Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 4,801 store lambs & feeding ewes at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 4th September 2018.
A larger and good show of store lambs attracted a packed ring of buyers, including several from a distance. Bidding was much sharper with all classes selling at best rates of the season. Top £94 for Texels from Messrs Story, Crindledykes. Greyfaces sold to a top of £66 also from Crindledykes and Blackfaces to £48 Gartnagrenach.
Other prices as follows:-
Suffolk to 385 & £81 Felton Demesne; Beltex to £83 Felton Demesne; Texels to £88 & £85 Crindledykes, £83 Felton Demesne, £81 & £80 High Crubasdale; Charollais to £78 Barsalloch; Hill Cheviots to £68 Hopsrigg, North Country Cheviots to £81 High Frost Hall, £80 Barsalloch; Greyfaces to £63 Row, £62 Dale House; Hampshire to £59.50 Dyke; Cheviot Mule to £59 Sorbietrees; Beulah to £59 Howcleugh; Blackfaces to £45 High Thorneyburn; Easycare to £54 Cooilingel. Feeding ewes to £90 for Cheviot Mules from Leathorn. Hill ewes to £64 for Cheviots also from Leathorn and Blackfaces to £43 Sweetbit.
C&D Auction Marts held their breeding sale of 2,000 ewes and shearlings of all classes. In line with national trend, top quality shearlings and young ewes were easy to sell with plenty of bidders, although second class and older ewes were hard to cash. Rams met a keen enquiry and sold to £680 from A.R. Bell, Kirkton Farm. Included in the sale was the dispersal sale of 200 Texel x NCC gimmers and ewes, the sheep were turned out in full bloom and were well bid for with gimmers at £110; one crop at £100; two crop at £101.
Zwartbles were again well bid for, with two shear rams to £170 and two shear females to £155 & £135, all from C. Scott, Viewfields.
Texel Ewes £101, £100, £98, £90, £87 Clerk Hill.
Suffolk £98 Brewery House, £89, £88 Sheilla Hill, £86 Hallburn.
Texel £98 Barvennen, £98, £86 Hallburn.
Cheviot Mule £95 Wedderlie.
Greyface£86 Roachburn & Wedderlie, £85 Hallburn.
Greyface £140 Crowieknowe, £120 Hole of Lyne, £112, £111, £110 Englishtown.
Texel £138 Shankfieldhead, £130 Upper Mains, £127 West Plenmellor, £126 Upper Mains, £120, £118, £116 Shankfieldhead
Suffolk £137, £126 Upper Mains, £120 Shankfieldhead.
Cheviot Mule £108 Cheviot Mule
Texel Shearling £680, £480, £450, £420 Kirkton.
Texel Three Shear £480 Kirkton.
Two Shear Ram £170 Viewfields.
Two Shear Ewe £155, £135 Viewfields.
Ewe Lamb £98 The Knowe.
Shearling Ram £90 Viewfields.