Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 3,942 store hoggs, feeding ewes and in lamb ewes at Longtown on Tuesday 13th March 2018.

A very large entry for the time of year attracted extra buyers. Trade was fantastic with all vendors delighted with their day’s trading.

Top of £107 for Beltex from Low Tirfergus with others to £105, £98 High Hall, Wigton. Texels to £97 Unity & High Stenries, £93 Cara View & Low Tirfergus. Suffolk to £87 Greenburn and £80 Lilburn Estate. North Cheviots to £77 East Murton and £72.50 Ellary Farms. Charollais to £89, £88 Flatt (Atkinson). Greyface to £85 Brewery House Barn, Caldbeck, £81.50 Patties Hill and £80 Greenburn. Cheviot Mule to £77 East Redfordgreen. Hill Cheviots to £72.50 Milnholm. Easycare to £69.50, £61.50 Chatton Park. Blackface to £79 Blakehope and £74 The Brigg. Swaledale to £48.50 Broadmea and £46 Whitfield Farms. Herdwick to £43.50 (x2), £43, £40 Row Head. Shetland to £54 Port O Spittal and Jacobs to £57 Threepwood.

Feeding ewes to £94 for Texels from Lockerbie House Stables. Hill ewes to £67 for Cheviots from East Murton with Blackface to £52.50 The Brigg.

A small entry of mainly in lamb hill ewes which were easily sold to a top of £78 and £71 for Hill Cheviots scanned singles from Priesthaugh. Jacob gimmers sold to £70 North Park.