Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 1,956 store hoggs and feeding ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 18th February 2020.

Hoggs were forward in less numbers, although a better quality show.  Buyers were keen and all classes again met another terrific trade with easily the highest prices of the season realised.

Top of £110 for Texels from Crosscleugh, others to £100 and £98 Hawthornside; Greyface £107 Shawhill, £97 Longlea, £94 West Hills; Beltex £101 Hallrule Mill, £99 Bettyknowes; North Country Cheviot £99, £97 North House; Hill Cheviot £96 Crosscleugh; Suffolk £95 Shawhill and Nether Gribton, £93 Reenes Farm; Blackface £95 Sewingshields, £77 Glenkiln; Charollais £90 Hallrule Mill; Swaledale £81, £69 Longlea, £68 Anthorn, £67 Brigg.

Feeding ewes at extreme prices to a top of £107 for Suffolk crosses from Reenes Farm; Texel £105 Nether Gribton; Beltex £99 Greenside; North Country Cheviot £89 Meikle Whitriggs; Greyface £92, £89 Reenes Farm, £87 Nether Gribton; Clun £83 Meikle Whitriggs.  Hill ewes to £80 for Cheviots from Greenside, £79 Nether Gribton; Blackface £79 Ramshope.  Cast rams to £99 for a Cheviot from Meikle Whitriggs.