Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report

The C&D Auction Marts Ltd had 4,625 store lambs and feeding ewes forward at Longtown on Tuesday 21st November 2017.

Less lambs on offer, more farmer buyers trade, dearer all round and short of requirements. Top of £80 for a Beltex lamb from Westhills (Smith). Texels to £78 and £73 from Westhills (Smith) and £72.50 Westhills (Mackay). Suffolks to £72.50 Mains. Charollais to £60.50 Balneil. Greyface to £64 Newham Hagg, £63 Mid Todhills and £62.50 Coolingel. North Cheviots to £72 and £65 Hownam Grange and £68 Hopsrig. Hill Cheviots to £55 Girnwood and £54 Blakehopeburnhaugh. Cheviot Mules to £58.50 Gospel Hall. Blackface to £53 Embley (Crozier) and £50 Brieredge. Swaledale to £37 Ouston. Kerry Hill to £58 Newbigging Bush.

Feeding ewes (462) were a good trade for all types. Top of £70 for a Leicester from Cooks House, with hill ewes to £50 Attonburn. Cast rams to £64 Highfield Cottage.