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