Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 2,653 store hoggs & feeding ewes and rams, and also a handful of in lamb ewes at Longtown on Tuesday 20th February 2018.
A larger entry and a quality show met record prices from a larger ring of buyers. Over 100 hoggs made £90 and over and to a top of £112 for a Beltex hoggs from Upper Tofts.
Texels to £108 and £99.50 from High Lovelady Shield, £93 Mid Banks and £91 Tower & Balneil. Suffolks to £95, £91 Dyke and £90.50 The Shieling. North Cheviots to £85 and £81 Routin Lynn. Charollais to £102 Riggheads, £100.50 and £98 Moss Side. Greyface to £87 Macherquhat, £80 South Thorneyberry & Derskelpin. Cheviot Mules to £80 Routin Lynn and £77 Marwhirn. Hill Cheviots to £77 Allfornaught and £74.50 Archbank. Blackface to £79 Butterdales (for a pen of 80). Kerry Hill to £61.50 Derskelpin. Swaledale to £46.50 South Thornberry. Kendal Roughs to £48 Borrowbridge House.
Cast ewes to £80 Toll Cottage, £78 Lower Ashtrees. Cast rams to £62 Park House.
A small show of in lamb ewes sold to £79 for Easycares from Old Smithy. Ewe hoggs to £101 and £97 for Suffolk crosses from Low Tipalt, with Greyfaces to £94 and £87 Macherquhat.