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ewes and lambsThe Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward at their Grand Opening Sale an entry of 709 Breeding Ewes and 1,406 Store Lambs, at Longtown on Tuesday 27th July 2010.

A large audience of people were here to witness the first sale of the season, with trade superb.

Breeding ewes were overall better quality with trade dearer. Top of £138 and £125 for Texel shearlings from Maxton House; Greyface £98 Knowe Head and Bayles. Ewes to £106 and £105 for Texels from Greenknowe; Beltex £90 Greenknowe; Greyface £79 Linton House; Lleyn £77 The Mark.

Store lambs were an outstanding show with an overall average of £53.77, up £7.07 on the year. Top of £67 for Texels from Greenknowe, others £66 Linton House; Suffolk £61.80 Linton House; Charollais £60 Haswellsyke; Beltex £55.80 Low Blaithwaite; Greyface £55.50 Sanders Close, £52.50 Bayles, £50 Old Hall and Stonehall, £50.50 Bailey Mill

Cast ewes to £78 Low Blaithwaite.

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