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store sheep ringThe Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 4,457 store lambs and 2,029 breeding sheep at their sale at Longtown on Tuesday 14th October, 2008.

Store lambs saw trade easier on the week. Top was £47 for Texels from South Croft, £41 East Foreshield; Suffolks to £41.80 East Foreshield; Beltex £35 Glendearg; Greyfaces £36.20 Toll Cottage, £36 Bayldon; Halfbreds to £36.80 Whitehill; Blackfaces £29.50 Horseholm, £28.20 Crindledykes; Swaledales £21.80 Byers Hall.

Hill Cheviots (2,026) were a larger show again trade easier, Top was £37.20 Easter Alemoor, £36 Southcroft, £35.50 Girnwood.

Breeding sheep were a larger entry with a stronger demand. Shearlings to £53, £50 for Suffolk x from Maxton House, Halfbreds £45 Dodgsonstown, Blackfaces £35 Upper Burnmouth and Swaledales £31 Kirkhaugh.

Ewe lambs to £43 for Greyfaces from Crindledykes, Texels £35 Crops Hall and Blackfaces £25.50 Cramalt.

Correct ewes to £51 for Suffolk x from Shielsknowe; Halfbreds £49 Dodgsonstown; Greyfaces £42 Mosside (Baxter); Cheviot Mules £47 Glendearg; North Country Cheviots £42 Maxton House; Hill Cheviots £43 Potholm, others to £35.50 Wardlow & Crosscleugh; Blackfaces £28 Megdale, £25 Cramalt; Swaledales £20 Kirkhaugh. Cast ewes to £50 Maxton House.

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