Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had forward 1,502 Store
Hoggs, In Lambers and Ewes with Lambs at foot at their weekly sale
at Longtown on Tuesday 20th March 2012.
Store hoggs the dearest of
the season to average £73.22 overall.
Top of £99.50, £95.50, £93.50 for Suffolks from
South Mains; Texel £99 South Mains, £94.50 Shaw of Dryfe;
Greyface £89.50 South Mains, £83 Lynnshield; North Country
Cheviot £87.50, £83.50 Carruthers; Hill Cheviot £86
Dinley, £83.50 Springwells, £80 Hartsgarth; Lleyn £84
Harper Hill; Leicester £78.50 Springwells; Blackface £76
Drannadow Farm; Herdwick £71.50 Border Rigg; Swaledale £53.50
Cast ewes to £111 for Texels from South Mains.
The breeding sheep created a lot of interest and included a grand
consignment from Messrs Ridley, Patties Hill, whose in lamb Mule
hoggs sold to £161, £160 and £152 with Texels
at £140, he also sold Beltex geld hoggs at £145, Greyface
at £128 and £120 and Texels at £125.
lambs at foot sold to £63 for Greyfaces with twins
from Rabygrange who also sold Suffolks and Cheviots with singles
at £63. In lamb Greyface ewes to £100 Kirkbeck.