The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 1,223
breeding ewes and 3,554 Store Lambs at their Weekly Sale at Longtown
on Tuesday 16th August, 2011.
The Special August sale of Breeders saw
more numbers forward on the year with quality better. All classes
enjoyed a fast selling trade and more could easily have been sold.
Top was £140 for Mule
shearlings from Englishtown and for Suffolk cross shearlings from
Dairy House Farm; Beltex £132 Dairy House Farm. Ewes to £138
for Texels from Dairy House Farm and Greyface from Calvo; Suffolk £114
Stackbraes; Lleyn £113 The Mark.
Ewe lambs to £84 for
Suffolks from Carpet Farm; Texel £75 Carpet Farm.
Store lambs were another good entry, more buyers present and all classes
dearer on the week. Top of £80 for Beltex’s from Greenknowe;
Texel £76.20 Rinnion Hills, £72 Carpet Farm; North Country
Cheviot £70 Penfoel; Suffolk £70 Linton House, £68.50
Nethertown; Charollais £64 Nethertown; Blackface £60 Silloans;
Hill Cheviot £55 Mainside.
Another great show of Greyface Mule
lambs met an excellent trade. Top of £66.20 Sunnyside, £62.20
Carpet Farm, £60.80 Parsonshield, £60 High Parkfoot and
Cast ewes to £77 Stackbraes.