Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 197 store hoggs and feeding ewes together with 1,345 ewes and lambs at Longtown on Tuesday 8th May 2018.
Store hoggs again met a very strong trade and short of requirements. Top of £101 for Suffolks from Tower Farm and Texels from No. 3 Baurch, others to £94 Stanley Road. Greyface to £86 Lowes. Blackface to £98 and £79 Fell of Lochronald. Swaledale to £68 and £63 Bankend. Clun to £82 Hallsford and Cheviots to £70 No.3 Baurch. Feeding ewes to £92 Stanley Road, who also sold cast rams at £87.
Another enormous entry of 1,345 ewes and hoggs with lambs were forward, with more buyers present which ensured a great trade, with all vendors going home delighted. Included in the sale was the Annual Show and Sale of hoggs with lambs at foot, with these classes being judged by Mr James Latimer.
Greyface hoggs with lambs:
1st – Ridsdale, Yewtree Farm - £89 to B Hayton, Fell House.
2nd – Ridsdale, Yewtree Farm - £88 to T Magnay, Brisco Meadows.
3rd – Ridsdale, Yewtree Farm - £86 to B Hayton, Fell House.
Continental hoggs with lambs:
1st – Nicholson, Cobble Hall Barn - £100 to J F Latimer, Chapel House.
2nd – Milburn, Wallend - £90 to J F Latimer, Chapel House.
3rd – Nicholson, Cobble Hall Barn to £90 to JPG & AC Hamilton, The Dykes.
Suffolk hoggs with lambs:
1st – Taylor, The Harras - £93 to Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft.
Out with the show, ewes with strong lambs sold exceptionally well and to a top of £102 a life for a Beltex ewe and lamb from J Hope, Orthwaite Hall, who sold others at £96 and £90, plus a pen full of Suffolk ewes from Messrs Corlett, Skiddaw View again sold well at £84 a life.
Beltex ewes with singles to £102 Orthwaite Hall, £61 Haggistone Holm.
Texel ewes with singles to £96, £90, £71 Orthwaite Hall, £69 Inch Farm, £67, £62 Newbigging.
Suffolk ewes with twins to £84 Skiddaw View, £71 Wallend, £69 Longrigg, £65 Haggistone Holm, £60 Eastfield of Wiston.
Suffolk ewes with singles to £84 Skiddaw View, £80 Newbigging.
Texel ewes with twins to £70 Wallend, £69 Low Closegill & Inch Farm, £66 Orthwaite Hall, £63 Smiddyhill.
Mule ewes with singles to £68 Newbigging, £60 Low Bridge End, £59 Marshes Gill.
Zwartble ewes with twins to £66 Eden Farm.
Mule ewes with twins to £64 Wallend, £63 Low Closegill, £55 Newbigging.
Swaledale ewes with twins to £60, £50, £48, £43, £41 Hazelgill.
Herdwick ewes with singles to £40, £36 Frankstown.
Herdwick ewes with twins to £38 Frankstown.
Suffolk shearlings with singles to £66 Newbigging.
Suffolk shearlings with twins to £61 Longrigg.
Texel shearlings with singles to £60 Newbigging.
Texel hoggs with singles to £105, £100, £92, £90 Cobble Hall Barn, £90 The Harras & Wallend, £88 Cobble Hall Barn, £86 The Harras, £82, £80 Wallend.
Suffolk hoggs with singles to £93 The Harras.
North of England Mule hoggs with singles to £89, £88, £86, £82 Yewtree Farm.
Scotch Mule hoggs with singles to £70, £68, £64 Newbigging.