Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 1,813 Store
Hoggs and 813 In Lambers at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday
21st February 2012.
Store hoggs were another brilliant trade.Top
of £96.50 for
Texels from Castle Farm, others £95.50 Dinwoodie Green, £89.50
Hallburn; Hill Cheviot £92.50 Drycleughlea, £89 Ropelawshiel;
Beltex £88.50 Winshield; Charollais £88.50 Winshield;
Suffolk £88.50 Croft Estates, £87.50 Rosgill Hall, £85
Longbeoch; Half Bred £88.50 Adderston Shiels; Cheviot Mule £80.50
Dinley; North Country Cheviot £80.50 Adderston Shiels; Blackface £76.50
Lawesknowe, £73.50 Nunnerie, £69.50 Croft Estate; Greyface £76.50
Brewery House, £75.50 Kingside and Kilncroft; Swaledale £55.50
Cast ewes to £93 Cottage Farm, hill types £79
Cast rams to £120 Newbigging.
Another large entry of 813 in-lambers sold very easy to a packed
ring of customers. Top price of £155 and £150 for correct
Greyfaces from Border Rigg, others £132 Grouse Hall; Half
Bred £145, £140
North Burn; Texel £139 Grouse Hall; Masham £127 Grouse
Hall; Suffolk cross £120 Grouse Hall; North Country Cheviot £112
Grouse Hall; Hill Cheviot £110, £105 Drycleughlea.
lamb Greyface hoggs scanned twins sold to £140 (x2) and £138
Geld hoggs to £125 for Texels from Cubby Hill;
Brewery House, £86.50 Winshield, £83.50 Midtodhills;
Suffolk £83.50 Hallburn.
The first ewes with lambs at foot
were forward. They met an exceptional demand with numbers far short
of requirements. Top of £85
for a Zwartbles with single from South Mains; Suffolk £81
Red House. Ewes with twins to £70 for Greyface from Redhouse,
others £68 Kirkbeck.