Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 7,566 store lambs and feeding ewes at Longtown on Tuesday 29th September 2020.
A very large company of buyers were in attendance for a poorer quality show of lambs. Trade proved to be the dearest of the season and many more could have been easily sold.
Top of £91 for Texels from Crindledykes with others to £87.50 Longformacus and £86 Ghyll Head.
Beltex sold to £88 Seymour Farm and £83 Sorbie. Suffolks to £76.50 Satchells, £74 Quarryfield and Monklaw. Charolais to £80 Kernal Hill and £79 Famelton. Greyface to £78.50 Crawfordhall, £78 Blackheddon and £77.50 Clarghyll. Cheviot Mules to £80 Crossdykes. Leicesters to £78 Crossdykes. Swaledales to £49 Hesleywell.
Feeding ewes (510) were a larger entry, trade excellent. Top of £80 for Cheviot Mules from Waterhead of Dryfe, with hill ewes to £63 for Blackfaces from Eweslees. Cheviots to £68 Barr Hill and cast rams to £71 Eweslees.
Cheviot lambs (2,563) met an outstanding trade, up £5 per head on the week, with many buyers leaving unsupplied. Overall average of £63.77. Hill Cheviots to £77 Crossdykes, £70 Eweslees and £69 Auchlin. Hill Northies to £70.50 Priesthaugh and £69 Lymiecleugh.
Blackfaces (1,421) were another good show and met a massive trade throughout. Top of £76 Sewing Shields, £75, £71 Little Tongue and £68 Edges Green.
A great show of 1,824 breeding sheep of all classes sold to a busy ringside of buyers, all eager for sheep. Topping the sale at £200 was a pen of Millennium Blue gimmers from N. Holliday, Brow Top, with all classes of older ewes selling at extreme rates and many more could easily be sold to vendors advantage.
Texel £142 Low Knockrioch, £128, £121 Loanend, £118 Townhead, £116 Croft House, £114 Loanend, £112 Clonrae & Croft House.
Mule £136 Townhead, £132, £124, £112 Graham House.
Charolais £132, £126 Low Knockrioch, £126, £124, £120 Dalton Hook, £120 Barend.
Lleyn £120, £114, £106 Carlenrigg.
Cheviot Mule £115 Gillesbie.
Herdwick £102, £86 Barend.
Dorset £98 Barend.
Millennium Blue £200 Brow Top.
Texel £155 Loanend, £132 Nobles.
Charolais £144, £126 Low Knockrioch.
Mule £130 Brigg, £128 Moss Kennels & Whitehill.
Texel £122 Low Tirfergus, £106 Townfoot.
Rouge £118 Crawfordhall.
Beltex £116 Dalton Hook.
Mule £112 Hill Brae, £110 Crawfordhall, £104 Lawston, £102 Crowdieknowe & Brieredge, £100 Lawston.
Half-bred £110 Cronklea.
North Country Cheviot £96 Kilncroft.
Charolais £270, £220 Dalton Hook.
Texel £210 Victoria Street.