The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 2,168
in lambers, ewes with lambs at foot and store hoggs at their sale
at Longtown on Tuesday 29th March, 2011.
Store hoggs were extremely
dear. Top of £96.50 for Texels
from Burblethwaite, others £92.50 and £90.50 Springwell;
North Country Cheviot £90.50 Adyar; Beltex £90 Gass;
Suffolk £81.50 Gass and Red House; Bleu d’Maine £79.50
Gass; Greyface £78.50 Shaw of Dryffe, £73 Maxton; Cheviot
Mule £73.50 Springwell; Hill Cheviot £70.50 Crosscleugh, £70
North House; Blackface £70 Crookston; Woodland £67
Riggshield; Kerry £66.50 Riggshield; Swaledale £60.50
Chapel Farm. Cast rams £108 Balgowan. Cast ewes £123
In lamb sheep (772) were a fantastic trade. Top of £142
for North Country Cheviot gimmers from the dispersal from Mrs Fleming,
Moorhouse, Coldingham, Eyemouth, who also sold ewes at £128, £124
and £122 (x3), overall average £123. Other Texel ewes
to £134 and £121 Palgowan.
Ewes with lambs, more numbers
with trade dearer. Top of £71.50
for shearlings with singles from Farmers Close, who also sold ewes
with singles at £71. Ewes with twins to £59.50 Farmers
Close and £58 Bateyshield.