Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 468 store hoggs and feeding ewes together with ewes and lambs at Longtown on Tuesday 17th April 2018.

Time of year for hoggs fading in numbers. Buyers still keen and all classes again an exceptional trade. Top of £100 for Cheviots from The Bloch. Texels to £92 Gofton Field Head, £88 and £87 The Crook. Greyface to £95 Springfield Farm Court. Suffolks to £72 Eastfield of Wiston. Blackface to £70 Blackburn. Swaledale to £61 Cemetry Lodge.

Feeding ewes to £91 Springfield Farm Court and hill ewes to £65 Broomlea for Cheviots and £58 for Blackface.

A very large entry of 393 ewes with lambs at foot and geld ewe hoggs were forward. A great show of sheep which were very well bid for, especially strong ewes with strong lambs. Top price of the day was a tremendous pen of Texel x hoggs with single lambs at £98 a life from Messrs Ramsey, Dockray Hall, who sold his second pen at £88. Older ewes with lambs topped at £81 a life for a pen of correct Cheviot Mules with twin Texel lambs.

Principal prices:

Geld Mule hoggs to £109.50 Garrochtrie.

Texel hoggs with singles to £98, £88, £80, £74 Dockray Hall.

Cheviot Mule ewes with twins to £81 Isle of Dalton, £68 Springfield Farm Court.

Texel ewes with singles to £79 Dufton Wood, £69 Newbigging, £68 Dufton Wood.

Texel ewes with twins to £78, £72 High Acres, £70, £69 Dufton Wood, £60 Crosshill.

Welsh Mule shearlings with singles to £78 Springfield Farm Court.

Mule ewes with singles to £72, £65, £63 Eastside.

Cheviot Mules with singles to £67 Newbigging and Springfield Farm Court.

Suffolk ewes with twins to £57 Springfield Farm Court.

Lleyn ewes with twins to £56 Springfield Farm Court.

Charollais ewes with singles to £56 Newbigging.

Cheviot ewes with twins to £50 Barend.

Blackface ewes with twins to £44 Crosshill.

Swaledale ewes with twins to £37 Dowthwaite Head.

Welsh ewes with twins to £30 Fergus Hill Cottage.