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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC had forward 2,681 Store Hoggs and Feeding Ewes at their weekly sale at Longtown on Tuesday 12th February, 2013.

Sale ringA larger and better quality show of store hoggs attracted several extra buyers, trade was animated from the start to finish.

Top price of £68 for Beltex from Albierigg, others £63 Byers Farm; Texel £66.50 Broomhills, £65.50 Byers Farm, £60 Haregills; Suffolk £65.50 Albierigg, £58 Branxholm Braes; Greyface £62.50 Albierigg; Charollais £60 Dumblar Rigg; Cheviot Mule £59 Springwells; North Country Cheviot £57 Broomhillbank, £56.50 Adderston Shields; Hill Cheviot £50 Nether Phawhope and Raehills; Lleyns £48.50 Chipknowe; Blackface £48.50 Albierigg, £47.50 Wanwood Hill, £44.50 Blakehopeburnhaugh; Swaledale £38.50 Broadmea, £35 Brigg.

Cast ewes to £58 Channelwell. Cast rams £51.50 Nether Phawhope.

Another good show of 682 In-lamb sheep attracted a packed ring of customers, trade was dear for young ewes with older ewes at late rates. More could have been sold to vendors advantage.

Top of £250, others £226 and £200 for Texel gimmers from Oaklands. Ewes sold to £95 for Texels from Bogie Farm; Lleyn £94 Bogie Farm; Suffolk cross £90 Branxholm Braes; Greyface £83 Bonshawside.

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