Longtown Store & Breeding Sheep Sale Report
C&D Auction Marts Ltd had forward 5,531 store lambs and feeding ewes at Longtown on Tuesday 24th November 2020.
A large but not as good quality show of lambs attracted a good ringside of buyers who bid very strongly throughout the sale, resulting in all classes of lambs being slightly firmer.
Top price £110 & £101 for Beltex from Wallend, others to £101 & £96 Uppercleuch, £98 & £96 Bank Top, £92 Barrock End; Texels to £96 & £93 Gillalees, £93 Wallend & Mains (Goodfellow), £92 Nether Albie, £91 Greensburn; Suffolks to £90.50 & £86.50 Tarrasfoot, £84 Branxholm Braes & Tarrasfoot, £82.50 Nether Tofts; Charollais to £84.50 High Dovecote; Hampshires to £85 Southdean; Greyfaces to £88 Greensburn, £86 Wooplaw, £85 Haliburton, £84.50 Broomhills (Baty); Cheviot Mules to £84 Routin Lynn, £83 & £80.50 Archbank; Leicesters to £73 Upper Burnmouth; Zwartbles to £68 Barr Hill; Easy Cares to £68.50 Relief; Shetlands to £57 Belsay.
Hill lambs another bumper trade with all classes at extreme rates. To a top of £87 & £82 & £81 for North Country Cheviots from Hownam Grange, others to £84 Rowhope, £80.50 Effgill. Hill Cheviots to £85.50 Granton, £80 Hartsgarth, £77.50 Branxholm Braes. Blackfaces to £80 Gillalees, £79 & £76 Greyside, £77 Edges Green.
Feeding ewes (385) all breeds much dearer. Top £88 for Texels from Bordergate; Suffolks to £77 Waterhead of Dryffe; Greyfaces to £71 Dale House; North Country Cheviots to £85 Hownam Grange. Hill ewes to £77 for Cheviots from Routin Lynn; Blackfaces to £63 Haliburton; Shetlands to £47 Fingland. Cast rams to £75 for a Beltex from Dale House.