Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward
5,275 store lambs and 776 feeding and breeding sheep at their sale
at Longtown on Tuesday 10th November 2009.
Store lambs were the
dearest trade of the season and short of buyers requirements. The
sale was topped at £63 for Suffolks from
Messrs Dunlop, Commonside, others £60 Attonburn, £59
Ashkirk Town; Texel £61.50 Ashkirk Town, £60.50 Yatesfield, £60
Ridley Stokoe, Rinnion Hills, Yatesfield and Bettyknowes; Greyface £58.50
Clarghyll, £58.20 Patties Hill, £57.50 High Parkfoot
and Linton House; Beltex £57.50 Ashkirk Town; Blackface £55.20
Lamperts, £50.50 Sewing Shields, £48.50 Geltsdale;
Charollais £55 Arkleton and Linton House; Romney Marsh £54.80, £54
Holme Farm; Swaledale £51.50 Risehead, £43.20 East
Unthank. Tup lambs to £58.50 Glenkiln.
There were also 1,536
Cheviot lambs forward with trade extreme and short of requirements.
Hill Cheviots to £55.20 from Girnwood, £54.50
Cooms; £54 Granton, with Hill Northies to £57.50, Meiklewhitriggs, £53.50
Kelsocleugh and £53 Quarry Lodge. Also forward were a good
show of 776 breeding sheep and feeding ewes. Top price of £300
for a Beltex x Texel shearling ram from Middle Farm; Leicester £180
Penlan; Texel £170 Penlan. Breeding ewes to £61.50
for Texel from Low Old Shield; Suffolk £57 Linton House;
Greyface £54 Linton House, £53 Glendhu; North Country
Cheviot £54 Linton House; Blackface £43 Bushfield;
Swaledale £44 Glendhu. Ewes lambs to £62.50 for Texels
from Attonburn, £60.50 Patties Hill; Greyface £55 Tecket, £54
Blacksmiths Cottage. Cast ewes to £73 for Suffolk x from
Linton House, Hill ewes to £60 Meiklewhitriggs, cast rams
to £50 Greenleycleugh.