The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 8,001
Store Lambs (including 2,152 Cheviots & 2,280 Blackfaces) at
their Weekly Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 20th
large entry met a strong trade with recent high rates easily maintained.
was £76.50 for Texels from Hazelbank and £74 Lake
House, £71 Stonehall. Suffolks £71.20 Lakehouse; Charollais £62.50
Winshields; Cheviot Mule £59 Embley; Greyfaces £65 Demense, £64.50
Satchells, £62 Stonehall; Beltex £60 Hazelbank; Zwartbles £47
Lakehouse; North Country Cheviots £60 Yetholm Mains, £59
Sorbietrees, £58 Satchells; Swaledales £40 Sinderhope
Correct ewes to £85 Lakehouse; feeding ewes £80.50
Hill Cheviots were again easy to sell with the best dearer. Top
was £60.50 from Clerkhill, £58 Clenries.
A record entry
of Blackface lambs saw all classes dearer on the week. Top was £60
from Townshields, £53 Linhope, £51.50
Dalveen, £51 Glenlee Farms.