Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward a much larger show of 1,250 ewes and hoggs with lambs at foot at their sale at Longtown on Tuesday 7th May 2019.

Included in the sale was the annual show and sale of hoggs with lambs, which was professionally judged by Mr Ross Sizmur, Okehampton, Devon. With plenty of customers forward all eager to top up their flock numbers. A fast selling trade was seen for the quality show which was forward topping at £98 a life for the first prize pen of Texel x hoggs from D. Carr & Son, High Wood. With the first place Mule hoggs selling at £95. Dry hoggs sold to £122 for a quality pen of Texels from Messrs Rutter, Townfoot.

Prize List:

Greyface hoggs with lambs:

1st – Fawcett, Little Blencowe - £95 to R Sizmur, Okehampton.

2nd – Ridsdale, Yewtree Farm - £91 to TE Irving & Sons, East Cliff.

Texel x hoggs with lambs:

1st – Carr, High Wood - £98 to Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft.

2nd – Carr, High Wood - £88 to Messrs Pearson, Wavercroft.

3rd – Taylor, The Harras - £89 to AWSM Farms, Lane Head.

Suffolk x hoggs with lambs:

1st – Taylor, The Harras - £88 to R Sizmur, Oatnell.

Outwith the show, a larger show of ewes and lambs was forward to a much larger ringside of buyers with an animated trade from start to finish all outfits being £4-£8 dearer on the week. Topping at £81 per life for a Suffolk x ewe with strong lamb from Messrs Mellin, Stockholm and Texels selling to £77.

Principal prices:

Hoggs with single

Texel £93 The Harras, £92 & £91 High Wood, £90 Cobble Hall Barn & The Harras, £89 & £88 Cobble Hall Barn.

Half-Bred £91 Yewtree.

Cross £88 Little Blencowe, £76 Dockray Hall & Foregirth.

Suffolk £76 The Harras.

Shearlings with single

Texel £73 Whitstonehill.

Shearlings with twins

Suffolk £76 Wallend.

Ewes with single

Suffolk £81 & £75 Stockholm.

Texel £77 Skiddaw View, £71 & £69 Stockholm, £67 Whitstonehill, £66 Flex & Low Tipalt.

NCC £60 Gospel Hall.

Cross £59 Stockholm.

Cheviot £55 & £53 Parkhill.

Ewes with twins

Suffolk £72 Wallend.

Texel £72 Whitstonehill, £68 Low Tipalt, £66 Skiddaw View, £65 Whitstonehill.

Cross £57 Smiddy Hill, £51 Stockholm, £50 Leathorn.

NCC £55 Gospel Hall.

Cheviot £54 Parkhill.

Chev. Mule £52 Stockholm.

A small show of store sheep sold to the previous weeks high rates.

Store Hoggs

Texel to £68 & £59 Whitchesters.

Feeding Ewes

Suffolk £84 Whitchesters.

Texel £75 & £65 Whitchesters, £56 Enzieholm.

Chev. Mule £71 Parkhill.

Cheviot £59 Parkhill, £46 Enzieholm.