Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report


C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 1,702 at their weekly sale of store hoggs and feeding ewes at Longtown on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

A smaller show of hoggs again met a very strong demand from the usual buyers. Overall average £74.20. Many more could have been sold to vendor’s advantage.

Entries wanted for next weeks sale.

Top was £110 for Suffolks from Tarrasfoot, others to £96 High End, £91 Hallrule Mill, £90 Ryehills; Texels to £100 Ryehills, £95 Nether Albie; Beltexs to £95 Hallrule Mill; Charollais to £95 & £92 Moss Side; Cheviot Mules to £91 Priesthaugh; Greyfaces to £95 High End, £93 & £91 Lilburn Estate; North Cheviots to £99 Archbank; Hill Cheviots to £97 Milnholm; Romneys to £79 The Heugh; Blackfaces to £75 Mid Dargavel & Wanwood Hill, £72 Bowhill; Swaledales to £70 Barnshangan, £64 Longlea; Herdwicks to £55 Bridgemark; Shetlands to £55 Cowburn.

Feeding ewes and rams another massive trade to a top of £125 for Texels from Whiteknowe, others to £120 Loch Hill; North Country Cheviots to £115 Whiteknowe; Greyfaces to £123 Whiteknowe. Hill ewes to £85 for Cheviots from Tarrasfoot; Blackfaces to £83 Rockhall Cottage, £77 Thomas Telford; Swaledales to £59 Lilburn Estates; Herdwicks to £80 Powheads. Cast rams to £135 for a Suffolk from Whiteknowe, who also sold Leicesters to £120; Texels to £93 Hopestead.


C&D Auction Marts Ltd had a fantastic entry of 1,200 breeding sheep at their sale at Longtown on Tuesday 10th March 2020, with a large entry if Hill ewes being forward.

Lowland ewes sold to one of the dearest trades witnessed all season, with Texel shearlings selling to £168 and £164. Mule shearlings to £142 and Texel ewes carrying triplets to £130. One of the highlights of the sale was the run of Swaledale 3-4 year old ewes from J. Casey, Campbeltown who sold 152 ewes scanned twins to the Bluefaced Leicester to an average of £94.67 and to top £96.

Principal Prices


Texel £130 Rinnion Hills, £127 & £112 Barsalloch.

Mules £120 Rinnion Hills, £112 Stewards House.

Cheviot £105 & £96 Priesthaugh, £100 Barsalloch.

Suffolk £104 Stewards House.

Swaledale £96, £95, £94 High Dunashery.

Blackfaces £76 Selcoth, £76 & £72 High Dunashery.


Texel £168 & £164 Lochhill.

Mules £142 & £124 High Dunashery.


Mules £126, £112 Cowden Burn

Ewes with twins

Suffolk £72 Leapsrigg.