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longtown store sheep sale

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 3,088 store hoggs, in lambers and ewes with lambs at foot at their sale at Longtown on Tuesday 22nd March, 2011.

Store hoggs were the dearest trade of the season. Top of £99.50 and £97.50 for North Country Cheviots from Thomas Telford Road, others £87.50 Whitchesters; Texel £97.50 Wydon Eals, £95.50, £93 Haithwaite, £92 West Scales; Hill Cheviot £87.50, £77.50 Dinley; Greyface £72.50 Devonshire Rise; Suffolk £72.50 West Scales; Blackface £67.50 Colte Coats; Herdwick £52 Rowhead.

Cast rams to £73 Hameknowe, cast ewes to £65 South Mains.

In lamb sheep (1,285), a large entry created a lot of interest from a wide area, all breeds were an exceptional trade. Included in the sale was the dispersal of 500 Lairg Cheviots and 250 Herdwicks from Messrs Parsonson Ltd, Market Rasen.

Cheviots scanned twins sold to £122 and £120, Cheviots scanned singles sold to £99, £96 and £94, overall average £104.60.

Herdwicks scanned twins sold to £70 and £64, Herdwicks scanned singles sold to £61, £59 and £56, overall average £61.14.

Other prices were as follows – Greyface hoggs in lamb to £142, £136 The Gall who also sold Texels at £122. Blackface in lamb ewes to £98 and £90 Milnmark.
Texel ewes with twin lambs to £57 Marchbank.

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