisk throughout with averages unchanged on the year.
Prior to the sale the show was ably judged by James Latimer, Chapel House, Gilsland whose awards were as follows:
Ex Blackface Ewe
1st & Champion – A Carruthers & Sons, Peela Hill, Bewcastle, sold at £135 and, also had the top average of today of £109.12.
2nd – J Anderson & Partners, Rowanburnfoot, Canonbie, sold at £116
3rd – Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill, Alston, sold at £110
Ex Swaledale Ewe
1st – JT James, Midtodhills, Roadhead, sold at £120
2nd – RI & VA Telford, High Parkfoot, Roadhead, sold at £115
3rd – K Hall, Baggarah Farm, Brampton, sold at £105
Other prices out with the show was £122 (x2) Peela Hill, £120 Lawston, £115 The Nook (Forster) and Hill Brae, £110 Wanwood Hill, £102 Sourhope.
Another nice show of 1,390 shearlings were forward to a select ring of buyers with Mule shearlings very sticky to cash but Cheviot Mule and Texel or Suffolk x meeting a fast selling trade. The section topped at £172 for a pen of outstanding Texel shearlings from Messrs Graham, Upper Mains and selling to Messrs Steeples, Nottingham. Cheviot Mules topped at £155 from the same home selling to Messrs Porteous, Penlaw, with Mules to £126 from Hillbrae and Englishtown.
Texel - £172 Upper Mains, £152 Byers, £144 Howard House, £142 Eskdaill Street, £140 Howard House, £136, £134 Jerusalem, £130 Eskdaill Street.
Beltex - £170, £148 Dormansteads.
Cheviot Mule - £155 Upper Mains, £154 Marwhirn, £152 Dormansteads, £142 The Side & Chapel Farm, £140 Byers.
Cross - £126 Hillbrae & Englishtown, £122 Leaona Villa, £120 Englishtown.
Suffolk - £114 Leaona Villa, £108 Eskdaill Street.
The 2nd sale of 1,481 Cheviot Mule ewe lambs continued in the same vein as the main sale with demand outstripping supply and all types easily sold to a top of £122 from Messrs Sloan, Piel View to Messrs Bonsall, Slindon.
£122 Piel View, £110 Linbriggs & Temon, £108 Blakehopeburnhaugh, £103 Temon & Murrayton Farms, £102 Temon, Marwhirn & Piel View, £101 Gilston & Skelling, £100 Temon, Easter Alemoor, Linbriggs & Skelling.
The 533 Continental and Suffolk ewe lambs sold well topping at £150 for Suffolk x Beltex lambs from Gospel Hall, who also sold at £130 and £125 for North Country Cheviot x Texel.
Suffolk x Beltex - £150, £130 Gospel Hall.
NCC x Texel - £125 Gospel Hall.
Texel - £106 Aimshaugh, £96 Low Old Shields & Gilston, £94 Aimshaugh, £90 Gilston, £88, £86 Kedzlie Farms, £86 Aimshaugh.
North Country Cheviot - £100 Bradley.
Suffolk - £87 The Nook, £86, £84 Easter Alemoor, £82 High House, £80 Easter Alemoor.
A strong show of 1,168 ewes of all ages met an animated trade and were considerably easier to sell than of late, topping at £122 for Texels from Messrs Corrie, Eskdaill Street.
Texel - £122, £120 Eskdaill Street, £118, £114, £112 Aldery Terrace, £100 Shankfieldhead, Eskdaill Street & Sowerby Wood.
Suffolk - £122, £108, £102 Eskdaill Street.
Mule - £110, £108 The Flatt, £105 Newbank, £100 The Flatt & Aldery Terrace, £96 Aldery Terrace.
Cheviot Mule - £110 West Bolton, £100, £98, £94 Newbank, £93 Easter Alemoor, £92 The Firs.
Beltex - £105, £104 Glenmaid.
North Country Cheviot - £66 Strawfrank.
The evening sale of 188 rams and females of all classes met a good selling trade to a busy ring of buyers. Quality lots were easily sold and more could have been sold to advantage. The lesser end met realization but found new homes none the less.
The sale topped at £650 for a Suffolk shearling from Messrs Douglas, Catslackburn then at £500 on five separate occasions. Firstly, for Texel shearlings from Catslackburn and Dashwell to Messrs Almack and Peela Hill respectively. Then for Beltex and Beltex x Texel shearlings from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside to Tara and Shancastle. Blue Faced Leicester two shears to £500 from K Hall, Baggarah to Riggshields, and also to £500 for a Blue Faced Leicester gimmer shearling from Messrs Walton, Penpeugh to Messrs Anderson, Rowanburnfoot.
Texel - £400 Smyllum, £380 Four o Boot & Parkview, £350, £300 (x4) Four o Boot, £300 (x2) Stainton, £300 Little Galla & Smyllum.
Beltex x Texel - £400 Waterside.
Suffolk - £300 (x2) Riddings Hill, £250 Gowan Bank.
Suffolk - £650 Catslackburn.
Texel - £500 Dashwell & Catslackburn, £450 (x2) Dashwell, £380 Catslackburn, £350 (x2) Howgillside, £300 Highmoor, Langdyke, Dorryfield & Cullinlaw.
Texel x Beltex - £500 Waterside, £400 (x3) Middle Farm, £380, £350 (x2) Dormansteads, £350 Middle Farm, £320 Little Orton.
Beltex - £500 Waterside.
Dutch Texel - £500, £300 Parkview.
Blue Faced Leicester - £420 Peela Hill, £400 (x2), £350 Larkhall, £300 Peela Hill.
Charollais x Beltex - £300 Cullinlaw.
Charollais - £220 Dunnabie House.
Blue Faced Leicester - £500 (2 shear) Baggarah, £300 (3 shear) Whintingstown.
Blue Faced Leicester - £500, £250 Penpeugh.