Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly sale of 3,072 store lambs and feeding ewes at Longtown on Wednesday 28th August 2019.

A good show of lambs attracted plenty of buyers, including several from south, trade was sharp throughout with all classes sharper on the week.

The highlight of the sale was a run of Beltex lambs from Messrs Milburn, Wallend which sold to £125, £105, £104.

Stores sold to £80 for Beltex from Greenwell Meadows, whose run of 285 outstanding lambs saw other pens selling to £77, £76, £73, £70; Texel to £69 Longformacus Farms, £67.50 Greenwell Meadows, £66 West Hills and Desoglin; Suffolk to £64.50 Meikle Whitriggs; Charollais to £62 West Hills, £61 Monk; North Country Cheviot to £62 Meikle Whitriggs; Greyface to £60.50 Keppoch, £56 The Row & Haliburton; Cheviot Mule to £62.50 Sorbietrees; Blackface to £45 Achcaronich; Beulah to £46.50 The Hollies; Easycare to £50 Croys Lodge.

Feeding ewes (242) met a great demand with many buyers operating. Rams sold to £83 from Newton. Ewes sold to £64 for Texels from Tower Farm; Greyface to £64 The Newton, Blackface to £56 from The Newton.