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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 729 Breeding Ewes & Rams and 3,015 Store Lambs at their opening sale at Longtown on Tuesday 26th July, 2011 and was kindly sponsored by Laurence Pierce (Wool Merchants) Ltd.

Breeding ewes, as expected, were good to sell. Top of £132 for Charollais shearlings from Branteth and Texel shearlings from Stackbraes; Greyface £126 Stackbraes; Suffolk £115 Linton House; Lleyn £97 Bayles; Cheviot £92 Linton House.

Correct ewes to £130 for Texels from Linton House; Suffolk £128 Linton House; Bleu d’Maine £118 Stackbraes; Greyface £115 Linton House.

Rams to £175 for Suffolk from Stackbraes.
Shetland ewes with lambs at foot to £37.50 Carpet Farm.

Store lambs were the best quality show ever seen at this centre and attracted many buyers, trade was absolutely fantastic to average £8.79 up on the year.

Top prices of £83, £80 and £79 for quality Suffolk crosses from Mr T.J.C. Bradbury, Satchells, Lilliesleaf, whose quality consignment of 350 head averaged £78.49. Texels to £80 Towsbank, £74 Haswellsyke; Charollais £71 Bayles, £64 Haswellsyke; Greyface £63.50 Sanders Close, £63 Bailey Mill; Lleyn £62 Dolphinston.

Prizewinners were Mr T.J.C. Bradbury, Satchells, Lilliesleaf.

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