Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report

The C&D Auction Marts Ltd had 4,167 store lambs and feeding ewes forward at Longtown on Tuesday 28th November 2017.

With more distant buyers present and a good show of lambs, all classes were easily sold at late high rates. Top of £79 for a Texel from P Tapson, Kelsocleugh, Yetholm, Borders, others to £76 Newfield House and £72 Greensburn. Beltex to £74 Heithat Farm. Suffolks to £75 Borthwick Brae, £70 Grindon Hill & Satchells. Greyface to £65 Penpeugh, £64.50 Barnglieshead and £61.50 Low Old Shield. Cheviot Mules to £62 Yetholm Mains. Charollais to £59 The Hagg. North Cheviots to £68 Kelsocleugh, £65 Marchbank and £61 Bradley. Hill Cheviots to £48.50 Girnwood. Dorsets to £62 Coolingel. Blackface to £56 Penpeugh and £50 Alnham.

Feeding ewes (279) were still good to sell. Top of £63 for Blackface rams from Brieredge. Ewes to £58 Priesthaugh and hill ewes to £48 from Meikle Whitriggs.