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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 6,588 Store Hoggs, Cast Rams & Feeding Ewes at their sale Annual Special Sale at Longtown on Tuesday 8th January, 2013.

Sale ringA large show of hoggs attracted several distant buyers, together with local feeders, trade was good as expected.

Top of £70 for Texels from Broomhills and Hewke; Suffolk £65 Broomhills, £57.50 Bateyshield, £57 Boat House; North Country Cheviots £59.50 Drycleughlea, £52.50 Adderston Shields, £50 Alton; Charollais £55.50 Rigghead; Blackface £53.50 Allensgreen, £44 Halterburnhead; Lleyn £53.50 Westhills; Half Bred £52.50 Adderston Shields; Greyface £48.50 Farnbury and Beech House, £47.50 Butterdales, £47 Gall; Zwartbles £48 Linton House; Hill Cheviot £47 Drycleughlea, £46.50 Glendearg, £45.50 Archbank; Roussin £44 Kirkwood Mains; Swaledale £31 Gall.

Several pens of breeding ewes sold very well with correct Texels to £115 and £108 Oaklands with correct below Greyfaces to £69 Glenkiln Farms.

The entry of 1,103 Cast Rams and Ewes were a large entry, several buyers were present as a result all classes easily maintained late high rates.

Top in the ram section was £120 for Leicesters from Allensgreen; Texel £109 Wolfhills; North Country Cheviot £93 Raehills; Suffolk £88 Linton House; Blackface £78.50 Penpeugh; Hill Cheviot £68 Terrona, £65.50 Hopsrigg, £65 Granton; Swaledale £67 Wolfhills; Meat Lincs £63 Cacrabank Cottage.

Feeding ewes to £83 for Texels from Backburn; Greyface £56.50 Newbiggin, £55.50 Gillalees; Lleyns £50.50 Gatehousecote; Cheviot £47 Raehills; Blackface £40 Broomhills; Swaledale £27 Stonehall.

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