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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 6,149 Store Lambs (including 2,427 Cheviots & 1,059 Blackfaces) at their Weekly Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 6th September, 2011.

A large show attracted many buyers, trade once again was very dear.

Top price of £72.50 for Texels from Hazelbank, others £72 High Nook; Zwartbles £70 How; Suffolk £67 Lamberton; Beltex £62 Bayles, £61 Winterhope; Greyface £61 Wanwood Hill and Townshields, £60 Sheepriggs; Herdwick £60 Kernal Rigg; Cheviot Mule £56 Satchells.

The Opening Sale of Hill Cheviot and Blackface lambs attracted a good entry, trade was excellent. Hill Cheviots sold to £59 Crossdykes, £58 East Deloraine, £57 Linhope.

Blackfaces to £56 Crindledykes, £54 Blacksmiths Cottage.

At the Special Show and Sale of North Cheviot Hill lambs, ably judged by Mr Ian Henderson, Langholm, whose awards were as follows:-

1st prize – Messrs Bradbury, Satchells, Lilliesleaf, sold at £62.
2nd prize – Messrs Thomson, Hownam Grange, Morebattle, sold at £60.50.
3rd prize – Sorbietrees Farms, Newcastleton, sold at £55.

Other prices:- £62.50 Morebattle Tofts, £60 Drycleughlea, Yetholm Mains and Bradley Farm.

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