Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 2,089 Store
Hoggs and 901 In Lambers at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday
14th February 2012.
Store hoggs were an exceptional trade and far
short of requirements. Top was £93 for Suffolks from Linton
House. Texels £90.50, £88.50
Haregills, £86.50 Woodhouse Bungalow, £85.50 Channel
Well; Beltex £84.50 Newbiggin; North Country Cheviots £83.50
Gilston, £82.50 Dougan Hill, £80.50 Gilston, £80
Dougan Hill; Greyfaces £80.50 Bailey Mill & Whitney, £76.50
Winshield; Hill Cheviot £72 Raehills; Blackfaces £70.50
Lawesknowe, £66.50 Earlshaugh; Swaledales £66.50 Brigg.
Cast ewes to £96.50 Linton House, hill types £77.50
Newton, cast rams £101 Linton House.
There was a large entry of inlambers which included a dispersal
of Jacobs and Welsh Mountain sheep belonging to Mr S Coxford Adams,
East Steel, Whitfield, Hexham which drew a massive crowd of buyers
with trade excellent throughout. The dispersal stock sold very well
with a top of £160, £135 for Jacob 1 crop ewes. Shearlings
to £120. Correct Belows £100. Ewe lambs £85. The
overall average was £108.
The Black Welsh Mountains sold to £100, £90
for Shearlings. Ewe lambs to £68. Overall average £81.
Hampshire ram to £90.
Top in the rest of the inlambers was £160 for Greyface correct
ewes from 12 Sark Tower, others to £155 Grouse Hall, who also
sold Mashams at £140, £135; Cheviots £132 (2)
Grouse Hall, Suffolks £120 Grouse Hall; Swaledales £135, £132
Knells; Herdwicks £58 Grouse Hall.
Shearlings sold to £160 for Swaledales from Knells; Herdwicks £62
Inlamb ewe hoggs sold to £158, £150 for Texel crosses
from Sydenham. Geld hoggs £121, £120 (2) for Texel crosses
from Sydenham; Greyfaces £87.50 Brewery House.