Longtown Breeding Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts held their Lowland breeding sale of 2,000 Mule, Texel, Suffolk and Continental bred shearlings and all classes of breeding ewes on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

A smart show of both Scotch bred and North of England mule shearlings sold to a buoyant trade, topping at £142 for the champion pen of 10 consigned by Messrs T. Edgar, Whitton. Texel gimmers topped the sale realising £220 for a pure bred shearling consigned by Messrs A.J. & L.J. Haston, Dearham.

Prior to the sale judging of the show of shearling was in the capable hands of James Latimer whose awards were as follows:-

Class 1 - North of England Mule shearlings

1st - T. Edgar, Whitton

2nd - T. Edgar, Whitton

3rd - Snab Farm, The Snab

Class 2 - Scotch Mule shearlings

1st - Hoscote Estate

2nd - Borthwick Brae Farms

Class 3 - Suffolk x shearlings

1st - Borthwick Brae Farms

Class 4 - Continental shearlings

1st - I.R. Armstrong, Shankfieldhead

2nd - Borthwick Brae Farms

Four & five crop Mule ewes sold to extreme rates and many more could have been sold to vendor advantage.

Principal Prices:


Texel £220 & £180 & £170 Dearham Hall, £168 Upper Mains, £165 Dearham Hall.

Suffolk x £145 Upper Mains, £130 & £125 Borthwick Brae.

Mule £135 Hoscote Estate & Hoddomtown & Whitton, £130 Hoddomtown, £129 Whitton.

Charollais £120 Woodfoot.

Half-Bred £116 Shankfieldhead.


Texel £110 & £95 Shankfieldhead, £108 Mary Street.

Mule £96 Ragithwhaite, £92 Paulsland & Grainhead, £90 Chapel & Hallsoven.