Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 1,561
breeding sheep and 4,048 store lambs at their weekly sale at
Longtown on Tuesday 18th August 2009.
The Special Sale of Breeding
Sheep saw good sheep meet a very good trade. Top of £118
and £112 for Texel cross
ewes from Stackbraes, who sold Suffolk crosses at £83;
Cheviot Mule £86 Mossband House; Greyface £72 Stackbraes;
Jacob £65 Hartshaugh Mill; Zwartbles £50 Mossband
Young ewes sold to £92, £90 and £89
for two shear Greyfaces from Englishtown, with three shears to £84
from Nunscleugh; Suffolk £82 Stackbraes. Rams to £150
for a Beltex from Whitehill Cottage.
Store lambs attracted a large
company of buyers from far and near, trade remained dear for
an excellent quality show.
Top of £58 for Suffolk crosses
from Margaret Drive who of a consignment of 590 lambs averaged £51.95,
others to £53.80
Oliver Farm; Texel £57.50 Girnwood, £55.50 Sheepriggs
and Williamswood; Beltex £54 Pallet Hill; North Country
Cheviot £51 Meiklewhitriggs; Greyface £50 The Row, £49.20
High Parkfoot, £49 Sheepriggs; Blackface £44 Leahaugh;
Hill Cheviot £43.50 High Thorneyburn; Swaledale £36.50