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