Longtown Store Sheep Sale Report

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 2,143 at their weekly sale of store hoggs and feeding ewes at Longtown on Tuesday 17th March 2020.

Another great show of hoggs attracted plenty of buyers with recent high rates more than maintained.

Top was £112 for a Beltex from Glendearg, others to £108 Shawhill; Texels to £107 Millriggs & Crammond Hill & North Ghyll Bank; Suffolks to £100 Kilfinnan; Greyfaces to £101, £99 Pilmuir; Charollais to £87 Crosby; North Cheviots to £100 & £95 Kilfinnan; Hill Cheviots to £99, £92 Ramseycleuch, £91 Bloch; Blackfaces to £106 Glendearg, £85 Blackburn; Herdwicks to £77 Race Ghyll, £72 Hole Beck; Swaledales to £71 Race Ghyll; Kendal Roughs to £66 Gill Head.

Feeding ewes met record prices to a top of £197 & £170 for Texels from Crammond Hill; Greyfaces to £119 Pilmuir. Hill ewes to £93 for Cheviots from Twislehope. Cast rams to £130 for Romneys from Crosby; Hill Cheviots to £101 Ramseycleuch.