Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward at their annual sale on Tuesday 7th January 2020, an entry of 5,883 store hoggs, cast rams and ewes at their Longtown mart.
A large and top-quality show of hoggs attracted buyers from all over the UK, trade was electric from the start and continued throughout the whole sale to record an overall average of £75.22.
Top £115 for a Beltex hogg from an outstanding consignment of 353 store hoggs from RJ Muir, Low Stanley who sold other pens at £106, £103 to average £85.69 overall. Texels to £105, £104 from Cross Hill, £104 Upper Tofts, £102 Low Stanley; Suffolks to £93 Low Stanley, £91 Baggarah, £90 Grain Head; North Country Cheviots to £89 Twislehope, £82 Hepple Hill; Charollais to £90, £81, £80 Moss Side; Greyfaces to £85 Greyside & Gill Head, £84 Baggarah, £80 Townshields & Horsley Hill; Cheviot Mules to £75 & £74 Marwhirn; Leicester to £70 Sheepriggs; Hill Cheviots to £71 Sorbie, £69 Twislehope & Swinside Farming; Blackfaces to £83 Swinside Farming, £76 Townshields, Balker Farms & Shepherds Cottage; Swaledales to £60 Sheepriggs, £57 Low Stanley; Roussins to £77 Douglas Hall; Easycares to £64 & £63 Glenlea.
Feeding ewes sold to £120 for Texels from Kirkhill, others to £113 Low Stanley; Cheviots to £88 Whitchesters; Suffolks to £80 Meikle Whitriggs; Greyfaces to £91 Kirkhill, £90 Leithanhall, £88 Low Stanley; Zwartbles to £81 Whitehill. Hill ewes to £80 for Cheviots from Satchells; Blackfaces to £65 Balker Farms, £63 Kirkhill; Swaledales to £57 Low Stanley; Kendal Roughs to £65 Gill Head; Shetlands to £53 Stone Barn.
A big show of 257 cast rams met a very fast trade to average £82.73 overall. Top £112 for a Texel from Clarghyll, £110 Leithanhall, £108 Relief; Suffolks to £85 Harden; Hill Cheviots to £86 & £83 High Thorneyburn; North Country Cheviots to £94 Effgill, £90 Meikle Whitriggs; Leicesters to £101 Sourhope; Lleyns to £87 Hazelbank; Easycares to £87 & £81 Glenlea; Berrichon to £102 Hazelbank; Blackfaces to £83 Sourhope, £80 High Thorneyburn; Swaledales to £51 Bayles.